Category Archives: News and Industry Happenings

Bad Robot Games Formed

Bad Robot’s President and COO, Brian Weinstein, announced today that the entertainment production company has entered a strategic relationship with Tencent, a leading provider of Internet value added services in China, to form Bad Robot Games. Dedicated to developing original games, the new division will be the exclusive game development vehicle for, and controlled and operated by, J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has also joined the new gaming arm as a synergistic minority investor. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Bad Robot Games will team up with traditional game developers to create both large and … Continue reading Bad Robot Games Formed

Ubisoft Promises Full Crew 2 Post-Launch Support

Today, Ubisoft revealed the post-launch plan for its upcoming open-world racing game The Crew 2. The release of the game on PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and Windows PC. on June 29 is only the beginning of the journey for all motorsports addicts, as the development team will introduce ample new content through regular updates. Ubisoft also unveiled The Crew 2 Season Pass, which will be available to purchase from June 29 at the price of $39.99 and will be included in the game’s Gold Edition and Motor Edition. … Continue reading Ubisoft Promises Full Crew 2 Post-Launch Support

Exploring The Gaming Habits of Z Generation

As an “older Millennial”, I’m sometimes amazed at the similarities and differences in gaming habits between my generation and “Generation Z”. And, before I continue, I want to say that these labels are confusing – I can’t even say “Generation X” without thinking of Triple H and Shawn Michael throwing around crotch-chops. And “Baby Boomers” sounds like an amazing title for an Android game – like, how far can you launch babies from a cannon? Oh my God, I’m adding that to my idea list (the one I never get around to doing anything from – it’s a Millennial curse). … Continue reading Exploring The Gaming Habits of Z Generation

BAFTA Award Winner Shows The Spectrum Retreat Gameplay

BAFTA Young Game Designer winner, Dan Smith, and publisher, Ripstone Games, are pleased to share the first gameplay footage of the upcoming first-person puzzler, The Spectrum Retreat. The all new gameplay and commentary details the pristinely eerie Penrose Hotel and unique colour-coded puzzles devised by the young game designer, showing how the basic colour swapping mechanics learnt in early levels will become increasingly complex later in the game. In addition, the footage hints at the narrative arc of the The Spectrum Retreat and the potential turmoil players might experience within its walls. The Spectrum Retreat takes place in the near … Continue reading BAFTA Award Winner Shows The Spectrum Retreat Gameplay

Paradox Interactive Acquires Developer Harebrained Schemes

Paradox Interactive, a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Harebrained Schemes, LLC, a Seattle-based developer of award-winning games set within genre-defining universes. Harebrained Schemes will now act as an internal studio and division within the Paradox organization, led by its own internal management and creative teams, designing and developing the games that have earned them their outstanding reputation. Harebrained Schemes was founded in 2011 by industry veterans Jordan Weisman and Mitch Gitelman. Weisman is the creator of many acclaimed game universes including Shadowrun, Crimson Skies, and BattleTech/MechWarrior, and has founded … Continue reading Paradox Interactive Acquires Developer Harebrained Schemes

Train Sim World Chugging Toward Consoles This Summer

Dovetail Games, the multi award-winning developer and publisher of simulation games, is pleased to announce Train Sim World will officially launch on Xbox One, the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC on July 24, 2018. Train Sim World is a first-person train simulator that brings to life the experience of operating powerful and realistic trains on some of the world’s most amazing railways. Players can complete cargo missions, run 24-hour timetables, or relax as a passenger and enjoy the beautiful scenery – the possibilities are endless. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned expert, Train Sim World caters … Continue reading Train Sim World Chugging Toward Consoles This Summer

New Star Ocean Game Coming to iOS and Android

SQUARE ENIX today announced that STAR OCEAN: ANAMNESIS, a brand new journey in the popular sci-fi fantasy STAR OCEAN series, is coming to the North America this July on the App Store and Google Play Store for mobile devices. STAR OCEAN: ANAMNESIS puts players in the captain’s chair as they lead a squad of heroes across the galaxy. They will have the freedom to build endless strategic and iconic teams with returning all-star characters from the STAR OCEAN series, choosing between attackers, sharpshooters, defenders, invokers and healers to assemble a powerful crew. Enhanced mobile-specific controls will have users experience fast-paced … Continue reading New Star Ocean Game Coming to iOS and Android

Bethesda Teases New Fallout 76 Game

Details were few, even if the new game, called Fallout 76, would be online multiplayer, single player or even something like a card-based MMO, but Bethesda teased a brand new entry into the Fallout world with its Fallout 76 trailer. We don’t even know what platform its coming out for, but we do have the trailer: The music would suggest that the vault is set in West Virginia, and the letter on the computer might suggest that this is a multiplayer game, but its only a guess. To find out more, you need to tune into this year’s Bethesda E3 … Continue reading Bethesda Teases New Fallout 76 Game

Back From the Dead? Intellivision Announces New Console

Intellivision Entertainment is proud to announce that it will bring the concept of SIMPLE, AFFORDABLE, FAMILY & FUN back into homes across the world with the introduction of a brand new home video game console. The original Intellivision system generated many “firsts” in the video game industry including the first 16-bit gaming machine, the first gaming console to offer digital distribution, the first to bring speech/voice to games, the first to license professional sports leagues and organizations and the first to be a dedicated game console and home computer. Originally released in 1979, due to its popularity it was remarkably … Continue reading Back From the Dead? Intellivision Announces New Console

New Gameplay Movie Shows off The Bard’s Tale IV

Narrated with dramatic flair by Creative Director David Rogers, this sprawling look at the upcoming first-person dungeon-crawler RPG, The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep. The game offers just a glimpse of the vast world of tactical action, puzzles, quests, and choices fans can expect when the game launches later this year on Windows PC, Mac, Linux, and consoles. inXile Entertainment has also relaunched the official website of The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep at www.bardstale.com. There fans can pre-order one of four special editions of the game, each including loads of exclusive bonuses, particularly guaranteed beta access for Platinum Edition … Continue reading New Gameplay Movie Shows off The Bard’s Tale IV

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