Video game summer is here again; my computer fans are groaning in the heat, and very little is happening in the world of videogame releases.
- Steam sale is here again, and as of today almost over. Somewhat low key compared to the last few years, no contests or free stuff, but an odd “badge” system which probably crosses the line into meaninglessness, even more so than the usual achievement/trophy hunting.
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Just a few ruminations on the recent E3 and things tangential.
1. Being a game journalist ronin kind of suits Adam Sessler, but dude needs his own podcast/show stat. This needs to happen.
2. Best coverage of E3 by far was the after hours Giant Bomb podcasts, which I wouldn’t have even known about if I hadn’t been looking at stupid unrelated Tweets. Justin Mcelroy talking about “Time Belt” was the funniest thing ever (subject came up because the latest Dance Central game is going to have some kind of goofy time travel plot). Do a google search for Justin Mcelroy time belt if you want some instant entertainment.
Doing this calendar a little early this month, so I’m sure they’ll be some changes and additions to be made as April rolls in.
The reprint of the DS game Radiant Historia that I touched on in this month’s release calendar has apparently happened, as Amazon now lists the game as “in stock” (instead of available from third party sellers for $100 +). Despite announcing that this reprint was going to happen over an email, Atlus has been strangely stealthy about the actual release date. Hopefully they’ll be enough copies to satisfy everyone that missed it the first time. But really, I can’t see them running out of copies in this print run. After all, despite being an excellent game, it’s still a niche title.
Price is listed at $34.99. Destructoid and 1up have decent reviews up if you’ve just read this and are like “Radiant wha???”.
Big news this March is that Journey, the sand-and-scarf simulator by thatgamecompany, finally comes out on the 13th. There’s also good news for those of you who missed out on Radiant Historia for the DS (and don’t want to pay bullshit prices): Atlus is reprinting it in late march (exact date hasn’t been listed yet).
After looking at Double Fine’s kickstarter page for their new project, “Double Fine Adventure” this afternoon, all I can say is, holy crap. Their goal, $400k, was raised in 8 hours, and as of right now they have $978,000 (and still rising). Someone REALLY wanted to have lunch with Tim Schafer.
Now they just have to make the game. No pressure or anything.
But you’d have to have a cold charcoal heart not to be feel a little moved by this. One of those rare cases where the internet actually does right. Like a flower blooming in a big pile of shit.
How’s everyone’s February so far? The release calendar has been updated: sadly, the Grand Knights History NA release has been indefinitely postponed.
Just a quick note: Capcom’s upcoming and strangely expensive Resident Evil game for the 3DS has gotten an official price drop to $40 as of today. “Price Drop” as in what it should have been priced at in the first place. Thought I should mention this, since I was advising NOT to buy this a few days ago in the release calendar because of the price. The Capcom-Unity blog states that after “weeks of looking for a way to lower the cost” they were able to make this change, which is a little confusing and vague to say the least. Who knows the real reason (I would put my money on pressure from Nintendo to keep a solid price cap for all 3DS games), but maybe I should stop looking a gift zombie in the mouth and just shut up.
Source : http://www.capcom-unity.com/brelston/blog/?pref_tab=blog