Former EA Sports Artist Fatally Stabbed
Videogame artist stabbed
We kick off this week's roundup with some tragic news. Donald Barnes Jr., a former Luxoflux and EA Sports artist, was stabbed to death outside his home last week. According to reports, the incident occurred when Barnes tried to intervene in a fight between a man and a woman. Barnes had been in the industry since 1996, his credits include Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen The Game and Kung-fu Panda. Barnes (41) is survived by his 17-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son. “He was a great guy, very funny and happy, and it’s really sad his life was cut short like this. He’s a hero,” Barnes' daughter Maddie Barnes recalled. Maddie and her brother were in the house when their father was murdered, but only heard the fight. Police have arrested 23-year-old suspect Bikram Singh Otal.
New Kirby Title Headed for Wii
Kirby? He always sucks so hard...
Everyone's favourite 'pink ball of suck' (Kirby) is set to return to Wii. Nintendo and developer HAL Laboratories announced the new Kirby title for Japanese Wiis will arrive this year. Unfortunately there's no word on a global release.