A heart-pounding thriller about a widowed child psychologist who lives in an isolated existence in rural New England. Caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.
Take a tour of Eos with Noctis, and see the world through his eyes.
This trailer was first shown off at Uncovered: FINAL FANTASY XV and is the third part in the World of Wonder series. This version of the trailer was made special for PAX West for fans who are lucky enough to ride the chocobo themed Ubers. Take a look at what’s to come from the beautiful, open world of “Eos” in FINAL FANTASY XV.
Final Fantasy XV will be released on November 29, 2016 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Today, we have something exciting to share with you; our plans for a new feature that will let both old and new players take part in EVE Online for free.
This is a big, fundamental change to the way EVE works, so we’d like to go over the high level concept, some reasoning for it, and the kind of help we need from you to make it solid. Then, at the bottom of the blog you can find a full Q&A section which addresses points not covered in the blog itself.
This feature is built around the complex biotechnology which originally gave rise to the capsuleers: clones. Technological advancements in New Eden have led to a new way of manufacturing and augmenting clones, unlocking the possibility for a variety of distinct Clone States. With this technology, clone manufacturers can now build and distribute clones which possess a base state, the Alpha state. They can be enhanced or otherwise altered to achieve other states, but the Alpha state will always exist underneath. The state of a given clone may affect its access to trained skills, its ability to train new ones, or the rate at which new skills are acquired.
When we launch later this year there will be two clone states available:
The Alpha Clone State is the new base state for all clones and it will be available to any character in New Eden at any time. Clones in the Alpha state will be able to train and use a specific set of skills including tech one Frigates, Destroyers and Cruisers for your faction along with essential weapons and modules. Alphas will also train skills at a reduced rate compared to Omegas.
The Omega Clone State is obtained by augmenting basic clones using neural expanders and cerebral acceleration technology, granting unlimited skill access. Omega clone state will behave exactly as your subscribed characters do now.
Your clone state will be determined by your account status. Characters on subscribed or PLEXed accounts will be granted Omega state, while Alpha state will be given to characters on any unsubscribed account.
THQ Nordic has announced the release of Titan Quest Anniversary Edition, an updated version of Iron Lore's legendary action-RPG. I say legendary because it was one of the few good action-RPGs released while the world awaited Diablo III. It was also the only one on Steam for a while. Another thing it was known for was not getting patched after the Immortal Throne expansion was released. Thankfully, they did some work on it since then. You can find a detailed changelog here.
If you already own the game on Steam you will get the new version for free. If you don't own it, you can buy it at 75% off for $4.99.
THQ Nordic releases a surprise title on Steam called Titan Quest Anniversary Edition for the game’s 10-year anniversary and gifts the game to everyone calling either Titan Quest, Titan Quest: Immortal Throne or Titan Quest Gold their own on Steam. So, in numbers, more than 1 million people will automatically find the game in their library starting today.
Titan Quest Anniversary Edition contains both Titan Quest and Titan Quest: Immortal Throne, which have been completely reworked in terms of multiplayer, stability, performance, balancing, AI and much more. In rough numbers, this translates to roughly 1,261 changes to the original version 10 years ago.
It was never just a game. Inviting audiences again into the lore of the spirit board, Ouija: Origin of Evil tells a terrifying new tale as the follow-up to 2014’s sleeper hit that opened at number one. In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.
Hitman: The Complete First Season to Release on January 31, 2017
Io-Interactive confirmed today the details of what will be included when Hitman: The Complete First Season which arrives on disc on January 31st, 2017 for £49.99 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One)/£39.99 (PC) or 59.99€ (PlayStation 4, Xbox One)/49.99€ (PC).
Released in a day one edition SteelBook,Hitman: The Complete First Season will deliver the ultimate physical version of the game, with over 100 hours of gameplay. Featuring all of the Season One locations and episodes from the Prologue, France and Italy to Morocco, Thailand, USA and Japan. Play as Agent 47 to take out powerful high-profile targets in an intense spy-thriller story across a world of assassination.
“The disc combines everything we have learned, refined and updated over the course of a 10 month live season. It’s the direct result of live input, development and feedback from our players,” said Hannes Seifert, Studio Head at Io-Interactive. “Especially for our fans who want to own the game in a box, we’ve made it a high-quality SteelBook box. We also added loads of additional downloadable bonus content to release on the 31st of January for everyone getting this beautiful edition of the game on a disc and everybody owning the digital Full Experience or upgraded versions of the game.”
Included with Hitman: The Complete First Season box is bonus downloadable content:
• 3 Bonus Missions Pack which includes The Icon and A House Built on Sand missions, plus the brand new upcoming Landslide mission.
• Original Soundtrack featuring the original game score
• The ‘making of’ Hitman documentary charting the journey from showing the game to our fans for the first time before E3 2015, through to the digital launch in 2016
• Hitman Requiem Blood Money Pack which includes the signature Blood Money white suit, white rubber duck and chrome ICA pistol
• The PlayStation 4 version includes the 6 additional exclusive The Sarajevo Six missions
Hitman: The Complete First Season features all of the locations, challenges, opportunities, Escalation Contracts created by the studio and Contracts created by the community. And it will give access to all upcoming Elusive Target live game events taking place after January 31st.
Hitman: The Complete First Season will be available on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.
Standby to Meet All the New Titans in Titanfall 2 Multiplayer
In Titanfall 2 multiplayer, players will be able to choose from one of six new Titans. So far we've shown you Ion, Scorch, and gave you a glimpse of Ronin. Over the next several days we'll be revealing the remaining three Titans in Titanfall 2, Northstar, Legion, and Tone. Here is a quick look at what you can look forward to as you get familar with the Titans for Titanfall 2:
• Tone: Tone is about accurately laying waste to enemies both efficiently - and explosively.
• Northstar: Northstar is a master of both flight and precision kills.
• Legion: Legion utilizes an assortment of ballistic abilities focusing on defense and control.
• Ronin: Ronin loves getting up close with it's samurai vibe, and quick to get in and out tactics.
• Ion: Ion uses it's energy management abilities to divert power between it's three weapons systems.
• Scorch: Scorch manipulates fire as it's primary source of defensive and offensive abilities.
We're really excited to show you more, so make sure to check back over the next couple days as we deliver your first look, including gameplay, of the Titans in Titanfall 2.
Hello, PlayStation Plus members! We’re happy to reveal your free PS4 games for September, 2016. This month you can slash your way through demonic hordes, or journey across the ruins of a forgotten civilization. Let’s get started!
First up is Journey. The talented developers at thatgamecompany bring us the critically acclaimed adventure and winner of numerous Game of the Year awards. Finding yourself alone in the desert, you must make your way to the mountaintop. But there’s so much more to this sublime experience than simply traversing the world. With stunning visuals, an amazing soundtrack, and a unique online experience, don’t miss the very special experience that is Journey.
Next up is Lords of the Fallen. Looking for redemption for past sins, you play as Harkyn and try to end a war between humans and the gods. With three classes to choose from, you can tailor the combat experience to your liking. And in a game where every encounter matters and your choices have consequences, the layers of customization are an integral part of the action. So collect your gear and prepare for close-quarters combat as you take the fight to the demon lords.
Game development studio 505 Games has today launched a new racing simulation game Assetto Corsa on Sony’s PlayStation 4. The Assetto Corsa game has been developed to provide a realistic racing experience and prides itself on its laser scanned circuits and insanely accurate cars.
Each car within the game has been built from the “tires up with actual manufacturer data to ensure the highest level of detail and precision possible” says 505 Games, check out the launch trailer below to see what you can expect from the visuals within the game.
Rochester Institute of Technology will become the first university to publish a video game on the Xbox One gaming platform when Hack, Slash & Backstab is officially launched at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 31. The game, which will be available for purchase for $4.99, will also debut simultaneously on the Steam platform and be available for sale through the digital storefront Humble.
Hack, Slash & Backstab was produced in residence at RIT in a studio course offered through the internationally ranked School of Interactive Games and Media, and the RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity (MAGIC). The original concept was created in 2015 by Andrew Phelps, founder and director of RIT’s MAGIC Center, and is published and maintained through MAGIC Spell Studios, the commercial, for-profit arm of the MAGIC Center.
“This is a defining moment for RIT’s digital media program,” said Phelps. “When you talk to people who know what publishing a game really entails, they can’t believe that a university is making this happen. We are thrilled to finally get this game in the hands of players.”
The game also won third place in the Best Visual Quality category of the 2016 Intel University Games Showcase in March as part of the 2016 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has created a bit of an actual division in mankind--between those who can accept a good game for what it is, and those who can't ignore cashgrab microtransactions. Take a listen to the Cast's take on publishers' current method of extracting more cash out of their consumers
The worldwide release of Forza Horizon 3 is coming up on Sept. 27 (and four days earlier on Sept. 23 for Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition owners), and today we crossed the latest milestone ahead of launch: Forza Horizon 3 has officially gone gold! With the game off for final pressings of retail discs and setup for digital release, we’re celebrating the good news with some additional updates, including Windows 10 PC specs, the full Xbox Live achievements list, and a very special addition to the Forza Horizon 3 vehicle roster.
Welcome the Warthog
Over the past six weeks, in our Forza Garage series, we’ve introduced all of the 350+ vehicles that will be arriving for Forza Horizon 3 at launch. Well, almost all of them. Today, we’re unveiling a unique addition to the Forza Horizon 3 lineup, a vehicle that has long been requested by both the Forza and Halo communities. For the first time in any Forza game, you can now drive the most famous ground vehicle in the Halo universe – the Warthog!
The 2554 AMG Transport Dynamics M12S Warthog CST is a civilian transport alternative to its militaristic cousin, the M12 Force Application Vehicle. What it may lack in brute force – you won’t find a turret on this version – it more than makes up for with its 720 bhp twin turbo V8, making it significantly faster than its FAV counterpart. The Warthog CST in Forza Horizon 3 is also ideally suited for the rough and tumble landscape of Australia. With the most advanced suspension in Forza Horizon 3 (with more than 70 cm of suspension travel), plus advanced dampening, you won’t find the combination of power and stability like this anywhere else in the Horizon Festival.
The M12S Warthog CST will be available at launch for Forza Horizon 3, and will be sent as a free download to everyone who has played either Halo 5: Guardians or Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One. Eligible players will receive codes to download the Warthog via an Xbox Live Message, and codes will begin to be sent out during the week of Sept. 5. In addition, players who have not played an Xbox One Halo game will still have the chance to earn the Warthog via a special #Forzathon event coming to Forza Horizon 3 in October.
We’re celebrating the unveiling of the M12S Warthog CST with an upcoming in-depth look at the making of the vehicle in a very special edition of Heavy Metal Affliction. We’ll be chatting with the Halo masterminds at 343 Industries, as well as the team at Playground Games, on what it took to bring this iconic vehicle into the world of Forza Horizon 3. Look for that feature coming up soon on ForzaMotorsport.net.
Retro-inspired shooter to leave Early Access on August 31! Get your trigger fingers ready for a workout!
NeuroVoider is set in a cyber futuristic world where brains shoot evil robots with nuclear rocket launchers. Battle through the horde of vigilant robots, boost characters with the smoking remains of your victims and defeat the master NeuroVoider to end this eternal war. Play it co-op with up to 4 friends, or go it alone on an adventurous hack 'n slash rampage - - all with a pinch of rogue-lite, and some permadeath.
Since the beginning of its Early Access phase NeuroVoider has seen its content double, adding twice as many enemies, environments, bosses and explosions, along with a revamp of all the menus and weapons and a Daily Run Mode (+ leaderboard).
From the visionary mind of man who brought us House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects and Halloween comes the horrific story of five carnival workers who are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large compound. At the mercy of their captors, they are forced to play a twisted game or life or death called 31. For the next 12 hours they must fight for their lives against an endless parade of homicidal maniacs.
The premise begins by imagining what society is capable of when pushed to the limit. In a completely frozen world, people develop steam-powered technology to oppose the overwhelming cold. Society in its current form becomes ineffective and it has to change in order to survive. What does this change mean? What is culture when morality stands in the way of existence? In the end, survival may transform us completely. Whether that change makes us better or worse, stronger or weaker, or even more or less humane is debatable.
Creative Director Michal Drozdowski: "This is a deeply serious game created for a mature gamer. Looking back at This War of Mine, we're pushing boundaries even further, but we're not pointing at reality in the same fashion. We're putting human nature under a microscope to ask about what happens when people need to stay alive."
Frostpunk, in development from the creators of This War of Mine - winner of the IGF 2015 Audience Award - is coming to PC in 2017.
But it's not quite over for you... at least, not yet. And now that you've got thousands of tonnes of locomotive at your disposal, you've got the definite advantage over the infected hordes. This is The Final Station.
Travel by train through a dying world. Look after your passengers, keep your train operational, and make sure you can always reach the next station. Make your way through swarms of infected at each station. Explore mysterious and abandoned stations looking for supplies and survivors.
When malfunctions aboard a commercial vessel force a change of course to the remote asteroid colony Somnus. The crew soon discover the inhabitants of Somnus have a dark past, and troubling plans for the future of mankind.
Metal Jesus & Kelsey share their TIPS & TRICKS for haggling at retro game stores, expos, garage sales & craigslist. Their years of game collecting AND store ownership offer a unique perspective on getting the best deal AND being respectful to the other party.
If you are coming to Seattle this weekend for the big Penny Arcade PAX Expo...why not try your hand at haggling with Kelsey at her two Pink Gorilla Games locations
Hello GT Community — I am sharing some news today that we have made the difficult decision to delay the release of Gran Turismo Sport to 2017. GT Sport is Polyphony’s foremost competitive gaming title, with high expectations from both the fans and from within our team.
From the start this title has been one of our most ambitious undertakings by using the latest technologies, such as physics-based rendering and sound simulations, and Scapes photo mode. In combining these features with a new Sport mode, we are offering a competitive gaming experience to truly reinvent what it means to be a racing game. We’ve been excited and humbled by the response each time that we’ve shared new gameplay with everyone.
However, as we approach our planned release date in November, we realize we need more time to perfect GT Sport, which we’ve already dedicated so much effort towards since announcing the title. We do not want to compromise the experience in any way. While we cannot confirm a new release date at this time, we are more committed than ever to making GT Sport the best Gran Turismo game to date.
GT Sport will continue to be shown at several gaming events around the world. I hope everyone has the opportunity to experience first-hand the yet-to-be revealed cutting edge experiences that will be achieved by GT Sport.
Thank you for all your continued support.
Kazunori Yamauchi - Founder of Polyphony Digital, Creator of Gran Turismo
The Last Of Us launched to nearly-universal critical acclaim, earning itself a rare perfect score from Game Rant and leaving fans clamoring for more of the property’s riveting narrative, tense gameplay, and memorable characters. Now that creative director Neil Druckmann has confirmed work has finally started on a sequel to The Last Of Us, there’s plenty of reason to wonder where the narrative will go after the relatively open ending for Joel and Ellie from the first title.
As it turns out, Ellie’s voice actor – Ashley Johnson – has confirmed that she would be highly interested in joining along for The Last Of Us 2, provided that Druckmann and Naughty Dog choose to pick up from where they left off rather than focus on an entirely new set of characters. The Californian voice actress has been no stranger to the video game industry since her time with Naughty Dog, having provided voices for Minecraft: Story Mode, The Witness, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, and more after she donned the role of Ellie.
A sizable amount of new Playstation 4 Neo information has implied that the console will not only be bigger than the vanilla Playstation 4, but also more expensive. The Neo was finally confirmed to exist in an interview several months ago, but we haven’t had any real release date announced yet.
With all of the new Playstation 4 Neo information coming out, we can make a few assumptions related to the console, though there are also a number of things that we still don’t know about it. Artist Peter Segura, for instance, created a draft mock-up of the console based on a sketch (which you can see above) from a former Foxconn employee. Said Foxconn employee has even said that the mock-up drawing was fairly accurate, but for the button positions.
Foxconn is a Taiwanese company that is known most for manufacturing a wide variety of electronics, including video game consoles, phones, and tablets.
If the design document is true, then the Playstation 4 Neo is a great deal larger and heavier than the regular Playstation 4. Considering that it’s designed to run games and video in 4K resolution, that’s probably a given, but how will that size match up along with its price?
Stranger Things creators the Duffer Brothers have already made it clear they'd love to see a video game version of their '80s-inspired mystery, and someone has already drummed up a demo of one for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Created by indie video game company Infamous Quests, the demo can be downloaded for free on its website. In it you play as police chief Jim Hopper in the early parts of the series, searching for clues about why Will Byers has gone missing. While very brief, the game does give us a taste of what it would be like to experience Stranger Things as a point-and-click adventure.
Steven Alexander, the designer behind the game, tells the Daily Dot that he created it for fun, but also as a pitch for the Duffer Brothers to show them that his company could make the game.
"We have the whole design document and business plan, but I wanted to get it in front of them and front of people," he said.
A few days ago, Let’s Play Video Games put up a report claiming that NX will make use of advanced vibration technology and motion sensing in new controllers intended to replace the Wii Remote. The site has now followed with additional unconfirmed information regarding the current version of development hardware.
Let’s Play Video Games writes that developers have access to a split d-pad as well as some sort of share button, similar to that of the PlayStation 4. The button features a small icon of a camera and will let users upload still images and video on Miiverse, Twitter, Facebook or YouTube. Images or video can also be saved to external memory devices, which then can be ultimately moved to PC.
The NPD Group, a market sales research company that offers monthly and quarterly data, has signed an agreement to buy video game research provider EEDAR. The two hope that by collaborating their assets and expertise, they can give better data, insights, and analytics for the video game industry.
NPD began analytics on video games back in 1988, and quickly became a leader in tracking and analyzing the industry's sales. It introduced its first SKU-level sales data for digital games this past July.
NPD focuses on several different markets, while EEDAR's data has always homed in solely on the video game market. EEDAR's database of video game product metadata includes over 200 million facts and 150,000 games across consoles, PC, mobile, and social. With its analytics portal GamePulse, it offers information on industry trends, product performance, and marketing strategies.
"A fundamental goal of EEDAR has always been to improve the quality and speed by which business decisions could be made for game developers and publishers,” CEO Robert Liguori says in a press release. “NPD shares this philosophy, and the joining of our resources and passion for this sector will ensure the industry has access to the information it needs as it advances into new platforms and business models."
EA has revealed that tomorrow is the day Battlefield 1 Beta codes are going out for those of you that signed up for the Battlefield Insider program by August 21st. GameSpot has the story.
Battlefield 1's open beta begins on August 31, but some people will be able to play early.
If you signed up for the free Battlefield Insider program by August 21 and selected your platform of choice, you will receive a code by email to start playing on Tuesday, August 30.
It wasn't known when these codes would go out, but the Battlefield Twitter account today confirmed that codes will be delivered on August 30, the same day that the beta starts for Insiders. A start time for the beta itself, however, for Insiders and everyone else, has not yet been announced.
If you're planning to play on PC, you might be wondering what kind of rig you'll need to have a good experience. The recommended PC specs will be published "shortly," EA said in another tweet. The teams at EA and DICE are still working on optimization efforts, the post mentioned.
The Battlefield 1 beta takes players to the Sinai Desert map, which features horseback combat, a deadly armored train, planes, and more. There are two modes in the beta: Conquest and Rush. Matches can support up to 64 players. Check out this post to learn even more about Sinai Desert.
Today Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio revealed the release date for “Rights of Man”, the upcoming expansion to the hit grand strategy game about exploration, trade and conquest, Europa Universalis IV.
The expansion, which will be released on October 11th, adds greater depth and detail to a host of game systems such as Great powers which allows players to intervene in war, influence other nations or threaten them. "Rights of Man" also brings ruler traits and events to your game, which add personality as well as bonuses or penalties to the leaders of the world.
Focus Home Interactive has announced that Swing Swing Submarine's platform-puzzler, Seasons After Fall will be released for PC on September 2nd.
Seasons After Fall, the platform-puzzler packed with an enchanting atmosphere will be available for download on PC on September 2nd. Players looking for a poetic adventure where wild nature and mystical magic live in harmony, can now pre-order the game on Steam at 15% off. After unveiling a Gamescom Trailer a few days ago, we are happy to release today more images of the game.
These exclusive images will allow you to travel to the heart of Seasons After Fall's enchanting world, while you are playing as a gifted wild fox using its ability to change the seasons and manipulate the world around you. Use the rain from Spring to raise water levels, then the cold of Winter to freeze it up, granting you safe passage. Become entranced by the charms of this contemplative and poetic adventure, inhabited by the bewitching melodies of a string quartet.
Gene Wilder, who regularly stole the show in such comedic gems as “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Stir Crazy,” died Monday at his home in Stamford, Conn. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said he died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83.
His nephew said in a statement, “We understand for all the emotional and physical challenges this situation presented we have been among the lucky ones — this illness-pirate, unlike in so many cases, never stole his ability to recognize those that were closest to him, nor took command of his central-gentle-life affirming core personality. The decision to wait until this time to disclose his condition wasn’t vanity, but more so that the countless young children that would smile or call out to him “there’s Willy Wonka,” would not have to be then exposed to an adult referencing illness or trouble and causing delight to travel to worry, disappointment or confusion. He simply couldn’t bear the idea of one less smile in the world.
He continued to enjoy art, music, and kissing with his leading lady of the last twenty-five years, Karen. He danced down a church aisle at a wedding as parent of the groom and ring bearer, held countless afternoon movie western marathons and delighted in the the company of beloved ones.”
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition launches on 30.08.2016
The winner of over 800 awards, including more than 250 game of the year awards, both critically acclaimed expansion packs and all additional content ever released -- now available in one, epic package. Search for the child of prophecy in Wild Hunt, deal with the devil in Hearts of Stone and discover a terrifying secret of the beautiful region of Toussaint in Blood and Wine.
Nuka-World isn’t the family-friendly wonderland it used to be, but for the Raiders making their home under the shadow of its towering rides, it could be as close to paradise as they’ll ever get. Provided you can come in and help them clean it up.
Fallout 4’s latest, and final, add-on will be available tomorrow on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Step into the worn leather boots of a Raider Overboss and spread your influence throughout Nuka-World and into the Commonwealth.
Watch Dogs 2 – Free Roam and Multiplayer Gameplay Walkthrough
During E3, we got our first crack at playing Watch Dogs 2 with a demo that let us take on missions in San Francisco and Oakland as protagonist Marcus Holloway. Now’s your chance to see it for yourself, as this video walkthrough narrated by Animation Director Colin Graham features a complete look at the demo, from the early drone’s-eye view of San Francisco’s skyline, to the sneak-and-hack sample mission, to partnering up with another player and ambushing gang members as they meet up in Oakland.
Not only that, but there’s also a preview of the recently revealed Bounty Hunter mode, offering a glimpse of what happens when you cause enough chaos for other online players to be called in to put you down. Watch Dogs 2 will arrive on November 15 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. For more on the game and our experiences playing it, check out our previous coverage:
Ben Affleck wasn’t just teasing: Deathstroke will, in fact, be the main antagonist of the Batman standalone movie he’s directing, TheWrap has exclusively learned from an individual with knowledge of the situation.
Earlier this morning, the actor who plays the Dark Knight posted a cryptic tweet of the new villain walking toward the camera in very cinematic fashion, which sent fanboys into a frenzy of speculation.
Deathstroke was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. He is a mercenary and assassin who first appeared in “The New Teen Titans” #2 back in 1980. Wizard magazine rated him the 24th greatest villain of all time.
Also, in 2009, Deathstroke was ranked as IGN’s 32nd greatest comic book villain of all time. Deathstroke, or commonly referred to as Deathstroke the Terminator or simply Slade, is known to be the greatest assassin in all of DC Comics. He has encountered Batman on several occasions in the comics.
Their first encounter was in the 1991 Deathstroke standalone DC comic in the story arc “City of Assassins” where Deathstroke pounded Batman to a bloody pulp.
This free-to-play PC multiplayer version of Halo was set to be released exclusively for the Russian market later this year.
A member of Halo Online’s social media team says on Russian social network VK that they were waiting for “news from Halo Online developers and hoping for an early announcement.” He adds: “But over the past six months, our colleagues from Microsoft failed to make decisions on the future of the project. Now we know only one thing — the current form of the game will not be released."
Halo Online was currently in beta version and players now have until August 30th to claim compensation for their in-game rewards.
Microsoft commented the cancellation on Polygon: "The Halo Online closed beta test represented a great opportunity for us to learn how to deliver a great Halo experience to PC players.
"We recently concluded the closed beta and are grateful to all the players who participated in Russia. We look forward to applying the beta learnings to future Halo PC experiences."
Watch the hilarious "Thor Ragnarok" clip that debuted in Hall H during the Marvel panel this summer at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. It shows us what Thor (Chris Hemsworth) was up to during the events of "Captain America: Civil War" in the style of "What We Do In The Shadows".
After his father is killed in a car crash, Jack travels home to Colorado to help nurse his mother (who was injured in the crash) back to health. There, he uncovers long buried secrets and lies within his family history, his parents, his friends and his very identity.
GameStop’s Q2 earnings report came out today, which projected a relatively weaker quarter for the video game retailer compared to this quarter last year.
In an earnings report, the company is reporting a 6.2% drop in total sales from last year (Non-GAAP numbers) from $1.9 billion to $1.8 billion, and a major drop in console sales of 33.4%, going from $324.9 million from Q2 2015 to $216.4 million this year.
On an earnings call the video game retailer partly attributed the drop in console sales to the announcements of the Xbox Scorpio and Playstation Neo around E3 this year, operating on the theory that news of imminent, more powerful consoles has deterred customers from buying currently available consoles.
Game sales also dropped 18.2% from $467.2 million to $382.2 million. GameStop partly attributed this to a stronger slate of games for the quarter last year, going up against last year’s Batman: Arkham Knight and Elder Scrolls Online.
However, some of this quarter’s major releases included Doom, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and the 800-lb gorilla Overwatch, which notably has already shot to 10 million players across PC and console. GameStop had previously deferred Overwatch’s sales from the last quarter while praising its progress, so it’s something of a head-scratcher to see it downplay the game's contributions this quarter.
Ian Milham, art director on Dead Space and creative lead on Battlefield Hardline, has left his EA stomping grounds to join Crystal Dynamics as the new director on the Tomb Raider franchise.
The Tomb Raider reboots have taken a decidedly more serious and dark direction on Lara Croft's action adventures, and the Square-Enix studio thinks he'll be the right pick to continue that trend.
“Ian is one of those rare veterans who combines creativity, artistry, and passion into excellence on-screen," said Scot Amos, co-head at Crystal Dynamics. “We’re very excited to welcome Ian as the newest top-tier talent joining our studio. His attitude, aptitude, and aspirations for crafting great game experiences are perfectly aligned with who and what Crystal Dynamics is all about.”
DICE has released an update for Battlefield 4 that introduces a new UI for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game. The update is version 1.23, and weighs in at 2.834 GB on the PS4.
Load up Battlefield 4 on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 and you’ll notice that things look a little bit… different. A new Battlefield user interface is being introduced that will provide a more intuitive and centralized experience for Battlefield games – starting with Battlefield 4 on consoles.
Besides being a total visual overhaul, there are a number of changes to how you actually play with friends. There are some updates to Squads that should make spawning on your buddies a much smoother experience.
There are other changes as well, many of which you’ll notice as you poke around. A big one is the inclusion of a recommendation engine that suggest maps, modes, and more. And since this unified UI for Battlefield games will roll out with Battlefield 1 later this year, you’ll be able to easily swap between Battlefield games that use the UI (as long as you own them).
Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more updates as we approach the release of Battlefield 1 on October 21!
The past week's Gamescom 2016 has been the perfect opportunity for journalists to discover Vampyr, the Action-RPG from DontNod, the creators of Life is Strange. The press had the chance to attend presentations made by the developers, and thus learn more about the game, its story and its gameplay mechanics.
We're extending that invitation to those of you at home in the form of a 15 minute gameplay video of our pre-alpha version, showcasing some of the ideas that make Vampyr a unique gameplay experience, where the narrative is directly tied to the gameplay. Without any spoilers, our presentation begins a little after the beginning of the game. Now aware of being a vampire, our protagonist Dr Jonathan Reid must come to terms with what he has become, meeting some of the characters you will interact with along your journey - some of whom are aware of what you are, and also share the same affliction.
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Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The 100-Foot Journey), shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog’s perspective also stars Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, Juilet Rylance, Luke Kirby, John Ortiz and Pooch Hall.