Two avid Half-Life fans have started a new crowdfunding campaign designed to coerce Valve into creating and releasing a third game in the series.
Chris Salem and Kyle Mazzei, who both work for the marketing firm McKee Wallwork & Co, seek US$150,000 via the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to create an advertising campaign demanding Valve make "Half-Life 3". The campaign will be expressly targeted at Valve's 300 employees, says the duo.
Unlike Kickstarter, Indiegogo accommodates tiers of funding. Salem and Mazzei have four tiered goals:
◆ US$3,000 tier: A Google AdWord campaign that targets Valve's 300 employees with ads demanding “We want Half-Life 3″.
◆ US$9,000 tier: A mobile billboard will be plastered with "propaganda and besiege Valve HQ in Bellevue, Washington until their white flag is raised. Or, at least until the end of the day when our driver's shift is over," whichever comes first.
Bungie is planning changes to Destiny's ultimate PvE encounter, which will make the experience more challenging.
The final boss in Destiny's first Raid is called Atheon. In the final phase of the encounter Atheon teleports the three players furthest from it into secondary areas on Venus and Mars. The most common strategy employed by raiders is for three select players to ensure they're the furthest from the boss when it uses its "Timestream" teleporting ability.
"The encounter goal for Atheon is to act as a climax and the culmination of learning for a given Raid group," said Bungie community manager David "DeeJ" Dague. "Part of that is making sure that each player in your group can perform every job as required.
Upgraded versions of all four titles in the Supreme Ruler grand strategy series are now available in a single all-encompassing game for Windows and Mac.
BattleGoat Studios’ Supreme Ruler Ultimate is a collection of the stories, campaigns, scenarios, and features from Supreme Ruler 2010, Supreme Ruler 2020, Supreme Ruler Cold War, and Supreme Ruler 1936, and the whole lot now run in an improved game engine.
Players can now take control of any nation in the world in any period from World War II through the Cold War and into the near future, and from there play a campaign, scenario, or custom game.
Project Cars has been delayed until March 20 next year, Namco Bandai has announced.
The publisher said the game’s release has been pushed back so further polish can be applied, but also to give it a release date that “allows the game the greatest chance of success and visibility”.
Project Cars is in development at Slightly Mad Studios, and was due out on November 21 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with a Wii U version pegged for 2015.
There is a 20GB day one update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Microsoft has announced.
The update includes "features and multiplayer content", and adds to the game’s 45GB install size.
Only the game’s campaigns will be available before the update is downloaded. However, the update will be available for download before the game launches for those that pre-order the digital edition.
◆ Sci-fi first-person shooter Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000 is available for free on GOG.com today. All you have to do is join the beta test of GOG Galaxy, a Steam-style game client and the game’s all yours.
◆ Fast-paced local multiplayer twin-stick shooter In Space We Brawl is out now on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 for US$12. Players select a ship a weapon from 100+ different combinations, and battle it out over eight different locations. Players will also face “environmental space hazards such as solar winds, black holes, and alien nests that they must carefully navigate or use to their advantage when fighting against other players,” says developer Forge Reply.
◆ A patch looking to fix problems plaguing the online functions within NBA2K15 has been submitted to Sony and Microsoft by 2K, and will be available in the next few days. .
Google has announced its entry into the home console market with the Google Nexus Player.
The Nexus will retail in the US for US$99, the same price as Amazon's Fire TV console. Like Amazon's console, the Nexus will allow users to play games and stream media.
The Nexus features an Intel Atom 1.8GHz quad-core processor, 8GB storage, 1GB of RAM, and an Android TV operating system designed for set-top boxes.
“The Evil Within is a bit of a mish-mash of tones and influences – horror’s viscera-filled kitchen sink. This bits-and-pieces approach works well while you’re playing moment-to-moment, but the answers at the end can’t quite tie everything together.”
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