Monthly Archive: January 2011
All Points Bulletin, a cops vs. robbers MMO, is going into closed beta! No, wait. Wrong link. Let's try this again. APB: Reloaded is going into closed beta! [more inside]
A truly graphic adventure: the 25-year rise and fall of a beloved genre. Ars Technica on 25 years of graphic adventure games.
January 25, 2011
A fellow named Richard Clark doesn't much care for the gleeful, bonehead ultraviolence in Bulletstorm. Money quote: "Games have always been violent, and they've often reveled in brotastic protagonists who serve as ciphers for our own power fantasies. Games have always featured lame and offensive dialogue. The difference between those games and Bulletstorm, though, is the intentional nature of all of these things." [more inside]
Wolfenstein, converted into a one-pixel line. In 1992, Wolfenstein 3-D revolutionized video games and created the 3D first-person shooter genre. Now, after decades of development, Wolfenstein 3-D has been converted to breathtaking, epoch-making 1-D. You can now play the game in a single, dazzling one-pixel line.
Before there was QWOP, humanity was sad because of the void where it should have been. After QWOP, humanity is sad because we know we've peaked and it's all just a slow fall back toward the water, the shark increasingly far behind us. "Eyyyyy", we whisper sadly, to Ritchie and to Howard and to Marion and to the wind, "everyone is a winner." [more inside]
Nintendo is releasing an update of its hit DS handheld console on March 27. What's noteworthy and has pundits screeching that it's gonna be the must-have gadget of 2011? Well, it can put 3D images in your brain without the use of 3D glasses.
January 19, 2011
Some Little Big Planet 2 players decided to recreate Windows ingame. The result means games playable on a virtual Microsoft OS inside a video game on a Sony console.
After years of waiting, fans see release of homemade Chrono Trigger "interquel," Crimson Echoes. Redditor buu700 is the Julian Assange of gaming!
Take a successful franchise. Add money. Go horribly wrong. With a design process described by lead writer Murti Schofield as "slash and patch" this is the story of Lara Croft : The Angel of Darkness.
January 17, 2011
Monday Night Combat's release has been pushed back one week from January 17th to January 24th. It has been announced on the Steam forums that the official release date has been pushed back a full week, luckily enabling the game to release on a Monday still. The beta will continue to be available to preorders.
January 16, 2011
January 12, 2011
2011 Independent Games Festival Student Showcase Winners Downloads, videos, all that good stuff at the other end of the link. [more inside]