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Fortune is reporting that Zynga COO John Schappert has resigned. The news comes just a few weeks after Zynga stock tumbled nearly 50% following lackluster quarterly financial results. Schappert himself reportedly lost significant clout following the company's recent reorganization.
"We can confirm that John Schappert has left Zynga and its Board of Directors effective immediately," Zynga CEO Mark Pincus said in an emailed statement. "John has made significant contributions to the games industry throughout his career and we appreciate all that he has done for Zynga. John leaves as a friend of the company and we wish him all the best."
When the open, hackable Android-powered console Ouya first hit Kickstarter, the video gaming community seized on it immediately, showering it with enough funding and money to hit the project’s lofty goal of $950,000 in under 12 hours. Those that have been watching the video game industry for a long time, however, were cautious. “Developer support” was and is the question on everybody’s mind – who would make games for a console without piracy protections?
Ouya appears to be doing everything it can to answer that question. First, Square Enix signed on. Now, it appears that the company is in talks with Namco Bandai.
Dark Horse Comics has announced plans to bring The Legend of Zelda Hyrule Historia to the United States. The book is set to arrive for $34.99 on January 16, 2013 as a 9” x 12” hardcover with 248 pages.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Mega Man, Capcom is working on a social RPG featuring every version of the Blue Bomber to date. Titled Rockman Xover, it's being released this fall in Japan for iPhones. Taking place in Xover World (Crossover World), a combination of every Mega Man universe, players will take control of a special mass-produced battle robot co-developed by Dr. Light and Dr. Cossack. Series villains including Dr. Wily and Sigma have trapped all of the individual Mega Man heroes, so it's up to you, other players, and this new customizable robot to save the world.