Turtle Beach Announces Wii U Headsets

Turtle Beach announced the Ear Force NLa and Ear Force N11, for Nintendo’s Wii U system. The gaming headset maker worked in collaboration with Nintendo; both devices connect to the Wii U GamePad and have a 4-pole connector that plugs-in to portable devices such as the Nintendo 3DS and DS.

“We are very excited to be working with Turtle Beach to launch the N11 and NLa for the new Wii U,” said Steve Singer, Vice President of Licensing, Nintendo of America Inc. “We look forward to fans having a high quality audio experience with our newest console.”

“The Wii U launch will prove to be one of biggest gaming console events of the year and we couldn’t be more excited to support Wii U with dedicated headsets,” said Bob Picunko, Chief Marketing Officer of Turtle Beach. “The advanced capabilities of the Wii U system offer us the chance to deliver gamers the kind of quality they fully expect from both Turtle Beach and Nintendo.”

Look for an upcoming [a]list interview with Bob Picunko, Turtle Beach CMO!


The Last Guardian ‘Exists’ Says Developer

The Last Guardian was first announced in 2009, but since that time Sony has shown off very little of the PS3 title. While it’s been confirmed that Fumito Ueda has left Sony, he is still working to finish it as a contractor, as the project continues.

“I give you my word that it exists,” said an anonymous Japanese developer. “We are working on it.”

The developer noted that the project is ambitious, and was almost certainly announced too soon. “There are lots of pieces to the puzzle,” said the developer. “It’s a matter of getting them to fit together.”

Source: Kotaku


Zynga Loses Chief Security Officer

Zynga has reportedly lost its chief security officer Nils Puhlmann, who resigned from the company. The co-founder of the Cloud Security Alliance, Puhlmann was responsible for managing all security risks for Zynga, having previously worked at Qualys, Electronic Arts, Robert Half International, Mindjet Corp, Adobe Systems and Nortel Networks.

After Zynga’s stock lost nearly half of its value and dropped to roughly $3, several key executives have fled the company. Chief operating officer John Schappert left after being demoted August 8, followed by chief marketing officer Jeff Karp, chief technology officer Allan Leinwand, chief creative officer Mike Verdu, vice president of studios Bill Mooney, vice president of marketing Brian Birtwistle, and, just yesterday, former OMGPOP chief revenue officer Wilson Kriegel.

Source: TechCrunch


Patriot Game – (Obama Vs Romney)

The Gregory Brothers present a video game-inspired musical mash-up of President Obama and Mitt Romney’s speeches from the recent nominating conventions. Notable in the clever piece is the use of text with poor grammar, evocative of Japanese video games from the 1980s.

Dead Island Riptide — Reveal Trailer

Furious monsoon rainstorms have laid waste to the island of Palanai in the Banoi archipelago, waters have risen and caused a flood disaster. This makes a rescue for the survivors of the zombie invasion seem slim and all hope seems to have been lost for the remaining humans…

Borderlands 2 Kicks Butt In Live-Action Ad

Borderlands 2 brings its universe to life in all its colorful glory in a live action TV spot.  While 2K and Gearbox haven’t posted an official version online, it’s too good not to share.

For better quality, check out the German version, and “bring freunde mit.”


Twitter’s Link Out Of LinkedIn Has Consequences

Twitter shut down automatic tweets to LinkedIn back in July, saying it wanted to maintain”the core Twitter experience” for users. By trying to keep its audience where it can hit them with ads, it may be chasing away a valuable segment of it – those who prefer communicating within their professional circles on LinkedIn.

Find out more at VenureBeat.


Of Pinterest And Men

Pinterest has a reputation as the female dominated social network, and figures seem to back it up. Percentages for how much of the network is constituted by women range from 70 to nearly 90 percent. What will it take to turn on men to the service It might come down to seeing how other men are using it.

Find out more at Business 2 Community.


What Marketers Need To Know About Facebook Open Graph

As Facebook’s Open Graph has grown to include actions users take with third-party applications, so have the ways in which marketers can harness it to connect with consumers. That includes greater insight into consumer behavior and the potential to drive further convergence of owned, earned and paid media in integrated campaigns.

Find out more at iMedia Connection.