London, UK — April 16, 2014 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that Trials Fusion™, the highly anticipated sequel to the massively popular platform racer Trials Evolution®, is now available for download on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Sony PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Trials Fusion™ will be available on April 24 for Windows PC.
Trials Fusion™ is available digitally for £15.99 on Xbox One and Xbox 360 from the Xbox Live Games Store and on PlayStation®4 system. A physical retail version including a Season Pass and bonus unlockable items is also available on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 system. This retail version will also be available on Windows PC on April 24.
Wargame Red Dragon, the latest episode in the spectacular RTS series created by Eugen Systems, will be available tomorrow in stores and to download! To celebrate this event, we are pleased to unveil the game's explosive launch trailer!
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original "X-Men" film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from "X-Men: First Class," in an epic battle that must change the past -- to save our future.
Michael Ancel, director of Ubisoft's Beyond Good & Evil 2, teased new concept art for the game's main character Jade during a livestream of Rayman Legends. While the sequel to this original Xbox title first had a trailer released five years ago, word since has been scarce. However, it appears that the title is finally in production as the developer has revealed that it will be released on PC, Playstation 4, Wii-U, and Xbox One.
I love the Rayman games, but would love to see this title get made even more.
With Watch Dogs launching across current-gen and next-gen consoles, as well as PC next month, Ubisoft is ramping up the promotion. That includes holding press events to show off the game to journalists, many of whom will end up reviewing Watch Dogs.
One such event was held last week in Paris, and it has been revealed by attendees that Ubisoft decided to give everyone who turned up a Nexus 7 tablet. Why? That hasn’t been explained officially yet, but you can see how this can be viewed negatively. After all, these are the individuals who will give Watch Dogs a review score, which many gamers rely on to help them make a purchasing decision.
Many of the journalists who attended and came away with a Nexus 7 are stating it is going to a charity. Keeping it, of course, could also be viewed negatively, especially if that person or their publication ends up giving the game a high review score. We’re waiting to hear if there is some tie-in the game that would make this whole thing make some sense — such as giving people a chance to test out the game’s tablet integration — but so far we’ve heard nothing about it.
One rider's custom track is another rider's opportunity to experience a whole new, crazy world. While Officer Ray doesn't concern himself with what you do in these worlds, he is absolutely appalled that no boundaries or laws of responsible riding are being followed even in these foreign places. Welcome to Biker Beat, a show where the goal is to nip this trip to crazy-town in the bud.
The much-anticipated Trials game for the next-generation will be here on April 16th, 2014 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 and on April 24th, 2014 for the PC. Pre-purchase the standard or deluxe edition of the PC version now and get access into the playable Beta program today. Take on an unlimited array of platform-racing challenges in the unreal world of Trials Fusion!
Take your battle to the wild west with the new Zomboss Down downloadable Game Pack -- available starting today, April 15, for FREE!
The plants just blasted down the Zomboss blimp! The zombies are now roaming the desert and battling their way to a local golf course, which may just be a secret facility housing a Cactus army. It can all be found in the free Zomboss Down downloadable game pack, featuring the new Cactus Canyon Gardens & Graveyards Map, 8 new playable characters, over 200 wild customization items, an increased Level cap for each character, and all-new challenges to accomplish. Available for both Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Paradox Interactive, the fearsome digital warriors of Northern Europe, have today unleashed War of The Vikings, their all-new skill-based multiplayer combat game, on to digital retail portals across the world in three variants.
Developed by Fatshark, War of The Vikings is the next generation of close-quarter combat games as players design and customize a personalized warrior and take them in to glorious battle online with other warriors from all over the world. Choose from the Standard Edition ($24.99), the Blood Eagle Edition ($34.99) or the mythic Valhalla Edition ($174.99) that includes the lifetime Viking pass where all future content released for the game is automatically unlocked, a digital art book, digital strategy guide, deluxe soundtrack, and the brand new ‘Berserker King’ digital novel.
Click on the headline to watch the trailer.
$175 for the Valhalla Edition? Who thought that was a good idea?
Bohemia Interactive has announced the release of the first Expedition One content update for its space sim, Take On Mars. Space cadets can now launch a manned mission to the Red Planet and set up camp.
Bohemia Interactive, the creators of the award-winning Arma™ series and DayZ™, today released the first portion of their Expedition One content update for Take On™ Mars. Serving as the codename for Take On Mars’ manned mission to Mars, Expedition One enables people to explore the Red Planet, and establish a self-sufficient human habitat.
Today’s update lands the first human marsonauts to Take On Mars. With access to a manned science buggy, featuring an interactive 3D GUI, one of their first objectives will be to explore the huge new Cydonia Mensae location, which spans 8x8 kilometer of Martian terrain. A 3D printer enables marsonauts to construct various parts, which can be put together via the Habitat Construction System to form buildings and installations (changelog).
The next portion of Take On Mars’ Expedition One content update will include resource extraction/transfer, habitat pressurization, and marsonaut vitals - and is scheduled for release in May 2014.
Orcs and Humans compete in the very first match of Blood Bowl 2!
Blood Bowl 2, published by Focus Home Interactive, is the sequel to Blood Bowl, the video game developed by Cyanide studios based on the famous board game created by Games Workshop that combines American football with the fantasy world of Warhammer. The latest series of screenshots unveiled the first game stadiums, but we can now present the frenetic action of the very first ingame match of Blood Bowl 2 on video!
Newport Beach, CA – April 14 2014 – The Wasteland 2 beta has been out for several months now, and players from 181 countries have put in 26 million minutes or almost 50 years of gameplay time. Based on beta testing metrics and feedback, inXile Entertainment estimates the game will take about 50 hours to complete for a regular playthrough.
Less than half of the game is currently available in beta form on Steam Early Access, with an update coming next week that will add another major area. After that update the beta will include most of the Arizona portion of the game. Many of the game's zones have completely different states based on the choices you make.
“I felt it was important for us to exceed our Kickstarter backers' expectations and deliver a truly deep RPG,” says Brian Fargo, CEO. "There is a tremendous amount of gameplay that is either easy to miss or mutually exclusive, so while those 50 hours will suffice for a single play-through, there are plenty of reasons to go back for a second one.”
inXile Entertainment is also unveiling more of the second half of the game, which takes place in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. Where Arizona contains many areas from the original and is defined by its arid desert-scape, Los Angeles features the ruins of familiar landmarks overgrown with wild plant life, crawling with weird creatures, and dangerous mad cults. There are hints of a threat from this region to not just the Desert Rangers, but all of humanity. Will Ranger Team Echo be able to find and halt this threat?
The fielding is better in MLB 14 The Show with the all new dynamic catch position indicator. Revamped from MLB 13, the new fielding mechanism will change the way you roam the outfield in The Show. Baseball is Better.
So while you're all breathlessly waiting to see who won that Dragon Age novel that went up for grabs on EvAv last Friday, here's some DA content to serve as a reminder of why you fell in love with the world of Thedas and its inhabitants the first go round.
Expressing her enthusiasm via physical violence, MJR! guest host Brittney gives her rundown of why teh Dragon Age still makes her fires rage. Check out Miss Blondenerd's top 5 reasons below while the Metal Jesus checks his homeowner's policy to see if it covers wanton acts of chipper destruction.
WARNING: Mildly NSFW, but awesomely FTW (Fun To Watch).
Travel with Aurora in the World of Lemuria, where amazing adventures await! Discover fairytale landscapes in a magical world. Following Aurora in her quest to save the kingdom of Lemuria by bringing back the three sources of Light.
Gamespot reports that Eve Online creator, CCP Games, has regretfully cancelled their World of Darkness MMO and shutdown the studio that was working on the project in Atlanta.
The studio says it was "falling regretfully short" in its goals of creating an vampire-themed MMO. Following the cancellation, 56 employees at the Atlanta, Georgia studio have been laid off. Some of the team are said to have been offered other roles within the company, with the remaining staff at the studio now working on games set in the EVE universe.
Employees who have lost their jobs were given severance packages and assistance in securing new work, the company says.
"The decision to end the World of Darkness MMO project is one of the hardest I’ve ever had to make," said CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson in a statement. "I have always loved and valued the idea of a sandbox experience set in that universe, and over the years I’ve watched the team passionately strive to make that possible."
One of the best tabletop games I've enjoyed was in this setting, and I love the old Vampire: The Masquerade game. I'd love to see someone do something good with this IP, though I'd like an open-world single-player RPG like Skryim more than an MMO.
While the developers at Bioware are definitely not announcing the fine details of the next Mass Effect game at this point (an official announcement is more likely at E3 coming up in early June), fans were able to get a few minor details out of them at the PAX East conference. Specifically, the next Mass Effect will likely come to the Xbox One and Playstation 4 consoles and will continue to include same-sex romance options.
Asked if the next Mass Effect will allow for same-sex and inter-species relationships, Rootsaert said, "We can't divulge that. But, I'll just say that inclusivity is part of the BioWare mandate. So, we do our best."
Another fan asked about what platforms BioWare is considering for the next Mass Effect game. MacMillan offered a tantalizing tease that we could see the game come to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but he wouldn't confirm one way or the other.
"It's kind of tricky to officially comment on that, but I mean, gen4 [being Xbox One and PlayStation 4] looks pretty awesome and Mass Effect's an awesome-looking game," McMillen said. This comment drew a rousing round of laughter from the audience.
Predictable, but I love this series so much, I'm just glad to hear it's coming along.
The big news coming out of PAX East, details concerning Gearbox's remaster of one the greatest games ever made. IGN has all the details.
Those of you with an intense PC gaming rig should take note: Homeworld will be capable of running in 4K resolution. During Gearbox’s panel at PAX East 2014, company founder Randy Pitchford confirmed that Homeworld Remastered will support in high resolution for those with a PC capable of it ... Gearbox also showcased the Homeworld Remastered Collector’s Edition, which will come with an incredibly detailed 12-inch model of the ship from the original game.
I never go in for collector's editions but I may be tempted to buy one of these statues.
Some shaky cam footage of Turtle Rock Studios' shooter Evolve, along with a look at what's going on at Pax East.
Hello from PAX East 2014, and the 2K booth! Join Chloe Dykstra and Michele Morrow as they show you around the booth, get hands-on time with Evolve, talk with fans... and sample the best Goliath roars our ears can take.
In the spirit of charging a lot of money and not getting much in return, Respawn Entertainment has announced the first 3-map pack for Titanfall, the $DLC$ coming out in May for a whopping $9.99.
Today during our panel at PAX East, we revealed details on Expedition, the first DLC map pack for Titanfall. Coming this May, Expedition will introduce three new maps to the Frontier including Runoff, Swamplands and Wargames.
In the wake of the Battle of Demeter, IMC Expeditionary Forces travel deep into Frontier space to recover from their recent defeat. On an uncharted world, the IMC begin construction of a new fleet operations base, using newly acquired water collection and filtration plants to support the new base. When drainage operations reveal ancient ruins and artifacts of an unknown origin in a nearby swamp, Spyglass activates an archaeological team to investigate the site. To maintain battle readiness at the new base, IMC Pilots use simulation pods to train for anticipated Militia raids, based on lessons learned in Angel City and IMC Airbase Sierra.
Titanfall Expedition is the first of three new content packs with each pack available for $9.99. For fans looking to get all three content packs while saving a few bucks, the Titanfall Season Pass is the way to go. Available for a one-time price of $24.99, the Titanfall Season Pass is available for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC and delivers all three content packs as soon as they become available.
"Ars reports on a panel at PAX East which delved into the strength of the PC as a platform for games, and what its future looks like. The outlook is positive: 'Even as major computer OEMs produce numbers showing falling sales, the PC as a platform (and especially a gaming platform) actually shows strong aggregate growth.' The panelists said that while consoles get a lot of the headlines, the PC platform remains the only and/or best option for a lot of developers and gamers. They briefly addressed piracy, as well: 'Piracy, [Matt Higby] said, is an availability and distribution problem. The more games are crowdfunded and digitally delivered and the less a "store" figures into buying games, the less of a problem piracy becomes. [Chris Roberts] was quick to agree, and he noted that the shift to digital distribution also helps the developers make more money — they ostensibly don't have everyone along the way from retailers to publishers to distributors taking their cut from the sale.'"
"Today at PAX East, Firaxis announced Civilization: Beyond Earth. It's a new Civ game inspired by their sci-fi strategy classic Alpha Centauri. Beyond Earth is currently planned to launch this year on the PC. According to Game Informer: 'Beyond Earth presents an opportunity for Firaxis to throw off the shackles of human history and give players the chance to sculpt their own destinies. Civilization games typically have a set endpoint at humanities modern age, but Beyond Earth has given Firaxis the opportunity and the challenge of creating a greater sense of freedom. ... The five different victory conditions that represent that next major event in human history are tied to the new technology web. At the start of the game, players will choose leaders and factions (no longer bundled with one another) and choose colonists and equipment to settle the land. Once descending from orbit, the technology web allows players to move in a number of directions.'"
Thanks to lockwoodx for this news submission. He adds: Just as I was posting pics for this in the PC section, official news broke so here you go!
My local comic book store got in an almost complete set of all the classic Dark Horse Comics Aliens, Predator and Aliens vs Predator series! They cut me such a smoking deal on the AvP set that I couldn't resist.
Don't forget that the first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day. My daughter has become addicted to comic books, I get her Spongebob, My Little Pony, Scooby, Scooby Team-Up (With Batman!) and a bunch more. There are a lot of good kids comics on the Free Comic Book Day giveaway list this year, more than most years where they tend to focus on stuff for the adult collectors.
Head to your local store and start your addiction. It's like heroin without the crushing blow of dreary reality at the end!
Ride with your friend or in a worldwide tournament: competition is all around you. Its variety and depth will offer limitless ways to scratch your competitive itch, and the opportunities keep coming. Dominate the leaderboard and achieve absolute victory.
ORCS MUST DIE! UNCHAINED is set in the familiar world of its humorous fantasy predecessors, years after the finale of Orcs Must Die! 2. With the discovery of dozens of new rifts and magical worlds beyond them, heroes have come from far and wide to wage all-out war for control of these valuable gateways. In the years since Orcs Must Die! 2, the War Mage and Sorceress have rebuilt the once-mighty Order. Their new enemy, the Unchained, is not the mindless horde defeated twice before, but instead an organized army led by powerful heroes.
While speaking at PAX East, Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos stated that the developer plans to bring Rock Band and Dance Central to the PS4 and X1 at some point.
He prefaced his talk this morning by saying he would not announce a Rock Band 4 or Dance Central 4. However, he stressed that both franchises are "near and dear" to Harmonix. He went on to say that the studio plans to bring these franchises to the "coming console cycle" "at some point" and with "guns blazing."
What is Vektropolis? It’s Fast Paced Combat that combines the best elements of twitch thrills with city building and tower defense games. Vektropolis is a vector graphic combat game where the player uses their flying and shooting skills to protect their city from invaders -both alien and human. Play is split into rounds and comprises of missions both set and dynamic- so when you are attacked anything can happen. After a mission is completed the player is assessed and rewarded with payment. They can put this payment into growing the city or into their craft. The more the city grows, the bigger the population, the bigger the bonus. The bigger the bonus the more the rewards!
My buddy Bear Brubaker sends along word that he finally finished transcribing the classic Weird Western story Six-Gun Gorilla and preparing the file for download on the Kindle for only $2.99.
"A strange expression came to O'Neil's eyes. He pulled the gun out and examined it. It was not the first time he had handled it. He knew all about this strange toy from his master."
O'Neil, the Six-Gun Gorilla, was adopted by kindly old prospector Bart Masters after a sailor brought him from Africa to San Francisco. When the ruthless Strawhan Gang murders Bart, O'Neil straps on his deceased owners gun and goes rampaging across the Old West on a path to revenge.
Along the way he encounters Outlaws, Lawmen, Prospectors and Redskins. None of them can stop O'Neil on his quest for justice.
Strange and Compelling, the story of the Six-Gun Gorilla pulls you in and takes you along for one wild Old West-style runaway train ride.
Kinda off-topic, but this one was so much fun to read I couldn't resist posting about it.
Up for Giveaway today is a pre-release copy of Tor's new Dragon Age novel, Dragon Age: The Masked Empire.
The previous three Dragon Age novels, Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne (March 2009), Dragon Age: The Calling (October 2009), and Dragon Age: Asunder were well-received by fans and further established the dark, heroic nature and epic scale of the Dragon Age Universe. Dragon Age: The Masked Empire expands and illuminates new corners of Thedas.
Empress Celene of Orlais rose to the throne of the most powerful nation in Thedas through wisdom, wit, and ruthless manipulation. Now, the empire she has guided into an age of enlightenment is threatened from within by imminent war between the templars and the mages, even as rebellion stirs among the downtrodden elves To save Orlais, Celene must keep her hold on the throne by any means necessary.
Fighting with the legendary skill of the Orlesian Chevaliers , Grand Duke Gaspard has won countless battles for the empire and the empress But has he fought in vain? As the Circle fails and chaos looms, Gaspard begins to doubt that Celene’s diplomatic approach to the mage problem or the elven uprisings will keep the empire safe. Perhaps it is time for a new leader, one who lives by the tenets of the Chevalier’s Code, to make Orlais strong again.
Briala has been Celene’s handmaid since the two of them were children, subtly using her position to help improve the lives of elves across Orlais. She is Celene’s confidante, spymaster, and lover, but when politics force the empress to choose between the rights of Briala’s people and the Orlesian throne, Briala must in turn decide where her true loyalties lie.
Alliances are forged and promises broken as Celene and Gaspard battle for the throne of Orlais But in the end, the elves who hide in the forests or starve in the alienages may decide the fate of the masked empire.
Find out everything there is to know about the combat system in Bound by Flame! The most ambitious RPG to date from developers Spiders studios is set for release on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and PC on May 9, 2014, and we can now unveil a video dedicated to the Bound by Flame combat system!
Ubisoft has announced that Ubisoft Singapore's free-to-play shooter, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms, has been released on Steam.
Ubisoft has built a new identity for Ghost Recon Phantoms that includes a new background story, new user interface as well as new character and weapon designs for all three classes. Three maps have also been updated with a complete lighting and level redesign. Players will also be able to fully customize their weapons and characters with the new ModMaster feature to help them stand out on the battlefield.
In addition, matchmaking has been improved to guarantee a fair gaming experience by taking into account player skills and level of equipment. To start new players off on the right foot, the new user experience has been retooled to offer players access to better weapons, sooner.