Tales from the Borderlands is a five part episodic game series from Telltale Games. Set on the unforgiving world of Pandora after the events seen in Borderlands 2, this is a story full of Borderlands’ trademark humor, following two adventurers on their quest for greatness.
The story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
DrCrispy93 has seen what waits for you in The Dark Below. He’s back with some sick new loot and stories to tell. Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below is available December 9. Learn more at www.destinythegame.com.
Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.
Jurassic World will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures in June 2015.
Nintendo sends along a press release announcing that Super Smash Bros. is the fastest-selling Wii U game ever in the U.S..
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- If you were going to diagram an equation for a record-breaking software launch, it would probably look something like this:
Popular Franchise (more than 14 million Super Smash Bros. games sold in the U.S. alone)
Demand (it has been six years since the last Super Smash Bros. console game, plus the new game benefits from heightened awareness for the franchise coming on the heels of the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game)
Critical Acclaim (current Metacritic score of 93, making it the highest-rated original game of this generation, tied with last year’s Super Mario 3D World game)
Strong Reaction from Fans (current user score of 9.2 on Metacritic, becoming the eighth Wii U game to have a Metacritic score of 85 or higher AND a user score of 8.5 or higher)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is now the fastest-selling Wii U title ever in the U.S. market (dethroning Mario Kart 8), with more than 490,000 physical and digital units combined sold during the three-day period of Nov. 21 through Nov. 23.
“The Nintendo holiday is off to a great start, but there’s a lot of work left to do and a few more surprises in store for our fans,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With great deals coming on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and great content like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker launching next week, Nintendo will offer shoppers the best combination of fun and value this holiday season.”
*All numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures and are specific to the United States only.
Seems waiting for games pays off more and more each day. Bandai-Namco just announced that they will release Dark Souls II plus the three available DLC and some new content for PC, PS4, Xbone, PS3, and Xbox 360.
This complete Dark Souls II experience will include all 3 Dark Souls II DLC contents (Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, Crown of the Ivory King), new NPCs to offer an even deeper storyline, improved graphics, and additional gameplay features and enhancements!
Valve just revamped it's trading policy with regards to purchasing gifts and having them go directly into your inventory. Now, you must wait 30 days before you can trade or send the game to someone as a gift.
The reason, according to Valve, is to prevent people from losing a trade due to the trader issuing a charge back. It basically goes like this:
Person A buys a game
Person A trades game to Person B for another game or steam wallet funds
Person A initiates a charge-back on their credit card
Okay--deceptive thread title, I admit. This post has nothing to do with the ground-breaking Sega arcade racer featured in that one Brendan Fraser movie everyone liked but won't admit to enjoying. Instead, it's actually round 2 of the Metal Jesus' round-up of killer releases for your iOS devices. Just like Rad Mobile, these are 8 games that are easy to get into, but require patience and dedication to master. Thankfully, these mobile titles are also unlike Rad Mobile in that none of them have even the remotest connection to Pauly Shore.
Devil's Advocate is definitely one I'm going to check out. Looks sort of like a cross between Phoenix Wright and Ugly Americans.
343 Industries is aware that far too many people are not seeing improvements after last week's Halo: The Master Chief Collection content update. (That's PR speak for "it's still broken.") IGN has the story.
Last week’s Halo: The Master Chief Collection content update targeted the game’s poor matchmaking performance with a host of fixes, along with user interface, gameplay and title-specific updates.
“We continue to work on these issues, with our primary focus being on matchmaking performance,” a post on the HaloWaypoint forum reads. “Additionally, we also noticed that the CU inadvertently introduced some new UI bugs, which will be fixed shortly. For now, you will continue to see uneven match-ups and larger than normal team sizes in matchmaking.
“This is a temporary situation that is caused by the fact that we are allowing more players than normal into a matchmaking session in order to improve overall matching times,” the update continues. “We realize this is not ideal, and we will reset those parameters to their expected behavior as soon as our matchmaking improves to a level where players are consistently getting into matches in shorter time frames.”
SEGA has announced that Creative Assembly's strategy game, Total War: ATTILA, will be released on February 17, 2015 across all territories on both physical and digital formats.
Players who pre-order from participating retailers will receive Total War™: ATTILA’s first downloadable content for free alongside the game on release day. This first DLC, The Viking Forefathers Culture Pack, adds three additional playable factions to the game: The Danes, The Jutes and The Geats.
These warlike Norse factions have their own unique battlefield and naval units, missions, cultural and factional traits, and are poised to launch southwards from their icy homelands on campaigns of raiding, looting and conquest.
Click on the headline for pre-order bonus details and the Viking Forefathers Culture Pack trailer.
Explore what waits in The Dark Below. Expand your Destiny adventure with a wealth new weapons, armor, and gear earned in new story quests and missions. Throw down in three new competitive multiplayer arenas. Form a Fireteam and take on new cooperative challenges, including a brand new six-player Raid.
ACE Chemicals Part 1: Infiltration the first of three new gameplay videos from Batman™: Arkham Knight. All feature Batman learning about his new foe--- the Arkham Knight---as he enters ACE Chemicals. The video highlights new game features including the new “Fear Takedown” maneuver, as well as the seamless integration of the Batmobile into gameplay and Combat Mode.
Watch as Batman takes on Arkham Knight’s henchmen to rescue the remaining ACE Chemicals plant workers and stop Arkham Knight from executing The Scarecrow’s plans.
Sony says it found no signs to indicate that PSN was hacked and that 2,131 logins were compromised, as a hacker group recently claimed.
As first reported on GameSpot's sister site CNET, the hacker group that claimed responsibility for a DDoS attack on Blizzard's servers, claimed to have obtained usernames and passwords for 2,131 PSN accounts, 1,473 Windows Live accounts, and 2,000 2K Games accounts.
"We have investigated the claims that our network was breached and have found no evidence that there was any intrusion into our network," Sony said in a statement to Joystiq. "Unfortunately, Internet fraud including phishing and password matching are realities that consumers and online networks face on a regular basis. We take these reports very seriously and will continue to monitor our network closely."
Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley join the team as fellow producers.
Jurassic World was shot in 3D and will be released by Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015.
At this point we sort of take it all for granted, however. Another buggy game release? Color me surprised. We’ve done this so many times before it hardly makes us bat an eye.
But we wouldn’t stand for it in any other industry. If I go to see a movie and it’s littered with problems I’ll go ask for my money back and leave the theatre. If a car has serious problems it’s recalled. Video games have been historically difficult to return to retailers, and digital returns are even more complicated. What Ubisoft needs to do may be expensive in the short term, but it would be wise in the long term: Issue a recall, pull Unity off the shelves, and release it when the problems it’s suffering from are fixed. Don’t subject consumers to patch after patch after the fact.
To some degree consumers will always be quality control guinea pigs, especially in huge games with big open worlds and tons of stuff going on. A few stray bugs are tolerable. But consumers should punish truly shoddy releases by voting with their wallets and, even more importantly, getting off the crazy pre-order train. That train runs on hype, and hype plays right into the hands of companies whose priority is releasing a game on time rather than a finished product.
Created using player-submitted voice comms, "This is EVE" showcases the game's true multiplayer experience. Battle cries, calls to action, cheers of victory, panicked escapes and virtual high-fives... This is EVE Online.
Phil Robb from Turtle Rock Studios told IGN that all of the DLC maps for its upcoming shooter, Evolve, will be free.
In a recent interview with Turtle Rock Studios' Creative Director Phil Robb, IGN learned that all DLC maps for Evolve will be available to players free of charge.
According to Robb, giving players free maps means players won't be booted because they didn't pay for the DLC.
Robb confirmed that new monsters, hunters, and maps are planned for Evolve's post-release DLC support. Additionally, players who do not purchase monster or hunter DLC will still be able to fight against the new monsters alongside the new hunters.
IGDA ,the international game developers association, recently released a resource for how to best deal with online harassment. The resource, which includes extreme measures such as links to a suicide prevention hotline for those who have experienced severe and mentally damaging threats, also recommends a Twitter tool which blocks “some of the worst offenders” of online harassment.
The GG autoblocker list is a bot created by Randi Harper, who has previously been involved in criminal activity, which blocks anyone on Twitter who follows more than one of the following accounts : @Nero, @PlayDangerously, @RogueStarGamez, @TheRalphRetort, @_icze4r, @RealVivianJames, or @CHOBITCOIN, and does not in fact analyze the content of users tweets for harassment. It should be noted that the above users have never been implicated in harassment, and in fact, have been the subjects of harassment with @Nero receiving a syringe and a dead animal in the mail, while @_icze4r has been swatted.
The structure of this list, which is labeled under mental wellness and self-care and refers to users mentioned as monsters, sheeple, and idiots various times, means that journalists and gamers, such as myself, who follow a wide range of twitter users in order to keep myself informed on the latest news, have been implicated as offenders of harassment, despite never participating in such.
Update: EvAv member PacerDawn has pointed out that the IGDA first altered, then later removed think. More info in the thread.
The Digital Foundry puts Dragon Age: Inquisitionunder the microscope in a PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One vs. PC showdown.
In terms of final recommendations, it's clear that if you have the muscle, the PC version is going to provide the best experience - but the console versions are still very impressive. If you don't mind minor frame-rate dips and feel that image quality is most important, it's easy to recommend the PS4 version. However, those looking for the most stable experience should instead opt for the Xbox One version. It's clear that neither console version is quite perfect but the level of graphical accomplishment and performance are an enormous improvement over every other BioWare console title we've played.
Gameinformer is reporting that developer Double Fine has laid off 12 staff after one of their upcoming consumer rip-offs games was canceled.
After an unannounced project was cancelled at Double Fine, a dozen members of the studio's staff had to be let go. Many of the company's already announced titles will be unaffected.
"One of our unannounced projects was unexpectedly cancelled by its publisher," Double Fine studio head Tim Schafer told GamesIndustry.biz, "forcing us to reduce our staff by 12 people. Our remaining projects – Broken Age, Massive Chalice, and Grim Fandango Remastered, were unaffected."
We're still waiting for a release date for the second half of Broken Age, but you can watch our own Tim Turi play part of the game before its initial release here, and then watch Massive Chalice's project lead Brad Muir sound off on the development of that title here.
Beneath the surface of the Moon, a long-forgotten enemy wakes. Invade the Hellmouth. Stop a dark army from invading Earth. Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below will be available Tuesday Dec 9th, 2014 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of "Fast & Furious 7." James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan.
Today, Ubisoft® announced that ANNO®: Build an Empire, the mobile spin-off derived from the iconic ANNO series is now available to download on the App store for iPad and iPhone. Developed by Blue Byte® in close collaboration with Mi’pu’mi Games, the game offers the full ANNO experience, allowing players to create monumental cities on mobile devices.
ANNO: Build an Empire enables players to transform an uncharted island into a powerful empire by managing inhabitants’ needs and assuring the city’s production welfare. Players will see their initial town grow into a connected kingdom as they continue to expand their empire by colonizing islands to produce new goods and acquire rare resources.
Click on the image for the screenshots, and the headline for the trailer.
Warner Bros. has announced a free character skin for Shadow of Mordor.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Free New Character Skin and Challenge Mode
Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces the FREE Power of Defiance bundle including the new Lithariel character skin, Challenge Mode and Epic Rune for acclaimed action game, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. The Power of Defiance bundle will be available via a free content update today for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam.
With the new character skin, players become Lithariel, the Warrior Commander of the Tribesmen of Nurn, and lead the charge against the Dark Lord Sauron and his troops. They can test their survival skills in the new Test of Defiance Challenge Mode.
The free Power of Defiance bundle includes the following upgrades
• Play as Lithariel, daughter of Lady Marwen, Queen of Nurn
• Test of Defiance Challenge Mode – Players face the ultimate test to their warrior prowess as they defeat Sauron’s Warchiefs without cheating death or relying on the power of the Wraith.
• Epic Rune - Defiant to the End: Players gain an additional Last Chance to return to the fray in combat.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor delivers a dynamic game environment where the player orchestrates their personal plan of vengeance as they bend Mordor to their will. The game begins on the night of Sauron’s return to Mordor, as his Black Captains brutally execute the Rangers of the Black Gate. Players become Talion, a ranger who loses his family and everything he holds dear, only to be returned from death by a mysterious Spirit of vengeance. Based on the player’s actions with the in-game Nemesis System, every enemy encountered is distinct and can evolve to become a personal archenemy through the course of the game. As Talion’s personal vendetta unfolds, players uncover the mystery of the Spirit that compels him, discover the origin of the Rings of Power and confront the ultimate nemesis.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Steam, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.