Gaming News Wrap [22 Jan 2014]

Good morning. We’ve got a little bit for everyone here today. Gaming news and videos – an essential part of everyone’s breakfast. Games A number of Games on Demand have been discounted by at least 33% on Xbox Live – some as much as 75%. Call of Duty Ghosts is 33% cheaper until next week, while Final Fantasy XIII-2, The…

Nexon head believes mobile and console gap will diminish in the near future

Speaking at the GamesBeat 2013 conference, Nexon CFO Owen Mahoney told the audience that he isn’t particularly interested in going into the console business. He also believes the gap between mobile and console games will diminish in a few years. GamesIndustry are citing Mahoney who explained that the differences between mobile and consoles is comparative to the difference “between a…

Gaming News Wrap [1 Aug 2013]

Good morning and welcome to the day that could rather be tomorrow. If I was president of the world we’d make it so. The high demand for the PS4 has meant that Sony may not actually fulfill any pre-orders placed after next Monday in the UK. [More on CVG] As if to emphasize this, former CEO of Electronic Arts John Riccitiello…

PES 2014 secures Argentinian league licenses

Konami has penned a deal with the Argentinian Football Association (AFA) to bring the 20 AFA Primera División Teams and some of the corresponding home stadiums into PES 2014. Argentinian FOX Sports announcers, Mariano Closs and Fernando Niembro will commentate for the league. Top teams River Plate, Boca Juniors, Newell’s Old Boys and Racing will all feature. The 20 Primera…

Morning News Wrap (19 Feb 2013)

Happy Chewsday…geddit?!  Alright, news then. Be prepared for your inner rock star to die a little more.  Harmonix has announced that from 2 April, weekly Rock Band song updates will stop.  According to the developer: “With several new titles in development and developers needed to usher these new games along, April 2nd will be the last weekly DLC release for Rock…

Morning News Wrap (8 Feb 2013)

Wow.  Made it.  Friday.  We’ll stop reminding you of what day it is now.  Enjoy your Friday morning news… The latest insider report doing the rounds regarding the next-Xbox comes via The Verge.  According to this source, the console will carry a big focus on “greatly improved” speech recognition.  The (let’s call it) Xbox 720 will support wake on voice, natural language controls, and speech-to-text.…

BBC: Female gamers to outnumber males and the elderly using games to keep mentally active

The BBC have posted a rather surprising new video article [uploaded by ReutersExclusiveNews] that discusses the benefits of videogames with a senior female gamer, Hilda Knott. Ms. Knott discloses, and it makes total sense, that videogames are beneficial to her as they keep her mentally active. In the report on BBC, the news giant claims: “It is predicted that by the…