Bombshell is a digital-exclusive title that will MSRP in the U.S. at $34.99, with the Bombshell Digital Deluxe Edition MSRP at $39.99. Bombshell will launch globally on Windows PC via Steam and GOG.com on January 29th 2016, with console versions developed by partner Abstraction Games coming to Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 TBD 2016.
Bombshell - Digital Deluxe Edition includes: The Official Bombshell Soundtrack by Andrew Hulshult (digital copy), digital art book & world map overviews, and early BETA access to the Bombshell FPS Prequel, a retro-style first-person shooter that will be sold separately in 2016.
Bombshell FPS Prequel: Follow the events leading up to Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison’s explosive encounter with Professor Jadus Heskel that cost her her arm, her squad, and her reputation in a retro-style first-person shooter - built in the classic 90’s era Build Engine known from Duke Nukem 3D and Shadow Warrior. Then head online for some oldschool competitive multiplayer, Bombshell-style! PC gamers get early access to the BETA when you purchase the Bombshell Digital Deluxe Edition on Steam or GOG.com.
Yes the Mayan Death Robots are here, using heavy arms to shake the gods from their eternal sleep, irritating the hell out of Spanish conquistadors, and generally smashing everything to hell, including each other. Choose your robot and launch into explosive one-on-one versus battles against friends in local multiplayer, or go head to head with the alien robot AI. It’s PvP, but not as we know it. The chaos keeps coming with both opponents taking their turns simultaneously for a maximum of Maya madness every time.Continue here to read the full story.
In addition to introducing the option to reskin 3D units, the free Forges of Creation Steam Workshop update gives gamers the chance to create, store, and retrieve mods, offering creative players an endless depth of replayability and exploration in an already deep and enchanting universe. The update also includes content unlocked by the community such as the new Sister of Mercy hero Valete, new hero items, additional custom faction traits, a powerful ‘Guardian Killer’ unit (only available for Endless Legend Guardians owners) and a great number of AI improvements introducing the notion of ‘Faction Personality’. The ‘Forges of Creation’ update will be made available on Steam today.
If Forges of Creation taps into players’ inner map-builder, The Lost Tales DLC Pack is a unique offering that gives strategy enthusiasts the chance to purchase a collection of more than 20 quests related to Minor Factions. For the sonically-driven strategy enthusiast, Echoes of Auriga features seven new musical tracks composed by our one and only FlybyNo, with related new hero items, such as the “Harp of Noby Fly.”
Ars Technica - Analysis: Kotaku, blacklisting, and the independence of the gaming press.
"Since Kotaku published the blacklisting details, many journalists and readers have cheered the site for asserting its independence and arguing that publishers should be less reactionary over a few stories they weren’t able to control.
More and more, though, I’ve seen people making the kinds of arguments discussed above. They're not especially sympathetic to Kotaku's argument that publishers are trying to 'hamper independent reporting in pursuit of a status quo in which video game journalists are little more than malleable, servile arms of a corporate sales apparatus'."
I met with the General Manager of Versus Evil, Steve Escalante during the Montreal International Gaming Summit to ask him about the game’s disappearance. His response was surprisingly candid and inspiringly honest. He said, “The game was a failure. We could not do, in good conscience, volume 2 and volume 3. So we’ve begun the process, it’s been a long process to figure it out because Sony has never really had to do this in this way, but we’re returning all the money. So across the board we’re putting out an apology saying ‘sorry about this.’”
Escalante added, “We’re Versus Evil; a company perspective, from a partnership perspective and now we have to do it from a consumer perspective. So we pulled it down, because we didn’t want to exacerbate it anymore and then we’re refunding the money.”
Escalante also noted “if you look at the reviews, it wasn’t that the game was broken or buggy, people just didn’t like it,” while in our own experiences with the game, we did note several bugs and issues. It could be argued that any game in a broken or buggy state should have never made it to consumers.
In LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII for PC, players will embark on their final adventure in the FINAL FANTASY XIII series, which gives them the ability to have direct control over iconic heroine, Lightning. In a constantly moving, expansive environment, players must journey on a quest to save a doomed world from complete destruction - and in thirteen days, nothing will remain. Blessed with incredible strength and an arsenal of weapons Lighting has everything she needs for the coming battle - everything except time.
The PC release will also include all the amazing DLC content from the original console version*, including Japanese voice-overs and various costumes, shields and weapons.
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3 Pandas in Fantasy.
Golden Age- Is there just too much TV? Yeah.
There Were American Nazi Summer Camps Across the US in the 1930s. Thanks JDreyer.
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Live Action Five Nights at Freddy's.
David Bowie - Blackstar. Thanks nin.
Some Men Just Want To Watch The Fall Burn.