Telltale Games have crafted some wonderful story focused games with their game based on A Game Of Thrones impressing most. Now, with success of that first series comes news that the developers are working on a Second Season of the game based on the hit HBO series. No details or date just yet.
3D Realms' latest title Bombshell won't make it's anticipate 2015 release but has now been given a firm January 29, 2016. The game has had a bit of a rocky past and was originally known as Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction before Gearbox gently reminded them that 3D Realms no longer own the rights to the famous character with the isometric action game later being renamed Bombshell. Either way, it should be a title to keep an eye on.
Want to hear a very sad quote? Here you go... "I don’t think it’d be the right choice to continue indefinitely creating Souls and Bloodborne games". That's from the creator and director Hidetaki Miyazaki so, yar, Dark Souls III may be the end especially as he continued with "I'm considering Dark Souls 3 to be the big closure on the series. That’s not just limited to me, but From Software and myself together want to aggressively make new things in the future". Then again, Hideo Kojima, has been saying that for years about Metal Gear Solid - and it was only his removal from Konami this year that finally ended that relationship.
It was released a few weeks ago in America, and now Europe, including New Zealand and Australia, will see Primal Carnage: Extinction on Tuesday November 24. A new trailer is also released which you can see in our updated preview.
November 20, 2015
One game we've been following pretty keenly is Alone With You from Benjamin Rivers. While the game was expected in late 2015 a new post on the Playstation Blog (available here) has announced a (US) Spring 2016 release (so Q'2 2016).
Wargaming.net has announced an Open Beta for World of Tanks will take place on the weekend of December 4 to December 6. The game is a free multiplayer tank simulator which has been a phenomenal success on PC, although there won't be cross-platform play. Those who participate in the Beta will receive a premium tank with a custom emblem.
November 18, 2015
This is semi-exciting news with Sega confirming that their 2008 game, Valkyria Chronicles, will be upgraded and release on PS4 in Japan next February, on the 10th to be precise. The game is one of the most underrated of all time so a re-release is quite exciting, however a release outside Japan has not yet been confirmed. Adding to the excitement is the announcement of a new game in the series, Valkyria of the Blue Revolution, a demo of which will be included with the re-release on PS4.
A little while ago Jade Raymond, the creator of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed, announced she was forming a new studio in Montreal for Electronic Arts called Motive. In a somewhat unsurprising announcement EA financial boss Blake Jorgensen stated that Jade is working on a game similar to her hit franchise at Ubsosft. He stated "We've never really operated in the largest genre of gaming, and that's the action genre. That's the Assassin's Creed-style games; more open-world, more single-play versus multiplayer. It's not been an area that we've operated in. We recently hired Jade Raymond, who was behind the Assassin's Creed franchise for Ubisoft and she will be building an action genre for us through a studio we're building out in Montreal right now. So a lot of excitement around the action genre.".
November 17, 2015
Terrorism and Industry News
As most of you would be aware there has been a horrific terrorist attack in Paris a couple of days ago. While the death toll continues to climb, and authorities are reportedly still hunting for the mastermind, the Playstation has come under fire from Belgian Federal Home Affairs Minister Jan Jambon. In this article on XPats he states that "PlayStation 4 is even more difficult to keep track of than WhatsApp" and this article on Politico, which was 3 days before the terrorist attacks in Paris he said "The most difficult communication between these terrorists is via PlayStation 4. It's very, very difficult for our services — not only Belgian services but international services — to decrypt the communication that is done via PlayStation 4.".
Now, we of course are big Sony fans, but for someone of importance to target a specific device is somewhat unsettling. We're all aware of the Sony Hack a couple of years ago and so they make their systems secure, now, it is being pointed out for being too secure. While these interviews were conducted just prior to the attacks in Paris, the timing couldn't be worse for Sony with many linking the events while the evidence isn't there in this case.
Due to the amount of press the attack and comments are getting, Sony have released a statement on the matter which is as follows:
PlayStation 4 allows for communication amongst friends and fellow gamers and, in common with all modern connected devices, this has the potential to be abused. However, we take our responsibilities to protect our users extremely seriously and we urge our users and partners to report activities that may be offensive, suspicious or illegal. When we identify or are notified of such conduct, we are committed to taking appropriate actions in conjunction with the appropriate authorities and will continue to do so.
Activision has today released Deadpool on the PS4 which is an upgrade to the PS3 game from a couple of years ago and retails for $59.95 here in Australia. The release includes DLC including two bonus challenge maps: "GRT Plaza" and "Inside the Tower" as well as The Uncanny X-Force and D-Pooly suits for looking gooooood in Infinite Mode.
November 16, 2015
We're pretty excited about this news with BandaiNamco confirmding that Dontnod's downloadable game Life is Strange getting a retail release as well and is set down for a January 22nd release. Furthermore The Limited Edition includes a directors' commentary, a physical 32-page art book, and 14 licensed tracks from the games official soundtrack as well as 8 tracks from the game's composer Jonathan Morali.
So how big a release is Fallout 4? Well very popular apparently with confirmation today that the publisher, Bethesda, has shipped 12 million units to retail around the globe. That doesn't mean sell-through numbers, but, as you're probably aware, it's a pretty massive seller.
November 13, 2015
Ubisoft's Rainbow Six: Siege is out in only a couple of weeks, and as with most games these days there is a Season Pass available for gamers to spend even more money then just purchasing the game (sorry, we're just a big jaded with Season Passes becoming such a "normal" thing). Anyway this "year long" Premium Membership will set you back $AU39.95 (or is included in the Gold Edition of the game) and includes the following:
Seven day exclusive early access to the eight new operators that you can instantly add to your roster upon their release
Permanent 5% Renown boost to allow you to unlock content quicker
The exclusive Season Pass Porter weapon skin
The Safari Bundle of five weapons skins
Two extra daily Renown-earning challenges
600 R6 Credits that can be used to purchase additional in-game content
The first post-launch content pack, called Operation Black Ice, will be released in January and introduces two new operators from the Canadian JTF2 counter-terrorism unit, a brand new map, and more.
November 9, 2015
Ubisoft have today released a video detailing their post-release plans for Rainbow Six: Siege. The game looks great and there should be plenty of long term support so check it out...
November 7, 2015
So it's kind of a big day for FPS fans with Activision launching Call of Duty: Black Ops III across the globe. "With Black Ops III, we wanted to create a Call of Duty game like no other, one that brings innovations to every mode in the game, and introduces a few new surprises along the way, all while staying true to the gritty, blockbuster thrill ride for which the franchise is known. And Treyarch has delivered," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing Inc. "This game is so fun, so deep, so varied and has so many kick ass twists and turns, that we couldn’t be prouder of it. And we think our fans are going to love it."
November 6, 2015
Paramount have today confirmed that the Tom Cruise starring smash hit Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD on December 10, 2015. If you prefer a Digital version you're in luck as that be released on November 18.
November 5, 2015
2K Games have announced a new monster - the Gorgon - is now available for their action game Evolve. Check out the trailer below...
November 3, 2015
Square-Enix have unveiled details about their upcoming third person action RPG NieR: Automata, a follow-up to the 2010 game NIER. This sequel is in development at Platinum Games and a new trailer has been unveiled.
October 29, 2015
Yesterday we heard about a new game from Housemarque called Matterfall but asked what about their previously announced Alienation. Well, it's still around and here's a trailer for Paris Games Week.
No doubt about it Star Wars: Battlefront looks like being a cracker game and Electronic Arts have just released a new launch trailer. Just wow...
Io-Interactive and Square-Enix have today given the first glimpse of a new location in Hitman caleed Sapienza, a fictional town on the southern coast of Italy. The game is due out on March 11, 2016, but for now enjoy this trailer from Paris Games Week...
One game we missed mentioning yesterday was Wild a game from Michel Ancel, the creator of Rayman. It's looking pretty awesome so check out the trailer below oh, and yes, you can ride bears!
Another gamer we missed in the franticness of yesterday was a new game called Boundless coming to PS4. It looks pretty gorgeous...
Ratchet & Clank is coming to us early next year, and we have a brand new trailer for this cool looking game.
And finally a trailer for Shadow of the Beast...
October 28, 2015
So it's Paris Games Week and after avoiding any big announcements at EGX and Gamescom in Germany Sony were expected to have a pretty big show with plenty of new titles in France. They didn't disappoint, so here's the highlights...
No Man's Sky from Hello Games has been a very exciting proposition for some time but unfortunately rumours of a 2015 release are untrue. In fact, the game is schedule for a June 2016 release so there's still a bit longer to wait. But wait, there's a new trailer with Rutger Hauer providing dialogue. Drool...
Street Fighter 5 keeps seeing new trailers released and today Capcom confirmed that Dhalsim is included in the game, with the game now confirmed for a February 19 release next year.
Sticking with Fighting games and NamcoBandai have confirmed that Tekken 7 will be coming to PS3 and XBox One. Interestingly, and we're not sure how this would work, the game will also support Playstation VR (the Virtual Reality headset due next year).
David Cage from French Developer Quantic Dream has announced their next game is called Detroit: Become Human. If you remember that stunning Kara tech demo from a couple of years ago the you'll be pleased to know this is an evolution of that project and tells the story of an android trying to fit into humanity.
Do you like Driveclub or motorbikes? If either applies then you'll be pretty excited to hear that Driveclub Bikes is available now.
We knew that both Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls were being remastered for the PS4 in Europe (and not confirmed for America yet) and while there is no release date the games are playable at the show. Hopefully they won't be far off.
Polyphony Digital. Remember them. Yes the Japanese development team behind Gran Turismo has finally announced their PS4 project - Gran Turismo Sport. A Beta will be available in early 2016 before a release, well, sometime in future.
With Uncharted 4: A Thief's End due out in March we will be getting a tast of the multiplayer in the Beta this December. That's playable at the show and runs at 900p at 60fps whereas the single player game will run at 1080p, but at 30fps. Oh, if you want to play the Beta, well you'll need to pick up copy of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection which we reviewed yesterday and is a cracking release.
Housemarque are a favourite developer of ours thanks to titles like Super Stardust HD and Resogun and now they have announced a new game called Matterfall. Question though: Where is Alienation guys?
Sony showed off some more games too including a new piece of gameplay footage from Horizon: Zero Dawn which had previously only been seen behind closed doors.
A new trailer for Gravity Rush 2 was shown, and it's certainly shaping up nicely.
Media Molecule's very interesing looking Dreams also got a pretty decent look with an 8-minute video detailing the creation software.
2K Games have announced that the Battleborn Beta will launch first on PS4 next year. New game modes were also announced for the game.
Avicii is one of the worlds best DJ's so when it's announced that his music will feature in a game called Vector - a music rhythm game - it's time to take note. So, take note...
When it comes to Playstation VR there were several titles announced including Robinson: The Journey from Crytek which is a fantastic looking game set in a world of dinosaurs.
Other VR games announced include Until Dawn: Rush of Blood which is an on-rails shooter, RIGS Mechanized Combat, and Battlezone from Rebellion.
October 27, 2015
PS4 Review Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is an essential purchase for those that never played the original games - and must be consider by those that did as well - we just have to say that up front. Indeed, the Uncharted games on PS3 are among the best games we've ever seen, and now the trilogy is on PS4 but it's not a straight port with massive improvements to the visuals, added game modes, and more. Here's our full review of this cracker release.
October 26, 2015
Consider this a big rumour for now, but if it turns out to be true - oh wow. Word is circulating that No Man's Sky the indie world exploration game may be a surprise at Sony's Press Conference at the Paris Games Show this week, with rumours mounting of an almost immenant release - perhaps this week even. Time will tell...
October 23, 2015
So this week is the week that Marty McFly travels into the future according to the Back to the Future films. It's an interesting prospect - 30 years ago the filmmakers predicted we'd have self-tying shoes (not quite yet, although Nike is releasing some in 2016 and sent the first pair to Michael J Fox this week!), Hoverboards (still a long way off), flying cars (not really close), video calls (we've got that with Skype), and 3D films (here in a big way). How does this tie into games? Well today Telltale Games is releasing Back to the Future: The Game - 30th Anniversary Edition! on PS4, XBox One and Xbox 360 today at retail. Set six months after the events of Back to the Future Part III, the DeLorean Time Machine mysteriously returns to Hill Valley - driverless! Now, Marty must go back to 1931 to recruit the help of a reluctant teenage Emmett Brown in order to save 1985's Doc from certain death.
Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Syndicate is out today and celebrate Ubisoft have released two trailers. The first is "Jacob Launch Trailer" and the second, is, unsurprisingly the "Evie Launch Trailer". Enjoy...
So it's not out for a little while yet but Activision has today released the Launch Trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The game certainly looks stunning so check it out below...
October 22, 2015
PS4 Review Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance is a Japanese styled Strategy RPG and the latest in Nippon Ichi's long running series. While the audio visual presentation isn't pushing the PS4 to any extent (although it does have 1080p visuals), it's a fantastic game with a massive amount of content and sure to please RPG fans.
October 20, 2015
PS4 Preview Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition may sound like a game that has been released previously. Well it has, it was a THQ title release just before that company went broke but with Nordic Games picking up the title they have reworked the game for release on PS4 including upgraded visuals, and bundled in all the DLC as well. One to check out.
October 17, 2015
PS4 Preview Assassin's Creed: Syndicate is set in London during the Industrial Revolution and allows you to play as twins Jacob and Evie Frye. This latest game in Ubisoft's long-running action adventure series looks very impressive indeed and we've taken a look at what to expect from the game which is due out in a week!
October 16, 2015
It's not long until release now, so 2K Games have released a new trailer for WWE 2K16 titled "Creation Suite" which, as the title suggest, shows how to create features in the game including wrestlters, championships, arenas and even shows. Check it out...
Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance is available on PS4 now thanks to Bandai Namco. We'll have our review up in the next couple of days, but in the meantime check out the lauch trailer...
It's great to see lengthy support for many titles, and Rockstar have announced that GTA Online will be getting Lowriders next week, on October 20. With next week's release of GTA Online: Lowriders for PS4, Xbox One and PC – lovers of cars and customization all across Los Santos and Blaine County will have a suite of brand new options and a new place to go get them. Introducing Benny's Original Motor Works, a new customs shop in downtown Strawberry that offers a huge range of lowrider customizations. Players can visit Benny's website via a shortcut on their in-game phone to choose from a half-dozen select customizable vehicles – they can then take them to Benny's for an upgrade that unlocks new custom lowrider mods. Players can deck out their engine block with covers and air filters, coat their interiors with velour, leather and patterns, choose custom colors and designs for their dials, or add a new steering wheel and custom shift levers. Players can also lift their cars with hydraulics and boost stereo' performance with new speakers and subs.
Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced they are releasing The Blacklist Season 2 on Blu-Ray (as well as DVD and Digital) on November 12, 2015. In the second season of this gripping show, Red continues to draw Elizabeth into his world, teaching her how to think like a criminal and that people aren't always who they pretend to be. However as Elizabeth begins to dig deep to try and understand her complex past, a strong turn of events will have the Red and the team questioning whether she can be trusted.
October 15, 2015
Did you enjoy the Star Wars: Battlefront Beta? Well you weren't alone with some 9 million gamers enjoying the title over the last week, and yes we had a blast playing the game. Today Electronic Arts have detailed the Season Pass for the game which will cost $AU69.99. This will give you access to the four upcoming expansion packs filled with new content, two-week early access to each expansion and an exclusive "Shoot First" emote. Let's be honest, that's a lot of money for bonus content, but let's hope it's not at the expense of content in the main game when it launches.
Dragon Quest Heroes has just launched and today we have the "A Call To Arms!" Launch Trailer. Check it out below...
Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced a release of Tekken: Kazuya’s Revenge on Blu-Ray (and DVD and Digital) from October 29, 2015. Kazuya Mishima (Kosugi) wakes up alone in an unfamiliar hotel room without any recollection of who he is or how he got there. He is tormented by flashes of his past and by the face of an ominous stranger. Before he can figure out what’s happened to him, Kazuya is ambushed and kidnapped by an underground crime organisation led by a man known only as ‘The Minister’ (Serbedzija). Forced to become a ruthless assassin or die, Kazuya soon becomes a force to be reckoned with, defeating any opponent in his path. However, Kazuya is still faced with his biggest challenge yet when he must confront his past and the man in his nightmares, ultimately learning the truth about who, and what, he really is.