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Iwata explains how Nintendo is going to have a record breaking year

about X hours ago from Polygon News
Iwata explains how Nintendo is going to have a record breaking year

Nintendo sold more than 3.22 million copies of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS as of September and the company is "confident" that the game has plenty more sales in its future. More importantly, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata explains, that means the two new Pokemon games are going to be hits and perhaps lead to a historic run of multi-million unit games for the publisher.

Don't understand why? Let's let Iwata, who walked a gathering through the company's theory on this during today's corporate management briefing in Japan, explain why.

To start, you have to understand Nintendo's view on the importance of the recent success of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3Ds, which Iwata says has several implications.

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Murder: a cyberpunk adventure from the makers of Stranded

about X hours ago from PC Gamer
Murder: a cyberpunk adventure from the makers of Stranded

Many of the people behind Murder (that's the game in the video up there, and not the concept of murder, for which we can only blame MANKIND) were responsible for Stranded, a short sci-fi adventure game with pixel art to die for. Here's Emanuel Maiberg talking about it back in March. Murder is another point and click short story, this one about "the intersection of morality and sentience, in a future where both have become commodities". It's also a game about robots and cyberpunk and rain and lovely pixel art, all of which are in evidence in the above teaser trailer.

Inspired by the cyberpunk greats, as well as the works of Fullbright (Gone Home) and Blendo Games (Thirty Flights of Loving), Murder asks you to "follow the actions of Lietenant Motomeru Minori of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police on what quickly turns out to be a very unusual, very dangerous case". It's coming next year, and it "aims to bring engaging environmental storytelling and confident cinematic flair to the classic point & click form". Which sounds good to me.

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Team Fortress BOO! Halloween Brings Bumper Cars

about X hours ago from Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Team Fortress BOO! Halloween Brings Bumper Cars

The thrills, chills, and double kills of the fairground are now open to all mercenaries who aren’t afraid of being murdered in a wizard’s ploy to invoke dark powers. This year’s Scream Fortress Halloween update brings TF2 to a carnival not built on an ancient burial ground – that’s the problem. Here, it’ll make more [...]

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This weekend sees the return of free Day of the Devs gathering

about X hours ago from Polygon News
This weekend sees the return of free Day of the Devs gathering

Double Fine and iam8bit are teaming up with a legion of game developers to take over the Old Mint Building in San Francisco and turn it into an arcade of indie games, music and art. And the best part is, it's open to everyone and absolutely free.

The second annual Day of the Devs gathering runs Saturday, Nov. 1, from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at San Francisco's Old Mint Building in Mint Plaza. The event will include a preposterously eclectic mix of gaming experiences, such as:

Axiom Verge, Classroom Aquatic, Costume Quest 2, Donut County, Escape Goat 2, The Escapists, Firewatch, Four Sided Fantasy, Gang Beasts, GNOG, Grim Fandango Remastered, Hotline Miami 2, Hyper Light Drifter, #IDARB, Ikarus, Knight Squad, Kyoto Wild, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, Lumino City, Luna, MASSIVE CHALICE, Miegakure, N++, Night in the Woods, Panoramical, Please Don't, Spacedog, Push Me Pull You, Ride My Rainbow, Small Radios, Big Televisions, Spy Party, Subnautica, Subterfuge, The Talos Principle, Tharsis, Titan Souls, Videoball, and Whoa Dave!

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Endless Legend adds modding support, Halloween-themed side quest

about X hours ago from PC Gamer
Endless Legend adds modding support, Halloween-themed side quest

Amplitude Studios' small stable of interconnected strategy games opened its doors to the public yesterday, with the addition of modding tools for their fantasy 4X Endless Legend. They came as part of the game's Halloween update, which also added a seasonal side quest and a few other small bits and bobs. If you're keen to see what can be done with the game, you'll find a bunch of tutorials here.

That new, Halloweeny side quest unlocks "a new Broken Lords' Hero and a new item" to the game, while bug fixes include tweaks to the AI and solutions for issues related to quest items. It's not a huge patch, other than that modding support, but the ability to add new quests, skills, items, assets and so on, and to change the behaviour of the game's factions and heroes, is always welcome in any strategy game.

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Freeware Garden: Psyche E

about X hours ago from Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Freeware Garden: Psyche E

“I am yourself and you are me. My name is Ego. My penis fell off… help me find it.“ So begins Psyche E. A short, scatological and completely bonkers point-and-click adventure you can download for Windows. A game filled with weird sights and words that beautifully rhyme with rock. … [visit site to read more]

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