Here’s a roundup of today’s news found elsewhere on the internet:
Blizzard "probably very arrogant" – Jagex (eurogamer) - Jagex chief Mark Gerhard believes success has brought arrogance to Blizzard.
"They've become very successful and, as a result, probably very arrogant - perhaps even over-self-assured," Gerhard said.
Gerhard believes RuneScape is second only to World of Warcraft.
Gerhard said his company was "certainly" on Blizzard's map.
"I know we are," said Gerhard with a wink. "I know they have a huge amount of respect for what Jagex does.
Michael Jackson estate forces PopCap to re-design dancing zombie in PvZ (vg247) - “The Estate of Michael Jackson objected to our use of the ‘dancing zombie’ in PLANTS vs. ZOMBIES based on its view that the zombie too closely resembled Michael Jackson. After receiving this objection, PopCap made a business decision to retire the original ‘dancing zombie’ and replace it with a different ‘dancing zombie’ character for future builds of PLANTS vs. ZOMBIES on all platforms. The phase-out and replacement process is underway,” a PopCap rep told MTV Multiplayer.
Irrational opens ‘WhatIsIcarus.com’ teaser site (vg247) - Yes! Finally! We know what Project Icarus is now!
Is what we would be saying if WhatIsIcarus.com wasn’t just a smoky background with a gray-ish spot at the moment.
Blizzard lists known issues with StarCraft II, updates system specs (vg247) - Blizzard has posted a list of known issues for StarCraft II over on the official forums, and other than current bugs, there’s also more detail on what processors and video cards will/won’t work with the game.
Disney acquires social game dev Playdom for $563.2m (Joystiq) - Disney Interactive today announced its acquisition of social game developer Playdom. Rumor of the deal surfaced late last week, when it was suggested that Disney was ready to pay in excess of $600 million for the company. The final handshake was over a much more reasonable sum of $563.2 million (plus a "performance-linked earn-out of up to $200 million").