“It’s all gone a bit quiet”, said Roobarb, “Too quiet,” said Custard, thus over thirty years ago two badly drawn cartoon characters predicted the state of this weeks news. Yes, we’ve hit the quiet before the storm, a couple of weeks of nothingness before we get two new consoles and more games than you can shake a very, very big stick at.
Today we begin with a trailer for yet another Game of the Year (the fifth GOTY, by my count), Dishonored. Look at all the stuff you’ve seen before, but in a different order!
An Intel executive who is far too stupid for me to even bother looking up his name, has suggested that the reason Grand Theft Auto V isn’t on PC is because someone has paid for it to be console exclusive.
Who can forget the many, many times Sony and Microsoft have met up, had a nice cup of tea and discussed which games they were going to keep as console exclusives. Oh wait, that doesn’t happen because they are competitors.
Silly Intel bloke.
There may be a new Pokémon game in production starring Pikachu.
Here’s an interesting game to to play if you do not play Pokémon titles – how many Pokémon can you name? I have never played a single game yet could name about twenty of the critters, frankly I find this fact quite disturbing.
A patch for FIFA 14 is already live on PCs and will be coming to consoles this week, there are a number of tweaks including:
• Balancing lofted through balls.
• Balancing attacking headers.
• Balancing finesse shots.
• Improved defender switching during crosses.
• Freezes while making substitutions during gameplay.
• Freezes while entering and exiting Leaderboards.
• Improvements made to Dynamic Camera.
• Corrected crowd sections in Signal Iduna Park.
• Corrected “Any” and “GK” filters in Pro Clubs.
The PSN will be undergoing maintainence for a whole hour (OMG!) tomorrow lunchtime. The store and various bobbins will be offline but you should be able to sign in and play online.
“Proteus is something like a constantly-remixing ambient album in the form of an immersive island world,” explains Ed Key, creator of Proteus. “It’s all about a particular feeling of wandering through nature alone, taking it in and getting pleasantly lost. Maybe it’s a little bit about magic and mortality too. Don’t expect tasks and scores and checklists – perhaps Proteus lurks somewhere on the shady fringes of what it means to be a game.”
Proteus is coming to PS Vita and PS3 courtesy of the lovely chaps at Curve.
More old stuff packed in to a nice new case, this time from Konami who have announced the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection will hit the shelves on November 8th, for PlayStation 3 and Xbox360.
For around £25 you will get Castlevania: Lords of Shadow plus the Reverie and ‘Resurrection’ DLC, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD and a demo of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.
Important news from Ubisoft, namely how to pronounce Ubisoft. “We can clear this up once and for all, it is Yoo-bee-soft!” they tweet. That means I have been saying it correctly and certain other podcasting TSA staffers have not.
Enslaved: Odyssey To The West Premium Edition has been rated in Australia, three years after the release of the original game. Quite why Namco may have decided to re-release the game now is anybody’s guess but I highly recommend the title. The combat and the platforming are a bit dodgy but the story is excellent.
And Finally, a trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution Directors Cut which is all the the stuff you’ve seen before, but in a different order and on a different screen!