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Top 20 Most Anticipated Indie Games Releasing In 2017

Indie games have become the go to space for unique and varied gaming experiences, and today we are taking a look at the top 20 most anticipated Indie games releasing in 2017. Tacoma Tacoma is Fullbright’s second game, following their successful narrative game Gone Home. The company announced Tacoma at The Game Awards in December 2014. The brief trailer featured a radio dialogue between a man and a woman, set in the Lunar Transfer Station Tacoma 200,000 miles from Earth. Polygon noted that its aesthetic was similar to Rapture, the underwater city of BioShock. The game was scheduled for release in 2016, but was delayed to Q1 2017, following feedback from playtesters in mid-2015, which led the developers to rethink parts of the game. The overhaul was shown at the 2016 Electron...

Ex Witcher & Hitman Devs Start New Studio, Strange New Things

It’s almost a dream team, just throw in some guys from BioWare, Bethesda, & Obsidian, and we have the best RPG ever made on our hands. Anyways, some of the former developers of Witcher, Hitman, and few other games have come together to form their own studio in Poland called Strange New Things. The team also comprises of folks who have worked on Dying Light, Call Of Juarez, Dead Island, and more. The team seems really promising, and has over 144 years of talent combined, with over 20 games under their belt. The team said that it had ‘wanted more’ and their project looks ambitious. They have not yet revealed anything significant about their game, but here’s how the description reads. โ€œThis is the project name of our upcoming game that will be about [BLANK], which ...

PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim, & PSVR Coming To India At India Gaming Show In February 2017

Fans of the PlayStation in India have been eagerly waiting to get their hands on the new iterations of the PlayStation 4, namely the PlayStation 4 Pro, and the PlayStation 4 Slim. They’ve also been wanting to experience Sony’s offering on the Virtual Reality front, the PlayStation VR. Well, it seems that the wait can finally be over as rumors have it that the PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim, and the PSVR are coming to India at The India Gaming show in February 2017. The same had already seen worldwide releases in the previous year, and have all been positively reviewed and well received by the general public. The PlayStation 4 Pro offers higher fidelity in graphics and dynamic 4K resolution outputs. The PlayStation 4 Slim is, as the name suggests, a slimmer version of the existing PlayStatio...

The Division Movie Gets Oscar Winning Director

Ubisoft announced recently that Stephen Gaghan, the director who won an Oscar for Traffic will write and direct the movie based on their game The Division. The movie will start Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain, both of whom have Oscar nominations of their own. “We are really excited to bring Stephen’s unique vision of the game to film audiences around the globe,” Gerard Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures said in an official statement. To this, VP Matt Phelps added, “We can’t wait for Stephen’s remarkable passion and talent to bring the astonishing world of The Division to life.” The director himself is eager to work with the Ubisoft and The Division developers Massive Entertainment. “The game has been an en...

Watch Dogs 2 Cracked, Tops Piracy Site Charts Worldwide

It seems like hackers have gotten the best of the game about hackers. Watch Dogs 2, which had been, previously, protected by Denuvo, has recently been cracked. A cracked version of Ubisoft’s latest open world title is making the rounds on various piracy sites, and it seems like it is the real deal. The crack comes by popular cracking group CPY, and since their the cracked version of the game is being hosted on multiple sites. It is ironic that a game about hackers bringing down the system had Denuvo on it, and furthering that irony is the fact that the game has been cracked. We had a ton of fun in our time spent with Watch Dogs 2, and you can check out our review here. The game offers a lot of gameplay variety, and is full of amazing surprises. The world is immensely packed with deta...

Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception & Mask of Truth Coming West This Year

Those looking to explore a world full of fantastical beasts, powerful magic, political intrigue, and unlikely heroes will be able to scratch their adventurous and unleash their inner strategist, because Atlus will be publishing two new games from veteran storytellers Aquaplus! Two visual novel and strategy RPGs Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth will be released in the Americas on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in both physical and digital formats; the European PS4 version will have a physical release, but the PS Vita version will be digital-only. Mask of Deception will release in the spring, and the game’s direct sequel, Mask of Truth will release later in the year with English text and the original Japanese audio. For both games, the PS4 version w...

Gabe Newell Hints At Possibility Of New Half Life Game, Says They’re Making Single Player Games

In a recent Reddit AMA session, Gabe Newell, the President at Valve Software, had some interesting insights to share on what’s next for Valve. To start with, he confirmed that valve is working on new video games, including ‘fully fledged single player games’. He also hinted at the possibility of the game being based in the Half Life universe, if not an outright continuation of Freeman’s adventures. He was vague on anything directly associated with the Half Life series, specially Half Life 3, stating that ‘the number 3 must not be said’. Also regarding anonymous sources claiming that Half Life 3 will never be made, he sarcastically replied that ‘I personally believe all unidentified anonymous sources on the Internet’. With regards to game...

Black The Fall: Puzzle Game In A Communist Dystopian Era

Black The Fall is a puzzle game set-up in a communist dystopian era. Playing as Black, an obedient factory worker, the player gets one chance to outsmart the oppressive system. But the road to freedom is paved with puzzles, pitfalls and manipulation. A door malfunctions, an opportunity arises. Once out, how does one survive? Game History Black The Fall started in 2014, as Cristian Diaconescu and Nicoleta Iordanescu’s art project: a black & white stealth-platformer, set-up in an alienated world. The game concept came as a way to illustrate and express rebellion against the mechanisms of a heavily corrupted system, rooted in the decades of communism, Romania has edured. In the months to follow they discovered there’s so much to show about the communist mentality: distrust, de...

Hidetaka ‘Swery’ Suehiro Opens New Studio White Owls

About White Owls Inc. Do You Need More Weird Content? White Owls is prepared to give you the unique content that you’re looking for, which you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Greeting from the CEO Hello,and nice to meet you. I’m the president and CEO of White Owls, SWERY. โ€‹ White Owls is a small development company that was born in Osaka on November 1, 2016. Our slogan is “From Osaka to all of YOU around the World,” and we’re working day and night to create completely unique things that no one’s ever seen before. Deep meaning exists in the name โ€˜White Owls.โ€™ โ€‹ In Ancient Greece, owls were called sages of the forest, and thought to be servants of Athena (Minerva), the goddess of wisdom. Their eyes can pierce the darkness, and their ears can hea...

Action RPG Tokyo Xanadu Coming to PS4 & PS Vita This Year

Gather ’round, RPG aficionados! Aksys Games and Nihon Falcom are proud to announce Tokyo Xanadu for PS Vita and Tokyo Xanadu EX+ for PS4! Tokyo Xanadu is a massive action RPG and will release Summer 2017 in North America. Tokyo Xanadu EX+ is an enhanced version of the base game and will release Fall 2017 in North America (on Steam too). In addition to the standard editions of each game, we’ll be releasing two limited editions stacked full of awesome goodies! What’s in the booox(es)?! Let’s take a closer look… • Tokyo Xanadu Physical Copy (Vita) • 5″ Deluxe Morimaru Plush • Blade Card Game Deck • 60 page Art Book • CD Soundtrack • Collector’s Box • Tokyo Xanadu EX+ Physical Copy (PS4) • 9″ Deluxe White ...

Can The Surge Truly Deliver A Sci-Fi Dark Souls Experience?

Deck13, the developer behind 2014’s Souls-like Lords Of The Fallen, are working on a new action RPG called The Surge. Early footage of The Surge shows its clear inspiration from the Souls series, but with some key changes and additions. To start, it is not a medieval combat based game, but is a set in a futuristic period where the technology that we had come to rely on is now working against us. Global warming and ecological problems have advanced to crisis levels. Early concept art for the game gives the vibe of a technologically advanced world in ruins. The world consists of human and non-human entities, both outfitted with enhanced that give them powers beyond their natural capabilities. You will play as a survivor, an average Joe, with an industrial grade exoskeleton which is not...

I Want A Nintendo Switch, And Here’s Why You Should Too

Here’s the thing. The Nintendo Switch reveal event wasn’t exactly the best event I’ve seen, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the console will be bad. There are a lot of things that the Switch has going for it, and it’s definitely worth a second look. The ever-so quirky gimmick Nintendo has always been that quirky little kid that likes to do its own thing. It doesn’t care about what its competitors are doing, and it doesn’t try to beat them at what they do. Instead, our weird friend tries to do something different every time, and no matter how good or bad it may turn out, one can’t help but wonder whether it’s trying too hard or that’s just the way it is. Nevertheless, these quirks are what make the Switch wonderful in my opi...

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