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Eager fans have been waiting somewhat impatiently for the chance to get their hands on Titanfall’s beta, and now we finally have information on how they can. Very recently we learnt that not only will the beta not be open, it will also require sign ups. Vince Zampella (of Respawn Entertainment) has clarified through his twitter that they will attempt to get as many people as possible in and playing despite it not being open.
To gain access to the beta you must fill out the registration form at http://www.titanfall.com/beta and you will be alerted as to whether you got in by email before February 17th. Applications for Beta access close February 14th.
“Let me tell a story of Lemuria, a kingdom past, and a girl born for glory…”
When I first saw the trailer for a small Ubisoft game entitled “Child of Light”, I was utterly mesmerised. The art style, narration and score of the announcement trailer cemented it as a game to watch out for in the future, and after seeing the trailer announcing the release date I’m convinced that it has the potential to be one of the best games to come out in 2014 (April 30th, to be exact!).
Using Ubisoft’s UbiArt Framework the developers have been able to use concept art in the game as assets, 2D animation combined with 3D models and animation to make for a unique art style. Previously used in Rayman Origins and Legends, Child of Light adopts the same technology to bring it’s watercolour world to life. The developers say they aimed for it to feel like “A playable poem”, the visuals capturing all the rhythm, flow and beauty a poem can hold.
Become Dracula in Castlevania’s most impressive outing to date
Last week the Australian Red Cross, in collaboration with Mindscape, gave the media and general public an early taste of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. This event aimed to educate gamers on the importance of donating blood whilst previewing the latest vampiric offerings from Mindscape.
This event was a great success, with pledges and blood donation happening during the evening. Awareness of important issues like blood donation in the specific demographic games like Castlevania aim for can always be improved, and this type of event was a really clever way to reach out. I have to thank both Mindscape and the Red Cross for allowing us to come and test out the game, and to commend them on the excellent event held. I really hope we start to see more events like this, focussing not just on amazing new games, but also on important topics within our society. You can read more about blood donation, and even donate on the Blood Service website.
Eidos-Montréal’s latest reboot Thief, has gone gold just a few weeks prior to its release here in Australia. A new trailer titled ‘Thief 101′ has been released to commemorate this achievement.
The trailer which you can view below, details everything you need to know about Thief. Characters, the game’s story, included features and gameplay elements.
In addition to the game going gold producer, Roy Stephane explained:
“It’s a wrap, Thief is gold. It’s nearly time for the fans to fall in love with Thief all over again, and time for newcomers to finally see what all the fuss is about. Thief is one of the founding-fathers of the stealth genre; we’re proud to have worked on such a well-loved series and proud to say; Garrett, the Master Thief is back.”
My love for this game has grown
I’ve only recently purchased Dark Souls and poured about 20+ hours of my life into it which pales in comparison to the 100+ or even 500+ hours I know some other people have. With a lack of story that players must figure out for themselves by talking to NPC’s and exploring the environment, there seems to be so much more to Dark Souls than the difficulty.
Whilst a lot of gamers love the challenge it provides, I felt as if there was always something else that lured me into the world of Lordran. Something that was left in the finer details of the game.