Epic Games Releases All Paragon Assets For Free

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Epic Games Releases All Paragon Assets For Free

The untimely demise of MOBAs like Gigantic and Paragon are telltale signs of how unpredictable video game industry trends can be. In regard to the latter, Epic Games went a step further by refunding PC and PS4 players who had purchased the game and any DLC released for it. With the runaway success of Fortnite at its back, the developer has gone a step beyond by releasing all of Paragon's assets for use in Unreal Engine 4 for free, which come around to $12 million in total development costs.

There are 20 characters and 1,500 environmental components to experiment with at anyone's leisure. Animation cycles, sound effects, and skins are even being retained. You can peruse the current list of assets by clicking here, which is expected to expand over time with additional characters this summer.

[Source: Epic Games via Kotaku]

Epic Games Releases All Paragon Assets For Free

about X hours ago from
Epic Games Releases All Paragon Assets For Free

The untimely demise of MOBAs like Gigantic and Paragon are telltale signs of how unpredictable video game industry trends can be. In regard to the latter, Epic Games went a step further by refunding PC and PS4 players who had purchased the game and any DLC released for it. With the runaway success of Fortnite at its back, the developer has gone a step beyond by releasing all of Paragon's assets for use in Unreal Engine 4 for free, which come around to $12 million in total development costs.

There are 20 characters and 1,500 environmental components to experiment with at anyone's leisure. Animation cycles, sound effects, and skins are even being retained. You can peruse the current list of assets by clicking here, which is expected to expand over time with additional characters this summer.

[Source: Epic Games via Kotaku]

Historians Take On Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

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Historians Take On Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

History Respawned is a YouTube channel that discusses the real-world history of popular stories in all mediums. Sometimes they even taken on video games, like Assassin's Creed and Papers, Please.

This week they're chatting about Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus' historical inspirations and how the game borrows from history to create its bleak vision of an alternate timeline. It's a pretty interesting discussion, even if Wolf II isn't your jam, with hosts Bob Whitaker and John Harney a discussing the interplay between history and pulp in one of the most politically charged AAA games in recent memory with guest and filmmaker Robert Greene II.

You can watch the whole thing right here (be warned: this is pretty heavy stuff, with an emphasis on racial tension and violence).

Historians Take On Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

about X hours ago from
Historians Take On Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

History Respawned is a YouTube channel that discusses the real-world history of popular stories in all mediums. Sometimes they even taken on video games, like Assassin's Creed and Papers, Please.

This week they're chatting about Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus' historical inspirations and how the game borrows from history to create its bleak vision of an alternate timeline. It's a pretty interesting discussion, even if Wolf II isn't your jam, with hosts Bob Whitaker and John Harney a discussing the interplay between history and pulp in one of the most politically charged AAA games in recent memory with guest and filmmaker Robert Greene II.

You can watch the whole thing right here (be warned: this is pretty heavy stuff, with an emphasis on racial tension and violence).

This Week In Gaming – Sea of Thieves, Ni No Kuni 2, A Way Out

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This Week In Gaming – Sea of Thieves, Ni No Kuni 2, A Way Out

Each Monday, come here for a rundown of all this week's big events that we know about, from game releases, to betas, to recapping the biggest continuing news stories from the previous week. If there's anything we missed, feel free to let us know! This week covers the dates from March 19 to March 25.

Assassin's Creed Rogue: Remastered (PS4, Xbox One) – March 20Attack on Titan 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch) - March 20
Sea of Thieves (Xbox One, PC) – March 20
Titan Quest (PS4, Xbox One) – March 20
A Way Out (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – March 23
Detective Pikachu (3DS) –  March 23
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (PS4, PC) – March 23
Pure Farming 2018 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – March 23

This Week In Gaming – Sea of Thieves, Ni No Kuni 2, A Way Out

about X hours ago from
This Week In Gaming – Sea of Thieves, Ni No Kuni 2, A Way Out

Each Monday, come here for a rundown of all this week's big events that we know about, from game releases, to betas, to recapping the biggest continuing news stories from the previous week. If there's anything we missed, feel free to let us know! This week covers the dates from March 19 to March 25.

Assassin's Creed Rogue: Remastered (PS4, Xbox One) – March 20Attack on Titan 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch) - March 20
Sea of Thieves (Xbox One, PC) – March 20
Titan Quest (PS4, Xbox One) – March 20
A Way Out (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – March 23
Detective Pikachu (3DS) –  March 23
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (PS4, PC) – March 23
Pure Farming 2018 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – March 23

Amazon Tech Enables Real-World Prizes In Games

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Amazon Tech Enables Real-World Prizes In Games

Amazon has announced the GameOn applications programming interface (API) for developers that lets studios award in-game and real-world prizes fulfilled by Amazon.

Amazon envisions the developer tool ultimately being used by players to create in-game competitions (including leaderboards and leagues), with developers "retaining complete control over the prize type, value, and quantity."

GameOn launch partners include Eden Games, which created the Gear Club mobile title (shown), although the tech works with any platform.

Amazon Tech Enables Real-World Prizes In Games

about X hours ago from
Amazon Tech Enables Real-World Prizes In Games

Amazon has announced the GameOn applications programming interface (API) for developers that lets studios award in-game and real-world prizes fulfilled by Amazon.

Amazon envisions the developer tool ultimately being used by players to create in-game competitions (including leaderboards and leagues), with developers "retaining complete control over the prize type, value, and quantity."

GameOn launch partners include Eden Games, which created the Gear Club mobile title (shown), although the tech works with any platform.

Report: Lego Incredibles Game On The Way

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Report: Lego Incredibles Game On The Way

Lego has had a fair amount of luck turning properties into interesting video games over the years, with memorable titles being crafted out of the Star Wars, Marvel, and DC comic universes. Looks like the company is turning its gaze onto Pixar now.
According to The Brick Fan, a Lego fan site, sets being released for The Incredibles 2 have started showing up early at Walmart. Included with those sets is a teaser for a Lego video game version of The Incredibles:

The Brick Fan says the game will be developed by TT Games (responsible for developing the majority of modern Lego titles) and will be released in 2018. There is no word on whether or not the game will be a straight adaptation of the movie or have its own story.

[Source: The Brick Fan]

Our Take

Obviously take all of this with a grain of salt since Warner Bros, Disney, and TT have not comfirmed any of this. However, The Brick Fan is pretty reputable and the photographic evidence lines up with what the site is saying, so it seems like this is happening.

Report: Lego Incredibles Game On The Way

about X hours ago from
Report: Lego Incredibles Game On The Way

Lego has had a fair amount of luck turning properties into interesting video games over the years, with memorable titles being crafted out of the Star Wars, Marvel, and DC comic universes. Looks like the company is turning its gaze onto Pixar now.
According to The Brick Fan, a Lego fan site, sets being released for The Incredibles 2 have started showing up early at Walmart. Included with those sets is a teaser for a Lego video game version of The Incredibles:

The Brick Fan says the game will be developed by TT Games (responsible for developing the majority of modern Lego titles) and will be released in 2018. There is no word on whether or not the game will be a straight adaptation of the movie or have its own story.

[Source: The Brick Fan]

Our Take

Obviously take all of this with a grain of salt since Warner Bros, Disney, and TT have not comfirmed any of this. However, The Brick Fan is pretty reputable and the photographic evidence lines up with what the site is saying, so it seems like this is happening.