Sony is discounting a ton of co-op games for a week, starting today.
More than 30 games featuring online and local co-op are available at up to 65% (or up to 80% off for PlayStation Plus subscribers). Most of the titles are for PS3, but there are a handful of discounted PS4 and PS Vita titles as well.
Some of our picks are Bulletstorm for $5 USD, Borderlands 2 for $6.50, TowerFall Ascension for $10.50 and Surgeon Simulator 2013 Anniversary Edition for $8. You can view the entire list of discounted games at the PlayStation blog.
Sony is also offering $15 credit to those who spend more than $100 on the PlayStation Store via their SEN Wallet. The offer lasts from today till December 2; qualifying gamers will receive a redemption code for their credit on or before December 15. The offer is good for anything bought from the PS Store (not just the above games!), but there is a catch - the code must be redeemed by January 13, 2015.
Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, and hundreds more are updated or reduced in price. We have sifted through the noise and highlighted those select few that might be worth your attention.
Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.
The Longest Journey Remastered – ($6.99)
Taking our top spot today is this all-new Remastered release of a PC gaming classic from 14 years ago. Check out our original review of that version right here! Here's a bit of what we had to say at the time, as we awarded an Editor's Choice award:
As part of IGN First we've been showing you new info on Evolve all month long. All of this Evolve talk had us wondering about our favorite video game monsters of all-time.
We decided to go to the IGN community on Twitter and ask them which monster takes the top prize. Naturally, the internet couldn't fully agree and we were presented with a bunch of different answers.
@IGN Gears of War's Brumak.— Ash (@TakeTheLeg) October 31, 2014
A FIFA 15 Holiday Edition bundle appeared on the Xbox One store today, and it's already for sale.
The Holiday Edition includes the full game, 2200 FIFA points to redeem for 15 Ultimate Team packs, a Lionel Messi loan player for five games, and a handful of EA Sports Football Club items. The bundle is priced at $60 USD, and expires Jan. 19, 2015. As of now, it's only appearing in digital form for Xbox One.
Last year, FIFA 14 Holiday Edition released for PS3 as well. However, EA has yet to confirm whether the Holiday Edition of FIFA 15 will release on any other platforms. IGN has reached out to EA for comment, and will update this story with any new information.
The first trailer for Jurassic World is here, and we're super excited to return to the universe that Michael Crichton created.
There's some strong feelings within IGN, but we wanted to get your take on the new trailer. So we went to Twitter and asked, "What are your thoughts on Jurassic World's first trailer?" Here's what you had to say:
@IGN Where do I get my own Velociraptor crew?!— Mikey (@Mikeyweal) November 25, 2014
@IGN wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!! Wow!!!— Rich. (@triplesixreyes) November 25, 2014
Developer Switchblade Monkeys has announced that Secret Ponchos will launch on PS4 on December 2.
According to the Secret Ponchos website, the top-down spaghetti western-styled competitive shooter will launch with five outlaws to play, four maps, and two-player splitscreen options to play co-op online or 1v1 locally. Deathmatch, Domination, and Free-for-All games modes are available, and can be played in 1v1, 2v2, 4v4, or 8-player free-for-all.
A pricetag has not yet been revealed, though we know the PC version currently costs $15 on Steam Early Access. Secret Ponchos will also be free to PlayStation Plus subscribers for the month of December.
Gamers who own Minecraft on either Xbox One or Xbox 360 can now buy skins based on the original Star Wars trilogy.
The skin pack is the result of a collaboration between Disney, Lucasfilm, and Microsoft, and includes 55 skins from Star Wars episodes IV-VI, all for $3 USD.
Yes, you can now encase Han Solo in cobblestone or punch trees as Kashyyyk's favorite son, Chewbacca. Recreate Luke's force training in a swamp biome as Dagobah Luke or Yoda. Or just build a giant tower to lord over all you see as the Emperor.
The pack includes Ewoks, too, meaning entire tree villages are now something you can populate appropriately. The possibilities aren't technically endless, but with 55 different skins ranging from droids to bounty hunters to bounty hunter droids like IG-88, the skin pack should make for a lot of emergent content.
Why hasn't The Last Starfighter been remade yet for modern audiences? Apparently, even Hollywood great Steven Spielberg has had trouble acquiring the rights to do so.
In a Twitter conversation amongst several filmmakers and writers spotted by Slash Film, it was revealed that figures such as Spielberg, Gary Whitta, and Seth Rogen were unsuccessful in getting the remake rights the 1980s flick.
Vita JRPG Criminal Girls: Invite Only is coming to North America and Europe February 2015, with the NA release happening on February 3 and the EU release following on February 6. The game will also be compatible with PSTV.
Based on the Japan-only PSP title Criminal Girls, Criminal Girls: Invite Only is a remastered version of the game that includes a "host of brand new content."
Players guide a damned crew of girls on a path to salvation and ultimately lead them out of Hell. In an unusual twist to the RPG formula, enemies are defeated by listening to the desires of each playable character, rather than simply telling the characters what to do. Basically, you can only win by following the path that the game's protagonists want you to follow.
We've got some exclusive casting news for Person of Interest: Season 4 here, as a Fringe alum heads to the series. But will she be a victim or a perpetrator? Either way, she'll be on Team Machine's radar.
Blair Brown, who played Nina Sharp -- in multiple universes and timelines -- on all five seasons of Fringe will guest star on POI as "Emma" - described as "an elegant and warm former public school teacher."
After Emma was forced into early retirement, a jury summons brings the promise of some excitement back into her life.
From now until Dec. 8, PlayStation Plus members on PlayStation 4 have access to a demo for Guilty Gear Xrd Sign, the upcoming installment in the fighting game series.
The demo comprises a Training Mode and Arcade Mode, the latter of which has two storylines: one for Sol Badguy and the other for Ky Kyske. Both the brutish bounty hunter and lightning-powered king can be used throughout the two-week demo period.
The newest installment in the fighting game series, from the developer also behind the BlazBlue series, releases Dec. 16 for both PS4 and PS3. Publisher Aksys announced a limited edition earlier that will include two replicas of in-game materials, the soundtrack, and an art book profiling the game's multifarious characters. The limited edition's for PS4 and PS3 will cost $80 USD and $70 USD, respectively.
After Nickelodeon pulled The Legend of Korra from TV this summer in favor of online releases, sister channel Nicktoons will now begin airing new episodes of the show, only a few episodes away from its series finale next month.
Book Four of the series will continue on Friday, Nov. 28 at 9pm, with new episodes airing every Friday on Nicktoons, according to The Legend of Korra Facebook page. The episodes will also continue to be released online at Nick.com.
Nickelodeon announced Book Four's premiere date earlier this year, and many were surprised that the final chapter would premiere little more than a month after Book Three: Change ended in August. Book Three is also coming to Blu-ray Dec. 2.
Between the Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon's Fire TV, there are plenty of tiny devices capable of getting streaming content to your televisions. When taking into consideration consoles, Blu-ray players, and smart TVs, it's likely that you have more ways to access services like Netflix and Pandora than you really need. Regardless, Google wants a piece of the pie, and its new Nexus Player is proof that a few failed attempts isn't enough to stop the developer from reaching its goal.
The original sci-fi television series Battlestar Galactica (1978) is getting two new releases on Blu-ray.
Both releases feature both the original 24-episode 1978 television series as well as the 10-episode spinoff Galactica 1980. The Remastered Collection contains the two series remastered in the 16:9 widescreen format. The Definitive Collection, meanwhile, contains the series in both widescreen and the original 4:3 full-frame format, as well as a 125-minute theatrical edit of the premiere episode "Saga of a Star World."
Christian Bale may be out of the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, but Seth Rogen remains very much onboard to play the role of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
We got a chance to speak to the actor about forthcoming film The Interview, and when the discussion turned to Jobs, he said that Universal looked set to take over the reigns of the movie following Sony's decision to back out, something Variety reported overnight.
"I’m not 100 percent sure," Rogen said when asked which studio was set to step in. "Last I heard was that Universal might be making it. I’m not sure that’s all finished up yet but I heard that’s what’s going to happen."
In a surprise move, Universal has released the trailer to Jurassic World two days earlier than originally announced.
Check out what happens when the Park re-opens this June above!
The Refueling Tower has seen better days. In exploring Evolve’s newest map, I was reminded of Fusion Plant, the first map we saw for Turtle Rock’s 4v1 shooter, and its lush jungle setting. But the Refueling Tower’s bayou-style surroundings, distinct wildlife, and destroyed environment gave it a distinct sense of place.
The refueling tower itself is a junkyard, with flaming rubble scattered after some sort of catastrophic event. Homes around the tower are mostly unaffected -- abandoned, but intact -- and have become the grazing grounds for creatures such as the incredibly powerful Armodon. Its an elite creature with a helpful perk in store for the Monster or Hunter than happens to kill it -- the damage resistance bonus could keep an escaping Goliath or Kraken alive longer as it makes its way to the river cutting its way through Refueling Tower.
Sunset Overdrive's first DLC Weapons Pack is available now, bringing with it four new weapons for you to use.
The Plague Bomb, Rager, Shield Buddy and Multi-Lock Rocket Launcher are available now for those who've already purchased the game's previously-announced Season Pass, otherwise you can pick up the pack for $4.99.
Any enemies hit by the Plague Bomb instantly start vomiting and will take damage over time. As an added bonus, they'll explode on death and are able to infect those around them. The Rager, meanwhile, causes foes to become confused and attack each other in their frustration. They'll also explode when killed, because why not?
The Shield Buddy may sound like it has a more defensive theme and, indeed, it does protect you and your friends, but it'll also drop bombs that can take out your foes. Finally, the Multi-Lock Rocket Launcher does what it says on the tin and releases homing rockets at up to eight enemies at once.
Seth Rogen has been talking exclusively to IGN about his new movie, The Interview. The action comedy stars Rogen and James Franco as a producer and talk-show host who become embroiled in an international espionage plot, with the storyline already prompting North Korea to demand it be banned.
Thus far their efforts have been unsuccessful however, with the action comedy set to hit UK screens on February 6, US screens on December 25, and throughout the rest of the world in early 2015. We debuted the following trailer earlier today, while Rogen’s thoughts on North Korea, entertainment journalists, Oculus Rift and a sequel to This is the End can be read below…
IGN: Where did the idea for The Interview come from?
A hacking scandal has rocked the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitive scene.
The news comes just days before the Dreamhack Winter 2014 Counter-Strike Global Offensive (CS: GO) championship tournament due to take place from November 27 -30 in Jönköping, Sweden, with a prize pool of $250,000 up for grabs.
The three players who were caught cheating are named as Hovik "KQLY" Tovmassian of e-sports team Titan, Simon "smn" Beck of Team Alternate, and Gordon "Sf" Giry of Epsilon. All were caught cheating via the Valve Anti-Cheat System (VAC). It's alleged that the software used connected through a player’s Steam Workshop account.