So, if you’ve been on the internet recently, you’ve probably heard some of the controversy surrounding certain design choices made regarding the soon-to-be-released 2d fantasy action RPG from Vanillaware entitled Dragon’s Crown. And for those preciou...
The Game Developer’s Conference may have been just about a month ago, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to talk about some of the conference’s biggest stories while sipping mimosas. Join myself, David Edison, and special gue...
Nintendo’s Tomodachi Collection is a life simulation series only available in Japan. It can be best described as a mix between The Sims and Animal Crossing. Players control their Miis (which they can transfer over from their Wii consoles) as th...
Gay gaming documentary Gaming In Color has officially reached its Kickstarter goal, meaning that the project is fully funded and can begin production! It was a close race to the finish line, but this past Friday the film managed to reach its $50,000 ...
Well, I made the big move to Geneva this week. It was hard saying good-bye to my friends in Narnia (especially since I didn’t really have the ability to bid anyone farewell), but I’m ready to turn over a New Leaf (get it?) and...
Full disclosure: I never really ‘got’ drag queens. I found my way to RuPaul’s Drag Race only recently. I know, I know I’m a bad gay and believe me, I’ve heard it before. There was some part of me deep down that wanted t...
There seem to be a select number of titles that many straight gamers must keep in their back pocket as something to recommend to their gay counter-parts as being “of their ilk.” This isn’t necessarily a malevolent act, throwing the gay kid a bone and...
Such a tease! Regular readers might already be aware of my affinity for the LEGO games, but for those who aren’t — I can’t get enough of ‘em! I collect ‘em like those tiny little LEGO studs in the games! Traveler’s Tales is hard at work on LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, and this teaser trailer gives just the tiniest hint of what fun to expect when it finally releases this fall on basically every single system known to man. Well, except iOS and Android, but seeing as how they recently released LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes on iOS, I certainly wouldn’t be surprised if the Marvel heroes made the same jump at some point in the future.
Also, if you pre-order the game, you’ll get some goodies, depending on where you do it. Over at Walmart, you’ll get an exclusive Iron Patriot mini-figurine, at GameStop, you’ll get a Spidey keychain (Power Up Rewards members will also get a free DLC pack (PS3/Xbox 360 versions only)) and pre-ordering through Amazon will get you $10 credit to your Amazon account. Personally, I’d pass up the toys for $10 off the game! But you can check the pictures below and make up your own mind…
With the Eurovision Song Contest coming up (Seriously, why doesn’t BBC America run it in the US? There are a lot of people — like me — who would love to watch it!), this SingStore Update offers this year’s entry for Norway, “I Feed You My Love.” I have to admit that I completely fell in love with Alexander Rybak’s ” Fairytale” which won Eurovision in 2009, so I totally downloaded that one. But I don’t know this one. (Watched it on YouTube, though, and it wasn’t bad.) I’m more interested in the old-school R&B! Here’s the SingStar DLC this week:
“I Feed You My Love” by Margaret Berger
“New Age” by Marion Roudette
“Nina de papa” by Pereza
“Love Machine” by The Miracles
“The Great Pretender” by The Platters
I know that I’m going to absolutely suck at it, but damned if I’m not totally going to download “Love Machine” and give it a go (while dancing around like an idiot, no doubt)!
I demand that every game feature an Eleganza! option in the character customization menu. BioWare, you better sissy that walk. But until Command Her Shep Hard can become a reality, RuPaul’s Drag Race: Dragopolis will rule the roost as gaming’s best squirrelfriend.
When it comes to fighting piracy, there are a few approaches one can take. If you’re the RIAA, you can make examples of people by threatening to sue them into poverty. If you’re looking for something absolutely foolproof, you can try this newfangled “always-online” business. Yet there is a third way: one that brings the promise of aversion with a few dollups of prankishness: releasing a “pirated” version of one’s game that has been deliberately sabotaged. Such was the route taken by Greenheart Games, developer of Game Dev Tycoon.
UDON does some great work with its graphic novels, manga and art books, so I expect their recently-announced Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works to be an equally nice package. You may recall my glowing review of Persona 4: Official Design Works, and while this one is focused on the fighting game spin-off, it still features everyone’s favorite maybe-gay, Kanji!
UDON is saying ths is one of the most requested art books in their history, but I would suspect the actual Persona 4 would’ve been even more requested. Of course, they did that one last year, so maybe this one moved up the list! Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works is scheduled to debut in July, at UDON Entertainment’s San Diego Comic Con booth, so look for a review closer to that time. But in the meantime, you can peruse some preview pages after the jump! (All images pending licensor approval)
(And you don’t know how hard it was to resist making a joke about that “Dude, your fist…? Awesome!” word balloon on that one page!)
It’s been a while since there’s been much talk about GaymerX (formerly Gaymercon). The first ever LGBT-centric video game convention taking place in San Francisco this August was mired in controversy from the onset. Many in the industry were supportive, but others questioned the necessity of such an event. “Doesn’t this encourage more segregation?” “There isn’t a straight gamer con, so why do we need this?” and other such riveting questions were asked. Even gaymers were some of the event’s early detractors. But the answer to the biggest question, “Do we need LGBT video game convention?”, seemed to come on its own when the Gaymercon Kickstarter ovwehelmingly reached nearly four times its original goal.
And then the circus of craziness known as the Westboro Baptist Church showed up and completely validated this event in one fell swoop by simply commenting on it.
I personally love the idea that Master Chief walks around in a pink bathrobe (with the armor still on of course).
Dark Horse continues to snatch up those videogame licenses, adding Halo to their roster that already includes Mass Effect, The Last of Us and more. This August will bring the new comic book mini-series Halo: Initiation, written by Halo 4 writer Brian Reed and illustrated by Marco Castiello (Secret Invasion: Front Line, Star Wars: Purge).
And as a bonus, Inititation will focus on supporting castmember Sarah Palmer, revealing how she became the first Spartan-IV commander. Yay for strong female characters!
“It’s really exciting to work with Dark Horse in continuing the Halo story in comics,” said writer Brian Reed. “After Halo 4 and Spartan Ops, fans wanted to know more about the origins of the Spartan-IV program and Sarah Palmer in particular. So it’s great fun to be able to grant those wishes with a partner like Dark Horse.”
Look for Halo: Initiation #1 on sale in comic shops on August 14 (and I’ll be sure to have a review up here for you to tell you if it ended up being any good)!