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Gaming Week in Review: Mighty No. 9 Delayed Again



Mighty No. 9 delayed until spring 2016

Mighty No. 9, the highly-anticipated spiritual successor to the classic Megaman series, has been delayed for the third time due to difficulties porting the game to various gaming platforms and with in-game bugs. The release date has been moved from Feb. 9th to sometime in spring 2016. The game was originally slated for a September 2015 release.

The game originally raised $4 million in its initial crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and met the goals of several additional campaigns to add extra content, such as extra stages and an antagonist rival character.

Reactions from the game’s many backers have so far been mixed, with some calling for a refund and others urging the developers to take their time to assure the quality of the game.

GoG.com has started selling in-development games.

Until recently GoG.com did not allow games that were still under development to be sold in their online store. That changed with the release of five early access indie games this week after apparently being handpicked by GoG.com for their good quality and excellence.

The first batch of GoG.com’s new “games in development” titles are Project Zomboid, Starbound, Curious Expedition, Ashes of the Singularity and Terra Tech. To celebrate the launch, each of the aforementioned games is on sale for varying discounts.

For now, GoG.com is only allowing independently developed games that have met their quality standards to be published through their online store. To back up their quality claims, they are offering a full no-questions-asked refund policy for up to 14 days after the game has been purchased.

Heroes of the Dorm 2016 registrations are open.

Blizzard Entertainment has officially opened registration for the second of its collegiate eSports events, “Heroes of the Dorm,” to college students across the United States and Canada. The championship prize will be up to $75,000 for each member of the winning team to assist with their college education. Teams will consist of five players and one substitute, who will compete in Blizzard’s MOBA game, Heroes of the Storm.

The event will be broadcast live on ESPN, Twitch and YouTube. The “Heroic Four” finals event and the Grand Finals will take place in front of a live audience, while all preliminary events will be live-stream only. The top 64 registered teams will be eligible to compete in this year’s event.

Blizzard is also offering a bracket challenge in which fans from all over the world predict which team will ultimately win the competition. To make things more interesting, $10,000 will be rewarded to whoever has the most accurate prediction.

Registration will remain open until Feb. 18th.


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