Post by Eorl @ 11:52am 22/08/14 | 0 Comments
As its title suggests, Ancient Space takes players to the edges of the universe. Specifically, an area known as "The Black Zone." Though objectives vary throughout the game, the core goal of Ancient Space is to build an impressive interstellar fleet that can survive attacks by aliens, space pirates and things that exist only in nebulous regions of the cosmos.
Unlike most real-time strategy games, which are split equally between a b-movie singleplayer campaign and an online multiplayer component, Ancient Space focuses entirely on the former. To that end the developers have enlisted a cast of sci-fi genre regulars to populate the game, including John Billingsley of Star Trek: Enterprise and Dina Meyer of Starship Troopers.
The game is aiming for a release on both Windows and Mac later this year, though no solid release date has yet been given. Those eager for some space action can check out the announcement trailer below.
Post by Eorl @ 11:05am 22/08/14 | 2 Comments
The patch includes quite a list of changes to the game's various systems, including some large changes to maps like a new connector on de_aztec for bombsite A to B, price reduction on a handful of weapons and of course various bug fixes. The full patch notes can be read over on Steam, but prepare to re-learn the selected maps changed in the patch.
Outside of the new patch, Valve are also offering five-year veterans of Counter-Strike the chance to celebrate the birthday of Global Offensive with a new Five-Year Veteran Coin. Those who have activated any version of Counter-Strike on Steam before August 21st, 2008 will receive the in-game coin, which you can equip from your inventory and show off to all those you verse.
Are you still playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive? Happen to miss out on last week's Cologne 2014 ESL One tournament? Check out the full coverage over here to see all the action.
Post by Eorl @ 10:24am 22/08/14 | 0 Comments
The final episode will launch on August 26th for PC and Mac via Steam, with August 27th marking Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita's launches. August 28th will mark an iOS release as an in-app purchase for Season Two.
If you'd like a refresher of what's happened thus far in the series, Telltale has released the following trailer bringing people up to speed. As you would expect from a catch up trailer there will obviously be major spoilers for everything prior to this upcoming episode, so you have been warned.
Post by Dan @ 10:10am 22/08/14 | 1 Comments
Once launched, the closed beta will allow the community to test the core functionalities of Battle Arena and will help CD PROJEKT RED and Fuero Games balance gameplay, fix potential netcode issues and further refine in-game features. Upon being granted access to the event, selected participants will be given the possibility to playtest 8 heroes on two maps playable in Conquest Mode--The Arena and Korath Desert. Players will also have the opportunity to develop their player profiles in an RPG fashion, as well as help to test several other functionalities present in the full game coming later this year.The mobile-tailored game is also headed to iOS and Windows Phone devices, but beta testing is currently limited to Android for moment. Watch the debut gameplay trailer below, and head over to thewitcher.com/twba/beta for a chance to get in on the early action.
Post by Dan @ 10:04am 22/08/14 | 2 Comments
Inspired by the weird fiction (and other tales of the macabre) from the early twentieth century, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter aims to significantly evolve immersive storytelling in games. While it features a private detective and quite a few mental challenges, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is not an especially puzzle-ridden game. Our focus is on atmosphere, mood, and the essential humanity of our characters.Accompanying the release date news is a new developer commentated walkthrough trailer, offering up around 13 minutes of narrated gameplay that should give you a good idea on what to expect. Check it out below.
Post by Dan @ 09:57am 22/08/14 | 1 Comments
It's not quite as interesting as most previous videos for the game, but it ought to still get you in the mood for defending the solar system and humanity from the galactic threat.
There are enemies out here you would not believe, but they’ve never seen anything like you. It doesn’t matter who you are, only what you will become.Destiny is due on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 9th 2014.
Post by Eorl @ 09:40am 22/08/14 | 3 Comments
The reveal was streamed on IGN and clocks in at just over the 22 minute marker. The gameplay showcases new uses for Snake's infamous cardboard box, further exploration of the vast open-world players will get to experience and how the day-night cycle will impact missions. Actual multiplayer doesn't appear until around the 17 minute mark of the video, and seems to focus on stealing resources from each other.
You can check it out in action below, alongside another gameplay video from the single-player perspective that was showcased at last week's Gamescom 2014 Konami event.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. The Ground Zeroes pre-sequel is also heading to Steam for PC, which was announced at Gamescom last week.
Post by Eorl @ 03:12pm 21/08/14 | 3 Comments
"It's amazing to see the growth of Counter Strike: Global Offensive in the eSports community. Just five months after ESL One Katowice, we see ESL One Cologne 2014 break our previous record by an amazing 161 per cent," said the ESL's Ulrich Schulze.
"We had over ten million sessions and were just shy of three million unique viewers for ESL One Cologne 2014. It's absolutely amazing to see and we're all very excited to get back to work and see where we can take Counter Strike: Global Offensive next."
The competition offered $250,000 in cash as prizes with winners Ninjas In Pyjamas taking home $100,000. Hosted at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany last week, ESL One Cologne 2014 feature the world's best Counter Strike: Global Offensive teams compete for $250,000 in community-funded prize money.
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:30pm 21/08/14 | 3 Comments
Speaking with Nathan Lawrence from the Gamescom showfloor, the Aussie ex-pat talks at length about the game's tone and mood, about how an inquisition isn't actually a bad thing, and about how there are no Lightsabers in their new, massive open-world action-RPG.
Click here for another Cameron Lee Dragon Age: Inquisition developer interview.
Post by Eorl @ 02:19pm 21/08/14 | 0 Comments
Sledgehammer co-founder Michael Condrey said today that there won't be a Wii U version of the game, which he explained on Twitter was "an Activision decision." The game was announced back in May for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions handled independently of Sledgehammer.
The news isn't a terrible surprise for Nintendo fans, with previous Call of Duty titles taking months to be officially confirmed. Last year's Ghosts wasn't confirmed until July, with Black Ops 2 waiting until September for its release date. The struggle even dates back to the Wii, where Modern Warfare 3 was announced in August 2011, months after the other versions had been revealed.
This follows a report yesterday that Ubisoft will be ceasing production of "mature" games for the failing Nintendo console, with Watch Dogs being the last of their efforts.
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:30pm 21/08/14 | 1 Comments
Entry is $12 which covers free pizza and a beverage upon entry (for the first 100 peeps), with doors opening at the ripe time of 8pm.
Always great to see gaming-themed nights like this happening - let us know if you plan on heading down in the Comments section.
Post by Dan @ 12:14pm 21/08/14 | 0 Comments
Warner Bros has sent along a new promotional video for the game, featuring a bit mix of cut-scenes and gameplay featuring DC villain Braniac :
The new trailer for LEGO® Batman™ 3: Beyond Gotham reveals Brainiac’s diabolical plan to shrink the Earth and take control of his enemies using the power of the Lantern Rings. Now, the super heroes of the DC Comics universe must join forces with the Legion of Doom on a journey across the Lantern Worlds to stop the nefarious evildoer from adding Earth to his twisted collection.LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is in the works for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Wii U, and 3DS.
Post by Eorl @ 11:06am 21/08/14 | 4 Comments
"We are all extremely excited about VR because we believe it brings unparalleled immersion and that is something we would love to be a part of. However at the moment we have had to slow down our VR integration as we all get extremely motion sick with the current kits," wrote developer Aaron Foster of Lunar Software in a Steam Community update. "We will take another look at implementing VR closer to release but for now we can't fully commit to a VR version of Routine."Foster also reiterated that development is still ongoing, noting that the team have opted to not release an Early Access version of Routine. "We only want to release a fully finished game as we believe it's the best way to play Routine," he said.
"Routine has been advancing very well lately, as we've been making a lot of progress in all areas of development," Foster noted. "We've also begun to polish and finalise a few small areas in Routine, which has been thrilling as were seeing less and less placeholder work in the game."
Routine was scheduled for a 2013 release, however it is only being made by a four-person team so delays are to be expected. The game is aiming for a Windows and Mac release.
Post by Dan @ 10:30am 21/08/14 | 1 Comments
The current package boasts $210 worth of games if you paid retail, for US$15, or as little as $1 if you only want the first three:
No gamer is safe when Jumbo comes to town. Is it friend or foe? The only thing we know, it's Jumbo! Pay what you want for the DRM-free version of Deadlight. Paying $1 or more gets you access to the title on Steam, as well as The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Complete Pack and Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition. If you pay more than the average price, you'll also get Terraria, THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII Steam Edition and Crusader Kings II with 3 DLC Unit Packs. Those who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above, plus the Age of Empires Legacy Bundle.Sadly, the promotional trailer is devoid of the usual humour, but is still a perfectly adequate showcase of the games on offer. Watch it below and head over to humblebundle.com for the goods.
Post by Dan @ 09:26am 21/08/14 | 1 Comments
A tweet with only the number "4" was posted to twitter.com/dirtgame, followed by a cheeky "oops sorry finger slipped."
If Codies are indeed teasing DiRT 4, it might not even be all that far away, as the recently released Grid Autosport made its way to shelves only a couple of months after its initial reveal. Dirt 3 was released on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in May 2011.
Post by Eorl @ 09:20am 21/08/14 | 0 Comments
The Behemoth says development on its next game started shortly before the release of BattleBlock Theater in April 2013. While the studio doesn't provide any real gameplay details on the prototype it's been polishing for more than a year, it says the game "is of a genre we haven't covered before and seek to breathe a new flavor into." Hexagons are prominently on display throughout the teaser, which could point to a hex-based strategy game.
Narratively, The Behemoth's new game appears to be about the aftermath of a galactic, six-limbed bear crashing a hex-based planet, "transforming all we once knew into a colorful kaleidoscope of delicious chaos," according to the teaser's narrator.
Post by Eorl @ 05:06pm 20/08/14 | 1 Comments
Game director Brian Fargo announced the news on Twitter today, noting that the "20+ year wait is soon over." Wasteland 2 was crowdfunded primarily through Kickstarter, where InXile's campaign raised more than $2.9 million in pledges from backers in 2012. The developer released an Early Access version of the game on Steam last December for Windows PC, following that up with Mac and Linux versions.
Plans to release the game officially in August were pushed back to September, due to the team needing to fulfill physical rewards for Kickstarter backers. For more on Wasteland 2, read AusGamers' interview with inXile's Chris Avellone plus a hands-on look of the game.
Post by Eorl @ 04:58pm 20/08/14 | 0 Comments
Game Informer interview. While the company will continue to release games like their popular Just Dance franchise, the fledgling console won't be seeing any further "mature" games past Watch Dogs.
The writing has been on the wall for awhile now when it comes to Nintendo's lack of third-party titles outside of the traditional regurgitating franchises seen across all platforms, and Guillemot hasn't played it down. During the interview, the CEO reveals that part of the reason for the shift is due to the poor reception for Assassin's Creed games on Wii U. Both Assassin's Creed 3 and Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag received Wii U versions, but neither game appears to have done as well as the Just Dance games.
"What we see is that Nintendo customers don't buy Assassin's Creed. Last year, we sold in very small numbers," Guillemot told Game Informer. Nintendo consoles declined from 20 percent to 14 percent of the company's portfolio over the past fiscal year. Ubisoft's CEO also suggested that due to the high uptake of new-gen consoles the company could be phasing out PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 support as early as next year.
"What we see is that this year is still fine for the PS3 and 360, but next year because they are selling very quickly, we'll move to the new hardware," Guillemot said. "After 2015, it will be hard for us to create games for those systems."
Post by Eorl @ 01:41pm 20/08/14 | 0 Comments
on Steam, ready to scare you silly.
The premise of the game is simple: survive five nights at a children's entertainment center named Freddy's. The problem? Well, you are being hunted by horrific animatronic animals that by day play their electronic instruments, but come night are after your blood. If these animals spot you during the night, they'll think you are out of costume and take that as an excuse to make a mess of you.
Luckily, you can prevent your death by utilising a handful of direct feeds from various cameras plotted around the center. Like Doctor Who's famous Weeping Angels, these machines only move when you aren't looking so don't blink. The problem is your manager is stingy on electricity, so you'll have to manage the feeds, the lights outside your office and the steel doors to stop these monsters from eating your guts, all on one power source.
Five Nights at Freddy's is available at a price tag of $4.99 through Steam. It is also available through Desura, where it originally premiered.
Post by Eorl @ 11:59am 20/08/14 | 7 Comments
The San Andreas Flight School Update introduces new planes that players can pilot in a collection of themed Race, Capture, Parachute Jump missions. The update also adds new aerial competitive modes, including the flag-capturing Acquire Targets mode and the Air Force Zero base defense mission.
Rockstar will host an experience-boosting weekend event starting this Friday to commemorate GTA 5's latest update, and 14 new Jobs have launched to give players a chance to earn more in-game cash and reputation points. A full list of changes introduced in today's title update is available at Rockstar's support site.