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october_midnight
12-01-2011, 11:36 AM
Figured this was a pretty good catch-all thread from last time so perhaps to start another one.

First up, announced this morning, Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian has revealed that they're officially heading the new South Park game for the 360 and PS3. Before you say 'oh another crappy XBLA tower defense game or something'...it's going to be a full scale RPG. (http://www.joystiq.com/2011/12/01/obsidian-heading-on-up-to-south-park-for-ps3-xbox-360-rpg/)

darktemplar007
01-19-2012, 10:09 AM
http://www.destructoid.com/hudson-is-officially-dead-on-march-1-2012-219880.phtml

Hudson Soft, creators of Bomberman, Bloody Roar, and other titles is being absorbed into Konami.

I really hope a quality Bomberman will still be released in the future, and hope Bloody Roar 5 makes an appearance at some point(they aren't great games, but I do love the series.) Hudson has always been a favorite of mine.

MAD
01-19-2012, 11:17 AM
dyna blaster!

darktemplar007
01-19-2012, 03:53 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/technology/indictment-charges-megaupload-site-with-piracy.html?_r=1

Megaupload is gone.

novacide
01-19-2012, 04:09 PM
^ my life is over!!

october_midnight
01-25-2012, 06:22 PM
Microsoft's "Xbox720" (tentative name of course), due in 2013....may not allow you to play used games. (http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2012/01/xbox-720-used-games/)

Via some type of implanted code, when you start it up and XBL reads it, the disc will only be playable on YOUR console from that point on. That sound you hear is Gamestop's president shitting his pants.

sentient02970
01-25-2012, 06:42 PM
Microsoft's "Xbox720" (tentative name of course), due in 2013....may not allow you to play used games. (http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2012/01/xbox-720-used-games/)

Via some type of implanted code, when you start it up and XBL reads it, the disc will only be playable on YOUR conpsole from that point on. That sound you hear is Gamestop's president shitting his pants.
oh and PC gamers who think this console can't possibly keep up with them on processing power...get ready. All I'm sayin.

heroicraptor
01-25-2012, 09:50 PM
So you're fucked if your console dies?

october_midnight
01-25-2012, 09:59 PM
I assume that IF this did eventually happen (who knows at this point), they would have to cover literally ANY possibility of what could happen. What if you borrowed a game from your friend? etc. etc.

Self.Destructive.Pattern
01-25-2012, 11:59 PM
Not being able to play used games is a bit silly. I like the fact that I can buy a game that I don't think is worth buying down the road and get it for half the price.

Harry Seaward
01-26-2012, 12:52 AM
oh and PC gamers who think this console can't possibly keep up with them on processing power...get ready. All I'm sayin.

Um... The 720 GPU will be outdated compared to PC GPUs by the time it is released.

jehuty
01-28-2012, 07:33 AM
The GPU that they're using is outdated right now. It's based on one of the less powerful 6xxx models (6670). In fact, the graphics card I'm using right now (which is about a year old now) is about 70% faster across the board with the exception of it's texel/second rate. But it's also still about $120 worth and that's probably simply too much for mass production and would drive the price of the 720 up too much. The 7xxx cards that are coming out right now will blow them out of the water, and if NVIDIA is to be believed (well at least their PR has stated that the new ATI GPUs don't impress them, but that's PR) their Kepler models will be even faster.

AgentofChaos
01-29-2012, 11:40 AM
http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/165245-want-this-now-the-aliens-colonial-marines-contact-teaser

This looks pretty sick. Aliens + Clint Mansell's Moon Score = goodness.

darktemplar007
02-23-2012, 09:55 PM
http://www.giantbomb.com/news/jet-set-radio-coming-to-xblapsn/4000/

Jet Set Radio is coming to XBLA and PSN.

I am so happy right now.

Chris_CDN
03-07-2012, 01:48 PM
New XCOM "re-imagining" looks stunning.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3uHHmTSDCvA

sentient02970
03-07-2012, 02:48 PM
I am SOOOO happy this is going back to the turn based origins and not falling into some lame FPS trap that games like these have a tendency to fall into. I adore the original games (even the underwater one). This video has me very excited to see this old favorite come back.

october_midnight
03-08-2012, 10:51 AM
'Heavy Rain' developer Quantic Dream's new trailer KARA (http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/03/07/heavy-rain-devs-kara-trailer)

Holy shit. Please make that a game lol.

october_midnight
03-14-2012, 01:12 PM
Obsidian Entertainment lays off employees, cancels upcoming unnamed next-gen title, puts South Park game in jeopardy. (http://www.joystiq.com/2012/03/14/report-obsidian-hit-with-layoffs-south-park-team-affected-fut/)

darktemplar007
03-16-2012, 05:52 PM
Obsidian Entertainment lays off employees, cancels upcoming unnamed next-gen title, puts South Park game in jeopardy. (http://www.joystiq.com/2012/03/14/report-obsidian-hit-with-layoffs-south-park-team-affected-fut/)
Quick! Someone give them a sequel to work on!

halloween
03-20-2012, 09:06 PM
I don't know much about HTML5, but judging by this use (http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2012/03/chronozoom-takes-you-through-14-billion-years-of-space-time-via-html.ars) of it, I'm really impressed!! I can't imagine how something like that would work with Flash!

Plus, the fact that they use that technology for something incredible like education mapping the FUCKING UNIVERSE- is awesome.

october_midnight
04-09-2012, 12:23 PM
Facebook buys Instagram for a billion dollars. (http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/04/09/facebook-buys-instagram-for-1-billion/)

Ugh, there that goes...

Corvus T. Cosmonaut
04-12-2012, 12:22 AM
So they're going to port Dark Souls to the PC.

Except it's using Games for Windows Live, which is cool because I was kind of afraid I might actually get the chance to play Dark Souls on my PC.

october_midnight
05-31-2012, 11:27 AM
So apparently there's a new DC fighting game coming out? Weird.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=492AKkqAVp0

october_midnight
06-01-2012, 07:41 AM
New Star Wars game 'Star Wars: 1313' announced, looks great. (http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/724344/star-wars-1313-revealed-and-its-all-about-bounty-hunters/)

Also an interesting article (http://www.oxm.co.uk/42158/features/six-ways-to-make-dlc-fun-and-fair/?page=1) on DLC. I especially liked the first point discussing how people assume that by buying a game, they're legally buying all the code on it...so if DLC is already on the disc, companies can legally unlock it at any point they wish.

october_midnight
06-05-2012, 02:20 PM
Looks like the sequel to Dead Island has been announced. 'Dead Island: Riptide' with details to be announced later this summer. Even with all the problems I still love the first one.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/318277_424317094258404_109294299094020_1372119_434 670086_n.jpg

Harry Seaward
06-19-2012, 02:34 AM
Microsoft Surface.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8d/Microsoft_Surface%28tablet%29.jpeg

Operating system:

- Windows RT (Surface)
- Windows 8 (Surface Pro)

Power:

- 31.5 W-h (Surface)
- 42 W-h (Surface Pro)

CPU:

- Nvidia Tegra (Surface)
- Quad-core Intel Core i5 (Surface Pro)

Storage capacity:

- 32 or 64GB and microSD slot (Surface)
- 64 or 128GB and microSDXC slot (Surface Pro)

Display:

- 10.6" HD screen with 16:9 aspect ratio (Surface)
- 10.6" Full HD screen with 16:9 aspect ratio (Surface Pro)

Input:

- Multi-touch screen, Touch Cover, Type Cover
- Pen with palm block (Surface Pro)

Connectivity:

- 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
- USB 2.0, micro HDMI (Surface)
- USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort (Surface Pro)

Weight:

- 676g (Surface)
- 903g (Surface Pro)

Want.

liquidcalm
06-19-2012, 03:20 AM
looks niiiice. Only thing I'm curious about is how much RAM it has, and also if that keyboard has the same rubberized feel like the iPad smart cover, and if so, why as its gonna wear out really quick.

Sadly I'm not really in the market for another tablet, the iPad 2 does me fine, what bothers me about these devices is that they date really quickly, my old PC lasted me 6 years before it really showed its age, my current one just past its 5th birthday and hasn't showed any signs of giving up apart from a hard drive fail a year or so back. Anyone who bought an iPad 1, only 2 years old (?) has already found it won't be fully supported, my phone was pretty good 2 years ago, now no apps work on it...

danebraddy
06-19-2012, 08:15 PM
The type cover looks interesting, I agree the 'touch cover' looks a little flimsy...
I'd also be interested how the Windows 8 traditional desktop will work on a 10 inch touch screen.
I'm sure Metro will be great... the other half of the OS is the question.

october_midnight
07-09-2012, 07:58 PM
Rockstar Vancouver (makers of Max Payne 3) closing its doors. (http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/173824/Max_Payne_3_developer_Rockstar_Vancouver_closing_i ts_doors.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GamasutraNews+%28Gamasutra+Ne ws%29)

Looks like it's being swallowed up by Rockstar Toronto, employees have all been offered jobs there. I personally have one friend in the studio who isn't about to just pack up and move to the other side of the country...interesting to see what's gonna happen.

Vertigo
07-10-2012, 04:36 AM
Rockstar Vancouver (makers of Max Payne 3) closing its doors. (http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/173824/Max_Payne_3_developer_Rockstar_Vancouver_closing_i ts_doors.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GamasutraNews+(Gamasutra+News ))

Looks like it's being swallowed up by Rockstar Toronto, employees have all been offered jobs there. I personally have one friend in the studio who isn't about to just pack up and move to the other side of the country...interesting to see what's gonna happen.

Curious timing. I wonder if MP3 didn't perform as well as they'd hoped?
Or maybe it was something that'd been planned for a while and it was just a case of waiting until they'd finished the game.

:edit: Worth noting that Relic Entertainment, another big developer in Vancouver, was recently gutted for financial reasons, despite creating the highly successful Dawn of War series.

october_midnight
07-11-2012, 07:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLuL0OfrgLw

october_midnight
07-14-2012, 01:46 PM
An official Deadpool game? (http://deadpoolgame.com/)

YES PLEASE.

Conan The Barbarian
08-06-2012, 12:19 PM
NNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://torrentfreak.com/demonoid-busted-as-a-gift-to-the-united-states-government-120806/

kdrcraig
08-06-2012, 01:14 PM
NNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://torrentfreak.com/demonoid-busted-as-a-gift-to-the-united-states-government-120806/

That blows. I haven't really been using it all that much but it was a great site.

Torgo
08-06-2012, 01:40 PM
NNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://torrentfreak.com/demonoid-busted-as-a-gift-to-the-united-states-government-120806/

Yuck. This sucks.

Does anyone know of a good alternative to Demonoid?

Kodiak33
08-06-2012, 02:11 PM
That was the only site in which I had a private account...that blows.

Conan The Barbarian
08-06-2012, 02:43 PM
same, I hope some legal action is not taken on the users, which i doubt.

But yes any alternatives to demonoid that isnt piratebay would be appreciated.

Kodiak33
08-06-2012, 06:15 PM
IpTorrents would be the way to go...but I don't have an invite.

scotty79
08-07-2012, 06:22 AM
kick ass seems ok to me

Space Suicide
08-27-2012, 02:57 PM
Oh God...

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/530998_474565235897809_1605262063_n.jpg

Space Suicide
09-14-2012, 12:01 PM
I knew this but confirmation is so great

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Tekken-Tag-2-DLC-Free-Harada-Tries-Clean-Up-Capcom-Mess-46899.html

FREE EVERYTHING. I think paid DLC for fighting games is asinine especially when more fighters are involved. I'm looking at you Mortal Kombat (which I bought a character or two) and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.

liquidcalm
09-19-2012, 02:09 AM
new PS3 model..
http://kotaku.com/5944433/sony-unveils-a-brand-new-model-of-the-ps3
may pick one up as I skipped out on the Slim, but my old 60GB launch model is noisy and has been repaired twice... I just don't trust it to last much longer..

october_midnight
10-18-2012, 04:38 PM
The makers of the excellent Witcher RPG series have announced their next title, "Cyberpunk: 2077" (http://www.gametrailers.com/side-mission/34518/cyberpunk-2077-is-next-from-the-witcher-2-developer).

Official site. (http://cyberpunk.net/)

I of course LOVE the genre, their influences are spot on, and I fuckin' love the 80's Blade Runner meets Drive kinda feel of the look they're going with.

october_midnight
11-29-2012, 03:05 PM
The latest Humble Bundle is from THQ (yes, the now broke THQ) and it's actually pretty great. For whatever you want to pay:

Darksiders
Metro: 2033
Red Faction: Armageddon
3 Company of Heroes titles
Saints Row The Third (if you pay more than the avg.)

Not bad at all...

october_midnight
01-10-2013, 03:01 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P99qJGrPNLs

http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/attachments/olympus-outlet/140519d1352916586-e-pl1-pt-ep01-special-shut-up-take-my-money11.jpg

Fixer808
01-10-2013, 03:13 PM
Woah, that looks pretty cool. And that song is good, too...

october_midnight
01-10-2013, 03:16 PM
I love the release date mention.... 'when it's ready'. Awesome to see a dev spit in the face of the expected social media whining of 'BOOHOO GIVE US A RELEASE DATE BOOHOO.'

october_midnight
01-10-2013, 03:27 PM
Woah, that looks pretty cool. And that song is good, too...

Just in case you were wondering...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_k-9wztWc0

Also if you missed it in the trailer:

http://i.imgur.com/5F9uj.png

Fixer808
01-10-2013, 04:04 PM
I WAS wondering, gracias.

DVYDRNS
01-13-2013, 02:43 PM
Woah, that looks pretty cool. And that song is good, too...

the music is great. can not stand those vocals. not sure if its just his voice or the way its mixed... something is not right.

october_midnight
02-08-2013, 09:09 AM
'Fallout' developer Obsidian has officially pitched a Star Wars meets Fallout RPG game to LucasArts that they want to make. (http://www.gamespot.com/news/fallout-dev-pitching-star-wars-rpg-6403654)

Yes. Please.

heroicraptor
02-08-2013, 02:40 PM
As long as they aren't forced to release the game by a certain date.

october_midnight
02-11-2013, 01:09 PM
More information about the new Xbox... from a source that says he has one. (http://kotaku.com/5982986/we-know-all-about-the-next-xbox-from-someone-who-says-theyve-got-one?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Twitter&utm_source=Kotaku_Twitter&utm_medium=Socialflow)

october_midnight
02-15-2013, 11:15 AM
If anyone remembers last summer, at E3 they showed a game called Watch Dogs that looked fantastic. Well, it looks like it's dropping this year! (http://kotaku.com/5984553/watch-dogs-will-be-out-this-holiday-for-all-home-consoles-leaked-poster-says)

G4 calling it 'a truly next-gen adventure'. Cannot wait.

october_midnight
03-03-2013, 07:59 AM
New MMO 'Defiance' drops next month. (http://www.oxm.co.uk/50744/previews/defiance-halo-meets-borderlands-in-trions-hectic-mmo/)

I've definitely heard of the show that's coming, but not of this tie-in game. Pretty cool that in post production of the show, they're going to tie in things that happened in the game prior (mentioning real life players in the show, etc.) but I'm not sure... MMO's don't do so well on consoles and to be honest, I again haven't even heard of this game before this morning. Still, it looks pretty cool in a Borderlands-ish kinda way.

october_midnight
04-03-2013, 12:53 PM
Disney has permanently shut down LucasArts, laid off its entire staff, and cancelled all current projects, including Star Wars: 1313 (http://kotaku.com/disney-shuts-down-lucasarts-468473749?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Twitter&utm_source=Kotaku_Twitter&utm_medium=Socialflow)

I was looking forward to that game too, these guys are ruthless.

Jinsai
04-03-2013, 01:25 PM
Disney has permanently shut down LucasArts, laid off its entire staff, and cancelled all current projects, including Star Wars: 1313 (http://kotaku.com/disney-shuts-down-lucasarts-468473749?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Twitter&utm_source=Kotaku_Twitter&utm_medium=Socialflow)

I was looking forward to that game too, these guys are ruthless.

http://nooooooooooooooo.com/

No way.... Star Wars 1313 was a big deal. The game has to get shopped out, since it was so far in production and the hype behind it was pretty substantial. Or maybe Disney thought it was too dark and violent?

Either way, chalk this up to the first real casualty of Disney's acquisition of Star Wars.

Clownboat
04-03-2013, 02:03 PM
I'd say losing 1313 is the only casualty, and even then, I'm not sure how bad that is for us. Who knows how good that game really would have been? LucasArts' recent track record left me very cautious. To be honest, as much as I loved LucasArts, the company whose games I loved and grew up with (The Dig! Full Throttle! Dark Forces!) is not the same company that's existed for the last ten years. When it comes to nostalgia and what that brand and old logo meant to me, I'm sad. But that's as far as those emotions go.

Hula
04-03-2013, 02:13 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/gaming/2013/04/03/disney-lucasarts-closing-star-wars/2050055/

Dunno how reliable this is but if taken in conjunction with other articles on the subject, it looks like Disney will still be focussing on Star Wars games, they just want to change the way the company works.

So basically they're laying off however many people to 'reshape' the way they work on Star Wars games. Makes sense. :rolleyes:

I love when giant corporations raking in billions and billions of dollars (enough to buy up an entire IP to the tune of $4bn) do this. I guess LucasArts isn't profitable enough for them? Maybe the payroll is just a little too cushy and they want to lay everybody off so that they have a dedicated team of newly-recruited slaves at a lower pay rate on whom they can pawn shitty working hours/conditions?

I don't get it. I really don't. They've had the company under their belt for a few months, what on earth sounds logical to them about making an entire team redundant to bring in new talent? Ugh.

Edit: '[T]he studio will be handing game development to third party developers (http://www.polygon.com/2013/4/3/4179334/disney-closing-lucasarts-game-publisher-layoffs-reported)'. WOW. That's just... WOW. Way to be shitty, Disney. Too bad you didn't already have a development team of your own! OH WAIT!

Funny how they're saying this move will allow them to increase the quality of their games..........BY DELEGATING THE WORK TO ANOTHER DEVELOPMENT TEAM.

october_midnight
04-04-2013, 11:13 AM
Raising my Piss-Me-Off-O-Meter an extra level...it was just revealed that before scrapping Star Wars: 1313 altogether, the team had quietly (at the request of Lucas of course) shifted the game to center around Boba Fett (http://kotaku.com/before-it-was-cancelled-star-wars-1313-was-going-to-be-470003660).

HOW SICK WOULD THIS GAME HAVE BEEN. Fuckssakes...

thelastdisciple
04-04-2013, 01:49 PM
The character model seen in the 1313 footage was a placeholder to begin with to conceal who was actually going to be in it so i could have easily seen them reveal Boba Fett later on.

What a damn shame, that title could have been what brought LucasArts back on the map and redeemed them from their failure with The Force Unleashed 2 and just the slew of crappy casual games they had been coming out with for the past 4/5 years. I mean that Kinect thing, talk about a final nail in the coffin..... ouch.

Wretchedest
04-04-2013, 02:32 PM
Im pretyy pissed about losing 1313. The fact that they finally revealed it to be a boba fett game makes it much much worse

nemesiswontdie
04-04-2013, 03:05 PM
Im pretyy pissed about losing 1313. The fact that they finally revealed it to be a boba fett game makes it much much worse

Yeah, it definitely sucks.

Though, I do understand why they cut LucasArts. I mean, when was the last time you really said "man, this new Star Wars game kicks ass!" instead of "man, this new Star Wars game sucks ass!"?

Saw Kotaku posted this today and I do agree with what they said.
http://kotaku.com/lucasarts-closing-down-could-be-a-good-thing-from-a-ce-468833930?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow

And who knows, maybe another studio will pick up 1313 at some point down the road? Wishful thinking, but still.

Corvus T. Cosmonaut
04-04-2013, 08:16 PM
As a huge fan of LucasArts this brings not an unwelcome sense of closure. It's been hard to watch as they spent most of the past nearly-fifteen years on a downward spiral of poor games and frustrating hype—not unlike standing by as a loved one goes through the slow and tragic degradation of Alzheimer's, punctuated periodically with moments of such lucidity that one wonders if maybe the curve has sloped off, only to return the next morning to a drooling mannequin.

Vertigo
04-05-2013, 04:11 AM
As a huge fan of LucasArts this brings not an unwelcome sense of closure. It's been hard to watch as they spent most of the past nearly-fifteen years on a downward spiral of poor games and frustrating hype—not unlike standing by as a loved one goes through the slow and tragic degradation of Alzheimer's, punctuated periodically with moments of such lucidity that one wonders if maybe the curve has sloped off, only to return the next morning to a drooling mannequin.

Fifteen? They still produced Jedi Knight 2 and Academy, and Grim Fandango during that time. They're widely considered to be classics now.

Wretchedest
04-06-2013, 12:43 AM
More evidence is coming out in support of the Next X-Box requiring an online connection.

I wouldn't believe it at first. It just seems suicidal. Forget how much hardcore gamers are going to hate it - the casual crowd, the bulk of people who will want an X-Box, won't even understand it.

Sony has already stated that the PS4 will not require an online connection, and since consumers have the option it seems likely to me that they'll largely go with Playstation. With Nintendo essentially out of the picture, does this mean that Sony just dominates the next generation market?

thelastdisciple
04-06-2013, 03:13 AM
http://youtu.be/A2WZhJccOMs

I'm sure you guys all heard about the asshole Microsoft employee on twitter.

Corvus T. Cosmonaut
04-06-2013, 04:54 AM
Fifteen? They still produced Jedi Knight 2 and Academy, and Grim Fandango during that time. They're widely considered to be classics now.
I said "most of the past nearly-fifteen years". Jedi Knight II and Academy were, notably, not developed by LucasArts. To be perfectly fair, most of the stuff LucasArts published during that span of time were not developed in-house, which is why the decision to close shop and stick to the publishing model makes sense.

Max Leo
04-06-2013, 12:46 PM
I'm sure you guys all heard about the asshole Microsoft employee on twitter.

http://i.minus.com/iZ4Xc7uzxvJUA.gif

Wretchedest
04-06-2013, 02:35 PM
Easily the most epic gif ever

Space Suicide
04-08-2013, 06:38 AM
Amusing!

http://24.media.tumblr.com/51aedb1fd66687c96d1df08c87856997/tumblr_mh70f8dsyC1qedkrmo1_500.jpg


Still under the impression that video games are strictly for kids? Hilda Knott would like to have a word with you. And perhaps a game.The 85-year-old British gamer has been mashing buttons for 40 years — roughly the life of the video game industry – and is showing no signs of slowing down.
We’re not talking about just a bunch of boring PC card games, either. In a video interview (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21116544) with the BBC, Knott, who turns 86 next month, shows off her formidable gaming setup, including a sweet 65-inch HDTV and a brand new Playstation 3 Superslim. She discusses her love of Grand Theft Auto IV, which she had a “hilarious” time playing with her 94-year-old-aunt.
Knott acknowledges that her deep love of gaming has helped her stay mentally fit, because “a lot of them have puzzles, working out how to do something.”
She isn’t joking, either, as the video shows her playing the niche tactical role-playing game, Disgaea 4. That’s hardcore. This lady is a gamer, through and through.
And while many of her fellow octogenarians credit games like Wii Sports for keeping them physically active, Knott’s favorite part about playing video games will sound more familiar to the Halo crowd.
“Finding something new in the game,” she says. “Getting on to the next stage, or the next event. And the achievement of finishing it.”
With 40 years of gaming under her belt, we imagine she’s finished quite a few. Hats off to you, Hilda!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21116544

nemesiswontdie
04-08-2013, 09:49 AM
Amusing!

http://24.media.tumblr.com/51aedb1fd66687c96d1df08c87856997/tumblr_mh70f8dsyC1qedkrmo1_500.jpg



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21116544

Any old lady that tears up Disgaea 4 is bad ass. Through and through.

thelastdisciple
04-08-2013, 03:30 PM
I'd love to know if that woman has ever played L.A. Noire, i imagine her playing a game like that would be quite a trip considering she grew up in the 40s.

I bet she'd get a right kick out of it.

kdrcraig
04-09-2013, 11:11 AM
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/04/09/batman-arkham-origins-announced

New Batman Arkham Origins game announced coming out on October 25th, prequel with a young batman meeting many villains for the first time. Sounds awesome, not being developed by Rocksteady so hopefully it doesn't get screwed up. Also going to be a game for Vita and 3DS the same day that will be an exploration action game, Arkham Origins Blackgate.

Wretchedest
04-09-2013, 02:06 PM
There are no secrets in gaming anymore. It surprises me that companies wait so long to officially announce thins like Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon or Arkham Origins when gamers have been talking about the latter for almost a year. Maybe theyre trying to maintain cintrol of the narrative but theyre completely losing it by staying mum for so long. Its especially apparent with the next gen consoles. The hype engine gets killed by leaks which ar3 treated with skepticism nd inquisition, and when official confirmation comes its lke, weve known this muh about AC4 for almost 4 months now. Its not exciting or interestng anymore.

thelastdisciple
04-09-2013, 02:30 PM
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/04/09/batman-arkham-origins-announced

New Batman Arkham Origins game announced coming out on October 25th, prequel with a young batman meeting many villains for the first time. Sounds awesome, not being developed by Rocksteady so hopefully it doesn't get screwed up. Also going to be a game for Vita and 3DS the same day that will be an exploration action game, Arkham Origins Blackgate.
I really wish they'd give it a rest with this Arkham identity.

Give me an actual Gotham City game ffs!

kdrcraig
04-09-2013, 02:55 PM
As long as they keep putting out awesome Batman games I don't care what they call them.

Wretchedest
04-09-2013, 03:32 PM
I really wish they'd give it a rest with this Arkham identity.Give me an actual Gotham City game ffs!They continue to do the arkham thing because arkham is the one plàce in the batman universe usually devoid of civiliaans and vehicles. Both of those elememts would heavily complicate design. Its a risk reward thing and i get why they dont take that leap.Speaking of risk it seems like a big one to not have rocksteady develop this. Rocksteady who made these games what they are and gave them the style, quality and reputation they have... very odd.And i have to say i hope this one is Joker-lite. It seems lioe the only reason to actually do aprequel in the forst place is so you can include him but....with Mark Hamil supposedly off the project it seems to time to place thhe emphasis on one of batmans very many more dynamic villains. The joker is super played out at this point.... i dont think we need another story about him.

october_midnight
04-19-2013, 09:01 AM
Screenshots revealed for the next-gen survival horror game 'The Evil Within' from the creator of Resident Evil and Bethesda. (http://www.oxm.co.uk/52557/the-evil-within-screenshots-are-genuinely-evil-a-new-generation-of-horror/)

Teaser video. (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/402023/new-bethesda-game-is-shinji-mikamis-the-evil-within-teaser-released/)

Looks fucking sick.

sentient02970
04-19-2013, 09:41 AM
Screenshots revealed for the next-gen survival horror game 'The Evil Within' from the creator of Resident Evil and Bethesda. (http://www.oxm.co.uk/52557/the-evil-within-screenshots-are-genuinely-evil-a-new-generation-of-horror/)

Teaser video. (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/402023/new-bethesda-game-is-shinji-mikamis-the-evil-within-teaser-released/)

Looks fucking sick.

Cool trailer, no doubt. But what I found more compelling was the article listed this as: "The Evil Within will be released in 2014 for Xbox 360, PS3, PC and next-gen consoles." I had wondered about this as the hardware was all teasing us with "next gen soon" and was wondering what software developers were going to do in the interim. I hadn't heard much of anything about backwards compatibility and sincerely doubt the next gen will support it. So does this mean developers are good with creating games now in a "current gen" version and a "next gen version"? That seems like an awful lot of work to keep new games coming out in this limbo between current and next. This, for me, is the first I'd seen that approach. Quite surprised.

october_midnight
04-19-2013, 09:43 AM
There are actually a handful of games doing that. Bungie's upcoming game Destiny has already announced that as well, as well as Assassin's Creed IV if I'm not mistaken? Don't take that as me not agreeing with what you're saying though lol.

Space Suicide
04-29-2013, 07:10 AM
That new Deadpool game by High Moon Studios hits stores on June 26th. I don't give a rat's ass about the character but I'll be damned if it doesn't look super fun to get and play. Cover below

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8e/Deadpool_video_game_cover.jpg

DigitalChaos
04-29-2013, 04:42 PM
Trolling is a game. The game industry is filled with masterful trolls:
http://www.greenheartgames.com.nyud.net/2013/04/29/what-happens-when-pirates-play-a-game-development-simulator-and-then-go-bankrupt-because-of-piracy/

Jinsai
04-30-2013, 12:59 AM
Trolling is a game. The game industry is filled with masterful trolls:

Trolling is the juvenile redneck version of "video game."

Also, your link doesn't work.

DigitalChaos
04-30-2013, 01:05 AM
Trolling is the juvenile redneck version of "video game."

Also, your link doesn't work.
The site has been getting hammered. Here is a screenshot: http://imgur.com/Ko3cPck Most people want to buy the game after reading it.
You'll take that comment back after reading it too!

I've been in the gaming industry for a decade. I assure you that the industry is filled with people who enjoy this type of thing.

There is a thread over here too: http://games.slashdot.org/story/13/04/29/1412232/cracked-game-released-to-get-back-at-pirates

Vertigo
04-30-2013, 03:08 AM
Among people I know, Steam's done a lot to combat piracy. 6-10 years ago, when I was involved in competitive gaming and internet speeds were starting to leap upward, I was pretty much the only person I knew online who'd only buy games legitimately, everyone else would regularly download them. Now, though, none of them do - buying on Steam is faster and easier than finding a working download, and enhances the experience with automatic patching, friend matching and a degree of cheat protection (and now the Workshop, which needs some tweaking but is a masterstroke). The sales rather helped, too.
I can't speak for everyone, but among my friends, that positive incentive, and beating some of piracy's biggest strengths - speed, ease and directness - has obliterated the pirating culture.

Still, leaking that game was an interesting experiment.

DigitalChaos
04-30-2013, 01:46 PM
Yea, Valve has it down. Once you realize that simply making purchasing easier than pirating is the answer (not making piracy harder) you win. Sadly, most companies lack the ingenuity there. GreenHeart didn't really do anything to deal with piracy but they certainly created a somewhat viral advertising campaign with this approach.

The game industry is tons of fun. It seems perpetually susceptible to disruption. It never gets dull. The companies who grow big and try to monopolize end up falling apart.

october_midnight
05-06-2013, 03:27 PM
FINALLY.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es0vwIL1eNA&feature=player_embedded

october_midnight
05-06-2013, 03:52 PM
EA secures rights to Star Wars games. (http://kotaku.com/ea-snags-exclusive-deal-to-make-star-wars-games-493178983?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Twitter&utm_source=Kotaku_Twitter&utm_medium=Socialflow)

wizfan
05-21-2013, 01:22 AM
Ever wished you could control video games with your mind?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbCtu_yt4kk&feature=youtu.be&a

october_midnight
05-21-2013, 04:47 PM
EA teases new Star Wars: Battlefront (!!!) game, and says it will publish current-gen games through to 'at least 2017'. (http://www.gamespot.com/news/ea-teases-new-star-wars-battlefront-game-6408642)

2017! Surprising to me at least...I thought they'd really try to squash the current gens as fast as possible.

kdrcraig
05-21-2013, 05:45 PM
Yeah 2017 seems like a long time to keep supporting this gen, but that's a good thing I guess

october_midnight
05-23-2013, 11:11 AM
GameStop says it's expected that PS4 and Xbox One consoles will launch with cheaper pricetags than the PS3 and Xbox 360 did. (http://www.gamespot.com/news/gamestop-xbox-one-ps4-will-be-less-expensive-at-launch-than-past-consoles-6408792)

october_midnight
06-10-2013, 03:19 PM
EA has officially announced a new Star Wars: Battlefront for next-gen! Yessssssssss.

october_midnight
06-10-2013, 03:56 PM
Mirror's edge 2.

Space Suicide
06-20-2013, 02:36 PM
While the eyes of the gaming world were on E3 last week, that does not mean that all of the action was relegated to downtown LA. First up, we're going to hop in the wayback machine and discuss a lawsuit that was filed back in April, but takes on new meaning in light of a second lawsuit, filed just last week.

Gearbox and SEGA sued over Aliens: Colonial Marines

Edelson, a law firm in Northern California, filed a lawsuit on April 29th on behalf of an individual plaintiff who is suing Gearbox and SEGA over mis-representing the game Aliens: Colonial Marines (http://www.trueachievements.com/Aliens-Colonial-Marines/achievements.htm). The lawsuit alleges that Gearbox and SEGA purposely misled the gaming public with "actual gameplay demos" which were not representative of the game itself. Singled out is the 2012 E3 video which showcased gameplay not found in the game along with hi-res graphics superior to what the buying public saw after they purchased Aliens: Colonial Marines. The review embargo, which did not expire until the day of release, is also being highlighted as an action taken by both SEGA and Gearbox in an attempt to mislead the buying public.

Given the allegations being tossed around regarding E3 last week, and how most of the games from every company were actually running on high-end PCs and not the advertised systems, if this lawsuit moves forward it will have an effect on the industry regarding how they create public presentations. Gearbox's second lawsuit is not as simple as an allegation of being purposefully misleading.

Gearbox sued by 3D Realms over Duke Nukem Forever royalties

Strap in, this is about to get real complicated, real fast.

3D Realms is the original developer of Duke Nukem Forever (http://www.trueachievements.com/Duke-Nukem-Forever/achievements.htm), which as we all know, had a development cycle long enough that the Saturn was still being sold in stores. Gearbox stepped in and offered to take over devlopment of Duke Nukem Forever, the title Duke Begins and also the rights to develop future Duke Nukem titles. In exchange, 3D Realms would receive royalty payments on the sales of all Duke Nukem games and Gearbox would take over "certain liabilities" incurred during 3D Realms development of Duke Nukem Forever.

One of those liabilities is a rather large $2.9 million dollar loan that 3D Realms owed to another developer for undisclosed reasons. The key point of contention in this lawsuit is that 3D Realms alleges Gearbox is using the royalties earned by Duke Nukem Forever to pay off the $2.9 million dollar loan before paying royalties to 3D Realms. According to the document filed last week by 3D Realms, Gearbox made $4.5 million off of the sales of Duke Nukem Forever and thus should be paying 3D Realms $1.3 million in royalties. By paying the loan first, 3D Realms alleges that Gearbox owes 3D Realms an additional $800,000 in addition to the $1.3 million from retail sales. The third number is an additional $50,000 to $500,000 based off of "advance sales".

All told, 3D Realms is asking for at least $2.2 million dollars in damages from Gearbox.

What makes this story extra-interesting, besides the fact that Duke Nukem Forever made an incredible amount of money, is that Randy Pitchford, CEO of Gearbox, used to work for 3D Realms and is a long-time friend of both Scott Miller and George Broussard, the heads of 3D Realms. This point is mentioned in the court filing, along with an email exchange between the parties in which 3D Realms claims that Randy Pitchford agreed that 3D Realms share of the Duke Nukem Forever royalties would not be used to pay off the $2.9 million loan.

While these quotes will not be published here in this article, the entire document is readable under the "External Link" section at the bottom of this article, just before you get to the comments.

EA continues to re-structure, lays off more staff, and begins to regret buying PopCap

In a quick bit of news, EA made some more cuts to their staff recently and let go another twenty employees. While twenty may not seem to be a large number, this represented an entire analyst department. EA has undergone significant re-structuring in the past few months, with a new console generation and new leadership at the top of the corporation, EA is actively looking to change their image. Moving forward, it would appear EA will be less quick to buy out smaller development studios and will be more likely to simply publish games for third-parties.

One of the decisions of the previous regime included purchasing PopCap, the developer of such digital crack as Peggle (http://www.trueachievements.com/Peggle/achievements.htm), Plants vs. Zombies (http://www.trueachievements.com/Plants-vs-Zombies/achievements.htm) and Bejeweled 2 (http://www.trueachievements.com/Bejeweled-2/achievements.htm). AS part of a statement to investors, EA informed stockholders that PopCap is unlikly to return even 1/5th of the $550 million EA spent in acquiring the studio.

IO Interactive decides to focus solely on the Hitman franchise

The text in bold really does sum up this bit of news, as IO Interactive laid off everyone not involved in the development of the Hitman franchise. This means that almost exactly half the staff was let go and every non-Hitman related project was cancelled. While this is good news for fans of the franchise, we here at TrueAchievements wish nothing but the best for those that lost their jobs over this decision.

That wraps it up for this installment. Hopefully, someday I'll get to discuss good news when talking about how the sausage gets made in the gaming industry.

Interesting.

Jinsai
06-20-2013, 02:42 PM
Goddamn it I hate people so much. Somebody is attempting to actually sue Sega because Colonial Marines is a bad game? Oh no, the trailer mislead you into thinking that the game might be good, and now you're going into lawsuit mode. Well how about you act like a fucking adult and wait until the reviews come out like everyone else did. Fuck.

Laughing this guy out of court isn't sufficient. Public ridicule is necessary.

Space Suicide
06-21-2013, 08:50 AM
Goddamn it I hate people so much. Somebody is attempting to actually sue Sega because Colonial Marines is a bad game? Oh no, the trailer mislead you into thinking that the game might be good, and now you're going into lawsuit mode. Well how about you act like a fucking adult and wait until the reviews come out like everyone else did. Fuck.

Laughing this guy out of court isn't sufficient. Public ridicule is necessary.

I agree entirely. Why sue over Aliens: Colonial Marines? Are we that far along in a society you're suing a video game developer because the game was shit and not to your liking?


Yeah, I know the allegation is false advertisement but really. Is it worth it or needed?

spiralout
07-02-2013, 12:37 AM
The Walking Dead: 400 Days gets released tomorrow! For PSN at least

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/07/01/the-walking-dead-400-days-has-a-release-date

exilajei
07-08-2013, 03:40 PM
Ryan Davis, co-founder of Giant Bomb, has died. (http://www.giantbomb.com/articles/ryan-davis-1979-2013/1100-4685/)

Holy fuck... :(

october_midnight
07-13-2013, 08:02 AM
MURDERED: Soul Suspect.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4gpZkjmVDw&feature=player_embedded

Looks fuckin' cool.

october_midnight
07-15-2013, 10:44 AM
Yes please.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpRj2NALqRA

october_midnight
08-06-2013, 05:37 PM
Someone gets a tour of Valve's studios, and seemingly leaks Left 4 Dead 3's existence. (http://imgur.com/a/b5dIf)

Picture is of bunch of text on a screen about 2/3 the way down....it's apparently going to be the launch title for the new Source 2 engine.

Transcribed:


2013/08/05 15:08:24
Ted Carson
[Source2] Changed L4D3's test_networking unit test to use the devtest level again. Ran assert-free ...




There's also this website (http://l4d3.ru/) that has been pretty well known across the internet and not been taken down (or seemingly asked to be taken down) by Valve...hmm..........

Vertigo
08-07-2013, 01:48 AM
Not surprising, they haven't released a major update for L4D2 in a while. Probably means yet longer to wait for HL3 though...

thelastdisciple
08-07-2013, 11:48 AM
At this point i could care less about anything else Valve releases that 1) isn't an original IP 2) isn't Half-Life 3 or Portal 3

ziltoid
08-10-2013, 12:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNCAoLNjWPE

I know, dick move (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNCAoLNjWPE)

Clownboat
08-11-2013, 11:57 AM
Has anyone else been watching The International?

october_midnight
08-14-2013, 03:55 PM
The new Humble Bundle is pretty ridiculous (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/08/humble-origin-bundle-launches-with-mirrors-edge-crysis-2/) (includes BF3, Dead Space 3, Mirror's Edge, Crysis 2 among others) and EA is not giving a portion of its profits to charity (the norm) but 100% of what the bundle makes. Pretty great.

thelastdisciple
08-14-2013, 04:02 PM
The new Humble Bundle is pretty ridiculous (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/08/humble-origin-bundle-launches-with-mirrors-edge-crysis-2/) (includes BF3, Dead Space 3, Mirror's Edge, Crysis 2 among others) and EA is not giving a portion of its profits to charity (the norm) but 100% of what the bundle makes. Pretty great.
I took them up on this earlier and threw a dollar their way, never played any of those games except for Battlefield 3 so i guess now I'll finally get to see what some of this Dead Space and Crysis fuss is about.

Thankfully most of the games can be redeemed on STEAM, I'm only having to claim Dead Space 3 for Origin.

october_midnight
08-18-2013, 11:44 AM
New 12 minute gameplay video of Dying Light. Early next year on current/next-gen platforms. From Techland, the makers of the Dead Island games. I'll give you three guesses as to what this game resembles.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2TSCZqcjR0

Space Suicide
08-18-2013, 07:07 PM
Looks like another Dead Island and wannabe Far Cry.

liquidcalm
08-20-2013, 02:55 AM
Spelunky comes out on Ps3 and Vita next week (cross buy too, nom) which makes me happy as the PC one does not work on my laptop due to my laptop being garbage. This however makes me happy.

nemesiswontdie
08-28-2013, 10:29 AM
Introducing the NEW NINTENDO 2DS!

YES.

2D!

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r672/nemesiswontdie3/nintendoetchasketch_zps32dd9e83.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nemesiswontdie3/media/nintendoetchasketch_zps32dd9e83.jpg.html)


http://kotaku.com/introducing-the-nintendo-2ds-no-thats-not-a-typo-1214807721?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow

It looks like a dual screen high end Etch-A-Sketch.

Clownboat
08-28-2013, 01:19 PM
Man, I totally get the hate that thing is getting, but I am so in.

Butterscotch
08-28-2013, 01:24 PM
Introducing the NEW NINTENDO 2DS!

It looks like a dual screen high end Etch-A-Sketch.

I'm gonna draw dicks on it.

liquidcalm
08-28-2013, 02:12 PM
if its like £99 here I'd prolly get one.. the 3d hurt my eyes anyway.

Millionaire
08-28-2013, 04:20 PM
At first I was like 'why?' with the 2ds, but thinking about it from a parents perspective it makes sense. The tablet-esque design is less breakable for kids(my brother busted the hinge on his DS), they don't need to worry about what the 3d could do to their kid's eyes, and most importantly its cheap. For low income families that is important; the PS2 still sold decently for years after the PS3 came out because of them. For Nintendo, they save on manufacturing cost by making something with less parts by being unfoldable and having no 3d screen bits. It might do really well. Most teens/adults probably want the full featured version, but this is a solid 'My First Nintendo' for the kiddies.

darktemplar007
08-31-2013, 11:06 PM
Inafune is Kickstarting a spiritual successor to Mega Man. (http://www.destructoid.com/inafune-kickstarts-spiritual-successor-to-mega-man-no-9-261090.phtml)

Fuuuuck yes.

The development team has some fantastic people, including the person who did the original Mega Man sounds and soundtrack.

october_midnight
12-07-2013, 06:18 PM
New trailer and first trailer for 'Quantum Break'. (http://kotaku.com/a-closer-look-at-xbox-one-exclusive-quantum-break-1478774296?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Twitter&utm_source=Kotaku_Twitter&utm_medium=Socialflow)

Looks pretty slick.

sa_nick
12-07-2013, 08:53 PM
GTA V won Game of the Year and VGX. Lame!

At least The Last of Us got best PS3 game, best male and female voice acting and Naughty Dog got best studio. Cool to see Ni No Kuni get best RPG too :D

liquidcalm
12-08-2013, 04:44 AM
No Mans Sky blew my little mind. Most exciting thing I saw from last nights things..
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-12-08-hello-games-debuts-first-person-action-adventure-no-mans-sky

Space Suicide
12-11-2013, 12:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaCso_b_PtY#t=164

fucking fail and a joke. talk about Joel McHale as the most unfunny, disinterested and boring host i've seen.

No wonder VGA/VGX continues to be terrible.

thelastdisciple
12-11-2013, 12:54 AM
Why did they scale it back from the previous format, just cutting costs or.....?

october_midnight
12-11-2013, 08:47 AM
Yeah budgetary concerns...Spike also apparently wanted to scale it back for a while now, or so I read. Also, I love McHale but this role definitely didn't suit him lol. Lastly, No Man's Sky was pretty ho-hum for me. Everyone on Twitter was losing their shit about it, but it's the internet so there's always going to be one thing that people latch on to, it becomes a trending topic, and so on and so on. I was impressed that the dev team is FOUR PEOPLE sure, but the game doesn't really look all that amazing to me.

Fixer808
01-08-2014, 03:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcZazh-b6Pg&feature=share
I'm listening... skeptically.

october_midnight
01-26-2014, 10:23 AM
Lord of The Rings: Shadow of Mordor trailer released. (http://news.xbox.com/2014/01/games-mordor-trailer)

Now, a few things...

1. It looks pretty great and I'm looking forward to see if they can actually pull off the 'every time you play, the enemies are completely unique' idea. Different looks, names, voices, AND storylines (in the video the first mini-boss Ratbag talks of fighting your character in the past). Could help replayability, but it's all down to if it's actually unique, or just cosmetic. I fear the map and the way you go, where you fight the bosses, etc. will always be the same, but it'll just be cosmetic changes. A slightly different voice, and his name isn't Ratbag, it's Shitbag...or something like that.

2. It's cool how when you defeat him, you can have him spy, send him on an assassination, etc. but again they claim that 'every choice will affect the overall outcome of the game'...which is something I've read about like 345 games in the past...and it never fully pans out. There's always a few linear paths and sure they're kinda different...but I wanna see a game where shit is just drastically different because I did something. I'm aware that the size of a game like that would be like 400 gigs lol.

3. While watching the trailer, there's a part early on where the character is climbing sideways on a wall, and then does an air assassination, and my first thought was 'Wow, that looked just like Assassin's Creed. I mean JUST like it.' Apparently one of the AC II developers claims they jacked the game's code. (http://ca.ign.com/articles/2014/01/23/shadow-of-mordor-accused-of-using-assassins-creed-ii-code)

edit: Further to point 3, holy shit dude's claim seems pretty legit. About halfway through the video at 4:40 it looks like a fuckin' AC game. If you wait a few seconds, you see the guy walk across some wires stretching between walls and it's almost flagrant how much the animation looks like AC lol. Not to mention the freeflow fighting at about 6:35 that looks an awful lot like the Arkham series...

october_midnight
02-11-2014, 03:14 PM
Anyone else pumped for the new Turtle Rock (L4D makers) game 'Evolve'? I can't wait. 4vs1 with different human classes against one player as a giant monster that can evolve in the map by eating other smaller creatures to become even more massive. This team knows multiplayer well and this looks amazing...

Extra geekery, from a graphic design background, I can say that the font used is one of the most clever and badass things I've seen in a while.

http://static.gamespot.com/uploads/scale_medium/1197/11970954/2424321-91kz3abuiql._sl1500_.jpg


First gameplay with article. (http://www.gamespot.com/articles/can-evolve-reinvent-the-co-op-shooter/1100-6417638/)

Halo Infinity
02-11-2014, 04:28 PM
I've noticed that Destructoid was already mentioned here. From the looks of it, Destructoid and IGN seem to be among the sites for gaming news. I also remember GameFAQs as well.

http://www.destructoid.com/

http://www.ign.com/

http://www.gamefaqs.com/

Millionaire
02-12-2014, 06:41 AM
Anyone else pumped for the new Turtle Rock (L4D makers) game 'Evolve'? I can't wait. 4vs1 with different human classes against one player as a giant monster that can evolve in the map by eating other smaller creatures to become even more massive. This team knows multiplayer well and this looks amazing...

Extra geekery, from a graphic design background, I can say that the font used is one of the most clever and badass things I've seen in a while.
I'm looking forward to this. Any multiplayer first person shooters that put a spin on the old 'everybody shoot each other' formula is welcome. I'm an old Left 4 Dead Head, so I dig that they're doing another 4 player co-op shooter.

http://youtu.be/k5dMH_Fab7o

thelastdisciple
02-17-2014, 04:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vrdgDdPApQ

So Youtube has rolled out 4K.

Anyone actually have the capability yet to take advantage of this?

Wretchedest
02-17-2014, 08:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vrdgDdPApQ

So Youtube has rolled out 4K.

Anyone actually have the capability yet to take advantage of this?

I'm a professional videographer and editor so 4k is something I've been watching very,very closely. Im also interested as a consumer.

I love the prospect of 4k/5k/6k/8k. Everything has the opportunity to be more vivid and visceral. It especially has implications for gaming that i care about.

As a professional 4k is somewhat terrifying, as all of the required equipment is pretty expensive. That said the prices are coming down fast, and that means that competition is getting steeper and steeper. 4k raw cameras are just barely out of reach now and so sometimes it feels like the time is approaching to sink or swim. My new editing system that i bought with 4k in mind was 7000 dollars. 4k monitors would have been 10000 more. Which is nuts.

That said, I think demand for 4k is only coming from the professional end, which is sort of odd. Younger, tech aware filmmakers are aware of and want to take advantage of these ultra high resolutions, but most consumers dont even have a clue and dont give a shit at all. Older television and film professionals that i work with dont understand it at all, and are still even adapting to HD and the DSLR revolution. From a consumer standpoint, a 4k tv makes no sense at all. What are ypu going to dobwith it? The media to take advantage of a 4k tv barely exists, the blu ray equivalent, red ray, is very expensive and not wodely available. Digotal files are heavy beyond practical storage. Forget 4k streaming like the above youtube videos, because most connections srent going to he able to handle that load at maximum settings, and if it does it eats all of your bandwidth.

My new harddrive is 8tb which brings my total storage to 10TB. Im left wondering if that is even enough for my editing needs should 4k become prevalent. Thats $2,000 of potential imadequacy, by the way.

And the real kicker is this: RED released the Dragon last year, which captures 6k RAW and it is widely known theyve been developing a 25k camers fpr the cinema world (its probably still very far off, or the prpduct of designed obsolescence.). Sonys major cameras capture 8k native amd downsize the output to 5k. With no end in sight, 4k. Is something im even more hesitant to dip my toes into.

HD had a few easy ways into consumer life. I especially feel like the PS3 helped usher in blu ray and with the help of the Xbox, video streaming. The new consoles do not have these sorts of features to help ease the market. So.y has mentioned that the ps4 might one day be capable of 4k streaming or playback, but as ibmentioned there are bandwidth, connection and harddrive issues.

october_midnight
02-18-2014, 11:44 AM
Wow.

Irrational Games shutting down. Ken Levine starting 'smaller' endeavor at Take Two. (http://www.irrationalgames.com/)

theburningreptile
02-18-2014, 12:42 PM
Wow.

Irrational Games shutting down. Ken Levine starting 'smaller' endeavor at Take Two. (http://www.irrationalgames.com/)

This really sucks. Bioshock is probably my favorite gaming franchise ever. Thank you Ken and everyone involved for the memories. The first time I saw the Big Daddy in Bioshock 1 kill that guy and then drive his drill through his back was one of my favorite moments in gaming.

Space Suicide
02-27-2014, 12:31 AM
http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/child-gunned-cop-answering-door-holding-wii-controler/#.Uw7a5_1BaQn

Fucking bullshit. Disgraceful.

Conan The Barbarian
02-27-2014, 08:02 PM
Not to go off topic. But shouldn't he be tried for murder???

thelastdisciple
03-02-2014, 12:57 PM
So STEAM Family Sharing (http://store.steampowered.com/sharing/) launched and it was very promising at first but it's ultimately ended up being pretty useless for simultaneous usage of different games accessed by the account owner and a guest.

If you want to share your library of games with a guest you have to sacrifice your own access to them or else you'll automatically kick your guest out of what they're playing if you launch another game.

october_midnight
03-19-2014, 12:03 PM
New video of the Snow Drop engine, which was created specifically for the new Tom Clancy game 'The Division'. This looks insane...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuxPvodQpgg

Space Suicide
03-19-2014, 12:47 PM
The Division will be awesome, just like all of the Tom Clancy related games have been.

Demogorgon
03-25-2014, 06:43 PM
I don't have a link handy, but it was announced today that Mark Zuckerberg and by extension Facebook is purchasing or has already purchased the company developing the Oculus Rift VR technology. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this. Any thoughts?

thelastdisciple
03-26-2014, 10:27 AM
No doubt Facebook can pay a lot of the development bills but i dunno......... is this a deal with the devil? hard to say.

Wretchedest
03-26-2014, 11:57 PM
I don't have a link handy, but it was announced today that Mark Zuckerberg and by extension Facebook is purchasing or has already purchased the company developing the Oculus Rift VR technology. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this. Any thoughts?

Im not a pc gamer, so I will probably use Oculas Rift VR, but sony has Morpheus and I may use that. Maybe. I think VR is this generations motion controls. Hey guys, remember the last time you used move or kinect for motion controls? And this is going to be mhch pricier. I think the whole thing is a big waste of time and resources for.both the companies prodcing them and the co.sumers buying them. even if it is a great product i doubt it will succeed

Also Facebook are assholes. I highly doubt this deal will be consumer friendly at all.

Space Suicide
03-30-2014, 05:25 PM
Demonoid is back! Fuck yeah! (http://torrentfreak.com/demonoid-back-140330/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Torrentfreak+%28Torrentfreak% 29&utm_content=FaceBook)

Space Suicide
04-11-2014, 02:03 PM
Millions of copies of the Atari ET game are in a landfill, theyz diggin' 'em up! (http://kotaku.com/the-infamous-atari-landfill-dig-is-finally-happening-1561763028?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow)

october_midnight
04-24-2014, 11:18 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU90_1Sowfo

Space Suicide
05-06-2014, 01:05 PM
Shaq Fu Bitches (http://www.trueachievements.com/n16817/shaqfu-a-legend-reborn-confirmed.htm)

Why?

october_midnight
05-15-2014, 10:58 AM
FarCry 4 out November 18th. (http://kotaku.com/far-cry-4-announced-for-november-release-1576873742?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Twitter&utm_source=Kotaku_Twitter&utm_medium=Socialflow)

Better article. (http://ca.ign.com/articles/2014/05/15/far-cry-4-announced-for-2014?+main+twitter)

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2014/05/FC4_KEYART_PACK-610x722.jpg

kdrcraig
05-15-2014, 11:18 AM
Was just going to post about that. I still haven't finished Far Cry 3 but I absolutely love it, Blood Dragon was awesome as well.

Kodiak33
05-15-2014, 12:45 PM
I loved Far Cry 3, PC GOTY for me.

Wretchedest
05-15-2014, 12:45 PM
I reallly hope that they can capture that spirit again.... But im pretty miffed about our generational overlap...

xmd 5a
05-15-2014, 06:26 PM
I haven't played anything as enjoyable as FC3 since it came out. I'm so excited for this one.

october_midnight
05-20-2014, 10:38 AM
Briefy FarCry4 story synopsis was leaked, not really spoilerish.

"Hidden in the majestic Himalayas lies Kyrat, a country steeped in tradition and violence. You are Ajay Ghale. Traveling to Kyrat to fulfill your mother’s dying wish, you find yourself caught up in a civil war to overthrow the oppressive regime of dictator Pagan Min. "Explore and navigate this vast open world, where danger and unpredictability lurk around every corner. Here, every decision counts, and every second is a story. Welcome to Kyrat."

ibanez33
05-21-2014, 12:44 AM
Last FarCry game I played was 2, and mostly just online on the (fucking amazing) custom maps. Sounds like I should be checking the rest of the series out.

kdrcraig
05-21-2014, 07:46 AM
Last FarCry game I played was 2, and mostly just online on the (fucking amazing) custom maps. Sounds like I should be checking the rest of the series out.

The Blood Dragon DLC was the first one I played when it was on sale for like 3 bucks or something ridiculous on the PSN. I liked that so much that I borrowed 3 from a friend and loved that as well. I'll be buying the fourth game on day 1.

october_midnight
05-22-2014, 07:25 PM
EVOLVE released 10/21, new map, monster, and 4 new hunter types revealed. (http://www.gamespot.com/articles/evolve-s-new-hunters-provide-four-more-reasons-to-get-excited-about-evolve/1100-6419771/)

Thiah
05-25-2014, 03:29 AM
Can someone tell me what the big deal is with Destiny? I watched the trailer today and some game footage and was not impressed about any of it at all. Is the hype because it's Bungie making it?

Wretchedest
05-25-2014, 02:03 PM
Yes.
10 characters.

nemesiswontdie
05-28-2014, 05:15 PM
"It has begun!"

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r672/nemesiswontdie3/mk10_zps7c8e1d05.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nemesiswontdie3/media/mk10_zps7c8e1d05.jpg.html)

Ed Boon has been doing a countdown to an announcement on twitter and he also updated his twitter profile pic to the white MK logo with the banner "who's next?" so I think it's safe to assume we're getting a new Mortal Kombat here soon.

marodi
05-28-2014, 06:12 PM
In case someone cared about the site and did not know (I just learned it) Demonoid is back.

Space Suicide
05-28-2014, 07:19 PM
In case someone cared about the site and did not know (I just learned it) Demonoid is back.

I mentioned it a page or two ago. It re-launched at the end of or March. I'm so glad to have it back but the torrents are gonna have to start stacking up again considering it was down for nearly 3 years.

Wretchedest
05-28-2014, 10:12 PM
"it has begun!"

http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r672/nemesiswontdie3/mk10_zps7c8e1d05.jpg (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nemesiswontdie3/media/mk10_zps7c8e1d05.jpg.html)

ed boon has been doing a countdown to an announcement on twitter and he also updated his twitter profile pic to the white mk logo with the banner "who's next?" so i think it's safe to assume we're getting a new mortal kombat here soon.

yes!
!!!!!!

Wretchedest
06-02-2014, 10:20 AM
Trailer for MK10 is out, couod it, might THAT be gameplay?

Probably not: the game is "cross generational"... In 2015. Im sick of that shit....

Space Suicide
06-02-2014, 12:14 PM
Trailer for MK10 is out, couod it, might THAT be gameplay?

Probably not: the game is "cross generational"... In 2015. Im sick of that shit....

I feel for 7th gen players/users but sometimes, minus a few games, buying an Xbox One was a complete and utter waste since they keep cross platforming this shit on the older consoles.

I doubt it'll be gameplay but I love fighting games and had a lot of fun with MK9 so I'm game! FIGHT! :p

Wretchedest
06-02-2014, 12:34 PM
It is officially, not gameplay :(

Gameplay will apparently be shown at E3, but the cross gen thing is killing my hopes for good visuals. I'm sure it will play fantastically, like every MK game, but I'm ready for my NExt Gen investment to pay off, because this is ridiculous.

october_midnight
06-09-2014, 11:16 AM
This should be a pretty interesting day. So far, among other bits of news:

- TitanFall is announcing titan customization, titan burn cards, and a 'new mode'.
- Xbox One will have snappable achievements, so you can have progress snapped and see progress in real time, get online help for them, etc.

twilight explosion
06-09-2014, 11:19 AM
you think maybe there should be an E3 thread?

october_midnight
06-09-2014, 11:32 AM
Hmm, it usually dies like 2 days afterwards haha...at least that's what happened last year. Up to anyone if they wanna make one.

october_midnight
06-09-2014, 11:40 AM
In no sense of the word would I call myself a CoD fan, but Advanced Warfare looks pretty slick. The addition of the futuristic stuff (giant walking spider turret tanks, the swarms of drones...that basically rip off the Matrix) has my interest fo sho.

october_midnight
06-09-2014, 11:55 AM
Holy fuck this co-op in AC: Unity looks nuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuts.

theburningreptile
06-09-2014, 12:00 PM
When I saw the heads on the pikes thing, I thought of Radiohead's head lyric - "We've got heads on sticks." Awesome.

Conan The Barbarian
06-09-2014, 01:27 PM
Great presentation by Xbox. When Is Sony's?

Wretchedest
06-11-2014, 05:11 PM
The Kraken gameplay in Evolve: Wow.

october_midnight
08-12-2014, 06:33 PM
New Silent Hill game, 'Silent Hills' announced as a PS4 exclusive. Starring Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead, Hideo Kojima, and Guillermo del Toro (what in the actual fuck). Demo already out that looks bonkers. Might buy a PS4 just for this. Playable teaser videos all over YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEiebHA8iYY

Aladdinsanity
08-12-2014, 07:54 PM
Jesus Christ, all the exploding boners.

Lambda
08-12-2014, 08:20 PM
Interesting line-up.

(... wish I didn't have the volume up so loud towards the end.)

Space Suicide
08-12-2014, 08:35 PM
Hmmmmmm, I want it. But don't have PS4, oh well.

Maybe if I insult Sony enough like PS4 users are about Tomb Raider and Microsoft they might listen to me as an Xbox One gamer!

broken logic.

october_midnight
08-15-2014, 11:46 AM
What in the holy blue hell did I just watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DL0W9AUCuY

ziltoid
08-21-2014, 04:51 PM
Alpha footage of Hotline Miami 2! It may contain spoilers.
That music is absolutely fantastic, I really need this game to come out now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ7HXRdZFxk

Dr Channard
10-02-2014, 08:46 AM
Yet more discussion on The Last Guardian (http://www.gamespot.com/articles/sony-working-diligently-on-the-last-guardian/1100-6422697/). So far 5 years in the making. Hopefully it’ll be done in time to be a launch title for the PS5.
 

october_midnight
04-14-2015, 10:26 AM
'Guitar Hero: Live' announced for fall 2015.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SnIZgESm4c

Tums206_BFY
04-14-2015, 12:22 PM
Star Ocean 5, well officially Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, being developed by Tri-Ace was announced by Square Enix. I guess it is in development for PS3 and PS4.

http://kotaku.com/first-look-at-star-ocean-5-1697679023

october_midnight
04-17-2015, 12:43 PM
YES PLEASE.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwWLns7-xN8&feature=youtu.be

20 vs 20 battles? DLC tied in with Episode VII? Unnngh.

Space Suicide
04-17-2015, 02:00 PM
Mandatory cinematic CGI trailer. I'm so sick of games doing this.

october_midnight
04-17-2015, 02:30 PM
You and countless other people on the internet, as if it's ever going to change. It's still like 7 months out, they'll reveal more. And more people will cry, and it'll still pre-sell 2 million copies, and reviewers will cry, and it'll sell half a million more, and people on social media will whine if there's any bug on day one, and it'll sell another half a million, and so on and so on and so on.

Wretchedest
04-17-2015, 05:05 PM
Yeah hard to be excited when DICE, known for the stability of their games, wont show gameplay to the public 7 months before release....

october_midnight
04-17-2015, 08:17 PM
I'm pumped as hell. Reports from a number of people that saw gameplay at the SWCA say it looks and plays unbelievably well. Time will tell...

october_midnight
05-12-2015, 12:01 PM
Tom Clancy's "The Division" delayed until early 2016.

WorzelG
05-22-2015, 02:22 AM
This is one reason I'm happy never to get involved in online gaming. My brother plays league of legends which makes me a bit worried for him

http://gamepolitics.com/2015/05/21/league-legends-player-admits-swatting-and-stalking-multiple-victims-us-and-canada#.VV7XzpF5mK0

october_midnight
06-09-2015, 11:49 AM
Next 'Mirror's Edge title officially subtitled 'Catalyst', will be fully revealed at E3. (http://ca.ign.com/articles/2015/06/09/mirrors-edge-catalyst-subtitle-is-official?watch=true&utm_campaign=ign+main+twitter&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social)

october_midnight
06-10-2015, 03:58 PM
Just paid this preorder off yesterday when picking up TESO.....want now pls.


http://bravointel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/91sIA6vgluL._SL1500_.jpg

Shadaloo
06-13-2015, 11:59 PM
https://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/original-2.jpg

http://nerdystuff.com/2015/06/transformers-devastation-is-coming/ (http://nerdystuff.com/2015/06/transformers-devastation-is-coming/)


FAPFAPFAPFAPFAPFAPFAP

october_midnight
06-15-2015, 04:25 PM
Good. God.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXU5k4U8x20

Space Suicide
06-15-2015, 04:50 PM
I want that badly. That looks so incredible and true to the film environment.

Wretchedest
06-15-2015, 04:51 PM
EAs conference awful. Mass effect 4 trailer and then a free fall into apathy. Please ubisoft, dont do this to us.

Space Suicide
06-15-2015, 05:16 PM
An all-new adventure. An all-new game. The epic RPG continues in “South Park: The Fractured But Whole”. Players will once again assume the role of the New Kid, and join South Park favorites Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman in a new hilarious and outrageous RPG adventure — now available for pre-order!

I cannot wait! I loved the Stick of Truth.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/06/15/e3-2015-south-park-the-fractured-but-whole-announced

october_midnight
06-15-2015, 05:36 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S0_3Ml9heY

Wretchedest
06-15-2015, 06:12 PM
Crackdown fix delivered by Ghost Recon of all things. Looks awesome.

Also: For Honor looms like the type of game that is long overdue.

bruised
06-15-2015, 10:49 PM
Damn, that ghost recon has me more hyped than the division, wow.

DF118
06-15-2015, 11:03 PM
Shenmue III

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ysnet/shenmue-3

This has been a particularly interesting E3.

Edit: Begging the question, why Kickstarter?

virushopper
06-15-2015, 11:58 PM
Edit: Begging the question, why Kickstarter?
I think it's cause Sega won't fund it. As I recall they blew a lot of money on the first two so why would they do that for the third game.

Fixer808
06-16-2015, 01:37 AM
The gameplay footage from Star Wars Battlefront is borderline pornographic. I need it now.

Conan The Barbarian
06-16-2015, 09:46 AM
It looks great. And it feels like a battlefront game.

ziltoid
06-21-2015, 10:54 AM
Two of my favorite games mashed up together yes please! All for the price of free!
http://www.destructoid.com/half-life-and-hotline-miami-mashup-half-line-miami-coming-soon-294496.phtml

Sallos
06-21-2015, 11:33 AM
Two of my favorite games mashed up together yes please! All for the price of free!
http://www.destructoid.com/half-life-and-hotline-miami-mashup-half-line-miami-coming-soon-294496.phtml

Meh, if only it was quake rather than hl

Space Suicide
07-07-2015, 07:03 PM
http://www.dailydot.com/crime/lizard-squad-indicted-julius-kivimaki/

That's bullshit. His sentence is essentially getting a job? Man, what a harsh punishment.

Dr Channard
07-11-2015, 11:35 AM
So there is this thing being worked on right now called Allison Road. If P.T. was something that interested you, and you were bummed out by the death of Silent Hills, you may be interested in this.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__i_LoRKhJ0

Jinsai
07-12-2015, 12:26 PM
PT interested me because it was a teaser of a forthcoming, big budget project in the Silent Hill franchise, and it was helmed by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro.

An indie studio jumping in to placate the disappointed fan base there seems like a lazy cash grab to me. The "Allison Road" title doesn't give me any added hope that they're going about this in a very interesting or adventurous direction...

Either way, let's just hope that's some "pre-alpha" voice acting too.

Dr Channard
07-12-2015, 01:20 PM
An indie studio jumping in to placate the disappointed fan base there seems like a lazy cash grab to me. The "Allison Road" title doesn't give me any added hope that they're going about this in a very interesting or adventurous direction...


Fair enough.

As a fan of the genre I found the prototype interesting, something to keep an eye on. I thought some others may feel the same way.

Even if it isn’t the masterstroke that Kojima and Del Toro were working on, I would be very happy if Allison Road turned out to be (1) a really good game and (2) financially successful so that it can serve as (3) a giant middle finger to Konami.

october_midnight
11-28-2015, 10:26 AM
Within 'three to four years', Li-Fi will be made available to the public. Up to 100 times faster than wi-fi. (http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34942685)

Dr Channard
12-19-2015, 04:17 AM
Move over Nintendo, PlayStation, and Xbox. Coleco is about to storm back into the gaming scene with its first new console in decades, the Chameleon (http://www.theverge.com/2015/12/17/10428976/coleco-chameleon-console-game-cartridges). An impressive piece of hardware that boasts the ability to play brand-new cartridge games in the 8, 16, and 32-bit styles.

liquidcalm
01-09-2016, 08:57 AM
so, anyone order an Oculus? I know I didn't (because I can't afford/want a new PC just yet).

october_midnight
01-12-2016, 11:49 AM
New Tom Clancy's: The Division gameplay trailer. (https://a.pomf.cat/ztkasj.mp4)

After playing the alpha, I can personally vouch...this game's gonna be amazing.

Jinsai
01-13-2016, 01:27 AM
New Tom Clancy's: The Division gameplay trailer. (https://a.pomf.cat/ztkasj.mp4)

After playing the alpha, I can personally vouch...this game's gonna be amazing.

At this point, with how long this has been hyped up.. it has a lot to deliver on. It's the FFXV of its genre

thelastdisciple
01-13-2016, 03:15 AM
I'd definitely like for a "Tom Clancy" branded game to be good again, it's been a LONG time since any of the Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six or Ghost Recon games were worth a shit, Hawx and EndWar were total duds.

bruised
01-13-2016, 08:58 PM
I'm hyped. New Rainbow is meh, looking forward to GR and The Division.

ziltoid
01-15-2016, 10:20 PM
Prospekt is a fan made, Valve endorsed, Half-Life standalone add-on where you play as Adrian Shepherd.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/399120

Prospekt begins in the Nova Prospekt prison in the Half-Life universe. Gordon Freeman is slowly being overrun by soldiers in the prison, however unknown to him his Vortigaunt allies manage to find some help from a forgotten hero.

Substantial, highly-polished and totally new addition to the Half-Life 2 universe, comparable to Half-Life 2: Episode One in length



Developed by one person, 25 year old Richard Seabrook



Official Valve approval for Half-Life 2 license and assets



Standalone PC game built using the Source engine - no requirement for Half-Life 2



Continues the story of Opposing Force, Gearbox Software’s (Borderlands) update that tells the original Half-Life 2 story from the perspective of the Marines. Gordon



Freeman is cornered and being overrun by soldiers in the Nova Prospekt prison; the player controls US Marine Adrian Shepherd - the unsung hero - as he’s teleported in by Freeman’s Vortigaunt allies to help fight back.



13 new levels featuring fully-scripted puzzles and action sequences, all carefully integrated into the Half-Life 2 story



Substantial graphical updates over the original game, including but not limited to:



New Textures



New Models



Updated high resolution combine soldier skins with improved normal mapping



Updated high resolution textures



Updated lighting



Higher resolution models



Increased cube mapping



Over 20 new particle effects



Modded HUD



Modded VGUI



New player model skin



Return to Xen



New voice acting



New music



New AI improvements, such as soldiers attempting to undo the player’s actions



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhhfG1MmJRo


Edit: I can't get the formatt spacing correct for the bulletins. Anyone know how to fix this?

elevenism
01-16-2016, 08:15 AM
http://bsccomment.com/2016/01/16/nintendo-nx-release-date-shared-by-nomura-securities.html

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/01/15/nintendo-in-2016-nx-details-anime-and-more-coming

the nintendo nx information is sparse and sometimes contradictory, but it's sounding like it will be out before the end of the year.
a nintendo on or close to the level of the PS4 would be enough to get me to buy a modern console.

BenAkenobi
01-16-2016, 01:11 PM
Prospekt is a fan made, Valve endorsed, Half-Life standalone add-on where you play as Adrian Shepherd.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/399120


Hmmm... not very sold on the visual style of this one. Reminded of interior missions in first Far Cry more than HL2 itself.

eversonpoe
01-20-2016, 11:07 AM
the pre-order for Twilight Princess HD for the WiiU went up a couple days ago, and amazon is discounting new games, so even with tax, i got the version with the wolf link amiibo for $53. plus, wolf link unlocks a new dungeon!

ziltoid
01-26-2016, 09:29 AM
This can't come soon enough!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO_jtTw87kw

eversonpoe
01-26-2016, 02:34 PM
the pre-order for Twilight Princess HD for the WiiU went up a couple days ago, and amazon is discounting new games, so even with tax, i got the version with the wolf link amiibo for $53. plus, wolf link unlocks a new dungeon!

so, apparently, the "new dungeon" is just the cave that you could access in the gerudo desert in the original game, which is pretty lame. BUT you can use the Link amiibo to replenish arrows, the Zelda or Sheik amiibo to replenish hearts, and the Ganondorf amiibo to increase the difficulty of the game (causes link to take greater damage).

ziltoid
01-26-2016, 03:16 PM
so, apparently, the "new dungeon" is just the cave that you could access in the gerudo desert in the original game, which is pretty lame. BUT you can use the Link amiibo to replenish arrows, the Zelda or Sheik amiibo to replenish hearts, and the Ganondorf amiibo to increase the difficulty of the game (causes link to take greater damage).
So in order to experience the full game you need to collect all the amiibo's?

I need some clarification. Do the amiibos give access to supplementary content and abilities or is it cut content that is added to the amiibo chips as a selling point?

I was interested in getting a Wii U sometime before the release of the NX mainly to play Donkey Kong and all the Mario games. But, if buying hard to get amiibo's locks me out of accessing cut content, I'd rather not buy a Wii U at all.

RJK
01-26-2016, 04:41 PM
So in order to experience the full game you need to collect all the amiibo's?

I need some clarification. Do the amiibos give access to supplementary content and abilities or is it cut content that is added to the amiibo chips as a selling point?

I was interested in getting a Wii U sometime before the release of the NX mainly to play Donkey Kong and all the Mario games. But, if buying hard to get amiibo's locks me out of accessing cut content, I'd rather not buy a Wii U at all.

Every copy of Twilight Princess comes with the Link Wolf Amiibo that unlocks the extra dungeon. The bonus hearts and stuff are supplemental and require the extra Amiibo.

eversonpoe
01-26-2016, 08:52 PM
Every copy of Twilight Princess comes with the Link Wolf Amiibo that unlocks the extra dungeon. The bonus hearts and stuff are supplemental and require the extra Amiibo.

correct. my confusion comes in the form of this: in the original version of twilight princess, you can access that extra dungeon simply by entering it in the gerudo desert. so it's not really new. unless it's in addition to that one?

RJK
01-26-2016, 09:28 PM
correct. my confusion comes in the form of this: in the original version of twilight princess, you can access that extra dungeon simply by entering it in the gerudo desert. so it's not really new. unless it's in addition to that one?

I don't have a solid answer but in the original game the optional dungeon was called Cave of Ordeals and this one is called Cave of Shadows. So maybe it is in addition to?

eversonpoe
01-27-2016, 08:17 AM
I don't have a solid answer but in the original game the optional dungeon was called Cave of Ordeals and this one is called Cave of Shadows. So maybe it is in addition to?

it seems like it's basically the same thing, though, from the ad i saw. oh well. still happy they're porting the game.

ziltoid
02-04-2016, 09:59 AM
Finally a release date for Doom and a new trailer. It comes out May 13.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SAFSz8yxrE

october_midnight
02-04-2016, 10:13 AM
Read this and found it to be fairly accurate.

Full priced multiplayer shooters must change. (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/features/15370-Full-Priced-Multiplayer-Shooters-Must-Change)

thelastdisciple
02-08-2016, 08:12 PM
GameTrailers is shutting down today.

http://kotaku.com/video-game-website-gametrailers-closes-after-13-years-1757939279

Jon
03-09-2016, 12:53 AM
Amazon Japan Now Ships Games Internationally (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1195223) (only on items shipped + sold by amazon.co.jp)

clulcu
04-14-2016, 10:49 AM
Anyone see this article? (http://www.serverwatch.com/server-news/server-spending-bolstered-by-cloud.html?) Looks like a good time for cloud servers! "$38.2 billion in cloud infrastructure revenue is forecast for 2016" :O

I think 1&1 are among the first companies that most people think of when cloud servers are mentioned, at least to me. I was looking at their page (http://www.1and1.co.uk/dynamic-cloud-server) for the dynamic cloud server, and I was pretty surprised at how highthe CPU range goes, it's a lot higher than I thought! 16vCores...

october_midnight
05-04-2016, 01:06 PM
Respawn Entertainment (Titanfall) announces that they've partnered with EA and Lucasfilm to create an entirely new 3rd person Star Wars shooter. (http://www.respawn.com/stig-blog/)

http://www.respawn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/StarwarsHeader.jpg

bruised
05-12-2016, 09:59 PM
What do you guys think of the new COD and BF trailers? Personally I don't care, as I think those games are trash, but the BF game set in WW1 sounds cool.

Millionaire
05-14-2016, 11:02 PM
What do you guys think of the new COD and BF trailers? Personally I don't care, as I think those games are trash, but the BF game set in WW1 sounds cool.
I'm not particularly a Calladoody or BF fan; I play them at a friend's house once in a while, they're ok but I don't feel the need to buy them. Until now with this Battlefield. I've always wanted to see a big-budget WW1 movie; its just a fascinating time in history with some great story potential that is hardly touched upon in modern media. This ain't a movie, but the WW1 setting instantly gets my interest. I'll wait for reviews; these games tend to be riddled with bugs.

That name, though, is ass. Battlefield 1? Really? Even calling it Battlefield World War 1 would be better.

As for COD, it looks...ok. The space setting makes me a little more interested in the game, but not nearly as much as BF.

thelastdisciple
05-14-2016, 11:19 PM
Battlefield 1914.. missed opportunity there.

I mean we've already had 1942 and 2142 so why not?

liquidcalm
05-15-2016, 07:10 AM
As soon as the COD trailer went to space I was far more interested. It basically looks like Killzone but with faster game play, and I'm actually kinda down for that.

october_midnight
06-13-2016, 03:25 PM
Holyyyyyyyy shit.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqoX0WSE-SE

Space Suicide
06-13-2016, 04:23 PM
Holyyyyyyyy shit.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqoX0WSE-SE

Rainbow Six feat Metal Gear Solid V feat Splinter Cell

I'll buy day one.

Wretchedest
06-13-2016, 06:50 PM
Yeah, I think Wildlands looks great. Dishonored 2 is an easy best of show, for the moment, though.

october_midnight
06-13-2016, 09:21 PM
Dammit probably gonna have to drop the money to get the PS4 VR headset now that Rocksteady is making a new Batman VR game. Oh well, should be fun.

Also, the hell is with the new Kojima game? lol


https://www.youtube.com/embed/mOY0y9KGE1k

thelastdisciple
06-13-2016, 09:37 PM
Days Gone looks so good, i don't care if zombies are overdone. Sam Witwer starring in it is reason enough to play it.

Kojima and Reedus back again, fuck yes! I am definitely interested in whatever the hell that was.

Horizons Zero Dawn! Detroit Become Human.

Jesus i need a PS4 asap.

Oh and that Spider-Man game looks hella promising!

Space Suicide
06-13-2016, 09:55 PM
I think I'm alone when I say I'm soooooooo stoked for the Crash Bandicoot trilogy remasters/remakes on PS4! Cannot wait for that!

thelastdisciple
06-13-2016, 10:06 PM
I think I'm alone when I say I'm soooooooo stoked for the Crash Bandicoot trilogy remasters/remakes on PS4! Cannot wait for that!
Wait what? i saw the Skylanders thing, was there a trailer for that or it was just mentioned during the conference?

Wretchedest
06-14-2016, 12:24 AM
I watched all the conferences, and Sony blew the competition away. Every conference was loaded with corporate, pandering babble and cinematic trailers and off screen bullshit. Sony was all meat and potatos, one game play trailer after another, with no bullshit in between. Barely a peep about preorder bonuses, and absolutely no elevator pitches.

Norse God of War, Horizon, fucking Detroit looks fantastic. I'm curious to see whatever the fucked that kojima game is about but it look's tippy and cool. Very exciting.

liquidcalm
06-14-2016, 06:33 PM
Steep looks like the most refreshing game. Of everything that and South Park have stuck in my brain. The Last Guardian too!

kdrcraig
07-15-2016, 07:17 AM
http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/07/14/nintendo-announces-new-nes-console?read

Nintendo is releasing a new mini NES console that comes with 30 classic games on it for 60 bucks. This thing sounds fucking awesome.

Millionaire
07-16-2016, 04:07 AM
Nintendo is releasing a new mini NES console that comes with 30 classic games on it for 60 bucks. This thing sounds fucking awesome.
I have every NES and SNES game on my computer, but I'm still thinking about buying this. It just looks damn cool. I'll definitely be getting them as gifts for Christmas.

october_midnight
07-19-2016, 11:03 AM
August 2nd. Hell yes.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za8G70bbKRY

kdrcraig
07-19-2016, 11:11 AM
After how awesome Tales from the Borderlands was I think I'll be checking out that one too.

kdrcraig
08-04-2016, 09:38 AM
https://www.hackread.com/poodlecorp-ddos-gta-playstation-servers/

Some dickbag group of hackers took down the GTA servers with a DDoS attack. Say they're going to hit the PSN hard later in the day. Fuck these assholes

Conan The Barbarian
08-04-2016, 09:45 AM
Imagine the good hackers can do than disrupt recreational activities.