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Saturday, Sep 11, 2010

Six Gun Saga Revealed

Forgotten Lore, the blog of Cryptic Comet's Vic Davis, announces plans for Six Gun Saga, the next project from the one-man developer of Armageddon Empires and Solium Infernum (thanks Big Download via Rock, Paper, Shotgun). He describes a project that's been in on-and-off development for over two years, saying it was once planned as a Rogue-like game set in the old west before that idea was scrapped. He says the game is "hopefully" due in a couple of months, even though it is being worked on alongside a Solium Infernum expansion. Here's word on what to expect:
It will remind you of some games like Race For the Galaxy, Dominion and of course Poker and it’s more than just a simple card game as it’s got a small board for moving your “posses” around and going after your opponent’s homesteads…and more importantly killing off their dudes which gives you victory points. It’s single player focused. You can play up to 3 other AI’s. You’ll meet a lot of historical characters from the Old West. This all sounds like a jumble but I’ll start posting more about the mechanics. If you have played any of my previous games you’ll find a lot that is familiar and hopefully that feeling that you can’t always quite do what you want and a bunch of hard choices.

BioShock Infinite Interview

The BioShock Infinite Interview on AtomicGamer chats with Timothy Gerritsen of Irrational Games about the upcoming airborne installment in the BioShock series of first-person shooters. The conversation covers topics like their general pitch for the game, the role-playing elements that accompany the game's shooter component, the protagonist, settings and art styles, combat, a confirmation that Elizabeth is an NPC, their plans for a 2012 release, and more.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Update, Comic

The Star Wars: The Old Republic Website has a new update on Corellia, offering screenshots and details on the planet and its "critical strategic significance." They also now present issue #11 of Blood of the Empire, the webcomic tie-in with the upcoming Star Wars MMORPG.

Plants vs Zombies Steam Patch

Steam News announces the release of a new automatic patch to update Plants vs Zombies: Game of the Year Edition, PopCap's tower defense game. The new version includes fixes for Steam/Cloud support.

Left 4 Dead Comic Next Week

The Left 4 Dead Blog announces Valve will launch the first issue of its four-part online L4D/L4D2/Sacrifice webcomic next week: "This Tuesday we will begin releasing the comic that leads up to the Left 4 Dead 1 and Left 4 Dead 2 DLC “The Sacrifice”. Tuesday will be the first of four parts. To whet your appetite for the upcoming parts, here is the cover art."

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