For all of you aspiring games creators out there (we know, you’re legion, blah, blah, blah), Microsoft has released the new XNA Game Studio version 2.0 today! Along with various UI improvements, the update brings n00bs the ability to create game content that allows multiplayer gaming over Xbox Live. My advice? Do yourself a favor and check the sucker out at the Creator’s Club website as soon as you can! Or, you know…not. Your call, really!
In addition to Sony’s previously reported theft of Nintendo’s Wii controller idea (specifically the gyroscopic sensor system), we’ve learned some interesting additional information concerning Sony’s Dual SKU sales model (attentive gamers will recall Sony’s criticism of Microsoft’s dual-SKU model, on which Sony President Phil Harrison said “it just confuses the audience…They don’t know which one to buy, developers don’t know
which one to create for, and retailers don’t know which one to stock” and will scoff at said hypocrisy accordingly). If all you heard was Harrison, Kutaragi and Hirai talking up the two PS3 versions in the press conference, you’d think that the only difference between the PS3 Core and PS3 premium was the size of the
hard drive. Turns out, nothing could be further from the truth. Let’s take a look at the facts, and we’ll use Sony’s press release to do it.
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