Chris, Tom and Graham gather in the podcave to discuss the brief appearance of Batman: Arkham Knight, the possible disappearance of indie developer Tale of Tales and the editable appearance of Dota Reborn.
Plus: indie sales figures, why we like non-lethal methods in games, the Steam top ten (for reasons), whether anything is as fun as violence, and the power of lab coats and the terror of red tshirts.
- Tale of Tales have closed down sort of not really. Here’s their post explaining why they think Sunset didn’t sell better and why they won’t be making games in future.
- Prompted by the above, David Pittman shared some sales figures of Neon Struct and Eldritch on his Twitter feed. These are the relevant tweets and threads of tweets.
- Whereas here’s Pittman’s brother on the sales of his own Super Win The Game.
- Here’s Andy Kelly’s review of the excellent detective game Her Story over at PC Gamer. No spoilers.
- Batman Arkham Knight launched on PC this past week. Then it was unlaunched shortly afterwards. When will Batman Returns?
- Dota Reborn quietly came out as an optional new version of Dota 2. It’s the first Source 2 game and it has a new suite of editing tools. Here’s Chris on why it matters.
- Here’s the article on RPS about the community development of Unreal Tournament.
- Masq! Masq! Masq!
- Riot use “priming” to try to shape the behaviour of their players, encouraging them to be kind not cruel. They’ve given talks about it at GDC a number of times, and here’s one of those times.
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