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By Wade Hinkle On 11 Oct, 2017 At 05:16 AM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, PlayStation, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments
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This coming Thursday, October 13th, will be the first anniversary of the Playstation Virtual Reality(PSVR), also known as the Playstation VR was released. In celebration, Zen Studios is hosting a sale with deep discounts for the US and European regions.

Almost all the titles that are on sale are for the PSVR, though those whom may still not have the headset, don’t stop reading quite yet as there is one game you might be interested in. The studio has discounted Infinite Minigolf by 30% off for the Steam, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One versions. For all the Playstation deals check out the table below:

Game Title US Region EU Region
Infinite Minigolf 15% PSN / 30% PSN+ 25% PSN / 30% PSN+
Pinball FX2 VR 35% PSN / 50% PSN+ 15% PSN / 50% PSN+
Pinball FX2 VR: The Walking Dead 35% PSN / 50% PSN+ 15% PSN / 50% PSN+
Pinball FXR VR: Season 1 35% PSN / 50% PS+ 15% PSN / 50% PSN+
CastleStorm PSVR 30% PSN / 50% PS+
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The deep discounted prices are great, though don’t take too long to partake, as the sale ends next week Tuesday, October 17th, 2017.

By Wade Hinkle On 10 Oct, 2017 At 06:21 AM | Categorized As News, PC Games, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarMicrosoft Studios announced two new games, Disneyland Adventures and Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure. The games will be released on the Xbox One and Windows Store and is already available for pre-order.

Disneyland Adventures will be set in the Disneyland theme park, from Main Street USA to Critter Country and attractions such as skiing the Matterhorn to dancing with the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland. Engage with up to 35 Disney characters like Snow White, Mickey Mouse and Captain Hook accepting quests, while collecting Disney-themed items, hidden Mickey, pins, rewards and achievements.


In Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure, players will team up with Disney-Pixar characters Woody, Lighting McQueen and many others in the world of “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “Up,” “Cars”, “Toy Story”, and “Finding Dory” creating adventures solving puzzles and uncovering hidden secrets while testing agility and speed.


Disneyland Adventures and Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure will have single and cooperative game-play , and will be available in Xbox Play Anywhere, where the titles can be played and saved on any of the Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PC versions all for a one time price of $29.99 / €29.99 / £19.99 each.

Jorg Neumann, Head of Production for Microsoft Studios states in the announcement more information of the games to be seen within the next couple of weeks. In the meantime you can check out the few screenshots unveiled with the announcement.

Disneyland Adventures and Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure was developed by Asobo Studio located in Bordeaux, France. The independent game studio specializes in creating games for families and children, while also creating  original IP’s for both consoles and PC such as their racing title FUEL. Disneyland Adventures and Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure is scheduled to be in the North American and European markets on October 31st, 2017.

By Wade Hinkle On 4 Oct, 2017 At 05:22 AM | Categorized As News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarBackwards compatibility on a gaming console was first seen on the Atari 7800 in June 1986, allowing gamers to play titles that were released on the two year old console Atari 5200 which was not well received.

Since then there has been many debates between gamers and console hardware companies whether it is important for the latest system to host the platform. A recent study conducted by Ars Technica using a third-party API showed the backwards compatibility platform on the Xbox One was used 1.5 percent of the time on 1.65 billion minutes. (A mere +/- 412,5000 hours). Gleaning the data from the study,then why is it important to have backward compatibility platform?

According to Executive Vice President of Gaming at Microsoft Phil Spencer it is being used as a way to preserve the games as art. In an article posted by Wired earlier this week titled “The Inside Story of the Xbox One X”, Mr. Spencer gives his opinion on the importance of backward compatibility stating “I see games as an art form. Console games can get lost when hardware generations go away. It can become more challenging to play the games of our past,” he continues “There’s something to be learned from experiencing what I played as a kid. There’s good business there for the content owners, but as players, it’s nice to be able to understand how our artform has progressed.”

Microsoft is the only company that has been consistent with backwards compatibility going back to the Xbox 360, while both Nintendo and Sony have flipped back and forth with both companies deciding the their latest platform would not be available on their latest consoles.

Let us know your thoughts on backward compatibility, Is it important to you? Do you use the platform on your current console, if not, why? Look forward to hearing your thoughts.

By Wade Hinkle On 20 Jun, 2017 At 05:30 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarThe “help desk” at Gun Media and Illfonic has been quite busy when server issues reared their ugly heads since the release of their game, Friday the 13th: The Game. Yesterday, Gun Media sent out a quick video which you can see below, apologizing about the incident and bearing peace offerings.

According to the video beginning today, a free DLC will be available across all three platforms. The DLC will include two new outfits for each counselor, 13,000 customizable points, and includes a Retro Jason Skin with original chiptune track created by Mitch Murder for each player.

Last but not least this coming weekend, June 23-25, Friday the 13th: The Game is scheduled to host a double XP weekend.

By Wade Hinkle On 20 Jun, 2017 At 02:01 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarMaximum Games announced today that a free multiplayer Open Beta for Dead Alliance will begin on Thursday, July 27 and end on Monday, July 3 for all platforms.

Players will face their opponents will turning zombies in to allies on three multiplayer maps, “an assortment of game modes” which includes Capture and Hold, King of the Hill, Solo Survival, and Team Deathmatch. The development team will announce at a later date as to which modes will be available.


The team-based shooter Dead Alliance, in development by Psyop Games and IllFonic, is scheduled to be released August 29th on the PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. Pre-orders are being sold and purchasers will receive the Rapid Dominance Day One Edition which includes perks for the multiplayer and three bonus load-outs and unique weapons.

The publisher also released a new trailer which you can see below from last week’s E3 where development team members talk about the game. Check it out and let us know what you think.

By Wade Hinkle On 13 Jun, 2017 At 04:15 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarActivision has released a new trailer of Call of Duty: WWII, featuring locations and environments that players will be in as part of this year’s iteration multiplayer mode.

Locations shown in the trailer, Aachen, Germany, the Ardenness Forest and Normandy, France.

Call of Duty: WWII will be replacing the create-a-class system with a new Divisions system, while returning the game to roots and focusing more on authentic and real situations.

Playstation 4 owners will be able to take part in the multiplayer beta early by pre-ordering Call of Duty: WWII on disc or digital download which will begin on August 25 and ends on August 28th. The beta will be available on all platforms September 1st through September 4th. One month later Friday, November 3rd is the date Call of Duty: WWII gets released.

Edit: Dates added for beta testing on all systems.

By Wade Hinkle On 13 Jun, 2017 At 03:24 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarKalypso Media has released a new trailer along with the announcement of Tropico 6 today. El Presidente will make a return in the game, as players will once again prove how good or bad a leader of the country they are.

New features in the game will include playing on a map of islands, which is a first for the franchise. Several islands can be run at the same time, while connecting them with new transportation and infrastructure options. Raid foreign lands to steal monuments such as the Statue of Liberty and Eiffel Tower to bring back to the kingdom. The research system has been adjusted to focus more on the political aspect, while promising the people anything they want to hear with the election speeches being brought back.

Tropico 6 is slated for a worldwide release in 2018 for Windows PC, Mac, Linux, Playstation 4, and the Xbox One. Check out the extended announcement trailer Kalypso Media just released.

By Wade Hinkle On 13 Jun, 2017 At 03:32 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No Gravatar704Games, NASCAR’s exclusive console simulation style video game licensee announced NASCAR Heat 2 will feature the NASCAR XFINITY and NASCAR Camping World Truck series, along with the traditional Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series.

Bringing the two new racing series to the video game will bring new game-play, drivers, vehicles, and six new tracks. The new tracks will include three road courses, two ovals and one dirt track. 704Games also posted on their Facebook page, the game will feature offline split screen multiplayer.

The publisher had recently announced that Kyle Busch will be on the cover of NASCAR Heat 2 after winning a head to head competition between all the Toyota drivers during the Monster Energy All-Star Race last month.

Developed by Monster Games, NASCAR Heat 2 is scheduled to be released on the PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One, September 12,2017.

 


By Wade Hinkle On 13 Jun, 2017 At 12:10 AM | Categorized As News, News, PlayStation, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments
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Capcom released a standalone playable story demo for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite today, along with revealing four new characters for both the Marvel and Capcom forces.

The Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite demo gives a sneak peak to the story mode, the first time for the popular action-fighting franchise. Players will find themselves at the center of a battle with characters on both sides working together to stop Ultron Sigma.

The heroes revealed today were: Thanos. Gamora, Nova and Doctor Strange from Marvel and Dante, Zero, Spencer and Arthur of the Capcom Universe.

Franchise newcomer Gamora along with all the characters will each have their own unique abilities and special moves to help defeat the supervillian. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will also feature locations merged together from both universes. “Knowmoon,” a combination of the outpost Knowhere from the Marvel Universe and Third Moon from the Strider series, “Xgard,” a mixture of Thor’s homeland Asgard and Abel City from the Mega Man X series, were two of the many more locations that were released today.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will be released in North America and Europe on September 19, 2017 for the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Window PC systems.

Check out the new story mode and game-play trailers Capcom released today below.

By Wade Hinkle On 17 May, 2017 At 01:46 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments
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No GravatarFrontier Development along with Sony announced  that Elite Dangerous will finally be making an appearance on the console on June 27th, 2017.

Elite Dangerous was first released for the PC in 2014 and almost a year later on the Xbox One.

The MMO space exploration game will be sold digitally and a physical unit. Digital pre-orders for the MMO space exploration game are now being accepted in the United Kingdom and will begin in the US on May 30.

If a physical copy is to be preferred, Elite Dangerous: Legendary Edition will be available at retailers. The Legendary Edition is set to be released for both the Playstation 4 and Xbox One consoles, which will include the original game, the Elite Dangerous: Horizons season pass, along with 1,000 Frontier Points which can be used to purchase in-game items.

Check out the trailer below which was taken from game-play on the Playstation 4. Elite Dangerous will be available for the Playstation 4 and PS4 Pro.