* More from DICE: Microsoft's Shane Kim confirmed "Marvel Universe Online" is dead and why "Fable 2"'s worth the hype, Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat coined the new term "triple-C games," Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce says "StarCraft: Ghost" isn't necessarily dead and "World of WarCraft"'s moving into the mobile space and Epic Games' CliffyB encourages developers to go outside, vents his frustration with PC gaming and confesses to loving "Zack & Wiki"
* Since Bethesda Softworks isn't working on the game based on J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" reboot, who is? We speculate on who should be on the bill
* Multiplayer has the exclusive reveal of Harley Quinn in "LEGO Batman"
* You already missed it, but we tried to tell you how to play "Burnout Paradise" online with The Hills' Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt
* Tracey John continued Multiplayer's quest to crown gaming's most important animals moved forward to determine the greatest canine in games
* Stephen Totilo sat down with Square Enix to experience their plan for 2008 and checked out trailers and demos for Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy Tactics A2, Final Fantasy IV, Chocobo’s Dungeon, Infinite Undiscovery, The Last Remnant, Star Ocean 4, Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates, The World Ends With You and Dragon Quest Swords -- that enough for you?
* Totilo had 20 seconds of hands-on time with "Spore" this week and discovered how Maxis plans on handling the inevitable influx of penis-shaped creatures
(Below is the beginning of a report filed at MTVNews.com.)
LAS VEGAS — Late last week, employees of the Red Rock Casino Resort Spa were taking down the signs and stands from the three-day DICE video game summit. They were packing up the framed art from the Into the Pixel exhibition. They were dismantling the show.
But sitting in one of the hallways amid this activity, Frank Pearce, co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment, was revealing hopes and plans for things his company might build. One of those plans would, in a manner of speaking, put "World of Warcraft" on cell phones. There were other bold notions too.
Pearce has a deep voice, shaved head and goatee, a video game developer not unlike "Stone Cold" Steve Austin in look, if not in as surly a demeanor. He's the executive vice president of product development at Blizzard, where work has begun on some major things, such as a "World of Warcraft" expansion; "StarCraft II," a sequel to a game that has become a national pastime in South Korea; and some new massively multiplayer games, which the world first learned about when a job post for work on a next-gen MMO was posted on Blizzard's Web site last year. About that job post: "That was not by accident," Pearce told MTV News. "We have to figure out what's next for Blizzard after 'World of Warcraft,' and we have to get the best people in the industry that we can get helping us figure that out."
In the biggest surprise of his conversation with MTV News, mentioned right before the banging and clanging of the conference's tear-down overwhelmed the interview and forced a relocation outside, Pearce confirmed that a very small team in Blizzard just might be creating a slice of "World of Warcraft" for cell phones.
Read the rest of this story at MTVNews.com
Since its inception in 2003, CCP Games has released an expansion "EVE Online," their massively multiplayer game of asteroid mining and space-betrayal, every six months without fail. Two expansions per year, at ten years of continuous growth, carry the one … "EVE Online: Rubicon" is the twentieth expansion to the long running game, and it'll cross into New Eden in November.
iOS 7 has gotten plenty of attention, mostly the tossing out of skeuomorphism, in favor of a new flat design, plus its numerous other bells and whistles. Except for one.
Apple's updated mobile OS also has brand new hooks in place for third party controller support. There's been a few on the market already, but the underlying frameworks (and therefore the controllers themselves), has never been stellar.
But all that is set to change, and it would appear that the GameCase is the first one out of the game. The first of many, one is willing to wager.
Ever wanted your iPhone to look like a SEGA Saturn? Or maybe you'd like some speakers in the shape of the glorious black and red Master System? Video game accessory maker Tommo--they're responsible for the NEOGEO X--and SEGA have teamed up to release a collection of iPhone accessories based on classic console designs.
Finally, the day we have all been waiting for. No, not the release of "GTA V"; that was last week. No, the first major in-game cheat has been revealed, the kind that cranks up the wacky yet another ten notches, like all good "Grand Theft Auto" tricks.
Hey! Are you one of the hundreds of thousands of white-knuckled GTA fans biting their nails in anticipation for tomorrow's launch of Rockstar's next big thing in their flagship Grand Theft Auto series? Yes? Then you're probably already dead set on a purchase and probably don't need any more convincing. It's grand time full of debauchery, chaotic chases, and maniacal mayhem and is definitely well worth the inevitable "sick day" you'll call in to get out of work for a full day of GTA this Tuesday. Likewise, gamers that have never loved these titles can rest assured that the fifth numbered entry is more of the same - albeit prettier and a bit more refined.
Once again returning to the fake-Californian city of Los Santos, gently nestled between the immense Pacific Ocean and imposing Rockies, is a city littered with opportunity - especially for those willing to grab it by any means necessary. The bright lights and sandy beaches invite all manner of people from yuppies, hippies, criminals, wanna-be starlets, and sociopaths alike. It's never a dull moment in LS and its surrounding county is ripe for the taking for the fiduciary felonious fellow.
For those others who are wavering between play or don't or who may never have played a GTA before read on for my full review of "Grand Theft Auto V."
Keiji Inafune, the man who gave the world "Mega Man," and who also hopes to give everyone "Mighty No. 9," recently spoke with Kotaku about past accomplishments and future goals.
Naturally, his most famous creation comes up, a lot. The recap even kicks off with him answering who would win in a fight, though quite a few other things are touched upon alongside.
Today, Sega released the first full-body motion controlled dance game for iOS. Appropriately titled "Go Dance," this $1.99 app has everything you need to get the party started anywhere.
For some time now, iPhone users have had Siri to help use their mobile device with just voice commands (though the end result is often mixed at best).
And Microsoft, looking to do whatever they can to help make their Windows Phone platform competitive with Apple's iOS, wants a personal, virtual assistant of their own.
But instead of creating one from the ground up, they're borrowing one from a friend of their's: Master Chief. Somewhat.