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Saturday, March 31, 2012

PlayStation Orbis?

Orbis, that is the codename given to the PlayStation 3's successor, and it is currently planned to be released in 2013. You might be thinking, why is it being called Orbis? Orbis is in fact Latin for the word "circle", and it is probably not by chance that Sony's newest handheld system is called Vita which is Latin for life. Put them together and you get "Circle of life". This might be Sony hinting towards the synergy between the two devices. The current specifications are: AMD x64 CPU, AMD Southern Islands GPU, which is capable of displaying games at a resolution of 4096 x 2160.

Am I excited? Definitely. Will I be getting it at launch? Probably not. The first releases of new consoles has never been very good, it'll be more then likely that Sony will be releasing the "lite" version of Orbis with better specs and performance, much like the PlayStation 3 Lite. I'm really looking forward to seeing how well Orbis will be able to handle games, since the current specifications are already extremely capable of running most modern games. Will you be getting the PlayStation Orbis?

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Minecraft makes $80 MILLION!

It's official, Minecraft has made over $80 million in revenue in a little over 15 months. This has been confirmed when Mojang filed their finances in Sweden. Minecraft first began to be available for purchase during its Alpha stage which was in Octorber 2010, and in no time, it has managed to have 25 million registered users, and 5,366849 games sold and counting. This is extremely impressive for a game that hasn't finished developing until last November.

I was one of the people who bought Minecraft when it first became available. I tried the game out during a Free-To-Play weekend and I instantly knew I had to buy it. Minecraft is already being ported to other platforms, such as Android and Xbox  360, and Mojang has also been working on multiple projects such as Scrolls, and Cobalt. I really hope all the other game will do as well as Minecraft did.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Path of Exile Open Beta Weekend!

Path of Exile is a dark fantasy themed action Free-To-Play MMORPG that is being developed by a New Zealand indie game studio, Grinding Gear Games. The game has heavy influences from Diablo II, but don't be fooled by just its appearance. Path of Exile has a very unique feel to it, alongside with the extensive 750 passive skill tree as well as its money system. The game will be open for beta testing for the public this weekend, starting from 30th March to 1st April. Throughout the weekend, Path of Exile will include the first two acts of the game, Default and Hardcore leagues, 5 character classes, more than 55 active skills and 40 support gems, and hundred of different item types.

If you've been looking for an MMORPG to play, make sure to try out Path of Exile during the open beta weekend. I personally have been playing it for quite a while in the closed beta, and I must say it has the potential to be a solid competitor to Diablo II and maybe even Diablo III. You can check out their website for more details, and they already have a countdown timer so that you can sit and wait.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Humble Bundle for Android 2

Humble Bundle has yet released another indie game bundle, this time titled "The Humble Bundle for Android 2", and as you can probably see for the title, the games are targeted at Android devices. That doesn't mean that you can't purchase the game if you don't have an Android device since you will also receive the PC versions of the games. As usual, Humble Bundle allows you to pay whatever price you so desire, but you will get a bonus game if you pay more than the average.

Here is the list of games featured in this bundle:
  • Canabalt
  • Zen Bound 2
  • Cogs
  • Avadon: The Black Fortress
  • Snaggle Truck
  • Swords & Soldiers (If you pay above the average)
The games in this list certainly do not disappoint, and if you bought all the games separately it would cost around $57, so these six indie games are definitely a steal,  The bundle will continue to be on sale for six more days, if you've been looking for a couple of games to play, be sure to check out this game bundle.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Audiosurf Air

I'm sure quite a number of you would have played or at least heard of Audiosurf, it is a music based puzzle racer where you can use your favorite songs to determine your experience, with each track being customized by the song you choose. A new sequel has been announced and it will be called Audiosurf Air. This title will is being built in the Unity3D game engine, and it appears to be taking a Tron style feel to the game. Since Audiosurf Air is being built using Unity3D, it means that there is a chance of it being ported to the iOS as well, so Apple fans rejoice!

I've clocked over 12 hours on Audiosurf and I absolutely love the game, it's probably the only game I would play to relax. I'd definitely be getting this sequel, and I hope to see what they have done to improve and add to the original title. And by the way, beta sign-ups are open so I suggest you head on there and try to get yourself a chance to try out the game before it releases.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Baldur's Gate coming to the iPad

Remember the good old classic RPG, Baldur's Gate? It will be arriving to the iPad this summer, alongside the PC release. The port to the iPad comes along with all the improvements and enhancements that are implemented in the PC version of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, plus various UI changes to make the interface much more user-friendly so that it can be played effectively with the use of a touch interface. What's even better is that the game will be playable on all three iPad models, so it doesn't matter which one you own, you'll be able to play Baldur's Gate!

I'm pretty interested to see how the game will play out on the iPad, there might be a couple of control issues as using the touch screen only is kind of like trying to play Baldur's Gate with only the mouse, which is pretty challenging, but not impossible. It would be great if the game turns out to be successful on the iPad, more game developers might actually start to bring back their old classics onto the iPad.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Adventure Time: On the DS!

I know there are a number of you out there who watch Adventure Time religiously, and if you happen to own a NDS, good news! An Adventure Time game is being developed by WayForward Technologies for the Nintendo DS, and the game will be released later this year. The news was broken by Adventure Time creator, Pendleton Ward on his Twitter account, alongside a NDS flailing his arms around:

I'm pumped for this release, and I wonder how they're going to make Adventure Time into a game. One thing I'm still surprised about is that the game is being released for the NDS, and not the 3DS, which is really odd to me as Nintendo should really make use of popular games to attract potential 3DS customers. Not much has been revealed yet, but I'm sure more will be revealed soon enough!

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