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Video: Building on an App Store success with Badland

As part of the GDC 2014 Independent Games Summit, Badland co-creator Johannes Vuorinen shares what he learned developing, launching and maintaining an award-winning mobile game. …


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Prominent educators launch Higher Education Video Game Alliance

Today, HEVGA launched — run by top educators from schools such as Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Southern California, backed by the ESA, and with a mission of improving game education. …


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Constant C puzzler celebratetes PS3 release with strange music video

 

Game developer and anime music record label company 5gp. Games / Mages released their gravity-defying puzzler, Constant C, on the PS3 today.  As a way to commemorate this release, the company has worked with the electronic rock band I Fight Dragons to produce a music video for the the game, titled “Pretend.”  It’s… interesting, to say the least.  Go ahead and give it a watch:

If the video didn’t make it crystal clear to you, Constant C is a 2D puzzle game where you manipulate both time and gravity to make it through a lone space station whose halls are lined with dangerous obstacles.  For some reason, time is being distorted around the station, and it’s up to the Rescue Robot to discover clues and figure out what caused this event to occur.  Constant C delivers over 100 physics-based puzzles to solve utilizing your wits and some clever space/time control.

Constant C was already released on XBLA and Steam this past March, and the PS3 joins the list today as a digital download through the PlayStation Store.  No matter your choice of platform, the game will run you $ 9.99.  For more information, check out the Constant C website, or take a look at the official trailer for the game here:


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Terrian Saga: KR-17 Trailer Channels ’90s Era Hip-Hop Video Game Commercials

Upcoming PC title Terrian Saga: KR-17 has chosen an… interesting way to market itself by looking to '90s era video game commercial for inspiration.

If you remember commercials like this one advertising The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for the Game Boy, then this trailer will look very familiar to you.

As far as the game goes, a classic platformer with 60 levels with 8 bosses, is coming to PC by way of Steam on July 9, with a Mac release planned for July 29.

You can check out the trailer below.

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For more on Terrian Saga: KR-17, you can check out the game's official website here.

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Cliff Bleszinski: ‘I am officially making video games again’

Former Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski announced his return to the video game industry this week, and plans to reveal details on his new project “in the next seven days.” 21 months after departing a studio he’d served for 20 years, the…
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This Week in Video Game Criticism: Are Google Doodles games?

This week, our partnership with game criticism site Critical Distance brings us picks from Kris Ligman on topics ranging from a game review of Google Doodles to a return to basics with ludonarrative dissonance. …


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Forrest Gump gets translated to appropriate video game genre

If there’s one thing video games can teach us, it’s that it’s never too late to bring an intellectual property back from the grave. Judge, jury, may we direct your attention to Exhibit A: Run Forrest Run, a free iOS game starring Forrest Gump. Yes,…
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Video: 10 pieces of Hearthstone design wisdom

In this GDC 2014 talk, lead designer Eric Dodds lays out the design challenges Blizzard faced in building a remarkably successful digital collectible card game in Unity for both PC and mobile devices. …


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Xbox One Achievements, Friends, And Video Clips Coming To Xbox.com

Microsoft’s official blogger Major Nelson has just released a video detailing some additions to Xbox.com – including the ability to view your Xbox One achievements.

The changes will be implemented to your Xbox.com profile page starting next week, and will allow you to see your friends, achievements, and latest gameplay videos from anywhere you can access the Internet.

Nelson says that other addition, like your activity feed, are also planned for Xbox.com in the near future. The video below details the new profiles.

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[Source: Major Nelson]

 

Our Take:
I’m sure these additions will be welcomed by Xbox One owners. Anytime you can get more information in more places, that’s a win for gamers.

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Video Games Made Better With Professional Wrestling Commentary

Video games are great, but aren’t they usually too subtle? Besides, everything is better when it's got a cheering crowd and excited commentary. YouTuber TheBlueOwlPlays took some of famed WWE commentator Jim Ross’ best outbursts and put them to a wide variety of video game moments. The results are often surprisingly fitting, and always hilarious.

Check out the two episodes below to hear Jim Ross’ thoughts on games like Dark Souls, Call of Duty, Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil 4, Battlefield, Mario Kart, and more. 

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Keep an eye on TheBlueOwlPlays’ YouTube account, because part 3 is coming soon. For more celebrity-video game crossovers, here’s what happened when Conan went to E3. For more commentary over the top of gaming, check out Tim Schafer narrating a Grim Fandango playthrough (though Schafer isn’t usually quite as excited as good ol’ JR is.) 

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