Author: Brad Jones

Edinburgh Games Symposium 2014: Interview with Mal Abbas of Quartic Llama

July 14, 2014

“For me personally, I don’t see a big difference between the AAA and the indie scene,” says Mal Abbas, artist and one of the co-founders of Dundee-based indie studio Quartic Llama. “It doesn’t really take much to make a game, in some regards. As soon as I realised a small team could make a game, […]

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Platinum Games Set For Legend of Korra Adaptation

June 26, 2014

Animation Adaptation–Hugely popular animated series Avatar: The Legend of Korra is set for a video game adaptation by none other than developers of Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Platinum Games. The surprise announcement was made yesterday by IGN, and seems like something of a match made in heaven for fans of the series. Platinum […]

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‘Dieselpunk’ RPG InSomnia Begins Kickstarter Campaign

June 25, 2014

Crowdfunded Gaming–Brooklyn-based developers Studio Mono have launched a Kickstarter for their ‘dieselpunk’ RPG InSomnia. The title is set to offer players a vision of a man-made apocalypse, with promises of an ‘atmospheric single-player campaign’ with a ‘dark, ambient soundtrack’ already garnering quite a lot of interest in the project. From the looks of media released […]

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BearShark Video Game Adaptation Launches on Nintendo 3DS

June 24, 2014

Nobody’s Safe On Land Or Sea–Developers Barnstorm Games have announced that their video game based on the hugely popular CollegeHumor animated series BearShark is now available in PAL territories, Germany and Australia excepted. The game is an infinite runner wherein the player takes on the role of ‘Steve’, who is faced with the task of […]

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Summer Games Done Quick 2014 Gets Off to Strong Start

June 23, 2014

SGDQ 2014–Summer Games Done Quick, the summertime edition of the bi-annual charity speedrunning marathon, began its 2014 edition yesterday. Held in support of Doctors Without Borders, the event has already raised in excess of $60,000 as of the time of writing—despite only having been running for some sixteen hours. Growing exponentially in popularity since the […]

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Payday 2 Soundtrack Grows Alongside Bonus In-Game Content

June 20, 2014

Overkill Soundtracks–Patches to add extra content to a game are pretty standard fare these days, especially on the PC scene–but patches that extend a game’s soundtrack are much less common. Payday 2 players will be able to enjoy a host of new tracks as well as some new in-game goodies in a patch now available via […]

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Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Set For Launch July 1

June 19, 2014

Drinkbox Studios–One of last gen’s most well-loves indie titles is being given a new lease of life on new systems. Lucha libre-themed Metroidvania Guacamelee! is set for a re-release on Playstation 4, Wii U, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on July 1. As you might expect, when Guacamelee! returns to the ring, it will have a […]

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Zelda-Inspired Midora Launches on Kickstarter Amidst Plagiarism Controversy

June 18, 2014

Crowdfunded games–Florida-based developer Epic Minds has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Midora, a top-down 2D action adventure game that takes its cues from classics like Secret of Mana and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Despite the campaign only being started a few days ago, Midora has already amassed some $12,000 USD on Kickstarter […]

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Team Fortress 2 Site Posts Mysterious Countdown

June 17, 2014

Team Fortress 2 ARG–A countdown timer on Valve’s Official Team Fortress 2 site has set fans’ minds racing as to what it signifies for the venerable multiplayer shooter. Counting down to a time later today, speculation is abound that we are about to see a major update to the game, in line with previous content […]

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EVE Documentary ‘A Tale of Internet Spaceships’ Premieres July 11

June 16, 2014

EVE Online–A Tale of Internet Spaceships, a new documentary profiling behemoth space-faring MMO EVE Online is set to premiere next month. Setting out to investigate ‘the sometimes complicated relationship between EVE’s dedicated player base and the games’ developers,’ the film comes from a group of students studying at Malmö University in Sweden. After raising a budget […]

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