Master of The Free World Productions | Jumpcut Entertainment Network

PlayStation Plus Members Get Binary Domain And Stranger’s Wrath This Week

If you’re still working on Contrast and Resogun, and even if you didn’t get a PlayStation 4 yet, it’s time to clear the decks. This week, Instant Game Collection welcomes two new titles.

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath puts players on a quest to raise moolah for an important medical procedure. You’ll need to collect “live ammo” by harvesting the critters around the world to capture your bounties and earn enough cash. The Vita version is the one on offer here.

Binary Domain is a decidedly different adventure. Humans wage a war against robots in a futurist Tokyo. You can read our review here.

We also have gotten notice that Sine Mora is rotating off the Instant Game Collection. You’ve got until the store updates on November 26 to pick that up.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

 

Our Take
Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath is a smart remake that plays well on the Vita thanks to smart touch controls that complement that physical layout. I recently played through this, and if you missed this on the Xbox (it never came to PlayStation 2), it’s well worth your time for the excellent plot twists.

www.GameInformer.com – The Feed

Binary Domain, Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath free on PS Plus this week

When the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow, PS Plus subscribers will have access to a pair of new free downloads. Both Binary Domain on PS3 and Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD on PS Vita will be up for grabs.

Binary Domain is a third-person shooter, developed by Yakuza Team for Sega, set in a future populated by robots, humans and even robots that look like humans. The heart of Binary Domain is its Consequence system, which takes player actions into account and modifies squad AI behavior based on how they view your choices.

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath, the action-adventure where you hunt down bounties as the gruff-but-lovable Stranger, was developed by Oddworld Inhabitants and originally launched on the Xbox back in 2005. It is categorized by a unique system where players use in-game creatures as ammo. We’ve heard of pea shooters, but this one’s got bee shooters.

In addition to the free downloads, Worms 2: Armageddon will be on sale tomorrow when the weekly content update drops. It’s regularly $ 15 but will be discounted down to $ 4.50.

JoystiqBinary Domain, Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath free on PS Plus this week originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments
Joystiq

Glitch lives on, as MMO’s assets enter the public domain

Tiny Speck, studio behind the closed MMO Glitch, has announced that it will be releasing the entirety of the game’s art and animation assets for public use, under Creative Commons’ “No Rights Reserved” license. …


Gamasutra News

Hungover X Domain Registered By Take-Two

Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two Interactive has made claim on the domain name HungoverX.com.

According to Fusible.com, the domain was registered privately, but the whois.com records show Take-Two as the owners. The site's domain servers were also recently switched over to Take-Two's.

Currently, the domain doesn't actually go anywhere. It just delivers a blank page.

[Source: Fusible]

 

Our Take
This could be a brand new project from Take-Two, but it could also be related to one of Take-Two's already announced projects, like Grand Theft Auto V. For example epsilonprogram.com is a website and domain devoted to a religion in the world of Grand Theft Auto. Hungover X could be a company or website referenced in the game. What do you think HungoverX.com is?

www.GameInformer.com – The Feed

Star Wars Attack Squadrons Domain Names Registered By Disney

Disney has gone on a registration spree grabbing a collection of domain names for something called Star Wars Attack Squadrons.

Fusible reports that yesterday Disney registered 24 domain names that were all some version of the name Star Wars Attack Squadron. Outside of the name, there is no indication of what Attack Squadrons is. It could be anything having to do with Star Wars, like a new movie, TV show, theme park ride, or a video game.

[Source: Fusible]

 

Our Take
As mentioned previously, Attack Squadron could be anything. The words "attack" and "squadron" are just terms that make it sound like a cooperative interactive experience where players are attacking in squadrons. Also, there was the Rogue Squadron series, which shares 50% of the same words. Could this be a reboot of that series? I would certainly like it to be.

www.GameInformer.com – The Feed

Guacamelee enters ‘El Diablo’s Domain’ in new DLC

Guacamelee's second DLC pack plays dressup on PSN tomorrow

Guacamelee will unleash its next DLC pack, “El Diablo’s Domain,” on PSN tomorrow. Europe will get the DLC on July 24.

El Diablo’s Domain adds 17 new trials and a trio of new outfits for protagonists Juan and Tostada, all for $ 2.99. One outfit is based on noted Mexican soccer player Jorge Campos’ colorful training garb. Another is based on Mexican folk art, while the third outfit is Diablo himself, provided you can best some tough trials with style.

Guacamelee is a 2D action game by Drinkbox Studios starring Juan, a Mexican luchador who can travel between the worlds of the living and the dead. With the aid of mystical female luchador named Tostada, he sets out to defeat the evil Carlos Calaca and pile-drive so many chickens.

Continue reading Guacamelee enters ‘El Diablo’s Domain’ in new DLC

JoystiqGuacamelee enters ‘El Diablo’s Domain’ in new DLC originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 22 Jul 2013 19:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments
Joystiq

Atlus Parent Company Registers Persona 5 Domain

The domain name Persona5.jp was recently registered by Index Corporation, the parent company of Atlus. It is by no means a confirmation of Persona 5, but it could mean the developer is working on a new Persona title, which has been rumored.

The domain was registered on June 25 according to the listing on whois.net.

Index Corporation recently filed for bankruptcy and is being investigated for fraud. There haven't been any updates regarding this, but time frames of Persona5.jp being registered and the news of Index Corporation's troubles seem to hint that the filing occurred while it was aware of the upcoming investigation.

[Via: NeoGAF]

 

Our Take
After the success of Persona 4 Golden and Persona 4 Arena, Persona 5 seems like a sure thing. Index could be registering the domain as a precautionary measure against digital squatters, but the time seems right for a brand new Persona. Maybe it could be a PlayStation 4 exclusive? Or after Golden, maybe it will be a Vita exclusive. It worked for Dragon Quest IX.

www.GameInformer.com – The Feed

Atlus parent company registers Persona 5 domain

Atlus parent company registers Persona 5 domain

Index Corporation, the parent company of Persona series developer Atlus, registered the domain “persona5.jp” on June 25. Before throwing your hands up in glee, take a breath and look at the big picture: Index doesn’t own “persona4.jp,” “persona3.jp” or other similar constructions, and snagging a domain for Persona 5 doesn’t, on its own, confirm the existence of the game. Index could simply be protecting its brand against potential squatters.

Or Team Persona could be close to announcing Persona 5. (OK, now throw your hands up in glee and with full acknowledgement of all the information.)

In August 2012, series producer Katsura Hashino said Team Persona was working on “the next numbered Persona game,” but it wasn’t specified to be Persona 5. After all, a Persona 2 remake is still a numbered Persona game.

JoystiqAtlus parent company registers Persona 5 domain originally appeared on Joystiq on Sun, 07 Jul 2013 16:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments
Joystiq

Halo: Spartan Assault Domain Names Registered By Service Previously Used By Microsoft

We know that Microsoft needs to come out of the corner swinging when the company takes the stage a week from Monday at E3. That means lots of exclusives to woo gamers back in after some rocky communication last week.

A new Halo title certainly would make it harder for a segment of the population to say no to Microsoft. Fusible has noticed that domains for Halo: Spartan Assault have recently been registered by MarkMonitor, a company that helps protect brand identity.

The registrations for Halo-SpartanAssault.com (and .net), HaloSpartanAssault.com (and .net), and SpartanAssault.net were initiated on May 30, 2013. Fusible also points out that Halo: Spartan Assault is the name of a piece of fan fiction written in 2009.

After the company needed to initiate action to recover XboxOne.com and XboxOne.net from a domain squatter, it could simply be protecting itself. We certainly wouldn't mind new, diverse takes on the Halo universe, though we likely won't ever see that Halo Wars sequel we've been hoping for. 

Stay tuned for our E3 coverage next week to find out if Master Chief (or other Spartans) share the stage at the Xbox One keynote. 

[Source: Fusible, WHOIS (1), (2), (3), (4), (5)]

www.GameInformer.com – The Feed

Microsoft Files Complaint Over XboxOne.com Domain

Despite filing multiple domain registrations that were
thought to be for its next-gen console, it turns out that Micrsoft doesn't
actually own the right to two prominent Xbox One domains.

The report comes via Fusible, which does very good
reporting on domain name filings. According to WhoIs.com, someone residing in
the United Kingdom holds the domains xboxone.com and xboxone.net.

Microsoft has filed a complaint with the National
Arbitration Forum
over the domains, hoping to secure control of them.
Interestingly, Microsoft had filed for many Xbox related domain names, particularly
a slew of them related to the name "Xbox Fusion," leading many to believe that
was the name of the company's next console. As it turned out, that was not the
case.

[Source: Fusible]

www.GameInformer.com – The Feed