Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is a dark, gritty future where a new breed of Black Ops soldier emerges and the lines are blurred between our own humanity and the cutting-edge military robotics that define the future of combat.
See you on November 6, the new Black Friday.
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Valve CEO Gabe Newell said that if the new Steam program that allows users to sell mods instead of just giving them away for free turns out to be bad for gamers, the company will ditch the idea.
"Our goal is to make modding better for the authors and gamers," Newell said in a Reddit Ask Me Anything thread. "If something doesn't help with that, it will get dumped. Right now I'm more optimistic that this will be a win for authors and gamers, but we are always going to be data driven."
Tripwire Interactive has made their position on the paid mods issue known with an update to the Killing Floor 2 EULA. VG247 has the story.
The end user agreement update, via PCgamesN, went live a couple of days after Valve announced it would allow mod creators to start charging for their creations. Bethesda is the first company to endorse the new incentive, and if we’re interpreting Tripwire correctly, it doesn’t sound as though it will follow suit any time soon.
“Your Mods must be distributed for free, period,” reads the clause. “Neither you, nor any other person or party, may sell them to anyone, commercially exploit them in any way, or charge anyone for receiving or using them without prior written consent from Tripwire Interactive.
“You may exchange them at no charge among other end users and distribute them to others over the Internet, on magazine cover disks, or otherwise for free.”
This is the second time the developer has updated its EULA, the first pertaining to its stance on abusing other players or using cheats. If a player is found guilty of either, Tripwire said it would revoked the offender’s CD key and ban them from the game servers.
The ability to tweak graphics settings largely remains the domain of PC gamers. Project Cars is proving to be an exception to that, as it will offer players on Xbox One and PS4 some control over various visual effects.
As first discovered by Digital Foundry, these versions include a "Visual FX" settings menu, as pictured below. Tweakable options include post-processing filters, lens flare, rain drops, screen dirt, bloom, and a number of other things you'd ordinarily have to accept as-is when playing on console.
In a separate menu dedicated to camera settings, there are also field-of-view settings for each of the different camera angles in the game, as well as options dictating the amount of movement that happens with the driver's helmet.
Speaking with GameSpot, creative director Andy Tudor explained why the studio went out of its way to offer these options.
"Console owners should have just as much right to tailor their game to their particular preferences as PC players," Tudor says, "whether that’s authenticity, visual options, how the camera reacts, accessibility etc.
Ubisoft has announced pre-order and beta details for Limbic Entertainment's upcoming strategy game, Might & Magic Heroes VII.
Today, Ubisoft announced details for the three Might & Magic Heroes VII editions which are now available for pre-order. All players who pre-order the game will receive guaranteed access to the Closed Beta, which will begin on May 25th, as well as exclusive in-game portraits and exclusive Artefacts at release.
The Collector’s edition available at retail has been curated via the community itself thanks to the Shadow Council initiative, which allows fans to share their passion and enrich the game formula with their own contributions. The community voted for content such as the posing of the Ivan Figurine, as well as other in-game content such as two out of the six factions available in the final game.
Ubisoft and Ivory Tower have announced the release of the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live update (patch notes) for their open-world racing game The Crew.
London, UK — April 24, 2015 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that The Crew™ Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update are now available. The Raid Car Pack, the last of four themed packs, includes three new cars, official liveries and a set of exclusive cosmetic parts. The Raid Car Pack accompanies the fourth free live content update for the action-driving MMO.
NEW ADD-ON CAR PACK
Experience the thrill of high speeds on any terrain with the brand new cars from the Raid Car Pack including the stunning 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the innovative off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and high-speed McLaren F1 supercar.
NEW FACTION MISSIONS
Four new faction missions are now available for all players, free of charge, with the Raid Live Update. Smash crates in Treasure Hunt, go back to America’s prehistoric past in Jurassic Raid, saddle up for a roller-coaster of a dirt race in the Black Hills and race against the clock in the harsh conditions of Let It Snow.
The Raid Live Update also comes with new tuning specs for six of your favourite cars to enrich your car collection. Make them shine with your brand new chrome colors and lacquered interiors.
The 2014 Game Critics’ Awards Best Racing Game of E3, The Crew takes gamers on a wild ride throughout a massive open world recreation of the United States filled with exciting challenges and populated by other real players.
DC has announced that Frank Miller is returning to Batman with The Dark Knight III: The Master Race, except that Frank Miller isn't really a part of the new series.
DC Entertainment announced today that bestselling, iconic Batman writer and artist Frank Miller will write the epic conclusion of the celebrated THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS saga.
The “THE DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE” is the sequel to Miller’s 1986 classic THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS – heralded by TIME Magazine as one of the 10 greatest graphic novels of all time – and its 2001-2002 follow-up series BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN.
Miller will be joined by acclaimed writer Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, JOKER, and WONDER WOMAN) on the eight-issue comic book periodical, to be published twice a month under the DC Comics imprint. Marking the 30th anniversary of THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS original series, this periodical is slated for publication beginning in late Fall 2015.
“Batman remains my favorite comic book hero and a sequel to Dark Knight is going to be daunting," said Miller, "but we’ll do our best.”
“We are thrilled to have Frank back home at DC writing Batman,” according to Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, Co-Publishers for DC Entertainment. “The story he and Brian have crafted is an astounding and triumphant conclusion to this seminal body of work which influenced and shaped generations of readers and creators alike.”
According to Azzarello, “It's been an amazing experience collaborating with Frank these past six months. I think we have an epic story that these characters truly deserve.”
Artists for the project have yet to be announced.
The series is neither written by Frank Miller or drawn by Frank Miller, but somehow DC thinks that this is Frank Miller returning to The Dark Knight. Um... No.
The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Seattle collector Emilio found an extremely rare orange HALO original XBOX at a garage sale near Microsoft HQ in Redmond Washington. There was only one made by a Microsoft employee and here is the story.
Announced this evening in San Francisco, we're excited to reveal an all-new partnership with the incredible team at Marvel Entertainment. We'll be teaming up on the development of an upcoming Telltale game series project set to premiere in 2017!
As always, stay tuned here for the latest news and details on this and all of our upcoming projects as they become available...
Sony has announced a revision to its consolidated forecast for the fiscal year, as the company has seen a marked increase in its Game & Network Services, Music, and Imaging Products & Solution divisions.
As such, the PlayStation manufacturer is anticipating a higher figure for its overall operating revenue and sales for the year. Sony's operating income forecast for February was 20 billion yen, and now, its revised forecast has jumped to 68 billion.
What does this mean for Sony? Well, it appears the CEO Kaz Hirai is getting the electronics giant back on track to profitability, as the company's financial situation continues to show signs of improvement, and you can bet the ongoing success of PlayStation 4 has played a huge part in it.
EA Sports has released some gameplay info on Rory McIlroy PGA Tour for PS4 and Xbox One. The game has several controls options, including the return of classic three click swings.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - April 23, 2015 - Today marks the first reveal of gameplay features for EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR. A new video breaks down the various gameplay styles, as well as enhanced ball physics and how different styles of courses can affect your shots. For those looking for even more info, EA SPORTS has posted a blog with additional information. Today's announcement marks part two of the six-part Ways to Play series, with more info coming soon regarding career mode, online play, fantasy courses, challenges and more.
Gameplay offers multiple ways to play, including arcade controls where the left stick is used to control power and accuracy, with the ability to add spin to the shot while the ball is in the air. In addition to the arcade controls, the return of 3-Click swings will appeal to nostalgic gamers who prefer to set power and accuracy by tapping a button rather than moving a thumbstick. Those looking for an extra challenge can turn on Tour settings. When playing with Tour controls, the length of your backswing and speed of your follow through determine power, while the club path through the ball will be the most important factor in accounting for accuracy. Fans can also mix and match all three settings to create their own custom gameplay style. Courses themselves also affect how your shots are played, as firmer, links-style courses like St. Andrews will provide more bounce and roll, while softer courses such as TPC Sawgrass will have less bounce and be more receptive to spin.
Fans who purchase EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR early are also eligible to take advantage of a special limited offer to save up to $60 on golf booked at TeeOff.com at a number of their favorite courses in the United States.* TeeOff.com offers online tee times on incredible courses and exclusive DEALS on golf at more than 1,200 locales.
EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR truly delivers Golf Without Limits, opening up the experience like never before. Gorgeous real-world courses and epic fantasy links provide players with the most realistic representations of their favorite locales along with the opportunity to explore brand-new locations. Full course loading offers limitless options when attacking the green and zero wait times when moving from hole-to-hole. Experience the next generation of golf and play where you want, what you want, how you want.
EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and will be available for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation(r)4 computer entertainment system July 14, 2015.
It sounds like Splatoon will have at least a splash of post-launch DLC. According to producer Hisashi Nogami, Nintendo plans to keep players interested in the multiplayer ink-blasting shooterlong past its May release date - up to and including another game, if all goes well.
"We can't go into a lot of detail on that today, but we do have some plans to follow up with content to keep interest in the game post-launch," Nogami said.
"We on the development team are thinking of the launch as a first step of sorts. We hope to add to that in terms of content, and even to the degree that we're hoping that this will become a franchise that Nintendo can be proud of."
Click on the headline to watch the Splatoon: Claim Your Turf trailer.
Rainbow is an elite team composed of members of the best special forces units from around the globe. In the first episode of “Inside Rainbow” we invite you to learn more about the British Counter Terrorism Unit and its operators.
Follow the blog at www.rainbow6.com/blog for a new Operator Spotlight from these Counter Terrorism Units every week.
In calls made by GN staff to the Rockstar support team using real ticket identifiers for real hacked accounts, we ran the gamut through which any consumer would be forced. Listen to the above video for the full effect, but we'll recap it here.
On our first call, we provided the support ticket ID and only spoke when prompted with questions from Rockstar's somewhat incoherent staff member. After the account information was accessed, the representative stated what would become a familiar line:
“Your case has been logged for further review. Our understanding is that there is no further help that we can provide at this time and we will now end this call.”
I'd interrupted the representative, rapidly interjecting with a jumbled “wait, hang-on. Hang on. Don't hang up on me. Could you repeat --” and he was gone.
Call two: For parity and a sanity-check, because this may just have been one bad agent, I'd decided to emulate my approach. I read the ticket ID and only spoke when necessary, not taking my usual disarm-them-with-conversation approach employed elsewhere.
The same thing, though with less confidence: “Your case has been logged,” the agent stammered as I stifled a stressed laugh, “we will now end this call.” I interrupted him, attempting to ask something, and settled with “so you're going to hang up on me, too?”
Glad I haven't bought a Rockstar game since RDR...
"I cannot stress this enough; there will be more than 8 maps!" he wrote. "Also, the amount of content in the game has absolutely zero to do with DLC. I can say that with all honesty.
"As for expanding on strengths of the previous games; I think most people will find that it does expand on the strengths of the previous games, when it comes to core gameplay and what the feeling of a Battlefront game is. Just my two cents.
"Please don’t make me break what I can and cannot say, but if you think there’s anything we’re not including in the game to save it for DLC, I can tell you you’re 100% wrong. In this project, I’ve never heard anyone say 'Let’s not do this for launch so we can do it as DLC instead'. Ever.”
343 Industries has announced (via patch notes) that the Halo 3: ODST HD remake is coming to Halo: The Master Chief Collection in May.
Additionally, we’re excited about the progress of the Relic multiplayer map remake and the Campaign for Halo 3: ODST, both of which are on track to release within Halo: The Master Chief Collection next month with our next content update. Look for more details next month, including the final map name for the Relic remake, release date and more.