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APRIL 2014 NEWS

April 16, 2014

    PS3 News
    Those of you into blocky games will be pleased to hear that Minecraft is getting a disc based released in Europe and Australia on May 14. This is an interesting move given online connectivity for the game, but the disc based version will include everyting up to and including update 14, including Emeralds, Ender Chests, potatoes and more. The game is also being developed for PSVita and PS4 however there is no word yet on release dates for those versions - or if they will also come to retail but we suspect that will depend on PS3 retail success.

    Industry News
    Sony has announced they are selling all remaining stock in Square-Enix. That's an impressive 9,520,000 shares worth about 4.8 billion yen, or around $AU50 million. Interestinly for gamers it may see the Japanese RPG giant move towards more multiplatform development in future - maybe.

April 14, 2014

    PS4 News
    Sony has announced over 1 million copies of inFamous: Second Son after only 9 days on sale for the PS4. This puts the third game in the franchise as the fastest selling yet, and is a big boost for Sony's newest console.

    PS4 Review
    Lovelace IS next-generation. This game is an absolute stunner and certainly the best looking video game we've ever seen on a console. Fortunately developers Sucker Punch have delivered an entertaining game worth replaying. In short, if you own a PS4, this is the first truly "must have" game.

April 11, 2014

    Blu-Ray Review
    The Family is a very exciting film for fans of cinema. With Luc Besson directing, Martin Scorsese producing and starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones we expected a lot from this film. Sadly it doesn't quite hit the mark, but is probably worth a rental.

April 10, 2014

    PS3 News
    2K Games have announced that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on last-gen system (that's right, there's no PS4 version incoming!). The game is set between the events of Borderlands and Borderlands 2 and is being co-developed by Gearbox Software and 2K Australia. The game, as the press release states "launches players to Pandora’s moon to experience wild, gravity-bending gunfights in zero-atmosphere environments using an array of all-new weaponry. For the very first time, fans play on the other side as four new playable characters contributing to the rise of the Hyperion Corporation. Fighting alongside Handsome Jack, players witness his transformation into the megalomaniacal tyrant that fans loved to hate in Borderlands 2." Expect a release in Spring (Q'3) 2014.

    Ubisoft has announced that their open-world online racer for PS4, The Crew will be released in Spring (Q'3) 2014. To celebrate the developers have released a new gameplay trailer. Check it out...

April 8, 2014

    PS4 News
    Ubisoft have today released a "Yoshitaka Amano Artwork Trailer" for Child of Light which looks at the gorgeous artwork. In fact, the more we see of this game the keener we are to check it out in a few weeks.

    Activision have today released a new trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 whcih is hitting consoles in Australia on May 7th. Certainly doesn't look like the greatest game ever, graphically at least, but if the gameplay is decent it could provide some fun...

April 7, 2014

    PS4 News
    Ubisoft have today released a "Vigilante Edition Unboxing" video for their upcoming Watch Dogs. If that kind of thing floats your boat, enjoy...

April 6, 2014

    Industry News
    While Amy Henning left Naughty Dog in somewhat interesting circumstances, just as interesting is the fact that she is now working at Visceral Games - a developer most well known for Dead Space, but who is currently working on a Star Wars game of some kind. Imagine that, Amy Henning writing a game in that universe. Yes, we're excited!

March 31, 2014

    PS4/PS3 News
    Sega have set an October 7th release date for Alien Isolation. The game, which is being developed by Creative Assembly will hit all major platforms and as the press release states "Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror game capturing the fear and tension evoked by Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic film. Players find themselves in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger as an unpredictable, ruthless Xenomorph is stalking and killing deep in the shadows. Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive."

March 28, 2014

    PS4 News
    Ubisoft have released a new trailer for Watch Dogs called "Welcome to Chicago" and it's a cracker trailer with much better visuals then the previous trailer a few weeks ago. We're not sure what platform this is running on but it's likely PC. (Update: Ubisoft have confirmed it's actually PS4!). Enjoy...

    PS3 News
    QV Software have today confirmed that CI Games' Enemy Front will be released on June 12 for the PS3 (as well as XBox 360 and PC). The game uses CryEngine 3 and is looking pretty decent...

March 27, 2014

    Blu_Ray News
    Village Roadshow has confirmed that the Blu-Ray release of Fat Tony & Co Uncut has changed to April 9, a week earlier then expected. The hit TV series which focuses on Tony Mokbel and his dealings with the Williams family.

March 26, 2014

    Industry News
    Only days after Sony unveiled their VR headset for Playstation 4 called Project Morpheus comes the somewhat surprising news that Facebook have bought Sony's big competitor Occulus Rift. What Facebook want to do exactly with a VR headset remains to be seen, but with a price of $US2 billion this is no small purchase for the company. Well, actually they have the cash, but yar for a non-gaming company it's a big deal.

    PS4 News
    Ubisoft have released a new trailer for Trial Fusion which is hitting the PS4 pretty soon. It's looking pretty nice, and fun...

March 24, 2014

    Blu-Ray Review
    Lovelace tells the story of Linda Lovelace who is, or at least was, probably the most famous porn star in the world following her 1972 film Deep Throat (can you guess what sex act she performed?!). This film chronicles her life during the 1970s, but not all was as it seemed. A review.

March 23, 2014

    PS4 News
    Well rumours started growing in the last week that Ubisoft were working on two Assassin's Creed titles for release this year - one on new next-gen consoles, and one on previous generation systems. Well today Ubisoft have released the first, jaw-dropping trailer for Assassin's Creed Unity which is coming to PS4 and XBox One later this year. Check it out...

March 22, 2014

    PS4 News
    Sony has today announced a VR Headset for the Playstation 4. Called Project Morpheus the VR headset works in conjunction with the camera, Dual Shock 4 and Playstation Move controllers and allows full 360 degree vision. The headset doesn't have a date, or price as yet and is still hardwired to the PS4 (Sony are exploring wireless opportunities) but the 4 games shown at GDC (one of which is a modified version of Thief running from a PC on the hardware) have, apparently, been quite well received by those getting hands on at the event.

    Ubisoft are one of the best developers in the world and with upcoming titles such as The Division on PS4 the company has released a video for GDC showing off the Snowdrop Engine. It really is a stunning look at what to expect in upcoming next-gen titles. Check out the video below...

March 19, 2014

    PS4 News
    Ubisoft have released a brief "Making Of" trailer for their upcoming game Child of Light which gives some details about the creation of the game, and what to expect from it. Check out the video below...

March 17, 2014

    PS4 News
    A couple of bits of news over the last couple of days with regards to Watch Dogs. As we all know the game was delayed from November 2013 to the recently announced May 27 2014 date, but in the last week the game has been re-classified by the Australian Classification Board from MA15+ to R18+. The change is apparently due to some additional content added to the game which includes increased impact in Sex, Drug Use and Violence. In any case, this game looks phenomenal and we can't wait to spend some time with it in a few months. In related news creative director Jonathan Morin has stated the main storyline will take 35-40 hours to complete, or closer to 100 hours to find all the secrets. Now that's a big game!

    It's not confirmed just yet but have had several reports that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will be delayed in Australia from March 20 to March 27. No reason for the delay has been confirmed, but shipping seems to be the popular opinion.

    Speaking of Metal Gear Solid V could it be that we will be seeing full game - The Phantom Pain - in early 2015? Well it's possible as those registering Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes are getting a message that gamers can claim their DLC in early 2015?!

    Sony and developers Heart Machine have confirmed that Hyper Light Drifter will be released on the PS4 and PSVita in the near future. It's an interesting looking game for sure...

    PS3 News
    Sony have confirmed that shipments of Naughty Dog's The Last of Us have surpassed 6 million units. The game - which is an absolute cracker - has also recently received its only story based DLC called Left Behind and it's well worth the purchase.

    Blu-Ray Review
    Mchete Kills is the sequel to Robert Rodriguez's grindhouse film from a couple of years ago. Indeed the first Machete was a complete blast and while this cast includes Danny Trejo, Mel Gibson, Lady Gaga, Michelle Rodriguez and many more it doesn't hit the same highs as the original.

March 15, 2014

    PS4 News
    Focus Home Interactive have announced that their PS4 (and PS3) RPG Bound By Flame will be released on May 9. The game is in development at Spiders and there's a video worth checking out below...


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