Polynauts Central: (9/8 Archived)
Todays image comes courtesy of TheRealDoshu
Welcome to Polynauts Central, here on Thursday, August 9th, 2012, otherwise known as 'International Day of the World's Indigenous People'.
Are you an indigenous human of the Planet Earth? No, then get off my space rock!!
NEW ARTICLES ON POLYGON:
1: 'BioShock Infinite' developer Irrational Games loses two top staffers by Michael McWhertor
"Two senior staffers at BioShock developer Irrational Games have left the company: art director Nate Wells, a 13-year veteran of the Boston area studio, and director of product development Tim Gerritsen. The two were part of the team developing next year's BioShock Infinite."
2: 'Mass Effect 3's' 'Operation: Olympus' offers weekend experience by Dave Tach
"Mass Effect 3's "Operation Olympus," a weekend-long operation filled with experience-gaining opportunities, is set for August 10th through 12th, according to developer BioWare."
3: En Masse Entertainment hit with layoffs by Alexa Ray Corriea
"En Masse Entertainment, the publisher behind the Western release massively multiplayer online game TERA, is the latest company hit with layoffs, according to a series of tweets from digital marketing manager Evan "Scapes" Berman."
4: Indie Games Uprising 3 coming in September to Xbox Live Indie Games by Samit Sarkar
"Indie Games Uprising, a collection of promising Xbox Live Indie Games, is returning for its third year next month running from September 10th-20th."
5: 'Persona 5' development underway, says Atlus by Alexa Ray Corriea
"With Persona 4 Arena out and Persona 4 Golden on its way to North America this fall, Hashino's team is hard at work on the series' "next numbered entry." In the interview he states that Persona 3 and 4 art director Shigenori Soejima has already submitted sketches, "and the game is making progress."
FROM THE POLYNAUTS FORUMS:
1: Looking at Final Fantasy VII - Part 2: Story and Characters by GunFlame
"There is an interesting world, full of interesting characters, but the story that you are told is the most limiting that is possible within the world. There could have been more, there should have been more. But it ended up being a mess, and the story was caught up trying to be somewhat abstract in what it was supposed to mean at times. Where it was supposed to be deep, it came off confusing and a little absurd. But there are areas in this world that could have been deep, and characters who could have meant more."
2: Favorite games to play with friends by CannibalTuna
"What are your favorite games to play or have played with your friends? Single or multiplayer. Mine are Super Smash Bros, Halo, and to my surprise Tales of Vesparia; we all had different foreign accents for the characters when we read the text. You just can't get that kind of fun playing by yourself."
3: The First Game You Remember Playing by 1Legend
"Maze Craze was a game I sunk hours into with my bruhs... Good memories"
4: What game had your favorite/most useful AI partner(s)? by TheRealDoshu
"I've been saddled with some pretty useless/frustrating AI partners in the various games i've played. They get in the way, they ninja loot useful items or die stupid, stupid deaths over and over again. Heck, i've actually been known to shoot them myself. But there are exceptions to the rule and once in a blue moon you get to team up with "someone" who's genuinely helpful."
5: Ear-wormed into pants-crapping insanity by TheRealDoshu
"It's simple, we spend hours upon hours in these virtual worlds and the background music never stops. It keeps going and going and then BAM! It's the soundtrack of your life for days."
REMINDER: Polygon.com : Community Requests Thread by the Polygon Community
"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."
FROM THE VERGE:
- With partnership, Square and Starbucks now share the largest mobile payments network in the US
- Valve to sell non-gaming software on Steam starting September 5th
- High-frame-rate version of 'The Hobbit' will only see a limited release
POLYNAUTS COMMENTS OF THE DAY (8/8):
"Just wait before we have to ask when Polygon Episode 3 comes out."LivingTarget - (3 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 weekdays 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.
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