Ubisoft opened their E3 press conference today with a surprise; Matt Stone and Trey Parker have been working on another South Park. South Park: The Fractured But Wholeonce again follows the “New Kid,” but instead of exploring the town parodying Lord of the Rings characters, they’re now cosplaying as super heroes.
The creators of the show have ditched Obsidian Entertainment, and have been working with Ubisoft San Francisco to develop the RPG comedy adventure.
The original game,The Stick of Truth was in development hell because the original publisher of the game was THQ, who in the middle of development, was in the process of bankruptcy and eventually closed its doors for good. Soon after the company was shut down, Ubisoft purchased the rights to distribute the title, but it was riddled with delays.
Once the game was finally released in 2014, it was thankfully met with high praise from both fans of the show, and gamers with its deep RPG elements.
During the E3 press conference, Parker and Stone admitted they had no plans to develop another video game after the Stick of Truth. That changed however, after the game’s release, and I presume its success. According to them though, they now comprehend how to create a game, while the SoT was a learning experience and that convince them to give it a go again. If that’s the case, it will be interesting to see how they evolved as game developers once the sequel is released.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be available on all major consoles.
Since it debuted 2 years ago, Ubisoft’sThe Division has turned many heads. Not much has been shown since then, except a demo last year. While not many details were announced about the game during the Xbox One presser, a new trailer dropped. I suspect we’ll get more information about the MMO during Ubisoft’s Press conference later today.
Although a beta is coming this December exclusively for the Xbox One.
In a surprising announcement, Microsoft confirmed the Xbox One will have backwards compatibility starting this holiday season. Players will be able to take their current Xbox 360 disc, download a quick update, and it will run natively on their new Xbox one. Many of the features that are available on Xbox One, like taking a screenshot with Kinect, will also work with Xbox 360 games.
Games will also run a tad better, thanks to the advanced hardware for the Xbox One, when the feature debuts this holiday season.
Ubisoft also jumped on the backwards bandwagon, and confirmed both Xbox 360 Rainbow Six Vegasgames will be free, if players purchase the new Rainbow Six: Siege. (more…)
Forza Motorsport 6has a new trailer that dropped during the E3 press conference. I don’t care about cars too much, so I have nothing else to say, other than it looks pretty, and will run in 1080p at 6o frames.
Today, which has been rumored for awhile, Microsoft confirmed a new controller for the Xbox One, called Xbox Elite Wireless controller. The idea of the controller is simple: have the user customize it. Players can swap analog sticks, make the triggers more or less sensitive, by the flick of a switch.
They also promise more sensitive curves on the analog sticks, which is important to competitive gamers especially for first-person shooters.
The D-pad also has changed, which looks to be a combination of the steam controller and a regular D-pad. The company highlighted fighting games for this specific feature.
Stylinonline has a Super Mario hoodie that you’re either going to love or hate. The back of the hoodie sweatshirt, as you can tell, is the start screen of the old original Nintendo game Super Mario Bros..The front of the hoodie is a little bit more subtle — it has a small clipping of the title screen, along with the tiny embedded controller patch, and lastly the box cover art on the left chest of the jersey
The designer of this geek hoodie is Torrel, who only produced a limited supply of 1000, with each sleeve having authenticity sewn, including what number the sweatshirt is.
The price of the hoodie is rather expensive, and will set you back about $100, but it is available to purchase right now.
This hoodie is definitely cool, but I’m not entirely sure I could wear it everywhere. I think it would be mostly for gaming gatherings like conventions, but I’m not sure if I would wear it on a night in the town. It’s not that I’m against showing off my geekyness, it’s just the sweatshirt is a little too vibrate, and while wearing it, I think I would be giving off the impression that I want to be recognized everywhere I go.
After the break, check out more images of the hoodie. (more…)
Do you subscribe to Netflix, but don’t have an Xbox Live account? How that about happens, I don’t really know. But if you fall under that category, then you’re in luck this weekend.
Xbox is teaming up with Netflix this weekend because the streaming video service is premiering its original series “House of Cards,” which stars oscar-winner Kevin Spacey. Now this is NOT one of those weekends when Microsoft is allowing anybody that only has a silver account, to access all of Live’s online features. This is strictly for non-gold members to be able to use Netflix for this weekend only, starting on February 1. Again, if you don’t subscribe to Netflix, the service will unusable this weekend. (more…)
Last year screens were leaked that had many guessing there was a new Prince of Persia on the way. After hearing nothing since then, we get some dreadful info to report. IGN is reporting, after talking to Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallet, that the series is on the shelve for now, citing the problem with greenlighting the project is brand management. (more…)
Boy have things changed in six years. Remember when the Nintendo Wii was released, and it was impossible to find? Even your mother wanted one. True story. The little white system skyrocketed and soon it was the most popular system of this generation, and by a fair amount. Well, the system is dead. And for many, it died way earlier then today. And Microsoft is about to be the number one console in the UK. (more…)