April 16, 2016 Game News Update – Miitomo Success, Blizzard DDoS, Hacked Oculus Games
This week in game news, Nintendo saw plenty of success with Miitomo, their bizarre but fun social network, the Nostalrius World of Warcraft servers were shut down- and Blizzard suffered a DDoS not too long after that- Leslie Benzies is suing Rockstar Games and there’s a way to play Oculus Rift exclusives with an HTC Vive- all this and more on this week’s episode of Game News Update.
If you’re wondering about that Oculus Rift hack, there’s a new program called Revive that allows you to run games that were meant to be Oculus exclusive in your HTC Vive- Oculus has issued a statement on it– essentially, they don’t support it and say that it might stop working at some point in the future due to software updates- but they’re not going to try and stop it, either. If you’d like to try it for yourself, you can download it from here.
Some pretty great games have been released this week- one in particular that I’ve been playing is Stories: The Path of Destinies– it can be a little tricky to describe. Imagine an isometric ARPG that feels like an accelerated Legend of Zelda game that combines CYOA (Choose Your Own Adventure) style storytelling with the narrator from Bastion and the storybook aesthetic from the new King’s Quest– that’s Stories, and it is awesome. Stick around as I’ll have a full review of the game written soon!
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