Today's abbreviated July 4th holiday round-up includes news on a price cut for PlayStation 2 Platinum budget games in Europe, as well as confirmation of IGF award winner Alien Hominid
for Game Boy Advance, plus the latest job postings.
- Sony Computer Entertainment UK has confirmed that it has cut the trade price of its Platinum range of budget PlayStation 2 games by around a third. This move likely to lead to reduced prices for the Platinum games, which still retailed for around UKP20 (USD35), despite the fact that most new PlayStation 2 titles now cost around UKP30 (USD53) in the United Kingdom. Speaking to industry site GamesIndustry.biz, Sony Computer Entertainment UK's David Wilson confirmed: "Consumers should be able to find our Platinum titles at a lower price." U.S. Greatest Hits budget PS2 games retail for $20, and Japanese 'PlayStation 2 The Best' titles for 2,800 yen ($25).
- Though the developer and release date is yet to be revealed, the official UK Alien Hominid website
now has confirmation that a Game Boy Advance version of the side-scrolling cartoon shooter is in development, following the release of the PlayStation 2 and GameCube versions of the Independent Games Festival
multi award-winner in North America, and the Xbox and PlayStation 2 SKUs in Europe. Developer The Behemoth will be unveiling its next title in early form at the San Diego Comic-Con from July 14th-18th.
- Also updated today: the latest industry jobs
from companies including Factor 5, Gameloft , Ready At Dawn, and many more.