Shack Snack: June 25, 2014
Kick back and treat yourself to a Shack Snack, a short recap of three big stories you should know. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.
Platinum Games, the studio behind over-the-top action games like Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, is developing a third-person action game based on the Nickelodeon show The Legend of Korra. It's slated to release this fall as a downloadable game on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Activision will be publishing.
The Steam Summer Sale is nearly halfway over and a number of games have been discounted tremendously, from classic games to more recent releases. However, the list of discount titles have also included offerings from Steam Early Access and that has caused some discussion among game developers.
Some developers fall on the side that involving Early Access games in the Steam Summer Sale is a boon to their efforts. Their product may not yet be complete, but it would help push their game's development forward. Others feel that because the product is incomplete, it should not necessarily be treated like a finished game and that sales should come later. So Shacknews is taking a look at both sides of this discussion with the help of some noteworthy developers in the gaming community that currently have a horse in the Early Access race.
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The annual Google I/O Developer Conference started today, and that got us thinking about how Google Glass might revolutionize how we see life. Although the Oculus VR has rightly dominated the conversation lately, we began to wonder about how a gadget as compact as Google Glass might have a big impact on the way people interact with games and each other.