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JUNE 2014 NEWS

June 27, 2014

    Blu-Ray News
    CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution has announced that Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery will be released as a complete 10-disc set on Blu-Ray on July 29 in Australia. Available exclusively through JB Hi-Fi for $AU147 it's an impressive set. As the press release states:

      "this comprehensive collection contains every episode from the complete television series; both the U.S. and international versions of the series' Pilot; the North American Blu-ray debut of Lynch's follow-up feature Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me; and nearly 90 minutes of deleted and alternate scenes from the film. The set also features newly transferred Log Lady introductions for each episode; picture upgrades to many shots in the TV series; a new featurette with Lynch and the actors who portrayed the Palmer family which includes a mesmerising return to the lives of their characters today; and hours of never-before-released material that dives into the fascinating story behind the celebrated pop culture classic."

June 25, 2014

    Blu-Ray News
    Universal Sony have announced that Arnold Schwarzenegger's Sabotage will be released on Blu-Ray on July 31 in Australia. This is great news for Arnie fans such as myself as the film was not released theatrically in this country, and several others, following a poor American Box Office. Directed by David Ayer, the acclaimed Director of End of Watch, Sabotage follows DEA agent Breacher Wharton (Schwarzenegger) who leads an elite task force on a daring high-stakes raid on a heavily-armed drug safe house owned by the world's deadliest drug cartels. The raid seems to have gone seamlessly, and the team think their work is done, until $10 million in cash disappears and everything turns deadly. Keep your eyes open for a giveaway on Futuregamez in the coming weeks!

June 24, 2014

    PS4 News
    Over the last day or so you may have read about a 10GB Day One patch for Sniper Elite 3. It has been confirmed however that this massive patch is for the XBox One version, not the PS4 version with that patch coming in much smaller - although the developers at Rebellion have not specified excactly how big. The game is due out at the end of the week.

    One of the best PS4 titles so far is the Housemarque's gorgeous shooter Resogun. While the game is getting a Heroes Expansion Pack next week the game has just been patched to include a local co-op mode as well as a ship editor. Unfortunately the Leaderboards will now be reset, however those with current High Scores need not get angry as they will be added to a Hall of Fame Leaderboard.

June 23, 2014

    PS4 News
    No confirmation from WB Games just yet but Microsoft have listed Batman: Arkham Knight for release on February 24, 2015. The game was delayed just prior to the E3 show from a late 2014 release to unspecified 2015 date.

    Bungie's Destiny Alpha that took place last weekend was a real cracker - even now, a few months from release the game looks very polished and we can't wait to get into the Beta and the final game when it releases in September. It seems quite a few people enjoyed the Alpha with Bungie posting some stats, including the fact that 6,461,871 Player Games were played. As posted on Bungie's Website:

      Hereís the Post Game Carnage Report a small, intimate group of players were able to rack up in the First Look Alpha in just a few daysí time:
    • 149,522,313 Primary Weapon Kills
    • 21,782,610 Secondary Weapon Kills
    • 4,002,737 Heavy Weapon Kills
    • 21,687,298 Super Ability Kills
    • 2,819,211 Orbs of Light Gathered
    • 6,850,773 Control Points Captured in the Crucible
    • 1,195 Deathless Medals awarded in the Crucible
    • 4,356 Splatters with the Sparrow
    • 667,966 Public Events Joined
    • 60,491,944 Fallen Dregs Dispatched with Extreme Prejudice
    • Too many to count: Guardians served in Dance Parties

June 13, 2014

    PS4 News
    One of the surprises at the E3 show was that a Destiny alpha was going to launch this weekend - we've had a look at the game and can say, wow, this is a very polished, very fun game which has risen significantly in our "must have" list for the year. Detailed environments, fast-paced FPS action with little lag in the multiplayer made it a fun experience. We'll be playing more over the coming days so will update our preview soon, but for now, I'm getting back to it!

June 8-12, 2014

    2014 E3 Show
    E3 2014 promises to be a big year, not due to new console announcemnets, but due to the games. Now that next-gen consoles including PS4 and XBox One are out it's time to see what they can do. During the E3 show all the news and announcements will appear on that page, so check it out...

June 5, 2014

    PS4/PS3/PSVita News
    Sony have announced that Hohokum the very unique looking game from Honeyslug will be released on all platforms (PS4/PS3/PSVita) on August 13, 2014. It's a pretty vibrant looking game so we're keen to check it out. Expect to see more at the E3 Show next week but for now, enjoy a new Game Design trailer.

    PS4/PSVita News
    Sony and developers Cleaversoft have announced a new game for PS4 and PSVita called EarthNight. Due out on PS4 first, and PSVita in 2015 the "Runner" styled game looks absolutely gorgeous so check out the trailer below...

    That's not all the announcements with Sony confirming the indie game Night in the Woods will be hitting the PS4. No release date yet, but it looks, well, different..

    Industry News
    We are all well aware that despite Microsoft's initial promises that XBox One would always require and ship with the Kinect camera, that they were pretty much lies. So much so that a Kinect-less XBox One will soon be available without the camera. Now that the camera is removed this has freed up some of the GPU power to be dedicated back to games - with reports today suggesting up to 10% more power will be available for developers. We can't see this closing the gap to PS4's superior visual performance, but it may reduce it.

    Media Molecule, the creator of LittleBigPlanet has confirmed they will not be showing a new title off at this years E3 Show. Those hoping for another Sackboy adventure, possibly on PS4 - we're crying with you!

June 4, 2014

    Industry News
    Ubisoft have had a hit on their hands with Watch Dogs and now it's confirmed with the developer confirming they have sold through 4 million units of the game in the first week on sale. That makes it the fastest selling new IP for the company in history. Impressive. We're playing the game now and having a blast - expect a review soon.

    PS4 News
    So, if you like fighting games then listen up. Moral Kombat X has been announced and while details are scarce, the trailer below should wet your appetite.

    EB Games have confirmed that Batman: Dark Knight from developers Rocksteady will not be released in late 2014 as intended but has been pushed back to an unconfirmed 2015 release date.

June 3, 2014

    Industry News
    Crytek has officially announced Homefront: The Revolution for release in 2015 on the PS4, PC and XBox One. The game, which promises solo and co-op play, sees and America overrun by the North Korean army but unlike the THQ original now offers full open-world gameplay. Expect more details soon.


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