I’ve been falling in love with Portal 2‘s three malfunctioning personality cores all over again. Nolan North‘s voice work for the three characters is incredibly impressive, and it’ll stick with me for quite some time. Though the entire cast provided excellent performances, it’s a shame that North’s three cores get overlooked. So, lookin’ for gaming news? I don’t want to scare you, but, I’m an Comic Booked writer. Designed for danger. So, why don’t you go ahead and have yourself a little lady break, and I’ll just take it from here.
- Let’s hit the ground running. Looking to check out the upcoming Gotham City Impostors game? Sign-ups for the game’s beta recently opened, with a targeted start date of September. Of course, registering for the beta will not guarantee you access, but it can’t hurt to try, right? Warner Bros has set up a special site for sign-ups, which you can click here to visit. The game, a first-person shooter title set in Gotham City, will be released next Winter on the PlayStation Network and the XBOX Live Marketplace.
- A major revelation about the controversy surrounding Battlefield 3 was made recently: the game will not be sold on Steam. An administrator posted on EA’s forums, offering the following information about the game’s absence on the most popular digital content distribution network:
“Gamers can pre-order Battlefield 3 at Origin.com as well as over 100 digital retailers worldwide. EA offers games to all major download services. Unfortunately, Steam has adopted a set of restrictive terms of service which limit how developers interact with customers to deliver patches and other downloadable content. No other download service has adopted these practices.”
This maneuver will undoubtedly set the tone for the future of Valve and EA’s interactions. Steam loyalists are rightly outraged over the exclusion, with many crying foul about EA’s justification. Valve has yet to offer a statement on the matter, and it’s unlikely that they will. It remains to be seen how this will affect sales for the upcoming game.
- Edmund McMillen, one of the members of Team Meat, the geniuses behind last year’s platforming indie blockbuster, Super Meat Boy, recently talked about the release date for his anticipated The Binding of Isaac. The game, set to launch in late August, will retail for just $5.00. Details are scant about The Binding of Isaac, but previously released screenshots lead journalists to conclude that the title will be heavily inspired by The Legend of Zelda‘s gameplay and Super Meat Boy‘s art style. In the meantime, you can check out the preview page for the game over on Steam.
- Indie shooter title Beat Hazard Ultra will be launching on the PlayStation Network this September. The game allows players to engage in intense space-shooting matches set to the beat of their own music. Beat Hazard Ultra, an upgrade to the original Beat Hazard, introduced online multiplayer, among several other new features. Don’t miss out on this unique, addictive, and challenging title when it launches.
- As always, I’ll conclude this week’s Gamer Pulse with some fun stuff. As I mentioned, I’m rediscovering my love of Portal 2. An etsy user recently debuted her own fully-functional Wheatley puppet. This is an incredibly impressive undertaking, and, frankly, it was a major “Shut up and take my money” moment. Check it out below:
That’ll do it for Gamer Pulse this week. Check out our newest gaming series, Throwback Thursday, which I kicked off yesterday. As always, thanks for reading, and stay tuned to Comic Booked!