Monday, 26 January 2015

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OSVR, H1Z1 & Shadowrun: Hong Kong | #NOTplaying #61


Now that we have all that GOTY 2014 nonsense out of the way, we can get down to some business as usual. It was CES a few weeks ago and while Valve may have been conspicuous by their absense, there was unsurpisingly a strong VR presence: Oculus were there showing off their latest wares, but it was Razer who stole the headlines with their new open source solution, OSVR. There's also been a ton of new game announcements & leaks, from Sci-Fi strategy opuses like Total War: Warhammer and Sid Meier's Starships to new kickstarter hopes Identity and Shadowrun: Hong Kong (which is actually more of a sure thing, having almost reached it's penultimate stretch goal at time of writing). And then there's the spectacularly underwhelming early access launch of Sony's, H1Z1, which so far seems to be more of a cynical landgrab than a worthy Day Z clone. All this and more in the first news-packed #NOTplaying Podcast of 2015!



Razer announces OSVR

Also, notable by it's absence and which was the main story of CES last year: Valve/Steam Machines

Steamleft - new web app tells you how long it will take to finish every game in your steam library.

Identity, A MMORPG real life simulator, be a hunter, car racer, fireman, policeman, politician, cartel member, bank robber, drugs manufacturer....

More Shadowrun - 250k in 1 day on Kickstarter

Pneuma: Breath of Life - Steam & Oculus Rift Announcement Trailer

Total Warhammer

Sid Meier's Starships announced

Ninja Theory's Hellblade coming to PC

Bioware's Shadow Realms being retooled for multiplatform launch. Won't be seeing it until 2017 now...

H1Z1 'No questions asked' Refunds

Over 2000 MSDOS Games now playable in your Browser

Grim Fandango Remastered now available to pre-order from GOG

Third & Fourth Monsters announced for Evolve: The Wraith

& The Behemoth

Also their crazy DLC plan

Assassins Creed Movie now coming out Christmas 2016

Tom Francis, creator of Gunpoint and ex-PC Gamer writer is making a youtube series about how to make a game. For idiots.

Rob @bobiroka
Iain @ebowgb
Patrick @patrickjkay


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