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New WildStar warplots trailer

by Ciaran Pempelfort - on Apr 17th 2014 - No Comments

As we get ever closer to the June 3rd release date of the much anticipated MMO known as WildStar, NCSoft have released a new trailer showcasing the Warplots mode.  As explained by the trailer, it’s a 40 vs 40 PvP arena, in which two sides fight it out over their player made plots. Warplots are awarded to players when they reach...

Fable Anniversary lead Ted Timmins exits Lionhead Studios

by Joseph Murphy - on Apr 17th 2014 - No Comments

Fable Anniversary ‘s lead designer Ted Timmins has departed Lionhead Studios. Sharing the news with people on twitter, Timmins sent out seven tweets in total about the revelation, his feelings and much more. We’ve assembled them all into one message, and it reads as follows: “I guess I’d have to mention it at...

Xbox One version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 put on hold. Won’t release any time soon

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 17th 2014 - No Comments

Activision will not release The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Xbox One, putting the release of the game on hiatus indefinitely for no apparent reason. According to a statement from Activision via MCV, the Xbox One version of the game has been put on hold and if you read between the lines, it might not come out at all “We want to inform...

Latest Alien Isolation dev diary talks “low-fi” sci-fi

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 17th 2014 - No Comments

Alien Isolation development team Creative Assembly has released a new developer diary, rather interestingly discussing the nature of the “low-fi” sci-fi aesthetic that defines the look of their new Alien game. The video courtesy of the chaps at Gamespot can be found below and makes for a good watch, not least because the...

PS4 Firmware v1.70 incoming. Adds SHAREfactory and ability to download pre-ordered games

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 17th 2014 - No Comments

PlayStation 4 will benefit from a new Firmware update (v1.70) shortly and the update will see a couple of changes and alterations including the addition of a new feature called SHAREfactory, as well as allowing users to download games that they have bought over PSN ahead of launch, so when the game goes live, they can just jump right...

Sony: PlayStation 4 tops 7 million consoles sold

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 17th 2014 - No Comments

PlayStation 4 has passed another significant sales milestone, selling its 7 millionth console since launch last November this month. As of April 6th, PS4 reached and broke the accumulative global sales number of 7 million. PS4 software sales have passed 20.5 million across both retail and digital. More than 135 million shares have been...

Sony “looking into” discount for PS3 owners of The Last of Us looking to upgrade to PS4 version

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 17th 2014 - No Comments

Sony has said that they are “looking into” some kind of discount for PS3 adopters of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us who wish to upgrade to the PS4 “Remastered” edition. Eric Monacelli, writing in a response to a question over on the official EU PlayStation Blog, stated that the company is “looking into”...

Call of Duty: Ghosts getting paid Snoop Dogg voice-over DLC

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 16th 2014 - No Comments

Activision has announced a slew of new paid customization heading to Call of Duty: Ghosts, including the option to have the voice of rapper Snoop Dog (I thought he was Snoop Lion now?) accompany you on your merry military way with unique voice commands and “hood” influenced voice commentary. For actual money, Snoop will announce...

Veteran Halo composer Martin O’Donnell terminated “without cause” from Bungie

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 16th 2014 - No Comments

Acclaimed Halo composer and Bungie Studios veteran, Martin O’Donnell, has reportedly been terminated from the company “without cause”. Martin worked on every Halo game up to Halo Reach and has also contributed to Bungie’s forthcoming multiplatform shooter Destiny. Martin told Twitter this morning that the board of...

Sony will sell all of its shares in Square-Enix

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 16th 2014 - No Comments

Sony Corporation in Japan has announced that it will be selling all of its shares in Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts creators Square-Enix within the next couple of days. Siliconera has it that Sony Computer Entertainment has come to an agreement with SMBC Nikko Securities Inc., which is one of the biggest brokerage firms in Japan,...

Minecraft PS3 will get physical Blu-ray release next month

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 16th 2014 - No Comments

The PlayStation 3 edition of Minecraft will finally grace retailers with a physical Blu-ray release next month. The announcement comes via the PlayStation Blog. “Following on from the successful [digital] release we’re pleased to confirm that Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition will be available on disc from 14th May, 2014 in all...

New Xbox One system update rolls out tonight – full list of improvements here

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 15th 2014 - No Comments

Xbox One will benefit from a new system update we’re told will roll out “tonight” in Europe. The update will include a new progress bar to track game and app save states, notifications for newly signed in friends and added favourites, Kinect voice and motion improvements as well as an improvement in GameDVR video quality. Here...

New Skylanders title will be revealed next week

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 15th 2014 - No Comments

Activision will reveal a new Skylanders game next week at a press event to be held in New York City. North American press have been receiving invites to an event that will reveal “the latest innovation from the franchise that created the toys-to-life category”. That “category” that Activision refers to, has generated...

Square-Enix set to revive Mana and SaGa franchises

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 15th 2014 - No Comments

Square-Enix has confirmed that it is making plans to revive it’s oft mentioned but thought forgotten Mana and SaGa franchises. In an interview with Famitsu translated by Siliconera and via CVG, developer Takehiro Ando made reference to both series and the seemingly abundant plans to not only release new editions soon, but to make...

Sony reportedly planning PSN maintenance Easter Monday in Europe

by Shane Willoughby - on Apr 15th 2014 - No Comments

PlayStation Network will be down for the guts of 12 hours over the course of next Easter Monday for maintenance according to a handful of reports surfacing online this afternoon. The Sixth Axis has it that reports that the maintenance will begin at 4pm BST on Monday April 21st and finish at 4am Tuesday April 22nd. They are sourcing...