Welcome to a new episode of the TiX Podcast, a special episode celebrating 2017.
Join Greg Giddens and Neale Jarrat as they discuss their highlights from the year in terms of games, explore the new hardware paradigm of the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro, gush over PSVR, and even take a quick stab at the loot box controversy. Welcome to State of the Industry 2017.
Join Greg Giddens and Damien Ashley for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast.
This episode follows on from the last show and discusses what was shown and announced at E3 2017. Greg and Damien discuss their thoughts on the conferences and their highlights with some of the TiX team contributing their own feelings in short audio segments throughout the show.
Join Greg Giddens, Damien Ashley and Adrian Garlike for a new season of the This is Xbox Podcast.
This episode is the first in a new format for the TiX Podcast. After a 9 month break, Greg is back with a new co-host, Damien, to discuss E3 2017, with TiX staff writer Adrian Garlike joining as a guest.
Join Greg Giddens for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast – episode 31: 3.0 Videogame Art.
This episode is the first in a new format for the TiX Podcast. Greg Giddens chats with professional game’s artist Alix Briskham of Opposable Group about art in videogames and the process of creating it.
Join Greg Giddens and Steve Peacock and for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast – episode 30 Pokémon Equals Dig Fighting.
In this episode the duo discuss the lack of news since E3, as well as some of the recent content to hit the TiX site, such as reviews of Mighty No. 9, 7 Days to Die, and The Witcher 3 Blood and Wine. And of course there’s the usual silly banter you’d expect.
Join Greg Giddens and Steve Peacock and for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast – episode 28 E3 Approaches.
In this episode the pair discuss Overwatch, recent reviews that have hit the TiX site, what they’d expect to see at E3, and they interview lead designer at Tuque Games, Kevin Neibert, about upcoming twin-stick coop shooter Livelock. (time stamp: 52.40) And of course the usual silly banter you’d expect.
Join Greg Giddens and Steve Peacock and for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast – episode 27 Quantum Infinite. In this episode the pair discuss Quantum Break, what they’d like to see next from Rocksteady, Call of Duty Infinite, E3 rumours, and Gears of War 4’s multiplayer Beta, and of course the usual silly banter you’d expect.
Join Greg Giddens and Steve Peacock and for a new episode of the This is Xbox Podcast – episode 26 BvS…I Mean Videogames. In this episode the pair discuss Quantum Break, Resident Evil 6 and Arkham Knight briefly, before falling down the rabbit hole of Batman Vs Superman, and of course the usual silly banter you’d expect.
Back in February I posted an article about The Wild Eight coming to Xbox One. This co-op survival game being developed by Eight Points tells the story of eight people whose everyday lives are forever changed after a horrific plane crash. Finding themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere, deep in the forests of Alaska, the survivors await rescue, their lives threatened by a number of mysterious entities, unseen creatures, and objects that definitely don’t belong in this world. After desperately trying to reach help on the radio, but finding no one answers they soon realise something is wrong.
Like many indie development teams nowadays Eight Points has now turned to Kickstarter to try and raise the money to take the game to the next level.
Kickstarter is always a hard decision. However, it is the only way to make The Wild Eight real. Our team has been developing The Wild Eight for six months and has already come up with the story, worked on the core mechanics, and also implemented multiplayer mode.
The team are now looking for funding to make a release date of the end of 2016 a reality. However the initial funding ask of $50,000 is for the PC release and once this goal has been met the team will then look at stretch goals to allow a Day 1 console port. At present though there is no fixed date for the console release. Now personally I do hope this happens, the game even in its Pre-Alpha state (see the trailer above) looks great and the idea behind the story makes this something potentially refreshing that is coming to our consoles.
The game will allow you to play The Wild Eight on your own, or in co-op mode, sharing resources and covering each other’s back by resuscitating one another with a defibrillator, if you happen to get attacked and killed by hungry wolves. It’s because of this I feel the game will do well as it enters into the current popular team co-op survival realm and you never know it might have a bit of couch co-op and cross platform.
For further information about the The Wild Eight game then why don’t you check out their website, or if you fancy backing the project and helping this great looking game come to the Xbox One then check out their Kickstarter campaign.
Why don’t you drop up a note in the comments section below with your thoughts about the game or even your thoughts about why so many indie game developers are turning to kickstarter now to fund their projects, a brief topic of conversation in the recent podcast with myself, Greg and Steve. Stay tuned for more information about The Wild Eight over the coming months.