Round Up: Cannon Fodder PSP, Texas Hold'em Tops Charts

Today's Gamasutra round-up includes Codemasters' announcement of a new portable Cannon Fodder, and the latest weekly Xbox Live stats, as well as the latest GameSet...
Today's Gamasutra round-up includes Codemasters' announcement of a new portable Cannon Fodder, and the latest weekly Xbox Live stats, as well as the latest GameSetWatch posts, Serious Games Source news, product news, and Gamasutra job postings. - British game publisher Codemasters have announced the now-portable return of their classic Cannon Fodder franchise, set to massively attack PSPs in the spring of 2007. Moving the series beyond its signature pixelated mayhem into more polygonal form, the series is also set to get mechanical upgrades, as well, with air strikes, radar sweeps, flamethrowers and sniper rifles all currently locked and loaded in the promised arsenal. Codemasters has also revealed the game will ship with multiplayer functionality including four-player link play in deathmatch as well as co-op scenarios. - Xbox staffer Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb has updated with the latest weekly Xbox Live top-played stats. As usual, the unshakable Halo 2 tops off the combined Xbox 360 and original Xbox lists, but the week's clear winner, thanks in large part to the free-play days that followed its Wednesday release, was the Live Arcade's new Texas Hold'em poker title. Hold'em ranked not only number one in the Live Arcade stats, but number three over all Xbox 360 games, only edged out by Madden NFL 07 and Call of Duty 2. - The latest updates on Gamasutra sister weblog GameSetWatch include the latest 'Letter from the Metaverse' column, looking at the ghost world of Second Life, the hyperbolic manual art of the Atari 400/800's Space Invaders, and the regular 'Parallax Memories' column, looking at gaming's 'B-Fighters'. - Also updated today: Serious Games Source news, with WILL Interactive's Generation Rx, an interactive gaming simulation aimed at addressing the national epidemic of prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse among children between the ages of 12 and 17, product news on Di-O-Matic's latest lip-synching utility and imageSynth's tiling plugin for PhotoShop, plus the latest Gamasutra job postings, featuring openings from Blizzard, Guerrila, LucasArts, Pixar, Super Happy Fun Fun, Ternary, V-Com and Volition.

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