Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 7/28/13

“Fez 2″ has been canceled. The abrupt termination of the project is as sudden as its announcement, which involved a teaser trailer and little more. On the Polytron official website, game creator Phil Fish wrote “I am done. I take the money and I run. This is as much as I can stomach. This is isn’t the result of any one thing, but the end of a long, bloody campaign.”

“You win,” he added.

Given “Fez’s” penchant for out-of-the-box puzzles, some fans believe this is actually a hoax, or an elaborate ploy to raise awareness for his game. However, he told Joystiq that “it’s true” the game has been canceled. According to Kotaku the sudden cancellation of the game was triggered by a dispute he had on Twitter.


Michael Biehn played Corporal Hicks in the classic 1986 film “Aliens.” He came back to the franchise recently in Gearbox’s recently released game adaptation, “Aliens: Colonial Marines.”

In an interview with Game Informer, the actor said the game “seemed kind of passionless” and his work on the project “wasn’t fun at all.”

“I just didn’t really have any fun,” he said.

“Aliens: Colonial Marines” was plagued with delays, mishaps, and ultimately a botched release. It received some of the lowest scores of any major title in recent memory.


Oddworld Inhabitants founder Lorne Lanning feels Nintendo has a permanent place in video games for the foreseeable future, but is unsure about Microsoft or Zynga.

Speaking with VentureBeat, Lanning said he would work with Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata “in a second,” due to the CEO’s opinion that company lay-offs damage employee morale, and developers fearing layoffs can produce sub-par games.

“When Satoru Iwata came out and said people were asking him, ‘When are you gonna lay off your development staff? ‘ I don’t remember exactly what he said, but it was basically: ‘Laying off development is not going to solve our problems. Building great games is what we do and we’re going to continue doing it.’


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