NVIDIA’s reasoning for dismissing PlayStation 4, leaked footage of Star Wars: First Assault surfaces, and Nintendo found guilty of latest patent infringement case, THIS IS NICK’S GAMING VIEW!
Hello everyone and welcome to Nick’s Gaming View, you are here with your host, Nick McCandless. With Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 4 officially powered by AMD, many gamers were curious as to why Sony didn’t decide to continue business with NVIDIA who powered the PlayStation 3. Thanks to Tony Tamasi, Senior VP of content and technology at NVIDIA, we now know that NVIDIA “came to the conclusion that we didn't want to do the business at the price those guys were willing to pay." Tamasi continued by stating, “Having been through the original Xbox and PS3, we understand the economics of [console development] and the tradeoffs.” Considering everything NVIDIA is currently involved with such as Project Shield, the high-performance desktop solutions such as the Titan, and the ever-evolving mobile Tegra line, it’s clear NVIDIA has their hands full and with previous experience in the video game console business, the decision to abandon the PlayStation 4 is one NVIDIA has respectively justified.
Star Wars: First Assault, LucasArt’s troubled downloadable take on Call of Duty and Battlefield intended to be a predecessor to Star Wars: Battlefront III, has leaked in the form of two short clips showcasing a look through the eyes of a Stormtrooper equipping his helmet and actual gameplay footage revealing intense combat that fans of the Battlefront series would certainly enjoy. Details as far as what will end up happening with Star Wars: First Assault due to Disney’s acquisition of LucasArts remain unclear, but hopefully the positive feedback from the leaked gameplay is enough to convince the right people to follow through on the release.
Wrapping up Nick’s Gaming View, Nintendo has been found guilty of infringing on a glasses-free 3D patent owned by a former Sony employee. A New York federal jury sided with the employee over Nintendo and awarded him with $30.2 million in compensatory damages. Sure this case will not leave Nintendo bankrupt by any means, but the fact that the case has been highly publicized certainly serves as an embarrassment to the company who is already having a rough time grasping success with their Wii U.
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