March 31, 2012

Lolipop Chainsaw’s Zombie Slaying Tunes

Posted on March 31, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Grasshopper Manufacture’s next project Lolipop Chainsaw is heavily influenced by the Punk & Rock movements of the 80’s if the art style and aesthetics didn’t already give that away. The game’s sound director Akira Yamaoka and Jimmy Urine of Mindself Self Indulgence fame come together to discuss the game’s sound track in this latest promotional video.

Each character’s personally inspired the type of music for each of the game’s characters/bosses. Akira mentions that 1980s rock left a big impression on him and that lead to some of their choices for not only the original tracks featured in the game but also some of the licensed music Grasshopper has included.

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Tropic 4: Modern Times Expansion Now Available

Posted on March 31, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

The first downloadable expansion for Tropic 4, Modern Times, is now available through Steam and Amazon for $20 USD. If you are not a fan of digital copies and would rather have a boxed copy you’ll be able to pick one up at EB Games/Gamestop and other brick & mortar retail.

Modern Times brings Tropic 4 out of the 50s aesthetic that has defined the series for some time.As a more modern ruler of the People’s Republic of Tropico you will have to deal with the Cuban Missie Crisis, the Assassination of JFK and even the 2008 financial crisis.  Long time fans of Tropic will love the  addition of new buildings like the oppressive Police Swat headquarters or the ability to establish a communist space program.



Unit 13 Developer Zipper Interactive Closed By Sony

Posted on March 31, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Zipper Interactive the Sony first party developer behind the Soccom, Mag and Unit 13 franchises have been shuttered by Sony Computer Interactive.  Confirmation of the closure comes after a turbulent week for the developer as rumors of the closure swirled online. According to reports Zipper employed 80 people before their demise.

In statement issued to the press Sony said the closure of Zipper Interactive is part of their normal “cycle of resource re-alignment. Check out the full statement below:Read More


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