Sometimes companies get so big that it can be hard for everyone in the company to know what everyone else is doing. That’s fine when the only mix up this created is ordering the wrong kind of ink refills, but when the marketing side approves of and releases an incredibly tasteless, misogynistic, and quite possibly illegal viral marketing app to the general populace, you have a real problem at hand. This morning Square Enix released a Facebook app, “Hire Hitman” that lets you create a contract with Agent 47 of the Hitman series to take out your friends. Within hours, the app was pulled from Facebook and Square Enix issued a statement of apology.
Square Enix Pulls Viral Marketing App for Hitman: Absolution on Facebook, Requisce In Pace, Wait Wrong Series
December has arrived, one of the most notoriously quietest month of the year when it comes to game releases. The number of games I’ve seen come out in December that’s even remotely worth giving a damn about can be counted on one hand. By the end of this week, that number will… still be countable on one hand.
Companies patent the craziest things, and many never see the light of day. That won’t stop us from peering into the many, publicly available patents for our “what if” pleasures. Today the internet unearthed Sony’s attempt at combining both the DualShock controller and PlayStation Move. The result looked a little bit like what you see here.
Thanksgiving has come and gone once again along with it the madness of Black Friday. Like every year before it, the flood of game releases abate to a trickle, most of which are barely worth mentioning. So if I were you, I’d relax and read the up coming months worth of articles leisurely, assured that nothing I post is even worth considering.
Sick of your Wii U yet? God I hope not. You just got it! In case you are, the game industry has a couple of titles just for you you spoiled little brat.
While you were playing Assassin’s Creed III, did something feel a bit off? Did you fall through the floor or have important people disappearing? Ubisoft feels your pain and discomfort and will be releasing a major patch by the end of next week that will address a whole slew of these inconveniences, a.k.a. bugs. Some of which can outright block your progress.
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Bioware has responded to the reports of Call of Duty: Black Ops II install disc issue. Their plan, taken straight out of some romantic comedy somewhere, can be boiled down to this statement on their website. “If the universe thinks that you should be playing Mass Effect right now, who are we to argue?”
So, did you guys vote or did you just stay at home playing Halo 4? One will determine the fate of our country for the next four years while the other the fate of the universe. From that perspective the choice seems rather simple. But enough about that! Onwards to the industry’s current juggernaut. After that, get ready for a full on console launch come this Sunday. Too bad you won’t see any of those games here. I’m saving those for a special Coming Soon this Friday.
November has come once again to grace its presence upon the games industry. You can tell because every store that carries new games visibly sinks a little bit every Tuesday. So then, what jewel shall we find in this week’s pile of new games?