Gaming is for Girls: Sega announces its ultimate collection

“EVE Online” gets some boost

Quite a few lesbians like “EVE Online,” the Sci-Fi MMORPG by CCP Games, so with that in mind, here’s a little update: Developer CCP is presently working on an addition to the premium version of the game because they feel some of it is showing its age. The new addition to the game will probably come next year in the shape of another expansion, with further updates to take place after that. Expected to change with the update will be better-rendered environments and particle effects.

Also announced recently were EVE server upgrades allowing an estimated 1,000-player space battles. Wow!


Retro fans heads-up — “SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection” for 360 and PS3

A new compilation just announced by SEGA will feature loads of golden oldies from the back catalogue. The “SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection” for the Xbox 360 and PS3 will feature the best first-party games from SEGA’s respected 16-bit Mega Drive years, as well as bonus content from its 8-bit Master System and 1980s arcade-era games library. Expected to appear are over 40 celebrated SEGA classics in one package, including: “Sonic the Hedgehog” 1, 2 and 3, “Columns,” “Alien Storm,” “Ecco the Dolphin,” “Space Harrier,” and the cult classic “Streets of Rage” 1, 2 and 3.

The games in the collection have been reproduced with the utmost attention to detail and accuracy to commend their originals. In addition, “SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection” can output the games in 720p with higher-resolution graphics for HD televisions, bringing a new visual richness to these classic titles. It’s expected to release early next year, and we’d guess it will be called “SEGA Genesis Ultimate collection” in the U.S.

“Fable II” soundtrack released by Sumthing Else Music

If you’re loving “Fable II” (lesbians and all) you might like this. Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc., through its licensing relationship with Microsoft Game Studios, has announced the “Fable II Original Soundtrack” featuring the original music score by Russell Shaw and the “Fable Theme” from Danny Elfman. The original soundtrack from the Xbox 360 role-playing adventure video game will be released on Nov. 25.

“We had a lot of music to record, covering many different styles including chamber, celtic, classic, quirky, pure pizzicato, atmospheric and dramatic,” said Russell Shaw, the head of music and composer at Lionhead Studios. “Music for the game was broken down into four distinct categories: regions, script, combat and incidentals. Each region has its own orchestral theme, which changes with the seasons in each chapter. Scripted moments have orchestral cues relevant to what is happening at that point in the story — sad, dramatic, mysterious, tension and danger. The final result is a very rich, Hollywood style score covering many genres.”

Fable II

“Mirror’s Edge” goes gold

Yes, it’s the final gold master for upcoming EA title “Mirror’s Edge.” We’ve been playing the demo on the Xbox 360 and we have to say it’s very stylish, but it did leave one of us feeling a tad queasy after playing it through. “Mirror’s Edge” is a unique first-person action adventure where players are introduced to Faith, a “Runner” in a world where communication channels are highly monitored and the movement of information is closely watched.

When Faith’s sister gets framed for murder, Faith finds herself on the edge of the city, on the wrong side of the law. It’s set for a release mid-November.

Over at Lesbian Gamers this week, we’ve got the usual helping of gaming news, along with a special article on the Lesbian Uncanny Valley, which delves into all manner of gay character issues.

Over at Lesbian Geek there’s more news about Survivors, the BBC Drama series getting a reboot and featuring lesbian characters.

Have a great week!