As I predicted yesterday, there have been some awesome April’s Fools day projects throughout the gaming industry, along with some not so awesome ones as well. Read through this article for the real news from today, and tomorrows article for today’s goofs. Let’s get right down to it, here are the headlines, from the gaming industry on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014.
1) Vita game Tearaway is getting some Media Molecule inspired DLC. Media Molecule, the studio behind both Tearaway and LittleBigPlanet, are crossing the two this week as players will be able to dress up Tearaway characters with LittleBigPlanet decorations. For my thoughts on Tearaway as a game, check here.
2) Valve employee jumps ships and lands at Oculus. For the second week in a row, Oculus has snatched up a Valve worker, this time Aaron Nicholls.
3) For those of you have seen the Documentary Free to Play, The International is a well known DOTA 2 tournament. The dates for the event have been anounced, along with when tickets will be available. The event is in July, from the 18 – 21 in Seattle, and if you want to attend then tickets go on sale April 4th.
4) A new update to Infamous: Second Son update allows players to Lock the frame-rate to 30 fps, change the time of day, and remove the HUD.
5) For those of you looking for something weird to play, two great options released today. Goat Simulator launched alongside Project Racer Krautscape, both weird cheap titles.
6) The first major expansion to Killzone: Shadow Fall is out, and it includes a new class, weapons, maps and even a new difficulty for the game. (As if it isn’t difficult enough)
7) Those two Media Molecule games from earlier? Skins from both Tearaway and LittleBigPlanet will be available for both Joe Danger titles on Vita.
8) An ESRB rating has cropped up for Persona 4 on PS3. This points to the game releasing as one of the PS2 classics on PS3.
That’s all the news for now, and remember to look for the April Fool’s day list tomorrow. I just couldn’t bring myself to cut off all the zany announcements now, when the night is still young. Look for that tomorrow, but for now, thanks for reading- Ethan H.