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Rumor: Unity Technologies Up For Sale

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A new report from CNET is claiming that the heads of the gaming engine Unity is currently weighing its options about possibly selling the company.

 

According to the website, the company has already shared a presentation outlining its value with some silicon valley tech companies, including Google. In recent months, Unity Technologies has had serious discussions about a possible purchase with a “would-be buyer,” according to the article.  (more…)

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Huge Game Collection On Ebay for $164,000

Do you have $164,000 to throw away? Do you want your pad to be full of clutter? Then keep reading!

 

EBay seller, who goes by the name “reel.big.fish” (I assume no relation to the band), is selling a massive collection of video games. According to him, expands almost 6000 titles, which spans over 50+ gaming systems. (more…)

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Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter Only Works For Smash Bros.

Gamecube Adapter Wii U

 

Hey look everyone, Nintendo is screwing up once again.

 

After rumors started to circulate around the information super-highway that the Gamecube controller adapter for the Wii U would work with other existing games for the system and its Virtual Console, Nintendo confirmed that it would NOT. Obviously if the gossip proved to be true, that would’ve broke a streak of years for Nintendo of making the right decision based off of common sense. Once again, the Internet has been fooled by Nintendo. (more…)

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New Trailer for COD: Advanced Warfare; Special Editions Revealed

Here we go again. Another year has gone by, which means another Call of Duty. But unlike the last 2,000 sequels that have been released, this one is being built on next generation hardware. If that doesn’t get you pumped, you’re probably a normal person.

Today, Activision has revealed a new trailer, and we have it after the jump, which focuses mostly on the campaign, and with a quick tease of multiplayer. And in all seriousness, this game is shaping up like it could be fun. Sure… it’s probably been “inspired” by Titianfall, but that’s a good thing. It’s getting fans of the franchise a breath of fresh air, and it might possibly introduce some new ones. And maybe…just maybe…ex-fans might return. But maybe that’s also just wishful thinking.  (more…)

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Disney Interactive Quarterly Earnings in the Green

Disney Interactive, the mega-company’s video game division, posted $291 million of revenue during last quarter, which ended on December 31, 2012. It was a small increase of four precent, when compared to the same time last year.

But better news comes from the $9 million in net-profit the company saw during the holiday quarter. Last year, Disney was $28 million in the red during the ever important holiday season. That made Disney restructure the division, which just recently had layoffs, including shutting down the Epic Mickey 2 developer Junction Point. (more…)

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J.J. Abrams and Gabe Newell Working Together for a Portal or Half-Life Film?

Last week, we talked about J.J. Abrams, directer of Star Trek and Gabe Newell, cofounder of Valve, would have a discussion during the gaming developer conference D.I.C.E.. Today that conversation, with no moderator, has just ended.

The exchange between the two iconic creators, was about how their two industries approach to storytelling, and how that narrative is told to their audience, and which way is ultimately more meaningful. While there will be a video shortly about their heart-to-heart, there was some interesting news about the two possibly working together in the future. (more…)

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Canadian Retailer Leaks ZombiU Deluxe Wii U Bundle, Includes Pro-Controller

Canadian retailer Future Shop has leaked details of a possible new Wii U bundle, which includes the Deluxe Set 32GB system, and the mature-rated first-person shooter, ZombiU, which was published by Ubisoft. While no official announcement has been made by Nintendo about this bundle, I have to think this is probably real, considering it’s a credible retailer that already has box art. I have a hard time believing they’ve been punk’ed by some Internet rumor.

There hasn’t been any information about a possible American version, but because Nintendo thinks Canada and the US as the North American region, I have to believe we are also getting this same bundle.

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Video: Ghostbusters and Super Mario Bros. Mashup

James Farr mashed-up Ghostbusters and Super Mario Brothers and what you get is something that all ADHD children will love, along with fans of both franchises. The story loosely follows the original Ghostbusters but obviously replaces Bill Murray and company with Luigi, Mario, Princess Peach and the always worthless Toad.

I do love some of the easter-eggs Mr. Farr used in his animation, which include Mario and Luigi using the Super Nintendo Super Scope zapper; instead of the Proton Pack, the Yoshi eggs bursting out of the package, the NES Advantage controller as the shift stick in the Ecto-1 and the ‘dogs’ of Ghostbusters were represented by the Chain Chomps.

Check out the video up top.

(via Kotaku)

 

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Kate Upton’s Hidden Talent is… Mario Kart

All of us already know what Kate Upton’s biggest talent is: to be one of the most photogenic people in the world. You might not think that’s a skill, but I would disagree. Well… The very least, that’s what I would tell her if I ever met her. And I’m pretty sure you would too.

Anyways the model had an interview with the publication GQ, and the interviewer asked Upton if she had any hidden talents, and I’m pretty sure you and I are already thinking the same thing, but unfortunately that’s not what she said.

Apparently, Mrs. Christensen Ms. Upton think she one hell of a Mario Kart player. Apparently that’s her biggest hidden talent. (more…)

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Game Deal: Wii U $50 Off at Costco Right Now

Nintendo might refuse to price cut the Wii U, but that’s not stopping Costco to do it. Right now, the wholesaler is selling both the deluxe set and regular set for $50 off. That’s right, you can get Deluxe Set for the same price as the basic model for $300. Or if you want to pay way below, you can snag the regular bundle for $250.

Of course, if you are not a member of Costco, you have to sign and that includes a $50 fee. So if that’s the case, it kind of subjects the whole idea of getting a deal. If you are one of the lucky ones does have a Costco card, this might be the time to pick it up because we already know that Nintendo isn’t having a price cut any time soon.

(via gonintendo)

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