LTG News Roundup – 5/15/15

By Marshall Garvey


  1. After 25 years, Nintendo World Championships are finally coming back.
  1. Konami’s obsession with wiping P.T. and all traces of Silent Hills from existence sets a dangerous trend for gaming companies and the way they treat franchises and fans.
  1. If you’re eager, footage of Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate has been released.
  1. The Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee had such a successful Kickstarter campaign, its developers are reaching for free DLC as the next goal.
  1. World of Warcraft just banned upwards of 100,000 players.

6. Back on the Silent HIlls note: Guillermo Del Toro is none too happy with the way Konami went about cancelling it.

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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: You can also see his writing about baseball at:

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