SegmentNext - "After the earthquake in Japan, many of the game publishers have either delayed, canceled or halted services for different reasons".
wow that is really bad timing for Disaster Report 4.
I know. The devs put in alot of hardwork into that game and then all of the sudden it gotten cancelled. It really unfair. I think they still should release the game.
Wow isn't it kind of weird that "disaster report 4" got cancelled after a disaster ? O_O
Hopefully its just a long ass delay, and not completely canceled.
Get a grip. Games being cancelled is the last item on the list of priorities.
I think cancelling the disaster 4 game is a fair decision given the circumstances. Right now concentration should be on aid and the rebuilding of what has been lost. A few games being cancelled is a non-issue.
they should just export their development to European and American developers. the product would probably turn out much better anyway. pretty sure 90% of gamers are fed up with the nonsense that comes outta the japanese story-lines.
@ pixelsword I can copypasta too
http://www.youtube.com/watc... It looked really cool although I didn't hear about it till now. It was 3d ready right?
there will be no rebuilding, half of japan will be a radiation wasteland.
@ yume-k: but spellcheck is above your abilities, huh?
Its madness devs cancelling it because of the worlds situation. Why don't the games that actually exploit the bad things in the world still get released?? Like COD Black Ops for a fine example.. The world is backwards and this just proves Jap devs care about the worlds goings on unlike US devs who would exploit something like this.
Black Ops got released because it is entirely fictional and has nothing to do with current events. I'm not sure what you are suggesting...that devs stop making and releasing shooters? That is stupid. Were you thinking of the airport scene in MW2? That is skippable, and therfore optional. The game is also rated M. I think censorship of all Mature games is a bit of an odd decision on your part.
@cenobia I think he means the fact that it kind of glorifies war, not the content of the game itself. I agree, I think the popularity of war shooters is a bad thing, especially modern wars. Theres nothing remotely dignifiable (not even a word but you get what i mean) by modern war, it runs completely on greed and stands for nothing. Now make a game out of the current Libyan uprising and thats perfectly ok. Why? Because the people are fighting for freedom, there's purpose behind their violence, its their last resort after decades of crap.
huh? Exploit what? Its a story. Nothing more. My god people take things way out of context and try to assume it has some sort of meaning yet it doesn't.
in japan people have died, gone missing and become homeless along with battling the threat of a nuclear meltdown. games are the least of their worries.
Well, sure. It's really more than understandable, however, I appreciate the information nonetheless.
Yup. I recall when Sega's Propeller Arena (Dreamcast) was cancelled as well as the location settings overhaul for Metal Gear Solid 2 due to the 9/11 events. Propeller arena had arena style dogfights in city/skyscraper settings. MGS2 originally had a finally that would have had arsenal gear smashing into the statue of liberty and running aground in Manhattan (taking out several city blocks while doing so). Too bad reality nipped them in the bud. Understandably canceled, but sad we did not get to see these before alteration/cancelation.
Maybe they physically LOST all of their work to the tsunami. I think this might not be an optional thing.
wtf @ alt source''MotorStorm Apocalypse delayed in the UK following travesty in Japan'' on topic it sad but its nothing cause i know japan is strong and they will recover
and its pre-orders jumped after the quake too
the only japan game i wanted was the last guardian. i really wanted it but now i dont care if i ever get it. thats life
Man, I feel really bad for what the people of Japan had to endure. The disasters are getting bigger and bigger in scale. A bit unnerving actually.
I know , I shit a brick when I heard this because I live in LA,CA,US and we are just waiting for are turn, the sand Andreas fault earthquake is long overdue .
That won't happen for a number of years now. The pacific plate is banging into the Australian plate = earth quakes in Australia/New Zealand/Japan and other rim countries. after a few years the paific plate will move back toward the US.
@zag... you have no idea what you are talking about. Go back to science class - the plates don't just "bang into" other plates and take turns on which direction they move. If you want a more detailed explanation of how it works, either wiki plate tectonics, or reply and I'll inform you of how it really works. Nexus-Knight - San Andreas fault is a different type of fault than the one in Japan - it's a transform boundary (side by side) where the one in Japan is a subduction (one over the other) - the "overdue" is improperly used - if the fault experienced NO earthquakes for a period of time (even the little 2.0, 1.7, 3.2 etc) THEN you can assume it's overdue - but as it stands, the fault is releasing it's pressure a little at a time. Once the build up is too great, then we need to worry about "the big one" hitting the San Andreas Fault. Sorry for the science lesson kiddos, back to gaming.
Way to tell it DeFFeR, give these kids some schooling! It's not some continental executive toy, the plates are constantly in motion. I learned that when I was 13. On topic, I wonder what will happen to Japanese culture now, considering how obsessed manga, anime and gaming is with the destruction of Japan. Tokyo has been destroyed more times in works of fiction than New York, London, Paris or any other cities combined! I guess it'll only be a matter of time before it becomes an approachable subject again. I wish the best of luck to all those hanging on to survival in Japan, and my condolences to anyone who has lost somebody. I get the feeling we only know about the tiniest portion of the true scale of this disaster at the moment. :(
@DeFFeR - - - cheers for the educating, just try not to be so condescending next time ;) @smithdown I don't think much will change in terms of manga/anime/gaming for japan, they've a massive history of natural and man-made disasters which could explain why they love blowing the place up so much in their popular culture outlets... mass speculation on my part of course.
They seem to be a lot more frequent too.
:( why mother nature?
it's what happens when men keep destroying the balance in earth ecosystem... this is just the begining...
um, no. This is because we are in a phase of tectonic shift. We are in an icehouse phase and they continents are slowly reforming. Pangea ring any bells? http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
It has nothing to do with climate change, in fact nothing can be done about it, because it's the earth crust moving regardless of what happening on the surface or the air. It's just nature at work.
This has nothing to do with ecosystems. Do you even know what an ecosystem is? Are you blaming this on Japan hunting whales? Do you think dolphins caused a tsunami as revenge? Come'on... Mankind is irresponsible to its knowledge in many ways, one you could point is that we still populate obviously dangerous areas (as geological faults) but 99% of the times, as in Japan, the place was occupied long before people even know earth firmly rests as plates over jelly. It's impractical to move entire populations like that anyway, not much men can do about it.
Look at the sheep linking "Wikipedia " o.O kids its called HARP that is uses by the NWO they tease it in Battle of LA in the start of the movie, "breaking new, a huge earthquake hit Japon" its not a game. Come on people dont let them fool you.
fossil fuels (like mako energy) are the lifestream of the planet. when we keep taking it out of the ground, the planet freaks out, then releases giant monsters called Weapons.
Sure thing Al Gore. Go back to 5th grade. That is when I learned about how earth quakes work. Pro tip-it has nothing to do with man kind destroying Earth. For the love of god get off N4G and turn it to the Discovery Channel for a little bit. Learn something. HERP DERP.
at the least the dolphins and whales might get a month off from being slaughtered
I'm sad to report that you don't follow the news much... Have you ever heard of Whale Wars the TV show? Sea Shepherd, captained by Paul Watson is a group of people who harass the Japanese whalers every whaling season... well, they did their job so well, that Japan canceled their whaling season already. Also - They don't hunt the whales right off the coast of Japan - so even if they were hunting, they would be down near Antarctica anyway...
oh thanks for that info well done to paul watson and co, i'll have to look out for that on tv
I can't see it on my iPhone. -_-
Irem has cancelled Disaster Report 4, which was due for release on the PlayStation 3 this spring. They didn’t give any explanation why the game has been cancelled. i'd have thought it was obvious. i would have quite liked to play that game, but i totally understand why it would be shelved.
Yeah, it really is obvious. The game starts off with a huge earthquake that you have to escape from. I think it would hit a little too close to home. They could have gone with a delay, but, in reality, think of all the people that are being affected by this tragedy. I think it would be a very long time before this would not be in poor taste.
it would have had to be a multi year delay look at the 9/11 films 2-3 years after the event they got permission
Final Fantasy XIV? Is anybody still playing that? :/
Please still play Metal Gear On-line? Surprising.
lol was like wat? i need to get back on it lol
"People" not "Please", d'oh!! :(
My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Japan. I hope the nation heals quickly and that the people get the help that they so desperately need. Games seem so insignificant right now.
Maybe the Mayans were right T__T
/facepalm do some research do you even know what they predicted
@Rage_S90 do you lol.
Wait, they mentioned that Sega announced a delay or cancellation but didn't say what it was. Any ideas? I went to their website and the information wasn't easily available..
I would be more worry about the nuclear fallout that might happen over there, scientist said it might be even worse than Chenobyl, rather video games.
Actually, they said it might be worse than 3 mile island, and not near chernobyl
Might want to do an update, its worse than 3mores nbc just reported plus France's nuclear safety authority ASN said the disaster ranks as a level six on the international scale of one to seven. it might not be worse than Chernobyl but its close to it seeing as Chernobyl was a level 7 and its a level 6 Regardless even if it(explosion/nuclear meltdown) was only the 3miles its still something that shouldn't be taken for granted. (and yes I know you never said anything about taking it lightly or for granted, I was just putting it out there) So we were both wrong DUN DUN DUN !!! but unlike you I won't add a disagree to your post...peace : )
"Right now it's worse than Three Mile Island," Olander said. But it's nowhere near the levels released during Chernobyl. " Quote from AP from article written 1 1/2 hrs ago. Oddly mirrors what I said, but article was posted after I responded. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/...
It's understandable. Japan got hit very hard. It's a terrible thing. I hope they can recover quickly. Unforunate thing is that after a nuclear plant meltdown/explosion radiation can stay in the region for 50 years. It's just terrible. I hope that Japan get's trough this very quickly. I feel so bad for them!
gaming industry can wait now human lives is in great danger Hope they'll soon recover
As much as I like video games I have to say I don't care. I'm more worried about the people in Japan who are suffering such great losses. While I was in the military I met so many wonderful Japanese people and I have been wondering if those I knew are ok. That's my two cents for this article.
If this earthquake was in Haiti or India would they delay and cancel all these games?. Nope. The people of Japan do not care if you play a racing game called Motorstorm in England on Friday. It's not going to offend them. Same way if I watch the 1970s Charlton Heston film Earthquake, this evening they are not going to be offended. People need to get a grip.
It doesn't matter. I really don't think the minds of the Japanese are at playing videogames right now... 日本人のみんなさん頑張ってください!!!
I hope they don't cancel "I am Alive"...
This is so stupid, it's not going to achieve ANYTHING. They should be donating money, not delaying and in 1 case CANCLING COMPUTER GAME, And come, motor stom delayed in EUROPE what the will that acheiev? Just donate money everyone and companies, because what are doing is pointless.
Whoa..You really make no sense at all! But you made me laugh, so I'll throw in an agree for ya.
Japan has done nothing to me but given me loads of hours full of porn and video games. I certaintly feel bad for them.