I’m excited to announce that Dragon Age: Inquisition has gone gold on all platforms! This milestone is a testament to the hard work of the developers (and their families!) who put so much into this game, and took on every challenge that was put before them. That we’ve made it this far is also an acknowledgment of tremendous support and patience from our fans: you’ve been an inspiration to us since the beginning.
We started working on this game in earnest more than four years ago, before we’d even finished Dragon Age II. Back then, our goal was simple: do whatever we had to in order to tell the biggest story we’d ever told in the Dragon Age universe. Achieving that meant leaving no stone unturned – from adopting a new engine in Frostbite 3, to reimagining combat so it could blend tactics and action better than ever. It meant bringing back playable races in addition to gender choice, to work in conjunction with the biggest and deepest character creator we’ve ever built. It meant building a beautiful and detailed online platform to ensure your decisions from the previous games carried over. But most importantly, it meant crafting a story that put you in the role of a leader, with the biggest supporting cast we’ve ever had, made up of both new and returning characters.
These are characters who can challenge you, support you, fall in love with you, and maybe even betray you over the course of hundreds of hours of playing. Perhaps you’ll do the same with them. Looking over the vastness of the game we’ve finished, it really is the Dragon Age experience we’ve always wanted to make for you.
The biggest story of the year is yours to play, very, very soon. Thank you.
I feel obliged to publish a recording I made of my full BBC interview. The interview I gave about #GamerGate was 15 minutes long and less than 1 minute of it was featured in the BBC's podcast, but I do understand that production costs money and the BBC did do an admirable job of summarising my position.
It seems like a matter of public knowledge to have the full interview available, and I apologise for the sound levels of this recording.
The only edits I have made are to remove the beginning and end of the audio, where we checked sound levels, discussed me personally and what I had for breakfast. This audio is otherwise completely unedited.
I would like to thank the BBC for taking the time to have me on and Dave Lee himself was very fair and professional during the conversation. My only contention is the sparse amount of time allotted to the #GamerGate and #NotYourShield position in editing.
The first sign there was a problem Friday with Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo came at about 45,000 feet, just two minutes after the spaceplane separated from the jet-powered aircraft that carried it aloft, officials said.
It wasn't something overt with SpaceShipTwo, said Stuart Witt, the chief executive of Mojave Air & Space Port, where SpaceShipTwo was launched and monitored.
It was what didn't happen next during the test flight, he said. Witt did not offer details, but appeared to indicate the spaceplane did not follow its previous test-flight patterns.
Nothing seemed abnormal during the takeoff or flight prior to the spaceplane's failure, he said
"...If there was a huge explosion, I didn't see it," Witt said.
This much is known, according to Witt and others: One pilot is dead and another has been hospitalized with serious injuries.
The injured pilot was airlifted to Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, California, authorities said.
There have been reports that the pilots managed to bail out, using parachutes. But neither Virgin Galactic or its partner conducting the test flight, Scaled Composites, have confirmed the accounts.
Be the first to play Call of Duty on Day Zero. On Monday, November 3, fans can grab the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition, or collector's editions from participating global retailers - a first ever initiative for the Call of Duty franchise that allows players up to 24 hours of early access to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, two bonus custom weapons, character gear and a full day of Double XP on Day Zero, Nov 3. In addition, thousands of retailers worldwide will be opening their doors to prepare for the onslaught of eager fans looking to play the game on Monday, November 3, kicking off the new era of Call of Duty a day early.
Digital Downloads are a hot commodity as well, with millions of gamers excited to grab the Day Zero digital edition on next-gen consoles, starting at 12:01am ET Monday Nov 3.
Players who purchase digitally on Xbox 360 will be eligible for a free upgrade to an Xbox One digital version of the game as well, and those who buy digitally on PS3™ will also get a free upgrade to the PS4™ digital edition.*
The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition, available on November 3, offers the total package for fans looking to gear up for battle. It includes:
Early access to play Advanced Warfare
Two custom weapons, the AK-12G Assault Rifle and Crossbow-B2
A full day of Double XP on November 3
The Advanced Arsenal, featuring a Bullet Brass Exoskeleton and EM1 Quantum Directed Energy Weapon
Fans can join the Day Zero action at numerous launch events around the globe where they'll be able to play the game, get caught up in the launch frenzy, and meet the developers. Players can check with their local retailers for details about events near them. And of course the game is also available for download by gamers who want to grab the game digitally.
The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC at participating brick and mortar retailers and digital storefronts.
Until the very last minute, the brilliant engineers from Polar Motion have been working on the quality and the reliability of the components. Now that the rocket is on the launch pad with its engine firing, they feel slightly nervous. A 7-year game project is finally coming to its end. “T minus 10” announces the flight controller from Slitherine. The tension is rising a bit more in the control tower. And suddenly the sound of the rocket covers everything else and the spaceship rises quickly into the air. Trajectory is perfect, all indicators are on green, and every member of the program can breathe normally again. So far, the mission is a success!
In this game, focused on the history of space exploration, the players are taking on the role of a space agency director. By opening programs, launching missions, allocating the right financial and human resources to the programs available, they help humanity to boldly go a step further in the solar system. But space is only one more place in the universe to defy your enemy. Indeed both fans of management and competitive games will have a blast playing the Cold War campaign in which both US and Soviet factions are engaged to be the first to place their flag on the surface of the Moon!
Following an intense and satisfying early-access period, Buzz Aldrin’s Space Program Manager has been designed in direct cooperation with the community, taking ideas from the fans and implementing them as new features. This includes the addition of the Soviet Space Agency, as well as the often requested multiplayer modes.It is thanks to the early adopters that we have been able to make the most of the game and we thank them all for their input. Obviously the contribution of Buzz Aldrin himself is beyond compare. As an engineer, pilot and astronaut, he delivered extremely precious advice to the developers to help them designing an immersive and realistic game about the conquest of space!
Click on the headline to watch the launch and quick tour trailers.
Mordheim: City of the Damned, the turn-based tactical-RPG where you lead warbands into bloody and lethal skirmishes in the cursed city Mordheim from the Warhammer world, is getting ready to enter Early Access on Steam in the coming weeks! Celebrating this announcement with new screenshots, developer Rogue Factor also invites members of the community to help create the best videogame adaptation of Mordheim during this upcoming Early Access period.
"We will use your feedback for balancing and bug correcting, globally building the best experience in both solo and multiplayer games," said Rogue Factor. Fans will be able to register on the official forum, or visit the Mordheim Early Access SteamHub to leave suggestions and comments. To be informed as soon as the Early Access launches, players can sign up on our official website to receive a notification!
Today's round of brand new screenshots takes a look at 3 of the 4 warbands waging war in the City of the Damned: the zealous Sisters of Sigmar, the tenacious Mercenaries of the Empire, and the treacherous Skaven of the Eshin clan.
As part of Ubisoft's latest earnings report today, the French Assassin's Creed publisher released a chart that shows a breakdown of sales for Ubisoft games by platform. You might have guessed it, but this chart proves it: the PlayStation 4 is the king of current-generation consoles, for Ubisoft at least.
The chart speaks for itself. One of the most standout statistics is that PS4 rival Xbox One actually ranked fourth for the quarter ended September 30. With 9 percent of sales, the Xbox One was outsold by PlayStation 3 (19 percent), PC (17 percent), and Xbox 360 (16 percent) during that three-month period.
PS4 share for Ubisoft games widened when looking at sales for the six-month period ended September 30. 32 percent of all Ubisoft games sold during that term were PS4 titles, compared to 15 percent for Xbox One.
Along with the video, we'd like to announce This War of Mine will be released on November 14th, 2014 on Steam and Games Republic.
In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle.
Find out more about the multiplayer mode in this trailer! Will you take arms with the Golden Path, lock and load with the surety of steel and modern technology? Or will you choose the Rakshasa, ancient warriors that even the greatest soldiers fear as if they were death itself? There are two forces at war for Kyrat and you must choose which one you will fight for...
Click on the image for the screenshots and the headline for more info and the trailer.
Suit up and unleash the raw power of the advanced soldier in the live action trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Directed by Peter Berg and starring Taylor Kitsch and Emily Ratajkowski, fight your way through a series of enemy forces and discover new movements, capabilities and weaponry along the way in this heart-racing journey through 2059 Lagos.
Special Early Access Day Zero Edition available to fans worldwide November 3.
Following a leak on PEGI's website, SEGA has revealed its strategy RPG, Valkyria Chronicles, is coming to PC.
In the words of series’ favorite, Aika Thompson, “we’re just getting warmed up!” If you saw the news on twitter on Monday night, which saw ‘Valkyria Chronicles™’ trending worldwide, you’ll know that some eagle-eyed reporters spotted Valkyria Chronicles listed for PC on PEGI’s website. Well, we were going to tell you all about it tomorrow, but we have all the details for pre-ordering and content available at launch right here, right now.
In Valkyria Chronicles, for those who don’t know, players embark on an epic adventure through beautiful environments and battle legions of troops to save the small country of Gallia from total destruction. Valkyria Chronicles is set in a fictitious continent reminiscent of 1930s Europe on the verge of a great war. The game follows Welkin and his fellow soldiers of the Federation’s 7th Platoon that are fighting against the Empire, who is intent on unifying the continent under its power. The emergence of the “Valkyria”- an ancient race with special powers thought to exist only in legends, turns the tide of the war and the Federation’s ability to win and a hope for a better future hangs in the balance.
This Strategy RPG was a critical success, garnering a whopping 86% on Metacritic and even earned a Guinness World Record in 2010 for being the best Strategy RPG on PS3. Valkyria Chronicles will launch for Windows PC via Digital Download on November 11, 2014 and will come bundled with all the DLC that was available for the original PlayStation 3 game including:
Hard EX Mode (harder versions of skirmish missions in the main game)
Edy’s Mission “Enter the Edy Detachment” (a side story campaign)
Selveria’s Mission “Behind Her Blue Flame” (a side story campaign)
Challenge of the Edy Detachment (six challenge missions)
So you can pre-order now and pick up this award winning, critically acclaimed strategy RPG that’s so good it announced itself, for £14.99/€19.99/$19.99 from selected digital retail partners.
The Steam Halloween Sale is on now! Users with hypselotimophobia have nothing to fear, but the rest of us do. Watch out for ghastly discounts on hundreds of frightening titles across the Steam catalog. Zombies, vampires, and ghosts-- Oh my!
The Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. vaulted to an unexpected quarterly operating profit as its new game "Mario Kart 8" stoked sales of its Wii U console, bolstering hopes it was on track for its first annual profit in four years.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Productions today revealed new details about Lord of the Hunt, the first DLC expansion pack for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, available for purchase and to Season Pass holders later this year. In Lord of the Hunt, Sauron has dispatched lethal Beastmaster Warchiefs to exterminate the monsters of Mordor. Talion will join Torvin the Dwarven Hunter and use his powers of Domination to turn these menacing new beasts against the Warchiefs, proving that Mordor cannot be tamed.
Beta 3 opens up more than 2,400 star systems, with two new ships to explore them in. Players can now own multiple spaceships, use the fuel scoop to pick up energy on long journeys, mine asteroids to make more money, and pull other players out of supercruise through interdiction.
Ubisoft has announced that the second closed beta for The Crew on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will run from November 6th to November 10th.
London, UK – October 29, 2014 – Today, Ubisoft announced that The Crew™ second closed beta will take place from November 6th to November 10th on the Xbox One video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Players willing to get involved in the beta can register on the waiting list here. Players who preorder The Crew on Uplay® Shop will get a guaranteed access to the closed beta.
The closed beta will allow players to explore the entire United States and complete challenges in two of the five regions available in the game, the Midwest and East Coast. The Crew offers a truly enormous living, breathing open world with varied and detailed environments, full of activities to explore seamlessly either alone or with friends.
The PvP lobbies in the Midwest and East Coast regions will also be accessible for players who want to prove their competitive skills. For those who like to customise and fine turn their ride, two of the five spec classes, Street and Dirt, will also be available to players.
The closed beta will be accessible to all Xbox Live and PlayStation® Network members; however some online features will require an Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus membership.
The 2014 Game Critics Awards Best Racing Game of E3 , The Crew is a revolutionary action-driving MMO that takes gamers on a wild ride throughout a massive open world recreation of the United States, filled with exciting challenges and populated by other real players. The Crew will be available on December 2nd for Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Xbox 360 and PC.
Techland has announced that development on the previously-announced Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Dying Light has now ceased. The game will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in 2015 on January 27th in the Americas, January 28th in Australia and New Zealand, and January 30th in Europe and Asia.
As you probably know, we’re wrapping up the development of Dying Light, our biggest and most ambitious project to date. We spent the last three years making sure that all the features of our game add up to create a truly next-gen experience.
Much of this “next-gen feel” is tightly connected to the technological side of Dying Light. For instance, up to 200,000 objects can be displayed in the game at once. Add to this our use of realistic, physics-based lighting technology and you really start to push the next-gen systems to the limits. Features like these along with our core gameplay pillars – such as the player-empowering Natural Movement, threefold character development system, and vast open world – are all an inherent part of how Dying Light plays. However, combining all of these into one fluid experience is only possible on technologically advanced platforms.
Therefore, after thorough internal testing, we have come to the conclusion that we have no choice but to leave past-gen systems behind and release Dying Light exclusively on the next-gen consoles and PC. Put simply, older consoles just couldn’t run the game and stay true to the core vision of Dying Light at the same time.
To ensure you enjoy Dying Light as much as we would like you to, we chose to release it without any compromises on the three strongest systems available. Thanks to this, you’ll get the full and best experience regardless of the platform you play on.
We hope you understand the hard choice we’ve had to make. With the launch just around the corner, we can’t wait to show you Dying Light in the state it was meant to be. We’re looking forward to your reactions and impressions as we release the game in January 2015.
Starting with PS4 owners, it seems the rumours were indeed true and The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be one of the titles on offer. Joining the freshly released game will be the robot/western mish-mash SteamWorld Dig.
PS3 owners, meanwhile, will get shooter/strategy title Frozen Synapse Prime or, if that's not your cup of tea, Luftrausers is a modern arcade shooter where you try to complete objectives in order to power-up your aircraft. Last but by no means least. Vita owners have The Hungry Horde, in which you need to struggle and infect as many people as you can before the government nukes you and puzzler Escape Plan to look forward to.
Do you want to know more? Bungie has announced that the first Destiny expansion pack, The Dark Below, will launch on December 9th.
Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below Gears Up to Expand the Destiny Adventure on December 9
Activision and Bungie today announced that Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below will be available for download on December 9th. The Dark Belowmarks the first expansion to the universe since Destiny‘s launch in September and features all-new weapons and gear to earn through new story, cooperative and multiplayer activities.
“Destiny was created as a living universe, which has allowed us to improve the experience post launch in real-time,” says Harold Ryan, President of Bungie. “It also gives us insight into the things players are looking for in new content. We’ve seen from feedback that people want new activities, gear and weapons, and of course the immensely popular Raid. The community helps shape our development decisions and that’s really important to us.”
Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below will feature the following
• New weapons, armour and gear to earn, including Legendary and Exotic items
• Light Level cap raised to 32 and five additional Bounty slots added
• New story quests and missions – after years hiding amongst the Hive shadows, a new character, Eris, has come forth bearing an ominous warning: The Hive seek to summon a god, Crota, to destroy the Earth. Find Eris in the Tower to take on special quests that include three new missions where you will increase your Light and earn new rewards
• New co-operative Strike, The Will of Crota, pits you and your Fireteam against Omnigul as she works to expand the Hive army at the command of her master, Crota
• Three new competitive multiplayer arenas
- Pantheon – set deep within the Black Garden in an ancient Vex temple that features Vex-designed landscapes and tight corridors
- Skyshock – an old interplanetary defence array that offers both vehicle and infantry engagements
- The Cauldron – an abandoned Hive ritual site that offers close-quarter combat
• New six-player Raid, Crota’s End, set deep within the depths of the Hellmouth
• PlayStation platforms will also get access to an exclusive co-operative Strike, The Undying Mind and an exotic weapon, and more (timed exclusive until at least Autumn 2015)
Players can purchase The Dark Below individually ($19.99/£19.99), or as part of the Destiny Expansion Pass ($34.99/£34.99), which includes both Expansion I and Expansion II, on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.
When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron. In Cinemas April 2015
"Doctor Strange," ''Black Panther," ''Captain Marvel" and the "Inhumans" are joining the Marvel cinematic universe.
The studio unveiled the titles and release dates of its upcoming superhero films through 2019 during a Tuesday event in Hollywood. The schedule includes a mix of sequels featuring familiar faces and originals focused on Marvel characters that have yet to be introduced on the big screen.
The slate includes "Captain America: Civil War" and "Doctor Strange" in 2016; "Guardians of the Galaxy 2," ''Thor: Ragnarok" and "Black Panther" in 2017; "The Avengers: Infinity War — Part I," ''Captain Marvel" and "Inhumans" in 2018; and "The Avengers: Infinity War — Part II" in 2019.
The movies join next year's "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Ant-Man."
"When we have information we want to reveal, we reveal it," Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige told fans and members of the media on stage at the El Capitan Theatre. "Sometimes that's in a press release, sometimes that's in San Diego Comic-Con — if everything comes together well — and sometimes that's on a random Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the morning."
You can read more about the upcoming movies right here on Marvel's website.
Electonic Arts’ quarterly earnings for its fiscal Q2 2015 (ending September 30, 2014) exceeded expectations, with the Battlefield Hardline and FIFA 15 publisher earning a net revenue of more than $1.2 billion dollars.
FIFA, Madden NFL, and Hockey Ultimate Team contributed to this enormous success, growing 96% year over year. EA CEO Andrew Wilson credits mobile gaming, specifically relating to sports and Ultimate Team, as another massive success for EA, who have engaged more than 40 million players. Additionally, EA Access "has grown well beyond our expectations."
Digital growth, particularly around its Ultimate Team services, continues to see monumental success for EA. "By emphasizing player engagement and our digital live services, we’ve grown revenue, expanded gross margins and delivered EPS well above prior year and our guidance," said Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen.