Sunday Gaming News – 3/2/2012

February 3, 2013

It’s Superbowl Sunday! Well, actually it’s Superbowl Monday for us, but still. Either way, I’m a Packers fan, so I have no particular interest in the outcome of the game this year. Speaking of games, let’s talk about the video kind…

  • It seems like everyone who used to work at Sierra is getting in on the Kickstarter action these days, so it’s not surprising that Jim Walls, creator of Police Quest, is planning to do one to create a spiritual successor to the franchise. There’s also some interesting tidbits about Walls and his experiences a both a police officer and at Sierra.
  • Gabe Newell gave a talk at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas earlier this week. While the talk has been doing the rounds for the many things Newell has said (such as the top TF2 creators making $500000 a year). The entire talk is now up on Youtube, and you can watch it here:

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  • Nexus Mods, which is best known for its mod archives for Elder Scrolls games, among others, needs help. In a blog post, the site’s creator, Robin Scott, reveals that the Skyrim section has outgrown their current capacity, and they need to move it to a bigger cluster. The site has a unique business model (run by, essentially, four people) and Scott does not want to sell the site to corporate interests. As such, he’s offering premium memberships and other revenue models to help with the site’s future growth. If you’re as into Skyrim modding as I am, then you should definitely see what you can do to help him out.
  • Finally, this isn’t quite video game-related, but it’s still awesome and you should definitely check it out. Shinji Aramaki, best known for directing the anime series Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 as well as the two classic Appleseed movies, has been tapped to work on a new Captain Harlock film. The trailer is out now, and it looks completely brilliant. Check it out below:

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