"There's a first time for everything. For the Nintendo, last week -- according to Media Create -- marked the first time the Wii U's hardware sales have fallen below that of the PlayStation Vita. For week 8, 2013, spanning February 18-24, the Wii U managed to sell a dismal 9,633 units. Don't necessarily chalk this up to an increased interest in the Vita though; it still only sold a pedestrian 11,456 units."
"There's something fishy going on over there at Microsoft. Earlier this week it was discovered that the company had acquired several domain names related to "Xbox Gold." Since then, Microsoft has gone on a rampage, snatching up any and every domain name having to do with Xbox Gold."
"Last week, SuperDaE, most notable for his attempt to sell the Xbox 720/Durango dev kit on eBay, informed his Twitter followers that his house had been raided. It is believed that SuperDaE was in possession of a dev kit for Microsoft's next console and is responsible for leaking details on it. As a result, FBI and Australian police knocked on his door last week with a warrant to search his home for proof of such things. As the gaming community unites to #freeSuperDaE, Microsoft claims they had..."
"Earlier this week, Sony announced the PlayStation 4 -- a crowning achievement that marked the incoming future of gaming. For anyone who watched the event, there was one noticeable absence -- and I'm not talking about the actual PS4 machine. In the two-hour long press conference, there was not one female brought on stage to speak. It hasn't gone unnoticed either."
"We're just hours away from Sony's big event tonight. It's expected that during this event we'll see “the future” of PlayStation -- with the PlayStation 4 obviously being the star of the show. The event was first teased earlier this month, but rumors surrounding the PS4 have existed long before this announcement. We're talking months of leaks, rumors and speculation all coming to fruition tonight -- or so we hope."
"We're just a day away from the eagerly awaited PlayStation event where Sony is widely expected to reveal the PlayStation 4. Weeks ago, Sony teased us with a brief video titled “#PlayStation2013”, along with a headline that read: “See the Future.” Of course, that's pretty vague. The future can mean a lot of things, but what will see? Assuming the event is indeed dedicated to the PlayStation 4 unveiling, let's take a look at what we can realistically expect Sony to reveal."
The rumor mill is saying the next generation of consoles might not play used games. Will retailers like Gamestop go belly up? Will gamers jump ship to the PS4 if the Xbox 720 can't play used games? What will happen to the game rental services? How are the consoles planning on locking out used games? GoozerNation speculates if the Mayan apocalyspse draws near for used game sales and what this could mean for everybody.
"Several members of Valve's Android and hardware staff have been let go today in a move that could spell trouble for the company's home console, the Steam Box. The most troubling sign for the Steam Box is the letting go of hardware designer Jeri Ellsworth who claimed via Twitter that she was fired, though offered no specifics. Valve offered no response when asked to elaborate."
"Bungie is poised to reveal its brand new game, Destiny, on Sunday, February 17, the company announced. In a recent post on Bungie's blog, the studio confirmed their upcoming game will indeed be called Destiny and that fans will soon get a "first glimpse into the vision and ambition that's driving the creation of our brave new world.""
Come the end of Feb. gamers will see what Sony has in store. Gamers should expect by the end of this year, there will be new consoles from both Microsoft and Sony. Has Sony learned anything this generation? Will they come out first? How will they dominate the video game console industry? Can they replicate their success from the era on PS1 and PS2? What happens if they fail?
"Video games have become something of their own among the lip-syncing viral videos and random cat pictures that litter the internet. Whether you’re a retro fan or a top-of-the-line PC owner, you’re bound to follow a few gaming icons around Youtube or Twitter, but not just the gaming developers or long-time franchise leaders. There are many to speak of, but here are five gaming personalities that have made following gamer culture entertaining and more influential than ever. Enjoy!"
"It seems as though the PlayStation 4 will be on its way soon, and with that, there are more titles that are coming to light as being in development or close to releasing with the new system.
According to a report from VG24/7 on Tuesday, a new Intellectual Property (IP) is currently being developed at Sawfly Studios.
Karl Jones, Sawfly’s design director, talked about the process of going through ideas and said there will soon be some official news coming regarding their new game.
"Electronic Theatre has today announced the 10th anniversary celebrations of the UK based videogames specialist publication with an array of new features. Beginning today with the launch of a redesign, a series of enticing new features are scheduled for the coming weeks."
Gamesta.com reports on the troubles of Gas Powered Games, makers of Dungeon Siege and Supreme Commander, among others. Right after starting an ambitious $1.1 million Kickstarter campaign, it was forced to lay off most of its staff. The Kickstarter is now in hands of the community.
"It’s been no secret that UK videogames specialist retailer GAME has had a turbulent time of late. In essence, the GAME you see on high streets today is not the same company it was this time last year, but with that comes both positive and negative connotations. The stalwart of the high street that had undergone many changes of face since it’s inception in the early 1990s and yet has remained a static and commanding figure in the industry. It was perhaps this reluctance to bend to industry tre..."
"One of the most common messages and emails we receive from peeps like you is “I can’t find Gamer Grub in my store !” grrrr. Although we’re always exploring new opportunities to get the greatest gaming snack in the known universe to the best gaming stores, YOU can do something to help"
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Goozex has had a rough couple of years, but the new management that took over last month has made changes that are leaps and bounds over the predecessors. A new trading contest has been offered, and point value caps are increasing. Some feel it devalues the currency they currently have in the site, while others rejoice as the new prices could spur new trades of hot titles. With more changes promised within the week, GoozerNation staff ha...