Woah-woah sweet child o’light.
When a game looks as lovely in motion as upcoming UbiArt-powered Child of Light, it’s incredibly difficult to not post as much footage of the game in action as possible just to sit and stare in wonder. Which is as good as an excuse as any to post the latest trailer for the game released this week, right?
Collective TotalXbox.com staffers suddenly feel very old.
Let’s end the weekend on one of those incredibly cool videos that are simultaneously heart-warming and have us feel sad at what we could have achieved had we not wasted years of our youth building pillow forts and giggling at bodily functions.
Standby for our weekly round up of links dropping in from the sky.
There’s a lot of exclamations going around here this week. If it isn’t cries of excitement from the bombastic explosiveness of Titanfall, it’s ones of hard fought victory through frustration and hardship from Dark Souls 2. Yes, it’s a fantastic week for games, but it’s also looking like it’ll be very profitable for the office swear jar.
Early adopters are warned of “interruptions” to service as servers spin up.
We’re in the midst of Titanfall-mania, with a considerable amount of the gaming population understandably eager to get their hands on the much anticipated shooter launching later this week. If you’re one of those impatient people, you might want to hold on to your jealousy glands, as some people are already climbing into their Titans and taking to the battlefield.
“Borderlands can be more than just shooting people in the face repeatedly”.
Have you been missing Pandora lately? Though Gearbox aren’t working on Borderlands 3 right now, we will be returning in the form of the collaboration between the studio and Telltale Games in adventure title Tales from the Borderlands, and last night some more plot details on the game have been revealed at the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
Kickstarted sequel to XBLA tower defence hit from co-developers of Counter Strike: Global Offensive.
Fans of tower defence may rejoice, as the sequel to popular XBLA and early Games with Gold freebie Defense Grid: The Awakening has been confirmed for an Xbox One release by developers Hidden Path Entertainment in conjunction with publisher 505 Games.
Could an Xbox One graphical upgrade already be on the cards?.
The Xbox One may not even be four months old, but it seems it may already be in line for some back-end upgrades in the shape of an upgrade to Microsoft’s popular graphical API DirectX in a reveal due to take place at this year’s Games Developers Conference in San Francisco.
“Performance rates in South Africa were not as high as we need to guarantee a great experience”.
To say next week’s release of Titanfall is “eagerly anticipated” is somewhat like saying the shooter’s Titans are “a bit on the big side.” Spare a thought then for the good people of South Africa, who sadly will not be getting their hands on the game any time soon.
Are big studios working individual developers too hard?.
Last year, Crytek tweeted that “by the time Ryse ships, we’ll have served the crunch team more than 11,500 dinners”. The message sparked public outrage. Devs sometimes work absurd, unsociable hours to finish a game on time, you see – pressure from the top is immense, and if build quality is not up to scratch the project could be pulled.