Ubisoft has announced Far Cry 4's Season Pass and detailed some of the DLC the upcoming first-person shooter will get.
The Season Pass costs £23.99 and provides access to to new single-player and co-op missions, including ones that see you encounter yetis and others that will have you break out of prisons. The full details of Season Pass content is below, though it's unclear at this stage what DLC will be available without the pass.
The Syringe mission will be available from launch, and sees you try to keep a powerful recipe from falling into the hands of Pagan Min's forces in order to protect the forces. It's playable in either single or co-op, while the Escape from Durgesh Prison mission is co-op only as you control Ajay or Hurk in a bid to escape Yuma's prison.
Sony has released a new live-action commercial for the PlayStation 4 featuring some of the most popular released and upcoming titles for the console.
The advert, which you can see above, brings together friendly competition and footage inspired by the likes of NBA 2K15, Far Cry 4 and Destiny.
Sony certainly hasn't been shy of spending a penny or two in the months surrounding its latest console's launch. A nostalgic 'Since 1995' trailer kicked the launch campaign off way back when, exploring how the console has developed in conjunction with popular culture and London's skyline, while the launch trailer itself paid tribute to a host of gaming icons.
A user on the LEGO Ideas website has created a near-perfect Arkham Knight Batmobile.
User ItsTheJester says the Batmobile was constructed via the LEGO Digital Designer suite – a program that allows builders to create 3D images with virtual LEGO blocks. Should someone wish to recreate it with real pieces, it would take around 684 bricks, most of which are black.
As of writing, the LEGO Arkham Knight Batmobile sits on 241 supporters. If it's to be considered by LEGO, it'll need 10,000.
LEGO Ideas, formally known as LEGO Cuusoo during its beta phase, works by allowing users to design and pitch ideas (think Kickstarter without the money). If anything gets 10,000 supporters, the idea goes to the LEGO head-honchos, then they consider licensing and creating a set based off the user's idea.
Developer ArenaNet has shed some light on what Guild Wars 2 players should expect from both Holiday Events and the second half of the current Living World Season.
A new blog post explains the Halloween-themed Mad Realm festival will return tomorrow, October 21, while Wintersday is back on December 16. Both releases will have the same content as last year, but the rewards on offer will be new.
The main thrust of the post, however, focuses on the "unforgettable" conclusion of the Living World Season 2, which is set to begin on November 4 less than three months after the mid-season finale, The Dragon's Reach: Part 2, which took place during a secret summit calling together the world's leaders to stop the elder dragon Mordremoth's advance.
When it was announced that six Halo 2 maps would be getting a full-blown Xbox One remake as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, was there any doubt that one of them would be Zanzibar, one of the most famous Halo maps ever?
In the video above, original Halo 2 lead multiplayer designer Max Hoberman (who's also the current-day president of Certain Affinity, the studio that's handling the multiplayer portion of Master Chief Collection) gives us a walking tour of the new Zanzibar, called "Stonetown" in this iteration. See what's changed and how Hoberman feels about the map today. Plus, learn all sorts of behind-the-scenes secrets and then check out the other video below, where you can see Team IGN (Alfredo Diaz, Sean Finnegan, Brian Albert, and me) win a thrilling one-flag CTF match against Team 343.
Syfy will launch their new time-bending series 12 Monkeys on January 16, 2015. Based on the 1995 Terry Gilliam film of the same name, which was in turn based on classic surreal short film La Jetée, the series will follow Cole (Aaron Stanford) a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race. He enlists Dr. Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull) to help him track and stop the source of the virus before it can wreak global, catastrophic, destruction.
Stanford, Schull, and co-executive producer Travis Fickett were on hand at the network's Orlando press tour today to talk about what we can expect from the series, which the producer assures will go in its own direction beginning in episode 2.
Avengers: Age of Ultron looks set to have the most visual effects (VFX) of any Marvel movie to date, according to the studio's executive vice-president of visual effects and postproduction.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals Victoria Alonso, who is also executive producing the Joss Whedon-helmed flick, made the announcement while giving her keynote at Saturday's Visual Effects Society Production Summit at the W Hollywood.
Alonso explained she anticipates the next Avengers film will have over 3,000 VFX shots in it. Her previous projects have included both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy, which managed to rack up 2,500 and 2,750 VFX shots respectively. This latest feat is being achieved with between seven and 12 different visual effects specialists in five to seven different countries.
Following several gameplay balances, Bungie has explained to players why such tweaks are necessary.
In hotfix 126.96.36.199, Bungie changed how Destiny handles when it comes to shooting – auto riles received a 2 percent debuff, while scout rifles gained a 6 percent damage increase, and of course, the legendary Exotic Mythoclast went from being over-powered, to balanced.
As Bungie puts it, auto rifles are designed to be good at close to mid-range combat, but the data Bungie was seeing didn't match up. Many players are able to use auto rifles over longer-ranges without much of a problem.
Syfy has revealed that the third Sharknado film will take on the Eastern Seaboard. The announcement was made at the network's Orlando-based press tour this morning. Interestingly enough, beginning with an attack on Washington D.C., where as Dave Howe President of Syfy and Chiller said they will finally be giving the nation's capital "what it deserves" the sharks will move along the coast landing in none other than Orlando, FL. The airborn water beasts will wreak havoc on the "Feast Coast". Watch out Wizarding World patrons.
Syfy will in all likelihood run another competition to title the film, so start your pitches here!
Sharknado 3 is set to air in 2015.
We will keep you updated as details emerge.
Usually when DC announces a new series of themed variant covers (as with last week's Flash 75 announcement), the promotion includes a wide variety of comics in a single month. But DC's newest variant cover theme will focus on one specific series. Geoff Johns and John Romita, Jr.'s Superman series will begin featuring a new variant cover theme starting with this week's Superman #35 and lasting through March's Superman #40. Each of these variant covers will spotlight an iconic team-up between Superman and another DC hero that Johns has written over the course of his DC career.
We have an exclusive look at the variant covers for Superman #35 and #36:
In addition to these covers, DC has revealed that Superman #37 will feature a Superman/Green Lantern team-up by Ethan Van Sciver, while Superman #38 will see Lee Moder pair Superman and Stargirl (the star of Johns' very first DC project).
All last week, Marvel put out a series of teaser images promising the return of popular event storylines like Civil War and Planet Hulk. Now we have the exclusive reveal of the latest teaser. It seems that House of M will join the growing lineup of event comics returning next summer.
The original House of M was an 2005 mini-series from writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Olivier Coipel. The series saw Scarlet Witch rewrite reality so that mutants were the dominant species on Earth and her father, Magneto, was their supreme ruler. Though the Marvel Universe was restored in the end, the Scarlet Witch's magic wiped out the mutant gene and left less than 200 mutants around the world. The fallout of House of M continued to impact the X-Men comics for years afterward.
Alliances seem to be key to staying alive in Gotham, and Oswald Cobblepot is doing his best to work his way into Sal Maroni's good graces. In "Viper," he gets deeper into the mobster's inner circle and receives a bloody nose for his trouble.
While Penguin keeps busy, Fish Mooney plots against Falcone and Detectives Gordon and Bullock investigate a new street drug. It's causing euphoria followed by death. There's never a dull day in Gotham. See what's ahead in the below photo gallery.
Gotham: "Viper" Photo Gallery:
Watch Gotham: "Viper" on Monday, October 20th, at 8:00pm ET/PT on FOX.
Nintendo has announced it's holding a special Nintendo Direct looking at Super Smash Bros. for Wii U later this week.
Both American and European versions of the broadcast will take place at 3pm PT / 6pm ET / 11pm GMT on October 23. The livestream is apparently set to focus on "50 Must-See Things" and will reveal new info on the brawler.
Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai has been teasing a reveal for some time, and a retail listing last week made reference to the Master Hand and Crazy Hand modes, along with the Board Game mode and Studio Creator. Could we be about to find out more? We'll let you know as more info arrives.
EA Canada is aware of issues with the FIFA 15 player Transfer Market feature and is working on a fix, according to the official EA Sports Twitter account.
FIFA 15 players began experiencing issues with its player transfer system over the weekend, according to complaints on Twitter and Reddit. Up to 21-hours ago, users began receiving an in-game error message notifying them that the feature “is very busy at the moment and we’re experiencing some delays.”
Halloween series producer Malek Akkad sheds some light on the future of the Halloween series.
Speaking during a press conference to promote a new Halloween-themed maze attraction in Orlando, Malek Akkad offered up a nugget of information regarding Halloween III. According to Akkad, via Shock Till You Drop, a new draft of the script for Halloween III – which is the eleventh iteration in the franchise – is due to reach him a day before Halloween.
“It’s been a joy to work with so many creative people – ten films,” Akkad said.
“We’re working on eleven as we speak. We’re working on a script right now. A new draft – perfect timing – is supposed to hit the day before Halloween. Hopefully my Halloween night reading will be a good read.”
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's required PC system specifications have been revealed.
The game's Steam page has been updated with the minimum horsepower you'll need if you want to jump into Sledgehammer's shooter. You can check them out below.
30 minutes of pre-alpha footage from Free Radical's cancelled Star Wars Battlefront III has leaked online.
The early footage, which you can see below, is naturally very rough around the edges but offers a glimpse at both land and vehicle-centric combat that would have been available had the game seen the light of day. Levels shown off include Hoth and Coruscant.
Free Radical, best known for its work on the TimeSplitters franchise, had a deal with EA to create the third and fourth entries in the Battlefront franchise, though this was cancelled and the developer fell into administration. It was then bought and rebranded as Crytek UK, which has since become Deep Silver Dambuster Studios and is working on Homefront: The Revolution.
A Florida-based mother has started a petition against retail giant Toys R Us after taking umbridge at the store's decision to sell figures of Breaking Bad's Walter White.
The Hollywood Reporter explains Susan Schrivjer feels that the figure isn't appropriate considering it comes with a little tray of (plastic) crystal meth.
"Anything to do with drugs is not doing the right thing," she said, before adding she was "appalled" and requesting the company reevaluate its "visions and values". In just under a week, the petition has picked up over 1,000 signatures.
Toys R Us has issued a statement explaining the toys are listed as suitable for children aged 15 and over, and also asserting they're found in the section allocated for adult figures.
Tekken 7 will begin rolling out to arcades across Japan in February, 2015, according to information apparently acquired from a recent Bandai Namco Autumn business meetings.
The details of the fighting game’s impending arcade release also appeared on Japanese resource Arcade Game Portal. The report shortly follows news that Tekken 7 entered location testing in Japan earlier this month, offering players the chance to test out new mechanics along with the arcade netplay system.
Have you tried NBA 2K15's much-discussed new face scan feature? We did, on both PS4 and Xbox One. The likenesses... left a little to be desired.
-Why NBA 2K15's face-scanning tool is like climbing a hill only to get kicked in the penis.