Last Token Gaming News Roundup – 5/8/15

By Marshall Garvey


1. In absolutely heartbreaking news, Sega officially won’t have a booth at E3 this year.

2. New details on the forthcoming Assassin’s Creed have been leaked.

3. If you’ve ever wondered how much someone is willing to spend on Hearthstone packs in a single night, try $3,200.

4. Surely enough, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer was re-imagined as a retro game.

5. Ever dreamed of video game theme parks? Well, Nintendo’s got some ideas to get you excited.

6. NPR had a fun spotlight on some of gaming’s unsung voice acting stars.

7. The biggest news by far, of course, was the official cancellation of Silent Hills, complete with the removal of the acclaimed P.T. demo as well. It’s so severe, even eBay is cracking down on PS4’s with the demo on it.

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About

Marshall Garvey is a graduate of UC Davis in history, and a gamer since third grade. He has many favorite games, among them “Batman: Arkham City,” “Zelda: Majora’s Mask,” “Resident Evil 4,” “All-Star Baseball 2001,” “Banjo Kazooie,” “Silent Hill 2,” “The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion,” and “Fallout: New Vegas,” among many others. His other interests include baseball, football, boxing, politics, music, movies, jogging, playing trombone, and writing, and he is a devoted fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Twins, and Oakland Athletics. He recently finished two tenures at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, CA, the first being as an intern at the National Archives wing and the second as a staff writer for the Nixon Foundation. Right now, he’s working on two books for the Sacramento Historical Society, one about the history of baseball in the city and the other about the Governor’s Mansion. He is also the creator of his own trading cards franchise, the United States Presidents Baseball Club, which can be visited at: www.presidentsbaseball.com. You can also see his writing about baseball at: www.brushbackpitch.com

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