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RONIN From @DevolverDigital Gets New Demo On Steam Today

RONIN Devolver Digital

Turn Based Action just became a thing, and it is glorious. In RONIN players must seek their revenge against all odds with a Yakuza-style corporation up against them and a tool-set of tactical items at their disposal. Drawing first blood with the Katana, employing stealth to gain entry to each room while maintaining the element of surprise, and of course just getting crazy when action becomes intense and things start to get messy are all key traits players will need to master this game. A couple of the other items confirmed so far include a hologram machine and grappling hook, but today’s demo may showcase even more than that so find the link in the next paragraph highlighted in orange.

RONIN will be compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, SteamOS, and Linux upon launch and is currently available for 10% off until May 20, 2015. The full game launches on GOG if you’re not into Steam, but a free demo has launched for it on Steam today (CLICK HERE). If you need more convincing that it’s worth checking out the demo of this game, view the trailer below.

Official Gameplay Trailer:

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Deep Silver Announces Fully Remastered Metro Redux Titles For Next Gen + PC

Metro Redux

After a small tease yesterday for PlayStation 4 gamers, development studio 4A Games and publishing house Deep Silver have announced today that Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light (two well beloved post-apocalyptic games in the FPS genre) will be made available for the Sony PlayStation 4 with “FULLY RE-MASTERED” content bringing one of RGN’s highest rated titles to next-gen for the first time.

Metro will be remade in two pieces: Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux. Gamers can either purchase these one at a time for $24.99 or pick up the physical boxed edition called Metro Redux for $49.99. This product will also be available for the Xbox One, SteamOS and Windows PC platforms.

Thus far, developers behind the title have been reportedly speaking about the possibility of 60 frames per second but insist that a full reveal with extensive details won’t happen until E3 2014 (which is just a few short all-nighters away! *Starts early June). The game is expected to release Summer 2014.

Below is the complete Metro Redux Announcement Trailer released this afternoon:

For a full list of what is different in this new release check out this excerpt from the Official Press Release:

  • “The original game has been rebuilt in the latest and greatest iteration of the 4A Engine, bringing all the graphical and gameplay improvements from Metro: Last Light to Metro 2033 Redux
  • Advanced Enemy AI
  • Improved combat and stealth mechanics
  • Superior weapon handling
  • Completely re-mastered visuals: advanced lighting, dynamic weather, more detailed characters with improved animation, more dynamic destruction and improved smoke, fire and particle effects”

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GDC 2014 Preview: Valve Will Be Showing Prototype Steam Controller w/ Analog Buttons At GDC 2014

Steam Summer Sale RGN

The following analog stick featured prototype controller will be available for press and game developers to check out at the Game Developers Conference 2014 event taking place in San Fransisco next week. Take a look below at the comparison featured images sent over to us by Valve concerning the matter. The following statement was also released:

“Announced during the recently-held Steam Dev Days, the latest version refines ergonomic aspects of the Controller by adding two diamond-patterned button layouts in the area previously designated for a touch screen display. As shown in the attached, these analog buttons are offered in addition to the touch pads featured in the original prototypes.”

Steam Controller Analog Buttons - Valve GDC 2014

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VRFocus: YEI Technology Shows How PrioVR Works [HD]

Virtual Reality Gaming

The YEI Technology Shows How PrioVR Works video by VRFocus is presented below in high definition.

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Steam Dev Days: Porting Games To Virtual Reality [HD]

Steam Dev Days

The Porting games to Virtual Reality presentation from Palmer Luckey of Oculus VR for Steam Dev Days Conference is presented below in high definition.

“On Jan 15-16, 2014, Valve hosted over 1,200 game developers from around the planet at Steam Dev Devs in Seattle, WA. Now Valve has made videos of 28 Steam Dev Days sessions, covering a wide range of game development topics available.”

Watch them all in the new Steam Dev Days Section of RealGamerNewz.

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Long Live The Queen Post-Mortem Review

Long Live The Queen RealGamerNewz Review

In Long Live The Queen players take control of a Crown Princess who will become Queen and is constantly having every facet of her character tested. It seems like no matter what players do and how they build up the Crown Princess, something isn’t good enough. This is a frustration but at the same time the game is well put together enough that this also encourages multiple play-throughs and mastery of the mechanics. This means Long Live The Queen achieves a large amount of replay value, albeit at the cost of being an addiction and very difficult to master title.

Players must build her up the way you want by selecting what she is educated about week such as Public Speaking, Naval Strategy, or Internal Affairs. It would be a good idea to focus on the history of the land, foreign affairs, and then once mastered move on to maintaining a graceful presence. However, it can be really difficult to narrow down just which aspects of royal preparation will end up being the most important as players go through the events of Long Live The Queen which take place in the midst of a deeply back-storied tale. There is so much lore to be learned in this game that not only is the player often overwhelmed by it, but the character which they control as well.

Players also have the opportunity to change the mood of the character each weekend by selecting where and how to spend the time. For example, sneaking out can increase the will power of the individual’s character yet everything comes at a cost and this can cause some amount of loneliness over time.

Some exciting moments are found where otherwise pre-scripted events seemingly come out of nowhere and changed based on the skills the player has built up. For example if your character is rushed and reaches for a blunt object, but you’re skill lies exclusively in swords – then you’ll miss your target and need the assistance of the guards to skim passed the situation unharmed. Other moments come up in which players must decide the fate of those who are accused of crimes. In these cases it is important to have the ability to sense things and discern the reality of a situation. Executions, imprisonment, or freedom rests at the click of a button and the decisions the Crown Princess makes sometimes have rippling effects on what happens down the line and how those that are royal feel about the character.

Final Verdict:

All in all, Long Live The Queen is a very different type of game that many players will appreciate for its originality. The complex, yet elegant system of choice branched opportunities in a story-drive narrative gameplay experience (though mostly done through a graphics user interface made up of several menus) will keep players replaying this game a decent amount of times before feeling bored with it. Still, that being said while the game does accomplish its vision and goal – a more interactive experience as opposed to the flood of menu and dialogue would enable this title to reach a much wider audience. For what it aims to be, Long Live The Queen is an extremely interesting game that should not be missed.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 7 / 10

RGN Rating : Bronze Game

Developer / Publisher : Hanako Games

Available On: PC | Mac OS X | Linux

Played On: Windows PC

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.

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Steam Dev Days: 100% Steam: How Dovetail Games Steam-only Policy has Built the Foundation for a New Type of Videogame Business [HD]

Steam Dev Days

The 100% Steam: How Dovetail Games Steam-only Policy has Built the Foundation for a New Type of Videogame Business presentation from Paul Jackson of Dovetail Games for Steam Dev Days Conference is presented below in high definition.

PDF Here | PowerPoint Here

“On Jan 15-16, 2014, Valve hosted over 1,200 game developers from around the planet at Steam Dev Devs in Seattle, WA. Now Valve has made videos of 28 Steam Dev Days sessions, covering a wide range of game development topics available.”

Watch them all in the new Steam Dev Days Section of RealGamerNewz.

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Steam Dev Days: Game Development with SDL 2.0 [HD]

Steam Dev Days

The Game Development with SDL 2.0 presentation from Steam Dev Days Conference is presented below in high definition.

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“On Jan 15-16, 2014, Valve hosted over 1,200 game developers from around the planet at Steam Dev Devs in Seattle, WA. Now Valve has made videos of 28 Steam Dev Days sessions, covering a wide range of game development topics available.”

Watch them all in the new Steam Dev Days Section of RealGamerNewz.

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Steam Dev Days: What VR Could, Should, and Almost Certainly Will Be within Two Years [HD]

Steam Dev Days

The What VR Could, Should, and Almost Certainly Will Be within Two Years presentation from Michael Abrash of Valve for Steam Dev Days Conference is presented below in high definition.

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“On Jan 15-16, 2014, Valve hosted over 1,200 game developers from around the planet at Steam Dev Devs in Seattle, WA. Now Valve has made videos of 28 Steam Dev Days sessions, covering a wide range of game development topics available.”

Watch them all in the new Steam Dev Days Section of RealGamerNewz.

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Indie Adventure Game Journal Is Now Available On Steam w/ HD Trailer

Journal Steam

Journal is an indie adventure title with a female protagonist and was developed by Locked Door Puzzle for publisher Lupus Studios Limited. The game has just released today on Steam and is available for a discounted price for a limited time.

Until February 24, 2014, Journal goes for $8.99 instead of the regular price of $9.99 and supports Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux operating systems. Take a look at the trailer below in high definition which was released as part of the game’s pre-order campaign in December 2013.

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Steam Dev Days: Steamworks Features – A Technical Overview [HD]

Steam Dev Days

The Steamworks Features – A Technical Overview presentation from Chris Boyd of Valve for Steam Dev Days Conference is presented below in high definition.

“On Jan 15-16, 2014, Valve hosted over 1,200 game developers from around the planet at Steam Dev Devs in Seattle, WA. Now Valve has made videos of 28 Steam Dev Days sessions, covering a wide range of game development topics available.”

Watch them all in the new Steam Dev Days Section of RealGamerNewz.

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Steam Dev Days: Beyond Porting: How Modern OpenGL can Radically Reduce Driver Overhead [HD]

Steam Dev Days

The Beyond Porting: How Modern OpenGL can Radically Reduce Driver Overhead presentation from Cass Everitt and John McDonald of NVIDIA for Steam Dev Days Conference is presented below in high definition.

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“On Jan 15-16, 2014, Valve hosted over 1,200 game developers from around the planet at Steam Dev Devs in Seattle, WA. Now Valve has made videos of 28 Steam Dev Days sessions, covering a wide range of game development topics available.”

Watch them all in the new Steam Dev Days Section of RealGamerNewz.

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Steam Dev Days: The Evolution of Gaming Hardware [HD]

Steam Dev Days

The Evolution of Gaming Hardware presentation from Marc Diana of Alienware for Steam Dev Days Conference is presented below in high definition.

“On Jan 15-16, 2014, Valve hosted over 1,200 game developers from around the planet at Steam Dev Devs in Seattle, WA. Now Valve has made videos of 28 Steam Dev Days sessions, covering a wide range of game development topics available.”

Watch them all in the new Steam Dev Days Section of RealGamerNewz.

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Steam Dev Days: Steam Business Update [HD]

Steam Dev Days

The Steam Business Update presentation from Nathaniel Blue and DJ Powers of Valve for Steam Dev Days Conference is presented below in high definition.

“On Jan 15-16, 2014, Valve hosted over 1,200 game developers from around the planet at Steam Dev Devs in Seattle, WA. Now Valve has made videos of 28 Steam Dev Days sessions, covering a wide range of game development topics available.”

Watch them all in the new Steam Dev Days Section of RealGamerNewz.

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Steam Dev Days: Portal 2 and Team Fortress 2 Alternate Reality Games Q&A [HD]

Steam Dev Days

The Portal 2 and Team Fortress 2 Alternate Reality Games Q&A presentation from Jeep Barnett, Kyle Davis, and Adam Foster of Valve for Steam Dev Days Conference is presented below in high definition.

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“On Jan 15-16, 2014, Valve hosted over 1,200 game developers from around the planet at Steam Dev Devs in Seattle, WA. Now Valve has made videos of 28 Steam Dev Days sessions, covering a wide range of game development topics available.”

Watch them all in the new Steam Dev Days Section of RealGamerNewz.

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