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Teaser sites everywhere!

8 Feb

We all know the video games industry feeds on hype. And beside all the regular hype-increaser stuff, like trailers or other advertisements (like this one), sometimes video games companies opt for some sort of mysterious teaser sites, that make gamers and press yell “what the fuck is this?”.

We got a couple examples online right now.

The first one is from SEGA and it features three different artworks (one of them below) and teases a February 12 reveal. You can check out the site here.

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Someone said that seems to be for a Japanese version of Korean online game Chaos Online, because, as you can check by yourself here, the game’s official Korean site features banners with the same artworks.

The second one is from Square Enix. The site (here we go) is called murdered.com and it features just a random symbol painted on a rainy road. The header also says: What is the hardest case to solve?

murdered square enix teaser site

Square Enix is less cryptic than SEGA; indeed, beside the header and the platforms logos, it is also teasing some hints via its social network channels (like this brand new Twitter account), posting some absolutely meaningless images like this one below.

murdered square enix teaser site

Any clue about this? Someone on the net found this harvester.netops.eidosinteractive.com/harv.js?’+Math.random(); string in the HTML source of the site, so probably it’s some new IP called Harvester, but more likely it’s just another spin off game from the 13 series that no one wants [Cit.].

**UPDATE (9 Feb 2013)**

Apparently Square Enix replied to Kotaku asking for more details. Here it is:

Murdered: Soul Suspect is an exciting new game from Square Enix which challenges players to solve possibly the hardest case of all.”

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Worms comes to Facebook

4 Feb

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Yup, you read that right! That gaming classic Worms from Team17 is now available to play on Facebook! After a closed beta period (that allowed the developers to fine tune the app) your favourite worm-warriors turn-based strategy game it’s open to all, and, even better, free (for now…just wait for some “extra contents”).

Here’s the developer description to the app (or whatever you call a Facebook game):

“Worms! The original turn-based strategy title from Team17 comes to Facebook, and this time those mischievous wormius-fistycuffius mean war!

 Take on your friends in battle or challenge a random opponent from around the globe, utilising a selection of classic Worms weaponry: from the famed Bazooka to the devastating Banana Bomb!

 Customise your worms and even your own island. Take part in tasks and Weekly Challenges. Fight your way to the top of your leaderboard, collect all the achievements and show your friends who’s really boss!”

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Was Facebook distracting you from work, or from your relationships? Well, now you’re hopeless! PLAY IT HERE.