Polynauts Central : (23/7 Archived)
Todays image comes once again, courtesy of PaddyStardust
Welcome to Polynauts Central, here on Monday, July 23st, 2012.
NOTICE: ALL talk about THE DARK KNIGHT RISES must only take place in this forum. No spoiling the movie for anyone here on Polynauts. It's finally out worldwide so have a thought for those who haven't seen it yet and please, keep it clean of any bats in here.
On with the news, then you can talk!
NEW ARTICLES ON POLYGON:
1 'Fieldrunners 2' (iOS) review: Don't walk by Russ Frushtick
"While not as genre-busting as the original, Fieldrunners 2 is still one of the strongest tower defense games I've ever played, neck-and-neck with the equally-excellent Kingdom Rush."
2: Epic Games' 'Fortnite' is for friends, modders, scavengers, white mages and everyone else by Michael McWhertor
"Fortnite has been pitched multiple times at Epic Games, Bleszinski said. It was the word "zombies" that got it shut down previously, he says, citing walking undead fatigue. Eventually, Epic designers found their own twist on the shuffling endless hordes. Bleszinski won't say what Fornite's purplish antagonists are just yet."
3: 'Sound Shapes' is the culmination of ten scrapped video games by Chris Plante
"Sound Shapes didn't begin as a game even, Mak says. After releasing Everyday Shooter in 2007, the young developer wasn't eager to make another video game. The Sound Shapes project, developed with Everyday Shooter's co-composer Shaw-Han Liem, was intended to be an audio visualizer for use at live concerts."
4: Wii U could be here by December according to GameStop release sheet by Tracey Lien
"Nintendo's Wii U console could be on sale as soon as December 2012, according to a GameStop new release sheet that details the upcoming software releases for the console."
"Battle Royale supports Sony's "cross-play" functionality, which means that the PS3 and Vita versions of the game can talk to each other. In this case, the content is identical between them, and they're so well integrated that a four-player online match can feature any combination of local and networked players on PS3s and Vitas."
FROM THE POLYNAUTS FORUMS:
1: In Which We Come Up With Game Stories by DocSeuss
"I've devised a little game, the rules of which are quite simple: click the link above, refresh the page until you find a story that sounds interesting, and then describe the video game to us."
2: Polygon.com : Community Requests Thread by Shaun McIlroy
"This is our "Official Polynauts" topic for Polygon.com requests, those which we've all made mention of in anticipation of the sites launch in 2012. I thought I'd collate them all here for the Polygon team to check back and see if the stars align with their overall plans, whatever they may be."
3: Gaming Horror Concepts by Salias
"What is everyone's opinion on open world psychological horror? By that, I mean access to a city in which the events unfold, although plot events may mostly take place inside structures."
FROM THE VERGE:
Adrianne Jeffries brings you (fairly) recent, biggest tech news in Friday's 90 Seconds on The Verge which covers the following:
POLYNAUTS COMMENTS OF THE DAY (19/7):
"I can't believe no-one is recommending Steel Battalion - Heavy Armor! Thats like, the most immersive mech game ever! Marvel, as you can't make the damn thing work, and you blow it up in seconds, just like real life!" - PaddyStardust (4 recommends)
Every day there will only be one comment from the previous thread. It's decided based upon the most recommends an individual receives for their comment; should two people have the same rating then both comments will be posted.
Okay, there we have another weekends worth of catch-ups folks. Remember to sound off in the comments below and share any awesome news you find today. As always, feel free to hit me up on Twitter @shaunmcilroy if you want to chitchat throughout the day.
New to the Polygon Community? Please take time to read the Community Guidelines as laid out by the team here at The Verge. Particularly "Foul language: Cussing, swearing, or just plain nasty: all of the above are not cool here."That goes for pornograhic material as well folks.
If you're looking the best way to filter through any current deals on Steam then check out this site created by community Polynaut, NuclearPrinny. Just remember to take time away from Steam throughout the day to check out what's breaking right here on Polygon.
Finally, check out the thread on multiplayer events here in Polynauts Assemble! for all the latest news on who's playing what, where and when.