Daily Scoop: July 25, 2014 – Great t-shirt day

Last night’s game jam judging was amazing! We got to play so many terrific games, and lots of people loved our game, Party Pooper! We didn’t win anything, but I’m still pretty confident that our game rocks, and with more than two hours of work on it, I think it would go places. For right now, it’s going in the queue of “games we want to make.”

Let’s see, what game deals are out there today? At the Humble Store, you can pick up Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion on sale for just $9.99. You can also get Saturday Morning RPG for $2.99, Steal & Steam for $2.49, and Monster Loves You! for $4.99. Over at Steam, the Weekend Deal is Ace Combat Assault Horizon – Enhanced Edition for $4.99, and the Daily Deal is Broken Age for $12.49.

The best part of today is, by far, these t-shirts!

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Press that recall button… the entire cast of Firefly will join Firefly Online

“When your miracle gets here, you just pound this button once, it’ll call back both shuttles.”

No power in the verse can stop them. Spark Plug Games and QMx, the developers behind Firefly Online, have confirmed that the entire cast will provide voicework for the game. Nathan Fillion (Captain Malcolm Reynolds), Alan Tudyk (Wash), Adam Baldwin (Jayne), Sean Maher (Simon Tam), and Ron Glass (Shepherd Book) have already recorded their parts. Morena Baccarin (Inara), Jewel Staite (Kayley), and Summer Glau (River Tam) have also signed up and will record their parts soon.

In addition to the crew of Serneity, Michael Fairman (Niska) will be on hand to add a devilish presence to the game. Finally, Kelly Hu (Lady Deathstrike from X2) and Michael Dorn (Worf!) will voice new characters created exclusively for the game.

All this extra voicework (and the character animation to go along with it) means that Firefly Online will miss its originally planned Summer 2014 launch. Instead, the game will now be available for the PC and mobile devices in Spring 2015.

[Source: Firefly Online Facebook Page]

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Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes will launch on September 23

Disney Interactive has confirmed that your wallet will need avenging after Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes launches on September 23. Priced at $74.99, the Starter Pack, which includes three figures (Iron Man, Thor, and Black Widow), the base, two Toy Box discs, and an Avengers playset piece, will be available for the PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

Everyone who pre-orders Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes from “top retailers” will also receive a bonus figure for free.

If you’re looking for a more complete Marvel Super Heroes experience, Disney also plans to release a Collector’s Edition of the game exclusively for Sony platforms. It’s unknown how much the PS3 or PS4 package will cost, but it will include everything from the Starter Pack, three additional figures (Hulk, Captain America, and Hawkeye), and a light-up Frost Giant display stand for all of your Avengers figures.

HULK IMPRESSED!

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Everything you ever wanted to know about Hyrule Warriors in one trailer

Nintendo has released an epic four-minute trailer for Hyrule Warriors that includes a look at all of the announced characters (including Sheik, Ruto, and Darunia) as well as an NES-styled map, some of the game’s big bosses, and the two-player multiplayer mode. There’s a quick glimpse at the “world colliding” theme that brings all of these heroes together. If you weren’t interested in Hyrule Warriors before, you should be now.

Hyrule Warriors will be released exclusively for the Wii U on September 26.

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New Releases: Wii Sports Club

wiisportsclub-logoYou might have noticed a lack of new retail releases this week. And that’s because Nintendo decided to release Wii Sports Club today. Nintendo is notorious for releasing games outside of the traditional Tuesday morning slot, but they can get away with that, because they’re Nintendo. Wii Sports Club brings together all five Wii Sports titles while adding high definition graphics and opening up the competition to online multiplayer.

Baseball… Bowling… Boxing… Golf… Tennis… what’s your game?

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Sonic Boom Release Dates: 3DS on November 11, Wii U on November 18

sonicthehedgehogAre you ready to lace up Sonic the Hedgehog’s red sneakers one more time?

Sega has announced that Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal will be released for the 3DS on November 11. It’ll be followed a week later by the release of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for the Wii U on November 18. Both games will be a riff on the same plot (an ancient monster named Lyric kidnaps Amy) and will serve as a prequel story to the upcoming Sonic Boom television series on Cartoon Network.

In addition to the release dates, you can head over to the Sega Blog to see the final box shots from both games.

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Nintendo Download: Master Reboot, Wooden Sen’Sey, Siesta Fiesta, more

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It’s Thursday, so Nintendo has pushed out their newest eShop update. This week, 3DS and Wii U owners will be able to play…

  • Master Reboot (Wii U), a sci-fi horror game that asks if your soul is real.
  • Wooden Sen’Sey (Wii U), a platformer that takes place in a “Japanese Steam Rock world.” What?
  • Super Toy Cars (Wii U), a racing game that features… you guessed it… toy cars.
  • Siesta Fiesta (3DS), an arcade-like title that combines platforming with brick-breaking.
  • Blaster Master (3DS), an underground shooter originally released for the NES in 1988.

More information on all of these games (and a few others) can be found after the break.

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Daily Scoop: July 24, 2014 – Game Jam judging tonight

Tonight is the Game Jam showcase and judging at Philly Dev Night! The theme is Extreme Mastication, which is pretty awesome. I made an analog game but only got to work on it for about three hours, so I’m not sure if it’s even playable. We’ll find out soon!

There are new games available over at the Humble Weekly Bundle: Plug in Digital! Pay what you want for Ethan: Meteor Hunter, Finding Teddy, and Mechanic Escape. Pay $6 or more to unlock Legends of Persia, Kill the Bad Guy, early access to Freaking Meatbags, and Project Temporality. Pay $10 or more to unlock WRC 4 FIA World Rally Championship.

Over at Steam, their Weekend Deal is a free Dead Island weekend! Play the game for free from today until the 28th, and if you decide to purchase, it’s just $7.49 for Dead Island, Dead Island Ripper Mod, Dead Island Riptide, Dead Island: Riptide – Fashion Victim, Dead Island: Riptide – Survivor Pack, and Dead Island: Ryder White DLC. The Daily Deal is early access to the amazing Viscera Cleanup Detail. Get a single copy for $4.79 or a four pack for $14.39. Scoop ‘em up!

And now, t-shirt time!

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