Campo Santo Have Been Acquired by Valve

In recent times, it seems Valve has slipped away from the world of video game development. Oh sure, they’ve occasionally made updates to existing games like Team Fortress 2, and Steam is as popular as ever. The company isn’t technically dead the same way Treasure is at the moment.

Yet new IPs are few and far between, with releases in general having slowed down to a crawl in the last decade.

However, that may be all about to change. Why? Because as the title suggests, Valve has now acquired Campo Santo.

Yep, as announced on their blog earlier today, the Firewatch dev team are now part of Valve after realising the latter felt the same way about their work as they did.

It’s quite an interesting turn of events really, especially from a company like Valve.

But it won’t affect Campo Santo’s current projects. Oh no, as they also point out on their official site, In the Valley of the Gods is still in development and Firewatch will be supported for the foreseeable future. Or in other words… nothing will change game wise, they’ll just be Valve published games instead.

It’s good news all round, especially if future games get the extra manpower and financial support Valve can offer. Maybe the next Firewatch could be as big a deal as Team Fortress or Portal was! Or Campo Santo could become the next big development team to watch.

Eh, anything’s possible.

Still, what do you think of it all? Are you happy that Valve has acquired Campo Santo? Do you feel this partnership could lead to better games, or Valve getting into proper game development again?

Tell us your thoughts on the matter here in the comments or over on the Gaming Latest forums today!

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Campo Santo News Update (Campo Santo Blog)

2K Studio May Be Developing a New Bioshock Game

Ever since Bioshock Infinite in 2013, it seems the Bioshock series has remained in limbo. Oh sure, the games have been ported to later systems, and a collection was released in 2016, but actual new games in the franchise have been non-existent all the while.

However, it seems that may be changing very soon. Why? Because according to a recent Kotaku report on the making on Mafia 3, the developers at a neighbouring studio are apparently working on an interesting game codenamed ‘Parkside’, with rumours going around that said game is actually the next in the Bioshock series.

And that ties in very well with recent happenings hinting at a Bioshock revival. For example, in late 2015, Take Two Interactive (which owns 2K Studio and the franchise) mentioned the series was a ‘permanent franchise’, whereas a few years later the company hinted at a ‘highly anticipated title from one of their biggest franchises’ being released by March 2019.

Which lines up very well with this project, given its current early status in development. So yeah, it seems like the chance of a new Bioshock game is now higher than ever, and that one could well be on its way by March 2019.

However, what do you think about this? Are you with IGN and Kotaku when they say that a new Bioshock game could be on the way?

Or do you think this secretive ‘Parkside’ game could be something else entirely?

Post your thoughts on the matter here in the comments or at the Gaming Latest forums today!

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2K Studio Reportedly Developing New Bioshock Game (IGN)

Spyro Reignited Trilogy Officially Announced!

Well, it’s finally here! After weeks of rumours, leaks and speculation, have officially announced Spyro Reignited Trilogy, a collection consisting of remakes of the first three games in the series. Here’s the trailer if you haven’t seen it already:

Which as you can tell, looks fantastic. Seriously, just like N Sane Trilogy before it, the people at Toys for Bob have absolutely nailed the visuals here, with every aspect of the title look as amazing as can be. And that’s not all either. Oh no, the original voice cast has mostly returned here too, with Spyro’s actor from the latter two games (Tom Kenny) returning to voice him here as well.

Add this to a reimagined soundtrack based on Steward Copeland’s one in the original titles and other additions, and Spyro Ignited Trilogy looks like a fantastic way to reboot the series and get peoples’ interest in the series once again.

So, check it out, and consider buying the title when it debuts on PS4 and Xbox One on September 21st!

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Spyro Reignited Trilogy Confirmed (IGN)

The 2018 Gaming April Fool’s Day Joke Round Up

Well, it’s that time of year again. Yup, it’s April 1st, or April Fool’s Day for the internet population. And like every other year, that means plenty of jokes and fake announcements from game developers, publishers, critics and others in the gaming industry.

So here at Gaming Reinvented, we’ve decided to list them all. From Mario Wiki to Pokemon and Square Enix, here are today’s coolest April Fool’s Day jokes!

Games Industry Jokes

Starting with a few from actual game developers and companies. Such as Capcom’s Mega Man ones…

Fake Robot Masters from Mega Man 11

Which in Japan, means a bunch of fake Robot Masters supposedly included in Mega Man 11. These include the somewhat Indiana Jones inspired Whip Man, what appears to be Guts Man in a business suit and… this weird office lady robot:

Whip Man

Business Man

Office Worker Robot

Yeah, they’re all parody shout outs to other media.

Date My Robot Master

Which is 100% not the case with Capcom’s US joke. Oh no, in that one they announce a Mega Man dating sim called ‘Date My Robot Master’. Yes, it really is as ridiculous as it sounds. After all, who could possibly believe this could be real?

No one, that’s who! Mega Man has never and will never do anything that ridiculous, he just can’t…

Mega Man Soccer

Oh, forget it. If Mega Man Football was real, then in some alternate universe a Mega Man dating sim could have been real too.

But it’s not, moving on…

Final Fantasy XIV Online GO

Namely to Square Enix’s jokes. Of which their first one was a Final Fantasy XIV spinoff inspired by Pokemon GO.

Maganai Fantasy

And their second one was… this thing. A trailer for a non-existent retraux game called Maganai Fantasy:

Which was actually pretty cool looking to be honest. After all, who could ever say no to a new classic style Final Fantasy? One with 8-bit sprites even?

Not us, that’s for sure!

The Team Rocket Takeover

As for Nintendo, well they did a few things for today themselves. Like having Team Rocket take over their website and social media accounts for the day, in the most glorious fashion possible:

Pokemon GO Sprites

Whereas Niantic Labs decided to replace many of the Pokemon graphics with sprite-based versions for a ‘retro’ look. Eh, pretty neat, though the lack of changes to the map and actual encounter setup hold it back from being truly awesome.

Pokemon GO Sprites

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April PlayStation Plus Lineup

Welcome to a new upcoming month GL and GR readers, as such Sony is giving its PlayStation users some free games if you have their PSN+ service. So if you do and own one of the following consoles, then see what you’re getting this month for free:

PlayStation 4:

  • Mad Max
  • TrackMania Turbo

PlayStation 3:

  • In Space we Brawl (Cross Buy with PS4)
  • Toy Home

PlayStation Vita:

  • 99 Vidas (Cross Buy with PS3 and PS4)
  • Q*Bert Rebooted (Cross Buy with PS3 and PS4)