Thursday Gaming News – 10/10/13

October 10, 2013

  •  The overwhelming popularity of Grand Theft Auto V  has been confirmed by the Guiness Book of Records, who have awarded the rapid success of the game with six world records for how well it has sold, and one for how many people have watched the trailer.
  • The Russian government has expressed concern over its portrayal in modern video games, and has announced it will produce its own patriotic video game, as well as consider banning the import of games it considers historically inaccurate.
  • The Red Cross would also like to change the way war games work, by ensuring that actions that are considered war games in reality also receive in game penalties.
  • Multiplex accidentally has reported that there will be a new Far Cry game, when Chris Martinez told them he was working on it.  While that section of the interview has since been pulled, you can see the rest of the interview here.
  • Masahiro Sakurai, creator of Kid Icarus, and ironically Super Smash Bros, in an interview with Polygon says that the video game industry is suffering from people reusing existing characters and concepts instead of fresh ideas.
  • For something a little different, Square-Enix are jumping in on the crowdsourcing bandwagon with their new collaborative game making tool Collective.
  • In some beloved franchise news however, you can now watch the first five minutes of Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea here:

  • And a gameplay trailer for the upcoming Thief: