In honor of Team Fortress’ original release in 1996 Birthday Mode has been activated on all Valve servers. What this means is a fun beach ball in the BLU base, cupcakes and presents, a free hat and a birthday noisemaker for everyone who played today. And of course, the festive gift of people exploding into balloons and confetti when you kill them.
So, you know that awesome narrator for Supergiant Games‘ Bastion? Well, he’s got a bone to pick with Portal‘s Cave Johnson. This quick video, filled with propaganda from Valve‘s clever puzzler, has the Narrator explaining his beef with Cave (with a “C”) and implies how The Calamity may have been the fault of Aperture Science.
An incredibly dedicated gamer had custom levels designed in Portal for a very, very special occasion. He even got Ellen Mclain (the voice of GLaDOS) to record special audio. I don’t want to give away what these levels were for but I assure you, watching through the entire video will give you the warm fuzzies for the rest of your life. Watch the video after the jump.
Gamescom has announced its awards for software hits and hardware trends. Topping the list is Battlefield 3 with the Best of Gamescom award. Surprisingly Nintendo, with no new hardware debuts, walks away with nothing this year, but the Playstation Vita gets a nod with a win in the Best Hardware category. Full list of winners after the jump.
Mojang, the team behind Minecraft, has announced its first game being developed by a third party: Cobalt by Oxeye Game Studios. According to Mojang, “Cobalt is an action game of running, jumping, rolling, shooting, throwing, dancing, hacking, rolling, flying, sliding, climbing, looting, deflecting, racing, piñata-ing, passing, scoring… and even more rolling!”
Long ago, when the world was still primitive yet thought of itself as modern, disputes between people and groups would usually be settled in the glory of gladiatorial combat. I think it’s time to bring that form of dispute settlement back. Recently, Bethesda has been growing increasingly worried that their ongoing Elder Scrolls series would be easily confused with Mojang’s upcoming game Scrolls, intervening in Mojang’s trademark application. So Notch, head of Mojang and creator [...]