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By Jonathan Balofsky On 26 Jul, 2017 At 01:36 PM | Categorized As News, News, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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EA sent out the following

 

 

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and Maxis today announced The Sims™ 4, the previously PC/Mac-only game that celebrates creativity, inclusivity and freedom of choice, will be coming to Xbox One and PlayStation® 4 players worldwide on November 17th. From creating unique Sims and building amazing homes to developing Sim’s relationships and pursuing careers, The Sims 4 delivers the same emotional connection our PC players cherish to a new wave of console players. Fans will enjoy being empowered to create and control people in a vibrant virtual world as they experience life’s unpredictable, entertaining moments along the way.

 

“The addition of a console-version of The Sims 4 has been long-awaited by fans and newcomers alike, and we at Maxis are beyond excited to bring The Sims to new platforms,” said Executive Producer, Lyndsay Pearson. “The game delivers a beautiful The Sims experience on console and comes packed with tons of the fan-favorite content, so players can look forward to the unique gameplay, self-expression, and fun that have come to be tentpoles of The Sims brand. The possibilities to play with life are as endless as the players’ creativity.”

 

As with The Sims 4 on PC, console players can experience and test life’s limits in a world where there are no rules. Fans will have the power to create unique Sims, customizing everything from their hair color and style to their fashion choices and life aspirations. With the room-based Build Mode, players can design and pick décor, effortlessly building their dream home. In the mood to explore? Sims can check out the various neighborhoods and dynamic venues the world offers.

 

The Sims 4 on console gives players the unique gameplay the PC base game has to offer, plus many of the additional content updates added to The Sims 4 post-launch. After the console game launches, fans can also look forward to periodic game updates and extra content releases.

 

From Maxis and the talented team at Blind Squirrel Games, The Sims 4 will be available worldwide on November 17, 2017 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Pre-order The Sims 4 on console* now and receive The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff pack, featuring hot tubs and tons of bonus décor for your outdoor oasis. Players who can’t wait to get The Sims party started can pre-order The Sims 4 Deluxe Party Edition today and receive the full game three days early on November 14th. The Deluxe Party Edition includes special content like a Flaming Tiki Bar, outrageous costumes, silly animal hats and more, plus The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff featuring hot tubs. For more details and to pre-order The Sims 4, visit www.TheSims.com/Console. EA Access members will also get to play The Sims 4 up to five days before its worldwide launch, starting on November 9th, via the Play First Trial**.

 

This is big news, and was unexpected. The Sims 4 coming to modern systems is very welcome and will no doubt help keep the Sims series going. Will you be buying this on PS4 or Xbox One?

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 26 Jul, 2017 At 12:35 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Co-op monster-raising RPG Re:Legend launches its Kickstarter campaign today, with developers Magnus Games seeking SGD $70,000 (about USD $51,000) in funding over the next 30 days.

Magnus Games is thrilled to announce its collaboration with legendary composers Shota Nakama, founder of the Video Game Orchestra and best known for his work on Final Fantasy XV, Falk Au Yeong, a veteran whose portfolio includes audio work on film and anime as well as video games, and Yoshitaka Suzuki, who has contributed to several epic franchises like Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy. Visit the Re:Legend Kickstarter page for an updated gameplay trailer, a word from the composers, and to listen to three sample tracks.

View the Re:Legend Kickstarter page:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1723653856/re-legend-co-op-monster-raising-rpg

Kickstarter backers can look forward to exciting rewards like Beta access to Re:Legend, limited edition Magnus plushies, digital or physical art books, designing a Magnus and its evolutions, or even appearing as a villager NPC in-game.

Re:Legend is an all-encompassing RPG-simulator hybrid with strong monster raising and multiplayer features. Washed ashore on the island of Vokka, you must build and expand your village through a huge variety of activities while collecting and raising adorable monster-like creatures called Magnus. Re:Legend will release on PC (Windows) and Magnus Games intends on supporting PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch if Kickstarter stretch goals are met.

Follow Re:Legend on Twitter @playrelegend or visit the official website for more information: www.play-relegend.com

This game looks incredible and seems to have a lot of potential. Games like this are what we need more of and hopefully it succeeds. This author hopes you all check this out.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 Jul, 2017 At 11:04 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Uncategorized, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Friday the 13th: The Game developer IllFonic has denied reports that the studio has moved on from the game.

The following tweet was released.

 

 

IllFonic then went on to note that they have multiple teams and no resources are being taken away from one game for another. Hopefully this puts the false story to bed.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 Jul, 2017 At 12:11 AM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Inti Creates is no longer part of the development of Bloodstained…..At least not the main game.

The developers revealed on the game’s forums that Inti Creates left the main project last E3, but they will still produce the “prequel mini-game.” DICO hastaken Inti Create’s place, and  ArtPlay is also still the main developer.

 

Maybe it is best to clarify it here. Inti Creates is not involved in the main development of the Bloodstained game, but they are involved in the prequel mini-game. Part of the vagueness is to avoid unneeded attention and negative speculation. So yes, they are involved but not in the main game since last year’s E3. DICO has picked up the development from where they have left off under mutual agreement.

A lot of parties are involved so it could be quite confusing. ArtPlay is the main developer, while we are hiring DICO as a third party developer. We created the game design, story, direction, gimmicks, and the overall production of the game while DICO creates art assets, design levels, and basically filling in the manpower ArtPlay doesn’t have. In the future, you’ll most likely see 505 Games and ArtPlay credited on trailer videos and articles to come out.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 24 Jul, 2017 At 08:35 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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NBA Playgrounds has done well for itself in terms of sales. The developers have revealed that the game has passed half a million sales.

You can see the announcement via the tweet below

 

 

This is great news for the game and this style of gaming in general

By Jonathan Balofsky On 21 Jul, 2017 At 05:33 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarTHQ Nordic sent out the following

 

Prepare for bullet-hell! Sine Mora EX, the extended version of the critically acclaimed original Sine Mora, will be out on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation™4 on August 8th, 2017. The version for Nintendo Switch™ will follow later this summer. The game will be available as digital download for PC, Xbox and PlayStation 4. A retail version for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is also out on August 8th, and there will also be a retail version for Nintendo Switch™.

 

About Sine Mora EX

Sine Mora EX is a side-scrolling shoot’em up that provides a unique challenge, where time is the ultimate factor. Mixing classic shooter sensibilities with contemporary presentation, Sine Mora is a gorgeous shoot’em up offering both a Story Mode that weaves an over-the-top tale and an Arcade Mode that provides deep, satisfying gameplay to challenge fans of the genre. The story mode can be also played in local co-op mode.

Sine Mora EX features:

  • 16:9 Aspect ratio (instead of 16:10 which is still an option)

  • Full English Voice Overs (Original Hungarian ones are still available as an option)

  • Local co-op for up to 2 players in Story mode

  • 3 New versus modes: Race, Tanks, Dodgeball

  • New challenge levels

  • Improved Rendering

 

Sine Mora EX promises to be a shooter like no other. Will you be getting it when it releases?

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 21 Jul, 2017 At 04:55 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarThe following was sent out

 

 

Blood Bowl 2, the sequel to the video game adaptation of Games Workshop’s classic tabletop game combining American football with the Warhammer fantasy world, will greatly expand in September with Blood Bowl 2: Legendary Edition! We are happy to unveil screenshots of the new races and the new stadium coming with the Legendary Edition, available for pre-order starting today.

Entering the fray are the sly Goblins and their entire arsenal of Secret Weapons, the Halflings and their Treemen always keen on throwing their teammates over the top for a desperate touchdown, and the Amazons with their fearless, versatile style of play. The Legendary Edition also brings the Vampire teams and their chilling, blood-lusting Lords, and the powerful, massive and occasionally unreliable Ogres, in addition to the athletic Elven Union and the creepy Underworld Denizens. To Nuffle’s delight, a brand new team has also formed after it was rumored that their Ice Queen became enamored of a Blood Bowl player: the Kislev Circus, with their great acrobatics abilities and their ferocious Tame Bears!

Highly anticipated by the fans and the passionate community, the Legendary Edition will not only offer all the official races from the Blood Bowl board game, but also all the Star Players, a new Khemri stadium, even more wicked matches with the All-Star teams and the Mixed Teams, new game modes, as well as many new tools and options enriching an already deep multiplayer experience, and much more that we will be detailing the coming weeks.

Blood Bowl 2: Legendary Edition will be available as a standalone game for newcomers and as an affordable expansion for all Blood Bowl 2 players this September on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Pre-ordering the Legendary Edition or the Official Expansion on Steam will grant you a 10% discount and beta phase access. Pre-ordering the Legendary Edition will also instantly unlock Blood Bowl 2 base game + Team Pack races. Visit the official website for more info.

 

Blood Bowl 2, the sequel to the video game adaptation of Games Workshop’s classic tabletop game combining American football with the Warhammer fantasy world, has already drawn in hundreds of thousands players on PC and consoles since its release. In 2017, Blood Bowl 2: Legendary Edition will offer loads of new content: new races, new game modes as well as many new tools and options enriching an already deep multiplayer experience. Blood Bowl 2: Legendary Edition will be available as a stand-alone game for newcomers, and as an affordable expansion for all Blood Bowl 2 players.

Key Features

  • 8 new races bringing the Blood Bowl 2 roster up to 24 teams
  • Tons of new multiplayer modes and tools
  • A new solo experience : the Eternal League
  • All-Star Players and Mixed teams
  • A new Khemri stadium

Blood Bowl 2 is a truly unique game that offers an experience that really has to be seen to be believed, If you haven’t tried it yet, this is a good jumping on point.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Jul, 2017 At 11:09 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bethesda has released a new trailer for The Evil Within 2

 

 

“It’s all your fault…”

That’s the mantra running through Sebastian Castellanos’ mind. Plagued by memories of the daughter he couldn’t save and a mystery he could never solve, he begins to lose himself in his past mistakes. Sebastian lives out his nightmares every day, unable to pull himself from his downward spiral. Until an old friend-turned-traitor reenters his life with an offer: Return to the nightmare and save your daughter. The Evil Within 2 gives a broken man the chance to make things right and find the peace he so deserves, but he’ll have to go through hell first.

The Evil Within 2 releases worldwide Friday the 13th, October 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

 

The game is looking intense and will no doubt terrify many players when it releases this October.

Will you be getting it?

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Telltale sent out the following

 

Award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games, alongside DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, today announced Batman: The Enemy Within – The Telltale Series, a new five-part, episodic game series that continues Telltale’s unique take on the Caped Crusader. Episode one, ‘The Enigma,’ will be available for download starting August 8th, 2017 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Mac, and will become available on iOS and Android-based devices later this year.

The series will also be available at retailers this October for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on a special ‘Season Pass Disc,’ which will include the first episode of the season, as well as download access to all subsequent episodes as they are released through an online connection.
In this latest chapter, both Bruce Wayne and Batman will be forced into precarious new roles. The Riddler has returned to terrorize Gotham City, but his gruesome puzzles merely foreshadow an even greater crisis. With the arrival of a ruthless federal agent and the return of a still nascent Joker, Batman must navigate uneasy alliances while Bruce Wayne undertakes a perilous series of deceptions. Which of Batman’s new allies will you choose to trust? And how deep into the darkness will you let Bruce descend?
This new season will be accessible to both returning fans and newcomers alike, though players’ choices from the first season of Batman: The Telltale Series will optionally carry over into The Enemy Within. This season will also include Telltale’s unique multiplayer ‘Crowd Play’ feature, which allows friends and family to engage with the adventure together by helping to decide the direction of the story from any mobile device with an online connection.
Rendered to look like a living, breathing comic book, Telltale’s vision of Batman features an award-winning cast of talent including Troy Baker, who returns to reprise his role as Bruce Wayne, as well as Anthony Ingruber, who will reprise his fresh take on ‘John Doe,’ better known to fans as The Joker.
Batman: The Enemy Within will be a standalone product separate from the first season of Batman: The Telltale Series and is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and based on DC’s iconic character. The second season will be available for download on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android-based devices. The series is currently in development and has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
This is great news, and fans of the genre can rejoice knowing they have more coming. If you haven’t checked out any of these games yet, you really should.
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By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Jul, 2017 At 11:04 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bethesda sent out the following

 

 

 

The ‘Ultimate’ DOOM – Update 6.66, All DLC Unlocked, Free Weekends
There’s never been a better time to go to Hell.

It’s been just over a year since we released DOOM and it’s thrilling to see not only many of our earliest players still enjoying the game, but also new Slayers joining the fight every day. Whether you’ve been playing for a year, a week or even if you still haven’t Glory Killed your first demon, we’ve got some exciting news for you. This week we’re rolling out the “ultimate” DOOM experience and offering it to new players at a hellishly low price.

Update 6.66

It all starts today with the release of Update 6.66. Like all of our updates, there are a ton of fixes and other improvements across multiplayer and SnapMap that we’ve outlined in our full update notes, but I want to highlight a few of the biggest changes for multiplayer specifically:

All of the Multiplayer DLC Unlocked for All

First, we’ve retired the DOOM season pass and are making all of the multiplayer DLC content available to all players. That’s three multiplayer DLC packs, which include nine of our best maps, three additional guns, three additional playable demons, new equipment, armor sets and more. That’s on top of the modes and features, like bot support, that players have been enjoying since late last year.

A Completely Revised Multiplayer Progression System

With this update, we’ve changed when and how players unlock additional guns, demons, equipment and all of the player and weapon customization options. Instead of relying on the current random unlock system, everything now unlocks through specific leveling requirements and/or in-game challenges. Now, if there’s a specific helmet you want, you can work toward unlocking it by focusing your play style on the related challenge. We’re confident new and veteran players alike will enjoy the control and predictability in this new multiplayer progression system.

For our veteran players, we know you’ve been unlocking items through both the original random progression system and/or via DLC purchase. We want to ensure everyone has the opportunity to both retain previously unlocked items if they choose, but also unlock anything they don’t have through the new level- and challenge-based progression. To do this we will be resetting all veteran players to level 0. Don’t panic, though – that’s just your level. All veteran players will have the option to completely reset their unlock progression items and experience the new progression system fresh, OR retain all of their existing guns, equipment, demons and customization unlocks that they’ve acquired or purchased and then unlock the remaining items through the revised progression system. Regardless of whether you keep your gear or choose to re-earn it, we’re giving all veteran players a special badge recognizing their previous experience in the game. For those elite few who have achieved the max Slayer level, we’ve designated a special Slayer badge for you.

A New Runes System, Better Player Information, Revised User Interface

On the gameplay front, we’ve replaced the Hack Module System with an all-new Runes System. Much like the Runes system from the DOOM campaign, multiplayer Runes are now persistent player abilities earned and included in a player loadout. Unlike the previous Hack Modules, Runes do not need to be activated and do not expire. Runes are persistent capabilities (or perks) that become a consistent and predictable component of your loadout and play style.

We’ve also overhauled most of the in-game HUD, including better callouts for challenges, awards and scoring. The kill card has been completely revised to provide players a more clear and accurate account of their demise, including not just who killed them but also the players, weapon types and damage that combined to kill them.

Players will also discover numerous improvements throughout the menus and user interface, including completely revised post-match summaries as well as updates that better illustrate player status in lobbies, highlight the new progression options and status, and better outline weapon, equipment and demon characteristics.

Free Weekends

If you’re someone who just hasn’t tried DOOM yet, we’re giving you the ultimate opportunity to try out one of the most talked about games of 2016. Starting at 12:00 pm ET on Thursday, July 20, on Xbox One, 1pm ET on Thursday, July 20 on PC, and 12:00 pm ET on Thursday, July 27 on PlayStation 4, you can try DOOM for free. Blast hordes of demons in the first two levels of DOOM’s critically acclaimed campaign, then ratchet up the intensity by going for a high-score in Arcade Mode. Plus, you’ll also have unlimited access to DOOM’s multiplayer and SnapMap modes for the duration of the weekend. If you choose to purchase during the free weekend, all of your progress in campaign and multiplayer is saved and you’ll continue right from where you left off.

An Ultimate Price

Lastly, we don’t want anything standing in your way of joining the millions of people that have experienced the rush and pure fun of DOOM, so not only are we giving you a chance to try it during a free weekend – if you like it, we’re offering it for $14.99 (US) / £11.99 (UK) / $17.99 (AUS) (digital purchase only). That’s the award-winning campaign, arcade mode, all of the DLC, countless hours of SnapMap and the right to say you are a badass, rip-and-tear DOOM Slayer – all for just $14.99 (US) / £11.99 (UK) / $17.99 (AUS).

As always, thanks to everyone for your incredible support. We hope that whether you’re a long-time Slayer, trying the game during a free weekend, or you’re purchasing it for the first time, you find something you love in DOOM.

 

This is amazing news, and just makes this game even more awesome. DOOM is one of the best FPS games ever made, and more should try it. If you haven’t tried it yet, you really should. If you haven’t seen our review yet, you can see it here and a 2nd review here.

 

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