Monthly Archives November 2014

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Microsoft and Sony have dominated the current console generation so far, with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 leading Nintendo's Wii U in terms of both mindshare and market share. Third-party developers and publishers have essentially abandoned the Wii U, choosing to focus instead on the larger potential audiences on computers and the two more powerful consoles. Nintendo hasn't lost…

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In the early 90's, after several years at LucasArts working on now-legendary adventure games like The Secret of Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle, Dave Grossman traded his desk job for a bike. "I was burning out both kind of personally and professionally in about 1994," Grossman told Games4Life. "And I went on a bicycle ride from here to…

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Zach Snyder tried so hard with Man of Steel, bless his heart, and now he has another chance to make the DC Universe happen with the oddly-named Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. We've seen a few images of the suit, but now an Instagram user has uploaded a few pictures of what looks to be the new Batmobile. His…

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The Ouya people like to talk about how "different" this retail console launch is, compared to those other ones, by the likes of Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft. For one thing, it's a whole lot quieter. Games4Life visited a number of retail outlets today and found scant evidence of a brand new console hitting the streets. At one Best Buy, a…

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Halo 5: Guardians' limited collector's edition comes with an impressive set of additional physical goods that help to justify its $250 price: a statue of Master Chief and Spartan Locke, a metal Guardian statue, special packaging, a SteelBook game case and more. But it doesn't come with a physical copy of the game. Instead Microsoft and 343 Industries were packing a…

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If you needed convincing that Telltale's The Walking Dead has done more to change gaming these last few years than any other title, Comic-Con was the place to be. Here was a room full of hundreds of people who, overwhelmingly, had completed a five-part episodic point-and-click adventure that relied more on pulling heartstrings than pulling kill-streaks. There wasn't an empty…

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The delightful chiptune music from Choice Provisions' (née Gaijin Games) Bit.Trip series is getting the deluxe vinyl treatment from Iam8bit, with a limited-edition LP featuring 11 tracks from the seven Bit.Trip games, the companies announced today. Bit.Trip's Greatest Chips is pressed on a clear vinyl record featuring a bullseye pattern, on both sides, in the colors of series protagonist Commander…

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Within the topsy-turvy, madcap universe of video game prices, a new derangement has emerged; a free-to-play game that costs a hundred bucks. That's the seemingly absurd proposition from 3000AD's Line of Defense. When the multiplayer team-based sci-fi shooter launches later this year, you'll be able to play for free; with the usual upgrades and gizmos on sale for those who…

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Albino Lullaby is funny and it's scary, which is a rare thing. Available right now as a demo on Indie Game Stand, it's a first-person walkabout that is part Stanley Parable and part Alfred Hitchcock. During the demo I was pretty creeped out, but at the same time, I was laughing out loud. It's one of those little gems that celebrates…

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