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Study: Positive correlation between piracy and game review scores

Pirates may be dirty, pillaging fiends, but they have high standards, according to a study from Copenhagen Business School and University of Waterloo. The study tracked 173 new games on BitTorrent over a three-month release period, finding 127 of these were downloaded by 12.7 million unique...

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Propaganda Games shuttered

Propaganda Games -- developer of 2008's Turok reboot and, most recently, Tron: Evolution -- is officially closed. Parent company and publisher Disney Interactive confirmed the unfortunate news to Joystiq this afternoon, issuing this statement: "Disney Interactive Studios confirms the closure of its...

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12 Days of Joyswag: Tron: Evolution Collector's Edition, 12" vinyl, and DS game

To celebrate the holidays, we're having twelve straight days of giveaways up through Christmas day. And while we say it's to celebrate, really ... we're simply getting rid of some of the larger packages around the ol' office. And for our fourth giveaway, we're celebrating Tron's return to...

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Interview: Tron Legacy screenwriters on gaming and the 'DNA of Tron'

"I think gaming is in the DNA of Tron," says screenwriter Eddy Kitsis. "When the original came out in 1982, it really introduced the concept of a video game and it just blew my mind, because you play video games in the arcade and you're like,'Wow, what would happen behind the screen?'" Jeff...

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Street-legal Tron Light Cycle replica available for $55K

With the option to purchase an actual Tron Light Cycle out of the question -- 'cause, they're in the computer -- we'll have to settle with the dream of owning a replica by Parker Brothers Choppers. The shop made 10 street-legal Light Cycle machines and one of the four remaining can be yours for the...

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Tron: Evolution Avatar items set to rez on Thursday

Tron: Evolution Avatar gear will hit the Xbox Live marketplace this Thursday, November 25, which is also known as "Gobble Day" in the States. The items include clothing, props and a premium theme. Tragically, no creepy young CGI Jeff Bridges face mask will be available....

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Tron: Evolution to have free, day-one multiplayer DLC

Okay, of all the video game franchises out there that could possibly have day-one downloadable content, we think Tron is, by far, the most appropriate. After all, whilst in the neon-tinted world of Tron: Evolution, you yourself are downloadable content. It's almost canonical that the PC, PS3 and...

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Tron: Evolution dev diary demos persistent progression, Move support

We've had like, one dream our entire lives, and that dream is to drive a real-life light cycle. Is that too much to ask? Tron: Evolution says "No, of course not," as the game's latest dev diary reveals that the PlayStation Move controller pretty much allows you to simulate that experience as well...

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Tron: Evolution getting two Daft Punk tracks

Though it's been officially confirmed that Jeff Bridges won't be heard as Kevin Flynn in the forthcoming Tron: Evolution game, French robots (and DJs) Daft Punk will be lending two tracks from the film's soundtrack to the game. Disney announced this morning that Daft Punk's "Derezzed" and "The...

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Disney cancels Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned; Propaganda suffers layoffs

A Disney Interactive representative has confirmed to Joystiq that Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned has been sunk down to Davy Jones' locker and will not come to port in 2011 ... or ever. The confirmation comes following rumors reported by Kotaku that the game had been canceled and...

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