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Gore Verbinski's XBLA Game Matter Canned By Microsoft

Last week we saw one Hollywood titan exit the video game industry after an effort that was far from fruitful, and we have news of another unexpected development.  After Jerry Bruckheimer decided to shutter his games division after being in existence for five years, during which no games were ever released/created under the label, word has surfaced which points to Microsoft ending their partnership with acclaimed film director Gore Verbinski.

Microsoft Reveals Black Tusk Studios, Rumored To Making Sci-Fi Shooter

The games industry may have suffered some major setbacks when it comes to development studios, but the industry hasn’t entered the worrisome DEFCON 5 level scenario just yet. While work can still be done to help improve the industry in an effort to make things more financially sound for certain studios, working in the games industry isn’t a complete suicide job as evident by Microsoft’s new studio based out of Vancouver.

Heroes and Villains Go At It Again In This New Trailer For Avengers: Battle for Earth

Chances are there are a bunch of people still amped over The Avengers and are likely counting down the days until the movie is released on Blu-ray next month, including Shogun’s very own Casey White. As a superhero movie The Avengers was pretty kick ass and I’ll even be upfront in saying that I did prefer it ever so slightly compared to The Dark Knight Rises.  Since comic book and video game fans are still yearning for some Avengers action in lieu of waiting three more years for the sequel to come out, then perhaps Ubisoft’s upcoming Avengers based brawler will satisfy that need.

Crytek's Kinect Brawler Ryse Is Still Alive For Now

 

Games come and go either because they get cancelled or they get released only to earn fame or in some cases earn a decent amount of scorn and hatred.  The video game business is an interesting one as there are also games which we forget about simply because they disappear and we’re too busy to notice.  With half a dozen games announced every couple of months and people being preoccupied playing new releases, it’s not too uncommon for known games to be forgotten about since they only show up once a year.  

The Avengers: Battle For Earth Is An Unexpected Kinect Brawler [Screens]

Amidst all the mayhem that occurred at E3 last week a lot of games went under the radar, either to those in attendance or those sitting at home keeping tabs on coverage.  I wouldn’t say there were any complete hidden gems at E3 this year, at least for properties that are completely new, but one game that did go under the radar in a surprising way was Ubisoft’s The Avengers: Battle for Earth.  

New Mini Ninjas Game Bound For Kinect

So far 2012 has promised us a more core centric array of Kinect releases in the form of Steel Battalion and Crimson Dragon, both of which could become the go to game for Kinect owners.  The amount of Kinect based shovelware may not be going anytime soon, especially when one considers the recent reveal of Harry Potter Kinect, but it seemed like things were back on track. Well at this point we could be going back to receiving the somewhat mehtacular Kinect offerings we’re used to seeing and this time it involves none other than Mini Ninjas.

WB Announces Harry Potter Kinect (No This Isn't A Joke)

With the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 it seemed like the Harry Potter franchise had come to a complete close in just about every regard.  The tales of Harry Potter were obviously over as creator J.K. Rowling had vowed against writing future Potter books but even more it seemed like the video game entries in the Harry Potter franchise were done as well.  

Kinect and Wii U Superhero Action Is Coming With The Avengers: Battle For Earth

Seeing as how the movie made a bazillion dollars in a mere week, Ubisoft and Marvel decided to let the cat out of the bag by announcing The Avengers: Battle For Earth.  Hinted at last weekend, Ubisoft is indeed making a game based on Earth’s mightiest heroes but there are a few surprises in store which could make the game either a mega hit or an unbearable disappointment in the eyes of gamers and comic book fans.

Combine Dance Central With Basketball And The Result Is NBA Baller Beats

It may still be too early to tell, but 2012 may be the redemption year for the Kinect. I know things may not have gotten off to the best start as Star Wars Kinect was laughable, but the rest of 2012 may give us the goods; and by goods I mean by providing barely passable games with maximum opportunities to snicker and act like a complete fool in the company of friends.

Kinect Voice Support Coming To Skyrim.

If you are like me who actually enjoyed utilizing the voice command feature in Mass Effect 3 will shout for joy to learn that you will have an opportunity to voice out your best Dragon Shouts as Bethesda announced today that Kinect Voice Command support will be arriving later this month for their epic RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

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