Welcome to the GotGame Daily News Update. Today is Wednesday, December 5th.
Motorola VS. Microsoft: What’s the final verdict?
League of Legends fights griefing with..neuroscience?
But first a few quick news bytes.
Now to your regularly scheduled news cast.
The Nintendo Direct revealed a lot of information to digest so here’s some of the highlights.
The Nintendo Wii U will be getting Google Maps later this year in Japan. No news yet as to when it will launch in other countries. Users will be able to use the gamepad to take a panoramic look at their surroundings in street view.
Next we’ve got some news for Mass Effect 3′s next DLC. Not much is known about this next add on except for a few small details. The DLC will have “pretty much every Mass Effect 3 DLC writer” in Edmonton according to designer Jos Hendriks. Mass Effect chief composer, Sam Hullick, will contribute new content to the DLC as well as composers Sascha Dikiciyan and Cris Velasco. Seth Green will apparently be coming back for the DLC.
Lately giant corporations have been duking it out with each other over patent disputes. One such debacle, the Motorola VS. Microsoft lawsuit could have shaken Microsoft’s grip on the console market in the US and Germany. Motorola was attempting to ban the XBOX 360 in both countries because Microsoft was unwilling to pay four billion dollars a year for various technologies patented by Motorola. Fortunately for you 360 fan boys and girls, Motorola lost the suit. The tech in question was deemed “critical to industry standards”, and the ban was found unnecessary. It’s not like this ban would have affected Microsoft anyway. They’re coming out with the XBOX 720 next year anyways, right?
Finally, forever and for always the griefer will be a thorn in the side of gamers and developers alike. There have been various methods implementd to stunt this cancerous growth but, like cancer, the problem still persists. It seems though that Riot Games might have their own version of chemotherapy to counter griefers. Dubbed the PB and J Team, the Player Behavior and Justice Team uses web experience and knowledge of their fields to lessen or even remove alltogether negative gaming experiences. Did I mention that two of the members of the PB and J team have PhDs? One is a cognitive neuroscientist and the other a behavioral psychologist. The team plans on trying to track bad player behavior and using that to anticipate and alleviate the cause of said behavior. This is one step away from an Et tu, Brute, isn’t it?
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