Gaming News: GLV Daily Digest for August 15, 2014

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Theme park building classic RollerCoaster Tycoon is coming back to PC, promising new features for cooperative multiplayer and sharing designs with friends. Mario Kart 8 breaks the one million sales point on the WiiU, giving Nintendo new hope for their struggling console. Several big official Twitch channels have been mysteriously filled with inappropriate and downright offensive content, and the new World of Warcraft expansion will be coming out in mid-November. Here is the gaming news daily digest from Guardian Liberty Voice for Aug, 15, 2014.

RollerCoaster Tycoon coming back in 2015

GamingBack in earlier days of PC gaming, spending one’s afternoon building a virtual entertainment park was not uncommon. The first RollerCoaster Tycoon debuted in 1999, giving the players the ability to design their very own rides. It saw a few expansions and sequels before disappearing for a while, but Pipeworks has just announced a return of the franchise. Polygon reports that the new installment will bring an element of a four-player cooperative multiplayer and ability to share the roller coaster designs with others. Furthermore, gamers will be able to visit their friends’ parks and enjoy all the attractions. No exact date has been set yet, but the title is schedules for early 2015.

Mario Kart 8 breaks one million sales in the US

GamingNintendo has announced that their latest racing title for the WiiU has just reached a significant milestone. The company has been struggling with boosting the sales of their console since launch day, recently reporting a $97 million quarterly loss. While the new game alone has not yet pulled WiiU to the expected numbers, the consoles sales did increase by about 60 percent compared to last year. Mario Kart 8 is the second title to reach the one million sales mark this generation, with the New Super Mario Bros. WiiU being the first. Nintendo hopes that the other upcoming exclusives, such as Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2 and of course Super Smash Bros. WiiU will further help the console sales.

Twitch channels compromised

GamingSome of the official Twitch channels for Xbox, Playstation and the eSports League have been apparently breached during this year’s Gamescom. Gamasutra reports that the channels began showing racist and homophobic content, rather unlikely to appear naturally on such high-grade channels. Twitch already began deleting the inappropriate pieces and alerted the respective companies, removing some highlight and past broadcasts just to be safe as well. It is not clear who was behind the incident.

World of Warcraft expansion gets a release date

GamingGuardian Liberty Voice has recently reported that the subscriber count for the number one massively multiplayer online role-playing game has been on a slow decline for the past few years. Despite that, the developers are not fretting as they expect a new boost of users with the upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion. Blizzard officially announced the release date to be November 13. The expansion will give players access to a whole new Draenor world, known as the home of the orcs and draenei races. On top of that, the expansion will offer new battlegrounds, dungeons and raids, and raise the level cap to 100. Some cosmetic updates will also be included to the existing races, such as humans and orcs.

Gaming New Digest From Guardian Liberty Voice Commentary by Jakub Kasztalski

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Sources
Polygon
Joystiq
Gamasutra
Polygon

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