Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

Archived News:

Sunday, Sep 08, 2013

  

DayZ Video Blog

The DayZ blog now features a new video developer's blog from Bohemia Interactive's upcoming standalone game based on the DayZ mod for Arma II. The accompanying blurb says: "The showcase this time is on usability progress from player feedback at Gamescom, demonstration of the degradation and item damage system, ballistic vests, and even player restraints!" There's a little more in the description of the clip: "This devblog Rocket goes through some of the updates and progress completed in the last couple of weeks, ending with some information about progress on multiplayer optimization that we are waiting for before releasing the Alpha." Continue here to read the full story.

Next Car Game on Greenlight

Bugbear announces their next car demolition game, currently codenamed Next Car Game, is now the subject of a Steam Greenlight campaign. As they already announced, they will be distributing an early access build to customers once they've pre-sold 10,000 copies of the game. A full release is expected early next year, and they say this will be proceeded by an alpha that will be more complete. They also send along a more complete description of what to expect from all this:

Our NEXT CAR GAME is all about fun, breakneck racing and over-the-top crashes. We donít shy away from contact, and our in-house engine is all about what happens when cars collide with each other and the world around them at reckless speeds.

Itís a motorsport, but not just any motorsport. Itís a motorsport with attitude.

Expect epic crashes and tight, neck-to-neck fights over the finish line on run-down racing tracks. Expect proper, big demolition derbies. Expect brand new ways for metal to bend and the defining once-in-the-lifetime moments that can be achieved only with true-to-life physics simulation.

Steam Top 10

Valve offers the following list of the ten bestselling games on Steam for the past week:

  1. Total War: ROME II
  2. PAYDAY 2
  3. Metro: Last Light
  4. Outlast
  5. Saints Row IV
  6. Garry's Mod
  7. Sid Meier's Civilization V Brave New World
  8. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist
  9. Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
  10. The Walking Dead

Op Ed

Jane McGonigal - What Gamers Can Teach Us. Thanks Acleacius.
The idea of gamer resilience isn't just an academic obsession for me. It's something I've experienced personally. I've had to fight off suicidal thoughts after a traumatic brain injury -- and I used my gamer strengths to do it.

I was explaining this to the TED audience -- that I'd reached my lowest point, when I said to myself: "I'm either going to kill myself, or I'm going to turn this into a game" -- when suddenly, everything in the theater went pitch black.

It was the strangest thing. A gasp went up in the audience. Just when I was finding the courage to discuss the darkest moment in my life, we were literally plunged into darkness together.

Gatherings & Competitions

Sunday Interviews

Sunday Consolidation

Sunday Metaverse

Sunday Tech Bits

Sunday Safety Dance

Sunday Legal Briefs

Hardware Reviews

  • Intel Core i7 4960X Extreme Edition Processor on eTeknix.
  • PQI Air Drive External Wireless Storage on TweakTown.

etc.

Out of the Blue

The NFL season kicked off on Thursday, but with only one game in the books, there's still time to jump into our BeatTheInsiders league for a little free competition to see who can pick more winners. Now I just need to resolve the Giants game overlapping with Breaking Bad and Ray Donovan tonight. Argh!

Kickoff Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Bloodbath Avenue.
Story: Tokyo to host 2020 Olympic Games.
Media: Battlefield Friends - Girl Gamer. NSFW.
Not a Real Surgeon Simulator. NSFW.
Date Wars from SMBC Theater.



.. .. ..

Blue's News logo