There’s been a lot of discussion lately about rumors that the next Xbox and PlayStation will both have some sort of system in place that keeps them from playing used games. Unsurprisingly, gamers have reacted mostly negatively to the idea of having the new-or-used choice removed from them. But I’d like to play devil’s advocate for a moment, and ask: could gamers potentially benefit from consoles that don’t play used games?
After reading an article on Rock Paper Shotgun, I became compelled to give Davioware’s superhard platformer TowerClimb a try. What I found was a surprisingly engrossing, atmospheric game crammed into a little 16-bit indie game. TowerClimb stresses that taking things slowly and not rushing is the only way to survive, and boy does it drive that point home.
Apple Jack 2, the sequel to the incredible Xbox Live Indie Game Apple Jack, will be coming out sometime “early 2012.” Creator Tim Sycamore of My Owl Software was able to take some time away from development of Apple Jack 2 to answer some questions.