Horrible Times #405: The Perfectly Timed Pause
It felt like the game industry collectively caught its breath last week. It’s a good thing, too, as February through March is looking like a spring to the end of this console generation. It’s going to be a fun spring and all kinds of crazy rumors are about to start flying. But not yet. There are still some odds and ends to wrap up and new foundations to set, but I was happy to see some of the core of Vigil Games get another shot as Crytek USA.
There are a number of games kicking off February for me and I was in no rush to dive into something heavy in my game queue. So as I sat intimidated by the prospects of my Ni No Kuni and Borderlands 2 sessions, my old friends at Criterion reminded me that maybe what I really needed to do was to just go for a ride. 3 hours and about 9 new unlocked cars later and I hate the same shit-eating grin that I always do when I play a Criterion racing game. Followed immediately by the regret of ever leaving Need for Speed: Most Wanted because I certainly hit it and quit it last fall. That’s why it is important to never forget about your filler games as they are the true balance to your gaming library and provide the most blissful moments per play session of anything around. Although, I’m sure the cops in Fairhaven City would beg to differ. Try to keep up fellas.
Have Some News
- Crytek picks up 35 Vigil employees to start Crytek USA.
- ZeBoyd announces Penny Arcade Adventures Episode 4 for PC, XBLIG.
- Demon’s/Dark Souls director is moving on from the series. Dark Souls 2 still in the works.
- Double Fine reveals Amnesia Fortnight 2012 Special Edition Box Set.
- Microsoft phasing out XNA development platform. XBLIG cries.
- The site is now on a new web host and should be loading much faster for all of you. No more long wait times for articles. We hope you like it.
- Super Gaming Best Friends will NOT be live this week. But look for a new episode this week.
- Ethan will pick up the live gaming slack for us and look for him to be streaming live around 930am EST on Wednesday on http://twitch.tv/HorribleNight
- Our angry letter writer returned to take on the lack of New Game+ while Ethan missed the point of the Dead Space 3 trailer.
- Game Coverage – Review of The Cave, Gameplay Video and Preview of Warframe
Have Some Culture
- BioShock Infinite Mockumentary Trailer
- Monkey Island “I Wanna Be a Pirate” scene recreated with Source Filmmaker
- Dr Greg Zeschuck has moved on from Mass Effect / The Old Republic to The Beer Diaries
- Space Invaders Chess Set on Kickstarter
- Women’s Game Boy Swimsuit
And now Conan in Eve Online: