PREVIEWSPillars of Eternity Preview
For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
We've all been there. Everyone remembers that mission. You and your partner are climbing up the mountains in the snow, striving to pull some slick clandestine operation about getting some intel on a bad guy, or something similar (because let's face...
Let's get right to the headlines that aren't even actually headlines so there, suck it headlines!
Rumor has it that Splash Damage, who didn't make much of a splash with their multiplayer focused shooter, Brink, has their hands on a nice slice of licensing agreement. Who-what-where-why? Well Industry Gamers reports that the studio is in cahoots with "one of the biggest American pop culture brands of the last 50 years" and that "the project's success will depend a great deal on the backing it gets from the media company that owns the IP - a company widely believed to have given up on the console publishing business." Those words strongly suggest that Splash Damage is dealing with Disney who's pulled many resources back out of game development. We're not talking Epic Mickey 2: Multiplayer Shooter-thon. We're talking Mahvel baybee. Further more, recent comments from Capcom's Seth Killian on the expedience of Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 suggested that the group-licensing for the Marvel brand was about to run out on Capcom. Hmmmmm, interesting(?).
Even though were just talking about how long Metal Gear Solid: Rising has been in development, Hideo Kojima has apparently been talking with Official PlayStation Magazine UK about Metal Gear Solid 5. No shit sherlock. Still, what will MGS 5 do to Rising? Kojima is reportedly at the helm of this numerical sequel, not much else is known. The man himself scores to cover of this months OPM UK rag and also talks up "Project Ogre" which nooneevengivesashitaboutbecauseholyfuckmetalgearsolid5willtherebetrophies?
The Legend of Zelda: Skyware Sword isn't even out on store shelves yet, but that hasn't stopped the group behind the Dolphin emulator from proving to the world how the Wii totally SUX and how HD is awesome and Wii owners should kill themselves. You know what? Fuck you group behind the Dolphin emula-- Oh... oh that's pretty....