‘R-Type’ Fan Made animated short

Forbes has an article about a fan based animated short based on the classic side scrolling game R-Type. Personally I never heard of it but the animation Paul Johnson did is pretty sweet!

From the site:

For anyone that grew up with the brilliant side scrolling shoot-em-up R-Type, then the recent work of animator Paul Johnson will fill your heart with joy. This new animated short for Mashed, which is a programme on Channel 4 in Britain, covers the scenario of a smack talking gamer that is sucked into the first level of R-Type to prove his skills. The short specifically covers the first level of the first R-Type, up until the level’s boss fight. From the enemy spawn patterns to the layout of the level, it’s all been brilliantly done.

You can read the entire article here.

‘Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked’ washes ashore on Steam

Engadget is reporting that Don’t Starve Shipwrecked is finally out of Early Access on Steam and ready for your consumption.  Some good 2d animation here from the looks of the trailer and it’s got a rough pencil test sort of feel to boot judging from the trailer above.
From the site:

Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked, the nautical themed expansion for one of our favorite survival games If you’ll remember, this add-on is the result of a partnership between original developer Klei Entertainment and the folks behind Below and Super Time Force, Capybara Games. The single-player expansion (the co-op focused Don’t Starve Together released last year) introduces plenty of new deadly goodies like sailing, seasons and crafting recipes — all incredibly likely to put your ability to follow the game’s name to the test. As an incentive to give it the old college try, Steam has the game on sale for $4.50 during its launch period.

“League of Legends The New Dawn: – by Blur Studio

A truly beautifully animated Cinematic piece from Blur Studios for the game “League of Legends”. I wish they’d make a feature film like this instead of all fuzzy animals.

Riot Games and Blur joined forces once again to excite and delight the League of Legends community. This second installment in the League of Legends Universe showcases its champions like we’ve never seen them before as they engage in an epic and equally brutal team battle lasting over six minutes.

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Fallout 4-S.P.E.C.I.A.L. video series

Bethesda is gearing up for Fallout 4 in two months time and in order to keep the hype train going, the company has given its new video series its début. It’s known as the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Video Series and as you would imagine, the aim of each video is to go over a particular stat and explain what it does or how it will affect your character throughout the game.

S.P.E.C.I.A.L stands for Strength, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility and Luck, all stats that make up your in-game character and effect things like abilities. The first video, which goes over the Strength stat is above and more will follow although I have not seen a schedule as to when.

The Best (and worst) game companies to work for in 2013

Best and worst game employers 2013

This should be interesting!

Game Skinny.com is reporting about who in the gaming industry is the best and worst to work for based on employees in 2013.

As it turns out Valve and Riot are among the best to work for which is valuable information for our readers to say the least!

From the site:

We all have our impressions of how good a video-game company is, but, for most of us, those impressions are formed mostly from personal experience as consumers and from a kind of Internet groupthink. (“Valve is good. EA is bad. Everyone knows that.”)

Here’s insight from the people in the trenches, who have an insiders’ view of exactly what goes on behind closed doors and can offer some brutally honest assessments of what it’s like to work for the giants of video gaming.

*UPDATE: Added the CORRECT link to the article.

You can read the full article here.