E3 PREVIEW: ESCAPE THE LAB WITH TINY BRAINS
The developers behind Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series and EA’s Dead Space 3 formed Spearhead Games, an independent game studio based in Montreal. They recently announced their an upcoming co-op action puzzler called Tiny Brains which was available to demo at E3.
Each rodent has a unique ability to contribute to the team. Teleport (the ability to switch places with items), Create (this character can make a blue wall), Vortex (can pull items to him) and Force (the ability to push items away). Players work together to complete complicated puzzles to escape laboratory.
I played with the demo on the PlayStation 4 with the Teleport character. The game definitely requires a leader and teamwork to succeed. Each ability is important and critical in solving the problems.I could definitely see it ruining friendships especially if one person decided to troll or failed to cooperate with the leader commands. It’s easy to pick up the controls but it takes a little bit of practice to get the individual character special ability down which are essential to beating the level.
There are also Challenge Levels with more complex, complicated puzzles to test your teamwork skills against the clock and other team’s top scores. I’m proud to say that my demo group absolutely smashed one of the top scores for the Challenge Levels.
Tiny Brains teaser trailer on YouTube here. Tiny Brains will be available this Fall on PC and current generation consoles. Next generation consoles are in the works and will be coming at a later date.
I thought to myself when I saw this, “no. This has to be some one being silly. This has to be something some one fabricated to make microsoft look worse and people just aren’t checking the source.”
AND IT GOT WORSE:
I want everyone to think long and hard on this information.
This means that you are not buying your games. You are paying 60+ dollars to rent the games from Microsoft, and they can take their game back whenever they feel like it.
You will not own your game. You will not own your console. Essentially, Microsoft is saying “We can disable your games and cut you off from accessing your console whenever we choose to.” Because a ban that locks your XBox Live account means that you will be locked out from all non-game functionality of the system, and by revoking your ‘licenses’ on all your games associated with your account, they can then disable each and every game you own for the system. Leaving you with a five hundred dollar cable receiver. Or, in the case of most users of the console, a five hundred dollar paperweight.
All because you accidentally walked into some online glitch and the rest of the players rage-report you for cheating.
This is unacceptable. Buy any console but an XBox One. Do not support Microsoft’s sudden belief that they own everything despite our purchase of it, and we have to prove we’re worthy of being shared with by paying exorbitant fees and jumping through constant hoops and hoping someone doesn’t report us for cheating because we made them mad in an online game.
Tell Microsoft ‘No,’ and do not give them your hard-earned money for what amounts to a video game subscription service with a $500 starting fee and $60+ dollar purchases.
It’s like they love shooting themselves in the dick.
Major Nelson himself shot this down
DO YOUR READING/WATCHING
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June 17, 1928: Amelia Earhart Takes Off on Landmark Flight
On this day in 1928, Amelia Earhart began her transatlantic flight, the first by a woman. Earhart and her team left from Trepassey Harbor in Newfoundland and landed in Burry Port, Wales, nearly twenty one hours later. The landmark flight made headlines around the world.
When the crew returned to the United States, they were greeted with a parade in New York and enjoyed a reception at the White House with President Calvin Coolidge. This monumental flight made “Lady Lindy” the best known female flier and one of America’s first celebrities.
Three weeks before her 40th birthday, Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean and her story became legend.
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