Tingle! Tingle! Kooloo-Limpah! #005

Hey, you assholes! So first I was MIA, then Riddles decides to not show up with his list. Whattagwon with that? I was even at a party in a different city and I could keep up with my list! Psssshaw! Oh well, here’s your 2nd edition of the new news-ified Tingle! Tingle! Kooloo-Limpah! And because I only had one story last time, I’ve decided to treat you guys this time. TWO STORIES!

Metroid: Other M has a Metroid: Other Release Date

Err, that means it’s been delayed. A good two months, actually. It was scheduled for June 27th, and now it’s theoretically going to be released on August 31st. This is almost nostalgic for me, because there have been so few Nintendo releases recently worth hyping up that I’ve forgotten what it was like for the big N to delay a title to ensure its quality. And hey, it worked for Ocarina of Time, so I’m not complaining. Plus, it seemed a little too close to Galaxy 2.

Speaking of, in the same breath Nintendo delayed the release of Sin & Punishment 2 until June 27th from June 7th. This time, Nintendo was blunt in pointing to the close proximity of the release of Super Mario Galaxy 2 as the reason for the delay.

More ex-Infinity Ward employees are respawning.

Get it? Because Respawn Entertainment is the new development studio headed by Infinity Ward founders Jason West and Vince Zampella. Enh? I’m a genius. Anyhoo, since the dramatic firings of the two aforementioned heads, 13 employees have left Infinity Ward and we learned yesterday that a few key members have joined up with Respawn. Todd Alderman was a Lead Designer at Infinity Ward and he now holds the very similar title of Lead Game Designer at Respawn Entertainment. Adding to those numbers are Lead Environment Artist Chris Cherubini, and Lead Animators John Paul Messerly and Mark Grigsby.

In addition to a few other members making the switch, including some programmers, Activision insists that they have a “deep bench” of talent remaining. We’ll see what happens when the now scooped out Infinity Ward pits its next product against Respawn Entertainment’s self-described “big blockbuster”. I’m more of a Call of Duty observer, but I’m extremely interested in how all this plays out in…oh…2 years from now.

That’s it! Maybe next week you guys’ll get three stories from me, but I don’t know if you can handle it! Especially because I’m so much better at this than Riddles. I mean, does he have awesome hokey headlines?!


6 Responses to “Tingle! Tingle! Kooloo-Limpah! #005”

  1. DarthGibblet says:

    I think it was the guys on Weekend Confirmed that said it best: The Infinity Ward interns are going to have to bring their A game for Modern Warfare 3!

  2. SiliconNooB says:

    This turn of events warms my heart!

  3. SiliconNooB says:

    Now apparently the exodus is up to 17.

  4. Ethos says:

    Oh really? The plot thickens. What an ultimately positive chain of events this has been.

  5. SiliconNooB says:

    I’d love to see all of Activision’s sales fall away and go to Respawn, this whole IW implosion has me LMFAO in glee! :D

  6. lolking mc chiggynaggets says:

    to damn right noob tubes suck

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