By Kyle Emch / February 17th, 2013
The special PlayStation announcement will be upon us in a few days. Given the leaked picture of a new PlayStation controller, we can probably assume it’s going to be the hotly anticipated PlayStation 4. Thus, it only makes sense for the Operation Rainfall Retro Commercial Research Team (in other words, me) to take a look at some of Sony’s better ad campaigns. So for this week’s Retro Wrap-Up, we take a look at one of Sony’s first franchises for the PlayStation, Crash Bandicoot.
Here are the highlights of this past week.
Nintendo announced a good amount of news in this week’s Nintendo Direct, including a new Mario and Luigi game, , a new Mario Golf game for the 3DS, a port of Donkey Kong Country Returns for the 3DS, and more.
Rumor has it that Watch Dogs, among other things, will be coming to ‘all home consoles.’ Here’s hoping this is true.
We take a look at Cryamore, Power Up, and more in this week’s Crowdfunding Spotlight. On a related topic, Gas Powered Games, the studio behind the Wildman Kickstarter campaign, was purchased by Wargaming.
GameStop surveyed its customer to ask them if they will buy next-gen consoles that block used games from being played. The results are unsurprising.
Finally, Andrew Eisen, the man who asked Nintendo why they won’t let him spend money on the three games we campaigned for, has a bone to pick with Ubisoft regarding Rayman Legends.
And now, I leave you with Jack Black performing the theme from Cave Story.
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