Today, developer Undead Labs revealed a bit of exciting news about their ambitious open-world zombie survival game State of Decay, which recently passed the half a million sold milestone on XBLA. That’s a mighty impressive number, especially so for an indie game with little marketing.
This success all but guarantees we’ll be seeing more of that mysterious follow-up project, code-named Class4, but not before they bring State of Decay to Steam and add a “pure sandbox mode” in the near future (possibly with added co-op, too).
Undead Labs’ zombie survival game State of Decay has only been out a couple weeks and it’s already broken records and received critical acclaim, including an Editor’s Choice from yours truly. It’s an incredibly addicting and often unforgiving post-apocalyptic arcade game that, unfortunately, was also riddled with technical issues. Thankfully, Undead Labs is addressing, and fixing, many of these issues in a patch. Full list of fixes after the jump.
Today, Konami’s portable experiment Silent Hill: Book of Memories has received a patch based on player feedback that will greatly improve how it plays. No longer will you be penalized for dying during a stage, instead, the stage will restart with your character’s progress intact. A few other tweaks have been made, including less punishing poison traps. Also available today is DLC that brings with it new weapons, forsaken rooms, notes, and doubles the cast of characters, including fan favorites Heather Mason and James Sunderland.
I don’t have the game, mostly because I don’t own a Vita. Anyone here interested in trying the new-and-improved Book of Memories?
It took a while to get here, but should you get the urge to dust off your Xbox 360 copy of Silent Hill: Downpour, the game should perform just a wee bit better the next time you put it in. It takes care of some of the more frustrating problems players might’ve come across, including frame rate drops and some problems that kept people from being able to finish the ‘Homeless’ side quest.
Konami detailed some of the issues the patch fixes for the Xbox 360 version, which you can find after the jump. If you have it on PS3, don’t fret — it’s in the works and should come in a few weeks.
Thanks to my unbridled lover AfterTheAsylum for the tip on this story. According to Examiner Konami is offering the people who purchased the Silent Hill HD Collection for the Xbox 360 before August 8th will be able to get themselves a free game on Konami. As you may have heard 360 owners of the game got the dick when Konami announced a very need for the game would only be coming to the PS3 version. I hope you saved your receipt or can get it because you’re gonna need it. Email a copy of it to [email protected] and tell them you’re friggen pissed you got the shaft and you can pick a game from quite the massive list. Check out the list past the break, and GET YOURS.
Unfortunately for people like me who own the Xbox 360 version of the Silent Hill HD Collection, Konami has cancelled a patch that would’ve remedied a few of the numerous issues gamers have been having with the the title, including sporadic frame rate drops and audio syncing problems. PS3 owners got their patch last month, but the rest of us are going to have to put up with being left out in the cold. If it makes you feel any better, Konami apologized to their fans, saying the decision was made because of technical issues and available resources. Anyone here affected by this? Tell me your story in the comments below. We can get through this together.
Rewind to February and you would’ve found a cheerier, more hopeful Adam. March looked incredible, with its triple dose of Silent Hill and Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. Unfortunately, March quickly transformed into a month of horror, and not for the reasons most of us would’ve liked. I wasn’t as burned as a majority of horror fans were by Downpour and the HD Collection, but there’s no denying how buggy the latter was. To my surprise, I also enjoyed Operation Raccoon City, but that could be a mixture of my incredibly low expectations for it going in and the fact that by the time I got my hands on the game four of the Spec Ops missions — which are far superior to the campaign that comes with that game — had already released.
Thankfully, Konami has taken notice of all the issues that are plaguing their games saying “Players have voiced their concerns, and solutions to these issues will be fixed and launched in the coming weeks.” So that’s good news, assuming you’re like me and you haven’t already traded in your games. Don’t do it kids, keep your games, because every time you trade one in Pyramid Head sheds a single tear. That tear then proceeds to run down his creepy metal helmet and down his skirt made of human skin. READ MORE