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We all got crabs!

That got your attention, didn’t it!

I mentioned in my previous post that there really wasn’t a whole heck of a lot I could share right now about last week’s Summit, however there are a few things that occurred that I can talk about and this happens to be one of them.

On Tuesday of last week, our hosts surprised us with a special dinner trip for some fresh seafood. What they didn’t tell us was they had made arrangements for us to tour the Deadliest Catch’s fishing vessel the Northwestern (which was docked for some routine maintenance) as well as a chance to go hands on with the upcoming Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm video game.

We were treated to some of the best salmon and king crab legs that I’ve ever had as we sat along the pier with crew members and their families. Afterwards, Matt Bradley, deck hand on the Northwestern, took us aboard for a close-up look within the ship. During the entire time we were there, they had 3 Xbox 360 units for us to experience the game.

I was able to get a short amount of time in playing one of the included mini-games which challenges players to maneuver a much smaller water craft along the choppy ocean, hitting check points as you go. Although this was still an incomplete build of the game, I along with others in the group, were very impressed with the way it looked and played. The “campaign” mode of DC:AS will allow players to manage all facets of their ship as they tackle the icy waters in search of the ultimate haul and the big payday. The game is on track for release in mid-May and after having had the chance to test drive it last week, I can say that I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the final version.

Below are some photos that I took while aboard the Northwestern, more of which can be viewed on my Flickr page.


April 21, 2008 Posted by | Community, Game Companies, Games, Pictures | Leave a comment

Capcom launches Okami art website

Although the majority of posts here on the blog are Xbox 360-related, there are occasions when something of interest comes along outside of that category that I think is worth mentioning. This happens to be one of those things…

Originally released for PS2 back in 2006, the critically acclaimed Okami will be coming to Wii later this month. In anticipation of the event, Capcom has launched a new website,, which features the unique artwork contained within the game (300+ images), downloadable wallpapers and fan-submitted art. The website also contains links to pre-order Okami for Wii and the “Okami Official Complete Works Art Book”.

For more information on the game, visit the official Okami website.

April 4, 2008 Posted by | Game Companies, Games, Pictures | Leave a comment

Fallout 3 developer diary updated

Bethesda has just updated their official Fallout 3 website with a new development team diary entry.The update, from lead designer Emil Pagliarulo, reveals several details on the technology-driven Brotherhood of Steel as well as some great new concept art from the game.

Be sure to swing by for all the details.

January 9, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Game Companies, Games, Pictures | Leave a comment

New Project Gotham Racing 4 info released today

Microsoft released a list of cars and motorcycles that will appear in PGR 4 today along with some new screenshots showcasing these hot rides. Also included in the press release was the confirmation of an October 2nd release date for North America.

Here’s the list of upcoming rides:


* Ariel Atom 300 Supercharged 2004

* Aston Martin V8 Vantage 2005

* Austin Mini Cooper S 1964

* Chevrolet Camaro Z28 1969

* Ferrari F430 2004

* Caparo T1 2007

* Caterham R500 2000

* Lamborghini Gallardo 2004

* Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 2005

* Tesla Roadster 2008


* BMW F 800 S 2006

* Honda NR750 1992

* Honda CBR600RR 2005

* Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 2007

* MTT Turbine Superbike 2006

* MV Agusta F4 Senna 2006

* Norton 500 Manx 1962

* Triumph Speed Triple 2005

* Triumph Trident 2005

August 23, 2007 Posted by | Console, Games, Pictures | Leave a comment

EA gets Kevin Garnett in the game

EA Sports didn’t waste any time getting the Celtic’s newly acquired Kevin Garnett in uniform for this year’s NBA Live 08. I’ve included a couple of the screens that they released today:

EDIT: There are a total of 6 screens which I’ve finished uploading to

August 2, 2007 Posted by | Game Companies, Games, Pictures | Leave a comment

Devil May Cry 4 artwork

I’ve always dug the character art that makes up the early stage of game development. Capcom released some pieces today from Devil May Cry 4, so I thought I’d post them up for any other fans of character art out there.

July 25, 2007 Posted by | Games, Pictures | Leave a comment