All Hail The Oculus Brain Drain of 2014. The company that Better Bring Me The Metaverse is continuing to snag up talent from motherfuckers all over the gaming landscape. The latest brain-piece to be vacuumed up into their Monolithic Corpus is the senior programmer behind Bastion and Transistor.
Oh baby. I’ve been sweating Transistor since it was revealed last year. So tasty. So pretty. (Tasty?) And a good goddamn, I had no fucking clue it was dropping so soon. But it is, but it is. The son of a bitch shall be arriving on the PS4 next month.
You can’t play Bastion without secretly lamenting that you can have its narrator follow you through your adventures and give your existence some zest. This video takes said narrator and lays it over a Skyrim experience for maximum awesomeosity.
I loved Bastion, the indie game that dropped on XBLA last year. A grindy little game with heart that also featured a hell of a soundtrack. Last week at the New York Video Game Critics Circle Awards, songwriter Darren Korb and singer Ashley Barrett performed the ending theme to the game. It’s awesome.
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Stories are wonderful, aren’t they? Especially when the storytellers get it right: weaving tales of intrigue, fantasy and human nature. If it weren’t for our ability to tell stories, then we would know hardly anything about ourselves. Bastion is a game that knows this all too well: building on narrative foundations rather than mechanical ones. This isn’t a story within a game, so much as it is a game within a story.