has word from the
where Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford mentions
they are "building an original IP for the next generation that we’ll announce
sometime later." He also dispels the notion that there will be no more DLC for
with the season pass fulfilled. Au contraire, says. Well,
he didn't say exactly that, he said this:
"Everyone has this expectation that those would be the four DLCs and then
that’s it," Pitchford said. "We’re going to do more. We’re going to do some
other things. We don’t have details yet about it exactly."
"We’ve got more stuff in the hopper that we’re planning and that we’re getting
pretty excited about. So if you are a Borderlands fan, you don’t have to be
afraid that that’s the end of it."
A new version 2.708 update is now available for
StarWraith 3D Games' space combat and trade simulation. As always, the new
version also serves as an updated demo. Here's word on what's new:
- Faster pre-generated planet terrain building
- Systems with intermittent read/write hard drive
reliability problems could encounter an error 105 during loading at around
30-50%, new loading processes implemented to reduce error potential on such
systems by generating more content in memory.
- Minor issue with message log shadow resulting in
mismatched alignment when no lines of data are contained fixed.
- Using station detonators in single player could
result in the flight timer being reset, now fixed.
- Terrain walker HUD elements could remain behind
after being destroyed, now fixed.
- Excessive price variations for commodities sold
from planet cities fixed.
- Several minor bug fixes.
A new video
Divinity: Dragon Commander
highlights the political decision-making involved
in Larian Studios' upcoming RPG. To help you walk the walk, the clip is
interactive, allowing you to test your judgment (they note it helps to turn on
annotations). Word is: "Talk to your advisors, see where they stand on issues
and then make decisions that have far-reaching consequences in the game."
Speaking of which, there's a semi-related
post on the Larian Studios blog
where Larian CEO Swen Vincke and lead writer
Jan Van Dosselaer discuss "The Pitfalls of Politics & Ethics in Video Games."
Continue here to read the full story
Davis, 1979 - 2013
. Giant Bomb cofounder dies at just 34 years old.
reveals they will
unveil an official gameplay video tomorrow for Grand Theft Auto V
it is expected at 10:00 am EDT, likely appointment viewing for fans
interested in how the open world action sequel is shaping up. Thanks nin.
Devolver Digital announces that Shadow Warrior Classic Redux
available on Steam
offering the promised remastered version of 3D Reams' martial arts first-person
shooter. This debuts with a 15% discount off the full price, though cheaper
still is the original unaltered version of the game, which is still offered
Additionally, the Redux will provide a discount on the upcoming complete reboot
of the game, as word is: "Additionally, owners of Shadow Warrior Classic Redux
will receive a Steam coupon for the upcoming Shadow Warrior reboot by Flying
Wild Hog and Devolver Digital when pre-purchase promotions start later on this
summer." Here's word on this version:
The noble samurai of Devolver
Digital have partnered with Singapore-based developer General Arcade to release
the definitive edition of 3D Realms’ 1997 cult classic shooter Shadow Warrior on
Steam with the new Shadow Warrior Classic Redux. Similar to the duo’s recent
release of Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition, this comprehensive Shadow Warrior
collection includes a visually polished and upgraded Shadow Warrior Classic, the
Wanton Destruction and Twin Dragon expansion packs, the original version of the
game, SteamPlay support for PC and Mac, Steam achievements, and Steam Cloud
Apogee Software announces
the release of the source code for Blake Stone:
, the sequel to Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold
, saying this
helps celebrate the recent
Throwback Pack release on Steam
. They state they are releasing "what's left
of" the code after discovering it after believing it lost. Both Blake Stone
games were based on id Software's Wolfenstein 3D, and the source code for that
is available for free on id-Software's
. The download can be found
on this page
, and here's word:
After nearly 20 years, Apogee Software
has unearthed the source code (or what’s left of it) for their classic FPS,
Blake Stone: Planet Strike. This code (long thought lost) is being made
available freely to the public as of today.
With the release of The Apogee Throwback Pack on Steam, interest in Blake Stone
is at an all time high, and Apogee hopes that with the release of this code,
fans will be able to bring Blake back in a whole new way.
“When we were selecting games for the Throwback Pack and decided to put both
Blake Stone games in, I knew we had a golden opportunity to finally release the
source code that Blake fans have been wanting for all these years. And when I
contacted Mike Maynard, he agreed that it was definitely about time. Nice to
know that those old 3.5″ floppies retain data for so long!” Terry Nagy, Apogee
Aliens Colonial Marines
will apparently be supported with the release of
campaign DLC called Stasis Interrupted
, in spite of the rocky reception
for Gearbox's sci-fi shooter. This news is according to
, where they have a list of 10 new PS3 trophies from the add-on,
which are likely spoilers for the campaign. This is a leak more than an
announcement at this point, so there are no further details or a release
CI Games announces an autumn release for Alien Rage
, with the
for the sci-fi first-person shooter for the game
formerly known as Alien
pinning this down to September 24th. They highlight the news with
a new cinematic trailer
described like so: "A new cinematic trailer has also been released today which
sets up the ominous backstory and the hunt for the ultimate power source:
promethium. Capable of powering an entire planet or completely destroying it,
it’s up to players to prevent the universe’s prize of promethium from falling
into the wrong hands and taking down everything that comes in their way." Continue here to read the full story
Roberts Space Industries website
offers a 'thank you' to supporters of Star Citizen
as the crowd-sourced funding of this Wing Commander-inspired space game has
passed the $14 million threshold. They outline the goals this triggers, as the
game will now support a "hibernation mode" allowing players to safely shut down
and resume operations of their spacecraft in deep space and they will be
creating a "professional-quality" behind-the-scenes trailer for the game that I
will watch some day along with all those similar features on all my DVDs and
Blu-Rays. Not content with this plateau, they also outline further goals,
describing a new ship and a player handbook that will be added at the $15
million mark and an Arena Mode that will be added at the $16 million mark along
with a pew-pew laser to fight off space pirates. Thanks Talisorn.
from American McGee announces the
proposal for this Wizard of Oz-inspired zombie game is changing based on
feedback received since the launch of their funding campaign. He outlines a
three-point plan saying the game will be getting a more descriptive title, its
crowd-sourced fundraising campaign will remove the distracting backer goals
related to securing the film rights for Alice, and they will be producing a
trailer to attract backers, though this will not include gameplay. Here's
1) Rename the game. "OZombie" is causing too much confusion.
"American McGee's Oz" would be great if that name weren't owned by Atari and
others. We need a new name and will come up with one shortly. Suggestions?
2) Remove Alice film rights from the OZombie campaign. Kickstarter won't allow
us to remove tiers once backers have selected them, so we'll first email those
backers and ask them to drop the "Alice" selection. There are around 80 backers
in this category. With that done we'll remove Alice from the campaign. Then, if
time allows, explore launching a separate campaign on either Kickstarter or
3) Make a new video with focus on OZombie design, story and artwork. This will
contain things you've already seen but should be useful in attracting new
backers. It will not contain game play footage, but we are working to release
in-game video around the 19th of July.
I'm presenting this plan before these changes are made because I'm looking for
your feedback and support. So far every attempt I've made at being transparent,
adding value to the campaign and inviting discussion has been turned into
something negative. It's incredible to me how deceitful and outright mean the
media are being about what we're attempting (and these days, about Kickstarter
in general). Same goes for a vocal minority of backers on this campaign. Every
misstep is an insult, every wrong move a "scam." Can this new plan overcome that
tendency towards negativity?
World of Massive Development
announces WMD members can now access the
regular development builds of Project CARS
, Valve's online
service. They celebrate the news with a new
"Speed and Sound" trailer
from the upcoming racing game, labeling the
footage "pre-alpha." They also offer a forum post for registered users to
explain how this works, which is apparently necessary, as we can't actually find
a listing for the game on Steam at this time. Thanks nin. Continue here to read the full story
The Sims 3 Island Paradise
continues to enjoy its place in the sun on the
chart of the top full-priced PC Entertainment titles in the
U.K. for the past week, while on the
PC budget-price chart
the DOOM 3: BFG Edition
makes a BF move from
#12 to number one. Finally, on the
all platforms/all prices chart The Last of Us
remains first. Here's
Naughty Dog remain at the top with PS3 exclusive ‘The Last
Of Us’ (-46%) still at No1.
In taking the crown it also becomes the first No1 to hold top spot over four
consecutive weeks in 2013 so far (both Bioshock Infinite & Dead Island: Riptide
managed three). In a quiet week for new releases Microsoft’s Xbox 360 edition of
‘Minecraft’ (-22%) remains at No2 while ‘FIFA 13’ (-24%) climbs a spot to take
No3. Nintendo’s ‘Animal Crossing: New Leaf’ (-29%) slips down to No4 while
continued price promotions see Ubisoft’s ‘Assassin’s Creed III’ (-3%) climb four
places to No5.
Square Enix’s ‘Tomb Raider’ (-20%) is at No6 just ahead of ‘Call of Duty: Black
Ops II’ (-18%) at No7. Following their debuts last week both ‘The Sims 3: Island
Paradise’ (-53%) and ‘DeadPool’ (-54%) slip to No8 and No9 respectively. After
dropping out last week ‘Far Cry 3’ (-17%) climbs two places to round of the Top
10 at No10. Further down the chart there’s a debut for Namco Bandai’s fighting
RPG ‘Project X Zone’ new for Nintendo 3DS at No18.
I recently mentioned problems with the YouTube embed code. If you've noticed
I've embedded a few videos since then, that's not because Frans or I figured out
the problem, it's because I'm using YouTube's alternate "old" embedding code.
This seems to work well enough, but it only supports Flash
, so those who need
these to support HTML5 will not be able to view them. We're still trying to
figure out why the other code isn't working, but in the meantime this is where