GameQ News

advertisement

Recent Tags

Pain For Fun: Using games to explore the thrill of suffering

Related Topics – Bennett Foddy, GameQ
Pain For Fun: Using games to explore the thrill of suffering

“I'm going to try and convince you to put more suffering in your games," Bennett Foddy told an audience of independent developers at this year's IndieCade festival. "It's not that modern games are easier--although they are. Games these days are far more comfortable. My worry is that games are getting too comfortable."

Read more: 'We enjoy the suffering' »

"Normal tracks I would agree with you but the gigatracks definitely not. The Gigatracks are just ..."
- TheEmissary    See all 6 comments


Journey dev on going beyond 'just people that have a PlayStation 3'

Journey dev on going beyond 'just people that have a PlayStation 3'

While thatgamecompany's three game deal with Sony produced three financial and critical successes, studio co-founder Jenova Chen admits that platform exclusivity was something that held them back from their true aspirations. "A lot of people tell us that flOw or Flower is the first game that their girlfriend, or mom, has played," proof that TGC's emotional experiences can attract new audiences. Still, with "over 90% male distribution" on PlayStation hardware, TGC wants to broaden its horizons.

"We just want to bring these games to the people. For us, we can make a good game on any platform, but we'd like to choose platforms on which we can deliver an experience that we can give to everyone, rather than just people that have a PlayStation 3. I think Sony understands that desire."

Read more: How free-to-play can become a 'business opportunity' for the dev »

"Absolutely true. From what I hear the studio basically disintegrated."
- Sivart13    See all 6 comments


Sony San Diego cannot 'dilute' MLB The Show experience by working on other sports

Sony San Diego cannot 'dilute' MLB The Show experience by working on other sports

Sony's San Diego studio is known for their quality work on the MLB The Show series. Year after year, critics have called it the best baseball game in the biz, beating Take-Two's MLB 2K series. However, that wasn't the only sports franchise that called San Diego its home. The studio also worked on NBA The Inside, a series that disappeared after its 2008 release.

So what happened?

Read more: 'Sports fans need to own a PlayStation console' »

"It makes them too much money, and no sports franchise will ever implement DLC rosters."
- AndrewYoon    See all 4 comments


GameQ: the official magazine of GameFly launches on iPad

Related Topics – ipad, iOS, GameQ
GameQ: the official magazine of GameFly launches on iPad

GameFly Media, parent company of Shacknews, has launched a brand new digital magazine. Called GameQ, it is the "official magazine of GameFly"--and best of all, it's free.

Available now on the iPad, the interactive digital magazine combines exclusive articles with screenshots and videos, all in a sleek, easy-to-understand interface. Issue one covers Halo 4, Max Payne 3, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, and much more.

Read more: Positive first reviews »

"This is absolutely gorgeous. Brilliant layout, innovative design; I can't believe it's free. The ..."
- Cognoscenti    See all 31 comments



Top Games

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

Most Anticipated

  1. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  2. MX vs. ATV Supercross
  3. Space Pirates and Zombies 2
  4. Hearts of Iron IV
  5. DayZ
  6. Batman: Arkham Knight
  7. Survarium
  8. Kerbal Space Program
  9. Dragon Age: Inquisition
  10. R.B.I. Baseball 14

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