A week of speedrunning for charity starts Sunday
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2018, 7:16 pm

Summer Games Done Quick is back once again. Live from Minnesota, you can watch folks play through your favorite games as fast as they can, for charity. It starts Sunday afternoon at 12:30 PM Eastern and is scheduled to run until the wee hours next Sunday, June 30th. The benefactor this year is Doctors Without Borders, and games include Animaniacs for the SNES, the Wii U's Pikmin 3 and modern fare like Rise of the Tomb Raider. Closing it all out next weekend will be a glitchless run of Final Fantasy VI.

Source: Games Done Quick




Friday the 13th’s content update plans meet a grisly end
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2018, 5:03 pm
That Jason Voorhees fellow is a rather intimidating chap, I’ll give you that much, but you know what’s scarier? Lawyers. By all accounts, Friday the 13th: The Game was surprisingly fun when played with the right group, with room to grow as the developers released more maps, content and features. They’d been doing well up […]


Red Dead Redemption 2 existence on PC possibly leaked via LinkedIn
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2018, 5:08 pm
Tradition dictates that Rockstar may not discuss the PC version of any of its games, or even admit that they exist, until we’ve all given up any hope of seeing them. So while Red Dead Redemption 2 was unveiled for consoles a while back, there’s been no news for PC. With Rockstar keeping schtum, there […]


Excellent Descent successor Overload gets a level editor
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2018, 5:45 pm
Overload is one of the best retro FPS revivals out there. Simply put, it’s Descent 4 in all but name, developed by the original crew, complete with a soundtrack from the combined composers of the original three games. The only real complaint I had about it in my mini-review of it here was that it was […]


Psychological horror slasher Hellblade goes platinum
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2018, 3:06 pm
There’s something about the very concept of ‘a million’ that sticks in the mind. It’s one of those nice, round numbers that still remains hard to visualise due to its sheer enormity. For instance, if you were to print DVD cases for all one million copies sold (across PC, PS4 & Xbox One) of Ninja […]


Police Stories is coming along nicely, but taking its time
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2018, 4:00 pm
When I last played Police Stories, I was pretty delighted by how much the two level alpha had to offer. So it was with somewhat mixed feelings that a year later I found myself playing a four level alpha – this feels like slow progress, albeit it with a graphical overhaul. And yet I am […]


Athanor Pulling a Moon Chunk
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2018, 4:00 pm
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First episode of ‘Life is Strange 2’ debuts September 27th
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2018, 2:41 pm

A month ago, studio Dontnod revealed that its graphic adventure game Life Is Strange had sold 3 million copies -- and a sequel was on the way. Apparently it was pretty far along when they made the announcement. The first episode of Life Is Strange 2 is coming out on September 27th, with four more to follow.

Source: Life Is Strange (Twitter)




Play ‘Dragon Ball FighterZ’ on the Switch September 28th
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2018, 1:39 pm

We heard at E3 that Dragon Ball FighterZ, the popular fighting game styled to look just like the anime, would be arriving on the Nintendo Switch sometime this year. Today, publisher Bandai Namco gave a release date, September 28th. But those who preorder will get a bonus title: Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden, a fighting game released in Japan in 1993 on the Super Famicom.

Via: Polygon

Source: Bandai Namco (Twitter)




'Arena of Valor' beta registration for Nintendo Switch is live
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2018, 2:23 pm

Arena of Valor was one of the biggest games at E3 this year, you just didn't know it. Like Super Smash Bros Ultimate it was featured in the Nintendo Direct broadcast, and, like Smash there was also a giant tournament featuring the game in downtown LA last week. It's also the biggest mobile game in China, free to play and backed by Tencent.

Source: Arena of Valor




Valve’s Steam Link box is just £2 right now
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2018, 11:55 am
Valve’s Steam Link box (which lets you stream your PC library to another TV or monitor in a different room in your house) is cheap as chips right now, going for a mere £2 / $2.50 in the Steam Intergalactic Summer Sale. That’s a whopping 95% off. It would almost be rude not to, really.


Playstyle Royale: Once, twice, three times a chicken
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2018, 12:00 pm
This is Playstyle Royale, where I head into Playerunknown’s Battlergounds a battle royale game and try to win my chicken dinner while adhering to arbitrary rules. This time’s a bit different, because I’m more interested in becoming a chicken than winning one. I’m playing Realm Royale, the battle royale spin off to Hi-Rez’s Paladins. One […]


Kassandra is Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s main hero, but only in the book
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2018, 12:01 pm
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will let us play as either Kassandra or Alexios, both Spartan warriors, but creative director Jonathan Dumont told Reddit that it’s the former who is considered the canon protagonist, at least in the upcoming official novelisation. It won’t affect the game, however, as whoever you play as will be treated as the […]


Summer Games Done Quick’s charity speedruns start Sunday – these are our picks
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2018, 12:02 pm
The Summer Nerd Olympics are almost upon us. Every six months, the best and brightest in gaming assemble under the Games Done Quick banner to demolish games extra-fast and raise heaving sacks of cash for good causes. This Sunday, the speedster swarm will be descending on Bloomington, Minnesota to destroy games as you know it, […]


Redout, the F-Zero and Wipeout-inspired racer, is returning next year, and it’s looking a little different. Redout: Space Assault ditches the fixed racetracks of yesterday’s future, and instead heads out into orbit for frenetic stellar battles between dogfighting spaceships. Get a taste of the new direction by checking out the teaser, below.


How systemic games make you a master comedian
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2018, 1:00 pm
The power fantasy of exploring new worlds or meeting strange alien races (and then shooting at both of those things) is the kind of thing that big-budget games tend to focus on. As far as humour is concerned, they’re at best ‘plus comedy’ experiences that deliver on their key points but also have some funny […]


Black Mesa’s vision of Xen is bigger, bolder & nearly done
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2018, 1:15 pm
Sometimes, things just take time. When an amateur team remake an FPS classic up to AAA standards in a modern engine in their spare time? Yeah, that’ll take a while, but the patience seems to be paying off for fans of Black Mesa. While so so far the ambitious (and Valve-endorsed) Half-Life remake has mostly adhered […]


Summer Reruns – Online Gaming in the 80s
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2018, 2:15 pm
It officially turned Summer in the northern hemisphere yesterday, so I can legit post a Summer Reruns post. This time for a look way back in time at the online video games I played in the 80s, a time when a 2400bps modem made you special and the command


'Semblance' is proof of Nintendo's new indie hustle
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2018, 1:00 pm

I found Semblance on the second floor of the Fuego Lounge, squeezed into a booth beside a dance floor and a small stage. It was early afternoon, and waitstaff were restocking the long, rectangular bar in the center of the room as game developers, press and PR handlers flitted from station to station. A cloth tent on the balcony offered psychedelic VR meditation; a geodesic dome on the roof showcased swirling galaxies. And all along the walls inside, indie games waited to be played.

Semblance stood out among the row of screens for its energetic, purple-tinged visuals. It's a platformer starring an adorable bouncing blob named Squish, and it's heading to PC, Mac and Nintendo Switch this year. Its conceit is innovative and also glaringly obvious: It's a platformer where players actually create platforms as they go. Squish is able to distort the world, building tall ledges or deep indentations in the ground in order to solve a series of tricky spatial puzzles. Everything about the game is at once super cute and filled with mystery, from the squashy, haunting sound effects to the cartoonish yet deep background animations.




Bethesda lawsuit claims ‘Westworld’ game is ‘Fallout Shelter’ rip-off
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2018, 1:18 pm

Bethesda Softworks filed a lawsuit this week against Behavior Interactive and Warner Bros., alleging that the new Westworld mobile game is a "blatant rip-off" of its Fallout Shelter, Polygon reports. The company cites a number of reviews of Westworld that noted the similarities and points to specific parts of Westworld's gameplay and imagery that it says are largely indifferentiable from Fallout Shelter. "Working with the same copyrighted computer code used by Fallout Shelter, Westworld has the same or highly similar game design, art style, animations, features and other gameplay elements as Fallout Shelter, all of which are owned by Bethesda," the company says in its suit.

Source: Polygon




Punch the sun in Monster Prom’s new “F*ckin’ Hot” update
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2018, 11:08 am
Two things made me decide to check out Monster Prom’s free “F*ckin’ Hot” update this morning, despite not normally having an interest in the dating sim genre. First, the monsters. Second, the multiplayer. It’s a punchy set up: the prom is looming, and you and your friends have got three weeks to woo a 20-something […]


A Final Look At The CSM 13 Election
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2018, 10:15 am
Last week, CCP announced the results of the election for the 13th Council of Stellar Management. Real life, in the form of illness, interfered with publishing a timely post, but I still needed to write one to look back upon next year.The year of the


How Does This Thing Work?
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2018, 10:44 am
Click to embiggenA commenter on my last post wanted to know where my ISK comes from. That is a legit question and I realize I may not have addressed this recently. Eve is nothing if not an opportunity to tell the same stories over and over again. The


Shadowrun Returns is free on the Humble store
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2018, 7:56 am
If you’ve been following all of our Cyberpunk 2077 coverage and thinking it could really do with some Orcs, you’re in luck. No, CD Projekt Red isn’t injecting magic into their sci-fi RPG, but some magical cyberpunk is free on the Humble store right now. Shadowrun Returns can be yours for nothing at all, as […]


The Foxer
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2018, 8:00 am
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