For many of us, Christmas Day and video games go hand-in-hand. As kids, we’d have to wait around all year for December 25th in order to get our hands on the games we were most excited for. Many of us received consoles, receiving new generations of video games from the back of Santa’s sleigh. Now that we’re adults, we may still put video games atop our Christmas lists, or spend the day kicking back with our Nintendo Switch while our families squabble around us. Today we asked our editors: what’s your favorite Christmas gaming memory? With so many to choose from (not saying we’re old or anything…) it was difficult to nail one down, but we each rooted around in our brainboxes in order to come up with one stand-out memory from Christmas past. As always, leave your own favorite Christmas gaming memories in the comments section below, and we’ll feature our favorite later this week! Paul Tamburro, executive editor: “Getting a Super … [Read more...] about Tell GR: What Is Your Favorite Christmas Gaming Memory?
Judgment, the next game from Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios, the team behind the beloved Yakuza series, finally got its title and a Western release window. It will come out in the West in summer 2019 on PS4. The title was announced earlier this year as Judge Eyes or Project Judge for the West. Sega revealed a trailer dubbed in English at the Kinda Funny Games Showcase, Kinda Funny’s convention that is happening in the absence of PSX. It showed off the new Western title, release window, premise for the story, and a few words from Greg Chun, the English voice actor for the protagonist Takayuki Yagami. He briefly spoke about his involvement in the game. “I’m super psyched to be part of this game,” he said. “Yagami is a super fascinating character and I can’t wait for you to meet him. And I am so honored to be part of this superstar voice cast. It’s truly humbling.” That superstar voice cast has some notable names such Yuri Lowenthal (Spider-Man in … [Read more...] about Yakuza Developer’s Next Game, Judgment, Coming to PS4 Summer 2019
Two years after its indie hit Abzu, developer Giant Squid has just announced its next title. Its called The Pathless and it is coming to the Epic Games Store and the PS4 at an undetermined date in 2019. The trailer was silent but showed of a woman and her eagle. The two of them traveled through beautiful forest area while encountering mystical creatures and unnatural structures in nature. It looks to be similar to Abzu in that it seems to be a calming experience that doesn’t require extreme mechanical dexterity. The woman is a Hunter and a “master of a master of archery who travels to a mystical island to dispel a curse of darkness that grips the world.” Players will able to bond with their eagle and hunt spirits while also evading them. The trailer shows off the game in action. … [Read more...] about The Game Awards 2018: The Pathless Announced by the Team Behind Abzu
It almost seems unbelievable, but we’re already pushing into our sixth year of full-time development! Once again it’s time to look back over the past year at our progress, which in 2018 includes several major releases, other roguelike happenings, and our first full year on Steam. Here’s an image collage to get us started :D Selection of images from the past year of Cogmind-related development as posted on this blog, forums, and Twitter (full mega size here). This year we hit a pretty surprising milestone: Over 10,000 hours of work on Cogmind! Cogmind Monthly Development Hours, 2013.7-2018.11 (click for crisper full-size version). (The color coding is for different aspects of development tackled each month, the subject of a future in-depth article to come at a later time.) The tally at the end of November just edged past that mark to reach 10,062. In Year 5 I added another 1,690 hours, which is 17.4% less than the 2,046 hours of 2017. Work on the game itself totaled … [Read more...] about Year 5 of the Cogmind
When Konami announced that it would be re-releasing two of its most beloved games in one package, there was much rejoicing by the retro gaming enthusiasts among us. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Castlevania: Rondo of Blood have long been considered hallmarks of the medium, and now they’re being bundled and re-released as Castlevania Requiem. There’s just one problem: it’s a PlayStation 4 exclusive. For those holding out for a PC version, it’s probably best that you don’t hold your breath. In a statement to GameSpot, a Konami representative confirmed that Requiem will be a Sony exclusive: “As it stands, there are no plans to bring Requiem to other platforms,” they said. First released for the PS1 in 1997, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night has become a blueprint for an entire genre of videogame. Because of its historical significance, it’s a shame that PC players haven’t had an official way to play. Many different versions … [Read more...] about Castlevania Requiem will not come to PC