It’s another late installment of ‘Monthly Roundup’! Where all the stories you heard of last month, get brought up again just in case you sly folk forgot! Before I begin, let me just state that if you want to hear the overview of the PS4 announcement, head over to this link because I will not be talking about it here. Anyway, let us begin by traversing into a galaxy that seems to be way too goddamn far away.
Congratulations Bungie, it’s another space baby! Bet you can’t tell if it’s a boy or a girl! –
Wow, a new sci-fi title from Bungie?! Who saw that coming?!
Super-obvious sarcasm aside, Destiny is the latest game from Bungie who struck a 10-year deal with Activision. From the looks of it, the game seems to be an expansive MMO for consoles. Allowing you to choose three different classes (essentially the warrior, mage, and thief) and customizing not only your character, but also your ship which will be used to explore uncharted worlds. From what I read, the developers seem to have taken inspiration from Journey in terms of integrating multiplayer functionality and making it, eh, subtle.
There is still is a lot more to be seen with Destiny, but let me just tell you that it’s going the best thing beyond our brief existence, I mean godlike…I mean…flawless. Whoa, I think I contracted something from certain gaming media facets known as ‘Bungie Hyperbolicism’, I suggest asking your local doctor if you’ve contracted ‘Bungie Hyperbolicism’.
Open worlds, new enemies, and a beard?! It’s Witcher 3! –
Everyone’s lovable dead-eyed Witcher is back, this time not only packing a studly beard, but also an open world game! Witcher 3 is being developed by CD Projeckt RED, and is running on the new REDengine 3 which should allow for some stunning visuals. The game seems to be taking place after 2, but is also a standalone title. The main change here seems to be making the game open world, allowing monster hunting and fighting certain enemies to be much more grander than in previous titles. If you want more information on the game, check out Gameinformer’s Witcher 3 hub right here.
I just hope that one of the customization options in the game allows you to braid his beard.
EA and future micro-transactions, but yet no tank armor DLC for BF3 –
Fire up those torches and prepare your pitchforks, because EA just created a monster! According to CFO Blake Jorgensen, nearly all of EA’s upcoming titles will include unlockable items that will require pay. Here’s what Blake had to say, “We’re building into all of our games the ability to pay for things along the way, either to get a higher level to buy a new character, to buy a truck, a gun, whatever it might be, and consumers are enjoying and embracing that way of business.” I don’t know about you guy’s, but I think he makes a solid point, making money is fun!
Colonial Marines controversy, makes Prometheus look decent by comparison –
It’s no shock to anyone that Aliens: Colonial Marines was an alien queen sized mess. However, what you probably didn’t know was how it became that mess.
According to several sources, one of which is Kotaku, Gearbox outsourced a good majority of their workers to another studio called TimeGate. At the time Gearbox was busy focusing on Borderlands 2, and once they saw the then-current stage of the game it became obvious to them that it stunk. Sega wasn’t happy with it either since Gearbox kept delaying it from the start of it’s 2006 debut. What’s even more startling is that TimeGate also threw out everything that Gearbox worked on beforehand, including concept art. Although the one part of the game that did involve Gearbox to a certain degree was the multiplayer mode.
What makes this even more fascinating is that Gearbox also threw out the work TimeGate had for the game, and started from scratch again. The Redditor in the post then went on to say some specifics of the conflict that when on over at the studios, including admitting that they knew the game was going to be pretty shitty half way through. Moral of the story here folks is that if there was ever someone who you shouldn’t trust to bring something back from the grave, it’s Randy Pitchford.
Rayman Legends delayed, stock up on lums! –
Because screw Nintendo, and I am positiviely sure Ubisoft said that, Rayman Legends will be delayed to early September instead of March. Why did Ubisoft do this? Well it’s kind of like a tradition, you know? You can’t have one prostitute on the corner, while there’s so much untapped potential to be gain from having three prostitutes! But to break it down, it’s just a business decision on Ubisofts part to have it released simultaneously with the 360, and PS3 version. Still, I prefer the hooker metaphor here.
Well that’s the February news round-up, if you have any questions or comments please post them below. Thank you for reading!