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Bloody Thumbs Podcast: a podcast dedicated to video game news, reviews, and commentary revolving the world of the video game industry with Splinter47 and C.H. Gorog.
Thank you to Dranson for the astounding artwork and Doctor Octoroc for the awesome theme song.
Yo yo yo, video game constituents! Just wanted to throw out this question to the good peeps of Bloody Thumbs: do you have a favorite character, who is it, and why?For me, I gotta go with my bro - Guybrush Threepwood. The man is a coward,…Continue
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By now, we've seen the big reveals of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, and I can safely declare a winner: PC. Why? Because just a few days ago, Metanet Software released a huge update to its diabolical ninja platformer N, aptly titled N v2.0. The kicker? It's totally free.
The update features new levels and an improved level editor, as well as the promise of "FUN-lockables," which can only be awesome judging by their name. You can play the browser version of N v2.0 on Kongregate, or download it from the game's official site.
Hey! Today Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox, the Xbox One.
So, we talked about some of the news that came out of that announcement. That's uh, all we talked about, because it's pretty big news.
Valve's free-to-play, high-skill-ceiling MOBA Dota 2 has set a new record for most concurrent players on Steam, with an impressive 329,977 players at once. The last game to set the record was something called "Dota 2," with a less impressive 297,000. This influx of Dota-ers is likely due to the qualifying matches leading up to 2013's The International, aka the biggest tournament in eSports.
Watching tournament games in the client itself has its own benefits, leading some viewers, myself included, to prefer to watch games that way. For example, during the first kill (first blood), multi-kills, and victories, a single item is given to a single viewer within the client. That could be me! Sure, there are literally 60,000+ other people usually watching with me, but a man can dream. Though, I think I have better chances of actually being in the tournament.
Watching games in-client will also likely going towards leveling up the courier gained from purchasing the Interactive Compendium. How it will evolve is not known just yet, but considering it has a running tally of your watched games, it's safe to say that has something to do with it. There's also the Queen of Pain aesthetic set, which can also evolve by watching games from the Premier League. I bet a large portion of these concurrent players were watching games instead of playing them!
How is the Xbox One going to sell in Japan? If the new console's version of Kinect is anything like the current version of the peripheral, then probably not too good. Not to sound racist, but Japanese living rooms aren't know for their size, and today's Kinect doesn't work too well small living rooms. Having Kinect required to use the console at all is one of the worst ideas I've heard in a while.
So if the Xbone isn't poised to conquer the East any time soon, what the heck is going to conquer? How about Altered Beast 3D! The arcade classic is poised to hit the 3DS eshop in Japan soon, complete with optional touch screen controls and stereoscopic 3D. It joins Urban Champion as one of the slowest paced, monotonous, simplistic, least marketable games ever to be re-released in 3D, but it'll still likely to move more units in Japan than that poor old Xbone. The game is set for release on May 29th for 600 yen, joining other Sega 3DS eShop remakes Space Harrier, Sonic The Hedgehog, and Super Hang-On.
Despite not playing as much Guild Wars 2 as I'd like to, that's okay -- it's not costing me anything. I can continue not playing free of guilt, which is the only way I can do MMO gaming any more, I've realized. ArenaNet has kindly shifted the price of the game down by $10. Rad.
That's $49.99 for the Standard Edition and $69.99 for the Digital Deluxe. The latter includes additional in-game bonuses, such as a miniature Rytlock, the Mistfire Wolf Elite summon skill, a Golem Banker, and a couple of one-time boosts. With the continued free content updates, it's as good of time as any to get into Guild Wars 2.