During the holidays, The War Z developer Hammerpoint was sufficiently humbled by the controversy surrounding its game to where producer Sergey Titov finally issued an apology. Admitting his churlish behavior was arrogant, Titov still managed to work in some attempts at damage control — ensuring the complaints came from only a “vocal minority” while bigging up how much the rest of the world loves his game.
The final week of Sony’s Holiday Essentials sale is upon us, and this promotion is ending on a high note. Most notably, there’s Sound Shapes and Tokyo Jungle , which are now $10.49 each, or $7.35 each for PlayStation Plus members. However, those are hardly the only good deals here: AR PLAY (Sale: $6.25, PS Plus: $4.38, Regular: $8.94) Assassin’s Creed 2 Deluxe Edition (Sale: $13.99, PS Plus: $9.80, Regular: $19.99) Batman: Arkham City (Sale: $20.99, PS Plus: $14.70, Regular: $29.99) Bulletstorm (Sale: $13.99, PS Plus: $9.80, Regular: $19.99) inFAMOUS 2 (Sale: $13.99, PS Plus: Free, Regular: $19.99) inFAMOUS Festival of Blood (Sale: $6.99, PS Plus: $4.90, Regular: $9.99) Lumines Electronic Symphony (Sale: $24.99, PS Plus: $17.49, Regular: $35.99) Shadow of the Colossus (Sale: $13.99, PS Plus: $9.80, Regular: $19.99) Skullgirls (Sale: $10.49, PS Plus: $7.35, Regular: $14.99) Touch My Katamari (Sale: $17.99, PS Plus: $12.25, Regular: $24.99) These discounts will continue through January 7, 2013
Sound Shapes developer Queasy Games wrapped up a present for everyone this holiday season, and this package is simply stunning. Look at the care that went into that tape, the love in the creases, the compassion in the folds – oh, fine, rip it apart. Just tear it open
Sound Shapes is expanding today with the launch of an in-game music shop . Up for grabs are three new sound packs, the Acoustic Sound Pack, Drum Kits Sound Pack and 8-Bit Sound Pack.
Regardless if you appreciate the game or not, it’s clear that Sound Shapes isn’t normal. The game looks totally low-fi, plays like one elaborate, more nuanced morph ball platforming section from Super Metroid , and features content from Beck, Deadmau5 , Super Brothers, Jim Guthrie , and many others. That’s not the kind of game you see every day
“With the Wii U gamepad, we can bring back slow paced, scary moments to the survival horror genre,” that is what is said in this ZombiU developer diary, as if games like Amnesia never happened. No, only with the power of TOUCHING A LITTLE SCREEN can horror games be scary anymore. Oh, the hyperbolic hubris! Still, the game looks spooky and has some interesting ideas.