Nintendo spent part of its latest Direct revealing all-new info about the highly-anticipated Pikmin 3, which included unveiling the three new characters we'll be controlling: Alph, Brittany and Charlie.
All three will be controlled simultaneously, with the GamePad being used to both move around and micromanage all of your activities on the same map. Having said that, Nintendo announced that the Pikmin 3 can be played with the GamePad and TV, the Wii Remote and TV or just on the Game Pad with or without the Wii Remote.
Alph, Brittany and Charlie, the last of which is apparently the captain, crash land on a strange planet and encounter Pikmin. As a result of this, they decide to gather fruit and seeds to take back to their homeworld of Koppai to try save it from disaster.
Nintendo has started claiming ad revenue on user-created Youtube videos featuring its games, according to reports from Youtube users.
Nintendo does not want to block videos containing content that it owns from appearing on Youtube (as many film and music publishers have), but it wants to place ads at the beginning and the end of videos featuring Nintendo games, such as Let's Plays, with that revenue going to Nintendo as opposed to the creator of the video.
Prolific Youtube channel owner Zack Scott has posted on Facebook about the demands. "I think filing claims against LPers is backwards," he writes. "Video games aren't like movies or TV. Each play-through is a unique audiovisual experience. When I see a film that someone else is also watching, I don't need to see it again. When I see a game that someone else is playing, I want to play that game for myself! Sure, there may be some people who watch games rather than play them, but are those people even gamers?"
The most anticipated PlayStation 3-exclusive of 2013 -- Naughty Dog's The Last of Us -- is about a month away, and Sony has released another television commercial to tease the game. You can see it below.
Last month, Sony released a TV commercial for the game; the trailer below is an extended version of it.
The Last of Us launches on June 14th. Look for our full review in the coming weeks right here on IGN.
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