Yakuza 0 Release Date Revealed

Yakuza 0 Release Date Revealed

Sega has revealed Yakuza 0 will be coming to the Americas and Europe on January 24, and it’s available for pre-order now. Set in 1980s Japan, Yakuza 0 tells the origin story of the long running gangster game series. It will be released physically and digitally for $60 on PlayStation 4. We first learned Yakuza 0 would be heading west back in December last year. Sega provided an “early 2017” release window at the time, and now have revealed the final release date. Continue reading…
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PlayStation Plus Free Games for August Revealed

PlayStation Plus Free Games for August Revealed

Sony has revealed the lineup of free games available to PlayStation Plus subscribers in August. Next month, WeirdBeard Games’ new physics-based puzzler Tricky Towers will be available for PlayStation 4 owners, as well as Double Damage’s space combat game Rebel Galaxy. Additionally, both Yakuza 5 and Retro/Grade will be free for subscribers with a PlayStation 3, and Patapon 3 will be available on PS Vita. Finally, the old-school arcade shooter Ultratron will be available as a free download across PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to grab July’s free PS Plus games, which include Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, Furi and several others. Continue reading…
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PlayStation 3 Launch Price a 'Total Shock' to Microsoft

PlayStation 3 Launch Price a 'Total Shock' to Microsoft

While Microsoft wasn’t surprised by Sony’s decision to release PlayStation 3 a year after Xbox 360, the announcement of the console’s $599 launch price came as a “total shock” to the company, according to former Chief Xbox Officer Robbie Bach. “The single moment when I knew we had real upside was when they announced the pricing at E3,” Bach said on the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered. “We knew their bill of materials was going to be too expensive but we thought they’d suck it up.” Bach recounted their reaction to Sony’s announcement at E3 2006, adding, “Kaz said the price and the room we were in went silent and I said, ‘Did he really say what I think he said?'” After getting confirmation that what they heard was indeed correct, the former Xbox exec noted that many in the room said aloud: “Oh, this could be really fun.” Continue reading…
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StartUp: New Trailer and Poster

StartUp: New Trailer and Poster

Launching Tuesday, September 6th on Crackle, StartUp is a new scripted drama series starring Martin Freeman (Fargo, Sherlock), Adam Brody (CHiPS, The O.C.), Edi Gathegi (The Blacklist, The Blacklist: Redemption) and Otmara Marrero (Graceland). IGN’s got your first look at StartUp’s new extended trailer, along with the official key art for the series, which features Freeman as an FBI agent, Phil Rask, who crosses paths with Brody’s smart financier, Nick Talman, in Miami – but it’s not Talman that Rask is after, but his father. Nick has a problematic relationship with his wealthy, irresponsible father, who disappears and forces Nick to stash his ill-gotten gain. Instead of going to the FBI, he decides to hide the money by investing in a tech startup pitched by the unorthodox Izzy Morales, a tech whiz out to change the world, played by Otmara Marrero. Gathegi also stars in the series as Ronald Dacey – second-in-command of the local Haitian gang. When Ronald discovers that the money he left with Nick’s father has vanished, Ronald moves on to the next best thing – his son. An unexpected partnership forms between Ronald, Nick and Izzy which culminates in a dangerous alliance that make them a target for Risk, who plans to take a journey to the very pit of darkness to take down the unsuspecting trio. Continue reading…
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The International 2016 Now Has the Largest eSports Prize Pool in History

The International 2016 Now Has the Largest eSports Prize Pool in History

Dota 2 has broken the record for the largest eSports prize pool in history once again, with The International 2016’s latest total. At time of writing, the prize pool for Dota 2’s biggest tournament stands at $18,656,487, and it won’t stop there. The prize pool is funded by fans buying Battle Passes, and these will remain available until August 13. Last year’s International had the previous largest pool, and the eventual winners, Evil Geniuses, won the tournament and took home $6.6 million from the pot. Continue reading…
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Changes to Ana and McCree in New Overwatch Patch

Changes to Ana and McCree in New Overwatch Patch

The PC version of Overwatch has a new patch which brings a number of changes, most notably to the heroes Ana and McCree. Ana, Overwatch’s newest hero, has had her Biotic Rifle rate of fire increased by 20 percent, and the magazine size has been increased from 8 to 10. Since her rifle is used for healing allies and damaging enemies, it’ll increase her overall effectiveness on both ends of the spectrum. McCree, who saw a nerf a few weeks ago and a subsequent range increase, has been changed once again. Now the Offence stalwart’s primary fire damage falloff range has been decreased by 10 meters, however the effective range is still higher than it was at launch. Continue reading…
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Oculus Rift Update Adds Multiple Sensor Capabilities

Oculus Rift Update Adds Multiple Sensor Capabilities

The latest update to Oculus Home has added the ability to connect multiple camera sensors, preparing the virtual reality technology for the launch of Oculus Touch later this year. According to TechCrunch, the update will enhance movement tracking, and developers will now be able to access precise room-scale setups. Touch will add motion controllers to Oculus’ repertoire, making it more competitive with the gaming experiences of the HTC Vive. Up to four sensors can now be connected, however it is believed developers will only use two, especially considering the Touch will only launch with one additional Oculus sensor. Plus, the camera sensors are not currently sold separately. Continue reading…
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Nintendo Posts Massive Loss

Nintendo Posts Massive Loss

Nintendo has revealed its latest financial report for the three months ending June 2016. According to the report, the Japanese giant posted a net loss of 24.5 billion yen. Not the best of news when contrasted with the same period from 2015, where the company made a profit of 8.2 billion yen. Dedicated hardware sales for the period come in at 25.1 billion yen, while dedicated software sales are at 34.8 billion yen. Smart devices and IP related income brought in 1.6 billion yen, a rise compared to last year’s 932 million yen. Nintendo’s latest output comes in the form of Star Fox Zero, Mario & Sonic at the Rio Olympics, Kirby: Planet Robobot, and the Nintendo-published Shovel Knight. None managed to surpass one million in sales. Continue reading…
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Burnout Creators Start Development on a New Driving Game

Burnout Creators Start Development on a New Driving Game

Three Fields Entertainment – the studio founded by Criterion Games alumni Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry – has begun work on its spiritual successor to Burnout. The news was announced by ex-Burnout director, Ward in a nice ‘n’ simple tweet this morning: Work has begun on a driving game. — Alex Ward (@CrashedAlex) July 27, 2016 Last year, Ward made clear that Three Fields would begin development on the game after work was completed on Dangerous Golf – itself a sports-skewed take on Burnout’s Crash Junctions. Continue reading…
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Edmund McMillen Teases Another New Game

Edmund McMillen Teases Another New Game

Binding of Isaac designer Edmund McMillen has teased the existence of a new, untitled game, which he is working on with Closure developer Tyler Glaiel. According to Eurogamer, the game will definitely be coming to PC and Mac, and consoles are a possibility. McMillen said it uses the same character from his game Time Fcuk, but it is not a sequel. So far, our main source of information is an unlisted YouTube video titled “more thingy.” “No name yet so we are just leaking out early teases for now, all I can say is I think most would describe it as a Mega Man / Isaac-like, but a platformer with really tight controls,” McMillen told Eurogamer. Continue reading…
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