The television reporter Ángela is rescued from the building and taken to an oil tanker to be examined. However, it is unbeknown to the soldiers that she carries the seed of the mysterious demonic virus.
To celebrate the opening of Jump Festa 2015, this brand new FINAL FANTASY XV trailer features a first-look at some of the exciting new features and familiar faces that you will meet in the game.
You can get a sneak peek into the towns (shown for the first time) and feel the crushing weight of the titanic Eidolons.
An exclusive playable, downloadable demo of the highly anticipated FINAL FANTASY XV game, titled FINAL FANTASY XV -EPISODE DUSCAE-, will be available with purchases of the upcoming FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD, only while stocks last.
343 Industries has announced that early adopters of the troubled Halo: The Master Chief Collection will get the Halo 3: ODST campaign for free, along with a month of Xbox Live Gold.
To show our appreciation to the “Halo” community for their support and understanding as we worked through issues impacting “Halo: The Master Chief Collection”, we are offering free to all online users1 that have played “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” between Nov. 11, 2014 and Dec. 19, 2014 the following: 1-month of Xbox Live Gold, an exclusive in-game nameplate and avatar, as well as the campaign for “Halo 3: ODST” – remastered in 1080p and 60fps for Xbox One. Thanks to our friends at Bungie for creating the original “Halo 3: ODST” campaign.
In addition, a re-imagined version of the “Relic” multiplayer map for “Halo 2: Anniversary” will be released to all online users of “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” in a future content update.
This pseudo-western starring Hillary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones is full of impressive performances over a fairly dark storyline. Jones and Swank must take three insane women across hundred of miles of prairie and encounter a host of dangers along the way, the most dangerous of all being themselves.
This was an amazing Oscar-stye drama, with great characters from Jones and Swank and somehow still leaves you wanting a little something more. Save this one for some day when you are in the mood for straight drama.
Tommy Lee Jones steals most of this movie, if you are a fan of westerns or of his characters you will love this one.
The Digital Foundry has put Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroesunder the microscope in a platform face-off.
Having proven its technical mettle on console already, Ground Zeroes on PC continues a very strong run for Kojima's latest. Rather than rest on its laurels with fixed, console-grade graphics, it caters to most needs with a string of worthwhile visual upgrades. The boldest of these is its broadened object LODs and added lights - each pushing past what's possible on PS4 - and only slightly let down by a missing option to run above 60fps. With so many options to hand, this ranks as a very clean, solid conversion.
Nintendo has announced that it has won the patent infringement case brought by Creative Kingdoms.
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today the federal appeals court confirmed Nintendo’s win in a patent infringement case brought at the International Trade Commission by Creative Kingdoms. The court affirmed earlier findings by the ITC that Creative Kingdoms’ patents are invalid and should not have been issued because Creative Kingdoms tried to claim more than the company invented. Creative Kingdoms had asked the ITC to block importation of Nintendo’s Wii and Wii U systems.
“We are pleased with the court’s determination,” said Richard Medway, Nintendo of America’s vice president and deputy general counsel. “Nintendo’s track record demonstrates that we vigorously defend patent lawsuits, particularly when the patents are being stretched beyond the inventors’ ideas. Nintendo continues to develop unique and innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others.”
Valve has changed its policy to stop users from gifting games bought for cheap in one country to users in another country. Currently, this doesn't seem to affect users in North America, Europe, and other territories where game prices are typically higher.
Steam suggests developers price games in different regions not only according to a straight conversion rate, but pricing of comparable products in those markets. This means that games are usually much cheaper in countries like Russia. This recent change basically prevents users in Russia from buying games for cheap, then reselling those games for a higher price in other countries for a small margin.
Reddit users have compiled a master list of countries where the region locking is confirmed, which so far mostly includes countries in Asia, South America, and Eastern Europe.
Roberts Space Industries is a spacecraft manufacturer within the persistent-world game "Star Citizen" and its companion single-player spaceflight sim, "Squadron 42." RSI is also your portal for information, updates, and purchases of your very own spacecraft with which to trade, plunder, and protect the citizens of Star Citizen.
Still sporting a giant grin over Microsoft's buyout of Minecraft, Notch recently outbid Beyonce and Jay-Z on a mansion for the highest recorded price ever in the Beverly Hills area.... $70 million.
WHAT THE... No part of this story makes any sense, but we'll tell it to you anyway: back in August, a completely ridiculous spec megamansion hit the market in Beverly Hills asking $85 million—it's outfitted with a candy room, a car showroom, vodka and tequila bars, a 54-foot curved glass door that opens onto the pool, eight bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, apartment-sized closets, and a movie theater, and even the listing called it "an overwhelming sensory experience"—and somehow it stoked fevered bidding wars. Combatants included Most Important Couple in the World Beyoncé and Jay-Z, and word came earlier this month that they were winning with a $70 million offer. The house has just sold for $70 million ... but to Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson. "Cases of Dom Perignon were part of the deal."
Just released today, Space Pirates and Zombies 2's new Zombie Reveal trailer showcases the eponymous zombies, a hivemind-powered universe-conquering foe all brain-having players learn to fear.
Clever viewers can also make out the new Strategic Starmap feature in the course of the video. Rich and detailed enough to be a game on its own, the Strategic Starmap is where five factions battle for control of the galaxy. Players and AI captains alike can join factions, fight for territories, and take up arms against the zombie menace.
Untrained and unprepared, four Atlas employees must survive a horror unlike any other. John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, and Jon Bernthal star in Exo Zombies, coming to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC in 2015.
In an interview with the AP Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that Nintendo is working on new hardware systems. ABC News has the story.
AP: I know you're working on "Star Fox," but beyond that, will you continue to design games for the Wii U, or are you already thinking about new hardware?
Miyamoto: We're focused on providing a robust line-up of Wii U software for next year. It seems like we've managed to do that this year and people are very happy with what we've done on Wii U. For the time being, our focus is on the Wii U hardware, but Nintendo as a whole has groups working on ideas for new hardware systems. While we're busy working on software for the Wii U, we have production lines that are working on ideas for what the next system might be.
Ubisoft has announced that the Escape from Durgesh Prison DLC for Far Cry 4 will be released on January 13th for Xbox and PC, and on January 14th for PlayStation.
Today, Ubisoft announced that Escape from Durgesh Prison, a new piece of downloadable content for Far Cry 4, will be released on January 13th, 2015 on Xbox LIVE (XBL) and Windows PC and on January 14th, 2015 on PlayStation Network (PSN). In this challenging time trial players will race against the clock and other players for a top spot on the leader boards.
In Escape from Durgesh Prison, Ajay and Hurk wake up after being captured, tortured and stripped of their weapons in Yuma’s prison. Thrown in the dangerous world of Kyrat without anything to defend themselves, players will complete a series of challenges to find weapons and unlock new skills while trying to reach the extraction point to safety. Playable in single player and coop, this difficult mode will keep players running across Kyrat to complete side objectives dictated by Pagan Min to recover their lost weapons and upgrade their gear before a final stand-off with Yuma's forces. To ramp up the challenge, when players die they must start the mission over again and use the knowledge and skills they gained during their previous run through to help them reach their extraction point successfully.
Escape from Durgesh Prison is available as part of the Far Cry 4 Season Pass or can be purchased separately. The Season Pass is still available and includes Escape from Durgesh Prison as well as the content below:
The Syringe – Already available exclusively for Season Pass holders, players must keep a rare and potent recipe from falling into the hands of Pagan Min’s forces. Playable in single-player and co-op, players will need to ensure that Pagan Min does not use its devastating effects on the rebel forces.
Escape from Durgesh Prison – Available on January 13th 2015: The player and a fellow captive have been rounded up and tortured in Yuma’s prison. Players will have to escape from the prison and survive the hostile lands of Pagan Min’s Kyrat.
Hurk Deluxe Pack – Five missions, playable in single-player and co-op, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s Redemption are available. Access an arsenal of new weapons including a harpoon gun for Hurk.
Overrun – Team up as Rakshasa or Golden Path in this PvP mode and control a series of neutral locations across Kyrat’s countryside to protect them from being overrun by your opponents.
Valley of the Yetis – Ajay’s helicopter has crashed on an unforgiving Himalayan ridge. Explore the frozen landscape and find tools to upgrade your camp and protect it from a dangerous cult when night falls. With single-player and co-op options, players will not be alone, but in the darkest caves players will have more to fear than the cult as the yetis await their prey…
After the spectacular success that was The Wolf Among Us or Tales from the Borderlands, Telltale and Mojang Microsoft have announcedMinecraft: Story Mode, another episodic adventure game.
elltale and Mojang Developing 'Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series' for 2015
As 2014 comes to a close, we are delighted to confirm our partnership with Mojang to create a new episodic game series based on one of the most popular video games in history - Minecraft.
Minecraft: Story Mode will be an all-new narrative-driven game series developed by Telltale in collaboration with Mojang. Set in the world of Minecraft, the series will feature an original story, driven by player choice. It will not be an add-on for Minecraft, but rather a separate stand-alone product that will premiere in 2015 on consoles, computers and mobile devices.
Telltale's game series will mix new characters with familiar themes, in an entirely original Minecraft experience, inspired by the Minecraft community and the game that continues to inspire a generation.
El Segundo, CA – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today released the PC version of METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES via Steam’s digital distribution service. The PC edition of METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES marks the first use of 4K compatibility in the METAL GEAR SOLID series, boasting an increase in the number of simultaneous light sources, the number of models that can be displayed on-screen and increased shadow resolution. The game is available now for an SRP of $19.99.
METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES takes place in 1975 and sets in motion a series of events that culminate in the stunning plot lines of the upcoming METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN. GROUND ZEROES stars Big Boss - legendary hero and mercenary - as he infiltrates a sprawling secret prison base called ‘Camp Omega’ in Cuba on a rescue mission. He soon finds himself alone behind enemy lines, in a truly non-linear mission that showcases key advances to the series made possible by the use of Kojima Productions’ FOX Engine.
METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES is centered on a large open environment, with missions where time of day and weather cause a dynamic effect on the game and its content. The game offers total freedom of movement within its missions by allowing users to choose how they engage guards, what routes they traverse and who they rescue. As such, the game offers incredible replay value, encouraging players to revisit its content in order to find more secrets. Furthermore, the game features an online global ranking system where players can compete in unique in-game and mission challenges, as well as achievements to see how they compare against others around the world.
The 2014 Steam Holiday Sale has begun. Today's deals include Dark Souls II ($14.79), Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes ($13.39), State of Decay ($4.99), Euro Truck Simulator 2 ($3.74), Sniper Elite III ($24.99), Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth ($29.99), Space Engineers ($9.99), Total War: ROME II - Emperor Edition ($14.98) and Rocksmith 2014 ($20.99).
The Steam Holiday Sale is here! For the next fifteen days, take advantage of huge saving throughout our store on thousands of games. Check back often to take advantage of new deals every 12 hours. Vote in the Community’s Choice to help decide what games get an even deeper discount!
In addition, more than a hundred games and apps will be Featured Deals throughout the sale, which rotate every 24 hours.
- Today's Featured Deals include:
- Dark Souls II - 63% off
- Metal Gear Solid V – Ground Zeroes - 33% off
- Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth - 40% off
- Total War: ROME II – Emperor Edition - 75% off
- Sniper Elite 3 - 50% off
- Euro Truck Simulator 2 - 85% off
- State of Decay - 75% off
- Space Engineers - 50% off
- Rocksmith 2014 - 75% off
Participating in the 2014 Steam Holiday Sale will also earn you exclusive Holiday Sale Trading Cards. Collect all 10 cards during the sale to earn the Holiday Sale 2014 Badge, backgrounds and emoticons!
CARY, NC -- December 18, 2014 – At PSX (PlayStation®Experience) in Las Vegas on December 5, Capcom gave the world the first look at Street Fighter® V. Announced exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PC, and providing cross-platform play that will unite fans into a centralized player base, the upcoming title is poised to take the company’s fighting game franchise in an all new direction. Announced today, Capcom and Epic Games revealed that the new Street Fighter® is being built upon Unreal Engine 4, Epic Games’ very latest game engine technology. This new license agreement with Capcom arms their Street Fighter V development teams with Epic's best-in-class development technology for years to come.
“Our goal with the next generation of Street Fighter is to take our beloved fighting game franchise and bring it to our fans in the best way possible,” said Bochan Kim, Producer, Capcom. “In order to fully deliver on that promise, we know we have to incorporate the latest and greatest technology available, which is why we partnered with Epic Games to power Street Fighter V using Unreal Engine 4.”
“I have been a very loyal fan of this historic franchise since the debut of the first Street Fighter in 1987. This opportunity to help the development team using Unreal Engine 4 for the new title is a great honor for Epic, and I couldn’t be more proud,” said Taka Kawasaki, Territory Manager of Epic Games Japan. “We know that the expectation level of fans is extremely high, so the support staff of both Epic Japan and Epic HQ have been providing dedicated support to help the team realize the very best performance from Unreal Engine 4 and deliver the highest quality experience to players.”
Street Fighter V joins a long line of games that have been announced recently and shown to be powered by Unreal Engine 4. Crackdown, EVE: Valkyrie, Fable Legends and many others round out the rapidly growing list of games using the engine. Developed by Epic Games, the award-winning Unreal Engine is known for world-class graphics, tools and scalability across PC, console, mobile, Web and VR.
In Tokyo, a serial killer is murdering women and posting his violent crimes on-line. In Jakarta, a rogue vigilante uploads his murdering spree for the world to see. A psychotic game of cat and mouse ensues as the two men battle for notoriety. Soon it becomes clear that it's only a matter of time until the two killers square off face to face.
Battlestar Galatica's Richard Hatch captains a crew of merchant marines in space who compete with other local haulers in the highly profitable (and extremely dangerous) antiquities and curios shipping business. Gaz and his crew scramble to avert a ship-wide disaster; while racing against the clock and Gaz’s arch nemesis, Mick, in their quest to retrieve a high value cargo payload.
Based on "Loadout," the free to play shooter coming to PS4!
Actually, it has been on PS4 since the 16th of this month. Hit the headline for the video!
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If you're interested in The Dark Below, you know what kind of game Destiny is. You're okay with the grinding. You have a like-minded clan that you play with frequently. You've been level 30 since October. You spend two or three hours a day racking up resources just in case. You are the Destiny player the game wants, which essentially means that you are a farmer. You find out what kind of product you want, and you invest the herculean time and energy needed to obtain it and then nurture it with constant love to bring it to fruition until you decide to destroy it and plant something new in its place. This is Destiny’s circle of life, and The Dark Below does just enough to feed it, if not enough to make it thrive.
The Dark Below feels more like an add-on mission pack than a true expansion. The new content may breath a good eight or so hours of new life into Destiny if you rinse every quest, strike, and bounty, but afterwards all it really does is add more opportunities to grind. The exotic upgrade system is so off-key it’s laughable, while the new missions are far too short and not challenging enough. The new strikes and six-man raid are welcome additions, but even they will pale long before The House of Wolves is released in three months time. It’s nice to play some fresh content, but The Dark Below just doesn’t do enough to reinvigorate Bungie’s grindfest.
The Dark Below feels like an early misstep for Destiny, then. Multiplayer fans will appreciate the new maps, the bounty-style quest steps are a good idea and there is certainly plenty of stuff to do and unlock, but in a game where the content has worn thin so quickly, taking aim at our precious loot just at the point we finish upgrading it is a huge mistake. It may be the accepted wisdom in other MMOs, but it doesn't suit Destiny, and Bungie will now have to find something else that does. In the meantime, the developer will need to hope that this expansion, which should have reinvigorated the game as players grew bored of it, doesn't send them on their way instead.
In Destiny’s various updates, including patches and adjustments, as well as the more significant Dark Below, Bungie and Activision have succeeded in creating a simulation of this same sense of risk. Since release, there have been adjustments to the game’s economy that have fundamentally changed the way in which it functions. These improvements seemed to be positive steps towards a “fairer” system; however, with the release of The Dark Below, it has become clear that they are much more cynical acts. In a bizarre shift, previously low-worth items have become central parts of a new upgrade system. Meanwhile, new currencies have been added to restrict the access to legendary armour, and exotic weapons now must be upgraded again from scratch with thousands of exp if players wish their damage to scale with the new enemies and levels. In many ways The Dark Below, and Destiny’s other updates, have exposed the player directly to risk, by showing that the value of the items in their possession and their time committed to the game is highly transient. Knowing about potential changes to the game as early as possible has become as much of a gameplay feature as planning your daily bounties or earning your weekly share of currency.
Red Dead Redemption is so cool it's news when Rockstar hints about an announcement of an announcement in the next year. GameSpot has the story.
The evidence for Red Dead Redemption 2 continues to mount. The latest tease came today as part of Rockstar Games' "Asked & Answered" feature, wherein the developer said it is happy to see continued excitement over its Western franchise years after its release. Though the company isn't ready yet to officially talk about a sequel, the developer told fans to "stay tuned" in 2015 for potential news.
"As we've mentioned when asked in the past about new games in other series such as Red Dead Redemption, Bully, and L.A. Noire, we don't always rush to make sequels, but that does not mean we won't get to them eventually," Rockstar said. "We have so many games we want to make and the issue is always one of bandwidth and timing. We thank longtime fans such as yourselves as always for your amazing support and please stay tuned in 2015 for announcements of what's to come from Rockstar Games."
That Rockstar Games would make a sequel to 2010's Red Dead Redemption wouldn't come as much of a surprise. After all, the game sold 13 million copies. On top of that, Rockstar parent company Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has previously referred to the Red Dead Redemption series as a "permanent" one, similar to James Bond and Grand Theft Auto.
Two documentary cameramen embedded in an army unit in the most hostile place on earth, an outpost surrounded by the last remaining alien fighters (Heavies) of an invading attack force. The world may have forgotten about the Outposts, but the Heavies are planning the second invasion of Earth and the soldiers are the only ones who can stop it.
Square Enix has released a trailer for Dontnod Entertainment's (Remember Me) upcoming action-adventure game, Life is Strange. The game is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2015.
Life is Strange is the compelling story of Max, a Senior photography student who suddenly discovers she is able to rewind time. She uses her power to save the life of Chloe, her childhood friend, whom she has not seen in five years. For Chloe it’s been a turbulent time and she’s been drifting off course since her father’s tragic death.
The reunion will turn their lives upside down, as increasingly strange events plague the small town of Arcadia Bay both teenagers find themselves involved in a grim investigation into the mysterious disappearance of a high school student.
11 bit studios is making some significant changes to its sleeper-hit survival game, This War of Mine, in update 1.2. You can find the full list of changes right here.
New big update to the experience of This War of Mine is available now: Update 1.2
The first big thing is a brand new shelter! From now on, each time you begin your story, you'll have a chance to start in the new building.
The second new feature is the choice of the starting group of characters.
You will have bigger influence on shaping your story of civilians in war, making it more challenging or even giving it a totally new perspective. Please keep in mind that you have to play at least once to unlock this option.
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge – a battle generally regarded as the turning point of World War II and referred to by Winston Churchill as “arguably the most important victory in American military history.”
The battle began on December 16, 1944 when German troops unleashed a brutal artillery on the Ardennes region with an intense barrage that took Allied troops by surprise. Leveraging poor weather and thinly spread out Allied forces, the German forces then invaded the area in an attempt to divide the U.S. and British troops. Despite being significantly outnumbered and struggling with the coldest weather on record, U.S. forces valiantly held the line until reinforcements arrived. The Battle of the Bulge would ultimately go down in history as the bloodiest battle for U.S. forces in World War II, helping to set the stage for Allied forces to finally end the war. The sacrifices made by all soldiers involved were significant both in losses sustained and in the role this victory played in the war.
Company of Heroes 2™: Ardennes Assault is based on the Battle of the Bulge, and allows players to take on 18 all-new single player scenarios as they attempt to drive the advancing German forces out of the Ardennes region and lead their heroes on a path to glory.
Click on the headline for the trailer and infographic.
Hatred fills your whole body. You’re sick and tired of humanity’s worthless existence. The only thing that matters is your gun and pure Armageddon that you want to unleash.
You will go out for a hunt, you will clear the American soil off humans with cold blood. You will shoot, you will hurt, you will kill, you will die. There are no rules, no compassion, no mercy, no point of going back. You are the lord of life and death now and you have the full control over lifes of worthless human scum.
You will also run, you will need to think, you will need to hide and fight back when armored forces will come to take you down. You will have no mercy for them, because they dare to come in your way.
Only brutality and destruction can clear this land. Only the killing spree will make you die spectacularly and go to hell.
Patch 4 for Assassin's Creed Unity was released today for Xbox One and PS4, with the PC patch due out later this week.
The fourth patch for Assassin's Creed Unity, which was originally expected to launch yesterday before being put on hold, will arrive today, Ubisoft announced on the game's website this afternoon. We already knew the patch, which aims to clear up most of the game's remaining issues, was a big one, but now we know just how big. Ubisoft explains that the patch is a whopping 6.7 GB. It's that big in part because Ubisoft needed to fully replace parts of the Paris map that were facing frame rate issues.
"Part of the team's effort to enhance frame rate for players involves replacing and updating portions of the Paris city map where we are seeing issues," Ubisoft said. "This explains the large size of this title update (6.7 GB). However, since a large portion of the patch replaces existing files the net increase to the game’s overall size will be less than 6.7 GB."