Fallout 4's Survival Mode Enters Public Beta
If you're looking for something similar to Fallout: New Vegas's Survival Mode in Fallout 4, well, you're in luck. Bethesda has released the new Survival Mode on Steam in beta this week. This mode includes no manual saving (you can only save by sleeping), no fast travel, more dangerous opponents, a less useful compass, exhaustion, hunger, thirst, fatigue, and illnesses, among other things.
Watch Paint Dry Gets Its Way Onto Steam Through Steamworks Security Hole
Because you need to have access to Steamworks to get into Valve's internal publishing platform, nobody's really taken a look at what kind of security problems there are—but, knowing Valve, there were bound to be some. And when somebody was able to get access to Steamworks without having a game, they used this access to check out the security. What they found was kind of really stupid: he was able to release a game to Steam without any oversight or editorial approval. The game was taken down, but you can see the Steam page via Google cache if you really want to.
RollerCoaster Tycoon World Launches, Is Really Buggy
The long-awaited sequel to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 has arrived, and... they really should've put some more work into it before they released it. Now, I understand that this is an early access game (though why an established publisher like Atari is using early access, I don't know). But the game is apparently a buggy mess, and not much of an improvement (and, according to some, quite a bit of a deterioration) on the previous game in the series. But it's "only" $49.99, for a game that won't really be released until the end of the year!
David Hayter Calls Metal Gear Solid V "Sixty Hours of Humiliation"
Before Kiefer Sutherland played Snake in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, there was David Hayter, who played the character all the way back to the original game in 1998. Hayter isn't too happy about being fired, and he says that Konami was trying to replace him for years—apparently Kojima had tried to get Kurt Russell, the actor from Escape From New York, to play the part in Metal Gear Solid 3. He adds that he hasn't played the latest iteration in the series, saying "That'll be sixty hours of humiliation that I can't wait to get to."
PlayStation VR Could Come To PC
For anyone who doesn't own a PS4, Sony's new PlayStation VR isn't very interesting. It looks like Sony's aware of this, because they're thinking of bringing the PlayStation VR to PC. They say they have "nothing to show for the moment," but they're "looking to expand in a variety of areas." They also note that the port would be made simpler, because the PC and PS4 are so similar in terms of parts. A $399 VR headset to compete with the $599 Oculus Rift and the $799 HTC Vive? Sign me up.
Alison Rapp Gets Fired From Nintendo
You might've heard about Alison Rapp recently. If you haven't, she's somebody who works for Nintendo's Treehouse localization division, and was the chosen target of a certain group of angry video game players because of certain decisions made by the aforementioned localization division. Well, she's now been fired, thanks in part to that certain group's actions. Nintendo says that she was fired because she had a second job, and that's against the rules for some reason, but Rapp says that Nintendo only found out that she had this job because of the actions of this certain group. And she claims that Nintendo was upset that she was so outspoken as a Nintendo employee.
Whatever the reason, I think we can all agree that certain group is not very nice.