Category Archives: News and Industry Happenings

Mass Shooting Reported at Videogame Tournament

CNN is reporting that at least 11 people were shot at the GLHF Game Bar in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday. The group was participating in a videogame tournament for the new Madden 19 game. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that at least four people are dead. EA Sports was quick to respond to the news on their official Twitter account, first stating as the terrible news was breaking, “We are aware of an incident at a sanctioned Madden Championship Series competition in Jacksonville. We are working with authorities to gather facts at this stage.” Once the worst had been … Continue reading Mass Shooting Reported at Videogame Tournament

The Low Road Adventure Rolls Out to Switch and PC

XGen Studios is thrilled to officially release The Low Road on Nintendo Switch, available today alongside an update to its original release on Steam, offering up quality of life changes and reworked voice acting. This marks XGen’s fourth console release and second Nintendo title. XGen’s Defend Your Castle launched alongside Nintendo’s WiiWare service in America where it debuted at the number one spot, and Super Motherload was one of just 23 Day one titles for PlayStation 4. Drawing upon the beloved point-and-click adventure, The Low Road presents a quirky and comical look at the world of 1970s corporate espionage, set … Continue reading The Low Road Adventure Rolls Out to Switch and PC

Lovecraft Horror Game The Sinking City Gets Creepy New Trailer

He believed he’d be able to rip loose the veil clouding his lost memories, and bring to light the horrors hiding inside, biding their time to submerge the world. At least, that’s how he saw things… Dive into The Sinking City, an adventure and investigation game set in an open world inspired by the universe of H.P. Lovecraft, the master of Horror. The half-submerged city of Oakmont is gripped by supernatural forces. You are a private investigator and you have to uncover the truth of what has possessed the city… and the minds of its inhabitants. The Sinking City will … Continue reading Lovecraft Horror Game The Sinking City Gets Creepy New Trailer

First BATTLETECH Expansion, FLASHPOINT Coming This November

Paradox Interactive and Harebrained Schemes today announced that the first-ever BATTLETECH expansion, FLASHPOINT will be available in November 2018, complete with three new ‘Mechs (including the highly anticipated Hatchetman), a challenging new mission type, and a new tropical biome, along with its featured namesake, Flashpoints. Check out our review of the full BATTLETECH game! Flashpoints are high-stakes branching short stories, comprised of procedural mercenary missions linked together with new crew conversations, special events, critical choices, and valuable rewards. To ramp up the intensity, some Flashpoint stories will feature “Consecutive Deployments” in which players won’t be able to repair their ‘Mechs … Continue reading First BATTLETECH Expansion, FLASHPOINT Coming This November

Tyler: Model 005 Platformer Deploys

The lovable action-platformer, Tyler: Model 005, is available today on Xbox One and Steam, announced video game publisher Maximum Games. Developed by Reversed Interactive, Tyler: Model 005 follows the adventures of a robot who is unexpectedly powered on after years of inactivity. Players will inhabit, customize, and control Tyler as he does his best to discover what has come of his maker and surroundings. Set in a dystopian mid-century house full of puzzles, Tyler is faced with larger-than-life obstacles, as everyday objects such as chairs and bookshelves become massive hurdles the tiny robot must overcome. Tyler must find new light … Continue reading Tyler: Model 005 Platformer Deploys

How VR is changing the health industry

Virtual reality (VR) is a technology that is only just beginning to be realized. A holy grail of sci-fi nerds for decades, VR is designed to completely immerse the user in a virtual world with both sight and sound being rendered in a convincing way. While much of the focus of VR has been on VR games, other industries such as the health industry have also begun to see the benefits of this new technology.  Training and education Technology has generally been very good for improving the education and training of medical professionals. Social media has helped with the dissemination … Continue reading How VR is changing the health industry

First Game With Real-time Ray Tracing: Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Square Enix, Eidos-Montréal, and Crystal Dynamics announced today that Shadow of the Tomb Raider is being developed on the NVIDIA RTX platform and will be among the first games to feature real-time ray tracing as a rendering technique. The stunning results can be seen in the worldwide premiere of a Shadow of the Tomb Raider technology trailer released for Gamescom 2018. Kicking off Gamescom, attendees will have the opportunity to experience firsthand Shadow of the Tomb Raider with playable demos at the GeForce Gaming Celebration taking place in Cologne on Aug. 20 and 21. Meanwhile, NVIDIA will host a behind-closed-doors, … Continue reading First Game With Real-time Ray Tracing: Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Life is Strange 2 Gets Trailer and Release Date

SQUARE ENIX is excited to reveal LIFE IS STRANGE 2, the next entry in the highly successful, critically-acclaimed and award-winning franchise from DONTNOD Entertainment, the creators of the original LIFE IS STRANGE. The first entry in the all-new five-episode story of LIFE IS STRANGE 2, will release on September 27, 2018 on XBOX ONE, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. Discover a story of two brothers, 16-year old Sean and 9-year old Daniel Diaz, who have to flee their home in suburban Seattle after a tragic event that changes their lives … Continue reading Life is Strange 2 Gets Trailer and Release Date

FOX21 secures the rights to develop the Vampyr TV series

FOX21 has secured the rights to DONTNOD Entertainment and Focus Home Interactive’s hit RPG video game, VAMPYR, for Wonderland Sound & Vision and DJ2 Entertainment to adapt for television. VAMPYR launched worldwide last June, reaching number one on STEAM, the internet’s largest video game distribution platform. VAMPYR is game developer DONTNOD’s follow-up to its Peabody and BAFTA Award Winning game, LIFE IS STRANGE, which DJ2 Entertainment is also set to executive produce. As the developers of VAMPYR, DONTNOD CEO Oskar Guilbert goes on the record to say, “we believe it is a fantastic premise for a television show. This is … Continue reading FOX21 secures the rights to develop the Vampyr TV series

CI Games Announces New Title, Direction For Sniper Ghost Warrior

Today, CI Games announced the next game in its acclaimed tactical shooter series: Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts. The title takes its genre-defining sniping gameplay to the harsh climates of the Siberian wilderness and introduces a brand new way to play – the contracts system. The game features both single player and multiplayer modes, and is set to release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2019. Drawing upon community feedback, Contracts delivers tense, mission-based scenarios with CI Games’ best sniping ever. This is all thanks to the new contracts system, which takes a step back from Sniper Ghost Warrior 3’s … Continue reading CI Games Announces New Title, Direction For Sniper Ghost Warrior

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