Monday, April 28, 2014

Gamer's Source 4-28-2014

Hello and welcome to the Gamer's Source, your destination for gaming information. Naughty Dog loses another and Dark Souls developer From Software is being bought out. So, without further ado, the news:


Lead Character Artist Micheal Knowland has left Naughty Dog. This will be the fourth major loss for the developer in the past two months. I would love to be a fly on the wall at that developer. With so many major players leaving, it really is a wonder as to what is going on. Uncharted 4 is in development, possibly development limbo, and it's a good bet to think that the Last of Us 2 is underway as well. Hopefully we get some good news at E3 and some reassurance.


The myth about millions of Atari E.T. games being buried in the desert is true! Xbox Entertainment has excavated the New Mexico landfill this past weekend to find copies of the fabled game most often coined as the game that brought down the gaming industry in 1983. More details to come later this week. The footage will then be incorporated into the documentary Atari: Game Over.

As a gamer, this is exciting news. For an industry that is so young, there are so many myths and urban legends out there perpetuated by fans that it's great to see one of these come true. History is important to remember, especially one involving such a downturn for the industry. I personally can't wait for the full documentary to release. 

Number THREE!!!

From Software has been bought out by Japanese publisher Kadokawa. The famous developer behind Dark Souls and Demon Souls will have 80% of it's stock transferred ownership to the publisher. From Software will now work alongside the development side of Kadokawa games, known for it's smaller titles such as Natural Doctrine and Demon's Gaze. Kadokawa says the partnership will benefit both companies as it looks to expand to more platforms and territories. 

This is great for fans of the Dark Souls, as this will ensure the game continues to come out. Hopefully Kadokawa won't want to mess with the development team too much, as each game seems to garner much acclaim from fans and critics alike. I'll be interested to see what Kadokawa means by 'expanding to more platforms', as the publisher has been keen on Sony's handheld, and I personally would love to see a Dark Souls on Vita.   

And, per usual, here is a small list of straight forward stories:

And that's all for today! Not much news, but some news none the less. As always, leave some comments down below. Tell me what you think about From Software being bought out or the Atari grave site. Please share this with your friends and family who love gaming. And, as always, keep the conversation going.  

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