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New Digital Magazine Showcases the Best in Indie Gaming!
“Grab It“, a new digital magazine from Chris Stead, was designed to shine a light on the creative and innovative work being done in indie and mobile game development circles.
The idea behind the app is to help gamers to find exciting indie and mobile games they may have missed or never come across normally, but also, as the audience grows, to help developers get their games recognised in the wider media. Chris, coming from over 17 years of industry experience, has created a real good thing here. After reading through it myself I found the design is quite intuitive, really well made for the iPad format. Similarly the features and reviews are all quite well put together, with clever and interesting writing.
Watch the newly release ‘Every Lead’ trailer below
As to not make us early adopters of next-gen consoles feel left out, Square Enix have just announced that Murdered: Soul Suspect will release on both the Xbox One and the PS4.
Both of these consoles will of course offer increased visuals due to their more powerful hardware and both will output at native 1080p. Much like Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, subsurface scattering and increased particle count to depict a more immerse world have been described to be included in the game.
Murdered: Soul Suspect will be available June 2014 for the Xbox 360, the PS3 and PC.
Australian Kickstarter to showcase videogames as an art form
Are video games art?
The age-old question of what constitutes ‘art’, and whether games fall under that heading, is one of the many questions Matt Sainsbury boldly sets out to answer in his new Kickstarter project, “The Interactive Canvas”.
Mega Event Featuring Call of Duty: Ghosts & $1 million prize pool
2014′s Call of Duty Championship has been announced today, taking place in Los Angeles, and for the first time it’s being played on Xbox One.
Just like last year’s, thirty-two teams battle it out for the top spot with a $1 million prize pool on offer. This year the qualifiers are extending further than ever before, with qualifiers and local tournaments announced for Australia and New Zealand. These qualifiers will send the top two teams from the ANZ pool to compete in the LA Championship, and will feature a $15,000 local prize pool for the ANZ winners.
Not a bad start
It seems that with the Xbox One’s release in 13 different countries before the end of 2013 has ensured that, Microsoft has sold over 3 million consoles.
Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing, Strategy and Business has taken to Xbox Wire to issue a thanks:
Thanks to you, 2013 was an incredible year for gamers, entertainment fans, our industry and Xbox. With Xbox One we saw the most epic launch for Xbox by all measures. We are humbled and grateful for your loyalty and delighted by the millions of hours of gameplay and entertainment enjoyed on Xbox.
Together, we ushered in a new era of games and entertainment with Xbox One. Over 3 million Xbox One consoles were sold to consumers in 13 countries before the end of 2013. It’s been incredible to see Xbox One selling at a record-setting pace for Xbox, and we were honored to see Xbox One become the fastest-selling console in the U.S. during our launch month in November. Since our launch, demand for Xbox One has been strong, selling out throughout the holidays at most retailers worldwide. We are continuing to work hard to deliver additional consoles to retailers as fast as possible.
The reaction from our fans was mind-blowing for our team. As we see your excitement, your energy and your hours of gameplay, we continue to be inspired to do great work – for you. Whether you’re racing through the streets of Prague in “Forza Motorsport 5,” creating crazy weapons for zombie destruction in “Dead Rising 3,” exploring the Colosseum in Gladiator mode in “Ryse: Son of Rome,” helping your children create their own personal zoo in “Zoo Tycoon,” or enjoying epic multiplayer battles, we love that you’re having fun on Xbox One.
We also love that you are seeing the promise of an all-in-one entertainment system. Millions of hours of live TV have been watched and millions of hours of app entertainment have been enjoyed. We are proud to have the most passionate, engaged, and simply the best fans in the world. It was fun to share the holidays with so many of you.
We’re excited for the year ahead and will be working hard to bring Xbox One to more fans and more markets around the globe. 2014 will be a promising year with many more great games on the way for Xbox One including “Titanfall,” “Watch_Dogs,” “Project Spark,” “Sunset Overdrive,” “Tom Clancy’s The Division,” “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt,” “Destiny,” “Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare,” and “The Elder Scrolls Online,” among others. More games, more features, more content, more fun – all coming your way this year.
Thank you for making 2013 truly epic for Xbox and here’s to 2014!