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Monday
Jun182012

Daily News - 18th June 2012 - Humble Bundle Breaks Record, A Draw Something Gameshow and Old Republic Free-To-Play

Humble Indie Bundle V Makes Over $5 Million

I posted about the fifth Humble Bundle pretty much as soon as it was brought to my attention, as it was, to be honest, probably the best collection of games I could ever imagine. The bundle contained Limbo, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Psychonauts, Bastion, Braid, Superbrothers: Sword And Sworcery EP, Super Meat Boy and Lone Survivor, attracting more people to the bundle than have ever been attracted before. More than half a million people purchased the bundle, averaging just over $8.50 per person. It's a pretty big victory for the guys behind the bundle, who support the developers themselves and also the Child's Play charity, and with Humble Bundle V more than double their previous bests. If you missed it then I hope you're kicking yourself. It was awesome.

The further I stay away from Amnesia: The Dark Descent, the better!

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Draw Something TV Gameshow In The Pipeline

Hey, remember that game everybody played for like a month? Well it's soon gonna be a gameshow! Isn't that just the dumbest thing you've heard all day?! I can see it now "Wendy, you're behind the screen, your teammate Judy can't see you, so you know what that means! It's time to.... DRAW SOMETHING!" And the audience go wild as a 43 year-old woman struggles to accurately represent a unicycle via the medium of artistic scribbling. It's gonna be shit, and we all know it. Great stuff.

I just don't even know... Not even slightly.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Devs Considering Free-To-Play

This quote by the game's lead designer, Emmanuel Lusinchi says it best:

"there are definitely good games out there and good games coming out, so of course all of this competition impacts your plan with what you want to do."

"The MMO market is very dynamic and we need to be dynamic as well" he explained. "Unless people are happy with what they have, they are constantly demanding updates, new modes and situations. So we are looking at free-to-play but I can't tell you in much detail. We have to be flexible and adapt to what is going on."

It's encouraging to see a developer get with the times, and respond to the trends, I just hope they don't regret doing it from the start!

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And Finally...

Splinter Cell Series To Become Movies?

Apparently we're close to a movie coming to fruition. Will it be poo? Yes. Yes it will.

Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Mod Back From The Dead

The mod disappeared for a while but it's back now and much more stable. (Sick as fuck) Video below.

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