Sony has announced that upcoming horror game Until Dawn will release on August 25 in North America, August 26 in most PAL territories, and August 28 in UK and Ireland.
Additionally, Peter Stormare (Prison Break, The Big Lebowski, Arrow) has been revealed as a new cast member. Pre-orders are also available from today, and doing so will unlock a special bonus scene for free.
Three editions of Until Dawn will be available, the standard edition, an extended edition, and a steelbook edition. The steelbook edition will only be available in some countries, the full list of which can be found on the PS Blog.
Players who pre-order NBA 2K16 will be able to play the game four days in advance of the release date, September 29.
Pre-orders will also receive 10,000 VC (virtual currency), with current-gen versions receiving three MyTEAM Emerald Packs (each with a guaranteed Emerald player), and last-gen players receiving a MyTEAM Gold Booster Pack with a guaranteed Gold player and four additional gold items.
NBA 2K16 will release on the PlayStation 3 and 4, and Xbox One and 360, on September 29 in both Europe and North America.
We recently learned that the game will boast three different covers -- Stephen Curry, James Harden, and Kevin Durant -- and reported that filmmaker Spike Lee is apparently involved with the career mode in NBA 2K16.
The Witcher developer CD Projekt RED originally pitched the popular RPG as a top-down, Diablo-esque action role-playing game.
In a recent video, former project lead Ryszard Chojnowski offered insight into the "humble beginnings" of the RPG series, revealing that the 2002 demo -- inspired by Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and built using the same engine that powered 1999's Mortyr -- had little progression, only one Witcher sign, and hadn't even placed Geralt as the leading character, a decision that the developer thought kept in line with the novels..
A year later, the demo version was dropped, and the studio began the four-year campaign to develop The Witcher as we know it today.
There's something strange about the estate on Echo Bluff.
After months of seeing the place in haunting visions, Cassie Thornton has finally found the real thing, overlooking the ocean in Gloucester, Massachusetts. And now, she's taking the chance to explore it, despite the fact that she's blind.
So goes the description for Perception, the Kickstarter project from The Deep End Games. The studio is composed almost entirely of developers who worked on Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite, including Bill Gardner, The Deep End's founder. He was design director on Bioshock, and lead designer on Infinite, both of which garnered critical praise in their own right for their first-person storytelling. With Perception, though, Gardner wants to change how horror games are played.
No disrespect to Mickey or Woody or Elsa, but I’ve always only ever really had two questions for the team beyond Disney’s toys-to-life game, Infinity. First, where’s Spiderman? And second, where’s Luke Skywalker? After last year’s rollout of Marvel in Infinity’s 2.0 launch, it seemed a sure bet that Star Wars wouldn’t be far behind. Disney finally revealed that Star Wars is coming this fall in a three-part rollout.
The first piece is called Twilight of the Empire, and it focuses on the prequel trilogy and The Clone Wars cartoon. (Information on the other two parts – Rise of the Empire and The Force Awakens – has not yet been released.) The core of the story involves leading the Republic forces in a battle against the Separatists.
This week's Deals with Gold have been revealed, discounting a number of noteworthy titles across both Xbox One and Xbox 360.
On the new-gen front, Xbox One owners can purchase a "Digital Pro" copy of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for 33 percent off, while the "Gold" edition has received a 17 percent price reduction. Major Nelson's blog also notes that Screamride and Alien: Isolation have been discounted as well, with the former being 33 percent off and the latter discounted by 60 percent.
Both Alien: Isolation and Advanced Warfare have been discounted for Xbox 360 owners as well, with Modern Warfare, Modern Warfare 2, and World at War all receiving 50 percent price reductions, too.
EA Sports has released eight new screenshots for Madden NFL 16.
According to EA, lighting and time of day have both been improved, and “helps highlight” Madden 16’s updated player likenesses. In a similar vein, receivers and defenders now deliver the most “authentic exchanges to date.”
The game is said to feature a host of new two-man interactions. This comes in tow with the returning on-the-field cameras which was introduced last year, as well as an improved playmaker highlight reel featuring “new player spotlights, dynamic goals and achievements.”
Ayami Kojima will be creating special packaging artwork for some Kickstarter backers of Koji Igarashi's new game Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
Kojima has previously worked alongside Igarashi on the "Igavania"-style games, such as Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Harmony of Despair, doing character design and illustration. Her art will be on the packaging that's associated with the $100+ tiers on Kickstarter.
Although Kojima has said she can "only offer a small amount of time" to the project, Igarashi said that the "most important thing is just being able to work closely with my old friends again. We created something amazing before and to get one more golden opportunity to do this again makes me so happy."
Hearthstone has changed a great deal since it was officially launched more than a year ago. In that time we've seen two adventures released - Curse of Naxxramas and Blackrock Mountain - both of which introduced 30 new cards to the game alongside PVE content. We've also seen one expansion - Goblins vs Gnomes - which dramatically expanded the card set, adding more than 120 new cards.
While Hearthstone's meta game is in a constant state of flux, the dust is definitely settling on the new cards introduced in Blackrock Mountain, so I thought it might be fun to take the pulse of the pro/streamer scene. What are the top players and personalities into right now? What's their take on how the game has changed? How would they like it to change?
In the wake of director George Miller’s blistering return to the big screen with the spectacular Mad Max: Fury Road, a documentary aiming to explore the story behind Miller’s cancelled Justice League movie – Justice League: Mortal – has been announced.
Australian director Ryan Unicomb, who announced the project via Inside Film, has procured the assistance of film writer and author Maria Lewis to help assemble the documentary. Unicomb plans to interview cast and crew and arrange access to see never-before-seen artwork and costumes, but notes they are yet to approach Miller and his long-time producing partner Doug Mitchell.
Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster will launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC in early 2016, Capcom revealed today.
The announcement, spotted via Dengeki Online, doesn’t detail pricing information, editions or launch information for regions other than Japan. Hints of its existence surfaced in December when a Biohazard Zero game icon appeared on Capcom's Japanese site.
The survival horror game was first released on the Nintendo GameCube in 2002 as a prequel to Resident Evil 1. We thought it was scary, fun and flawed, and we loved it.
Qualcomm Technologies and Daimler AG — owner of Mercedes-Benz—are collaborating to develop new car tech solutions such as wireless power charging for electric cars.
The Qualcomm Halo Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology will let drivers of full electric vehicles and hybrids to charge without having to plug them in.
The teams will also develop in-car wireless charging for smartphones, doing away with messy cables and cigarette lighter sockets. The partnership, which was announced over the weekend, will aim to advance 3G/4G connectivity inside cars.
Virgin CEO Richard Branson recently teased that his company may be soon be entering the electric car business, while reports surfaced earlier this year that Apple is also researching its own electric car.
Max Greenfield, who plays Schmidt on New Girl, has joined the cast of American Horror Story: Hotel.
Ryan Murphy, creator of American Horror Story, took to Twitter to confirm the news.
This October, Max Greenfield (like you've never seen him) is checking in to the hotel….but not checking out. #AHSHotel
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) May 25, 2015
Murphy promises a very different performance from Greenfield in the upcoming Hotel, the fifth season of American Horror Story.
Giant Sparrow has dropped new information and a trailer for its latest game, the horror-kissed PS4 exclusive What Remains of Edith Finch.
As detailed by Creative Director Ian Dallas on the PlayStation blog, What Remains of Edith Finch is a "collection of short stories" about the deaths of various members of the Finch family. The game begins at the eccentric Finch house, where players can eventually unlock the bedrooms of each family member to reveal their fates.
"The Finch family house", writes Dallas, "is crazy. The family has been living here for the last hundred years and each generation adds on to it. By the time Edith arrives the house is an enormous artifact influenced by a range of eccentric, stubborn folks. Hopefully it’s also a place that comes across as believable and familiar. Our goal has been to make the house feel fantastical but at the same time like it was all made out of stuff you could buy at Home Depot."
DICE’s Johan Andersson, Frostbite engine technical director, has confirmed via Twitter that Ghost Games’ upcoming Need for Speed reboot is running on the same version of the Frostbite engine as the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Battlefront.
— Johan Andersson (@repi) May 21, 2015
A Nintendo Wii is reportedly responsible for a massive fire inside an RV at Colorado Springs earlier in the week.
According to Southern Colorado site KKTV, fire investigators ruled out any other possible causes for the fire, which burned most of the belongings of homeowner Trevor Pellegrin.
"This had nothing to do with the wires," said Pellegrin. "It started in the actual console of the Wii."
Pellegrin had been watching Netflix on the console before switching it off, but he did not unplug it at the wall.
“There’s no warning label on that Wii saying unplug after use that it may cause a fire, there’s no warning label so I didn’t know to do that, to unplug it.”
2K has launched a teaser site for an upcoming project it's currently calling 'Advent'.
adventfuture.org serves as a dystopian advertisement for 'The ADVENT Administration', striving to 'create a world free from hunger, pain, sickness, and war'. But as 2K's official Twitter account suggests, there's a sinister side to the story.
The latest patch for FromSoftware's PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne is now live and available for download.
Sony Computer Entertainment has released the notes for Patch 1.04, which makes mention of a number of changes, including different Blood Stone drops within the Chalice Dungeons, as well as the ability to connect with others of a different level using password matching.
The developer has also tweaked the strength of some enemies in new game plus, and the resistance to bolt and arcane attacks of select foes has been been altered as well. The stamina use of both the Kirkhammer and Logarius’ Wheel have been reduced, while the duration of Old Hunter Bone has been increased and the use of Quicksilver Bullets has been conversely decreased.
RadioShack has reached an agreement with 38 states to limit its sale of customer data.
The former electronics retailer, now bankrupt, listed the collected data of 67 million customers among its liquid assets and put the sensitive information up for sale. The data includes somewhere in the neighborhood of 65 million names and physical addresses, 8.3 million of which have an attached email address, according to PC World.
However, the limit to the sale of data means RadioShack will limit the number of email addresses it will sell off, along with giving customers a chance to opt-out of being part of the list.
The CW originally had "big plans" for Harley Quinn in Arrow, according to the series' Thea Queen actress Willa Holland. However, those plans were nixed by DC execs due to the character's involvement in David Ayer's upcoming Suicide Squad movie.
"We had big plans for Harley. But, I guess something came down from DC execs that told us to shut it down," Holland told Flickering Myth. "I mean we had that tease with the pigtails and the ARGUS outfit but, we’ll never see it. We would love to
Harley in Arrow but it will never happen."