The developers of Fallen Earth, the MMOG released late last year, have posted an exciting update on their forums. The team is anticipating a major overhaul in the coming months, and being a small developer, they live and die based on community feedback and interaction. The developers look to recruit players into their PTS (Play-Test Server), where gamers can try out changes and provide input on the forums or via bug reports.
The test server gives players access to nearly unlimited resources and level advancements in order to test rapidly, thus eliminating disproportionate time investments for something that will inevitably be wiped. Read the entire post below.
Legendary rally racer Ken Block posted photos of his 'test' run of DiRT 3 online recently. The game is a follow-up to the well-received DiRT 2 (except for that pesky Games for Windows Live), and is expected for release 2011. DiRT 2 was known for its graphics and ability to take advantage of DirectX 10 and 11, and Codemaster's won't have it any differently for the next time around.
Ken Block said the following on facebook:
I did some very fun “testing” at Codemasters today! They are in full swing on Dirt3 development right now so they had me in to test out some of the Gymkhana playgrounds...and I have to say it was one of the best times I have ever had playing a car video game. Seriously, the Gymkhana locations are amazing and my Ford Fiesta drives & slides very realistically. I took some pics to show you what's in store for you when it drops next year. Check it out!
Whether or not you believe Ken Block penned the statement (as opposed to a media worker), the photos are real - and they are included below!
There's nothing I love more than spending $60 on a brand new, unfinished game, and then spending an extra $15 on 'stimulus packages' to 'unlock' the rest of it. It really gets me going, and that's why GN staff is presenting to you a proposal from the point-of-view of our beloved, axiomatic publishing powerhouses.
Good thing nobody can hear you scream in space, I know I was doing plenty of it.
Alien Breed 2: Assault is the second episode of the epic story started in Alien Breed: Evolution and Impact last year on Xbox Live Arcade, arriving this year on Steam and Playstation Network. You play as Conrad, an engineer on the severely damaged spaceship Leopold which has crashed into a vessel of unknown origin. Your main objective is to follow the commands of an android named Mia and restart/fix various components of the ship's mechanisms in order to escape. Naturally, nothing's ever that simple and there are plenty of alien hordes to fill with a good measure of bullet spray. Alien Breed 2: Assault starts where Alien Breed left off: With the Leopold (that's the ship we're rooting for) joined at the hip with an alien ship, Conrad is desperately trying to dislodge his ship from the unknown alien vessel. Hilarity is bound to ensue.
After a questionable marketing stunt (in which they pretended the site was shutting down), digital distributor Good Old Games has ended its two year beta period. For those who don't know, Good Old Games (or GOG) provides old PC games DRM-free and configured to work on modern systems, as well as releasing free bonus content (such as soundtracks) with each game.
The site's 'relaunch' brought the release of Baldur's Gate, signaling the much anticipated acquisition of Atari-Hasbro licensed titles. Today this release was followed up with Planescape: Torment, considered by many to be one of the best cRPGs in existence.
Valve has announced new additions for the co-op and competitive survival-horror Left 4 Dead series (yes, both of them!). The Sacrifice, currently in development for both L4D and L4D2, can be expected for release on October 5, 2010.
A proud child of the 80's, I grew up playing Sonic the Hedgehog games lovingly on my Master System 2. I had my first gaming experience, my first speed run, and my first gamers cramp all with Sonic and Sonic 2. I was one of those people outraged when Nintendo started releasing Mario & Sonic stuff, I come from a generation where it was EITHER Mario OR Sonic. Never both. You had to pick your allegiance and stick with it until death staked its claim. Having missed out on Sonic Adventure the first time around (on DreamCast), I jumped at the chance to see first-hand what I had skipped.
The rule we all know and love: 4chan is not your personal army... unless your goal is to disable the RIAA and MPAA - both known for their aggression toward piracy. The MPAA hired Aiplex Software, an anti-piracy firm, to launch a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) against torrent websites allegedly infringing on copyrights. 4chan, in its stalwart humility and irony, turned the tides of battle and sent forth their own digital wave of attacks against the MPAA's contractor. Anon's response is quoted below.
If you missed out on our coverage of the new arena FPS game by Illfonic, all you need to know is this: combine Quake, Unreal Tournament, and some artistic inspiration (indirect or otherwise) from Halo, and you get Nexuiz. The team has some of the nicest, most spirited developers I've met from a game studio. Nexuiz is sort of a tribute to twitch gamers of the past, and unlike some of the larger companies out there, they are developing the game just as much for themselves as for the nostalgic audience. The developer has to have fun with it too, right? Check out the new teaser trailer below, and check back frequently for more coverage as this intriguing game progresses.
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