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Yesterday, I spent an inordinate amount of time messing around with the nifty new photo mode in Infamous: Second Son. It's surprisingly rare that we get that kind of opportunity to slow way down and really appreciate how beautiful video games can be.
Some had the Atari 2600. Others grew up with Mario and the NES. But for a lot of young, budding PC gamers, there were Humongous Entertainment's quirky and colorful edutainment titles. Now, these classic adventure games are making their way to Steam.
We all hear lots of stories about Kickstarters turning out all wrong and not going according to the promised plan. The Kickstarter for Jet-Getters, a multiplayer jet game, almost sounds like one of those stories when you consider it was recently cancelled--but in twist, the cancellation turned out to be a good thing for everyone involved.
Well, that didn't take long. Action-RPG Heart Forth, Alicia got Kickstarter-funded in less than two days, and it also managed to get Greenlit on Steam like, almost immediately. It is currently steadily heading towards the $110,000 stretch goal, which will net the game a PS4 port. Bright future indeed.
Leisure Suit Larry may not have exactly stood the test of time in terms of sheer staying power, but the series of famously salacious adventure games will always be remembered fondly for being some of the first major titles to broach topics like sex and human intimacy on their own sloppy terms. Norwegian DJ Todd Terje captures Larry's sense of hazy sex-crazed desperation in the new music video for his song "Leisure Suit Treben," which Noisey describes as "an exploration in subjectivity and a clever way to represent what it's like to feel really drunk."
Too bad that Luc Besson's shiny sci-fi epic The Fifth Element came out in 1997 and slightly missed the 16-bit era. As the latest 8-bit Cinema short by Cinefix shows, it could have been a pretty cool licensed 2D action game, something similar to Flashback or Blackthorne.
Surprise! Octodad: Dadliest Catch will arrive on PS4 this coming Tuesday, April 22. The PS4 version will be more or less the same goofy trip as the PC version, though some of the back half has been re-tuned to be less annoying. (The PC version's been patched, too.)