Weekly Recap: Nintendo PlayStation Console, Batman: Arkham Knight PC Issues, Huge Star Wars Battlefront Leak
Did you step away from the Internet this week? Here's a roundup of the big news.
THE BIG STUFF:
Ultra-Rare Nintendo PlayStation Console Has Been Found: The result of a failed partnership between Nintendo and Sony, the items is considered to be the Holy Grail of game memorabilia. Click through the link above to see some images and read about how it was found.
Batman: Arkham Knight PC Problems Were Known "For Months": According to alleged testers, Arkham Knight publisher Warner Bros. knew about the game's PC problems for a long time but instead decided to focus on the console versions.
Star Wars Battlefront Leak Reveals Gameplay Video, Weapons, Vehicles: Ahead of the game's closed alpha period, a ton of game details leaked, including a video and new details and weapons and vehicles. Click through the link above to get all the details.
THE OTHER STUFF:
Nintendo has published the English translation of a recent shareholder briefing. Check out the entire Q&A here to hear directly from president Satoru Iwata and managing director Shigeru Miyamoto about a range of topics, including Wii U, NX, E3, smartphone games, and a lot more.
Heading to San Diego Comic-Con next week? Want to check out some Nintendo games and experiences? You're in luck, as Nintendo is again heading to the show. The company this week announced its plans for the event, which includes game demos at a special lounge and some gaming tournaments. Get the full rundown here.
Who will be on the cover of NHL 16? Now we know it won't be one athlete, but two. Gracing the cover this year are Chicago Blackhawks' stars and recent Stanley Cup-winners Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. Get the full story here.
Curious about the state of the video game industry in Europe? It's your lucky week, as GDC Europe organizers this week announced the results of a new study that covers European developers. Among the findings is PC topping mobile as the most popular development platform. Get all the stats here.
PlayStation Plus launched five years ago this week. Wow. Has it really been that long? If you were a member from day one, Sony is sending you a special gift. Check your email!
Curious about the future of Facebook? Founder Mark Zuckerberg held another online Q&A this week, tackling questions about the social network, virtual reality, and more. Read the full thing here.
If fans had stopped demanding The Last Guardian, Sony might have canceled it. That's according to the guy who would have made the call, PlayStation president of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida, who talk about the long-in-development game in an interview with Edge recently.
Here's the first full-length trailer for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, which hits theaters in October. It stars Michael Fassbender as the late Steve Jobs, and it certainly looks very promising. Check it out.
Xbox One racing game Forza Motorsport 6 will have more than 450 cars in all. We now know a lot more of them, thanks to a new Xbox Wire blog post that reveals a handful of the new cars, including the 2002 Ferrari Enzo Ferrari and 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C. Man, they look good. Read the full blog post to see all the Forza 6 cars announced so far.
Technology giant Sony, maker of the PlayStation 4, has announced its own internal crowdfunding initiative called First Flight. Sony describes it as an " internal framework for supporting and fostering new business and product creation that goes beyond existing organizational boundaries." Read more about it here.
Kotaku has a great interview with Patrice Desilets, the creator of Assassin's Creed who is now out on his own, working on his first independently produced game in years, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. Read the full interview here.
The Genesis Starliner. No, it's not the name of a new indie rock band. It's the name of the latest ship added to Star Citizen, the PC space game that's raised an incredible $85 million. Get all the details about the new ship here.
Polygon has an excellent, wide-ranging interview with Microsoft about some of the changes coming to Halo 5: Guardians' multiplayer mode. It's a great, in-depth read and worth any Halo fan's time. Read the full interview here.
One extremely dedicated and enterprising Fallout fan has built his own fully operational Pip-Boy. Check out some images and read about how he did it here.
Are we finally going to soon hear about Beyond Good & Evil 2? According to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot...maybe. Read an interview here from The Guardian, but be aware that it's one big tease.
Have a fun and safe 4th of July weekend!
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