Nintendo’s future is getting bleaker and bleaker by the minute. DICE’s technical director Johan Andersson has tweeted that next-generation games running the studio’s Frostbite 3 engine, will not be making an appearance on the Wii U console.
“[Frostbite 3] has never been running on WiiU,” EA DICE’s technical director Johan Andersson posted on Twitter. “We did some tests with not too promising results with [Frostbite 2] & chose not to go down that path.”
As of right now, Electronic Arts — owns the studio DICE — has only confirmed one video game in 2013 using the Frostbite 3 engine. Unfortunately for Nintendo, it’s the publishers most anticipated game, which is Battlefield 4. (more…)
Dead Island Riptide has shipped and it is available in stores as I type. And Squire Enix has decided to release one last trailer for the game, to convince you to purchase it.
However, if you read the reviews first, before you watch this very last trailer, you might have already made your decision. The majority of critics are giving it medicare reviews, and it currently holds in the 60s at Metacritic. Which I’m sure most people would consider that a rental.
Remember when we all thought Dead Island was going to be an amazing new series, thanks to the first teaser trailer? Boy has that perception changed, eh?
During last night’s press conference for the unveiling of PlayStation 4, Ubisoft took the stage to announce that Watch Dogswas in development for the PS4. And they were even kind enough to show us a brand-new demo, something we haven’t seen since last year’s E3. And you can watch it up top.
Watch Dogs is an open world game that follows an anti-hero named Aiden Pearce. With his cellphone, Pearce has almost full control of the cities infrastructure. During this new demo, we saw Pearce hack into non-playable characters’ banking account, stealing their money in the ATM, escaping police cars by putting up movable barriers and even stopping a train in the middle of its tracks to flee the cops.
During E3 of last year, I felt Watch Dogs was the best showing of any game. And coming out of this PlayStation 4 announcement, I was more excited about the prospect of playing Watch Dogs, then the system itself.
Canadian retailer Future Shop has leaked details of a possible new Wii U bundle, which includes the Deluxe Set 32GB system, and the mature-rated first-person shooter, ZombiU, which was published by Ubisoft. While no official announcement has been made by Nintendo about this bundle, I have to think this is probably real, considering it’s a credible retailer that already has box art. I have a hard time believing they’ve been punk’ed by some Internet rumor.
There hasn’t been any information about a possible American version, but because Nintendo thinks Canada and the US as the North American region, I have to believe we are also getting this same bundle.
The quick scene that shows New York City being bombarded by missiles, wasn’t from the country’s special-effects department (I’m sure they have one, right?) — no — it was stolen from the game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Apparently someone within the country forgot to DVR a disaster film like Independence Day. I think that would’ve looked more realistic, so that’s my conclusion why they used footage from the 2011 video game
If you watch the bizarre propaganda video, that we have embedded up top, it will be a tad confusing to understand, so we’ll explain it for you. (more…)
We’re about two months away until Irrational Games sequel – BioShock Infinity — launches, but that hasn’t stopped the website Xbox360achievements to get their hands on the sequel’s Achievements, and presumably the PlayStation Trophies.
While there is not much to write about here, after the break, check out some of the goals you’ll be trying to achieve, that have been set forth by the studio. (more…)
During Gamescom 2012, Sony announced that PlayStation Vita would be getting its own version of Killzone. Officially titled, Killzone: Mercenary, Sony revealed that Guerrilla Games would not be developing the games, but gave the honors to GG sister studio, SCE Cambridge Studio.
During a press event last night, SCE Cambridge Studio confirmed a release for which the Killzone: Mercenary game would be in stores, which is this September 17. Which is kinda of shocking, considering there is a real possibility that brand new video-game hardware could be shipped around the same time from both Sony and Microsoft.
By checking out the visuals alone, Killzone: Mercenary looks to be a triple-A title for the Vita, something the portable device has been missing. And because of that, you’d figure Sony would market this as a system seller. But because it’s so close to a possible release date of new consoles, I would have a hard time believing the general public would be buying both a Vita and new Xbox/PlayStation home console.
A big trend in the video-game community is to live broadcast your gaming sessions onto the interwebs. Now, one of the larger websites who allow this types of webcast, Twitch.tv, is teaming up with Activision to allow this feature to work with Xbox Live and PC seamlessly with Call of Duty: Black Ops II. (more…)
Reddit user Kerogen posted a video of his 84-year old grandfather playing some Black Ops II and a little bit of Halo, and man, it looks like he’s enjoying himself. While I can’t confirm him this is first time, it certainly does look like it by his reaction, and boy is he having a great time blasting his grandson.
This should easily put a smile on your face, and maybe make you call your grandparents. Or if they are no longer alive, make you regret you didn’t do it enough.
In my opinion, the best part of the video is when Kerogen tells his grandpa that all he has to do is kill him. And his grandfather replies, “That’s all I’ve been trying to do.” Is he referring to the game, or real life?
Homefront 2 was announced by the now defunct THQ a little while back, but when the ex-publisher decided to sell their assets, Crytek was the one who decided to write a check for a little over $500,000 to own the rights for the first-person shooter.
Homefront 2 was originally scheduled for a 2015 release, but now that sounds more optimistic because of the sale. The general manager of Crytek, Nick Button-Brown, has promised that the game’s development will not hinder in anyway if it is, he told VG247. (more…)
SypherAP decided to rebuild some of the map of 1993′s GameBoy title The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, using Far Cry 3‘s map editor.
“Most of what you get here is Mabe Village and about half of the Mysterious Woods,” SypherAP wrote on the description. “The map only passes the Team Death Match requirement. As far as the details go… the layout is pretty much done, it’s mostly just the inside of about two buildings that aren’t filled in.”
He also called this just video “Another side project” he “was working on.” I’m not sure how he even finds the time to call this a side-project, but kudos to him.
Electronic Arts looks to be putting a little more focus on Mac computers because a new job listing has appeared online, looking for experienced developers porting Windows applications to Apple’s OS X.
If you head over to DICE’sclassified section on their website, you notice that they are also looking for talented developers to join their team and bring their homegrown gaming engine to OS X. So it’s blatantly obvious that EA is thinking game’s like Battlefield 3 would be a successful title on Apple’s OS X App store. (more…)
Update: It has been confirmed that ALL the employees of the US CryTek studio are former Vigil Games workers. In total, there will be 36 employees.
If you’re like me, one of the more disappointing aspects of seeing THQ’s demise, was the inability for Vigil Games to find a suitable buyer for their studio and video-game series Darksiders. The two installments were great fun; however, I’m assuming potential buyers of the studio only looked at the bottom-line of how their only series sold, and the fact of the matter is they were less than stellar. So it just seems like Darksiders will disappear like the title’s publisher. Although, I think THQ’s marketing of the games is more to blame, than the actual game itself, so I find this a mistake for publishers pass-up.
Anways, in a surprising move, Crytek, makers of the Farcry series, has just opened a new studio in Austin, TX and the staffing includes the core of employees who worked at Vigil Games just a week ago. (more…)
A few days ago, an image leaked on EA‘s website that if gamers pre-ordered Medal of Honor Warfighter, they’d receive guaranteed access to the Battlefield 4 online beta…Which is weird because a Battlefield 4 game had yet to be announced. (more…)
To start of their E3 presser, Microsoft decided to demo off what surely will be their biggest game they will publish all year, Halo 4.
A few years ago it was announced that Bungie Studios, the creators of the Halo franchise, would separate themselves from Microsoft. However, Microsoft still owns the rights to the Halo series, so instead of just stopping development on the popular franchise, the company handed over the keys to 343 Industries, a studio newly established by Microsoft to just continue work on the Halo universe.
343 certainly looks to be on top of things, and the development of the game does NOT look hindered in anyway because of the studio switch. In fact, from a technical standpoint, it looks superior when compared to any of the Halo titles Bungie produced.