The 3rd Birthday

Square Enix is changing things up a little in its up coming PSP title The 3rd Birthday. In terms of heritage the game is a sequel to the Parasite Eve titles, a pair of survival horror role-play games that came to the original Playstation, which were in turn based on a Hideaki Sena book of the same name.

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The DoFuss Show – The Penultimate

We are back for the almost-last DoFuss Show. December will see the last DoFuss Show with my return from Japan to the UK. As I won’t be in the ‘land of the rising sun’ any more, the opening lyrics claim that I am ‘the number one gaijin, the man in Japan who can’ will become hopelessly inaccurate so (as we can’t be bothered to rewrite the theme tune) we decided to cancel the show.

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My Interview with Remedy Entertainment’s Mikko Rautalahti at Playdevil

DoFuss: Originally Alan Wake was originally intended to be a more open world title. Why was this initial vision abandoned? With this shift were any cuts or changes made to the narrative?

Mikko Rautalahti: Well, there were many factors in it, of course, but it mostly came down to what we wanted to do with Alan Wake. We knew we wanted it to be a moody, atmospheric game with palpable tension, one that took us halfway into the head of the protagonist and kept the player guessing. And that’s not really the kind of a thing open world games are best suited for.

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