The Week in Videogames:
Monsters and Microtransactions
By Matthew Arcilla
Today’s look back at the week in videogaming sees a millions of digital monsters get hunted, while one real world monster gets arrested.
8. Square Enix reminds us that Kingdom Hearts exists.
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The long awaited third and final installment in the action RPG series that fuses Disney’s iconic worlds with Square Enix’s stylish characters is real, believe it. More gameplay footage and cut scenes have been presented in the past year, including a look at the worlds of Toy Story and Monsters, Inc.
7. Telltale Games reportedly looking for new technology
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The critically acclaimed studio behind The Walking Dead and Tales from the Borderlands is infamous for its glitchy, outdated engine called the Telltale Tool. A recent job listing reveals the company is looking for designers and engineers with the skills to pave a future with the Unity engine.
6. CounterStrike creator busted trying to pay a minor for sex.
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Jess Cliffe, an American game designer who co-created Counter-Strike with Canadian programmer Minh Le, was busted on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor by Seattle police last week. While his guilt remains to be determined, his employment status at Valve Corporation was suspended.
5. Cult classic Shadow of the Colossus arrives for PS4.
Tuesday saw the re-release of cult classic Shadow of the Colossus. Remastered for the PS4 and PS4 Pro, the game features remade audiovisuals while retaining the same distinctive control scheme. Slay titans in HD and cry as the melancholy music tinkles in 5.1 surround.