Have you noticed that the Humpdates have taken on the tone of a game show lately?
The search for a new Humpdate host continues this week with Bachelor Number Three, listener Mr. Maynard from the great state of Missouri.
Maynard and GamerEdie Sellers dish the dirt on the gaming industry with a host of news stories, including rumors that Metal Gear Solid 4 may be coming to the Xbox 360, the Endwar demo now on Xbox Live — and not on the PS3, Red Ring of Death lawsuits, Microsoft’s memory solution for the NXE, the latest in cardboard peripherals, and Far Cry 2’s DRM.
Is Maynard your dream date? You’ll have to listen to decide.
Topics and links after the jump…
This week, Edie and Maynard discuss:
- Japanese research firm Morningstar quotes a Konami rep who says the company is actively developing Metal Gear Solid 4 for the Xbox 360. Then Yahoo! Japan reprints of the story are edited to remove such comments. Weird.
- Tom Clancy’s Endwar demo comes to the Xbox 360. So much for scoring the beta codes. However, if you want to test it out, you won’t be doing it on your PS3, as it’s exclusive to Microsoft’s console.
- A California lawyer files a class-action lawsuit against Microsoft alleging that the company knew 50 percent of Xbox 360s were defective but sold them anyway. The case is doomed, but it may prove elucidating if it gets far enough in court.
- Microsoft reveals that the New Xbox Experience dashboard will require 128MB of memory. Great, as long as your system has a hard drive. If not, Microsoft has a solution for you: Free memory cards or cheap refurbished hard drives.
- Behold the future of DRM: FarCry 2 will ship with the dreaded SecuROM DRM that plagued Spore, only kinder and gentler. This one’s a win for the “online PR cabal.”
- Let’s Tap is a new game for the Wii. And it comes in a cardboard box. And inside, it will have a new Wii controller peripheral: A cardboard box. Yes, it’s a box… in a box. And if you give it as a Christmas gift, it will be a box in a box… in a box. Oh, this could go on forever.