Released in 2009 for the Nintendo Wii, The Conduit was a "bland, but enjoyable" sci-fi first-person shooter with an interesting puzzle-solving twist. I wasn't a big fan — I only made it through the first two levels before becoming frustrated with the Wii motion controls and giving up. Now the game is out for…
Video game development company High Voltage Software was so chagrined by a negative review of their game, The Conduit 2, its creative director may have encouraged studio staff to retaliate against the author—by inundating the Amazon page for his novel with negative reviews.
Conduit 2 (it dropped the "The"), the sequel to the pioneering Wii shooter, has had its release date pushed back twice. Once developer High Voltage finishes it, though, they'll begin working on an installment for the Nintendo 3DS.
Here's the first footage of Gladiator AD, High Voltage's new fighting game for the Wii. Bloody! Let's just hope the MotionPlus-compatible gameplay is better than their grasp on history in that opening dialogue.