BlackFoot Studios, a company formed in 2004 by Ghost Recon/Rainbow Six veteran John Sonedecker are looking for $425k in Kickstarter crowd-funding efforts by July 6 to help get tactical shooter Ground Branch developed and released.
Aiming for a PC/Mac release next year, BlackFoot are keen to separate their project from the plethora of "authentic" shooters that have come before their game, and there's fighting talk at work here.Click here to read more...
Do you like turn-based RPGs that require brainpower and strategic contemplation? Do you appreciate persistent upgrades, branching skill trees, and hardcore customisation options? Do you hunger for over 40 hours of gameplay in an open isometric world, with plenty to explore, fight, discover, and retrieve...al for under a tenner?
Well then Rainbow Moon might be for you. SideQuest and eastasiasoft have teamed up to bring this huge, old-school RPG to the PSN, and it'll arrive next month on the 4th July for £9.99/€12.99/$14.99.
On a side note, this is exactly the sort of game that should be available on the Vita too, SONY!!!!
Take-Two Interactive's CEO, Strauss Zelnick, has suggested that the company may be a little hesitant when it comes to the possibility of moving their stable of mature titles onto Nintendo's upcoming new home console.
"We haven't announced anything," said Zelnick regarding that matter. "I'm skeptical."Click here to read more...
Rock Band devs Harmonix are beavering away on "three and/or more" original triple-A titles, if thir latest podcast is to be believed. But don't go expecting a new Rock Band of Dance Central title, or even a new Amplitude or Frequency...this stuff is all-new.Click here to read more...
N-Space's co-operative action-RPG hit shelves last Friday in the UK, ahead of a US launch next month. It'll support four players roleplaying madness in procedurally generated landscapes via drop-in/drop-out multiplayer, will make use of the 3DS' StreetPass functionality, and serve up a daily diet of challenges.
You can catch the launch trailer above.
With a full compliment back in the podcast holosuite in Dealspwn Towers, three of us sit down to cast an eye back over some of the big points and themes that we've yet to highlight from this year's E3. We look over the bizarre lack of gaming focus, discuss the missed opportunity of SmartGlass' presentation, we touch on this year's uberviolence, talk about the Wii U's launch lineup, and revel in Revengeance.
Which leads us to discover that Platinum Games make everything better, and that this is a rule for life.
PWNCAST | Season 1: Episode 17, Recorded: June 8th, 2012
Some of the things that get covered this week:
...and much, much more.
Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be quite a few instances of strong language.
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Sony's Scott Rohde has dismissed claims that Sony played it safe this year, suggesting that far from emulating the likes of Heavy Rain and Uncharted, Beyond: Two Souls and The Last of Us are risky ventures, with Rohde insisting that no other publisher would touch the former.Click here to read more...
PES team lead Jon Murphy has spoken out against the view that Pro Evolution Soccer is inferior to the franchise of rivals EA Sports - FIFA - suggesting that not only have Konami "always had a product quality lead on [EA]", but that the teams who've worked on FIFA have "a long history of copying PES to get to where they want to be".Click here to read more...
Sony's Shuhei Yoshida has suggested that Nintendo's Wii and Wii U consoles are in generations of their own, insisting that the PS3 and Xbox 360, and their successors, will be battling it out between themselves, with Nintendo really doing its own thing.Click here to read more...
"We're very excited about Overstrike", he told CVG at E3. "It's a new IP and we want to make it the right game, so they're taking some extra time to nail the gameplay and the quality."
Carl was visibly distraught when the EA presser at E3 this year wrapped without so much of a glimpse of Insomniac's Overstrike. But EA's Frank Gibeau has explained the four-way, co-op shooter's absence from the LA show, suggesting that it needed a little more work and would be shown off this summer.
Gamescom, maybe? [CVG]
Microsoft may be close to revealing a new tablet device if the machinations of the rumour mill are to be believed, with the Xbox manufacturer touted to unveil their new gadget as soon as June 18th.Click here to read more...
The Humble Indie Bundle V, which offered a fantastic package including Psychonauts, Bastion, and Limbo, amassed 598,972 purchases at a total of $5,106,652.68.
The average amount paid was $8.53, and as per usual Linux users were the most generous, followed by Mac users, and then the PC masses.
Sony have announced that The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy has been slated for release in the UK and Ireland on Friday 29th June.
This will follow the European launch on Wednesday 27th, and the Oceanic launch Australia and New Zealand on Thursday 28th.
There's a shiny new trailer that you can check out above too.
Activision and High Moon have unveiled the list of voice talent that'll be gently massaging our ears in between the sounds of massive robots beating the crap out of one another. Peter Cullen will be lending his stately tones to voice Optimus Prime once again (thank god!), and he's joined by a number of familiar names, with the likes of Nolan North, Steve Blum, and Troy Baker in the mix too.
Oh, and Greg Berger will be reprising his role from the 80s TV series to play Grimlock.
Yes! YEEEEESSSSSSSS!Click here to check out the list of voice talent so far...
David Jaffe has jumped in on the debate surrounding the next generation of games consoles, agreeing with Crytek's Cevat Yerli in predicting that the next round will be the last, and that "they should be".Click here to read more...