In The News
Weekend in review:
Shigeru Miyamoto explained a little more during “the Question and Answer section of Nintendo’s investor call” about the upcoming Mario movie and his involvement, VentureBeat’s Mike Minotti reports. Here’s a snippet: “‘There has long been talk that Nintendo could make a movie because…’”
GameSpot’s Eddie Makuch writes that Miyamoto also said “that Nintendo and Illumination might decide to back away from making a Mario movie if the script doesn’t live up to their standards.”
GamesIndustry.biz’s Christopher Dring reports that “GameStop COO Tony Bartel and EVP Michael Hogan have been let go by the games retail giant.”
GamesIndustry.biz’s James Batchelor writes that “Dragon Age writer David Gaider has left the ranks of Canadian developer Beamdog.”
Paid to Play, a Razer program, is being suspended. “Razer will suspend the program beginning on March 1, based on what the company calls negative feedback from the community,” Engadget’s Rob LeFebvre reports. “It’s unclear what specific complaints Razer is responding to.”
Sports Direct now owns “50% of Belong,” Dring reports. “Belong is the name of the in-store areas that exist within selected GAME stores. These are places where gamers can pay to participate in a series of local competitive multiplayer PC games.”
Shadow of the Colossus is doing alright. The remake, out now on PlayStation 4, “sold … 73 per cent up on the game’s original PlayStation 2 release all the way back in February 2006,” Eurogamer’s Tom Phillips reports.
Dot Esports’ Scott Duwe writes that “Two separate mobile versions of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds have hit the market in China … The two games combined for a stunning 75 million pre-orders between them.”
Salary and prize money information was released for NBA 2K League, Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch reports. “The total prize pool for three tournaments, the season-end playoffs, and league championship will be a total of $1,000,000.”
Allan “Cheese” Alvarez beat his own Super Mario 64 record by 8 seconds, Dot Esports’ Justin Binkowski reports.
Saleem “Salem” Akiel Young joined Team Liquid as their Super Smash Bros. for Wii U player.