So I thought I was done for the night, until I stumbled on this gem. Greenheart Games has recently released a game called Game Dev Tycoon. In the game you play a game studio trying to make it big. When they released the game they had two versions, a legitimate version that costs a wallet shattering $8.00 and a cracked torrent version. If you bought the game it works just fine. If you were cheap and decided to play the cracked version, well this is what you would run into:
Yes folks, despite what a number of people have said the next iteration of the Xbox will not require you to have a constantly active Internet connection. You will still be able play a Blu-ray, watch live TV, and play single player games while you are off the grid. There is still some controversy on if you will need a connection to setup the game for its inaugural run (much like how Steam works). But at least we will be able to play solo when the Comcast (or whomever your provider is) goes done for maintenance.
Today it was announced that Disney has given EA the rights to publish games based on the Star Wars universe for multiple years. This comes shortly after Disney axed Lucas Arts leaving a number of games in limbo, including Star Wars 1313. Still no word on if that game will actually ever see the light of day, but at least we have a new hope.
This deal EA will be responsible for creating games for "the most popular gaming genres and platforms" while Disney will have limited rights to make games for mobile, social, and Web platforms. EA has three studios already signed up to make games, BioWare (duh), DICE and Visceral will all be producing games in this universe for us to enjoy.
EA is quite excited about this opportunity, citing EA Labels President Frank Gibeau "Every developer dreams of creating games for the Star Wars universe". While I appreciate his excitement the cinic in me has a few problems. 1) What if that developer is a die hard Trekkie? He might hate making a game in the Star Wars universe. 2) How much are they going to make me pay for lightsaber parts?
In all seriousness EA knows they have to do this right. They have now been voted the worst company in America, twice. This will give them a chance to endear themselves back to gamers by making quality Star Wars games. This their big chance to not just be a souless empire , but a company we admire. Please EA, turn back from the dark side; you can still redeem yourself.
Fuse (formally Overstrike 9) has release date of 5/28. Want to know why you should get the game? Well if the fact that it is from Insomniac is not enough of a reason then you should check out the following trailer and then head to their site for info on each of the 4 playable characters.
Today Ubisoft announced that WATCH_DOGS is slated for release on November 19 for the 360, Wii U, PC, PS3 and PS4. And with that I give you fancy new trailer. In it we get a bit more background on our protagonist, Aiden Pearce. Enjoy.
Oh yeah, and Gamestop pre-orders get a poster designed by Alex Ross, a famed comic artist.