The weekend is almost here! And it’s a long weekend! I’m spending it at the NOVA Open and National Book Festival.
Around the Tubes
Kotaku – We Might Be Witnessing The ‘Death of An Identity’ – This might be a good thing.
Around the Tubes Reviews
Comic Vine – Batman Eternal #21
Comic Vine – Black Science #8
Comic Vine – C.O.W.L. #4
Comic Vine – Cyclops #4
ICv2 – Invincible Days
Talking Comics – Outcast #3
Bleeding Cool – Roche Limit #1
Comic Vine – Saga #22
CBR – Saga #22
Comic Vine – Silver Surfer #5
Comic Vine – Sinestro #5
Talking Comics – Superman #34
Comic Vine – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #3
Talking Comics – Uncanny Avengers #23
Comic Vine – Wayward #1
Talking Comics – Wolverine #12
Privateer Press Interactive has announced that the Standard Edition of Warmachine: Tactics is now available on Steam Early Access for $39.99.
Based on the award-winning Warmachine tabletop miniatures game, Warmachine: Tactics is a turn-based, squad-level strategy game for PC and Mac developed in cooperation with WhiteMoon Dreams and published by Privateer Press Interactive. The multiplayer beta pits two forces against each other in a deadly close-quarters encounter featuring a variety of steam-powered robots and spell-slinging warriors. Funded through Kickstarter a year ago, the campaign reached nearly 300% of the project’s goal and remains one of the top 40 funded Kickstarters of all time. Pre-release versions of Warmachine: Tactics were demonstrated at PAX East, E3, and San Diego Comic-Con, and the game will be at the Privateer Press booth at PAX Prime.
The Beta Standard Edition of Warmachine: Tactics includes beta access and all the features and content of the Standard Edition, including all updates as they become available. Also currently available is the $64.99 Deluxe Edition, which includes the same content as the Standard Edition plus additional downloadable content to be released over the upcoming months.
Check out below the jump to see what you get with each edition.
After long rumors of a buy-out by Google, Twitch has been purchased by Amazon for $970 million. The service which allows live video streaming of video games started a little over 3 years ago. According to reports, Twitch will be “keeping most everything the same,” and that the company will remain independent from Amazon. The acquisition will close in the second half of the year.
Twitch is the latest company to be purchased by the giant. Earlier this year Amazon acquired comiXology, the leader in digital comics.
Now, to dream up what Twitch might bring to the table for comiXology…..
Winter is setting in. Time to find food and shelter is running out. And with a newborn infant to sustain, walkers are a greater threat than ever. As pressure builds and tensions reach breaking point, your choices will decide Clementine’s fate in the gripping conclusion of The Walking Dead: Season Two.
8/26 – PC/Mac, PlayStation 3 & PS Vita North America
8/27 – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 & PS Vita Europe
8/28 – iPhone & iPad via the App Store
What happens when bricks go bad? Get a glimpse in this brand new LEGO Batman 3 trailer that made its debut at Gamescon 2014.
Gen Con 2014 doesn’t official kick off until Thursday, but announcements are already being made. Obsidian Entertainment, the developer of Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: the Stick of Truth and the Kickstarter phenomenon Pillars of Eternity, announced that they have entered into a long-term licensing partnership with Paizo Inc. to produce electronic games based on the popular Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
Obsidian’s first licensed product will be a tablet game based on the highly successful Pathfinder Adventure Card game, a cooperative game for 1 to 4 players. Players each have a unique character composed of a deck of cards and a set of stats. Characters have classes such as fighter, rogue, wizard and cleric, as well as numbers that define attributes such as strength, wisdom and charisma etc. Players will be able to customize their deck to better suit each individual’s vision of their character.
In the world of Pathfinder, players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil. The Pathfinder RPG is currently translated into multiple languages, with hundreds of thousands of players worldwide. The Pathfinder brand has also been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, miniatures, plush toys, apparel, and is being developed into a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game.
Obsidian will be at Gen Con 2014 showing off an early prototype of the digital Pathfinder Adventure Card Game in the Paizo booth (#203) and in their own booth (#2151) featuring the first consumer hands on for Pillars of Eternity.
Video game director and designer Jiro Ishii will be a guest at Otakon 2014 which will be held August 8-10 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.
Jiro Ishii is a popular video game director who has been affiliated primarily with the studios Chunsoft (known in the west for their Mystery Dungeon games) and more recently, LEVEL-5 (known for the Dragon Quest and Professor Layton games).
After working on several lesser-known titles (including the Little Lovers series of dating simulation games), Ishii moved to Chunsoft, where he directed the critically acclaimed interactive visual novel and adventure video game 428: In a Blockaded Shibuya. The anime Canaan is based on one of several possible game scenarios, and four novels based on the game followed. He also produced the well regarded Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, in which nine kidnap victims must explore a sinking cruise liner and solve puzzles to escape. He also worked on Imabikiso, and the 3-Nen B-Gumi Kinpachi Sensei video game, based on the long-running school drama. He also produced TRICK x LOGIC, a mystery game for the PSP.
Bring on the Trickster. Bring on the Monster. Bring on the Accuser. Bring on the Villains! Soon you’ll be able to play as some of Marvel’s most formidable foes: Loki from The Avengers, Green Goblin from Spider-Man and Ronan from The Guardians of the Galaxy play sets in Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition). Characters are playable in their respective play sets and the Toy Box 2.0.
Get your first look at the upcoming game, Contest of Champions, from Kabam written by Sam Humphries!