The people at Humble Bundle are back in the news again with their latest weekly vidoegame bundle. It seems like the Humble guys are on a never-ending quest to separate the videogame community’s money from their wallets all in the name of charity. This week Humble Bundle teamed up with Telltale games to deliver some of their best episodic adventure games that they have to offer.
The Telltale Humble Bundle includes all of the episodes for Back to the Future: the Game, Puzzle Agent 1 & 2, Hector: Badge of Carnage, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures, Sam & Max: Devil’s Playhouse and Poker Night at the Inventory. All games are available on both Windows and Mac computers except for Wallace & Gromit, which is exclusive to Windows.
Per tradition, the bundle is pay what you want but you will have to spend a dollar or more for the Steam keys. Of course, get to choose whether your money goes to Charity, to Telltale Games or to the people who support the Humble Bundle servers. If you pay above the average, which is holding at just above $4, a copy of the award-winning The Walking Dead will be added to your order.
This offer only lasts until next Thursday.
The E.T. Atari game is often cited as one of the biggest factors in the videogame industry crash of 1983. And now one of gaming’s darkest moments is set to be excavated and exploited on film.
Fuel Industries, a Canadian based online interactive and marketing agency got the green light from the city of Alamogordo, New Mexico to excavate the famous E.T. Atari dump.
While it was never officially confirmed, it was said that on a fateful day in 1983, 14 trucks went to the dump and dropped off tons of electronics. The local press was told that the waste included broken and returned merchandise such as consoles, boxes and cartridges. It was never mentioned that the dumping of thousands of unsold E.T. games happened.
That’s what Fuel Industries hopes to find. Their findings will be recorded in a documentary film, from the beginning of the excavation to what they uncover.
No date has been set yet for when Fuel Industries will begin the six month excavation.
With a new generation of consoles comes a whole smattering of new games. Earlier this week, the first next-gen twin-stick shooter was announced.
Housemarque, the team behind Super Stardust HD, are creating a spiritual successor to Super Stardust for the PlayStation 4.
“We are super-excited to be working on Sony’s next-gen hardware,” Housemarque chief Ilari Kuittinen said in a statement. “The platform’s performances are enabling us to do things that wouldn’t be possible otherwise and we truly believe that better technology can lead to better gameplay. The more tools and resources we have at our disposal, the better.”
According to Kuittinen, the additional power of the PlayStation 4 means that we can expect a new twin-stick shooter that will be better looking than any previous shooters we have seen before. Kuittinen said that they want to keep Super Stardust’s basic design and enhance it for the new generation.
No further information was given except for that they’re also working on another unannounced project. More information will be revealed in the upcoming months.
You know nostalgia’s got you by the balls when you have this strong urge to purchase Mega Man X on the Wii U eShop even though you already own it in cartridge form. Icing Spark Mandrill with Shotgun Ice on the GamePad is now possible.
Aside from the Capcom duo of Ghosts ‘n Goblins and Mega Man X on the eShop (complete with a 50% off sale when you purchase both), Nintendo unleashed a duo of its own with the GBC classics The Legend of Zelda: Oracles of Ages and its companion game, Oracle of Seasons on 3DS. Both are yours for $10 and still allow you to link to each other’s games via a code system.
PSN users can now pre-order The Last of Us (how psyched are you for it?), and Vita Plus subscribers may take satisfaction in knowing that Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extended is free, along with some Soul Sacrifice DLC. Oh, and The Warriors PS2 Classic? Totally worth it.
And finally, 360 users can look forward to the colorfully medieval Knights vs. Vikings strategy game CastleStorm as well as the return of Wolfenstein 3D to Xbox Live Arcade.
In the short time since its release, people have really taken to the post-apocalyptic Metro: Last Light more than its predecessor.
Citing the game’s new development team at Deep Silver and an aggressive advertising campaign, publisher 4A Games said Metro: Last Light has sold more copies in the U.S. in its opening week than Metro 2033 had in its lifetime. On the global scale, Metro: Last Light sold more copies both digitally and at retail in its first week than Metro 2033 achieved in three months.
The PC version of Metro: Last Light alone sold three times the copies than its predecessor during its launch week.
“4A Games are honored by the reception our latest project has received,” 4A Games Creative Director Andrew Prokhorov said in a press release. “We are a small but dedicated team who are lucky to have been given the creative freedom and support to make the kind of experience we dream, as gamers, of playing.”
4A Games also said last week that they’re continuing their work on Metro: Last Light with the announcement of a $15 season pass that will span four DLC packs that are set to be released “throughout the summer.” These packs include two single player expansion, one challenge pack, and a developers pack that will let creative players explore the Metro.
Zip up your Starter jacket, get a bowl of Oreo O’s and and queue up your copy of Daft Punk’s album “Homework.” Your computer is about to time warp back to 1997, as 3D Realms’ first-person shooter Shadow Warrior is now free on Steam.
The game’s $0.00 price tag came about earlier this week after a promotional giveaway for the upcoming remake of the classic game for PC went awry.
Apparently, developer Flying Wild Hog and indie game label Devolver Studios were giving fans free codes for the old version of the game on its Facebook page when they noticed that some users broke into the corresponding application and claimed all of the Shadow Warrior codes.
Rather than letting something like that hurt fans, the company opted to extended the promotion indefinitely.
The reboot of Shadow Warrior was announced on May 20 and since then, a number of screenshots have been shown so far.
The Shadow Warrior remake is slated to be released for the PC later this year.
While the collector’s edition for the upcoming JRPG has already been announced, Namco Bandai has revealed the first run copies for Tales of Xillia will be upgraded to a limited edition free of charge. Namco Bandai cites a strong response to Xillia’s collector’s edition as why they went ahead with the limited edition.
As previously reported, the collector’s edition comes with a Milla Maxwell figure, an art book and a sample music CD for $99. On the other hand, the limited edition comes with a character profile booklet, music CD and two DLC costumes. If you’re a die-hard Tales fan, you’re going to have to purchase both copies in order to get all the collectable content because the collector’s edition doesn’t come with the limited edition’s swag.
No word yet whether or not the DLC costumes will be available for download at a later date, but Siliconera has reported each edition’s content is exclusive to itself.
Tales of Xillia is due out Aug. 6 on PlayStation 3.
The Internet sleuths over at Neogaf discovered a help center page for Mirror’s Edge 2 on the Electronic Arts website. Of course, the page was quickly pulled. This follows a two previous slip-ups of the title as it has been listed on Amazon Germany and Amazon Italy.
The EA page clearly shows Mirror’s Edge 2 written in several different places, including the URL and header. While no information on the game was leaked other than the title popping up, the previous two Amazon links appeared to have it listed for the Xbox One. E3 is only 12 days away, so expect to see an announcement then if these leaks are legitimate.
The developer that proved crowd-sourcing to be a viable option for videogame development is back at it again. This time around, Double Fine is asking players to back an epic strategy role-playing title called Massive Chalice.
Massive Chalice promises to be a game in the same vein as Final Fantasy Tactics or X-Com, but with a twist: the “feudal-fantasy” tactics lovechild will span centuries. Double Fine cites Game of Thrones’ array of noble families as inspiration for a mechanic where your heroes will age, die and leave behind heirs to take up their quest. Mix this all with kingdom management and some roguelike randomization elements, and you have what Massive Chalice is all about. (more…)
Capcom’s affidavit from last week checks out: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD is now available for purchase on the App Store. Those of you with iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches can finally get a taste of fictional courtroom drama.
The trilogy contains uprezzed HD versions of the first three DS titles: Ace Attorney, Justice for All, and Trials and Tribulations with a retooled touch menu that allows “simple swipe commands.” The game also comes with an “Everyone Object” mode that lets you send classic phrases like “Objection!”, “Hold it!”, and “Take that!” to friends via e-mail or Twitter, complete with animation. I hope Manfred Von Karma’s breakdown .GIF is included.
The entire pack costs $16.99, but the first two episodes of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney are free to download, with the last three priced at $5.99/£3.99/€4.99/AUD6.49. Justice for All and Trials and Tribulations are individually priced at $6.99/£4.99/€5.49/AUD7.49.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to badger Karen into buying this while blasting Ace Attorney music and hoping these ports don’t carry with them a generic Arial font (spoilers: they do).