Weekly News #1
[Console] Playstation 4 has been under development since August 2010
Sony has been developing the “next generation PlayStation” since August 2010, according to the online CV of an ex-SCEA R&D director.
[Console] We might see an even lighter Ps3 soon
Word on the street is that Sony is developing a slimlight Playstation 3 to reach the last marketshare available; Those who don’t have the money for the big console. We don’t know for sure though, but GamesCom is the best bet to more reveals.
[Console] Some specs of the Wii U released
An employee at a well known developer has been leaking information about the Wii U dev kits, giving pointers to how strong the Wii U will be.
[Console] Cheap microconsole with Android OS incoming?
With a short, but weird name as Ouya, we might be able to remember this one. With big backers like Yves Behar, Ed Fries and Julie Urhman the project seems feasible.
[Game] Nintendo; We’ll focus on quality rather than quantity (Super Smash Bros. for Wii U)
Masahiro Sakurai says that Nintendo will focus on more developed characters for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game rather than fill it with tons of different characters.
[Game] Curiosity gets launch window
Peter Molyneuxs first game since leaving Microsoft gets release window – August. The game is simple; You can download it for free and then spend from a penny to a whopping $50 million to chop away at the cube.
[Game] Could McCartney compose music for the next Halo game?
Bungie has confirmed they are working with Paul McCartney – the big question here is; What game? We know for sure that a Halo game is on the way, but Bungie could have something else up their sleeve.
[Software] The Miiverse might not be totally free of charge
Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata told the shareholders that Nintendo can’t promise a free of charge experience on The Miiverse – the essentials will be free, but deeper experiences might cost the consumers.
[Company] THQ taking precautions for future existence
THQ is in trouble as their shares has been decreasing below what NASDAQ requires to be listed. Something that’s called a reverse split; “gluing” 10 shares back to one share, making one share worth ten times than before the reverse split.
[Politics] The EU court rules; You can sell your digital games
A recent court ruling in the EU has brought in a law that has essentially made the EULA worthless, meaning gamers can now re-sell their digital games and software.
[Politics] Microsoft top dogs is at it again, bragging about;
Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios, seems to be in a jolly mood after recently calling the Wii U graphically equivalent to the Xbox 360. He’s at it again, though, saying their top 4 franchises outsell like the top 11 Sony franchises put together.
We might get a Steam Summer Sale soon
Rumor has it that Steam is planning their Summer Sale, which is about time. The thread over at the Steam forums have been crowded with users, pleading for a sale. Both Valve employees and change of game sales/release dates points towards a sale.