Category Archive: Game News

Nov 02 2012

Halo 4 Developer Will Not Tolerate Sexism on Xbox Live

343 Industries head Bonnie Ross and Executive producer of Halo 4 Kiki Wolfkill have announced that they will be taking a stand against sexist comments being said by people playing Halo 4. 343 has said that they will have a zero tolerance policy against sexist comments and offenders will not only result in a lifetime ban from Halo 4 but it will also get your Xbox Live account banned permanently as well.

I’m all for the idea. I mean sure I am all for free speech but Xbox Live has become such a mess of people screaming racist, sexist and homophobic garbage on voice chat that I have had to plug my headset in and leave it on the floor to spare my sanity. Maybe now people will think twice before they decide to harass people online.

Nov 01 2012

PlayStation Vita Hits New Low in Japanese Sales

The sales figured for the PlayStation Vita in Japan just don’t seem to be going anywhere as of late. The Vita sold 5,806 units this sales week which is down 325 units sold from last sales weeks number of 6134 units sold. In contrast the 3DS sold 78,401 units and the PSP sold 15,107 units.

These numbers are certainly troubling but if I had to guess it would be due to the fact that not very much software has come out on the Vita as of yet. Hopefully the Vita doesn’t end up in a catch 22 situation where developers don’t want to make software for it due to its low sales and the sales don’t pick up due to the lack of software.

Oct 29 2012

Final Fantasy XIV Ending this November 11

This is another one of those somewhat misleading news stories. Square Enix has stated that Final Fantasy XIV will be ending its run on November 11th, 2012. The game will then be replaced by Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. So in reality its more like a large content update than a game closure.

Square Enix has also started the alpha test for the Realm Reborn version of the game and you can sign up for it on their website.

I never played Final Fantasy XIV but the common word on it was that it was not very good. Hopefully the Realm Reborn update will breath new life into the game for those who purchased it.

Oct 26 2012

GTA: Vice City Coming to iOS and Android

Grand Theft Auto Vice City will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on this October 29th and to celebrate Rockstar will be porting the game to both iOS and Android. The game is set to feature the same enhancements that Rockstar had in line for Grand Theft Auto 3, so if you enjoyed how that game controlled then there is a good chance you will enjoy this one as well.

Personally I hated trying to get GTA 3 working with touch screen controls so I will stick with my dusty old PC version of the game.

Oct 24 2012

Resident Evil 6 Update Coming This December

A while ago Capcom faced a bit of controversy over on-disc DLC found in Resident Evil 6.  Since then it has been revealed that while there was DLC on the disc, Capcom would be offering it  as a free update, rather than expecting people to pay for it..

The update will be available mid-December and will come with the “No Hope” difficulty setting and some advance camera control options. The update will also allow players to play the Ada Wong campaign right away, which was previously locked until you finish the games main three campaigns first.

Oct 23 2012

Zynga Hit with Layoffs

It seems more and more studios are being hit with layoffs these days and Zynga is no exception today as reports are saying that the Zynga’s Boston studio has been closed leaving over 100 people out of work. Zynga reportedly is also making cuts at both its Austin and Chicago Studio’s as well. No official statement from Zynga has been released as of yet; however, an employee of the company has stated that ‘The Ville’ and ‘Zynga Bingo’ have both had their teams cut.

Now I will be the first to say that I find Zynga’s games both boring and annoying as hell since they end up spamming my Facebook news feed but hearing that people are out of work is never a thing to celebrate.

Oct 22 2012

BioShock Infinite – Beast of America Trailer

The latest trailer for BioShock Infinite sure has a lot of things going for it. The trailer shows off all new gamplay featuring the use of the games Skyhook and Combat systems. They  also shows off a few details of their planned collectors editions of the game.

Stuff like this makes it hard for me to wait for the games intended release date of February 26th of next year.  Especially when it was originally going to be out last week on the 16th.  Oh well, I just hope it ends up being worth the wait. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22 2012

Team Meat Announces Mew-Genics

Team Meat the developer behind Super Meat Boy has announced via its blog that the next game they will be releasing will be called Mew-Genics.  The game is said to be “randomly generated, strange and involve cats”. The game hasn’t been announced for any platforms yet but Team Meat has stated that they plan on announcing platforms for the title soon.

I was a very large fan of both Super Meat boy and Edmund’s solo title The Binding of Isaac so I would say worth keeping an eye on this one. Though considering the ton of most of the creative teams games I fear Cat lovers may end up being slightly…. disturbed.

Oct 18 2012

BioShock Infinite Premium and Ultimate Songbird Editions Detailed

Irrational Games revealed not one but two collector editions of the upcoming BioShock infinite today. First there is the Premium Edition of the game which comes with a 3 inch Vigor Bottle Key-chain  a 5×7 inch lithograph done by Jorge Lacera, a 25 millimeter Handyman miniature, a BioShock Infinite art book a bunch of digital download codes for things like in-game items, a digital copy of the games soundtrack, and console specific themes and avatar items.

The Ultimate Song Bird Edition of the game comes with all of the items mentioned in the Premium Edition of the game but it also comes with a 9.5 inch statute designed by Robb Waters. The Premium Edition of the game will sell at retail for 79.99, and the Ultimate Songbird Edition will sell for 149.99.  Irrational has even set up a tool to pre-order it now if you want.

That statue does look pretty cool but I currently don’t really have any room to store such a the thing so I think I’ll pass. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17 2012

Carmageddon out now for free on iOS for today only

Carmageddon popped up on the iOS app store today and for a limited time its being offered for free. Carmageddon originally came out way back in 1997 on PC and while I never played it then its hard to not recommend picking up a game while its free. The game also has an Android version planned soon as well but there is no exact date set for its release.

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