There's a lot of news from the world of games today. In the spotlight are Nintendo and Rovio. These two companies don't have much in common - or do they? Here's what you need to know about both companies right now.
Rovio and the NSA
From the depth of the Internet comes the rumour that Rovio may have been giving the NSA tons of user details. How? These details might have been captured through sign-up details and games like Angry Birds. Rovio has completely denied these rumours stating that the company has never divulged user details. Still, the story stirs.
The rumour was actually started by The New York Times, which stated that games like Rovio could provide the NSA with user details. Even though the Times used words like 'could' and 'like,' Rovio is facing some user backlash today. Again, the company has completed denied giving up any user details in any way. Until Rovio has been found guilty of giving up user information, your Angry Birds game is still safe to use.
Nintendo's Move Into Mobile Gaming
On the Nintendo front, the company reported major losses recently, and this has lead to some company restructuring. Nintendo hasn't stated exactly what the new setup will look like, but many speculate that Nintendo will be pushing Mario to mobile devices. This would be a smart and natural move, since the Wii U was a huge flop. However, Nintendo has told press that the company is not working on mobile gaming titles.
Still, Nintendo analysts are not convinced that mobile isn't the way to go for the company. Nintendo has stated that the company is working on some new ideas, but no details have been expressed quite yet. What can you expect? Some major changes from Nintendo soon enough. What will those changes look like? It's hard to tell, but some kind of cloud gaming format wouldn't be a huge stretch.
Other Gaming News
In the aforementioned New York Times article, the Times also reported that various other mobile games and apps might present perfect ways for companies to collect and sell data to organizations like the NSA. No companies have been named yet, but you can expect this information to spread soon enough.
As you can see, it's been a really busy morning in the world of gaming. There's a very good possibility that Nintendo may fold if the company can't salvage dollars spent on the Wii U or Wii games, and some gaming companies may come under fire if the public does discover that the NSA did, indeed, collect details thanks to game developers.
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Will Nintendo go bust, or can this company pick up the pieces and thrive once again?