Post by Eorl @ 12:05pm 04/12/13 | 2 Comments
Project Spark is an endless adventure where everything is customizable. Jump into an open world sandbox where players can create their own games, movies, stories and more and then share them with family, friends, and the world.Simply head over to the official website and put your name down for the chance to be accepted in the beta, though the beta will only be open to those sporting Microsoft's newest Windows 8.1 operating system.
Post by Eorl @ 11:01am 04/12/13 | 0 Comments
The video tells the simple story of Ish'mael the Bloodied, a scoundrel and marauder who is trying to just capitalise on all the riches proposed by the planet Nexus, a place filled to the brim with treasure and villages ripe for ransacking. Sadly you, the player, just has to get in the way of an honest man making a living by causing trouble to Ish'mael and sending him off to the hospital.
Each of the six classes is given a brief overview of just what style of play they'll be offering in the battlefield of Nexus, all of which you can find in-depth videos at our game page including past news and screenshots. Carbine Studios has also revealed a new DevSpeak for the fifth re-revealed class, Medic, which you can check out below or find more information on at the official splash page.
WildStar is currently in closed beta, which you can signup for over here if you haven't yet, with plans to release the game sometime in Autumn 2014.
Post by Eorl @ 10:23am 04/12/13 | 0 Comments
The news was revealed at this year's PlayStation Awards ceremony in Tokyo, Japan where Square Enix was awarded the "Special Award" for their MMO title Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. PlayStation Awards, hosted by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia, is an event that recognizes hit titles released on the PlayStation platform.
As part of the 11th installment of Producer Letter LIVE, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida will demonstrate the new PlayStation 4 system version at 4:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on Saturday, December 14th, 2013 which you can view here. Other featured highlights will include content from the major Patch 2.1 update, scheduled to be released on Tuesday, December 17th: “The Wolves’ Den,” “Treasure Hunting,” and “Daily Beast Tribe Quests.”
Post by Dan @ 09:57am 04/12/13 | 0 Comments
The Humble Jumbo Bundle features six incredible games that are sure to blow your mind away. Pay what you want and get Natural Selection 2, Sanctum 2 and Magicka with two packs of DLC! If you pay more than the average price, you'll also receive Orcs Must Die! 2: Complete Pack, Garry’s Mod and Serious Sam 3: BFE!All games are delivered via Steam, and select titles will also function on Mac and Linux in addition to Windows. Get a quick overview in the trailer below, and head over to humblebundle.com for the goods.
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 06:59pm 03/12/13 | 2 Comments
Dead Rising 3 lacks in so many buzzwordy areas of this new console launch period, yet it nails gameplay like it's been doing it for years. Oh wait, it has. If you can look past the technical shortcomings you might find a veritable zirconia in the rough with Dead Rising 3 -- it's not the prettiest game on the block, but no one said killing thousands and thousands of zombies was going to be a clean job, did they?
Click here to read our Dead Rising 3 review for more.
Post by Eorl @ 03:14pm 03/12/13 | 0 Comments
Rock Paper Shotgun).
Aiming for release on both PC and mobile platforms, Eutechnyx insist on calling it a “lane strategy game” rather than dubbing it a MOBA, though there is no real difference in the two considering both utilise lane mechanics.
“Storm of Vengeance offers the player the chance to command the tenacious defence of the planet with only 100 Dark Angel Space Marines, or attempt it’s annihilation using the cunning of the Ork Waaagh! and their telly-porta technology.”
Little else is known on exactly how the game plans to make itself distinct in a genre dominated by the likes of League of Legends or DOTA 2, though being set in the Warhammer 40k universe may just help alongside focusing primarily on the mobile market.
Eutechnyx CEO Darren Jobling has stated that “Storm of Vengeance sees Eutechnyx working with one of the most established brands in gaming. I am very excited that our new partnership with Games Workshop will allow us to bring the world of Warhammer 40,000 to dedicated fans around the world via our new mobile division.”
Post by Eorl @ 01:55pm 03/12/13 | 0 Comments
official website (thanks Shacknews). It will be available at a price point of $14.99, and Allgraf has outlined just what will be included in the launch version that the studio has dubbed "stage one," and others to follow.
According to the announcement page, Phase 1 is considered to be the current beta form, albeit with a few changes. These include a new male character with his own storyline, an item database for easy storage and crafting, and revamped AI and lighting systems. The blog also details exactly what you can expect in phases two through to four which will include more story, more biomes, an end to the game, new enemies and of course new items. Multiplayer was also teased, though that will be appearing as an alpha/beta in stage two, wrapping up in stage three to be properly released.
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 01:09pm 03/12/13 | 18 Comments
We gave the review to birthday boy James "Jickle" O'Connor, who ran Mario and co. through their colourful, mushroom-powered paces and walked away satisfied, but slightly disappointed at the lack of true innovation in what should have been a real push for the Wii U's continued existence.
Click here for our Super Mario 3D World review.
Post by Eorl @ 12:29pm 03/12/13 | 6 Comments
To help us see the way of Rome is Nachosjustice, who comes battle ready with his clunky armour and sharpened sword to see just what Ryse has to offer on the new console.
It’s a shame there appears to be components of the Kinect-only version of Ryse in the final product, which would account for the design that bounces between overly easy and challenging. The almighty power of ‘what could have been’ is difficult to ignore when the Ryse formula works, but in its current form it’s difficult to recommend as a must-own Xbox One title, despite the clear potential that regularly bubbles above the surface.Check out the full review of Ryse: Son of Rome for more on his thoughts.
Post by Eorl @ 11:52am 03/12/13 | 0 Comments
Helping us shine a light into the shadows is GunSlingerAUS, who finds that while there may be some lacking depth to the storyline Killzone: Shadow Fall definitely delivers a solid playthrough.
Killzone: Shadow Fall isn’t quite the game to topple Halo from the sci-fi FPS galactic tower of awesomeness just yet, but it has taken a promising step in the right direction. If only it had banished even more of the claustrophobic corridor gameplay and had just a little more effort taken with the storytelling, it could have been a truly classic launch title.Find out his full impressions in our Killzone: Shadow Fall review.
Post by Dan @ 11:16am 03/12/13 | 0 Comments
The filenames of the images, vr1 and vr2, seem to confirm head-mounted display intentions, but keen eyes have noticed that the barrel distortion pictured does not match that used by the prominent Oculus Rift device. Sony has been rumored to have been working on their own PlayStation 4-compatible head-mounted VR display. However, Blow has since clarified that they are just a proof of concept at the moment, and don't represent any specific VR application:
The actual distortions applied to these images are not the real ones. You can think of it as just being a test of an arbitrary distortion function. When you plug in a particular VR device, the distortion gets set up to be what that device wants (which is going to look pretty different from what’s in these images). Really these images are just saying, “hey look, we made the engine able to render two views simultaneously with different camera positions and distortions.”The Witness is currently in development for PC, PlayStation 4 and iOS and due in early 2014.
Post by Eorl @ 11:09am 03/12/13 | 5 Comments
official website (thanks VG247), where one of its developer ‘Philpax’ confirmed the news.
“Since August, we’ve been in radio silence, working hard on the mod. We’ve hinted at a big surprise, and we think it’s time to finally let everyone in on the big secret: JC2-MP is coming to Steam. On release, you'll be able to download the client and server from Steam, just like a normal game. This means complete Steam integration, including joining on your friends and more."
The mod, currently in beta form, is gearing up for a final beta test before going live on Steam come sometime before the end of the year. Those wanting to jump in and cause some chaos can find beta keys over here, and all you need to do is plug the code into Steam for the client.
Testing takes place on December 7, and you can find a list of local times here. You’ll find installation details over on the forum post.
Post by Dan @ 10:51am 03/12/13 | 0 Comments
Set high in the Paektu-San Mountains of North Korea, the Initiation Add-On follows a young Bruce Wayne as he faces his ultimate test. Players will embark upon a series of challenge maps that test their martial arts training across exotic locales, including a bamboo forest and a mountain top monastery. Fans will face fresh enemies along with an epic final test to prove their worthiness to Bruce's greatest and most pitiless teacher, Kirigi.Initiation is coming to PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U and is included in the season pass DLC bundle. Check out the trailer below.
Post by Eorl @ 10:21am 03/12/13 | 2 Comments
Titled Caesar in Gaul, the expansion will be offering a tighter scope in terms of time and geography than Rome II, the Caesar in Gaul campaign map offers an expanded, more detailed vision of Gaul and the south coast of Britannia. Players can choose from four playable factions in this conflict: the Gallic Arverni, the Germanic Suebi, the Belgic Nervii and Rome; in a campaign inspired by Caesar’s Commentarii de bello Gallico (Commentaries on the Gallic war).
“We’ve released a number of DLC packs and free content updates for Rome II, but this is our most substantial so far”, said Mike Simpson, Creative Director of the Total War series. “We’ve always planned to focus more closely on some of the key conflicts of the ancient world, and Caesar’s war in Gaul is the ideal place to start.
“We’ve also improved the game considerably since launch, and that process continues as we move onto substantial feature and gameplay improvements”. You can find more on the expansion at the official forums, or check out the screenshots below for some medieval action.
Caesar in Gaul will be available to purchase and download for PC on December 12th for $14.99.
Post by Dan @ 05:09pm 02/12/13 | 0 Comments
Post by Dan @ 04:32pm 02/12/13 | 4 Comments
The character seen in the scene with Season 2 protagonist Clementine is Omid, who players first met in season 1 episode 3, and whose fate was unknown as the series closed. The image also indicates a return to Gil's Pitstop, a truck-stop gas station prominently featured in the first outing. Take a closer look below.
Post by Dan @ 11:46am 02/12/13 | 11 Comments
Ashes Cricket 2013, Melbourne developer Big Ant has released an official trailer for its own forthcoming cricket videogame, Don Bradman Cricket 14.
"It is indeed an honour to be able to bring the greatest player to a technology savvy generation of fans in what promises to be the greatest cricket game of all time." said Sebastian Giompaolo, Managing Director for HES, “Big Ant Studios have been working hard on this title for four years and we at HES are really excited with what they have been able to achieve. It is far superior to any cricket game in the market.”Don Bradman Cricket is due in 2013 in Australia for PC, Xox 360 and PlayStation 3, no exact holiday release date has yet been set. Watch the trailer below.
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:17am 02/12/13 | 1 Comments
"Well to be honest, when the reviews first came in, we were a little bit disappointed," Boljes confessed. "Because I personally feel that this is the best Killzone we’ve ever made; I honestly feel that. You’re right, we did try a lot of new things, we tried to innovate the gameplay, and we did try to make a different Killzone than before.
"...and the reviews, they are mixed… we’re doing something different, and it’s really interesting in that a lot of people are saying we’re not different enough, and [what] the other side is saying is “what they’re doing is too different from the original Killzone”. It’s interesting, but I’m still really proud of what we’ve made."
Our full interview also covers off topics of control for the FPS genre, where he sees the PS4's future heading, next-gen in general and a reminder that Killzone isn't all the studio has cooking.
Click here for our full Killzone: Shadow Fall interview.
Post by Dan @ 10:18am 02/12/13 | 0 Comments
NeoGAF forums noticed that over Thanksgiving weekend, Valve's popular Steam digital distribution platform passed a new milestone of 7 million concurrent users, peaking with over 7,190,578 people simultaneously signed in to the service yesterday (source: Steam Stats).
The count is reportedly up over 1M from around this time last year, where it was clocked at 6,046,314. Valve's most recent report on total Steam account registrations boasted of 65 million accounts, up from 50 million a year earlier.
Valve's own Linux-based operating system SteamOS is poised to accompany its Steam Machines steam-tailored PC hardware initiative early next year, complete with a curious custom Steam controller.
Steam's Autumn Sale (Spring Sale for us hemispherically challenged) continues to run through tomorrow, December 3rd 2013, with deep discounts on offer on many popular titles.
Post by Eorl @ 11:11am 01/12/13 | 0 Comments
Today's Daily Deals are:
A number of great titles on today's list, and as usual yesterday's Daily Deals are still available for purchase incase you missed out.
Flash Sales at this time are Max Payne 3 (80% off), Serious Sam 3 (90% off), Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (66% off) and Dead Space 2 (75% off).
You can find more on the hidden gems in the sales thanks to this handy Reddit guide. You can also find our community thread over here if you need any questions answered. The Steam Autumn Sale will go through to December 7th, though we can expect a Christmas sale soon after so keep your wallets at the ready.