IN BRIEF: What’s Happened Today (August 9th 2012)

Booya for Ouya, bender on Slender and minger for Zynga.

Which roughly translated means that it’s been a great day for Ouya, a bad day for the MCV journalist forced to play horrific indie title Slender and really not the best 24 hours for Zynga.

This is the news.

  • Codemasters isn’t backing down on its plans for Grid 2, despite the internet having a right ol’ moan – LINK
  • Sega and THQ have a change of heart and decide a trip to Germany would be a lovely jolly after all – LINK
  • You know how we moaned about Microsoft fibbing to us about the New Xbox? Yeah, well, perhaps it’s understandable – LINK
  • Our first ever Add To Your Bookmarks” feature recommends the really quite delightful – LINK
  • A Florida man has put his entire life – including his three profitable games stores – up for sale on eBay – LINK
  • Gamescom 2012 is happening next week! Luckily, we have everything you need to know right here – LINK
  • Today’s Game Of The Day is pretty much the scariest thing we’ve ever seen. Ever – LINK
  • Japanese social games giant DeNA reports record revenues – LINK
  • Ouya’s Kickstarter campaign draws to a close, raising a mammoth $8.5m+ in the process – LINK
  • The news is less positive for HMV, with the retailer reporting a 16m loss – LINK
  • If you’re on Twitter you may well have noticed that the finalists have been announced for the Games Media Awards 2012 – LINK
  • Konami becomes the latest publisher to scrap a planned game patch because it doesn’t fancy shelling out – LINK
  • MCV talks to EA Origin boss David DeMartini – LINK
  • A number of BioShock Infinite’s lead developers have quit Irrational – LINK
  • Having recently been stripped of his gaming responsibilities, former EA man John Schappert now turns his back on Zynga – LINK
  • The US games market actually experiences some growth, though only in the digital sector – LINK
  • It’s already the leading online games retailer, but now Steam is expanding to include non-games content – LINK
  • Zynga and Argos buddy up for the UK release of themed board games – LINK
  • MCV also chats to EA Sports head honcho Andrew Wilson – LINK

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