...in my opinion anyway. Of all the Telltale games that have been produced BTTF is my personal favourite. Of course it's not the only title available in day two of the Humble Store Freeeeeedom Sale:
Check out these titles and more in day two of the Humble Store DRM-Freeeeeedom Sale here.
Day thirteen of the Humble spring sale sees reductions in the Telltale Games catalogue.
Contains all five episodes of the Telltale adventure series. Make sure to use the voucher code 10AN-PREV-FEB2015 to get it at this price. Be quick, though, this one ends in an hour. Cheers Buzz!
Thanks to burns94 at HotUkDeals.
Sony has a post-Christmas treat for Playstation + subscribers, with just under a dozen games, DLC packs and themes' prices slashed in full to zero as part of their January content update. The likes of Back to the Future: The Game, Arc the Lad and inFamous 2 avatars are now absolutely free for + subscribers to download, along with a handful of themes and PSOne and PS Mini titles.Click here to read more...
Well all you flux capacitor loving, hoverboard crazy, Back To The Future fans, today's your lucky day because the latest episode in Telltale's series of games, Double Visions, is supposed to become available for your PC or Mac.Click here to find out what you'll be doing to the space time continuum!
Just a quick public service announcement that's halfway between a news story and a great deal. Telltale Games have announced that the first episode of their Back To The Future adventure series is now absolutely free, and likely to remain so from now on. Just in case it is a limited time offer, I'd recommend creating a Telltale account and grabbing it smartish.
So why the price crash? Well, basically, the jury is still out on whether or not it's worth playing... and after you've gotten a taste for it, you'll have the option to buy the rest of the series for US$24.99.
Think of it as a great big demo.
This choice little rumour slipped through our dragnet yesterday, so just in case you're not already chattering away over at Bungie.net, consider this your wakeup call. Joystiq has reported that an anonymous source (it's always an anonymous source) has outed a November 15th release date for 343 Industries' rumoured Halo: Combat Evolved remake.
This source has also suggested that entirely new art assets will be used with a modified version of the Halo Reach engine, though the audio will remain unchanged. Naturally, since this is a rumour, we'll take that with a pinch of salt- but be aware that Saber Interactive have surprisingly been tentatively linked to the project.
As far as the exact date's concerned, your guess is as good as mine. After all, a holiday season release would be the obvious time to launch any major title. However, we can say with some certainty that the Halo CE remake is going to happen- and will be a perfect way for 343 Industries to prove that they have what it takes to inherit the Halo universe. More as this develops. [Joystiq]
Do we want- or need- a remake of Halo: Combat Evolved? Is this the rite of passage that 343 need to undergo in order to win our trust? Or are you just sick and tired of teh hal0z? Have your say in the comments!
The Onimusha action/horror series has all but dropped off of the radar this generation (with its latest iteration appearing on the PS2 in 2006), but Capcom's Yoshinori Ono believes that it's high time for Samanosuke and the gang to make a comeback.
The time feels right to me. It feels like it’s the time to resurrect that series. But I wouldn’t want to do the things we’ve done before. I think it might be time to progress beyond the standard single-player adventure.
Ono continued to suggest that cooperative or competitive multiplayer elements could make an appearance in the next title... though the game itself is still a theory at present.
There should be ways to expand upon what we’ve done while involving the community more. Perhaps implement some sort of multiplayer into a game like that.
I don’t have those ideas solidified yet, but when these ideas come to fruition, when I feel good about them and I feel we can do something, I will most certainly take them in for approval with the higher-ups. It’s something I’m very interested in doing.
Sounds promising, but so far, a new Onimusha title is just a twinkle in Yoshinori's eye. We'll keep you posted.
In other news: Yoshinori would also love to see another Darkstalkers title. And so would we. [IGN]
After a modestly successful launch on PC, Telltale Games has confirmed that the first episode in their Back To The Future series will be hitting American PSN on 15th February, with the European version following "shortly thereafter." Veteran PSN users will expect a couple of days for the Euro marketplace to lag behind its transatlantic cousin.
The entire season will cost $19.99 US, with each of the five episode becoming available over the next four months. [EG]
Kinect's marketing campaign has served to marginalise the peripheral into the casual/family market, with Microsoft insistent that their motion capture camera won't be necessary for the (fictitious and ill-defined) core gamer. However, Microsoft Game Studios boss Phil Spencer has told Gamespot that Kinect will be as "fundamental" to the Xbox 360 as Xbox Live itself, without forcing third party developers to include it in inappropriate ways.
[Kinect] is as core to the platform as Live is. And we think about the all products in our pipeline, including things that haven’t been announced.
I think over time for first party, you’re not going to see that differentiation between “Is that a Kinect game?” and “Is that not a Kinect game?” You’re just going to think about these things as 360 games. Now that doesn’t mean there’s no controller included. This is just like Live, since Live is used in many different ways across many different experiences that we build.
This strengthens the notion that Kinect might be a trial run for mo-con integration into Microsoft's next generation console- and the fact that it "doesn't mean that there's no controller included" suggests that some hybrid titles may also not be out of the question. Either way, we're looking forward to getting hands-off with the peripheral on November 10th.
Spencer also weighed in on the subject of HD remakes of classic Xbox titles. HD ICO, Shadow Of The Colossus and the Sly Cooper collection (as well as other rumoured PS2 titles) has been proving wildly popular for PS3 owners, but Microsoft will be apparently taking a more pragmatic approach.
We obviously have a lot of new things going on, so the thought of re-doing a bunch of things is probably difficult to just weave into the overall portfolio. If you can provide real value to the customer, there could be possibilities for that, but I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it.
Sony's set to slash the price of the UMD-less PSPgo by £65 on November 1st, but analysts are unconvinced that that this will help the beleaguered handheld sell more units. In fact, it's much like locking the stable door after the horse has bolted- with the PSP2 now generating an enormous amount of exciting buzz. Analysts from M2 Research and Wedbush Securities have called the price cut "too meagre, too late" considering the console's original inflated RRP- and the fact that it will still be more expensive than the infinitely more versatile PSP 3000. [Gamesindustry]
Listen up, Sony: a hardware price cut will not be enough to shift this thing. Only a wholesale restructuring of PSN prices to make downloadable games more competitive vs physical copies will bring the PSPgo into the mainstream gaming marketplace.
Red Dead Redemption's Undead Nightmare DLC has hit today, providing a ghoulish twist to the familiar rawhide formula. Xbox 360 owners will be able to pick it up for 800 Microsoft Points. PS3 gunslingers will be able to snag it for £7.99- but as an added bonus, Playstation Plus owners will receive a 20% discount, bringing it down to £6.40.
If you haven't yet bought into Red Dead Redemption, you might consider waiting for the standalone Undead Nightmares package that will includes the Undead Nightmare DLC pack as well as the Outlaws to the End Co-op Mission Pack, the Legends and Killers Pack, the Liars and Cheats Pack and all the Multiplayer Free Roam modes released so far. It's been confirmed for a November 23rd release. Or you could wait even longer for the inevitable Complete Edition...
EDIT: RDR: Undead Nightmares collection is also available on XBL for 1600 MS Points. Thanks, ODB.
After releasing an impressive behind-the-scenes trailer, Telltale Games has confirmed their upcoming Back To The Future adventure title for a December release on PC and Mac. The iPad and PS3 versions will hit "after" this date- though there's still no word on an XBLA port.
The PC and Mac versions are currently available for pre-order from Telltale Games for $24.95, including a bundled downloadable copy of Puzzle Agent and access to the exclusive developer forum. In a classy move, $1 from every pre-order will also be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
That'll be 2012 in plain English, then. Speaking to IGN at BlizzCon, Starcraft 2's Lead Producer Chris Sigaty confirmed that we'll probably have to wait over 18 months before the Zerg campaign expansion finally hits the shelves. [IGN]
This is an astoundingly long time to wait for the next campaign, though the decision has been made on the back of a promise to deliver "waves and waves" of new Starcraft 2 content over the next year... as well as the revelation that the Zerg are by far the least popular playable faction (weighing in at a puny 23.5%). This strongly suggests that there are plenty of perceived balance issues that Blizzard will need to urgently address in order to make the exoskeletal horrors more fun to command.
Can Blizzard afford to wait this long? Can you wait this long? Have your say in the comments!
I must admit to getting rather angry at Double Helix's take on the Front Mission universe in my full review, but Front Mission Evolved players will be able to download some supplementary downloadable content next week. The first of which will reportedly be free "as a small thank you for your support so far."
Weapons Pack 1 will deliver a new machinegun, shotgun and rifle for use in the singleplayer campaign; and the following paid updates will add a grab bag of new mechs. Quite frankly I'd pay top dollar for a voice acting overhaul, but we've gotta make the best of it. [Front Mission Evolved via Siliconera]
Sony's PSP may be enjoying a Japanese sales renaissance in the wake of the phenomenally-popular Monster Hunter and God Eater franchises, but a new survey suggests that things aren't anywhere near as rosy on this side of the globe. The new poll of 1833 consumers (commissioned by UK site myvouchercodes) has suggests that the handheld console 6.2% of all UK electronic returns, soundly beating both the iPad and Xbox 360. 34% of all UK returns cite 'disappointment' as the primary reason. If you're thinking about picking one up for Christmas, you might want to keep the receipt somewhere safe... [Gamesindustry]
However, myvouchercodes have refused to reveal their research methodology... and I've been in this game long enough to smell a rat. To this end, we'd like to conduct a little survey of our own. Have you returned your PSP? Are you disappointed by Sony's handheld-or are you still enjoying its premium selection of big-budget titles? Let us know below!
Telltale Games have released a behind-the-scenes trailer for their upcoming original Back To The Future adventure. Whilst the art style might be a little divisive, there's no doubt that they've found the perfect voice talent for Marty McFly. Enjoy! [Thanks, GT]
Back To The Future is slated for a December release, and will tell a brand new story set six months after the events of Back To The Future III. We'll be keeping a close eye on this one. You gotta double back, my friend!