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Assassin's Creed 3 developer diary tackles the land and sea

The last of a four-part developer diary series for Assassin's Creed 3 is titled "America, by Land and Sea," and it takes place entirely in the skies above Morocco. Strange. Not really – the final dev diary describes the historical accuracy of Assassin's Creed 3's main cities, positing that...

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Obama, Romney get chiptuned in battle for presidential seat

The battle for the White House is an epic, intense drama to rival those of legend and myth, so of course it makes a great chiptune video game. The Gregory Brothers, creators of Autotune the News and all those viral videos about burgers and bed intruders, songified Barack Obama and Mitt Romney from...

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Sony trademarks 'Rain,' 'Until Dawn' in EU and US before Gamescom

Sony is either preparing a few unannounced IPs for the public eye, or it's really concerned about the weather at Gamescom next week. Sony has trademarked "Rain" and "Until Dawn" in the US and Europe, both as "computer game software." The above image was included with the Rain filing via OHIM, the...

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Bringing a Chinese shooter to the west with Mercenary Ops

Mercenary Ops is something of a rarity. While there are quite a few Western-developed games being published in Asia by Chinese and Korean companies, there aren't a lot of Chinese-developed online titles being published by Western companies. Developed in China by Yingpei Games, which used to be...

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Sony shares drop to 31-year low in Japan, 19-year low in US

Shares of Sony stock have dipped to their lowest number in 31 years in Japan and to a 19-year low in the US, following a dismal earnings report for the previous fiscal year. Sony shares dropped 7 percent in Japan, to 1,135 Yen ($14), and 2 percent in the US, closing at $15.37. Sony CEO Kaz Hirai...

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Canabalt makes the jump to PlayStation Minis

Canabalt, the deceptively addictive single-button platformer from Adam Saltsman, is available for PS3, Vita and PSP as a PlayStation Mini in Europe right now, and is set to hit next week in the US. Canabalt costs £1.74/€1.99/AU $3.45. Canabalt has already made its run as a free Flash...

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Rising Star Games to bring JP titles to US, starting with Akai Katana

Rising Star Games, UK publisher of Japanese franchises such as Harvest Moon and No More Heroes, is making a foray into US publishing, MCV reports. Rising Star has opened an office in California and plans to release its first title, Cave's Akai Katana, on Xbox 360 in Q2 2012. We've watched with...

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Atlus teases new SRPG on Twitter, could be 'Gungnir'

There's teasing and then there's just plain teasing. Atlus is engaging in what must certainly be the much more annoying second kind by outright daring its Twitter followers to guess the company's next release, and giving them only three tidbits of information to go on. It's a strategy RPG title...

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Zynga delaying stock IPO, due to 'rocky stock markets' and SEC questioning

Zynga was all revved up to release the initial public offering of its stock, but has had to delay that plan due to market instability and to answer questions from the SEC, according to The New York Post. The IPO was planned for next month, but the SEC is looking into how the social games...

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Nintendo: DS is now best-selling console ever in US

Nintendo has tabulated its internal US sales figures for 2010, finding that more than seven million Wiis were sold here for the third year in a row. According to Nintendo, that means the Wii has now sold 34 million units life-to-date in the US. Yo Wii, I'm really happy for you, and I'm a let you...

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