Yesterday I was having a little moan about how we could not talk about Aliens: Colonial Marines due to NDAs, even though the game had shipped and reviews were appearing all over YouTube. Later that afternoon the video above appeared and it’s a thousand times worse than anything any games site would write (well, almost).
You can read our thoughts on the game here.
It’s such a shame that what could have been a fantastic game has turned out to be rather useless but perhaps there is a reason for this. According to this post by someone who “used to work at Gearbox” the single player campaign was not developed in-house.
“Gearbox isn’t even making the game, except for the multiplayer. Primary development was outsourced to TimeGate Studios, which has a less than stellar past.” Perhaps that explains why you can run through an entire level on the Hardened difficulty level without firing a single shot.
This year’s British Academy Games Awards nominees (or BAFTAs to you and me) have been revealed and Journey has picked up eight nominations including Best Game.
Also nominated in that category are Dishonored, Far Cry 3, Mass Effect 3, The Walking Dead and FIFA 13 and one of our favourite indie games, Thomas Was Alone, which has picked up three nominations including a nod in the Story category.
Dara O’Briain will be hosting the awards at the Hilton Park Lane, London, on March 5th. Hopefully they’ve forgotton about the incident with Duncan from Blue from a couple of years ago and they might let me attend this year.
Today’s Next Gen Rumour: You will have to keep Kinect plugged in to the Xbox 720 at all times! This is headline news for some reason, even though we expect a new version of Kinect to ship with the next Xbox. Why would you unplug Kinect if it’s part of the shipped product? I don’t look at my studio and think “Hmm, today I’ll disconnect the right monitor speaker just for fun.”
Naughty Dog have posted a number of Valentine cards for you to send to your loved one. They feature characters from Uncharted and The Last Of Us and some truly terribly puns.
Concept art for Dead Nation 2 has surfaced and it shows… dinosaurs? Eh?
Artist Amar Djouad has posted a number of images that were created for Housemarque but they have quickly issued a statement.
“Housemarque would like to clarify the situation regarding recent rumors: Amar Djouad doesn’t currently hold any position within the company. As for the artworks on display, they belong to a discarded batch and are not representative of projects we might or might not be working on.”
“We are flattered by the interest surrounding our future releases, and would like to reassure our fans that official announcements will be made when the time is right.”
Now I know little Kris will be salivating at the thought of some Dino action but this next picture may very well make him explode in puff of pure joy. It appears Housemarque were/are working on a Superman game….
…and a Walking Dead game.
Bioware have announced a Mass Effect themed version of the classic board game Risk. “Oh yes, it’s real, and it’s coming this Fall!” they said on their Facebook page, prompting hundreds of comments including “I guess it’s like normal Risk but when it’s time to decide who won you have three choices and all of them suck… AMIRITE?”
And Finally, a homebrew version of Portal on the Nintendo DS.