George R. R. Martin’s Assistant Helping With Telltale’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ Adaptation

George R. R. Martin has enlisted his assistant – author Ty Corey Franck – as a story consultant on the upcoming Telltale Games adaptation of the popular HBO series Game of Thrones.

This was revealed in a New York Times article. It discusses how Telltale’s focus on narrative is a natural fit for the Game of Thrones series, and the assistance of Ty Corey Franck will allow Telltale to refine the narrative as much as possible.

While there is no release date for Telltale’s take on Game of Thrones, the article does mention that a lot of work remains before the game’s premier and that no one at Telltale was very eager to reveal any information. Hopefully this has more to do with attention being drawn elsewhere rather than with struggles getting this adaptation to work.

‘Watch Dogs’ Season Pass Trailer

Watch Dogs is definitely one of the most anticipated games of the year, and developer Ubisoft has released a trailer that showcases all of the goodies that fans will be able to get with the game’s season pass.

The following is a list of what the season pass will get you:

  • New playable character T-Bone
  • Extra playable missions
  • Untouchables Pack
  • One week early access to all DLC

Watch Dogs is developed by Ubisoft and releases for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC on May 27th. Check out the season pass trailer below.

Nintendo Details Digital E3 Events

Nintendo will once again be skipping the E3 stage show in favor of a digital event that will cater directly to their core fans. This is a way to give people who will be attending e3 and those that can’t both a way to get in on the action.

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said the following about the decisions:

“We demonstrated last year that we are never afraid to reinvent a proven tactic or to break completely new ground if we believe it will provide the best experience for our fans, followers and partners. So, whether you’re attending E3 in person or joining online, there’s an amazing lineup of games, experiences and events coming your way.”

The following are all of the different events that Nintendo will be holding:

Super Smash Bros. Invitational
2014 will see the arrival of not one, but two new Super Smash Bros. games: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. To commemorate this occasion, Nintendo is inviting 16 highly skilled Super Smash Bros. players to the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles to compete in a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament. Thousands of fans in the audience and countless more watching a live stream online will see new Super Smash Bros. characters clash with existing favorites in action for the first time. More important than declaring a winner, however, this event is a celebration of all things Super Smash Bros., and a great way for new and veteran fans to take part in a tribute to this legendary franchise. More information about the 16 invited participants in the tournament, the identity of the announcers, and how fans of the franchise can view the tournament in person and via webcast, will be communicated shortly.

Nintendo Digital Event
Every year, Nintendo looks for the best way to show its games and share its news with fans, media and other key audiences. In 2013, Nintendo decided to forgo a traditional press conference and use a video – in that case a Nintendo Direct – to share its news from E3. The company is building on that approach at E3 2014 with the “Nintendo Digital Event,” a new kind of video program that will reveal and provide further detail about the gaming experiences on the way for Nintendo platforms in 2014 and beyond. The Nintendo Digital Event will air at 9 a.m. PT on Tuesday, June 10.

Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3
This year, Nintendo will offer fans a deeper look at Nintendo’s biggest games of E3, with information directly from the source. The “Treehouse,” the Product Development department at Nintendo of America, will provide in-depth game demos live and unscripted from Nintendo’s booth. This new program will be live streamed during all hours of the E3 show. Fans can get settled in, open their browsers and experience the Nintendo games at E3 like never before.

Super Smash Bros. Smash Fest @ Best Buy
In 2013, Nintendo broke new ground by expanding its E3 activities outside of the walls of the Los Angeles Convention Center and letting fans play some of the games being played on the show floor at participating Best Buy stores. The partnership between Nintendo and Best Buy continues in 2014 and will mark the first time around the world that fans have had the opportunity to get their hands on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

[WATCH] ‘DriveClub’ Release Date Announcement Trailer [VIDEO]

It’s been a long time coming, but the highly-anticipated PlayStation 4 racer DriveClub now has a release date. The game will be released on October 7th.

SCE Wordwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said the following about the game on PlayStation.Blog:

“We planned for the game to be ready for early 2014 and are committed to delivering on our ambitious promise of creating a truly innovative, socially connected racing game. What DRIVECLUB offers has not been previously achieved in this category, and, because of this, the team needed more time to give you the game you’re waiting for.”

The announcement was accompanied by a trailer that you can check out below.

‘Wolfenstein: The New Order’ Stealth Vs. Mayhem Trailer

Wolfenstein is gearing up for a glorious return in the form of Wolfenstein: The New Order, and the developers have just released a new gameplay trailer that documents two different styles of gameplay: Stealth and Mayhem.

Judging from the trailer, it seems you will have different ways of overcoming your adversaries by way of employing all out brute force or careful stealth. When I play the game I will definitely be going in like John Rambo, but I guess stealth is cool if you’re in a more relaxed mood.

Wolfenstein: The New Order releases on May 20th for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. Check out the Stealth Vs. Mayhem trailer below.

Xbox One Version Of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Is Somehow Available On Xbox Store

The development of the Xbox One version of Beenox’s adaptation of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie has been a strange one, to say the least. The game was set to be released across all platforms, but then the Xbox One version was suddenly delayed. Now, however, the Xbox One version is able to be downloaded on the Xbox Store at the same time as all other versions. OK…

Microsoft hasn’t clarified why this game was released anyway even though for some reason it was delayed, but whatever the case may be the whole thing sounds pretty fishy in regards to what the quality of the Xbox One version may be.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is also available for 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and PC.

Nintendo Planning To Extend Reach Beyond Video Games?

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata recently made a speech about the future of Nintendo, and in the speech he said some very interesting things on where they could be heading going forward.

He said the following about how everyone at Nintendo perceives the company:

“A lot of people around the world think Nintendo is solely a company that makes video games, and I believe more and more of our own employees have started thinking in this way. Some employees in charge of development find themselves in positions where all they are thinking about is how they can make the game in front of them more fun, so I don’t think it can be helped if others outside of our company see us the same way.

He then discusses the previous Nintendo boss’ vision for the company:

“I was wondering how to express Yamauchi’s feelings, and I thought about it non-stop, even during the New Year’s holiday break.”

Lastly, he briefly goes into his thought process going forward:

“At the start of this year, I finally figured that the concept of ‘improving people’s quality of life with fun,’ with emphasis on the ‘fun’, would be perfect for Nintendo. And that’s why I decided to focus on this during the financial results meeting in January.”

It’s unknown exactly what Nintendo will be planning on going forward, as they are definitely most known as a gaming company and have been for decades. However, due to current stumbles with the Wii U, perhaps they are considering different ways to get peoples attention.

“A lot of people around the world think Nintendo is solely a company that makes video games, and I believe more and more of our own employees have started thinking in this way,” Iwata said. “Some employees in charge of development find themselves in positions where all they are thinking about is how they can make the game in front of them more fun, so I don’t think it can be helped if others outside of our company see us the same way.
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