Guild Wars 2 is getting ready for its big Feature Pack release on September 9, but details on what’s coming in this huge update are still rolling in.
Today ArenaNet talked about improvements being made to the wardrobe UI, better differentiating between your slotted equipment and your wardrobe, allowing you to easily sort and preview different looks for you character.
Along with this improvement comes the addition of Finishers to the wardrobe tab as recognition of the feature as a true form of customizing your character.
And finally, they are adding a Miniatures collection tab to the UI, and all Minis are now treated as account unlocks in your wardrobe instead of storing them in your bank. New minis can also be previewed via the wardrobe window before purchasing, save for a few rare minis that remain hidden until unlocked.
This September Features Pack is really shaping up to be a great update, and is bringing some fantastic quality of life improvements.
I guess it’s bash on Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 day on YouTube, as both Screen Junkies and CinemaSins put out videos covering the film, except the two popular channels have swapped formats for the day, with CinemaSins handling the honest trailer, and Screen Junkies rocking out the “Everything Wrong With” video.
The video above is “Everything Wrong with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 13 Minutes or Less” from Screen Junkies, who are known for their “Honest Trailers” video series.
Below you can watch “Honest Trailer – The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ from CinemaSins, who normally do the “Everything Wrong With” vids.
One of the greatest innovations in gaming over the last few years has been the opening of avenues for smaller developers to fund their would-be projects through sites like Kickstarter, and via Steam’s new Early Access program. Allowing players to support games that may not have seen the light of day without these types of markets has given us many spectacular games already. But there is a darker side to Early Access and Kickstarter. Sometimes things don’t work out, and all that support money seems to disappear into the abyss.
It looks as if The Stomping Land may be among those games funded by this new income stream that is vanishing without being completed. As pointed out by Gamasutra, after several months without any sort of update or communication from developers Supercrit, the dinosaur survival game is no longer purchasable via Steam’s Early Access. The Stomping Land still has a Steam store page for now, but the purchase button has been taken down.
In an early August update, the developer told Kotaku that the game would be getting rebuilt, taking it from Unreal Engine 3 over to Unreal Engine 4. The removal from Steam and the broken developer homepage have left many speculating that the game may in fact be another lost project.
The Stomping Land successfully raised $114,000 on Kickstarter last summer before appearing on Steam’s Early Access this past May.
The action game for Dragon Quest has only released in the Japan so far, and now it looks like Dragon Quest 7 could also forgo a western release.
According to Siloconera, producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto wants to bring the game to Nintendo 3DS in America, but the translation might cost too much.
“In terms of [Dragon Quest 7], it has a lot of text to go through and translate, and we’ve received so many requests and so much positive feedback about the game, but unfortunately, we have to consider the cost and the manpower needed to handle the sheer load of text.”
DQ7 originally released on the PlayStation in 2000, it is the most script intensive iteration in the already wordy Dragon Quest series of games.
In an effort to encourage equality and stifle sexual and racial harassment, among other discriminator behavior in games, Spaces of Play developer Andreas Zecher has written the following letter to the community.
“We believe that everyone, no matter what gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or disability has the right to play games, criticize games and make games without getting harassed or threatened. It is the diversity of our community that allows games to flourish.
“If you see threats of violence or harm in comments on Steam, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook or reddit, please take a minute to report them on the respective sites.
“If you see hateful, harassing speech, take a public stand against it and make the gaming community a more enjoyable space to be in.”
At this point more than 1,000 developers have signed the letter. If you’re a dev, then send a message With you first and last name to Andreas Zecher on Twitter.