I haven't read Nintendo Power since sometime in the 90's, before I discovered the internet. Now I rarely find myself reading magazines, as I can find most of the info I crave right here on my PC. If you happened to pick up the latest issue, you might have noticed an ad with a widescreen DS. You don't see that everyday.
The rumor mill was churning yesterday bringing us news that Microsoft might be interested in purchasing Epic Games. The sum listed by GamePro editor was $1 billion (insert mental image of Dr. Evil). While Epic isn't really saying whether or not they're even interested in a buyout, they do want the world to know that they aren't cheap.
Mark Rein, VP at Epic Games did comment on the GamePro article, which pegged the company as ripe for the picking by Microsoft, and apparently he was in a pretty good mood when he did. Hit the jump for his official quote.
I have not seen the actual GamePro article but if they're going to make predictions about us selling Epic we would prefer if they started at $2 billion," he said. "Because we don't want anyone thinking that we're cheap. :)
Obviously Rein had his bargaining hat on when he issued his response. However, his poker face needs a bit of work, as that smiley face clearly tells us that he's got something to hide. Or does he?
We've all read that Microsoft would love to buy Yahoo. While this was big news to a lot of people, I couldn't actually care less. I haven't touched my Hotmail or Yahoo Mail accounts since I got my Gmail invitation four years ago. However, there is one possible purchase by Microsoft that sparks my interest, Epic Games.
Some of you may recognize this character from one of the many works of art by Dean Bradley. Well apparently Mr. Bradley has decided to produce a few hundred of these things as real life figurines.
With a head made out of a monitor, an axe in one hand, and feet made out of god knows what, I can’t determine whether the keyboard is another weapon he is wielding or his other hand. Regardless, this work of art is pretty great looking, and slightly disturbing.
It's always refreshing to see a shining example of grace under pressure, isn't it? Saying out loud what most of us were thinking the whole time, Epic Games' vice-president, Mark Rein, called Sony's claim that "the next-generation of gaming starts with us" complete and utter...um...malarkey. Well, he didn't use terms that were quite that nice or controlled, but you get the idea. Rein decided to give Sony a piece of his mind at the Game Developers' Conference in London.
Donald Glover will be voicing the alternate-reality Spider-Man Miles Morales in an upcoming episode of the Disney-run television series coming up this Sunday. For those of you (what we must imagine the very few of you) that know Miles Morales from the comic book series, this should come as an awesome surprise. The original character was, after all, based in part after Donald Glover in the first place.
One of the neat things about wearables are their ability to give you data about your life and habits. Making personal data available and pertinent is why we enjoy wearable tech, but what if it can be used on a broader scale? Jawbone recently shared data about Bay Area users’ sleep patterns to show the effect an earthquake can have on your sleep.
A "love letter to the history of American music" - that’s what the Foo Fighters are hoping to attain with their next record. What the trailer you’re about to see depicts is what’ll be appearing in their HBO television series "Sonic Highways", a journey across America to the recording studios that’ve changed the world.
It appears to be the dawn of the "temporarily free" games here this summer from both Microsoft’s Xbox One division and EA Games’ Origin group. What you’ll be seeing from Origin first is Titanfall, while the Xbox One program is in beta testing with Max: The Curse of Brotherhood.