Pokemon brings home the bacon
VG24/7 says that Pokemon and the 3DS helped game industry sales in Japan rise year over year. According to figures released by Enterbrain and Famitsu, during the first half of 2012 the Japanese games market grew for the first time in two years. Go Pikachu!
SEGA shuts offices across Europe, Australia
According to Joystiq, SEGA is closing offices in four European regions and Australia as part of continued restructuring into a more focused company. This follows financial losses over the past few years.
Multiplayer online LEGO game incoming
Independent game publisher Funcom will develop a massively multiplayer online game based on the LEGO Minifigures line. CVG points out that Funcom said the game will be family friendly and intended for children and youngsters.
Guild Wars 2 given August release date
MCV says the hotly-anticipated massively multiplayer online role-player Guild Wars 2 will be released in Europe and North America on 28 August. After five years in development, this game is set to be massive and kill a lot of hours so the game being released at the end of summer is probably a good thing. Now we can have a chance to get some sun… if it stops raining.
Spidey swinging to a computer screen near you...finally
Better late than never for Spidy fans - A PC version of The Amazing Spider-Man game will become available on 10 August. The game is already available on consoles.