Raimi’s Spider-Man 4 Cancelled, Sony to Reboot Franchise: Boo!

There are good ideas… there are plain, non-consequential ideas… then  and then there are bad ideas.  This doesn’t fall on that chart.  This is off the charts.  And I don’t mean that in a positive light.  Sony has decided to dump the series that brought the superhero genre into the mainstream, and start from scratch.  It’s not like Raimi failed at his job.  He had the old gang getting back together for Spider-Man 4, and even John Malkovich was getting ready to join the cast.  It seemed to be returning to the more simple formula of Spider-Man 2 (my favorite of the franchise).  But here comes Sony, dashing those hopes with a single jesture, and causing tons of negative feedback all over the place.

Just look at the response to the story at comingsoon.net to see what I’m talking about.  At the time of this writing, it was already 4 pages of Sony hate.

I have one question for Sony: was Ken Kutaragi really as crazy as the lines he said, or is everyone at Sony just as bad?
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Sony to release Ghostbusters: The Video Game Exclusively on Sony in Europe

Ghostbusters The Video GameSony has done it again, and made me happy that I have never owned a Playstation. In short, just so that everything is clear:

In NTSC regions such as the United States, Atari is handling distribution of the game, and it WILL be released on time on ALL consoles on June 16th.

In PAL regions such as the United Kingdom, Sony is handling distribution of the game and ONLY releasing it on PS3, PS2 and PSP on June 19th, and Wii, DS and 360 in Fall 2009.

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Great Wii Games

If you’re ‘dusting off your Wii,’ you’re not playing the right games.

In the last few months, I’ve been reading articles where people claim that they have either an Xbox 360 and a Wii, or a PS3 and a Wii, and they have to either ‘dust the Wii off’ or ‘hook it back up’ to play it.

The problem is not with Wii or the games that have or have not been released on it. Wii has some awesome games that these ‘gamers’ are missing.

Set aside Halo 3, Gears of War 2 or GTA4 for a month and invite some friends over for some Super Smash Brothers Brawl. Have tournaments, build levels, even play online.

Get Mario Kart Wii and actually play the game with the Wii Wheel. Give yourself a real challenge for once. Granted, the game frustrates me most of the time with how cheap it can be at the end of a race that I’ve been leading the ENTIRE TIME, but when I win the race, it feels fantastic. It feels like I’ve actually put some skill into winning the race, however random the game can be.

Pick up a copy of NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams and capture the exhilirating feeling of flight, along with one of the most amazing soundtracks ever, with some of the most beautiful graphics seen on Wii.

Grab a copy of Zack and Wiki and play one of the best games that very few have done more than batted an eye at.

Get a copy of Super Mario Galaxy and play through it with Mario AND Luigi. Have fun with it, because it truly is incredible and well worth your time.

Get over the fact that you’re not playing something that claims the title of “hard-core.” It just not worth putting hundreds more hours into a game that you’ve been playing for two years, when you could be giving some great games a shot on Wii. Take the time to be a diverse gamer. To be more well rounded as a gamer, and you’ll be more appreciative of the consoles you own. And if you must play “hard-core,” try Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.

-originally posted on GameSpot