Thomas Hellier

New Luigi’s Mansion 2 Mechanics Announced

Nintendo has gone into some new depth about what mechanics we can expect to see from Luigi’s Mansion 2 as a part of the ‘Year of Luigi’ initiative. The game will show case a massive extension of capabilities from the first title. The 3DS exclusive will feature two torch modes, the usual light that can be used to deter ghosts and a dark mode that works as a black light. The Polter...

Hackycat The Cat Kicking Sim for iOS

Hackycat may sound like an unjustifiably violent game that targets one of the cutest animals known to man but you should know that if you don’t kick these cats, they explode. So in the end, it is the lesser of two evils. Anyways, Hackycat is a new game for iOS devices developed by Ken Wong, the famed Art Director for Alice: Madness Returns. Ken has managed to meld the morbid and the cute yet...

16th Annual D.I.C.E. Summit Summary Day 2

After a massive day of presentations on the 6th, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences wasn’t about to let the pace slip. There was one less presentation on the 7th to allow for the awards presentation at the end. A strict ‘no denim rule was applied for the awards, which I’m assuming would cut the attendance in half simply because these people own nothing other than jean...

16th Annual D.I.C.E. Summary Day 1

D.I.C.E, otherwise known as Design. Innovate. Communicate. Entertain. gushed forth some reflections on the state of video gaming, as well as giving us some great insider scoops and a few obligatory awards. D.I.C.E. summit is an annual event that brings together some of the biggest names in the gaming industry to reflect on developments and insights that impact game makers and players in a broad sp...

Serious Sam Double D XXL Coming To XBLA

Have you ever looked at a gun in a game and thought ‘this gun could use more guns?’ Not a chainsaw attached to a gun a la Gears of War, or guns attached to a wheelchair as seen in Dead Rising 2.  I mean a gun attached to a gun. I have, and so have the makers of Serious Sam Double D XXL, but they took it to the extreme. Serious Sam Double D was released on Steam late 2011 and has been a...

Q3 Earnings Results Start Coming From Majors

You know what makes finance fun? Absolutely nothing. It does, however, impact who makes what game, whether we can expect delays in releases and if your favourite company will survive long enough to create the follow up game you’ve been waiting years for. Some of the biggest players have been releasing their third quarter results over the weekend so now is the perfect time to take a look at w...

Activision sign deal securing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game Rights

Turtles fans rejoice, after signing a deal with Nickelodeon, Activision has acquired the rights to produce 3 original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games based on the re-booted cartoon franchise. It appears we won’t have to wait too long either, as the first is already lined up for an American summer launch. Few details have been released as yet, seeing as the information was only released la...

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