Posts by Charlie Elmer

E3: Bloodborne- Fromsoftware’s PS4 Exclusive

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“Creating Bloodborne as a completely new game on the new PlayStation 4 hardware has allowed us to really push the envelope in myriad ways. That being said, in more ways than one, it also very much retains our distinct, signature style. As has been at the core of our development philosophy since Demon’s Souls, we make true games for people who love games. Please watch for more to come on Bloodborne, and thank you very much for your support.”

EA Press Conference Recap

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You can tell a publisher’s desperate to pad out their conference when four of their games include “Conceptual Prototype” overlayed across them, and include more video of people talking than actual gameplay. The big offenders being the new Star Wars Battlefront, Mirrors Edge 2, the new Mass Effect, and Criterion’s unnamed project. Aside from the stable of regular EA sports games, The Sims 4, and Battlefield Hardline were the only other games worthy of note.

Microsoft E3 2014 Press Conference

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Microsoft’s 2014 E3 Press Conference

The Sun At Night: Russian Space Dog Returns to an Earth She Doesn’t Recognize

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The tide of Soviet power washing across the face of the Earth could possibly have been turned back at various stages of history. But the new energy sources they discovered lit a fire under the Russian war machine. So when Stalin rolled into Paris, the resulting flare-up of global conflict left little more than smoking ash heaps where America and Great Britain had been.

Now, Stalin is dead. Though resistance movements have emerged, the Soviets still stand supreme as rulers of the globe. Only a force from beyond the earth could possibly tip the balance.

Abram Krupin, leader of a resistance cell, knows this. When he sees a dog fall from the stars, then, he takes it as an omen. This dog speaks, wears silver armor, and has an arsenal of mysterious weapons. Abram calls her Laika.

Laika believes that, despite all odds, she can protect the countless lives crushed by the Soviets.

FTL: Advanced Edition released

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In Space No One Can Hear You… Two years after the debut of space faring rougelike, FTL: Faster Than Light, it received an update, and is now called FTL: Advanced Edition. The new version of the game adds features to the original and is a free download for players who already own the original. This […]

From Software’s Next Game Leaks

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Project Beast This all just rumor and speculation right now so take this all with a grain of salt. Fromsoftware, the developers behind Demon’s Souls and more recently Dark Souls I & II, are slated for a rumored, PS4 exclusive title tentatively called “Project Beast.” Now there is come credence to this story. One: the […]

Shattered Planet Review

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Expect to die in Shattered Planet, and know it is you who leads these clones to their demise. Pushing them one step too many past their uppermost limits. In all seriousness, rogue-likes are great for creating your own narrative as you attempt to progress through the game. Not every fallen clone needs a tomb in dedication to their memory, but creating a sense of attachment tends to make one more cautious. If anything it makes the little victories more rewarding, and your failures all the more tragic.