Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 12/22/13

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You’ve probably heard of Mario. You also probably haven’t played one of his games in a long time. That’s become more and more of a problem for Nintendo over the past year—and it may have finally pushed the company to consider making a deal with the devil by bringing some of its work to smartphones and tablets.

Speaking to Seattle’s KING 5 News this week, Nintendo of America CEO Reggie Fils-Aime said that the company is “doing a lot of experimentation” in developing “little experiences you can have on your smartphone and tablet.” Lest he enrage any Nintendo purists, Fils-Aime made sure to add that the “main goal” of these mobile “experiments” (he was even careful not to call them “apps”) was to ultimately “drive you back to your Nintendo hardware.”

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Long before the PlayStation 4 was even official, we let you know that SCE London Studio was creating a PS4 graphics library that aimed to “set the bar for the industry” visually, but we knew little about what those tools would actually be used for. Now, we’ve found the first clues hinting at their upcoming PlayStation 4 games, giving us a peek at the future.

But while the high profile new IP is still in the early stages, that doesn’t mean it’ll be a long time before we see a SCE London game on PS4 – the studio is split up into various teams (for example, the SingStar team are likely making another entry in the singing franchise, hopefully for PS4), and numerous job listings make mention of multiple “PS4 titles.”

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There’s a TV commercial by a South Dakota personal injury lawyer that went viral this week, one involving video games, and no one can seem to understand exactly what the lawyer is talking about. In the spot, attorney Scott Hoy discusses a recent epidemic of one-car accidents that have injured passengers.

“We’ve seen a series of one-car accidents recently involving rollovers and serious injuries to passengers. I don’t know if it’s video games or what, but it’s so unfair to, after something like this, to blame people in the back seat or say they deserved it. I don’t like consoling these parents about what’s happened. But I’ll do it until it’s stopped.”

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Topics: Nintendo, PS4, Reggie Fils-Aime, SCE London, Video Games

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