has a job listing from Maxis, indicating the EA-owned studio has a new AAA project in the works. Word is: "Maxis is seeking an experienced Graphics Engineer to join our team in Emeryville, CA. In this role, you will be working with a highly talented and experienced team on an upcoming triple-A simulation style game." There are no further hints about the nature of the game, but the listing also includes a platform list: Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Online Multiplayer, Mac OS X, Windows. Thanks supererogatory
Q-Games is bringing PixelJunk Eden
next week, reports Kotaku
, saying the $9.99 Windows version of the game will include the Encore DLC, and the game's full 17-song soundtrack will also be available for $5.99. They also say a bundle of both is being offered with a 20%-off early bird discount, but the game is not listed on Steam yet, and it's not clear how one would take advantage of that offer.
There's an interview on PC Gamer
talking with Ken Levine of Irrational Games in a discussion about BioShock Infinite
that originally appeared in print in PC Gamer UK issue 233. The Topics include the how rescuing Elizabeth ties into the game's main story, getting players to care about their companion, their E3 demonstration of the game, scripted elements, and more.
An interview on Gamasutra
talks with Jens "Jeb" Bergensten of Mojang about his new role as lead developer on Minecraft
, the indie sensation that everyone digs so much. The discuss mod support, additional content, incremental updates, when the game will be done, the possibility of open-sourcing parts of the game, and more.
Here's Valve's report of the ten bestselling titles on Steam
for the week:
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- From Dust
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
- Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
- Evochron Mercenary
- Anno 2070
- F.E.A.R. 3
- Saints Row: The Third
- Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai
Last night we noticed a problem in the basement, as there's one of those nasty sinks down there for cleaning paintbrushes and such that seems to have blown a gasket, as it was gushing water even with the faucets closed. Poking around revealed that there was no cutoff valve for this sink anywhere to be found, so it just had to run all night. We have the plumber down there right now, who confirmed I was correct that the cutoff is missing, so he's in the process of adding one as well as fixing the busted faucet. Thank goodness this happened on a Sunday, otherwise we wouldn't be getting to pay double for the repairs.
R.I.P.: Ian Abercrombie Passes Away At Age 77
. Thanks Ant