Transistor

PC, PS4 / RPG / Release: 2014 / ESRB: U

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Transistor coming to PC and PS4 on May 20

Transistor coming to PC and PS4 on May 20

Transistor is coming to PC and PlayStation 4 on May 20, Supergiant Games has announced. It will cost $19.99.

Read more: Mac and Linux versions to follow »

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Most Anticipated 2014: Steve's Picks

Most Anticipated 2014: Steve's Picks

There's a lot to be excited for in the new year, like y'know--VIDEO GAMES. The Shacknews staff pick their most anticipated games of 2014. Next up is east coast editor Steve Watts.


Infamous: Second Son

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Cole MacGrath is dead; long live Delsin Rowe! It's not often a protagonist feels long in the tooth so quickly, but after only two Infamous games, I was glad Cole met his end. His dull-as-dishwater moody guy schtick felt more at home in a shopping mall food court, and was the one annoying distraction from the sheer fun of toying with superpowers in a city sandbox. By ditching him altogether and embracing a new hero, I'll be able to settle in enjoy the tightly responsive action the series has gained a reputation for providing. Deslin even smiles sometimes!

Read more: Steve's picks for 2014 »

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How Transistor uses the PlayStation 4 light bar to form a connection

How Transistor uses the PlayStation 4 light bar to form a connection

Sony's DualShock 4 has a light bar that developers can use to prompt players, and we've already heard some interesting gameplay applications for Thief and Killzone. The upcoming Transistor, the follow-up from Bastion studio Supergiant, is taking a different tack by having it accent a storytelling device.

Read more: A weapon that talks »

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Transistor didn't always have Bastion's isometric viewpoint

Transistor didn't always have Bastion's isometric viewpoint

Supergiant's next game, Transistor, looks a lot like their previous game, Bastion. But that wasn't intentional, Supergiant's Greg Kasavin revealed at PAX. In fact, the team experimented with many other options before settling on the familiar isometric view the studio is becoming known for.

"You'd be surprised by what we tried and went through before we finally arrived back at that decision," Kasavin explained. "We don't take those kind of decisions for granted. We try to do what's right for the game we're thinking of."

Read more: There is 'comfort' in the view »

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Titanfall takes record six E3 Game Critics Awards

Titanfall takes record six E3 Game Critics Awards

The winners in the annual Game Critics Awards have been released for E3 2013, with Titanfall being the first in GCA's 16-year history to take six awards. It won the top spot in all of the categories in which it was was nominated, including Best of Show. No other game received more than one award.

Of the winners, 11 will be playable on PC, with 10 games for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Four games will be playable on PS4, three on PS3, and one each on Wii U and Vita. And besting both next-gen consoles was Oculus Rift, which received the award for best hardware/peripheral.

Read more: The winners list »

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Sony unveils more indie titles coming to PS4

Sony unveils more indie titles coming to PS4

Sony has been keen to point out how indie-friendly it is with PS4. At its E3 press conference, the company blurted out a a large number of indie titles, with some making a debut as timed console exclusives to the PlayStation 4.

Read more: Transistor, Octodad, and more »

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Transistor to have Dark Souls-like multiplayer

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Transistor to have Dark Souls-like multiplayer

Transistor sports some visual and thematic similarities with Bastion, but Supergiant Games is trying out an entirely new challenge as well: multiplayer elements. Creative director Greg Kasavin revealed that it will be more Dark Souls than deathmatch, and explained why co-op hasn't worked for its narrative-driven games.

Read more: 'You always know you belong in a larger world' »

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Transistor preview: finding a new voice

Transistor preview: finding a new voice

Supergiant Games made a notable first entry in 2011 with Bastion, a game that quickly grabbed the attention of critics and fans. As the studio was porting its first game to everything from Chrome to iPad, it was also quietly working on its sophomore effort. It introduced Transistor just before PAX East and showed it at the convention, giving curious fans a chance to see what's next for the studio.

Read more: Inspired by Final Fantasy Tactics and Fallout »

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Bastion developer's next game is 'Transistor'

Related Topics – Bastion, Transistor, Supergiant Games
Bastion developer's next game is 'Transistor'

Supergiant Games, the developer behind Bastion, has announced its next title. The game is called Transistor, and the studio promises an early version of it will be playable this weekend at PAX East.

Watch: The reveal trailer »

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Top Games

  1. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  2. Resistance 3
  3. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
  4. Space Pirates and Zombies 2
  5. MX vs. ATV Supercross
  6. Hearts of Iron IV
  7. DayZ
  8. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Batman: Arkham Knight

Most Anticipated

  1. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  2. Space Pirates and Zombies 2
  3. MX vs. ATV Supercross
  4. Hearts of Iron IV
  5. DayZ
  6. Batman: Arkham Knight
  7. Survarium
  8. Kerbal Space Program
  9. The Walking Dead: Season Two
  10. Dragon Age: Inquisition

Top Rentals

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Beyond: Two Souls
  3. Batman: Arkham Origins
  4. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  5. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  6. Battlefield 4
  7. NBA 2K14
  8. Diablo III
  9. Madden NFL 25
  10. The Last of Us