16w ago - The Chinese Room Co-Directors Dan Pinchbeck and Jessica Curry gave fans their first look at the PS4 adventure Everybody's Gone to the Rapture during Sony's Gamescom event today.
To quote: Hi there, we're Dan and Jessica, Co-Directors of The Chinese Room. We're based in Brighton, on the south coast of the UK. We made a game called Dear Esther for PC last year that was a first-person story-driven exploration and mystery title.
It was all about immersion and emotion, rather than having lots of complex gameplay, and was slow and poetic, with a really strong emphasis on the quality of the production - music, art, writing, voice-over.
It was one of the breakout indie hits of 2012, gathering up a whole bag of international awards and shifting over three quarters of a million copies. We were left thinking "how do you follow that?"
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, our new game, is our attempt to answer that question, and I want to tell you a little about it.
Like Dear Esther, the new game is all about the story. It uses simple gameplay - basic exploration of a first-person world - so it's very friendly to people without a lot of game experience. But it's not casual in the classic sense - this is a deep and immersive game.
87w ago - Beefy Media Executive Producer Adam Boyes has posted up a video announcing that World Gone Sour hits PSN today starring the Sour Patch Kids.
To quote: If you could ask the candy that you eat what its lifelong goals are, what would it say? Would it tell you that it wants to be an astronaut? Drive in the Indy 500? Run a marathon?
Probably not. If you asked a Sour Patch Kid that question, the answer would be this: To make it to the human belly, their sweet rapture.
And that, my friends, is the premise of our new video game World Gone Sour starring the sweet-then-sour candy, Sour Patch Kids.
We took that premise, added Creed Bratton from NBC's "The Office" as our "sometimes sweet and sometimes sour" narrator, got Wu-Tang's own Method Man to create a custom song included in the game, and set out to make a ridiculously fun game for you to enjoy.
World Gone Sour is a puzzle platformer made by the incredibly talented team at Playbrains (makers of the PSN-exclusive game Sideway where you play as an inch-high candy in a twisted miniature world where you play through sticky movie theatre floors, across sizzling hamburger grills, through a psychotic doll house, and over razor sharp buzz saws.
138w ago - Update #2: According to IndustryGamers.com, a Sony Computer Entertainment America spokesperson confirmed on the phone today that production is indeed continuing for the PSPgo in North America.
Update: It's now official, as reported by Phileweb (via IGN) and AV Watch (via Kotaku) to quote: "New PSPgo units would no longer be manufactured or shipped 'in order to concentrate on the NGP'. The remaining PSPgo stock, however, will continued to be sold until it's gone."
Today Andriasang.com (linked above) reports that according to a Japanese Blog Sony has ceased production of the PSPgo handheld with their Sony Style page now showing the PSPgo as discontinued.
To quote: "A blog that appears to be run by a Sony Shop employee (or at the very least a super hardcore Sony fanatic) reports that Sony has confirmed to his sales manager that production...
207w ago - Update: Per Blog.MAG.com, you'll be able to download the client in North America starting tomorrow, December 22!
Additionally, PS3 owners in Asia can start downloading the file on December 25, while the European store will make it available on January 4.
Today Sr. Zipper Interactive Community Manager Jeremy Dunham has announced that MAG for PlayStation 3 has gone gold, and that the PS3 Beta will be open for everyone soon.
To quote: On behalf of everyone at Zipper Interactive, I'm proud to announce that following our successful series of beta programs this past fall, our 256-player first-person shooting spectacular, MAG, has gone gold in North America, Japan, Korea, and the rest of Asia.
It is now headed off to manufacturing so that the game can make it from store shelves to PlayStation 3s all over the world. Expect MAG to drop on January 26 in North America and Asia, January 28 in Japan, and January 29 in Korea.
The European discs are finishing up final quality assurance rounds right now and we expect to see those editions go gold sometime in the next few weeks.
We realize that the wait is still more than a month...
219w ago - The latest RPG from Deep Silver, Risen, is ready for it's worldwide release on Friday, October 2nd.
There is also an Xbox 360 version of Risen which will be released in Europe on Friday. Sadly, North American 360 gamers will have to wait until next year to play the game.
To quote: "Risen is being developed by Gothic developers Pirahna Bytes and includes some top British voice acting talent such as Andy Serkis and John Rhys Davis of Lord of the Rings fame.
The game is set on a medieval period, volcanic, Mediterranean island offers a fully seamless interactive world, four playable characters and multiple ways to develop the story throughout the game based on your own actions. It also features music by gothic metal band Nightwish."
Below is a Risen cinematic trailer and some screenshots to whet your appetites!