Author: Nicole Kline

Nicole Kline is Warp Zoned's Senior Editor. She first began preparing for the job by climbing a milk crate to play Centipede in an arcade. You can find her on PSN under the name toitle or you can email her at nicole AT warpzoned DOT com.

Adam Sessler takes you behind the scenes of Evolve’s development

Adam Sessler is hosting a new miniseries about Evolve, called “The Evolution of Evolve.” He sits down with Design Director Chris Ashton and Creative Director Phil Robb from Turtle Rock Studios and discusses the development and design of this enormous game. “Part 1: Asymmetric Multiplayer Design and Big Alpha” takes a look at the way the game throws balance on its head, as well as what the developers hope to gain from the Big Alpha.

Evolve is scheduled to launch on February 10, 2015 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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Square Enix wants you to “Enter the Fray” in new Final Fantasy Type-0 trailer

Square Enix just released an awesome new trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 to kick off Paris Games Week. It’s surprisingly violent, truly beautiful, and it looks like every YA novel I’ve ever loved. You get to play as teenagers with special magic abilities who are fighting against the aggressive country that has taken them over. I mean come on.

I, for one, cannot wait to control the fourteen students of Class Zero and fight against my oppressors. Final Fantasy Type-0 will be out on March 17, 2015 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Pre-ordering the game also gives you access to a demo for Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae (when it’s available). So. Much. Final. Fantasy.

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Daily Scoop: October 31, 2014 – Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, everyone! What are you dressing up for this weekend? I’ll post some pictures of Anthony Amato and I next week. We’re excited to get dressed up this weekend!

There are some spooky sales happening over at the Humble Store! Action Henk is on sale for $6.69, Spooky Bonus is $2.49, and HassleHeart: I <3 Hearts is $3.49, among others. Check them out!

Over at Steam, Watch Dogs is the Weekend Deal, and it’s on sale for $35.99 (or you can get the deluxe edition for $41.99). The Daily Deal is Five Nights at Freddy’s, which is on sale for $2.49. It’s very appropriate for Halloween!

What are today’s t-shirts? Hit the jump to find out!

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Daily Scoop: October 30, 2014 – Transistor on sale

The Weekend Deal at Steam is – you guessed it! – Transistor by Supergiant Games. Get the game by itself for $9.99, or get it with the soundtrack for $11.99. The deal ends on November 3, so get it while you can!

Steam’s Daily Deal is King’s Bounty: Dark Side. The game alone costs $12.49, and the premium edition is $14.99.

There’s a brand new Humble Weekly Bundle – the Humble Halloweekly Bundle. Pay what you want for Knock-knock, Home, and Vertical Drop Heroes HD. Beat the average and unlock Betrayer, Five Nights at Freddy’s, and Our Darker Purpose. Pay $15 or more to unlock Among the Sleep.

Now, it’s t-shirt time!

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Daily Scoop: October 29, 2014 – New Indie Royale Bundle

It’s yet another rainy Wednesday, but that’s ok! Because we have lots and lots of great video game deals to keep our spirits up. Woo!

First up, let’s talk about the Debut 20 Bundle at Indie Royale! Beat the average to get The Interview, Another Star, Accidental Runner, Cubot, Irregular Zone, Koala Kids, and Thief Town. Give them more than $5 and get a bonus album as well!

Over at Steam, the Daily Deal is for early access to The Red Solstice. It’s 40% off right now, marking it down to $11.99. There are some great sales at the Humble Store right now as well! Out of the Park Baseball 15 is $9.99, Sacred 3 is $24.99, and Back to Bed is $4.79, among others.

And, of course, there are t-shirts!

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Inazuma Eleven Review: The Grindingest Soccer Game Ever

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I’ll just say it up front: Inazuma Eleven is really weird. It’s an RPG set in the world of high school soccer that plays as both a role-playing game and a sports game at the same time. Developed and published by Level-5, who are not strangers to games that are different, Inazuma Eleven really just rolls with it… no pun intended. It was released in Japan back in 2008 on the DS, and was re-released earlier this year on 3DS, which is when it finally came to our shores. The game – which has multiple sequels and spin-offs – has also spawned a manga, anime, collectible card game, and yes, according to Wikipedia, it even “served as the debut of a J-pop idol group” called Twe’lv. So what’s the deal with this quirky game? (more…)

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Daily Scoop: October 28, 2014 – Coin Crypt is a featured new release on Steam today!

Well, we haven’t completely finished Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, but the credits did roll last night. We have a few more side missions to finish, and we’re considering playing it over again, but we definitely haven’t enjoyed it as much as we did Borderlands 2. But you’ll just have to wait for my review to hear my full opinion.

In the meantime, let’s talk about deals, starting with Coin Crypt! Although part of the Philadelphia-based team (Dumb and Fat Games) that made it, Greg LaBonav and Tyler Myers, are currently bicycling across the country, their game launched on Steam, and they’re listed in the featured new releases section. The game is also discounted down to $8.49 right now, which is even more reason to scoop it up!

Oh, and, you know, the Midweek Madness is BioShock Infinite for $7.49, and the Daily Deal is Transformers: Fall of Cybertron for $14.99, but whatever! Philly game devs represent!

Let’s also talk about the amazing new Humble InDIE Bundle. Pay what you want for OlliOlli, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, and Tower of Guns. Beat the average to unlock Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, Jazzpunk, four copies of Risk of Rain, and more games to be announced. (Honestly, that tier is worth it just for one copy of Risk of Rain, let alone 4!) Pay $12 or more to unlock Shadowrun Returns. And, finally, pay $65 or more to unlock the Box O’ Treats, which includes a hoodie, 13 collectible cards, and a cassette tape with tracks from the games on it, among other things. How cool is that?

Let’s check out all of today’s awesome shirts!

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Daily Scoop: October 27, 2014 – Monday again

I know it keeps happening every week, but here we are – it’s another Monday! Anthony Amato and I spent the weekend playing a lot of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, showing our games off at South Jersey Geek Fest, and playing Dungeons and Dragons. How did you spend yours?

As always, I’m here to bring you the most current deals! John Scalzo already told you about one of the most exciting ones, which is Microsoft’s $50 discount on Xbox One consoles. That’s right – starting November 2 and running until just after the New Year begins, you can get discounted consoles. I’m actually really considering picking one up now – especially that sleek, sexy Sunset Overdrive one!

Steam has another 71 games on sale this week, including Ghostbusters: The Video Game for $2.99, Super Sanctum TD for $0.59, and Nethergate: Resurrection for $0.99, among others. The Daily Deal is Music Creator 6 Touch, which is on sale for $12.49.

Humble has a new bundle, too – the Humble Flash Bundle Boo!. Pay what you want for Claire and Zafehouse: Diaries. Pay $6 or more to unlock Deadly 30 and Haunt the House: Terrortown. And pay $10 or more to unlock Doorways: Chapters 1 to 3 Collection. Scoooop them up!

There are quite a few wonderful shirts available today!

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