Punk rock Dante

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 | 01:05 PM | by

So Devil May Cry is getting a reboot. I assume that despite Dante's new look, the game will retain its testicle-crushing difficulty.



Dante and I don't get along. I attempted DMC3 some years back, and I was completely turned off by the game's difficulty. I love playing games on hard mode, I love overcoming a challenge. But unlike Demon's Souls, which eased you into the harsh world of the game, and never felt like it was being unfair when it demolished you, DMC3 just seemed hard and cheap for no reason. I'm sure some people had little to no problem with the game, but the difficulty combined with my less-than-fervant interest in those types of games, put the DMC franchise on my "do not care" list.

Who knows though, reboots are an opportunity to do new things with franchises. I'll keep my ears open for further details about the game, and when the time comes maybe I'll give it another shot.

Brian Wood Memorial

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 | 01:07 PM | by

Erin Wood, Brian's wife, has sent out a thank you to the gaming community via Kotaku. I'm reposting it here for you guys.


My name is Erin Wood, and I wanted to send a request to please pass along my most sincere and heartfelt thanks to the gaming community for the overwhelming support provided to me in the past two weeks. I asked coworkers of Brian how I might best send my thanks, and they recommended sending them to Kotaku - hence this email. Any way you can help share this with the community would be much appreciated.

Brian always told me about how close-knit and wonderful the video game community was, but I had no idea until this tragedy just how special a group it really is. From all the articles and comments, to the emails and donations, I am simply stunned and so touched by the love, kindness, and generosity shown to me and my family. As everyone knows, the last 10 days have been the most difficult, dark days of my life. But this journey has been eased tremendously by the thoughts, prayers, and well wishes received from friends, family, and strangers living all over the world. It is so meaningful for me to hear about how his work and enthusiasm for the industry has touched others. Brian was completely and utterly devoted to the game industry, and was pretty much living his dream every day. He woke up every morning excited to be working in such a creative, demanding field. It was such a joy to be married to someone who was absolutely passionate about his professional life.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the compassion and support. It is so appreciated, and has been a light to me in this impossible situation.

Warm wishes,