E3 2014 – Sony Media Briefing Highlights

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To watch all the trailers and gameplay footage for the titles announced during the Sony Briefing, check out the YouTube playlist we have cultivated.
 

 
Sony started their Media Briefing with a trailer for Destiny before Andrew House, Sony President and Group CEO, took the stage to remind the audience why PlayStation believes they are the best pace to play – “connected, highest visual quality, choice and being a member of a community of rivals and friends.” The Destiny beta will be available July 17, 2014, first on PlayStation. PS4 owners will have the opportunity to access the alpha starting Thursday, June 12th by visiting GreatnessAwaits.com/Destiny to register.
 

 
Sony is releasing a glacier white PS4 Destiny bundle which will include: a 500GB PS4 console, white dual-shock controller, a copy of Destiny and a 30-day voucher for PS Plus. The bundle will be available for purchase upon the game’s release September 4, 2014.
 

Graphic credit: Sony PlayStation

Graphic credit: Sony PlayStation


 
The Order 1886
 

 
Entwined developed by a small group of recent graduates. Entwined focuses on two souls in love that cannot be together. Maximizing use of the dual-shock controller as players attempt to control two characters at a time. As the souls fly across the gamespace, trails of color create works of art as players work to bring the characters together to form a beautiful dragon. Scott Rohde, Sr. VP of Worldwide Studios, announced Entwined is available now in the PS Store for PS4 ($9.99) with PS3 and PS Vita versions to follow.
 

 
inFAMOUS: Second Son will have a stand-alone DLC, inFAMOUS: First Light. Players do not need to own a copy of inFAMOUS: Second Son to play the DLC; however, those who do own the game will receive exclusive content. The DLC will be released in August 2014.
 

 
Little Big Planet 3 on PS4 has enhanced graphics which add new textures. The new version includes new sets of power-ups, as well as new friends – OddSock, Toggle and Swoop. Each of the friends has their own unique abilities: OddSock can wall-jump; Toggle can alter its size to become large or small; and Swoop can fly, allowing for more fun and ease of gameplay in difficult multiplayer games. Shuhei Yoshida, President of Worldwide Studios, announced players will be able to access all of the expansive community-created Little Big Planet content on PS4 with enhanced graphics.
 

 
Bloodborne in development for 2015 release.
 

 
Alexander Hutchinson, Creative Director at Ubisoft, introduced  a gameplay demo of Far Cry 4. Adam Boyes, Sony VP of Publisher & Developer Relations, added PS3 and PS4 owners will be able to invite their friends to play, even if they don’t own Far Cry 4 through the PS Store when it is released in November 2014.
 

 
Given the popularity of zombies, players can expect more undead action with the release of Dead Island 2. there will be a 30-day exclusive beta and a full character class on PS4.
 

 
Offering more zombie action,  Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition, set to launch August 19, 2014, will have a specifically themed dungeon and their own attacks.
 
Graphic credit: Sony PlayStation

Graphic credit: Sony PlayStation


 
The beta for Battlefield: Hardline is open now, exclusively on PS4.
 
In a partnership with Disney, a collector’s edition of Disney Infinity 2, exclusive to PS3 & PS4 will include Hulk as well as five other Avengers. Disney Infinity 2 is also coming to PlayStation TV and PS Vita.
 
Graphic credit: Sony PlayStation

Graphic credit: Sony PlayStation


 
Destiny will have plenty of PS4 exclusive in-game content, including: unique weapons, armor sets, ships, Exodus exclusive competitive multi-player map, an exclusive strike on Mars and more.
 
Sony is partnering with Paradox Interactive to develop exclusive PlayStation games. The first title to be released will be Magicka 2.
 

 
Returning after 15 years, Double Fine with the Sony third party development team is working to re-master Grim Fandango, exclusively for PS4 and PS Vita.
 

 
In support of indie games, Devolver Digital are developing a series of games for exclusive release on PlayStation platforms, including: Broforce, Titan Souls, Not a Hero, Hotline Miami and The Talos Principle.
 

 
Let it Die is coming exclusively to PS4 for release in 2015.
 

 
From the minds behind Journey, Giant Squid premieres their new title, ABZÛ, which will make it’s debut on PS4.
 

 
Also making its console debut on PS4, No Man’s Sky. Sean Murray, Founder of the indie studio Hello Games behind No Man’s Sky gives a closer look at the game which will start every player on a different planet to ensure a truly unique gameplay experience.
 

 
Andrew House returned to the stage to share how PlayStation is maximizing the camera, specifically with Project Morpheus.
 
Shawn Layden, President & CEO of Sony America, presents the latest tools for the PlayStation Network which enables sharing features, such as Share Factory and the photo mode in inFAMOUS: Second Sun. YouTube will also be coming to PSN and will include integration with the dual-shock share button. Sony is also working to enhance spectator interactivity, allowing observers to interact with the player during real-time play. Sony is also committing to Free-to-Play gaming with more than 25 truly Free to Play games coming to the network in the next 12 months, including: Planetside 2, Gunza, My Singing Monsters and War Thunder.
 
PlayStation Now service will be available in the US and Canada as an open beta on PS4 starting July 31, 2014. PS Now service to PS3 and PS Vita will follow. PS Now will also be available on Sony smart televisions in the future so a console is not necessary. During the beta, players have access to the vast catalog which will start with PS3 titles. The open beta is being used to obtain feedback on the service as well as test rental durations and pricing. PS Now will also be available for PS Vita to expand upon the catalog for the mobile platform.
 
Minecraft is coming to PS Vita, including co-op gameplay. Layden re-iterated Sony’s commitment to the PS Vita device.
 
PlayStation TV is coming to the US, Canada and Europe this fall. The small box will allow for remote play through PS4, provide access to streaming services and PS Now, as well as the ability to play PS Vita as well as PS One and PSP titles, bringing access to more than 1,000 games at launch when it will be released for $99. $139 bundle to include a dual-shock 3 controller, 8GB memory card, HDMI cable and a voucher for The Lego Movie game.
 

 
Mortal Kombat X is being developed for PS4.
 

 
Sony is developing original programming, the first of which is Powers, based on the comic. Brian Michael Bendis joins the powers show as Co-creator and Executive Producer. The series has already been greenlit for 2 seasons, casting is underway and the series will be available for viewing in the US in December 2014. Every PSN user will get access to the first episode for free. PlayStaion Plus will include original programming. An example is the entire Powers series will be free to PlayStation Plus subscribers.
 

 
Sony is also developing theatrical releases for PlayStation fans, as well as wider audiences. We get a look at Ratchet & Clank the Movie which will release in theaters in 2015. In addition, they are working on re-mastering Ratchet & Clank for PS4.
 

 
House shares a trailer for The Last of Us Remastered for PS4, scheduled for release July 29, 2014.
 

 
Konami and Kojima Productions present a trailer for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.
 

 
Grand Theft Auto V is coming to PS4 Fall 2014, featuring enhancements for the next-gen console. The biggest news is current PS3 & Xbox 360 player communities will be able to transfer their GTA characters and progress to PS4.
 

 
Rocksteady and Warner Bros. present Batman: Arkham Knight.
 

 
Naughty Dog teases the return of Nathan Drake in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, slated for release in 2015.
 

 

Game Trailers – Batman: Arkham Knight

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Today, Warner Bros. Games gave gamers their first look at the next game in the Batman franchise, Batman: Arkham Knight, in the cinematic trailer, titled “Father to Son” (below). The reading of Thomas Wayne’s will, including his hopes for and advice to his young son, serve as an emotional reminder of the Wayne family tragedy, which haunts the millionaire playboy by day and crime fighting hero by night.

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Games

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Games

Scarecrow is back and he’s assembled some of our favorite villains for the newest title. Among the familiar faces are Harley Quinn, Two-face and Penguin. It is immediately apparent developers are taking full advantage of the enhanced graphics capabilities of next-gen consoles, transporting gamers to Gotham’s seedier side. In Batman: Arkham Knight, gamers will finally have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the redesigned Batmobile as they race through the streets of Gotham in a fight to make the city safe again.

Batman: Arkham Knight is scheduled to be released later this year on PS4 and Xbox One. Visit the website to experience the fun to be had with the new Batmobile and for updates about the game.

5 Legendary Fighting Games that are a K.O.

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Graphic Credit: Nemo

Fancy mastering a few kicks and a couple punches on someone? Well, doing so in the real world might land you into serious trouble. hey, that’s why you have got the virtual world to fall back on. What follows is a list of 5 awesome fighting video games of all time that deserve the attention of every gamer out there.

Dead or Alive 2

If you love fighting games, chances are that you’ve definitely played Dead or Alive at least once in the past. The game debuted in October 1999 and was released on February 2000 for Dreamcast and later for PS 2. Unlike the first Dead or Alive game, Dead or Alive 2 had better graphics and many more interactive levels. It was hardcore, had newly added costumes, stages, and voices to the mix, with the game having a rather smooth look and enhanced game play. Besides, the character models are what actually stood out – the hair, the costumes, the tassels and, of course, the rather well endowed female models, which was another reason behind its enormous following. With a fast and fun fighting system, cool graphics, and stunning models, Dead or Alive 2 definitely deserves a place on this list.

Street Fighter II

Graphic Credit: Gamerscore Blog

No doubt, we all enjoyed Street Fighter III: Third Strike as it was a much improved version of its predecessor and, of course, we also loved having a go in Super Street Fighter IV, but there’s no denying the fact that no Street Fighter game had more impact than Street Fighter II. One of the best selling games of all time, Street Fighter II advanced the genre of fighting games and literally paved the way for majority fighting games that we enjoy playing today. Street Fighter II opened the door to many new features such as combos, special moves, and so on. The game was so popular that developers Capcom delayed creating a full-fledged sequel. Instead, they revised the same game, adding new characters and revising the game’s mechanics. The updated versions included Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, Super Street Fighter II and Hyper Street Fighter II.

Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe

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If you enjoyed playing Mortal Kombat, wait until you have a go at Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, one of the best fighting games made to date. See your favorite Mortal Kombat stars like Scorpion, Sub-zero, and Shang Tsung battle the likes of superheroes from the DC Universe such as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, and other such popular DC legends. The game enables players to choose their side and challenge their opponents with a new fighting system including Freefall Kombat and Klose Kombat modes. What’s more, each DC character possesses their unique signature attacks straight out of the comic books, to take down opponents. For all Mortal Kombat and DC fans out there, this terrific game is a sheer treat.

UFC Undisputed 3

Graphic Credit: THQ Insider

If you’re looking to play a fighting game you can relate to and want something more original than shooting fireballs and doing triple-flips in mid air, MMA games are more of your thing. If you love MMA, UFC Undisputed 3 is one of the best, richest and most graphically detailed fighting games you could lay your hands on. Players can pick from a roster of nearly 150 fighters across seven weight divisions in a realistic setting, mimicking the organization of real mixed martial arts. UFC Undisputed 3 offers a number of different modes, such as a streamlined career mode, online play, stamina simulation mode and competition mode, as well as price mode – which allows players to mash their opponent’s head into the ground and perform other moves legally impossible to perform in standard UFC. With its intense action, the brutal combat, stunning graphics, the impressive visuals and increased accessibility, UFC Undisputed 3 is definitely top league material.

Tekken 3

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Released for Arcades in March 1997 and for PlayStation in March-September 1998, Tekken 3 is widely considered one of the greatest games of its genre. While maintaining the same core fighting system of its predecessors, Tekken 3 brought in many improvements as far as graphics, animations, modern music, and new characters were concerned. Compared to previous Tekken versions, this version was more reasonable and realistic. Air combat was made more controllable and players could now witness quick recoveries from knock-downs and had more options for escapes from tackles and stuns. The game also features two bonus characters – Gon and Doctor Bosconovitch.

Amanda Scott is a freelance blogger who enjoys sharing her ideas and experiences online. She writes for Quality MMA Gear, a company dealing in a range of martial arts training equipment. She is quite passionate about reading and her other hobbies include surfing and gardening.

Were Games Better When You Were A Kid?

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Photo Credit: C. Gomboli

 

Approaching the age of thirty, there is one question bugging me more and more often. I’m sure if you’re of a certain age it’s occurred to you too: Are children today having more fun than I did? Our generation pretty much grew up alongside video games. We were born around the time the Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Master System were released. As we were starting school the Megadrive and Super NES hit the market and the graphics changed from what looked like they were made out of poorly constructed Lego models to looking like they were made out of really high quality Lego models. We watched as Starfox introduced 3D polygons and marveled at how realistic the graphics were in Donkey Kong Country and Mortal Combat. We pioneered the controls of the first person shooter. Now, we simply aren’t happy with a game unless it has a fully realized, photo-realistic environment with A-list voice actors, the books are comprehensive and available and there is a reasonably wide choice of TV channels.

But here’s the thing – as we’re getting older, games are continuing to get better. We live in a world where the fully immersive virtual reality sets we all fantasized about while watching Lawnmower Man are on their way to becoming a reality. We are facing every generation’s worst nightmare: our children may grow up having a better childhood than ours.

Fortunately, the gaming industry, like the comics industry, has long since abandoned trying to appeal to children. Instead, they seek out the far richer thirty-somethings. To appease us, the gaming industry has been taking measures which ensure gaming becomes a far worse experience than ever before, allowing us to wax lyrical about a “golden age of gaming” later down the line.

 

They’re doing this by:

Keeping You Online, All the Time

A long time ago, we were introduced to an exciting new concept called “The Internet.” You could take games you were playing on your computer, use the Internet to connect to other people with the same game and shoot them. It was a great system and fun was had by all, even though we all had dial-up connections and the games ran like really old, poorly-maintained clockwork.

Flash forward to today and Microsoft is currently in a public relations quagmire because they wanted to sell their new console, the Xbox One, so that it was online all the time. If you didn’t check into your Xbox at least once a day, it would shut down. They have now backtracked on this, but that doesn’t mean an end to it. In fact, the rot has already set in.

Try something for me. Go to your local outlet of Game, and buy the very latest new release. Buy it on release day if you possibly can, first thing in the morning. Then run back home as fast as you can, power up the Xbox, rip the cellophane wrapper off your game, put the disc in and… before it loads up, your Xbox informs you that you will need to download a patch.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. That’s not getting into Kafkaesque DRM or games that insist on being connected to your social media account. Or of course:

 

Making You Pay For Your Fun

When we were kids the rules were simple. You saw a game you liked, you downloaded the demo or installed it off a disc on the front of a magazine. Then, you would play that demo to death until you could persuade your parents to buy you the full game. Once you had the full game, that was it. You might get the occasional add-on pack, but the rule was once you bought the game, you had access to everything in the game.

Oh how naive we were!

One of the earlier, subtler examples of this was the Catwoman storyline in Batman: Arkham City. It was a simple idea – if you buy the game new, you get a code that unlocks the Catwoman story. If you buy the game second-hand, you have to pay for it. It was simply a way to encourage cheapskates, like me, who get all their games from Cash Converters to actually put some money into the games industry.

As with any idea like this, it wasn’t long before someone looked at it and thought “How can I make this evil?” And so, Skylanders was born. The ingenuity of Skylanders is that your avatar in the game changes depending on which toy figurine you place on the “portal of power” that plugs into the game console. The best part is huge chunks of the game, from secret treasure to bonus levels, are blocked off unless you have the right figurine to give you the right powers to access them.

So, after you’ve pestered your parents into buying the game, you still can’t complete it until you’ve pestered your parents into buying all of the accompanying toys!

 

They’re Trying Too Hard to Be Movies

Let me tell you about the first level of the first real first person shooter, Wolfenstein 3D.  You start off in a prison cell, with a gun and a dead Nazi. Another Nazi opens the door and you shoot him too. Then, you walk out of the door and… and anything. There are multiple ways you can work your way through Castle Wolfenstein, killing Nazis and the odds are you’ll probably get lost doing so.

Now, watch the walk-through of the first level of Call of Duty: Black Ops II. It starts off with a short intro film explaining the plot. Wow, it’s been five minutes already…six minutes. After six minutes of watching a movie, you appear to actually be in the game. Now, you have to help that guy. Oh no, he’s dead. Now, this guy is talking to you. Okay, maybe now you can go and explore. Oh wait, no. You’ve have to ride on this truck. You’ve been “playing” nearly ten minutes and ahh, here are some baddies to shoot. Well, I say baddies. I don’t really know why you’re shooting them.

The point is, there are nice, big, yellow letters marked “Target” telling you exactly where to go at all times and BOY does it look pretty and… oh, you’re back watching a film again. Of the first 15 minutes since pressing “START,” not counting load times, roughly 6 minutes have been spent playing an actual game, which is perhaps the biggest tragedy. The graphics of our games have become so good that developers are putting more energy into showing us the pretty pictures they made than giving us an actual game to play.

Of course, there are games that are going the other way. At first glance, Minecraft has graphics not much better than Wolfenstein 3D, but the gameplay options (on a map that is actually bigger than the planet) are limitless. Unless there’s a bigger demand for games that are supposed to be fun, rather than graphically amazing, online micro-transaction machines, the peak of gaming is probably going to remain around the time Half-Life came out.

 

Jason Falls is a freelance writer and avid gamer working with Butlers Bingo. He misses the old days of video games and also thinks those damn kids should get off his lawn.

Good To Be A Gamer Podcast – E3 2013 Wrap Up

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Jessa Phillips is joined again by Chad Julian as they discuss the next generation of consoles, new games and what they are looking forward to from the E3 Expo!

 

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Good To Be A Gamer Podcast – Week of 04/07/2013: Batman, What’s a MOBA?

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NEWS

Xbox Tournaments with Virgin Gaming coming this week [Major Nelson]
http://majornelson.com/2013/04/08/xbox-tournaments-with-virgin-gaming-coming-this-week/

Batman Arkham Origins plot and gameplay details surface – Batwing, Remote Claw, Most Wanted system and more [Official Xbox Magazine]
http://www.oxm.co.uk/52083/batman-arkham-origins-plot-and-gameplay-details-surface-batwing-remote-claw-most-wanted-system-and-more/

Ex-Inside Xbox members launch new project, Thank You For Playing [Eurogamer]
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-04-11-ex-inside-xbox-members-launch-new-series-thank-you-for-playing

BlizzCon Tickets on Sale April 24 and 27 [Blizzard Official Site]
http://us.battle.net/blizzcon/en/blog/9341624/BlizzCon%C2%AE_2013_Tickets_On_Sale_April_24_and_27-4_4_2013

Xbox Video Awards Launch [Major Nelson]
http://majornelson.com/2013/04/09/xbox-video-awards-launch-today

DC Themed MOBA is a thing. Infinite Crisis
http://www.infinitecrisis.com/en

 

 

ITEMS OF INTEREST

Museum of Fine Arts Boston Partners with HappyGiant on Usagi Yojimbo Video Game [MFA]
http://www.mfa.org/sites/default/files/MFA_Samurai%20video%20game%20press%20release.pdf
http://www.mfa.org/play

Devloping for PS4 is “a really pleasant surprise” says Ubisoft Montreal [Computer and Video Games]
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/399751/developing-for-ps4-is-a-really-pleasant-surprise-says-ubisoft-montreal/

EA: “Gaming isn’t mass market yet” [Games Industry International]
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-04-10-ea-gaming-isnt-mass-market-yet

PS Vita Revisited – Video Review by JVB
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK4tnCjwHZg&feature=share
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Digital: A Love Story: Old but surprising in many ways
http://scoutshonour.com/digital/

 

 

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Good To Be A Gamer – Week of 02/17/2013

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This week, Jessa Phillips joins the men of The Post Game Report to discuss the layoffs at IGN and Sony’s next-gen console, the PlayStation 4!

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PlayStation 2013 Meeting
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Expect Sony’s PS4 This Holiday Season: Sony Exec Jack Tretton [CNBC]
http://www.cnbc.com/id/100480852

 

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PlayStation 2013 Meeting – Live Blog

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Over the last few weeks, rumors have been floating around the internet and gamers have been speculating what exactly Sony would announce in tonight’s announcement. Andrew House, President & Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment took the stage to open PlayStation’s 2013 Meeting to assure the audience the gamer is the focal point of the new development. Promising a vision of the future that is “consumer-centric, developer-inspired and characterized by an unwaivering commitment to phenomenal play experiences.”

Sony is committed to the PS Vita and is taking steps to continue developing for the handheld device and creating opportunities for integrating it into the Sony network. The news we have all been waiting for is now official – PlayStation 4 is a reality.

Mark Cerny took over to remind us of the limitations of current consoles and the development which has lead to this next-gen console. Touting the PS4 as a system made by “game creators for game creators.” Of course, the PS4 has improved hardware, including 8GB of high-speed unified memory in conjunction with the local hard drive we are all accustomed to.

What would a new console be without new peripherals? Those leaked images of the new PlayStation controller were accurate. With increased rumble sensation, an integrated “Share” button, built-in headphone jack and a small touch-pad, the new dual-shock controller was designed to work more seamlessly with the new console.

“Simple. Immediate. Social. Integrated. Personalized.” These are the principles behind the development of the PS4. Sony hopes the new console will encourage shared social experiences and learn more about the individual users tastes and uses to enable it to predict what the user will want in an effort to decrease download time by allowing content to pre-load.

It seems second screen compatibility is all the rage. With PS4 and PS Vita, remote play will allow players to take their game on the go and continue their play. Sony is ambitious here, hoping to be able to run all PS4 games on the Vita handheld. On the downside, PS3 games will not be playable on the new console natively. However, they are looking ahead to make the entire PlayStation catalog available in the future through the use of new technology in conjunction with PlayStation Network cloud services. Thinking outside of the proverbial box, PlayStation wants to make their games available on a myriad of devices, not just the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita, but tablets, smartphones, smart televisions and more.

Sony is an entertainment company after all, so it is hardly surprising that the PlayStation will include partnerships to provide entertainment content. Among the content partnerships are Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, EPIX, Crunchyroll and more.

As far as games…

Guerilla Games announced the next installment of Killzone, with gameplay footage from Killzone: Shadow Fall. 


Courtesy of Digital Foundry

 

Drive Club brings team-based racing to the PS4 and touts the ability to take the game on the go, allowing players to access gameplay on tablets and smartphones. Evolution Studios has gone to great lengths to focus on the details and the vehicles look stunning with the first person perspective. 


Courtesy of Revision 3

 

A culture of fear in an overly-surveilled future plus super-human abilities become the landscape in the PS4 exclusive, inFAMOUS: Second Son, Sucker Punch revealed. 


Courtesy of GameSpot

 

PlayStation re-iterates their appreciation for indie development, continuing their support of indie developer self-publishing on PS Network. Jonathan Blow (Braid) announces the new game from his small company, The Witness. The Witness is a puzzle-game which encompasses an idea in an open-world space and promises 25 hours of gameplay. 


Courtesy of Community Game

 

Media Molecule breathes new life into the PS Move. Finally making use of the Move’s accuracy, Media Molecule is using the controller to allow users to capture their dreams. 


Courtesy of GameSpot

 

Capcom developed a new engine, code named “Panta Rhei,” to maximize the capabilities of the PS4. For a sneak peek, they provided this trailer of a game in production, Deep Down (working title). 


Courtesy of PlayStation

 

Square Enix demonstrates their work in this real-time cinematic demo, using their Luminous Studios engine for PS4 game development. Square Enix announced more Final Fantasy is in the works and we can look forward to seeing more at E3 this year. 


Courtesy of Platano Games

 

Ubisoft is bringing Watch Dogs to the PS4.


Courtesy of JustPVPN

 

Blizzard Entertainment is planning to “take over the world” in a strategic partnership with Sony and announced Diablo 3 will be available for PS4, as well as PS3. Diablo 3 will include a 4-player co-op mode. For those of us lucky enough to be attending PAX East next month, we will get a closer look with additional media.

 

Activision and Bungie re-iterate their commitment PlayStation with another look at Destiny and promises PS4 exclusive content.


Courtesy of Bungie

 

Good To Be A Gamer Podcast – Week of 2/3/2013

1

Category : Featured, Good To Be A Gamer

Recorded 2/6/2013
Good To Be A Gamer is Available on iTunes!

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NEWS
Robin Sachs passes away at 61 [GameSpot]

http://www.gamespot.com/news/mass-effect-dragon-age-voice-actor-dead-6403512

Game Tax Proposed by CT Lawmaker [GameSpy]

http://www.gamespot.com/news/game-tax-proposed-by-ct-lawmaker-6403507

Sony’s Bullet Run shutting down after just 7 months live [Bullet Run Site]

https://www.bulletrunthegame.com/news/article.vm?month=022013&id=108

Zynga loses $209 Million in 2012 [GameSpot]

http://www.gamespot.com/news/zynga-loses-209-million-in-2012-6403464

Related: Zynga to Close Cityville 2 as it shows no mercy for weak games [Venture Beat]

http://venturebeat.com/2013/02/05/zynga-to-close-cityville-2-as-it-shows-no-mercy-on-weak-games/

Sony Replaces “Kevin Butler” Ad Agency with “Axe Astronaut” Firm [Joystiq]

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/02/06/sony-replaces-kevin-butler-ad-agency-with-axe-firm/

EA Tops Metacritics best publishers [GameSpot]

http://www.gamespot.com/news/metacritic-ranks-ea-as-2012s-best-major-publisher-6403487

WiiU-exclusive Ninja Gaiden 3:Razor’s Edge to go Multiplatform [Eurogamer]

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-02-06-wii-u-exclusive-ninja-gaiden-3-razors-edge-to-go-multi-platform

Xbox Live Sees First Film Premiere [Games Industry International]

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-02-06-xbox-live-sees-first-film-premiere

FOX Reloading “Hitman” with Paul Walker as Bald Barcoded Assassin Agent 47 [Deadline]

http://www.deadline.com/2013/02/fox-reloading-hitman-with-paul-walker-as-bald-barcoded-assassin-agent-47/

J.J. Abrams and Valve “In Talks” for Collaboration [Computer and Video Games] http://www.computerandvideogames.com/389670/jj-abrams-and-valve-in-talks-for-collaboration/

 

ITEMS OF INTEREST
Defiance: The MMO vs The TV Show – Fight! [GameSpy]

http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/syfy-action-mmo/1226469p1.html

Everything I Needed to Know About Love I Learned from Playing Chrono Trigger [Bygone Bureau]

http://bygonebureau.com/2013/02/05/everything-i-needed-to-know-about-love-i-learned-from-playing-chrono-trigger/

EVENTS
DICE Summit
February 5-8, 2013
Hard Rock Hotel
Las Vegas, NV

http://www.dicesummit.org

Total Confusion
February 21-24, 2013
Mansfield, MA

http://totalcon.com/

PAX East
March 22-24 3-Day passes already sold out, individual days still available for Friday and Sunday only.

http://east.paxsite.com/

WonderCon Anaheim
3/29/13 – 3/31/13
Anaheim Convention Center – Anaheim, CA

http://www.comic-con.org/wca

CONTACT
Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek. Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Good To Be A Gamer Podcast – Week of 09/30/2012

1

Category : Featured, Game On, Good To Be A Gamer, Nintendo, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox

Recorded 10/4/2012

Good To Be A Gamer is Available on iTunes! http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/good-to-be-a-gamer/id476489256
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2012 Podcast Awards! http://www.podcastawards.com

NEWS
No Federal charges for 38 studios, but state charges pending. [GameSpot]
http://www.gamespot.com/news/no-federal-charges-for-38-studios-6397454

Cliff Bleszinski Departs Epic Games [Epic Games]
http://epicgames.com/community/2012/10/cliff-bleszinski-departs-epic/

2012 Presidential Coverage Goes Live with Xbox [Xbox Live’s Major Nelson’s Blog]
http://majornelson.com/2012/10/02/xbox-invites-you-to-be-a-part-of-the-first-ever-live-interactive-tv-presidential-debate/

Medal of Honor: Warfighter Open Beta Starts 10/5 [IGN]
http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/10/03/medal-of-honor-beta-details-revealed

Assassin’s Creed 3 Reveals First DLC, “Tyranny of King Washington” [Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed]
http://assassinscreed.ubi.com/ac3/en-US/news/news_detail.aspx?c=tcm:19-66233&ct=tcm:6-231-32

Able Gamers Foundation Opens First Permanent Accessability Arcade [Joytiq]
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/10/03/ablegamers-foundation-to-open-first-permanent-accessibility-arc/

PSN is having a sale! [PlayStation Blog]
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/10/01/big-savings-buy-100-on-psn-in-october-get-20-psn-credit/

First Free-to-play Xbox 360 Game Releases [Games Industry]
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-10-04-xbox-live-gets-first-free-to-play-game

NBA Live 13 canceled just 6 days before planned release. [GameSpot]
http://www.gamespot.com/news/nba-live-13-canceled-six-days-before-planned-release-6397616

 

ITEMS OF INTEREST
Kickstarters must now disclose risk, amongst other new restrictions [GameSpot]
http://www.gamespot.com/news/kickstarter-projects-must-now-disclose-risks-6396976

Game Industry Legends: Ron Pardo [Games Industry]
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-10-02-game-industry-legends-rob-pardo

Jake Solomon, Lead Designer of XCOM: Enemy Unknown goes Undercover to Sell his own game [2K Games YouTube Channel]
http://youtu.be/T1pyJxcETmc

Watch League of Legends World Championship Online [Twitch TV]
http://www.twitch.tv/

 

EVENTS
Game Developers Conference 2012
Austin, TX
October 9-11, 2012
http://www.gdconline.com/

New York Comic Con
New York, NY
October 11-14, 2012
http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/

The GeekMoms Podcast, Episode #31: Is Cosplay Normal?
http://www.wired.com/geekmom/2012/09/geekmoms-podcast-cosplay/

Follow NicoleWakelin on Twitter @NicoleWakelin
Follow Andrea Letamendi on Twitter @ArkhamAsylumDoc

Geek Girls Network
http://www.geekgirlsnetwork.com

Extra Life – Gaming for Charity
October 20, 2012
http://www.extra-life.org/

Dave’s Extra Life Profile – http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=32173
Dave’s TwitchTV Feed – http://www.twitch.tv/rainedrop184
Jessa’s Extra Life Profile – http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=37907
Andrew’s Extra Life Profile – http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=32996

 

CONTACT
Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page (http://magnatune.com/artists/sterling) to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek. Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Good To Be A Gamer Podcast, Episode 122 – Week of 04/09/2012

1

Category : Featured, Good To Be A Gamer

Recorded 04/16/2012

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Good To Be A Gamer – At the Con: PAX East 2012
http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=3358
Geek Moms Podcast #19 – PAX East & Plague Town Author Dana Fredsti [Geek Mom]
http://www.geekmom.com/2012/04/the-geekmoms-podcast-19-pax-east-and-plague-town-author-dana-fredsti/

Good To Be A Gamer on EVO TV!
Dave & Jessa are proud to announce the Good To Be A Gamer podcast is available on the EVO TV Network! EVO TV is the content network for the EVO 2 line of Android consoles.
http://envizionsinc.com

Guild Wars 2 Beta Keys
We have a number of Beta keys for Guild Wars 2 up for grabs. For your chance to win, Like Good To Be A Geek on Facebook & tell us what the first promo of every show supports.
https://www.facebook.com/goodtobeageek

 

NEWS
BioWare Delivers Intense PvP Action with New Free-to-Play Online Game Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes [EA]
http://investor.ea.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=663025

Dark Souls PC to Use Games for Windows Live [Inquisitr]
http://www.inquisitr.com/218757/dark-souls-pc-to-use-games-for-windows-live/

Game of Thrones Delayed, but Here’s a New Trailer to Tide You Over [QuickJump]
http://www.qj.net/ps3/news/game-of-thrones-delayed-but-heres-a-new-trailer-to-tide-you-over.html

US Government Looking to Track Suspects via Game Consoles [Gamasutra]
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GamasutraNews/~3/_oHwxi_tWLE/US_government_looking_to_track_suspects_via_game_consoles.php

Halo 4 Gameplay: “Master Chief can Parkour with the Best of Them [Official Xbox Magazine]
http://www.oxm.co.uk/40577/halo-4-gameplay-master-chief-can-parkour-with-the-best-of-them/?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=OXM-General-RSS

Hitman: Absolution Joins the List of Games Screwing You Over With Pre-order Weapons [Kotaku]
http://kotaku.com/5901162/hitman-absolution-pre+orders-now-featuring-retailer+specific-bonuses

Sony to Cut TV Production by 40%, 10,000 Jobs to Go [TechRadar]
http://www.techradar.com/news/television/sony-to-cut-tv-production-by-40-10000-jobs-to-go-1075686

 

ITEMS OF INTEREST
Eidos: New IP Isn’t Crucial as Games Get Sophisticated [Destructoid]
http://www.destructoid.com/eidos-new-ip-isn-t-crucial-as-games-get-sophisticated-225567.phtml

Interview: GoG Speak Their Brains on All Things “G” [Rock Paper Shotgun]
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/04/11/interview-gog-speak-their-brains-on-all-things-g/

 

EVENTS
Boston Comic Con
Hynes Convention Center – Boston, MA
April 21-22, 2012
http://bostoncomiccon.com/

 

CONTACT
Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek. Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Good To Be A Gamer Podcast, Episode 120 – Week of 03/25/2012

1

Category : Featured, Good To Be A Gamer

Recorded 04/01/2012

 

 

Good To Be A Gamer is Available on iTunes! http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/good-to-be-a-gamer/id476489256
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Ken Levine on Time’s Top 100 List [G4tv]

http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/722212/ken-levine-on-times-top-100-list/

NEWS
It’s official, Zipper interactive closed by Sony [Edge]

http://www.edge-online.com/news/sony-shuts-zipper-interactive

Sega “Restructuring” [Edge]

http://www.edge-online.com/news/sega-restructure-loss-making-games-business

Warhammer 40K MMO No Longer An MMO [GameSpot]

http://www.gamespot.com/news/warhammer-40k-mmo-no-longer-an-mmo-6368810

More Concrete News on “Playstation 4” [International Business Times]

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/322206/20120331/sony-playstation-4-orbis-rumors-games-xbox.htm

Patcher on “Orbis” not wise to block used games [Playstation Lifestyle]

http://playstationlifestyle.net/2012/03/29/pachter-on-orbis-not-wise-for-sony-to-block-used-games/

Assassin’s Creed 3 on Track to be Most Pre-ordered Ubisoft Game in History [Playstation Life]

http://playstationlifestyle.net/2012/03/29/assassins-creed-iii-on-track-to-become-the-most-pre-ordered-game-in-ubisoft-history/

PSP Game Owners Caught in Crossfire of Sony’s Vita Piracy Fight [1UP]

http://www.1up.com/news/sony-vita-piracy-fight

FBI Using Unreal Engine 3 Crime Scene Sim [GameSpot]

http://www.gamespot.com/news/fbi-using-unreal-engine-3-crime-scene-sim-6368256

Fallout: New Vegas dev Obsidian Could Be Involved in Wasteland 2 [Gamasutra]

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/167700/Fallout_New_Vegas_dev_Obsidian_could_be_involved_in_Wasteland_2.php?

 

ITEMS OF INTEREST
Assassin’s Creed for Kinect Announced [Hawk & Gamble YouTube]

Silicon Knights: “Devs Can’t Afford Next Gen” [Official Xbox Magazine]

http://www.oxm.co.uk/40162/silicon-knights-developers-cant-afford-next-gen/?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=OXM-General-RSS

Game of Thrones 16-Bit [Doctor Octoroc YouTube]

Guidebook: Official PAX East app. go get it!

http://east.paxsite.com/

 

EVENTS
PAX East
BCEC – Boston, MA
April 4-8, 2012

http://east.paxsite.com/

CONTACT
Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek. Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Good To Be A Gamer Podcast, Episode 119 – Week of 03/18/2012

Category : Featured, Good To Be A Gamer

Episode 119 – Week of 03/18/12 through 03/24/12

Recorded 03/25/2012

 

 
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NEWS
Prey 2 canceled (rumor)
http://zoknowsgaming.com/2012/03/25/prey-2-cancelled-bethesda-rumor/

Socom dev to be shut down? (rumor)
http://games.on.net/article/15210/Rumour_Sony_to_Close_SOCOM_Dev_Studio

EA Shuts Down Game Servers [EA]
http://www.ea.com/1/service-updates

Silicon Knights resurrect “most requested” IP
http://www.vg247.com/2012/03/25/silicon-knights-to-resurrect-most-requested-ip/

Epic Mikey 2 Promises to Build A Better Mouse [1UP]
http://www.1up.com/previews/epic-mickey-two-preview
Announcement Trailer -http://youtu.be/p6ymMqNzTZk
Nicole Wakelin “Total Fan Girl” Reviews Disney Epic Mikey -http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=507

GameStop Goes Big on Mobile with New Business Unit, BuyMyTronics Acquisition [Gamasutra]
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/167119/GameStop_goes_big_on_mobile_with_new_business_unit_BuyMyTronics_acquisition.php?

Playing Dead with Telltale Games & The Walking Dead Game Available for Pre-Order [Telltale Games]
http://www.telltalegames.com/walkingdead/page1

When ex-BioWare Devs Make Their Own Strategy RPG [Gamasutra]
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/165823/When_exBioWare_devs_make_their_own_strategy_RPG.php?

BioWare done with Dragon Age II [Destructoid]
http://www.destructoid.com/bioware-done-with-dragon-age-ii-224263.phtml

Darksiders II to be Wii U Lanch Title, Adds Enhanced Controls [Digital Spy]
http://www.digitalspy.com/gaming/news/a372533/darksiders-ii-to-be-wii-u-launch-title-adds-enhanced-controls.html

Adventure Time Game in Works at WayForward [GameSpot]
http://www.gamespot.com/news/adventure-time-game-in-works-at-wayforward-6367736

PSA: Hunger Games: Girl On Fire Out Today [Joystiq]
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/03/22/psa-hunger-games-girl-on-fire-out-today/

Video Games Live “Off The Grid” Tour – Coming To a Small Town Near You [Video Games Live]
http://www.videogameslive.com/index.php?story=288

ITEMS OF INTEREST
The Witness – Latest work in progress from Braid designer Jonathan Blow
http://the-witness.net/
Zynga’s CEO on Leadership, Startups & Mobile Gaming [GigaOM]
http://gigaom.com/2012/03/19/mark-pincus-interview-by-om-malik/
Get a Tattoo or Mohawk from Ubisoft at PAX East [Destructoid]
http://www.destructoid.com/get-a-tattoo-or-mohawk-from-ubisoft-at-pax-east-224455.phtml

Mass Effect 3 ending explained (by a fan) (SPOILERS!!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ythY_GkEBck

Bioware responds to ME3 outcry
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-57401660-501465/mass-effect-3-apology-bioware-co-founder-releases-statement/

 

EVENTS
PAX East
BCEC – Boston, MA
April 4-8, 2012
http://east.paxsite.com/

CONTACT
Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry athttp://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.
Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out hisMagnatune profile pageto learn more about him and discover more of his music.


Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

 Good To Be A Geekis licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

 

Good To Be A Gamer, Episode 116 – Week of 02/19/2012

Category : Featured, Good To Be A Gamer

Recorded 2/26/2012

 

David Lucier and Jessa Phillips feed your need to know with top stories from the video game industry. This week they bring you free video game rentals via Redbox, Netflix on PS Vita, a teaser trailer for Borderlands 2 on PS3, free-to-play Killzone 3 multiplayer and more!

 

Good To Be A Gamer is Available on iTunes!
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Good To Be A Gamer RSS Feed!
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NEWS
Free Video Game Rentals This Week At Redbox [Time Magazine]
http://moneyland.time.com/2012/02/24/free-video-game-rentals-this-week-at-redbox/

Netflix Available on PS Vita at Launch [Netflix Blog]
http://blog.netflix.com/2012/02/netflix-available-on-playstation-vita.html

Borderlands 2 for PS3: First Gameplay Trailer, Release Date Revealed [PlayStation Blog]
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/02/22/borderlands-2-for-ps3-first-gameplay-trailer-release-date-revealed/

Killzone 3 Multiplayer Coming Free to a PlayStation Near You [Kotaku]
http://kotaku.com/5887999/killzone-3-multiplayer-coming-free-to-a-playstation-near-you

Joystick Labs Incubator Program Accepting Applications [Gamasutra]
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/40471/Joystick_Labs_incubation_program_accepting_applications_starting_March_6.php?

Pokemon Black 2 & White 2 Announced [IGN]
http://ds.ign.com/articles/121/1219443p1.html

ITEMS OF INTEREST
Skyrim: Modern Dovahkiin [YouTube]
http://youtu.be/V4bYnUsAvn0

Mass Effect 3 Extended Trailer [Wired]
http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2012/02/mass-effect-3-trailer/
Related: Mass Effect 3 Demo: The First 20 Minutes [Eurogamer] - http://www.eurogamer.net/videos/mass-effect-3-demo-the-first-20-minutes

Dear Esther
http://dear-esther.com/ 

Tim Schaeffer & Ron Gilbert Talk About Point n’ Click Gaming [2 Player Productions YouTube]
http://youtu.be/re_LWmRJK-g

 

EVENTS
Independent Games Festival
San Francisco, CA
March 5-9, 2012
http://www.igf.com/
Public can now vote for the 2012 Audience Award winner!

MomoCon
Marriott Marquis – Atlanta, GA
March 16-18, 2012
http://www.momocon.com/

PAX East
BCEC
April 4-8, 2012
http://east.paxsite.com/

CONTACT
Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry athttp://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out hisMagnatune profile pageto learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

 

Good To Be A Geekis licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License