Now that Disney has acquired Disney and shut down LucasArts, they wasted little time in licensing out the exclusive rights to Star Wars games to EA in a multi-year publishing and licensing deal.
EA first announced titles are being developed by Visceral Games, best known for Deadspace, DICE, best known for Battlefield, and BioWare, best known for Star Wars the Old Republic. Hey, wait! Does this mean we can FINALLY get the Star Wars the Old Republic SINGLE PLAYER RPG we wanted all along?
Frank Gibeau, President of EA Labels, had this to say:
Activision has officially revealed, after the title was leaked, the next Call of Duty title ahead of E3. Call of Duty: Ghosts is the next incarnation of Activision's most profitable First Person Shooter and comes from the team at Infinity Ward.
Nintendo has revealed some plans that are sure to turn smiles upside down for those who enjoyed attending the Nintendo E3 Press Briefing each year before the show began. Historically, Nintendo has had their E3 Press Briefing the Tuesday E3 began several hours before the show floor opened. For Nintendo, this gave them “the last word” after Microsoft and Sony moved their Press Briefings back to Monday.
Nintendo has elected to cease their E3 Press Briefing and will focus on their Nintendo Direct events. Nintendo Boss Satoru Iwata says:
The relaunch of Tera: Rising has been a big hit with the legions of PC gamers who have logged back on to the formerly vacated En Masse Entertainment servers. The game now has over 1.4 million registered users since the Free to Play relaunch. This is an impressive feat in only 30 days after the change in business models. CEO of En Masse Entertainment, Chris Lee, said this:
Capcom has released the next incarnation of the Monster Hunter series on the Wii U and 3DS today--both at retail and digital downloads through the Nintendo eShop. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate allows players to once again embark on a journey to slay oversized monsters as they participate in hundreds of quests.
Aliens: Colonial Marines could be one of the worst games we have seen released by a respectable developer in a long time. The title that has been in development, at Gearbox, for over six years has released to mediocre reviews, strange bugs, low-resolution textures, and screen tearing. Though Gearbox is disputing it, while Sega remains silent, a former Gearbox Developer says the entire single player campaign was eventually finished by TimeGate Studios.
The game showed almost a year ago, Infinity Blade: Dungeons, alongside the iPad 3, has been put on hold as Epic Games and Impossible Studios, who were part of Big Huge Games and Kingdoms of Amalur, are no longer working on the project and no longer a part of Epic. Last August, Sean Dunn the Impossible Studios Studio Director said: "Epic Games has truly embraced this stellar collection of developers who were displaced by the closing of Big Huge Games They have looked after us with complete care, giving us all the tools and resources we need to make a lot of gamers happy."