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Pixel horror finds a Home on PS4 in October

Home, the pixelated horror game from Benjamin Rivers, is due out on PS4 on October 28, “just in time for Halloween,” Rivers writes on the PlayStation Blog. The Vita version will come out soon after, and it is a Cross-Buy game, meaning those who buy…
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Driven from her home, dev speaks out against harassment, irresponsibility

Just days after receiving death threats that drove her from her home, game developer Brianna Wu of independent game studio Giant Spacekat met the alleged facilitator of her harassment head-on. …


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Gone Home dev goes Where The Water Tastes Like Wine

After Johnnemann Nordhagen split from Gone Home developer Fullbright, he formed his own studio called Dim Bulb Games. Now, he’s giving everyone a peek at his next game, Where The Water Tastes Like Wine.

And when we say “peek,” we mean peek; there’s…
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Another woman in games driven from her home by harassers

Another woman has been driven from home due to online harassment – and yet again, the victim is a woman in video games. …


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PlayStation Home closes its doors worldwide in March 2015

PlayStation Home, the PS3′s social space where users hang out and play games via avatars, will shutter up worldwide on March 31, 2015, according to a post from PlayStation Network Senior Community Manager “Tempest_Fire”. March 31 was previously…
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National Videogame Museum finds a home in Frisco, Texas

Traveling galleries from the Videogame History Museum can be spotted at industry events, but the collection will soon find its first static home: As reported by DallasNews, The Frisco Community Development Corporation board in Frisco, Texas, has…
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Gone Home House Becomes A Multiplayer Map In Counter-Strike Mod

A Counter-Strike modder going by the name Nipper on Steam Workshop has recreated the Gone Home's familiar house for use with Valve's shooter.

You can find the map here, and it looks to be (without actually playing the mod) complete. Above you can see the TV room where you learned of the family's obsession with The X-Files, and other screens showcase the familiar bedrooms, the front porch where the game begins, and the clearly underused dining room.

The map can be played with up to 32 players, but Nipper recommends significantly fewer.

[Source: Steam, via @brandonnn, Joystiq]

 

Our Take
I absolutely love that this exists. I remember after playing Gone Home, I remarked to Jeff Cork that I would love to see the house appear as a map in a shooter. I wanted it to exist mostly because it would be hilariously ironic since Gone Home is nearly the polar opposite of a shooter, but I also wanted to see it because over the course of the game, you learn the layout of the home so well. I also love the idea of players calling out things like, "They're in the room where you learned about your father's failed attempts to become a respected novelist!" or "I'm stuck in the room where you stopped halfway through reading the note of your sister's first sexual experiences!" That would make for an interesting game of Counter-Strike.

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Attend Blizzcon From The Comfort Of Your Own Home This November

Blizzard has a good track record of making sure that fans who can’t make the trip to Anaheim, California for Blizzcon can still get in on the action. This year, you’ll be able to do so again thanks to the virtual ticket.

The Blizzcon virtual ticket gets you two channels of content streamed in HD (720p) via the Internet and DirectTV, including activities on both the main and panel stages. Those that purchase the $ 39.99 ticket will also get digital loot, including yet-to-be-detailed items for Starcraft II, World of Warcraft, Diablo III, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm.

The event will include interviews with developers, the StarCraft II World Championship Series finals, the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship, and the Hearthstone World Championship. You’ll also be able to catch costume contests and the closing ceremonies via stream.

Those that can’t make the trip will have access during the show to purchase merchandise, before the public gets access after the event. Anyone attending Blizzcon in person will also get a single virtual ticket. Make sure you mug for the camera so your friend at home can see you enjoying the event in person (or use it for yourself in case you Blizzcon a little too hard one night and want to watch from your hotel room).

Blizzcon will be held on November 7 and 8 at the Anaheim Convention Center. For more information, visit the official website

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Home dev’s oddly romantic sci-fi adventure, Alone With You

Alone With You is a sci-fi exploration and adventure game that throws off creepy and romantic vibes in equal measure. Coming from Benjamin Rivers, the creator of horror game Home, this sounds just about right. Alone With You is due out in 2015 for…
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Sony sets a date to shutter PlayStation Home in Asia

The PlayStation-branded virtual world will be shut down in Asia next year, even as Sony continues to regularly update and support Home in Europe and North America. …


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