There will be a Kickstarter campaign for Untold Universe in the near future.
It seems like voxel based games are the "new" thing at the moment. At least when it comes to the indie scene. Because i have seen (and written) about quite a few big voxel based games just recently. But as we all know, only ONE can become the best of the best.
So that makes me wonder how well Fenris Lair Studio´s "Untold Universe" will do on Kickstarter? And will the game stand a chance against the other voxel games out there? Well, time will tell i guess. But feel free to show Untold Universe some love on Steam Greenlight (if you like the concept and the trailer).
"Untold Universe is a space voxel-based MMORPG about thousands of players from all over the world exploring, colonising and shaping together a huge and uncharted universe. When connecting to the game for the first time, you will be a pioneer freshly arrived from the known universe. You will discover the Border, a part of the universe that does not obey the same rules as ours, and is still to discover and tame.
Equipped with only your ambition and the Valhalla Digital pioneer starter pack –the basic set of tools given to new pioneers by the company leading the colonisation–, you will have a chance to start back your life, and become one of the most reputed industrial, commander, pilot, pirate, or anything that could make you rich, powerful and respected by your peers!
The game's multiple small planets are made of cubes, that you can remove to harvest resources. Resources that will be useful to craft goods and build new factories, spaceships or many other structures that will prove essential to colonize and protect new worlds. Those who prefer action to building will be able to buy spaceships and weapons directly from those who produce them, and work at defending assets and convoys or to actually attack each other!"
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When will the Youtube madness ever end? (Youtube eats itself).
This is not the first time that i have ranted about Youtube and their "new" shit. But this time they have reached an all time low. I´m of course talking about the new content id system (the updated version).
Because we can´t be the only one´s that have noticed that it doesn't matter what you do, your videos WILL get stripped from the right to monetize on them (that´s probably why a lot of third party companys have started to offer their services on that area).
So you basically have to make everything by yourself. The music, the animations, the pictures, every single thing. And i can´t say that i´m all that happy about the fact that Google bought Twitch TV just recently.
Because something tells me that Twitch TV will become Youtube 2.0 over time. And that means bye, bye creativity and the joy of makng videos. And good day to coypright problems and monetize blocking.
Anyhow, please enjoy the video (even though that it contains quite a lot of ranting).
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DragonJam Studios want to expand their crew. Do you want to join them?
Have you ever wanted to work in the video game industry? Well, then this might be your chance to get one foot into that industry. Because DragonJam Studios (the makers of "Formula Wincars") just happen to be searching for country managers to join their team.
So if you´re interested in becoming a part of the DragonJam Studios team. Then you will find everything you need to know down below. Good luck people!
"If you ever had interest in how to make a game go viral all around the world, you’ll surely have read articles in sites for videogame developers like Gamasutra or Gamesauce, and it’s always the same thing: the key is to not only translate the game, but localize it. This obviously, is easier said than done, and eventually it’s one of two things: it’s either too expensive to do it properly or you just don’t do it the right way.
Some communities of players like Russians do not like when games reach their markets google-translated, or with ridiculous pricing like simple exchange-rate prices without rounding to more familiar local numbers. As a result, they refuse to play these games.
Since spending a huge amount of money and hiring an expensive localization studio is not an option for DragonJam Studios (remember the indie thing?), they came up with a good idea.
Why don’t they look for players among their early adopters who take care of these duties?
It matches their core idea of a game made for and by players, and this way they guarantee that they’ve got people in their team who really care and that’s because they’re players too.
DragonJam don’t want you to think badly of them, they announce a fair deal for both sides, with incomes based on a percentage."
Country Managers this way come
What’s a Country manager to do? Well, basically he’ll take care of the community he’s in charge of: Attend tomails and provide local support in its own language (we all are able to communicate in English, but when trouble come, you do appreciate someone speaking your mother tongue on the other side of the line), promote tournaments and ensure that every player receives their real life prizes when winning, check out there are not any language translation issues, moderate forums, and above all….give us players’ feedback and ideas to include them into the game.
They’ve made some contacts already, but still have many Country Manager positions available. So if you think that your profile matches these requirements and REALLY feel like doing it, come on! Drop them a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Formula Wincars:
An innovative MMO-Racer!
Formula Wincars takes racing genre as a starting point and adds the possibilities of online competition offered by today’s MMO titles. It aims to be the craziest racing arcade game ever holding wild races among players all around the world.
The game counts with a wide range of customizable cars and drivers and a host of wild circuits full of secrets and shortcuts, with elements to charge and level up your driver’s special skills during the race, building a much deeper experience than other online racing games.
Multiplayer competition will be the core of Formula Wincars, focused on competitive gameplay with up to eight simultaneous players, racing both individually or teamed up in 4 vs 4 co-op strategic challenges.
Easy to learn, hard to master!
Beginners will feel comfortable from the very first play, and more expert players will also find the fast response, speed and accuracy required for high-level competition.Regarding the visual aspect of the game, we decided to create our own colorful style looking for originality but without becoming unreal. We achieved this by mixing up a cartoonish look with a realistic touch creating our own recognizable look.
Formula Wincars : Mario Kart meets League Of Legends
DragonJam Studios has listened to all those players demanding a game like this which takes MMO games mechanics as seen in successful titles such as League of Legends or World of Tanks, and implements them in the arcade racing genre, receiving enthusiastic feedback and international support from the very beginning to this day.
Follow all the latest Formula Wincars news on the Formula WincarsTwitter @FWincars and the official Facebook page at:
Release Date: End of 2014
Platforms: PC, Mac and Linux
About DragonJam Studios:
Formula Wincars has been on development for 10 months by Dragonjam Studios, a small indie developer based on Madrid. A total of 10 people work daily on making Dragonjam´s first game come true. The ‘cast’encompasses promising young talents and professionals of proven quality that have worked on prestigious companies such as Electronic Arts, Rovio or Gameloft. Some of the games that our fellow workers have worked on in the past are FIFA 13, Battlefield 4, Mass Effect 3, Skara: the Blade Remains, and Roving Rogue.
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I know that Gaming superstars such as "Athene" love to play Blizzards cardgame "Heartstone". But i haven't falled in love with Heartstone, at least not yet. O.J on the other hand. He started to play the game some weeks ago.
And last night i watched one of his game sections in Heartstone. To be exact, O.J played "Curse of Naxxramas" (Heartstone´s the very first adventure, it got released on the 22th of July). And i have to say that i might have to give the game a go.
Because i honestly thought that Heartstone would just be yet "another" boring card game. Well, that doesn't seem to be the case. I mean, just check out Gamespot´s Curse of Naxxramas gameplay video (it´s over 1 hour long).
Sure, Heartstone may not be everyone´s cup of tea. But you might wanna give the game a fair chance at least (before dismissing it).
About Curse of Naxxramas:
"We’re skimming the slime pools, stitching together our finest Abominations, and preparing the Necropolis for an Adventure you’ll never forget—Curse of Naxxramas is coming, and we know you’re just dying to get in and play! In today’s blog, we’ll discuss the details on how you’ll access Curse of Naxxramas, and unveil the Naxxramas Heroic Mode."
The Heartstone blog
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T-Mobile in recent years has come to be known by its reputation as being the most “consumer-friendly” mobile provider of 2013, due to its no contract policy that has a lot of customers ready to “break up” with their wireless carriers. The movement has gone very deep, so much in fact that if you decide to come to their family, they’ll even pay your early termination fees, and issue your wireless carrier a break up letter.
T-Mobile has green lit the announcement of a new Simple Choice plan that starts July 30th, 2014. The plan will provide four users unlimited talk, text, and 10GB of data for $100/mo. There is a catch associated with all this unlimited freedom however, as instead of sharing the 10GB of data amongst the four members in the plan, each user will only be granted 2.5GB of high-speed data. What does this mean for you?
It means if you sign up for this plan, you obviously can't count on some of the members being more data-frugal than you are, to make up for your data use. The plan is available through 2016, and includes the carrier's free music streaming feature available for certain music streaming apps.
T-Mobile has taken the competition's four lines for $160 offers and made them irrelevant. Considering that T-mobile is the only one of the four major carriers that won't charge a customer for going over their data cap on these four line plans, it’s actually a very good deal.
AT&T and Verizon start the charging after 10GB of data is allocated, while Sprint's Framily plan starts counting overage dollars when each member exceeds 1GB. If you exceed your individual 2.5GB of data on the T-Mobile plan, the worst thing you will face is slower data speeds, down to 3G.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere pointed out on the company blog, that T-Mobile's plans save customers $1440 over two years. We can expect the other 3 carriers to counter punch this plan hard, as we continue forward with its implementation tomorrow, and throughout 2016.
It is a deal like this that has many consumers wondering about the rumored Sprint purchase of T-Mobile. Will that transaction end the age of pro-consumer actions that we’ve grown accustomed to since T-mobile started putting the consumer back behind the wheel?
We must also consider the fact that Sprint is still behind on their 4GLTE rollout plans across the nation, and that AT&T has recently purchased Cricket, they continue to offer unlimited service to their customers. If the deal goes through, we could see cellular sales surge, and customer service back on top, as well as a change in the dynamic of service provided.
What do you think about T-mobile’s new service plans? Let us know in the comments!
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Retailer Webhallen.com is auctioning the custom model as part of the Stockholm Pride Festival, with proceeds going to the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights. You can still bid on the PS4 if you want to, as bids currently stand at around 17,100 Swedish Krona, which is over $2,500 US. The good news is that whoever wins the Sony Gaystaton 4, won’t want to let it go anytime soon, as its value will probably quadruple by the end of the year.
It's a little surprising that the bidding for the unique console won't end until August 3rd, as Pride week in San Diego, and SDCC have already wrapped up, which would have been an excellent time to unveil the console, and begin accruing charitable funds.
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Ra's al Ghul ain´t the kind of supervillain that you wanna mess with (even Batman fears him).
The biggest news from SDCC came in the form of the Warner Bros. panel was the reveal that Ra’s Al Ghul is set to star in Arrow season 3. While we did speculate on this, and anticipated his arrival, many fans didn’t truly believe we would see the Demon. We weren’t given very much insight into Malcolm Merlyn’s dealings with Ra’s, nor how he successfully abandoned the League of Assassins, and returned to Starling City.
From what we can speculate from the trailer, Black Canary is set to return to Olivers side once more, but will it be for the right reasons or will she have an ulterior motive? We do know she returned to the League of Assassins pending the condition that Oliver’s life was spared. She could be on an assignment from Ra’s al Ghul himself to kill Malcolm Merlyn, for betraying their order.
Knowing that Ra’s al Ghul is coming to Arrow season 3, has a lot of fans ready to see Batman make an appearance, or at the very least a cameo of Bruce Wayne. DC has already said that they plan to keep the comic universe, and the show universe separated, so does that mean we may never see Ra’s al Ghul in Gotham when it premiers on Fox, or hear mention of his name?
This could cause quite the confusion, but DC has been very careful in how they plan to crossover, and implement heroes into their shows, and movies. We’ve already seen that The Atom, and Firestorm are coming to The Flash, and this fits into that circle of heroes.
Arrow is a gritty, and malice filled show that doesn’t need superpowers to make it enjoyable—in fact should we be introduced to such canon the show could lose ratings, as it would lose appeal very quickly, without prejudice. DC will keep the shows on the right pace, as well as transition us over seamlessly when the time is right.
What do you think of Ra’s al Ghul coming to Arrow season 3? Let us know in the comments below!
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Baltimore more it is.
That´s right. We are going to the Otakon event. Well, okay. Not me, O.J or Massiv3K. But Krissy Victory are. So she will be our eye´s and ears at Otakon in Baltimore. Because sadly enough we don´t have the time to fly over to the states at the moment (we are way to busy with our new homepage).
Anyhow, Krissy will publish both pictures, articles and interviews (hopefully) from Otakon. So keep your eye´s open for them people ;) And in case you wonder. No, i don´t cosplay. Simply because i suck at it. So i´m just leaving that to the people who knows how to do it like a boss.
August 8 - August 10, Baltimore Convention Center Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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