Thursday 16 May 2013

In Other News: 16/05/2013.

  • EA have told Kotaku that their company is no longer producing any games for the Wii U. EA spokesman, Jeff Brown, said that, "We have no games in development for the Wii U currently." EA's ex-CEO, John Riccitiello, had previously promised an"unprecedented partnership" but it seems that that won't become a reality any longer!
    Via TheVerge.
  • Blackberry have confirmed that when their BBM app goes cross platform that tablets of both iOS and Android varieties will not be able to use the app initially!
    Via TrustedReviews.
  • Angry Birds Rio has landed on Windows Phone! The app will be available for both versions of the platform and is priced at $0.99!
    Via PhoneArena.
  • Sony's Xperia Tablet Z for NTT DoCoMo in Japan has started getting a new software version with the build number 10.1.E.0.265. According to DoCoMo there is only one change and that's touch panel improvements, but there's no specifics! The update is about 840MB in size so do this over WiFi!
    Via XperiaBlog
  • Sega has announced that the OG Sonic the Hedgehog game for Android! The game which debut in 1991 will cost you $2.99 (USD and AUD), £1.99 or €2.69 depending on where you live and that's not a bad price for full 60fps gaming and a remastered soundtrack!
    Via TNW.
  • YouTube Live has expanded to all of the channels on the website with more than 1,000 subscribers! That's good news for people who don't like watching people stream on Twitch!
    Via TheVerge.
  • Android app piracy is still a really big problems with some games seeing piracy rates around 95% which is absolutely crazy!
    Via Slashgear.
And finally, Microsoft have confirmed that the ad you see below is actually from the company and that it was internal and was leaked. The idea is that the phone they're showing how Google does their business, but obviously it's designed to promote Microsoft's offerings, but that doesn't make it less interesting and it has a little bit of a point!
Via TheVerge.


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