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Machinima lays off 10% of staff
By: | December 14th, 2012

Machinima, Inc.

According to Joystiq, YouTube giant Machinima has laid off 10% of its staff today. The report first surfaced when former staffers took to Twitter to announce they’d been laid off. Among those let go were Editorial Manager Bill Shibley and Director of Gaming Programming Justin Fassino. One of Fassino’s tweets about the situation read, “Effective immediately I am no longer at Machinima. Would love to send an official email with my contact info but they took my computer.”

Machinima Editor-in-Chief Rob Smith told Joystiq that the layoffs were “growing pains.” This sentiment was echoed in an official statement by the company: “Today Machinima underwent a reorganization to address its global growth, and this process unfortunately resulted in layoffs. Less than 10% of Machinima’s workforce was effected [sic].” Our thoughts are with those who’ve lost their jobs.


Follow up on the Black Knight Sword release date for XBLA, we have just got confirmation that the Grasshopper Manufacture – Digital Reality game will be released on the Playstation Network on December 11, a whole day earlier. Not only that, but we also got our mitts on the current box art.

So if you want to check it out in all its glory, hit that Read More button …


Hey, remember that Suda51 title we reported a while back? No? Well, it was more than a year ago so we won’t hold it against you.

Grasshopper Manufacture and Digital Reality have teamed up to deliver what they consider their interpretation of the “dark fantasy fairy tale” adding in a bit of interactive ”kamishibai”, or paper drama. Due to hit the XBox Live Arcade December 12, Black Knight Sword will be a platformer … a bloody platformer … a bloody platformer with that Suda51 twist most likely earning that M17+ ESRB rating.


Although Capcom seems content to “grace” us with the poorly received Rockman Xover and nothing more, a handful of industry developers have been hard at work preparing a full-blown classic-style Mega Man fan game for the 25th anniversary of the Blue Bomber.

The setup is fairly weird, but it could work. It appears as though the evil Bonne crew from Mega Man Legends has traveled through time to meet up with the cast of the original Mega Man series (ie before X). The trailer shows off a few robot masters (Bio Man and Tarot Man), as well as the ability to switch between Mega and Proto Man between levels, and power them up at the same time.

Although Tarot Man sounds incredibly hokey on paper (ha!), the mechanics in his level look pretty amazing. As a long time Mega Man fan who owns every game released in the US, this faithful remake looks better than anything Capcom has done with the IP recently.

Dragon Age 3 Inquisition

Those of you who were looking forward to playing Dragon Age III: Inquisition on your PS3 or Xbox 360 next year might have to wait a bit longer. And buy a new console. That too.

According to rumors reported by Kotaku, the LinkedIn profile of  EA Shanghai level designer Tao Gu states that “Scope of the DAIII has been chaged [sic], which will target next gen platform [sic] and will be postpone [sic] to 2014.”


PlayStation 4 dev kits reportedly sent to devs

Anonymous sources told VG247 today that new versions of the PlayStation 4 dev kits are being sent to developers. Codenamed “Orbis”, the PlayStation 4 has not been officially announced by Sony yet.

According to the sources, this second version of the dev kit–housed in a PC case–comes with Blu-Ray support. The previous version was little more than a graphics card, and they were sent out earlier this year.


Resident Evil and Silent Hill may be circling the drain, but survival horror is far from dead. Today Montreal-based indie developer Red Barrels dropped an extended trailer for their inaugural effort, Outlast, a horror title styled after fellow indie darling, Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

Joystiq caught up with the studio’s co-founders Philippe Morin and David Chateauneuf to shed some light on what their first effort is all about. Rather than focus on combat, Morin said they’ll be borrowing from Frictional Games’ 2010 hit with exciting chase sequences and “run and hide” gameplay. The former Ubisoft developer says that combat is kept to a bare minimum, insisting that action elements compromise a horror title’s frightening atmosphere.

Outlast is looking pretty terrifying thus far. Looks as if we’ll be spending plenty of time hiding beneath the covers when it hits PC in 2013.

Steam Halloween Sale 2012

Steam slashed prices on dozens of “spooky, creepy, scary, and eerie titles” today for its Halloween Sale 2012. But that’s not all. Apparently ’tis the season of saving money on games because Groupees has the “Bundle of the Damned” available.

Some great games are on sale from now until next week, so you might as well jump on these deals as soon as possible. Just pretend you’re  a zombie and these games are sweet, juicy, squishy brains.


Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault out on November 27th!

Do you have a Lombax-shaped hole in your life? Did the recent Ratchet & Clank Collection only make your longing for dry-humored robots even worse? Good news everyone! You can play Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault on November 27th.

Better still, the game is going to be available for download on PSN and as a retail copy. According to the post on the PlayStation Blog, “Both the download and retail versions support cross-buy as well, so your purchase gets you both the game on PS3 and a digital copy for PlayStation Vita.” Also Full Frontal Assault  is going to be bigger than Quest for Booty. It’ll set you back $19.99 when it comes out.

[PlayStation Blog]

It looks like Ubisoft has a lot to be excited for today: Assassin’s Creed III is the most pre-ordered game in the publisher’s history — yep, it even double Revelations.

Is it because of all the rave previews the game has been getting? Or is it because of ‘merica? I can’t really say for sure, but October 30th is going to be pretty crazy at a lot of electronic retailers.

You can also pick up the Season Pass for $30 (2400 MSP), which includes The Tyranny of King Washington campaign, as well as future DLC that will be released “within six months.”

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Slingshot Content Pack

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is getting two new DLC packs, and Firaxis and 2K Games revealed some details of the first one today. The Slingshot Content Pack will add three new singleplayer missions where you’ll meet a Triad operative in China. Also included in this pack is a new squad member with “a unique story.”

The release date and price of this content pack weren’t revealed, however 2K games said that it will be available for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. The second pack, the Elite Soldier Pack, is already available for $4.99/400 MS Points. Originally free for those who pre-ordered the game, it includes a Classic X-Com Soldier, Soldier Deco packs, and complete color customization.