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SNES Creator Passes Away: Gaming Pioneer Mourned

By Mazen "Mithrie" Turkmani
Published: December 11, 2021 at 12:47 PM GMT

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PlayStation Acquires Valkyrie Entertainment

PlayStation Studios has expanded its family with the acquisition of Valkyrie Entertainment, as announced by Hermen Hulst, the head of PlayStation Studios. Valkyrie Entertainment is known for their significant support role in game development, contributing to major titles like God of War. Unlike studios that focus on creating original titles, Valkyrie specializes in enhancing the development process for other major studios. This strategic acquisition underscores PlayStation's commitment to nurturing innovation and bolstering their development capabilities to continue delivering exceptional gaming experiences. This move is poised to enrich PlayStation's project lineup, promising exciting opportunities for growth and new gaming ventures.

Google Mobile Games

Google is set to revolutionize the gaming landscape by bringing Android games to Windows PCs next year, bridging the gap between mobile games and desktop environments. This shift allows players to experience their favorite mobile titles on larger screens, potentially enhancing graphics and gameplay through the use of keyboard and mouse controls. The move has stirred mixed reactions within the gaming community, but the use of emulators like MEMU has already demonstrated the improved gaming experience possible on PCs. Games like PUBG Mobile, for instance, have gained a new dimension on desktops, evidenced by the popularity of tutorials on optimizing such games for PC play. As this development unfolds, it invites a broader discussion on mobile gaming's evolving role and its integration into traditional gaming setups.

SNES Creator Passes Away

The gaming community mourns the loss of Masayuki Uemura, the architect of the iconic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), who passed away at the age of 78. Uemura's pioneering vision crafted these groundbreaking consoles that have profoundly influenced the gaming landscape, marking an era that introduced many to the joys of video gaming. His legacy encompasses not only the revolutionary design and broad appeal of the NES and SNES but also the generations of gamers whose lives were enriched by his creativity. Uemura's contributions have left a lasting imprint on the industry, ensuring that his impact and passion will be remembered and celebrated. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones during this sorrowful time.

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