A man named Jonathan Norton was upset at Niantic because of unpleasant traveling experience during Pokemon Fest in Chicago. Norton’s Attorney Thomas Zimmerman said in a statement “He paid to fly out to Chicago for the festival, and had to wait for several hours in line, just like most everybody else in order to get in.” Norton and 30 others who was apart of the lawsuit, found out their game don’t work and can’t catch legendary Pokemon. Niatinic did reach out to the folks and offer a ticket refund and $100 micro-transaction credit. They don’t want it and stated that “we’re not seeking any relief with respect to the failure to get legendary Pokémon, because Niantic is offering that.” “But Niantic is not offering to refund people’s travel expenses for coming to Chicago. Most of the people came from out of state, many people from other countries — I talked to someone who flew in from Japan.”
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Welcome to another indies of the week #24! This weeks theme is Roguelike. Roguelike in indies game has been popular during the 2010s. A hero must journey to a dungeon to complete his goal. Lets see what indies we got in-store today.
7. Noita – Nolla Games
Noita is a magical action rogue-lite indie game set in a world where every pixel is physically simulated. The features Pixel-based physics which you can burn. explode and melt pixels. Cast spells to manipulate and defeat enemies. Permadeath is a factor in this game. If you want a pixel rogue-like indie game, make sure you check out the website and support this game.
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Atlas Reactor is a turn-based player vs player game developed by Trion Worlds. In this game, you talk control of Freelancers who earn trusts to maintain control of Atlas Reactor. Trion Worlds’s lead designer Will Cook took inspiration from XCOM: Enemy Unknown, League of Legends and Warhammer 40,000. Their business model for playing as Freelancers is there are available for once per week. Afterwards, they will be locked and can be purchase with in-game currency or buy them at Steam. The backstory of the game is Atlas is a megacity populated with humans, hybrids, and robots controlled by powerful 6 Trusts. Omni Trust are seeking to reclaim the glory of the “Immortal age”. Evos focus on genetic superiority and zoological diversity. Warbotics creates and employs war machines in the forms of robotic suits as well as fully mechanized warriors. Helio Corps became heroes and volunteered to head a new trust. Helio United want to bring stability to atlas, Evos and Onmi with a new form of trust. Hyberbotics are successors of a fallen trust and continue to improve to prevent another downfall.
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House Party is a 3D comedy dating sim indie game developed by Eekgames. House takes inspiration from games like Leisure Suit Larry and Monkey Island. Goal of this game is solving puzzles and smooth talk with hot chicks. Making right choices can grand you a ending as the story process. Children as not suitable for playing this game, it contains foul language, party games, nudity, fighting, sex, and more. House party was on Steam but due to negative and distasteful comments about the games offensive content. Eekgames posted a response about their situation with Steam stating “House Party was temporarily removed as a result of a number of complaints that were sent to Steam about the game. The game has been a target for a certain group of people since the day it launched, and said people were posting very aggressive, distasteful and hateful comments directed toward the game.
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There is a phenomenon in the game industry it’s called Speedrunning which a gamer record his or herself completing a game in a certain amount of time. As a Speedrunner you have to be good at the game and know how to game works. In history Speedrunners are members of an online communities and it’s a subculture in the gaming world. There is a website called Speed Demos Archive which is dedicated to Speedrunners for hosting videos and charity work. It’s all start with a games called Doom and Quake, you have to kill of the monster, be on Nightmare difficulty and find all secrets on the map to complete the game at 100%. In November 1994, Doom Speedrunning community was turned into a form of a website called COMPET-N which has scoreboards, Doom-related achievements and recorded hours of demo gameplay. Quack had a project called Quake done Quick which the members of the project making a move featuring Quake gameplay in 0:19:49 real time. There is another game which hit the Speedrunning craze, it’s called Metroid which you can go through different routes in the game, wall jumping to allow players to skip over large areas of the game. The community was created by Jean-Sebastien “Zell” Dubois and it was dedicated to documenting the possibilities of sequence breaking in the game Metroid Prime. Speedrunner Nolan Pflug completed the game within 1 hour 37 minutes and it was feature on Slashdot.
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Welcome to another indies of the week #23. Today’s theme is danger, whether you are a hero or heroine. Obstacles will stand in your way, when comes to completing your own. Let’s see what indies we have this week.
7. Neon City Riders – Mecha Studios
Neon City Riders is a 2D action-adventure indie game. Where you are put into a cyberpunk/nu-wave future society . The game got inspiration from he Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Hyper Light Drifter, Earthbound, Metal Slug 3, Final Fight, Fallout 3 and Resident Evil. This is a top-down perspective with pixel art style. Features of this game is being a part of a gang and interact with them. Unlock maps and cities to explore, solve puzzles and defeat enemies with environment. Side quests are available, fast travel to different parts of the city and posses unique superpowers. If you want a gang-based indie make sure you support the Kickstarter and play the demo.
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This is one of the first Final Fantasy XV open world action role-playing game I ever played. I also grew of with Final Fantasy 7 due to its turn-based mechanic, this installment of Final Fantasy is different and not what I am used to Final Fantasy game. I have play Kingdom Hearts (which is action RPG) and enough about that, Square Enix outdid themselves with this. With the outstanding CGI work in the cutscenes, character design and environments along with a dynamic battle system. The development begin during as a spin-off of Final Fantasy Versus XIII (I remember seeing it) and intended to be a darker entry in the Final Fantasy. The project hit a snag sue to trouble development and talks about rebranding the mainline entry, they wanted a PS3 version but was scrapped due to technical troubles. The rebranding shifted with the next-gen consoles of 2015 along with a next engine called Luminous Studios. Hajime Tabata took over Tetsuya Nomura in the developed team and want the project to remain as ture as the original vision. Along with characters on the original story opening and replaced the main herorine Stella Nox Fleurets (Lunafreya) and reducing the connection to Fabula Nova Crystallis. The main concept Tabata and Nomura wanted is a fantasy based on reality (world similar to Earth) called Eros which is based on real world location like Tokyo, Venice ad Bahamas.
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Street Fighter’s Akuma is not the only guest character that appear in Tekken 7. Fatal Fury’s Geese Howard is stepping into the Iron Fist Tournament 7. If you don’t know who Geese Howard is he is the main antagonist of Fatal Fury. Geese Howard is a crime boss of Southtown and the murder of the protagonists’s Terry and Andy Bogard Father Jeff Bogard. In Garou: Mark of The Wolves (which Geese has a son named Rock Howard) Terry Bogard defeated Geese Howard and fall from his tower. Geese Howard not only appeared in Fatal Fury but Art of Fighting as well. Whatever or not Geese was alive after the Fatal Fury series but he appeared in King of Fighters too.
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Yes folks you here right! Akira is back and making a new fighting IP but the title has yet been finalize. It’s been 19 years, since we seen Akira enter the fighting game scene. Akira bring us Street fighter Ex series and Fighting Layer. Although, Capcom doesn’t own the right to the character but it’s a way to introduce Akira characters in Street fighter. I have played both Fighting Layer and Street Fighter Ex, even it’s Street Fighter in 3D. The feel of the game I was not familiar with at the time. I had funny with it in the early 2000s. Akira got some interesting characters such as Skullomania, Darun Mister, Doctrine Dark, Garuda and more.
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During EVO 2017 Arc System works announced a new fighting game called BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. It’s features characters from Blazblue, RWBY, Persona and Under Night In-Birth. I was so hype for this game and RWBY is making it’s fighting game appears. If you don’t know what these franchise are I will example. Blazblue is a 2D fighting developed by Arc System Works. In 2199, a “black beast” attack and the six heroes save the city from it. After that incident is over, Ars Magus became a problem with society. It sparked another war called Second War of Magic against the Novus Orbis Librarium (NOL). A lone warrior named Ragna the Bloodedge goes against the NOL. Now the NOL labled Ragna the Bloodedge as a SS criminal and has the largest bounty on his head.
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