Gaming and Tech Industry News (November 2nd – 8th 2013)


Photograph of gameplay from Hungry Shark Evolution, winner of the Game of the Year award at the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2013.

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What’s been happening in the world of gaming and tech this week? Here’s our selection of the tastiest news items to grace the internet…

In the first of a Disney double header, word has it that gaming venture Disney Infinity has been raking in the cash for the inventors of Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Dumbo.

And that’s not all! They’ve also somehow found the time to reimagine Star Wars scenes in 8-bit. What’s not to love?

While we’re on the subject of love, there’s a fair amount of gooey talk being sent in the direction of Twitter at the moment following a trading debut that saw the seven-year-old company’s value hit $25 billion.

Meanwhile, the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2013 winners were announced, with Future Games of London picking up the Game of the Year award for their Hungry Shark Evolution game.

It’s been a week of revelations as were given a look under the hood of the Playstation 4 (which is set to hit US and Canadian stores this month) and Microsoft disclosed which Xbox One apps will be available during the system’s ‘launch window’ between November 22nd and spring 2014.

In other news, Rockstar has started rolling out its $500,000 Stimulus Package apologising for the launch issues that plagued Grand Theft Auto Online

…and Puzzle & Dragons has surpassed 2 million downloads in North America as GungHo works to match its success in the Japanese market.

Excitingly, Chinese publisher Giant Interactive plans to bring its ZT Online franchise to mobile

….and last but not least, San-Francisco based real-money gambling company Betable has raised $18.5 million in venture funding.