MLB 2k9 has any number of unfortunate issues, but I hadn’t seen them until now. It is especially sad to have them on a year when your main competition is The Show’s across-the-board critical success. Video (of some other hippie playing MLB 2k9) after the break.
RockPaperShotgun (a great place that should be in everyone’s RSS feed) has this story about some folks figuring out how to make Mirror’s Edge levels with UT3’s editor. One of the interesting points of the piece was this:
Chatting to our industry contacts, you apparently have to pay an additional fee to ship a game with UnrealEd, making them suspect it’ll be patched out sooner or later. Which is a shame: if any game could do with some user-generated maps, it’s shining-in-speed-trial-mode Mirror’s Edge.
That seemed a little sketchy to me so I contacted Epic’s Dana Cowley (Dana’s answer is in italics):
Is a UE licensor charged extra to ship UnrealEd with the finished product on PC?
We don’t charge our licensees extra to ship the Unreal Editor.
Makes sense to me, why charge extra for something that enables people to further Epic’s and the Unreal Engine’s good name?
Steam has a sale going on for all three Company of Heroes titles including the new game (Tales of Valor) at $40, Peggle Complete, including Nights and the original Peggle Deluxe ($10), and 50% off all Strategy First titles, including a discount on the pack which includes all of their games on Steam ($74.99).
Red Dwarf fans should get excited, starting tonight a three-episode series of episodes will be aired in the UK. Back to Earth will presumably be available after airing on sites for pirates.
In other smegging news, Robert Llewellyn (Red Dwarf’s Kryten) has been broadcast a series of short-form interviews while driving. Carpool is available for free on the web and via iTunes.
The idea started a few years ago when I recorded myself and comedian David Baddiel when he gave me a lift through London. The resulting tape was very funny because we soon forgot the camera was there and just chatted away, revealing far more than we would ever have done in a normal TV situation. That tape now resides in my safe. Far too explicit for public consumption.
I started experimenting in the middle of 2008, recording members of my family on various short trips. I tried different camera positions until I settled on the arrangement I use now. One camera in the rear and two in the front pointing at both passenger and driver.
Many episodes have already been recorded and are up for airing on his site with guests such as TV’s Lt. Rimmer (Chris Barrie), Dave Lister (Craig Charles), and more. Both of those are embedded after the break.