Post by Eorl @ 02:16pm 17/05/13 | 0 Comments
Touted as "an extremely moddable controller," the arcade hardware is offering 10 highly responsive buttons and a precision eight-way joystick inside a completely moddable exterior and interior. Users can swap in their own personal designs for a unique look, while also getting access to the internal compartments and honeycomb structure for easy screw mounting.
“Following a huge beta testing program, we’re confident that we’ve built an arcade stick enthusiasts will love,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “We know that the Fighting Game Community is huge on modding their arcade sticks, and that is why we made the Razer Atrox extremely mod friendly. We are excited to see what extreme mods the Razer Atrox will be the base for.”The customisable controller is currently slated for June 2013 release worldwide, with pre-orders starting on May 21 and priced at $269.95.
Post by Eorl @ 01:58pm 17/05/13 | 0 Comments
Included in the recent patch 3.7, the new addition to the client UI will allow players to customise item builds for their in-game use, offering a more personal feel when visiting the shop. With this new UI element you'll be able to build a full list of items for your playstyle, so when you go mid with Annie you'll be greeted with the exact items that you'll need in that match.
The item shop has been your one-stop spot for Infinity Edges, Ohmwreckers and Doran's enchanting accessories for quite some time. Happily, you'll now have a second, in-client place to research and plan builds. The new Item Set tab lists every in-game item and lets you customize your builds for your favorite setupsFor those in need of a more in-depth overview of what exactly you can do with this new game addition, check out the official post by RiotGTez which includes a short FAQ as well. Surrender@20 also has a great breakdown of the new patch 3.7 which you can check out here.
Post by Eorl @ 01:35pm 17/05/13 | 15 Comments
Titled Amusement Park, the new expansion will offer mayors of SimCity the chance to lay down customisable parks which will include attractions and entrances. Those who do place down parks will also gain an increase in cash through shoppers, tourists and boosting the local commercial economy.
No price on the expansion was sadly revealed, however a smart YouTuber by the name of HypnotoadProductions was able to capture the page before it was taken down which you can check out below. Since accidentally going live, SimCity's official Facebook page has responded stating that "some of you may have seen thrilling new SimCity content that arrived too early at the gate. It’s coming May 28th. We think you’ll be amused."
Post by Eorl @ 11:41am 17/05/13 | 15 Comments
Metro: Last Light continues the adventures of Artyom in the post-apocalyptic Moscow, where you'll have to gather your wits once again and venture both underground and above in the collapsing world. While the sequel doesn't actually follow the original Metro 2034 book like Metro 2033 did for its one, it does offer up a unique plot that is sure to get your tastebuds wet.
But for many, Last Light’s changes will simply make the experience less intimidating and more enjoyable, and it’s hard to begrudge the game too hard when it’s still delivering such a fine experience.Check out his full thoughts on the game over here.
Post by Eorl @ 10:59am 17/05/13 | 7 Comments
Kotaku that the publishing giant "have no games in development for the Wii U currently," however hasn't ruled out chances of EA developing anytime in the future.
EA has previously published several games for the console since its launch, including FIFA 13, Madden NFL 13, Mass Effect 3: Special Edition and Need for Speed Most Wanted, but have made it clear that no current games are in-development.
The comment comes as part of a recent few rocky months between publisher and console maker, with EA announcing earlier this month that Madden NFL 25 would not be coming to the Wii U. That announcement was piggybacked on a comment made by EA DICE's technical director Johan Andersson who recently explained that the Frostbite engine, which powers titles like the Battlefield franchise, would not be coming to Wii U due to "not too promising results" when testing the Frostbite 2 engine.
While publishing giant EA may be out for now, Nintendo is hoping to gain new interest in the console with a Nintendo Direct later tonight which will be showcasing upcoming titles for the Wii U. The company is also preparing for a Wii U Software Showcase before E3 next month, which will supposedly reveal some of the more prominent first-party titles from Nintendo. New entries in the Mario Kart, Wii Party, Super Smash Bros. and 3D Mario series are expected to be revealed at E3.
Post by Eorl @ 10:38am 17/05/13 | 0 Comments
teased some new images from an "unnanounced" game earlier in the year, many people jumped at the idea of a Just Cause 3 or Mad Max game. This however seems to not be the case, but instead the teased images were actually from a steampunk sandbox game the studio was working on five years ago.
Speaking with Edge, Sundberg explained that the game teased in the images was " a steampunk-style game we had in development that we put on ice." According to a recent Twitter post, Sundberg also revealed that when the game was shut down in 2008 they lost ~90 developers in the process, however five years later are "doing better than ever."
Sundberg teased in the interview that while the game has been put on the backburner, "being an independent developer I can control my own destiny and we’ll make something in that world sooner or later." Hopefully we'll see more on what the developers at Avalanche Studio have been working on at E3 this year.
Post by Eorl @ 10:16am 17/05/13 | 1 Comments
Nintendo Direct will be airing tonight, focusing "on the Wii U software coming this spring and summer." The stream will be airing tonight at 12am AEST and will also be featuring a look at some 3DS software coming to Australia in the near future.
The new Nintendo Direct is in preparation for the company's new take on E3 2013, where they have opted out of a full stage presentation in favour of smaller hands-on booths and streams. Currently it is unclear what exactly we can expect at E3 this year from Nintendo but hopefully we'll hear more tonight.
Post by Dan @ 10:07am 17/05/13 | 2 Comments
In this video, you'll hear from three of the developers behind Blizzard Entertainment's action role-playing epic: Production Director John Hight, Lead Designer Joshua Mosqueira, and Senior Designer Jason Bender. Together, they'll explain how bringing the game to the PlayStation 3 and 4 has empowered them to viscerally transport players into the foreboding, demon-besieged world of Sanctuary by putting the action in the palms of their hands.The clip contains quite a bit of groan-worthy hyperbole, but for those keen for a couch-friendly version of D3, it offers a pretty comprehensive overview of everything they're doing controls wise to make the game a better fit.
Diablo 3 is in the works for both the PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4, but an official release date is still yet to be announced.
Post by Eorl @ 09:52am 17/05/13 | 9 Comments
website showing off the currently unannounced Dawngate title.
According to the page - discovered by Internet sleuth Superannuation - the MOBA title will be the first title from developer Waypoint Games, a collection of "sincere students of games".
Dawngate is a new MOBA, built from the ground up to look and feel familiar while offering a whole new way to experience MOBA gameplay. Dawngate empowers you to forge the champions you love for the roles you want in a competitive arena, shaped by ever-evolving, community-driven content and story.The website also offers potential players the chance to signup for beta access, however asks for Origin details. Currently the game only offers a single image, comprised of what looks to be six champions ranging from assassin like characters to human magic wielders and even a giant golem in the background.
It is unclear when exactly Dawngate will be officially revealed or whether it will be competing in the free-to-play market that titles like Valve's DOTA 2 and Riot's League of Legends have wrapped up. We'll have more as it comes to hand.
Post by Eorl @ 09:34am 17/05/13 | 0 Comments
Lords of the Fallen is a hardcore action-RPG featuring an advanced combat systems and robust class skill trees. Set in a richly created fantasy world where the Gods have failed mankind, players will take on the role of a human named Harkyn who sets out on a quest to stand against an apparently unstoppable supernatural force. Players travel across a world that is deeply dived by those that follow and others that resist, the Fallen God. Along their journey they will be faced with a series of decisions that will alter both the world and their character thus dramatically impacting the storyline.Development of the game is being led by Tomasz Gop, former senior producer of the award-winning The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings at CD Projekt Red. Gop unofficially announced the game earlier last year through his LinkedIn profile, however last month took to EuroGamer to outline that the title would share "challenging combat akin to Dark Souls and skill trees that resemble Borderlands."
“Our team is building Lords of the Fallen specifically for players who enjoy taking on huge challenges, where the odds are stacked against them,” said Tomasz Gop, executive producer, CI Games. “From the very beginning, Lords of the Fallen will intrigue and satisfy players’ hunger to explore each corner of a brand new world, freely customize and build their own character and take down some of the most epic enemies ever seen.”City Interactive also revealed that a playable demo will be debuting at E3 2013, so stay tuned for more.
Post by Dan @ 09:33am 17/05/13 | 2 Comments
Rockstar Games continues the media trickle for their much anticipated sandbox action title Grand Theft Auto V today, with a handful of new images from the game, showing a bit of the titular act of grand theft auto in action, and some vehicular law evasion.
Hit the thumbs below for a closer look.
Grand Theft Auto V is due on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 17th 2013.
Post by Dan @ 09:16am 17/05/13 | 0 Comments
Batman: Arkham Origins is due on October 25th 2013, on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U.
Post by Eorl @ 09:07am 17/05/13 | 0 Comments
The trailer covers a variety of in-game exploits including the chance to loot everything you can put your hands on, allowing for a much more open-ended world instead of one locked away by the inability to interact with the environment. The trailer also features a look at various actions players can do to pass the time, be it cooking up a storm in the kitchen or just relaxing in the sun with a fishing rod.
Check out all the details below in the trailer but also make sure to swing by their official page for those who have yet to signup for the beta.
Post by Eorl @ 01:56pm 16/05/13 | 1 Comments
LEGO Friends welcomes players to Heartlake City, where summer fun awaits! Players have complete freedom to express their unique style, explore areas and activities that interest them most, such as perfecting a dance routine in the studio, taking a few shots on goal at soccer practice, or visiting the store to get cool items to customize their character, as they build friendships with their five new friends.The LEGO title will also be introducing the ability to take care of a variety of pets by training and grooming them, but also offering the chance to enter their pets into competitions. Pets will also have a special skill that players can use to help them in their adventures, and the ability to switch places to play the game from their perspective.
LEGO Friends will be available on Nintendo 3DS and DS later this year.
Post by Eorl @ 11:46am 16/05/13 | 17 Comments
revealed a new in-game buff for those logging in between May 15 and May 21 to help defend Sanctuary. Those who log in will receive a 25% increase to both their Magic Find and Experience stats, all for free.
One year ago today, the gates of the Burning Hells opened and Diablo III was unleashed onto the world. Since then, millions of heroes have been created, billions of hours have been spent in games, and trillions of demons have been slaughtered without mercy. We've grown and improved a lot since release, both as a game team and as a community, and thanks to your feedback, passion, and unquenchable bloodlust, we expect the next year to be even more epic.With less cake and more demon slaying, the buffs will only be available when logged in to the game, but it will apply to all characters as well as stack with other similar bonuses.
Post by Eorl @ 11:13am 16/05/13 | 4 Comments
GamesBeat are reporting that publishing giant Electronic Arts is removing the Online Pass program that was featured in various titles for console platforms, a decision that was partially based on player responses. Speaking to Gamesbeat in an e-mail, senior director of corporate communications John Reseburg confirmed that "none of our new EA titles will include that feature."
Modern shooter Battlefield 3 and EA Sports titles like Madden NFL utilise the Online Pass system, preventing players from gaining multiplayer benefits when borrowing games or selling them second hand. Those who wanted to go online after the initial use of the code had to buy an online pass to do so, however it was never fully embraced by players.
Reseburg revealed that the program "initially launched as an effort to package a full menu of online content and services, many players didn’t respond to the format," with the decision to move away from the system for future titles.
Currently the system is used primarily towards preventing second-hand sales, with other publishers like Activision and Ubisoft also utilising the system. It is unclear whether anyone else will be dropping it.
Post by Dan @ 11:09am 16/05/13 | 0 Comments
The Verge claims word from "sources familiar with Microsoft's Xbox plans" that the publisher and platform holder is planning to retire Microsoft Points, replacing the virtual currency with a more conventional gift card system, unified across its various digital retail platforms:
The new gift cards will be offered in a similar way to Apple's iTunes vouchers, allowing Xbox owners to purchase true currency to be used to download content. We're told that normal cash transactions, using credit and debit cards, will also be supported. Microsoft currently offers gift cards in its retail stores, but these can only be used for purchases in brick and mortar stores. The new system will work across Microsoft's various marketplaces, including the Windows Store, Windows Phone Store, and XboxThe change is said to coincide with the launch of the next-generation Xbox console.
This time for sure?
Post by Eorl @ 10:53am 16/05/13 | 1 Comments
What happens when you mix a child's perspective and imagination, with the surreal nature of dreams? Quite a lot, I guess, but we think one of those things is an interesting premise for a horror adventure.Head over to their Kickstarter page to find the download links for Windows, Mac or Linux. Those wanting to guarantee themselves a copy early can still pledge in their Kickstarter, with $20 getting you a digital copy.
Post by Eorl @ 10:22am 16/05/13 | 0 Comments
Scribblenauts Unmasked features a story where players embark as protagonist Maxwell on an imaginative and comical quest, taking them through GOTHAM CITY, METROPOLIS, ATLANTIS and other iconic locales from the DC Comics universe. In the game, Maxwell comes to the aid of BATMAN, SUPERMAN and the rest of THE JUSTICE LEAGUE as they face the mightiest DC Comics Super Villains, such as THE JOKER, LEX LUTHOR and SINESTRO. Fuelled by the player’s imagination, Maxwell must use his magic notebook to put a stop to the villains' evil schemes and save the day!The new title will also be featuring for the first time dynamically created puzzles called Heroic Feats that increase the game’s replayability by continuously generating original scenarios requiring different solutions with each visit. A new Super Hero Creator tool will also be available on the Wii U and PC version, offering players the chance to produce their own Super Hero or Super Villain using any item from the DC Comics universe and then setting properties for how it behaves, changing its appearance and powers.
Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure will be available on Wii U, 3DS and PC in Australia this spring.
Post by Dan @ 09:49am 16/05/13 | 0 Comments
Watch the video below.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is due on October 31st 2013 for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U, with a PlayStation 4 version also in production.