Lionsgate, the film studio best known for The Hunger Games and Twilight, plans on entering the games space in a big way. Although the studio's biggest property has already received a mobile adaptation, the studio plans on investing more heavily in development by opening a new gaming division.
To helm their new gaming division, Lionsgate has appointed Nerdist Industries co-founder Peter Levin to lead the division.
Surprise! Wii U is getting an exclusive game later this year. Curve Studios has announced Stealth Inc 2 is coming to Wii U. The sequel plans on taking advantage of the GamePad by introducing co-op play via touch screen.
It's an odd change of platform, given that the original game (and subsequent "deluxe" version) appeared on PC and PS3 and managed to be downloaded over a million times across those two platforms.
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Are the Rambo films overly violent? Yes. Incredibly silly? Of course. But the escapism offered by Sylvester Stallone laying waste to opposing enemy forces is undeniably potent. Dialog is comprised of bullets and, sometimes, a well-timed explosive arrow to the chest. With the films dealing in the currency of violence, it's startling that Reef Entertainment could fail so badly with Rambo: The Video Game.
A new patch for Battlefield 4 has rolled out the Rent-A-Server program on consoles, but some technical issues have forced DICE to disable the feature on Xbox One for the time being. Servers that were already rented can still be accessed for matches, but admins may not be able to access management features while the studio works on a fix.
Fans have made so many amazing creations in Minecraft that we've become pretty desensitized to them. Oh, you created a fully functional city in the game? That would have been impressive a few years ago, but the stakes have been dramatically raised. And now, the bar has been set by the country of Denmark. The government has recreated the entire country in Minecraft... just to show off, we suppose.
Paradox Interactive has released a seven minute documentary video that goes over their development history, starting with Europa Universalis. From there, the team reveals how each game is connected, and how they try to improve upon their predecessors.
Of course, the video serves not only as a look back, but as a look forward as well. Runemaster is the company's upcoming RPG--a first for the studio. The video shows some new footage of the game in action, a procedurally-generated adventure that spans the six worlds of Norse myth.
Deus Ex: Revision is a fan-development project that aims to recreate the classic Deus Ex. "Where other projects fill in detail around the edges of the game by tuning gameplay mechanics or improving textures, we focus on the visceral core of the experience, bringing new level design, aesthetic direction and world-building detail," the Caustic Creative team explain.
But Revision will look prettier, as it includes New Vision textures and HDTP high-detail 3D models. It will also include other mods, like Shifter and BioMod and an improved D3D9 renderer.
We wondered which game console manufacturer would be the first to jump into China now that the country has suspended its long-standing ban on game consoles. It appears today that Microsoft is the one most eager to take that plunge, announcing that it has partnered with BesTV to launch Xbox One in China in September.
Popular zombie-killing shooter Left 4 Dead is becoming an arcade in Japan. While details are scant for now, the collaboration is the second between Japanese developer Taito and Valve. In 2006, the two worked on Half-Life 2: Survivor, an arcade adaptation of the Half-Life 3 prequel.