Written By Matt Sainsbury on Saturday, June 23, 2012 | 10:44
Written By The V8 Ninja on Friday, June 22, 2012 | 23:11
given his thoughts on the 3DS XL redesign, we have yet to cover anything else about the Nintendo Direct conferences that happened within the past 12 hours. For those that missed the conferences, here is a summary of the big points that digital gamers might be interested in;
fascinating piece over at Gamesindustry that points out that while the media attention is focused firmly on the plight of THQ, almost every major games publisher is genuinely struggling right now.
While the category has been around for quite a long time, “Randomly/ Procedurally Generated” games have seen a bit of resurgence. The most current and easily recognized game of this category is Minecraft, a building/adventuring game with a procedurally-generated world. One could argue that Minecraft has been the basis of this resurgence; it was an extremely popular game that used procedural generation in what had been a market dominated by games with pre-made content. While the video game market still is dominated by games with constructed scenes and events, the independent game development scene has really grasped the idea of procedural content and run off with it. One of the products of this movement is A Valley Without Wind, an action-platformer with a procedurally-generated world.
Written By Clark Anderson on Thursday, June 21, 2012 | 17:10
pre-E3 Nintendo Direct conference to showcase some of the Wii U's features prior to the actual conference. Even so, another event has been announced for tomorrow, which will feature news on upcoming Nintendo titles.
EA is giving Origin owners a free game in celebration of the services’ one-year anniversary.
abandoned WiiWare and the rest of Nintendo's future download services. However, according to an unnamed individual working for a European developer, future developers may find a better deal in store for them.
Written By The Angry Spark on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | 22:56
Its prequel has already been re-released digitally on the Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network services, but it's looking more and more possible that Adventure 2 will pop up as well.
Way, way back, our (then new) editor, Clark, wrote one of his first reviews for Digitally Downloaded: a little indie game on XBLA called Akane the Kunoichi. He rather liked it, and now it’s finally on the other great indie platform, the iOS App Stores.
Written By Matt Sainsbury on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | 21:57
Oh look. Another Circle DSiWare game. And you know what? I owe Gameloft an apology. I thought Gameloft was the most offensively cynical developer/ publisher in the games industry, getting away with plagiarism on mere technicalities. But I was wrong. Gameloft’s got nothing on the depth these guys will sink.
Written By Matt Sainsbury on Monday, June 18, 2012 | 12:03