May 29, 2016

Kona Coming To E3 As Part of The Indiecade Showcase

Posted on May 29, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Indie survival & exploration title Kona will make an appearance as 1 of 100 titles available for play at the Indiecade booth at this year’s E3.

Kona places players in Northern Canada in the 1970s as a strange blizzard blankets the town of Atamipak Lake. As a detective players must investigate this strange town, investigate the eerie happenings and survive.

A major update to Kona is planned for E3 which will bring improvements in how item combinations are generated. Player feedback provided developers at Parabole with the insight that coming up with combinations was just too cumbersome. Speaking about this change the CEO of Parabole, Alexandre Fiset said:

“Our community on both Steam and helped us a lot by providing useful feedback and suggestions. One of their concerns was that combining items felt unintuitive and interactions sometimes were unclear. We listened to their feedback and came up with a better and easier way for players to interact with objects in the game”

Kona is currently available via Steam Early Access which gives players access to a 2 hour long demo version of the game. It is priced at $10.99 CDN.

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Source: Parabole press-release


Second release of new Splatoon remixed weapons coming June 7th

Posted on May 29, 2016 by Jason Nason

Nintendo confirmed via their Splatoon social media channels that the next batch of remixed weapons next week.

The long-awaited release of Sheldon’s Picks Vol. 2 has finally been confirmed for a digital release on the evening of June 7th. According to the brief release, the new weapon combinations may allow you to discover even more new battle strategies.

More details area likely to come out over the next week. We’ll let you know more details on the upcoming weapons once Sheldon gives us more info.

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Dell’s 43-inch P4317Q Multi-Client Monitor can do four 1080p displays at once

Posted on May 29, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

Having issues with desk space? Dell has an answer for you and its 43 inches across. The Dell 43 Ultra HD 4K Multi-Client Monitor also called (P4317Q ) it measures 43 inches diagonally and can deliver crisp and clear Ultra HD 4K content (3840×2160 @ 60Hz). This thing is to be frank, scary. It is not really targeted at any high end gamers, but I cant help but think that someone is going to end up using one of these to play one of the many space games out there. Either that or play 4 games at once.  The P4317Q features a contrast ratio of 1,000:1 and a brightness rating of 350 cd/m2. Viewing angles are listed at 178 degrees and response times are rated at 8ms. But what makes the P4317Q so special is the fact that it also supports up to four independent 1920×1080 (Full HD) views (bezel free) on that ’ 43-inch display. Multibox on a single monitor in HD goodness, or die trying.  Dell is giving you the option for the low low price of $1,350, but thats a bargain considering its 4 1080 displays right?


Dell has this to say  about their monster creation”As the top monitor brand in the world for three years and in North America for 16 years running, we want to show our commitment to our customers by teaming directly with those who would benefit most from this monitor, specifically financial traders and software developers,” said Bert Park Dell Global Software and Peripherals VP and GM. “The Dell 43 Multi-Client Monitor is a truly unique display that meets the diverse and dynamic needs of financial traders and software developers while also demonstrating ever-growing boundaries of innovation Dell is pushing.”



Circle bringing Puzzle Labyrinth to 3DS June 9th

Posted on May 29, 2016 by Jason Nason

Following the news a few weeks ago that Circle Entertainment are localizing and releasing Intense’s Puzzle Labyrinth in North America, they announced today via social media that the game will be coming to North America and Europe on June 9th. The game is a first-person 3D dungeon crawling adventure title.

The goal of the game is to escape from the confined Labyrinth. You’ll need to solve the mystery from a variety of tips in each stage and open the locked door at the end. There are a total of sixty stages in the title, which was released in Japan last October.

The last Intense title localized for North America from Circle was visual novel puzzle game Parascientific Escape: Cruise in the Distant Seas.

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Goat Simulator: Waste of Space Trailer goes live

Posted on May 29, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

It seems like only yesterday that Goat Simulator was born, out of a glitched physics engines a few students made came a game of silliness, licking things, bad physics, and goats. Now Coffee Stain Studios (is that really the name of the developer?) has spawned another expansion. This time its all about space and what a goat can do in space is limitless. Waste of Space lets players visit space today instead of “get old waiting for that other space game you already paid for”. The Expansion will allow players to take crowdfunding in a literal sense by building a crowd to inhabit a new space colony, probably by carrying them to different places against their will.  The trailer features a regal voice selling us the idea of a new future in space funded by you, poking fun at the well voiced trailers for kickstarter games that never see the life of day.

The video pokes fun at a lot of different space franchises but front and center is the obvious comparison to the trailer for Star Wars: The force awakens.  Of course this is goat sim so it doesnt stop there. There are barbs against Kick Starter, Mass Effect and even Donald Trump with the hashtag #MakeSpaceGreatAgain . The whole thing is perfectly toned for a goat sim expansion.

The expansion for Goat Simulator is already available on Steam for $4.99, and Xbox One gamers eager to test out the game at no cost can do so when Goat Simulator becomes a free title for the month of June.


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