Another week, another week of gaming news. Gamesland News features the latest news in one, easy-to-read format.
– Youtube personalities Yogscast have been under fire recently because of their failed Kickstarter to create their own videogame. After the game went belly-up, Yogscast refused to issue refunds to the backers (even though it states that they must in the Kickstarter terms and conditions)., instead issuing backers with a different game. Also being called into question is the money issue; and while there are theories, not all details have been confirmed.
– Sony Online Entertainment had an issue with some of its site earlier in the week, due to the fact that they sent their payment information to the wrong address. The sites are currently back up and running.
– The speedrun times for both Metroid Prime and The Legend of Zelda: Orcarina of Time have been beaten. Metroid Prime was beaten in 0:55 and Orcarina of Time was beaten in 0:18:10.
– The ‘dark editions’ of the Skylanders franchise, previously exclusive to GameStop, is now no longer exclusive for Trap Team.
– In the US, TV channel ESPN2 surprised just about everyone when they aired a preview for the DOTA 2 World CHampionships.
– The Uncharted movie is coming out on June 10, 2016. Mark it in your calendars, folks.
– Disney Infinity 2.0 will feature a Guardians of the Galaxy playset and characters.
– Google is apparently buying twitch for $1 Billion.
– Sony, after several lawsuits, is finally going to give compensation to gamers for the 2011 hack. The choices will be, depending on whether or not you claimed a game back in 2011, either a free PS3 or PSP game (although the actual games are unknown), 3 months of PS+, or some free PS3 themes. The offer is a first-come, first-served basis however, and after $6 million worth of items have been redeemed, the offer will be over.
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That concludes the news for this week, but there’ll be another news article next Friday (1/08/14), so come back then for more news from the Land of Gaming!