Fancy some top-down shooter action on your mobile phone? Probably not, but I had to ask anyway. While many core gamers are quick to mount aversion to anything mobile related, the reality is that those devices are here to stay. That also means that games will continue to be made for said devices, in ranging from high-quality outings to low-ball efforts.
This could potentially be an absolutely horrendous week for the ole' wallet, as PlayStation Plus Discounts and Sony's freshly launched “Sale of the Dead” offer up buckets of bullets, beasts and blood for extremely low prices. Oh, and Hotline Miami is free for Plus subscribers, too, just in case you have no interest in ridiculously deep discounts, you crazy person.
It's a big month for PlayStation Plus in October with a set of games from a wide variety of genres hitting the lineup, including bullet hell, epic RPG, a lil' poker and some good old fashioned ultra violence.
What would Overgrowth, the mod-heavy 3D martial arts, open-world game where you play a rabbit be like if it was played top-down like Hotline Miami and featured the same rocking retro soundtrack? Well, you would get the new video posted up courtesy of YouTube commentator, iDubbbz.
You won't be playing Hotline Miami on your iPad or iPhone anytime soon. Developer Dennaton Games says that an iOS port simply wouldn't work properly.
There's going to be a heck of a lot of killing on the PlayStation Network this week as games like Deadpool, Hotline Miami and Spartacus Legends appear on the virtual store shelves. But don't worry, we've been informed that virtual enemies only feel a little bit of pain. You can take 'em out with a (mostly) clear conscience.
For those of you who “like to hurt people,” the tams at Dennaton Games, Abstration Games and Devolver Digital are serving up a heaping helping of whoopass next Tursday, June 25, when Hotline Miami finally arrives on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.
The latest Humble Indie Bundle is now on sale. Humble Indie Bundle 8 offers seven games, including top-down shooter Hotline Miami and side-scrolling multiplayer game Awesomenauts, for a price set by the customer.
The biggest news of the week was both shocking, unsurprising, sad and a bit uplifting all in one fell swoop...I'm talking about Disney shutting down LucasArts. On the upside we're getting a sequel to Hotline Miami and Deep Silver is going out and doing something unique...making a new IP called Ride to Hell featuring a rough and tumble biker gang.
The retro murder-simulator Hotline Miami has garnered a lot of praise and kicked up tons of discussion across gaming forums across the web. The game made by two developers from Dennaton Games will be getting a sequel and the sequel will be set in the 1990s instead of the 1980s.
Hotline Miami, one of the biggest breakout indie PC games of 2012, is coming to the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. That’s right, now you can murder the ever-loving crap out of some 8-bit criminals in front of the TV or on the go.
2012 was full of surprises. If you asked me twelve months ago to guess my top five games of this year, the list would've looked something like this: Grand Theft Auto V, Mass Effect 3, BioShock Infinite, The Last of Us and Tomb Raider. In the end, four of those games weren't even released.
Jonatan Soderstrom and the rest of the crew at Dennaton Games aren't rich by any strech of the imagination. Recently, Dennaton's Soderstrom tweeted about his dire financial situation and later said that he hopes they make enough from Hotline Miami to keep making bigger and better games.
Dennaton Games and Devolver Digital really knocked it out of the ballpark with Hotline Miami, it's pretty much gaming's version of Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive but with a much darker and more psychologically driven plot device behind it, in plain terms it's a grotesque masterpiece of digital entertainment.
Dennaton Games is taking a different approach to piracy than say, EA or Ubisoft, instead of fighting against the pirates they encouraged them to update the torrents so that pirates would receive the latest, fixed version of the game. Why would they do this? Because every new player, pirate or not, is still a potential customer.