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I don’t know why, but I hadn’t put my eyes anywhere near State of Decay, the sandbox zombie-survival sim by Undead Labs, until about a two weeks ago. I was clued in, coincidently, by an article on the site where Mike now puts his words. This week, the game released on Xbox Live. The consensus is that it’s pretty good. If you’re like me, though — looking for an Xbox you never bought — you’ll probably have to wait awhile longer.
While State of Decay is planned to arrive on PC, Undead community director Sanya Weathers says the studio is still working,
“We are still working on the PC version, and I don’t have a really good estimate for completion. Too much depends on third parties. It isn’t going to be soon by any meaningful use of the word ‘soon’.”
State of Decay is an open-world game in which the player must survive a world overrun by zombies. It is ambitiously larger than its home on XBLA would suggest.
Toxic Game’s first-person puzzler, Q.U.B.E., is receiving its first DLC pack. It’s a time trial-based package titled Against the Qlock.
Despite comparisons to Portal, which it kind of asked for, Q.U.B.E. was it’s own unique thing. In it, you navigated the sterile environment of each level by manipulating colored cubes with magic gloves, pulling out and pushing in sections of walls to create platforms and pathways. The game challenged with logic, physics, and platforming. But, until now, it was all done at one’s own pace, meaning there was no real need to dig in the spurs to get to wherever you needed to go. Against the Qlock adds ten new levels, a running clock, and possibly more colors to wave at. The new Achievements, leaderboards, and medal-ratings will add replay-value while also tapping into that ruthless need to best friends at any cost.
Just don’t get anything on those pristine, antiseptic floors.
Against the Qlock comes out May 6 for the PC. No word on pricing. Trailer below.
Earlier today, Almost Human released the first official screenshot of Legend of Grimrock 2 and what it reveals makes this slightly more interesting than the average screenshot-reveal.
Where the original Legend of Grimrock kept close to the dungeon-crawler genre by, you know, sticking to the dank, gloomy confines of dungeons, Legend of Grimrock 2 seems to have stepped outside, into the lush, inviting-greens of the forest.
On the developer blog, where Almost Human chronicle its plans and work progression, I also came across a post that I think’s worth sharing. This entry, containing scrapped ideas, discusses different directions originally considered for the sequel, such as a roguelike:
TellTale Games has released a trailer for Episode 4 of their fantastic The Walking Dead game, titled “Around Every Corner”. This episode is written by Gary Whitta, who wrote the script for The Book of Eli.
TellTale Games also stated in their press release that they will be revealing the release date for episode 4 very soon, with episode 5 following not long after. All 5 episodes will be bundled and released at retail stores later this year. I personally can’t wait to see what happens with Lee, Clem, and the rest of the group in the next episode.
There are people, I’m sure, who haven’t had a chance to play the XCOM: Enemy Unknown demo. And that might not be a bad thing. See, while I may have been previously overbearing about the earth-shattering need for it to receive as much exposure as possible, the demo isn’t actually the most accurate description of the game. It limits players in a way that the full game wouldn’t, and it does this because the demo is basically a tutorial in which Firaxis seem especially hestitant to reveal too much.
The alternative is something that you can’t quite pick up your controller and play, but can still play along with in this nifty YouTube-based interactive gameplay video.
Bioware announced on the official Mass Effect page that Mass Effect will be getting a trilogy collection for Xbox 360 and PC on November 6th with a PS3 version to follow at a later date.
The trilogy package will include all three Mass Effect games and DLC packaged in a foil box decorated with snazzy custom artwork for $59.99.
This will obviously be the first chance for PS3 owners to play the formerly Xbox 360 exclusive (for consoles) Mass Effect. Unfortunately, you just have to wait a little bit longer for an unspecified date. If you don’t want to dip into the trilogy compilation just for the original Mass Effect on PS3, it is confirmed as a PSN download for $14.99 and it will be available the same day as the compilation.
Here are the details:
Bethesda recently released three webisode episodes set in the world of Dishonored. “The Tales from Dunwall” tells the story of three different people from separate walks of life. Check out the videos below and let us know what you think by leaving a comment.
Total War: ROME II is the highly anticipated second entry in the popular series, and it will take place in 146 BC. A brilliant roman tactician named Scipio Aemilianus is tasked by Rome to break the 3 year siege of Carthage, which is considered a blemish on the Roman Empire.
There isn’t a whole lot shown in the trailer below, but the game already has many people excited for its release next year. Check out the video and let us know what you think in the comments section.
Wal Mart will have an exclusive special edition of Medal of Honor Warfighter when it releases on October 23rd. It will be called the Medal of Honor Warfighter Project Honor Edition, and it will contain a Global Warfighters Documentary that takes a look at 12 different Special Ops forces from 10 different countries. As an extra bonus, access for the Battlefield 4 beta will also be included in the Project Honor Edition
This edition will also include the contents of the Medal of Honor Limited Edition, including the Medal of Honor Zero Dark Thirty Map Pack.
The XCOM Enemy Unknown demo is available on Steam, and whether you’re a skeptical diehard fan of the original or a wide-eyed Internet browser who’s no idea what all the hype’s about, you should go download it and play. You may like what you find.
The demo offers two tutorial stages that will walk you through basic controls, combat strategies and even the XCOM base where soldier training and alien-technology research happens.
XCOM Enemy Unknown launches on October 9, 2012 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.