Mark of War is a virtual tabletop game that is being developed by industry veterans at the newly started studio Warpforged Games. The team has worked on the likes of Warhammer, Call of Duty, Halo, Destiny, Star Trek, WWE, UFC, Ninja Gaiden, Mass Effect, Spiderman and are looking to make their own game filled with amazing lore and fun gameplay that is easy for players to pick up and play. I got the opportunity to quiz core developers Mike McTyre and Brian DiDomenico about Mark of War’s development and the Kickstarter which just launched today.
Not too long ago we saw a crossover between ReVeN and The Hyper Light Drifter and it looks like Varia Games is teaming up with Graphite Labs to bring more characters into each other’s games. Hive Jump is over halfway towards it’s goal of $50,000. Here’s Jumper Soldier in the style of ReVeN.
Emmet Shear, the CEO of Twitch, wrote a letter today saying that Twitch has officially been acquired by Amazon for $970 million.
Last week, someone anonymously published what they claim are leaked screenshots of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. As there has been no word from Nintendo, they should be taken with a grain of salt.
Epic Games has been hard at work on the development of their new game Fortnite their third-person tower defense style game that is going to utilize the Unreal Engine 4. Most of the news has been quiet on the game or gone under the radar, but this new video gives us a deeper look at how the gameplay works, the different ways of building your fort and how the AI evolves as you play the game.
Phil Fish is notorious for coming into the spotlight to voice his opinion. Over the years he has had to face several different hardships while creating his indie hit Fez, but after its success, he’s gone out of his way to make a fool of himself. His most notorious stunt was cancelling Fez 2 over some jokes made at his expense, but it would appear things have gotten even more out of hand.
The Art Academy games have garnered a cult following across the world by offering players the ability to turn their Nintendo 3DS and Wii U gamepad into a canvas to work on. The games also include their own tutorials and lessons to help people grasp a firm concept on art and how to create several different pieces. The Pokemon Art Academy includes these same features, but also includes tutorials on how to draw Pokemon along with their Mega Evolutions.
Given the recent light of events, it should come as no surprise that Call of Duty: Advance Warfare wouldn’t be releasing on the Wii U, but for those that have held out hope that Activision would continue releasing Call of Duty on the system, those dreams have been officially demolished. In a recent Twitter conversation, Sledgehammer Games’ Co-Founder went on the record to explain the game was not going to see a Wii U release.
Its been a long and harrowing tale for Clementine in Telltale’s The Walking Dead. Episode five is aptly titled No Going Back and will see the ending of Season Two. Its been some time since Season Two started back in December, but we’re finally going to see the second chapter of Clementine’s story come to a close. Along with the announcement of the finale’s date, a trailer was also released to recap everything to this point and more (Spoilers Heavily At Play).
After going through some touching up after the Alpha and Beta builds were released, Destiny has finally gone Gold and is ready for its final release on September 9th. With the status announced, Bungie also made it a point to release a video for not only its launch, but to show their support of the ALS Foundation with an Ice Water Bucket Challenge of their own. Below are both official videos released by Bungie.
With the impending release of Disney Infinity 2.0 upon us, its no surprise to see different deals occurring across several different retailers to push sales and clear shelf space with the first installment. Nintendo has also taken to trying this, but in a very different way that both supports the upcoming release of Infinity 2.0 and also tries to garner interest in the Wii U.
After one post of most-wanted Smash Bros. characters, what could we do but round up the rest of the authors we missed the first time around for their Smash Bros roster wishlist.
[Editor's Note: This was compiled earlier in the month, so Joel isn't quite as behind on Smash Bros as his pick makes him out to be.]