Post by Eorl @ 11:33am 01/03/14 | 0 Comments
forma.8 for a large variety of platforms including PC, PlayStation 4 and Wii U.
The two person team based in Turin, Italy revealed the title through the PlayStation Blog, detailing that the game has been in-development for nearly two years, beginning with a little gameplay concept centered on an experimental control system for touch devices. Since then the game has evolved into the team's own take on the classic Metroidvania formula, offering a very minimalistic gameplay experience.
In the distant future, a small exploration probe, forma.8, is stranded alone on the surface of an alien planet. It was parted from its companions by chance, and has a life or death mission to accomplish: it must find and recover a powerful energy source deep under the surface before it’s too late. Ancient civilizations, great perils, and dystopian visions await it, and not everything is as it seems.Forma.8 is in development on iOS, Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U and Windows PC for release in 2014. You can check out the game's announcement trailer and screenshots below.
Post by Eorl @ 11:06am 01/03/14 | 6 Comments
late last year.
The sharing feature allows friends to share their overabundance of video games by initially logging into each users computer with their accounts. Once verified, players can select any game from their shared library and play it, complete with separate Achievements and individual saves to Steam Cloud. Simultaneous play on both accounts is possible, however playing the same game is not and users will be prompted with a five minute warning.
The service has a few understandable limitations, most notably that it won't support every game on Steam, and "any region restrictions will remain in place when lending or borrowing content." Find out more through the official page.
Post by Eorl @ 05:57pm 28/02/14 | 0 Comments
their blog the free games heading to PlayStation Plus subscribers for the month of March, which include Tomb Raider for PlayStation 3 and Dead Nation for PlayStation 4.
Beginning March 5th PlayStation 4 users will get access to Housemarque's twin-stick top-down zombie shooter Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition, with PlayStation 3 users gaining Square Enix's rebooted Tomb Raider and indie title Brothers A Tale of Two Sons. Those on Sony's PlayStation Vita handheld will get access to tower defence classic Pixeljunk Monsters Ultimate HD and socially networked brain game Smart As.
As a reminder, the titles leaving PlayStation Plus come March 5th are Metro Last Light and Guacamelee! for PlayStation 3 plus Dynasty Warriors Next and ModNation Racers Road Trip for PlayStation Vita. PlayStation 4 will see the departure of Outlast and Sound Shapes, so make sure you grab them before March 5th to ensure permanent access.
Post by Eorl @ 05:07pm 28/02/14 | 2 Comments
Previously available only to North Amercia and Europe contenders, SCE Australia has teamed up with Nissan to bring the program down under, where you'll be able to compete for a chance to bring your virtual skills to the real world. To earn their grid position, racing driver hopefuls will need to demonstrate their skill and determination to keep their name at the top of the Gran Turismo 6 leader board.
28 gamers will go head to head at the national final, 14 gamers selected from activations at V8 Supercars Championship events and other public events and 14 Gran Turismo gamers from an online package available exclusively through PS3. The top 6 that make it through the national final will then head to Silverstone to compete to be the GT Academy 2014 winner and join NISMO as part of the Driver Development Programme with the chance to complete for Nissan at Dubai 24 hours.More details are expected shortly on the competition, though NISMO are encouraging eager fans to keep their eyes on their Facebook page for more. Gran Turismo 6 is a PlayStation 3 exclusive, although a PlayStation 4 version is expected sometime in the future.
Post by Eorl @ 04:26pm 28/02/14 | 0 Comments
In development by Lord of the Rings Online developer Turbine, the game features a number of varying names from the DC universe including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and of course the Joker. Infinite Crisis will take its place among the free-to-play titles, which have seen a large growth spurt in the past few years with League of Legends, DOTA 2, Heroes of Newerth and Blizzard's own Heroes of the Storm.
In the last ten to eleven months of development, Infinite Crisis content has drastically increased in size, Executive Producer Jeffrey Steefel claims. "We now have three maps, three modes, a huge amount of different ways you can play the game. Twenty-seven characters and, in fact, we are adding a new character every three weeks." Steefel also outlined a plan to launch new costumes for existing characters every week.
Infinite Crisis is in the development for PC, and sign-ups for its in-progress beta are still open over on the official website.
Post by Eorl @ 03:55pm 28/02/14 | 0 Comments
Revealed late August last year, Dead Island: Epidemic is the third title in the zombie series, and the first to adopt the multiplayer online battle arena approach. Previously the closed beta was only available during select timeframes, however now has expanded following successful testing.
Zombies aren't the only thing to fear - Players will square off against each other in 3 teams of 4 players, fighting both each other as well as a wide-range of zombies and freakish super-bosses, normal walkers to heavily infected creatures. Some will even require the cooperation of all 3 competing teams to take them down!The free-to-play title is also boasting a range of craftable weapons, the cornerstone feature from the co-op Dead Island titles of past. The system will allow you to "get the edge (pun intended) on the competition and build an arsenal to suit your playstyle." Those interested can find signups available on the official website.
Dead Island: Epidemic has yet to be given a release date, and is currently planned for a PC release.
Post by Eorl @ 02:29pm 28/02/14 | 4 Comments
Following the events of hack ’n’ slash RPG Kult: Heretic Kingdoms, a dark shadow has once again fallen over the world. The core element of Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms is its internally conflicted main character and the associated unique party system. Players must assume the role of the Devourer, a mighty demon who can travel back and forth between the human and shadow world, devouring the souls of his enemies. Seamlessly switching between the Devourer and up to three party members, each with their own special abilities, provides strategic depth in battle, while switching between worlds also allows players to outwit their opponents in battle, avoiding traps and solving puzzles along the way.You can find the announcement trailer below that is sure to fill your loot clicking needs. Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms is set for release on PC sometime during 2014.
Post by Eorl @ 01:31pm 28/02/14 | 0 Comments
"ID@Xbox is a global program and we're committed to bringing the best from around the world to Xbox One," Charla said in a post on Xbox Wire. "The first ID@Xbox games are in certification now and, as always, we continue to look for ways to improve the creation process for our ID@Xbox partners with new processes and tools."
The list includes a large number of indie devs ranging from various studio sizes, and includes established veterans like The Behemoth (Castle Crashers), FarSight Studios (Pinball Arcade), and Zoe Mode (Crush, Zumba Fitness World Party) to upstart outfits like Glass Bottom Games and Heart Machine. The full list of newly added ID@Xbox developers can be found on the Xbox Wire page.
Post by Eorl @ 12:08pm 28/02/14 | 0 Comments
Zombie Studios announced.
The first addition is the new co-op mode, Onslaught, which offers a "horde" style mode in which four players team up against never-ending waves of infected enemies. "Each wave and enemy type will force you to adapt as the threat changes. If you bank too heavily on fortifying one area, you might find yourself overrun. But if you remain too light and mobile, you may not have the heavy firepower you need to punch through what comes next. Rely on your wits and gear to see you through it. Those who find a way to succeed will be rewarded for their efforts!"
In addition to the new mode, two new maps will also feature in the patch: Metro and Decay. Metro is set in an abandoned subway station long since taken over by squatters and features a number of narrow corridors so watch your flanks and play smart. Decay is a slum fortress set deep in the worst and most rundown area of the city. Threats will come from above and below in this rat warren. Teams will need to stay sharp as they move together and watch the roof tops and ruined buildings.
In addition, the patch marks the debut of private servers in the PlayStation 4 version of Blacklight: Retribution. The dev team has also included a number of improvements to the game in the patch, such as performance optimizations and better matchmaking. The patch is already available to download, and you can check out more on the official post.
Post by Dan @ 11:37am 28/02/14 | 2 Comments
last week's news of a publisher Activision collaborating once again with skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, fans of the classic Tony hawk's Pro Skater videogame series were jazzed at the prospect of a potential resurrection of the seemingly retired franchise.
However, we've now learned that the project is planned as exclusive to mobile devices. Speaking with Bloomberg, Hawk expressed his excitement at targeting the smartphone and tablet market (via Polygon):
"We're working on a mobile game now," Hawk said, following the recent reveal of an Activision-published skateboarding game currently in development. "We're working on a game for mobile devices this year.So there you have it. Still excited about a skateboarding game coming to your iOS and Android devices?
Post by Eorl @ 11:25am 28/02/14 | 0 Comments
Step away from clear notions of good and evil, right and wrong. There are demons in the world, but whether they are ally or enemy depends on player actions. In Tokyo 199X, a mysterious murder leads to the emergence of demons and an escalating global conflict thanks to the rise of a charismatic rebel leader in possession of a demon army, and external forces that wish to crush such threats with extreme measures. As the protagonist, players have an unusual ability (via computer program) to communicate with and recruit demons to fight for them. As they collect demons, the program will allow you to store, summon, and fuse them to create the right team to negotiate the ever-changing balance of powers, and fight for the kind of world you ultimately wish to live in.The original struggle between Law and Chaos is being localized by the ATLUS team behind Persona 4, Catherine, and Shin Megami Tensei IV. The localised version will contain all the original content, including the full 40-60 hours worth of dungeon crawling, so be prepared on those toilet breaks.
Find the trailer below to see the game in action. Shin Megami Tensei is set to hit the iOS store on March 18 for $7.99.
Post by Dan @ 11:22am 28/02/14 | 0 Comments
Simulate this. Ever wanted to build a bridge without all the heavy lifting, operate a train or 18-wheeler without a license, or like, farm stuff without the smell of manure? Well, now you're in luck! This week's Humble Weekly Sale features eight simulation games to fill that void in your life. Pay what you want for the bridge-building sim Bridge Project, the railroad operation sim Trainz Simulator 12, the European trucking sim Euro Truck Simulator and the animal strategy sim Wildlife Park 3. If you pay $6 or more, you'll also be able to create your farming empire in Agricultural Simulator 2013 and Agricultural Simulator: Historical Farming, and sink the final 8-ball in Pool Nation. Think you're too pro for these seven magnificent simulators? Pay $10 or more to get your hands on the all-new Professional Farmer 2014 to see if you can handle driving your own wicked collection of historical tractors and selling your produce at the local farmer's market!Steam codes are on offer for seven of the eight games, with Steam redemption for Wildlife Park 3 also promised if and when the title is able to achieve Steam Greenlight approval.
Head over to humblebundle.com/weekly for the goods.
Post by Dan @ 11:06am 28/02/14 | 0 Comments
Because the primary goals of Everquest Next Landmark are Minecraft-esque resource gathering and construction, as opposed to the usual MMORPG questing and monster hunting, its creators have been able to implement several systems to improve freedom of movement, one of which is a grappling hook.
The latest video in SEO's Building Blocks trailer series demonstrates how players can use the grappling hook to get around quick and access those hard to reach places with ease. Check it out below.
Everquest Next Landmark is currently in alpha testing and expected to launch as a free-to-play title later this year on both PC and PlayStation 4.
Post by Eorl @ 11:02am 28/02/14 | 1 Comments
This new update will see the introduction of two new weapons, the heavy pistol and special carbine, but also for the first time three all-new, blazing fast sports cars: the Albany Alpha, Dinka Jester and Grotti Turismo R. Though if the roads aren't your kind of deal, the new update also introduces a new Vestra airplane so you can take to the skies while being chased down.
Dress for success with formal and business casual attire options like new suit jackets, slacks, glasses, heels and blouses, or don new all-business hairstyles and currency themed tattoos. There's also a collection of new masks, perfect for disguising yourself during the next hostile takeover.Rockstar is also reminding players to pickup the Albany Roosevelt limousine, the Gusenberg Sweeper machine gun and all the rest of the exclusive items from the Valentine's Day Massacre Special before March 3rd.Once you purchase them in-game, they're yours to keep - but they will no longer be available to purchase.
Post by Eorl @ 10:33am 28/02/14 | 0 Comments
Act II brings the total gameplay to 20+ hours and adds a vast new region where players face off against the depraved Four Hills gang, led by infamous murderer, Darius Cronley, and descend into the dark undercity of Old Arkovia to unravel the gruesome truth behind the cursed city's final days.Among the expanded story and new quests with game-changing choices, Act II will see the introduction of a new challenge dungeon "Steps of Torment", 10 new enemy types, 23 bosses, 35 character levels and 106 new items. Oh yeah, dynamite to blow things up, because you can never have enough fun.
Crate Entertainment expect to continue supporting both Act I and Act II throughout the year with further tweaks and changes, and players can expect Act III sometime later this year that will focus on faction-based gameplay. For more on Grim Dawn, check out the Steam Early Access page or head to their official website.
Post by Dan @ 10:22am 28/02/14 | 5 Comments
Someone is trying leak the fact that we're working with Warner Brothers on a potential Minecraft Movie. I wanted to be the leak!No other information appears to have leaked out about the project as yet, so we'll leave it up to your imaginations as to how in the zombie pigman you turn Minecraft into a movie.
Post by Eorl @ 10:05am 28/02/14 | 3 Comments
To help ease the wait, Telltale has also released a brand new teaser trailer for the second episode, A House Divided, which you can check out in action below. Known for their slow release periods, with their other episodic series, The Wolf Among Us, only just getting its second episode after four months of waiting, the wait is nearly over for Walking Dead fans.
The episode has been confirmed by Telltale for March 4th on PC, Mac and PlayStation 3 for $9.99, however further dates for Xbox 360 and iOS are yet to appear but we'll update this article when new information arrives. Telltale also revealed that the PlayStation Vita Season 2 is still tracking along, with an expected March release for both titles simultaneously.
Post by Eorl @ 04:12pm 27/02/14 | 2 Comments
This will be the studio's first original IP in more than a dozen years, after spending the majority of its development years on the Worms franchise. Prior to Flockers, Team17 developed the racing title Stunt GP on Dreamcast, PlayStation 2 and Windows PC in 2001.
"This is the most important game we've worked on in over a decade," Bestwick told Develop. The team hasn't revealed anything more than a logo for Flockers, which features heavy steampunk aesthetics, though hopefully further details on the new IP will be revealed in the coming days.
Team17 are currently working on its latest Worms title, Worms Battlegrounds, which is being developed for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Post by Eorl @ 03:20pm 27/02/14 | 4 Comments
To help see the way of the darkness is our own Bennett "GunSlingerAUS" Ring, who finds out that this isn't exactly the best entry in the Castlevania series.
It’s a tragedy to see Lords of Shadows 2 arrive in this form. Rather than focus on what made the first game so much fun, the designers seem to have totally misunderstood what gamers wanted from the sequel, and delivered something that was utterly alien to the first game.Find out just what Dracula really gets up to in the full Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 review.
Post by Dan @ 02:28pm 27/02/14 | 2 Comments
Xbox One owners should find the news particularly encouraging after several multi-platform games have had to compromise overall screen resolution in order to achieve the same frame-rate performance as their PlayStation 4 offerings. PC gamers should then also be able to safely expect the game to function quite well on higher spec machines.
Wolfenstein: The New Order is due on May 23 for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.