Tamarin, A Spiritual Sequel To Jet Force Gemini, Announced From Former Rare Developers

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Tamarin, A Spiritual Sequel To Jet Force Gemini, Announced From Former Rare Developers

Remember Jet Force Gemini, Rare's 1999 N64 shooter that commands a small but dedicated base of fans? It turns out some other people remember the game, too! Chameleon Games, which self-describes as being made up of "golden era" ex-Rare employees, is looking to recapture that spirit with the announcement of a new and surprisingly similar game called Tamarin.

You can check out the reveal trailer for the game below.

You can see a lot of Jet Force Gemini's influences in the game, like the exact same design for the bug monsters and the fundamental shooting and exploration segments. I have my doubts that the Jet Force Gemini market is actually all that huge, but I'm pretty impressed by how directly they seem to just be going for it. That artstyle, though. It is very 1990s Rare, at least.

Tamarin, A Spiritual Sequel To Jet Force Gemini, Announced From Former Rare Developers

about X hours ago from
Tamarin, A Spiritual Sequel To Jet Force Gemini, Announced From Former Rare Developers

Remember Jet Force Gemini, Rare's 1999 N64 shooter that commands a small but dedicated base of fans? It turns out some other people remember the game, too! Chameleon Games, which self-describes as being made up of "golden era" ex-Rare employees, is looking to recapture that spirit with the announcement of a new and surprisingly similar game called Tamarin.

You can check out the reveal trailer for the game below.

You can see a lot of Jet Force Gemini's influences in the game, like the exact same design for the bug monsters and the fundamental shooting and exploration segments. I have my doubts that the Jet Force Gemini market is actually all that huge, but I'm pretty impressed by how directly they seem to just be going for it. That artstyle, though. It is very 1990s Rare, at least.

Overwatch Introduces Workshop For Custom Game Rules And Scripting

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Overwatch Introduces Workshop For Custom Game Rules And Scripting

In the newest Overwatch developer update, Blizzard vice president Jeff Kaplan took to the traditional video camera motif to announce the newest feature coming to their premiere competitive shooter called Overwatch Workshop. The new mode is a scripting program that lets players essentially futz with the game's modifiable code to create things and even go as far as to edit their heroes to their liking.

Check out the video explanation below.

The mode will include some pre-built examples for players to open up and look at, such as a Floor-Is-Lava mode called Molten Floor. Kaplan warns that this mode is intended mostly for programmers and enthusiasts, which he collectively calls power users, that like looking at tinkering with code. However, Workshop does come with its own debugger that will run through the custom modes and explain why things are or are not happening.

Overwatch Introduces Workshop For Custom Game Rules And Scripting

about X hours ago from
Overwatch Introduces Workshop For Custom Game Rules And Scripting

In the newest Overwatch developer update, Blizzard vice president Jeff Kaplan took to the traditional video camera motif to announce the newest feature coming to their premiere competitive shooter called Overwatch Workshop. The new mode is a scripting program that lets players essentially futz with the game's modifiable code to create things and even go as far as to edit their heroes to their liking.

Check out the video explanation below.

The mode will include some pre-built examples for players to open up and look at, such as a Floor-Is-Lava mode called Molten Floor. Kaplan warns that this mode is intended mostly for programmers and enthusiasts, which he collectively calls power users, that like looking at tinkering with code. However, Workshop does come with its own debugger that will run through the custom modes and explain why things are or are not happening.

Persona 5: The Royal Coming To North America Next Year

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Persona 5: The Royal Coming To North America Next Year

Atlus has been teasing Persona 5: The Royal for the last little while, and now we finally have a better idea on what you can expect from the upcoming, upgraded version of the JRPG.

The Royal brings several new features to the game, such as new Phantom Thief Kasumi Yoshizawa, a confidant named Takuto Maruki who works at Shujin Academy as a counselor, and a new location called Kichijoji. This expansion will take place during the third trimester of school.

The Phantom Thieves are back.https://t.co/PIifoSigg1 pic.twitter.com/tbVkHN8vXk

Persona 5: The Royal Coming To North America Next Year

about X hours ago from
Persona 5: The Royal Coming To North America Next Year

Atlus has been teasing Persona 5: The Royal for the last little while, and now we finally have a better idea on what you can expect from the upcoming, upgraded version of the JRPG.

The Royal brings several new features to the game, such as new Phantom Thief Kasumi Yoshizawa, a confidant named Takuto Maruki who works at Shujin Academy as a counselor, and a new location called Kichijoji. This expansion will take place during the third trimester of school.

The Phantom Thieves are back.https://t.co/PIifoSigg1 pic.twitter.com/tbVkHN8vXk

Persona 5: The Royal Coming To North America Next Year

about X hours ago from
Persona 5: The Royal Coming To North America Next Year

Atlus has been teasing Persona 5: The Royal for the last little while, and now we finally have a better idea on what you can expect from the upcoming, upgraded version of the JRPG.

The Royal brings several new features to the game, such as new Phantom Thief Kasumi Yoshizawa, a confidant named Takuto Maruki who works at Shujin Academy as a counselor, and a new location called Kichijoji. This expansion will take place during the third trimester of school.

The Phantom Thieves are back.https://t.co/PIifoSigg1 pic.twitter.com/tbVkHN8vXk

Thinblood Possibilities

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Thinblood Possibilities

It still feels moderately strange that a Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 is happening at all, so each new bit of information comes as a bit of a surprise. In this case, Paradox Interactive has information about the thinblood disciplines your fledgling vampire chooses from at the start of the game.

The thinbloods are freshly turned and weaker vampires that are having a harder time in the new world of darkness than full bloods are. However, because Seattle has only recently come under Camarilla control, thinbloods can rise to the top with a little opportunity and luck. Check out the animated cinematic, which contains more rat eating than you might be comfortable with, introducing the thinbloods below.

The three thinblood disciplines players pick from at the beginning are Chiropteran, Mentalism, and Nebulation. The much more detailed information comes from Paradox right here:

Thinblood Possibilities

about X hours ago from
Thinblood Possibilities

It still feels moderately strange that a Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 is happening at all, so each new bit of information comes as a bit of a surprise. In this case, Paradox Interactive has information about the thinblood disciplines your fledgling vampire chooses from at the start of the game.

The thinbloods are freshly turned and weaker vampires that are having a harder time in the new world of darkness than full bloods are. However, because Seattle has only recently come under Camarilla control, thinbloods can rise to the top with a little opportunity and luck. Check out the animated cinematic, which contains more rat eating than you might be comfortable with, introducing the thinbloods below.

The three thinblood disciplines players pick from at the beginning are Chiropteran, Mentalism, and Nebulation. The much more detailed information comes from Paradox right here:

Five Reasons Planet Zoo Is Promising

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Five Reasons Planet Zoo Is Promising

Planet Zoo is an upcoming management sim by Frontier Developments, the company behind Planet Coaster. We recently got to watch a 15 minute demo of the game in action and came away rather impressed by Frontier's ambitions and the promise of their take on running a zoo and caring for its animals.

Here's why we're excited to play the game when it releases this Fall.

If you haven't played Planet Coaster, but loved management sims like Rollercoaster Tycoon and Zoo Tycoon, you should give it a go. Frontier Developments showcased the it knows how to bring the park sim into the next generation by striking a fine balance between meticulous management and wacky shenanigans, and we look forward to seeing the result with Planet Zoo.