Friday, August 03, 2012

Megabits of News: Weekly Roundup (w/e 3 Aug)

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Sony’s games division posts losses
MCV says Sony's games division had a torrid three months ended 30 June, posting an operating loss of $45m, driven by slower sales for PSPs and PS3s. Hardware sales for the PS3 and PS2 combined were 2.8m for the quarter, down compared with 3.2m sold during the same period last year.

NBA 2K13 gets rap-legend support
Being a rap superstar, song writer, record producer and millionaire entrepreneur is not enough for Jay Z. The global legend now wants another feather in its bow and why not? Jay Z is now the executive producer of basketball game NBA 2K 13. Among other things, it is understood he will choose soundtrack for the next instalment of the franchise.

Nintendo wins lawsuit over Wii-related patent
Gaming giant Nintendo announced victory over a lawsuit brought by Copper Innovations Group, which claimed the Wii console and its controllers infringed on one of its patents. A US District Court judge dismissed the lawsuit and ruled there was no need for a jury trial. Visit CVG for more.

New PlayStation Move mini game to arrive end August
From the title, Lights, Camera, Party! was never going to be a bloody shoot-em up. But this mini-game collection for the PlayStation Move should bring with it a lot of fun and help provide indoor entertainment for the rainy summer weather. Joystiq says it will be released on 28 August.

Next Army of Two game March 2013 release
VG24/7 says Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel will be released in March next year. The third co-op title of the franchise will see gamers dropped in the middle of a grug war in Mexico. Sounds friendly.