NanoBITES captures those small but important morsels of gaming information that otherwise might slip between the cracks.
ITEM! The former president of now defunct publisher THQ has labelled Nintendo “irrelevant as a hardware manufacturer in the console business”. In an interview with GameTrailers, Jason Rubin suggested that Nintendo should transition to third party publisher status.
ITEM! Its surprise absence from the Xbox One launch line-up was an almost unbearable tragedy, but the long wait for Peggle 2 will soon be over. As reported by VentureBeat, the downloadable exclusive will arrive on the Xbox Games Store next week.
ITEM! Ryse: Son of Rome developer Crytek has picked up some high profile talent, securing the services of God of War Ascension game director Todd Pappy. As reported by CVG, Pappy will be working on an unannounced title for the German team.
ITEM! Norse themed strategy RPG The Banner Saga has a release date. The good news is that we won’t have long to wait for this Kickstarter success story, with Stoic Studio’s debut project poised to launch on 14 January 2014.
ITEM! Double Fine has secured the distribution rights to two of its recent releases. Nordic Games acquired the rights to Stacking and Costume Quest during the THQ implosion, but relinquished them after reaching a new publishing agreement with Double Fine.