Electronic Arts is pulling an about-face regarding the Wii U. Contrary to previous reports, EA’s chief financial officer asserts the company is developing games for Nintendo’s home console.
Speaking at the Stifel Nicolaus 2013 Internet, Media and Communications Conference, Blake Jorgensen stated EA has Wii U games in the works, however, these titles are apparently fewer in number than the publisher’s forthcoming PlayStation 4 and Xbox One projects.
Jorgensen’s statement seems to be at odds with a pair of remarks from company mouthpieces. Last week, EA spokesman Jeff Brown sparked controversy, saying the company has “no games in development for the Wii U currently.”
The situation became inflamed shortly thereafter when EA Senior Software Engineer and Architect Bob Summerwill made disparaging remarks at Nintendo’s expense, referring to the Wii U as “crap” and recommending the platform holder get out of the hardware business.
Hey! Today Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox, the Xbox One.
So, we talked about some of the news that came out of that announcement. That’s uh, all we talked about, because it’s pretty big news.
Microsoft has put out some images of its user interface for the Xbox One, and it’s exactly what you would expect given where the Xbox 360′s dashboards updates ultimately went and the company’s design for Windows 8.
I don’t love it or hate it; in fact, I don’t know that I even have a real opinion yet. In some ways, that’s not exactly a great sign. “Inoffensive,” perhaps. There are also a couple of shots of the TV guide functionality thrown in for good measure.
Want a new BlazBlue game? Well too bad! Settle for this anime adaptation instead. Animation studio teamKG and Hoods Entertainment are behind BlazBlue Alter Memory, set to air this Summer. Gundam 00′s Seiji Mizushima is directing, the screenplay is being handled by Deko Akao and Tatsuya Takahashi (Mysterious Girlfriend X, Arakawa Under the Bridge), and Tomoyuki Shitaya (Bakuman) is handling the character designs.
Is this exciting news? I don’t know! What I do know is that Attack on Titan is pretty damn amazing. That has nothing to do with this news, you know other than it too being an anime.
Full voice cast for the BlazBlue anime below.
So, Denis Dyack put together a lengthy video to establish how he’s not scamming the people supporting his Kickstarter. What do you think? I’d have an opinion on it myself but I fell asleep after the first three minutes.
On this fine Monday in May, Dale is scared to marathon The Last of Us, we asked if publishers should try to profit from user-created video, Jim reviewed Resident Evil: Revelations for the Wii U, we checked out tons of games from pre-E3, and so many more things happened on 5/20/2013.
Batman and Joker have new voice actors in Arkham Origins
I want to marathon The Last of Us but I’m scared
Should publishers try to profit from user-created videos?
Live show: Don’t call it a Lollipop Chainsaw speedrun
Community blogs of 5/20
Forum thread of the day: Gran Turismo 6
You’ve (probably) already turned Japanese
Seven ‘Xbox Reveal’ predictions that will totally happen
Killzone: Mercenary is the FPS the Vita has been needing
Tearaway is a must-own for the PlayStation Vita
Gran Turismo 6: A peek under the hood
The odds are against you in Batman: Arkham Origins
When Trials Evolution released last year, I played around with the level editor enough to see huge potential in it and also to understand that I could never personally tap into that potential. Thankfully, there are people like YouTube user B1toDO who make things like the above custom track, titled Illusion 1800.
Through manipulating camera angles and moving physical objects at specific times, the course takes on a surreal quality that seems to defy even Trials‘ physics. Platforms appear where there were none, up becomes down, dogs and cats start living together. It doesn’t appear to be a very difficult track, but it is certainly impressive to watch.
A few days ago we got a look at the upcoming Yakuza 1 & 2 HD re-release for the Wii U, and now, the full trailer is ready for eyeball consumption. As is the case with any Yakuza game, it shows off some insane gameplay variety, from combat, to sports, to hostess entertainment. You’ll be able to use the GamePad as a map, as well as a status screen and remote play.
Yakuza 2 in particular is one of my favorite games of all time, so I really hope this gets a release outside of Japan. As it stands, it’ll hit Eastern shores on August 8th.
I’m no fighting game player. However, I fell in love with the Guilty Gear series long before I gave it a spin because of its sick-ass music. I never knew videogames could rock so hard!
In honor of the recently announced Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, let’s enjoy my favorite track from the series, Chipp Zanuff’s theme “Suck a Sage,” as performed during the Guilty Gear X BlazBlue Music LIVE 2011 concert in Japan.
This weekend, ‘Sup Holmes? welcomes back Lone Survivor dev Jasper Byrne; a fresh Communitoid podcast hits the airwaves; I review The Starship Damrey, the first in the Guild02 trilogy; and previews for upcoming PlayStation wares The Last of Us, Doki-Doki Universe, and CounterSpy materialize.
Communitoid 013, featuring special guest JJ McCallum!
Community blogs of 5/18 & 5/19
Forum thread of the day: Metro 2033 / Metro: Last Light
Review: The Starship Damrey
Guilty Gear, a popular 2D anime fighting game series, is finally getting another entry into the franchise. Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- is an appropriately insane title, seeing as this series starts each round with an announcer saying “Heaven or Hell” and is accompanied by music so raucous, your face might actually melt off if you play for too long. That’s just the kind of series Guilty Gear is.
The released trailer doesn’t give any real information, other than the game is going to look absolutely gorgeous. It does show that Sol and Ky are going to be playable characters in it, though I’d be way more surprised if they weren’t included. There’s also a 3D camera rotation early on, showing that characters are likely modeled in 3D, but gameplay will take play on a 2D plane. There’s also a website linked in the description of the YouTube video, but it currently does not load.