Jetsetter: ‘Dark Room Sex Game’ returns for the next gen! Seriously!

rusty-pup

The U.S. video game industry is facing a rough second half of the year – just look at Microsoft. The first American company to actually find success in the game console business since the 1970s ran full steam through the first six months of the year, announcing not just a new machine in Xbox One but an entirely new method of doing business: A console that requires a persistent Internet connection to leverage a network of servers for extra computing power. A console that negates the value of disc-based games but lets you share them for no extra charge. These are all new ideas for consoles, and they clearly exhausted old Microsoft because it rolled back many of its plans this week.

Microsoft is the face of the American video game industry so let’s give it a break! Let it catch its breath and cool off while we look outside our shores. That’s Jetsetter’s job as Digital Trends’ weekly column looking at the world of import gaming and international game development. So let’s give the U.S. a rest and see what’s going on elsewhere.

Conker’s Bad Fur Day creator returns to Nintendo consoles!

Chris Seavor was a bright light amongst British video game developers in the 1990s, working on much-loved Rare Ltd. games like Killer Instinct. Seavor’s Pièce de résistance though, was Conker’s Bad Fur Day and its remake Conker: Live & Reloaded. Not only was he the designer behind Conker, he was also the surly little squirrel’s voice. The designer was ousted from Rare in 2012, but now he’s back with his own studio, Gory Detail, and his making a brand new game for Nintendo’s Wii U. The game is called The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup, a 2D platformer about a robotic dog with a big emphasis on story.

“It’s quite a serious and adult story, but still a fun and hopefully playable game with lots going on,” Seavor told Nintendo Life, “It’s a 2D platformer, but a with depth to it. You physically move in and out of the screen. It’s also got hints of Lemmings in there. The game has a core gameplay mechanic – and when I say mechanic I mean something you do which will effect something else in the gameworld – which we can’t say because it will give so much away!” 

Dark Room Sex Game returns.

The Copenhagen Game Collective took a ballsy approach to Wii game development back in 2008. The Danish developers looked at Nintendo’s motion controller and thought, “Instead of a mini-game collection, why don’t we make a game about sex?” That they did, in the form of the graphics-less Dark Room Sex Game. Two players hold Wii remotes and follow sounds coming from the remote as cues for how to move the controller in the most pleasurable way. The win condition is precisely what you think it is. Thanks to a report at Eurogamer, we now know that the CGC is remaking the game using the more accurate PlayStation Move controller! Dark Room Sex Game HD will use “enhanced light feedback” to pump up the game experience. It’s also looking for voice actors to provide brand new “sighing, moaning, smacking, screaming, and crying” all for “the sake of… Art.” Sounds like an instant PlayStation 4 classic to us.

 PlayStation 4 (alternate)

PlayStation 4 hits the Netherlands on November 13?

Last week in Jetsetter, we looked at a possible 2014 release date for the PlayStation 4 in Japan. This week, we look at a rumor that the PS4’s European release is a lock for holiday 2013. November 13, 2013 to be specific. Dutch retailers Bol.com and MediaMarkt have posted that date as the new Sony console’s coming out party. NeoGAF user Cyborg even snapped a shot of an in-store advertisements from MediaMarkt. Is November 13 a worldwide release date? Who knows! Until Sony confirms anything official, consider this just another dose of wild international speculation.

Gaming

Battle your demons on the go when ‘Diablo III’ hits Switch this November

Blizzard's acclaimed action-RPG Diablo III will release for Nintendo Switch on November 2. The game includes both local and online cooperative play as well as Switch-exclusive cosmetic items.
Gaming

Annual game releases are boring. Try a quirky indie game for the PS4 instead

While big budget games rely on practical innovation, indie games dive head first into new, unexplored territories. If the quirky and unusual appeal to you, take a look at our list of the best indie games on PS4.
Gaming

Best family-friendly games both parents and kids love

There are a wealth of great games out there that both parents and kids can enjoy together. We compiled a list of 30 games across all genres that are sure to make family game night a great time.
Gaming

Nintendo Switch Online flips the switch to paid subscriptions on September 18

The paid version of Nintendo Switch Online -- the service required to play Switch games online -- will begin on September 18, Nintendo has revealed. The service was initially planned to debut last year.
Deals

Black Friday 2018: When it happens and where to find the best deals

Black Friday is the biggest shopping holiday of the year, and it will be here before you know it. If you can't wait until November 23 to start formulating a shopping plan, we've got you covered.
Gaming

Get a Double Helix set and 1000 V-Bucks with Nintendo Switch’s ‘Fortnite’ bundle

A new Nintendo Switch bundle launching in October includes free in-game V-Bucks currency for Fortnite, as well as additional digital goodies. The game supports crossplay with most other systems.
Gaming

Chug some booze and belt out battle songs in 'The Bard's Tale 4'

From the same developers behind Torment: Tides of Numenera and Wasteland 2, comes a long-awaited sequel to a classic RPG/dungeon crawler series. Fans can get The Bard's Tale 4: Barrows Deep starting today for PC on Steam.
Gaming

Seth Rogen sets Twitter ablaze with secret ‘Duck Hunt’ trick

Actor and comedian Seth Rogen let Twitter users in on a little secret about the classic Nintendo game Duck Hunt. If you remember playing it back in the '80s, you might want to sit down.
Gaming

Fortnite patch 5.41 brings revamped Port-a-Fortress and the Soaring Solos mode

The Fortnite 5.41 patch notes are available right now for everyone across all platforms. This weekly content update brings with it a ton of new additions and changes including a revamped Port-a-Fortress, Soaring Solos mode, and more.
Deals

Check out the best Xbox One deals and bundles for September 2018

Microsoft's consoles are just as capable of streaming movies as they are of playing the latest games. Check out our top Xbox One deals and bundles, which include new and upcoming triple-A games like Battlefield V and Fallout 76.
Gaming

Games with Gold and Spotlight Sale bring big price drops on Xbox-exclusive games

It's that time of the month again! Microsoft has posted their new Deals with Gold discounts. We've assembled a short and sweet version, highlighting only the best deals you can get right now for the Xbox One.
Gaming

‘Fortnite’ is cited as a reason for 200 divorces in the U.K.

Epic Games' Fortnite is extremely popular, and it can be quite addictive -- so much so that it has been cited as a reason for divorce proceedings in more than 200 separate cases in the U.K.
Gaming

YouTube has a new destination for gamers as it plans to shutter gaming app

YouTube is shuttering its gaming app early next year and turning its attention to developing a brand-new gaming destination on its main site. The app launched in 2015 as part of efforts to take on video-gaming platform Twitch.
Gaming

What the FUT? An in-depth guide to getting started in 'FIFA 19' Ultimate Team

New to the latest entry in the FIFA franchise? Our 'FIFA 19' Ultimate Team guide will provide you with everything you need to know. including which packs to focus on first and how to extend contracts.