Sony has revealed the next batch of free games that are being offered for PlayStation Plus subscribers, and the batch this time is unsurprisingly awesome.
Scroll down for a complete list of the six free games:
- The Walking Dead: Season Two (PS4)
- Magicka 2 (PS4)
- Dragon Fin Soup (PS4, PS3, Vita)
- Mass Effect 2 (PS3)
- Beyond Good And Evil (PS3)
- inviZimals (Vita)
Mark your calendars, everyone! The PlayStation Vita is getting an exclusive release that could actually be considered by certain social crowds as MAJOR, with the game being Civilization Revolution 2 Plus.
The strategy game takes place in various points in Japanese history and introduces a new unit to the series: the Yamato battleship. It will feature TaiZong taking on Saladin to capture Byzantium.
Civilization Revolution 2 Plus will launch exclusively for the PlayStation Vita on December 3rd.
Artists releasing original music with video games doesn’t always work well, as many realized with Paul McCartney and Destiny last year. However, the practice still happens and every now and then the results aren’t terrible, and Karen O and Rise of the Tomb Raider is such an instance.
Karen O’s new song for the game is called “I Shall Rise” (fitting), and it has a slow-burning, James Bond-esque quality to it. It’s not a show stopper or anything, but it certainly isn’t something that makes me want to rip out my eardrums either!
As for the launch trailer itself, it is what it is. Lara is going to raid some tombs to find some secrets. Wow. Much surprise. Very shock.
Check out the launch trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider below.
This is the video game industry, and the term “delay” is as synonymous with it as white is to rice. The latest victim of the game delay is Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, which has been pushed back a few months.
The game was originally set to launch on February 23rd, 2016, though now it will release on May 24th, 2016. The reasons given for the delay are the typical excuses we always hear, basically summing up to them wanting to make the game as good as possible. I’m pretty sure everyone wants to make their games as good as possible, but maybe some of these devs should plan a little better!
Still, at least we aren’t dealing with a delay that’s on a massive scale like Batman: Arkham Knight. Hell, the PC version of that game was *just* put back on the market after months of delays and it’s *still* broken!
Nobody really likes Sonic anymore, and that fact has finally dawned on the collective noggin of SEGA. However, in recent months they have been talking about turning over a new leaf and righting the (many) wrongs that have plagued the series for years now.
SEGA Europe Marketing Director Jon Rooke recently made a statement about what the new Sonic game will be like, which you can read below:
“Sega has publicly apologized to the fans as the quality of console games in the Sonic franchise hasn’t been acceptable over recent years. It’s been tough translating that iconic side scrolling 2D experience from the 90s into 3D but Sonic is still huge for us so the new games will be more inspired by how it played in its heyday.”
This is exactly what fans want to hear and hopefully they’ll be able to follow through with their plans. As long as we don’t get another game like Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric they’re on the right track.
Sony is just rolling with the great (bad) news for fans today, as following the news that backward compatibility isn’t happening they are also saying that the highly-requested PSN name change isn’t looking good either.
Sony’s Yoshida was speaking with fans via Twitter for Paris Games Week, where a fan asked him if the ability to change their PSN ID would ever happen. Yoshida plainly replied that the company does not know if such a feature would be possible to deliver.
Once again, the Xbox has allowed gamers to change their gamertag from the very beginning for a small fee, and they can do it as many times as they want. It seems like an incredibly basic feature that you can do on pretty much *any* other platform, but obviously Sony dropped the ball in the design phase for this one.
Club Nintendo, the rewards system for loyal Nintendo customers, officially shut down over the Summer as a means to make room for a brand new system. That new system has officially been named Nintendo Account.
This new system is aiming to be much more hip and modern compared the old one, with fans being able to log in via Facebook, Twitter, Google or email. Thankfully, friend codes have been completely removed from the equation.
This Nintendo Account will also be accessible through a variety of different platforms, like Nintendo systems, smartphones and even PC. This will allow you to do things like purchase new games and queue up them up to be downloaded on their respective Nintendo device.
Of course, the biggest aspect of this system is the new rewards system that is called My Nintendo. This new system will launch in March 2016 and will allow you to earn points by both buying and playing games. More information is expected to be revealed in the coming months, but rewards include merchandise, DLC and discounts.