Let’s side-step what we think of Call of Duty, or the potential game from its creators. The fact that Microsoft may be sewing up the next game from these lads is pretty impressive. The Duty franchise is a veritable license to print money, and while there isn’t anything guaranteed about this new franchise I have to imagine it’ll be making crazy dollars. In a world where Sony and Microsoft are struggling to differentiate their console from the others, this could be a hell of a marketing point.
The minds behind Modern Warfare have yet to show the world their new IP, but the reveal inches closer. I’m pretty sure some Marketing Czar from EA said the studio would show something at EA, and now it comes out that they have registered a trademark for Titan.
God knows when the new Blizzard MMO is going to drop. SWTOR is all the rage these days, and WoW’s getting set to drop their next expansion. You know, Mists of Kung-Fu Panda. Meanwhile they toil on in secrecy. Sort of. An inter-soul has found a Blizzard job listing, and uncovered that it mentions product placement.
Check out this super bombad picture of Titan taken by Cassini back in August. You can see surface detail of the lovely rock, and it’s all thanks to the powers of infrared.
Welcome back to MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE! By the time you read this, you’ll most likely have completed your first day of the workweek and will be primed for some solid entertainment. But not if you work the graveyard shift. Which is a bummer, unless you actually work at the graveyard, `cause then you get to meet zombies and mad scientists and packs of goth kids playing Ouija!
In any case, I’m going to give you the rundown on some of the shit that’ll be keeping my spirits high over the course of the next week. Your mission – should you choose to accept it – is to hit up the comments and show which sidearms you’ll be using in this workweek showdown.
Every MMO dork knows about Blizzard’s next MMO code named Titan. I sit, quietly lusting for it. I’m feigning for that shit. There’s been relatively little news about the project, but one analyst is predicting it to be a casual MMO. Yeah right.
Scientific Astronomical Gurus have done some wizardy science crunching and come to a tenuous and probably incorrect but awesome conclusion: Saturn’s moon, Titan, has a giant ass ocean underneath its surface.
Titan, Saturn’s largest moon has itself a very Earthlike geography. Sure, it’s poisonous as all fuck, but it’s got methane lakes, sand dunes, and a thick atmosphere. As well, Astronomical Wizards believe the son of a bitch has seasonal rainstorms and flooding to boot.
That’s Saturn’s moon, Titan. Straight chillin’, balancing on top of Saturn’s gorgeous rings. Sort of. The powers of perspective, summoned! Consummated. But what is really interesting is how fucking thin Saturn’s rings are. Something I don’t really stop and contemplate. Well, I don’t contemplate much, but that’s obvious.