It’s that time again folks. Late last week this update was posted to the Penny Arcade Expo main page. Showing that PAX tickets should be going on sale any time now.
“We’ve gotten a lot of emails from people afraid we had sold out of PAX Prime 2012 badges…have no fear, we haven’t yet opened registration for Prime 2012. Expect that by the end of the month.”
If you have ever been interested in PAX, then I am sure you are aware just how fast these tickets can sell out. According to the same page, 3 day tickets took less than one month to sell out last year driving prices from $60 to upwards of $200 and beyond as the date drew closer. Failure to jump on them ASAP can leave you high and dry for sure, and as a visitor of the event several years now I can tell you that the event is unforgettable.
Unlike many other game conventions such as GDC or E3 this event is tailored completely to the users. Everyone who is anyone will be there to show gamers the latest and greatest they have to offer, panels will allow you to see a different side of the industry, and special concerts and events of extravagance will help round out your evenings. Do not miss out!
Why else should you be there? Well for us of course! You can count on Substance TV to be there reporting on all the latest for those of you who can’t scrounge the dough to make it. Perhaps a Substance TV meet-up is in order? Sake Bombs on me!
Stay tuned right here for news leading up to PAX including the day you can claim a pass for yourself!
PAX Prime will be located in Seattle WA, and is currently scheduled for Aug 31st-Sept 2nd
When it comes to video game music composers, Chris Huelsbeck is at the top of my list. If you don’t know who this fine gent is, he’s responsible for creating the infectious tunes of Turrican.
Now almost 20 years since he released the Turrican Soundtrack, he wants to create a brand new extensive edition with all new recordings. Here’s a short rundown of this project from the man himself:
“I’d like to create a Turrican Soundtrack Anthology Limited Edition Box Set, with nearly all of the music from the Turrican Series of Games. At least 3 CDs will contain these brand new, pristine studio recordings. Even music pieces that were featured on the 1993 Turrican Soundtrack CD will be newly recorded and arranged to update their sound. Highlights will include for the first time: the whole ‘Turrican 2 Title’, ‘Credits’ (all versions), ‘Metal Stars’, ‘Tower of Morgul’, ‘Unidirectional Flight’, ‘Concerto for Laser and Enemies’ and ‘Hall of Heroes’ – all as full length recordings/arrangements.”
I’ve already put down $50 to support this project and ensure I get myself a one of these sweet signed limited edition CD box sets. Go check out all the details yourself by visiting the Kickstarter page and donate for the cause of epic music goodness!
Superior Attack is Substance TV’s feature covering strategies and guides for games. This week we feature Mass Effect 3′s multiplayer mode. How to get more cash, experience, and stay alive.
A few weeks ago we looked at the Quarian Infiltrator and build designed to turn the Geth into a heap of molten metal. This week we’ll take a more balanced approach to the Infiltrator class with the Salrian Infiltrator.
As I trudge my way through the maze-like dungeons of Legends of Grimrock, one thing becomes painfully clear to me, there is no such thing as archaic gameplay mechanics. If you were to make a list of all of the classic gaming tropes I am sure that this game would contain many of them. Brutal difficulty, lack of communication, unrestricted character builds, and demanding gameplay elements such as hunger meters all find there way into this new PC game by Almost Human. Even then, I simply cannot put this game down. Legend of Grimrock proves that with proper balance any aspect can enrich gameplay and engross the player. Between this and the new Lone Wolf RPG it is a good time to be a classic PC gamer.
I am not even close to finishing this game yet, but I thought it would be nice to do a small walkthrough of some of the many features that Legend of Grimrock has to offer. Watch as I quickly drop myself in way over my head and see if my rag tag group of heroes make it out alive!
Legend of Grimrock is available now through several PC direct download outlets and is currently on sale for $13.49
This week marks the launch of Fez on XBLA, a title that has been highly anticipated for years. Game creator Phil Fish hasn’t been afraid to talk about how he feels about the gaming industry lately, and now it is time for him to put his money where his mouth is. Personally I could care less how a creator acts, and history has shown just how strange the artistic community can be. However a discussion about the “rebel” indie world is a conversation for another time. We are here to talk about Fez, and talking about Fez we shall.
Internet star Brentalfloss began taking preorders today for his latest album Bits of Me. You may know him from his popular Youtube series “What if ____ had Lyrics?”. His previous album, which I was a bit of a fan of, “What If” featured more complete versions of his popular songs, some accompanied by other video game cover bands such as The Megas. That entire album is available to stream on Spotify if you would like to check it out. As for the new album, check out the teaser down below.
Preorders for the album start at $12.99 and are slated to begin shipping in early May. The album is set to include 18 songs, four of which are brand new.
How do you feel about Brentalfloss? Let us know in the comments below!
The domain Supermario4.com appears to have been registered by Nintendo. Going to the site merely redirects you to the Nintendo main page currently, however this could be an early indication of a new Mario announcement on the horizon. If you are anything like me though you probably still have a ways to go in getting 100% in Super Mario 3D Land.
What I want to know is what would you like to see in a new Mario game, and what console would you like to see it on? I am still waiting for Mario Paint on 3DS… One can dream.
Also check out this great Gamasutra interview with Super Mario 3D Land Director Koichi Hayashida.