Ubisoft tried something a bit different with Child of Light, a side-scrolling fairy tale RPG with a little bit of platforming mixed in. The risk seems to have payed off.
According to creative lead Patrick Plourde, for whom the game was a very, the game has turned a profit since its release back in April of this year.
I was playing ssassin's Creed: Unity the other day, and I finished hacking my targets' bodyguards apart with my lumber axe, leapt after him and slit his throat as he tried to run. It was at this point that I thought, "Hey, this franchise would be great for kids."
Ubisoft clearly thinks the same. The company's international brand manager Yannick Spagna explained during the GameON Finance conference that a recentdeal was intended to introduce children to the franchise.
The first trailer for Iron From Ice, the opening episode of's highly anticipated Game of Thrones adventure series is out, and it reveals some welcome news for fans of the show.
Several high-profile cast members, including Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Natalie Dromer (Margaery Tyrell) and Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Snow) will appear in the series.
Far Cry 4's creative lead Alex Hutchinson has had his personal game pitch greenlit by Ubisoft, and will head a team including former Assassin's Creed staff on a new project.
No clues as to what that project might involve just yet, but it sounds like a step away from developing for mega-budget franchises.
Another DLC is on the way for Crusader Kings 2, making the full count something like 348,000 if I'm recalling correctly. This one's called Way of Life, and adds more content for customising your ruler's personal life and relationships.
Such as having your secret lovers executed, for example. Life was cruel back in the middle ages.also announced that the traditional accompanying free patch will go into open Beta.
In an interviewearlier this week, 's CEO Strauss Zelnick claimed that the publisher, and gaming at large, is not yet ready to fully embrace virtual reality tech.
When host Erik Schatzker asked him whether the games industry was ready for VR, Zelnick said; "Not yet. Part of it is we need to see how the headsets roll out and how we can best deliver an experience... We are concerned that you'll play our games for a long period of time -- we don't want people getting nauseated."
The sixth DLC pack for Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes will drop this November,has confirmed. Titled Battlegrounds, it will add 15 new maps and over 20 new 'stamps' to add variety to the game's random map generator.
That's a lot of new worlds to conquer. The new content joins the free patch 1.8, which adds six new monsters to the game and tweaks the game's monster-spawning system.
and Warner Bros. have put out another bit of free content for their open world orc-stabbing simulator Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.
The new content includes an extra skin, letting you play as Lithariel, Commander of the Tribesmen of Nurn, as well as a new rune and a new Challenge.
has released a new update for sci-fi action game Warframe. Titled ‘Archwing’, it adds a new winged jetsuit that allows players to navigate space without getting onto a ship.
Also included in the update is a new Warframe, new weapons to accompany the Archwing suit, new quests, enemies, Syndicates and more.
A free update toplatform racer Trials Fusion will be launching in 2015 and with it come Teams and Online Multiplayer. Three modes will be offered to multiplayer gamers, with two private.
Teams, which are basically guilds, can have up to 50 members sporting a name and emblem. Teams get their own bulletin board and can race privately with the new Online Multiplayer.