Can we panic now? — Core gaming has a problem

THQ layoffs, Sega cancellations, and Sony studio closures caused last week to be one of the worst in memory for the gaming industry. Compare that to mobile darling OMGPOP which was sold for $210 million based on the strength of one game. It seems like one side of the market is on its way down, while the other side has nothing but growth ahead of it, but that isn’t necessarily the case.

GamesBeat Weekly Roundup

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The Four Horsemen joining forces in Darksiders 3?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0i9HzJazfQ&w=560&h=345] The above is the ending to 2010′s Darksiders, which featured War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, as the main protagonist. In the cutscene, War’s three siblings (pictured below) are seen coming to his aid, leading gamers to believe that Darksiders II would feature multiplayer, or at least more than one horseman.

Darksiders II interview: “Death just goes Jack Bauer on everybody’s ass”

The original Darksiders was a mostly successful blend of Devil May Cry action, Ocarina of Time puzzles, and Joe Madureira comic art. It told the story of War, one of the Four Horsemen, who had been wrongly accused of starting the Apocalypse. At the end of the game, the other horsemen were seen rocketing through the sky coming to aid their brother, leaving many to rightfully assume the sequel would continue that story and include some sort of multiplayer aspect.

Nintendo admits E3 Wii U reel used PS3 and Xbox 360 clips

Nintendo of America head Reggie Fils-Aime admitted Tuesday that the E3 highlight reel of third-party titles for the new Wii U console used footage from the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of games. In an interview with GameTrailers, Fils-Aime said it used footage from other consoles because the Wii U is a year from launch and games on its system would look at least as good as PS3 and 360 versions.