The Curiosity Cube was, up until this week, a philosophical experiment: How long can peter Molyneux force people to click at a cube, chipping away at the layers of this thing, before somebody get the center? Well, you should have been clicking a lot harder, because 18 year old Bryan Henderson won a pretty damn amazing prize for revealing the final cube: He’ll be made a god of the gods in Molyneux’s next game Godus, and will receive a portion of all micro-transactions. If that wasn’t bad enough, read the three most depressing questions you can read today:
How long have you been playing Curiosity? How often did you play?
I downloaded the game only about an hour before I won, so I feel a little bad.
Were you a Godus backer on Kickstarter?
I didn’t have a clue that it was on Kickstarter.
Have you played previous games by Peter Molyneux?
I haven’t played any of his previous games but I have always wanted to try Fable.
God Damn it….WHAT DO I NEED TO DO FATE! WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME!!!
I love it when things go together well: Peanut Butter and Jelly, Pizza and beer, bacon and….Anything. The idea of combining things like this is even better when it take one of the best Telelvision shows out now and combines it with one of the best RTS games in history: What do you get when you combine Game of Thrones and Starcraft? Answer: an awesome Fan project.
I do have one gripe: What the hell are the zerg doing representing the Targaryeans and Daenerys Stormborn, Mother of Dragons? I mean sure, there’s that whole Kerrigan things, you know, strong women kicking ass and controlling a more-than-human beastly war machine, but COME ON! I mean, what does that make the Protos?
There have been some rather valid concerns about the Xbox One, or if you will, the XBone; A lot of reports have made comments about the fact that the XBone will record everything you do, all the time: What you text your friends about, what shows you watch, even what games you play. Well, rest easy citizens! We’ve receive specific word that this is NOT the case!
“It is not always watching or always listening,” the spokesperson explains. “You can turn the system completely off. This would use no power and turn everything off. We’ll share more details about how it all works later.”
“We are designing the new Kinect with simple, easy methods to customize privacy settings, provide clear notifications and meaningful privacy choices for how data will be used, stored, and shared,” the Microsoft representative says.
Yes, Mr. Orwell? How are you? Paranoid?! I’ve got no idea why….
The Xbox One still doesn’t seem worth the risk in judgemental and opinionated eyes of this amateur Video Game Writer. There are too many dubious design decisions and far too many social media focused additions that seem to be taking away from what the console should be focusing on: Gaming. Wihtout that basis, I have a hard time believing the Xbox One will survive.
Though it has since shown up In a number of titles, Parkour was really introduced to mainstream gaming with an amazing little title known as Mirror’s Edge. It wasn’t the most well designed of games (Who knew, first person running isn’t super accurate…) but it was set in a refreshingly bright dystopian world, and was, for all the faults, a good idea.
Well, it seems like we should strap on our running shoes again, and get ready for Mirror’s Edge 2. PC Gamer has provided a nice summary of the numerous leaks and near-reveals that this game is indeed on the way:
In the last week, listings of Mirror’s Edge 2 have been spotted on various retailer websites and, most recently, as a page on EA’s own Help Center. While promising, it’s far from confirmation that a sequel to 2009′s freerunning adventure is on the way. Instead, think of it as that slow, early build of momentum that could well lead to a glorious leap into existence. That, or it’ll awkwardly stumble, and fall into a chasm of “nope, not going to happen.”
The first appearance was on Amazon Germany, which listed an Xbox 360 version of the game at a particularly expensive €99.99. That was followed up by an Amazon Italy listing for an Xbox One release. Both pages have since been removed.
Okay, okay, I may be counting my eggs before they have hatched, but come on1 We’re talking Mirror’s Edge 2 here! THAT’S AWESOME!
Blizzard has got clout in the Video game world, and nobody can deny that. Hell, to deny they have it for good reason would be pretty disengenous actually: They’ve made some damn fine games in there time, and have made the MMO that has stood the test of time more than any other. However, today I lost a bit of faith. Blizzard has been working on the NEXT BIG MMO, known by us by the code name Titan, and today we learned that the development team has been neutered. No, not literally, god, someone’s been watching too much Game of Thrones…
We’ve always had a highly iterative development process, and the unannounced MMO is no exception. We’ve come to a point where we need to make some large design and technology changes to the game,” Blizzard spokesman Shon Damron told Venture Beat. The team of one hundred developers who were working on the project have been cut down to just thirty, with Damron assuring us that “We’re using this opportunity to shift some of our resources to assist with other projects while the core team adapts our technology and tools to accommodate these new changes.”
Sad News indeed…Oh well, Wildstar is on the way!