The indie darling The Binding of Isaac is finally coming to consoles, thanks to Nicalis.
It appears that console gamers are finally going to be able to get their hands on the PC indie hit The Binding of Isaac in the form of a complete console remake named The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth. According to a lengthy interview with Gamasutra, the game’s creator, Edmund McMillen, was contacted by Tyrone Rodriguez of Nicalis (Cave Story port/remake, VVVVVV) about remaking The Binding of Isaac for consoles:
“A few months ago I was contacted by Tyrone Rodriguez of Nicalis (publisher of Cave Story, VVVVVV) and asked about how I felt about remaking The Binding of Isaac for consoles. I love consoles as much as the next guy, but dealing with the business end of console development wasn’t something I wanted to dive back into at this point.
“I told him yes, but I had a few strict guidelines to make sure an Isaac remake was perfect. I wanted the game to feature the second planned expansion that I couldn’t do in the Flash version, I wanted it to feature local co-op, I wanted the graphics to be totally remade in 16-bit but still look and feel like the Flash version, and finally, I didn’t want to deal with anything when it came to business. Nicalis has agreed to these terms, and development has started on The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth.”
So, it appears as though fans of Isaac are getting much more than a straight up port, with co-op, new graphics, and additional content, though no platforms have been officially decided on as of yet. McMillen did mention on his Tumblr, though, that the game wouldn’t be out until later next year.
Are you excited for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, or are you tired of exploring Mom’s basement? Let us know what you think in the comments!
Valve Says No to Rumored Console, For Now
A rumor has been flying around that Valve was working on a console that would run a modified version of Steam.Valve has stated that Big Picture Mode is their focus right now. Valve’s Doug Lombardi had the following to say:
“We’re prepping the Steam Big Picture Mode UI and getting ready to ship that, so we’re building boxes to test that on,
Steam on the Playstation 3 Would be Huge for Sony
Valve has been the source of talk for a few days now with its rumored Steam based console. After thinking everything through and considering how Valve’s console could change consoles forever, there is a chance Valve could already be working with Sony to bring Steam to the Playstation Brand.
The Orange Box was a title that many gamers played, but if you played it on the PS3 you might have noticed the problems that plagued the port. The issue was the porting of the title wasn’t done by Valve themselves. Instead, it was ported by a 3rd party, which caused all of the issues on the PS3 version.
Valve Could Change Console Gaming Forever
The rumors of Valve announcing a console came out late last night, and it’s a rumor that will most likely be confirmed at GDC 2012. The idea of a PC being built around Steam makes a lot of sense, but the question is if it would be successful idea?
The rumored specs are 8 gigs of ram, an Intel I7 processor, and an Nvida based GPU. Those specifications are by no means bad, but they are also not mind blowing. That kind of power could definitely run anything that’s currently on the market, but future games would be a problem.
Valve Looking to Shake Up PC Gaming?
According to the guys over at Vox Games, Valve could be announcing a “console” at GDC.
The rumor states that Valve will be essentially announcing a PC that is built around the Steam interface. The console will have 8 gigs of ram, Intel I7 processor, and an Nvida GPU.
This idea honestly makes a lot of sense, especially after Valve announced their Big Picture Mode at last year’s GDC. Big Picture Mode will allow for games to take advantage and scale the image to the appropriate size, something that PC’s have always had trouble doing. If Valve makes this move it would allow developers a specific set of requirements and allow them to make their games perform better. Valve’s Steam network is growing fast, and it offers arguably the best online experience for PC games. It won’t be long till we see if this rumor becomes true.
Check out Vox games for even more possibilities.
A few different places are reporting that they have confirmation that Nintendo will be changing the name of their newest home console, the Wii U.
This rumor is coming after Nintendo had their investors briefing yesterday afternoon. The reason behind the change is due to the confusion of the name of the 3DS. Nintendo said that the name 3DS suggested that it was simply a DS with a 3D gimmick, and consumers didn’t know that it was indeed a new DS with new hardware. The name Wii U could potentially have the same effect on the market, and consumers could once again think the Wii U is just a gimmick.
In my last post, The issues with gamers part 1:PC , I talked about the problems with PC gamers.
For the second part I’m going to focus on a side that has been getting a lot of attention from developers and publishers this generation, the console gamers.
When it comes down to DLC and other online content console gamers are a little more understanding than the PC crowd, I think it’s mostly because we’re use to it and have learned to embrace the idea of extra content for a price.
Some would say it started with the original Xbox and Xbox LIVE but that would be only partly correct.Sony sold demos to gamers for a small price in retail store, I myself bought a few mostly for my little brother, and there were no outcries by gamers. Now I’m not saying console gamers will sit by and let companies charge for everything and not say anything.