The Last of Us, Amnesia Fortnight, New releases - Shacknews Daily: February 4, 2013

Join Ryan Calavano on this episode of Shacknews Daily. Today's Stories: - The Last of Us preview: surviving horror - Double Fine's Amnesia Fortnight prototypes collected in $30 set - New game releases of February 4-10


First up, The Last of Us is a refreshing retread against modern gaming conventions. While it may have the same presentation and mechanics of Naughty Dog's Uncharted games, the tone is completely different. You won't be making daring leaps of faith, nor will you be hiding behind cover, waiting for your health to regenerate. Heck, you'll barely use your gun unless you're fully aware of your surroundings. Playing it like Uncharted will--as various journalists and myself discovered--undoubtedly result in your death. Next, Double Fine let fans see the madness of their annual Amnesia Fortnight game jam session. Over two weeks, the developer creates new prototypes. And this year, the public was able to vote on which ideas should be worked on--and eventually got to play them all too. If you missed the Humble Bundle, or if you want a fancy boxed edition, Double Fine has announced a "Special Edition" box set of last year's wares. Finally, this week's game releases include Dead Space 3, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2, Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time, and, you know, this and that.

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