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Kickstarter: The Success Of Ouya

With over 63-thousand backers and an impressive $8.5-million raised, Ouya has reached the closing of their successful run on Kickstarter.

Back in early July, Ouya appeared on the backing website becoming an overnight success. The petite console will run on a smartphone processor created by Nvidia, and a Google Android operating system. The concept was simple, provide mobile and online game developers with a chance to create games for the television. It has since blossomed into a rather impressive project.

Deus Ex Is Chosen To Receive The Film Treatment

I don’t know what has happened recently to cause such sudden movement, but Hollywood seems to be putting more video game related projects on the fast track or at the very least are snagging up rights to games we love.

The Voice Of The New Lara Croft Is Officially Announced

This may be old news to some, but now Square Enix has made it “official” by announcing which actress has the honor to provide both the voice and mocap for Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider game. The voice acting for Lara Croft in the latest reboot of Tomb Raider has been the source of contention amongst some as it has been a bit heavy on the moaning, which may either be your thing or simply an annoyance that could ruin an otherwise great game and character.

Tomb Raider Preview [E3 2012]

Video games may not have been around for as nearly as films have been or even classic literature, but there are a few characters as iconic as protagonists like Hamlet or film icons like Han Solo.  Characters like Link and Mario are timeless video game characters who have manage to stay relevant as the years have gone by.  One character who in a lot of ways broke a few of the longtime molds of the video game industry was none other than Lara Croft, the star of the Tomb Raider franchise.  For nearly twenty years Ms.

Hitman Battles A Squad Of Killer Nuns In This New Trailer (No Joke)

I think gamers as an audience can be fickle but sometimes it’s hard not to be when certain things are tampered with.  Mixing things up within a game is fine, but there’s a very thin line between changing things for the better, catering to a specific demographic too much, or going so off the rails that it’s hard to comprehend what the logic was behind for such a move.  

New Mini Ninjas Game Bound For Kinect

So far 2012 has promised us a more core centric array of Kinect releases in the form of Steel Battalion and Crimson Dragon, both of which could become the go to game for Kinect owners.  The amount of Kinect based shovelware may not be going anytime soon, especially when one considers the recent reveal of Harry Potter Kinect, but it seemed like things were back on track. Well at this point we could be going back to receiving the somewhat mehtacular Kinect offerings we’re used to seeing and this time it involves none other than Mini Ninjas.

Hitman: Absolution Trailer Actually Shows Some Old-Fashioned Stealth Gameplay

Is it just me or does it seem like Hitman: Absolution has the chance at actually being a good game?  Since being unveiled last year the range of emotions concerning the return of Agent 47 have varied from different forms of depression to outright anguish at the evolutionary step the series appeared to be going in which seemed to forgo deeper stealth strategies in favor of more primal action; basically becoming the antithesis of what the series stood for.

Two New Characters and Actors Are Revealed For Hitman: Absolution

Video games aren’t a stranger when it comes to stunt casting i.e. casting high-profile actors for roles that a regular voice actor could perform much better and for half the money.  Almost an aspect of a bygone era we haven’t seen a whole lot of stunt casting this generation and even developers like Rockstar have scaled back on securing Hollywood talent since it doesn’t necessarily equate a perfect gaming experience.  

Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance Is Finally Dated For North America

Gamers in Japan may already be enjoying the slightly confusing narrative and fun gameplay that Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance provides, but thankfully gamers in North America won’t have to wait too long for the game.  Today Square Enix has announced that the Nintendo 3DS debut of the Kingdom Hearts franchise will be released in North America on July 31st. 

Hitman: Absolution Trailer Shows More Action, A Bit of Stealth, And A Perfect Disguise

The last time we saw Agent 47 make an appearance via Hitman: Absolution the reaction amongst gamers ranged from “hell yeah this looks awesome!”, “it looks ok but I’m not sold”, and “why is Hitman now a dudebro action game?”; basically things were extremely polarizing.

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