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Sony: PS4 has early lead over Xbox One, but still a lot of work to do – GameSpot

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The consensus after the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo last summer was that Sony had “won” the event, captivating gamers with consumer-focused policies and building momentum for the PlayStation 4 launch just months later. That momentum led to 4.2 million PS4 sales in 2013, well ahead of the more expensive Xbox One’s 3 million figure. It was another “victory” for Sony, but the company isn’t resting on its laurels atop the…

Watch Dogs on Wii U will not launch alongside Xbox One and PS4 versions – GameSpot

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Watch Dogs on Wii U is not cancelled, despite earlier rumours, but this version of the game will not be released alongside the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC versions, Ubisoft has confirmed. Instead, Watch Dogs on Wii U will be released at a later date. The other versions will launch sometime between April and June 2014, Ubisoft confirmed today. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed the…

Is it game over for Nintendo? – Fortune

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Critical business decisions made by the videogame king in years past have come to haunt its future business prospects. By Peter Suciu FORTUNE — Nearly 30 years ago, Nintendo essentially gave the videogame industry a new life, and a second chance. In 1985, when the original Nintendo Entertainment System debuted at the North American International Toy Fair, no one even wanted to think about videogames after the great crash that…

Flappy Bird removal wasn’t Nintendo’s doing – GameSpot

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Flappy Bird’s similarities to characters and elements from classic Mario games did not upset Nintendo and the company was not involved in the game’s much-publicized removal this weekend. “While we usually do not comment on the rumors and speculations, we have already denied the speculation,” a spokesperson for the company told The Wall Street Journal. Creator Dong Nguyen said previously that Flappy Bird’s main bird was inspired by Super Mario…

Big Feb. 11 Xbox One Update Delayed a Few Days – PC Magazine

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

An Xbox One update scheduled for Tuesday has been pushed to later this week, according to Larry Hyrb, director of programming for Xbox, also known as Major Nelson. The February update for the Xbox One will add support for USB keyboards and port over the onscreen battery power indicator for controllers from the Xbox 360 platform. The first major software update to the console released last November will…

Xbox, PS4, and PC game Evolve promises "evolution" of multiplayer – GameSpot

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Turtle Rock Studios, creators of the original Left 4 Dead, today released the first gameplay trailer for the company’s upcoming Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC shooter Evolve. On top of that, we got a chance to play the 4v1 action game and you can read our in-depth coverage, courtesy of editor Mark Walton, right here. The video you see below demonstrates the game’s 4v1 setup and introduces “Goliath,” the…