Welcome to the GotGame Daily News Update. Today is January 16th, 2013.
Video Games being taxed for being “sinful”
Final Fantasy meets Suikoden
A T.V. Fallout?
Bungie on in to GDC and you might find your Destiny there.
XBOX 720: Revenge of the Kinect
But first a few quick news bytes
Bauldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition is now out on Steam for $19.99.
Microsoft is now allowing users to migrate their accounts easily. Just go here and whoosh, you’re off: Account Migration Tool
Target’s online store is claiming that Lego City: Undercover for the Wii U will be coming out on March 17th. Apparently Toys R’ Us is saying the same thing.
Aliens: Colonial Marines has finally gone gold.
And Splinter Cell: Blacklist has been pushed back to August 20 of this year.
Now back to your regularly scheduled news post
Square Enix has done it once again. Yes, they’ve taken the already decrepit remains of the Final Fantasy franchise and milked it for another fupping iOS game. Final Fantasy: All the Bravest will be arriving on the iOS platform on January 17, 2013 for $3.50. Players are able to control 20 different characters at once using the active time battle system. Sounds thrilling, at least it doesn’t cost 20 dollars.
Some may call video games a guilty pleasure, and I wouldn’t be on of those people, and that’s OK. But basically calling it a “sin” (well sort of) is crossing the line. Republican Diane Franklin of the Missouri General Assembly’s House of Representatives introduced House Bill 157 which would put a 1% excise tax, or more better known as a sin tax, on video games rated T and above. This income would be used for the treatment of mental health conditions due to violent video games. Which basically means that it will sit in the coffers until the politicians decide to dump the money into their own pet projects or put it towards constituent “needs”.
If you want to oppose this bill then please contact Representative Franklin at her office by
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (573) 751-1119
It’s been a long time Fallout. What have you been doing? OH? Possibly going to finally get some more screen time, in the form of a television program? Oh my. Yep, Eurogamer has rooted out a trademark for “an on-going television program set in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world.” Basically a T.V. show.
The Game Developers Conference is just around the corner, coming to San Francisco from March 25th – 29th. Of all the people speaking there, curiously enough Bungie is said to be scheduled to speak at the conference. Activision gave no comment about Bungie’s appearance there though. Apparently the title of the panel is “Brave New World: New Bungie IP” which denotes that this might be about Bungie’s newest game: Destiny.
And finally, the Kinect was supposed to be a revolutionary front for gaming but flopped because we gamers are just lazy pricks. Seriously though, the tech is ahead of its time but is said to not work half of the time. We’ve known that Kinect 2.0 is rumored to make it’s debut connected to the XBOX 720 but will it be better? Developers will soon find out, maybe, as it’s (again) rumored that they already have development kits for the device. Apparently according to CVG, select game studios all over Europe are working on next gen motion control. Let’s see if we get more game uses for Kinect 2.0 than real life uses this time around.
Here are your questions of the day gamers:
What game(s) would you like Square Enix to bring back to consoles, or even handhelds (other than the iOS)?
Do you think Kinect 2.0 will be successful? Can we make motion controls/virtual reality work?
Tell us what you think below in the comments.