Archive for 6 January 2012
Steam’s stats for 2011 are impressive
Valve has released a few pieces of statistical information about how Steam performed in 2011, and it’s no huge surprise to learn that the most popular digital download platform has done rather well for itself.
Prototype 2 offers ‘butt kicker’ bonus
GameStop has teamed up with Prototype 2 developers Radical Entertainment to offer a tremendously mature pre-order bonus.
Scarygirl revealed by Square Enix
Square Enix has revealed that a game based on Nathan Jurevicius’ Scarygirl comic (or graphic novel, if you prefer) will be released for Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and PC later this month.
New South Park: The Game shots
A batch of new shots for Obsidian Entertainment’s RPG adventure based on South Park show more of your favourite characters in and around the town taking on gingers and vampires.
The Wrath of Lamb will be The Binding of Isaac’s only expansion
The Binding of Isaac is getting an expansion pack – it will be named ‘The Wrath of Lamb’, it will set you back $3 and it’s due on the next “2-4 months.” That’s all according to the game’s designer Edmund McMillen.
Alan Wake dev: Long-term updates will replace sequels
In an interview with IncGamers, Remedy Games’ EVP Avi Jarvilehto has told us that he believes games will increasingly act as services rather than products.
Jarvilheto expressed his opinion by using the Remedy developed iOS game Death Rally as an example of getting an audience “involved” over the long-term through constant updates, rather than the shipping of numerous sequels.
In five to 10 years he believes that other platforms will begin to copy the iOS model and attempt to create games as a long-term service, rather than an experience that can be consumed, finished and set aside.
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare and the Future of Digital Distribution…
IncGamers: Alan Wake’s: American Nightmare is being released exclusively as a digital download, is that now the new frontier for console games?