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Joseph Murphy

Co-founder of The Gaming Liberty, Joseph can usually be found making things, breaking things or on steam. Follow me on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thejoeeffect

Square-Enix India closed after one year, all studio employees laid off

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 15th 2014 - No Comments

Square-Enix India has closed after one year of operation, with the loss of all six members of staff. The studio was originally formed to collaborate with India-based game developers on mobile games, and after a full year, and no titles released, the studio is now closed. Confirmation reveals that all six of the studio’s employees...

This War of Mine “delivers an important message”, says 11 Bit Studios

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 14th 2014 - No Comments

This War of Mine aims to deliver “an important message” to all that play it, that’s according to Polish developer 11 Bit Studios. Speaking with Edge, Pawel Miechowski of 11 Bit Studios revealed the game has a poignant message about the reality and impact of war on society itself: “This War of Mine delivers an important...

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth formally revealed, releasing this fall

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 14th 2014 - No Comments

2K and Firaxis Games have lifted the lid on their latest project, Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth. Returning to the Civilization franchise, Firaxis have tasked players of Beyond Earth with the development of humanity as they explore and create a future on alien worlds. According to Firaxis, players will “lead factions divided...

Orcs Must Die! Unchained announced, debut trailer revealed

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 11th 2014 - No Comments

Robot Entertainment and Gameforge have revealed Orcs Must Die! Unchained Free-to-play, Orcs Must Die! Unchained sees 10 player being able to participate in the mayhem with teams splitting 5 vs 5 and taking the responsibility for both sides of the battle which includes the building of traps, as well as summoning their own armies to lead...

BELOW confirmed for Steam release, new trailer released

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 11th 2014 - No Comments

Capybara Games has revealed Below will release on Steam, as well as Xbox One. A release for Xbox One was confirmed last year during E3 2013, but now the developer has revealed the game is also headed to Steam. The new trailer, titled “Come in from the Storm”, pans across some of the landscapes in the game with shades of their...

New Child of Light developer diary discusses sound and artistic effects

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 11th 2014 - No Comments

Ubisoft has released the second dev diary for Child of Light. The first focused on the art of the game, as well as the story, while this one goes into the preparation and execution of music and sound effects.  Speaking to Coeur de Pirate, who composed the soundtrack, the video also speaks to some of the team as they reveal the emotion behind...

New Watch Dogs PC gameplay video talks the power of Nvidia

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 11th 2014 - No Comments

Ubisoft has released a new Watch Dogs trailer for the PC build of the game. The trailer talks about the relationship between the studio and the Nvidia technology including a new technique utilised in Watch Dogs named HBAO+, which helps improve the quality of shadows in the world. If you’re not into all the technical details don’t...

Confirmed: Internet connection drops during The Crew will kick players back to title screen

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 10th 2014 - No Comments

Ubisoft has confirmed if you lose your internet connection during a playthrough of The Crew, then you’ll be sent directly back to the title screen. The outcome of a drop in connection will affect both single and multiplayer aspects to the game, as creative director Julian Gerighty told VideoGamer recently: “It’s one...

First Cult County gameplay video emerges, shows “PrePrePre Alpha” in action

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 10th 2014 - No Comments

Renegade Kid has released the first gameplay video of Cult County. The footage comes directly from Jools Watsham’s Youtube channel and shows, what he describes as, the “PrePrePre Alpha” in motion. The video goes on to demonstrate the lighting effects as Watsham describes the team’s concentration on creating atmosphere...

inFAMOUS: Second Son sells 1 million copies in 9 days

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 10th 2014 - No Comments

Sony has confirmed inFAMOUS: Second Son has sold over one million copies, in just nine days. Revealing the news, via the PlayStation EU blog, SCEE’s Product Manager Nathalia Chubin confirmed the sales total all copies of the game, both Bluray and digital. Chubin goes on to congratulate Sucker Punch on the sales as they represent...

New gameplay trailer released for The Evil Within, watch it here

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 10th 2014 - No Comments

Bethesda has released a brand new gameplay trailer for The Evil Within. The trailer shows a shed load of nasty enemies and environments, as well as giving you a good glimpse at one of the nastiest enemies in the game, known only as the “Boxman”. Developed by Tango gameworks, The Evil Within releases on August the 26th for...

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel announced, details and debut gameplay released

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 9th 2014 - No Comments

2K Games has officially revealed Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Powered by the Borderlands II engine, and developed by 2K Australia, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel sees players witness the rise of Handsome Jack as they are whipped away from Pandora, and plonked on the moon that hangs above the franchise’s sky-box. Confirmation has come through...

Sony launches PlayStation Store Easter Sale, get the details here

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 9th 2014 - No Comments

Sony has launched a beefy Easter Sale that sees a serious chunk of video game content slashed in price. The sale runs from now until the end of the month and includes cross-buy titles, PS Vita games and PS3 games. While there’s no discount or sale for PS4 titles, there is an extra discount for all PS Plus members. The list below...

Outcast Reboot HD confirmed, KickStarter campaign launched

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 9th 2014 - No Comments

The team at Fresh3D Inc has revealed they are taking to KickStarter to fund Outcast Reboot HD. Acquiring the rights to the franchise back in 2013, Fresh3D Inc is looking to raise $600,000 to rejig the cult classic PC title into HD. According to studio, the HD remake of Outcast, if funded, will see all items, characters, textures and...

The Last of Us Remastered for PS4 listed on Sony Entertainment Network store

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 9th 2014 - No Comments

Rumours spread recently that The Last of Us might grace the PS4 and now, it appears to be all but confirmed. An entry on the Sony’s Sony Entertainment Network website lists The Last of Us “Remastered” for the PS4. The link to the item itself is broke, but the promo graphic is still available for all to see. It was recently...