Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Interview: Introversion Software on alpha uncertainty

Whether it’s necessarily true or not, a lot of interviews are prefixed with the term ‘we sat down with’. Last weekend, at Eurogamer Expo, London, TheGamersHub actually sat down with Mark Morris and Chris Delay of Introversion Software. One of my few criticisms of this years’ Eurogamer Expo was that there probably weren’t enough seats – so we sat down on the show-floor, to talk about the biggest gamble of their careers.

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Q&A - Prison Architect: The next big thing - The Gamers Hub

Prison Architect has been in development for two years. Introversion Software, the team behind Darwinia and Multiwinia, launched the Alpha build that recently garnered over a hundred-thousand dollars in the first seventy-two hours. Not bad for a game that only has its first chapter completed, so far. Having spent some time with it at last weekend’s Eurogamer Expo at Earl’s Court, London, it’s not hard to see why people have been so willing to invest. TheGamersHub took the opportunity to engage in some mutual ear-bending with Mark Morris and Chris Delay, of Introversion Software, to find out just what Prison Architect is all about.

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Kojima Productions' L.A. studio working on new MGO project - The Gamers Hub

Speaking on the opening day of last weekend’s Eurogamer Expo, at Earl’s Court, London, Hideo Kojima confirmed that his newly-formed L.A. studio is currently working on development of a new Metal Gear Online franchise.

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Saturday, 6 October 2012

Metal Gear Movie: Kojima prefers unknown for lead role -The Gamers Hub

Addressing fans questions at last weekend’s Eurogamer Expo, at Earl’s Court, London, Metal Gear Solidcreator, Hideo Kojima, took time to bring some clarity to the future of the recently-announced Metal Gear movie.

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Friday, 5 October 2012

Capcom: Continuity with previous DMC titles 'Very important' - The Gamers Hub

Addressing another developer full-house, on Sunday at Eurogamer Expo in Earls Court, London, Capcom US Producer Alex Jones and Ninja Theory Communications Manager Dominic Matthews took time to talk fans through what they can look forward to from the next instalment in the Devil May Cry franchise.

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Thursday, 4 October 2012

Curiosity: What's Inside the Cube - detailed - The Gamers Hub

Speaking on Sunday at Eurogamer Expo, London; former Microsoft stalwart and games development godfather Peter Molyneux, hosted fans and press alike for a talk about his new company, 22 Cans, and their first project – Curiosity: What’s Inside the Cube. It’s a game, sort of, but it’s also an experiment – one of twenty-two due before the launch of 22 cans first official game. Detailed below are all the key points about his intriguing new project.

(Not the video, *below* the video - that's a teeny-tiny video with a question mark and a massive cube.)

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Molyneux: 'There're a billion potential gamers out there, and at the moment - they're playing shit' - The Gamers Hub

Peter Molyneux is on a quest to make a truly great game. The games industry design-veteran of well over twenty years said as much while speaking to an assembled crowd at this past weekend’s Eurogamer expo, at Earl’s court in London.
His face is fookin' massive!

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Rock Band Blitz: Review - PS3 (PSN) - The Gamers Hub

'Blitz hits the fan'

Since the now infamous plastic instrument tsunami of 2008, there have been a few years of peace and quiet on the toys-for-big-boys front. Like many of the great bands (and shit ones) a temporary hiatus doesn’t necessarily mean that a successful comeback can’t be made. Usually when it happens, the individuals in question don’t look quite the same as you remember them. More often than not, at least one of the group has got a bit fat, and the ratio of fake tan, hair plugs and highlights per capita has increased. And so, if 2012 is the year that strum-em-ups make their comeback – and not quite as we might remember them – then it couldn’t be more fitting that the proposed reinvention of the genre comes courtesy of Harmonix – the original conceivers of the landscape-changing Guitar Hero – and their new-born baby Rock Band Blitz.

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Kung Fu Strike: Review - Xbox 360 - The Gamers Hub

'Site for sore RISE'

The problem with being an ancient Chinese folk-hero is that you always end up being tasked with some honourable quest in the name of your people – one that you, and only you, can endure. Such is the burden of General Loh – a man battling to bring an end to civil unrest in his native China. Playing as the aforementioned General, you go about this specifically by fending off wave after wave of angry Chinamen, using only your fists and feet to keep the peace. There’re more than enough baddies to keep your palms sweaty, but in the words of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, ‘Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one’.

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Hybrid: Review - Xbox 360

No one paints an optimistic picture of the near future, do they? Script writers across any given medium would have you believe that a few years from now we’ll all have been boiled down into future-goo, fueling the hosepipe-veins of our new sentient overlords. Hybrid paints a similarly bleak portrait of events to come. You choose one of two warring factions: The Paladins, a gaggle of renegade Master Chief wannabes; or The Variants, a cybernetic race who look like what might happen if those cute dancing robots, that Japanese companies keep making, decide to overrun humanity.

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Wreckateer: Review - Xbox 360 (XBLA) - The Gamers Hub

'Tower Power'

Wreck and Tinker love smashing stuff. The central protagonists of Iron Galaxy’s Wreckateer combine a hearty lust for architectural dereliction with an unhealthy disdain for the green-skinned, pot-bellied goblin tenants of the sixty-plus stages contained within. If there’s one thing that they’re most enthusiastic about, it’s the prospect of firing big rocks – of varying shapes and sizes, at even bigger castles. In their field, they are captains of industry.

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