Welcome to the GotGame Daily News Audio Update for Friday November 9th, 2012
Recently released Curiosity by 22 Cans has had it’s fair share of problems since launch. Trying to connect to Curiosity and link it to your Facebook account is like Sarah Palin trying to outsmart Batman. It just ain’t happening. Luckily 22 Cans released a statement and Mr. Molyneux himself says that they have the solution.
Molyneux said in a video by 22 Cans “We are desperate to get these bugs fixed, and the reason we’re desperate to get them fixed is we want to carry on with this experiment….Now I am convinced that these guys have the solution. It’s over there on that white board, and I don’t really understand it but I’m convinced they have the solution. For me the solution is this: NO more registration problems.”
Thank you Mr. Molyneux for that enlightening answer.
Video game hardware and software sales are not doing too hot it seems. NPD Group, a research firm, has released a statement that says the sale of video game hardware and software in the United States decreased 25% in October. This has been a trend that has been going on for eleven months straight. Sales were at $1 billion a year earlier, but now are at $755.5 Million. As I’ve said plenty of times before, the gaming industry is changing and if companies want to stop this decline in sales they need to stop thinking of gamers as unlimited cash reserves and start treating them as human beings who deserve to be listened to.
Game developer Silicon Knights is in some hot water after they sued Epic Games on allegations that Epic was sabotaging other developer’s abilities to implement Unreal Engine 3 in their games. Epic Games filed a countersuit saying that Silicon Knights put some of the code for the Unreal Engine 3 inside Silicon Knight’s own attempt at making a game engine. The courts ruled in favor of the countersuit and now Silicon Knights has to pay, literally.
1. They must pay Epic Games a total of $9.2 million by December 21st
2. They must delete the offending code in their game engine.
3. They must recall and destroy all unsold copies of games that use the offending engine (namely Too Human and X-Men Destiny) as well as delete code for upcoming titles The Box/Ritualyst, The Sandman, and Siren in the Maelstrom.
Finally for those of you playing Assassin’s Creed 3 Liberation there’s a nasty bug in your game. Players save games are corrupted and when you try to resume your game AVeline, the main protagonist of the game, is basically stuck in the Animus. No word on when a fix for this bug is coming out.