Rain World Is Coming To PSN, Vita, And More

Posted by Bob Muir on Apr 15, 2014 in Videogames

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It seems that the intriguing Rain World won’t be limited to PC, Mac, and Linux. As I had hoped, the indie game about a lovable “slugcat” exploring the ruins of an ancient civilization will be coming to other platforms. Thanks to Adult Swim Games, Rain World will be released on PSN (which could be either PS3 or PS4), PS Vita, “and well beyond”. Ideally the game will hit Xbox One and Wii U, but even if it just hits some PlayStation platforms, I’ll be happy. I want to plug my PS4 into some good speakers and hear that wonderful music fill my living room.
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Bunny Hop Through Time And Space: Half-Life Speedrun World Record

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 14, 2014 in Videogames

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Here’s some impressive gaming to start your week: a team of intrepid speedrunners spent almost four years perfecting and creating techniques to crush the previous Half-Life world record. And they did it. By 9 minutes! Yup, the previous record was 29 minutes and 41 seconds, and their time was 20 minutes and 41 seconds. Talk about insane. To reach this time, they abuse glitchy models, jump outside of level boundaries, and exploit save glitches to chop precious seconds off. There are some really amazing speed runs out there, but this is one of the coolest. Check it out below. Read more…

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DrinkBox Studios Announces New Game Severed

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 14, 2014 in Videogames

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DrinkBox Studios, the talented devs behind Mutant Blobs Attack and Gucamelee!, have announced their next game: Severed. It’s a mobile game coming out sometime next year that features a hero who makes up missing a part of her arm. So what does she do? Solve the mystery of why and along the way, attach enemies severed body parts to herself to gain power. Yup, that sounds awesome. It’s touchscreen-based, and will combine elements of Infinity Blade, Punch Out, and Mega Man, says DrinkBox. But really, I’m just here for the art. I love DrinkBox’s style, and it shines brightly here. I can’t wait to try it! Read more…

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Footage From PAX East of Star Citizen Impresses

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 13, 2014 in Videogames

 

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Yup, Chris Roberts showed off Star Citizen at PAX East, and it had a fantastic reception. In particular he demoed the dogfighting, featuring various ships sliding in and about asteroids while shooting each other. It’s still very early, as the AI isn’t quite there, and not everything works correctly, but — holy crap — does it look stunning. I’ll strap on an Oculus Rift, jump in this game, and you’ll never see me again. Seriously. I’ll probably need a PC upgrade by the time this comes out. The footage isn’t perfect, but it’ll give you a good idea of where they’re headed. Read more…

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First Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Trailer

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 13, 2014 in Videogames

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Yup, Hotline Miami is back for more gruesome violence and bizarre animal masks. The trailer shows off Wrong Number in several ways, mainly that there are many new weapons, enemies, and creative twists on previous Hotline Miami gameplay. Stuff like chainsaws and dual-wielding also seem pretty intense! I believe they mentioned that this game will focus on the 90s rather than the 80s like the previous game, so I hope we get some excellent 90s-inspired music for the soundtrack! Check out the trailer below. Read more…

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Capy’s Below Comes To Steam Along With A New Trailer

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 12, 2014 in Videogames

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One of my most anticipated games for Xbox One was Below, a rougelike-like game from Capy that featured empty ancient halls and evoked a mystical sense of exploration that really grabbed me. I was just a little disappointed that it was temporarily a One exclusive. But now we’ve heard tell from PAX East that Capy will be bringing Below to Steam as well! No offense Xbox One, but now I can put off getting you for even longer. This new trailer isn’t jam-packed with footage, instead it’s just a nice little look at the game and some beautiful music by Jim Guthrie. Check it out! Read more…

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So There’s A New Borderlands Game

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 12, 2014 in Videogames

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Don’t get too excited though, next-gen-ers. This one is only on PC, 360, and PS3. Yup, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is a new game in the series, but it’s being done by 2K Australia while Gearbox works on other projects. The game will take place in between Borderlands 1 and 2, telling the story of Handsome Jack’s rise to power and how some of his crew came to be. And yes, you can now play as Claptrap. Some people really like Claptrap, you know? A lot of people, actually. I’m not one of them though. In fact, I’m pretty Borderlands’d out, so I think I’ll just watch from the sidelines this time around. Still — if more guns, a moon base, and extra Claptrap sound appealing to you, check out the trailer and dev video below! Read more…

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Maisie Richardson-Sellers May Join Star Wars Episode VII

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 11, 2014 in Star Wars

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Here’s another rumor for the rumor mill: Maisie Richardson-Sellers, a relatively unknown actress from Oxford, may be up for a lead role in Star Wars Episode VII. She has no film credits, but has received acclaim for her stage performances. The Hollywood Reporter says she is one of several unknown actors that J.J. Abrams is looking at. Given that several leads in the original Star Wars trilogy were unknowns at the time, I can see why Abrams may want to replicate that feeling. I also am really happy to see such a varied and diverse collection of actors and actresses up for roles. Let’s hope we finally hear some news soon — who wants to bet on May 4th? Read more…

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Nintendo Announces Tomodachi Life For June 6th

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 11, 2014 in Videogames

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Holy crap: this is the weirdest and craziest Nintendo Direct I’ve ever seen: Bill Trinen hosts a news show announcing Tomodachi Collection is coming to America and Europe as Tomodachi Life, but then it gets bizarre. Reggie and Iwata battle Bill for Samus’ hand, Aonuma dates Princess Zelda, and to top it all off, there’s a musical number at the end. It’s really insane. The game itself looks like the right combination of Animal Crossing and Miis in an island-life sim. Throw in some dating, eating, and a collection of eccentric minigames, and you’re starting to get close to the essence of Tomodachi Life. Check out the Nintendo Direct below! Read more…

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The Last Of Us Headed To PS4 This Summer

Posted by Bob Muir on Apr 10, 2014 in Videogames

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As rumored, Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us is getting a PS4 release. First released in June 2013, the original version pushed the PS3 to its limits, using what Naughty Dog learned from making the Uncharted trilogy, and won tons of awards. However, it’s not surprising that Sony would like the game to have a longer tail when it comes to sales, and putting it on their new system will help. The Last of Us Remastered will run at 1080p and is targeting a frame rate of 60fps; all the DLC will be included, as well as a commentary track. Those are all the details shared so far, so it’s not yet clear if there will be any other improvements. It’s a tough proposition for many gamers, though. Read more…

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