Timegate Studios have announced a new free to play shooter called Minimum and it has an interesting Minecraft/Lego aesthetic.
“The trick has been to unhinge ourselves by not limiting ideas to any one person, but rather crowdsourcing ideas from the entire team,” they say, which probably explains why the game site shows images of dinosaurs, robots, cars, dragons, jet fighters, soldiers, spiders and oriental temples.
The team say the game will be shaped by those who play, “We believe in MINIMUM, and want your Influence, your ideas and your creativity to steer us.”
“Not only will we listen, as every other developer promises to do, but we are also creating a mechanism to empower you, just as our entire team is empowered. The fun, the heart of MINIMUM is no longer just ours, and we can’t wait to see where we collectively go from here.”
Just for a change both Activision and EA are being sued together (along with Kanye West) for sampling the tune Bumpin’ Bus Stop which was released in 1974.
The plaintiffs claim Kanye, Activision and chums are part of a “15-year illegal copyright infringement scheme and criminal enterprise involving the unauthorized, willful sampling of plaintiffs original copyrighted music on a massive scale.”
The case revolves around Kanye’s tune Gold Digger which allegedly samples Bumpin’ Bus Stop. You can listen to the tune here – see if you can spot the section which Kanye allegedly sampled because I can not.
Polygon have uncovered details of a cancelled Megaman first person shooter with the codename Maverick Hunter. The title was to take all the familiar elements of the franchise such as branching pathways and platforming but incorporate them in a new world.
Yorkshireman Ryan Ackroyd who had previously denied any involvement with LulzSec has had a sudden change of heart and has pleaded guilty to the charges which including hacking Sony, Twentieth Century Fox and the NHS.
He will be sentenced on May 14 alongside three other hackers including another Brit, Ryan Cleary.
Although sales have dropped by a third the PS Vita is still selling a healthy amount each week in Japan. The latest figures place it third in the charts with 19,328 units shipped.
Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckman has revealed that they had to specifically ask an unnamed research firm that was handling the focus groups for The Last of Us to poll female gamers.
“My big surprise during this process is that the research group wasn’t planning on focus-testing female gamers – it’s something we had to specifically request,” he said, “I hope this is a relic of the past that will soon go away.”
Today’s And Finally comes from Futurlab – they describe it as “The new best thing on the internet.”