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E3 2015: South Park: The Fractured But Whole Unveiling, Plus Trailer

Ubisoft opened their E3 press conference today with a surprise; Matt Stone and Trey Parker have been working on another South Park. South Park: The Fractured But Whole once again follows the “New Kid,” but instead of exploring the town parodying Lord of the Rings characters, they’re now cosplaying as super heroes.

 

The creators of the show have ditched Obsidian Entertainment, and have been working with Ubisoft San Francisco to develop the RPG comedy adventure.

 

The original game, The Stick of Truth was in development hell because the original publisher of the game was THQ, who in the middle of development, was in the process of bankruptcy and eventually closed its doors for good. Soon after the company was shut down, Ubisoft purchased the rights to distribute the title, but it was riddled with delays.

 

Once the game was finally released in 2014, it was thankfully met with high praise from both fans of the show, and gamers with its deep RPG elements.

 

During the E3 press conference, Parker and Stone admitted they had no plans to develop another video game after the Stick of Truth. That changed however, after the game’s release, and I presume its success. According to them though, they now comprehend how to create a game, while the SoT was a learning experience and that convince them to give it a go again. If that’s the case, it will be interesting to see how they evolved as game developers once the sequel is released.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be available on all major consoles.

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Rumor: Unity Technologies Up For Sale

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A new report from CNET is claiming that the heads of the gaming engine Unity is currently weighing its options about possibly selling the company.

 

According to the website, the company has already shared a presentation outlining its value with some silicon valley tech companies, including Google. In recent months, Unity Technologies has had serious discussions about a possible purchase with a “would-be buyer,” according to the article.  (more…)

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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Pushed Back

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One of my favorite games of 2012 was the indie-title Hotline Miami. It featured intense, fast, overhead gameplay mechanics, which was mixed in with 16-bit graphics, and a top-notch soundtrack. So, it’s no secret that I’ve been anticipating the sequel for a while now. But unfortunately I’m going to be forced to wait a little longer then I expect.

 

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number won’t be available to purchase until late 2014 or sometime in early 2015, which would mean it’s been pushed back by a few months. According to the official Twitter account for the game, the sequel isn’t quite polished enough, so some tweaks are needed.  (more…)

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‘Myst’ TV Show In Production

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If you’re over the age of 25, then you surely remember the point-&-click adventure game Myst for the PC, and some other older consoles. If you owned it, chances are it was one of the first, if not THE first, CD ROM game in your collection. During it’s 1993 release, it was noted for its “realistic” graphics, combined with full-motion video sequences, and one of the most successful to include those features to this day. In fact it was such a huge hit, it was the most popular PC game ever, up until The Sims stole the crown in 2002.  (more…)

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Duncan Jones Inks Deal to Direct World of Warcraft Film

Duncan Jones, the director of two sci-fi films Moon and Source Code, has inked a deal with Legendary Pictures to helm the film adaption of the video-game World of Warcraft. According to the Hollywood Reporter, who broke the story, the movie should start production at the end of 2013, and plans to release it in 2015.

In 2012 it was reported that Sam Raimi of Spider-Man fame, was originally set to direct the project, but backed-out for his commitment to Oz: The Great and Powerful, which is scheduled to come out later next month. (more…)

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Grand Theft Auto V Delayed a Tad, Dated for 9/17

It’s official, we have a solid date. Rockstar Games has finally revealed when Grand Theft Auto V will hit store shelves. And while that’s great news overall, there is a hint of disappointment in the air – you can smell it.

The highly anticipated sequel will be shipped to retailers on September 17, 2013. This is about four months later then what Rockstar was hinting at just a short while ago. And inside the release date statement, Rockstar went out of their way to apologize to their legion of fans expecting to play the highly anticipated sandbox title in the next couple of months. (more…)

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US Senator: Video-Games Are More Dangerous Than Guns

During a discussion today on MSNBC, A Republican US Sen. Lemar Alexander of Tennessee, suggested something so outrageous that your head might literally explode. Chuck Todd, the host of the Daily Rundown, ask Sen. Alexander if he would ever support universal background checks on firearms, in wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school-shooting. His answer is so crazy that some people on the far right might think he’s demented. (more…)

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Xbox Owners will Soon be Able to Live Broadcast On Twitch.TV

A big trend in the video-game community is to live broadcast your gaming sessions onto the interwebs. Now, one of the larger websites who allow this types of webcast, Twitch.tv, is teaming up with Activision to allow this feature to work with Xbox Live and PC seamlessly with Call of Duty: Black Ops II. (more…)

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Report: 1992′s Flashback Getting HD Remake

Flashback, a 1992 action-platformer, looks to be getting an HD remake, according to a French blog called Gamealive. The site was told by someone inside Ubisoft, who is publishing the title, that the official name of the remake will be called Flashback Origins.

Origins is currently being developed by the studio VectorCell, which is helmed by the original’s creator Paul Cuisset. The only title the studio developed was last year’s downloadable only game Amy. If you haven’t heard of it, that’s understandable because the game was ranked as one of the worst games of 2012 and currently it holds a 33/100 on Metacritic. So that fact is kinda worrisome. (more…)

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BioWare Teases DLC for Mass Effect 3 Posting Screens

At the end of last year, there were some rumors of new downloadable content for Mass Effect 3, but the year came and went with no announcement. Fast-forward till today and the developer behind the game, BioWare, has released some screens that indicate the studio plans on uploading the DLC in the near future.

The images were tweeted by Mass Effect 3 producer Michael Gameble, with him writing “Does not look like a guy you’d want to mess with,” referring to the picture above.

After the break you’ll see one more picture that was teased by executive producer Casey Hudson through Twitter, stating “Looks like a nice place for some R&R.” (more…)

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