Somehow I missed this new trailer for The Last of Us. Game is still looking top notch and have to say I’m pretty excited for this hitting. Bring on May says I.
Bleep Bleep: Achievement Unlocked
It’s taken a good number of years, but last night I hit 100,000 nerdpoints (or gamerscore if you prefer) on my Xbox. Is it silly that I even care about that? It probably is a little sad that as I closed in on the milestone I was looking forward to hitting it, but there we are.
Achievements aren’t for everyone and many don’t care, but I do love achievements. For the completionist type like me they can be fantastic fun to go after. Of course when done badly, and there are many examples of poor achievements, they can be stupid and frustrating; but when done well they are fun challenges and at their best they truly signify an achievement.
And so it was playing Sonic & All-Star Racing Transformed last night I hit 100k nerdpoints, and now to aim for 200k, right?
You should watch this because it’s amusing and also quite smart. Can’t say I’d ever heard of this little video series but it’s pretty neat; and as the video above alludes there’s certainly a Charlie Brooker vibe going on, which is no bad thing.
A marching band doing a tribute to a bunch of video games: this is several kinds of fantastic, and the fact these performers are so well coordinated whilst playing instruments boggles my mind a little.
This new Remember Me game is certainly one on my radar as I rather like what I’ve seen of it so far and this look at their combo system only makes me more interested. Really like the concept here and this feels like a smart update to the Arkham Asylum style brawling combat. I think this really could be one to keep an eye on.
According to the post on BGG this new game, Armello, is a game with inspiration from the likes of Magic: The Gathering and Catan. Sounds pretty interesting to me and this mood-setting trailer looks fantastic so if that artwork is of that quality this could be one to keep an eye out for next year. Colour me interested.
What’s this? A new Double Fine game on iOS, well go on then you have my interest. Would seem Double Fine are getting in on the free-to-play sim type games that tend to be quite a good fit for mobile devices by releasing a super-hero themed game in that genre. I don’t always love the free-to-play thing when it turns the gameplay into an endless grind so hopefully they avoid that issue, but if it has anything like Double Fine’s normal sense of humour this could very much be worth checking out. One to keep an eye on.
If you own an iPad, like good games with cracking soundtracks and somehow don’t yet own Bastion yet (I’m really not sure who that would be, but on the off chance they exist) then good news: Bastion for iPad hits some hour soon. You know I’m almost tempted to pick this up again.
I’m a fan of the WipEout series and loved the most recent PSN release (and it’s super-sized expansion pack Fury) so this is sad news indeed. Certainly wishing all the best for anyone who lost their job and here’s hoping they either get a new studio going or are picked up by someone like Codemasters to begin work on more awesome racing games. You’ll be missed
Psygnosis Studio Liverpool.
I was a little late getting around to playing The World Ends With You, but it was a really excellent and interesting RPG and one I’d be glad to see a sequel for if the theories surrounding Square Enix’s latest countdown site are true. Here’s hoping.