Amazon has dropped the price of the PS4 exclusive action-RPG Bloodborne to $39.99.
The latest Action RPG from renowned Japanese developer FromSoftware, exclusively for the PlayStation 4 system. Hunt your nightmares in this dangerous new world, where danger, death and madness lurk around every corner.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been localized into 15 languages. 7 of them are localizations with full voice-overs while 8 offer subtitles. To showcase the beauty and variety of so many languages we have prepared this special video.
Take the first look at Supremacy, the third DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Supremacy includes four Multiplayer maps: Kremlin, Parliament, Compound, and Skyrise, a reimagining of the fan-favorite Highrise from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Also included is Exo Zombies Carrier, part three of the Exo Zombies co-op experience.
Bruce Campbell Joins the Next Chapter of the Fan-Favorite Exo Zombies Saga, with All-Star Hollywood Cast of John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan and Jon Bernthal.
Supremacy releases June 2nd on Xbox Live, with other platforms to follow.
The New Update is Live for Killing Floor 2, including the new map, adding two new characters for owners of Killing Floor 1, along with the new map, Volter Manor. Full changelog after the jump. The Game is also 15% off on Steam for the daily deal.
Today, BioWare has released the *Jaws of Hakkon* DLC on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 further expanding the single player experience of *Dragon Age: Inquisition*. The new DLC takes players to a new region of Thedas where they will embark upon a new story arc in the campaign. *Dragon Age: Inquisition - Jaws of Hakkon* is available now for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for $14.99.
Discover the fate of the last Inquisitor and the powerful dragon he hunted. Enter an overgrown wilderness filled with Avvar, fiercely independent hunters who settled in the southern mountains of Thedas. Explore their culture to uncover what happened to the last Inquisitor and the dragon he pursued. Find an ancient Tevinter fortress that hides a dangerous secret. In this new adventure, playable within the Dragon Age: Inquisition campaign, you will face powerful foes, gain legendary armor and weapons, and confront an ancient god of war bent on destroying the world.
The first image of Goku from Toyotarō’s Dragon Ball Super manga has been released online.
The manga will launch in the June 20 issue of V Jump in Japan. Toyotarō previously drew the manga adaptation of the animated film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F.
The manga will accompany the Dragon Ball Super anime series, the first new Dragon Ball anime TV series in 18 years. The series will be set some years after the defeat of Majin Buu, during a period of peace on Earth. The series will air on Sunday mornings on Fuji TV in Japan beginning this July.
Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama is credited for the original story and character design on both the manga and anime versions of Dragon Ball Super.
Gamespot brings word that a Resident Evil 0 HD remake is on the way:
Capcom has announced Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster (Biohazard 0 HD Remaster in Japan), a high-definition remake of 2002's GameCube-exclusive Resident Evil Zero. According to Dengeki Online, the game will be released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC in early 2016 in Japan. A release for territories outside of Japan has not yet been confirmed.
Game Informer has a great write-up on tips and tricks on improving your Gwent game in Witcher 3:
If you’re playing The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt, you’ve probably run into some annoying merchants that want to suck you out of the immersive yet somehow still-open world experience with a couple of hands of Gwent, a lightweight mini-game that can take even more of your time. It’s fun and easy, and there are a number of associated and incredibly lucrative questlines, so if you want to get started with Gwent there’s an easy way to do so.
We are pretty sure that a lot of PC gamers would love to tweak some of The Witcher 3’s .INI options but are put off by the whole procedure. Well, get ready everyone for a treat. Modder ‘MelekTaus’ has released a configuration tool via which you can easily gain access to numerous graphics options.
What’s also interesting is that this config features support for SweetFX (so those not knowing how to enable it can easily do so via this tool).
Looks pretty sweet, actually. You can toggle the rain and modify the .ini files with the simple press of a button. The handy tool can be downloaded at Nexus Mods.
Magicka 2, a game titled “Mad Magicks: Fury Robe” at one point (but not now), is available to download and play now on both and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and for Windows PCs, enabling would-be Wizards everywhere to play alone or in groups through a new adventure with hundreds of spells and zero vampires. The game is available via PlayStation®Network and via digital retailers on PC for $14.99, or in a Deluxe Edition for $19.99, at the game’s website.
The Wii U edition of racing game Project Cars did not launch alongside the console and PC editions earlier this month. Now it sounds like it may be quite some time before the Wii U version arrives--if it ever does.
Slightly Mad studio head Ian Bell wrote in the Project Cars forums that the Wii U edition is struggling at the moment. The current build of the game is "running at about 23FPS," Bell explained, noting that 720p is the best resolution the developer has been able to achieve.
Bell went on to say that Slightly Mad is hoping Nintendo makes some kind of hardware announcement at E3 next month. "We're awaiting/hoping for more of a hardware announcement at E3..." he said.
Bandai Namco has released an accolades for Slightly Mad Studios' new racing game, Project CARS.
Project CARS received great accolades from Press across Europe and we are proud to share the best ones with this short video. The only missing part is actually yours so hit the comment box and tell us what you think of the game!
I was inspired by a couple events. The first being comments from Amy Hennig who I worked with on Legacy of Kain. In my opinion, out of the female developers who talk about GamerGate publicly, she is by far the most credible, she’s been in the industry a long time and she’s worked on a lot of big titles. She felt that as far as misogyny goes, and females having a hard time, (I’m paraphrasing here, of course) but she felt people were painting a false narrative of the industry, and it’s looking bad. I strongly agree with that. In my experience, the games industry is great place for women to work in and I believe that through years of experience and making games with many talented women.
I love Chris Pratt, this guy really knows how to turn outrage culture on its ear and give it the middle finger. Now let's see if he does say, or do something utterly horrible to gauge the reaction from the eternally offended?
SuperNerdLand has the whole series here. It's a decent editorial on the current state of "traditional" games journalism and well worth the read.
Originally Posted by ScrumpMonkey
Games Journalism is dead. Or at least games journalism in its current form is dead. The word ‘journalist’ comes with expectations, sets of standards and levels of professionalism not currently found in a large chunk of Games Journalism. We find ourselves in a position where most of those who cover games could not be described as “journalists” with a straight face. This series catalogues those failings in detail and hopes to espouse an alternate vision of writing about and analysing videogames.
The Digital Foundry puts The Witcher 3: Wild Huntunder the microscope in a PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One vs. PC face-off.
Overall, CD Projekt Red's legacy as a developer is deeply entrenched in PC, and to a great extent it shows in this version's extras. Everything from hair physics to broader draw distances make it a cut above console - a sharper, richer-looking release that also benefits from superior textures and effects. The ability to hit and hold 60fps is, to our minds, the PC's best advantage though. Even with its camera stutters, combat is far more responsive than the console's circa-30fps, and on limited GPUs we'd gladly give up the above visual extras up for it.
That said, Geralt's latest chapter is still very approachable on consoles. It's a visuals-over-performance setup that means both PS4 and Xbox One get a density to world detail that's rarely seen on console. And outside of the resolution divide (favouring Sony's platform at a true 1920x1080) core graphics settings are matched between the two, mostly borrowing from PC's medium and high presets. Performance is also a sticking point; PS4 is preferable in this case for its 30fps cap, though it suffers from some stutter, while Xbox One's uncapped frame-rate gives us far less consistent experience. We're still hoping for that optional 30fps cap option on the Microsoft platform.
Having played all three versions extensively this week, it must be said PC is a must for its extras, as well as for its solid, multi-threaded optimisation across all setups tested. On the console front, as of update 1.01 the PS4 version is king thanks to a cleaner 1080p image and slightly smoother frame-pacing - though we hope its hitches are addressed soon in a patch. In launching across three platforms at once The Witcher 3 is a highly ambitious objective for the developer, but CD Projekt Red proves here that it has the mettle for current-gen development - whether it returns us to Novigrad next time, or takes us somewhere entirely new.
I absolutely believe that journalistic integrity is important. And I want to put a caveat in that I do not think that all the websites are bad. I’ve seen some of the commentary out there, and I think it’s unfair to a lot of the really good journalists out there and the groups that are working really hard, and it’s really tough on them, and it makes it harder for them to do a good job. It’s demoralizing when they see that, and all the emotional criticism that’s being leveled at all of the press in general. I’m just very wary with generalizations. I mentioned IGN as a good group, there are many others as well. I think there are definitely good groups out there.
However, there are also bad groups like Kotaku, in my opinion, they stand as a prime example of a group that partakes in yellow journalism. That hit-piece that they wrote about me where I was forced to create a video about it to respond and defend myself. Everyone I worked with at the time was disappointed and felt it was unfair what they did. I never answered that initially because we didn’t think anyone would give it any credence, because it was so far from the truth. At the same time, we were so busy working away on the demo for Shadows we didn’t bring our heads up for air.
Streets of Rage (Bare Knuckle in Japan) was Sega’s answer to Capcom’s Final Fight, which at the time only had a console version on the SNES. Sega needed a scrolling beat em up to compete with Final Fight, a triple ‘A’ title and hit in the arcades. There has been much debate about which game is better but one thing Sega certainly won on was the Sound Track. Sega commissioned chip tune music god Yuzo Koshiro to make the sound track which has now gone on to have a cult following.
The sound track took influences from most of the electronic and rave scene music of the time (1991) but it had the 16 bit and chip limitations of the Megadrive that has gone to give it a special charm. It’s influence can still be felt today with Bristol’s Dubstep producer Joker referencing Streets of Rage as one of his musical influences in an interview with Music Radar.
With the cult following that it has and the resurgent interest in vinyl, it’s easy to see why this is getting a vinyl release (we want a copy!). The vinyl release is under license from Sega to Data Discs and the only info we could find was on their Facebook page ‘We are proud to announce our first titles, STREETS OF RAGE and SHENMUE, produced under an exclusive license with SEGA to develop their back catalogue on vinyl. Preorders for both titles will open on 30th May through http://www.data-discs.com, with exclusive editions available to early orders. Records will ship in September. Copies will also be available from Mondo.’
We would like to officially announce that our dark fantasy FPP game Hellraid will not be released this year as previously planned, and the development of the game has been put on hold.
In the recent months we conducted an internal analysis and came to the conclusion that Hellraid, in its current shape and form, is not meeting our own expectations for this project. Therefore, we decided the best course of action would be to send it back to the drawing board and invent our dark fantasy title anew.
In the meantime, we will consolidate our development resources and focus on further expansion of our Dying Light franchise.
We wish to thank all our fans for your support – you’re the best!
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.
It’s been a busy 4 weeks since KILLING FLOOR 2 hit Steam Early Access. We've been paying close attention to your comments and digesting all of the great feedback and bug reporting that has been coming through to us via the forums and our social sites. Please keep it coming as it’s helping us prioritize and determine what we work on next!
We're in the midst of finalizing & testing a new patch now and we hope to get this released and into the wild within a matter of days. A couple of weeks ago we gave you a small glimpse of the new map (Volter Manor) that will be included in the patch. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the new map (and seeing more of the great video content people have been creating). In addition to Volter Manor we also have a special surprise planned for those who already own KF1 and have been asking about some of the “classic voices” from the original Killing Floor… “I'm trying to heal you, not shag you!”
We’ve also heard from lots of you who really loved the Item Hunt & Achievements from Killing Floor so we’re pleased to report that they’ll be included in the patch for all the maps! There are also some other fixes in the patch that we’ve addressed based on the feedback we’ve been getting from you. More on those specifics when the update is live and we post the final change list.
We’re already at work on the second (and much larger) Early Access content update. We don’t have an exact release date for it yet but it's coming soon and we plan on sharing loads of information and visual goodies about it starting in the next couple of weeks. We’ve been monitoring your feedback and analyzing lots of quantitative game data and we’re digging into some of the existing systems and making changes and refinements (Melee, hit zones, perk tuning, UI, SDK support, etc… just to name a few).
More new maps are coming as are new perks, so rest assured that there’s A LOT going on here at Tripwire HQ. We’re excited by the initial great reaction to Killing Floor 2 and we’re just getting started! Watch this space for LOTS of exciting news coming to you on a regular basis.
You may have noticed, if you have sufficiently sharp eyes and didn't blink at the wrong time, that the StarCraft stalwart Tychus J. Findlay is missing his usual cigar in the Heroes of the Storm "Enter the Nexus" trailer released earlier this week. It turns out there's a good reason for its absence: Heroes of the Storm has a "teen" rating, and in some regions that means there's no smoking allowed.
The question came up earlier this week on the Heroes of the Storm Reddit, where a user acknowledged that smoking is bad but said it isn't Blizzard's job to keep people from doing it. "You made Tychus and other characters in a special way, because it fits with the fantasy and the art," he complained. "Are you really gonna change that vision, because somebody has a problem with it?"
The answer is yes, but not because of public health concerns. "Heroes of the Storm is a multi-region game with a teen rating. There are a magnitude of guidelines we have to be aware of," BlizzDev_PIGonzales [probably not his real name] wrote in reply. "From a development standpoint we prioritize making Heroes and Skins as utilitarian as possible, if a single model can be used in all regions, that's a huge win for development."
In this particular case, Blizzard could either make two versions of the character, or just lose the cigar. It opted for the latter, for reasons PIGonzales made very clear.
Codemasters today released the first gameplay teaser for F1 2015, the official videogame of the 2015 FIA Formula One World Champions, which will now release on July 10th 2015 and be distributed by Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe in EMEA territories. This will mark the award-winning series’ debut on PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The game will also be available for Windows PC.
Gamers can see the trailer now playing at youtube.com/formula1game. Codemasters has also announced that gamers who pre-order F1 2015 from GAME in the UK will receive exclusive pre-order items: including a F1 2015 metal case and the ‘Race Like A Champion’ guide book with hints and tips.
Follow Codemasters F1 games blog and social channels on Twitter and Facebook for future updates. F1 2015 will be published by Codemasters and distributed by Bandai Nmaco Entertainment in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Russia, Australia and New Zealand.
Score another win for big studios who are stupid enough to send out review copies, only two weeks after CBS has ordered the series, the pilot episode of Supergirl has leaked onto file sharing sites almost five months before its premier in November.