A teaser for the new show, that is finally, thankfully, on its way. Music from This Fucking Amusement Arcade is by Garth Knight.
The first official trailer will be screened at Rab’s Video Game Empty on the 22nd February, at Glasgow Film Festival - the cast and nature of the show revealed.
The show launch will be soon after - distribution method almost finalised.
Looking forward to this.
The Last of Us Trailer
Looks utterly fantastic. Shame they went with zombies, as there’s a real feel of ‘The Road’ in there.
There’s definitely some Walking Dead atmosphere in there too, even without the zombies, and I get the impression that it’s as much as about the relationship between the two protagonists as it is the world around them.
New Tomb Raider Trailer
This is looking fantastic, now. Even if Far Cry 3 has sort of just taken the same story and done it sooner, I’m looking forward to this game out Uncharted-ing Uncharted.
Gabe Newell confirms Steam Living Room PC plans
A Steam-centric PC designed to live under consumers’ TVs will likely be launched in 2013, according to Valve boss Gabe Newell. Speaking to Kotaku, Newell revealed that the reaction to its recently released TV-friendly Big Picture mode for Steam has been stronger than he expected.
As a result, plans to flesh out the Linux version of Steam have been accelerated in order to give the company greater flexibility with its new hardware.
The Phantom Pain Trailer [updated]
Rumoured to be taking place between MG2 and MGS1. Around the time Liquid Snake and Big Boss meet.
UPDATE: Now with full 1080p trailer!
‘The Walking Dead: The Game’ sweeps Video Game Awards 2012
The Walking Dead: The Game picked up top prize at Spike TV’s coveted Video Game Awards 2012. The episodic title was named ‘Game of the Year’ and earned developer Telltale Games ‘Studio of the Year’. It also won ‘Best Adapted Video Game’ and ‘Best Downloadable Game’, as well as a ‘Best Performance By a Human Female’ gong for voice actress Melissa Hutchison.
Borderlands 2 was another big winner on the night, claiming the prizes for ‘Best Shooter’ and ‘Best Multiplayer Game’ in addition to ‘Best Performance By a Human Male’ for Dameon Clarke. Journey came away with a trio of awards, finding success in the ‘Best PS3 Game’, ‘Best Original Score’ and ‘Best Independent Game’ categories.
‘The Phantom Pain’ Announced at 2012 VGAs
The Phantom Pain was one of only two big announcements at this year’s VGA’s (the other being Dark Souls II) and might not be all that new after all. You can see the debut of the in engine footage here starting at 10:45.
Word on the internet is that this new game for next gen consoles is in fact Metal Gear Solid 5. Or perhaps Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. Are they just one in the same? Who knows. NeoGAF has been hard at work picking apart the trailer and at least to me it is pretty clear Phantom Pain is some kind of Metal Gear game. The main characters has a mullet for christ sakes.
However, master of the VGA’s himself, Geoff Keighley, took to Twitter to dismantle any of those claims saying “Thanks for all the VGA feedback. The Phantom Pain is an a completely game[sic], nothing that has been shown before. I assure you of that.” If the harbinger of Doritos-Dew says it’s new it has got to be right?
I think it is pretty clear that The Phantom Pain is some sort of Metal Gear game that Kojima and company will continue to tease for years and years to come.
So that’s Rising, Ground Zeroes and MGS V coming, in the next couple of years. Oh man, oh boy.
BioShock Infinite Delayed Again
BioShock Infinite has been delayed. It’s not the worst delay in the world, it must be said - it’s been shoved back a month, putting its new release date at March 26th.
Irrational’s Ken Levine announced the delay at a preview event, blaming recent hire Rod Fergusson (formerly production director at Epic Games).
“Okay, guys, I have some bad news,” said Levine. ‘When Rod came on the project a couple of months ago – and this dude is living in a hotel nearby because he really wanted to work on Infinite – he really fell in love with the game. But he said, ‘look, Ken, I really think the game would benefit from three or four more weeks’.
“I thought ahead to this conversation and went ‘Oh God!’ But at the end of the day, we’ve got to ship a great game. So if it’s three or four more weeks, then it’s three or four more weeks. So it’s March 26th, now.”
Delays are ALWAYS a good thing (although no amount of delays would have saved, say, Duke Nukem Forever) but I’m happy with this one. If it means truly delivering on the vision originally set out in the stunning announcement trailer back in August 2010, then I’m ok about it.
Plus, it’s only four weeks later, get a grip.
Nintendo blocking 18+ rated Wii U eShop content before 11pm
Nintendo of Europe blocks access to 18-rated content on the Wii U eShop at certain times of day, system messages suggest.
Users are unable to access trailers for 18-rated Wii U games or buy 18-related content.
The issue first came to light after a NeoGAF user experienced the issue and contacted Nintendo of Italy’s customer support.
“Dear customer,” a Nintendo representative replied, “we would like to let you know that Nintendo has always aimed to offer gameplay experiences suited to all age groups, observing carefully all the relevant regulations regarding content access that are present in the various European countries.
“We have thus decided to restrict the access to content which is unsuitable to minors (PEGI) to the 11pm - 3am time window.”
Halo 4 sold 3.2m in US during November
Microsoft’s Halo 4 sold 3.2 million units in the US during November, according to NPS sales data leaked by analyst firm Cowen and Company.
The title was the second biggest boxed game in the region during the month, with Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 topping the charts with 7.5 million units sold.
Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed III also performed well, shifting 2.9 million units, while further down the sales chart was Electronic Arts’ Need for Speed: Most Wanted, selling 509,000 units.
Gotta feel sorry for NFS, especially after all the really positive reviews it received.
GTA:V Trailer in Lego
Man this is impressive.