The Update for week ending 26th October

Hello Fellow Cravers. It’s time to get updated on the weeks news, UK charts and game releases this week.

NEWS
3)Outlast 2 in development

Red Barrels, the Montreal-based developer of terrifying horror game Outlast, is working on a sequel to its debut title. In an interview with Bloody Disgusting, designer and co-founder Philippe Morin confirms that Outlast 2 is currently in development.

Morin says that after finishing the Xbox One version of Outlast in June, the team “quickly realized we had at least another horror game in us.”

“The game will be a survival horror experience and it will take place in the same universe as Outlast,” Morin said, “but it will have different characters and a different setting. We might go back to Mount Massive Asylum one day, but for now we have new ideas and themes we’d like to explore and we think we’re cooking up something special.”

Morin didn’t drop too many concrete details on what Outlast 2 will be, other than saying it will be an “emotional ride” and that the indie developer endeavors to make games that scare the very people creating them. There’s no release timeframe either.

2) smash bros. Wii U getting 8 player smash plus lots more

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will allow for eight-player simultaneous play, Nintendo confirmed.

In a Nintendo Direct video (below) the company unveiled a host of features for the game. “In a major first for the franchise, a special mode lets eight players fight simultaneously in local multiplayer,” stated the company. “This option appears only in the Wii U version, and lets players compete on even larger stages to accommodate all the characters.”

This option will only be available on “certain stages” and is not available online. Those larger stages were created in order to accommodate the larger numbers of players.

The new Nintendo Direct looks at specific new sections in the game, compared to the previously released 3DS version. Nintendo Direct also talked about extras like custom stage creation, controlling the Wii U version using 3DS controls; importing fighters from the 3DS version and various modes.

“Super Smash Bros. fans got a full look today at the unbelievable variety of options and surprises that await them in the Wii U version of the game,” said Nintendo’s Scott Moffitt. “Millions of fans around the world already can’t get enough of the Nintendo 3DS game, and we want the Wii U version to build on that momentum.”

Also announced in the video above, Metroid villain Ridley has also been confirmed in the fighting game, appearing in the Metroid series-inspired Pyrosphere stage, players cannot play as the space pirate, but can get Ridley to fight for them in the stage, with other players getting a point if they knock him off the stage. Character Mewtwo and the game’s soundtrack will be made available as free downloadable content in spring of 2015 for anyone who buys both versions of the game. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is out on Nov. 21.

1) Indie Developer leaves after Gabe Newell Death threat Tweet

The developer who tweeted a death threat about Steam boss Gabe Newell has quit team developer Paranautical Activity, offering that he is “really, deeply sorry.”

Last week Mike Maulbeck, co-creator of Paranautical Activity, tweeted, “I am going to kill gabe newell. He is going to die,” after Steam made a posting error for the game. The tweet has since been deleted. He later told Polygon that he “didn’t mean” his threat and that it was “driven entirely by the heat of frustration I was feeling at the time.”

Because of this, Maulbeck stepped down from the Paranautical Activity team. He posted a blog explaining his decision. The full post is as follows …

“Yesterday (20th October), Paranautical Activity released out of steam Early Access, and following some confusion about the state of the game I became frustrated with Steam, and tweeted a series of angry tweets that ended in me sarcastically saying I was going to kill Gabe Newell. A statement I obviously didn’t mean but was regardless completely unacceptable.

“As a result of my actions, Paranautical Activity, a game made by 4 or 5 people depending on who you count as team members, was removed from Steam. I feel is it my responsibility to step down from Code Avarice completely so that Steam has no reason to harbor any more ill will towards the company, and maybe even if we can’t see Paranautical Activity restored, at least future Code Avarice games may be allowed onto the platform.

“I’m really, deeply sorry that my short sighted, hot tempered actions resulted in not only my own dreams and aspirations being destroyed, but those of the entire team I worked with. I’m sorry that my statements made Valve and/or Gabe uncomfortable and upset (rightfully so).

“My temper and tendency to use twitter to vent has been a consistent problem since I entered the games industry, and I just can’t do it. I don’t have the willpower necessary to be the ‘face’ of a company. If I do continue to work in games it’ll be as an anonymous 1 of 1000 at some shitty corporation, not the most public figure of a single digit sized team.

“I’ve sold my half of Code Avarice to Travis. Given up all my rights to CA as a company, and all it’s intellectual properties. I won’t receive any money from the sale of Paranautical Activity or any future games CA develops, I won’t be consulted on business decisions, and I won’t have any hand in development. I’m out.”

Paranautical Activity has not been put back up on Steam as of 27/10/14 at 6PM

UK GAME CHARTS

FIFA 15 holds on to No1 for a 5th consecutive week, the most of any title so far this year. EA titles have been at No1 for 18 out of the 43 weeks so far in 2014, while for the whole of last year they only managed a total of 10 weeks. Sales of Minecraft: Playstation Edition jump thanks to strong sales of the PS4 version, pushing it from No9 to No2. As a result, The Evil Within slips one place to No3, ahead of Destiny which moves up 3 places to No4. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor drops one place to No5 ahead of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!. There are three new Top 20 titles this week, but only one makes the Top 10; Nintendo’s Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2, debuting at No7. The latest in 2K Games and Firaxis’ pioneering PC gaming series Civilization: Beyond Earth is the next highest new entry at No18, one spot ahead of another newcomer, Ubisoft’s Just Dance 2015 which was released across 6 formats with the original Wii version taking a 55% share of sales.


Down 1 to No.5:      MIDDLE EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR
Up 3 to No.4:      DESTINY
Down 1 to No.3:     THE EVIL WITHIN
Up 7 to No.2:      MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION
Still at No.1:              FIFA 15

NEW RELEASES

GAMES RELEASED ON TUESDAY 28TH OCTOBER
MX Vs ATV: Supercross (360/PS3)

GAMES RELEASED ON FRIDAY 31ST OCTOBER
Sunset Overdrive (XO)
WWE 2K15 (360/PS3)
Lords Of The Fallen (XO/PS4/PC)
Freedom Wars (PSV)
NBA Live 15 (XO/PS4)
Invizimals: The Resistance (PSV)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger Of The Ooze (360/PS3/3DS)
Farming Simulator 15 (PC)
The Walking Dead: Season Two (360/PS3/XO/PS4)
The Walking Dead: Season One – Game Of The Year Edition (XO/PS4)

So here we are, the Update for week ending 26th October, tune in to the CTG podcast available every Friday, and next Monday for the update.Also this Sunday is the Tower of Bling challenge on Xbox One, time to return to hell.

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