Looks like Google has decided to become April Fools a day early. They have introduced a "Pac-Man" mode to Google Maps. (Pac-Maps?) Down in the bottom left corner, beside the Google Earth mode, is a little square for Pac-Man.
Select a city, select the mode, and play some Pac-Man in the road!
Ubisoft sends along a press release announcing the Assassin's Creed Chronicles trilogy, a series of 2.5D action games developed by Climax Studios in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal.
London, UK — March 31, 2015 — Today, Ubisoft® announced the Assassin’s Creed® Chronicles trilogy, which will take players to China, India and Russia and follow the stories of three cult Assassins. The first chronicle, set in China, will be available April 22 in the UK for download on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. Assassin’s Creed® Chronicles: China will be followed by Assassin’s Creed® Chronicles: India and Assassin’s Creed® Chronicles: Russia, which will release separately.
Developed by Climax Studios in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles brings the thrill of being a Master Assassin to 2.5D. Players will journey to three distinct civilisations and time periods throughout history including the Ming dynasty at the start of its downfall, the Sikh Empire as it prepares for war in India and the aftermath of the Red October revolution. Each chronicle stands on its own with a unique setting, art style, story and Assassin, but is tied together narratively.
Players will embody legendary Assassins, including Shao Jun from the animated short Assassin’s Creed Embers™, and Arbaaz Mir and Nikolaï Orelov from the Assassin’s Creed graphic novels. Assassinate from the shadows, master the art of parkour and take the leap of faith in a collection of stunning, living paintings. Each chronicle has its own artistic signature, from the beautiful brush paintings of China to the vibrant colors of India and the distinctive propaganda art style of Russia.
Sony has announced a limited edition silver Batman: Arkham Knight PlayStation 4, running a cool $449.99.
This special bundle will be available for $449.99 (MSRP) and will include the limited edition Steel Grey PS4 system chassis with a custom Batman: Arkham Knight faceplate, a matching DualShock 4 wireless controller in Steel Grey and the explosive finale to the award-winning Arkham trilogy, Batman: Arkham Knight.
In addition to the limited edition bundle, we’ll also have a Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 Bundle available for $399.99 (MSRP), which includes a PS4 system and DualShock 4 controller in Jet Black and Batman: Arkham Knight. Both the Limited and Standard Edition Batman: Arkham Knight bundles provide the perfect opportunity to upgrade to PS4, but if you’re a fan who’s already enjoying this new generation of gaming, the digital pre-order for Batman: Arkham Knight is going live today on PlayStation Store.
A new monster has been discovered on Shear: Behemoth -- a rock giant that will cost you $14.99. There's also four new hunters at $7.49 each, and a couple of skin packs that will run you $4.99 each.
A new monster has been discovered on Shear: Behemoth -- a rock giant who can smash through foes as a boulder or burn them alive with his Lava Bomb. Fortunately, the Hunters are dropping in 4 new reinforcements to face off against the monster threat. Starting today, you can get access to a new Hunter in each class: Torvald the Assault, Crow the Trapper, Slim the Medic, and Sunny the Support.
Path of the Warrior takes players on a journey through the legendary career of WWE Hall of Famer Ultimate Warrior and commences with his victory over WWE Legend Honky Tonk Man in record time at SummerSlam in 1988. 2K Showcase: Path of the Warrior also features historic moments with WWE Hall of Famers Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant and Sgt. Slaughter, WWE Legends Rick Rude, Randy “Macho Man” Savage and Colonel Mustafa, as well as WWE Superstars Undertaker and Hunter Hearst Helmsley
Click on the headline for the Ultimate Warrior and Randy "Macho Man" Savage WWE Hall of Fame Tribute videos.
In a first for the gaming platform, Devolver Digital (Hotline Miami) is launching the indie horror film Motivational Growth tomorrow on Steam for $4.79.
Ian Folivor (Adrian DiGiovanni), depressed and reclusive, finds himself taking advice from a fungal growth after a failed suicide attempt. The Mold (Jeffrey Combs), a smooth talking chunk of aspergillus born from the filth collecting in Ian's neglected bathroom, works to win Ian's trust by helping him clean himself up and remodel his lifestyle.
The revolving door of game developers continues, Gamespot has the news that Destiny Senior Gameplay Designer Josh Hamrick has left Bungie for Betheseda.
Destiny senior gameplay designer Josh Hamrick has left Bungie to join Fallout and Elder Scrolls developer Bethesda. He announced the news on Twitter, expressing gratitude to Bungie, and wishing the developer all the best as it continues to work on Destiny going forward without him.
Hamrick did not announce his exact title at Bethesda, nor did he say what project at the developer he'll be working on.
If the game ever comes out, Project Cars will be getting free car DLC every month. The first month's car is the Lykan Hypersport.
Announcing Free Car #1: The Lykan Hypersport
The Lykan Hypersport is one of the most exclusive and expensive cars ever to be made with additional options such as embeddable diamonds, emeralds, and sapphires being available.
It is also the first supercar to be produced in the Middle East and is the star of a breathtaking set-piece in the upcoming Furious 7 film...
Capable of reaching 62mph in just 2.8 seconds, the Lykan Hypersport from W Motors has both impressive power producing 740 bhp with a top speed of 245mph whilst also showcasing breathtaking styling and futuristic technology such as a holographic mid-air dashboard.
Project CARS Creative Director, Andy Tudor, commented “we are immensely pleased to have this awesome machine in the game and to give fans the chance to get behind the wheel of a truly amazing vehicle. The Lykan Hypersport represents the first of a series of free cars we’ll be giving away every month as a thank you to our fans for being so patient for the launch of the game. We’ll have more info on the full schedule of further content for Project CARS soon but we hope that this is a great sneak peek of just one way in which Project CARS is going to expand in the future.”
The Lykan Hypersport can be seen in Project CARS in May and in Furious 7 on April 3rd.
Watching movies and videos on the GearVR is also an uneven experience. There is very little professionally created content native to the GearVR platform but what there is looks great. The resolution is crisp and they are some of the best examples of what GearVR could be. At least as long as you are looking at it straight on. If you move your eyes instead of your head you’ll see the other rim of the lenses do not have nearly the clarity of the center of the lenses.
Damien Monnier from CD Prejekt Red said the developer can't promise improved resolution for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Xbox One with DirectX 12. GameSpot has the story.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt Red has said in the past that Directx 12, while impressive, won't make it any easier to run the game at higher resolutions on the Xbox One. A senior game designer working on the new game has confirmed that early assessment in a Twitter exchange over the weekend.
Speaking to fans concerned about getting the best experience, senior game designer Damien Monnier suggested that playing the Witcher 3 on PC would be better "for the resolution alone."
DirectX 12, a new bit of graphics software from Microsoft, has already proven itself as a game-changer. PC users will be able to combine graphics cards from different manufacturers, and developers will be able to eke out quite a bit more performance from aging hardware. It is not, however, a miracle worker.
Monnier clarified that CD Projekt Red would certainly try to make higher resolutions work on the Xbox One, but that he was hesitant to promise anything.
Today, Ubisoft announced that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege will include a brand-new operator system. Operators are specialists from the world’s top Special Forces units and masters in their respective fields. Each has their own unique expertise which adds a new tactical layer to the Siege experience and pushes team play even further. Players will put together these operators to create their best CTU (counter-terrorism unit) composition in order to defeat the opposing team.
Watch gameplay from Exo Zombies Infection, part two of the Exo Zombies co-op experience. After being overrun at the Atlas research facility, our four heroes must fight for survival at a Burgertown franchise.
Exo Zombies stars John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, and Jon Bernthal. Get Exo Zombies Infection along with the Ascendance DLC pack on March 31st for Xbox LIVE, with other platforms to follow.
Schools aren't there just to teach kids a lesson. They exist to teach parents a thing or two as well.
This seems, at least, to be the attitude of a group of schools in Cheshire, England, which is fed up with underage kids playing overblown games such as "Grand Theft Auto" and "Call Of Duty."
So fed up is the Nantwich Education Partnership that it has written to parents of kids in 16 schools. The letter said that if they don't start policing their childrens' games, they might be getting a visit from the men and women in blue.
As Britain's Sunday Times reports (paywall), the letter explains that playing such games could lead to "oversexualized behavior" on the part of kids.
It states: "If your child is allowed to have inappropriate access to any game, or associated product, that is designated 18+ we are advised to contact the police and children's social care as this is deemed neglectful."
Mary Hennessy Jones, principal of Pear Tree Primary School, told the Sunday Times: "Parents find it helpful to have some very clear guidelines."
Clear guidelines are, of course, marvelous. This does, though, seem like a clear threat.
A vicious serial killer is targeting top martial arts masters, and convicted criminal and kung-fu master Hahou (Donnie Yen) is the only one with the skills to stop him. Released from jail and into police custody, they soon have their doubts about Hahou’s true allegiance after a series of mysterious events. Hunted by an unstoppable killer (Wang Baoqiang) and the entire police force, Hahou finds himself on his own, leading to a final battle you have to see to believe in this action-packed, kung fu crime thriller from director Teddy Chen (Bodyguards & Assassins, The Accidental Spy).
Ten years on from the events of Monsters, and the 'Infected Zones' have now spread worldwide. In the Middle East a new insurgency has begun. At the same time there has also been a proliferation of Monsters in that region. The Army decide to draft in more numbers to help deal with this insurgency.
Sources tell Latino Review that CBS is working to bring Star Trek back to your TV sets. They don’t offer much in the way of details, but the biggest tidbit they share is that X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer has been bandied about as an executive producer through his Bad Hat Harry Productions. We’ll have to wait and see if this news pans out, but there’s definite potential, and Singer is a well-known fan and has a history with the franchise.
It's been about a decade since the last TV series. I hope this is true. I've enjoyed them all, for different reasons, and have binge-watched them all at various times online (Netflix primarily).
Game director Hajime Tabata explains the reason for the all-male cast in Final Fantasy XV. IGN has the story.
Final Fantasy XV's core cast is comprised entirely of male characters, a decision that was made to make the game "more approachable," according to game director Hajime Tabata.
"Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable for players," Tabata told GameSpot in a recent interview. "Even the presence of one female in the group will change their behaviour, so that they'll act differently. So to give the most natural feeling, to make them feel sincere and honest, having them all the same gender made sense in that way,"
Boom. Nintendo has crushed the dreams of the sixteen people still playing games on the Wii U, announcing that the Wii U version of Zelda will be delayed until sometime in 2016 and that the game will not even be shown during E3 in June.
Well, that’s a one-two punch for the Wii U: Nintendo said today that its highly anticipated new Legend of Zelda game won’t make its planned 2015 release date, and in case that wasn’t enough, the game won’t even be shown at this year’s E3 Expo in June.
Zelda was set to be the tentpole release for the beleaguered Wii U console this year, so its loss is a pretty massive blow to Nintendo’s holiday lineup. Then again, if you didn’t see this one coming a mile away, you haven’t been paying attention: Nintendo regularly delays its games, especially when said game is a new entry in the Zelda series.
Marvel’s Secret Wars event is going to be massive, to say the least. And to help readers prepare for the upcoming tome of Secret Wars material, Marvel is releasing, well, another tome of Secret Wars material.
This June, Marvel will release Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars: Battleworld Box Set Slipcase, a massive collection of 11 hardcover graphic novels containing every Secret Wars story to-date. The 11 hardcovers will come bundled in a snazzy display box featuring past Secret Wars art, and with an Alex Ross-painted poster homaging Marvel’s classic Secret Wars #1.
“Not only do you get the entire history of Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars along with a complete hardcover jam packed with extras and bonus material, but they are all presented in one of the most stunning packages we’ve ever produced,” Marvel's SVP Sales & Marketing, David Gabriel, said in a statement.
Rockstar Games has released a fresh batch of high resolution screenshots of Grand Theft Auto V on PC.
Today, we've got an all new set of high resolution screenshots for you from the forthcoming PC version of GTAV. Arriving on April 14th, GTAV for PC is fully optimized to support all the latest and greatest hardware with an abundance of PC-specific enhancements (system specs).
Look for the official GTAV PC trailer next week - and also, if you plan on getting the digital download version, make sure to pre-order by next week Tuesday March 31st to get $1.5 million in in-game bonus money to spend (GTA$500K for Story Mode and GTA$1M for GTA Online use).
The Nintendo Wii had a ton of great On-Rail Light Gun games for the console, both original and arcade ports. I show you some of my favorites from the collection!
Gunblade NY & LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
Mad Dog McCree Gunslinger Pack
Dead Space Extraction
House of the Dead Overkill
What other games should I add to the Wii on-rail/Light gun game collection?