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Below are the news stories that may not have made the headlines today but are worth reading!
Gamers never die…..
Just like the Games of Our Lives…
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►Rise of the Tomb Raider
►Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.
►Darksiders 2: Definitive Edition
►The Last GuardiaN
►FF Type-0 HD
►The Order: 1886
►Dissidia Final Fantasy
►Final Fantasy XV
►Mario Party 10
/// Rise of the Tomb Raider High-Res Screenshots!
/// Terraria: Otherworld Announced for PC & Mac!
/// PlayStation and Titanfall Were the Dominant Brands in Headlines in 2014!
ICO Partners published its year in review article taking a look at what the press have written about during the past year.
Based on the number of articles, the PlayStation brand was ahead of all other brands, including Xbox. PlayStation had a 35% lead over the closest competitor, Xbox, based on 560,573 articles for PlayStation and 411,380 for Xbox.
The games mentioned most in headlines were Titanfall, Minecraft and Destiny, with a total of five shooters in the top ten. Minecraft continues to be an anomaly by being always in the top 15 in any given month, and is the number 2 game for the year overall.
/// Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. | ‘Abraham Lincoln’ Trailer!
/// Darksiders 2: Definitive Edition is Coming this Gen!
Current holder of the Darksiders IP, Nordic Games, has confirmed that Darksiders 2 will indeed be getting a new-gen version. The publisher has yet to officially announce it, but it has told Gamespot that “the authenticity of the listing is unquestionable.”
/// ScreamRide Demo Coming to Xbox One & Xbox One Tonight, New Trailer!
ScreamRide crashes onto Xbox in two weeks, and if the above launch trailer has you curious to see just what happens when you hurl pods full of explosives at buildings or build terrifying coasters, you can actually start creating and destroying because the ScreamRide demo launches on Xbox Live starting at midnight tonight.
/// This Can’t Be Real: The Trademark for The Last Guardian Has Been Abandoned!
/// Batman: Arkham Origins Director Leaves Warner Bros. Montreal, Joins DICE!
Batman: Arkham Origins’ Creative Director, Eric Holmes, has announced his departure from Warner Bros. Montreal.
(stealth field off) We’ve moved! I’m excited to announce that on Monday I start a new position with DICE in Stockholm, Sweden!
— Eric Holmes (@ericholmeslive) February 14, 2015
/// FF Type-0 HD ‘Final Trailer’ with Final Fantasy XV Demo Trailer Released in English!
/// The Order: 1886 News!
Ready at Dawn, developer of The Order: 1886, has said it won’t comment directly on the length of the game.
“At the end of the day, we’re not going to comment on it,” he said. “We can’t stop people from writing the things they do. And we’re not going to jump at every single mistake that is made out there.
“Every time somebody has the wrong impression of something we made, or somebody writes the wrong thing about what we did, it would be a full-time job to be like, oh no, that’s not right. We make games. We do what we do for the players. And, ultimately, that’s where I want to leave it.”
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“To tell you the truth, that’s something we always keep in our heads. We know people want to be entertained and have things they can play longer.
“But the industry has always had diversity. You go back 10 years, there were a lot of games that were just single-player, one time play. There were some games that were single-player and you could jump back in and get more. That’s what we did in our game. You can jump back and get other things out of it.”
“Gameplay length for me is so relative to quality. It’s just like a movie. Just because a movie is three hours long, it doesn’t make it better,” he added. [Source]
/// The Order: 1886 Game Director Thinks People “Are Going to be Surprised by How Solid the Game Performs!”
An important part of the third-person shooting gameplay in The Order: 1886, Game Director Dana Jan talked about the game’s cover system with MMGN in an interview recently, revealing that he has yet to see a game that does it quite as fluidly, while also looking as amazing:
We look at a lot of different games in the genre [for inspiration]. A lot of the people at the studio are actually avid shooter players, so we’re very familiar with all of the material. One of the things that kind of stood out for us was, if you’re going to make a game that is essentially based in gunplay, it makes sense to choose the cover genre, because when you engage in a realistic, grounded gun fight, you’re probably going to duck behind something. You’re not going to stand out there in the open like you would in a [first-person shooter]. The fit makes sense for us.
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What we did was strive to essentially rival any of the best third-person shooters, from responsiveness, to mechanics, to the simplicity of the controls you’re engaging with, while also upping the game of fidelity. I don’t think I’ve seen a game yet that has a cover system that is quite as fluid or robust as ours, and also looks as amazing. We try to basically account for everything you’d want to do in that situation, and make it as fast and seamless as possible, but also make it look amazing.
There’s a really scary trend going on right now, where gamers are being penalized by some games that seem rushed. We’ve seen games come out recently that have huge amounts of bugs. We’re really proud of The Order and I think the game’s going to come out and people are going to be surprised by how solid the game performs.
/// Tekken 7 | Lucky Chloe & Shaheen Off-screen Gameplay!
/// Dissidia Final Fantasy Announced for Arcades!
/// Driveclub | February Updates and Add-ons!
/// Nintendo TVii is Officially Cancelled in Europe!
At Nintendo of Europe, we continue to challenge ourselves to develop a range of entertaining experiences for all to enjoy. Due to the extremely complex nature of localising multiple television services across a diverse range of countries with varied licensing systems, regrettably we have taken the decision not to launch the Nintendo TVii service within the European region. Although on this occasion we did not anticipate such challenges, we will always strive to develop a range of entertaining experiences for all our users to enjoy.
With this in mind, Nintendo of Europe has launched the Nintendo Anime Channel, a new video-on-demand service on Nintendo 3DS which offers users the chance to stream anime series from the likes of Pokémon, Kirby, and Inazuma Eleven. New content will be added regularly and access to this service is granted simply by downloading a free application from Nintendo eShop.
/// Final Fantasy XV: Retrospective!
/// New Donkey Kong, Rosalina and Wario Amiibo Listed on Mario Party 10 website!
/// The Crew | Speed Live Update!