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  • JJ Abrams Wants To Make An RPG Game jj abramsChair Entertainment, a subsidiary of Epic Games, has gained a new director: JJ Abrams, the prolific man behind Lost, the Star Trek reboot and now pretty much every sci-fi property in Hollywood.
    Abrams has announced Spyjinx, “a unique mix of action strategy gameplay, dynamic world building and RPG character development.” Also, the story likely involves spies, but he hasn’t revealed any details beyond the choice of genre. You can watch a video below where JJ and Chair co-founder Donald Mustard discuss the announcement.
    “I’m such a fan of what Chair has made and allowed me and my kids to play,” Abrams said. ...
  • Which Version Of Fallout 4 Is Superior? fallout 4Now that Fallout 4 is out for all platforms, we can start bickering with each other over which version is the best.
    Eurogamer.net ran both the PS4 and XBox One versions of Fallout 4 side by side and analyzed both their performances. For the most part, they appear to be the same. Both look very similar, with the same texture resolution and the same screen resolution (1080p). “Each uses the same grade of screen-space ambient occlusion, to match PC’s highest, and effects quality is identical too. With everything being so close in the visual stakes though, how does the frame-rate ...
  • Fallout 3 On List Of XBox One Backwards-Compatible Titles Fallout 4’s release may be foremost in your mind, but if you ever have the urge to play Fallout 3 again (and you played it on an XBox 360), good news: you don’t have to drag out an older console to replay that game. It’s on Microsoft’s list of games that will be backwards-compatible with XBox One once its latest update hits on November 12.
    It works a bit differently than BC traditionally does, however. You insert the 360 disc into the One, the One reads the disc and then it downloads the game from the XBox Live Marketplace. When BC ...
  • The Witcher Optioned For Feature Film witcher 3The Witcher may be coming to Hollywood in a couple years. Studio Platige Films announced it’s teaming up with the Sean Daniel Company (producers of the Mummy trilogy) to create a live-action feature film adaption of his exploits. Thania St. John is writing the screenplay and Tomasz Baginski is slated to direct.
    Here’s the deal, though: this isn’t actually a video game film. The Witcher games themselves are based on a series of novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, and it is these novels that will form the base for what Platige hopes will become a series of movies. It’s also worth nothing ...
  • Fallout 4 Launch Trailer Shows Off Game Footage With less than a week to go before the launch of Fallout 4, Bethesda Games has put out what will likely be its final trailer for the game: the launch trailer, which is full of in-game footage. No pre-rendered scenes, no behind-the-scenes dog films, and especially no live-action recreations of events — this is all playable material.
    In this trailer you can see footage of both the male and female versions of your character in action, shots of all the major environments, and snippets from the game’s story arc. Combat in both first and third-person mode is also shown, as well ...
  • Any Kingdom Hearts 3 News Is Good News Square-Enix, in their unyielding generosity, has released ONE solitary screenshot from Kingdom Hearts 3 today. That’s it up there, but let’s take a closer look:

    What’s the significance of this? This Shooting Ride looks a lot like the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters ride at Disneyland. We’ve been waiting for confirmation that Pixar characters can appear in KH3, and this might be Square’s subtle way of alluding to it without actually alluding to it.
    Square also released two other screenshots today, both from the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 2.9 Final Chapter Prologue, which contains remastered versions of Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance and Kingdom ...

  • Fallout 4 Cars Now Driveable In Forza Motorsport 6 forza motorsport 6If you’re a fan of corporate synergy, or at least free cars, here’s the deal for you: to promote the upcoming Fallout 4, Bethesda Games has struck a deal with Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios to put a pair of Fallout 4-themed cars into Forza 6.
    As of today you can have, free of charge, the rusted 1956 Ford F100 pictured above. With a powder blue paint job and a grining Vault Boy emblazoned on its side, you’ll be the envy of every sports car driver on the track. There’s also a Chryslus Rocket 69, which we don’t have pictures of, ...
  • Bethesda Gets Skyrim Running On XBox One skyrimDuring a recent visit by reporters from the magazine Game Informer to Bethesda, programmers at the studio behind the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series showed them a port of Skyrim running on the XBox One…..BUT, they had no intention of selling it when they made it.
    The port was actually an exercise intended to get the programming staff familiar with the XBox One hardware by getting something familiar running on it. The port was never fully completed and there are no current plans to do so…at least, there were no such plans revealed to the reporters.
    That doesn’t mean it can’t happen ...
  • Wonder Woman Is On The Fallout 4 Payroll wonder womanLynda Carter, most famously known as Wonder Woman from the 1970’s TV series of the same name, lent her voice to a character in Fallout 4, Bethesda revealed today. She plays Magnolia, a bar owner and singer who performs five songs in the game — so we will also hear her sing. (Carter has been releasing albums for a long time.)
    According to Carter, Magnolia’s bar is in the center of town and she plays a major role in the post-apocalyptic community. “She knows who the players are. She’s a great judge of character. She’s really, really smart. And she does ...
  • XSeed Nearly Killed Themselves Making Trails In The Sky For You trails in the skyNext time you complain about a well-made JRPG not getting an English release and how “simple” it would be to just translate the thing, here’s a story, courtesy of Kotaku, that will help you gain perspective. Game translation is not a simple job, especially if you’re working with a limited staff of people.
    In 2011 the localization company XSeed released Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky for PSP (and later PC). Critics praised the game and it gathered a cult following, but there was one problem: it ended on a cliffhanger. There was another game following this one in Japan, ...