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RuptureFarms is reopening for an HD remake of Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee. According to Oddworld Inhabitant's head Lorne Lanning, the remake is currently brewing at the UK studio Just Add Water, and will sport a whole new look for the offbeat, 1997 puzzler...
There are certain pleasures in life that just make existence worth it. Waking up thinking it’s Monday, only to discover it’s actually Saturday. Deep-fried Twixes. And of course, seeing Gordon Freeman brought to life in a charmingly lo-rent hand-drawn animation. Inside, you’ll see Gordon’s first two adventures recreated with pen, paper and a whole lot of zombie boogieing. Enjoy.
There's a very simple argument to the misguided notion that the PC is dead or dying. Not just the bog-obvious fact that people have been saying it's dead for years now with no sign of being right, much like a crap soothsayer knocking back the date of the apocalypse every time it doesn't happen. Oh no. The reason the PC is evergreen (though you've likely got a grey or black one, with neon bits depending on how hardcore you are) is that anyone can develop for it, meaning that it will always be gaming's biggest hotbed for new ideas...
Developer Hand Circus is taking a break from iPads and iPhones to develop its first non-iOS title exclusively for PSN. Coming in 2011, Okabu follows an small army of cutesy cloud-flying heroes as they attempt to protect their equally-cutesy world from being overrun by the not-so-cutesy Doza...
We love Halo. But there's one thing the series is sorely missing. Dinosaurs. It's been proven by chin-stroking science men everywhere that ancient scaly monsters make any FPS better. Just look at Turok: Evolutio... dang. Anyhoo, ORION Prelude looks way more promising. So, if you've got any love for tyrant lizard kings, shooty space marines or Jeff Goldblum quotes about piles of prehistoric shit, head on inside to watch the new trailer...
What is it with Half-Life 2 fans and quality film-making? While fan films based on any other series tend to be variable like Star Trek movies, the H-L universe has some stunning non-professional cinematic entries. Like this. And this. And now there's Beyond Black Mesa, a professional-as-hell-looking fan-made short set five years after the seven hour war (during which the Combine made Earth its new back yard) which tells the story of the human rebellion pre-Freeman's return.
The hero is one Adrian Shephard, the protagonist of H-L1 expansion Opposing Force. In canon, he's still lost to space-time by way of G-Man tinkering, but it's good to see him back. And overall, this trailer gives the impression that the film is a brilliantly authentic effort, despite the brief lapses into Kung Fu leg sweeps and Max Payne window dives. The quick tease of Ravenholme however, more than makes up for those little transgressions.
Guillermo Del Toro, director of such popular and conspicuously arty movies as Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, has weighed in on the debate that will never, ever be settled to everyone's satisfaction, proclaiming that of freaking course games are art and anybody who thinks otherwise is a freaking moron. More or less...
Ikaruga, Treasure's legendary shmup, is a damnably clever game. How clever? Clever enough to have its central game mechanic ripped off nine years later by a game of a completely different genre. That game is Ubisoft's upcoming downloadable platformer Outland, and it looks rather natty indeed.
The idea, as in Icky, is that enemies and their bullets have two different polarities, in this case red and blue. You can switch your own polarity between the two at will. Matching a bullet nullifies the damage it does, but matching an enemy makes your own attacks fairly useless. Thus it's a case of constant chopping and changing, risk and reward in order to make it through. But is it a worthy descendant of its hardcore grandad? Personally I think it looks really rather good. Take a look and tell me what you think.
It's almost time for 2010's Tokyo Game Show, and with it will come hordes of eager gamers and otaku ready to throw their money at piles of limited-edition merchandise. So not only will exhibitors bring their hottest new games and announcements, they'll also show up with all manner of licensed goodies, some of which are only available for purchase at the show itself. Here's an overview of the best swag to emerge so far...