HERE, HAVE SOME ‘MIRROR’S EDGE 2’ CONCEPT ART
Hot damn this game looks gorgeous and I can’t wait. Check out the developer diary and E3 trailer below to fill your eyeballs with more of this game’s amazing visuals.
Hey, guys… that was totally Link in the trailer for the new Zelda game at E3.
Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma finally put the rumors rumors to rest as to whether or not the character shown in the new Zelda Wii U trailer is actually Princess Zelda or Link.
"It’s a rumour," Aonuma said with a chuckle when I asked him about the speculation buzzing around online.
"Actually that comment I made jokingly," he said. "It’s not that I said that it wasn’t Link. It’s that I never said that it was Link. It’s not really the same thing, but I can understand how it could be taken that way.
"It seems like it has kind of taken off where people are saying ‘oh it’s a female character’ and it just kind of grew. But my intent in saying that [was humour]. You know, you have to show Link when you create a trailer for a Zelda announcement."
However, he doesn’t want players to focus too much on Link’s appearance in the trailer.
"I don’t want people to get hung up on the way Link looks because ultimately Link represents the player in the game," he said.
"I don’t want to define him so much that it becomes limiting to the players. I want players to focus on other parts of the trailer and not specifically on the character because the character Link represents, again, the player."
Link or Zelda, all that matters is that this game looks gorgeous and it’s coming out and we should all be excited/thankful.
KICKSTART THIS SHIZZ: HOMEMAKE
HomeMake is a superbly stylish platformer currently in development by two architecture students and it is in serious need of funding on Kickstarter. The visuals are gorgeous, the music is a super hip mix of hip-hop and soulful jazz, and the concept is wonderfully unique.
HomeMake takes place on an inverted planet in a neon electric playground city environment. Players can switch between bodies on the fly - each one controlling differently than the other. Some jump higher, some run faster, some see the world more vividly, and some have a softer sense of sound. The cool part is, even though you’re changing bodies, you’re still playing as one character - one consciousness or soul floating in and out different vessels to achieve a goal.
In HomeMake, as the player swaps bodies, your desires are handed off to the new character. The same goal is required but now must be continued with a different body. The game character inhabits a new body, maintaining self mentally, but losing self physically. Commenting on the meaning of self and identity, when you finally achieve your desires, are you truly the same person you were when you started? Or have you become someone new? Is the act more important than the object in a world where something as precious as the body is discarded?
Check out the trailer below then click here to Kickstart this shizz.
I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR A GAME LIKE ‘NO MAN’S SKY’ [E3 2014]
No Man’s Sky from Hello Games looks interesting for a number of reasons. There’s a strong emphasis on isolation and exploration that reminds me a lot of the Metroid games, but the combination of vivid colors and rich textures looks unlike anything I’ve ever seen in a game before.
It’s also an indie game by a small studio with some pretty ambitious goals.
See, when each player starts up a new game, they start all alone on a single planet that is entirely unique to them, complete with creatures unique to that world. The creators claim that game is infinite, with limitless worlds and creatures.
Check out the No Man’s Sky E3 2014 gameplay trailer below for a taste of the craziness.
Here’s a list of the game’s features ripped straight from the official site.
- A TRULY OPEN UNIVERSE If you can see it, you can go there. You can fly seamlessly from the surface of a planet to another, and every star in the sky is a sun that you can visit.
- EXPLORATION IS SEEING THINGS THAT NO-ONE ELSE HAS EVER SEEN BEFORE Every creature, geological formation, plant and spaceship is unique.
- SURVIVE ON A DANGEROUS FRONTIER You are alone and vulnerable, and will face threat everywhere, from deep space to thick forests, barren deserts to dark oceans.
- BUILD FOR AN EPIC JOURNEY Collect precious materials and trade them for better spacecraft and upgrades for your suit and equipment.
- PARALLEL UNIVERSES Choose to share your discoveries with other players, or not. You will never see another player, but you could make your mark on their worlds as well as your own.
Exploring new worlds, being chased by giant alien creatures, and jumping from planet to planet!? How can you NOT be excited for this!?
FIRST TRAILER FOR UNCHARTED 4 [E3 2014]
Sony wrapped up their E3 press conference with the first look Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Check it out below and let us know what you think!
Check it: More E3 2014 hoopla.
FIRST TRAILER FOR THE ‘RATCHET AND CLANK’ MOVIE [E3 2014]
Here’s a first look at the upcoming Ratchet and Clank film coming to theaters in 2015 along with the all new remake of the original built from the ground up for the PS4.
Check it: More E3 2014 posts
Loving this clever pic by the one and only COMBO. Who remembers Ecco The Dolphin? Only version I ever played was the one for Game Gear and I never really liked it, but I’d play it for hours anyway.
DAILY GRAFFITI: WASTED YOUTH EDITION
This piece of street art was submitted to our Geek Graffiti Flickr Group by 2nez. It reminds me of the days when my mom would go to the mall to get her hair did and give me five bucks to spend at the arcade. Five bucks which immediately went into one of three games: The Simpsons, X-Men, or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Kids these days will never know how good it used to be.
BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT “EVENING THE ODDS” TRAILER
Here’s the first gameplay of the Batman game which looks absolutely inane, but we kind of knew it would. It looks like they made Barbara Gordon a brunette instead of a redhead and there’s still nothing worth complaining out. That’s how good this looks. Get ready to save Gotham (again) and eff shit up with the sleek new Batmobile when Batman: Arkham Knight Hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 15, 2014.
And if you haven’t seen it yet, watch this video from NYCC 2013 where I got to interview Roger Craig Smith (voice of Batman), Troy Baker (voice of Joker), and Eric Holmes (WB Games Montreal Creative Director). It was a high point in my life and I just can’t seem to stop living in the past.
PIXAR PRESENTS: PORTAL: A SCIENTIFIC JOURNEY
Awesome Pixar-esque renderings of Chell from Portal by Alex Zemke. I’m not even sure if the human species could handle such a thing if it were real. Surely the hearts and minds of fans everywhere would explode in unison, mine included.
Alex has been working on this fanmade short film deal and hyping it up since 2012. Dude might need to start a Kickstarter for this or something.
I DON”T OWN A BIKE, BUT I’D BUY ONE JUST FOR THIS PIKACHU BIKE TIRE RIM
Check out this Pokemon bike!!! No sure if that rim is custom or they sell them somewhere, but I kind of need it in my life.
DIY MODDER CREATES YET ANOTHER COOL WAY TO PLAY TETRIS
Tetris has been projected onto 29-story buildings and even played using lights of buildings themselves. Turkish modder Murat İnan has developed his own version that involves projecting the game onto the floor and playing with your feet.
Check it out in action below.