Zen Studios is delaying the release of Pinball FX 2 on Xbox One to implement the functionality that lets players transfer their Xbox 360 tables onto Microsoft's new platform for free.
The announcement came courtesy of the Zen Studios blog, where the company said that it's been working with Microsoft to make table transfers to Xbox One a reality for Pinball FX 2. Originally, this import option wasn't going to be available.
The new table transfer functionality will lead to a slight delay for Pinball FX 2, however, which was originally set to launch this week. "We apologize to any fans affected by this delay, but we pledge to make it up to you by incorporating this highly desired feature."
From their secluded home-theater compound, film critics Wade Major and Mark Keizer mix insightful commentary with irreverent banter, covering the latest DVD and Blu-ray news and new releases of the week, including studio, independent, television and special-interest titles.
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LG's G3 is easily one of the best phones you can buy right now. The combination of its beautiful Quad HD display, premium build, long-lasting battery, and fantastic camera make it hard to pass up. If you've already picked one up, or plan to in the near future, here are some helpful tips for your brand new smartphone.
The Smart Keyboard that ships with the G3 is one of the best stock options available, and the fact that you can do some customizing to it makes it even better. To make changes, head over to the "Language and Input" section in your phone's settings, and tap the gear symbol next to "LG Keyboard." From there, you can adjust the height, add or remove a row of numeric keys, change the keyboard's height, and allow swipe typing.
At the Marvel Animation panel at SDCC this past weekend, Marvel revealed some details about the upcoming seasons of three of its current shows and ended their presentation by showing a clip of a new series based on the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film. First up was the premiere of a new episode of Ultimate Spider-Man Web Warriors, which will begin its third season on Disney XD in September.
The episode shows the beginning of a "Spider Verse" arc that comic book fans are already familiar with. Green Goblin uses Electro's power to open up wormholes into various alternate realities. When Spider-Man follows, he encounters Spider-Man 2099 in one reality, and Petra Parker in a female-dominated society. Each reality has its own animation style as well. Later, they even showed a clip Spider-Man in a wacky adventure with Spider-Ham (Peter Porker). While that arc is slated for next year, the series will start with Spiderman joining the Avengers, and fans can expect to see other favorite characters like Nova, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
Transformers: Age Of Extinction actor T.J. Miller doesn't seem too eager to work with filmmaker Michael Bay again, judging from a story he recently recounted that happened on the blockbuster movie's set.
Speaking with Doug Benson on Doug Loves Movies, Miller — who broke out onto the scene with Cloverfield — discussed collaborating with Bay on the set of Transformers 4, summing it up as a "very bipolar experience."
The unit includes an aluminum wheel wrapped in suede leather to go alongside aluminum paddle shifters. Dual motors ensure accurate force feedback, and the wheel rotation can be set to 270 or 900 degrees to fit your driving style. The wheel face can also be easily removed from the base unit in case you want to swap it out for another wheel.
Welcome to Courier's Corner, IGN's MOBA-centric letter series. This week, IGN Editors Mitch Dyer and Brian Albert discuss the challenges (and potential solutions) of learning to play new Heroes in MOBAs.
Learning is hard.
I have started to press the “Select a Random Hero” button every time I start a new Dota 2 match. I’d spent 50 matches in a row playing the same small number of characters before deciding it was time to branch out. I’m partially addicted to the bonus gold I get for playing a random Hero, partially in love with discovering their intricacies, partially in love with not knowing what I’m getting into.
Deep Silver has announced it's acquired all rights to the Homefront franchise from Crytek, and will now be in charge of development of the upcoming Homefront: The Revolution.
The publisher best known for Dead Island and Saints Row has confirmed it's opening a new studio in Nottingham, England, to continue the project, and will also be picking up "all coherent assets from Crytek".
At this stage it isn't clear if the new studio, called Dambuster Studios, is made from the remnants of Crytek UK, which was where Homefront: The Revolution was being developed and is also based in Nottingham. Given there have been multiple reports of problems at Crytek UK, including rumours that the entire staff stopped working, it does seem that the studio has reformed under Deep Silver's banner.
The Destiny you play after 20 hours is likely to be very different than the Destiny you play up until then, if Bungie’s Luke Smith has any say in the matter (spoiler: he does).
“I think Destiny's endgame begins as soon as you see the way the story ends,” Smith begins. “As soon as you see the way we wrap up the sort of first piece of the adventure that we're going to tell because we want to set you back out into the world to keep going. We want to try to align your motivations as the player with the motivations of the character who you've been pushing around this world. So for us I think a bunch of the endgame starts right at level 20.”
A big part of this is raids. Though Bungie has been careful to distance itself from traditional MMO terminology such as instances and raids, the nomenclature is very much applicable to the upcoming “shared-world shooter.” Story quests are like instances for you and your fireteam, while raids – something Bungie hasn’t spoken much about until now – are one of Destiny’s most intriguing and mysterious elements. According to Smith, raids are, in fact, “one of the pillars of the game.”
Sony has announced what titles will be coming to PS Plus subscribers in August, with two of the games available through the service the day they release.
As always, two titles will be hitting PS4. This month, we'll see the roguelike puzzle-adventure title Road Not Taken, which doesn't even release until August, and the infamous Fez. PS3 gamers meanwhile will get a chance to sink their teeth into Crysis 3 or, if that's not to their taking, the experimental exploration game Proteus.
Last but by no means least, Vita owners will be able to try out Metrico... which is pretty impressive seeing as the game doesn't officially release until next month. Rounding out August's offerings will be LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 if you live in Europe, or Dragon's Crown if you're in North America.
Activision Blizzard has announced over 4.6 million Guardians took part in the recent Destiny beta.
The exact figure came in at 4,638,937, which is pretty astonishing considering how short a period it was available for. The beta kicked off on Sony platforms on July 17, before coming to Xbox owners the following week.
Bungie COO Pete Parsons said, "We were totally blown away by the number of people who played the beta. We surpassed even our own goals and the feedback was invaluable. We cannot thank the community enough, the response was humbling and in the weeks ahead we’ll be working hard to ensure that Destiny lives up to the expectations at launch.”
For more specific information on rumored story missions and strikes, check out the Destiny IGN Wiki. For more on Destiny in general, check out our extensive month-long coverage of Destiny from IGN First, including our latest piece where Bungie personally responds to all your questions.
Jack Black was promoting his next movie Goosebumps at Comic-Con last week, and now the first stills from the movie have been released.
Loosely based on the horror books by R.L. Stine, the film sees Black playing the author, whose life is turned upside down when his creations start coming to life.
The stills are below, while you can scroll down for our exclusive interview with Black and the film's director Rob Letterman.
Activision has announced three Collector's Editions are on the way for the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and also detailed the game's Season Pass.
The Atlas Pro Edition and Atlas Limited Edition can be pre-ordered now, while the Atlas Digital Pro Edition will be available at a later date. If you're wondering about the name, it's inspired by the game's Atlas Corporation, the private military organisation headed up by Kevin Spacey's character.
The PlayStation Now open beta begins tomorrow for all North American PS4 owners, and the service's Senior Director Jack Buser divulged some details to IGN during a recent interview.
As has been mentioned previously, Sony is looking into offering a flat subscription fee model for its upcoming PlayStation Now game streaming service in addition to the a la carte pricing currently seen in the private beta.
"We're working diligently to bring a subscription option to gamers to compliment our rental offering for PlayStation Now," said Buser. "We believe that offering both of these options would provide gamers the freedom to discover and play games in ways that weren't before possible."
Free-to-play MMORPG Neverwinter is about to bring its Dungeons & Dragons-based action to consoles, starting with Xbox One in China this fall, and followed by a worldwide release (and, presumably, other console versions) in the first half of 2015. According to Neverwinter's lead producer, Andy Velasquez, it's losing little in the translation; on consoles, Neverwinter will feature "all the same races, all the same classes, all the same maps. The content will be there, with some minor exceptions."
"Since we launched on PC,” he continues, “we've added some bits to the endgame, and then we added another module which had another campaign at the endgame. So we'll probably stagger those releases
Sony has announced it passed on the opportunity to have EA Access on PS4 as the company doesn't believe it offers "good value".
Speaking to Game Informer, a Sony spokesperson revealed the subscription service wasn't a good fit for its new console considering the continuing popularity of PS Plus.
"We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect," a statement reads. "PlayStation Plus memberships are up more than 200 per cent since the launch of PlayStation 4, which shows that gamers are looking for memberships that offer a multitude of services, across various devices, for one low price.
BioWare has announced it's pushed back the launch of Dragon Age Keep following the news of Dragon Age: Inquisition's release date slipping.
A blog post explains the companion app, which enables you to recreate the choices made in Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II and apply them to the world in the upcoming third installment, will now be available at a later date.
Trees. What are trees? Are they just stupid bits of wood? Or are they, in fact, wise and ancient beings that will outlive us all? Maybe they're both. Or neither. Maybe we're overthinking this. But with Guardians Of The Galaxy in cinemas this week, there's no doubt the humble tree has a glamorous new face: that of Groot, the walking, talking plank, as voiced by Vin Diesel, the walking, talking… well, you get it. Anyway, here are the top movie trees. Because trees.
Actually, Groot isn't a tree at all – he's a sentient, tree-like creature from outer space who is actually the monarch of Planet X, and not just somewhere for dogs to wee up in the park. Capable of saying just three words – "I am Groot" – he's not the most chatty of trees, but he puts more inflection into those three words than you might think. You see, Groot is actually super-intelligent and something of an expert in quasi-dimensional super-positional engineering – it's just that Groot's wooden larynx renders the subtleties of his speech void to human ears. Also, he's quite nice to sit under when it's sunny out.
Nintendo has released its financial results covering the period from April to the end of June 2014, revealing sales of 510,000 Wii U consoles and 820,000 3DS handhelds in three months.
This brings the total of Wii U consoles sold since launching in November 2012 to 6.68 million, helped largely by the release of Mario Kart 8, which managed to sell 2.82 million copies in just over a month. Total Wii U software sales now sit at 36.67 million.
Despite the improved numbers, Nintendo still suffered another overall loss of ¥9.47bn ($92.6m/£54.7m) despite strong sales of ¥74.6bn, slightly down on last year's ¥81.5bn. Despite this, the company is still predicting year-end profit of around ¥40bn.
The costs incurred by indie developers releasing games as part of ID@Xbox program, Microsoft's Xbox One independent developer initiative, can reach up to $5,000, according to a post by Happion Labs founder Jamie Fristrom.
Sixty Second Shooter Prime developer launched its twin-stick shooter on Xbox One last month to a sum of $5,143, but as outlined in the breakdown, there are a lot of variables so each game will incur a different cost. The breakdown of the costs involved to launch Happion Labs’ game on Xbox One follows: