Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 12/9/13


"There were plenty of games shown at the VGX awards on the weekend, from Titanfall strutting out some new mechs through to some tantalising gameplay from Quantum Break. But out of all those big budget titles, one four man studio may have stolen the show with No Man’s Sky.No Man’s Sky puts players in the cockpit of a starship that can explore a galaxy full of solar systems and planets. The catch here though, is that each procedurally generated planet can be explored, with no two worlds and their ecology being the same.“If you see the stars, those are real stars, they have their own planets around them, and you can go there,”said Hello Games Sean Murray to Gametrailers."


"Supposed artwork for an Alien game developed by Total War developer The Creative Assembly has surfaced online.The images, which were posted on the games forum NeoGAF, suggests the project is called ‘Alien: Isolation’.One of the images shows a female character on the front cover, suggesting previous rumours that the game will star Amanda Ripley, the daughter of protagonist Ellen in the first two Alien movies, may be true."


"Staying on top of the Rob Ford story can be tough.For a team of Toronto app developers, finding a way to turn the constant flow of news into a fun and up-to-date video game has become quite the challenge.“This guy literally writes his own game every week — that’s why this has been so tough,” said Ben McEvoy, a digital producer and co-founder of Extra! Extra! Games.McEvoy and his team designed Stay Mayor, a free game for Android and iPhone users in which players control an unnamed, red-cheeked mayor who looks suspiciously familiar."

Toronto Star