Paradox Interactive has teamed up with Arrowhead Game Studios to publish this "unique" action-adventure fantasy game. Arrowhead takes a hilarious twist with the typical fantasy setting, admitting outright that it is "generic," but in a funny way. Get your bath robes ready.
In Magicka, players will control four wizards in a not-so-serious epic quest to save a not-so-unique town. In fact, Magicka sets itself apart by being uniquely generic. Consider your mind blown.
Johan Pilestedt, CEO of Arrowhead Game Studios, said:
Bethesda released a trailer Thursday giving the first look at the Obsidian-developed Fallout sequel, Fallout: New Vegas. The trailer opens to Frank Sinatra's Blue Moon before pulling back and revealing New Vegas, ending with the iconic Fallout phrase "War never changes." Fallout 2 veterans will also notice the flag of the New California Republic, indicating that they may play a major roll in the game.
Obsidian Entertainment was formed in 2003 by former Black Isle employees, some of whom worked on the original Fallout games. Obsidian is known for their RPG sequels, including KotOR 2 and Neverwinter Nights 2. Let's hope that this one doesn't get rushed and Obsidian lives up to their full potential.
Bethesda also announced that Fallout: New Vegas is set for release on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 in fall 2010.
~Tim "Space_man" Martin
Blizzard Entertainment released new screenshots of the upcoming AAA title, Diablo 3. Diablo is a hack-n-slash dungeon-crawler that inspired many modern remakes, such as Torchlight. Diablo 3's edgy art-style has received heavy criticism from hardcore fans, many claiming that Blizzard has gravitated toward a "WoW-style" for all of their upcoming games (D3 and StarCraft 2 included). What are your thoughts on the new art direction? Has Diablo 3 strayed from its roots? Read More for screens.
For those that watch House M. D. on a regular basis, you probably can't get enough of the hilariously unconventional and downright politically incorrect Doctor, Greg House.
Legacy Interactive has recently announced that they willl be releasing House M.D. The Video Game for both Nintendo DS and PC.
TIGA (The Independent Games-Developers Association), the trade association representing the UK games industry, has said that the House of Lords Communications Committee has essentially backed their campaign for a UK Tax Break for developers.
This news comes just days after it emerged that the UK had slipped down to sixth in the world league table of game developing countries. With most people from the UK looking for work in the games industry going abroad to countries such as Canada and the USA, could a possibility of a tax break see more work for those developers in the UK?
Ever start a game of something with full intentions of turning it off after the first 10 minutes or so, only to look at the clock again and find out that 3 hours seemed to have just disappeared? How about those times when you just bought a new game, but then find out you have dozens of errands to run before you can sit down and enjoy?
Imagine being able to play the PS3 from anywhere in the house. Have to eat your meals downstairs, siphoning valuable gaming time? No problem. It's a nice day outside and people are complaining about you being in your room. No problem (well the glare might be, damn sun). All that freedom and none of the lost gaming time is perfection. A video and images follow the break.
The highly anticipated descendant of the Battlefield series, Bad Company 2, has released beta to anyone who pre-purchases the game using Steam's digital distribution services. Pre-purchased copies unlock a select set of "Limited Edition" perks, all of which are listed below.
Gamers who pre-purchase will have access to beta until February 25, at which point DICE plans to be ready for launch. The game lists at $50 on Steam and comes with the following "limited edition" features:
Imagine a game based solely around picking a car, modifying it to the extreme, and zipping around an open-world city whilst mowing down the walking dead. Sound awesome? Too right it does! That's exactly the premise of EXOR Studios' latest game, Zombie Driver. Check out the trailer for it now:
Gorgeous graphics and all the gore. Mmmmm, makes me think about the first time I picked up Dead Rising on the Xbox 360, just trying to think of a better and better way to destroy the living dead. Still not convinced? Check out the screenshots after the break!
LittleBigPlanet. You all know the game, the one with the cute, adorable little sackboys that often have a tendancy to smack each other about (at least when I'm playing!). Yes, that game narrated by none other than British icon Stephen Fry.
Yes, THAT one.
A majority of the game's buyers hardly did anything with the game once you'd gotten bored of the puzzles and platforming. Ever create your own levels? You did? Well you never did it like these guys:
From what I can gather, the point of the contraption challenge was to build a gap crossing machine completely using LittleBigPlanet. It's a little kooky, but I can guarentee that these guys will be tomorrow's level designers. The amount of things you can do with stuff in LittleBigPlanet is astounding and this video itself almost literally blew my mind. I didn't even know you could create something as complicated as this in LittleBigPlanet, but I'll tell you something: it's making me want to!
Today Sony confirmed a delayed release for their new motion controller. It's not new technology, and the Nintendo Wii has certainly gained motion-sensing devices some recognition of late, but for those who saw the E3 demo of their motion controller last year, you know the wait is worth it.
The "Gem", an unintentionally released code-name for the product, won't see the light of day untill Q3-Q4 2010, if that.
~Martin "CyberGrim" Baker
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