First things first - Happy new year! We have many plans for 2014, but before we talk about them, it's time to look back on what we accomplished in the last month of 2013.
December was quite a busy month, starting off with several changes to the T-Games Team on the first day.
Billy Anderson returned to his previous position as CEO - and is now sharing the role with Liam Macbean, the original successor after Billy Anderson stepped down earlier this year.
SP_Sour was promoted to the Team Desk, and is now T-Games' Creative Director.
The start of the month also came with a new arrival to the team - FearsomeClarinet! After his 1-week trial of being a T-Games Assistant, FearsomeClarinet is now T-Game's Community Manager - filling the gap SP_Sour left when being promoted to Creative Director.
T-Games began its quest for spreading onto other platforms by launching an open crew on socialclub.
The crew allows players to work together and unlock items and feautres for themseves in games such as Grand Theft Auto 5, Max Payne 3 and Red Dead Redemption.
Original NeXT Shadow discovered
GameEx had another spot of good luck last month, as the original NeXT Shadow was discovered.
The previously thought to be lost edition of the NeXT Shadow is labelled as 'v1.4.1', as it was released alongside the NeXT v1.4.1 itself.
On Friday the 13th, Gemway published the Cross-Update.
The Cross-Update was an update for about 18 items in the Fun Machine hub and Consoles + Accessories hub levels on SP_Sour's earth. These included but were not limited to 4 consoles (including the Fun Machine), 5 Fun Machine cartridges (including the blank), and 5 Screen Placeholders. Two items added were the GX Screen Placeholder and the Universal Music App.
For more information, visit this blog post.
GameEx announces discontinuation of consoles
Last month, developer studio GameEx announced all of the discontinuation dates for mainstream support and extended support of its consoles.
The announcement can be read in full here.
GameEx release NeXT v2.0
GameEx released the last NeXT update of the year on Christmas.
v2.0 for the NeXT was a Mini Update, and brought with it a new 'Update from Console' feature, allowing users to update their NeXT without having to return to Pod.
GameEx announce a "NeW NeXT" for 2014
Along with releasing NeXT v2.0, GameEx announced a new NeXT console is under development.
The console has been given the code-name 'Angel Cake', and will release some time in 2014, however a specific date has not been announced.
T-Games Launches new 'T-Picks' system
In the month of December, T-Games released a new 'T-Picks' system for LittleBigPlanet.
The new system searches for 4 fun, enjoyable and well-built levels from LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet Karting and LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, and shares them with the world to attempt to bring them higher popularity.
Billy Anderson releases LBP Hit
Spaceship Battle Arena proved to be popular among the LittleBigPlanet community, gaining 150 plays in less than 24 hours.
The level got to Page 2 of LittleBigPlanet 2's Cool Levels section, and has beaten the T-Games record for fastest time reaching 100 plays - smashing the previous record, which was held by level series "Tremors" - which hit 100 plays in 1 week.
And there we are! December was a very busy month for T-Games, and we can't wait to see what January will bring!
See you in Feb!