Update: McDonalds has responded to Burger King's proposal, posting the following on Facebook:
Dear Burger King,
Inspiration for a good cause... great idea.
We love the intention but think our two brands could do something bigger to make a difference.
We commit to raise awareness worldwide, perhaps you’ll join us in a meaningful global effort?
And every day, let's acknowledge that between us there is simply a friendly business competition and certainly not the unequaled circumstances of the real pain and suffering of war.
Fast & Furious: Supercharged is coming to Universal Orlando Resort in 2017.
The ride is already at Universal Studios Hollywood, where it opened in June. At the Los Angeles location, it's the conclusion of the big Universal Studio Tour, however in Orlando it will be its own separate ride, located in the Universal Studios Florida park.
Night Dive Studios has announced that it will be restoring and publishing modernized versions of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil.
Night Dive is a studio that specializes in restoring old PC titles, having worked on a digital releases of games such as System Shock 2.
Both Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil will be getting graphical upgrades and other improvements.
CEO and founder of Night Dive Studios Stephen Kick said "when Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was first released it was nothing short of revolutionary. To that point, no game had ever offered the combination of graphics and an open world environment that Turok featured. We are very excited to have the opportunity to bring this great franchise back to life and to be able to share these great titles with today’s gaming audience."
BigBen Interactive has confirmed that Rugby World Cup 2015 will release on September 4, 2015.
The release comes two weeks before the World Cup commences and is heading to PC, PlayStation 4, 3 and Vita, and Xbox One and 360.
If you're more inclined to play the other game with the egg-shaped ball, check out our review of Madden NFL 16, where we said that "long time Madden players might need to retrain their brain to take full advantage of these mechanics, but to be sure, it’s a positive step in the right direction."
You probably know that you can change out the hard drive in your PlayStation 4 for a larger one. It’s a good thing, too, since just a few AAA game installations can have that 500GB drive feeling cramped. It’s easy to do: all you need is a Phillips head screwdriver, a USB flash drive loaded with the latest PS4 firmware, and your new hard drive.
But which hard drive should you choose? And does it matter if you get a mechanical hard drive, solid-state/hard-disk hybrid drive, or solid-state drive? Don’t worry—we’ve done the research and the testing, and we’ve got the answer.
To get the best mix of performance and price, buy a mechanical drive for your PS4. Our recommendation for a 1TB drive is the HGST Travelstar 7K1000. It will double the space in your PS4, will slightly reduce the load times in some games, and is competitively priced at just $65 when compared with other 2.5-inch (laptop-sized) drives of the same capacity. You can sometimes even get it for about the same price as a 1TB 5400RPM HDD if you catch it on sale.
The road so far... We're missing some reviews of Supernatural in our backlog -- specifically episodes 301 through 310 -- so we're going to spend part of our summer with the Winchesters salting, burning, and catching up. We'll be reviewing episodes on Wednesdays; follow along with us by watching the episodes on Netflix, Blu-ray, DVD, Amazon, or on iTunes.
Sega has announced Yakuza 5 will launch in Europe with a 15 percent discount.
The company has announced the digital promotion will only run for a limited time surrounding the game's launch, meaning it'll cost £29.99 / €39.99. It wasn't announced when the deal will expire.
Elsewhere in the news announcement, Sega revealed a static Yakuza 5 theme will be made available for free to PS Plus subscribers who own a PS3.
Yesterday it was announced when the game comes West, it'll do so with all its DLC included. When we got a chance to go hands-on with the game's bear-wrestling, battle-dancing and city-hopping we were pretty enamored.
The Park, a new horror game by The Secret World developer Funcom, is coming to PC in October.
Described as "a single-player horror experience set against the backdrop of an amusement park", the game places you in the role of Lorraine, a mother looking for her missing son, Callum. It's the studio's first single-player experience since Dreamfall: The Longest Journey.
"Amusement parks are happy places, filled with the innocent joys of childhood and the exhilarating rush of hair-raising, but safe adventure," reads the teaser trailer description.
"Balloons, cotton candy and fantastic rides to be dared. Perhaps that is how Lorraine pictured it too when she brought her son Callum to one... just before it descended into the most terrifying nightmare of her life."
Based on a Swedish series, AMC's summer co-production, Humans, took on the lofty topic of artificial intelligence with mixed results. Taking place in an alternative near-future Earth, Humans followed the troubled, crumbling Hawkins family as they took a new (troubled) Synth into their household. A service robot designed to look human. And gorgeous.
Elsewhere, in a story running parallel to the Hawkins' experience with "Anita" (Gemma Chan), a desperate young man named Leo (Colin Morgan) tried to track down his missing family members. Sentient Synths, capable of experiencing human-like emotion, being hunted by a mysterious man (saddled with rather on-the-nose villain chatter) named Hobb (Danny Webb).
Square Enix has announced the Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector's Edition.
Alongside the game are a variety of goodies, including a 12-inch statue of Lara, a steel book case for the game, a model of the jade necklace that was her first archaeological discovery and a replica of Lara's journal.
Rovio Entertainment, creator of Angry Birds, is about to be hit with up to 260 staff layoffs.
According to The Guardian, Rovio chief executive Pekka Rantala said that "Rovio's growth and eagerness to explore new business opportunities over the past few years have been exceptional. As a result, we did too many things."
"In out current financial condition we must now put focus on where we are at our best: in creating magnificent gaming experiences, in producing an amazing animation movie and in delighting our fans with great products," Rantala added.
Following the arrests of James Stumbo and Kevin Norton on Friday in connection with the Pokemon World Championship, police said the charges avoided a “potential tragedy.”
Both Stumbo and Norton were charged with numerous firearm charges after police confiscated a 12-gauge shotgun, a DPM5 Model AR-15 rifle along with 250 rounds of ammunition, and a hunting knife from their vehicle.
“We can never read someone’s mind,” says Police Superintendent Paul A. Fitzgerald to the press, when questioned what the pair intended to do with the weapons. “What we can read is what they were saying and the actions that they took, bringing the weapons they were showing online as a threat.”
Blizzard has announced that the newest Battleground for Heroes of the Storm will be available today.
The Battleground, called Infernal Shrines, will be part of a reduced Battleground pool this week so there's more chance that you get to play on it.
From August 26 to September 2, the six Battlegrounds in rotation are: Infernal Shrines, Battlefield of Eternity, Cursed Hollow, Dragon Shire, Sky Temple, and Tomb of the Spider Queen.
The remaining maps (Blackheart's Bay, Haunted Mines, and Garden of Terror) won't be available in matchmaking, but you can still play them in custom games.
Infernal Shrines was announced at Gamescom this year, alongside three new playable characters. Last week, a Duck Hunt mini-game was spotted on the Heroes of the Storm title screen.
Sony has responded to complaints from PS4 owners unable to download Until Dawn after having pre-ordered the title.
Users have taken to Reddit and Sony’s forums to say that after using the PSN to pre-purchase the title, they're unable to access the game. It seems those who bought the game before the release date change are predominantly affected.
While the game downloads without issue, trying to actually play it results in an "128 days until available" error message.
Ubisoft is teasing a reveal involving The Division coming tomorrow.
The company has released a PDF full of mysterious scribblings that lead you to the answer "Move off Manhattan Island now". Once that's stuck into the URL at the top of the page, you hit another PDF with further doodles.
What stands out, however, is the banner at the bottom that trumpets more information will be coming tomorrow, on August 27.
The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that children’s game Moshi Monsters has breached its codes by offering “direct exhortations” to purchase membership subscriptions.
Two of the many phrases being scrutinised at by the ASA are used on the Moshi Monsters membership sign up page: "The Super Moshis need YOU" and "Members are going to be super popular."
Says the ASA, “
we considered that these
put pressure on young players to purchase the subscription that would allow them to take part in this aspect of the game. In light of these elements, we concluded that the game, including the membership page, presented children with direct exhortations to purchase membership subscriptions.”
Microsoft has announced it's to start limiting how many people can join the Xbox One Preview program in the future.
A post on the company's forums reveals a surge in the number of applications means it's not able to handle a tremendous number of new participants.
“Due to a tremendous response from our fans, the Xbox Preview program has reached a near-capacity level,” it reads. "With that in mind, we are slowing the number of new people we are accepting to optimize for testing. We are thankful for the amount of interest we’ve received to date and look forward to sharing more details on preview opportunities soon.”
Ubisoft has revealed the pre-order bonus for Assassin's Creed: Syndicate is a couple of missions featuring historical figures Darwin and Dickens.
The two Charles (Charleses?) have managed to get involved in a conspiracy and, judging by the trailer below, it seems like it's going to take a fair bit of work for you to sort everything out. It's not currently known if the pair will be making any appearances in the game outside of these missions.
Anyone who doesn't fancy pre-ordering the game - more than understandable considering the state Assassin's Creed Unity launched in - will be able to pick the missions up via a post-launch DLC bundle.
Behold what awaits you:
Inserting the S Pen the wrong way round into a Galaxy Note 5 can cause damage to the phone or the stylus.
Tech site Android Police first reported the problem. The Note 5 puts up the same amount of resistance whether you put the S Pen into the slot the correct way round or upside down. If you do put it in upside down it can get stuck, and forcibly removing it can cause serious damage to the pen detection mechanism.
Samsung reportedly knows about this, and has advised users to closely follow the instruction manual. The pointed end of the S Pen must be inserted first to ensure it doesn't get stuck. The company has not yet made any statement about whether something will be done about the issue on a hardware level.