A bit of a smaller wave of news this week what with America's birthday and all. Though the wave may be small, we still examine the best news this week! Via Destructoid
- Telltale has released the price points for the current-gen (PS4/Xbox One) versions of both seasons of their smash hit The Walking Dead series and it's...a bit pricey really. Nothing is mentioned about it being an HD re-release, so I don't think $30 each per season is a good price point especially coming off the Steam Summer Sale.
- CD Projekt Red is doing a free to play MOBA game using The Witcher. I'm optimistic about it being that CDPRed is staunchly against DRM and DLC, so I'm confident they'll do it right.
- EA suit Peter Moore actually made a decent point about why EA abandoned dedicated handhelds and tablets as far as platforms for releasing games.
- PS4 controllers can now sync to PS3 systems via Bluetooth. Now, just get the things working for PC so I won't have to buy a Xbox One controller.
- In an effort to become relevant once again, the folks behind the Ouya are rolling out an all-access pass for $60. This grants full access to games below $30 and some other stuff. No word on if you'll get to keep your games once the 12 month period offered is up.
- EA talking head Andrew Wilson claims they "misjudged the economy" with their shamelessly money grubbing Dungeon Keeper mobile release. Because when you take an old IP that old-school gamers know and tart it up with "keep giving us money" "options", that's a recipie for success.
- A fan made Sonic the Hedgehog 2 HD release has surfaced. Wonder how long it'll take Sega to send them a C&D like they did with Bomber Games awesome Streets of Rage Remake.
- Just Dance 2 has been added to the list of e-sports joining the likes of Call of Duty and League of Legends.
- A new study in multiple states finds that playing violent video games might actually make you more sensitive. Take that moral guardians!
- One Nintendo investor claims he "doesn't understand video games". Let me repeat that. A Nintendo investor claims he DOESN'T UNDERSTAND VIDEO GAMES! It must be nice to have so much fucking money that you don't even know what the fuck the company you're investing in even does.
- Rose Colored Gaming is producing a GameBoy Advance with a Super Nintendo paint job. If it were an SP, I might be interested. I've been spoiled by backlit screens.
That's it for this week, make sure to catch the upcoming NERD podcast and see you next week with a new wave of news!