Daily Archives: April 23, 2018

David Cage’s Quantic Dream sues French media outlets over negative coverage

Today, Kotaku reported that in response the studio has filed lawsuits against two of the three French outlets who reported on those conditions. Quantic Dream management angrily denied the claims in the reports filed by Le Monde and Mediapart, who are named in the suit, and Canard PC, which apparently is not. The lawsuit relates to a collaborative investigation into working conditions in the game industry conducted by Le Monde, Mediapart, and Canard PC. For this story only, we also worked in para

By | 2018-04-23T22:42:30+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Does Braid deserve its status as the iconic breakthrough indie game?

Art by Michael FitzhywelBraid is one of those games that rolls lazily off the tongue in conversations about the most influential indie games of all time. Did Braid directly inspire a generation of indie developers? Or was it just one indie project among many that managed to find an audience at a time when distribution platforms like Steam and Xbox Live Arcade were making games more accessible? Playdead developed Limbo, a game that's often mentioned in the same sentence as Braid. Before those gam

By | 2018-04-23T22:35:07+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Endless Mission is just how you imagined game development as a kid

Such is the daunting proposition of The Endless Mission, coming to PC this summer. What sets Endless Mission apart is that it turns making games into a game. And to be clear, in The Endless Mission, you can do that too. Ideally, the next step would be learning to code - which The Endless Mission supports. The Endless Mission has the potential to turn those dreams into reality, to empower the everyday person to create.

By | 2018-04-23T22:08:33+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Descent successor Overload officially releasing next month

Overload, the 6DOF (six-degrees-of-freedom) shooter from the folks who made Descent, was successfully Kickstarted in March 2016 and hit Steam Early Access in March 2017. Today, developer Revival Productions announced it will officially release on Steam and GOG May 31, and that it will launch with the multiplayer which was originally going to be added on later. As you progress, you can outfit your spaceship with 16 different weapons. Descent's official sequel, Descent: Underground, was made by De

By | 2018-04-23T22:07:13+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Watch me jump out of a plane after annoying everyone on board in VR spy action game Defector

Note that the video has been edited to cut out a couple retries and shorten bits of my goofing around. A 'serious' spy action game in VR would be tough considering the first thing I, and probably just about anyone, wanted to do was start picking things up and chucking them at heads. First-person walking is a tricky thing in VR, and the best a dev can do is offer lots of choice. I bet there'll be at least one stand-out scene—hopefully something no one's tried yet in VR—that we'll be talking about

By | 2018-04-23T21:42:36+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Destiny 2: Warmind reveal stream’s coming soon, but you can get a lot just from the teaser

Destiny 2 players could smell it in the air even before the new Warmind teaser trailer arrived: more content reveals are coming. The first thing to note, and the biggest win for fans of old-school Exotics, is the return of Suros Regime. When you're not exploring, you can try out the "Hive Escalation Protocol," which looks and sounds an awful lot like a new horde mode. Other key points revealed by the trailer include a new, extra-chilly variant of enemies infesting Mars: frozen Hive. Could we be

By | 2018-04-23T21:07:45+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stunning sci-fi shooter Beacon launching on Itch.io next week

Developer Monothetic announced today that Beacon, their top-down sci-fi shooter with permadeath and procedurally generated levels, will launch in 'First Access' on Itch .io on Monday, April 30. First Access, er, access will cost you $20, and anyone who purchases a key will also receive a Steam key when Beacon officially releases. Beacon first caught our eye in March 2016 , and we only became more interested after talking with its creators earlier this year. You play as Freja Akiyama, a young mil

By | 2018-04-23T21:04:18+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The PUBG Global Invitational 2018 will see 20 teams do battle for $2 million in prizes

The PUBG Global Invitational 2018 will bring the world's top 20 pro PUBG teams together in Berlin to do battle in "the first major PUBG esports tournament officially hosted by PUBG Corp," with a total prize pool of $2 million up for grabs. Teams taking part will be selected through a process of regional qualifiers to be held in July in North America, Europe, and Asia. "The PUBG Global Invitational 2018 is a landmark moment for PUBG Corp. as a showcase of the potential of PUBG esports,” PUBG Corp

By | 2018-04-23T20:52:15+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Help demons come to terms with their crappy jobs in the Doom mod ‘Mr. Friendly’

But a new Doom mod called Mr. The titular Mr. Friendly—that's you—is a demon too, but one of the good guys: A Guardian Demon who talks with the other demons to help them chill out, and maybe work through their feelings a bit, after the Doomslayer has rampaged through the area. (All the demons in the mod have names, and yes, you can go fishing.) It's almost a total conversion, and it will work with any Doom Iwad and "a majority of user-created vanilla Doom levels." Friendly is a "playable alpha"

By | 2018-04-23T20:03:39+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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