American McGee’s Alice has a sequel, Alice: Madness Returns, making it’s way to consoles pretty soon. But the original which was supposed to be released on consoles never saw it’s release there. It was only released on PC where it gained a very large cult following. From a quote with an interview with American himself Destructoid has derived that it will be included as a DLC code with pre-order.
“There’s also going to be a pretty significant release which is the original Alice brought over to the consoles so that a person who’s purchased [the upcoming sequel] Madness Returns gets a download code and is able to bring Alice 1 onto their consoles and play through the entire original game alongside playing Madness Returns.” EA is apparently not talking about it, but it sounds both likely and cool. For those of you who never got to check out the original prepare to be underwhelmed, but still it is nice to see the new games roots.
Welcome back to the second installment of “When Console Wars Were Still Fun to Watch.” For those who haven’t read Part 1, this series focuses on the history of competition between companies in the video game industry, or “console wars.”
We’ll dive right in after the jump:
Continue reading “When Console Wars Were Still Fun to Watch” Part 2: Crash and Burn
Everybody has their favorite console. Some take that favoritism to an extreme and will do anything to support said system. There have even been cases of lost friendships over a debate between the PS3 and Wii. Unfortunately, this is a natural part of what is commonly referred to as “console wars.” In these wars, video game companies try to outdo each other by bolstering their products and making their opponent’s products look like little toys.
Competition is good for the industry, as it allows for the constant development of quality products, for the most part. However, it also spawns a lot of hate and debate, action and reaction, and verbal violence from the fans fighting unecessary battles.
The point is: Everybody has their own opinion, so don’t bash on somebody because they don’t like the same things as you.
Nevertheless, the console wars have a very detailed and interesting history, which is what this series of articles will be about. In each part, we will take a look at different parts of the console war from the perspective of the gaming companies themselves. Of course, it makes sense to start chronologically, so we’ll begin…at the beginning.
Continue reading “When Console Wars Were Still Fun to Watch” Part 1: The Early Years