The great minds at Glumberland released a trailer for their next grand excursion into the gaming world. Ooblets looks to be a strange mix of The Sims, Harvest Moon and Pokemon and if that sounds like an interesting mix, then I am with you fellow reader. The game will be published by the excellent Double Fine Games.
The studio released a trailer for the title that will be coming to Xbox One and PC next year, so try not to get your hopes up too much as it is on February at the time of writing this up.
The next batch of Games with Gold were announced for the month of March 2017 by Larry Hyrb over at Majornelson.com today, the list is a strange mix and hopefully you will find something out of the 4 games on offer to nab your interest.
This weeks Deals with Gold sees a large increase in the number of titles on offer, some are returning familiar faces (GTA V & Battleborn) others are some nice little gems you might have noticed but not dared to purchase. Deals with Gold is usually a mixed bag of humming and hawing but this week I have actually seen a few games I might be tempted to purchase.
This weeks Deals with Gold were announced by Larry Hyrb over on his blog Majornelson.com, there are deals for both Xbox One and Xbox 360. These deals last for 1 week and then they are gone, the only requirement to access the deals are that you must be an existing Xbox Live Gold subscriber.
The release format of episodic games is becoming more and more commonplace in the world of digital download titles. One of the companies most famous for this format isTellTale Gameswith their series likeThe Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Batman A TellTale Seriesand so forth. Other companies have found great success using the same medium such asDontNodand theirLife is Strangeseries orSquare EnixlatestHitmanseason 1, both of these series have has commercial and critical success for their content. When more independent studios follow the episodic format we are unsure what to expect, sometimes you can have a half-hearted attempt at a mediocre idea and other times you can have a truly hidden gem.
The team at Prologue Games took the episodic format and then added more dynamics to it; this resulted in something unusual and prettyunique as far as settings for games are considered. The game follows the actions of a blogger, newspaper journalist and a private detective as they all start covering the events of an actor’s suicide in a backwater Florida swamp town. Their individual actions intertwine with one another and then cumulatively create something larger in narrative than a simple “who done it?” style of game. The game is told like a play on a stage with the audience’s reactions lending weight to player decisions and choices. Scenes are rotated on constantly and the characters walk in between sets to show the change of location. The story lasts for 3 acts with the plot growing in size and ambition with each passing chapter; though by the time you come to the third act you stop trying to guess what happens and just start enjoying the ride.
Time for us all to step back onto the streets of Liberty City and ...... well go bowling with Roman. I know that GTA IV is not the series high point for a lot of people, though with it now on Xbox One backwards compatibility there is more GTA to enjoy. The Rockstar flagship franchise is filled with filth, vulgarity, violence and laughter; do not mistake that last statement as glorifying violence or finding it funny.
The Xbox 360 title is now available to play on Xbox One, along with the games 2 DLC packs; The Lost and the Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony. Take to the street as Niko Bellic and bring a ruthless brand of justice to the already crime filled streets.