Here’s a roundup of today’s news found elsewhere on the internet:
PR agency settles fake review charges (eurogamer) - A PR agency used by Harmonix, MTV, CDV and 505 Games has settled US Federal Trade Commission charges that it posted reviews on the iTunes App Store favouring products it was paid to promote.
The FTC said that between November 2008 and May 2009 employees of Reverb Communications "posted reviews about their clients' games at the iTunes store using account names that gave readers the impression the reviews were written by disinterested consumers".
EA cancels MMA release in Denmark due to energy drink law (vg247) - Looks like Denmark will be missing out on the release of EA’s MMA due to the game featuring marketing for energy drinks.
Huxley: The Dystopia still alive and kicking (vg247) - Remember Huxley: The Dystopia? You’d be forgiven if you didn’t, or thought it was either vaporware or canceled.
We thought the later ourselves.
Apparently the sci-fi MMOFPS is alive, and NHN USA has handed back the publishing rights to the game’s developer Webzen.
StarCraft II balance changes detailed and slated for September (vg247) - Blizzard has posted a list of balance changes in store for StarCraft II.
The largest change being made it seems, is friendly units will no longer “provide vision after being killed”, and enemy units previously revealed “will no longer be targetable”.
Yamauchi: Gran Turismo 5 has optional 10GB install (Joystiq) - Yesterday, while answering Gran Turismo 5 fans' questions via his Twitter feed, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi made a fairly startling announcement. Though the game will only require a 256MB pseudo-install on the PS3 hard drive in order to be playable, Yamauchi suggests players reserve 10GB of HDD space for the smoothest possible gameplay experience.