Evolve managed to bump its online player count from 300 to a million by going free-to-play, but developer Turtle Rock says it can no longer support the shooter. "We were hungry for more but unfortunately today is the last day that Turtle Rock Studios can work on Evolve," studio Co-Founder Chris Ashton wrote. In a statement, publisher 2K Games said that it will take over day-to-day operation and that the servers will stay online "for the foreseeable future." There will be no more updates, however.
Source: Turtle Bay, 2K Games
Nintendo's latest financial report is more dour reading for console gaming. While the company saw sales of 74.8 billion yen ($718.86 million), up since last quarter, it has to contend with an operating loss of 813 million yen ($7.8 million) over the last three months. Well, at least it's a smaller loss than the last quarter. It sold 1,770,000 3DSes and 349,000 Wii U home consoles. In fact, Nintendo almost doubled the number of 3DS consoles it sold compared to Q1. 3DS software sales -- and this is before the launch of a highly anticipated new Pokemon title -- was a highlight, with over 10 million games sold. Pokemon Omega and Alpha and Kirby Planet Robot both sold over a million copies, respectively. On the Wii U, Nintendo sold just 3.6 million titles; a decrease for the a console that simply hasn't caught your imagination.
Sony Pictures has announced that Shawn Levy will be directing the live-action movie version of Uncharted. If the name sounds familiar, Levy was the executive producer and director of Netflix hit Stranger Things, and while he'll still be involved in the show's second season, he'll now also be in charge of Nathan Drake's big-screen debut -- one of the PlayStation's most cinematic franchises.
Not long after it launched in October 2013, Grand Theft Auto Online cheaters began artificially creating gobs of in-game money. The plague of illicitly-gained cash proliferated while Rockstar continued releasing its expansions -- until today. Players who had cheated, modded, hacked or even gotten money through glitches woke up to a message from Rockstar this morning telling them yes, they'd been found out, and the studio had eliminated their ill-gotten dough. For some players, this wiped out their in-game cash reserves to an ignominious $0.
Via: Ars Technica
Source: Rockstar support forums
New Caldari – Leading megacorporations Kaalakiota and Sukuuvestaa have announced they are providing technical, logistical and material support to the Caldari Navy, "in order to facilitate the most rapid uptake of advances in cloning technology for the security of the Caldari people and the preservation of our way of life".
Usually positioned as great rivals in the complex corporate politics of the Caldari State, the Kaalakiota and Sukuuvestaa megacorps are generally considered to be the most powerful players in their respective corporate factions: the Patriots and the Practicals. While the attention of the so-called Liberals bloc, led by the Ishukone megacorp, has been focused on the redevelopment of Caldari Prime and expanding interstellar trade, the megacorps of the Patriots and Practicals have been engaged in considerable efforts to diversify and develop their interests within the Caldari State.
Some observers of Caldari State politics believe that a nascent corporate war is "bubbling under the surface", as Iesa Murikomo, host of popular Caldari news show This Is The State, puts it. The last 12 months have seen a noticeable increase in acts of sabotage, piracy and sanctioned, while limited, corporate warfare within the State's borders and involving its extraterritorial interests.
For their part, the Kaalakiota and Sukuuvestaa megacorps have stated their "total commitment to supporting the institutions of the State and the vibrant competitiveness of corporate life, the very foundation of our people's prosperity". The Caldari Navy has confirmed its "close co-operation with the respected and vital Kaalakiota and Sukuuvestaa Corporations" and expressed "deep support" for the leading role all Caldari megacorps are taking in "enhancing the security of the State through their corporate security forces' cloning programs".