"The long-running story on the Facebook acquisition of Oculus VR comes to a close today. The agreement was settled and the deal closed late last night and in the early hours of this morning Oculus VR’s PR team issued an official statement on the matter."

Nintendo's recent release of Mario Kart 8 has turned the tides for Nintendo's latest console, the Nintendo Wii U, but is it enough to hold its ground while Sony and Microsoft run rampant with releases?

Nintendo Wii U's line up consists of Skylander Trap Team, followed by Hyrule Warriors, a Captain Toad: Treasure Hunter and then a (still) unconfirmed Super Smash Bros. set for sometime possibly in November. But the list stops there!

Meanwhile, Sony and Microsoft are bathing in releases of...

Ubisoft will make an appearance outside of the San Diego Comic Con, but will only be featuring Just Dance 2015 for the Nintendo Wii U. Just Dance will be playable at this event.

Perhaps more interesting, Ubisoft will also host an "assasin's creed parkour experience." Winners of the course will receive a limited edition Assasin's Creed t-shirt.

Ubisoft will also be hosting panels for Far Cry 4.

In what is being described as Nintendo's biggest presence at comic con in the company's history, Nintendo makes promises to show off popular games such as: Super Smash Bros., Hyrule Warriors, Pokemon Art Academy and so forth.

Along with presentations of Nintendo's up-and-coming video game titles, Nintendo plans on featuring their newly announce amiibos more, as well as hosting live tournaments for games not released yet!

"Some of the former developers from Activision’s illustrious Call of Duty franchise have decided to get back into the industry under the name of Reload Studios. It’s the third game studio formed from former developers of the highly popular Call of Duty shooter series."

"More and more developers and publishers are moving to online distribution models, but GameStop, the world's most successful video game retailer, is actually benefitting from the shift.

This is thanks, in large part, to the fact that many customers purchase digital content in physical stores –– this can be accomplished through a variety of methods, such as currency cards, or purchasing DLC season passes at GameStop's front desk.

Last year, more than $724 million of GameStop's sales were ..."

When I played League of Legends, I never used the points I earned from regular play for the skins. The Champions and Runes always went first.

It is unfortunate that players were scammed. But I don't see how important a skin that expired from the shop from a couple of months ago can be worth hundreds of dollars in real money.

Thank goodness Riot is nice enough to allow players that had been scammed to redeem themselves if they provide proof that they obtained the code legally.


"Today’s Develop Conference opened with a keynote featuring Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE) President and Group CEO, Andrew House, and Mark Cerny, lead architect on the PlayStation 4, talking about the life and times of the PlayStation brand. As the pair travelled along the timeline that reached from the creation of the SCE division at Sony to the launch of the PlayStation 4, attentions turned to the future of the brand and that inevitable disruption: virtual reality (VR)."

"Today’s Evolve in Brighton conference saw virtual reality (VR) take centre stage as a highlight of the event just as it has with a number of international videogame industry show this year. Along with a talk from nDreams’ Patrick O’Luanaigh earlier in the day, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s (SCEE) David Ranyard, London Studio Director, spoke about the strengths of VR and the potential future of the PlayStation 4′s Project Morpheus."

"Jim Sterling assailed provocatively against gaming’s big corporations and their pseudo-apologies and whimsy-focused smiles behind lavish PR responses and insincere, merry-time appeasement after every single incident that occurs where it looks like gamers are getting screwed. I’m glad he did it because it makes my job that much easier to expand on those points, or rather, explain why gamers seem to tolerate it."

GG3 writes: "Sad news today, as Bundle in a Box has announced that it will be shutting down its service entirely. Everything will come down on August 8, 2014."

"There’s been a lot of debate over whether or not EA’s premium demos were part of a calculated test-run for a more nefarious future for vertical slices released to the public, or if it was just a gosh-darn honest mistake. Well, there’s some pretty good reasons why a large majority of core gamers saw the news and reacted the way they did."

"Oculus VR has built a reputation for snapping-up talent wherever they can of late. The latest hire, following Jason Rubin and Jason Holtman last month, is PopCap Games’ Bernard Yee."

"After the less-than-successful release of the Square-Enix published Murdered: Soul Suspect for old-gen consoles and new-gen consoles, developer Airtight Games has supposedly shut down."

GG3 takes a look at some of the lesser aspects of working with the gaming industry. Some mails just appear and aren't all that great. Worse yet, it's usually nonsense.

SegmentNext takes a look back at the Steam Summer Sale 2014, because it's hard to let go. Let's see what did work, what didn't work at all and the things that sort of worked, but it's not exactly certain why they did.

"Kingdoms of Amalur… the name sounded kind of generic but the execution was supposedly pretty good. It’s one of the dozens of games in my back catalog of titles I’ll likely get around to playing after my head is full of gray hairs and flying cars become the standard for getting around town. This story isn’t about Kingdom of Amalur, though. It’s about the company that was granted $75 million to make the game"

GG3 receives some press releases from titles that chose this exact period of time to release on PC, right when there's a giant Steam Summer Sale event. That's why none have even made a blip in sales so far. Other games were a little craftier.