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OCTOBER 2015 NEWS

October 29, 2015

    PS4 News
    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

    PS4 News
    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

    PS4 News
    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

    PS4 News
    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

    PS4 News
    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.

    Blu-Ray News
    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

    PS4 News
    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...

    Blu-Ray News
    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.

October 14, 2015

    PS4 News
    Unisoft's Assassin's Creed: Syndicate isn't far from release and Ubisoft have today released a trailer which shows off one of the coolest aspects of the franchise is meeting historical figures. So with that in mind here's a "Historical Characters Trailer".

    Blu-Ray News
    Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that Ted 2 will release on Blu-Ray (and DVD and Digital) on November 26, 2015. In the film, all Ted wants is a child of his own, but when he (voiced by MacFarlane) is lawfully declared as ‘not a person’ by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, thereby annulling his marriage to sexy Tami-Lynn and keeping them from adopting a child, he and John (Mark Wahlberg) must go to court to fight for Ted’s civil rights. The thunder buddies for life, invest their trust in pro bono lawyer Samantha L. Jackson (Amanda Seyfried), to fight for the right to legalise Ted in this raunchy comedy sequel. Lovable and foul-mouthed, the thunder buddies embark on an adventure to discover what it means to be a person and how to prove it in a court of law.

October 12, 2015

    PS4 News
    Nordic Games have announced that Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition will release on PS4 and XBox One on October 27. The company picked up the franchise with the demise of THQ but the current-gen versions will see an increase in texture resolutions, improvements to the artwork including improved lighting and rendering. Darksiders II had a lot of DLC in the form of weapons, armor and unique locations which will now be integrated into the game and rebalanced accordingly. Lastly, we've addressed much of the feedback we received after the game's release in regards to balance and bugs. The game will sell for $AU59.95 here in Australia.

    Blu-Ray News
    Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced that Minions will be relaesed on 3D Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray, and DVD from November 5, 2015, and on October 22 through Digital means. The Blu-ray and DVD will also come with three all-new mini-movies and even more Minions everyone will want to watch again and again especially during the busy holiday travel season. The story Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters – from T. rex to Napoleon – the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he – alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob – ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embark upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in 'mod' London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind...from annihilation.

October 10, 2015

    PS4 Preview
    Firewatch is a very impressive indie game which has been in development for some time now on PC. At E3 this year the game was announced as coming to PS4 as well. This is a gorgeous looking title which promises plenty of mystery and has just been dated for February next year. Time to have a look then...

October 8, 2015

    PS4 News
    So the speculation was accurate and Ubisoft have unveiled Far Cry: Primal for release on February 23 2016 - that's only 4 months away! This is a fully-fledged game and not an expansion or side-game. Developed by Ubisoft Montréal, in collaboration with Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Kiev, Far Cry Primal is a full-fledged single player experience that will take gamers to 10,000 BC in history to a time when massive beasts like the woolly mammoth and sabretooth tiger ruled the Earth. Check out the first trailer below...

    The first expansion for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt called Hearts of Stone is upon us and the developers have just released a Launch Trailer. Enjoy...

    Not long to go now until Activision's mega FPS franchise get's it's annual release and the company has just released "Call of Duty: Black Ops III Story Overview" trailer...

October 6, 2015

    PS4 News
    It's a fantastic game overall and now Konami have released the online patch for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Users will need to download a patch - which weighs in under 1GB on PS4 before playing the online modes. Servers are going online today, but we wouldn't be surprised if there is some minor hiccups at lunch. Still, time to give it a shot.

    Soooo if Destiny and the recently released The Taken King expansion weren't sucking up enough of your cash we now have confirmation that microtransactions will be coming to the game next week. Fortunatley these won't give you an advantage on the battlefield but will involve 18 new emotes. We're pretty sure they won't stop there though.

    Ubisoft will be making a new game announcement today, with speculation rising that it will be Far Cry: Primal - a prehistoric take on the shooter. Expect an announcement soon.

    Blu-Ray News
    Roger Waters, the creative genius behind musical pioneers Pink Floyd, in association with Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, announced that the groundbreaking masterpiece Roger Waters The Wall is set for release on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital from December 3, 2015. Roger Waters The Wall is the brand new feature film written and directed by Waters (Pink Floyd, The Bleeding Heart Band) and Sean Evans (Cashback, Being Julia). The film unfolds on many levels – an immersive and undeniably epic concert experience of the classic Pink Floyd album, a road movie of Waters' reckoning with the past and an anti-war protest film, highlighting the human cost of conflict.

    PS3 News
    Sony have announced that no more shipments of the Playstation 3 will be made to New Zealand. Retailers will continue to sell current stock, and Sony will continue to support the platform with software and peripherals, however the 10-year old system seems to be on it's last legs now.

October 5, 2015

    PS4 News
    In a somewhat surprising move Microsoft has announced that they have purchased Havok from Intel. The software is primarily used for physics simulation in a large number of games - many are on the Playstation. Microsoft have confirmed they will continue to license the software to developers.

October 3, 2015

    PS4 News
    So it was one of the most confusing and convolouted pre-order programs and today publishers Square-Enix have scrapped that program for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided following negative feedback. Gone are the various tiers of bonuses, and all of the associated content with the program will now be made available for free to anyone who pre-orders or purchases a Day 1 edition of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Additionally, the release date will no longer be changed in accordance to pre-order numbers, and everyone will gain access to the game on February 23rd, 2016.

October 1, 2015

    PS4 News
    So we heard the other day that the last-gen versions (PS3 and XBox 360) of Call of Duty: Black Ops III won't include a story campaign due to the fact it has been built around 4-player co-op. That's certainly a shame, but Activision have today released the 'Story Trailer' and it looks like a cracker.

    All excited for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5? Well the game is out today, but it may be worthwhile noting that while the game install is only. 4.6GB, the Day 1 Patch for the game weighs in at a much heftier 7.8GB!

    Blu-Ray News
    Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have today announced the release of Monty Python and the Holy Grail: 40th Anniversary Edition on Blu-Ray and DVD from October 29. The Blu-ray™ edition of this comic masterpiece includes fresh artwork from Director Terry Gilliam and all-new 30-minute "Monty Python and the Holy Grail at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival", a Q&A with Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, John Cleese and Eric Idle, hosted by John Oliver and recorded live at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.


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