|Simon - Watch the colors light up, then repeat the pattern. You remember this mind game, don't you?|
|Mahjongg - Match two free tiles of the same kind. A free tile cannot be blocked. Clear the board.|
|Flash Chess - I said flash chess not flash chest you perv!|
|Checkers Board - Doesn't force you to take opponent's piece like URCheckers, but not as challenging either.|
|3D Reversi - You must place a piece so that you flank your opponent's piece or pieces.|
|Battleships - Double-click on ship you want to place. Click on the sea to position. You sunk my battleship!|
|UR Checkers - King me beeeatch! Play the classic board game checkers with 3 skill levels.|
|Connect 4 - Get four in a row before your opponent does. You know the game.||
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EA's Origin Humble Bundle brings $1.65 million to American Cancer Society
Remember EA's Humble Origin Bundle
and how the publisher vowed to donate its share of the proceeds to charity? EA COO Peter Moore tweeted
the above picture this week of himself presenting a $1.65 million cut of the proceeds to the American Cancer Society.
The Origin Bundle's launch followed Moore's insistence
that EA could "do better" just before it won its second consecutive Golden Poo award
. It would be interesting to see a full breakdown of the Humble Origin Bundle's revenue, but it's nice to at least see this sliver of the results, especially when EA isn't necessarily raking in cash
EA's Origin Humble Bundle brings $1.65 million to American Cancer Society originally appeared on Joystiq on Sun, 08 Dec 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Arma 3 modding contest involves pool of ?500,000, potential contracts
Those enlisted in the war sandbox of Arma 3
have a shot at a real life victory - developer Bohemia Interactive has announced
Make Arma Not War, a contest that will reward top-tier mod projects from a pool of €500,000. The revealing post also notes that mod projects which "show a lot of potential" could result in a contract offer from Bohemia, regardless of their standing in the contest's ranks.
Participants will compete in four categories: Total Modification, Singleplayer Game Mode, Multiplayer Game Mode and Addon. The event's keystone reward, a prize of €200,000, will be rewarded to the winner of the Total Modification category. The other categories will grant scaled awards depending on a contestant's placement - first place winners will rake in €50,000, second placers will get €30,000 and those in third will get €20,000. Ten finalists will be selected for most categories (20 for Singeplayer), with the victors being selected according to four equally-weighted attributes: Technical Quality, Originality, Experience and Presentation.
Applications won't be accepted until 2014
, but Bohemia welcomes those interested to begin working on their project right now. Once you're done daydreaming about a future sack of money, you can also check in on the rules of entry
. Submissions will be accepted up until October 28, with winners being announced on January 15, 2015.
Arma 3 modding contest involves pool of ?500,000, potential contracts originally appeared on Joystiq on Sun, 08 Dec 2013 16:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Tomb Raider, Republic Commando creative director joins 343 Industries
Tim Longo, creative director of Star Wars: Republic Commando and Tomb Raider has assumed the familiar position of - wait for it - creative director, at 343 Industries. Beyond Entertainment spotted a change in Longo's Twitter biography noting the job change earlier today, which sees him replacing Halo 4 creative director Josh Holmes.
David Ellis, designer at 343i, also hinted at Longo's new position when he tweeted that he looked forward to giving Longo regular feedback as he plays through the recently-announced Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. Longo replied that he's "all #343Industries & @HaloWaypoint now!"
Holmes' LinkedIn profile lists his most current position as "Franchise Creative Director" for 343i, but his Twitter biography has been updated to read "EP [Executive Producer] @ 343." We've reached out for clarification on the position changes.
Tomb Raider, Republic Commando creative director joins 343 Industries originally appeared on Joystiq on Sun, 08 Dec 2013 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Planetary Annihilation to launch 'when it's done'
Uber Entertainment, developer of real-time strategy game Planetary Annihilation
, has stopped furiously clicking on a December launch window in favor of releasing the game "when it's done," an update
to the game's website has revealed.
will launch when we feel confident about its level of polish and the amount of awesome we can jam into it," the statement reads. "We don't have a hard date moving forward. However, we do expect it to be feature-complete in early 2014."
The Kickstarter campaign
for the project began back in August 2012 and harvested $2.2 million, outperforming the requested $900,000 by far. Planetary Annihilation
's beta launched this month
and is available to backers or those that purchase the $45 Warfare Edition (or above) of the game from Uber's store
Planetary Annihilation to launch 'when it's done' originally appeared on Joystiq on Sun, 08 Dec 2013 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Warcraft movie initial cast revealed
The Warcraft movie from Legendary and Universal Pictures has received its first set of stars. Don't start riding around your epic mount in celebration just yet though, because while each of the actors Universal has closed a deal with is talented, they're not the big-name stars that generally set audience excitement meters to 'OMG Hype.' We also don't know to which characters these actors have been assigned.
Legendary Pictures tweeted that the initial Warcraft cast includes Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma), Robert Kazinsky (Pacific Rim), Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans) and Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol). Slashfilm also reports that Universal is in final negotiations with Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger).
As we previously noted, the film's plot is something of an origin story for the conflict between orcs and humans, and takes place long before the events of World of Warcraft - hence the title being just "Warcraft." We'll have to wait a bit longer than originally anticipated to see which of the above actors will be taking up arms for Horde or Alliance (or indeed if those factions will yet exist in the film's timeline), as the movie was recently pushed back from its December 2015 release date to March 11, 2016.
Warcraft movie initial cast revealed originally appeared on Joystiq on Sun, 08 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Surgeon Simulator developer launches Time to Live demo
After ... uh, proving their capabilities in tense medical situations
, Bossa Studios is moving on to the realm of deathmatch-oriented game shows with a project called Time to Live.
The demo features a hexagonal game board that brings in special areas as the match continues on. Coin deposits and health regeneration spaces are common resources, and racing players to a sparking, incoming space on the grid is frequent. They're not all races you want to win, however - getting too hectic with clicks can lead an unfortunate contender onto electrified trap spaces. You won't be able to just shrug off a chunk of lost health, either - players slowly lose health as the match progresses, so utilizing game spaces and the items purchased in shops is essential for a victory.
While Bossa describes Time to Live
as being in an "alpha stage of development," you can try out a round of the game show from the future
by loading up the demo
. If you can't find friends or strangers willing to blow each others heads off for the sake of an audience, Time to Live
's demo will fill your match with bots.
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Surgeon Simulator developer launches Time to Live demo originally appeared on Joystiq on Sun, 08 Dec 2013 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Weekly Webcomic Wrapup is opening presents early
The apartment is very loud at the moment. Loud and furry, for there is a puppy roaming about, nibbling on toes and wagging his little puppy tail. Why is there a puppy, you ask? Because that is what was given as a Christmas present, and it's kinda hard to keep a puppy under wraps, both literally and figuratively.
But it makes me wonder: now that we're into December and the holiday season proper, what are some favorite presents you've opened early? It's okay that you peeked, we won't tell. So spill the beans: what did you get, and how did you find out? Tell us your tales after checking out this week's selection of webcomics!
Penny Arcade (Incorporated)
Critical Miss (The More Things Change)
Awkward Zombie (Shanty Shaming)
Dorkly (The Most Annoying Gamers On The Internet)
Nerd Rage (A Link Between Addictions)
ActionTrip (Patchfield 4)
Continue reading Weekly Webcomic Wrapup is opening presents early
Weekly Webcomic Wrapup is opening presents early originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 07 Dec 2013 23:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Spike VGX round-up: Telltale's new projects, Cranky Kong, No Man's Sky and more
Despite ending with musical performances that closely resembled a form of torture, the Spike VGX show packed some decent surprises! Joel McHale and Geoff Keighley endured four three hours of nonstop programming, and they only seemed to want to murder each other a handful of times. Let's recap everything that was shown:
- Telltale Games' success with the first season of The Walking Dead seems to have granted them a Golden Key to any partnership they desire. Naturally, they've revealed Tales From The Borderlands, a collaboration with Gearbox Software that will be set in the Borderlands universe. They've also started work on a Game of Thrones series, which will be based off the HBO show. Both projects are slated for 2014.
- Cranky Kong has had it with these youngsters and their rambunctious romps through jungles, so much so that he's decided to chase them all as the fourth playable character in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Cranky must have gotten a few good strikes in with his cane for that delay, too, because the Kong family has settled on braving the Wii U's incoming frost on February 21.
- Titanfall had already shown a decent arsenal for blowing up buildings with, but in case you doubted its capabilities, Respawn Entertainment debuted two new mech types tonight. Aside from the Titans, Ogre and Stryder mechs will spread destruction across Titanfall's cityscapes. Ogres will be slow, clunky and powerful, while Stryders will focus on outrunning everyone on the field.
- Hello Games, the developer of the Joe Danger series, brought along the show's biggest surprise - No Man's Sky is a procedurally generated, exploration-focused sci-fi game planned for 2014. The game's trailer showcased vivid landscapes before blasting its way through asteroids in spacecrafts.
Continue reading Spike VGX round-up: Telltale's new projects, Cranky Kong, No Man's Sky and more
Spike VGX round-up: Telltale's new projects, Cranky Kong, No Man's Sky and more originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 07 Dec 2013 22:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
And the VGX 2013 winners are ...
The winners of the 2013 Spike VGX awards have been announced, and we've got them all compiled here for your viewing pleasure. Waiting to see who took home Best Studio, Best Character, Game of the Year and more? Well wait no more! Envelope, please. These are the winners that were announced during the VGX 2013 awards show:
Of course, there are many, many more awards to be won, and many more monkeys to be handed out. If you want to see the full list of winners for every category, check out the official site of VGX 2013.
And the VGX 2013 winners are ... originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 07 Dec 2013 21:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt seeks VGX trailer
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will track its prey simultaneously on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 sometime in 2014, but tonight the game got a fancy new trailer at the VGX.
The mature RPG series and been announced to have 50 hours of killing monsters, concluding in one of 36 different states.
Continue reading The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt seeks VGX trailer
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt seeks VGX trailer originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 07 Dec 2013 21:14:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments