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Nate Wells, art director on The Last Of Us, has left the studio. He follows other high profile departures including the Uncharted series' creative director and writer Amy Hennig, and Uncharted 4 director Justin Richmond.
"After about two weeks of jamming we had this goat roaming around a map and wrecking stuff, and we all thought it looked pretty hilarious so we uploaded a video to YouTube and it just caught fire." Coffee Stain Studios CEO Anton Westbergh explains how Goat Simulator came to be.
The Block By Block project is an initiative between the UN and developer Mojang to use Minecraft as a tool to aid urban redevelopment. The project was first announced in 2012, but this year amazing things are happening.
I'm a terrible drummer but even I kinda want this kit created by SJC Custom Drums. The breakdown is: "8x12, 14x16 and 20x22. Custom matte painted pipes finish on shells & Butcher/claw style wood hoops with custom block badges".
Microsoft's turn for big numbers after Sony's announcement the other day. Although it's worth noting that the numbers are for units "sold-in to retailers" which isn't the same as 'bought by actual people'.
The Flock is interesting for two reasons. Firstly, its horror themed asymmetrical gameplay, and secondly developer Yogelsap is made entirely of students. Valve likes the game so much it's let it skip Greenlight and go straight to Steam.
Artist Dan Hernandez has created a series of paintings that don't initially seem video game influenced, looking more like biblical frescos. But get closer and you can pick out some familiar references like health packs and Donkey Kong ladders.