We were back to the usual forty-elebemteen-million Originals posts this week, and not all of it was Crecente mining EA Games Spring Break 08 or the Xbox 360 Spring Showcase, either. LucasArts and the ESA are splitsville. Sony announced its PS3 lineup through early '09. EA announced some numbers and said it's no longer providing quarterly guidance which, snark aside, I'd like to see more public companies do.
But of course no news sells like sex, and Leigh's interview with Playboy Cyber Girl of the Year Jo Garcia on her gaming habits trafficked some amazing readership. The week in Kotaku original reportage, below:
ESA Confirms LucasArts Exit
CBS Snags GameSpot In $1.8 Billion CNET Acquisition
Sony Announces 2008 and Early 2009 PS3 Line-up
EA Makes Three-Year Growth Plan, Quits Quarterly Guidance
Interview: Playboy Cyber Girl of the Year Is A True Player
Interview: Frontier Hopes LostWinds Breezes In More WiiWare Innovation
Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood Hands-On
Former SEGA Idol Opens Meat House
Meet Sony's New Phil Harrison
Talking To The DBZ: Burst Limit Demo
Madworld: A Fun Romp Through Dismemberment
Microsoft, Here is Your Number One Customer
The Best Worst Game URL On The Internet Right Now
Waitin' Until Friday: Where Things Stand On EA-T2
Two Humans' Hands On with Too Human
Penny Arcade Game Impressions
Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise and Pinata Vision Impressions
Fable 2: A Glimpse at the Beginning and A Co-Op Surprise to Come
Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Hands-On Impressions
Second Level Gears of War 2 Play Through
So... Will There Be Another Metal Gear Solid?
It's Sony Financials Time (incl. PlayStation Sales Data)
Yup, The PS2 Is Still Buttering EA's Bread
New MGS4 Screens Want To Sell You Things
Itagaki: No More Ninja Gaiden, This Was My Swan Song
EA's Riccitiello Still Sees PC Opportunities
EA's Riccitiello Talks "Holographic" Madden Interface, No Need For Take-Two
Battlefield Heroes: Hands-On Impressions
Skate It Wii Hands-On Impressions
Left 4 Dead Hands-On Impressions
Acquisitions Cause $454 Million In Losses For EA In Fiscal 08
Shane Kim: Rare Hasn't Realized Their Potential on the 360
Gears of War 2 Getting Meat Shields, But Does it Need Romance Too?
Take A Look At Uniqlo's New MGS4 Shirts
You Really Did Get Assassin's Creed In My MGS4!
Metal Gear Movie Update
If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em: Using Facebook For The Games Industry
Where In The World Is Brian Crecente?
Talking Over LostWinds WiiWare
What Would Be Your Perfect VC Update?
Rare: Just Hang On, Banjo 3's No Racer!
The Games My Mother Played
What Game Makes You Pull Your Hair Out?
Niko Bellic's San An Flight Priced By Airways