The home of big business and thirty Prets-Per-Square-Inch. The historic stomping ground of Jack the Ripper, The Kray Twins and Jeremy Beadle. Twinned with any other city where it’s impossible to know how many layers you need to wear on any given day. Birthplace of Grime and East 17. The average price of a beer is rising so steadily that any figure quoted here would be inaccurate by the time of print. The Central Line’s hotter than a magma bath, the DLR is the slowest roller coaster in the world, I don’t understand the fascination with artisanal doughnuts and if the rent gets any higher I’m going to paint myself up like a tree and move into Victoria Park. As someone who lives, plays and barely works here, when I saw the two trailers for the upcoming Detective Pikachu film and recognised a couple of the shooting locations I was struck by how much of the city’s story is present in or just out of shot, but passing without commentary. Well, I’m here for … [Read more...] about How accurate is the London shown in the Detective Pikachu trailer?
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XSEED Games Proudly Reveals the Release Date for the Company’s First Published Otome Visual Novel in the West, PC Release Details to be Announced Later Torrance, Calif. – December 7, 2018 – XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that London Detective Mysteria, the detective-romance visual novel set in Victorian-era England, will release digitally on the PlayStation®Store for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system on December 18, 2018 in North America and Europe for $29.99, €29.99, and £24.99. Details about the PC release for the title will be announced at a later date as the team is hard at work ensuring that players on all supported platforms will have the best possible experience. The launch of London Detective Mysteria will be XSEED Games’ first published otome visual novel, a genre that has become increasingly popular in the West over recent years. Originally released in … [Read more...] about London Detective Mysteria Opens the Door for Victorian-Era Romance on PlayStation®Vita on December 18 in North America and Europe – XSEED Games
If you’re at all interested in first-person immersive games, survival horror, or first-person shooters, you should follow the development of Gloomwood, a foggy first-person mashup by Dillon Rogers.I’ve been following the game’s development closely since discovering it via Twitter. Dillon himself, obsessed with Thief and Thief fan missions, is a man after my own heart. It was thus a rare privilege and honor to speak with one whose inspirations so closely mirror my own. Note that included throughout this interview story are new screenshots of Gloomwood—very special thanks to Dillon. Motivation and Inspiration TechRaptor: What inspired you to make games and why have you kept at it? Dillon Rogers: I started modding games, first! I would mess around with Starcraft‘s world editor and try to make stuff that was way over what that tool could handle. Eventually, like many others, I became drawn to the Source engine and started learning how to put down level … [Read more...] about Lifting the Fog on Gloomwood: A Chat With Indie Dev Dillon Rogers
A decade ago, at a community day for Dead Space, I stumbled upon an accidental scoop. I was checking in at the front desk of Electronic Arts’ Redwood Shores headquarters with a few marketing folks guiding me along. “Oh,” said the receptionist offhandedly, “are you here for The Ripper?” I’ve never seen someone in marketing turn so white so fast. My guides stammered something to the receptionist to get him to shut up, and hustled me away from the desk. In the elevator going up to the studio, I couldn’t help but turn to them and ask what that was all about, and they pleaded with me not to mention anything. No one was supposed to know about this top-secret project, and they were terrified I would blab. I assume the receptionist got a good talking-to. Later that night, over many drinks, I got some of the story out of people, under a promise to keep silent on the project until it was closer to release. As I guessed from the name, EA was working on a … [Read more...] about The Ripper: The disturbing Visceral Games project that never was
It's freezing inside this ramshackle cabin, and the stomachs of both the dapper gentleman and his lanky dog inside are grumbling. The dog, who speaks English, demands to know what the man's done with the sack of coins they earned from their last heroic deed. They're no mere vagrants. This is Lancelot Du Lac and Morgana Le Fey of Arthurian legend, and they're about to meet one of England's deadliest psychopaths, Jack the Ripper.Jessica Saunders, the creative director of Du Lac & Fey (who formerly worked at Lionhead, Rocksteady, and Rare) considers herself a mere hobbyist of history, but she wants to set the record straight on one of England's darkest and most tumultuous periods. History's conflicting takes on notable figures has always fascinated her, few more so than Jack the Ripper."For me, the biggest piece of information that sparked my curiosity was the image of the Ripper himself," Saunders says. "You can buy costumes. When you go to the Jack the Ripper museum in London, … [Read more...] about Lancelot and a talking dog take on Jack the Ripper in this adventure game