Seismic Games is best known for mobile game Marvel Strike Force, (something I had to do a bit of searching around to learn). Having a group of industry veterans with experience working on IP based games will hopefully provide a strong boost for Niantic’s upcoming Harry Potter game as well as Pokemon Go.
My favorite games of 2015.
2014 was a really weird year for games.
Overlooking a few potential game breaking bugs, Divinity is a charming homage to the classic RPG genre.
This year at PAX I had the chance to sit down and play with the Rift for a little while. Forget waving your hands around in front of the Kinect, or waving some peripheral around in the air. I truly believe the Oculus Rift is the future of games. It’s more than just a gimmick. It allows you to be completely immersed in the environment. A game like Alone has some real potential.
A horror game within an Oculus Rift game?Eurogamer.netRobert Purchese [http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-09-24-a-h
Additionally, Chilton noted that Blizzard was warming to the idea of reconfiguring World of Warcraft as a free-to-play title.
I’ve always wondered how long until WoW went free-to-play. With their recent additions to their online store, and the dwindling population, I expect it’s now only a matter of time before we see a completely free version.
Blizzard on <i>World of Warcraft</i>: We’d be lost without casuals“Audiences always evolve,” says <i>World of Warcraft</i> lead designer Tom Chilton
This might be the greatest game to the Oculus Rift yet.
The client will still remain active in games, but digital games can no longer be bought on Xbox.com, and whether or not DLC remains available is up to individual publishers. Still no word what the next generation of Xbox Live will bring to Windows 8.
Xbox Support [http://support.xbox.com/en-US/games/pc-games/pc-marketplace-closing]
An ambitious and rather impressive project to say the least. At some point though, you have to ask yourself if it would just be easier to build a 3rd person game engine in the likeness of Starcraft, outside of the Starcraft II client, rather than modding a real time strategy engine to function as a 3rd person game. A good comparison to this would be the popular Warcraft 3 mod Dota, and the stand alone game Dota2.
When you’re constructing a mod for a game, you’re limiting yourself to that game,
I can see something like this eventually getting built into Google’s Ingress game.
Swarm! casts humans as ants in the first Google Glass MMO gameA concept game aims to transform humans into ants as part of the first MMO designed for Google GlassWIRED UKCondé Nast [http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-08/06/google-glass-game-swarm]
Hard to believe they are still losing money on each console sold. Looks unlikely a price cut will be in the plans any time soon.
Nintendo still selling Wii U at a lossMario maker confirms it is still recording a loss for each unit of hardware soldGamesIndustry.bizBrendan Sinclair [http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-08-07-nintendo-still-selling-wii-u-at-a-loss]
Inspired by the ASCII taxt game, Candy Box [http://candies.aniwey.net/]. Incredibly minimal and fun.
A Dark RoomA minimalist text adventure [http://adarkroom.doublespeakgames.com]