Game News for January 25th 2013

Hello everyone,

Here's your latest news for the week, all sources for the news are further down this blog. Let me know what you think.

Grammatically Incorrect News 25th January

King.com trademarking Candy & Banner Saga in cross fire

King.com, the developers behind "Candy Crush Saga" have made the news this week after it was discovered they trade mark the words Candy Crush Saga.

It came to light after Stotic Studios game "The Banner Saga" tried to trade mark it's own name but King.com denied it request since they shared the same name.

It is a complicated matter this and many websites have tried to explain it and I found no site better than Gamelaw.co.uk

Full story at Eurogamer

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New Middle-Earth Game - Shadow Of Mordor

A new game from Monlith was announced this Thursday just gone called Middle Earth - Shadow of Mordor

The game is looking very ambitions with game play similar to Assassin Creed & Batman with dynamic gameplay that changes on each play through. Watch the 8 minute alpha play through below!

PS - Love when developers actually show game play and not CG for new games

....and the rest of the game news

Kickstarter game "Shovel Knight" has got a release date and will be released on the 31st of March

PS Plus Members in Europe learned what free games they can look forward to on PS3, PS4 & PS Vita

Leaving PS Plus:

Entering PS Plus:

Also a new game that you can purchase was added to the PS Vita called "Olli Olli" - a 2D Semi-Endless Skating Game

If you've been hiding under a rock and not heard, Blizzards Hearthstone has gone in to Open Beta in the US & EU - go get it

EU Beta

US Beta

Youtubers being paid for positive videos

This week it was leaked you tubers who were partnered with Machinima Video Group had been offered extra cash bonuses if they advertised Xbox One Games but they were not allowed to discuss the details as part of a NDA and be negative in anyway in their videos if they wanted the bonus.

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Sneaking my top 10 games of 2013 in before the flood!

Hey all,

Just sneaking my top 10 games of 2013 in before the flood gates open, what do you think of my top 10? Am I crazy? Maybe....watch and find out.

If you don't want to watch my hard work here is my top 10.

10 - Tomb Raider

9 - Brothers : A Tale of Two Sons

8 - Rayman legends

7 - The Wonderful 101

6 - Bioshock Infinite

5 - DMC Devil May Cry

4 - Rogue Legacy

3 - The Legend of Zelda - A Link Between Worlds

2 - The Last of Us

1 - Fire Emblem Awakening

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1st blog - Let's talk Bioshock & shameless plug

Welcome to my first blog post.

(The first of many hopefully)

Bioshock Infinite was amazing - yes it is common knowledge but it just needed to be said. I'm waiting for my close friends to finish it so I can talk to them about that crazy ending. But I've been hearing some were upset with it - are they just hating because they can or do they have real reasons?

The one I see that keep cropping up everywhere is how Elizabeth, when in combat is invulnerable and throws equipment at your during combat which pauses it for a brief seconds. They are saying that it breaks the immersion.

The question is - would letting Elizabeth be a target been any fun?

So now you've got to protect Lizzy, she has a health bar &/or be capture. This will hamper your movement greatly since your going have to babysit her. This will make using the skyline system reduntant since you can't leave her on her own.

Then what would happy if a Handy man came - those things were frighting on normal and having to kite them around would of been a nightmare if they decided to one shot lizzy.

Some games can pull it off well such as Resident Evil 4 & Ico. There you had slow moving enemies who would try and grab them and take them away given you time to support them. But Infinite - I'm glad they saw reason not to have her be a reliability.

People would of hated the game for sure!

Was they anything you hated about the game

Anyway, here's my video review for the game. Hope you enjoy

Fantus

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