Ghost Of A Tale Heading To PC Next March

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Ghost Of A Tale Heading To PC Next March

Ghost Of a Tale has been a long time coming. We originally saw the game back at Gamescom in 2014, and while it's released in a beta form on Steam, it hasn't seen an official release date. It still doesn't have one, but a recent developer update homes in on when the game may be out.

Lionel "Seith" Gallat, the person at the heart of the game (he's responsible for most of the game while getting some additional help from a few others) has posted an update on the game, answering a few questions after remaining quiet for a few months. According to Gallat, "the game’s content itself will be mostly done by the end of December." The team was originally hoping to release the game this year, but considering the additional time that quality assurance, promotion, translation (the game will release in at least five languages, though there are plans and hopes for 10 total), Gallat is aiming to release the PC version of the game in March. The Xbox One version will follow right after, followed by the PS4 version.

After showing off a few more shots of how the game has improved in recent months, the post goes on to answer a few other questions: The final game will take around 15 to 20 hours to finish, depending on how much players explore and will go on sale $24.99 (five dollars higher than the pre-release version).

Drink A Can Of Red Bull, Get New Street Fighter V Content Starting Next Month

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Drink A Can Of Red Bull, Get New Street Fighter V Content Starting Next Month

Street Fighter V's had a lot of costumes over the last two or so years. The latest batch will be themed after energy drink maker and media conglomerate Red Bull, and all you have to do is buy a can.

From November 1 to April 30, 2018, Red Bull is celebrating the fighting game series' 30th anniversary with limited edition "character cans" of the energy drinks, which will contain "exclusive Street Fighter V content" for the PlayStation 4 version of the game.

What that "content" is has yet to be seen, but clever modders have already found some (or perhaps all) of it. Frequent SFV dataminer X-Kira has dug up Red Bull-themed outfits for several characters. The costumes seem to be simple recolorings of currently-available cosutmes, albeit it with Red Bull logos attached. What else might be on tap in Red Bull cans, or whether this content will be made available in the PC version of the game, is unclear.

Drink A Can Of Red Bull, Get New Street Fighter V Content Starting Next Month

about X hours ago from
Drink A Can Of Red Bull, Get New Street Fighter V Content Starting Next Month

Street Fighter V's had a lot of costumes over the last two or so years. The latest batch will be themed after energy drink maker and media conglomerate Red Bull, and all you have to do is buy a can.

From November 1 to April 30, 2018, Red Bull is celebrating the fighting game series' 30th anniversary with limited edition "character cans" of the energy drinks, which will contain "exclusive Street Fighter V content" for the PlayStation 4 version of the game.

What that "content" is has yet to be seen, but clever modders have already found some (or perhaps all) of it. Frequent SFV dataminer X-Kira has dug up Red Bull-themed outfits for several characters. The costumes seem to be simple recolorings of currently-available cosutmes, albeit it with Red Bull logos attached. What else might be on tap in Red Bull cans, or whether this content will be made available in the PC version of the game, is unclear.

Hellblade Selling Above Expecations, Nearly Breaking Even For Developer

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Hellblade Selling Above Expecations, Nearly Breaking Even For Developer

Hellblade was a strange, experimental title in a number of ways. Not only was it something different, but it was an attempt by developer Ninja Theory (of Heavenly Sword and DmC: Devil May Cry fame) to self-publish a title that was larger than most independent projects but smaller in scale than most efforts from major studios. This placed it in a league of "B-games" (from a budgetary standpoint) that has fallen out of favor in recent years, as most developers opted to get bigger, or break apart. Thankfully, the effort seems to be paying off.

Speaking with GamesBeat, chief creative director at Ninja Theory Tameem Antoniades said Hellblade has sold above the developer's expectations. "I think it’s almost broken even, or it’s about to break even in the next couple of weeks." Antoniades said. "We weren’t expecting to break even for six, eight, nine months on this game. It looks like within three months, it will have broken even and then some." Ninja Theory plans to release a more thorough sales breakdown sometime soon. "We want the data out there so other developers, if they want to do something similar, they have a data point, hopefully, to help encourage them to do more games like this."

Hellblade Selling Above Expecations, Nearly Breaking Even For Developer

about X hours ago from
Hellblade Selling Above Expecations, Nearly Breaking Even For Developer

Hellblade was a strange, experimental title in a number of ways. Not only was it something different, but it was an attempt by developer Ninja Theory (of Heavenly Sword and DmC: Devil May Cry fame) to self-publish a title that was larger than most independent projects but smaller in scale than most efforts from major studios. This placed it in a league of "B-games" (from a budgetary standpoint) that has fallen out of favor in recent years, as most developers opted to get bigger or break apart. Thankfully, the effort seems to be paying off.

Speaking with GamesBeat, chief creative director at Ninja Theory Tameem Antoniades said Hellblade has sold above the developer's expectations. "I think it’s almost broken even, or it’s about to break even in the next couple of weeks." Antoniades said. "We weren’t expecting to break even for six, eight, nine months on this game. It looks like within three months, it will have broken even and then some." Ninja Theory plans to release a more thorough sales breakdown sometime soon. "We want the data out there so other developers, if they want to do something similar, they have a data point, hopefully, to help encourage them to do more games like this."

Stranger Things Come To MineCraft With New Costumes

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Stranger Things Come To MineCraft With New Costumes

This Friday was a huge day for geek culture because we got Assassin's Creed Origins, Super Mario Odyssey, and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus all in one day, but also because the second season of the acclaimed Netflix series Stranger Things released, a few days ahead of Halloween. MineCraft fans have another reason to celebrate the weekend, as costumes from Stranger Things are now available in the game.

The costume pack offers quite a lot of its three-dollar asking price, featuring several dozen different costumes for Eleven, Murray, Billy, Chief Hoper and more from both season one and two (this also means the pack technically could contain spoilers for the second season, so you may want to hold off on seeing what the pack has in store until you're done watching).

Mojang also cut a cute little trailer emulating a few scenes from the show using the costumes, which you can see below.

Stranger Things Come To MineCraft With New Costumes

about X hours ago from
Stranger Things Come To MineCraft With New Costumes

This Friday was a huge day for geek culture because we got Assassin's Creed Origins, Super Mario Odyssey, and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus all in one day, but also because the second season of the acclaimed Netflix series Stranger Things released, a few days ahead of Halloween. MineCraft fans have another reason to celebrate the weekend, as costumes from Stranger Things are now available in the game.

The costume pack offers quite a lot of its three-dollar asking price, featuring several dozen different costumes for Eleven, Murray, Billy, Chief Hoper and more from both season one and two (this also means the pack technically could contain spoilers for the second season, so you may want to hold off on seeing what the pack has in store until you're done watching).

Mojang also cut a cute little trailer emulating a few scenes from the show using the costumes, which you can see below.

Watch The Trailer For The Official Papers, Please Short Film

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Watch The Trailer For The Official Papers, Please Short Film

2013's Papers Please made a riveting game out of authoritarianism, paranoid nationalism, and bureaucracy. As an immigration inspector for the nation of Arstrotzka, you checked everyone's papers at the border, choosing who you'd let in or out of the country based on their documentation and other telltale signs. If you think that sounds like a great premise for a short film as well as a game, you're in luck.

Filmmaker Nikita Ordynskiy, along with Papers, Please creator Lucas Pope, have released a trailer for Papers, Please, an independent short film based on the game. The trailer, which stars Igor Savochkin as the immigration inspector, tells a similar story to the games, one in which someone must examine artifacts chronicling the lives of hopeful immigrants to Arstrotzka and decide whether to let them. If the final product is as suspenseful as the game (or the trailer), it'll be a treat.

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Watch The Trailer For The Official Papers, Please Short Film

about X hours ago from
Watch The Trailer For The Official Papers, Please Short Film

2013's Papers Please made a riveting game out of authoritarianism, paranoid nationalism, and bureaucracy. As an immigration inspector for the nation of Arstrotzka, you checked everyone's papers at the border, choosing who you'd let in or out of the country based on their documentation and other telltale signs. If you think that sounds like a great premise for a short film as well as a game, you're in luck.

Filmmaker Nikita Ordynskiy, along with Papers, Please creator Lucas Pope, have released a trailer for Papers, Please, an independent short film based on the game. The trailer, which stars Igor Savochkin as the immigration inspector, tells a similar story to the games, one in which someone must examine artifacts chronicling the lives of hopeful immigrants to Arstrotzka and decide whether to let them. If the final product is as suspenseful as the game (or the trailer), it'll be a treat.

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What To Watch This Weekend: Blizzcon, Dota 2, And Injustice 2

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What To Watch This Weekend: Blizzcon, Dota 2, And Injustice 2

This weekend we have some pre-Blizzcon Blizzard tournaments, major tournaments for several top games, and some more off-kilter events around the world.

Blizzcon may not start until next week, but you can catch the opening days of the event's Heroes of the Storm and StarCraft II tournaments this weekend. With the world's best players on display, even the early matches should offer some intense competition. (StreamsSchedule)

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive heads to St. Petersburg for its huge Epicenter event, featuring stiff competition and a nearly $500,000 prize pool. (Stream / Schedule)