Morning DLC: Video Game News & Rumors 2/23/2016


"Stainless Games is bringing Carmageddon: Max Damage to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.The console version of the violent driving game features over 30 cars and 10 environments. There is also online multiplayer for up to four people. Along with multiplayer, Carmageddon: Max Damage has career and freeplay modes, where running over pedestrians is actually encouraged. Carmegeddon: Max Damage is set to arrive on consoles in the middle of this year.IGN"

In recent years, developer Stainless Games has been focused on bringing their almost 20 year old franchise to mobile and PC platforms, so it’s nice to see some love being thrown towards the console players who might have been original fans way back when. The game will also be free for PC players who bought Carmageddon Reincarnation, a Steam title that launched last year and was essentially the basis for the upcoming Max Damage. 

"‘The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries’ stars the iconic, blade-wielding character from Robert Kirkman’s best-selling comic books, portrayed in-game by award-winning actress Samira Wiley (Orange is the New Black). Haunted by her past, and coping with unimaginable loss and regret, the story explores Michonne across a three episode miniseries event. Players will dive into the mind of Michonne to discover what took her away from Rick, Carl, and the rest of her trusted group… and what brought her back.YouTube"

It might not quite be the return to Telltale’s The Walking Dead that fans were expecting or craving, but this is one of the few times in which a character from the comics and TV show will be appearing in the game. What’s more, recent events in the ongoing show have put a spotlight on this fan-favorite character of late, and Telltale is sure to flesh out Michonne’s nuances and persona even further.

"The video game of Steven Spielberg’s ET is considered to be one of the worst of all time and has even been blamed for triggering the collapse of Atari. Howard Scott Warshaw, the gifted programmer who made it, explains how it was rushed out in a matter of weeks – and how he feels about those events in California now.BBC News"

We all know the basics of this infamous chapter in gaming history, but this interview feature from the BBC sheds some new light on the topic from the perspective of the man behind one of the worst games to ever be made. If you’ve ever had an interest in the history and context surrounding ET the video game, be sure to check this out.