Weekly Warp-Up: Business Decisions Edition

No, that’s not a typo. Welcome to the Weekly Warp-Up, your weekly wrap-up of the biggest and the best articles posted at Warp Zoned this week…

This week is all about major business moves, so get set to hear a bunch of executivespeak.

Activision can now be considered an “independent” company because CEO Bobby Kotick and other investors have bought the company from Vivendi for $8 billion. And speaking of the indie movement, Microsoft has decided to allow independent developers to follow Sony and Nintendo’s lead. Reversing a previous policy decision, Big Redmond has announced that indie developers will be able to self-publish their games on the Xbox One.

Finally, Precursor Games is taking another crack at funding Shadow of the Eternals, their spiritual sequel to Eternal Darkness, through Kickstarter. Those crazy kids have been through a lot, but they just might do it this time.

That’s all the business news we’ve got, but you can find even more of this week’s new news after the break.

The Week in Reviews…

The Week in New Games…

Amazing Paperboy Delivers…

It’s A Secret To Everybody…

  • A Producer at Warner Bros. “confirms” that Mortal Kombat 10 is in development. It’s a bombshell, but it’s also really not surprising.
  • Capcom has no plans to resurrect the Darkstalkers franchise again.
  • Rockstar has renewed the trademark to Agent, their in-development 70s spy game.
  • Saints Row IV will be released in August, but do you know how Volition originally wanted to end it? With a big Bollywood-style dance number! Yes, really.

And Finally…
Our UK Correspondent, Andrew Rainnie, takes another look at some of Kickstarter’s most promising game-related projects in the latest edition of Kickstart This!

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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned's Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.

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