Former Telltale/Ubisoft Developers Start New Studio

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Former Telltale/Ubisoft Developers Start New Studio

Back in 2017, Ubisoft hired several key Telltale developers who had worked on The Walking Dead, Tales From The Borderlands, and Minecraft: Story Mode. At the time, fans of both Telltale and Ubisoft wondered what would emerge from that that combination of talent. The answer appears to be another departure.

Variety is reporting that three of those developers (Nick Herman, Dennis Lenart, and Pierre Shorette) have broken away from Ubisoft to start their own company, AdHoc, which is focused on building interactive narrative experiences. “Having to pitch something that ultimately fifty people need to understand and approve means a lot of the more adventurous or risky ideas often die early on for a bunch of different reasons,”  Lenart explained to Variety.

You can read the full report here on what AdHoc plans to do as it enters this space, and how it's looking to Netflix's Bandersnatch for inspiration. For more on Bandersnatch, check out editor Elise Favis' take on the show here.

Former Telltale/Ubisoft Developers Start New Studio

about X hours ago from
Former Telltale/Ubisoft Developers Start New Studio

Back in 2017, Ubisoft hired several key Telltale developers who had worked on The Walking Dead, Tales From The Borderlands, and Minecraft: Story Mode. At the time, fans of both Telltale and Ubisoft wondered what would emerge from that that combination of talent. The answer appears to be another departure.

Variety is reporting that three of those developers (Nick Herman, Dennis Lenart, and Pierre Shorette) have broken away from Ubisoft to start their own company, AdHoc, which is focused on building interactive narrative experiences. “Having to pitch something that ultimately fifty people need to understand and approve means a lot of the more adventurous or risky ideas often die early on for a bunch of different reasons,”  Lenart explained to Variety.

You can read the full report here on what AdHoc plans to do as it enters this space, and how it's looking to Netflix's Bandersnatch for inspiration. For more on Bandersnatch, check out editor Elise Favis' take on the show here.

Insomniac Games Celebrates 25 Years With A Look Back Video

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Insomniac Games Celebrates 25 Years With A Look Back Video

The video game industry can be a turbulent place. Precious Few developers make it to their 25th anniversary. Id Software, Epic, Neversoft, Atlus, Falcom are among them. Today Insomniac Games, the developer behind Sunset Overdrive, Spyro, Resistance, and Spider-Man, joins those ranks.

To celebrate the occasion, Founder Ted Price releases a thank you video that looks back at the developer's history:

For more on Insomniac Games, check out our own look back at the company as well as our review of Spider-Man.

Insomniac Games Celebrates 25 Years With A Look Back Video

about X hours ago from
Insomniac Games Celebrates 25 Years With A Look Back Video

The video game industry can be a turbulent place. Precious Few developers make it to their 25th anniversary. Id Software, Epic, Neversoft, Atlus, Falcom are among them. Today Insomniac Games, the developer behind Sunset Overdrive, Spyro, Resistance, and Spider-Man, joins those ranks.

To celebrate the occasion, Founder Ted Price releases a thank you video that looks back at the developer's history:

For more on Insomniac Games, check out our own look back at the company as well as our review of Spider-Man.

PlayStation Plus Cloud Storage Has Increased To 100 GB

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PlayStation Plus Cloud Storage Has Increased To 100 GB

As Sony announced late last month, the PlayStation Plus program got a big boost in its cloud storage today. This means your save files are safe and sound in Sony's cloud service with a huge number of saves now possible. Sony has bumped storage up from 10 GB to a whopping 100 GB.

Expanded 100GB cloud storage is rolling out now to PS Plus members. Enjoy 10x more cloud storage for all those PS4 game saves! pic.twitter.com/JAFbUFDI39

The addition comes as Sony pulls away from offering PS Plus support for legacy systems, both PlayStation 3 and Vita, starting next month but keeping the price the same. Sony likely knows they needed to turn something up or on to keep bolstering the argument for paying for the yearly service.

PlayStation Plus Cloud Storage Has Increased To 100 GB

about X hours ago from
PlayStation Plus Cloud Storage Has Increased To 100 GB

As Sony announced late last month, the PlayStation Plus program got a big boost in its cloud storage today. This means your save files are safe and sound in Sony's cloud service with a huge number of saves now possible. Sony has bumped storage up from 10 GB to a whopping 100 GB.

Expanded 100GB cloud storage is rolling out now to PS Plus members. Enjoy 10x more cloud storage for all those PS4 game saves! pic.twitter.com/JAFbUFDI39

The addition comes as Sony pulls away from offering PS Plus support for legacy systems, both PlayStation 3 and Vita, starting next month but keeping the price the same. Sony likely knows they needed to turn something up or on to keep bolstering the argument for paying for the yearly service.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Gets New Game Plus Mode This Month

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey Gets New Game Plus Mode This Month

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a huge, expansive adventure and you spend a lot of time making your Alexios or Kassandra as strong as possible. After spending dozens of hour doing that, you might want to head back in time and replay the game, but not any weaker than you were before. Finally, Ubisoft has heard those pleas and is bringing New Game Plus this month.

And we find this out through the age-old art of ASCII.

Today's Tea:
) )
) ( ) )
_(___(____)____(___(_
\ New Game+ / _
\ is / |
\ coming /____ |
\ this /
\ month /
\_______/

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Gets New Game Plus Mode This Month

about X hours ago from
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Gets New Game Plus Mode This Month

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a huge, expansive adventure and you spend a lot of time making your Alexios or Kassandra as strong as possible. After spending dozens of hour doing that, you might want to head back in time and replay the game, but not any weaker than you were before. Finally, Ubisoft has heard those pleas and is bringing New Game Plus this month.

And we find this out through the age-old art of ASCII.

Today's Tea:
) )
) ( ) )
_(___(____)____(___(_
\ New Game+ / _
\ is / |
\ coming /____ |
\ this /
\ month /
\_______/

Respawn Confirms Some Apex Legends Heroes Are LGBTQ

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Respawn Confirms Some Apex Legends Heroes Are LGBTQ

When Respawn launched Apex Legends, their free-to-play battle royale shooter set in the Titanfall universe, they introduced all the heroes with in-game and website biographies. Some of these biographies suggested that some characters are fairly diverse in terms of sexual and gender identity, which Respawn has now confirmed.

The character Bloodhound, Apex Legends' tracker extraordinaire, does not use gendered pronouns in the character bio on their website, leading fans to speculate that the character does does not identify as either gender. When asked by Rock Paper Shotgun if this means Bloodhound is non-binary, community manager Jay Frachette confirmed that fact.

The other confirmation is a lot more obvious with the character Gibraltr, a large man holding up a giant shield. In the character's bio, when talking about Gibraltr's more rebellious path, a line referring to a significant other appears: "He only began to understand the value of protecting others when he and his boyfriend stole his father’s motorcycle, took it on a joyride, and got trapped by a deadly mudslide."

Respawn Confirms Some Apex Legends Heroes Are LBGTQ

about X hours ago from
Respawn Confirms Some Apex Legends Heroes Are LBGTQ

When Respawn launched Apex Legends, their free-to-play battle royale shooter set in the Titanfall universe, they introduced all the heroes with in-game and website biographies. Some of these biographies suggested that some characters are fairly diverse in terms of sexual and gender identity, which Respawn has now confirmed.

The character Bloodhound, Apex Legends' tracker extraordinaire, does not use gendered pronouns in the character bio on their website, leading fans to speculate that the character does does not identify as either gender. When asked by Rock Paper Shotgun if this means Bloodhound is non-binary, community manager Jay Frachette confirmed that fact.

The other confirmation is a lot more obvious with the character Gibraltr, a large man holding up a giant shield. In the character's bio, when talking about Gibraltr's more rebellious path, a line referring to a significant other appears: "He only began to understand the value of protecting others when he and his boyfriend stole his father’s motorcycle, took it on a joyride, and got trapped by a deadly mudslide."