Thursday, November 27, 2014
by Clip Syndicate
The Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday, Sony Computer Entertainment America has agreed to settle allegations it misled consumers about features of its PlayStation Vita handheld gaming console. The FTC said, as part of the settlement, Sony will stop making the inaccurate claims and will give pe  [READ MORE]
Remember those wacky Japanese Mercedes-Benz car commercials in which Super Mario was reimagined as a hunky human who just so happened to race a new line of GLA-Class cars? Mario has returned, and this time he's brought Princess Peach, Yoshi and Luigi along for the ride. The commercials start out with the characters' beloved video game versions, but soon viewers see what their favorite Nintendo brothers and their friends would look like in the real world.  [READ MORE]
As game makers prepare their best titles for the holiday season, the video game industry has yet to bounce back. Total sales of video games at US retail shops remained flat in October, coming in at $790.7 million, within a percentage point of the same time a year ago, according to a report by industry watcher NPD Group. But the devil's in the details: Software sales are still falling, while purchases of new video game hardware have jumped.  [READ MORE]
Sony is applying yet another update to its PlayStation 4 to resolve issues with the console. GameSpot and other sources are reporting that as of Tuesday, PS4 update version 2.02 has started to roll out. GameSpot adds that the update is already out and about in the UK, while a push in North America is expected to follow. Sony confirmed the update in a tweet posted late Monday. This marks the second bug-fixing patch since last week that Sony has rolled out for its PS4.  [READ MORE]
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare isn't playing nice with the Share Play feature on Sony's PlayStation 4. GameSpot confirmed that Advanced Warfare blocks all Share Play functionality. When gamers try to use the online game-sharing feature, all gameplay footage is marked as censored. While this doesn't affect the owner's console, it prevents games from being streamed to a second PS4.

How long can you last in the frigid Canadian wilderness after being stranded by a plane crash? For those looking to test their survival skills, The Long Dark will scratch that itch without freezing anyone to death. While The Long Dark is still in development by Hinderland Games, the user can get a good sense for the title from what's currently available on Steam.

Activision Blizzard made a bet that Destiny, a new sci-fi video game that blends shooter games with multiplayer titles played exclusively over the Internet, would prove a success. And now that bet is starting to pay off. The game maker and publisher reported fiscal third-quarter earnings Tuesday, and sales and profit exceeded Wall Street's estimates. Sales rose 78 percent from a year ago, while profits per share nearly tripled, each after adjustments for deferred revenue and other items.  [READ MORE]

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