Crescent Bay is not the ideal place to spend one's golden years, especially since the once-idyllic retirement community has been beset by a series of deadly animal attacks from the ominous forest surrounding it. When grizzled war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici) is forced into moving there by his yuppie son Will (Ethan Embry), the residents immediately take offense to Ambrose's abrasive personality. But that take-no-prisoners attitude may be just what Ambrose needs to survive as it becomes clear that the attacks are being caused by creatures that are neither animal nor man, and that the tight-knit community of Crescent Bay is hiding something truly sinister in its midst...
Codemasters has announced a new toy car racing game, Toybox Turbos, which will launch on Xbox Live, PSN and Steam on November 12th.
Fire Up the Fun With Toybox Turbos - Codemasters' Table Top Arcade Racer Packed With Retro Thrills
Codemasters today announced Toybox Turbos will bring a new world of retro table top racing to Windows PC from Steam on 12th November priced at £11.99 and will be coming soon to the Xbox Games Store for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and to the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system from the online store.
Featuring gameplay that reflects Codemasters’ fondly remembered miniature racing titles of the ‘90s, Toybox Turbos delivers a pick-up-and-play arcade racing extravaganza as gamers take a nostalgic tour of 18 obstacle and short-cut filled circuits inspired by childhood locations. Players will speed past spilt sticky jam on the kitchen table, dodge flaming Bunsen burners as they take their opponents back to school and zip past the runaway train in races around a railway set and more. Gamers can see Toybox Turbos in action in a new gameplay video which is now playing at toyboxturbos.com.
Bursting with classic retro racing fun, Toybox Turbos includes four-player local and online multiplayer options, perfect for turning friends into foes with one-more-go gaming sessions that race into the night. Whether playing locally or online, or with a mix, Toybox Turbos brings alive the glory days of multiplayer score-settling competition with rapid-fire rounds designed for all-action racing.
Toybox Turbos features 35 vehicles to collect and customise, ranging from sports cars and dragsters to emergency vehicles, taxis, ice cream vans, construction vehicles, milk float, moon buggies and more! Each can be raced in six super-charged game modes; players sprint for the line in Classic Races, set their best time in Time Trial, pass as many turbocharged toys as possible in Overtake, avoid getting wiped out by the tide in Escape, beat the clock in Countdown and take down bosses in Elimination mode. To gain the advantage, gamers can collect and use a range of power-ups spread liberally around each circuit, including, but not limited to, machine guns, mines, electronic pulses and, of course, giant hammers!
Gamers can find out more about Toybox Turbos and keep up with all the latest updates straight from the studio, by speeding over to toyboxturbos.com and facebook.com/toyboxturbos or by following the team at twitter.com/toyboxturbos.
Time stood still as Remedy Entertainment Creative Director Sam Lake unveiled Quantum Break gameplay in action for the first time live at gamescom 2014. Today, Sam and the team return to showcase the time amplified gameplay with a full and extended version of the demo featuring new, unreleased gameplay.
The Quantum Break video provides a walkthrough of the game, highlighting its rich storyline and action-packed time amplification features:
• Listen in as Sam paints the picture of the bridge scene where our hero Jack Joyce must sneak past Monarch eyes in order to rendezvous with Quantum Break’s other lead character Beth Wilder.
• Discover the story behind Jack’s “special time powers,” and how his once-best-friend Paul Serene became his mortal enemy.
• Learn about the different time amplified gameplay features as Sam describes their uses for navigating the action-packed world of Quantum Break.
Quantum Break leads the new generation of interactive entertainment and will come exclusively to Xbox One in 2015.
Foreshadowing the story of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, The Trail Opening Cinematic is an epic sneak peek into the adventure that awaits gamers in Wild Hunt. See witchers Geralt of Rivia and his mentor Vesemir pursue Geralt’s long lost love, the immensely powerful, raven-black-haired sorceress -- Yennefer of Vengerberg.
With all the negativity lately in the news about gamers & their hobby, maybe it's time we are reminded what it's supposed to really be all about. Last weekend we were Game Hunting in Portland at the Retro Expo with Metal Jesus, Drunken Master Paul, TheBIGJB and special guest Barnacules! Many games, beers and laughs were had all weekend. Oh yeah, and somebody lost their shoes & socks...and cartridge…and their pride!
The newest chapter in the terrifying horror series is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.
Team Ninja has announced that Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is heading to the PS4/PS3 and Xbone/360 on February 17th. Pre-Ordering at certain retailers will unlock new character costumes.
Team Ninja today unleashed an onslaught of new information for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round. Currently in development for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Koei Tecmo America has confirmed that the game is schedule to launch in North America on February 17, 2015 (February 20 in Europe), and will be available at the price of $39.99 MSRP for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (physical and digital) and $29.99 MSRP for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (digital only).
With an official launch date in place, Koei tecmo America has detailed preorder incentives for retail preorders (physical copies) at the following North American retailers: Players who preorder Dead or Alive 5 Last Round at GameStop will receive exclusive costume packs including the "Ninja" (for Ayane , Hayabusa, Hayate and Kasumi), and Aloha (for Ayane, Hitomi, Kasumi and Mila ) sets. Pre-ordering at Amazon and Best Buy will give purchasers access to exclusive costumes sets including the "Showstopper" (for Christie, Helena, Lisa and Tina) and "Beach Party" (for Kokoro, Leifang, Momiji and Rachel).
Team Ninja pulls back the curtain even further, divulging more new content players can expect in Dead or Alive 5 Last Round. Dynamic fighting stages are a hallmark of the Dead or Alive series, and they are taken to the next level in Last Round. A fan favorite stage from Dead or Alive 2 makes its glorious next gen debut in The Crimson. A multi-level stage set in a bustling urban street in Asia, players start out on sprawls of tin rooftops where victory and defeat teeter on a razor thin edge. Combatants are one good punch away from being thrown through the surrounding fence, treated to one of several all-new over-the-top Cliffhanger events, and ultimately smashing through to the lower level, a dimly lit street tinged only with the light of surrounding neon signs. In new next-gen screenshots released today, characters Kokoro, Brad, Leifang and Tina can be seen traversing and utilizing Danger Zones across both levels of The Crimson, while sporting brand new costumes and even customized hairstyles.
Rockstar has announced that GTA: San Andreas is heading back to the Xbox 360, in an enhanced version with higher resolution and Achievement support.
Games on Demand GTA: San Andreas Replacing Xbox Originals Version
Question: I noticed that the Xbox Originals version of GTA: San Andreas was removed from Xbox LIVE. When will it become available again?
Answer: GTA: San Andreas on the Xbox Marketplace will be available again for purchase beginning October 26th, 2014, through Games on Demand. This version features 720p resolution, enhanced draw distance, and Achievement support.
There are also 11 additional secret achievements being added.
Please note: The Games on Demand version of San Andreas is not compatible with the Xbox Originals version. Save files will not transfer from Xbox Originals. Owners of the Xbox Originals version will still have access to the old version on their consoles and through their download history, with the option to purchase the new version to experience the added features on a new save file.
I'm pretty sure the enhanced edition is also coming to the PS3.
Epiphany Games is proud to report that the debut chapter of Majestic Nights, the action-adventure thriller where every conspiracy theory is true, is now only one week away.
Both 'Chapter Zero: Sunset After Dark', the free prologue mini-chapter, and 'Chapter One: Covert Genesis', the first full length chapter and introduction to the game's second protagonist, are set to be released alongside PAX Australia.
Click on the image for the screenshots. Click on the headline for the press release and video.
The old models--in tech, TechCrunch; in games, Kotaku and Polygon--continue, but in substantially weakened form once other powerful players enter the market. They lose the moral authority they previously enjoyed and have to come up with innovative new ways to keep their businesses sustainable. Meanwhile, real journalism is done by other people, and readers are more satisfied by the choices on hand.
Today, the mainstream media covers startups and technology with impressive expertise and technical accuracy. The Guardian's recent revelations about Whisper show that investigative and news desk reporters who would not traditionally have taken an interest in tech have educated themselves sufficiently to break big stories--and to get the details right.
The same thing is about to happen to gaming. I'd keep an eye on the BBC, in particular, which I am told is having internal discussions about ramping up its coverage of video games. But also sites whose journalists sympathise with the concerns--and simply like the personalities--of particular segments of readers.
With more reporters and more news outlets better abreast of an industry, coverage of it can only improve, because they no longer need to rely on the ethically-challenged echo chamber of an industry's own trade press, and can instead talk directly to sources themselves.
Plus, of course, with outlets on both sides of political and cultural divide showing an interest, controversial occurrences and stories in those industries are covered with more fairness and thoroughness from day one. Only now are we starting to see signs from the mainstream media that they recognise GamerGate has some valid concerns about games journalism ethics. That ought to have happened sooner.
Civilization: Beyond Earth doesn’t take the series to the outer galaxies in terms of revolutionary new gameplay, but it provides fantastic modifications and mechanics that allow it to stand proud as a worthy bearer of the Civilization name. This is a must play for strategy fans, and if you’ve always been curious about the genre but never jumped in, your opportunity is here.
The Civilization series is one of the biggest names in strategy for a very good reason, and Beyond Earth adds some wonderful ideas on top of all that, but the underlying systems have remained largely untouched. That's either exactly what you wanted to hear, or reason enough to hold fire on this one. Of course, I still find it almost impossible to play this game in anything smaller than three hour increments, but I’ve been surprised to find myself just a little tired of the same Civilization formula this time around.
Beyond Earth is nowhere near the strongest game in the more than 20-year-old Civilization series, but this big collection of interesting experimental ideas definitely still kept me playing long after I should’ve gone to bed. The Affinities and streamlined military upgrade system, and a colorful change of scenery make it worth the time to figure out the difference between Protogenetics and Surrogacy, and suffering through temperamental alien wildlife.
I am finding that I play more games through to completion in Beyond Earth. In inverse of my experience with Civilization V, my favorite part might be the ending, where a civ has to lay its cards face-up in a bid for one of the five methods of victory, and any semblance of "civilization" goes out the window as everyone else tries to drag them back down like the proverbial crabs in the bucket. The three affinity-specific victories don’t play out all that differently, nor does a fourth concerned with making contact with an unseen, advanced alien race. Each entails researching a few specific technologies, then designating your cities to produce a structure or two that sometimes have minor idiosyncrasies, like consuming your surplus energy each turn. But the path to victory is more elegantly interwoven with the early and middle game this time around, and of course, global domination, ever the crude way out, remains as tempting as ever when another world leader shows up uninvited to talk some smack. The more things change, the more they stay the same, then; a journey to a planet halfway across the universe reaffirming the draw of the same old creature comforts--a plot of land, and just one more turn.
Virtual reality technology like the PlayStation 4 headset Project Morpheus is such a radical step forward beyond the way traditional games work that it's "almost unfair," according to PlayStation worldwide studios president Shuhei Yoshida:
"We have something here that we've never experienced before," Yoshida said when asked by The Verge what he thinks the future of VR looks like. "Working on game development, we always try to create a new kind of experience, and having VR technology is almost unfair... There are many areas we can improve on to bring it to an even higher level" -- Yoshida said about the current iteration of the Morpheus headset.
Also in the interview, Yoshida stressed that Sony does not have only a fleeting interesting in the VR space. "For Sony Computer Entertainment, VR and Morpheus is one of the areas we are very excited about, like cloud gaming with PS Now, or other networked services," he said. "We're really focused on bringing that experience to consumers."
In Assassin’s Creed Unity, you will evolve in an open Paris with 7 different lively districts. From palaces to slums, you will enjoy exciting and diversified side missions. Play all new single player side quests such as murder mysteries and team up with your friends in the brand new "Heist Missions".
Also introducing the Café Théâtre, a home for social features.
With Assassin's Creed Unity, explore the densest and largest city ever created in the saga.
3D Realms has announced its return and released 3D Realms Anthology, a bundle containing 32 games.
Five years after shutting its doors, game-industry pioneer 3D Realms is back, including original team members like Scott Miller and Bryan Turner, as well as new additions like CEO Mike Nielsen, with 11 years of experience as CEO and founder of Coolshop.com, the biggest game distributor in Scandinavia, and vice president Frederik Schreiber, CEO of Interceptor Entertainment.
3D Realms' first order of business is the launch of the 3D Realms Anthology, a massive bundle of 32 historic games – including all-time classics that set new standards for gameplay, like Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior and Wolfenstein 3D.
Featuring a brand new, re-rockestrated soundtrack from Interceptor Entertainment’s Andrew Hulshult, the 3D Realms Anthology is completely DRM-free, offers partial controller support for all games, and is built to work on modern Windows PCs. The collection is available for the ridiculously low price of just $19.99 via http://3drealms.com for the next 48 hours, at which point it will return to its regular price of $39.99. Still, that’s cheap.
The DCU's deadliest assassin stars in his own ongoing series by writer/artist Tony S. Daniel! See him as never before in this explosive new series, with one surprise after another as we see Slade Wilson in the fight of his life!
When catastrophe strikes Arkham Asylum, where will Gotham City house the world's most dangerous criminals, and when inmates are found murdered, what is Batman prepared to do in search of justice? Arkham's madness comes home in ARKHAM MANOR! A bold new series brought to you by the mad minds of Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Nova) and Shawn Crystal (Deadpool, Wolverine and the X-Men).
AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS TIE-IN! Roderick Kingsley, the one and only Original Hobgoblin is back in the suit (for real this time! We swear!) and back in New York with a brand new mission. Robot Chicken writer Kevin Shinick (Superior Carnage, Superior Spider-Man Team Up) and fan favorite artist Javier Rodriguez (Daredevil) team up to bring you a Hobgoblin book unlike any you've ever seen!
When a new invention goes haywire, the Turtles are sent to a whole new type of New York City. One with a whole lot more ghosts... and Ghostbusters! The two teams will have to learn to get along quickly, because a new foe from the Turtles past has followed them and aims to conquer NYC!
Release Date: November 7, 2014 (2D theaters and IMAX)
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Director: Christopher Nolan
Screenwriter: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley, Bill Irwin, Mackenzie Foy, Topher Grace, David Gyasi
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some intense perilous action and brief strong language)
"Interstellar" chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Check out the official "Halo: Nightfall" trailer! Watch it now! Secure your access to "Halo: Nightfall" debuting November 11, 2014 in Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
Executive-produced by Ridley Scott, Scott Free TV President David Zucker, and directed by the award-winning Sergio Mimica-Gezzan ("Battlestar Galactica," "Pillars of the Earth," "Heroes").
Halo: Nightfall is a live action series providing insight into the origin and backstory of legendary manhunter Agent Locke (Mike Colter, “The Good Wife”), a pivotal new character in the Halo universe who will play a key role in Halo 5: Guardians. A strange and treacherous world exposes elite UNSC operatives to a much deeper danger.
Experience 4 different rites of passage and show the world what you are made of!
- Rite 1 | An Eye For An eye: Fight for your life
- Rite 2 | Rabbit Hole: Never lose your grip
- Rite 3 | Mind Blossom: Trust your senses
- Rite 4 | Escape: Open your mind
Nintendo sends along a press release announcing the launch of Fantasy Life for 3DS on October 24th.
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Imagine a role-playing game in which players can become much more than the traditional sword-wielding hero. Imagine stepping into the shoes of a cook, or a miner, or a tailor, or even the blacksmith that makes the swords equipped by the classic hero. Well, imagine no more. Fantasy Life launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on Oct. 24. The game lets players experience their dream lives with more than 12 different Life Classes that offer new ways to play and completely transform the role-playing game experience.
"Whether crafting, casting, hunting or battling, Fantasy Life offers an experience for all types of players,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With so many different ways to play, all members of the family, as well as players of all skill levels, can find a Life that’s right for them.”
Fantasy Life represents a refreshing mashup of role-playing game and life simulator. Players forge their paths through a fantasy world full of paladins, pirates and dragons to save the world of Reveria from destruction. Along the way, they can choose from 12 different Life Classes and start the Life that best suits them. Each Life Class, like the combat-heavy Paladin, resource-gathering Woodcutter and crafting-focused Carpenter, comes with a separate set of skills to learn. Once learned, players can switch Life Classes at virtually any time to master more skills and abilities. All Life Classes are equally effective at progressing through the game, and players can use all skills learned in a previous Life Class. This encourages players to switch Life Classes as often as possible, resulting in a robust and interesting journey.
Each Life Class in Fantasy Life has its own gear, items and Quests, as well as an accompanying storyline. Completing Quests helps advance the story, as players explore a vast open world with distinct areas like a castle town, grassy plains, vast desert and dark caves. Players that traverse an area as one Life Class can return later with another Life Class to access new items and resources. In Fantasy Life, players’ choices help shape their adventures, not just their in-game jobs.
While Fantasy Life can be completed solo, players can team up with friends to tackle difficult enemies and areas through local wireless or online with people who have a wireless broadband Internet connection. There’s even an in-game communication system in Ally mode that allows players to chat in the game with their registered Nintendo 3DS friends. By activating the StreetPass feature, players can even share character data with other players and encounter visiting characters in their in-game worlds.
Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare Multiplayer is set to deliver one of the most game changing experiences in franchise history. Watch some popular community members share their thoughts on the all-new movement system, customization options, as well as describe their most epic moments with the game.
Senran Kagura's cooking rhythm game will be available for the Vita Digitally Only on November 11th in America and November 12th in Europe.
It will come at 15 bucks for the main characters and a DLC (another 15 bucks) for the rest of the schools.
Unlike previous entries in the Senran Kagura series, Bon Appetit! veers away from its beat ‘em up roots and into new territory. Players’ reflexes, memory, and reaction speeds are all put to the test, with fast-paced rhythm/action gameplay combined with delightful and infectious Japanese music.
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There are 10 songs to perfect and 10 super dishes to create from day one, with plenty more to come via the Gessen x Hebijo DLC pack. Each shinobi has their own unique story spread over five cooking battles, so there’s plenty more to learn about each and every character.
The awesomepocalypse is here. Experience the open world, hyper-agility, over-the-top weaponry, enemies and factions of Sunset Overdrive – the game that rewrites the rules of traditional shooters and delivers an explosive, irreverent, stylish, and totally unique adventure exclusively to Xbox One.
What kind of hero will you be? As leader of the Inquisition, your decisions not only shape your journey, but that of your followers as well. Join us for a closer look at the Inquisitor and a trio of the Inquisition’s followers.
Each character has a reason for joining the Inquisition, and each bring their unique talents to the fight. Learn more about them in our latest video.
One of the things people said would happen with the GamerGate consumer revolt, whose stated aim is to raise standards in video games journalism, is that after an initial flurry of haphazard activism, and a few scary "misogynist" allegations, the movement would die quietly.
That hasn't happened, largely because most people in the video games industry, and even some outside it, can see that the mud being slung at gamers isn't sticking. Opinions like this - that gamers are the real victims here - from my colleague Noah Dulis, are becoming commonplace.
And advertisers are reconsidering where they spend their money in light of widespread dissatisfaction from readers about the aloof, abusive, sarcastic and in some cases positively sociopathic attitudes of trendy coastal bloggers at companies such as Gawker and Vox Media.
Trendy metropolitan bloggers got used to being able to openly mock people who weren't like them, because most conservatives didn't fight back using the same tools as the authoritarian left: Twitter outrage, letter-writing campaigns and organised consumer pushback.
But gamers are, to their immense credit. And it doesn't take much time reporting on this little corner of the universe to realise what kind, welcoming, funny and sympathetic characters hardcore gamers are--which might surprise you, if you believe the stereotypes. (I once did myself.)
Nintendo sends along a press release announcing that "Bayonetta is back with more moves, more weapons and more climax action", with the release of Bayonetta 2 for Wii U on October 24th.
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Over the top. Breathtaking. Out of control. Stylish. Critically acclaimed. Any of these words can be used to describe the Bayonetta 2 game, the latest action classic from PlatinumGames, launching exclusively for the Wii U console on Oct. 24. Fans of the original Bayonetta game know that the series delivers some of the most intense action, massive set pieces, gorgeous graphics and slick controls of any video game series out there. With Bayonetta 2, everything is taken to the next level. Main character Bayonetta is more powerful than ever, using wild new moves and weapons in various single- and multiplayer modes to take down both angels and demons in a thrilling quest to save a friend from eternal damnation. Just another day in the life of the Umbra Witch herself.
“The action-game geniuses at PlatinumGames have done it again. Bayonetta 2 is the kind of exclusive game that fans are going to devour like Halloween candy,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With its challenging but rewarding game play and over-the-top content, Bayonetta 2 proves the depth and diversity of the library of games that can only be played on Wii U.”
With her magic-imbued hair, chic glasses and gun-toting high heels, Bayonetta is one of the most original characters in video games. She doesn’t just sit back and wait to be rescued. In Bayonetta 2, players take control of this damsel-that-causes-distress and slash, shoot and guillotine through multiple levels that find our heroine going head-to-head with a towering enemy while flying outside a skyscraper, slicing through an army on the back of a speeding train or confronting an angel while standing on the wing of a fighter jet, among other magnificent set pieces. By performing well in battles, players earn medals that reflect their performance, ranging from the room-for-improvement Stone medal to the perfect Pure Platinum.
For the first time in the series, players who want to take on battles with a friend can team up with another player in Tag Climax. In this online co-op mode, players with a broadband Internet connection destroy legions of enemies together, playing as a variety of characters from the game. As players journey through the main story mode, they will unlock Verse Cards that can be used to unlock additional stages in Tag Climax.
Anyone who purchases Bayonetta 2 in retail stores at a suggested retail price of $59.99 will also get the definitive version of the original Bayonetta game at no additional cost, with an additional disc right in the box. When buying the digital version of either game in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U, an automatic discount will be applied to the purchase of the other game, making the total for both games just $59.98.
Both the original Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 games include in-game costumes that will be a treat for any Nintendo fan. Bayonetta can wear exclusive costumes modeled after fan-favorite Nintendo characters such as Princess Peach, Samus Aran and Link. These amazing outfits aren’t just for looks, either. When wearing these costumes, the game changes in fun and unexpected ways. For example, while wearing the Princess Peach costume, Bayonetta summons Bowser’s hands and feet instead of infernal demons. Dressed as Link? Listen for a familiar chime after Bayonetta solves a puzzle.