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iRGN Episode #6 w/ Ashen Rift Developer – Industry Discussion + Kickstarter Preview

iRGN Episode 6 - Ashen Rift

This Episode of the iRGN Podcast by RealGamerNewz will feature Barry Collins (the creator of Ashen Rift) as we discuss major issues in the industry such as the brutal job market, the indie development scene, indie devs doing their own PR with sometimes disastrous results, and a lot more heavy industry topics. We will also discuss Ashen Rift with the developer live on the air about this work in progress game.

Main Topics:

1. Special Guest: Ashen Rift developer Barry Collins Discusses His Work In Progress Game*
2. Should Indie Devs Avoid Doing Their Own PR?
3. Irrational Games + Santa Monica Studios Latest In Major Industry Layoffs
4. How Should An Indie Game Be Priced?

*For More Info On Ashen Rift Visit: http://AshenRift.com

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Launching “Revolt” This Monday, New Music Television Channel

Revolt Diddy New TV Channel

Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Sean Combs, call him what you want but you cannot deny his presence in the world as one of the highest paid entrepreneurs stemming from the hip hop industry. Diddy will be launching his own music television channel this Monday which aims to bring a new source of music, entertainment, and music industry news to the forefront of network television. Diddy will be sourcing $100 Million of revenue (mostly from his own billion dollar pockets) in order to cover the costs of start-up for the new channel which Diddy believes could not only be a potential success story in the making, but actually has become necessary due to a lack of trusted news and content providers in the music entertainment industry in terms of television channels. Find out more about Diddy’s intentions and what helped spark the idea for the entrepreneur’s latest venture in the following video below.

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RGN Daily News #44: TGS 2013 Pre-Show Podcast + More

RealGamerNewz RGN Daily 44 - TGS 2013 Pre-Show

RGN TGS 2013 Pre-Show Podcast

– Tokyo Games Show 2013
– AAA Developers Working Unpaid Overtime In the Industry
– Indie Takeover: Originality Is King – Not Budgets
– Needless Hate on Xbox ONE and PS4: How It Came to Exist

 

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Payday 2 Already Turning Profit Announces Starbreeze Studios, Overkill Software, and 505 Games

Payday 2 Profitable

The upcoming bank robber video game Payday 2 may be getting a lot of attention, and anticipation may be heating up as the Closed Beta rages on via Steam, but you’ll probably be surprised to find out that the game has not only broke even already (in an industry with 60% fail rate on average), it’s also begun turning profit. This is based on the cost of development, publishing, and marketing weighed against pre-orders of the game. Starbreeze Studios (the parent company of Overkill Software) announced this today as 505 Games heads to publishing the title on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC August 13, 2013 using the Diesel 2.0 engine and will feature both single and multi-player action.

You can pre-order the game now and get all of the stuff mentioned in the picture above, CLICK HERE for full-size image and you’re welcome for the added “coolness” factor I have blessed it with. Feel free to steal it and post it all over the streets of the world wide web to help promote a good game out there. To all the giant corps out there struggling but releasing great games, let this be a lesson on budgets, if you make them reasonable then you just might start making money before you even ship.

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iRGN Episode #1 – Evolution of the Mind

iRGN Podcast

Welcome gamers and, well, gamers- to a new up and coming Podcast series titled iRGN which will serve as the highest premium quality content RealGamerNewz can provide you with. The following podcast took place with spiritual energy on a rise inside the RGN team and we threw out most our topic list to give you something special. Topics came up and flowed naturally branching from thought to thought as the intensity never wavered.

We invite you along for this examination of the video games industry, entertainment as a whole, life and society in the second era of the digital age, and of course the evolution of the human mind as we struggle as a species to keep up with and adapt to all of these world changes. Enjoy and we humbly await your feedback on this new project which we hope will live on in your hearts and on the internet as timeless discussions held without the pressure or censorship of the outside world. Instrumentals heard in this episode are produced by Random AKA MegaRan.

Note: The original file was lost during server upgrades, here is a backup copy below which was re-uploaded later:

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Some of the Topics Discussed Include:

– Xbox ONE Kinect Doesn’t Scare Us, Privacy in the Information Age is Obsolete.

– Do Games Cause Crime? Or Stop Crime? Spy Cameras Coming to Every Home.

– Will BF4 Really Achieve 60 Frames Per Second? Is 60FPS Still Impressive Next-Gen?

– Do Human Eyes Have A Frames Per Second Limit? How Much Resolution Can the Brain Handle?

– The Evolution of the Human Mind, Music, and Video Games

– The Current State of Affairs at House of Square Enix: So Many Games, So Little Profits.

– AAA Publishers Still Betting With Big Budgets Despite “Conservative Next-Gen Strategy” Claims.

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RGN Podcast: Should Game Devs Be Allowed to Tweet AT ALL?

RealGamerNewz Podcast - Game Devs Tweeting

We’d like to extend a welcome to brand new pod-caster BigSean who hails from the streaming hustle and also a big open arms welcome back to the RealGamerNewz RGN Podcast extended family member Payback-Ironman. But then again; Don’t call it a comeback, because he never left. Today’s podcast also includes our Deputy Editor Tristan Werbe as well as Dustin Pleasant of RGN-exclusive brand SpawnQuestGaming.

In this episode we discuss the following topics:

1. Evolution and Devolution of Fanboys
– Different types of fanboy personalities out there today
– How are they changing; for better or for worse?

2. AAA Budgets – Are They Finally Caving?
– Bloated Budgets + Unrealistic Sales Projections
– Indie Companies Making a Killing

3. DLC Discussion
– Gamers Hypocritical About Wanting Post-Game DLC
– Season Passes Not Including All DLC

4. Twitch.TV Streaming Controversy
– Are Huge Donations Going to the Wrong People?
– New Streamers Can’t Break In
– Twitch Keeping Top People On Top

5. Should Game Developers Be Allowed to Tweet AT ALL?
– Professional Vs Personal
– Advertising & Promotion Vs Attacking Fans / Reporters
– Censorship Vs Expression

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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Trailer from Square Enix Amongst FFXV, KH3, and FFXHD

Square Enix Blockbuster Games 2014

With the newly (and for most, *finally*) announced Kingdom Hearts III heading to Xbox ONE and PlayStation 4 next-gen from Square Enix, many are shuffling into the already-anticipated Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix coming stateside September 10, 2013 headed up by designer and director Tetsuya Nomura of Final Fantasy fame and named one of the most creative game designers of all time by the western press. All eyes are on Square Enix, Nomura, and crew as they have also debuted the long in the making announcement which caught many by off guard as Final Fantasy Versus XIII was renamed to Final Fantasy XV (that’s right baby, fifteen) and will be coming exclusively to PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE along with Kingdom Hearts III (both on undisclosed release dates).

FFXV is actually something people have never seen before from a Final Fantasy game and yet it seems Nomura has captured the interest of the original fanbase once again with the potential to redeem the series for all who aren’t a part of the FFXIII fanbase which rages on as Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII approaches release this November 21, 2013 in Japan, February 11, 2014 in North America,  February 14, 2014 in Europe, and February 13, 2014 in Australia. As if that weren’t enough for die-hard ‘Squeenix’ fans to go ballistic over, there’s also the Final Fantasy X & X-2 HD Remaster is coming to PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Vita.

Perhaps Square Enix may be a little hard to keep track of, but the potential of each game named far exceeds what they have released in the “current generation” time period leading up until this point. Gamers should have high hopes for what Square Enix is set to deliver over the next couple of years and have faith in the long process of S.E.’s development teams refining and meeting that potential before its release.

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1.5 Hours Left on Mega Ran’s Japan Tour Kickstarter; Ultimate Remix LP and Documentary!

Mega Ran Japan Tour Kickstarter

If you haven’t heard of MegaRan AKA Random at this point, check out his music by clicking HERE. What you’ll find is a multi-talented artist that takes video games and brings them to life in a truly unique way that only true hip hop could accomplish.

At the time of this post, true hip hop and video games could use a little support right about now. There’s just 1.5 Hours left on Mega Ran’s Japan Tour Kickstarter which includes funding an Ultimate Remix LP and Documentary! If you know anything about Kickstarter, this can mean huge rewards you can’t buy anywhere else and often opportunity’s beyond once-in-a-lifetime. Donate to these projects to keep true music and video game culture alive and prospering by clicking HERE, even a single $1 dollar is appreciated, if you’re tight on budget. And Stay Tuned for more news about Mega Ran and his many projects right here on RealGamerNewz.com!

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