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Saturday, May 19, 2012

  

Wasteland 2 NOT an Origin Exclusive

Enough people took Brian Fargo's positive comments about Origin's support for crowd-funded games as an indication that Wasteland 2 might be an Origin exclusive that the inXile Entertainment CEO took to Twitter to correct that mistaken impression. He says: "It is absolutely NOT going to be exclusive on Origin. They are just one of many digital stores we will support." Thanks nin.

Mad Riders Announced

Ubisoft announces Mad Riders, an off-road racing game from Techland to be released digitally for Windows PCs, PlayStation Network and Xbox 360 on May 30th. The Mad Riders product section has details and a trailer, and here's word on the game:

Mad Riders, developed by Techland, will see players perform amazing aerial stunts and race on over 45 stunning tracks from all over the world at breathtaking speeds. To gain the edge on the competition, players will have to use their boost skills wisely and take advantage of hidden shortcuts on the tracks. For players who want to take the experience online, Mad Riders has extensive competitive features and leaderboards that allow players to test their skill against the rest of the world. Thanks to an intuitive drop-in system, players can compete in three exciting multiplayer modes playable with up to 12 players.

Legends of Eisenwald Kickstarter

This Kickstarter Campaign is for a strategy/RPG hybrid called Legends of Eisenwald in the works at Aterdux Entertainment. The game has already met its modest funding goals, and they have laid out the goals they have for the extra funding. Heres a landscape time lapse video showing the game world, and here's a bit on the game: "Legends of Eisenwald is an original mix of RPG and strategy, with tactical turn based battles and a simple economic model. Rich possibilities of gameplay mechanics allow a player to feel being a hero of different stories ranging from treasure hunt to fighting for the throne. You can follow your game path as a Knight, Mystic or a Baroness and in each case gameplay and story will be partially different." Thanks Thilo via Rock, Paper, Shotgun.

Op Ed

Blend Gaming - Diablo 3's Launch Fiasco Proves Video Game Journalism Fails.
These journalists should be informing readers as to why consumers are angry, why gamers are peeved and why those 0/10 review scores are the way they are. Reading through most comments give you a clear picture that first-adopters don't mind that there's a delay, they don't even mind that servers are down, however they do mind that the game boasts a single-player mode you can't play without constantly being connected to the internet. It's no different than being forced to watch a DVD or Blu-Ray from your player while always being online. Yes, most people are connected online one way or another, but if you want to watch a movie at your own leisure then that's what you paid for. This is not the case with Diablo III, you cannot play the game whenever you want; you can only play the game when Blizzard allows you to.

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Out of the Blue

I'm hoping to get back to playing some more Diablo III today, as I only got to check it out the first night of its release. I'm guessing my level nine barbarian is the lowest ranked character of anyone who bought the game upon launch.

Low-Level Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez and Acleacius.
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Pollution cuts improve heart health - Beijing study. Science marches on.
Images: 13 Sleeping Dogs That Will Make You Chuckle. Thanks Neatorama.
Media: Parking Lot Band.
Real Life Cheat Codes.
Tido the Pimp. NSFW.
Follow-up: SpaceX’s Historic Launch Aborted Less Than A Second Prior To Launch. Thanks HARDOCP.



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