Head Games Writer

Today marked the first full news day for me being nominally in charge of the Games section at Bleeding Cool. Since I’ll be doing a ton of posts from here on out, I’ll just be leaving a link to the archive rather than innundate eveyone with 5+ posts a day.

BC Archive

Any official inquiries regarding my work with BC can be sent to madeline@bleedingcool.com

I’ve updated my contact page to reflect that, but its always nice to reiterate these things.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Wants Your Money

Obsidian Entertainment launched its Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire crowdfunding campaign on Fig today. You can go ahead and check it out if you like, give them your lunch money like a playground shakedown or just to figure out what exactly is Fig. That last one I can help you with, as some of you may recall I did a bit of an expose on Fig back on Sunday so that’ll save you a google search. Read the rest at Bleeding Cool.

Will The Square Enix and Marvel #TheAvenger’s Project Be A Money Draining Freemium Game?

By this point, I think we’ve all seen the trailer for the upcoming Marvel and Square Enix collaboration series of AAA games. Which, while very new, has struck me as nothing more but another attempt by Marvel to try and launch a game series with no major substance.

The trailer gives us almost nothing other than a hashtag and recycled images of Avengers’ weapons lying on piles of rubble. The Cap shield has been used multiple times, mostly in failed Marvel mobile titles  – Marvel War of Heroes used almost the exact same images, Marvel Heroes MMO‘s opening had Cap’s shield encased in ice as a major set piece, and its been used countless times in the comics. Read the rest at Bleeding Cool.

Rooster Teeth Announces New Gaming Division Alongside Battlesloths 2025 The Great Pizza Wars

Rooster Teeth, the company that has brought us such gems as Red vs Blue and RWBY just announced a new games division Rooster Teeth Games. The announcement comes on the heels their success with RWBY: Grimm EclipseGrimm Eclipse was a best-seller during its initial release on Steam back in the summer of 2016 and is currently a top-10 seller on both PS4 and Xbox One following its console release earlier this month.

Read the rest at Bleeding Cool.

Ariana Grande Joins Final Fantasy Brave Exvius

Last year at E3 it was announced that Ariana Grande would be a playable character in a Final Fantasy mobile title. That game is Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, a free-to-play RPG which has perhaps the most Final Fantasy premise I’ve ever seen. You have to go around clearing dungeons and shrines of monsters to help purify crystals, all at the behest of a girl literally encased in one. Oh right, and you have a kingdom to save, but that’s just details.

Read the rest at Bleeding Cool.

Plumbing The Depths Of Madness With Call of Cthulhu

Cyanide Studios’ Call of Cthulhu will be the latest game to try and tackle the absurd horror of H. P. Lovecraft‘s most famous creation.

The new trailer takes a look at what happens to protagonist and PI Edward Pierce when confronted with a ton of Lovecraftian horror. Insanity is a common theme in Lovecraft’s anthology of horror, and this game would not be complete without some kind of descent into madness. Read the rest at Bleeding Cool.

NYCC 2016 Masterlist

Bandai Namco: Please Buy Our Stuff

Final Fantasy XV Is A Hot Mess At NYCC

Bright Spots Of Insight At The Strong Female Characters Panel At NYCC

Deus Ex: Breach DLC – A Criminal Past Didn’t Light Us On Fire At NYCC

NYCC’s 50 Years Of Black Panther Panel Talks Institutionalized Racism And The Importance Of The Hero To Black Communities

Marvel’s Cup O’ Joe NYCC ’16

War And Peace, Ferrets, And “Blow Me” With Underworld And Resident Evil

DC All Access: Super Hero Girls, Legends, Bombshells, And Gal Gadot On A Horse

Attack On Titan Anthology Is Full Of Gore. Surprisingly

Michael Meyers Joins Dead By Daylight

E3 Masterlist

E3: Harebrained Schemes’ Necropolis is Dark Souls Meets Spelunky

E3: Dead by Daylight Wants To Kill You

E3: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius

E3: Sword Art Online: Hallow Realization Is A Single Player MMO

E3: Is ‘I Am Setsuna’ A Return To The Golden Age of JRPGS?

E3: Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse 2: The Game Fans Made

E3: Tekken 7 Will Bring An End To The Mishima Family Blood Saga

E3: Tales of Berseria Lets You Custom Map Your Combos