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April 20, 2014

Gaming Thread 4/20/2014 (Easter Edition)

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Marty O'Donnell, Bungie's composer of the last 15 years went to Twitter to say that he had been fired by Bungie without cause. As much as I wouldn't mind him going to 343 to work again on Halo, I'd prefer him to end up at Visceral to work on the upcoming Star Wars games. And of course, it didn't take long for forum warriors to jump on the news and crap on his work because he's conservative-ish.

NPD numbers for last month is in. PS4 outsold the Xbox One (ouch for Microsoft) and TitanFall was the best selling game (no shocker there). For year over year, software was in a huge slump, even with an avalanche of games with a 28% drop.

Sony sold off their shares in SquareEnix. Though Sony is in dire straights, I personally think this is a bad idea as it's not like the shares are worth that much atm.

• Cyanide showing off their upcoming Blood Bowl 2. I thought the first games were pretty good (but no FUMBBL) that were hampered by a lack of care with releasing so many standalone versions of the first game. If they had treated it as a platform with DLC for the new teams instead of what they did, I would have been more of a fan.

• DC has shown off a trailer for their upcoming Batman movie based on the Arkham videogame universe. Personally don't think it looks good

Activision does Xbox One owners a solid? Amazing Spider-Man 2 isn't coming to the XBox One. Considering that this is more than likely certification issues, I'm curious in how bad of a state this game is. And it's not like it's been looking hot in the previews. Be interesting in seeing how this is received next week.

Far and way, this is the best thing videogaming article of last week. It's a look at how Nintendo turned down the Skylanders series.

So yeah, it looks like Arc Systems (Guilty Gear and Blazblue) is making a BloodRayne game for some reason. Why this property is still alive, no one knows.

• Why? Why Not. COD: Ghosts is getting a Snoop voice pack (They're also working on a Gunny voice pack as well).



Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure (PC) - Sixteen years later and Tex Murphy is still roaming the mean post-nuclear streets of San Francisco. Do you like cheese? Do you like a good FMV point and click adventure game? Well, Chris Jones is hopping that you remember Under The Killing Moon and Pandora Directive in this latest Kickstarter backed project. The cast includes Todd Bridges, June Lockhart, Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo) and others. Sadly Clint Howard isn't listed :(

Blackwell Epiphany (PC) - It's the end of the line for Rosa Blackwell and Joey Mallone in the final entry of the Blackwell series. Dave Gilbert and his crew at Wadjet has created a great little hard boiled paranormal series over the last 8 years in a 16-bit world. When it comes to point&click adventure games, it's hard to beat what Wadjet has created themselves or released. As always, expect some good writing and decent puzzles. I'll probably pick up the new Tex Murphy due to nostalgia but I'm more interested in this to be honest.

Demon Gaze (Vita) - NISA releasing a first person dungeon crawler by Kadokawa Games. Don't know much about it other than it's supposed to be pretty decent and it sold like crap in Japan. And like all games from NISA that isn't Disgaea, it's price will drop fast or go out of print.

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