Posted on Saturday, March 24th, 2012 at 9:00 AM by Guest
Welcome back gamers, we made it through yet again another week. Let’s look at what has happened this past week in the gaming world.
After weeks of financial burden; GAME entered Administration this past week. To clarify bankruptcy is limited to personal individuals in the UK, so companies enter either liquidation or administration. The companies firm released the following statement: “Further to this morning’s announcement of the suspension of trading in shares of GAME Group plc, the board has concluded that its discussions with all stakeholders and other parties have not made sufficient progress in the time available to offer a realistic prospect for a solvent solution for the business. In the short term the Board’s intention is that the business will continue to trade and discussions with lenders and third parties will continue under the protection of the interim moratorium.” Speculation surrounds the fate of GAME, and we’ll keep you posted as more news become available.
EA announced earlier this week is that it is going to shut down 11 game servers in the coming up weeks. According to EA, the games are seeing dwindling player support, as a result the selected EA titles will no longer have their online support as of April 13. EA has gone as far as saying that if any other games see a lack of player support, the online services will be discontinued for those titles as well. A list of games that will no longer have online support can be found here. A helpful gaming tip is, if you don’t want this fate to fall upon your favorite titles, make sure to give those games your online love.
One of the features that Mass Effect 3 was boasting was the ability to import player data from the previous Mass Effect titles. What Bioware didn’t count on is when a player utilizes this feature, facial details are lost in the transition. ”We have fixed the issue of faces not correctly importing into Mass Effect 3. It will be included as part of the next Mass Effect 3 patch,” BioWare’s Chris Priestly confirmed on the official forum. No release dates have been announced at this time, and Team Z1G will post news as soon as we know.
There have been rumors flying around that the next gen Xbox will not support used games. This week North American gaming retailer GameStop tried to debunk the rumor. ”We think it’s unlikely that there would be that next-gen console because the model simply hasn’t been proven to work,” GameStop CEO Paul Raines said in a call with investors. ”Remember, used video games have a residual value. Remember GameStop generates $1.2 billion of trade credits around the world with our used game model. So, consider taking used games out of that, you’d have to find new ways to sell the games. This is the kind of news that gets out in the industry and gets people worked up and hyper-ventilating and excited,” Raines added. It was further commented that credit that is earned from trade in games help make new releases affordable. No comment has been made by Microsoft regarding the matter, just the recent news that the next generation Xbox will not be revealed at E3 later this year.
That’s it for this week. Check back to Zero1gaming.com for more news, reviews and more!
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