In our first part we explored how Sega overtook Nintendo in the early 90’s to become the biggest video game company in the world. It was through attitude, marketing, and most importantly defining themselves as better than Nintendo. Despite the Super Nintendo’s better graphics card and superior sound board, the Genesis took an early lead in the console wars. It wasn’t to last however, as Sega’s odd obsession with the Genesis forged the beginning of its downfall.
Day: February 20, 2015
EA has quietly done a soft launch of their next Need for Speed game called Need for Speed: No Limits. This game has already come under fire for a particular IAP that will be included in the game and that is the in-app purchase players have the option of using where they can purchase more gas. Whether this actually made it into the game or not is something we will be finding out shortly.
Bandai Namco had pushed out an update today that brings some new features to their free-to-play collectible card game called Outcast Odyssey. This marks the first major update to hit the game and with it a whole new event system for players to partake in if they want to. This new event system is called Brogan’s Challenge.
The iOS game Shadowmatic is making its way onto Android devices, however there is no release date or window at this time.
Goon Studios is an independent game studio you will want to remember. They have high ideals and talent that runs deep. I don’t remember exactly how I came across Goon Studios website last year, but I came away impressed. Maybe it was the artwork shown in the screenshots of the game Keipr that they are working on. It could also have been that when I went to the about us section, that I thought it was pretty intriguing that the images of the Goons weren’t just regular old photographs.
SNK Playmore has brought another one of their brawlers to Android called Garou: Mark of the Wolves. If you have played any other their other brawlers on Android, or in general for that matter, then you already should have a pretty good idea as to what to expect. For those of you curious, this is part of the Fatal Fury series.
We’ve been following the development of PocketMine since it was created, even using it in our own Minecraft: Pocket Edition server. It has come a long way since its inception, now having a plug-in library, mod tools and all sorts of other goodies. There was regular communication between Mojang developers and Shoghi Cervantes, the developer behind PocketMine, on Twitter quite often. So it should be as no surprise that Mojang has finally brought Shogi on board.