Shacknews - Steve Watts

The indie game Rogue Legacy is coming to PlayStation platforms on July 29, developer Cellar Door Games announced today. It will hit PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Vita simultaneously, and features cross-buy and cross-save through all three platforms.



The announcement promises all of the features and content patches from the PC version and support for multiple languages: English, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Polish, Russian, and Spanish. The studio also states that it designed Rogue Legacy with Vita buttons in mind, to make sure any eventual port would be optimized. That's some serious foresight.


Rogue Legacy is a platforming action-adventure with roguelike elements, meaning randomized dungeons and constant death. But the story centers on a lineage of heroes taking up the task from their fallen parents, so each new life is a new family member with unique strengths and weaknesses. It received positive reviews on PC when it released last year.

Announcement - Valve
To celebrate Canada Day, we're sorry to announce our Canada Day Daily Deal. We apologize in advance for great deals on a set of Canadian-developed titles, with discounts from 33% to 75% off*.

So put down those creatively flavored potato chips and see all the deals here. Poutine not included.


*Offer ends July 3rd at 10AM Pacific.

Announcement - Valve
Save 66% on Rogue Legacy during this week's Midweek Madness*!

Rogue Legacy is a genealogical rogue-"LITE" where anyone can be a hero.

Each time you die, your child will succeed you. Every child is unique. One child might be colorblind, another might have vertigo-- they could even be a dwarf.

That's OK, because no one is perfect, and you don't have to be perfect to win this game. But you do have to be pretty darn good because this game is HARD. Fortunately, every time you die all the gold you've collected can be used to upgrade you manor, giving your next child a step up in life and another chance at vanquishing evil.

"...a hugely compelling mix of 2D action-platforming and Roguelike game design." 9/10
--IGN

"Rogue Legacy is a must-play, and a steal at its $15 price tag." 90/100
--GameFront

*Offer ends Friday at 10AM Pacific Time
Shacknews - Ozzie Mejia
As we reach the end of March, we take a fresh set of new Twitch streams from three more of Chatty's most active community members. This week, we venture back into the chivalrous world of Rogue Legacy with ChiefSquattingBear, before exploring some more recent titles in the form of Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls (with your host, mrwolf710) and the WildStar beta, where Awun shows off some of the upcoming MMORPG's PvP modes in action.

Here's a compilation of some of the best Shacknews Twitch highlights for the week of March 29, 2014.
Announcement - Valve
Save 66% on Rogue Legacy as part of this week's Weekend Deal*!

Rogue Legacy is a genealogical rogue-"LITE" where anyone can be a hero.

Each time you die, your child will succeed you. Every child is unique. One child might be colorblind, another might have vertigo-- they could even be a dwarf.

That's OK, because no one is perfect, and you don't have to be perfect to win this game. But you do have to be pretty darn good because this game is HARD. Fortunately, every time you die all the gold you've collected can be used to upgrade you manor, giving your next child a step up in life and another chance at vanquishing evil.

*Offer ends Monday at 10AM Pacific Time
Announcement - Valve
The Steam Holiday Sale continues today with huge savings throughout the store! Check back often to take advantage of our eight-hour Flash Sales. You can even help select what goes on sale with our Community's Choice Voting Sales.

In addition to Flash and Vote sales, more than a hundred games and apps will be featured as Daily Deals throughout the sale, with new deals popping up every 24 hours.

Today's Daily Deals include:

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Learn more about this year's Steam Holiday Sale features HERE.

The Steam Holiday Sale will run until 10AM PST, January 2nd. Complete information on Daily Deals, Flash Sales, Community Choice Voting and more can be found HERE.

Community Announcements - Cellar Door Games
A free content patch for Rogue Legacy (v1.2.0) has been released and is now available on Steam. Battle through special remixed bosses, unlock a new class, experience new traits and more! The update is currently on PC for Steam only, and will be made available through other distributors and platforms once we're confident in its stability.

For a full list of updates for this patch, read below:

Major Changes:
- Added 5 boss remixes to the game.
- Added 1 new class.
- Added 4 new traits.
- Added 28 new rooms.
- Added ability to reduce shader effect quality for people playing on slower machines.
- Added 6 new Steam achievements (Steam only).

General Fixes:
- Added a small winter effect.
- Fixed a few spelling mistakes.
- Fixed bug where you could cast spells in carnival rooms and destroy targets before the game starts.
- Fixed bug where talking to Pooyan with a spell/ability that drains mana active would result in constant mana loss.
- Fixed bug where completed chests would sometimes show incorrect objectives.
- Enemy names in the enemy HUD now have a character cap.
- Fixed bug where open chests would not be properly reflected on the minimap.
- Fixed bug where diary rooms would show an exclamation mark even if no diary entry was available.
- Fixed longstanding bug where some enemies would spawn well above or inside terrain.
- Fixed bug where the introduction cutscene would crash in very rare cases.
- Fixed bug where casting certain abilities (translocation, assassin ability, etc.) right before entering the castle would result in undesired effects.
- Fixed bug where version 1 of the last boss could not be hit when casting a certain spell.
- Mana cost for spells with no mana cost is no longer displayed.
- Fixed bug where the lineage screen was giving the wrong helmet to ancestors.
- Fixed bug where different sized characters (gigantism, dwarfism, etc.) were not being displayed properly in the credits or profile card.
- Fixed bug where player could move while the last boss door was opening.
- Fixed bug where you could crash the game if you pressed two directions at the same time in the diary entry room (only possible with keyboard).
- Diary entry rooms are now removed from the castle's generation if you have obtained all possible diary entries.

Balance Changes:
- Vampire and siphon runes now scale with NG+ level.
- Chance of gold chests to drop random stats instead of gold has been significantly increased.
- Increased visibility in dungeons to make navigation a little easier.
- Ponce De Leon logic tweaked.
- Expert Eyeball fire spread reduced from 6 to 4.
- Adv.Eyeballs fire spread reduced from 5 to 4.
- Haggle buffed. Costs less, scales slower, and max price reduction increased from 30% to 50%
- Map tweak to Barrel platform room.
- Typo fixes.
- Fixed plant miniboss sometimes spawning on ground.
- Odds of farting when having IBS lowered.
- Herodotus HP reduced slightly.
- Spelunkers Light no longer costs mana.
- Bouncy Spike auto kill logic bug fix to reduce false positives.
- Following enemies have had their HP decreased slightly to make later zones slightly easier:
-- Skel Exp.
-- Knight Exp.
-- Blob Exp.
-- B&C Exp.
-- Wizards Exp (all 3)
-- Fairy Basic, Adv. and Exp.
-- Shield Knight Exp.
-- Sword Knight Exp.
-- Wolf Exp.
-- Zombie Exp.
-- Energon Exp.
-- Plant Adv. and Exp.
-- Fireball Adv. and Exp.
-- Skel ARcher Exp.
-- Portrait Adv and Exp.
-- Starburst Exp.
-- Turret Exp.
-- Horses Adv. and Exp.
-- Mimic Exp.
Community Announcements - Cellar Door Games
A free content patch for Rogue Legacy (v1.2.0) has been released and is now available on Steam. Battle through special remixed bosses, unlock a new class, experience new traits and more! The update is currently on PC for Steam only, and will be made available through other distributors and platforms once we're confident in its stability.

For a full list of updates for this patch, read below:

Major Changes:
- Added 5 boss remixes to the game.
- Added 1 new class.
- Added 4 new traits.
- Added 28 new rooms.
- Added ability to reduce shader effect quality for people playing on slower machines.
- Added 6 new Steam achievements (Steam only).

General Fixes:
- Added a small winter effect.
- Fixed a few spelling mistakes.
- Fixed bug where you could cast spells in carnival rooms and destroy targets before the game starts.
- Fixed bug where talking to Pooyan with a spell/ability that drains mana active would result in constant mana loss.
- Fixed bug where completed chests would sometimes show incorrect objectives.
- Enemy names in the enemy HUD now have a character cap.
- Fixed bug where open chests would not be properly reflected on the minimap.
- Fixed bug where diary rooms would show an exclamation mark even if no diary entry was available.
- Fixed longstanding bug where some enemies would spawn well above or inside terrain.
- Fixed bug where the introduction cutscene would crash in very rare cases.
- Fixed bug where casting certain abilities (translocation, assassin ability, etc.) right before entering the castle would result in undesired effects.
- Fixed bug where version 1 of the last boss could not be hit when casting a certain spell.
- Mana cost for spells with no mana cost is no longer displayed.
- Fixed bug where the lineage screen was giving the wrong helmet to ancestors.
- Fixed bug where different sized characters (gigantism, dwarfism, etc.) were not being displayed properly in the credits or profile card.
- Fixed bug where player could move while the last boss door was opening.
- Fixed bug where you could crash the game if you pressed two directions at the same time in the diary entry room (only possible with keyboard).
- Diary entry rooms are now removed from the castle's generation if you have obtained all possible diary entries.

Balance Changes:
- Vampire and siphon runes now scale with NG+ level.
- Chance of gold chests to drop random stats instead of gold has been significantly increased.
- Increased visibility in dungeons to make navigation a little easier.
- Ponce De Leon logic tweaked.
- Expert Eyeball fire spread reduced from 6 to 4.
- Adv.Eyeballs fire spread reduced from 5 to 4.
- Haggle buffed. Costs less, scales slower, and max price reduction increased from 30% to 50%
- Map tweak to Barrel platform room.
- Typo fixes.
- Fixed plant miniboss sometimes spawning on ground.
- Odds of farting when having IBS lowered.
- Herodotus HP reduced slightly.
- Spelunkers Light no longer costs mana.
- Bouncy Spike auto kill logic bug fix to reduce false positives.
- Following enemies have had their HP decreased slightly to make later zones slightly easier:
-- Skel Exp.
-- Knight Exp.
-- Blob Exp.
-- B&C Exp.
-- Wizards Exp (all 3)
-- Fairy Basic, Adv. and Exp.
-- Shield Knight Exp.
-- Sword Knight Exp.
-- Wolf Exp.
-- Zombie Exp.
-- Energon Exp.
-- Plant Adv. and Exp.
-- Fireball Adv. and Exp.
-- Skel ARcher Exp.
-- Portrait Adv and Exp.
-- Starburst Exp.
-- Turret Exp.
-- Horses Adv. and Exp.
-- Mimic Exp.
Shacknews - Ozzie Mejia
With only 12 days left until Christmas, it's time for Weekend Confirmed! Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia and "Indie" Jeff Mattas to take a look back at last Saturday's VGX awards. After briefly looking at the show, in general, the topic turns to the many games that were on display, including Titanfall, No Man's Sky, Quantum Break, and Tales from the Borderlands. With the VGX in the books, it's time to focus on more microtransaction controversy, this time, as it relates to NBA 2K14. Then it's time to talk more games, with Garnett and Jeff sharing their respective knowledge to one another: Garnett teaches Jeff the intricacies of driving in Gran Turismo 6, while Jeff tells Garnett everything that he's doing wrong in Rogue Legacy. The show wraps up with a look back at Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Tearaway, Dead Rising 3, and more before concluding the week with new Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.
Nov 27, 2013
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