Here’s a look at new coverage for Point Lookout, WET, Rogue Warrior, and Brink.
New Point Lookout reviews have surfaced. Up first, you can check out Game Trailers’ video review above. Elsewhere, The Adrenaline Vault enjoyed visit Point Lookout saying:
“Overall, Point Lookout is a great piece of DLC. It really delivers on the exploration; I almost felt like I was playing an Elder Scrolls game. There are multiple side quests, ranging from traveling the map in search of a secret spy bunker to making moonshine. If you have spent hours exploring the Wasteland, then this is a no-brainer. If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?”
For more reviews check out the following sites:
At CVG (the online site for PC Gamer UK), there’s a recap of the Games of E3 2009. Among the games they included on their “hit list” is Brink.
In WET news, TrueGameHeadz interviewed Creative Director Patrick Fortier, while new previews are up for the game at Xbox 360 Achievements and OXM UK.
Moving to Rogue Warrior, Gamasutra interviews Senior Producer Aeron Guy, while Shortlist.com asked questions with Demo Dick himself. Meanwhile, in preview coverage, Atomic Gamer put up a new preview for the game today.
That’s all the news for now.
For those of you interested in attending QuakeCon, id’s put out a press release announcing a new location — the Gaylord Texan Resort and Covention Center — located north of Dallas. If you’re unfamiliar with QuakeCon, the event brings together thousands of gamers together to play against each other, see the newest technology in gaming, compete in tournaments, and more.
QuakeCon 2009 runs from August 13-16. While the venue has changed, the price of admission remains the same: free. Head to the official QuakeCon 2009 website for more details, and hopefully I’ll see you at the show.
This week colleagues at id Software released DOOM Resurrection — an all-new DOOM experience for the iPhone and iPod touch this week.
If you’re interested in the title, you’ll be happy to hear that id has plans for DLC for the game, as well as plans to bring other popular franchises, like Quake, to the iPhone and iPod touch. For details on Quake Resurrection and more, check out these blog posts:
To purchase Doom Resurrection, head to iTunes, where it’s available for $9.99. Additionally, Wolfenstein Classic is already available. Click here to purchase, or here to try the Lite version.
Over at Splash Damage‘s site, they’ve got a new developer profile. This time around, they’re featuring Brink’s Lead Animator, Fabrice ‘faaab’ Bouvet. Fabrice went to school at Les Gobelins (an animation school in Paris), worked on Splinter Cell: Double Agent, and is a big fan of Quake. To learn more about him, read the full developer profile here.
As new developer profiles and information for Brink show, we’ll keep you in the know.
This morning Istvan and Todd were raving about this Brotherhood of Steel costume — showcased by Cosplay.com member Facing Costumes. Definitely one of the coolest BoS costumes we’ve seen yet — heck, it’s even got a mini-gun.
Check out more images of the costume here. And if you’ve got a costume you’ve worked on, email us at [email protected] to share it.
This week we’re getting to know another team member from A2m — Philip DeRosa.
What’s your job at A2M?
I’m the QA lead for this project managing the QA team and the Issues. When I came aboard I was an associate producer and brought in Agile practices and ran core strike teams focusing on building core game functionality.
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The July issue of Play hits newssstands today, with WET’s Rubi Malone gracing the cover.
In the issue, you’ll find eight pages devoted to WET — including Dave Halverson’s preview, new screenshots, an interview with Creative Director Patrick Fortier, and additional thoughts on the game from Patrick, Ash Ismail (Lead Game Designer), Jean-Francois Mignault (Art Director), Lorne Nudel (Lead Animator)., and Levon Louis (Audio Director).
Elsewhere, there’s a few things worth checking out in the July issue of PC Gamer US and the August issue of PC Gamer UK. Both issues review Broken Steel — awarding the DLC the PC Gamer Editors’ Choice Award. Additionally, in the UK mag, there’s a section featuring Khyrin’s Greenworld mod for Fallout 3 (page 93) and a Classics of PC Gaming feature by Christopher Livingston (page 104). Additionally, there’s mention of The Elder Scrolls and Fallout in their feature titled Gaming’s Biggest Secrets (starts on page 49).
Before the weekend starts, I thought I’d point you guys to some interviews that went up this week relating to ZeniMax’s acquisition of id Software.
- John Carmack and Robert Altman at Joystiq
- John Carmack and Pete Hines at Gamasutra
- John Carmack and Robert Altman at IGN
- John Carmack and Pete Hines at 1Up
- John Carmack at Gamespot
In other news, there’s a few new Point Lookout reviews to check out. Find them here:
As more coverage hits, we’ll let you know. Have a great weekend!
As for this week, I asked folks at the office to share what movies, TV shows, sporting events, etc. they’re watching. No surprise, there’s plenty of variety. HBO shows (True Blood, Carnivale, Flight of the Conchords, and Six Feet Under are mentioned) seem to be quite popular for beating the summer heat. In the end, True Blood received the most votes to be featured. If you haven’t checked it out, it’s on Sundays at 9 pm on HBO.
We’ll also highlight what QA Project Lead Ruben Brown is watching. Today’s Ruben’s last day at the office, so we all wish him well.
Ruben Brown: Once upon a time in the West, Money for Nothing, The Hangover, and as always, til it’s done…The Venture Bros.
Chris Esko, Programmer: The Daily Show, Venture Bros., Mythbusters, Flight of the Conchords.
Louis Riley: Senior QA Tester: Carnivale.
Megan Sawyer: True Blood (but I like the books better ;D), lots of Star Trek: DS9 on DVD.
Ashley Cheng, Production Director: Royal Pains, In Plain Sight, Burn Notice (I’m on a USA Network kick lately)
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Between a trip to London, a DLC release, and the id announcement, I got so busy I forgot to post last week’s “What We’re Playing.” So without further ado, here’s what the guys were playing (as of last week). From the emails I got, the game that got the most votes for the “featured game” was Ghostbusters, which I plan on checking out when it’s available in our game library.
Mike Dulany, Programmer (terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought): Ghostbusters.
Chris Esko, Programmer: Ghostbusters, Red Faction: Guerilla, the acronym-tastic XBLA : MtG : DotP.
Liz Beetem, Artist: Playing a lot of Prototype because I have to hurl these pedestrians to safety away from this zombie hoard. Oh god, they hit a helicopter, oh god I’m sorry. Here I’ll catch you I just have to run through this crowd top speed with my meatshield art turning everything into a red mist. Oh oops, oh god I’m sorry again.
Matt Ponton, QA: Street Fighter IV
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