Worlds Apart: How DayZ and Rust Fill Different Roles in the Survival Genre

By: Shaun McInnis I had no idea what to think when that first arrow flew past my head. Here I was chasing a boar across a hillside with nothing more than a rock, desperately trying to gather enough meat to stay alive one more night. Who was this person trying to kill me? Why would they waste perfectly good arrows on someone so clearly lacking … Continue reading Worlds Apart: How DayZ and Rust Fill Different Roles in the Survival Genre

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Resident Evil 7 revealed?

By: Eddie Makuch Resident Evil 7 is in development, according to a former employee of motion capture studio House of Moves. On her  LinkedIn profile  (via  NeoGAF ), an ex-costume designer at the company claims she did work as “costume designer for the video game Resident Evil 7.” House of Moves is a Los Angeles, California motion capture studio that has done work for  Halo: … Continue reading Resident Evil 7 revealed?

Xbox 360 holiday bundles revealed

By: Eddie Makuch Microsoft today announced three new Xbox 360 Holiday Value Bundles that will begin to populate at retailers around the world shortly. All bundles include one month of Xbox Live Gold, as well as various pack-in games. More details are available at the  Xbox website . 250GB Kinect ($400) – Includes  Kinect Sports: Season Two ,  Kinect Adventures , and  Forza Horizon . … Continue reading Xbox 360 holiday bundles revealed

EA closing BattleForge

By: Eddie Makuch Sony: Elder Scrolls Online not originally planned for consoles Free-to-play real-time strategy game BattleForge will be shut down on October 31, Electronic Arts has announced. “Today we bring sad news to the world of Nyn as the rift between our worlds is coming to a close, and with this we come to the unfortunate retirement of BattleForge,” the company said in a … Continue reading EA closing BattleForge

DayZ release info, pricing model revealed

By:  Dan Chiappini The standalone version of apocalyptic survival mod DayZ is getting closer to public release, creator Dean “Rocket” Hall confirmed in an interview with Gamasutra. “So what we’re doing at the moment is, we gave free keys as a gift to the forum moderators, the Reddit moderators, people who helped out with DayZ development, and stuff like that,” Hall said. “I guess there’s … Continue reading DayZ release info, pricing model revealed

Xbox One contains non-replaceable hard drive

By:  Zorine Te The Xbox One console will contain a non-replaceable 500GB hard drive, Microsoft has confirmed in an interview with Engadget. Microsoft’s senior director of product planning, Albert Penello, confirmed that the console would contain an internal 500GB hard drive that cannot be upgraded. By comparison, the Xbox 360 console offered hard drives with varying degrees of capacity and allowed users to replace the hard … Continue reading Xbox One contains non-replaceable hard drive

Neverwinter experiencing in-game economy exploits

By: Jonathan Toyad Developer Cryptic Studios and publisher Perfect World took the Astral Diamond Exchange and auction hall of its MMO, Neverwinter, offline to “resolve a high priority bug” that involved a currency exploit. The cheat allowed players to duplicate Astral Diamonds, the in-game currency bought with real-world money. Users reported the exploit in the game’s official forums, according to a report on Massively. The … Continue reading Neverwinter experiencing in-game economy exploits

Dragon Nest sequel in the works – Shanda Games CEO

By: Jonathan Toyad Publisher Shanda Games has revealed that a Dragon Nest sequel is in the works. According to the company’s CEO Donghai Qian during the 17173.com industry awards event in China (via MMO Culture), the sequel is currently in the early stages of development. The game will not be as colorful as its predecessor but will retain its 3D graphics. The sequel will adopt an open-world … Continue reading Dragon Nest sequel in the works – Shanda Games CEO

Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin pre-launch trailer

By:  Erren Van Duine Square Enix has released a new trailer for FFXI’s latest expansion, set for release in less than two weeks. This “pre-launch” trailer features several adventurers as they fight off the Naakuals that dwell the lands of Ulbuka. This fifth expansion will be available on March 27th for PC and Xbox 360, with a PS2 release only available in Japan. For more on … Continue reading Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin pre-launch trailer

Sex in video games talk at GDC

By: Eddie Makuch BioWare senior writer David Gaider will lead a discussion called Sex in Video Games next month at the 2013 Game Developers Conference, organizers have announced. Gaider, who has worked at BioWare since 1999 and is currently lead writer onDragon Age III: Inquisition, will discuss the issues of sexism and sexuality in contemporary games. “Games have reached the point where realistic portrayals of sex and adult relationships … Continue reading Sex in video games talk at GDC