Deadpool Game Gets Mister Sinister And Psylocke

It’s been confirmed that Mister Sinister and Psylocke are in Deadpool. Normally, we don’t do things like character announcements but we have to give props to the copywriter over at High Moon Studios.

“Sooo, uhhhh APPARENTLY there are characters in my new upcoming Activision game, DEADPOOL, who are not Deadpool! Right?” said Deadpool. “I thought it was pretty clear when I said I wanted a true Deadpool game that it would star Deadpool… in every role! My star power shouldn’t be limited to the central protagonist. I should be playing the hero, the anti-hero, the villain who eventually changes sides to join forces against the TRUE villain (me), the romantic interest, the quirky best friend, the comic relief, and at least 8 other characters in fat suits! Is that too much to ask !”

“But…I’ve been talking to my therapist…and she says it’s important that I not allow the existence of other people who are not me to determine my own self-worth. I just have to be the best unhinged mutant mercenary I can be. So, here’s a look at some of the…other…characters you can meet in DEADPOOL…” he adds.


Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection Detailed

Konami has confirmed the Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection that includes the first two MSX Metal Gear games, Metal Gear Solid + VR Missions, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, and Metal Gear Solid 4: Trophy Edition. The official site also includes a layout of the collection and some neat wallpapers.


Starbound Hits $1 Million In Pre-Orders

Chucklefish announced that the company has raised over $1 million in pre-orders for its upcoming Starbound. The company started taking pre-orders on April 13 for the game with multiple tiers not unlike Kickstarter with options ranging from $15 to $2000.

“We’ve officially sold $1,000,000 in pre-orders! Words can’t even express how grateful and overwhelmed we are by all the support you’ve shown us — not just over the past couple of weeks, but for the past year or so since Starbound was officially announced. You’re all amazing, and we’re going to continue to work our butts off to make Starbound an awesome game for you.”


Nordic Games Details Its THQ IP Acquisitions

Nordic Games acquired Darksiders, Red Faction, and other THQ IPs for $4.9 million. While the company indicates it would like to do something with the larger properties it picked up, that’s years out and would be predicated on finding the right partner — the real benefit is the sale of the games that already exist that they now own.

“Most of the titles are already available online, but a lot of the assets aren’t available. That’s one of our first goals: to bring these games to online retailers,” said Nordic CEO Lars Wingefors. “I know the millions of gamers that bought them. I know the math of the commercial side of it. Most of the titles that are producing income generate revenue every minute.”

“I wanted the smaller assets,” he added. “Pretty much everything that was left after the February auction. We were part of the auction in December, but we decided not to go for one of the big IPs because it was just too much money. I don’t want to own a studio. I’d rather own the rights to the IP.”

Source: VentureBeat

Epic Games Head Of Marketing Joins Microsoft

Kendall Boyd has joined Microsoft to head up the marketing of the Halo franchise. Previously serving as director of worldwide marketing at Epic Games, he oversaw the marketing of Unreal Engine, brands like Gears of War and Infinity Blade and managed marketing relationships with partners Microsoft, Electronic Arts and Apple.

“We can confirm that Kendall Boyd has joined Microsoft Studios as Director of Halo Global Marketing,” said a Microsoft representative. “We’re thrilled to welcome him into the Halo fold, but have no other details to share at this time.”

“Yes, Kendall Boyd has left Epic Games to join our long-time partner Microsoft. We wish him well on his new adventure,” an Epic spokesperson added. “We aren’t announcing our plans for the role right now.”

Source: GamesIndustry International

Eve Online TV Series, Comic In The Works

CCP Games has announced that it will be developing a television show based on Eve Online in partnership with director Baltasar Kormakur (Contraband, The Deep). Users of the MMO can submit their own stories that will be the basis of the TV show and a comic book from Dark Horse.

“The inhabitants of the notorious and beloved Eve Universe have ten years’ worth of dramatic stories to tell,” said CCP chief executive officer Hilmar Veigar Petursson. “Our close collaboration with Baltasar and his creative team gives me confidence that we will capture Eve’s essence, inspiring millions of TV viewers with visions of humanity’s future.”

“It’s going to take everything we’ve got to capture the amazing visuals and rich history of the Eve Universe in a single volume,” said Dark Horse editor Dave Marshall. “As we fill it with material from Eve Online‘s stellar space combat to the ‘boots on the ground’ action of Dust 514’s planetary conflicts, Eve: Source is shaping up to be one of the most stunning books we’ve ever published.”

Eve Online players are encouraged to submit their own tales at