Games Corner 16/08/15

The silly season is nearly upon us. While we wait in anticipation, here's some news.

 

Big story of the week - Divinity Original Sin 2

The guys behind the massively successful Divinity: Original Sin have announced a sequel to widely acclaimed game. The devs behind the sequel have announced that they will be running another kickstarter campaign for the game, coming within the next few weeks.

Interested people who have ideas for the game or reward tiers for the campaign are welcome to enter their suggestions on this webpage if you feel like doing so.

 

 

Rapid Fire News

Twitch Plays Dark Souls - after the success of twitch plays pokemon, Twitch has collectively been playing a whole host of games - but now, they might have outdone themselves. Dark Souls is an extremely tough game - can they get through it?

Rockstar bannings - Some GTA V players weren't happy with the online multiplayer, so they made their own. Rockstar then proceeded to ban everyone affiliated with the modded multiplayer.

E-Sports Anti Doping policies - professional esports players will now be held up to the same standards as regular sports players when it comes to drugs and competition. No more smoking weed during competitions, folks.

Her Story - the dev behind the game has reported that they have sold more than 100,000 copies. Not bad.

 

 

Video Game Spotlight

This week saw the release of Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, the newest game from the guys behind Dear Esther. It's a fantastic experience with an intriguing story that speaks for itself.

 

 

Other stories on the web worth reading

Everybody's Gone To The Rapture Reminds Me Of Where I Grew Up
A fantastic article from Mark about the newly released game.

Explore the legacy of Sonic the Hedgehog in these truly weird minigames
Oh man. This is sonic as you've never seen him. Oh boy. (Note: Adult warning for the content that you may consume here.)

The unlikely story behind YouTube's most-viewed gaming video
The most viewed gaming youtube video of all time - Cars 2 HD Gameplay Compilation. Yep, that's right, not Pewdiepie, not Minecraft. Fascinating read.

The Gamer's Guide To Healthy, One-Handed Snacking
A great guide to better eating while having big gaming sessions.

A Defence Of Mario Kart 8's Unpopular Battle Mode
Jon makes some good arguments as to why Mario Kart 8's battle mode isn't as bad as everyone thinks.

 

 

Video of the week

This week, the famous Vegeta vs Goku battle of Dragon Ball Z is recreated with sheep. Yes.

 

 

New game releases & DLC

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture - PS4
From the makers of Dear Esther. Fantastic experience, amazing design.

Rocket League - Supersonic Fury DLC Pack - PS4/PC
2 new cars and a bunch of customizations for Rocket League. Definitely worth supporting the guys behind this game.

Hacknet - PC
A hacking game from an Aussie indie dev team. Looks interesting.