- Nexon has reported interest in acquiring Electronic Arts. An analyst argued that Disney could be interested in the gaming giant. I wouldn’t expect these talks to go anywhere soon.
The Wii-U tablet will use NFC technology.
- A trailer for Rayman Legends was leaked. More importantly, this was showing off the Wii-U’s capability of NFC, or near field communication. Similar to Activision’s Skylanders, you place an action figure onto the Wii-U tablet, and the game will change according to the action figure. A Rayman rabbit was shown, as well as Ezio from Assassin’s Creed.
- S.T.A.L.K.E.R game developers GSC Game World have finally closed down after financial turmoil. This also means that S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 is canceled. A new studio called Vostok Games has been founded, and they’re working on a F2P MMO called Survarium.
- Dark Souls producer Daisuke Uchiyama spoke with Edge recently. He told them that the usage of GFWL for the PC version of Dark souls was “an ongoing partnership” and “We might have another announcement soon regarding the platform we’ll be using”.
It does look very familiar, but that may not be a bad thing at all.
- Sony is answering to Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. series with a new game called “PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale”. It is a crossover fighting game of popular characters traditionally seen on Sony consoles. The game is developed by SuperBot Entertainment, a new studio. It releases sometime this winter.
- Beta tests for big upcoming games like Guild Wars 2, TERA, and Diablo 3 have started. Which one will take up your free time?
- NVIDIA had a special keynote last night, detailing their next line of Kepler architecture video cards for the enthusiast PC gamer. NVIDIA detailed a new form of anti-aliasing for Kepler, called TXAA. TXAA will have lower resource requirements than previous anti-aliasing standards. GeForce Experience was another one of NVIDIA’s surprises, which aims to take the hard work out of optimizing PC game settings, and promises to be superior to the default settings you see in most games. NVIDIA also showed off their work with a few game developers: Crytek showed Crysis 3 and Warface, a F2P first person shooter. We also saw the Samaritan demo from Epic Games again. Instead of running on three GTX 580s, it will be able to have the same detail and framerate on a single GTX 680. Finally, we saw an unnamed game from an unnamed developer in China. It is set in WW2 China, and had some powerful physics and tessellation capabilities.