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…
Nintendo’s President, Satoru Iwata, recently told investors that the company is evaluating a “new business structure” in light of their third consecutive yearly loss and the underperforming performance of the Wii U. This has only further stoked the rumor fires that Nintendo is developing a home console/handheld hybrid known as the “Fusion.” They’re probably not (or if they are, they’re not going to release it for a long time), but it’s fun to talk about.
In other business news, King, the makers of Candy Crush Saga have attempted to trademark the word “candy” as it relates to video games. The European Union has already given them the green light and the US Patent and Trademark Office is currently reviewing the application. Hopefully, someone within that office realizes what King is trying to do and puts a stop to it.
While King’s action are definitely unsweet, might I suggest the ultimate sugar rush? This three-hour video of NES Title Screens. After you’ve watched it, be sure and read all about the rest of this week’s big news stories after the break.
The Week in New Games…
- This Week’s Releases: None
- This Week’s PlayStation Network Update: OlliOlli, Grid 2: Reloaded, Lucifer Ring
- This Week’s XBL Store Update: None
- This Week’s Nintendo Download: Mighty Bomb Jack, Life Force
- This Week’s Releases: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z
Amazing Paperboy Delivers…
- Here are three new screenshots from Mighty No. 9.
- The Elder Scrolls Online has one of the coolest voice casts ever.
- Spider-Man teams up with Kraven the Hunter in the new The Amazing Spider-Man 2 game trailer.
- Here’s the opening cinematic from The Last of Us: Left Behind. And you better enjoy it, as its the only single-player expansion planned by Naughty Dog.
- Shovel Knight will be released on March 31.
- Earth Defense Force 2025 will be released on February 18.
- A few former Infinity Ward developers have formed their owned studio and launched a Kickstarter campaign for their first game, To the Death.
The latest edition of Kickstart This! is available for your reading pleasure. We hope you’ll find the projects inside as intriguing as we did.