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There are few games that have been able to enjoy the level of hype that CD Projekt RED's Cyberpunk 2077 has generated. In some ways, it feels like the level of anticipation is higher for it than it was for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. That game helped introduce legions of new fans to CDPR, so this new collective (and massive) fanbase is looking forward to the next mega adventure. By all appearances, Cyberpunk 2077 is going to be an incredible game for a huge number of reasons, but it's important to not think of it as being a cyberpunk Witcher. At the forefront, last week's E3 event revealed the fact that the game is a first-person shooter, not third-person like many expected (based on the third-person... Read more...
Bungie's Destiny is a new FPS/RPG hybrid set in the distant future, in the aftermath of an apocalyptic series of events that reshaped human civilization and destroyed an empire that spanned the solar system. The company has kept much of its development under wraps, sketching out tidbits of information on the various character classes and enemies, but generally keeping everything close to the chest. Now, the company has released new gameplay footage -- and declared that PS4 and PS3 owners will be the first to beta test the title. Bungie has previously said that Destiny will be a living world, meaning that events will be able to occur across the game that aren't necessarily precipitated by the... Read more...
AdventureOS is a game that appears to be simultaneously incredibly clever and delightfully adorable. It’s a 2.5D RPG in the style of “metroidvania” that generates rooms within the game based on your hard drive’s folder tree and the types of files inside them. Thus, every person’s gaming experience will be unique. Basically, the game uses your files and folders to make a castle. Each folder is a room (connected to other folders/rooms), and the files become NPCs, enemies, decorations, and so on depending on their format and “weight”. ”The game works like a complex Metroidvania where getting to new levels requires exploring previous rooms, fighting... Read more...
Indie Game: The Movie helped a lot of people realize just how intensive the process of creating a video game really is. But imagine if you had to swap coding for hand-drawing. The golden age of cartoons are remarked on frequently, but the art of drawing animations by hand has dwindled a bit in the breakneck industry of gaming. Paper Sorcerer is trying to bring some of that flair back to life, with the title being described as an entire RPG created on paper. Jesse Gallagher established Ultra Runaway Games in order to expound upon his art education and freelancing background in the gaming industry. According to reports, he had this to say: "I had started making some simpler games that I wasn't... Read more...
Need some cash to get your video game production off the ground? Why not turn to Kickstarter? Lord British (aka Richard Garriott de Cayeux), longtime D&D devotee and maker of the Ultima series of RPGs, is back with a new game called “Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues”, and he’s looking to raise a cool million with a Kickstarter campaign. So far, it’s going pretty well; at press time, he’s already raised $492,642 and counting. The campaign is only 2 days old. “Shroud of the Avatar” sounds like a labor of love for Lord British, who has clearly put all his ideals of what an RPG should be into this project. The game is being built with his treatise... Read more...
Bethesda Softworks has officially unveiled Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the next installment in their very successful Elder Scrolls series. Bethesda unveiled the game exactly 11 months prior to its release date, which is 11/11/11 or Nov. 11, 2011. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, which was rumored previously. Thus far in the Elder Scrolls RPG series, no game has been a direct sequel to another, so this is a definite change. The voiceover of the trailer (embedded) says: You should have acted. They're already here. The Elder Scrolls told of their return. Their defeat was merely delay 'Til the time after Oblivion opened, When the sons of Skyrim would spill their own blood. But no-one wanted to believe. Believe... Read more...
Noooooooo!  Any chance of playing Wolverine is now "dust in the wind."Cryptic Studios has shut the lid on production for a massively multiplayer online game that would have pit Marvel comic characters together in a big melee."Marvel and we have agreed to end development on the MMO," said Microsoft Games Studios head Shane Kim in an interview with MTV's Multiplayer gaming blog.Marvel Universe Online was first announced in September 2006 and it was never given a firm release date.  Rumors of the game's cancellation spiked late last year but no one at Microsoft or Cryptic was ready to confirm the decision.  Now it's official. Dead, as dead as Phoenix.  Oh, wait!... Read more...
Online video games are serious business, with millions playing games around the world. Usually the pwning occurs in the virtual world, but sometimes as in this case, the line gets blurred and it crosses into the real world.It all started when two clans - the Coo-clocks, made up of mostly students, and the so-called Platanium with more experienced gamers of over thirty - started fighting to wipe out each other on screen.   33-year-old Albert used to spend hours in front of his computer. On the web he had his own clan and a dozen of warriors. Just days before the New Year in a virtual battle his clan killed a member of the hostile Coo-clocks.  Days later the enemies agreed to meet... Read more...
Ever wish you could help make a game based of you're own ideas?   Well, Acclaim's new project, currently code-named "Top Secret", is a 20,000 strong studio made up of volunteers.   They're making history not only as the largest studio ever, but also the first to enlist the aid of ordinary people just like you.  The project's goal, according to Dave Perry, a developer, is to produce a professional MMO game created by thousands of individuals each contributing what they can. Thousands of people have signed up to help develop a community-built massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMO). Developer Dave Perry and publisher Acclaim are... Read more...