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TesserΔct Kickstarter Needs Your Help – 13 Days To Go!

TesserAct-Sam

This puzzle-based first person title needs your help. We first debuted a vision of PropelledBird’s TesserΔct in our TesserΔct IndieSpotlight. The game has some serious promise and now with the crew using Kinect to motion capture animations of characters as well as staffed up with Voice Actors on the ready, all it needs is a little bit of support from the community to the tune of $3,000 in Kickstarter backing.

They’ve already achieved $391 in pledges from 17 backers (at the time of this post) and now PC Gamers, this game needs your help. Give it a backing if you want to play it, give it a share if you can’t afford to back it – tweet it, fb it, you know the drill. Post it on a forum if you can and take a look at the Full 1080P High Definition video below of the work-in-progress game:

Kickstarter Link HERE

Worms 3 for iOS Ushers in Next Wave of Upgrades to Franchise as Team 17 Celebrates 4th Year Anniversary of Worms on iOS

Worms 3 iOS RealGamerNewz

Since Worms first made its debut on the iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch multiplatform marketplace from Apple, the iOS App Store, there have been an impressive 120+ Million turn-based matches played resulting in ultimate devastation, destruction, and death. Whether you’re a pro or not familiar with the Worms franchise, now is as good a time as any to join in. Worms 3 ushers in the next wave of upgrades to the the incredibly original and enjoyable Worms franchise by developer Team 17. This game even brings back the Old Lady for those of you who know what that means, from the old school days of gaming! Worms 3 releases some time during the third fiscal quarter of 2013. Check out the following screenshots below, released by Team 17 themselves for the upcoming title:

Excerpt from Official Press Release:


  • PLAY online with asynchronous multiplayer warfare. Enroll in ranked or friendly matches and show off your prowess. Remember, with async you don’t have to commit to a full session at a time. Take your turn then go beat your friend’s score in the single player Bodycount mode!

  • CONQUER 27 single player missions across 4 themes: Beach, Spooky, Farmyard and Sewer.

  • BATTLE in multiplayer Forts or Deathmatch modes and challenge yourself with the increasingly difficult Bodycount single player game.

  • Local Pass N Play multiplayer for up to four players!

  • INCOMING! New weapons such as Nora’s Virus, Black Hole Grenade, Canned Heat and the return of fan favourites such as the Old Lady, Homing Pigeon and Boggy B!

  • DEAL yourself the advantage with a new, game-changing enhancement. Turn on the card mode and alter the start and end of each turn by the playing of strategic cards.

  • COLLECT in-game rewards that allow you to purchase bronze, silver and gold cards. Build your deck from 41 fiendishly designed cards!

  • ENLIST your perfect battle combination as you choose your Worms from a new ‘Class’ system – Heavy, Scientist, Scout and classic Soldier. Each has its own unique skill and ability. Which will fit in with your style of play?

  • GO LARGE with the fabulous Airplay feature. Link up to Apple TV and play on one device with up to four players on the big screen. The active player can plot their move secretly on the iOS device while the waiting gamers can witness the move on the TV screen!

  • CUSTOMIZE your squad and make them unique with a huge amount of customizable elements new to iOS!

  • GREATER CONTROL for players who can now choose between an all-new D-Pad control system and the original touch controls.

  • MARVEL at the glorious streamlined menu system. Gamers can now enjoy a much more pleasant and navigable menu system with a quick access player HUB for all updates and information!

  • BE THE BEST and Worm your way to the top of the Leaderboards across all major game modes including single player as well as asynchronous online ranked matches.

  • Show off your skills by earning Achievements! A delightful blend of the simple and complex, these goals have been deliberately engineered to push you and your Wormy skills to the limits!”

Team 17 Developer of Worms

Microsoft XO (Xbox ONE) Big Brother Software Is Real-

Microsoft XO (Xbox ONE) Big Brother Software Is Real-

-but it should be the least of your privacy worries in this modern day and age. Allow me to explain, many gaming websites and rumor mills have been reporting that Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox, dubbed the “Xbox ONE” or “XO” for short, will use its mandatory Kinect 2 support to essentially spy on everyone in America using a system called “Awards and Achievements Across the TV Ecosystem”.

The Huffington Post is among many of the major news outlets outside of the gaming journalism bubble that have decided to report on this massive story. In their article about the matter they discuss the mass realization as well as several patents filed by Microsoft through which the information collected by the next-generation Kinect would be readily available to advertisers and even change the face of television commercials as we know them making them interactive for the first time.

Our own reports have also dug up information regarding the Xbox 360 and its existing Kinect peripheral as well as Xbox Live chat/voice/video communications that were thought to be completely isolated and private actually being available to organizations within the United States Government under Microsoft’s policy of 100% transparency with the US Gov. And while we could go on for days about the implications of this (for example: your activity may be monitored even if you opt-out or disable/power down your machine providing the potential for huge privacy violations), there’s a reason why this is not groundbreaking news to those who are more familiar with the new age of information technology.

Many of you may not be aware of this, but the FBI has recently put in a bid for the United States of America to require wiretapping on all electronic devices. As it stands today there is no need for a warrant or authoritative figure to prove much before getting their hands on the green-light to spy on you manually. Meanwhile, automated bots patrol virtually every internet website, intra-network (3G, Wifi, etc.), and often obtains the type of “personal” electronic information people expect to be private by cooperating with services like PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and even Google or taking it by force through court order like what is happening to Comcast after refusing to give up the personal information and data-streams of 3 months or more activity to all of their Cable Internet users.

It should also be known that Windows PC, Android and iOS mobile devices, and many other devices such as PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are capable of being easily hacked by even amatuer voyeurs of much less skill than “Big Brother” which is causing fear of would-be XO (Xbox ONE) owners. Even if your phone isn’t engaged in a telephone or video call your text, voice, and visual communications can still be tapped into quite easily.

The combination of ever-increasing government encroachment on the online communication sector paired with the surprisingly easy-to-hack systems these communication systems are relying on means that there should have been no reasonable expectation for privacy online long before the reveal of the Microsoft XO (Xbox ONE). It’s shocking it took people this long to realize “Big Brother” had a grip on their electronics, but it’s beyond too late to do anything about it now other than accept it or boycott all electronics not just pick and choose which ones you think are susceptible to Government wiretapping because the fact is they all are.

Nintendo 3DS 1st Party Games Sell Over 2 million Units In 18 Weeks

Nintendo 3DS First-Party Software Sales Are Up 52 Percent in 2013 according to a new report released today by Nintendo. Some titles that are being credited for this success include LEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins with optimistic numbers for the future pointing to upcoming releases Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Pokémon, Mario Golf, and Zelda.

More April Sales news quoted directly from Nintendo:

LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins sold nearly 94,000 combined physical and digital copies after launching on April 24.

Luigi’s Mansion™: Dark Moon sold more than 140,000 combined physical and digital units in April and has now sold more than 530,000 total units to date.

In its sixth month on the market, New Super Mario Bros.™ U for the Wii U™ system increased its lifetime sales total to nearly 770,000 combined physical and digital units.”