Posted By Eric Kelly On March 10, 2014 at 2:56 pm ADD COMMENTS
Cloudbuilt is an interesting take on the third-person parkour gameplay that was first introduced in Mirror’s Edge. I had the chance to try out the beta, and it looks to be the game to fill in the void until Mirror’s Edge 2 comes out. But it also has its own aesthetic that will provide something different from that title.
The game is set in a dreamworld created by the subconscious mind of the protagonist. She is apparently in a coma after facing incredible trauma, and her recovery program at the hospital is a man-machine interface that lets her slowly recover via training exercises generated by her mind and the virtual reality software that creates the dreamscape levels you will be hurtling through.
Posted By Justin Lee On March 6, 2014 at 1:44 pm ADD COMMENTS
Ubisoft releases today a co-op trailer for Child of Light, releasing on April 30, 2014. The turn-based RPG set in the magical world of Lemuria will be available for download for $14.99 on Microsoft Xbox LIVE for the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Microsoft Xbox One, the Sony PlayStation Network for the Sony PlayStation 3 and Sony PlayStation 4, the Nintendo eShop for the Wii U, and Steam for PC and is rated “Everyone 10+.”
Child of Light Co-op Trailer:
Child of Light is created by a small team of seasoned developers based in Ubisoft Montreal. Child of Light has been developed on Ubisoft’s UbiArt Framework, a powerful engine that lets programmers and artists bring their art to life by allowing original concept art to be inserted unedited into the game world. In Child of Light, the effect is that playing becomes akin to stepping into an interactive painting.
Child of Light is a reimagining of classic fairytales, inviting players on an epic adventure into the magical painted world of Lemuria. Players will uncover mysteries, participate in turn-by-turn combat inspired by classic JRPGs, and explore a mystical kingdom. The game puts players in the shoes of Aurora, a child stolen from her home, who, in her quest to return, must bring back the sun, the moon and the stars held captive by the mysterious Queen of the Night. Helped by her companion Igniculus the firefly and several unlikely allies, Aurora will face her darkest fears, including dragons and other mystical creatures in this modern take on a coming-of-age story.
Posted By Justin Lee On March 6, 2014 at 11:15 am ADD COMMENTS
Grab a buddy and prepare to trek across Middle-earth this Spring as LEGO The Hobbit comes to the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Windows PC. As seen in this humorous trailer, LEGO The Hobbit takes teamwork to a whole new level, allowing players to “buddy-up” as Thorin Oakenshield and Company of Dwarves perform new abilities and special attack moves.
From the makers of the immensely popular LEGO The Lord of the Rings, comes LEGO The Hobbit, inspired by the first two films in The Hobbit Trilogy: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and the upcoming The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, productions of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) as well as the collection of LEGO The Hobbit constructions sets. The interactive game of LEGO The Hobbit allows gamers to play along with their favorite scenes from the films, and follows the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he is recruited by the Wizard Gandalf to aid Thorin Oakenshield and his Company of Dwarves. Bilbo leaves the comforts of the Shire on a journey through Middle-earth to help the Dwarves reclaim their lost Kingdom of Erebor within the Lonely Mountain. Along the way, he is introduced to ravenous Trolls, dangerous Orcs and, of course, Gollum and his precious Ring. Players will utilize and combine the Dwarves’ unique abilities – often with hilarious results – to solve the most diverse Quests of any LEGO videogame to date.
Posted By Justin Lee On March 6, 2014 at 10:52 am ADD COMMENTS
Watch Dogs will be available worldwide on May 27, 2014 for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. The Wii U version will be available at a later date.
Check out the all-new Story Trailer and get a deeper look into what drives Aiden Pearce. Remember, there are some things you can’t walk away from.
In Watch Dogs, players assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a new type of vigilante hero who, with the help of his smartphone, will use his ability to hack into Chicago’s central operating system (ctOS) to control almost every element of the city.
Posted By Justin Lee On March 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm ADD COMMENTS
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the PlayStation 4 (PS4) computer entertainment system has cumulatively sold through more than 6.0 million units*1 globally as of March 2, 2014 (JST). This also includes the 370,000 units sold through in Japan since its launch on February 22.
PS4 software sales also remain strong with more than 13.7 million (*2) copies sold in retail stores worldwide and through digital downloads on PlayStation Store as of March 2, 2014 (JST). Over 30 exciting titles (*3) are available from SCE Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) and the industry’s best software developers and publishers, including the independent development community. This incredible line-up reflects the strong support for PS4 among developers and publishers, and has led the platform’s accelerated momentum and expansion.
A few of the top selling titles included KILLZONE SHADOW FALL (SCE WWS), which has already sold over 2.1 million units worldwide, KNACK (SCE WWS), Call of Duty: Ghosts (Activision), FIFA14 (Electronic Arts), Battlefield 4 (Electronic Arts), and Assassin’s Creed: IV Black Flag (Ubisoft Entertainment). Titles developed by the independent development community such as Contrast (Complusion Gams), Warframe (Digital Extremes) and Don’t Starve: Console Edition (Klei Entertainment), have also been highly acclaimed by gamers.
Posted By Eric Kelly On March 4, 2014 at 11:32 am ADD COMMENTS
The classic video game remake train continues to chug along, but while some people might have grown weary of the fad; there are occasionally some stand-up efforts to make decent games based on old properties, even if that means revisiting a game. Thankfully for Strider, It manages to make a wholly different experience altogether, and in a good way.
Posted By Justin Lee On March 3, 2014 at 2:52 pm ADD COMMENTS
For the first time in Call of Duty history, Activision and Infinity Ward, in partnership with Xbox, will be hosting a free Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer demo on Xbox Live this coming weekend. Starting Friday, March 7th at 10:00 a.m. (PST) and going through Monday, March 10th, gamers on Xbox One and Xbox 360 will be able to jump on Xbox Live and try out Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer at no cost. The demo will include three multiplayer maps – Strikezone, Warhawk, and Prison break; three multiplayer modes – Search & Rescue, Domination and Team Deathmatch; and the original Extinction game mode – Point of Contact. Come Friday, gamers will just need to sign-in to Xbox Live, download the Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer demo, and get right into a match against friends, family, and anyone else enjoying the free demo weekend.
Posted By Justin Lee On February 28, 2014 at 12:29 pm ADD COMMENTS
Chuck’s Challenge 3D is the spiritual successor to Chip’s Challenge (if you’ve played PC games for a long time you may very well remember it). After more than a 20-year absence, Chuck Sommerville – the game designer behind Chip’s Challenge – has made a new PC, Mac & Linux puzzle game called Chuck’s Challenge 3D
Developed by Niffler Ltd. and published by Nkidu Games, Chuck’s Challenge 3D is packed with 125 levels that will test players’ logic, wits and reactions. With the included level editor, players can create and share their own puzzles, showing off their inner game designer. Chuck’s Challenge 3D launches today on Steam for Windows, Mac and Linux with a 10% launch discount, for just $8.99 ($9.99 regular price).
Chuck’s Challenge 3D Screenshots:
“Over the last couple of years we’ve been creating a 3D puzzle game based on my original design and over two decades of player feedback,” Niffler’s Chuck Sommerville said. “Chuck’s Challenge 3D mixes the new with the old. We have the original Chip’s Challenge team designing levels, along with cloud gaming improvements that let anyone create and share their own content.”
Posted By Eric Kelly On February 28, 2014 at 11:54 am ADD COMMENTS
Back in 2004, Fable released on the Xbox, and it was developed by Lionhead Studios (Big Blue Box, specifically) with Peter Molyneux at the helm. It was an ambitious game that promised to be a grand Action RPG adventure, but Molyneux’s habit of overselling his game and then not being able to incorporate them got the better of him. Despite this, the game was moderately successful, and got a Director’s Cut of sorts called The Lost Chapters, with additional content. Fast-forward to today, and on its 10th anniversary, Microsoft saw fit to re-release the game for the Xbox 360, with an HD makeover. But this version of the game is very loosely HD, for better or worse.
Posted By Justin Lee On February 27, 2014 at 11:57 am 1 COMMENT
Microsoft has announced that quite a few new developers have signed up for the ID@Xbox program, where independent developers can create games for the Xbox One. Its’ also nice to see quite a few Canadian developers too including Compulsion Games, Frima, HB Studios, Holmade Games and Xona Games! Read more in the Xbox Wire Release below:
It has been an exciting couple months for ID@Xbox. We created this program to make it easy for independent developers to bring their innovative ideas to Xbox One, and the response from the community continues to be amazing!
In December, we gave you a first look at developers worldwide who joined the program. Without further ado, below are some more ID@Xbox developers hard at work on their games. Remember, this list is by no mean exhaustive – more than 200 developers are already creating games using dev kits provided by ID@Xbox right now – it’s just a sample of the many independent developers who will be bringing their games to Xbox One.