Sunday, April 27, 2014

This Week On RBFB: Horror and Fairy Tales

Good news, everyone!  Unless Square Enix makes some sudden announcement in the near future, I do believe that there is going to be no more FFX related articles.  That said, every week (usually on a Sunday) I'll discuss what is coming up next on Rated B For Blog along with any interesting news stories that I've found. 

Something tells me this game is going to be pretty scary.
First off, a horror game by the name of Daylight will be released on April 29th on PS4 and PC.  The game was developed by Zombie Studios and published by Atlus.  I'll be reviewing Daylight this week, and I can honestly say that I'm very excited for it.  If it is anything like Outlast,  I get the feeling I'll have a terrifyingly awesome time playing it.  Supposedly no two playthroughs of the game will be the same, and I look forward to seeing how that system works.

Then on April 30th, an RPG called Child of Light will be released on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.  While it's appearance would lead one to believe it is an indie title, Child of Light is in fact developed and released by Ubisoft.  Child of Light has a very unique art style, making it look like moving illustrations from a fairy tale book you'd read to a child.  Given that the story is apparently inspired by fairy tales, it makes sense to go with such a unique and beautiful looking art style.  Naturally, I'll be taking a look at Child of Light and that review should be posted by Thursday or Friday.

Urban Legend No More

As some of you have probably already heard, a documentary team working with Microsoft recently uncovered a landfill out in the deserts of New Mexico that contained a whole bunch of ET cartridges (yes, the infamous game for the Atari 2600).  For those of you unfamiliar with the story, back in 1983 Atari attempted to create a game based on the upcoming movie ET.  It didn't end well, and ET was considered one of the biggest failures in the gaming industry.  It was reported that millions of unsold copies were ditched into a landfill out in New Mexico, many of which were still shrink wrapped and ready to be sold.  For the longest time, this story was considered to be nothing more than an urban legend.  But now it turns out that this actually happened, as the team has already found many copies of the game and believe that countless more are still buried deep in the landfill.  

Allegedly there are other Atari 2600 games in the landfill as well, but I'm puzzled as to why games like Space Invaders and Asteroids would have been thrown into the same landfill to be forgotten like ET was.  Its not like those games wouldn't sell, although after the disaster with ET I suppose Atari would have thought getting rid of some of their stock might be a good idea.  If you ask me, they should have kept some around in storage and sold them years later.  I can imagine that certain popular titles for the Atari 2600 would sell quite well on ebay if they are in  a shrink wrapped, brand new condition.

In conclusion, a lot of stuff is going on this week.  Apparently some new information on Bungie's next game, Destiny, will be revealed tomorrow.  Expect to see coverage of whatever it will be.  Then later this week you'll see reviews for both Daylight and Child of Light.  So keep being awesome, I'll be back soon! 

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