The video contains 3 minutes of pre-alpha footage from Torment: Tides of Numenera, which is currently wrapping up preproduction as inXile’s Wasteland 2 launches September 19, 2014. A cross-section of Torment gameplay, this first-glimpse shows an example of the narrative and choice-based focus of the upcoming cRPG.
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"The game is being developed for 360 and PS3," Von Der Luhe continued. "We've heard a lot of response requesting a PC version, so we'll be looking into that very soon."
It's not exactly a rock-solid confirmation, but given Ubisoft's relentless sequelization of Assassin's Creed and the fact that next-gen console versions of Rogue haven't been announced yet either, I wouldn't be surprised to hear about a PC version by the end of the year. Both Assassin's Creed Rogue and Assassin's Creed Unity launch in November.
Several prominent gaming journalists across America are part of a secret mailing list on which they discuss what to cover, what to ignore, and what approach their coverage should take to breaking news, Breitbart can reveal.
High-profile editors, reporters, and reviewers from heavyweight gaming news sites such as Polygon, Ars Technica, and Kotaku use the private Google Groups mailing list, which is called Gaming Journalism Professionals or GameJournoPros, to shape industry-wide attitudes to events, such as the revelation that developer Zoe Quinn had a sexual relationship with at least one prominent games journalist -- a journalist who had mentioned her and her products in his reporting.
Emails seen by Breitbart from August of this year show Kyle Orland, a senior gaming editor at Ars Technica, discussing the Zoe Quinn scandal. He wrote: "I don't want to in essence reward the jerks doing this by giving their 'issue' any attention at all ... I'm not even going to give the bullshit 'journalism ethics' excuse for these attacks the time of day."
Orland continued: "I would LOVE to use my platform to reproach this kind of behavior... but that would go against Quinn's valid and understandable desire not to have this personal matter publicized by the media... Maybe we should just stick to Twitter to boost the signal on this one, rather than our 'front pages.'"
"Maybe we should get a public letter of support going around decrying these kinds of personal attacks, signed by as many sympathetic journalists/developers as we can," he wrote. "Maybe we should just use this as an excuse to give more attention to her work... I know I've been meaning to review Depression Quest since its Steam release."
Sony, Kaz Hirai promised a long time ago, would return to profitability. Now, for the sixth time in a row, Sony under Kaz Hirai's leadership has forecast a financial loss; but this isn't just any loss. It's a projected net loss of ¥230 billion, or $2.2 billion. Sony always expected to make a loss this financial year, but it anticipated a loss of only ¥50 billion. So what happened to quadruple that figure?
Smartphones happened, says Sony, as it cancels its dividend for the year. When Sony elected to sell off its PC division it said it would concentrate on smartphones and tablets, but of that loss figure, a staggering ¥180 billion ($1.7 billion) can be attributed to its lacklustre smartphones division. New Chief Financial Officer Kenichiro Yoshida, who only took up the post earlier this year, now has to wipe the egg off his face and see what he can do to make the figures palatable.
SEGA and Creative Assembly has announced a season pass for Alien: Isolation, which will include five Survivor Mode add-on packs.
SEGA® of America, Inc., SEGA® Europe, Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products today officially announced Alien: Isolation™’s Survivor Mode, and a supporting series of five challenging and terrifying Survivor Mode add-on packs available to purchase from October 28, 2014, either individually or collectively through the Alien: Isolation Season Pass, now available from GameStop* in North America.
First revealed at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, Survivor Mode is an exciting new game mode for Alien: Isolation which challenges players to participate in a one-to-one confrontation with the universe’s deadliest killer, deep within the bowels of Sevastopol Station. With limited resources on each map and a hunter on the loose, players will need to take advantage of every item they find to help them complete a unique set of objectives which will ultimately lead to their escape.
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Crawling through the shadows of Steam today, Doorways: The Underworld is the newest first-person horror game from Argentinian developer, Saibot Studios. Featuring the voice talents of Sam A. Mowry (Alexander in Amnesia) and Oculus Rift support, Doorways: The Underworld is available now for PC, Mac, and Linux.
To celebrate Tokyo Game Show, we’ve just released a new gameplay trailer for The Evil Within, the upcoming survival horror game from legendary game director, Shinji Mikami.
Developed by Shinji Mikami and the talented team at Tango Gameworks, The Evil Within embodies the meaning of pure survival horror. Highly-crafted environments, horrifying anxiety, and an intricate story are combined to create an immersive world that will bring you to the height of tension. With limited resources at your disposal, you’ll fight for survival and experience profound fear in this perfect blend of horror and action.
While investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners encounter a mysterious and powerful force. After seeing the slaughter of fellow officers, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he finds himself in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead. Facing unimaginable terror, and fighting for survival, Sebastian embarks on a frightening journey to unravel what’s behind this evil force.
The Evil Within releases on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC on Tuesday, October 14th in North America and Europe.
GWEN STACY: SPIDER-WOMAN! In one universe, it wasn't Peter Parker bitten by the radioactive Spider, but Gwen Stacy! She's smart, charming and can lift a car-- Just don't tell her Police Chief father! How is she involved in Spider-Verse? Seeds of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9 are planted here!
Continuing from the TV series, comes The Bionic Woman: Season 4! Jaime Sommers - THE BIONIC WOMAN - has earned a classic series continuation of her own! Jaime is trying to balance the hope of a normal life with her life as a government agent...but when you work for the O.S.I., even a routine mission to Mexico can prove to be far more dangerous than anyone expected!
DC has even more Future's End 3D motion covers coming out this week including Batman & Robin, Batman Superman, Batwoman, Green Lantern New Guardians, Justice League, Robin Hood and the Outlaws, Supergirl, Superman Wonder Woman, Teen Titans, Trinity of Sin Pandora and Wonder Woman. Whew!
Blizzard Entertainment has announced that it will be reclaiming unused character names in an upcoming patch for World of WarCraft.
With the upcoming Warlords of Draenor pre-patch (6.0.2), we will be releasing sidelined characters’ names back into the wild. Any characters that have not logged into the game since November 13, 2008 will have their names freed up, making them available to anyone creating a new character or using the paid Character Name Change service.
How Do I Preserve My Names?
You will need to log in to World of Warcraft and enter the game using each character whose name you wish to retain before patch 6.0.2 goes live. While it is possible no one will claim your recently released name and you might be able to snag it again, it is probably not worth the risk if you want to keep your names intact long-term.
Our goal with this great name liberation is to make sure new and returning players have a large and varied pool of names available to choose from—so log in now if you wish to preserve your unused characters’ names for your journey intro Draenor.
Addressing a primary concern of home VR, Vrvana will enable the Totem to immediately switch to passthrough video. This will allow you to quickly look around your home environment without removing the HMD. The cameras also provide the opportunity for augmented reality and “reverse augmented reality,” that is tracking your hand movement and modeling them in the game.
The cameras also address the problem of motion tracking differently than the Oculus Rift and the Project Morpheus. Both of these feature an external camera looking at the wearer. The Totem points outward, tracking the features of the room.
Vrvana’s device offers 1080p resolution and features 90-degree field of view (the same as the Project Morpheus, but less than the Oculus Rift’s 100-degree FOV), an OLED display, and adjustable lenses that can compensate for lens prescription. The HMD is usable by glasses wearers, but the tuning provides an option for those that don’t want to wear corrective lenses while in VR.
Are video games rife with sexism? And have you heard that most video gamers are now adult women—not teenage boys in the basement? A new study says so. Feminist tech writers are have seized on the study as proof that the video industry has fallen behind the times: too many games, they say, perpetuate a culture of sexism and misogyny.
Activision and Bungie have announced that Destiny's first six-player Raid, The Vault of Glass, makes its debut today.
Today marks the debut of Destiny's first six-player Raid, The Vault of Glass, which is the most intense and uniquely challenging end-game activity in Destiny, requiring strategic communication and close cooperation to win. The raid opens up a new way to play Destiny, and a new location in the game. Hidden on Venus, Guardians level 26 and above can fight for a chance to enter The Vault of Glass in search of gear and glory.
"Raids introduce the sixth activity to Destiny, in which players will have to battle their way through intense encounters the likes of which they have yet to experience in the game," said Harold Ryan, Bungie president. "It's humbling to see millions of guardians enjoying Destiny already. We can't wait for people to experience this exciting, new way to play the game and are committed to continuing to deliver new experiences to the Destiny community."
The introduction of new content in Destiny will continue later this week when Destiny's competitive multiplayer includes the chance to play the Combined Arms playlist for the first time this weekend, which pits Guardians against one another in two game modes on vehicle maps.
Destiny will also debut its first timed event, called Queen's Wrath, from September 23 to October 6, offering all Destiny players additional Bounties to complete, challenging mission modes to unlock, and more Rare and Legendary rewards to earn.
SEGA sends along word that Total War: Rome II – Emperor Edition is now available for purchase and as a free update for people who already own the game.
Available to buy for new players and as a huge free update to existing fans, the Emperor Edition is out now.
Featuring significant improvements and reworks of existing game features, this definitive edition of ROME II also comes with a massive amount of free content; including the gigantic Imperator Augustus Campaign Pack, depicting the violent civil war that decided the first Emperor of Rome.
In addition, all ROME II owners will get a free Mac copy of the game via Steam Play.
Cyanide Studio, the developers of Blood Bowl and Styx: Master of Shadows, have released some details and screenshots for their upcoming football sim, Front Page Sports Football.
September 16, 2014 – The most iconic name in football sims, Front Page Sports Football, is warmed up and taking to the field September 25, and today Cyanide Studio offers a quick look at how to plan and execute your strategy for a game using Gameplan and Playbook.
Front Page Sports Football allows you to prepare for your next opponent in two ways; delving through a team or individual player's stats, such as rushing and passing and much more; and by watching your opponents' previous games in 2D or 3D to get inside their tactics.
Armed with this knowledge, you can customize your Gameplan with plays to hammer at your opponent's weakness. On the field, your players will choose the appropriate play for the situation from the Gameplan, but the best coaches know how to adapt, changing the Gameplan on the fly to maximize an advantage or respond to a crisis.
Your Playbook is a handpicked collection of 80 offensive and 60 defensive strategies drawn from over 2,300 plays. But, a play is only as strong as the athletes on the field. Effectiveness hinges not only on a player's position and stats, but also his previous experience with the play.
Each player has over 20 stats capable of influencing plays and the overall gameplan, including weight, agility, speed, morale, and even fame. Of course, proper training is critical, and it's up to you whether you push for quick and short-lived gains for the next game, or focus on developing better overall players for the seasons to come.
Front Page Sports Football launches September 25, 2014 for PC.
Check out the first Assassin's Creed Unity Coop Gameplay trailer. Assassins fight side by side against terror and chaos. Even when the enemies are strong and you feel outnumbered, your brothers will always have your back.
The zombie hit squad indie developer Loren Lemcke and independent publisher Mastertronic have issued a global public warning of an outbreak of deadly new updates for Over 9000 Zombies! on Steam Early Access.
Authorities have painted a new and more dangerous picture of the zombie apocalypse. In official documents leaked earlier today, a number of significant changes were discovered which could spell the end of prior safeguards and mean all zombie contingency game plans must be reassessed. Tons of AI enemies powered by Zombie Swarm Intelligence are launching themselves in marauding hordes. The public are warned to strengthen their tactics as the fight for survival is heating up.
65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called 'moonlight murders' begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl, with dark secrets of her own, may be the key to catching him.
Such was certainly the case with the short-lived (state-side, at least) TurboGrafx-16 console. Looking at the retrogame collecting scene today, you'd think that the TG-16 was the halcyon console of our collective childhood, and not a largely unloved also-ran. Indeed, it's hard to imagine precisely why NEC's 16-bit entry into the US console race didn't take off the way the Genesis and Super Nintendo did. It had excellent graphics, incredible sound, an amazing portable, and some truly impressive and fun games. Such the power of marketing.
The Metal Jesus has nothing but love for this fourth generation fan favorite. In this week's episode of MJR!, he teams up for a second time with PCE super fan Carlos to share 10 more of the greatest games ever crammed onto a credit-card sized cartridge.
A friend of mine just dropped $300 for a Turbo Duo R. Oh, the possibilities with that one...
If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you'd have to assume that things couldn't get much worse. In Martin's case, that was only the beginning.
Activision has announced a new partnership with Torn Banner Studios to bring Chivalry: Medieval Warfare to consoles this fall. The melee-focused, 12-player action game will be arriving on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 via digital delivery.
Over two million copies of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare have been sold on PC, taking familiar online first-person combat in a new direction. Instead of guns and rocket launchers though, players take up swords, axes, bows, and arrows.
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It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat Guardians of the Galaxy at movie theaters. The Sony thriller No Good Deed, which stars Elba as an escaped convict, topped the box office with $24.5 million during its opening weekend.
Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of September 12th to September 14th, 2014.
Mojang's Owen Hill has posted that the studio has been purchased by software giant Microsoft for 2.5 BILLION dollars. Creators and Developers Markus Persson, Carl Manneh and Jakob Porser are leaving the company.
Yes, the deal is real. Mojang is being bought by Microsoft.
It was reassuring to see how many of your opinions mirrored those of the Mojangstas when we heard the news. Change is scary, and this is a big change for all of us. It’s going to be good though. Everything is going to be OK. <3
Please remember that the future of Minecraft and you – the community – are extremely important to everyone involved. If you take one thing away from this post, let it be that.
We can only share so much information right now, but we’ve decided that being as honest as possible is the best approach. We’re still working a lot of this stuff out. Mega-deals are serious business.
Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, Immortals) stars in Dracula Untold, the origin story of the man who became Dracula. Gary Shore directs and Michael De Luca produces the epic action-adventure that co-stars Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, and Diarmaid Murtagh.
ight now, all of Trion Worlds is under attack, which is affecting all of their games, such as ArcheAge, RIFT, Defiance, and Trove. Not much else is known, but Trion is aware of the issue and they are communicating over Twitter that they are working to resolve the issue.