Announced in the January Nintendo Direct video, Luigi’s Balloon World is a new mini-game mode for Super Mario Odyssey. In this weird multiplayer mode, that also happens to be a totally free add-on, you’ll be able to play with Luigi — and hide balloons — and… well, that’s about all we know when it was first announced.
I’m writing this article because I live in South Africa, it’s a country that unfortunately is riddled with political issues still coping with the terrible past of apartheid which more often than not, warrants negative press. But even with this constant negativity, we have small studios making international waves in the gaming community, STASIS, a crowdfunded point-and-click, BROFORCE one of the top-selling steam side-scroller games, Vapour a unity made slender-style horror game. The internet has enabled people to have the ability to kickstart a game, edit code to create a mod or produce something of amazing quality without the need a giant studio or large financial backing – one of those examples being Organosphere.
Sledgehammer Games and Activision have teased an upcoming community event for Call of Duty: WWII Players. Dubbed, The Resistance, the event is set to start January 23rd and will include a new Resistance Division (and accompanying gear), a handful of free weapons, the return of Demolition mode and double XP playlists. What’s more, the event will also introduce a prop hunt mode for those that enjoy a little bit of hide and seek.
With the end of the weekend concluding the Metal Gear Survive open beta, Producer Yuji Korekado took the opportunity to clear up a couple of issues fans found were found with the title. First off, Yuji wanted to apologize for the spin-off confusion Metal Gear Survive might have created with Hideo Kojima’s original series.
We Happy Few, the upcoming first-person (horror?) title by Compulsion games was originally announced to be releasing on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One April 13th. Unfortunately, that’s not happening anymore, as a couple of the developers behind the title aren’t satisfied with the product.
Serving suggestion: Nintendo Labo enables users to create an interactive 13-key piano that operates via Joy-Con IR motion sensors.
Financial revenue generated from the games industry in 2017 has increased by 18% compared with 2016 figures. The data, which comes from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), also shows there’s been a net profit of $36 billion USD—up by $5.1 billion. This is a significant rise when you take sales from 2015 into account, which brought home $30.2 billion.
Producer of the turn-based strategy title, Hiroaki Yura, recently faced an issue of defamation of character by a former employee, Mr. Tariq Lacy who accused the producer/director of using funds from the kickstarted title, Project Phoenix for development of Tiny Metal.
Monolith Soft and Nintendo’s action RPG title, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, received update 1.2.0 recently.