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ComiCon will bring new Halo, Square Enix and Deep Silver Games
Ridley Scott, the producer at 343 Industries developing Halo: Nightfall, is planning to reveal new details about the next title in the franchise. A panel about the team’s cast and crew will give a sneak peek into the ongoing production and what the fans might expect. On top of that, Square Enix and Deep Silver are also planning to feature a gaming arcade of their upcoming titles during the convention. The arcade will open at the Whiskey Girl restaurant between 11 a.m. on Friday, July 25 and 2 a.m. on Saturday, July 26. Its biggest features will include the upcoming Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, multiplayer Nosgoth, Escape Dead Island, Metro Redux and mobile Hitman Go. However, a dozen other titles are rumored as well.
Sony considers Early Access for Playstation
Eurogamer is reporting that Sony might some day be following Steam’s example of allowing unfinished titles to start selling early. Sony’s vice president of developer relationships, Adam Boyes, revealed that the topic has been on their minds for a while, particularly with so many new indies coming to the console. They remain wary about the issues associated with early access, trying to determine when a game is really ready to start selling. Boyes stated they want to keep mindful of the consumer and ensure that they do not feel cheated by an unfinished title they might have purchased when expecting a full product.
Quarter of Let’s Players taking cut from publishers
Streaming gaming playthroughs has become an entertainment medium of its own with many creative titles like Minecraft or deliberate scream-inducing horrors such as Slenderman. A number of prolific YouTubers have gotten so popular that they now earn their living through the advertising generated by their videos. Joystiq has reported a Gamasutra survey showing that a quarter of those with over 5,000 subscribers has received additional compensation from the makers of the games showcased. Some of the press and gamers have been questioning the ethics of such “endorsement,” while others seem to embrace it. Phil Fish, the developer of Fez, went as far as claiming on his Twitter that he should receive royalties from YouTubers playing his game.
League of Legends removes third-party skins to prevent scams
The popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game may be upsetting its fans by removing the ability to use externally developed cosmetic changes for their characters, but it is doing so for their own protection. Ben Forbes, the Riot Games’ community coordinator, just announced the change in order to crackdown on scammers who promise limited edition skins in an attempt to illegitimately acquire codes and rip players off. Forbes explained many scammers take payment but never deliver the goods or rely on automated bots to control the avatars, taking up the bandwidth away from actual human players.
Tekken 7 reveal teaser trailer
Fans of the fighting games can rejoice at the news of the seventh iteration of one of the most popular titles in the genre. The short video does not show any of the gameplay or even in-game graphics, however, but only a bit of the story in pretty film grain, arguably the least important element of a fighting game. The piece ends with an Unreal Engine 4 logo, confirming the technology will power the upcoming title. With the biggest fighting game tournament Evo 2014 wrapping up just yesterday, Namco Bandai could not have chosen a better time to reveal the next Tekken.
Gaming New Digest From Guardian Liberty Voice Commentary by Jakub Kasztalski
Guardian Liberty Voice (Gaming News: Guardian Liberty Voice Daily Digest for July 11, 2014)