Post by Eorl @ 12:07pm 16/11/13 | 0 Comments
Those eager to jump in will have to pre-order a copy for either console, and register the code given on their official website. Bungie have not yet revealed when exactly players will be getting access to the beta, but has revealed that it will be happening sometime in 2014.
Destiny will be available on four platforms at launch; PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. If you feel like you need that beta access, you can find a list of participating retailers offering beta codes over here. A new gameplay trailer was also revealed late yesterday which you can check out below.
Post by Eorl @ 11:40am 16/11/13 | 5 Comments
Titled 'Neon', the new trailer takes a look at one of the conduit's new powers that allows him to zip along at super-high speeds, but also offering what looks like some quite powerful damage attacks.
Alongside the gameplay trailer, Sunker Punch also unveiled the official launch date, putting the open-world title in player hands come March 21st, 2014. Check out the trailer below for some dazzling gameplay.
Post by Eorl @ 11:32am 16/11/13 | 0 Comments
To help us uncover the hidden secrets of the budget titles is Indiana Jones wannabe Kosta Andreadis who takes a look at just what Deadfall Adventures has to offer for those eager to seek the treasure of their life.
Having a protagonist who almost exclusively speaks in sarcastic one liners outside of the narration is a sure fire way to create a rift between them and the player, something the majority of game developers have yet to learn over the course of decades. Of course this can be excused in cases where the set pieces and sequences are far more memorable than the narrative, which is par for the course in a lot of action-centric games - which Deadfall Adventures is only some of the time.Click here for our Deadfall Adventures review.
Post by Eorl @ 11:17am 16/11/13 | 1 Comments
Series creator Hideo Kojima announced the surprise mission during Spike TV's PlayStation All Access launch in New York, revealing that players will be able to play as Solid Snake in his very old school polygonal form.
Users will be able to access a unique ‘MGS1 Deja-Vu’ mission that references key events from the original PSOne classic, Metal Gear Solid. The exclusive mission tasks the user with reproducing famous scenes from the original game. As players recreate the iconic moments, a flashback system reproduces the original graphical style of the original PSOne game - complete with greatly reduced ‘vintage’ polygon count - and introduces familiar enemies and weather conditions for added authenticity.Konami recently revealed that the standalone title will tie into Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and will be available as a digital and physical copies for current-gen while next-gen will nab it as a downloadable only title. Konami expects the game to be released sometime during early 2014.
Post by Eorl @ 08:40pm 15/11/13 | 9 Comments
We got racing fan ko-zee-ii to spin some tires on the road and find out just what the latest Need for Speed title has to offer for current and next-gen.
Whether you’re a looking to leave your mark as a maverick speed demon with a legion of fans or skirting the thin blue line desperate to shut entitled street trash down, each campaign is a blast to work your way through, even if the plot surrounding them isn’t.Check out the full review over here.
Post by Eorl @ 04:29pm 15/11/13 | 0 Comments
Set before the events of the original PlayStation 3 game, Left Behind follows Ellie and her friend Riley as they check out a derelict shopping mall for kicks. As usual in a world filled with mutant people, they get into trouble.
Joining Ellie on this new adventure is Riley, her best friend and also a mentor of sorts at the military boarding school. Just as The Last of Us focused on the bond between Ellie and Joel, Left Behind explores the bond between Ellie and Riley through a series of events that will forever change both of their lives.No price nor date was mentioned for Left Behind other than "early 2014."
Post by Eorl @ 03:57pm 15/11/13 | 3 Comments
Nothing more than a small teaser trailer was shown at Sony's PlayStation 4 All Access event in New York, which you can check out below. We'll have more information on the next-gen addition as it comes to hand.
Post by Eorl @ 02:22pm 15/11/13 | 0 Comments
Named Atlas Titan, the huge statue includes both the mech and a number of "grunts" on the ground, though one is actually climbing on top of the mech to suit up. THe Collector's Edition was initially available late October for $399.99 and limited to only 300 copies, however sold out rather quickly as you can imagine. A full-size art book featuring more than 190 pages of rare concept art and an exclusive full-size schematic poster of the Atlas titan were also included alongside the mech.
"The focus of the Collector's Edition was to make sure that we are capturing the essence of Titanfall," said lead artist Joel Emslie. "It is not a static game. It's a dynamic game where things are always in motion so we've got this really crazy pose where the Titan is in mid-run."
Post by Eorl @ 12:33pm 15/11/13 | 0 Comments
Clocking in at just over nine minutes, the video offers an in-depth look into the UI functionality of the next-gen consoles. Showing off just how fluid the menus are, Vice President of Sony Network Entertainment Eric Lempel jumps from feature to feature with ease and fluidity, a nice breath of fresh air from the somewhat slow and painful PlayStation 3 menu that we are currently use to.
A number of features shown in the video include Twitch streaming integration, PlayStation Friends List, the 'What's New' section showing off an almost Facebook like news feed and the revamped PlayStation Store menu. Lempel also previews the ability to purchase a game through their PlayStation mobile app and have it download directly to your PlayStation 4 while away from the console.
Check it out below.
Garrisons, Time Travel and Removal of Reforging - World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Developer Interview
Post by Eorl @ 11:55am 15/11/13 | 3 Comments
Visiting a number of topics including how Garrison housing will work, time travelling back to Draenor and the work put into remodelling the vanilla player character models, this interview is definitely one you don't want to miss.
Click here for our full World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor developer interview.
Post by Eorl @ 11:39am 15/11/13 | 3 Comments
The new trailer takes a look at the exquisite environments main man Abe finds himself in, which if you have a keen eye for will remind you quite nostalgically of the original Oddworld: Abe's Odyssey release.
It isn't just the story trailer that Just Add Water has revealed today, also announcing that New 'n' Tasty will be seeing an Autumn 2014 release on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The game is also scheduled for release on PC, Mac, Linux and Wii U, however this won't be until a few weeks after the initial PlayStation release.
Post by Dan @ 11:13am 15/11/13 | 3 Comments
pledge drive for Flatout developer Bugbear's "Next Car Game" trudges on in hopes of meeting its US$350,000 goal, the developer has released some work in progress footage of the project>
This is the moment you've all been waiting for: we're finally ready to show you some proper racing action on a dirt track! Here we are testing with a powerful rear-wheel drive car how our handling works on gravel, and we're glad to let you know that it feels SUPERB!Watch the clip below, and head over to the kickstarter page if you want more details or feel compelled to contribute.
Post by Dan @ 11:03am 15/11/13 | 1 Comments
We're not sure on the source of this latest video, as it doesn't appear to have made its way official out of Sony PR, but it is a full five minutes of actual gameplay, and a reasonably high quality direct-feed capture. See for yourself below.
Infamous: Second Son is due in February 2014, exclusively on PlayStation 4.
Post by Eorl @ 10:25am 15/11/13 | 4 Comments
In order to help unite all the Batman Arkham's under just one cape, the new edition will include all three titles in the franchise: Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Origins. Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City will be available as digital downloads, while the latest game, Batman: Arkham Origins is obtainable as a physical disc.
For those picking up the PC version, you'll find Asylum and City as Game of the Year Editions, which includes all previously released DLC. Those on PlayStation 3 will find their Origins version inclusive of the Knightfall DLC pack.
The Batman: Arkham Collection Edition will be available in Australia for $99.95 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation3 and for $89.95 for Windows PC on December 4.
In related Batman news, Warner Bros. has also announced today the release of the New Millennium Skins Pack for Batman: Arkham Origins. The pack contains six bonus skins based on a variety of classic and modern storylines pulled from the comics:
Players who have purchased the Batman: Arkham Origins Season Pass and are connected to the Internet will have instant access to the content that can be used in challenges maps, as well as the single-player campaign upon completion of the main story and in multiplayer for players that reach Level 2.
The skin pack is available now on PC and Xbox 360 for $4.95 and for the Wii U at $$3.95. The pack is expected to be available on PlayStation 3 soon at $4.95.
Post by Eorl @ 06:58pm 14/11/13 | 16 Comments
Themed after three individual elements, the Spirits all feature set skills around Storm, Earth and Ember. Each hero will offer up a unique playstyle thanks to their aligned spirit, including ultimate abilities that are sure to leave some marks. Valve has been so kind as to include a fancy new website update showing off each hero, so check that out here.
Of course it wouldn't be a DOTA 2 update without new features being added to the game and this new patch isn't any different. Alongside the new heroes you'll find in-game coaching is now available to all, letting you bestow your wisdom to those in need. Variety of tools are available as a coach including the chance to jump into the eyes of your pupils, seeing exactly what they are looking at. A private communication channel is also offered to ensure maximum teaching.
Crafting and socketing have also been added into the item side of things, allowing players to get more out of their unwanted items. By collecting recipes while playing, you'll be able to craft various weapons all at different rarity levels. Got a favourite item? Put a socket on it and chuck a gem inside to make it do cool things and even go so far as changing just how your courier looks.
Last year Valve introduced Diretide to the world of DOTA 2, and this year is no exception (except a bit late for Halloween). Gather your friends and try out the themed map through to November 28th.
For the full list of changes, additions and all other tweaks storm your way through to the official website which includes some lovely background information on just who the Three Spirits are.
Post by Eorl @ 03:23pm 14/11/13 | 1 Comments
The manual covers everything that could possibly be thought of, including the light indicators on the front of the console. According to the manual, if the light is red it indicates that the system is overheating, suggesting to "Turn off the system, and wait until later to use it." The manual also covers setting up the unit, firmware settings like your parental controls and TV setup plus PlayStation Network account help.
The games section of the manual highlights where the games will install, download new titles, moving save files around and also a in-depth guide to the new trophy system. Details on the record and share gameplay feature is also included.
Interestingly Eurogamer has detailed exactly how much power draw the PlayStation 4 take on different power states, surprising many on just how lightweight it really is. On idle, you'll find the console sitting at 40℃ and drawing a maximum of 80W and pushing out only 42dB at close range. Running a game will push it to 44℃ and 131W power draw with 51dB and combining both a game and utilising the UI will push it to a max temp of 45℃, 140W draw and 53dB. Definitely much cooler compared to a desktop computer.
Sony has also revealed that their mobile PlayStation app is now available for download from the iTunes and Google Play stores. The new app will allow you to "keep connected to your gaming friends and the games you love to play. Push games from PlayStation Store to your PS4 system and be ready to game at home." Exciting. Currently the app is available only to US residents, with Australia gaining access come November 22nd however some are reporting that access is somewhat random.
The PlayStation 4 will be launching in under 12 hours in America, with Australia and the rest of the world having to wait until November 29th for their chance to taste the next-gen rainbow. While we twiddle our thumbs, leave us a comment below on whether you are getting a PlayStation 4, and what are you picking up alongside the console?
Post by Eorl @ 02:35pm 14/11/13 | 1 Comments
To help us figure out just what The Rock is actually cooking, we enlisted Paul "Hoops" Houlihan, host of The Fourth Player Podcast, to find out just how well 2K Sports has performed in WWE 2K14.
Despite everything, WWE 2K14 shows signs of life. Under the ownership of 2K Games, here’s hoping it can shed some of its baggage to join the NBA 2K series in leading the way for sports games into the next generation.Find out all there is to know on WWE 2K14 in his full review.
Post by Eorl @ 01:05pm 14/11/13 | 0 Comments
The newest addition to the roster, Rosalina starred in Super Mario Galaxy as the protector of the stars. With her unique floating air spin move and iconic blue dress, she'll be a great change of pace from Peach, Maario, Luigi and Toad.
It wasn't just Rosalina that the trailer introduced, also revealing some of the game's other hidden qualities, such as mic integration, Mario Kart-style levels, and an unlockable retro "Luigi Bros." game.
Check it out in action below and find some sparkly screenshots below.
Post by Eorl @ 12:06pm 14/11/13 | 0 Comments
Included in the new update is a number of additions to the chaotic multiplayer from new vehicles to hit the sand dunes through to new jobs and customisation options. Feel like your character is missing some bright hawaiian shirts? Don't worry, Rockstar has you covered there.
Get ready to tear up the coast and kick up some sand with the free Grand Theft Auto Online Beach Bum update that will be coming next week Tuesday November 19th. All the new Beach Bum content will be added automatically to GTA Online through our next title update (1.06), and will include two new weapons, a quartet of rugged and fun new vehicles for land and sea, lots of new action-packed Jobs, plus a wide variety of suitably rad new apparel, hairstyle and tattoo customization options.Two new weapons will also be added into the game; the compact yet deadly SNS Pistol and the brutal new Broken Bottle melee weapon which is quite effective at delivering the appropriate message in up close and personal encounters - both available in single-player and multiplayer.
For the full list of content additions you can check out the official Rockstar update, but point your eyes down below for a look at some in-game screenshots of the beach pack in action.
Post by Dan @ 11:53am 14/11/13 | 0 Comments
The team has now set its sites on stretch goals, the first of which promises Oculus Rift VR display support and EFIGS localisation (adding French, Italian, German and Spanish languages):
Oculus Rift support was a great first choice, and it becomes part of our first stretch goal. At the 1.3 million dollar level, we will support the Oculus Rift. What does that mean? We believe that playing Obduction through the lenses of an Oculus Rift will be a rich, immersive experience for those players fortunate enough to have the equipment to support it. However, adding support for the Oculus Rift will in no way affect or diminish the experience for "traditional" gamers. The game will be immersive regardless of your view. Oculus Rift use will be entirely optional. (Note: At our discretion additional VR devices may also be supported.)A futher stretch goal of an additional world, and a "roadtrip mode" has also been set for US$1.7M:
Roadtrip Mode allows two people to share the exploration via the internet. One player would be the “driver” - moving and interacting, while the other player would be a “passenger” - following where the “driver” goes, but able to freely look around on their own computer. They will be able to talk with each other, offering advice or pointing out highlights. And the players can switch the “driver” and “passenger” whenever they want. It seems like a great way to facilitate something that happens naturally - and let players share the journey.Head over to the Kickstarter page for more details