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Writer, gamer, audiophile, and OCD enthusiast. Associate writer for Middle Of Nowhere Gaming.

Mega Man X4 Review

Is This What We’re Fighting For?

When Mega Man X was first released on the Super Nintendo, it was seen as a blast of fresh air for a franchise that had become tired and stale. The X series is now seen with the same amount of nostalgia as the original series. However, the track record is a bit spottier than the classic series. Many remember the first game but memories become less and less clear as the series goes on. Mega Man X4 is an entry in the series many seem to remember fondly but rarely know in detail. Why is that? Is Mega Man X4 as good as many remember or is it just nostalgia? Continue reading Mega Man X4 Review

Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness Revealed

Square Enix has officially announced Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness, the latest in the Star Ocean franchise. Continue reading Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness Revealed

Don Mattrick Leaves Zynga

Zynga has replaced CEO Don Mattrick with founder Mark Pincus.

The news was announced on Zynga’s investors site and the change is effective immediately. No reason for the change was given but Pincus, who was also CEO before Mattrick took the position, released a statement, thanking Mattrick for his work.

“Don joined us in a very important time in our evolution. I sincerely thank him for his leadership in better serving our players in a mobile first world and for delivering world class quality and value to our consumers.”

Pincus also thanks Mattrick for the acquisition of NaturalMotion, the company behind Grand Theft Auto V’s Euphoria engine.

Mattrick will be leaving the company, though where he’ll be going is unclear. Mattrick said:

“I am proud of the progress we have made together. I believe the timing is now right for me to leave as CEO and let Mark lead the company into its next chapter…”

Mattrick is best known for his time at Microsoft as the president of their interactive entertainment business. He managed the unveiling of the Xbox One and left during a large restructuring the summer before its launch. Since joining Zynga in 2013, Mattrick hasn’t been able to turn the company’s fortunes around, as they failed to meet its projected earnings last quarter.

My Opinion:

Mattrick’s time there seemed to have had little impact aside from acquiring NaturalMotion and that’s probably why he’s leaving. Zynga is a stagnant company now in my opinion and the best they can hope for is to sustain themselves.

Esteban Cuevas is an Associate Writer for MONG and is currently trying to beat Super Metroid for the first time. You can follow him on Twitter, YouTube and WordPress.

Wii U Virtual Console Getting Nintendo 64 and DS Games

In today’s Nintendo Direct, it was announced that the Wii U Virtual Console service will now have classic titles from the Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS. Continue reading Wii U Virtual Console Getting Nintendo 64 and DS Games