Wednesday, 29 November 2017

ARMS Version 4.1 Is Now Available

News: ARMS Version 4.1 Is Now Available

More than meets the eye



from Nintendo Life | Latest Updates http://ift.tt/2zBOgue

Take-Two president weighs in on loot boxes as 'not gambling'

"The whole gambling regulator thing, we don't view that thing as gambling," said Take-Two president Karl Slatoff today during a presentation at a Credit Suisse conference. ...



from Gamasutra News http://ift.tt/2AHKm7r

The Adventure Pals Will Bring a Zany Adventure to Switch in Spring 2018

News: The Adventure Pals Will Bring a Zany Adventure to Switch in Spring 2018

We're not sure what is happening



from Nintendo Life | Latest Updates http://ift.tt/2inlo5A

Ebony Spire: Heresy's Items Can be Used By The Player Or their Enemies

ss_879620087f02ded5ff9942f4a26faf2293e0d7a1.1920x1080.jpg

Items play a large role in first-person dungeon crawler Ebony Spire: Heresy, as they're the only way to make your character tougher. There's no experience system or typical stat growth beyond them. However, the items you might want to pick up to better yourself can be grabbed by your enemies, who can also use them, making for some frantic moments when you see something good in the distance.

Ebony Spire: Heresy sends players down through twenty floors of turn-based battles, pitting players against all manner of dapper weirdos, cranky stumps, and dual-wielding lizards. If players don't want to know what to expect, though, they can play the game on a generated mode that offers endless stages rather than the scripted ones of the twenty-stage game. Either way, players will have a lot of places to comb through and creatures to fight in this classic roguelike-inspired adventure.

Smart item collection will keep players alive along this journey. Swords, potions, armor, and other goodies are all just lying around for players to grab, and each of these adds a little power to the player. Still, equipables aren't everything, as players will find other useful items like potions and trinkets, all of which can be thrown or drank as well. Just keep in mind that enemies can grab all of these tools and use them too, so if you see a healing potion, you may want to hurry on over before a monster drinks it and screws up your day.

Ebony Spire: Heresy is designed for quick play sessions, so if you need to sneak a little dungeon crawling on your lunch break, it may be just the thing.

Ebony Spire: Heresy is available for $6.99 on Itch.io and Steam. For more information on the game and Bearded Giant Games, you can follow them on YouTube and Twitter.



from IndieGames.com http://ift.tt/2AHHRlA

Path Out Is An Autobiographical JRPG Of Escaping Syria's Civil War

ss_8f74d5ad20ca16f21b5da01eadb556c6b779a915.1920x1080.jpg

Path Out seems like a cute, somewhat silly JRPG on the surface, but takes players through a harrowing real-life event. Telling the story of Abdullah Karam, a Syrian artist who escaped from the war-torn country back in 2014, it seeks to convey the experiences the artist had on their difficult journey through a medium the artist enjoyed as a child

Path Out is an episodic adventure, telling their story through five different acts that will follow the artist from Syria to Central Europe, with this first available part covering some of Karam's childhood, the moments leading up to their decision to leave, and the dangerous journey to the Turkish border. Players will meet characters from Karam's life, live through the good and bad times leading up to the journey, and also listen to narration from Karam himself that helps complete the narrative.

Path Out's art style, which works to be in line with classic 16-bit RPGs (and Syrian artwork), looks to draw the player in with its disarming look, carrying them back to what may be a more innocent, hopeful part of their lives. It adds a delightful charm to the positive parts of Karam's journey, but also makes the more grim aspects feel even more harrowing.

Filled with humor and heart, Path Out takes a very, very difficult time in someone's life and shows the hope within it. It also costs nothing, so you have no reason not to play it.

Path Out is available for free on Itch.io and Steam. For more information on the game and developer Causa Creations, you can head to the developer's site, the game's site, or follow them on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.



from IndieGames.com http://ift.tt/2jy88aP

Ebony Spire: Heresy's Items Can be Used By The Player Or their Enemies

ss_879620087f02ded5ff9942f4a26faf2293e0d7a1.1920x1080.jpg

Items play a large role in first-person dungeon crawler Ebony Spire: Heresy, as they're the only way to make your character tougher. There's no experience system or typical stat growth beyond them. However, the items you might want to pick up to better yourself can be grabbed by your enemies, who can also use them, making for some frantic moments when you see something good in the distance.

Ebony Spire: Heresy sends players down through twenty floors of turn-based battles, pitting players against all manner of dapper weirdos, cranky stumps, and dual-wielding lizards. If players don't want to know what to expect, though, they can play the game on a generated mode that offers endless stages rather than the scripted ones of the twenty-stage game. Either way, players will have a lot of places to comb through and creatures to fight in this classic roguelike-inspired adventure.

Smart item collection will keep players alive along this journey. Swords, potions, armor, and other goodies are all just lying around for players to grab, and each of these adds a little power to the player. Still, equipables aren't everything, as players will find other useful items like potions and trinkets, all of which can be thrown or drank as well. Just keep in mind that enemies can grab all of these tools and use them too, so if you see a healing potion, you may want to hurry on over before a monster drinks it and screws up your day.

Ebony Spire: Heresy is designed for quick play sessions, so if you need to sneak a little dungeon crawling on your lunch break, it may be just the thing.

Ebony Spire: Heresy is available for $6.99 on Itch.io and Steam. For more information on the game and Bearded Giant Games, you can follow them on YouTube and Twitter.



from IndieGames.com http://ift.tt/2AHHRlA

Path Out Is An Autobiographical JRPG Of Escaping Syria's Civil War

ss_8f74d5ad20ca16f21b5da01eadb556c6b779a915.1920x1080.jpg

Path Out seems like a cute, somewhat silly JRPG on the surface, but takes players through a harrowing real-life event. Telling the story of Abdullah Karam, a Syrian artist who escaped from the war-torn country back in 2014, it seeks to convey the experiences the artist had on their difficult journey through a medium the artist enjoyed as a child

Path Out is an episodic adventure, telling their story through five different acts that will follow the artist from Syria to Central Europe, with this first available part covering some of Karam's childhood, the moments leading up to their decision to leave, and the dangerous journey to the Turkish border. Players will meet characters from Karam's life, live through the good and bad times leading up to the journey, and also listen to narration from Karam himself that helps complete the narrative.

Path Out's art style, which works to be in line with classic 16-bit RPGs (and Syrian artwork), looks to draw the player in with its disarming look, carrying them back to what may be a more innocent, hopeful part of their lives. It adds a delightful charm to the positive parts of Karam's journey, but also makes the more grim aspects feel even more harrowing.

Filled with humor and heart, Path Out takes a very, very difficult time in someone's life and shows the hope within it. It also costs nothing, so you have no reason not to play it.

Path Out is available for free on Itch.io and Steam. For more information on the game and developer Causa Creations, you can head to the developer's site, the game's site, or follow them on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.



from IndieGames.com http://ift.tt/2jy88aP

Smashing genres together for tasty results in Battle Chef Brigade

Hear how the developers of Battle Chef Brigade cooked up an interesting genre mashup in debut latest role-playing game. ...



from Gamasutra News http://ift.tt/2Aocyf2

Bungie talks Destiny 2 future after week of "tough criticism"

Bungie has at last posted its big blog update to address the state of Destiny 2, after a bruising few days where fan anger at both long-term problems and last weekend's huge XP controversy boiled over.

In short, the post promises a push towards greater transparency. But, in effect, it serves as a patch note preview for long-awaited improvements due to go live within the next few weeks.

"Our team has been reading feedback and working on updates to improve the game," Bungie's blog post began, in an introduction attributed to both Luke Smith, Destiny 2's game director, and Chris Barrett, lead for the game's live service team. "We've also been reading some tough criticism about our lack of communication, and we agree we need to be more open.

Read more…



from Eurogamer.net http://ift.tt/2Akqq7t

Legendary wonky bus driving sim Desert Bus is now available in VR

Legendary novelty game Desert Bus - in which you're tasked with driving a slightly defective bus for eight straight hours across the mind-numbingly monotonous expanse between Arizona and Nevada - has come to Oculus Rift and Vive as Desert Bus VR.

Desert Bus has a long and fascinating history, having originally been created in the mid-90s by magicians Penn and Teller as part of an unreleased compilation of mini-games, known as Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors.

Smoke and Mirrors was a collection of games largely designed to trick your friends, and was intended for release on the Sega Mega-CD. By the time it was ready for public consumption, however, the Mega-CD was a virtually dead format. As such, nobody was interested in picking it up when original publisher Absolute Entertainment went out of business.

Read more…



from Eurogamer.net http://ift.tt/2j2ra9X

Nintendo of America Adds Nindie Game Rewards 'Volume 2' to My Nintendo

News: Nintendo of America Adds Nindie Game Rewards 'Volume 2' to My Nintendo

Four more titles to choose from



from Nintendo Life | Latest Updates http://ift.tt/2ApCtmg

Teen who spent $10k+ on microtransactions warns devs of the risk they pose

"These transactions are not as innocent as they really appear to be," a 19-year-old who claims to be addicted to gambling tells Kotaku. "They can lead you down a path." ...



from Gamasutra News http://ift.tt/2Aki7IM

Traverse USA Is Your First Irem ACA Release On Switch

News: Traverse USA Is Your First Irem ACA Release On Switch

Tate bike antics begin this week



from Nintendo Life | Latest Updates http://ift.tt/2An1wGF

Be a Criminal Mastermind in Multiplayer Game 'Cash'

Crime doesn't pay, they say, but in the upcoming multiplayer game Cash, that's all it does, provided you're good at robbing people. In Cash you play as a criminal mastermind who has to gather the right crew of, well, hard-working gentlemen, and together you will plan bank heists and attack other players' hideouts. After you plan what will certainly be the perfect heist, you get to take part in it, using various minigames to crack into safes or hack security systems in order to get your hands on that loot.

When your plan fails or when someone unexpectedly triggers an alarm, the cops arrive, and then your guys have to take the cops out if you're to escape with the loot. While the game seems to be primarily focused on multiplayer modes, it also comes with single-player missions where you get to rob banks and museums. If you want to learn more about Cash, head over to our forum thread and then over here to read the many developer blog posts.



from TouchArcade http://ift.tt/2BmmRx1

Video: Animating the spy fantasy in Splinter Cell: Blacklist

At GDC 2014 Splinter Cell: Blacklist dev Kristjan Zadziuk offers an inside look at the game's animation pillars, the technical challenges faced by the animation team, and how they overcame them. ...



from Gamasutra News http://ift.tt/2inbLE9

'Critical Role' Does 'Kobolds & Catacombs' Tomorrow, Nov. 30th

This is a very pleasant surprise for anyone who likes Hearthstone [Free] and all those Critical Role faithful: the two will come together tomorrow, November 30th, for what should be a great stream. If you don't know what Critical Role is, it's a web series by a group of voice actors led by Matthew Mercer, who have been doing Dungeons & Dragons campaigns for Greek & Sundry and have acquired quite the following. And for good reason, too, because their adventures are peppered with hilarity. The cast includes Travis Willingham, Marisha Ray, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, and others, and some of the guest stars have included Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton, Chris Hardwick, Patrick Rothfuss, and Joe Manganiello.

Tomorrow, then, this group of adventurers will take on Hearthstone's Kobolds & Catacombs expansion in what should be a hilarious way to learn more about the expansion's lore. And even if there's nothing new to learn, the stream will probably still be hilarious, so I'm definitely tuning in. If you want to see the Critical Role cast take on Kobolds & Catacombs, tune in tomorrow at 7 PM PST.



from TouchArcade http://ift.tt/2Aluggy

HTC brings 26 more devs into its Vive X accelerator program

The group of developers joins the previous 66 already receiving backing from the $100 million AR/VR accelerator fund. ...



from Gamasutra News http://ift.tt/2AkOqax

Atlus confirms Shin Megami Tensei 5 is coming to Switch in the west

Publisher Atlus has confirmed that Shin Megami Tensei 5, which was recently announced for release on Nintendo Switch in Japan, will be making its way to the west - and there's a freshly localised trailer to celebrate the news.

Shin Megami Tensei 5 is the latest mainline entry in Atlus' dark, demon-infused J-RPG series, and at the time of its Japanese reveal last month, the publisher had no word to share on a localised western release. Now though, series fans can rest a little easier.

That really is almost everything that Atlus has revealed about the game so far, however. Even the Shin Megami Tensei 5 teaser trailer doesn't offer much that series fans couldn't already surmise: it's set in present day (and, before the trailer's out, slightly apocalyptic) Toyko, and features its fair share of demons. The newly translated text, however, does offer this:

Read more…



from Eurogamer.net http://ift.tt/2ijX98l

Get a job: Heart Machine is hiring a Level Designer

Heart Machine is looking for talented, passionate people to become part of its small crew, to help build and shape something ambitious and completely unique from the ground up. ...



from Gamasutra News http://ift.tt/2imNduP

Indie devs explore the benefits of working with a publisher

"To have a chance at a good level of success, you basically have to nail everything. That's a really tall order, so devs are simply looking to stack the odds in their favor." ...



from Gamasutra News http://ift.tt/2im9GYW

'Elder Scrolls: Legends' 'Return to Clockwork City' Expansion Is Live

Elder Scrolls: Legends' [Free] latest expansion, Return to Clockwork City, is bringing players back to, well, Clockwork City, which was first seen in The Elder Scrolls III Tribunal expansion. The Clockwork City was built by the tinkerer god Sotha Sil, but the city later became his tomb. The question is, what secrets died with him? What was he building? Well, you're about to find out. The expansion brings 58 new cards that you can get by completing 35 story missions across three acts. Completing the story on Master difficulty also gets you an exclusive alternate art copy of Swims-at-Night. If you haven't pre-purchased the expansion, you can begin the story by grabbing the Triple Bundle or just going with Single Acts.

The expansion adds new creatures called Fabricants, creatures of flesh and metal, as well as new mechanics like Treasure Hunt and Assemble. The expansion also brings some interesting changes to the game. For instance, creatures now can have multiple creature types, which makes synergies more common. And there are plenty of bug fixes, of course, which you can read about here. The expansion is live, so go Return to Clockwork City.



from TouchArcade http://ift.tt/2j2CEKi

'The Void Singularity' Is This Week's 'Hearthstone' Tavern Brawl, and You Get a Kobolds Pack

It's time for a brand new Hearthstone [Free] Tavern Brawl, and even though it doesn't have anything to do with the upcoming expansion, it still awards you a Kobolds & Catacombs pack. The Void Singularity has you building your deck and then going to war. The fun part of this brawl is that at the end of each turn, all minions have their cost, attack, and health combined into one creature, Void Singularity. This creature does not absorb any of the card effects, but deathrattles do trigger (although reddit points out that some of them are bugged), so build your deck wisely.

As you would expect, freeze spells and removal spells are necessary in this brawl because you need to slow down or remove your opponent's minions (or Void Singularity) before they smash into your face. Minions that normally can't attack are also great because you get high stats without that bothersome effect. And since the card costs are added together, Sap is a lovely little troll move. Once you win your first brawl, you get a Kobolds & Catacombs pack, so don't miss out on this one.



from TouchArcade http://ift.tt/2zQc5CM

Sony announces full PlayStation Experience 2017 livestream schedule

Sony has announced the full timetable for its 2017 PlayStation Experience event, due to be held - and live-streamed - from 4am on Saturday, December 9th, in the UK. Notable occurrences include the first new showing of Media Molecule's Dreams in absolutely ages, as well as a chat with the cast of Uncharted and The Last of Us Part 2.

Sony readily admits that its biggest reveals of 2017 have already been shown at this year's E3 and Paris Games Week, but it does promise "a few stocking stuffers" during PSX's opening event. These will apparently include "candid" discussions with developers, updates on key titles, and special announcements.

Once the initial festivities are over, early risers will have a good few hours to recuperate, as the PSX panels don't begin in earnest until 7pm in the UK.

Read more…



from Eurogamer.net http://ift.tt/2zQ1urA

Review: Spellspire (Switch eShop)

Review: Review: Spellspire (Switch eShop)

Worth its weight in words



from Nintendo Life | Latest Updates http://ift.tt/2imd9GL

Popular