Changing up our news coverage a bit here on HN. As someone who is borderline addicted to following the video game industry, I’ll be bringing you a wrap-up of the chewiest headlines I can find a couple of times a week.
It looks like 2K is going to salvage the XCOM shooter after all without taking as big of a risk to the reestablished franchise, but no one has any real idea of how well that game is going to turn out. But, hey, it’s from the BioShock 2 developers! I’m still not sure what that means. The Wii U finally gets the updates it should have had on launch day, but my bitterness has been quelled by the arrival of the Virtual Console. Yes, I’m easy. Then finally, I was completely fascinated with the coverage, success, and backstory of Monaco. Capped off by the confirmation that Indie Fund’s investment had been justified before the game was actually available.
The last few days in headlines
- How much faster is the Wii U after software update? Polygon’s report.
- River City Ransom 2 is in development and will seek crowd-funding. Barfing compliments are accepted.
- Guess what? The SimCity 2.0 patch has problems, too… point-oh…. sorry…..
- Virtual Boy emulator already available for Oculus Rift. I see red.
- The Witcher 3 will not have multiplayer because why would it?
- The chaos of Monaco is a beautiful thing. Heists were meant to go wrong.
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour is taking a year off, is the new leader in my clubhouse.
- Batman: Arkham Origins will not have the voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy. What are we supposed to be excited about again?
- PC Dev who claims he was the original designer and developer of John Madden Football will get his day in court. Deservedly so if this holds true.
- Monaco made enough money off it’s preorders alone to offset Indie Fund’s $100,000 investment. The wait was worth it for everyone it seems.
- Respawn’s first game may be an Xbox 360 and Next Xbox exclusive. Now, there’s a juicy rumor.
- Starbound preorders top $1 million. I think people liked Terraria.