Capcom Admits Communications Breakdown With Street Fighter X Tekken DLC

When it as discovered that some of the DLC for Street Fighter X Tekken was on the disc, there was some fan outcry. Capcom senior vice president Christian Svensson admits there was a communication breakdown with fans, noting that there are some business aspects that consumers have difficultly appreciating.

“It came down to a development process issue more than anything,” said Svensson. “I wish it had been done differently. I think it just becomes – the rationality of what content costs to make and how you fund that content doesn’t come into play here for the consumer. It’s an emotional issue that I think we need to be sensitive to.

“The other part of this is we could have had a better communication strategy around this back at the outset. Left to their own devices, consumers will always jump to the worst possible conclusion,” he added. “I think what you’ll see in the coming weeks is that  the conclusions that were jumped to were not the correct ones.”

Source: Game Informer

Steam Needs Competition, Says Notch

Valve’s Steam service is a widely used and liked online distribution platform. However, Mojang founder Markus “Notch” Persson thinks that there should be other platforms for the sake of competition.

“I love Valve, but out of principle, I find the idea of one platform a bit scary,” he said. “So I like that there are others competing – for example, Desura and Impulse, who recently got bought by GameStop. It’s a good thing that there are more. Origin does a couple things badly compared to Steam — which is impressive since they had eight years to study Steam. They should definitely have a chance to do their thing, but they might want to move away from titles that make people use it and show people why they should use it. But I think, in principle, it’s a good thing.”

Persson noted that the reception to the launch of EA’s Origin was not unlike how Steam was initially received. “If you go back and dust off the transcripts of when Steam first came out, it had the same reaction. People didn’t like it. You were obligated,” he said. “[Valve] provided, over the years – to Gabe and the team’s credit – value to the gamer. Those first 12 months were very rocky.”

Source: GameSpy

Crytek Says Ryse Is Alive

With Crytek confirmed to be working on the next Homefront, some were worried that Ryse would be put on the back burner. However, the Kinect action title is very much alive, according to Nick Button-Brown, Crytek’s general manager of games.

“Yeah, absolutely [it’s alive],” said Button-Brown. “It’s doing really well and we’re really, really happy with where it’s going.”

“It’s our annual thing; we show a trailer for Ryse at E3,” he joked. “It’s going really, really well. The team actually delivered a milestone yesterday, which was quite nice. It’s kind of good to see that. We’re really happy with it and at some stage will be showing and giving more information about it. Unfortunately we’re kind of constrained by our publisher.”

Source: CVG

Elder Scrolls Online Pegged For May Announcement

According to reports, Bethsoft is readying an Elder Scrolls MMO game. This new game will be set a millennium before the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and hundreds of years before any of the current games.

Elder Scrolls Online will have three playable factions represented by one of three animals: a lion, a dragon, and a bird of prey. A May 2012 announcement is expected to be followed by some sort of presence at E3 and the game should be shown off at Quakecon 2012 in August.



Prototype 2 Radnet Edition Infests All Pre-Orders

Activision has revealed that all pre-orders of Prototype 2 will get the Radnet Edition. This edition of the game will come with a one-time use code that will grant fans 55 free pieces of additional content, including bonus mutations and challenges, Avatar items and behind-the-scenes videos delivered over seven weeks after release.

There will also be retail-specific pre-order bonuses. Those that pre-order from Amazon will receive a code for the Prototype 2 comic, ‘The Anchor’, detailing the downward spiral of Alex Mercer, while Best Buy orders will get the Hardened Steel Vehicle Armor upgrade, along with a unique Prototype 2 steelbook case not available anywhere else in the U.S.

The Amazing Spider-Man Confronts The Lizard

The Amazing Spider-Man will bring the gaming franchise back towards the movie license, and the results look impressive so far. The best part of any Spider-Man game has always been the sense of freedom in web-slinging, and what small parts have been show so far are highly encouraging.

Watch A Trailer And Score Points

As part of the marketing effort for 21 Jump Street, Sony has released an interactive trailer that also teaches that there is much more to a couple of cops who look like kids binge drinking and abusing drugs in the most hilarious way. Check below to watch and learn. The interactive trailer details us on both the movie and the popular ’80s television show and informs us on how difficult the police entry exams can be.

Will Ferrell’s Facebook Friends See His New Movie For Free

Will Ferrell’s Spanish language comedy Casa De Mi Padre opens this weekend, and the comedian has a special treat for his 3.5+ million Facebook friends. If you go to your local theater and tell them you’re friends with Ferrell on Facebook, they’ll let you in for free. Probably. Maybe. Unlikely. Watch Will try to explain it in a new video after the break, which he posted exclusively on Facebook.