Oz awakens to find himself in Misrid -- a cursed land at the world's western frontier -- with a dark shroud covering his memories of the past. The land before him contains many labyrinths that hold both treasure and danger in equal volumes.
Without knowing where else to go or what else to do, Oz decides to take up arms in order to hunt down artifacts and eke out a living in this world that feels so new to him. One day, he will have to face his past, but until then, he has no choice but to trust those around him, and in his newfound abilities as a "Demon Gazer."
Warface, Crytek's explosive free-to-play first person shooter, is now available. Join your friends and master teamwork in intense co-op missions that refresh daily! Annihilate others in explosive versus modes in fast paced and tactical action. Battle within four theatres of operations and enjoy daily updates feeding your hunger for more!
LORDS of the FALLEN is coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC this Fall 2014!
The Champion Lord has always been a bit different from other commanders of the Fallen God's demonic army. For them, it was all about honor and discipline. For the Champion it was all about the intensity of a duel and the bloodthirsty satisfaction from defeating an opponent. Where other Lords would respectfully circle around their opponent, the easily enraged Champion will charge right into the fray with his pure brute force. He always likes to get his hands dirty, so his weapons of choice need to be close to his body, allowing him to smell the blood of his victims. Of course, at close range, his boiling bloodlust and reckless charges don't leave him much in terms of defense, but who would stand against a hulking brute like him? You?
Codemasters has announced its latest racing title, GRID Autosport.
While we were patching GRID 2 and releasing new content we were also busy gathering feedback. We listened to everyone who had an opinion on not just GRID 2 but our older games as well. This feedback was digested and ultimately it played a huge part in the early development of GRID Autosport.
The authentic handling model has been shaped by Community feedback but we haven’t just stopped there. Cockpit view makes a return, and with it a dashboard view too, yes, GRID Autosport will ship with two in-car cameras.
Click on the headline for more info and the trailer.
The Cold, Cold Heart Story Add-On introduces new locations including Wayne Manor and GothCorp, taking players on an ice-cold journey as Victor Fries encounters Batman for the first time. Players will have access to all new gadgets including Thermocharged Batarangs and Thermal Gloves. Batman is also equipped with his powerful Extreme Environment (XE) suit to take down Mr. Freeze and his Cryo-thugs in hours of new story content.
Tripwire Interactive has announced that Rising Storm Game of the Year Edition has been released on Steam and other digital outlets.
Today, Tripwire Interactive and Anti Matter Games are pleased to announce the release of the Rising Storm "Game of the Year Edition." Already awarded "Multiplayer Game of the Year" by PC Gamer for 2013, the Game of the Year Edition is bursting with new content for both Rising Storm and Red Orchestra 2 (Red Orchestra 2 Multiplayer is included in Rising Storm). Transports for the German and Russian factions, a new Tripwire map (Maggot Hill), 3 community maps now official and the new Search & Destroy gameplay mode, with 10 maps configured for it. That is a full 17 maps either new or with additional gameplay! We'd like to give a special thanks to the vehicle mod team whose work inspired and helped us implement transports into the update.
The Street Fighter® IV series evolves to a whole new level with Ultra Street Fighter® IV for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Continuing the tradition of excellence the series is known for, five new characters and six new stages have been added for even more fighting mayhem, with rebalanced gameplay and original modes topping off this ultimate offering.
Available via retail, full download, or digital upgrade, users who purchase the retail or full download version of the game will also receive all previous costume DLC released for the series (a $40 value), making this the definitive version of Street Fighter IV to check out!
The cameras are better in MLB 14 The Show. New to MLB 14, dynamic batting cameras will change the way you see the game from the batter's box. The new camera is designed to add more perspective, more action and more excitement to your ABs.
Devour trees, obstacles, and just about everything else with Kirby’s brand-new Hypernova ability in his new adventure, Kirby™: Triple Deluxe. He's also got epic new copy abilities, like Archer, Bell, and Circus. Plus, a new multiplayer battle mode, Kirby Fighters, lets you challenge up to three friends at once.
Add in fun extra game modes, dynamic stages, and collectible keychains, and you've got the biggest, most "deluxe" Kirby game ever.
Multiple sites have noticed that Activision has removed the box art of the Xbox One version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from the official website.
“We are working with Microsoft in an effort to release The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game on Xbox One," an Activision spokesperson told us. "Currently, the game will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and the PC on 2nd May, 2014 as previously announced."
Rumor I'm reading is that it is possible the Xbox 360 version has also been cancelled.
A video of Star Citizen's Dog Fighting Module (in-game name Arena Commander) was just released containing footage from the development office, the rocky PAX reveal and most importantly, around fifteen minutes of DETAILED FOOTAGE of the what the team has made so far. With backers mostly at the edge of their seats waiting for this module to be released, this video provides good proof of what has so far been accomplished.
This special Star Wars Rebels preview clip, which premiered at WonderCon 2014, features an introduction from voice actress Vanessa Marshall and an exciting sequence from the upcoming animated series.
Hera, captain of the Ghost, pilots her starship during a battle with two TIE fighters. Chopper delivers a message from Kanan, currently engaging the TIEs in the top turret. The Jedi is apparently displeased with Hera's maneuvering. In response, she takes matters into her own hands...
A former soldier is taken captive and awakens in the back of a van to learn he only has a few moments to figure out how he got there. It's a unique concept set in the near future that explores the idea of mind control.
The Digital Foundry puts the PS4 version of Square Enix's MMO, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, under the microscope in their latest face-off article.
The PlayStation 4 version of Final Fantasy 14 is an impressive port that comes close to delivering a PC-quality experience on a console. The PC version is still the best option overall, but the crisp 1080p visuals, more detailed artwork, longer draw distances and the possibility of having hundreds of characters on-screen at once without that big a dip in performance are all fantastic achievements for this next-gen console release, and people who simply prefer doing their gaming on console will get a good deal out of this version - while still getting to play along with their friends on PC.
InXile Entertainment has announced the addition of Linux support and more content to Wasteland 2 on Steam Early Access.
Today inXile is proud to add Linux support to Wasteland 2 Early Access, making it available on all three platforms promised in the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter: Windows, OSX and Linux.
Along with Linux support, the beta version of Wasteland 2 has seen a major update, adding another major area in Arizona, the new vendor screen, and numerous tweaks, fixes and optimization passes. The full patch notes list roughly 400 such changes: http://wastelandrpg.tumblr.com/post/...te-39080-notes
With these major systems implemented, Wasteland 2 is in the final stages of development. The Steam Early Access Release now includes over 40% of the game.
A few years ago I really enjoyed the 12" Star Wars figures made by Sideshow Toys. They are super-detailed collector quality figures that I would say have more in common with a high-end statue than an action figure.
When I started collecting them they were $49.95. Over time they got more and more expensive until the new figures are running in the range of $185.95. That's more than a little outside of my budget.
I sold off all the Sideshow Star Wars figures a few years back and I'm in the process of selling off some of the other Sideshow figures I picked up along the way.
Now my new obsession is NECA figures. NECA makes adult collector figures out of all the popular movies & video games including Terminator, Aliens, Predator, Planet of the Apes and games like BioShock Infinite and Gears of War. They are only $20.00 each and take up a heck of a lot less space than the 12" Sideshow guys.
The newest figure in my collection is the above prototype figure of Markus Fenix in the Theron disguise. This is probably a bootleg figure, but it was only $10 including shipping so I bought it anyway.
In Summer 2014, the world's most revered monster is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the epic action adventure "Godzilla." From visionary new director Gareth Edwards ("Monsters") comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless.
Bound by Flame, the new RPG developed by Spiders studios, is set for release on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and PC on May 9, and a series of exclusive images now provides another tantalizing glimpse of what’s in store! The game hero takes center stage in these screenshots, and players can create and play him before launching into an epic quest in pursuit of the Ice Lords. All your choices in Bound by Flame will therefore impact on your adventure and also on your hero’s appearance!
You therefore play a mercenary of the Freeborn Blades, who is possessed by a flame demon at the start of the adventure. When you start a new game, you are free to choose your character’s look: gender (which will affect some of the dialog, particularly with companions and potential romances), facial features, ethnicity and hairstyles.
But your character customization doesn’t end there; you will find and create new items of armor during your quest using the ingenious in-game crafting system. Not only will this have an impact on your combat tactics using the bonuses you have been granted but it will also alter your appearance, because each armor item can be customized with various extras, i.e. shoulder pads, knee pads and a range of other protective features, each having a particular style. The combinations are infinite, so each character will be unique!
Last but not least, you will be faced with many choices and dilemmas during your adventure. Depending on your decisions, you can perform heroic actions to reject the demon’s influence or be consumed by the power of the flame by allowing yourself to be controlled by the demon’s will. This demonic influence will be shown in the different stages of your transformation, and you will become increasingly demonic and less human! These screenshots illustrate all this using a selection of characters you can create and play in Bound by Flame!
GameSpot is reporting on the latest NPD sales data, which has revealed the release of Titanfall was not enough to help the Xbox One (5 million sold-in to retailers) close the gap on PlayStation 4 (7 million sold).
NPD released their monthly sales data today, and for the third month in a row, the PlayStation 4 has come out on top.
In a press release, the NPD wrote, "PS4 and Xbox One continue to see success with cumulative sales of the two consoles through the first five month currently totaling more than double that of their predecessors, the PS3 and Xbox 360."
But the more interesting fact is that: "In March 2014, Sony’s PS4 led hardware sales for the third month in a row."
That's an especially surprising statistic since the Xbox One/PC exclusive Titanfall was the top-selling game in the US for March. Overall, the Xbox One sold 311,000 units, and the Xbox 360 sold 111,000. But Sony recently announced, that they had sold 7 million consoles worldwide.
Microsoft's corporate VP of marketing, strategy, and Business for Xbox, Yusuf Mehdi, wrote in a press release, "We’re also happy to share today that more than 5 million Xbox One consoles have been sold-in to retailers since our launch. The new generation is off to a strong start, with global Xbox One sales outpacing Xbox 360 by more than 60 percent at the same point in time, a true testament to your love of console gaming."
ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, has filed three trademarks for "Nuka Cola" with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The three filings of the "Nuka Cola" mark pertain to games and computer software, clothing or apparel, and electronic services -- specifically, "relating to electronic computer games via the Internet."
For the uninitiated, Nuka-Cola is a staple of the Fallout series, found in vending machines or as solitary bottles scattered throughout the wasteland. As the chief soft drink before The Great War, surviving servings of the beverage continue to provide refreshment even after the bombs dropped.
While these trademark filings could be solely to protect the brand--trademarks are filed all the time to prevent infringement--it's not unreasonable to consider something bigger could be in the works. Two of the trademarks relate to video games, and one specifically covers entertainment services related to online games.
In the third installment of the Risen franchise, Risen 3: Titan Lords pulls players into a hand-crafted role-playing world full of rugged charm where every decision changes the course of the story and your fate, and the fate of the world is up for the taking.
A true classic European RPG, Risen 3 refuses to hold your hand. It gives players the freedom to explore the vast and beautiful world at their own pace. Engaging combat will test the player's skills and with a visually stunning environment, Risen 3: Titan Lords is a must-have title for RPG fans looking for a challenge. This hardcore RPG is coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC this August.
Hunters in the darkest…and all other corners of the world! Get your swords and pistols ready, because The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II has just opened its pre-orders on Steam. Early adopters can purchase the game with 10% off the $14.99 price and get an exclusive in-game gift only available via pre-ordering the game. Created by NeocoreGames, this steampunk action RPG is coming to PC and Mac on May 22 and will challenge you to fight twisted monsters of weird science again in the gothic-noir world of Borgovia.
Kalypso Media has announced the Limited Special Edition of Tropico 5 and the availability of pre-purchase on Steam.
If you want to forge your own rich and powerful empire just like El Presidente in Tropico 5, then you’ll want to make sure you pre-order your copy of the Tropico 5 Limited Special Edition. This edition of Tropico 5 is automatically available to anyone who pre-orders or buys the retail boxed version of the game at launch and includes a snazzy avatar costume for your El Presidente, as well as the unique ‘Bayo del Olfato’ map for Sandbox mode at no extra cost. In addition, the Tropico 5 Limited Special Edition contains an authentic Tropico passport and Tropico island postcard designed by master illustrator Penultimo himself all in the box.
If you prefer to get your games digitally, then Steam Pre-Purchase is available from today (April 17th) with a 10% discount. The Pre-Purchase deal will offer aspiring rulers a new alternative ‘Businessman’ avatar costume and ‘Isla de Vapor’ sandbox map available exclusively for digital players. Plus, there will be additional pre-order bonuses depending on the overall number of Steam pre-orders for Tropico 5 - check out the Steam store page for more details. You can also pre-purchase Tropico 5 via the Kalypso Launcher and get a 15% discount.
Click on the headline to watch the Tropico 5 "The Eras" trailer.
Today, Ubisoft announced the ebook Watch_Dogs //n/Dark Clouds, inspired by the highly anticipated video game Watch Dogs™. Authored by John Shirley, the ebook is a direct sequel to the events of the game and will allow fans to further explore the world of Watch Dogs with an all new story. The ebook is a first for Ubisoft, as it was conceived inhouse and will be released exclusively via digital channels.
John Shirley, prolific author of over 30 books and short stories such as A Song Called Youth, is a known figure in the hacker community and is a pioneer of the cyberpunk movement, and therefore is a natural fit to author the Watch Dogs™ ebook. Having unprecedented access to our Montreal studio dev team and writers, he has recreated the atmosphere of Watch Dogs™, into his thriller, that combines high-tech crimes with both new and known characters.
“Working on Watch Dogs was enormously interesting to me because its world offers the convergence of cyberpunk and the edgy tech reality of our times; it all plays out with action and energy against the inner city backdrop that I thrive in” said John Shirley. “With hack tech in one hand and gun in the other, Aiden Pearce is a believable fusion of hacker and action hero who deliberately slips between the cracks of society to relentlessly pursue his agenda. The novel introduces Mick Wolfe, an ex-military, who get caught in a dangerous game in Chicago’s hyper connected and violent underground. Working with Thomas Geffroyd and Kevin Shortt at Ubisoft to develop the book was a rocking experience – Ubisoft is right out there on the frontier of videogame development. I couldn’t ask for more inspiration”.
Focus Home Interactive has released four new screenshots from Cyanide Studio's upcoming infiltration game, Styx: Master of Shadows.
Styx, the goblin anti-hero, is again giving us a brief glimpse of his numerous talents that will help you climb the vast Tower of Akenash. A master assassin and part-time thief, Styx can remove any objects that hamper his progress: but make sure you don’t leave any clues behind that could alert the guards to your presence, like a lifeless body in a walkway! As these images show, Styx can move his victims’ corpses and hide them where no one will accidentally stumble across them.
But not only humans and elves inhabit the Tower of Akenash; other fantastic creatures also roam the gloomy halls and passages of this immense tower, and it’s usually wise to avoid them… if you don’t want to end up as dinner for a hungry Orc!
Defense Grid 2, the sequel to the 2008 tower defense critical hit, will be playable on Xbox One for the first time at PAX East in Boston.
The game will also be playable for PC players to experience at the show. Representatives from developer Hidden Path Entertainment will be on hand to demo a single-player map from the game at the 505 Games booth, giving attendees a taste of the new standard in tower defense.
Defense Grid 2, DG2, is the highly-anticipated sequel to Hidden Path Entertainment's 2008 Defense Grid: The Awakening. Along with single player mode, DG2 will expand with cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes.
Sony will introduce SHAREfactory in its upcoming 1.70 update:
With SHAREfactory, you can now easily combine your captured video clips for editing, personalize them with special effects using filters, transitions, and themes, as well as share them with your friends and social networks. SHAREfactory also allows you to personalize your videos by adding text, stickers, and a set of included audio tracks, as well as video commentary with picture-in-picture capability with PlayStation Camera. It also allows you to import your original music to add to the custom soundtrack for your video.
Looks like a nice video editing feature. Lack of Youtube upload is a bit of bummer though.
Sony announced today that global sales of the the PlayStation 4 have exceeded 7 million units as of April 6, 2014.
Andrew House, president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment wrote in a press release: "The response from the global gaming community for PS4 has been overwhelming and we are truly humbled that gamers are selecting PS4 as their next generation console of choice. The PS4 journey has just begun, and although we are still facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide, we remain steadfast in our commitment to meet the needs of our customers, and surpassing the wildest expectations of gamers by delivering new user experiences that inspire and engage. We look forward to unveiling many of these experiences to our fans in the coming months."
The press release also stated that global software sales for PS4 have passed 20.5 million copies for digital and physical media.
An incredibly interesting study done by Ars Technica has revealed that 36.9% of games owned by users on Steam have never been played. 17% have only been played for less than an hour, so that means that more than half (53.9%) of the games sold on Steam aren't played by anyone. These numbers may be a bit off as the "hours played" metric was only added in 2009, so games purchased over 5 years ago that have not been played since are among that 36.9%.
The PlayStation 4 may be leading home console sales, but that doesn't mean Sony's bank account is in the black. The company has made a minor habit of garnishing its quarterly earnings reports with notable losses, and it's been selling off assets (including its own headquarters) to help balance its budget. Its latest liquidation is the company's 8.25 percent stake in Square-Enix, the outfit behind jRPG hits like Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. The ¥4.8 billion ($46.9 million) Sony expects to pocket from the sale is only a dent in the $1.1 billion it estimates it lost last year, which leaves the sale of Sony's other headquarters and its VAIO PC business to help make up the difference. This might mark the end of Sony's financial support for Square-Enix, but gamers shouldn't be worried: The game developer has a long, loyal history with the PlayStation brand.
I'm surprised Square-Enix was still worth that much.
London, UK — April 16, 2014 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that Trials Fusion™, the highly anticipated sequel to the massively popular platform racer Trials Evolution®, is now available for download on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Sony PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Trials Fusion™ will be available on April 24 for Windows PC.
Trials Fusion™ is available digitally for £15.99 on Xbox One and Xbox 360 from the Xbox Live Games Store and on PlayStation®4 system. A physical retail version including a Season Pass and bonus unlockable items is also available on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 system. This retail version will also be available on Windows PC on April 24.
Wargame Red Dragon, the latest episode in the spectacular RTS series created by Eugen Systems, will be available tomorrow in stores and to download! To celebrate this event, we are pleased to unveil the game's explosive launch trailer!
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original "X-Men" film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from "X-Men: First Class," in an epic battle that must change the past -- to save our future.