The news in the world of gaming did not let up this week post-E3. More details are emerging about the announcements made and new stuff is cropping up as well, so let's get to it! Via Kotaku
- THQ is back in name only. Apparently Nordic Games will be publishing under the THQ name. For what reason, God only knows.
- You can now pre-load your your pre-orders on the PS4. Which is pretty cool. No sarcasm. That's pretty bad ass.
- Just in case you wanted to continue to beat a horse's sun bleached bones that was once a dead horse, there is now an epilogue to Final Fantasy XIII. Y'know, the one that only half the people who finished the first game even cared to continue to the second one? The one that had all three entries voted out first in The World is Square's Facebook elimination tournament to determine the best Final Fantasy game ever voted out first before the third installment even came out? They continued that. Still no Final Fantasy VII remake but this bullshit continues. Fuck you Square.
- Gaming is becoming serious business as now League of Legends is set to be a sport that students can earn sports scholarships through. This is starting in Illinois and due to the increasing popularity of MOBAs this might get bigger. Do you guys think this is a good idea?
- The Steam Summer Sale is live! Go check it out once you're done reading this.
- Sony might still be vaguely considering a PS4/PS Vita bundle. I don't see it for another few years at least. Not while they're actually turning a profit on both systems in a time where they desperately need money.
- EA is taking up a Steam practice and allowing gamers to play a select few big releases for free for a limited amount of time. They started with Titanfall.
- In a potential damaging blow to an ailing Nintendo, Philips won their patent suit against the game's giant. Nintendo of course plans to appeal the ruling.
- Some information about the new Halo 5 Spartan has come out including his name.
- Microsoft has stated the removing the Kinect will boost the Xbox One's graphical performance by 10%. Yet another reason to leave out gimmicky bullshit.
- Capcom has put the wheels in motion to perhaps signal a buyout from it's shareholders.
- Everyone's favorite loud-mouthed indie dev, Phil Fish, is in the public eye again for some less than favorable statements about Let's Players. Namely, that they're basically thieves that owe him money.
And finally straight from the horse's mouth:
See ya next week guys!