Sunday Gaming News 17/11/2013

November 17, 2013

I’ve been reading V For Vendetta, which is really quite good. If you’ve never read it, go check it out on your favourite comic distribution service.

  • Those of you waiting for the PS4 to drop in price before picking one up may have to wait a little longer than expected. According to Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida, “because we’re already using more standardized components, the room for costs to come down might actually be slower than when we were starting with cutting edge stuff.” This is in contrast to the PS3, which launched at a very high price that resulted in several cost-cutting measures over the first two years of the console’s life.
  • Popular internet porn site Pornhub fully supports the PS4 (possibly NSFW). So yeah.
  • In, uh, unrelated news, here’s a trailer for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Arcade that introduces new gothic-lolita character Marie Rose…

  • Nintendo has bought a chunk of shares in Japanese mobile content provider Dwango. Dwango is the company responsible for the NicoNico video platform that’s roughly as popular in Japan as YouTube in the West. Nintendo says it has no plans to use Dwango’s technology to distribute games, however.
  • Mac gamers will be pleased to know that has added over 30 games for the platform, meaning that when PC snobs point out that there are no games on the Mac, you can calmy rebut them with I Have No Mouth and I Must ScreamLegend of Kyrandia or Shadowman.
  • Blizzard’s Cory Stockton, the lead content designer for World of Warcraft, sat down with Rock, Paper Shotgun to talk about the game’s future. Stockton hinted that the future may lie in procedurally generated content, similar to that being tried in Everquest Next. He also mentioned that there are no plans to bring a free-to-play model to the ageing MMO behemoth, and that, despite a sharp drop-off in subscribers over the past two years, the company is still happy with the game’s subscriber numbers.
  • Here, have a bit over eight minutes of unadulterated DayZ alpha footage, bugs and all:

  • And finally, here’s a trailer for SimCity‘s first expansion, Cities of the Future. Maybe you’ll want to go back and play the year’s most disappointing game. Maybe.

This week’s cover image is the iconic cover art for V For Vendetta. ©Vertigo.