It was rather peculiar when it was revealed that 2010's retro brawler Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was going to have DLC two years after its initial release. It was even stranger when that never happened. After a five month radio silence, signs of the long delayed, practically mythical DLC finally materialised as its achievements were leaked a couple of weeks ago. Just last week a new release date of 6th February was spotted on Major Nelson's Blog and even Scott Pilgrim creator Brian Lee O'Malley blogged about the release date (in a post since removed). So is it coming out tomorrow? … [Read more...] about Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’s Online Multiplayer & Wallace DLC delayed after 2.5 years
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Three titles in the connected "World of Darkness" series, all set within tabletop RPG universes, will be shown off and discussed in-depth as part of a PAX Online panel. The panel, which will air on September 15 at 8 AM PDT/ 11 AM EDT 4:00 PM BST, will feature three games: Vampire: The Masquerade: Shadows of New York, Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest, and Wraith: The Oblivion - Afterlife. … [Read more...] about World Of Darkness PAX Panel Will Dig Into Three Big Tabletop Universes And Feature Giveaways
Game development is an extremely iterative process, so it’s no wonder developers are often wary of sharing things that didn’t make the cut. What if players are disappointed? Look at these two environments that didn’t survive production. I don’t know that I’ll mourn the loss of the Dissection Lab, but the Greenhouse looks quite neat. Oh, except that Amnesia was going to at one point feature awful human-plant hybrid monsters like a “puking baby-plant” and “flower-man”. Nevermind, I’m okay with never having visited the Greenhouse. … [Read more...] about In an alternate universe, Amnesia: The Dark Descent included Jesus and trampolines
First off, let's be extremely clear: buying anything on credit comes with its own very serious risks. It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of paying nothing upfront and a relatively small monthly fee to get a brand new Xbox Series X console. However, this could be up to an extra £30 that will be coming out of your account for the next two years. Not an insignificant sum for many and certainly not an insignificant amount of time. … [Read more...] about Xbox All Access: the best way to buy an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S?
But alt controllers aren't just about expanding our mechanical experience of games - they're a vital part of telling marginalized stories with unique ways of interaction. In a 2018 research paper, Marcotte examined how alt controllers challenge mainstream game design, and their significance to queer gamemaking. Here, they define the verb queering as "reorienting, redirecting, deviating from and causing to deviate, altering the established heterosexist hegemony that has such a strong hold on mainstream games." Overall, this creates an experience that lends itself more to reflection and mindfulness as players are forced to engage with new narratives using a unique controller system. This same principle of alternative control also be applied to disabled players whose gaming options are limited to off-the-shelf controllers, which are often exclusionary by design. … [Read more...] about Alternate controllers in a world we can’t touch