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Zombies, sea gulls and a Dune-like sand covered world. We're not describing a day at the the beach post climate change but today's news from the land of games. With the really big releases out of the way for the Black Friday bum-rush, it's time for small games to shine and the rumor mills to churn.
Not many people get their kicks perusing software studios' help wanted ads, but when Blizzard is looking for two engineers to work on "a robust first-person engine for an unannounced project," it gets noticed. We'd speculate at a big add-on for Overwatch, or even some sort of campaign mode for those of us who hate other people.
Paul W.S. Anderson and producing partner Jeremy Bolt – the guys behind the Resident Evil movies – want to do Monster Hunter next. They say they started talking to people about the idea five years ago. "We’ve found a way of connecting the Dune-like sand covered world of Monster Hunter with our world. So we’re bringing this massive Japanese game into the world of America."
An AMA on Reddit from the voice actors behind Mass Effect, Fallout 4 and Final Fantasy XV has helped highlight the recent voice actor strike and revealed some of the weirder aspects of the business – like not knowing which character you're playing, never interacting with the other voice actors while you work, and having to do death scenes over and over again.
Telltale’s The Walking Dead: A New Frontier has an official release date: December 20th. Telltale promises it's a "a harrowing and horrific drama" which is pretty perfect for anyone spending Christmas with their extended family. It features fan favorite Clementine plus and new character (and neck tattoo fan) Javier García.
You might love Pixar, but imagine getting some of that animated charm directed straight at your eyeballs. That's Gary the Gull, a new VR experience that is out for free on PlayStation VR, Oculus and HTC Vive today. Created by Motional and Limitless – both companies that are home to ex-Pixar staff – you can interact with Gary with gestures and voice. It's a must try for anyone curious about the possibilities of NPC interaction in VR.
Of all the things Apple had planned for its fancy new MacBook Pro touch bar, playing Doom probably wasn't one of them.