OLD MAN WEINERSMITH SHAKES HIS FIST AT THE NEWS
Virt? Visual Novels? Yes!
Are you a fan of Jake "virt" Kaufman's music? He's all the rage these days with his most recent soundtrack to Double Dragon Neon and his upcoming soundtracks for Ducktales and Shovel Knight. Well, he's now looking to make his debut in the visual novel arena, and he needs your help.
As it turns out, Pseudomé Studio, the team behind a visual novel project titled Errant Hearts, has enlisted Kaufman's talents, but are taking to Kickstarter to fund upwards of 20 tracks for the game along with some additional artwork. They're aiming for a modest goal of $8,500 to accomplish this, and already have nearly half of that. If you want to hear a softer, more cinematic side of virt after getting your fill of his slew of retro 80s goodness, then get behind this project!
Any visual novel fans out there curious to hear what Kaufman would be able to bring to the table? Is this not one of the most effective uses of Kickstarter that you've seen? See the trailer below (not Kaufman's music) to get an idea of what it's all about.
To extrapolate further, user Sega1991 found a Steam Community page connected by number with the leaked Steam information, posted by a user "ascarlston" whose profile offers a first name "Andrew." A quick search finds one Andrew Carlston in the game industry, a junior programmer at Double Helix. He's Steam friends with someone named Jorge Oseguera, a name belonging to a producer at Double Helix. Double Helix is the studio behind Silent Hill: Homecoming, as well as Front Mission Evolved and the Battleship game (based on the movie based on the game.)
As we find ourselves trapped deep within this rabbit hole, we called out to Capcom for verification of any of this. Capcom told Joystiq only that "We have made no announcements in regards to that title." In the absence of more info about that, why not look back at the last attempted Strider reboot, by GRIN Barcelona?
Rumor: New Strider coming to XBLA, PC, Double Helix involved originally appeared on Joystiq on Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
T-Mobile's LTE ambitions get real: network expansion, the BlackBerry Z10 and an OTA update for the Galaxy Note II
AT&T's failed acquisition was the best thing to ever happen to T-Mobile. As a consequence of the failed merger, the fourth place wireless carrier received AWS spectrum in over 100 markets, a cash payout in the billions and an extensive roaming agreement with Ma Bell. All of which pushed the last place carrier into a stronger competitive standing. Now, as it nears the completion of a merger of its own devising with MetroPCS, the operator's gearing up to make good on its LTE promise. Starting today, an over-the-air update will begin rolling out to existing Galaxy Note II handsets that enables the previously dormant LTE radio. Which, if you've been keeping close tabs on Magenta's LTE plans, falls right on schedule with its previously announced 2013 deployment timeline.