Winter is about to make an appearance in Phoenix, Arizona this weekend. We drop from 75 degrees to 55 and rain. Since it will be soooo cold, I figure that is a great excuse to stay inside and play games. And don't worry, our winter is only 2 days so by next week it will be back to 75 and sunshine! What are you playing this weekend?
Netherrealm Studios and Warner Brothers just released a new story trailer for MK X. Spanning 25 years from MK (2011), the trailer shows a ton of new characters and storyline revelations, and of course some awesome MK action.
Sony’s PlayStation 4 has had a strong start in 2015 and impressive sales numbers overall. But while the Xbox One picked up during the tail end of 2014, data from research company SuperDataResearch shows that the PS4 is still coming out on top in terms of digital game sales.
Looking at digital sales for the top 10 best-selling games of January (listed below) the PS4 and PS3 accounted for 43% and 20% respectively of total purchases. By comparison, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles totaled just 37% altogether.
Santa Monica, CA - February 26, 2015 - Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare Havoc, the first DLC pack for Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Packed to the brim with content, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Havoc includes four new, epic multiplayer maps, access to the versatile AE4 directed energy assault rifle, the AE4 Widowmaker custom variant, plus an exciting all-new cooperative mode called Exo Zombies.
Havoc's four exotic and diverse multiplayer maps are set around the globe and are tailor-made for players to unleash their exoskeleton's abilities:
Core: Deploy to the Gobi desert where the ravaged ruins of a nuclear fusion plant set the stage for a high-octane warzone. Take down enemies through the wreckage in long-range combat or get up-close and personal in the tunnels surrounding the central turbine. Activate decontamination drones using the map-based scorestreak to help clean out the competition.
Urban: Prepare yourself for brutal, high-speed combat in Dallas Ward 3, a future mega structure, funneling players into a close-quarters free-for-all. This modular compound's verticality unleashes the exoskeleton's capabilities. Stay focused during the timed event as blast doors alter the map's flow and sightlines.
Sideshow: In the shadow of Devil's Tower, Wyoming, this abandoned inn's open layout amplifies its creep factor. Blast your way through the clown inn with close-quarters battles or use long-range site-lines from the mining facilities and natural terrain. Use the map-based scorestreak to activate the lights, music, and magic of the clown marquee and rain down a barrage of rainbow smoke-trailed cannonballs.
Drift: An idyllic ski resort high in the Rocky Mountains is transformed into a festive high-altitude playground, perfect for an all-out firefight. Make your way to the highly contested over watch in the glass observation deck or take a ride on the carousel to deliver 360 degrees of carnage. Players can use the map-altering timed event to their advantage as an avalanche of snow and debris disorients players, intensifying the battle.
Havoc's new cooperative experience, Exo Zombies, features a story told through the eyes of four employees of the Atlas Corporation. Played by a celebrity cast consisting of John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire, RED, Burn After Reading), Bill Paxton (Aliens, Titanic, Edge of Tomorrow), Rose McGowan (Planet Terror, Scream), and Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Wolf of Wall Street), Exo Zombies ushers in a new breed of zombies and a truly unique experience in the Havoc DLC Pack.
Hyerim "MagicAmy" Lee was a South Korean Hearthstone pro-player until she was accused of beguiling a male Canadian player with her sexuality to play for her. This accusation was leveled from a suspicious source, a player named Erik Lee who was banned from the Hearthstone esport by Blizzard for trading wins. However, because the post gained a huge number of up-votes on reddit, the leader of MagicAmy's esport team, Andrey “Reynad” Yanyuk, decided to investigate the claims.
According to Yanyuk, who works for TempoStorm, the investigation lasted three days, in which the group spoke to 36 people.
"And what do we come up with? Absolutely f**king nothing," he said on a Hearthstone stream, published above. He also revealed that he speaks to MagicAmy, on Skype video, on a regular basis.
"There is no evidence, ever, that somebody was playing for her," he explains.
But due to the intense scrutiny, and the various attacks on her, MagicAmy has decided to retire as a professional Hearthstone player.
Why quit after being vindicated? I get that being accused falsely sucks, but that's something you risk when choosing to become a professional competitor. Imagine if all professional competitors quit and starting complaining about "witch-hunts" after they were falsely accused?
Since starting development on Fable Legends, we’ve had two clear goals in mind. First and foremost, we’re aiming to create an amazing, fun gaming experience for our players. The feedback we’ve had so far from players in our closed beta, fans we’ve met at shows, and the gaming press indicates we’re well on our way to realising our first goal!
Our second goal is to ensure the game we’re working to create is available to as many players as possible. The first step to make that happen came when we announced this year that Fable Legends will be cross-playable on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Today we’re announcing the next huge piece of news that’ll help us reach this goal.
The Federal Communications Commission approved the policy known as net neutrality by a 3-2 vote at its Thursday meeting, with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler saying the policy will ensure "that no one — whether government or corporate — should control free open access to the Internet."
The policy helps to decide an essential question about how the Internet works, requiring service providers to be a neutral gateway instead of handling different types of Internet traffic in different ways — and at different costs.
If you think you’ve explored every hidden corner of the massive open world in Far Cry 4, you will soon uncover a snowy new territory of Kyrat, in the Valley of the Yetis – the latest add-on content for Far Cry 4.
In the aftermath of a helicopter crash, you are once again cast as Ajay Ghale, but this time, you’re up against an otherworldly foe.
Beyond the supernatural twist and threat of hungry beasts, you will have to contend with a group of violent cultists whose regular assaults will require an arsenal of weapons and significant fortifications to fend off.
The enemy is after a secret that lies in the heart of the valley. As you discover their motives, you will fight a mystic evil that runs deeper than anything you’ve ever seen before… But you don’t have to do it alone!
Co-op play extends to the entire Valley of the Yetis campaign, allowing players to once again play as Ajay and Hurk for even more bro-powered moments and anecdotes.
Far Cry 4 Valley of the Yetis launches on March 10th and is available as part of the Far Cry 4 Season Pass or individual purchase.
Sigtrap and Mastertronic have announced Sublevel Zero, a first-person, six-degree-of-freedom roguelike shooter that's coming to PC, Mac and Linux this summer.
Sublevel Zero is a first-person, six-degree-of-freedom roguelike shooter set in a universe where reality is falling apart. Step into the cockpit of a lone gunship and navigate your way through a labyrinth of procedurally-generated 3D levels, puzzles and foes to source valuable ancient artifacts. Descend into a vast underground facility in your mission to loot and craft ancient technology which holds the key to your clan’s survival.
Inspired by gaming classics such as Descent and Forsaken as well as contemporary shooters like Teleglitch, Sublevel Zero’s gravity-defying combat is driven by modern looting and crafting. Battle enemy fighters, surface foes and turrets who strive to halt your progress. Every shot and every decision counts as you navigate each hazard before it is too late. The emphasis is on survival and ammunition is scarce so you will need to strengthen your tactics, adaptability and skill in order to survive enemy encounters. Fly and rotate in all directions while attacking from any angle but you will have to make every shot count, as there are no saves!
Sublevel Zero features a highly stylised lo-fi art style with dynamic chiptune-inspired music by composer Will Bedford creating a fusion between retro and modern elements and bring to life the gameplay experience. The full game will feature Oculus Rift support, so you can experience the high-adrenaline, fast-paced shootouts up close!
You receive a call from Hope, a woman trapped inside a mysterious totalitarian state. Hacking into an elaborate surveillance network, you guide Hope through a web of danger and deception across five thrilling episodes.
Developed over five years by industry veterans (Metal Gear Solid 4, Halo 4, F.E.A.R., Black & White 2, SOCOM) and fully realized in Unity 5, Republique Remastered is a thrilling and topical stealth-action game that explores the perils of government surveillance in the Internet Age.
Click on the headline for the bullet points and the trailer.
Rock Band, the video-game series where players jam along to recorded music, is developing a new title, the first since 2012, according to a person familiar with the plan.
Harmonix Music Systems Inc. is creating the new game for the latest generation of consoles, such as Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox One, said the person, who asked not to be named because the matter is private.
Rock Band, along with similar titles such as Guitar Hero, grew in popularity in last decade, leading Viacom Inc.’s MTV unit to buy Harmonix for $175 million in 2006. Trends in casual gaming have since shifted toward digital and mobile play and Harmonix was sold to investment firm Columbus Nova LLC in 2010.
The band genre, once a significant part of software and hardware sales, has been silent for the past few years. Activision Blizzard Inc. last released a Guitar Hero game in 2010 and disbanded the unit a year later. The genre was a three-year fad largely driven by casual gamers, said Doug Creutz, an analyst at Cowen & Co.
“After a while, people got tired of it,” Creutz said in a phone interview. “I don’t think they stopped gaming -- a lot went to Facebook and mobile.”
I don't think their customers went to Facebook or mobile, their customers were the hardcore gamers and they got burned out because there was two games and each game launched more than one product a year. It wasn't that it was a fad, it was that they flooded the market.
Kotaku UK is reporting that Activision has a new Guitar Hero game in the works for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Kotaku has learned from two separate sources that Activision has a new Guitar Hero game in development, reportedly for this year.
The new title, which one source says will be announced at E3 this year, takes a "more realistic" approach than previous Guitar Hero games, all of which have had a cartoonish visual style. Crowds and performers will look more in-line with real life. We were told that there are new guitar peripherals in development for the title, and both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were mentioned. It is reportedly due for an E3 announcement and a full release before the end of the year.
GameInformer is reporting that the Tomb Raider reboot film now has a writer and distributor.
The planned reboot of the Tomb Raider film series has its first major development in years. The film, which has previously been discussed as a telling of the Lara Croft origin story, now has a distributor and a writer.
Evan Daugherty, who worked on films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Divergent, and 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, has signed on to write the upcoming reboot. In addition, Warner Bros. is now set to distribute the film, while GK Films and MGM are partnering to co-finance and co-produce. Previously, Lara Croft was portrayed by Angelina Jolie in 2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and 2003's Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life. No actress has been announced to portray the younger Lara Croft for the upcoming film.
Neill Blomkamp's upcoming Alien movie will carry on Ellen Ripley's story from James Cameron's Aliens, and ignore the sequels that came later.
In an interview with Sky News (during a promotional tour for Blomkamp's upcoming sci-fi flick Chappie), Blomkamp and Sigourney Weaver revealed that they intend to give Ripley a "proper finish" - one the pair don't think was achieved in Alien 3 or Alien: Resurrection.
"I want this film to feel like it's literally the genetic sibling of Aliens," said Blomkamp. "So it's Alien, Aliens, and then this movie".
"I would love to take Ripley out of orbiting around in space, and give a proper finish to her story", said Weaver.
Be the first to get a piece of the action in Battlefield Hardline, the complete first person shooter experience built on strategy, speed and story through EA Access only on Xbox One.
EA Access gives you 10 hours of game time up to 5 days before launch, starting March 12. Play all of multiplayer and the prologue and first episode of the exciting new single player campaign inspired by TV crime drama. All your progress carries over.
The zombie hit squad of indie developer Loren Lemcke and independent publishing studio Mastertronic have urged the public to beware - Over 9000 Zombies! is bursting out of Steam Early Access and launching in full!
Click on the headline for more info and the trailer.
Dennaton Games and Devolver Digital have announced that Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will be released on March 10th on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PC, Mac, and Linux.
MIAMI – Dennaton Games and Devolver Digital have announced that the much-anticipated sequel to the award-winning top-down shooter Hotline Miami will release March 10 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PC, Mac, and Linux. Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number and the Digital Special Edition are both available for pre-order now on Steam, GOG, and Humble (http://store.steampowered.com/app/274170).
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is the brutal conclusion to the Hotline Miami saga, set against a backdrop of escalating violence and retribution over spilled blood in the original game. Follow the paths of several distinct factions – each with their own questionable methods and uncertain motivations – as unforeseen consequences intersect and reality once again slips back into a brilliant haze of neon and bloodshed.
Hotline Miami fans can now pre-order to receive 10% off Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number and the Digital Special Edition that includes the exclusive Hotline Miami 2: Remix EP featuring six select music tracks remixed by M|O|O|N, Scattle and Carpenter Brut.
Dennaton Games and Devolver Digital have also partnered with Overkill Software to introduce exclusive new Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number masks and a “Jacket” character pack for PAYDAY 2 free to owners of Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number and the Digital Special Edition (www.overkillsoftware.com/hotlinemiami2.)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today released the newest video from Batman: Arkham Knight. The Official Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer – “Gotham is Mine” features a closer look at some of the story’s most infamous super-villains. As Scarecrow unites the Rogues Gallery, including Two-Face, The Penguin, the Riddler, the Arkham Knight, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, they bring all-out war as they try to take down The Dark Knight, and claim Gotham City as their own.
We have early information about some of the details regarding DirectX 12, and what follows will surprise you.
A source with knowledge of the matter gave us some early information about an "unspoken API," which we strongly infer is DirectX 12.
We first heard of DirectX 12 in 2013, and DirectX 12 appears to finally be around the corner. It's expected to launch in tandem with the upcoming Windows 10 operating system.
The new API will work much differently from older APIs, and it's common knowledge by now that it will be "closer to the hardware" than older APIs, similar to AMD's Mantle. This will bring massive improvements in framerates and latency, but that's not all that DirectX 12 has up its sleeve.
Schafer, in a general response to the whole nightmare week for Molyneux, issued a statement on his most recent video blog (above).
“I'd like to send our support to our friend and fellow developer Peter Molyneux," Schafer began.
“In the last few weeks we've seen some extremely rough treatment of Peter on the Internet and from the games press, and I think it's really unfortunate and unfair and I don't think it's healthy.
“Obviously, things did not go as expected with his game, and because of that people are making some nasty accusations about Peter, and I can really relate to that. I'm not saying that developers like Peter and I shouldn't be held accountable for deadlines, I'm just saying the reaction to recent events, and the tone of their reaction, is really way out of proportion to the seriousness of the events themselves.
“The problems that Peter is having [with his game] are not unique to him, in fact they happen on many, if not most projects."
For Schafer and his team at Double Fine, the journey on Kickstarter has been far more positive so far. The studio set the trend for Kickstarter when in 2012 his team sought $400,000 on the crowdfunding website and managed to make $3.3 million, singlehandedly paving the way for thousands of other game projects to follow suit.
It’s been a while since our last look on Frictional Games’ SOMA, don’t you agree? Well, the indie team today broke its radio silence and revealed that the game will be entering its beta testing phase really soon. As Frictional Games noted, the game will enter its beta phase on both PC and PS4 (meaning that both of these builds are already up and running).
The fates of Resident Evil past and present meet on an abandoned island faciliy. Will they be able to survive the madness that awaits them?
Evolving the episodic chapter set-up of the original Resident Evil Revelations, Resident Evil Revelations 2 will initially release as a weekly series of episodic downloads beginning on February 24, 2015 and a physical retail disc product on March 17, 2015. Each episode in Resident Evil Revelations 2 includes Raid mode content and two full playable scenarios focused on both the Claire and Moira campaign and the Barry and Natalia storyline.
DC Entertainment has launched Batman: Arkham Knight, a prequel comic set prior to the events in Rocksteady Studios' upcoming video game of the same name.
The Joker is dead. Arkham City is closed. As a new day begins, Bruce Wayne finds himself in devastating pain, recovering from his injuries and questioning whether his role as Batman is still necessary to the city's survival. But as the sun rises in Gotham City, dangerous new threats emerge from the shadows...and the Arkham Knight is just beginning. Don't miss this in-continuity prequel comic set prior to the events of the brand-new video game Batman: Arkham Knight!
Rockstar has announced that the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V has been delayed from March 24th to April 14th. In addition, the release of Heists for GTA Online on consoles is scheduled for March 10th.
GTAV for PC will be arriving on April 14th at retail and as a digital download. Our apologies to PC gamers worldwide who have been counting down the days until the launch of the game, but a bit more time is needed to ensure that the game is as polished as possible, and to make certain that both Heists and the GTA Online experience are ready to roll out on day one for PC. As a gesture of thanks for your understanding, we will grant anyone who has pre-ordered the game an additional $200,000 in-game cash for use in GTA Online.
As always, we ask for the GTA PC community’s understanding and assistance in helping to report any concerns during the early days of launch when those inevitable initial teething issues arise on the new platform. If you do experience issues please visit Rockstar Games Support and send feedback to GTAOnline@rockstargames.com – we’ll be closely monitoring the situation and addressing any hitches as quickly as we can.
The PC version of Grand Theft Auto V is our most graphically and technically advanced version yet, fully optimized to support a broad range of current hardware (system specifications) and features a host of PC-specific enhancements including greater levels of detail, deep configuration options and ultra-high-definition support – as well as the powerful new Rockstar Editor for recording, staging and editing original custom videos.
We thank GTA players worldwide for their patience in awaiting these big game updates and we are excited to bring both Heists and GTAV for PC to you very soon. Please stay tuned for lots more information in the weeks ahead and for now, check out some new screens showing action from Heists.
Thanks to Julio and bean19 for submitting the news.
Following some public pressure Sony has released a statement confirming that a free PS Plus version of Driveclub is still in the works for PS4. Apparently server capacity is still an issue for the networking challenged racer. GameSpot has the story.
Sony has issued a notice reassuring fans that the free PlayStation Plus version of Driveclub has not been cancelled, following an interview with a company executive that had casts doubts over the project.
In a statement sent to GameSpot, Sony explained that it is trying to create a network that can handle the estimated stresses of releasing an online-centric triple-A game for free. The corporation could not, however, provide a timeline for completion of its work.
“Although currently we do not have an update regarding the timing for the launch of the PS Plus Edition, we are continually working on improving the server capacity to enable us to launch the PS Plus Edition as quickly as possible,” the statement read.
Sony’s statement comes amid doubts over the prospects of the PS Plus edition--which was first promised in June 2013--after a PlayStation executive appeared to hold off making any promises.
Just release the whole damn game for free to PS Plus members when it's ready. Don't make us wait all this time for a glorified demo.
The Homeworld Remastered Collection introduces Relic's acclaimed space strategy games Homeworld and Homeworld 2 to modern players and operating systems using the newest sophisticated graphics rendering technology, plus a fully remastered score and new, high fidelity voice recordings by the original actors, and more!