It's that time of year again, when the weather heats up for our friends up north and we brave the cold by staying indoors and snapping up a few bargains at the annual Steam Summer Sale. With the theme this year being around a sticker book. That, and great deals on games. Click through for some of our picks.
And to make it even more impressive, in a "well now, would you look at that" sort of way, it's a life-size recreation too. Created in Unity for the Microsoft Hololens by software developer Abhishek Singh, he shows off his creation with a demonstration in New York's Central Park. Dressed as Mario to boot.
Announced at its E3 conference last week, much to the surprise and joy of everyone in attendance, Ubisoft's Skull and Bones was a dream come true for anyone that wanted a full pirate game based on the ship-to-ship combat found in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Which was basically everyone that played it.
In a new interview with Uncharted developers Naughty Dog over at Eurogamer, we get word from the team that the Uncharted series could and probably will continue after the release of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy in August. After Uncharted 4 served as the swan song for series protagonist Nathan Drake many wondered, or expected that it would serve as the last Uncharted game for quite a while.
Earlier this year ZeniMax managed to win a $500 million outcome on its lawsuit against the Facebook-owned Oculus for illegally using its VR technology. A staggering amount of money, offset by the equally staggering fact that for Facebook that figure isn't enough to cause any major damage to its brand. But, that's just the opening salvo as ZeniMax are looking to block sales of Oculus Rifts or impose a 10-year 20% royalty fee. Plus, increase the damages to... 1 billion dollars.
Yeah, the game maker and streaming platform equivalent of a Dream Team (see: the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team), are partnering with popular streamers from Australia and New Zealand for ANZ Community Battles. Which means they'll get to pick members of their communities to play Overwatch, Quake Champions, or PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS in official gaming tournaments. And it starts next week with Overwatch!
One of the original esports phenomenons, competitive StarCraft, is making its way to our shores this weekend as the StarCraft 2 World Championship Series hosts a live tournament at the Sydney ESL Studio. This is pretty big news, mainly because this the first time Blizzard's WCS (World Championship Series) has had a local live tournament since 2012. And it'll kick off this Saturday, June 24 in style when a whopping 8 players go head-to-head instead of the usual 2.
Obisidan's critically acclaimed RPG, Pillars of Eternity, is headed to both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on August 29. Dubbed the Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition, the console version of the isometric role-player will also include the The White March Part I and II expansions.
With ad-free versions of Sonic The Hedgehog, Phantasy Star II, Comix Zone, Kid Chameleon, and Altered Beast, available for $1.99 USD. The collection, called SEGA Forever, is also expected to expand with a new classic game getting the mobile treatment every two weeks. And with each new title offering cloud-based save support, controller support, and visuals that would make 1992 a little bit jealous, SEGA Forever might just live up to its name.