Every week, Paul, Graham, Kathleen and I get together to write ENN. Over the week, each of us actually writes stories separately, then we get together on Fridays to choose what to use, what to revise, etc. Sometimes the stories we throw out aren’t very good; other times, they are too obscure for a wider audience. Even so, sometimes very good stories have to be thrown out because there is just not enough space for them in the episode. Here are some of those stories for this week’s episode:
Mega Man 10
Japanese magazine CoroCoro has revealed the names and abilities of the evil robots in Capcom’s upcoming Mega Man 10. While the roster mostly consists of predictable entries, like Blade Man and Chill Man, a few, like the “Thunder Wool”” wielding Sheep Man have Mega Man enthusiasts scratching their heads. Capcom Character Designer Keiji Inafune defended the choice saying, “What? Sheep are scary! With their big horns and magical lightening powers, who knows what they’re up to?”
Coming this Fall!
While many developers are working on Project Natal games, a feature by developer trade publication Develop, has revealed that many companies are concerned Natal will need a “killer game” to ensure market success. According the feature, only one company has shown extreme enthusiasm for Natal — NBC-Comcast, who are looking to premiere “Naltarded!” a hidden camera show of gamers using the Natal in its 10pm weeknight timeslot this fall as a replacement for the Jay Leno Show.
Director James Cameron has rebutted allegations that his hugely successful film ‘Avatar’ references the visual style and technology of Halo, noting that Halo itself draws heavy inspiration from his own properties, most notabily Aliens. Reports as of today place Cameron at a playground near Bungie Studios’ Kirkland, Washington offices, in an attempt to confront founder Jason Jones on so-called neutral ground. “My daddy” noted Cameron “Could totally beat up his daddy”, as he put down his backpack and ET thermos in preparation for the altercation.