Friday, April 13, 2012

Skyrim Kinect implementation

Remember that big thing Bethesda promised would come in April? I thought it would be the DLC we've been waiting for. But instead, Bethesda is pulling a Bioware and adding Kinect voice commands to Skyrim. Available commands include Shouts, follower commands, and menu navigation. Bethesda also announced that a new DLC won't appear until the end of May at the earliest.

Yep. Thanks, Bethesda. If they hadn't spent all that time working to please Microsoft, they would probably have been able to finish a DLC and release it now...

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut

Bioware has finally answered fans' outcry against the Mass Effect 3 ending. It will be delivered in form of a free DLC known as Extended Cut. It will not offer additional endings, but there will be new cutscenes added to the ending.

Some fans will be satisfied by this solution, while others will still protest... but I don't think Bioware will do anything more than this. As long as there are a whole lot a cutscenes that address a whole lot of questions, I will be satisfied.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wasteland 2 in development

Wasteland, developed by Interplay and released in 1988, was the grandfather of the Fallout series. Now, Brain Fargo, the founder of Interplay, is working on the sequel. The game is being developed by InXile Entertainment, who are currently trying to raise funding for the project. As of right now, there are 11 days left to contribute, and over $2 million have been raised. That's most of the information I have right now, but more details can be found on the Wasteland 2 website and the Wasteland 2 fundraiser.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Rumors and releases for April

If you've been wondering why I haven't posted anything lately, it's because there really hasn't been much to say. The gaming community has been pretty quiet since Mass Effect 3.  However, April is looking to be a fairly busy month for gamers, with a few notable releases and some DLC rumors (one of which I have previously covered but will reiterate here)

Let's start with some new releases for this month.
Kinect Star Wars was just released today, and it may give me a reason to dust off my Kinect and actually use it, since I'm a huge fan of Star Wars. I still hold out hope that Kinect will live up to its potential and won't be a complete waste of my money.
The Walking Dead: The Game will be released on April 30th. It will then join the other 250 zombie killing games already out.
The Devil May Cry HD Collection was also released today. I've never been really into that series, but fans of Devil May Cry have a reason to be excited.
The Witcher 2 is coming to Xbox 360 on April 17th, after having been out for PC for nearly a year. I've heard great things about The Witcher from PC players, and it will likely get a similar reaction out of Xbox players.

Now, on to DLC.

Bethesda has promised big things for players of Skyrim, which will hopefully come in form of a DLC, possibly titled "Dawnguard."

Bioware may be releasing a new ending for Mass Effect 3, after last months uproar by fans. Nothing is solid, but they have promised to "address the issue," so either the Indoctrination Theory is right, or it isn't and Bioware's writers really did drop the ball. Either way, it is likely the ending will be fixed, either through a patch or a (hopefully) free DLC.

April looks to be the last good month for releases for a while as far as I can tell. Summer releases are few and far between, unless Guild Wars 2 is released early.

However, I want to get away from games for a moment here. The movie "The Avengers"  is coming out in May, and I am pretty pumped for it. It will feature Thor, Captain America, Hulk, and Iron Man as the heroes. After seeing all of the movies except Hulk, I'm really looking forward to this movie. I'm also hoping for another Green Lantern movie in the future.

Anyway, I've rambled on long enough. That about sums up what April will have to offer us gamers. Enjoy it, because it may be the last big thing until E3.