Saturday, August 25, 2012

Incoming Stream

The game development scene is a bombastic whirlwind of creative ephemera, with a new title being churned out once every 3.8 minutes*. The digital ether is swimming with marketing for everything from the over-hyped triple-A titles with million dollar budgets to the tiny independent bedroom coders making games out of old shoelaces and wallpaper paste.

Whilst there are many professional games news sites who carefully track each and every prospective new source of bleepy fun from conception to release, this seems a little tiresome. Instead, here on GTZ we'll have a quick rummage and see what's going to be imminently available and then throw down some words and links to see if anything takes your fancy. Okay?

This week's random selection:

Guild Wars 2 (PC) 28 Aug – This is a little-advertised MMO we've only included because otherwise you might never have stumbled across it. Written by a child during his school lunch-breaks, we're not entirely sure of the gameplay content, but the box-art seems to be of a freakishly hairy swan.

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (PS3, Xbox 360) 28 Aug – We can't imagine why Xbox and PlayStation owners would need more transformers, since most consoles ship with their own. The only explanation is that this product is aimed at the second-hand or stolen market.

Final Fantasy Dimensions (iOS, Android) 31 Aug – With the original Final Fantasy becoming a bigger lie with every sequel (the first one clearly wasn't final one), the series staple of using Roman numerals to keep track of versions makes “DIMensIons” the 1502th edition. Will it never end?

Far Cry 3 (PS3, Xbox 360) 4 Sep – This package tour simulator allows players to explore a variety realistically-rendered vacation resorts to check out bar prices and topless beaches. Disgruntled virtual holiday-makers can register their disappointment by under-tipping, down-voting on Trip Advisor or killing everybody in the resort. 

*It is important to remember that, especially on this blog, 87.6% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

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