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5:45 PM on 04.14.2014

Rain World has competitive slugcat multiplayer and bat attacks

Rain World is still the best. And it's coming to Vita (and more). Jonathan Holmes went and chatted with Rain World's developers at PAX. In the background you can see a very early alpha multiplayer sandbox that looks to be in the vein of Samurai Gunn and Towerfall. You get points for eating flies and lizards and killing each other. Did you know lizard only has one "z"? That's weird.

Steven Hansen


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3:15 PM on 04.14.2014

Yes! Rain World is coming to Vita, PSN

Last week we learned Adult Swim Games had picked up and planned to publish Rain World, among other cool games. I have been unfettered in my enthusiasm for Rain World, which stars a slugcat who goes around stabbing other weir...

Steven Hansen

10:15 AM on 03.31.2014

Bravely Default's success has Square refocusing on 'heavy JRPGs' & 'core' audience

Square Enix will work on its next global releases, "without focusing too much on the ‘global’ aspect," president Yosuke Matsuda told Nikkei Trendy. "For example, in the past, when we developed console games with a...

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 11.26.2013

Double Fine regains rights to Costume Quest and Stacking

In a recent press release from the San Francisco developer Double Fine, we have learned that the recent owners of the titles Costume Quest and Stacking, Nordic Games, have handed the rights back to the creators. Previously ow...

Alessandro Fillari

11:30 PM on 11.13.2013

Kirby: Triple Deluxe is the new Kirby title for 3DS

Nintendo announcements are like surviving a few years into the zombie apocalypse. Just when you feel like you've gotten into a safe, predictable routine, you get bit in the ass. Case in point, I was on a podcast with frequent...

Jonathan Holmes

6:30 PM on 07.10.2013

Shantae FINALLY boogies onto 3DS on July 18

Good news, everyone! The critically acclaimed Game Boy Color gem, Shantae, was originally scheduled to release on the 3DS Virtual Console on June 20, but unsuspecting technical hiccups delayed the launch until some time this ...

Tony Ponce

10:30 AM on 07.10.2013

Suda51 teams with Akira creator on new PS3 game

Grasshopper's Suda51 (Killer7, Killer is Dead) is working with Namco Bandai on PS3 side-scroller Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day, according to Siliconera. Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day will serve as the concluding p...

Steven Hansen

2:00 PM on 07.06.2013

Nintendo is not in the habit of laying off staff

The videogames industry is cutthroat. We no longer bat an eyelash whenever a publisher shuts down an underperforming studio or lays off a huge chunk of a game's development staff before the game ever touches a store shelf. It...

Tony Ponce



Free Pinball FX2 table coming for Steam users photo
Free Pinball FX2 table coming for Steam users
by Abel Girmay

Zen Studios, the minds behind the Pinball FX series, will be bringing their Sorcerers Lair table for free to all Pinball FX2 Steam users starting June 21, 2013. Good news too, as this table isn't a timed giveaway. It will remain free for everyone, indefinitely.

No word on any console giveaways at this time though. So there you go, the best virtual pinball machine is about to get a little bit better in a few days time. This release will coincide with some premium content as well, with Marvel Civil War, Fantastic Four, and Paranormal tables all becoming available for $2.99 a piece.

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Final Fantasy XII HD a possibility if X, X-2 HD succeed photo
Final Fantasy XII HD a possibility if X, X-2 HD succeed
by Steven Hansen

RPG Site spoke with Final Fantasy X & X-2 HD producer Yoshinoro Kitase, who directed Final Fantasy X and other Square Enix staples, about the process behind remastering the well-loved title and the decision to include Final Fantasy X-2, which was apparently made "from day one," despite the recent revelation.

What I'm more interested in, however, is Kitase's response on remasters going forward: "We'll have to wait and see if these remasters are going to be successful, first," he explained. "If they do well, I think this will pave the way for more of the previous games to remade in an HD sort of quality. I mean, if we had to single out one of the vast number of Final Fantasy titles which we could make in HD, it would have to be Final Fantasy XII."

I've been banking on the success and completion of Final Fantasy X HD to yield a remaster of what is quite possibly my favorite game in the series, Final Fantasy XII, so I'm ecstatic to see it's first in line, in Kitase's mind. I'll do my part and buy five copies of Final Fantasy X HD. Is there a game in the franchise you'd (wrongly) rather see remastered first?

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8:00 PM on 02.13.2013

Screw System Shock 2! Instead, buy Daikatana on GOG.com

While the internet is getting hot and heavy about System Shock 2 finally coming to Good Old Games -- boooooooooooooooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnng. I'm over here playing Daikatana, guys. For only ...

Allistair Pinsof





10:15 AM on 02.04.2013

Ni no Kuni is #1 in the UK, sold out in many shops

I guess a lot of grown-up "mature" gamers, who complained that Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was too "kiddy," were blowing smoke out their asses and bought the Level-5 RPG anyway. According to GfK Chart-Track's UK Top ...

Tony Ponce

9:00 AM on 01.29.2013

EA joins HRC coalition to repeal Defense of Marriage Act

Electronic Arts has thrown its lot in with the Human Rights Campaign, a coalition of business allied to help repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. The act, for those not in the know, is bigotry dressed in the coward's garb of t...

Jim Sterling

6:30 PM on 10.17.2012

ESA Foundation awards $90,000 in scholarships

30 lucky students were awarded $3,000 each for the 2012-2013 academic year by the Entertainment Software Association Foundation to help them become amazing innovators in the entertainment software industry. The winning studen...

Victoria Medina

7:30 PM on 08.29.2012

La-Mulana IS coming to WiiWare after all on September 20!

Good things come to those who wait! When Nicalis decided that it would not be publishing the WiiWare version of La-Mulana, it felt like a bitter end to an extensive but ultimately fruitless dev cycle. It was eventually releas...

Tony Ponce



EU court rejects EULAs, says digital games can be resold photo
EU court rejects EULAs, says digital games can be resold
by Jim Sterling

The Court of Justice of the European Union has struck a blow to the ego of publishers who believe they're entitled to retain ownership of the games they sell, ruling that consumers have a right to resell digitally distributed games. The ruling states that companies dissolve their claim in a product as soon as they've taken money for it. 

"An author of software cannot oppose the resale of his 'used' licences allowing the use of his programs downloaded from the internet," said the court. "...  Such a transaction involves a transfer of the right of ownership of the copy. Therefore, even if the licence prohibits a further transfer, the rightholder can no longer oppose the resale of that copy."

The ruling applies to all software, not just games. 

This overrules a publisher's EULA, meaning that no matter what the small print says, if a consumer wishes to sell his or her games, they have every entitlement. This effectively dissolves the idea that gamers pay only for licenses, and asserts that they have paid for an actual product that now belongs to them. 

Of course, with services like Steam and Origin, this ruling is more a moral victory than a tangible one, since there's no effective way to resell most digital games. However, it's still a nice middle-finger to serve any uppity executive who acts like you're paying for a glorified rental rather than the game itself. 

EU rules publishers cannot stop you reselling your downloaded games [Eurogamer]

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