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Tacoma, the next game from Gone Home developers

The next game from Gone Home developer Fullbright is called Tacoma, and it’s a decidedly sci-fi, Rapture-esque journey due out in 2016. Fullbright debuted the game and fresh teaser trailer at The Game Awards tonight.

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Far Cry 4 review: Home despot

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Far Cry 4 is about a man returning home to scatter his mother’s final earthly form. Only he gets distracted, goes mountain climbing for a bit, helps dismantle a despotic regime, fights a tiger, runs in circles…
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Xbox’s Atari, E.T. documentary phones home on November 20

Atari: Game Over, the documentary following an excavation for Atari cartridges once rumored to be buried in a landfill decades ago, will premiere November 20 on Xbox Live, director Zak Penn has announced.

Game Over was part of a six-film series…
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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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