Let’s start today by having a good look at Insomniac’s new multi platform shooter, Fuse, as EA have released a new trailer. The team of generic soldiers is still in place with square jawed action hero (Chris Redfield’s dad?) and slinky redhead featuring prominently in the new video. The cast of Haze are back and oh look, a mini boss with a chain-gun, not at all like every other game.
Whilst studying the video the penny has dropped, the ultimate reason why Fuse looks so utterly, utterly generic – it’s ‘orange and teal’. If you do not know what that means then read this, although I should warn you once you are aware of the orange and teal phenomenon then it may ruin many movies – and indeed games.
Free stuff ahoy: Noisia have released a new track from the score of the forthcoming DmC: Devil May Cry. You can download ‘Mundus’ by tickling this link. Not game related but still free, The Guardian his posted 39 world music tracks that you can download for free, why not have a listen, you may discover something you like?
Free stuff ahoy pt 2: Episode one of the award winning The Walking Dead from Telltale Games is free on iOS for a limited period, click here for the link.
Free stuff ahoy pt3: Uncharted 3 multi player is to receive free festive treats including ‘Present Head’ Nathan Drake, a t-shirt which has Naughty Dog co-president Christophe Balestra wearing a cheery elf costume and the ‘Block Mesh Lab map’.
Assassin’s Creed III has received a patch, and they’ve actually called it a patch this time not an ‘enhanced user experience’. There are a number of fixes for both the single player and multi player although it does seem they may have cut a few corners when sorting the problems, one of the fixes is “A DEADLY PERFORMANCE: fixed a music glitch by making a cinematic not skippable.”
The Godus Kickstarter page has had a sudden burst of activity and is now only £30,000 short of its target.
It looks like the Wii-U has been hacked, renowned system cracker fail0verflow has posted this image along with the cheeky quote “The Wii U is a system we can all enjoy together – Reggie Fils-Aime”. Digital Foundry are reporting that “Non-descript security keys also being posted.”
Visceral have revealed that the original Dead Space game almost had co-op. Dead Space‘s executive producer Steve Papoutsis described to Digital Spy why (thank god) it never made it to release.
“Dead Space 1, we turned on co-op at the end, we were running around at the very end of development just to see if we could do it,” he said. “We could do it, but it was way too [late] in development, it didn’t make sense with the story, we weren’t ready to do it but it was something that we thought about.”
Steve was asked why Dead Space 2 had a rather useless multiplayer portion rather than co-op.
“If you play Dead Space 2 you remember that it was a space station city and the idea was as Isaac and Ellie and everyone was going through they were running through the aftermath of the outbreak, and the outbreak was what you were doing in Dead Space 2 multiplayer, so it made sense story-wise.”
And now, a fat bloke plays Fruit Ninja for real.
Capcom’s bank balance is looking less healthy after sales of Resident Evil 6 fell short of their targets. “Sales of the major new title Resident Evil 6 were initially strong but subsequently weakened,” the company said in a statement, as a result they have slashed their profit estimates by 11%.
EA are flinging court cases around like they are going out of fashion, this time they are pitting their legal eagles against those of Textron, the parent company of Bell Helicopters. Textron argue that EA needed to license the use of its vehicles in Battlefield 3, EA thinks that “it did not need a license agreement for the helicopters in Battlefield 3 because it considered its usage expressive, and therefore protected by the 1st Amendment.”
We end with a trailer for the Trials Evolution ‘Riders of Doom’ DLC which has new challenges, new rules and a new bike.