Why Would You Watch? – 12 Years A Slave

12 Years A Slave has already distinguished itself at the award shows around the world. With a BAFTA for Best Film and a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama, 12 Years is one of the big contenders for this year’s Academy Awards. This is, like many other great movies this past year, also…

Why Would You Buy? – Type:Rider

Developed by relatively unknown studio, Ex Nihilo and published by Plug In Digital and the TV-channel ARTE France, Type:Rider is an educational platformer about the history of type fonts. The game is an interactive documentary in its purest form, giving you dozens of history lessons while you traverse  the artsy, fontsy worlds. You are a…

Sony to show off their VR goggles soon

According to a confidential source known to Techradar, Sony’s direct competitor to Oculus Rift is very close to being showcased for third party developers. The reveal is actually so close that we can expect to see Sony’s VR project at GDC, which is being held in San Francisco in March. In addition to talking a bit…

Outside influences – the new “shared world”?

If you even just caught a tiny glimpse of last year’s E3 conference in Los Angeles, you might remember all the fuzz about Shared Worlds. I’m talking about games like Destiny here, or developer Ivory Tower’s car game, The Crew for that matter. Both games have in common a world that is neither single- or multiplayer – but then again…

Why Would You Watch? – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

This movie was one of the movies that premiered around Christmas last year. It’s a movie where Ben Stiller takes the driver’s seat as both director and leading actor. It’s an unusual project compared to other of Stiller’s prior films (Zoolander, Tropic Thunder, etc.) The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is an adaptation of James…

Bioshock dev Irrational Games to close down

Irrational Games, the studio behind titles such as the original Bioshock, Bioshock Infinite and SWAT 4 will close down. With the shutdown of Irrational Games, the Bioshock license will be handed to 2K Games. The announcement came today through a message on the studio’s website where Levine stated that he would announce “a new endeavor with a new goal” Following this, he…

Playstation 4 hits 5 million units sold worldwide

According to Sony, the Playstation 4 has sold 5 million units worldwide. Sony had previously stated that they hoped to sell more than 5 million units before the end of March. Instead, now the target has already been reached before the console has even released in Japan, where release is scheduled for February 22nd. In…

Why Would You Buy? – The Banner Saga

The sun is frozen still in the sky. Dark beings known as the Dredge have been spotted throughout the lands. Mankind must now stand together with the giants, known as the Varl in order to withstand the massive number of dark warriors coming their way. After forming in 2012, Stoic Studios has spent the last…