The kick off for Super Bowl 50 is only hours away. it's time for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers to face off against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Only one of these teams can be champion!
I'm reminded of that great speech, by that guy who knows things.
The best defense is defense. Use everything you have to protect your lines. So, send in a dozen choppas, when one choppa will do...
Who are you rooting for? Who do you think will win?
Dave Mirra was best known for his love, passion, and major contributions to the sport of BMX (and the video games that followed). Dave was found dead in his truck Thursday night, 2/4/2016, an apparent suicide from a self inflicted gunshot wound.
Mirra was a brilliant BMX rider and won 14 gold medals at X Games, despite the fact that his career was nearly ended in 1993 after he was hit by a drunk driver.
But Mirra recovered and he won X Games honors at an astonishing rate between 1995 and 2008, his record of 24 medals over a career was only broken in 2013 by Bob Burnquist.
He was also a rally driver and competed in ironman and triathlons.
He leaves behind his wife, Lauren, and his daughters Mackenzie and Madison.
It's a tragic day for them, and a sad day for the community as a whole. He will be missed.
The never before seen Lunar sale we've all been waiting for!
OK maybe not, but it's apparently the year of the monkey so they're changing things up, monkeying around if you will.
It has a nice choose your own adventure story to walk you through some of the more notable games on sale(?), and some that aren't.
Feb 5-12, thousands of games on sale. Not as large as a summer or winter sales, the spring and fall sales still offer good deals. /r/GameDeals has a nice list of highly rated games for under $2.
The first openly-gay superheroes to appear in a video game can be found in Lego Marvel's Avengers. And not only do they appear, but they're also playable characters.
In the Marvel universe, Wiccan and Hulkling are a gay couple who are a part of the superhero team Young Avengers (via Gay Star News). You can unlock both characters in Lego Marvel's Avengers by helping them defeat baddies.
Wiccan unlocks when you help him and Hulkling beat a small army of Dark Elves in a cave, while Hulkling becomes available after assisting the two against a corrupted hero in Sokovia.
Gay Star News notes that Lego Avengers does not explicitly say that the two are a couple.
Epic Games has released a preview video "Building VR in VR with Unreal Engine 4," which is actually really cool, and something you need to see for yourself.
Building VR content in VR is now a reality!
Following yesterday's unveiling of Epic Games' new VR Editor on Twitch, CEO Tim Sweeney has taken to the Unreal Engine blog to give an even deeper look at this innovative addition to the Unreal Editor. Unreal Engine 4 is the first game engine to support a VR Editor. You can also view a video of the VR Editor in action here, while Tim's blog post is embedded below and on the Unreal Engine blog here.
Using the Unreal Editor in VR mode developers can create content in VR using the Oculus or Vive motion controls. Real world movement is mapped one-to-one in VR; creators can reach out, grab, and manipulate bjects just like in real life.
This is not a set of specialized VR tweaking tools. It is the same Unreal Editor that's used by everyone ranging from indies and mod makers to triple-A development teams.
Details about Epic's release plans for the VR Editor will be released on Wednesday, March 16 at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, so stay tuned!
A post on the official website has details that DayBreak's zombie shooter H1Z1 is going to be split into two games, a zombie survival game and a straight Deathmatch shooter.
Breaking News: H1Z1 is Evolving
H1Z1 has been on an incredible journey since its inception, and the time spent in Early Access has been invaluable to the development direction of the game. Our community has been a huge part of the game’s roadmap and success. Last year, we started to notice new player trends emerging – both the initial Survival game and Battle Royale game mode now have strong populations who almost exclusively play one or the other.
The more we developed this game with you, our community, the more we realized that in order to fully support both aspects of H1Z1, and their respective players, we needed to make them their own stand-alone games supported by their own dedicated development teams. Many players in the community have been discussing splitting the game and we’ve heard you loud and clear. We want to make sure we give both titles the support they need and deserve to truly flourish.
So, we’ve decided to do just that – we’re excited to announce that the survival game will now be called H1Z1: Just Survive, with a renewed focus on truly delivering a persistent, open-world zombie survival experience where scavenging, crafting, and base building are the difference between life and death.
We’re also excited to announce that the fast-paced shooter comprised of multiple, fight-to-the-death game modes, including Battle Royale, will be called H1Z1: King of the Kill (KotK).
Through in-game feedback, as well as discussions on Reddit, Steam, and Twitter, our community has been influential to us in arriving at this decision. The H1Z1 family is growing, and we can’t wait to see what is in store for the H1Z1 franchise in the future.
Additionally, we are happy to tell you that we'll be bringing H1Z1: King of the Kill out of Early Access on the PC and to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this summer. We’re working on our plans for bringing H1Z1: Just Survive out of Early Access and to console as well, and we’ll share more details about that in the future.
H1Z1: Just Survive and H1Z1: King of the Kill will each have their own dedicated development resources. You can expect to get to know the newest additions to the teams as we continue our behind-the-scenes look with Dev Blogs, Livestreams, and more. They will also have separate social channels so it’ll be easier for you to keep track of the game you care most about.
Anyone who already owns H1Z1 will be granted both versions and will see it listed in your Steam games inventory on February 17th (the official day of the split). Additionally, existing crates, keys, and items will be duplicated across both games. As originally intended, Airdrop tickets will be useable in H1Z1: Just Survive and Event tickets will be usable in H1Z1: King of the Kill.
If you have items on the Steam Market, they will be returned to your player inventory, and post-split you can relist them for sale under the correct game title.
Don't have H1Z1 yet? We are offering new customers a chance to get in on the action before the split. If you purchase H1Z1anytime on or before February 16th PST, you will be granted both H1Z1: Just Survive and H1Z1: King of the Kill at the time of the split. Starting today, H1Z1 is participating in the Steam Lunar Sale, so you can pick it up for a discounted price for a limited time!
Starting February 17th, both games will be available as separate Early Access titles for $19.99 each.
For more information, read our in-depth FAQ.
Thank you for you continued support of H1Z1, and Daybreak Games.
The Biggest gaming loser gets the dreaded Trophy of Shame in this competition between Metal Jesus, Drunken Master Paul and his wife Liz. We play a motorcycle racing game with the crappy Playstation Glove as well as the infamous Barbie's Horse Adventures on the original XBOX.
Warning: This video contains swearing, drinking and references to Donkey Shows. It may not be suitable for young children. Although, let's be honest: if they have access to the internet and YouTube, they've probably seen much worse
Get a gameplay first look at Kallari's abilities in Paragon, the new MOBA coming from Epic Games to PC and PS4 in 2016. Paragon puts you in the fight with explosive action, direct third-person control, and deep strategic choice.
As an agent of The Division, you have access to a host of abilities that will help you progress through a fallen New York City. Learn about the 3 different categories of skills (Medical, Technology and Security) and how they can give you an edge in the heat of combat.
Tom Clancy’s The Division TM is a ground-breaking RPG experience that brings the genre into a modern military setting for the first time. In the wake of a devastating pandemic that sweeps through New York City, basic services fail one by one, and without access to food or water, the city quickly descends into chaos. As an agent of The Division, you’ll specialize, modify, and level up your gear, weapons, and skills to take back New York on your own terms. Tom Clancy’s The Division will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 system, and Windows PC.
Drivers, Start Your Engines! - Trackmania Trubo to Release on March 25, 2016
Today, Ubisoft announced that TrackMania Turbo, the latest installment in the TrackMania franchise developed by Nadeo, a Ubisoft studio, will be released on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC on March 25, 2016.
TrackMania Turbo features an easy-to-learn, hard-to-master, arcade racing universe with time attack gameplay, where players set their own limits and challenges. The game revolves around an exhilarating combination of matchbox car fantasy and massive scale, focused on the pursuit of the perfect run around the track.
Using the Trackbuilder tool, players can build an endless number of tracks to train and challenge their skills. TrackMania Turbo also includes more than 200 head-spinning tracks set in four beautiful environments, each with their own driving style: Rollercoaster Lagoon, International Stadium, Canyon Grand Drift and Valley Down & Dirty.
The brand-new Rollercoaster Lagoon is set in a tropical paradise, where drivers must race through sunny beaches and magnetic rollercoasters. The fan favourite International Stadium is back, along with the Canyon Grand Drift and Valley Down & Dirty environments, all reworked with updated graphics, gameplay, dedicated new car designs and a new artistic direction, creating a visual identity that immerses gamers in the arcade racing experience more than ever.
2K and Firaxis Games announced today that XCOM 2, the sequel to the Game of the Year award-winning strategy title, is now available worldwide for Windows-based PC, as well as Mac and Linux via Feral Interactive. Already critically acclaimed, XCOM 2 includes an all-new narrative, procedurally generated levels, as well as extensive modding support.
In XCOM 2, humanity lost the war against the alien threat that has established a new world order on Earth. XCOM, a former secret paramilitary organization, must build a resistance to save mankind and strike back from the shadows to reclaim Earth from the aliens' rule and their evil plans. Take it back, Commander.
With the last football game until next season, and no baseball, and my basketball team in the tank, and the hockey team not sure which direction they are going in, and no work to be done, I think there will be a lot of time to play games. What are you playing this weekend?
Milo is reporting that "I am games journalism" writer Leigh Alexander, made famous for her "Gamers are Dead" editorial has quit games journalism after the failure of her gaming blog Offworld.
A year and a half ago, feminist battleaxe Leigh Alexander was one of the leading voices of a video games press dominated by progressives. Today, the situation is much changed. Alexander has announced her retirement from games journalism after Offworld, her diversity-minded games blog, failed to take off.
She is now crowdfunding a book celebrating Offworld’s features, which, incredibly, includes the work of Sarah Nyberg, who described herself as a pedophile in chat logs.
Announcing the news on her personal blog. Alexander insisted that she is happy: “Even though you all know these years have been at times heartbreaking and very difficult for me, I can be mostly happy with it all in the end … I can be really happy with Offworld and everything else I’ve done until now.”
Offworld did so poorly, it actually has less readers per MONTH than we have here per DAY. Ouch.
Oil and Blood | 4vs1 Multiplayer Reimagined in Dying Light: The Following
Dying Light’ s asymmetric PvP multiplayer mode Be the Zombie returns in Dying Light: The Following to unveil a new dimension of 4vs1 online matches. As showcased in the trailer, the competitive gameplay gets much more dynamic and violent with the addition of weaponized buggies and the new map, allowing players to come up with completely new tactics for both survivors and the Night Hunter.
‘Be the Zombie plays much different in the expansion not only because of buggies and the new environment, but also because of various balance tweaks we made to the Night Hunter’ - explains producer Tymon Smektała. ’Altogether it translates into a new experience that will surprise even veteran Be the Zombie players.’
Techland also recently released a unique time-lapse video showcasing the evolution of zombies in works of popular culture - from the classic movies of the 1930s to modern video games.
Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition launches on February 9th, 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
The Wrap is reporting that NBC is ordering a pilot for a Cruel Intentions TV series, based on the Sarah Michelle Gellar movie of the same name.
NBC has officially ordered a pilot for a TV adaptation of “Cruel Intentions,” TheWrap has learned.
The pilot picks up over 15 years after the movie left off.
It follows Kathryn Merteuil (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar in the original) as she vies for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey, the son of her brother, the late Sebastian Valmont (Ryan Phillippe) and Annette Hargrove (Reese Witherspoon). Upon discovering his late father’s legacy in a hidden journal, Bash is introduced to a world of sex, money, power and corruption he never could have imagined.
I only mention this one since my son is named after one of the movie characters.
Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father in law Phil (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Naomi Watts) and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.
To commemorate Uncharted 4’s April 26th release date, we’re rolling out the red — er, blue — carpet with a special Limited Edition Uncharted 4 PlayStation 4 Bundle. Unlike Nathan Drake, you don’t need to trek through Madagascar to find this treasure. Just pick one up in the U.S. and Canada on April 26th for $399.99 USD / $499.99 CAD. Pre-orders start later today.
This bundle includes a Limited Edition 500GB PS4 in Gray Blue featuring a silk-screened image of Nathan Drake, as well as a matching DualShock 4 and a copy of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End on Blu-ray. The limited edition PS4 also features the PlayStation logo, Uncharted logo, and the phrase “SIC PARVIS MAGNA” in gold. “SIC PARVIS MAGNA” is Latin for “Greatness from small beginnings” and is the same phrase engraved on Drake’s ring.
As a bonus, if you pre-order the Limited Edition Uncharted 4 PS4 Bundle, you’ll receive a voucher for an Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune Outfit, Golden Weapon Skin, and Uncharted Points to use in Multiplayer Mode.
We’ll also sell the Gray Blue DualShock 4 separately in early March, ahead of the release of the bundle, for $64.99 USD / $89.99 CAD.
Lastly, a limited edition Gray Blue version of the Gold Wireless Headset will be available in early March for $99.99 USD / $119.99 CAD. This limited edition headset, which is the perfect companion for Uncharted 4 Multiplayer, features the same gray blue color as the PS4 included in the bundle, as well as the PlayStation logo and “SIC PARVIS MAGNA” in gold. A custom Uncharted 4 audio mode tuned specifically for PlayStation headsets by Naughty Dog will be available via the Headset Companion App when Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End launches on April 26th.
The launch of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is almost upon us and honestly, I couldn’t be more excited.
Faith Connors is a self-assured thrill-seeker and one of the best Runners in the city of Glass. But Faith’s carefree days are numbered. As she crosses paths with the evil Gabriel Kruger and the city’s oppressive Conglomerate, Faith finds herself running for something far more important. Playing Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, you’ll experience a rich storyline with a heroine-to-be fighting for both the city and herself. Use the fluid movement and your combat skills to be the Catalyst of change.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst will be available on May 24, 2016 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and on Origin for PC.
Bethesda has announced that DOOM will be released on May 13th, along with a collector's edition of the game.
Whether you’re on the surface of Mars or in the fiery depths of Hell, Friday the Thirteenth will be a very big day. On May 13, 2016, you’ll be able to shoot, punch and chainsaw your way through hordes of demons when DOOM launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
But why stop with simply destroying demons? If you’re seeking a real demonic possession, then you’ll want to pick up the DOOM collector’s edition. Complete with a 12-inch-tall statue of the fearsome Revenant made from high-quality PVC, the DOOM collector’s edition will add a hellish touch to any room. The Revenant, which was modeled using actual in-game 3D files, stands sentry on a base-lit turbine that slowly rotates internally, casting an eerily flickering glow onto the nightmarish glory of this iconic DOOM demon.
The collector’s edition also includes the full game, safely ensconced in an exclusive metal case. The DOOM collector’s edition will be $119.99 (US), €129.99 (Europe), and £99.99 (UK), and is available for pre-order now. Those who pre-order either the collector’s edition or the standard edition of DOOM will receive the Demon Multiplayer Pack, which includes exclusive multiplayer goodies like a demon armor set with three skin variations, six metallic paint colors and three id logo patterns for your weapons and armor, and a set of six Hack Modules – consumable items that will give you an edge in a multiplayer match.
Released in the summer of 2014, Xenonauts is a turn-based tactics game that was heavily inspired by X-COM: UFO Defense. (That would be the 1994 predecessor to the 2012 update XCOM: Enemy Unknown.) But it grew into a deeper and more detailed game that proved “a triumph of rebooted game design,” as we said in our review: Difficult and unforgiving, but still a “deeply engaging, indie version of an alien invasion that stands toe-to-toe with X-COM—the classic and the reboots.” That's high praise indeed, and so it's not at all surprising that a sequel has now been confirmed.
It's also not surprising because Project Lead Chris England said last year that developer Goldhawk Interactive was “actively designing and prototyping” Xenonauts 2, but at that point the studio hadn't actually committed to making it. Now it has, and while a “full announcement,” with a website, concept art, and other such good stuff won't be coming for a couple of months, the studio decided—nudged a bit by the looming launch of XCOM 2—that now would be a good time to let the world know what's happening...
The new game is being developed with Unity3D and will make use of 3D graphics rather than 2D sprites, which will enable things like rotating cameras and physics objects. Ground combat will be enhanced with more tactical options, air combat is being redesigned to be turn-based and more “tactically involved,” and the Geoscape is being opened up as well, to give players greater research and organizational flexibility.
CCP’s development team in Shanghai has been working on a prototype for a first-person shooter for PC with the goal of building a great FPS set in our sci-fi universe of New Eden (the universe in which EVE Online, DUST 514, EVE: Valkyrie, and Gunjack are set). Their experience is being utilized to build a new game from scratch using Unreal Engine 4 while harnessing all our learnings from DUST 514. This is in many ways an evolution of Project Legion, the concept we announced at EVE Fanfest 2014, but without the limitations of technical debt and development paths we quickly discovered in that effort that could never serve as a future-proof technology base for a full production game. This new project is still in an early phase of production, and we feel like we’re on the right track and plan to give an update at EVE Fanfest on April 21st as a part of the free livestream of the event. Since this new game will be different from DUST 514 (although keeping many of its great parts), we will provide tiered recognition rewards to our loyal DUST customers, details to be announced.
We are very proud of what we’ve learned and accomplished with DUST 514 on PlayStation 3 over the past three years and it is an honor to be a part of such a dedicated community. We consider DUST 514 one of the best free-to-play offerings on the platform, but the years have caught up with us. It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that DUST 514 will be shutting down on May 30th, 2016. We therefore will not be releasing the 1.3 update as we had planned. Players will continue to be able to play for free on our servers until then, but all further PSN packs and purchases have been removed and disabled from the in-game marketplace and the PlayStation Store. Players with existing Aurum will be able to continue to purchase items from the in-game marketplace.
Thank you for being a part of DUST 514 on the PlayStation 3. We look forward to the next chapter, and hope you’ll be a part of it and continue the journey with us.
Looks like DC's TV characters will be crossing over from one network to the other when the CW's Flash (Grant Gustin) will guest star in an episode of CBS's Supergirl on March 28th.
THE FLASH (GRANT GUSTIN) WILL CROSS OVER TO JOIN FORCES WITH SUPERGIRL (MELISSA BENOIST) IN AN EPISODE OF “SUPERGIRL,” MONDAY, MARCH 28 ON CBS
The Flash is speeding to National City! THE FLASH star Grant Gustin, in his role of Barry Allen/The Flash, will cross over to SUPERGIRL in an episode to be broadcast Monday, March 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Details of the episode will be announced at a later date.
“We are so incredibly excited to announce something that we have dreamed of happening since we starting making SUPERGIRL – THE FLASH and SUPERGIRL are teaming up!” said THE FLASH and SUPERGIRL Executive Producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg. “We want to thank Grant Gustin for making the time to come visit (on top of his already immense workload) and all of the folks at CBS, The CW, Warner Bros. and DC for working this out. And finally, thanks to the fans and journalists who have kept asking for this to happen. It is our pleasure and hope to create an episode worthy of everyone’s enthusiasm and support.”
SUPERGIRL stars Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh and Jeremy Jordan, with David Harewood and Calista Flockhart. The series is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter are the executive producers of SUPERGIRL, based on the characters appearing in DC Comics, and created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel Family.
THE FLASH, which airs Tuesdays on The CW, is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Todd Helbing, Aaron Helbing and Sarah Schechter are the executive producers.
Samurai Action Game Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae Coming to PS4
Hey there, PlayStation Nation! Nayan here again from Playism. We’ve been releasing plenty of games on PS4 up until now, but we’re not done yet! We’ve got a real heater coming, and it’s one of my personal favorites.
Welcome to the world of Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae.
We know full well that Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae is a mouthful to say, but we wanted to maintain that authentic samurai feel for this game.
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae is the story of a demonic sword, and the young warrior who stole it for her own ends. Hot on her heels is our main character, and her best friend. Once friends, but now forced to fight each other, players will cut their way through arenas filled with monsters, robots, and thugs in need of a good slicing.
While Mitsurugi uses a combo system similar to character action games you might have played in the past, it employs a unique combo finishing system inspired by classic samurai movies and anime.
Once a player has inflicted damage upon their foes in a single combo, simply sheathing their sword will cause enemy wounds to open and spew blood, causing additional damage and often times, death.
In addition to this unique combo finishing system, players will be able to learn a wealth of awesome abilities during the course of their game, including devastating dive kicks, lightning fast sword combos, and incredible counters.
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae originally released on PC, but it’s a controller-based character action game at heart and destined to hit PS4. That’s why we’re so excited to finally put it in PlayStation gamers hands on February 16th, 2015. The game will be a digital purchase on PlayStation Store, and will be available for $11.99.
Paradox Interactive has announced that the Snowfall expansion for Colossal Order's city builder, Cities: Skylines, will be released on February 18th, 2016.
STOCKHOLM - Feb. 3, 2016 — Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games for people who like to chill, today announced that the newest expansion to Cities: Skylines will be released on February 18th, 2016. Cities: Skylines, the award-winning city-building game from Colossal Order, will receive a flurry of new weather-related features in the “Snowfall” expansion. The new content will release this month on Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs, and will be available from digital retailers everywhere for $12.99.
In Snowfall, a new in-game temperature system will keep mayor-players on their toes. When the snow starts to fall, the roads will need to be kept clear, and buildings will need to be heated. Residents will also have the chance to visit new winter parks and landmarks available in Snowfall, along with an all-new tram system to get them across town in all sorts of weather. These features will arrive alongside free updates for all Cities: Skylines players when Snowfall launches on February 18th.