Hello again, readers, it's been a while hasn't it? Surely you've been wondering where all of the editors have gone? Well this one has been making video games over the past year! Last year I wrote an article about the final Capstone games of the students of the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA). Well this year, I am one of those students! That's right! This Friday, August 2nd at 2PM eastern, my fellow students and I will be presenting the four games we've working nearly a year on. You too can watch our presentation live via FIEA's Ustream page. This is the first year that there have been four games that were green lit (previously it's been three or less), and, if I do say so myself, we will not disappoint. Keep reading for a quick description of the four games.
Last week, Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot declared that a new generation of consoles was overdue. "What we missed was a new console every five years," he said. "We have been penalized by the lack of new consoles on the market... it's important for the entire industry to have new consoles because it helps creativity."
Guillemot went on to say that, "If you can't take risks because people don't buy, you don't innovate. And if you don't innovate, customers get bored."
The month before, Square Enix's worldwide technology director Julien Merceron chided Sony and Microsoft for letting the current console generation go on as long as it has, saying "It's the biggest mistake they've ever made."
Oh, Nintendo... It would seem the only time you don't announce news is during E3... Lucky for us it's a whole two weeks after E3. In case you all didn't see, last night Nintendo aired a new Nintendo Direct, Nintendo's "online home for exclusive Nintendo news," that talked about the Wii, DS, and 3DS. I'll tell you the biggest announcement right off the bat—the 3DS XL. Yeah. I'll say that again. The 3DS XL. More info on that and more after the jump.