Monday, April 21, 2014

Gamer's Source 4-21-2014

Welcome to the Gamer's Source, your destination for gaming news. The Assassin's Creed franchise has sold quite a few copies and Nintendo is in a lawsuit (once again) for technology infringement. So, without further ado, the news:


Nintendo is being sued by Secure Axcess over a technology patent infringement regarding the Wii U. Polygon reports that the patent in question revolves around the multiscreen personal display and was filed in 2000 and published in 2003. This technology is with regards to the second screen functionality of the Wii U tablet controller. The trial will include a jury.

Nintendo just can't seem to catch a break. Having already gone to court over the 3D technology in the 3DS and lost, the company already has to pay out for the patent infringement. It sounds to me like they need to hire some lawyers to look over the technology the company is developing before it releases it's next console...


The Assassin's Creed franchise has sold over 73 million copies globally. This makes the franchise Ubisoft's most profitable franchise, with Just Dance coming in second with 48 million and Splinter Cell in third place with 30 million.

This is not surprising. Assassin's Creed is not only an annual game, but typically really good as well. The series ability to change time periods and slowly add in new gameplay helps it stay fresh from year to year, keeping the fans coming back for more and teasing new players to come join. Nothing is true, everything is permitted.  

Number THREE!!!

Nate Wells, an Art Director from Naughty Dog, has left the studio to join Giant Sparrow, the indie gaming studio that is being incubated by Sony at it's Sony Santa Monica Studio. Announced via Twitter, Wells has been at Giant Sparrow since April 3rd. This will be the third major player that has left Naughty Dog within the past month and a half.

This is starting to make me nervous. When development slows down and games come to completion, it is only natural to layoff a certain number of employees. However, this is the third important person to leave Naughty Dog. It definitely makes one question what the hell is going on at that studio. 

Number FOUR!!!!

Sony and Microsoft seem to be ramping things up for E3. Microsoft has filed a new trademark, titled 'Eden Fall'. Sony has created two new trademarks, 'Entwined' and 'KILL STRAIN'. There is little known about these trademarks, but it is a pretty safe bet that these trademarks will be related to games we will hear about this year (hopefully at E3). 


It has officially been 25 years since the original GameBoy released.

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