Post by Dan @ 09:20am 09/04/14 | 3 Comments
1960. There is no more war. The Nazis control the globe and hope is lost.Check it out below. Wolfenstein: The New Order is due on May 22nd for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
Post by Eorl @ 05:00pm 08/04/14 | 5 Comments
Equipped with plasmids and full bottles of EVE, Kosta "Toadovsky" Andreadis has braved the depths of Rapture to see just what these two new DLC's have to offer for fans of the BioShock world.
With severe cuts made to Irrational Games, the studio behind the Bioshock franchise (which has been reported as an internal decision), Burial At Sea serves as a sort of swan song for the series in addition to being a brilliant addendum to Bioshock Infinite. The weaker aspects of that game, which were limited to repetitive and dragged out combat sequences, are virtually absent here thanks to the relatively short nature of Episode One and the stealth-based approach of Episode Two.Read on for more at the full review for BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode One and Two.
Post by Eorl @ 03:28pm 08/04/14 | 4 Comments
Players will have access to two custom loadouts for each kit and vehicle, though Premium members will gain access to an additional two slots on top. Swapping out of these different presets is handled by the Battlelog app on tablet or phone, and can be done mid-game for those who need the ultimate multi-tasking.For example, those who want quick access to a “field engineer” Preset can create one of these with the MX4, SRAW, Repair Tool, and Mechanic specialization – or any other combination of the player’s choice. If you are more of a combat engineer, you might want to create a preset with the M1014 shotgun, RPG, M2 SLAM, and Offensive specialization – it’s all up to you.Presets also have the option of being given custom names, just to ensure you don't forget which is which, and can be tailored to different situations. For more details on the new feature check out the Battlefield blog.
Post by Eorl @ 02:42pm 08/04/14 | 0 Comments
Alongside the tablet version - which is being worked on with the help of developer Ludosity - a smaller demo is also in the works, which Hill notes is intended to provide "a slice of Scrolls gameplay for the curious." Additionally, the current beta version that is available on Windows and Mac will soon be receiving a number of new features, including an updated ranking system and of course various bug squashing and tweaks.
Hill said the goal of the new ranking system is to express players' ranks with "more palatable" visuals. Mojang is developing ways for both highly competitive and lower-level players to be equally rewarded in-game, such as weekly goodies for those who play frequently. The existing tutorial is also getting a rework, being replaced by two "snappier ones" that will only take a few minutes to run down the basics of Scrolls.
Post by Eorl @ 02:22pm 08/04/14 | 2 Comments
Nvidia announced today.
Nvidia originally said it would launch the system update on April 2. The major update brings the Shield to the latest version of Android, KitKat 4.4.2, and adds a host of new features such as beta support for out-of-home use of GameStream and beta compatibility with GameStream from laptops. Also included are improvements to the Shield's interface for managing your games library and buying more titles; expansions of the device's feature set in console mode, such as compatibility with Bluetooth keyboards and mice; and upgrades to Gamepad Mapper.
Check out the GameStream video below to see it in action, and those looking to grab the Shield at a cheap buck will find Nvidia offering $50 for any purchase until the end of month, putting it at just $199.
Post by Eorl @ 02:18pm 08/04/14 | 2 Comments
According to the Steam page, PC gamers will need at least a quad-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and 25GB of free HDD. Moreover, the game will only support DX11 and 64bit OS systems, similar to Ubisoft's Watch Dogs PC specs.
Minimum:Besides the system requirements, the Steam page also tells us that we can expect the PC version to appear on October 8th, though Warner Bros. hasn't yet said whether this is the official date or just a placement.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be available on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Check out the most recent story trailer below for a glimpse into the game, and just why you may be needing an upgrade sooner rather than later.
Post by Eorl @ 01:49pm 08/04/14 | 0 Comments
successfully surpassed its Kickstarter goal, meaning it is now officially a thing. The project was able to garner support of US$310,708, which isn't much considering past Kickstarter projects, but that extra US$60,000 will be well worth it.
Described as a combination of the "excitement of role playing with the pleasure of construction and the boundless freedom to roam about in a 3D universe," Cubical Drift are hoping to offering the game first on PC. A number of other features are also touted on the Kickstarter page, including dungeon exploration, various ways to take on enemies in combat, splintered biome development and a rather in-depth crafting system.
It's quite hard to full explain what Planets³ offers over the many other voxel-based RPG's pushing their way to the market without going into far greater detail, but suffice to say it isn't just the cool name and cubed worlds that it has going. Planets³ won't just be offering your standard voxel sandbox, instead going for a rather more elaborate "explore space" take on the genre that should hopefully offer some quite vast and expansive adventures.
An alpha is scheduled to launch sometime during Spring for us Australian folk, with a public beta sometime around Winter the following year. The full release isn't expected until sometime in 2017, although the team will be releasing the first part called Planets³: Race to Space sometime during 2015.
Post by Eorl @ 11:45am 08/04/14 | 20 Comments
The Swedish developer hasn't stopped there though with new content, also announcing that a new map that's "roughly the size of the original vanilla map" will be making its way into update 1.1, alongside new playable goats, achievements and more.
"A lot of people have been asking for DLC with new maps for Goat Simulator, but we would feel bad charging people for DLC content when people can just download new stuff for free from the Steam Workshop, so we decided to do a free update instead," said Coffee Stain's Armin Ibrisagic on the official Steam forums.
Goat Simulator is available through Steam for PC, and you can check out the hilarious launch trailer below that takes some creative liberty from the original Dead Island cinematic trailer.
Post by Eorl @ 11:20am 08/04/14 | 1 Comments
As we begin applying animations, we’re extra careful not to stray too far from the original. It’s important to us to retain the essence of the original animations, because how a characters walk, move, and carry themselves help to define their personality. We use all of the original animations as a starting point, and then go through the process of cleaning them up and adding additional articulation. Let’s delve into what that process looks like.The redesign comes courtesy of a new blog post that not only looks into the various facial changes of the Tauren, but also the animation side of things. Steve Aguilar, lead animator for the World of Warcraft animation team runs through a quite detailed look into the method's Blizzard are taking for the new designs, including discussion on poly counts and more technical changes.
You can check out a glimpse below of the new emotion animations, but be sure to swing by the blog post to see a must more vast discussion on all the various changes to the models. All character model upgrades are being made available for free to all World of Warcraft players, and will hopefully be available on Warlords of Draenor's launch.
Post by Eorl @ 10:11am 08/04/14 | 59 Comments
As suggested by the previously leaked requirements, Watch Dogs will be requiring a somewhat beefy system on launch, even in the minimum section which needs a whopping 6GB of RAM. To go hand-in-hand with the high RAM requirements Ubisoft has also opted for 64-bit support, an occurrence in PC gaming that seems to be gaining steam.
Minimum:As you can see the specs are reasonably high, though for those like myself who are still sporting a GTX 570 it looks like we may have a bit of life left. How do you compare with these requirements? In need of a new upgrade soon? Let us know in the comments below!
Watch Dogs will be released worldwide on May 27th, 2014 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox One, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Windows PC. The Wii U version will release at a later date.
Interview: Obsidian Entertainment CEO Feargus Urquhart on Pillars of Eternity, Armored Warfare, Skyforge and More
Post by Dan @ 10:10am 08/04/14 | 0 Comments
Read that one here) and today we have a further one on one with Obsidian founder and CEO Feargus Urquhart.
Feargus was gracious enough to chat with us some more about Project Eternity, as well as the recently announced free-to-play tank 'em up Armored Warfare, the studio’s involvement in the lush CryEngine-powered Russian MMO Skyforge, and more. Read on for the full interview.
Post by Eorl @ 09:25am 08/04/14 | 0 Comments
Game DVR and Upload are among the most used apps on Xbox One. We know how important it is to be able to easily watch and share video clips, and starting tomorrow we’re rolling out an update to the YouTube app on Xbox One that integrates Game DVR and Upload with YouTube**, making it easier than ever to capture and share game clips with the world.With the YouTube enhancements, wannabe film makers can now head into the Game DVR app to find their recorded footage ready to edit and share across YouTube. Changes to YouTube's app on the console have also been passed through in this update, allowing users to watch YouTube videos in Snap Mode, earn Media Achievements, and adds YouTube channels to OneGuide for instant access to YouTube videos right next to your favorite TV listings or App Channels.
Alongside the Xbox One enhancements, Microsoft has also announced that the previously mentioned GoPro Channel for Xbox 360 has now launched across all regions. The new app will allows users to watch all the latest GoPro content, but also stream and curate their own GoPro content as they please.
“The GoPro Channel app will bring the best of GoPro originally-produced and user-generated content into the homes of millions of Xbox Live Gold customers,” said Adam Dornbusch, Head of Content Distribution at GoPro. “We’re excited to launch with exclusive content for early adopters of the app and stoke out the Xbox 360 community with hours of engaging and inspiring GoPro videos through the Channel.”
Post by Dan @ 08:47am 08/04/14 | 1 Comments
The constellations have disappeared. Ancient Yokudan warriors and deadly atronachs menace the rocky expanse of Craglorn. The first Adventure Zone for The Elder Scrolls Online introduces an intriguing new storyline and challenging content for groups, from four-player quests and exploration up to the new 12-player TrialsCheck out the video below for a comprehensive overview of the new content narrated by TESO Creative Director Paul Sage. Craglorn is due to become available later this morning.
Post by Dan @ 08:29am 08/04/14 | 2 Comments
A Bruce Lee Reveal trailer features mostly other footage from the game, with a fleeting enter the dragon moment right at the very end.
EA Sports UFC is due in Autumn 204 (Northern Spring) for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Post by Dan @ 08:18am 08/04/14 | 0 Comments
During a session by partner development lead Frank Savage on the Xbox One’s use of Windows technology at Microsoft’s Build developer conference, the issue came up during audience questions. Here’s the exchange in full:Microsoft isn't a stranger to official emulation, as several games from the original X86 Xbox were configured to run on the Xbox 360's PPC processor in a limited initiative referred to as 'Xbox Originals'.
Post by Dan @ 04:06pm 07/04/14 | 4 Comments
At the recent GDC expo in San Francisco, AusGamers man on the ground, Nathan Lawrence had a chance to go hands-on with some couch co-op multiplayer and came away reasonably impressed:
The Gauntlet remake may be a simple concept, but it’s pretty, frantic and perfectly suited for the push for PC games to return to the couch with its full support for SteamOS and Steam Machines. If you were fond of the original, there’s plenty of fan service here, while newcomers can look forward to a fun dungeon-crawling experience that’s best played with others.Read on for the complete Gauntlet hands-on preview.
Post by Dan @ 11:15am 07/04/14 | 2 Comments
is reporting that Google is about to launch another expedition into the lounge room with Android TV, a new custom interface for its popular mobile operating system designed for use on television.
The company is calling for developers to build extremely simple TV apps for an extremely simple set-top-box interface. While Android still lives under the hood, the interface will consist of a set of scrolling "cards" that represent movies, shows, apps, and games sitting on a shelf. You use a remote control with a four-way directional pad to scroll left and right through different suggestions, or up and down through different categories of content, each with their own shelves. Much like on other set top boxes, each item will be like a miniature movie poster or book cover, and you’ll pick the one you want. The controller will also have Enter, Home, and Back buttons to help get around, and there will be "optional" game controllers.The Verge's report also mentions that it will support optional game controllers, and one of the leaked menu screenshots feature games such as Plants vs Zombies 2, Asphalt 8, TripleTown and Temple Run.
What's not so clear in the report is how Android TV is expected to launch. Although it would seemingly make the most sense as an alternate UI option for Android device manufacturers to use, and a wider new standard for Android developers to target, an earlier report also from The Verge suggests that Google might be building hardware for it itself in the form of a Nexus TV set-top-box. Perhaps it's both; we'll have to wait and see.
Post by Dan @ 10:49am 07/04/14 | 1 Comments
Speaking with Xbox Community figurehead Larry Hryb, Spencer has a lot of constructive things to say about the path forward for Xbox, acknowledging the benefits of better community interaction and feedback, and promising a big showing for the platform at this year's E3 expo.
There's a lot of good words here from Xbox's new leader, let's hope he can make good on some of it.
Post by Dan @ 09:37am 07/04/14 | 4 Comments
From previously undiscovered audio tracks found deep within the Fox vaults, to recording with our own selection from London's top orchestral musicians, our studio developers will be revealing interesting details on what's helped shape the audio soundscape of Alien: Isolation.Alien: Isolation is due on October 7 2014 for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
Post by Dan @ 09:25am 07/04/14 | 0 Comments
However, the FAQ for that promotion has since been updated, explaining that the DOOM beta will only be made available on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, suggesting that unlike the new Wolfenstein game, the new Doom will not be appearing on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (thanks VG 247).
Wolfenstein: The New Order is due on all five platforms on May 20 2014, but a date for the DOOM beta has yet to be disclosed.