GameSentral Rewind #054

Editor’s Note: This is the GameSentral Rewind, a daily recap of the top gaming headlines.

Mad Catz CEO, chairman resign day before earnings report

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Mad Catz has announced that president and CEO Darren Richardson has resigned, along with chairman Thomas Brown and senior vice president of business affairs Whitney Peterson.

Richardson’s being replaced by former CFO Karen McGinnis.

The company’s set to announce its third quarter finances tomorrow afternoon.

GameTrailers shuts down after 13-year run

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Game video site GameTrailers has closed its doors after a 13-year life.

“We’re proud we helped bring [video-based gaming coverage] into being. That is the legacy of GameTrailers.”

-GameTrailers, in a Facebook post

Microsoft responds to, apologizes for, Red Dead Redemption’s brief backward compatibility

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Microsoft has responded to the matter of Red Dead Redemption on the Xbox One, which this weekend was briefly playable before access was shut down on Sunday.

“Microsoft tests all Xbox 360 games with our emulator to ensure a quality experience across a breadth of titles. Due to an error, some of the games currently in test were accidentally made available.”

-Larry Hryb, Xbox Live director of programming

The screwup also brought games like Halo Wars, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 to be backwards compatible.

“We have since removed access to those games, and apologize for any confusion this may have caused. We will have more information on upcoming releases soon.”

-Larry Hryb

Access was removed by forcing the titles to accept an update – which isn’t available. Any downloaded files remain on the user’s Xbox One.

Studio: Unsung Story development stopped

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Active development has stopped on kickstarted role-playing game Unsung Story, according to developer Playdek.

“During the last few months, we have had some development setbacks that are affecting out timeline and progress on the game, while also affecting what we need to do in the immediate future as a company.”

-Playdek, Unsung Story developer

The Carlsbad, CA-based developer must “focus on a few products in the near future that have the ability to get to a retail release before Unsung Story is able to” for the “ongoing financial health of the company.”

Playdek will look to bring in “an outside team that can assist us in furthering development.”

“At this time we do not have an update as to what the new release window for development rollout will be.”

-Playdek, to backers

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