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Friday, September 30, 2011

Persona 2 & Trails in the Sky special!

Seems like a pretty good deal is coming up for everyone in Europe! Well not everyone but most of the countries; since Germany, Italy, France and Spain are not part of that deal!

Our dear publisher Ghostlight, who already brought us awesome titles like Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne and Digital Devil Saga now takes over XSEEDs stunning work as well!
Yes you heared me!
Ghostlight will publish both Persona 2 Tsumi and the outstanding RPG experience Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky here in Europe.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Witcher 2 - 2.0 Patch Live!

Finally, the day has come! Geralt of Rivia will once again hunt for the Kingslayer,
this time in an even further improved version of The Witcher 2.

The long-awaited 2.0 Patch brings not only bugfixes, but also quite a lot new content!

Steam Users still seem to have trouble getting the patch delivered, but the rest of the world already got it. If you are an unlucky Steam user, simply wait, have patience and maybe restart your Steam Client once in a while.

I bet Alkaid will join me taking a look at the new Tutorial and Dark Mode, or dive into the game again herself!

The White Wolf hunts again!
Official Website

New Game Modes
Arena - is a new gameplay mode that is separate from the main adventure and narrative of The Witcher 2. In this mode, Geralt of Rivia duels a variety of foes to the death in a gladiatorial arena located in an unnamed town somewhere in the Northern Kingdoms. In addition to winning gold and valuable items, players also receive points for their wins. They can then post their point totals on-line to compare their achievements against those of other blood sport enthusiasts around the world. Geralt can encounter both foes and allies in the arena. He can recruit the latter for a fee to assist him during his most challenging clashes.

Tutorial - The game tutorial takes the form of a brief adventure during which players learn how to use a range of game mechanics and functionalities. Assuming the role of game protagonist Geralt of Rivia, players save a wounded knight named Bolton of Ironford while learning game controls as well as the basics of combat and alchemy. This transpires step by step as the tutorial guides players through a series of minor missions. Upon completion, based on demonstrated abilities, the tutorial recommends the difficulty level which the player should choose in embarking on the main adventure of The Witcher 2.

Dark Difficulty - The ‘Dark’ difficulty setting is the most demanding difficulty level in gameplay terms. Under this setting, each and every foe represents a significant challenge. In addition to raising the difficulty bar, the module includes several new sets of equipment/items that are linked through a dark legend detailed in the Journal. Once all their components have been collected and donned, the Blasphemer’s, Oathbreaker’s and Kinslayer’s outfits provide great advantages in combat. The swords included in the outfits strip opponents of Vitality while supplementing the witcher’s. However, given that they are cursed, the swords provide no benefit and harm Geralt by sapping him of Vitality as long as the outfits to which they belong remain incomplete.

More Patchnotes

Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle is live!

The Humble Bundle is a charity-sale of a bunch of indie games of which you might or might not heard of yet.

You decide how much you want to pay and who should receive how much out of it:
Charity or Developers, or do you just want your games?

You can support the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child's Play, or support the cause by supporting Humble Bundle itself, who provide the bandwidth and development - in fact, they keep the project alive.

Maybe you'll remember the third round and donated already, well, here's your next chance!

What do you get out of it?
Only one game for the time being - Frozen Synapse.
The game normally costs ~$25 (though you get two copies for that).
Now includes TRAUMA as well!

But let's not forget the wonderful feeling of helping a good cause!

The Games are DRM free and you can download & play them right away, but have also the option to redeem your Humble Bundle on Steam - all games will get unlocked for your account in an instant!

Now now, go and spend some money!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Theatrhythm - Dissida - Final Fantasy

Hello dear people of TheCol- LOL oh I forgot, we're not there anymore so GOTCHA! Well then once more!

Hello dear people all over the world!

We are here to talk about the new game. Our dear Square Enix "plagiarized" once more and yes we are doing "that mistake" here also one more time, advertising SE games in an indirect manner! So brace yourselves for the ride, we have much to talk about here!

As you might have know Square Enix, formerly Square Soft is a gaming company stripped of it's former pride as a developer because of the famous words "We know what we did wrong and we apologize for our mistakes. Also we want to try harder in the future."

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bethesda and Mojang heading to court over "Scrolls"

Yeah, up until now, we always had the benefit of doubt.
Bethesda's lawyers have threatened Mojang, who are responsible for the successful Minecraft sandbox game, with legal charges for ages, ever since Mojang registered the name "Scrolls" for their new trading card/boardgame like game.

Bethesda, who are the minds behind titles like the "Fallout"-franchise, critically butchered "Brink" and in the first place the "The Elder Scrolls" series, feel like using the name "Scrolls" would infringe their rights on "The Elder Scrolls", which has its next game "Skyrim" upcoming this year.

Of course we would confuse an indie trading card game with a multimillion dollar "open world" RPG that's being advertised everywhere and sold for ridiculous prices, with the promise of day-1 DLC!
Is Bethesda feeling that insecure to sue a successful indie development team over a name?

And let's bring this case into context with other games!
If you can't use "Scrolls" because its a part of "The Elder Scrolls", then let's sue Bethesda for using "RAGE" as a title for one of their own games. Let's look at the "Streets of Rage" series back on the Sega systems, or, surprisingly, TWO actual card games of the same title!

This, I say, is reason enough for myself to not pay a single cent for upcoming Bethesda titles. Skyrim? Nah, don't want that anyway. Rage? Nope.

I really hope Bethesda will fail so hard, it will hurt them badly. This is a shining example of why our current trademark and copyright system needs to be heavily reworked. It's just ridiculous that way.

Scrolls is Mojang's next game and offers a new and unique game play where you fight to outmaneuver your opponent on the battlefield using the destructive powers in your collection of magical scrolls. Tear your opponent limb from limb with the might of your summoned armies, lay waste to the defenses with the obliterating power of your siege weapons or open up the very skies and let bolts of lightning shower his minions until only ash remains. The road to victory is yours to choose. Obtain the powerful scrolls and decide which ones you will take to battle as you fight to become the mightiest Magician of all.