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JULY 2015 NEWS

July 17, 2015

    PS4 News
    Well get in quick before the video gets taken down, but it seems there are 4-minutes of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection online and it's a wonderful video when set to 1080p resolution showing improved visuals on the PS4. Check it out... quick.

    It has been a phenomenon since its release and now Coffee Stain Studios Goat Simulator is coming to the Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 on August 11. The game, which sees you flinging a game around a level to destroy things, has sold around 2.5 million copies on other platforms to date.

    Gearbox Software have confirmed that the Brothers in Arms game they were working on some time ago is not dead, but they are looking for partners to assist with the game - be it publishing, financing or whatever. It seems the Furious 4 game announced a few years ago is no more.

July 15, 2015

    PS4 News
    Well the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Campaign is coming to an end and with an initial target of $2 million the campaign with 63 hours to go is now up to $4.94 million. If you're not onboard yet (remember its coming to PS4 and PC) we suggest you do so here.

    Some surprising news today with publisher Deep Silver confirming that Yager Developments are no longer workingo on Dead Island 2 which was pushed to a 2016 release recently. As the company stated "After careful consideration, today we announce the decision to part ways with development partner Yager. We will continue working towards bringing our vision of Dead Island 2 to life, and we will share further information at a later stage." Stay tuned it seems...

    Activision has today announced that Prototype: Biohazard Bundle will be coming to PS4 on July 22. The digital only release includes both Prototype games, DLC and

    Blu-Ray News
    Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced that Better Call Saul Season 1 will be released on Blu-Ray (and DVD) on September 3, 2015. The TV series is a prequel to Breaking Bad and is set six years before Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) meets Walter White. When we meet him, the man who will become Saul is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside and often against Jimmy is fixer Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), a beloved character first introduced in Breaking Bad. The new series will track Jimmy’s transformation into the man who becomes Albuquerque’s most notorious legal legend.

    PS3 News
    Bandai Namco has today released The Disgaea Triple Play Collection exclusively on PS3 in Australia and New Zealand. The compilation, released at retail, includes Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice, Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten, and Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness.

July 14, 2015

    Industry News
    In some surprising, and very exciting news, Jade Raymond has announced she is forming a new studio for Electronic Arts called "Motive Studios" which will be based in her hometown of Montreal. Jade was, until October 2014, a game director at Ubisoft where she created Assassin's Creed and had a hand in several other franchises including Watch Dogs. In the short term Jade will be working on new IPs in the studio, but more excitingly as she states in her Blog post "we’re going to work on Amy Hennig’s Star Wars game!" You can check out the post here.

    PS4 News
    Ubisoft Australia have released a new video to promote their upcoming shooter Rainbow Six: Siege. Check out the trailer titled "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Official - Inside Rainbow #3 – The GIGN Unit" below...

July 13, 2015

    PS4 News
    Transformers: Devistation was a bit of a surprise announcement at the E3 Show this year, and mostly as the developer was announced as Platinum Games. Today we have a pretty slick looking new Gameplay trailer to enjoy.

July 11, 2015

    PS4 News
    Trackmania Turbo is a game which just looks entertaining and now Ubisoft have released a 6 minute Gameplay trailer which gives a pretty in-depth look at what to expect.

July 9, 2015

    PS4 News
    Disney Interactive have announced that Disney Infinity 3.0 Starter Pack will release here on September 3, 2015. Also releasing on that date is the following:

    • Star Wars Twilight of the Republic Play Set (Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano figures included) for players who choose to digitally download the Disney Infinity 3.0 Software; additional standalone figures (Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi) and Power Disc Pack
    • Star Wars Rebels figures (Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, Sabine Wren, and Zeb Orrelios)
    • Star Wars Special Edition (only available at Target in Australia, EB Games in NZ)
    • Disney Pixar’s Inside Out Play Set (Joy and Anger figures included) and additional standalone figures (Sadness, Disgust and Fear)
    • Disney figures (Mickey, Minnie, Mulan, Olaf, Sam Flynn and Quorra)
    • Tomorrowland Power Disc Pack

    FiveStar have today released MotoGP 15 in stores from Milestone. The game recreates the current racing season and you can see the launch trailer below...

July 6, 2015

    PS4 News
    Well the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter campaign keeps on ticking over. When it was announced at E3 the target was $US2 million which was reached in an astonishing 9 hours. Now that total has raced past $US4.3 million dollars, largely in part to new reward tiers the most exciting of which is a PS4 Physical Disc option which around 5,200 people have already taken up. There's 11 days to go so check out the campaign here.

July 5, 2015

    PS4 News
    WB Games have announced details for the first DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight which will be called Batgirl: A Matter of Family and includes a new location, story based missions and side quests. The DLC will be released on July 14 for Season Pass holders while those that didn't want to spend a fortune on the Season Pass can grab it a week later on July 21. The DLC is in development at WB Games Montreal rather then the main games developer in Rocksteady.

July 3, 2015

    PS4 News
    One this that had us with jaws on the floor at this years E3 Show was Guerrilla Games' Horizon: Zero Dawn. Now, the developers have provided a new video with that stunning footage but with some commentary by Senior Producer Mark Norris. Check it out...

    F1 2015 is due out in a week on July 10 and now Bandai Namco have released a Features Trailer for the game which is pretty impressive. Check it out...

July 2, 2015

    PS4 News
    Remember at E3 how Sony showed off that stunning demo of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and how it ended with Nathan Drake crashing into some scaffolding besides a bridge? Well that wasn't the end of the demo with more playable after that point and Sony have now uploaded the full demo which is, well, stunning. The unseen bit starts at 7:25 so jump just before that if you want.

    FiveStar Games have announced that Shovel Knight will be released at retail on October 16, 2015. The game from Yacht Club Games has sold 700,000 copies in digital form since release.

June 30, 2015

    PSVita News
    Namco Bandai Austrlaia has confirmed that NIS America will bring Persona 4: Dancing All Night to the PSVita with a limited "Disco Fever" EU Edition. The release includes:

      Two Discs Chock Full of Persona 4 Music Remixes: Hear the full Persona 4: Dancing All Night soundtrack in all its glory! The remixed tracks put a new spin on the incredible music from Persona 4.
      Last Night a Vita Pouch Saved My Life: Protect your PS Vita in this custom P4D enameled pouch with a full color P4D design featuring Teddie in all his Elvis-esque jumpsuit glory on one side, and an embossed version of the P4D logo on the reverse.
      All About that Bear: Never lose your keys or whatever else again with a golden Teddie keychain. (Not real gold, of course.)
      The Whole Package: All the items will come in a large collectible box with custom disco ball art (based on the Japanese Crazy Value Pack version of P4D).
      Cover Band: Preserve the sanctity of the PS Vita’s display with a form-fitting skin to show off the very essence of P4D! (The skin is designed to fit the most recent model of PS Vita).
      *Content not finalized.

    Industry News
    While Nintendo continues to struggle with the Wii U, the company has announced some time ago that their next console, codenamed the NX, is already being worked on. According to this article on Fortune Shigeru Miyamoto discusses why the Wii U failed, and that he has taken a step back from hardware development. He states that "I've pulled myself back out of some of the hardware section and I'm really focused on some of the software that I'm involved in—for example, the new Starfox game, Of course I am observing and looking at the hardware, but I am not actively participating and making decisions."

    Blu-Ray News
    Universal Sony have announced that Pitch Perfect 2 and a Pitch Perfect 1 & 2 Double Pack will be released on Blu-Ray on August 6, 2015. Pitch Perfect 2 was released in cinemas in May and took an impressive $US277 million worldwide, more then double the original film.

June 29, 2015

    PS4 News
    2K has today released a 23-minute video showing the gameplay demo from E3 for Battleborn which is due out this Spring. It's a pretty gorgeous looking game so check it out...

June 27, 2015

    PS4 News
    Well it has taken a while, around a year in fact, but the Playstation Plus version of Driveclub is finally here, sort of. The game is actually availble now from the Playstation Store, but will only run in an offline mode in the short term with services slowly brought online to ensure a smooth transition.

    If you have Batman: Arkham Knight on PS4 you may have noticed the Global Leaderboards are offline - the developers are looking at a fix for this which should be available soon. That's not too bad with the PC port of the game suffering major issues - frame rates around 10fps even with beefy PC's and a swag of other issues. So bad is the PC port of the game that some retailers (JB Hi-Fi and EB Games) have pulled the game from sale while Rocksteady look for solutions. Given that the Collectors Edition was cancelled days before release, and then another Special Edition and an unplayable PC version released it seems someone at WB Games needs to take a hard look at how to launch a title!

June 24, 2015

    Blu-Ray News
    Universal Sony have set the release date for Fast & Furious 7 for August 27, 2015 on Blu_Ray, DVD and Digital formats. The Blu-Ray release will feature over an hour of bonus features including deleted scenes and behind the scene access.

June 22, 2015

    PS4 News
    Well we don't know why Sony would wait for a week after the E3 Show to announced it but the company has just confirmed a new 1TB PS4 will be released in Japan at the end of June and in America and Europe on July 16. It's not just the larger hard drive however with the new version being 10% lighter, and using 8% less energy.

    Another game rumoured prior to E3 was a port of Ubisoft's ZombiU to PS4 and XBox One from the Nintendo Wii U. Ubisoft have made no secret of the fact the game sold well below expectation, and pulled the pin on much WiiU development as a result. While it wasn't announced at E3 the game has shown up on the Australian Classification Board website for XBox One. Announcement soon?

June 20, 2015

    PS4 News
    While rumoured to make an appearance at E3 2015 both Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls were missing from the show - but strangely enough a press release today confirmed both titles are coming to PS4 later this year. The reason they missed E3 though may be explained that the games will be a Europe only release with no American release planned at this stage. Expect more news about the games soon - but we would expect visual upgrades when they hit the more powerful console - 1080p video at least!

    Shenmue 3 was one of the surprise announcement at the E3 Show this year and we have a bit more detail about the games development arrangement with Sony. While the game is being funded by Kickstarter Sony are providing support for development of the PS4 version of the game and will provide marketing for the title upon release. The Kickstarter campaign has been used to gauge interest in the title. With the Kickstarter funding reaching the $2 million goal in less then a day it now stands at $3.3 million and is still climbing so show your support by funding the game here.

    Some clarification about that Final Fantasy VII announcement at the E3 Show. Well at Sony's conference they announced Final Fantasy VII Remake whcih will see a complete rebuild of the game. That's some time off... but remember that Final Fantasy VII port announced at last years show - well that's still happening too and is just the original game with tweaked higher resolution imagery (and a port of the PC build from a few years ago) and due out in the shorter term. It seems both might be worth picking up eventually.

June 13-18, 2015

    2015 E3 Show Coverage
    Well the E3 Show is on this week so expect plenty of major announcements, and hopefully a few surprises. We have already heard about the Uncharted Trilogy coming to PS4, but what else will Sony have in store. Keep an eye on our 2015 E3 Show Coverage Page for all the news.

    PS4 News
    It seems that the cat is out of the bag at Bethesda with a error with a Twitch Stream unveiling the news that Dishonored 2 is expected to be announced at the E3 Show. Platforms, details, and release date aren't know but expect that to happen soon.

    We mentioned the other day that Platinum Games will have a new game unveiled at E3, but thanks to a Best Buy Canada listing it seems the company is working on a 1980's Transformer game called Transformers: Devastation which has cel-shaded graphics.

June 9, 2015

    PS4 News
    With the E3 Show only days away Electronic Arts have confirmed that Mirror's Edge Catalyst is the name of the game after a trademark was lodged in Europe. Expect the game to be unveiled next week.

    Valve have confirmed they will not have a presence at E3 next week. Of course, if one recalls back a couple of years, well five, Valve had no presence at the show but surprised with Gabe Newell announcing Portal 2 for console release.

    Ready at Dawn, who developed the somewhat underwhelming The Order: 1886, have confirmed they don't own the IP to the franchise and, furthermore, they have expanded the game engine to work on PC and XBox One. That doesn't mean their next title will be hitting those consoles, but it's possible.

    Platinum Games have announced that they will have a new title to show off at this years E3 Show. As yet details or platforms remain under wraps.

    Capcom has annonced their lineup of games for E3 2015. Their games include Street Fighter 5, Mega Man Legacy Collection, Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster, and Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition.

June 6, 2015

    PS4 News
    It has been rumoured for some time, and now there is confirmation that The Uncharted Trilogy is actually happening. In fact the bundle, called Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is coming out this October 9 on PS4 and is being developed by Bluepoint Games with 1080p 60fps graphics which will include improved lighting, textures and modelling. The release will include a Photo Mode as well as Trophy support and several other bonuses. As a final bonus apparently the release will give access to the Uncharted 4 Beta when that launches. Teaser Trailer time...


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