Behold, the uninspired Tumblr of PFSolitude.

While it goes from “exposing corruption within the gaming journalism industry” to a hateful-yet-source-heavy-rant, this is worth listening to. All professionalism and credibility ON BOTH SIDES is thrown out the window if either party can’t separate their professional lives from their intimate ones.

……Also, I may be friends with employees at several development studios and publishers, but don’t think for a second that I won’t trash their game if it’s absolute garbage.

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The surprise hit from Dennaton Games and Devolver Digital, Hotline Miami is about to get its first collectible figurine, but only with the help of dedicated fans.

Hotline Miami fans now have a possible chance of owning more memorabilia based on the colorful slaughter-fest. Developer Dennation Games and publisher Devolver Digital have partnered with Esc Toy to bring forth a potential figurine based on Hotline Miami’s protagonist. However, this will only be a reality if the Kickstarter campaign reaches its initial funding of $60,000.

Esc Toy wishes to manufacture a 1/6 scale figurine for “Jacket”, the destructive main character of Hotline Miami. The 12″ figurine will feature four removable heads- Tony (Tiger), Richard (Rooster), Aubrey (Pig) and a bloody, bandaged Jacket head. The animal masks aren’t the only apparel, as the figurine will include removable jeans, Air Vigilante shoes, shirt and the signature letter-jacket; “Jacket” includes an alternate hospital gown, as seen later on in the game. Jacket is fully posable with 15 points of articulation, and will ship with a katana, shotgun and baseball bat.

As with any other crowdfunding campaign, several contribution tiers are available, with the lowest one being $5: At $5, contributors will receive the “Accomplice” digital rewards pack, which includes a Steam key for 50% off Hotline Miami and exclusive wallpapers for Hotline Miami 2. Those who contribute $15 will also receive collectible pins modeled after three in-game masks; $25 adds two gift copies of Hotline Miami 2, along with the digital soundtrack.

Those who wish to get their hands on the Jacket figurine need to contribute $85; a super-limited “Midnight Miami Marauder” edition is available for $200, however this is limited to 100 units.

At the time of this post, the Kickstarter campaign is just over $19,500; the campaign will officially close on 9/20.

Source: Kickstarter
Images courtesy of Esc Toy, Dennaton Games, Devolver Digital

Kickstarter Campaign Launches for ‘Hotline Miami’ Figurine The surprise hit from Dennaton Games and Devolver Digital, Hotline Miami is about to get its first collectible figurine, but only with the help of dedicated fans.

killer-instinct-season-2-TJCombo The 2013 digital Killer Instinct reboot is finally going physical with a disc-release coming later this year. Fans have been praying for over a decade for a new Killer Instinct. Their cries were finally answered, as last year marked the return of the bombastic Fighter, courtesy of developer Double Helix. An Xbox One exclusive, Killer Instinct brought several of the iconic characters back with redesigned models and updated mechanics. However, several characters were left out of Season 1, including Maya, Cinder, Riptor and TJ Combo.

During EVO 2014, new developer Iron Galaxy announced that Killer Instinct Season 2 was currently in-development, with the first additional character being TJ Combo. The boxer is currently looking a little rough around the edges, though it should be noted that all footage stems from a pre-alpha build of the character. Along with Combo, the Amazonian warrior Maya has also been confirmed for Season 2. While her new mechanics have not been revealed through gameplay, an image was released showing her updated design:

While a release date for the Season 2 content has not been confirmed, Microsoft announced earlier today that Killer Instinct would have a physical release in September. For $19.99, Xbox One owners can purchase Killer Instinct: Combo Breaker Pack, which includes all eight Season 1 characters- Jago, Sabrewulf, Thunder, Sadira, Orchid, Glacius, Spinal and Fulgore. Along with the Season 1 content, the physical version also includes a digital voucher for TJ Combo, which will activate upon his Season 2 release.

Killer Instinct: Combo Breaker Pack will be available for Xbox One on 9/23.

Source: Microsoft via Xbox Wire
Image courtesy of Double Helix Studios, Iron Galaxy Studios, Rare

‘Killer Instinct’ Physical Release Announced, Includes “TJ Combo” The 2013 digital Killer Instinct reboot is finally going physical with a disc-release coming later this year.