Grand Theft Auto And Red Dead Redemption Developer Joins Microsoft's Newest Studio

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Grand Theft Auto And Red Dead Redemption Developer Joins Microsoft's Newest Studio

On Microsoft's E3 stage, the gaming giant answered the criticism of its first-party slate by announcing a number of acquisitions. The crown jewel of their studio announcements, though, was the founding of a new internal first-party studio called The Initiative, which was created to make prestige games for Microsoft's platforms. Now, the new studio has reportedly hired veteran Rockstar Games technical director Tom Shepherd to join The Initiative.

As reported by WindowsCentral, Shepherd's LinkedIn profile was updated yesterday to mention that he now works at The Initiative. Shepherd has been working at Rockstar for a number of years and has Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, Grand Theft Auto V, and more under his belt, which is a pretty impressive resume.

While it's not clear what position Shepherd now occupies at The Initiative, the studio had been hiring for a technical director already, and Shepherd seems an obvious fit for that role. While the Initiative has not announced any projects, and likely won't for a few years still, Microsoft seem to be counting on them as a pillar of their upcoming strategy. They might not even have anything at all for the Xbox One.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance DLC The Amorous Adventures of Bold Sir Hans Capon Gets A Release Trailer

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance DLC The Amorous Adventures of Bold Sir Hans Capon Gets A Release Trailer

Kingdom Come: Deliverance's newest DLC, The Amorous Adventures of Bold Sir Hans Capon, was released today. The new content puts players back up with Hans Capon and his longing for a significant other. Check out the release trailer Kingdom Come's second DLC below.

You play as a stand-in Cyrano for Capon to help him woo the object his affections. Of course, every good wingman goes above and beyond for his friend, which means you may have to invade some bandit camps and perform some quests along the way.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance was released in February of this year on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and you can read our review of the game right here. The DLC is out today on every platform the game itself is on and will run you $9.99, alongside free Tournament DLC.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance DLC The Amorous Adventures of Bold Sir Hans Capon Gets A Release Trailer

about X hours ago from
Kingdom Come: Deliverance DLC The Amorous Adventures of Bold Sir Hans Capon Gets A Release Trailer

Kingdom Come: Deliverance's newest DLC, The Amorous Adventures of Bold Sir Hans Capon, was released today. The new content puts players back up with Hans Capon and his longing for a significant other. Check out the release trailer Kingdom Come's second DLC below.

You play as a stand-in Cyrano for Capon to help him woo the object his affections. Of course, every good wingman goes above and beyond for his friend, which means you may have to invade some bandit camps and perform some quests along the way.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance was released in February of this year on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and you can read our review of the game right here. The DLC is out today on every platform the game itself is on and will run you $9.99, alongside free Tournament DLC.

Sega May Be Hinting That Sonic Colors Is Coming To PC

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Sega May Be Hinting That Sonic Colors Is Coming To PC

There was a period after the disastrous Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 that Sega was desperate to get the blue speedster back on track. Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Colors were part of that rehabilitation effort, though neither game saw releases on PC or anything beyond their initial platforms. While Sonic Unleashed has been slowly undergoing a porting process by fans, essentially being rebuilt brick-by-brick within Sonic Generations' PC version, Colors has had no such luck, and the fairly well-liked Wii game has been left on Nintendo's older console. That is, unless Sega is teasing an announcement.

As part of a Steam sale for Sonic the Hedgehog games, of which there are many on Steam but Colors is not one, either Sega or Valve included a piece of Sonic Colors' art. This was noted by Twitter account @Tracker_TD.

Hey uh Steam

You uh
You tryin ta tell us somethin pic.twitter.com/ipZSAA5LUj

Sega May Be Hinting That Sonic Colors Is Coming To PC

about X hours ago from
Sega May Be Hinting That Sonic Colors Is Coming To PC

There was a period after the disastrous Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 that Sega was desperate to get the blue speedster back on track. Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Colors were part of that rehabilitation effort, though neither game saw releases on PC or anything beyond their initial platforms. While Sonic Unleashed has been slowly undergoing a porting process by fans, essentially being rebuilt brick-by-brick within Sonic Generations' PC version, Colors has had no such luck, and the fairly well-liked Wii game has been left on Nintendo's older console. That is, unless Sega is teasing an announcement.

As part of a Steam sale for Sonic the Hedgehog games, of which there are many on Steam but Colors is not one, either Sega or Valve included a piece of Sonic Colors' art. This was noted by Twitter account @Tracker_TD.

Hey uh Steam

You uh
You tryin ta tell us somethin pic.twitter.com/ipZSAA5LUj

Kickstarter RPG The Waylanders Brings BioWare's Mike Laidlaw As Creative Consultant

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Kickstarter RPG The Waylanders Brings BioWare's Mike Laidlaw As Creative Consultant

A new RPG on Kickstarter, The Waylanders, is being produced by Spanish studio Gato Salvaje. The project, which has been kicking around for a while but has come to Kickstarter for a final push, is heavily inspired by a lot of old school RPGs and more modern takes on the formula like Dragon Age: Origins. If you're going to take inspiration from Dragon Age, then it makes sense to bring on series producer Mike Laidlaw onto the project.

Laidlaw has been involved in the project since last year, but has rarely taken such an active role in presenting in. For the Kickstarter, which went up today, he more or less explains the ins and outs of the script in a video at the top of the page. The Kickstarter video has Laidlaw, who is identified as a creative consultant, give the main pitch for the game, explaining its story and setting for the fantasy RPG. This makes the the first project we know Laidlaw has been involved in since he left BioWare last October after fourteen years with the studio.

As you might know, I have been consulting with the @WaylandersRPG folks for some time, and I'm delighted to see they have gone live on Kickstarter. I feel the game is super promising, and I'm fascinated by the history and myth that inspires the team.https://t.co/p8a8TBEeFI

Kickstarter RPG The Waylanders Brings Bioware's Mike Laidlaw As Creative Consultant

about X hours ago from
Kickstarter RPG The Waylanders Brings Bioware's Mike Laidlaw As Creative Consultant

A new RPG on Kickstarter, The Waylanders, is being produced by Spanish studio Gato Salvaje. The project, which has been kicking around for a while but has come to Kickstarter for a final push, is heavily inspired by a lot of old school RPGs and more modern takes on the formula like Dragon Age: Origins. If you're going to take inspiration from Dragon Age, then it makes sense to bring on series producer Mike Laidlaw onto the project.

Laidlaw has been involved in the project since last year, but has rarely taken such an active role in presenting in. For the Kickstarter, which went up today, he more or less explains the ins and outs of the script in a video at the top of the page. The Kickstarter video has Laidlaw, who is identified as a creative consultant, give the main pitch for the game, explaining its story and setting for the fantasy RPG. This makes the the first project we know Laidlaw has been involved in since he left Bioware last October after fourteen years with the studio.

As you might know, I have been consulting with the @WaylandersRPG folks for some time, and I'm delighted to see they have gone live on Kickstarter. I feel the game is super promising, and I'm fascinated by the history and myth that inspires the team.https://t.co/p8a8TBEeFI

Discord Store And Game Library Go Into Beta Today

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Discord Store And Game Library Go Into Beta Today

Chat-app Discord has launched their first major step in becoming a gaming marketplace today with the beta release of the Discord store, concurrently with Discord's revamped Nitro subscription service. 

Simply named the Discord Store, the app now provides Discord's 150 million users the ability to buy PC games from the store, leveraging its massive userbase to offer what appears to be the most credible threat to Valve's Steam service so far.

Alongside the store, Discord is also reintroducing its revamped Nitro service, which now grants subscribers access to a library of games in a manner similar to Microsoft's Game Pass on Xbox One. Discord says that the current library adds up to $1000 worth of games and will grow larger as time goes on.

Discord Store And Game Library Go Into Beta Today

about X hours ago from
Discord Store And Game Library Go Into Beta Today

Chat-app Discord has launched their first major step in becoming a gaming marketplace today with the beta release of the Discord store, concurrently with Discord's revamped Nitro subscription service. 

Simply named the Discord Store, the app now provides Discord's 150 million users the ability to buy PC games from the store, leveraging its massive userbase to offer what appears to be the most credible threat to Valve's Steam service so far.

Alongside the store, Discord is also reintroducing its revamped Nitro service, which now grants subscribers access to a library of games in a manner similar to Microsoft's Game Pass on Xbox One. Discord says that the current library adds up to $1000 worth of games and will grow larger as time goes on.

Analogue Announces High-End Sega Genesis For Release Next Year

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Analogue Announces High-End Sega Genesis For Release Next Year

Earlier this year, Seattle-based technology company Analogue released the Super NT, a recreation of the Super Nintendo that natively played the system's games with digital output and no input lag, a follow-up to their NES version of the same concept. The little console, which was no small feat of engineering with a price tag proportional to that feat's size, presented a hardcore enthusiast's alternative to the official miniconsoles that were all the rage. Now, Analogue is declaring their own end to the hostilities of the 16-bit console wars by announcing their Genesis version of the same template, the Mega Sg.

The mini-Genesis plays games from the U.S. Genesis and Mega Drive natively by just popping in your preferred cart. Once you do, the Mega Sg produces a 1080p signal over HDMI for your TV with minimal input lag that matches how the original Sega Genesis played on your CRT over 20 years ago. After the system's release, Analogue plans to release cartridge adapters that will allow it to play games from other Sega systems, as well.