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Insert Quarter: Why Developers Still Make 2D Games… Because They Love Them


Insert Quarter is our showcase for some of the best and most interesting writing about video games on the Internet.

Why do developers still love to make 2D games? In this installment, USgamer’s Tyler Ohlew examines the relationship between developers and the two-dimensional worlds they create (often by hand). Speaking to developers behind modern 2D classics such as Shovel Knight, Guacamelee!, and SteamWorld Dig, he discovered that this relationship actually comes down to a love of the style and a universality that goes beyond simple nostalgia.

3D development is easier than ever now, with tools like Unity and Unreal Engine 4 available for very little cost or even free. So, in a landscape dominated by these 3D games, what compels a developer to look back and continue the work that was forced to take a back seat? Why does any developer work in 2D anymore?

You can read the rest of the article at USgamer.

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Nintendo Download: Guacamelee!, Bombing Bastards, Squids Odyssey, more


How can you not be intrigued by a game known as Bombing Bastards? The game, which is an homage to the Bomberman franchise, is now available through the Wii U eShop courtesy of developer Sanuk Games. And it’s joined by another uniquely named homage (this time to lucha libre wrestling): Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition.

Over on the 3DS, players will be able to download Squids Odyssey for the first time. The game is actually an enhanced compilation of two other games (Squids and Squids Wild West) and is described as “a unique mix of an action and turn-based RPG.”

More information on all of these games, as well as many more (including the Wii U release of Mario Tennis: Power Tour), can be found after the break. (more…)

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XBL Store Today: Sniper Elite III, Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition


Today’s additions to the Xbox Live Game Store should look very familiar to anyone who checked in with this week’s PlayStation Store update yesterday.

First up is Sniper Elite III, the World War II sniper simulation that is set in Africa during the heart of the war. Also new this week is Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition, a side-scrolling platformer that features a Mexican luchador and his quest to save his beloved.

Both games are available for the Xbox One and the Xbox 360. And you can more information on both after the break. (more…)

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Sniper Elite III, DW: Gundam Reborn, Child of Light Vita, more added to PS Store


Four big new games headline this week’s PlayStation Store update:

  • Sniper Elite III is the latest game in the popular sniper series set during World War II is also the first available for the PS4. And yes, I’m fairly certain you can snipe Hitler. Sniper Elite III has also been released for the PS3.
  • Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is an enhanced and updated version of the lucha libre-themed platformer, now available for the PS4.
  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn (PS3) is a Dynasty Warriors game that features characters from several different Gundam anime series.
  • And finally, Ubisoft’s excellent side-scrolling action RPG Child of Light has made the jump to the Vita.

More information on all of these games (as well as a few other new releases) can be found after the break. And a complete rundown of this week’s new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition will be available on July 1


DrinkBox Studios has announced that their side-scrolling action game Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition will be available to download for the PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on July 1. In case you missed it last year, Guacamelee! stars a luchador named Juan Aguacate and follows his quest to save the President’s daughter from the evil undead controlled by Carlos Calaca.

The “Super Turbo Championship Edition” will add a variety of new features to the PS3/Vita original, including:

  • Expanded Story – An expanded version of the game that includes new content and all DLC from the original
  • New Game Areas – Players will ride boats through the Canal of Flowers to save a besieged fishing town, and avoid lava as they climb through the fiery Volcano
  • New Boss – Face off against the deadly Trio of Death, a three-headed skeleton that lives in the Volcano, who helps the evil Carlos Calaca build his skeleton armies
  • New Abilities – Maximize destruction with the powerful new INTENSO combat mode and dish out scrambled pain with powerful Chicken Bombs. Plus, swap dimensions independently in co-op play using the new Shadow Swap ability.
  • New Enemies – Lethal new elite-class enemies that want to chokeslam luchadores to sleep

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition will be priced at $14.99 on all platforms.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Anarchy Reigns, Guacamelee!, more added to PS Store


Today marks the beginning of Sony’s “Spring Fever,” which will highlight four new independent games on the PlayStation Network over the next four weeks. First up is Guacamelee!, a platformer where players take control of a famous luchador and battle Carlos Calaca for the hand of El Presidente’s Daughter (the most beautiful girl in the entire world). Also, there are chickens. Guacamelee! is also a PS3/Vita Cross-Play title, so buying one gets you both.

Firaxis Games’ alien invasion simulation, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, also comes to the PlayStation Store this week. It’s joined by Platinum’s multiplayer brawler, Anarchy Reigns, Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X., and John Daly’s ProStroke Golf.

The PS2 Classics section grew by one as well yesterday, with the addition of Fatal Frame.

More details on all of these games, and a few PSone Imports, can be found after the break. A complete list of this week’s new game add-ons is available, as always, at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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