Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s long running CEO and successor to Bill Gates, has announced that he’s retiring at some point within the next 12 months.
Sega and Gearbox, the publisher and developer behind the recently released Aliens: Colonial Marines title, have been targeted by a class action lawsuit, after gamers felt that they misrepresented the game in the trailer by showing unfinished demo footage.
Despite a Kickstarter campaign (that didn’t reach its target) and a push afterwards for a pre-order alpha system similar to Minecraft’s model, the developer of Death Inc, Ambient Studios, is having to shut its doors, having simply run out of money.
Adam Orth, the man behind the tweets that incensed a lot of gamers last week, now looks to have been left Microsoft, though it is thought that he resigned and wasn’t fired by the higher ups.
Microsoft creative director, Adam Orth, took it upon himself last week to lash out at those complaining about always on systems and those suggesting they wouldn’t buy a next-gen Xbox if it came with such a clause.
GAME, that high-street game retailer that struggled through 2012 and is just about limping along today, is set to go down the hardware route, selling tablets from various manufacturers.
While I must admit, I was hoping the creators of South Park would buy it, just for the laugh, Blockbuster, the video rental chain that has been left behind in the wake of DVD rentals by post, and eventually streaming content, has now been bought by Gordon Brothers Europe.
Now ex-head at EA Games, John Riccitiello, has had to hand in his letter of resignation after pressuring from the board of directors.
Nintendo has been forced to cut back its sales predictions for the newly released Wii U console from 5.5 million to 4 million by the end of the year.
Yesterday THQ was officially sold off to creditors and other buyers, with its individual properties and developers bought up.