Curating the PAX 10 cannot be an easy task these days as quality indie games are released on a monthly if not weekly basis. This year’s crop already has a game of the year contender for me personally, plus a sequel to one of the best puzzle platformers I’ve ever played. Nintendo should probably find a way to pick up a few of these games for the Wii U before indie developers move on from the console like everyone else. Oh well, at least we have the 3DS, right John Carmack? I’m just kidding, I’m just surprised the mega-genius had some nice things to say about the Xbox One and PS4. Maybe the future isn’t so bleak after all.
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The last few days in headlines
- PlanetSide 2 launches Player Studio for player made in-game items. But can I make a louder truck horn?
- PAX 10 announced. Includes Escape Goat 2!
- Nintendo escapes with a quarterly profit thanks to 3DS. Wii U looks to be DOA.
- Xbox Games with Gold for August are Crackdown and Dead Rising 2. That’s more like it.
- No multiplayer for Wii U version of Batman: Arkham Origins. Some would say that’s a good thing.
- The next game jam is Boob Jam. Boobs have many sides and will soon have many games.
- Sandy Hook Arcade Center closing on August 31. Amazing work, was originally only supposed to be open 3 months.
- Tropes vs Women Episode 3 – Dudes in Distress. We can’t even do role reversals right.
- John Carmack talks about next generation consoles at QuakeCon. Down with Kinect.
- The Elder Scrolls Anthology will take you the rest of your life to finish.
Release Dates, Previews, Trailers and Reviews
- Tearaway delayed to November. Still 2013. Still good.
- Guacamelee moves to Steam on August 8th. Great game, glad the exclusivity is over. Plus DLC, too.
- Joystiq’s Nvidia Shield review. Solid enough, but who is the audience?
- Polygon’s Pikmin 3 review. No one seems to be sure why this has to be on the Wii U.
- Ninja Pizza Girl preview. Honorable pizza.
- Star Wars: Battlefront will be released in 2015. Such a tease.
- Papers, Please arrives on Steam, GOG, Humble Store on August 8th. Who let this game through? :)
- Wolfenstein: The New Order delayed to 2014. Still holding out hope for this one.
- Savant trailer. Bullet hell on an elevator.
- Payday 2 trailer goes into training. I’m ready to heist.
- CATDAMMIT trailer. We cannot get along.