News Snatch: The Last Guardian, Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 And Kris Flies

It’s pretty quiet on the Snatch desk today but we have a few interesting bits ‘n’ bobs to get through, first up a trailer for Super Time Force which is coming to Xbox 360 sometime before the end of the year.


Insomniac games have trademarked Cloudless, it maybe something next gen, it maybe something on Facebook – or maybe it’s a game for an off-line Xbox one. Arf!

“Last January, we purchased the intellectual property for Evolve from THQ,” explained Take 2 in an investor call. “This next-generation title is currently in development at Turtle Rock Studios, the renowned creators of the innovative, cooperative first-person shooter, Left 4 Dead”

“In addition, 2K recently opened a new Bay Area studio, focused on developing an exciting next-generation title. These represent just 2 of the more than 10 unique titles in our pipeline for next-generation consoles”

Sony’s Japan Studio have had a bit of a restructure, has that helped The Last Guardian?

“We’re real-time in that process. And we don’t necessarily agree with each other – Fumito Ueda and I – about process,” explained Allan Becker, Head of Japan Studio.

“In some sense, I sort of… implemented change, which, I think, is causing some concern and consternation. But, once again, I think the benefit will come through. We’re still going through that phase of adjustment and finding the right balance and groove. I think it’s moving along in the right direction.”

So no, then.
A Japanese advert for PS Vita TV.

The Codies are looking for testers for a super secret game. It may, just possibly, involve driving.

Thatgamecompany are offering free chirps. That isn’t some sort of weird sexy thing, it’s the sound effects from Journey which you can use on your mobile phone, PC etc. Click here for more details.

A trailer for Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 HD. Yes, that is a thing.

Nintendo haved pulled the 3DS messaging app SwapNote due to “offensive material”.

“Nintendo has learned that some consumers, including minors, have been exchanging their friend codes on Internet bulletin boards and then using Swapnote (known as Nintendo Letter Box in other regions) to exchange offensive material. Nintendo has been investigating ways of preventing this and determined it is best to stop the SpotPass feature of Swapnote because it allows direct exchange of photos and was actively misused.”

I bet it was Pokémon porn.

More Nintendo news, five new series have been commissioned for the Nintendo Video app including short films based on Pikmin and The Legend of Zelda: The Misadventures of Link.

Even MORE Nintedo news! Sega have announced details of 3D remakes of iconic and arcade classics for the Nintendo 3DS. Some are already out, but here is the full list of titles.

  • 3D Space Harrier, 3D Super Hang-On – 11/28/2013
  • 3D Sonic The Hedgehog, 3D Altered Beast – 12/5/2013
  • 3D Ecco the Dolphin, 3D Galaxy Force II – 12/12/2013
  • 3D Shinobi III, 3D Streets of Rage – 12/19/2013

“Trophy lists are boring,” say Insomniac Games, so they made the Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus Interactive Trophy List Super Adventure instead and it’s rather good, click here to play.

And Finally, our very own Kris has become a bird since leaving his editorial duties at TSA.



  1. What game is Kris meant to be playing there? Looks like Kinnect Adventures or something

    • It look likes Kris is tripping out his nut…..or maybe not :p

  2. Nice snatch, I particularly enjoyed Becker’s cringeworthy use of the phrase ‘real-time in that process’, juxtaposed by his excellent use of the word ‘consternation’, unfortunately followed up with ‘groove’ which is the pinnacle of cringe. It was a roller coaster of a quote.

  3. Ah, Kris looks like he’s having fun, bless him! ;)

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