Post by Eorl @ 09:09am 30/04/14 | 0 Comments
As mentioned, DriveClub was originally slated for the launch of Sony's PlayStation 4, however was pushed back to an "early 2014" date before that was also pushed back, citing more development time needed as the cause. Sony Computer Entertainment' President Shuei Yoshida took to the PlayStation Blog to outline the need for further development, and also announce Paul Rustchynsky as the newest Gaem Director.
The problem with being ambitious is you have to be prepared to accept there will be challenges along the way. What DRIVECLUB offers has not been previously achieved in this category, and, because of this, the team needed more time to give you the game you’re waiting for.Check out the new trailer and screens below for a glimpse at some of the realistic cars featured in the racing game, plus a look at the various integrated online modes.
DriveClub will be available on October 8th exclusively for PlayStation 4.
Post by trog @ 06:07am 30/04/14 | 26 Comments
Elegant New Design: Sleek new tabs and an overall modern look that makes it easier to experience the Web the way you want.The official release notes contain the full list of new features and changes.
It should be noted that their feature list and blog post don't really talk about some of the things that are missing from this new version - for example, the Add-on bar is now gone, as is the option to have tabs below the address bar. Those who depend or just really want those missing features can restore most of them with the Classic Theme Restorer add-on.
You can download the installers for v29.0 now locally from AusGamers in Windows, Mac OS X or Linux flavours.
They've released a video with some of the highlights:
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 06:34pm 29/04/14 | 7 Comments
shown you what we spoke about with Bungie's David "DeeJ" Dague, we also mentioned we'd gone hands-on with the game.
You can find our thoughts on this, in part, collated with a chat we also had with the game's lead investment developer, Tyson Greene. Obviously there's more details to emerge, but we didn't really have much chance to explore outside of a controlled environment. This was more to get a feel for the game, which we're not too shy to say was quite good. We have more content on the way this week as well, including a more in-depth look at the game's art and visuals, but for now, enjoy our gameplay impressions.
Click here for the full Destiny hands-on preview.
Post by Eorl @ 04:19pm 29/04/14 | 0 Comments
VentureBeat) the creation of his newest mobile game studio, Nuclear Division.
Teaming up with former head of slot machine maker WMS Larry Pacey, Zampella's studio will be conveniently located in San Fernando Valley in LA, near Respawn's headquarters. Zampella told VentureBeat that mobile is growing so fast, it's "silly to ignore." He also said that consideration was put into forming a mobile section inside Respawn, however later decided that wasn't a good fit for the console-focused studio.
“It’s a device that I play on because I always have it with me,” he said. “It always connected. You’re engaged with it. There’s something you can do with that. I’m not saying one is better than the other, in terms of console versus mobile. It’s a different gaming experience. Both interest me.”
The studio is keeping its cards close to their chest for now, but did reveal that the team are now working on technology for a new platform. Currently the studio comprises of less than a dozen employees, but Zampella and Pacey expect that to grow out to 50.
“The goal is to build the kind of product that Vince and I know,” Pacey said. “It is based on things we like, and is more for the core gamer. If you look at our careers, we like to find new players experiences that are differentiated and unique.”
Post by Eorl @ 04:05pm 29/04/14 | 0 Comments
On this episode of The GAP Luke Lawrie, Joab Gilroy, Heath Dickson and Jeremy "Junglist" Ray begin by talking about some of the most recent films they've seen, but to confuse everyone you'll find that at the end of the podcast. In familiar territory they discuss the games they've played including Hearthstone, War of Vikings, Elder Scrolls: Online, and the results of The GAP Fantasy Basketball league. Over in the news Naughty Dog has more staff depart, a new Batman animated feature based off Arkham Asylum is being released, and Dragon Age: Inquisition gets some box art. This episode goes for 2 hours and 40 minutes, and also contains coarse language.Grab it locally from AusGamers by clicking right here. You can also follow The GAP on Facebook to tell them how much you love their snazzy voices or yell your opinions across the Internet, and find the latest podcasts through here
Post by Eorl @ 03:44pm 29/04/14 | 0 Comments
With over 5,000 real football stars to choose from, players must balance talent recruitment and development while creating winning team strategies against other clubs in the various competitions available.You can check out the official site for all the latest on the new title including a complete run down of what to expect, or find the gameplay trailer below.
Post by Eorl @ 02:10pm 29/04/14 | 0 Comments
today announced that their video and voice service Skype will be offering free group video calls for Xbox One, Windows and Mac users.
According to Microsoft, group video calls will go free on other platforms "in the future." Up until this point, Microsoft had been charging Skype users $4.99 per month for video chat between more than two people; Skype supports video conferencing for a maximum of 10 individuals.
With the payment restriction now lifted, today's announcement has brought Skype in line with Google Hangouts, Google's voice and video service. Sadly despite the change, Xbox One users will still be required to have Xbox Live Gold to actually access Skype.
Post by Eorl @ 01:32pm 29/04/14 | 0 Comments
In Player Lock, you'll be able to experience entire games as a single player, vastly reducing the amount of time one game takes. Quick Counts on the other hand use an algorithm to drop each player into a middle or late pitch-count, rather than beginning each at-bat at 0-0.
While the modes at a glance are designed to cut down game time, they'll also help players improve on their strike-out rate. Today's trailer also takes a look at Manage Mode, which will allow a player to direct the club from the top position and make all those big tactical decisions. Players will also have access to Sportscast Manager during the game, allowing decisions to be made and speed up proceedings.
MLB 14 The Show is available now on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, with a PlayStation 4 version hitting shelves May 6th.
Post by Eorl @ 11:59am 29/04/14 | 5 Comments
Players can expect a variety of tweaks and changes to the game's Heroes, items, gameplay modes, nonplayable characters and more. In addition to dozens of bug fixes and some user interface tweaks, Valve has made substantial changes to many Dota 2 Heroes. With the list spanning at the very least 10 pages, hero changes include Anti-Mage's Mana Void AoE increased from 450 to 500, Axe's Counter Helix now uses Pseudo Random chance and even more general changes like Beastmaster's base damage increased by 4.
It isn't just heroes that are getting the dust off, with items also gaining some much needed changes. Examples include Shadow Blade's active Shadow Walk ability lasts two seconds longer, Mjollnir's damage has been reduced by 10, and the courier respawns 40 seconds faster. Other changes include new treasures available in the store, Meepo being removed from Ability Draft mode and the ability to now cancel Town Portal Scroll.
Those eager to see if their hero or favourite item has been cleaned well or left dusty can head over to the official website for the entire patch notes. Let us know in the comments on your thoughts, and if you are still playing Dota 2.
Post by Eorl @ 11:21am 29/04/14 | 9 Comments
has revealed its plans for celebrating "Star Wars Day" within The Old Republic MMO, offering players a free mini-pet and the ability to gain double experience from Friday, May 2nd through to Monday, May 5th.
The promotion is part of a celebration of "Star Wars Day" (May 4), where people around the world celebrate all things Star Wars, including dressing up and rewatching the six films in one stretch. Those interested in picking up the MT-4T Astromech Droid mini-pet can do so on April 29th, however those joining in on the action must have an active account by May 4th; the droid will be delivered via in-game mail. Players can bring the droid into missions, player-vs-player zones and operations, just don't feed it too much oil.
Star Wars: The Old Republic is available as a free-to-play MMO, which you can find more details on over here.
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:40am 29/04/14 | 0 Comments
Topics discussed include player numbers in various scenarios, playable spaces, classes, loot, travel, the open-world versus being directed down a specific path and much, much more.
Click here for our full video interview and transcript with DeeJ.
Post by Dan @ 10:38am 29/04/14 | 0 Comments
As part of the X Games Austin festival experience and for the first time in history, MLG Pro Gamers will be awarded X Games medals and MLG’s Pro Circuit competition will be showcased with Skateboard, BMX, Moto X, Rally and Stadium SUPER Trucks, renowned musical performers and more.Hit up majorleaguegaming.com for more particulars.
Post by Eorl @ 10:38am 29/04/14 | 0 Comments
The funding is a part of a new deal made on May 25th, 2012 with the US investment firm Yorkville Advisors, in which the firm agreed to supply Funcom access to additional capital if needed within 36 months of the agreement. According to the developer, the acceptance of this investment now means that the agreement is partially exercised. Later this week, Funcom will issue 2,203,846 new shares of its stock, valued at around USD $1.6 million, as a result of the agreement.
"We are very pleased to have increased the company's financial flexibility with funds that will be used in preparing for the launch of Lego Minifigures Online," Funcom CEO Ole Schreiner said in a press statemenet. "We have several times expressed a need for additional equity and have considered different alternatives to secure this. This facility has been available to us since 2012, but the timing has not been right before."Lego Minifigures Online, based on the popular building-block toys, is slated to launch sometime this year. The game is set to launch its open beta in June, with those who have signed up through the official site to be notified "soon."
Post by Dan @ 10:21am 29/04/14 | 1 Comments
Confusingly, the new streaming service is being called Xbox Originals, which some might recall is the exact same name that was given to the area of the Xbox 360 Marketplace for emulated classic Xbox games. This has absolutely nothing to do with those games, but is essentially Microsoft's answer to the original programming coming out of other Internet savvy companies like Netflix and Amazon.
A new post on the official Xbox News Wire blog outlines six "committed projects" -- series, miniseries and shorts which are all well into production -- and a further six "projects in development". Here's a couple of choice selections:
“Halo” television seriesThe Xbox Originals shows are due to start airing on Xbox 360, Xbox One and "other Microsoft devices" in June 2014. hit up the official blog post for the complete list of programming.
Post by Eorl @ 09:34am 29/04/14 | 0 Comments
Dark Souls and Dark Souls II were self-published in Japan by From Software, with Bandai Namco assisting worldwide. Kadokawa Games also publishes in Japan, but has worked with other publishers, like Warner Bros. and NIS America, for distribution in other territories. From Software is also responsible for the Armored Core series and collaborated on the Tenchu franchise.
Gamebiz reports that the deal was worth 1.753 billion yen, and is set to be finalised on May 21 of this year. It is unclear how exactly From Software will be affected by this acquisition.
Post by Dan @ 09:25am 29/04/14 | 0 Comments
The new trailer is titled The Devil's Lair and features the game's Strike mode, which is the name given to cooperative instances aimed at "pick-up groups or friends looking for a quick battle together".
Beneath the ruins of the Cosmodrome, in the shadow of an old colony ship, we've located the House of Devils' lair. Fight the Fallen, burn back the Hive, and clear a path that leads straight into E3, Beta, and beyond.Oh, and in case anyone else is wondering who the familiar voice narrating the trailer's intro is, it's Lance Reddick (The Wire, Fringe). The voice talents of Peter Dinklage can also be heard throughout the gameplay trailer, who is rather well known for his roll on Game of Thrones as Tyrion Lannister.
Destiny is coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on September 9th, but sadly, still no word on PC.
Post by Eorl @ 09:12am 29/04/14 | 0 Comments
“We’ve had an amazing response from players since launching the Xbox platforms, and can’t wait for PC players to join the party this summer,” said Brian Lindley, Producer on Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare. “The PC version has all the great content that we have put out since launch like Garden Variety and Zomboss Down for players to enjoy from the start.”PC players will be able to gain access to the full game's four distinct gameplay modes including 12 vs. 12 competitive multiplayer called “Gardens & Graveyards” and “Team Vanquish,” as well as 8v8 Gnome Bomb. The four-player co-operative game mode "Garden Ops" will also be available to play, plus PC users will gain access to all the content from the Garden Variety Pack & Zomboss Down DLC.
Those keen to throw their money down ahead of the launch can find pre-orders through Origin, with a Digital Deluxe Edition available that includes two Booster Packs, in-game coins and an exclusive character customisation pack.
Post by Dan @ 10:24am 28/04/14 | 7 Comments
Titled 4v1 Hunt, the video features an 8 minute capture of actual gameplay where four players are teamed up as hunters versus another solo playing controlling the goliath monster, and to help newcomers get a bead on what's going on, the whole thing is narrated by popular Dota 2 commentator Aaron "Ayesee" Chambers and Turtle Rock's Chris Ashton.
In addition to the video below, 2K has also released an "interactive" trailer that uses Youtube annotations to allow the view to dynamically switch between the five different player perspectives or disable commentary. Highly recommended viewing for multiplayer shooter fans.
Evolve is due in Australian Spring 2014 (Northern Fall) on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Post by Dan @ 09:59am 28/04/14 | 7 Comments
first half hour, publisher Bethesda hosted another Twitch event over the weekend, picking up were they left off for another 20 minute romp through a dystopian future where the Nazis won World War II.
As with the previous video, you probably won't want to watch this if you're looking forward to playing the game fresh, but a large chunk of it is actually footage that we've seen in previous trailers anyway.
According to Bethesda, they'll be hosting one more livestream gameplay event like this, the day before the game's launch on May 19th.
Wolfenstein: The New Order will be launching worldwide for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on May 20th.
Post by Dan @ 09:45am 28/04/14 | 0 Comments
Steam Early Access, but the developer has now set the game's official launch date as June 20th 2014.
Accompanying the release date news is a new trailer, and if you're a fan of Diablo-style RPGs and haven't seen much about this one, this video is definitely the one to watch:
Exactly one year ago, we celebrated the end of a million-dollar crowdfunding campaign in support of its innovative, old-school-inspired RPG, Divinity: Original Sin. Today, we celebrate this anniversary by announcing an official release date of June 20th.Watch the video below.