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God of War creator confirms PS3 exclusives
David Jaffe confirmed in an interview that Eat Sleep Play’s three upcoming games would in fact be original PS3 exclusives.

Jaffe clarified statements that in addition to the Twisted Metal: Head-On port for PS2, his new independent studio of 20 employees will concurrently be working on the first of three original games exclusively for PlayStation 3.

“I can’t disclose themes,” Jaffe said, “but the new game is medium to hardcore in terms of game play and will focus heavily on multiplayer.”

“I am more excited about this game than anything I have ever worked on. I cannot wait to unveil it,” Jaffed added from Eat Sleep Play headquarters in Salt Lake City.

The three new games will either be on Blu-ray disc or as downloadable titles depending on how Sony decides to distribute the games. The first unnamed title is expected sometime in 2008.

Eat Sleep Play was founded in July by David Jaffe and Scott Campbell both formerly of Sony Studios. Combined, they are responsible for such titles as God of War and Twisted Metal.

Pirates repackage GC games
In an effort to bolster sales of the widely popular Wii, some Filipino pirates are selling GameCube games dressed up as Wii games to unsuspecting players not familiar with Nintendo’s fourth-generation home console.

Filipino website GameOPS found games like Luigi’s Mansion, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, and The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker copied onto DVD discs and repackaged as Wii games.
Copyright pirates have also been known to do the same for b-movies being released as legitimate sequels such as Anaconda 4 and Breakfast Club 3 according to tongue-in-cheek Wii Fanboy.

Fanboy plays Halo with Wiimote
Stringing together numerous interface technologies, one gamer and technologists has created the first reported Wii-enabled Xbox 360 console while playing Halo 2.

A man by the alias OBsIV documents his setup in a report posted on his personal blog. OBsIV used available interface technologies while writing both his own software and firmware to support play on Halo 2 only at the moment. He plans to refine his efforts in the coming months in addition to adding new games.

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