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AOSHQDD- The Special Congressional Election in Florida (CD13) | Main | Open Thread (reserved for politics) [CBD]
March 09, 2014

Gaming Thread 3/9/2014

Glad last week is over.



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NEWS

TellTale talked about their upcoming Borderlands project at SXSW. Frankly to me it sounds like something for the fans of the universe than for people who might be new to it.

Pretty cool write up about the death of Irrational Games.

• New Watch Dogs trailer and release date (May 27th)

Sony announced that they've sold 6 million PS4 units.

Are you tired of the Batman games yet? Well,, Rocksteady announced their next one titled Arkham Knight. At least this is a strictly current gen game and isn't coming out for the 360 and PS3 I guess.

So Xseed announced that they're bringing over Akiba's Trip 2 this summer under the title Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed for the PS3 and Vita. It's a brawler where you strip girls and guys down to their underwear trying to root out vampires and then beat them senseless.

• New clip from the upcoming SOMA, the new game from Frictional Games (Amnesia and Penumbra)

So Namco and Level 5 has shipped 1.1 million units of No No Kuni for the PS3.

• What happens when you give up caring about balance in fighting game? You get Ultra Street Fighter IV Ediiton Select

5 years later and it's time for a new version of DirectX. Microsoft is going to talk about it at next weekend's GDC. They've been hinting that Xbox One is part of the plan but no idea on what.

So apparently Microsoft was at CPAC trying to drum up some business for targeted political ads on the Xbox dashboard. This wouldn't be the first time that MS has gotten political on the Xbox as the past 2 elections, they had GOP and Democrat based gamerpics (I rocked a Palin one in 08) and they did have a Frank Luntz wet dream of streaming the political debates and made it interactive.

Videogames Live announced more stops on their 2014 tour

Twitch has signed a deal to be the official streamer for E3. No way I don't see this being a big ol pile of excrement.

• Kenji Inafune announced his next totally not a MegaMan clone game titled Azure Striker Gunvolt

Amy Hennig (Uncharted series) has left Naughty Dog

Jack Tretton (SCEA President has left Sony. Shawn Layden to take his place.

Disney has cut a fourth of their gaming and internet division staff.

Microsoft now giving away free copies of Forza 5 with new purchases of an Xbox One (doesn't stack with the Titanfall bundle)

This is pretty cool, NASA and Kerbal Space Program have teamed up to have a mission based around in landing Jeb on an asteroid.

• New Dragon Age Inquisition trailer showing off environments

• Why anyone would want to reboot Shaq-Fu is anyone's guess but at least they're not using their own money as it's a IndieGoGo project


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Stuff I'm playing

Finally made my way through Out There and got the bad ending. I really dig it but after awhile, you really wish there was a bit more to it as there is a limit in how many times you can sit through doing the same three tasks over and over again (drill planet, buy upgrades and move to new solar system). Sure it looks pretty in a 60's pop art look and the random events help to add a little spice but it becomes a bit boring.

Been playing this music based FPS that is currently in Alpha which I can't talk about since it's NDA to all hell which kinda sucks as there is quite a bit of interesting stuff going on in it.

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NEW RELEASES

DARK SOULS 2 (360 & PS3) - Oh how I hate that the PC release isn't coming till next month but I have to make due. At least for the first half of the year, this is the biggest release IMO. This is pretty much a direct sequel to the first game and it looks so damn good. It's a third person action-rpg and you will die a lot. That being said, it's FROM so expect some FPS chugging and questionable looking assets for the console versions.

TitanFall (Xbox One & PC) - Well, Microsoft is banking pretty damn hard on this being a huge hit that moves some consoles. As someone who has played in the alpha and beta, it's a ton of fun that is really only hampered by the fact that the game is pretty ugly (even downsampled from 4K on a PC doesn't make it a looker). The campaign mode should be interesting as wrapping a narrative that they're trying to aim for around some standard online multiplayer matches is a concept that is relativily new. 360 owners get it in two weeks.

Yoshi's New Island (3DS) - If you're not tired of the glut of platformers from Nintendo, they're gonna stuff another into your piehole. At least this one has a different art style than all of the Mario games from the last year and no eardrum splitting crying from Baby Mario.

Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (PS3) - Never really got into the Atelier series but it has it's fans. The series main focus is all about item crafting and this one is no different. The game is split into two so you can choose which character to play as.

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