On Zed Games this week we hear the news from Elliott before jumping into the deep end of game news and previews with Maylee, Zahra, and Rani talking all that is new coming from the deluge of info that is Not E3 2022!
On Zed Games this week Paul discusses the news with Zahra and Hazel, than Paul takes us swinging through a review of Grapple Dog, and Zahra scavenges for sustenance in a review of the mobile game Survival.
The Zed Games crew provide you special coverage of E3 recapping and hyping over this years biggest announcements in the games industry. Not to mention a review of the Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart one of the most anticipated games of the year.
Send Aid to Palestine
Itch.io a website for indie game developers to sell and download indie games has a special bundle for $5 you receive over 1,000 games from over 800 content creators. All the profit raised will be donated to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. UNRWA will provide further food assistance to over one million Palestinians in territories with heavy destruction. They are also helping provide emergency mental and physical health protection for those in the region. If you’d like to buy games and help aid Palestine click here to contribute.
Capcom sued for using unlicensed photos in games
The Japanese video game developer and publisher Capcom are in some deep water with a photographer suing the company for copyright infringement. Judy A Juracek has accused the company of using unlicensed photos from her book in multiple games such as Resident Evil 4 and Devil May Cry. The images are from Judy’s copyrighted book published in 1996 called Surfaces which features over 1200 visual references for different creative artists. It’s taken Judy some time to take action on this claim as she wasn’t positive about the infringement relating to both major games Resident Evil 4 and Devil May Cry, however it wasn’t until Capcom’s ransomware attack that her suspicions were confirmed. Judy’s lawyers are asking for $12 million in damages as well as up to $25,000 for each photograph used.
The biggest week in gaming is just around the corner. E3 kicks off on the 12th of June for 3 days of video game announcements, release dates and more. Starting with Ubisoft, Devolver Digital, and Gearbox showcasing their latest titles leading up to the event. EA have also dropped their latest game announcement Battlefield 2042. To stay in the loop with all the heavy hitters of the games industry such as Xbox, Bethesda, Square Enix, Capcom, Bandai Namco and more Zed Games have put together a calendar so you can follow along at home.
The week in gaming releases:
• Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade [PS5]
• Ninja Gaiden: Master Edition [Switch]
• One Hand Clapping [PC]
• We Are Football [PC]
• DariusBurst: Another Chronicle EX+ [PS4, Switch]
• Guilty Gear -Strive- [PC, PS5, PS4]
• Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart [PS5]
• Lumberhill [PC]
• Police Simulator: Patrol Officers [PC]
• Roguebook [PC]
Sony Lawsuits & PlayStation 5 Shortages
A group of gamers is gearing up to file a lawsuit against Sony this week, arguing that the company runs an unlawful monopoly that limits where players are able to purchase digital copies of PlayStation games to only Sony online stores. This group has said that Sony’s monopoly on digital games means, “they are allowed to charge supercompetitive prices for digital PlayStation games, that are significantly higher than their physical counterparts sold in a competitive retail market.” This lawsuit is designed to hopefully encourage Sony to create a more consumer friendly environment by suggesting a more competitive retail market that doesn’t result in players paying up to 175 percent more for digital games.
Sony are also expecting massive PlayStation 5 shortages that is predicted to last into 2022. Sony have been having some supply issues that don’t have an end in sight. According to Sony’s CFO Hiroki Totoki said, “If we secure a lot more devices and produce many more units, our supply wouldn’t be able to catch up with demand.” Despite supply shortages Sony has sold more than 7.8 million units since November last year. Similar to Sony, Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and S are also struggling with supply constraints until after June 20th this year.
Filmmaker claims Capcom took Designs for Resident Evil Village
Filmmaker Richard Raaphorst who directed a horror film Frankenstein’s Army in 2013 has shared online a comparison of images from his movie and Resident Evil Village’s character designs. Many fans of the horror film continue to find similarities. Raaphorst said, “It’s a crazy monster movie filled with my own creature designs, one of which has been used – completely without authorization or credit in the newest Resident Evil game.” For now, there doesn’t appear to be any legal action from Raaphorst just that he wished they’d given him credit. If you’d like to take a look at the images (SPOLIER WARNING) click here.
E3 2021 is coming up fast
Starting on June 12th and running for three days until the 15th E3 Expo is only a month away. Coronavirus has had a massive impact of industry events however hopeful we are that they will return soon we still have a way to go and because of this, E3 2021 will be embracing all the virtual technology it can to bring us closer to the exhibitors this year. There are some big game announcements to come that are currently kept secret as well as more sneak peaks into big releases such as Halo: Infinite, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, Starfield, Final Fantasy 16, a potentially new Sonic game, not to mention the anticipation for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. If you’d like to get updates on what’s happening as well as where everything is to be streamed head over to www.e3expo.com to sign up, it’s totally free.
Game Releases this week:
May 13th: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids comes out on all platforms
May 14th: Famicom Detective Club (Nintendo Switch), Mass Effect Legendary Edition (PC, PS4, XBO), Quantum Replica (PS4, XBO, Switch), Subnautica (Switch), Subnautica: Below Zero (PS4 & 5, XSX, XBO, Switch).
May 18th: Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Dry Twice (PS4, XBO, Switch)
Aired 30 may 2012
With Candi. DJ LAME, Major Lee and Razor.
A Guide to the Best Free Games Money Can Buy!
In preparation for e3 next week, we throw out the usual wild speculation.
1. 813 – Purpur Way
2. SRC – Lemsip
3. COMPUTOR ROCKERS – Galaxy Defenders
4. MADGAZ85 – Dr Who Theme (Gameboy Version)
5. YMCK – Pastel Candy
6. RUSTIE – Beast Mode
15 June 2011
This week Razor and Lee discussed E3 highlights from EA and Ubisoft’s press conferences.
Lee gave us his review of Duke Nukem Forever [360/PS3/PC] (Don’t buy it)
Razor spoke about his experience with Rift [PC]
1. MC HAWKING – Rock Out With Your Hawk Out
2. JIMMY WONG – Super Mario Bros Acapella
3. MARIO WORLD S/TRACK – Overworld Theme
4. DR SPIN – Tetris
5. STREET FIGHTER 2 S/TRACK – Ryu Stage Theme
ZEDGAMES – Episode 68
Presented by DJ LAME & RAZOR
DJ Lame and Razor spoke about E3 and what we’re looking forward to seeing there, including:
Star Wars: Old Republic
Street Fighter X Tekken
Gears Of War 3
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Mass Effect 3
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Saints Row 3
The Last Guardian
Batman: Arkham City
Assassins Creed: Revelations
Nintendo’s Project Café
1. BITIUM RIBBON – Day of the Tentacle Theme
2. OH! DEE – Contra Hard Corps
3. KEITH APICARY – Dreamcast 2 Song
4.TURBUJUR KAKU – Everybody Kombat Now
5: TUGBOAT – Remix Medley #1
6: TI – What U Know About NES? (Twister Beats Remix)
The week in Gaming:
The Minister for Home Affairs Brendan O-Connor has released a draft set of guidelines for an R18+ rating for videogames. These guidelines have been distributed to Attorneys General of each state ahead of the SCAG meeting in July.
A games collector from Thailand is selling his collection of every Final Fantasy game ever released across every console for $15,000. The collection is made up of over 70 games, some of which are extremely rare.
PSN store will not be back online today as recently advised by Sony. Instead, it appears the original prediction of the end of May will be the case.
Trion Worlds have announced that a free cross server character transfer will be available for new MMO RIFT. They are hoping this will normalise server populations.
ZedGames – Episode 20
16 June 2010
In studio: DJ Lame, Leigh, Razor, Scribewraith and Codeblink
This week we featured:
E3 Special! The ZedGames crew discussed their impressions of what had been unveiled at E3 so far at the time the program went to air. Some of the main discussion points were the press conferences by Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony. Tune in next week to hear Part 2 of the discussion as well as the post E3 round-up.
1. HIT ‘N’ HIDE – Space Invaders
The major presentations for each of the big companies have been scheduled and you can find the time that they’ll be on in Brisbane in the brackets.
Microsoft: Monday June 14, 10am [Tuesday June 15, 3AM]
Electronic Arts: Monday June 14, 2pm [Tuesday June 15, 7AM]
Ubisoft: Monday June 14, 5pm [Tuesday June 15, 10AM]
Nintendo: Tuesday June 15, 9am [Wednesday June 16, 2AM]
Sony: Tuesday June 15, 12pm [Wednesday June 16, 5AM]
Konami: Wednesday June 16, 1pm [Thursday June 17, 6AM]
If you want to watch E3 the following sites will give you live feeds:
G4TV – http://e3.g4tv.com
GameSpot – http://e3.gamespot.com
GameTrailers – http://www.gametrailers.com/e3
IGN – http://e3.ign.com
Konami – http://www.konami.com/e3
Microsoft – XBOX 360 Live Channel
Nintendo – http://e3.nintendo.com/
We’ve got a discussion post up on our facebook if you want to squee along with us!