Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians Now Available

01 PAX East 2013 Wolf and Beatbuddy dancingReverb Publishing announced today that the Award-winning Indie game Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians launches today! With an underwater music-adventure theme, Beatbuddy uniquely combines striking 2D hand-painted artwork with a challenging puzzle-platforming gameplay that is synchronized to the rhythm of vibrant music from world-renowned artists.

THREAKS has created an experience that encourages players to “play to the beat” of the music in order to complete the various challenges.  They have utilized the patent-pending sound technology that syncs in-game animations and environmental elements with the rhythm (check out the teaser trailer that breaks down each sound and showcases these animations). Featuring tunes composed by hot trending DJs and musician including Parov Stelar, Sabrepulse and  Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory (Journey, Monaco, flOw).

“Beatbuddy is the exact experience we wanted to deliver,” said Wolf Lang, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of THREAKS. “What started as a student project to sync sound in an innovative, engaging video game has become a completely new way to experience music and gameplay together. On behalf of the THREAKS team, we hope that players have a blast as they explore the mystical world of Symphonia.”

At GDC 2013, Wolf Lang continues to talk about awards, ‘Best Art’ and ‘Best Sound’ in Intel’s 2012 Level Up Game Demo Contest, Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians has won. Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians tells a story of an ethereal, blue creature that goes by the name of Beatbuddy. He is awoken from his eternal slumber in order to save the world of Symphonia, with the help of vibrant characters he encounters on his quest through a series of worlds. They aid him as he opens paths and solve puzzles on his journey to preventing losing musical freedom forever to Prince Maestro.

Developed by THREAKS and published by Reverb Publishing, Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians is available at suggested retail price of $14.99. In celebration of the game’s release, Beatbuddy is 10% off on Steam for a limited time.

To stay updated on the latest game announcements, check out Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians’ Facebook page, the jocular THREAKS News show that has been giving me loads of laughs on YouTube  (your mom is calling) and follow the development team on Twitter.


Watch the Beatbuddy Release Trailer below.





Divinity: Dragon Commander Out Now!

Oh baby, we’ve been pumped for the strategy game where we all can turn into epic dragons with jet packs and now the wait is over! Larian Studios is excited to put you into the seat of a dragon (or enjoy a more sideline point of view) with highly anticipated Divinity: Dragon Commander.  

The developers have been pleased with early reviews, so be sure to stop by and take a gander at our own review of the game. Just go go go go! See why the game is number one on Steam already! The game is  now available on Steam,, GamesGate, the Larian Vault and physical retailers in certain territories for $39.99.


 Watch the highly informative and oh-so-sweet launch trailer on YouTube.

Or to watch two Larian Staff members go head-to-head in multiplayer combat head over to here.

ORRRR to get a glance at the Interactive Politics in the game head over here.

School’s in Session with Shy and Flame

This-Week-In-ELO-HELLHello fellow BlargNauts, do you ever wish you had the secrets of the pros? Do you ever wish you knew what the hell it is they do to survive and climb YoloQ? Or hell, just want to know why the Korean scene plays so damn well?! Well, we do and we just enrolled in the best school available to teach it all to us!


Good guys Shy from CJ Entus Frost and sister teammate Flame from Blaze, with the help of OGN are opening a virtual school in the summer! Entitled LoL Summer LESSON, the two most recognizable and respected top laners of the world will be doing this video series throughout the summer, along with their team, teaching you how to play various aspects of the game (champions, lanes, counters, team comps, ect). With the popularity and intrigue in OGN’s Champions, the company has subtitled the series in English for fans like us!


This is a great chance for an inside look at how and why the Koreans play the way they do. Not to mention this is another step further for all regions to enter into the World Meta and do their part to help develop it, which is good for us all as players and fans.




Behold! The Wonder that is San Diego Comic-Con Day 3

Comic Con is almost over, but that doesn’t mean you have to pack up the fun just yet! It’s only the end of Day 3 and the con is still going strong with another full day of excitement and fun left.





World Wrestling Entertainment Goes Ultimate!

ultimatewarrior0142Throughout the unique history of professional wrestling, we’ve been graced with some amazing and wacky things. From wrestling’s greats like Bruno Sammartino to the flamboyant characters like Heart Break Kid Shawn Michaels and to the downright silly like Doink the Clown. One thing is for sure, wrestling has always been about the fine art of telling a story while being these larger than life characters. This was especially prevalent in the 80’s and 90’s compared to today’s stars.

With characters like these throughout the ages, fans continued to keep legacies alive and celebrate them, adding their own chapter to it in the WWE video game franchise. Fans around the world can rejoice with 2K Sports’ announcement of the emphatic return of perhaps one of the greatest legacies in professional wrestling: The Ultimate Warrior. Making his long-awaited début after retiring from the world of professional wrestling,  the self-professed “Founding Father of Life Intensity” will be returning to the ring virtually in the latest installment with WWE 2K14.




When approached by the team to be apart of the running 13 year-long series, he had this to say:

 “Immortality is inspiration, pure and simple. An example to others that they, too, can do things larger than the life they are actually living nad Ultimate Warrior was the pure embodiment of this belief, in what has proven to be a very attention-getting and inspiring way. It was my good fortune to be his creator and performer and I am humbled by all those fans who’ve not only kept his legacy alive, but deepened it over time. In WWE 2K14, Ultimate Warrior’s creed, ‘Always Believe’, lives on.”

You can become the Ultimate Warrior as a pre-order exclusive offer at participating game retailers. The game will launch on October 29th for North America and November 1st internationally for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

Valve’s Pipeline Into the Future

SteamSummerSaleGabeHello fellow BlargNauts, I hope everyone is having a great time with the hotly anticipated and self-appointed summer holiday by fans known as the Steam Summer Sale! The huge once-a-year (excluding winter sale) extravaganza where Gabe Newell, co-founder and fun-loving boss of Valve unleashes crazy, hot deals aimed at making you happy and your wallets cry mercy. Well, the fun doesn’t stop there as Gabe and the boys and girls at Valve continue to bring joy to everyone by announcing their latest project known as Pipeline.





All too often starry-eyed teenagers and others who love the world of video games ask the following questions:


What’s it like to work on video games?

What should I study?

What colleges are best for preparing me in this field?

How do I get a job in video games?


As you can guess, they’re typical questions akin to what one would ask when looking to work and study in the desired field. There are a bunch of colleges and programs dedicated to being a doctor or a teacher, but rarely do you see one solely about video games. The lack of information of where and how to go about it is the biggest difference between the mainstream jobs so to speak and the video game industry. Thus, Pipeline was born.




The aim of Valve’s newest initiative is twofold:


  1. To create discussion and give answers to the questions
  2. To see if they can train a group of highschool students with minimal work experience in the skills and methods necessary to be successful at a company like Valve



Traditionally, Valve has been a great place to work at for the very experienced video game developers, but not so much at teaching people straight out of school. It’s a interesting turn of events given the way Valve operates, but one that should be applauded. They’re laying the groundwork with their latest initiative not only for themselves, but for the future of the gaming industry. One that I hope other companies will take notice of and begin to offer programs or information outlets of their own. More information about Pipeline will be released in the next month or so.

SalesBunny With 4 New Games for your 3DS Streetpass!

Enjoy the Mii Plaza on your 3DS? Well, a new update has taken it to a whole new level! This isn’t a boring system update we usually see happen from time to time from Nintendo. This update has spiced up the Mii Plaza to make it more exciting adding a ton of new features. One such feature cleaned up the channel by putting all the games into one group for easier access. It even added touch controls for simpler access to the different games and areas in the Mii Plaza.

The new features don’t stop at just cleaning up the channel, 4 new StreetPass games were added for those who love the games: Mii Force, Flower Town, Warrior’s Way and Monster Manor which work similar to Find Mii. Meaning the games work by StreetPassing with other 3DS owners which help you play the games and gives you added benefits in each game. Nintendo even added a cute bunny called Salesbunny to help explain the games and act as a sort of mascot for the Mii Plaza. Even if you didn’t enjoy the old games, each new game is of a different genre so there is something for everyone.

Mii Force is like a side scrolling shooter, each Mii you street pass with gives you new weapons and more hits. Each color Mii gives a different weapon. There are multiple levels and even bosses. This is for those people who enjoy the old style shooters and want to blast some awesome bosses.

Flower Town is a flower collecting game where each Mii you  StreetPass with waters your flowers to make them grow. This is for those who enjoy collecting things like the puzzle pieces. You can make some beautiful flowers!

 Warrior’s Way is a large war game where the Mii’s you StreetPass with add to your army to take over the country. It has a Rock, Paper, Scissor style strategy as a part of the game play and you can battle other people’s armies that you StreetPass with. This is for those who like to have strategy to their games and love to see large-scale battles.

Monster Manor is a dungeon explorer where every Mii you StreetPass with gives you new pieces to add to the manor. You use the pieces to find treasures, fight ghosts, and to continue to the next floor to further explore the mansion. This is for those who love exploring dungeons and even making your own dungeon.

The games retail for $4.99 each or $14.99 for the whole bundle. For each game that you buy you get a new hat for your Mii. You can also earn tickets in the games to use at the newly added Exchange Booth to unlock a bunch of new hats. Never before has collecting Miis been so much fun!