Farewell Hiroshi Yamauchi. While we may never have met you, you profoundly affected all of our lives
It is never a good week when any member of the industry passes, but I can imagine fewer that have had quite the impact on as many gamers as Hiroshi Yamauchi.
While he stepped down as Head of Nintendo a few years ago, without him they may well still be making trading cards.
Obviously though that was not the only news in gaming circles this week, and the game always continues.
This week we talked about the Rumoured Steam Box, the PS3 to PS4 upgrade Program, the end of Warhammer Online & obviously also some GTA V chatter because it would be impossible not to.
Anyway all that and much more in this episode of the Drinky Talky Thingy.
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This Weeks Stuff
3D Realms drops its Duke Nukem lawsuit against Gearbox – Destructoid
Expect hardware news from Valve next week – Destructoid
Gabe Newell teases Steam Box news – GameSpot.com
Free-to-play SingStar reboot to be revealed this year
EA clarifies Battlefield 4 beta dates – GameSpot.com
Rockstar outlines user upload policy on GTAV launch day – GameSpot.com
GATV Free On Steam Today! | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Andrew Wilson is the new CEO of Electronic Arts – Destructoid
Diablo III shutting down auction houses next March | Massively
Evil Dead director tied to Dante’s Inferno film adaption – Destructoid
Former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi dies at 85 – GameSpot.com
Warhammer Online to close December 18th | Massively
Sony planning to sell 5M PS4 consoles by March 2014 – Destructoid
PlayStation 4 to allow recording of game content over HDMI – News at GameSpot
PS3-to-PS4 upgrade offer detailed – GameSpot.com
Court puts a stop to Activision Blizzard independence | Massively
To Boycott PAX Or Not To Boycott PAX? | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Watch day turn to night in this Driveclub video
The Lies That Bind Us: The Mainstream Media And Gaming | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
I may be the only one who is excited for Crimson Dragon – Destructoid
Songs used in this episode
Drunken Sailor by Doctor Octoroc used with permission. Check out more of his music over at http://www.doctoroctoroc.com/– Do it now!
Mirrors Edge Remix (Theme) by maer808