Happy Valentine's Day week! It's that time were there is copious amounts of red splashed everywhere and couples spending time together. I'm of course talking about the release of Twisted Metal. Otherwise, have a look at some interesting news stories from the week!
I know they have said that this is all “vague” and early planning, but I cannot help but get excited. Pyschonauts is well worth playing now (it's on the Xbox Classics lineup and Steam). I hope this does happen because that would be amazing! (via Game Informer)
Let's see them again, please?
The people who saw games being released only partially finished content that's only filled out by paid DLC were right!!!! Gotham City Imposters (or Team Fortress 2: Batman Edition) is a class-based team shooter available now on PC, PSN and XBLA. The game itself is $15, but there is a metric crap-ton of DLC. In all, if you wanted everything, it would set you back $220 (on top of the game's cost)! Gasp! The game has so much DLC that it's more expensive than the Skyrim Collectors Edition! Everyone who ever said that “Companies will charge us to finish games!!!” was right! We're doooooooommmmmmeeeeeeeedddddddd!!!! ...oh, wait, it's only cosmetic stuff. Never mind. Keep calm and carry on. (via Game Informer)
Tons of DLC right of the ... bat?
David Jaffe, the man behind Kratos and Sweet Tooth, is leaving his studio to start another. It's not a big deal in the long run, but Eat Sleep Play hasn't released their only title, Twisted Metal, yet. He lives in San Diego, the team at Eat Sleep Play is in Salt Lake City. Jaffe wants to have the day-to-day interaction with a team, and he can't do that easily. Fair enough. Jaffe has said he'll stay on long enough to balance/patch Twisted Metal, which is good. I'm excited to see what crazy stuff he comes up with next! (via Game Informer)
David Jaffe (formerly) of Eat Sleep Play
The fans have spoken! Double Fine, makers of such awesome games like Stacking and Psychonauts, asked fans to help fund a new adventure game (for which founder Tim Schafer was famous for making). The fans resoundingly responded and the Kickstarter fund met it's goal within 8 hours. Now they've exceeded $1 million and still have over a month to go! Anything extra will go toward making the game and a documentary about it. Well then, color me impressed. And interested. If you're keen to, you can donate here. Here's hoping that other projects get funding this way and happen. (via Game Informer)
This is happening!
1Up talked with the head of SonyWorldwide, Shuhei Yoshida, at the DICE conference and asked about Fumito Ueda and Team Ico's The Last Guardian. It's good to know that it's still coming, but “slow progress” and “...rebuilding and iterating...” are worrisome terms. I am hopeful for this game (and I am a huge fan of the others: Ico and Shadow of the Colossus), but it's been in development hell for a while. Yoshida also talked to Game Informer about the game and others. (via 1Up and Game Informer)
Sony thought this was "crap." Whoops.
I know that the Gamer's Edition of the Guinness Book of World Records has some stupid categories, but Best Ending is a pretty solid one. Do you go with the poignant like Red Dead Redemption or Final Fantasy VII? The silly Portal or Disgaea? The solemn Metal Gear Solid 4? Or the generic, forgettable and overall pointless Black Ops? And the fans have spoken. ...sigh. (via Destructoid)
This was the ending of CoD: BlOps, right?
Just Some Commander Shepard Songs to End the Week Right
"Commander Shepard is Still Alive"
"The Commander Shepard Song" by Miracle of Sound
Oh, and an amazing Fem-Shep trailer. I'm so excited for this game!