In what is probably the most expected outcome of all that’s been happening to THQ lately, THQ has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Clearlake Capital Group, a private equity firm, will “acquire substantially all of the assets.” This includes four studios including the games they have in development.
Ubisoft has announced that Assassin’s Creed 3 will receive yet another massive update fixing various bugs and glitches to single player and multiplayer.
GamerFitNation, a website dedicated to the intersection of gaming and health, have asked that gamers abstain from playing all online shooters for one day this coming Friday, December 21st. Antwand Pearman, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of GamerFitNation, would like gamers to do so to show their support for he victims of Connecticut’s Sandy Hook school shooting.
Now this is more like it. This is more like the Decembers of the past where we have nothing that’s even worth turning your heads at the video game aisle. So thanks for stopping by to see what’s coming out. I now free you from this obligation and assure you that nothing worth your time is coming out. Unless you desperately need something to play on your Vita, and really who isn’t.
In Well-That-Was-Fast News, Sinful Robot to Develop “Erotic Adventure Game” for Upcoming Oculus Rift
Tell the world that you have a new way of delivering media to the consumer, and you can pretty much expect the porn industry to show up at your doorstep the next day or sooner. A start-up developer, Sinful Robot has pledged to create adult content for the upcoming Oculus Rift VR headset in the form of games.
Remember when women were like children? As in they should be seen but not heard from? No? Yeah, me neither, but as it turns out some of us do. The upcoming PlayStation 3 game The Last of Us revolves around Joel and Ellie trying to survive in a post apocalyptic world, and In an interview with VG247, The Last of Us‘s creative director, Neil Druckmann, has had “discussions where we’ve been asked to push Ellie to the back.” His response, along with everyone at Naughty Dog, they “flat-out refused.”
I bet that got your attention
If you’re still wondering what’s going to happen to our “beloved” G4 channel, wonder no more. Over the weekend, Hollywood Reporter has sources that tells them that the owner of G4, NBCUniversal, has finalized a deal with the owners of Esquire magazine, Hearst Corporation, to rebrand G4 into the Esquire Channel throughout the first half of 2013.
I love the lull of December. How there isn’t that many games to write about. How it gives me time to play catch up, however futile that attempt might be. That said, this December has been the weirdest one to date. This is the second week now that something of note is actually coming out, depending on how you want to look at it that is.
European eShop Blocks 18+ Content Untill All The Little Ones Are Tucked Into Bed, Preferably Locked in Their Rooms
Imagine yourself a European person of drinking age in most of Europe, aka 18 years old. You took a day off from work to enjoy the Wii U, which you just got today. You excitedly hook it up, played around with settings, and maybe make a bunch of Miis caricaturing your local celebrities and dogs. But then you decided to join the 21st century and go to the eShop to buy some downloadable retail titles. As an adult you enjoy mature titles (or PEGI 18 following European ratings) and decide to check out such titles as ZombiU or Assassin’s Creed. That’s when Nintendo ruins your day when you realize that they literally block any and all content associated with games rated PEGI 18.
Pictured: Gamers target practicing for the NEXT time Bioshock Infinte gets delayed
Talking about yet another delay to Bioshock Infinite without bringing up certain other games that have done the same thing is going to be tough, but here we go. In a media conference, Ken Levine announced Bioshock Infinite‘s delay by exactly one month from the previously announced release date of February 26, 2013 to March 26, 2013.