October 22, 2012

NiGHTS into DREAMS… | Review

Posted on October 22, 2012 by Jeff Wade

Much like listening in on someone’s dreams, NiGHTS into Dreams… is endlessly fascinating to those experiencing it but incomprehensible to anyone listening in.

First released on the Sega Saturn 16 years ago, NiGHTS (hencforth just Nights for the sake of copy editors everywhere) was Sonic Team’s big push for the console, an ambitious game that aimed to accurately convey the feeling of flight just as their namesake aimed to capture the sensation of speed. This re-release comes in two flavors; a no frills rendering of the original as seen in 1996 and an HD upscale of the 2008 Japan only PS2 remake.Read More


Dragon Age III: Inquisition Details & Concept Art

Posted on October 22, 2012 by Joshua Rust

There have been rumors of what’s to come in Dragon Age III: Inquisition. Here are some new details that we know for sure.

– It has been in pre-production longer than Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age 2, or Mass Effect 2.

– Cinematic designer Jon Perry states that “one level in DA3 is big as all levels in DA2.

– There is a possibility that you will be able to own/control your own tower

– It will feature character customisation “in a big way” including “follower customisation”

– “The storytelling legacy BioWare is known for, with deep RPG gameplay, all on a brand new RPG game engine underpinned by EA’s critically-acclaimed Frostbite 2 technology”

– You will play as a human as you did in the second game (which I find disappointing..but oh well)

While it did manage to bring new players to the franchise, a lot of people felt that Dragon Age 2 was a major letdown. I’m truly hoping this one will be a bit better.

Here is some of the concept art from the game, including the potential castle that you may be able to control.

Dragon Age III: Inquisition was announced last month, it is expected to launch late Fall 2013.



Virus Plaguing Borderlands 2, Patch Released Today

Posted on October 22, 2012 by Joshua Rust

Apparently there is a virus going around through the Xbox 360 version of Borderlands 2 dubbed: ‘Graveyard.sav’.  It affects your save file and can be aquired by playing in public games or with friends that have played in public games.

Here is the official statement from Gearbox Software:

“Recently a few users have begun violating the Xbox Live Code of Conduct by using an external application to maliciously disrupt the experience and sabotage characters of legitimate Borderlands 2 players on Xbox 360. Fortunately it’s easy to avoid this scenario.

While we work to resolve this as quickly as possible with our partners, concerned Xbox 360 players of Borderlands 2 should consider playing online with trusted individuals in non-public sessions. This does not affect players on PC or PlayStation 3.

We also advise that before ceasing play, users always select “Save and Quit” from within the pause menu while their character is alive. If after the death of their character players find themselves at the main menu of Borderlands 2 instead of respawning in-game, be sure to immediately select “Continue” to resume playing as that character.

We ask that players report any suspicious behavior in Borderlands 2 to spotted@gearboxsoftware.com and provide as much details and documentation of their disrupted experience as possible to assist us in our investigation.

For discussion of this topic, please use this thread: http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/sh…75#post3056075

So basically the best thing you can do until this issue is resolved is not play with anyone that you don’t trust and don’t play with anyone who plays in public matches. So all in all: keep your friends close.

For details about the patch that was released today (which doesn’t fix the Graveyard issue), continue reading after the jump.

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Posted on October 22, 2012 by Daniel Shannon

The tenth IndieGala has started. As with previous iterations, you’ll get to pay what you want. Furthermore, you may choose how to divvy up your donation between the developers, Indie Gala, or Charities. This time the Charities are the Able Gamers foundation and the Italian Red Cross which is raising funds to help Emilia Romagna, a region of Italy that was recently hit by an Earthquake.

You may watch the trailer and read about the games after the jump.Read More


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