RIP Ralph Baer
I really, really hate writing obits. I really do. But I take it as a personal honor to be able to say good things about the men and women I respect, whether in this industry or just in my life, and Ralph Baer is the reason all of this exists in the first...
HomeNews The Leftovers for February 12, 2014: BAFTA Award Nominees, Flappy Bird Clones, More
The Leftovers for February 12, 2014: BAFTA Award Nominees, Flappy Bird Clones, More
Posted on Wednesday, February 12 @ 18:00:00 Eastern by Alex_Osborn
Each and every day, GameRevolution offers up a delectable main course news offering with all the fixings. Because it’s so tasty, it’s easy to fill up too quickly, leaving a plate full of news content to go to waste. Luckily for you, we’re dishing up the Leftovers—all the day’s news that we didn’t bite on enough for a full serving.
According to a new report from the NPD, a whopping 15.39 billion dollars was spent on video games in the United States last year. New games account for 6.34 billion of the total, with used game sales and rentals making up 1.83 billion. That leaves a staggering 7.22 billion to the downloadable, subscription, and mobile side of the industry.
Kinect Sports Rivals Releasing in April
Microsoft Studios and Rare's upcoming motion-based sports game, Kinect Sports Rivals, will launch on April 8th in North America, exclusively for Xbox One. It'll arrive in Europe a few days later on April 11th. You can pre-order the game right here.
Flappy Bird Clone Coming From Fall Out Boy
In response to the removal of the infamous mobile title Flappy Bird from the Apple Store, rock band Fall Out Boy has announced it will be releasing a clone of its own on iOS and Android called Fall Out Bird. Am I the only one who thinks this whole Flappy Bird craze is getting a little out of hand?
BAFTA Award Nominees Revealed
The nominees for the 2014 BAFTA Game Awards have been revealed, and to no one's surprise, The Last of Us has received more than a few mentions. Grand Theft Auto V and Tearaway get plenty of respect as well. To see the full list of nominees, head over here.
South Park: The Stick of Truth Goes Gold
Hurray! It looks like there won't be anymore delays for Obsidian Entertainment's upcoming RPG set in the comedy-ridden world created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. South Park: The Stick of Truth has officially gone gold. It launches on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on March 4th.