Posted on Saturday, September 8th, 2012 at 9:00 AM by Guest
Welcome back gamers, we made it to the end of another week. What news was revealed this week, honestly quite a bit. So let’s look at a few things that made the headlines!
Just in time for PAX, Colour Bind was finally given a release date. The physics platform-puzzler is set for release on September 24 for PC and Mac. Colour Bind set in an abstract world and gravity is determined not by mass, but by color. Players will use color and gravity to conquer different levels and navigate the world with some patience, quick reflexes, intelligence, and perhaps a helping hand. As part of the announcement regarding the game’s release, PAX attendees whom came across a Colour Bind team, equiped with a cart of goodies, were given a game presentation and some received beta keys. Colour Bind can currently be ordered through Steam, and pre-orders are available through the Steam Shop.
Earlier this summer Zero1Gaming covered the annoucement of Microsoft’s ‘Summer of Arcade’ which is an annual sale to bring attention to Xbox Live’s virtual game store during a slow sales traffic period. Despite weather conditions that would drive several people in doors to participate in such activities. Sales numbers from the annual sale were less then desirable this summer. This year’s sale offered 400ms points back to anyone who bought at least three of the five promoted games. The sale had a solid start with Tony Hawks Pro Skater HD, then tapered off later on. Michael gives a full run down of the numbers from the sale in his post earlier this week. In any case, despite the fact the titles featured in this sale weren’t blockbuster titles, the results of the sale were less then desirable.
In a recent issue of Famitsu Magazine,Square Enix revealed new details involving the latest installment in the Final Fantasy franchise. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII re-introduces players to Lightning, the main protagonist ofFinal Fantasy XIII, in her last game in her story line. What makes this game unique is, players will control Lightning through-out the game as a solo character, so no party members this time. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII takes on a different role yet again in how the in game mechanics game play. In the example given, if Final Fantasy XIII is a story-driven game, and Final Fantasy XIII-2is a character-driven game, then Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII would be considered a world-driven game. Players will have adjust to different environments in the game and characters have to adhere to their own schedules. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII was announced as part of the 25th anniversary celebration for the series, and will be available on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
In a recent interview, new GAME CEO Martyn Gibbs, told MCV that the company was researching with GAME and Gamestation locations to see what people want from specialists. This research could lead to GAME and Gamestation to become unified under one brand name. ”At the moment we’re researching with our store teams and various different gamer sets across the UK to determine what they want from a specialist,” explained Gibbs. ”It’s obviously an enormous piece of work that we’re going through and we’re nearing the end of it. We will have the answers to this very shortly.” As this research is being conducted, the company is beginning to prepare of the holiday music and that is not to be interrupted by the branding research. As all preparation going forward for GAME continues to happen, this will put game sales on a recovery path after a 34% dip during GAME’s entry into administration earlier this year.
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