Sunday Gaming News – 11/11/2012

November 11, 2012

While I pound away at that Assassin’s Creed III review, the news continues to roll in. Here’s the major stories from today…

  • NEWS: THQ’s woes continue to worsen. After announcing a US$21 million loss and pushing back it’s three biggest currently-in-development titles, including South Park and Metro: Last Light, the company has now announced that it’s defaulting on a US$50 million credit facility from Wells Fargo.
  • NEWS: Korean developer Smilegate are working on a new MOBA game based on the Marvel universe. The game is targeted at the Asian market, where multiplayer online battle arena games are huge right now.
  • VIDEO: The Angry Video Game Nerd has released a trailer for his upcoming movie. The movie follows the Nerd and his friends as they travel across the US to find the site of the landfill into which unsold copies of E.T. were put. As usual for AVGN, the journey is funny and full of swearing.

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  • NEWS: Finally, Russia is reviewing restrictions on violent games after a shooting spree in which six died in Moscow this week. The shooter, a disgruntled lawyer by the name of Dmitry Vinogradov shot six people at his place of work. Reports suggest that the attack was sparked by a break-up with a co-worker, however authorities have also noted that Vinogradov owned a copy of Rockstar’s 2003 game Manhunt.