File this directly under the Novelty category, but here’s another “for Kakao” game getting its own set of stickers in South Korea.
KakaoTalk, a messaging system used all over Asia and especially in South Korea, continues to be the go-to social network for games in South Korea. Cookie Run, like I♡Coffee and Dragon Flight before it, is another example of a simple game that blows up simply through leveraging social aspects. In this case, it’s an endless runner aimed almost directly at kids. It’s also one that I, as a man-child who is surrounded by children on a daily basis, happen to play myself.
Mighty No. 9, which is essentially the new Mega Man, just finished funding on Kickstarter minutes ago. Between direct donations and PayPal contributions, Keiji Inafune and the rest of the Comcept crew will have just over $4 million dollars to use in bringing Beck’s world to life.
Considering that the original goal was $900,000, we’ve all got a lot to be excited about. Funding for Mighty No. 9 blew through these awesome stretch goals:
Personally, I’m underwhelmed. The whole thing looks great, aside from a few questionable design choices like the blandness of GameCenter and use of translucency where transparency was fine, and Control Center is a great addition, but it hardly makes a difference to me. Then again, the feature I wanted most is still kind of waiting in the wings.
A noble but failed experiment by Blizzard to include a formal channel of trading gold for items called the Auction House will, for better or worse, be removed from Diablo III on March 18, 2014.
Said John Hight:
“… it became increasingly clear that despite the benefits of the AH system and the fact that many players around the world use it, it ultimately undermines Diablo’s core game play: kill monsters to get cool loot.”
Although another Blizzard game, World of Warcraft, has a wildly successful auction house system there is more to that game than killing monsters for loot, and the systems that govern the loot acquisition are less favorable to AH transations, not to mention there are a greater variety of uses for accumulated gold in World of Warcraft. Here is the video discussion:
I find the AH kill-date, along with this quote interesting:
“We feel that this move along with the Loot 2.0 system being developed concurrently with Reaper of Souls™ will result in a much more rewarding game experience for our players. “
Could it be that we will see a mid-March release of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls?
Real Racing 3, the game the Internet hated way more than regular people did, has announced the next content update with the following teaser trailer.
Seven, count ‘em, SEVEN generations of Porsche 911′s are coming to the next update. If the previous teasers are any indication, the update should hit in a matter of days and completely ruin any chance I have of ever completely updating my Real Racing 3 guide again.
If you haven’t played the game in a while, perhaps it’s time to give it a shot again. Reduced timers, changes to the way you reach content, and fixed Endurance races are just the tip of the (come on… think of an iceberg equivalent for cars, Fade…) exhaust pipe? Fender? Wait, what do you hit with cars? Pedestrians? Someone help me out here.
Seven more cars now brings Real Racing 3 to a grand total of 69 cars, a plurality of which will now be Porsche 911′s.