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Surgeon Simulator devs switching from scalpels to toasters for next title I Am Bread

Posted: 20.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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We've all wondered it when whiling away the hours in games that cast us as superhero space marines or badass wizards - why isn't there a game in which we can play as a piece of bread?

No, I'm not losing it. Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios' latest title is I Am Bread, which chronicles one humble slice of white's attempts to get itself lightly toasted.

Alone in the Dark devs head back to horror with survival adventure 2Dark

Posted: 20.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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2Dark is a charming, retro game about... stopping children being butchered by serial killers. Oh. It's being developed by French team Gloomywood, who have released a new developer diary talking us through the concept.

It's presented by programmers Frederick Raynal and Thierry Platon, who have some history in this genre; they were part of the team behind 1992 classic Alone in the Dark, the game which kick-started the survival horror craze of the late 90s.

Battlefield: Hardline additions include faction-specific guns and "junk in the trunk" special weapons

Posted: 20.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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Visceral has been having a bit of a rethink about Battlefield: Hardline since the game's first open Beta ended earlier this year, and they've come up with a list of additions inspired by fan feedback.

Amongst other notable changes, Visceral's Steve Papoutsis revealed to VG247 that both of Hardline's factions, the police forces and criminals, will receive their own unique weapons.

Wargaming discusses difficulties of making naval combat fun in World of Warships

Posted: 20.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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Making a tactical action game set at sea isn't easy. Have you ever seen the sea? It's boring, just a big flat, blue pond with nothing on it. Which is why developer Wargaming's had to think carefully about how to liven up their naval warfare MMO World of Warships.

"One of the reasons why the game has taken so long in development is actually balancing that - it's incredibly complex, because the sea is an open space,"
Wargaming's head of publishing Mike Federov told Strategy Informer in a recent interview.

Meet the voice actress behind Dragon Age: Inquisition's no-nonsense Seeker, Cassandra

Posted: 20.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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You may remember Cassandra the Seeker from Dragon Age 2, in which she spent the majority of her time getting annoyed at rogueish dwarf Varric's tall tales in a between-chapter plot framing device.

There's no more such narrative trickiness this time around; Cassandra is hitting the road with the Inquisitor and his/her band of misfits in Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Bioware has released an interview video with voice actress Miranda Raison discussing what's in store for the no-nonsense warrior.

Humble Weekly Bundle heads to Canada with the Vancouver Edition

Posted: 20.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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Until now the only connection I made between the city of Vancouver and video games was the opening level of Mass Effect 3 - shows what I know.

This week's Humble Bundle is a Vancouver special, celebrating the best of British Columbian game development by offering titles like Penny Arcade Adventures, Shank 2 and Plants vs. Zombies for a knockdown price.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare system requirements revelead, launch trailer released

Posted: 20.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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Activision has posted the minimum required PC specs for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on the game's Steam page. No recommended specs, just the very least you'll be able to get away with.

The game might be a couple of weeks away, but that hasn't stopped Activision from also releasing a 'launch' trailer for the near future shooter. Rock soundtrack? Check. Soldier chaps shouting 'HOO RAH'? Check. Kevin Spacey hamming it up like a pro? Check and check.

First Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn expansion called Heavensward, coming Spring 2015‏

Posted: 20.10.2014 by nickhorth1

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The first expansion for Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn will be called Heavensward, and it's coming in Spring 2015 according to Square Enix.

The developer made the official announcement at the Final Fantasy Fan Festival over the weekend. Gaming website Gematsu has gathered the first nuggets of information on what players can expect.