It was a pretty big week for gaming news. The industry lost a veteran, and multiple bandwagons were hopped upon, and Google has the right idea. Let's jump right in! Via Kotaku
- Game industry veteran and the mind behind one of, if not THE, best Castlevania game Koji Igarashi has left AAA studio Konami. This was said to be due to Konami's focus on mobile gaming.
- This piece gives a bit of a behind the scenes look at why new titles at your local games retailer cost $60. Short story, everyone needs a piece of the pie.
- Blizzard finally took the old Diablo III Auction House dog out back and put it out of it's misery. Rot in hell you evil bastard!
- Sony has jumped on the Oculus Rift bandwagon with Project Morpheus, a VR headset they've announced this week.
- Is this a sign of change? Google is going to be updating the Play service to include cross-platform play with iOS.
- EA is once again in the running for Worst Company in America. Will they make it three years running!?
- Speaking of fads, the entire Guitar Hero series DLC catalog will be shut down as of March 31st. Honestly, I had a lot of good times with this game but by now it's reaching the point where the cost of keeping servers up can't be generating Activision any revenue.
- Wal-Mart will be joining the likes of Best Buy in buying and selling used games. I'm sure the in-store credit trade values will be just as atrocious as any other second-hand retailer.
- It's been about 6 months right? Must've been since Ubisoft has released a trailer for a current gen (it's not next-gen, they're all out now) and PC only Assassin's Creed game.
- For the old schoolers in the crowd, a new Gauntlet game has been announced.
- For the chosen few who have made the early transition into cyborgs capable of understanding Linux, GOG.com has your back with support for your platform coming this fall.
- In an effort to keep up with the Joneses, Microsoft has announced that it, too, is working on a VR headset.
- If this works out it will give a small advantage to the digital platform, PS4 is said to soon have the ability to pre-load games prior to release so you can play the second launch day hits.
Via Escapist Magazine
- Good Guy Google has now encrypted all GMail traffic to curtail any NSA spying attempts. Fight the power!
That's all for this week! Until next time!