Furry Game News
Telltale Games has released the launch trailer and an official launch date for Episode 3 of their Fables series. The episode is called "A Crooked Mile" and I can only imagine what Telltale has in store for us this time! I (JoJo) will be livestreaming the game on April 9th, so keep a lookout for more info on that!
The chilling summary:
"After discovering damning evidence at a bloody crime scene, Bigby is just steps behind the prime suspect of a horrific murder, but he's not the only one; other forces in Fabletown will stop at nothing to protect their interests. Every decision matters and time is ticking in this thrilling third episode of The Wolf Among Us."
So I'm sure by now you've heard of or played Awesomenauts, they have a new character, a furry character! Seen above is the Foxy 'Naut, and as it says on the kickstarter page "she's a whole lot o' woman".
Halfbrick is quickly becoming one of my favourite mobile developers. The makers of the ever popular Fruit Ninja now bring us Bears vs Art, a game in which you play as a bear, annoyed by a millionaire who put an "art" gallery in his forest. So he's going around wrecking art like no tomorrow. Check out the trailer.
The latest issue of NF Magazine contained several interesting interviews, probably the most interesting of which was with Chris Seavor, project leader of Conker's Bad Fur Day, and Conker Live and Reloaded.
To keep this story short and to-the-point, the Sly Cooper collection, which contains the first three games in the franchise (the PS2 ones) will be coming to the PlayStation Vita. The God of War Collection, which contains the first two God of War games, will be joining it. Both collections will be released on May 6 at the price of $29.99.
I know God of War may be popular, but we all know which collection you guys really care about. ;)
Well I don't think I was the only one who thought Lucario would be replaced, especially with Mega Mewtwo around. But it has been confirmed by the official Smash Brothers website that Lucario will be returning in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS....I still really hope that the title is a work in progress. There are also several really cool pictures of Lucario on his page, I wish I could share them all here but you can check them out on the page
So what do you think about Lucario returning in the latest Smash Bros? Let us know below
Sly Cooper is one of the most recognizable figures amongst furry gamers. I imagine many of you have played at least one Sly Cooper game in your time. The sneaky rodent has been the star of a successful PS2 stealth-platforming series, which recently had a fourth entry in the PS3/Vita game Thieves in Time.
Now, it has been announced that there will be a movie, slated for 2016, starring the cunning, devious, thievius raccoonus. From the plot synopsizes, it looks like the movie will be a re-telling of the story of the first game, much like the coming Ratchet and Clank movie is supposed to be. The film will be developed by Studio Blockade Entertainment with the aid of Rainmaker Entertainment. Kevin Munroe will be both directing the feature and writing it's screenplay.
An official Facebook page has even been set-up already for those interested in the movie.
I'll be interested in seeing how this plays out. My only complaint with the movie so far are the designs for the characters. And by that, I really mean the design for Murray. Sly and Bentley's designs look fine to me, but Murray is another story entirely. Fortunately, they have two years to make changes before the film comes out. Are any of you guys excited for this? Let us know in the comments below.
UPDATE: There is also a trailer out now. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFNJW8AoYSs
Telltale Games is finally releasing Episode 2 in their "The Wolf Among Us" episodic series in the first week of February. The series follows Bigby Wolf as he trys to figure out why fables are being murdered in Fabletown. The story follows characters and events in the Fables universe, which is a graphic novel series.
The first episode came out way back in October, and Telltale Games has started releasing The Walking Dead Season 2 episodes since then as well, so they have a lot on their plates! I did a playthrough live of the first episode of The Wolf Among Us Episode 1, which you can watch here.
I'll definitely be broadcasting this second episode, "Smoke and Mirrors", when it becomes available.
You can purchase the game on Steam, Xbox Live, PSN, and iOS.
A new update to the official Super Smash Bros. website has revealed that King Dedede will make a return appearance in Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS. He has been given his own character page with 10 screenshots featuring him, 9 from Wii U and one from 3DS.
Admittedly I really didn't think Dedede would be one of the returning characters but I suppose he'll be a good alternative for people who like playing as heavier characters but don't like the slow movement of Bowser or Ganondorf [Ganondorf yet to be confirmed]. I do hope though that his sucking move is given a little more usefulness, maybe let him chew or something to do a little damage rather than just hold and throw people.
So are you happy to see King Dedede return to Smash Bros? Who is your favourite so far, or have they yet to be announced? Let us know, join the discussion below!
Have an Xbox One? Haven't plopped down your money for Sabrewulf, Killer Instinct's furriest character, yet? Well you're in luck! He's the free character in this round's rotation. Every few weeks or so, KI will have a new character shuffled out for people to try out. The previous one available was Jago, which launched with the Xbox One back in November.
Sabrewulf comes with the 675MB update, which provides some much needed patches to the game, which can be checked out here.
Somehow I always seem to get stuck with the Call of Duty news, though that may be in part because I'm the only one on staff who even remotely enjoys it.
"Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus" was rated yesterday by PEGI for PS Vita release.
The European rating board gave the game an age rating of 7, which would be simmilar to the ESRB rating of E or E10+.
Into the Nexus was released in Europe for the PS3 back in November but was overshadowed by the PS4 and Xbox One who were both released within a few days of it.
"Some of you have asked us why we made a shorter Ratchet game," Insomniac said earlier this year. "The truth is, we relished this ability to tie a bow on the PS3 era of Ratchet with a shorter title.
"We have a lot of stories to tell, some longer, some shorter. This one felt just right. It's a very polished self-contained return to the Ratchet adventures of yore."
Into the Nexus is an epolouge of Ratchet and Clank's "future series" which consists of "Tools of Destruction","Quest For Booty" and "A Crack in Time".
UPDATE: Turns out, it wasn't the voice actor that died, just a guy with the exact same name.
Christopher Evans Welch, the original voice actor for Miles "Tails" Prower from the "The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog" TV series, passed on earlier this week.
The voice over artist died in an L.A. hospital following a short illness. He was 48 years old.
His work as Tails was his first ever TV role, starting in 1993. His later film credits include the narrator in Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona", as well as roles in "Synecdoche", "NY" and Sydney Pollack's "The Interpreter".
Prior to his death he was shooting a role in the upcoming HBO series "Silicon Valley".
Y'know what we need more of in Call of Duty: Ghosts? Fur. There just isn't enough of it. Dynamic, flowing, realistic, PC-only fur. Well HOLD ONTO YOUR TAILS, FOLKS! With the newest update for Ghosts comes the addition of "Dynamic Fur Simulation." The stability update allows for "Re-enabled fur and smoke DLLs from nVidia." This is possible since PC versions of the game now support nVidia's PhysX and Apex technologies. Luckily, reports say that even if you don't have an nVidia card, you can still simulate most of the effects.
This Dynamic Fur Simulation allows fur to react realistically to the environment. All dogs in the game will now have this technology. Enjoy your new furry coats, canines! There's a video below:
A few weeks back, the official Crash Bandicoot website, which I didn't know still existed, was taken down by Activision. As a result, speculation regarding the franchise's fate quickly spread amongst fans. This was further fueled by a still-frame from a recently released trailer promoting the PlayStation 4 (seen below on the left side, with an alleged deconstruction on the right):
Given that you are a viewer of this site, you probably are interested in both gaming and the furry fandom. With that in mind, it's fairly safe to assume that you've at least heard of Dust: An Elysian Tail. Originally released on the 360, Dean Dodrill's first release has been making waves. In order to allow more people to play it, the game was eventually ported to the PC and has been available on Steam for quite some time.
But let's say that you have an vehement anti-DRM stance and don't want to support Steam as a result. Well, you're in luck. It has recently been announced that Dust: An Elysian Tail is now on GoG. GoG has a hardline stance against all forms of DRM. All that you need to do is purchase a game and download it from their servers. Those who act now will receive it at 50% off it's $14.99 price point.
I must say that this is a very well-made game. Mr. Dodrill also went to great lengths to ensure that the PC port is solid. As a furry gamer, you owe it to yourself to check this out if you haven't already. There aren't any more excuses.
Though Beyond Good & Evil is now considered to be a cult classic, this was not always the case. Despite critic acclaim, the game did not sell as many units as other games of the platforming genre did in the PS2 era. However, those that did play the game have been begging for Ubisoft to make sequel. This has continued for years, and still goes on to this day.
Unfortunately for those fans, recent statements from Ubisoft make the possibility of a sequel seem less and less likely. When speaking to GamesIndustry International, creative director of Child of Light Patrick Plourde said that while pitching an idea for a turn-based game, the bosses at Ubisoft were hesitant. The cited reason is that they wanted to avoid another “mistake” like Beyond Good & Evil.
I can understand Ubisoft's hesitation to do something like that again. Beyond Good & Evil simply didn't sell. However, as someone who played the game myself, I'm with the fans who want a sequel. Overtime, the game has become so well-known that I think a sequel will do well. Since I'm not paying Ubisoft's bills, that's easy for me to say. Did you guys play Beyond Good and Evil? If so, what do you think? Comment below with your thoughts.
Churbles. No I didn't sneeze, that’s the name of this adorable looking game being kickstarted by the indie studio CrashGem. They describe the game in the following quote.
"Churbles is a fantasy simulation RPG focusing on the heroic efforts of adorably tough hamsters, slated for a 2014 release on PC, MAC, and Linux. A Churble is an adorably tough hamster, sporting magical powers and elemental affinities. They reside in an underground world of diverse biomes, elemental nodes, exotic locales and fortified communities—all interconnected by a series of endless tunnels and tubes. This is a world fraught with perilous dangers and hungry monsters; the Churbles fight hard to defend their homes and expand their colonies, but they could really use your help. Their world in peril, you must choose one Churble to become a legendary hero. Together you will quest for resources, glory, and fame; all while expanding the size and scope of your colony, recruiting heroes to your cause, and thwarting vile plots and sinister villains."
Now if that doesn't sell you on it right away I don't know what will. Well maybe the turn based combat system, awesome character customization, or wide array of classes and weapons with "over 63 possible combinations" will. The game will also feature 2-3 player local co-op. Can't get that in your Final Fantasy now can you?
Ok I hear some of you out there saying "yeah that all sounds great but I'll believe it when I see it." Ok here's the trailer.
There now you should be fully convinced of the awesomeness of this project. So go visit their Kickstarter and throw some money at this to help it become a reality. I just pledged $15 myself. They also have a PayPal option for those who don’t have an Amazon account. While you're setting up your payment you can also follow the game on Twitter and Facebook, and while you're on those sites anyways you can also follow Gaming Furever on Twitter and Facebook if you're not already.
Killer Instinct's training mode is turning out to be something to behold. Double Helix is going all-out with the usual things seen in training modes, with an AI that fights back, the ability to test out new moves, and button combos. One of the kickers here is that KI will allow you to make hitboxes visible, along with frame data. Frame data will allow you to see the start up, active, and recovery frames for each action.
In addition, KI will have a new difficulty mode called "Kyle" mode. This mode is named after one of the game's devs who is apparently a god of the game. There's also a difficulty setting that allows the AI to automatically perform combo breakers against any attack you do.
For more details on Killer Instinct's many training mode settings and options, head on over to EventHub, who has an exclusive look at the game.
Sega has announced that it has teamed up with Genao Productions to bring a brand new Sonic Cartoon called Sonic Boom! The cartoon has an initial order of fifty-two episodes that will be roughly eleven minuets long much like Adventure Time or Regular Show. So far the show is said to follow Sonic and Tails as they search for adventure and fight against long time nemesis, Dr. Eggman. Due to the released teaser image, it looks like Knuckles and Amy will be in the show as well. I'm not to sure what to think of the shadows of Sonic and Knuckles, but it has been a long time since the last time we had a sonic cartoon. Check out the Sega Blog for more information!