Archive for April 16th, 2013

, | Games

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If there’s anything that’s guaranteed to get folks buzzing, it’s Bethesda posting a mysterious video snippet. Barbed wire, a record label, and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Air on a G String is clearly visible. No, not that g-string. Sheesh! Feeding the fire is the fact that Bethesda had announced that they were moving on from Skyrim to other projects.

Psst! Fallout 3 lists the following Bach compositions in the soundtrack:

Gigue – Partita No. 3
Prelude – Partita No. 3
Grave – Sonata No. 2

Is it Fallout 4 or is that just wishful thinking? Another possible clue is that “The Moonbeam Trio” is printed on the record label.

Update: It’s not Fallout related. Bethesda’s Pete Hines tweeted that it’s something else. Let the wild speculation continue!

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Pour one out for Burnout, my friends. Eurogamer captured the Twitter updates of Criterion chief Alex Ward telling fans that they will be moving away from racing games for the foreseeable future.

Here is what I want folks to know. Some folks are eternally disappointed. Nothing I can do about that. So many tweets asking for new Burnout.

Equally many tweets asking for a new NFS game from us. Also Road Rash. Whilst I love all of those games, I am personally not doing any.

After over a decade of making racing games it’s time to make something new. It is early days thus I have nothing to “announce” or talk about.

Criterion made Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, as well as Burnout Paradise and the arcade download title Burnout Crash.

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Interceptor Entertainment has posted an 18 minute video of ultra-bouncy super fast-paced twitch-and-you’ll-miss-him Rise of the Triad gameplay from the upcoming Unreal Engine powered remake. That’s fast movement, fast shooting, and fast respawning! I have fond memories of the original Apogee shooter, so I’m curious to see if “Dog Mode” holds up.

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We all agree that The Place Beyond the Pines, the latest movie from Ryan Gosling and Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance, is no Blue Valentine. At the 57-minute mark we focus on our favorite lasers for this week’s 3×3.

Next week: Oblivion

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