Local indie studio Hipster Whale, creators of the mobile hit Crossy Road, took on the classic arcade game Pac-Man with last year's Pac-Man 256. A new take on the classic game that took inspiration from the glitchy kill screen mess that was playing Pac-Man all the way to the 255th level. Now Pac-Man 256 is headed to PC, PS4, and Xbox One on June 21.
Overwatch is out today, and with it comes the micro-transaction system that was announced a while back. No need to worry though as it's all purely cosmetic, with the stuff you buy being Loot Boxes. The same things you earn in-game each time you level up. As part of the launch you can now also purchase additional Loot Boxes, if the mood should strike you. Prices (in AU) after the jump.
The Division is getting another major update tomorrow, one that will introduce a new Incursion, new PvE content, as well as number of changes to the game. As per the patch notes one thing seems to be clear, it'll be a lot easier to obtain some of the higher level gear and loot with this new update. Which is definitely a good thing.
Forge, which is the Halo creation tool that lets players create their own maps and modes is headed to Windows 10 and will be free. Now, this is not to say that Halo 5: Guardians is coming to Windows 10, as this mainly a creation tool that will allow seamless "create on PC and then play on Xbox One" Halo 5 content. Although, one cool feature is that you will be able to "build, test, and play your Forge creations on Windows 10."
Just in time for tomorrow's launch, with servers going live at 9am AEST, comes a new Overwatch animated short starring Solider 76. As the game's gruff soldier dude you may not find him as interesting as say, a Gorilla scientist, but 'Hero' is another fantastic look at the world and its characters. Going back to the theme of a future filled with robotic AI oppression, this new short is nothing err, short, of Blizzard's cinematic team at its very best.
Grunge music, weird haircuts, and copies of both the interactive Seinfeld CD-ROM and Jurassic Park on VHS sitting in the background. You'd be hard pressed to a find a more '90s video than this one. Created by Sega in the mid-'90s as a training video meets documentary or sorts for, let's say prospective employees, its a fascinating look at a time when the Sega 32X was still a thing. And game testers recorded play-throughs on VHS recorders in very early iterations of what we now call Let's Play videos.
Sony has finally unveiled the next entry in the long running Gran Turismo series, called Gran Turismo Sport. With this being the first time the series has graced the PlayStation 4, we can probably expect a nice bump in the visual department. As well as the same attention to detail seen in earlier games. With 137 cars, 19 locations, and 27 different tracks, despite the title this looks like the Gran Turismo 7 that fans have been waiting for.
Which for all of us down under is 9:00 a.m. AEST on Tuesday May 24. So if you had plans to fire it up at midnight on Monday, its time to think about something else to do during at that time. Like making sure the game is installed correctly, re-watch the Overwatch animated shorts, scour the internet for Overwatch "fan art", or explore the legalities of changing your name to Pharah. Or simply, get in a good nights rest before a long day of epic and intense hero battles.