[Correction: In my rush to hit out at LaPierre, I stated that the Pennsylvania shooting was occurring as he was giving his speech. However, Slate makes a convincing case that it probably was over before the speech's 11 AM start time.]
In the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook, we should be having an honest discussion about the impact on guns in our culture. But the head of the group responsible for pimping guns the hardest thinks we really just need less video games and violent media--oh, and guns in schools.
Continuing their commitment to global expansion, GREE has teamed up with Vancouver-based mobile developer IUGO to deliver "Knights & Dragons" for iOS. The free-to-play game mixes elements of RPGs and qualities found in the countless city building games populating the App Store. Thankfully, the mixture works well and has kept me pretty entertained over the last couple days. Read More...
After the successful launch of "Double Fine Happy Action Theater" a mere 10 months ago, you can look forward to a bunch more party games from the people behind "Psychonauts" and "Brutal Legend." "Kinect Party" is on the way to your Xbox machines as a free download starting December 18th via Xbox Live--at least through the New Year, according to a post from Double Fine.
By Joseph Leray
A new development team has been formed in the Creative Assembly's UK studio to make the game, which will be published by Sega sometime "beyond 2013." This brings Creative Assembly's current projects up to five, including Total War: Rome II, and a still-mysterious game based on the Alien movies.
Studio Director Tim Heaton calls the game "a dream project" in a statement, adding that "the incredibly rich and detailed Warhammer world is something we grew up with, and has left an indelible imprint on us as both designers and gamers." Read More...
This live-action trailer for 4A Games' "Metro: Last Light" is the second time in 2012 that publisher THQ has used an impassioned man of the cloth to solemnly usher in the end of days. The first, if you'll recall, was June's "Darksiders II" trailer titled "The Last Sermon."
Nothing insightful to add here--it's just weird that THQ went back to the same well for another game. Personally, I prefer this one, titled "Survivors," for capturing the mood of its game a little better than "The Last Sermon" did.