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Weekly News Rundown: Sega, Dragon’s Dogma Online, & Vita Apps

Posted January 30, 2015 by Felisha "Nightingale" Silva in News
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Happy Friday, and salutations! I am GP’s very own Nightingale, and I am here as I am every Friday to give you gamers out there the Weekly News Rundown. The Weekly News Rundown is where I tell y’all the bigger news stories from the past week.

Announced earlier today, Sega as the publisher will be attempting to improve their profitability by possibly cutting up to 300 jobs. They are also going to relocate their headquarters and begin an all-new focus that is shying away from gaming consoles. The relocation will happen by summer of this year.

Sega Europe has issued a statement to Gamespot stating the following:

“We are under consultation with a limited number of staff in the European publishing business and will be able to confirm decisions regarding any potential redundancies in the coming weeks.”

The publisher has been struggling for quite some time now, and now says that now their focus will center a little more around “smartphone and PC online gaming

What do you think of Sega’s new direction?

Source: Gamespot 

Capcom recently announced earlier this week that they will be releasing a new online multiplayer game based on their RPG Dragon’s Dogma, Dragon’s Dogma Online. So far the announcement is for Japan as the announcement came about via Famitsu, a popular Japanese magazine. People headlining the project are Ace Attorney’s Minae Matsukawa and Resident Evil’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi. The online game will release sometime later this year, and will have up to four-player parties, consisting of all real players of AI, and will house up to 100 players per server.

Source: Gematsu 

Sony announced earlier this week that they will be dropping two apps from the PlayStation Vita. The two apps that will no longer be supported are the YouTube app and Maps. The YouTube app has already been removed from the PS Store, and support will end for it as of April 20th of this year. Never fear though, YouTube watchers, you can still watch YouTube on the handheld’s web browser.

Maps along with the Near app will be disabled in March via a software update.

There was no reason given for the sudden removal of the apps.

Source: Gamespot 

And now for new games of the week!

Monday, January 26th: 

  • Gravity Ghost (PC) 

  • iO (PC) 

  • Lost in a Forest (PC) 

  • Dark Gates (PC) 

  • The Old Tree (PC) 

  • Pacewar (PC) 

  • One Night (PC) 

  • Overture (PC) 

Tuesday, January 27th: 

  • Dying Light (XB1, PS4, PC) 

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sister Generation (Vita) 

  • Teslagrad (PS4, PS3) 

  • 868-HACK (PC) 

  • Break the Cube (PC) 

  • BiT Evolution (PC) 

Wednesday, January 28th: 

  • Unrest (PC) 

  • To Be or Not To Be (PC) 

  • Hypnosis (PC) 

  • The Garden (PC) 

  • Besiege (PC) 

  • Air Guardians (PC) 

  • Crazymino (PC) 

Thursday, January 29th: 

  • Gunman Clive 2 (3DS) 

  • Tulpa (PC) 

  • Life is Strange (PC) 

  • SUMICO (3DS) 

  • Down To One (PC) 

  • Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii/Wii U) 

  • Blek (Wii U) 

  • The Lady (PC) 

  • Drop Zone: Under Fire (3DS) 

  • Monstrum (PC) 

  • Pix the Cat (PC) 

  • Virus 14 (PC) 

Friday, January 30th: 

  • Drive to Hell (PC) 

  • Transformice (PC) 

  • SickBrick (PC) 

  • Chaos Ride (PC) 

  • One Late Night: Deadline (PC) 

  • Zombeer (PC)

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About the Author

Felisha "Nightingale" Silva

Salutations! I'm Nightingale, also known to the internet world as 'Geek Mom of Awesomness'! I'm an avid gamer, artist, anime enthusiast, cosplayer, & blogger! I'm a huge Nintendo fan, & a Legend of Zelda fanatic. Growing up, while average little girls were busy playing with Barbies, I was busy mastering the Legend of Zelda, & battling Mother Brain on Super Metroid... I live for my family, my video games, and my art! Hey, wanna game with me? Here are my gamertags, feel free to add me! PS3: Myojin_of_Souls Xbox 360: xXSadisticaXx Wii U: SkywardPrincess

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