Sorry for the lateness of this week’s linkage but life stuff threw me for a loop yesterday. Anyway here’s the past week’s worth of gaming awesome in a nice condensed form. It has been an odd week for me because the only things that have caught my interest have mainly been videos. So make a cup of tea and get comfy!
This is the first I have seen of Apotheon but the art style and approach is amazing. It tickles my love for all things classical and made me wonder why nobody has done something like this before now. It looks like the final game will be a great mix of using everything possible to make the game stand out and being a reflection of the story and setting.
Sony has released this semi-sequel to last year’s Michael advert to help drum up sales and awareness for PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale. Pointless….yes. Incredibly cool……yes, yes and YES!
Udacity will soon be offering a free HTM5 game dev course and are accepting sign ups. Just pop in your details and they will email you when the course starts. Yay for free education!
Kotaku and a few other gaming sites reported on the demise of Life on PlayStation a service that nobody used apart for one small aspect of it, Folding@Home. A program that saw those willing using some of their PS3′s power to give back to society to help process data that aided in research into Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. It is a tad disappointing because it was a positive aspect of the PS3 but since the console’s launch the number of users have pretty much gone from small niche users to no users. So you can understand why it is has disappeared. Also Sony are in the process of revamping the PS3′s non-gaming services.
This trailer has got me really excited for BioShock Infinite again! It looks so good!!!!!
Ubisoft! With all their talk of 90% piracy rates on PC and why they need their restrictive DRM to let this happen shows up so many flaws with their system and approach to combating piracy. It shows that they would rather inconvenience their customers than come up with a more appropriate solution.
Shenmue, one my favourite games, get the Game Grumps treatment. Go check it out it is rather funny viewing.
You know something is big news when people like the BBC are reporting on it. So the PS3 has been pretty much well and truly cracked open. The Sony fanboys are screaming for murder while everyone else is just shrugging their shoulders. The ability to played pirated games is a blow to Sony and the PlayStation brand but in the grand scheme of things the PS3 has done pretty well to last this long. The 360 has had the flashed games piracy issue for years and that’s still going strong. This is mainly bad news for Sony’s higher-ups and investors if you actually buy the games you play then this is pretty much a non-issue for you.