Post by Eorl @ 10:19am 07/06/13 | 0 Comments
Titled Non-Emotional Manipulation, the free DLC will introduce a new co-op campaign into the last batch of PlayStation Move DLC, In Motion. It will be applied via a patch and does require the PlayStation Move to operate, like the previous DLC.
Portal 2 PlayStation 3 developer Sixense Studios took to the PlayStation Blog to outline just what exactly the new pack will give players, including a thank you to those who voted In Motion as the best use of Move technology last year. To help those who haven't yet purchase Portal 2 or the In Motion DLC, both are now on sale in the PlayStation Store, with further discounts applied to Plus members.
Post by Dan @ 09:52am 07/06/13 | 0 Comments
As the console-tailored version of the successful PC game had been unveiled at Sony's PlayStation 4 event, it was widely presumed to be exclusive to the PS3 and PS4, but it looks like Sony-stalwarts won't be getting preferential treatment here afterall:
Diablo® III will make its console debut on the Sony PlayStation™ 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360® in the U.S., Canada, Spanish-speaking Latin America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game are due on September 3rd, with a release date still undetermined for the PlayStation 4 release.
No mention was made of an Xbox One version of the game, but given this latest development, it seems likely.
Post by Eorl @ 09:42am 07/06/13 | 1 Comments
Humble Bundle offer has just being given a very Serious makeover, with just about every remake, sequel, and spinoff in Croteam's Serious Sam franchise up for grabs. On offer in the pay-what-you-want compilation is everything from the original Serious Sam straight through to Serious Sam 3, all available on PC, Mac and Linux.
Seven seriously badass games, plus a prototype. The Humble Weekly Sale features a new deal every Thursday. Be sure to jump on this amazing offer before it’s gone! This week, pay what you want for Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, Serious Sam: The Random Encounter, Serious Sam Double D, Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack!, and Serious Sam Public Test 2. If you pay more than the average, you’ll also get Serious Sam 3: BFE Deluxe Edition and Serious Sam 2!To help you feel even more fuzzy inside after paying what you want, funds that are directed to Croteam through the payment system will go towards making the upcoming Serious Sam 4, slated for a 2014 release. No other details have yet been revealed on the new title, though we can presume more will come soon.
Those who beat the average purchase price (currently around $4.13) will also receive Serious Sam 2 and the Deluxe Edition of Serious Sam 3 BFE in the budnle, which includes the Classic (non-HD) versions of The First Encounter and The Second Encounter, along with a downloadable soundtrack.
Post by Dan @ 09:35am 07/06/13 | 24 Comments
The article posted on the new official Xbox news blog, as you would expect, has been masterfully spun to extol the positive benefits of the device's approach to restricting how customers are permitted to use the games that they purchase, with no mention of potential negatives.
With our modern architecture, Xbox One games will load more quickly, will be always accessible from the cloud, and there is no physical limit to the size or scope of the content provided.While the new system will now prevent users from temporarily lending a game disc to a friend, or privately selling a disc secondhand, Xbox One attempts consolation for diminishing those rights by permitting the digital rights to a game linked to your Xbox LIVE account to be transferred (once only) to another player that has been on your Xbox LIVE friends list for at least 30 days, and will be enabling a new trade-in process for disc-based games at "participating retailers", with the platform holder promising that they will not be charging a fee of their own for the privilege.
Although this latest outline doesn't mention it, a broadband connection is required to facilitate this system on the Xbox One, and previous statements from Microsoft have confirmed that the console will need to authenticate at least once every 24 hours for the games installed on it to function.
The information from this latest development does little to impact the conclusions drawn in our recent Analysis of the Xbox One DRM scheme.
It's AusGamers' position that all of these potential benefits could still be achieved with an optional Internet requirement, and that this implementation of digital rights management does not justify the erosion of consumer rights it necessitates.
Post by Dan @ 07:17am 07/06/13 | 8 Comments
According to Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima, Phantom Pain will be set in 1984, and Snake will be 49 years old. Kojima impied that for this reason, they wanted an actor that would fit the aged character --introducing Kiefer Sutherland as the new voice of Snake.
Despite long-time Snake voice actor David Hayter's take on the character at a wide range of different ages having been completely respectable in past games, the veteran performer only has nice things to say about being usurped by a Hollywood celebrity, tweeting "Can’t fault @RealKiefer. Great actor, good man. The game will probably still be excellent. Like New Coke!".
You can watch the full recorded presentation below, which includes a discussion with Sutherland about his approach to the coveted role.
Metal Gear Sold V: The Phantom Pain still has no planned release date, or confirmed launch platforms.
Post by Dan @ 06:25am 07/06/13 | 2 Comments
The information comes by way of the ever-resourceful NeoGAF forums, where a user Cartman86 claims to have been delivered the July digital issue of Game Informer magazine early, providing the publication’s cover as evidence, followed by a huge summary of information from the feature article on TitanFall.
Notably the GI article reportedly explains that the game won’t be appearing on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 due to the small size of the Respawn team, not wanting to spread themselves too thin “Not to say we won't [go multiplatform] in the future, but for our first game we wanted to focus on making the best game we could.”
We’ll almost certainly get an official look at this one when E3 kicks off, either at EA's press conference, or Microsoft’s, and we can’t help feeling bad for all involved in the game’s formal reveal as the wind is taken out of its sails.
Post by Eorl @ 02:17pm 06/06/13 | 0 Comments
PlayStation Blog to unveil their first new project since forming - Tiny Brains.
Exclusive to PlayStation 4, the new title is a co-operative puzzle game that aims to find new ways to interact and challenge your brain. Set in a lab where four super-powered animals have to work together to solve puzzles and escape from a mad scientist’s experiment, Tiny Brains ensures that players can’t get by without talking to each other, pushing that co-operative boundary.
We have a “no design doc” policy at Spearhead. Being able to do this has been one of the best things about going indie, and the philosophy helps us make significant creative developments in a short amount of time. With no design docs, we can think about how to make the best experience at all times. When a designer has a cool idea for a puzzle or level, they just make it, and we all play it together. From there we decide whether the prototype should be incorporated, tweaked, or chucked.No release date has yet been given for this quite interesting indie title, however Spearhead Games will be at E3 2013 so stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the event. For now you can check out the four characters below plus a glimpse at what looks to be some of the possible levels.
Post by Eorl @ 12:08pm 06/06/13 | 5 Comments
Luckily, this seems to be the case with our own Steve Farrelly coming out from a hands-on preview feeling that TESO plays more like the single-player Elder Scrolls games we’ve all come to know and love. Specifically Skyrim. He also takes a look at just what Zenimax Online has in store for MMO players, including glimpses at exploration without guidelines, NPC interactions and the ability to starve Keeps in PvP as well as much, much more.
Check out our Elder Scrolls Online interview with Creative Director, Paul Sage.
Post by Eorl @ 11:31am 06/06/13 | 4 Comments
PlayStation Blog to outline just what exactly the console maker is planning for E3 2013, where they will once again be livestreaming their events over the four consecutive days.
To start the event off Sony will begin with their PlayStation E3 2013 Press Conference, where you can expect several new surprises and hopefully the reveal of what their next-gen PlayStation 4 will actually look like. After the conference you'll be able to tune into what Sony are calling the PlayStation LiveCast show, where you'll find "gameplay demos and developer interviews for zillions of upcoming PS4, PS3 and PS Vita games."
Expect to see Beyond: Two Souls from Quantic Dream, Destiny from Bungie, DriveClub from Evolution Studios, The Evil Within from Tango GameWorks, Gran Turismo 6 from Polyphony Digital, inFAMOUS: Second Son from Sucker Punch Productions, Killzone: Shadow Fall and Killzone Mercenary from Guerrilla Games, The Last of Us from Naughty Dog, Tearaway from Media Molecule, Wolfenstein: The New Order from MachineGames and many, many more. All told, we’re planning to showcase more than 40 games across PS4, PS3 and PS Vita.Those eagerly awaiting will be able to find a livestream on the PlayStation.Blog, PlayStation.com and Ustream but for those a full-fledged virtual E3 booth complete with livestream can jump into PlayStation Home. For the first time as well Sony are also offering up to 40 people from the public the chance to watch the E3 20123 Press Conference live in Los Angeles, however it'll be a first come first served.
Make sure you keep your eyes on AusGamers as E3 2013 kicks off, where you'll find all the latest info from our team on site.
Post by Eorl @ 10:39am 06/06/13 | 0 Comments
Included in the Super Dangerous Wub Wub edition is a 12 inch Dub Step gun replica capable of rendering your enemies absolutely speechless with the power of wub. The ultra-high quality weapon replica packs a party with a bitchin’ design, sweet tunes directly from the in-game Dubstep Gun and a laser sight. Make no mistake, it’s time to get down.Not to be completely outdone, the aptly named super dangerous wub wub edition also offers a awe-inspiring 8 inch Johnny Gat Memorial Statue for fans to pay tribute to while they kick some serious face, a "dubstep doomsday button" to drop bombs on the go and of course the game which includes all bonuses form the Commander in Chief Edition.
The Super Dangerous Wub Wub edition will be available to pre-order shortly from retail stores. Saints Row 4 launches on August 23rd for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Post by Dan @ 09:59am 06/06/13 | 0 Comments
Games Industry International):
All three games are optimized for the Ouya's Tegra 3 processor and free-to-try business model. The first levels of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I and Sonic CD are available to try, while Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II will offer the first two levels.The article notes that the games in question are already available on the Google Play Store for android devices, however an OUYA store specific launch, with the user-experience tailored to the console's features, represents a reasonable endorsement from SEGA all the same.
Post by Eorl @ 09:40am 06/06/13 | 1 Comments
According to the initial report from IGN, both titles will be getting the digital treatment, although Sony Online Entertainment is keeping the release date close to their hands, simply saying that "the PS4 versions will be available as free-to-play digital downloads this year."
Currently the MMOFPS Planetside 2 is only available on PC, however SOE's John Smedley has tweeted that the the PlayStation 4's version "is going to yield a faster PC version.. much better at multicore support" which is great news for everyone. In regards to cross-platform support, Smedley separately tweeted that PC players will sadly be unable to play against their PlayStation 4 console friends, however did ensure that those playing DC Universe Online on the PlayStation 4 will "be playing on the same servers as the PS3 players."
Interestingly Smedley also praised the PlayStation 4's architecture when asked by a follower, stating that he is "excited to have a stable platform that will be there for years that has 8 gig of memory and a super fast processor and gfx." Hopefully we'll see more of SoE's future projects being ported over to the console to help strengthen its library.
Post by Dan @ 09:34am 06/06/13 | 0 Comments
Warframe originally launched in March 2013 for PC, and is avilable free-to-play over on playwarframe.com.
“The fact that we’re developing Warframe for the launch of the PS4 this fall is unbelievably awesome,” said Steve Sinclair, creative director at Digital Extremes. “The irony is not lost on me that our original sci-fi concept for this game was the first ever seen footage for the PS3 generation that never came to fruition until now. Exciting times are ahead with this next gen transition.”A new trailer celebrating the announcement can be seen below.
Post by Eorl @ 09:19am 06/06/13 | 1 Comments
being spotted in the Steam CDR registry database earlier this year, Konami has officially quelled rumours and announced that the original Castlevania: Lords of Shadow will be making its way to PC in both physical and digital form.
Titled the Ultimate Edition, the PC version will be coming not just with the full game originally released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but the Reverie and Resurrection add-on chapters. It also boasts "enhanced 1080p HD graphics, runs at a solid 60 frames per second via recommended spec, and offers trophy integration through Steam with Cloud saving."
The stunning 3D epic is set at the end of days and dark powers isolate the Earth. The World’s alliance with the Heavens has been threatened by a dark and malevolent force – the eponymous Lords of Shadow. Across this shattered land, the souls of the dead wander unable to find peace, whilst creatures of evil wreak chaos and death upon the living.Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Ultimate Edition will be released for Windows PC via Steam on August 27th, and as a physical product on August 30th. Check out the announcement trailer below for a look at the action.
Post by Dan @ 09:16am 06/06/13 | 6 Comments
Although The Fall features a similar graphic style and many familiar elements to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the tablet focus is likely to be a disappointment for most that were eagerly awaiting a proper followup to the 2011 PC and console title.
Deus Ex: The Fall is being developed by Square Enix’s European mobile division, with collaboration from Human Revolution developer Eidos Montreal, and mobile studio N-Fusion.
“We’re really excited to continue the DEUS EX series on mobile and start a new journey”, said Jean-François Dugas, Executive Game Director at Eidos-Montréal. “The team has done an incredible job creating a whole new story and controls for intuitive touch screen gameplay, whilst staying true to the DEUS EX universe. Players can expect exploration, action, hacking, stealth, social enhancers, player choice and consequence- the full DEUS EX experience.”You can find more details and see a bunch of gameplay in action in the trailer below.
Post by Eorl @ 01:46pm 05/06/13 | 7 Comments
The long list of balances include changes to various hero damage outputs, skills and duration decreases/increases. Also of note is the discovery of what looks to be official native offline support for Dota 2, which was noted by Reddit user vtor67. The post includes a screenshot which shows the "Dota 2 test client without a connection to the steam servers", allowing them to "practice offline with bots, do quests, and do anything that wouldn't require a connection to the steam servers." Currently those who lose Internet connection on the live client are unable to do anything outside of accessing console commands.
It is not known whether LAN support will be added for offline mode, and whether you'll be able to toggle offline connection inside the client, instead of currently going offline through the Steam client. Hopefully we'll hear more on this new addition but for now you can check out the full changelog over here to check whether your favourite hero has been given a buff or a nerf.
Post by Eorl @ 12:06pm 05/06/13 | 5 Comments
“The Stronghold series has been a huge success. Since the launch of the first game more than 6 million Stronghold games have been sold and it’s all thanks to the fans, many of whom have been with us from the very start,” said Nick Tannahill, Marketing Manager at Firefly Studios. “We can’t wait to show people what we’ve been working on and will do just that with our E3 reveal. I’m happy to announce that we will also be launching the full Crusader 2 website on June 11th, which will feature the game’s first trailer, artwork and more”.Stronghold Crusader 2 is currently scheduled for a Q4 2013 release on PC however Firefly Studios are preparing to seek additional funds through game-focused crowd sourcing service Gambitious, with funding going towards polish, a closed backer-only beta and additional game content.
Post by Eorl @ 11:18am 05/06/13 | 2 Comments
“E3 is less than a week away, and we’re hard at work with all the awesome games that we have to show you,” Troedsson says. “Our excellent dev team is hard at work with Battlefield 4, of course, but we also have a couple of surprises up our sleeve.”Earlier in the year DICE showcased Battlefield 4, their current and next-gen shooter, but many recent rumours and accidental retail listings have pointed at a possible Mirror's Edge 2 in the works. DICE has also been penned for future Star Wars games after EA recently acquired the rights to video game adaptations, so hopefully we'll also see something new from that IP.
We'll definitely know more on what DICE are planning come E3 2013, so stay tuned on AusGamers for the latest coverage.
Post by Eorl @ 10:41am 05/06/13 | 4 Comments
Writing on their Capcom Unity page, those looking to grab a PC copy will be happy to know that the price to live out your nostalgia will be similarly priced at $14.99 and "should launch within or around same window" as console counterparts. More details on what PC buyers will be getting for their purchase besides the game will be revealed at E3 2013, so keep an eye on AusGamers for all the news.
DuckTales Remastered is expected to be released later this year for PC, Wii U, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. You can check out IGN's comparison video of the Amazon level to see just what has changed in the new remastered version.
Post by Eorl @ 10:19am 05/06/13 | 0 Comments
Using his ghostly abilities, Ronan will be able to "communicate" with the living by reading their minds and influencing their thoughts and actions to help push along his case. You'll also be able to interrogate the ghosts of Salem’s past citizens to piece together the puzzle, while battling demonic spirits to save Ronan's soul and uncover the shocking truth about who is responsible for his death.
Murdered: Soul Suspect is expected in early 2014 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. No developer has officially been revealed for the game, though Internet sleuth, Superannuation, proclaimed duties were being handled by Airtight Games (Dark Void, Quantum Conundrum), and has this resume to help back up his claim. Square Enix has assured us that more on the new title will be revealed at E3 2013, however, you can check out the trailer below in the meantime.