Today Nintendo have announced a third annual loss. Since it's release, the Wii-U console has sold around just 6.17 million units and as little as two and a half million in the last year. These figures are staggering when compared to the 7 million Playstation 4 units that Sony have shifted since it's release just before the holiday season. There are some positives for Nintendo with 3DS sales creeping up to around 44 million in total since it's release. With no new console being announced at th...

The studio behind Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero is merging with Infinity Ward. The new super-studio will retain the Infinity Ward name and will likely continue to make games in the Call of Duty franchise.

Telltale has done an unrealistically amazing job at capturing the tone of each property in their games, and it appears that they have nowhere to go but up. So what other franchises could Telltale tackle in the future?

"Rovio, the developer behind the popular Angry Birds series, has released its 2013 financial results, and the numbers have raised concerns that the studio's success is starting to lose momentum.

Mashable reports that net profit fell 52% in fiscal 2013, from $77 million in 2012 to only $37 million in 2013. Revenues remained fairly steady at $216 million, up only slightly from $211 million in 2012."

Iwata talks about what Nintendo must do after the previous president, Hiroshi Yamauchi passed away.
(Granted, Yamauchi passed a while ago, so this is a bit late... RIP Yamauchi)

Nintendo is my favorite company, I hope they're not going the same route as Sega. But, it's not like something horrible is going to happen overnight, great games are still coming out and money will still be made.

With the recent evidence of a BioShock film (again) and Ken Levine's departure from the franchise, Stephen from Leviathyn asks where the series is heading.

"A developer by the name of phileday has released a new virtual reality (VR) video playback tool onto the Oculus VR Share Beta. Named Whirligig, the software is designed to let users watch fully immersive films with an Oculus Rift VR headset as well as add custom menus and set other features to optimise the viewing experience. The software can be downloaded for free on PC over on the official Oculus website."

Square Enix has registered the domain for Just Cause 3, hinting that the game may be in development. Square Enix previously registered the domain for Just Cause 4 in 2012 but have yet to announce a Just Cause sequel

I don't play on mobile, but I do think this can be a good ro bad thing. I've been lucky, all of the Gamestops I have ever gone has had great service. In retrospect, this was when I was buying a game.

"he Assassin's Creed franchise sold 60 million units as of the last official numbers released. The franchise's most recent title, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, released last October, has actually achieved lower sales than its predecessor. The next title, Assassin's Creed: Unity, is expected by the end of the year."

"Phil Spencer, who was named head of Xbox at the end of March, has acknowledged these issues, noting on Twitter that the company must "do more" in order to compete. Even though Microsoft is in a historically good place with Xbox One, the fact remains that PlayStation 4 is beating it handedly."

Another person leaves Naughty Dog. Ugh, I hope we can find out why Sony chose to recast Stashwick.

I guess you could say it was fun while it lasted?

"And if two new trademark filings are any indication, two more, all-new franchises are in the works. Whether they're for PlayStation 4 or PlayStation Vita, of course, remains to be seen."

So if you didn't have the chance to go to PAX East (like my self) then you can look at some of IGN's pictures and thoughts what is was like!

"This week saw the launch of a brand new high-profile virtual reality (VR) meet-up in California, as VRLA saw it’s inaugural gathering. Hosted at Digital Domain, Los Angeles, VRLA was a resounding success, and today one of the event’s organisers, Cosmo Scharf, takes a walk down memory lane with VRFocus to his very first experience of VR."

Now, this isn't good, right?
It's never a good thing to see any gaming company to experience layoffs. We all want them to succeed, and produce great games.
I hope Sega can have better sales thanks to Sonic Boom when it releases.

With all the recent news surrounding Sony and its illustrious first-party studios, Stephen from Leviathyn examines whether Sony is really in a tight spot.

"Given that there is still no information on when, where or for how much a consumer would be able to purchase a modern virtual reality headset, it’s up to the enthusiasts to share their passion and attract new audiences. This is becoming a common exercise throughout the globe, and the latest land to receive it’s own meet-up is Los Angeles, California, taking place this evening."

"There are many different views on the potential uses of virtual reality (VR). It’s rebirth as a modern experience lead by in-home entertainment is just one opportunity, but there are many more that have had a great deal of exposition already. The out-of-home experience, including that of the traditional arcade format, is an area which has made strides in bringing VR technology to a mainstream audience that would otherwise have been impossible, and KWP’s Kevin Williams has been instrumental in..."

Oh no!

Gamespy servers will be shutting down on May 31, 2014. Rockstar's servers won't be affected. (So you can still play Red Dead Redemption/ GTA IV online)

An end of another era. :(

SegmentNext writes: "Yesterday, the news hit of an upcoming Youtube series by Maker Studios that ultimately went down the tube, called Green Label Game Jam, but referred to in branding as GAME_JAM.

A lot of industry people were rightfully shocked by this news. Still, there’s a reason it happened."

In order to understand the series, how they made the sequel, and how a Second Son sequel is a possibility, let’s take a look back on the previous 2 titles in the inFamous series. If you haven’t played any of the titles there will be spoilers ahead.

GG3 writes: "Publisher EA has announced that its online service Origin will be going fully digital, starting April 4, 2014. No more PC games will come in physical format on the store. "

"YEI Technologies has confirmed that its upcoming full body motion controller, PrioVR, will come with support for Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. The kit is compatible with the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset."

"Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey has responded to recent news that Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson has cancelled a project for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset. The developer made the drastic move based on the recent sale of the company to Facebook. Somewhat fittingly, Luckey issued his statement on Facebook itself, replying to a topic on the story and downplaying the progress that had been made on a possible official Minecraft VR experience."