Here’s some interesting/topical gaming related links for your viewing and reading pleasure!
As us Europeans look on at our American cousins yet again getting to play this week’s new releases a few days earlier than us because of reasons and stuff. #nooceans has appeared on twitter for us all to voice our collective frustration about the retail market dictating when we can buy the games we want. If you cannot tell I am on the side of global releasing for games because it just makes sense!
This great looking PSN game has come to my attention this week. It looks like it is going to be a great co-op game where playing co-operatively actually means something.
I’ve always wondered how all of the international tournaments in fighting games are organised. “You’re fighting A Honda!”
This week’s Extra Credits is a call for game developers and publishers to stop constantly looking for the fun in the games they make and release. An interesting notion that needs to be explored.
For me Cliff and Epic are one in the same so it will be interesting to see what both Epic and Bleszinski do next.
Oli Welsh laments over the years of stagnation in the MMO market over on Eurogamer. WoW was a genre defining game but there has been very little sign of moving past it and evolving the MMO format since it came out so long ago.
I’ve only skimmed through this developer session with Joel about how to motivate players in open game like the ones Bethesda are known for making.
Halo 4 Links:
Here’s a series of links all to do with Halo 4. Why? Because I love Halo, that’s why!
Forge has always been one those brilliant level editors that provides a great entry level into game design and more. The improvements to it for Halo 4 are much welcome additions. Yay for magnets!
Microsoft’s new T&C’s prohibit owners of Halo 4 from profiting from any uploaded footage they post online. That is unless you have a partnership deal with them or are a large games channel/website that can broker such deals.
Glove and Boots deliver the latest on the most highly charged political office campaign race of all time.
My review of the first episode of the Halo 4 web series, Forward Unto Dawn for The Play Vault. Pleas go check it out and tell me what you think.