We all know the deal with roguelikes; you hit ‘attack’ until your thumb falls off, you try not to die and then rinse and repeat until you inevitably succumb to permadeath. And that’s fine, that’s great actually as it makes roguelike games incredibly easy to pick up and play, but too often the fantasy worlds that these games take place in are as dull as a matte black doormat. Children of Morta could be a remedy then as not only is it big on story but the six playable characters at the heart of its narrative are all related – with other (non playable) family members aiding them on their quest to save their home and their way of life from an unknown evil. The game has just achieved its funding goal on Kickstarter and you can find out more after the break.
Hopeful Xbox One buyers in the UK have gotten a bit of a shock today over news that Xbox One games will cost £50 when they’re released.
The information is no rumour as Microsoft’s very own online store is reporting the Xbox One games’ pricing. They have several games all listed for the £49.99 RRP, including Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome and finally, Kinect Sports Rivals.
Not only this, but news has recently been revealed that Xbox One games in places like France, and other regions of Europe are going to set Xbox One players back by a whopping €69.99 which converts to a few pennies more than £60 or just over $90. Not only this but it’s also a stark contrast to the pricing of PS4 games too.
Some have pointed out that as this is just the RRP, the prices may very well come down once these Xbox One games hit store shelves but if Microsoft want to justify next-gen gaming to the masses, the final pricing can’t hover so high over the £40 costing that we’re used to.
Think the price for Xbox One games is too high? Or do you think it will be worth it? – Leave a comment.
Aah, the new Xbox. Wouldn’t you like to know more about it?
So would I. So would the Queen of England. So would every Martian from every province and planet of the Milky Way.
The new Xbox is a pretty hot topic.
I’ve addressed Xbox rumours before, as I did in my Xbox 720 rumour round up (a must read if you’re the Queen, a Milky Way Martian or a gamer of any kind) but this new Xbox info, is as close to ‘confirmed’ as the next-gen Xbox hype machine has ever gotten.
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In the poll in our sidebar, we’re currently asking you who you like best – Nathan Drake from Uncharted or Lara Croft from Tomb Raider, but today JSX is taking a time out from asking you questions (though you should go and vote, the winner gets a special feature post!) to answer some of the qs that you’re burning to know the answers to.
Last time, we answered some cracking queries about Fallout 4, the next Call of Duty and GTA V. This week we’re answering your questions about fixing Skyrim, the PS Vita launch line-up and the Xbox 720.
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Spending too much time on the Internet is what I do best, I hoover up links like a black hole of cyber-consumption. I can’t help it. I’m addicted to procrastination, so sue me.
One particular sort of story that I’ve seen cropping up more than usual on the interwebs over these past few days is that of the “rumoured” successor to the Xbox 360, the Xbox 720. I addressed one of these rumours with Friday’s post but since then, even more ‘legit info’ has flooded onto the Internet. Obviously none of these things have been confirmed and are what I like to call the “Internet’s sandwich” – one slice of flamebait, another slice of *mostly* fictitious industry ‘insight’ with a delicious mouth-watering filling of overactive fanboy imaginations.
True or not, these rumours are the closest thing you and I have got to the real deal, so to save you having to join me in my rumour-gobbling Internet hunt, I’ve compiled a list of all of the things worth knowing about the Xbox 720.
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This post comes fresh off the news that Sony and Microsoft will be announcing the successors to the current gen of consoles at this year’s E3 in an effort to compete with Nintendo’s next console effort, the Wii U (source).
I’m a skeptical woman, both consoles are rumoured, even if they do come from a highly reputable source, but I’ll still refuse to believe either console’s’ existence until I have the actual, tangible product in my arms and the reality has set in that I now have no money or a social life thanks to them.
However, one can cross all of their fingers, toes and other crossable body parts that come June 2012, both will be confirmed by the Microsoft and Sony bigwigs themselves but until then I’ve put together a list of all of the things we should hope are included (or avoided) in the new next-gen platforms.
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For those of you who aren’t regulars to J Station X (that would be everyone who isn’t my Mum!) every so often I post a semi-regular round up of the cool/awesome/rad things that I’ve found on the Internet. I accept submissions of links, pictures and videos and you can E-Mail them to me at Jasmine@JStationX.com
This edition features a couple of adorable gaming-themed pics, a lol-fest from Pete.com and a video demonstrating the musical prowess of one of my Twitter friends.
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