Category Archives: PC

Project CARS

Project CARS Launches On Wii U In 2015

Slightly Mad Studios’ Project CARS will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC sometime in November, but somewhere along the way the Wii U version fell out of the loop.

However, Marketing and PR Director Lee Kirton tweeted the following message:

“To confirm @WMDCars #projectcars will release November on #ps4 #xboxone #pc and #WiiU is coming 2015.”

So, the poor old Wii U version hasn’t been canned entirely, it’s just gonna take a little while longer to get that one out on the shelves. This seems to be the pattern as of late, as the more powerful versions of games that also stand to sell a hell of a lot more are given priority over the Wii U version. As long as they give it the proper attention and don’t make it a cheap downgrade then all will be well in the world.

Roundabout Georgio Manos

Roundabout Coming To PC On September 18th

No Goblin’s limo spinning action game Roundabout will be coming to PC via Steam and the Humble Store on September 18th, the developers have revealed. The only other platform the game was originally set to appear on was Xbox One early next year, but the developers have now confirmed that the game will also be coming to PlayStation 4 at the same time.

If you are planning on purchasing the game, then you may want to consider purchasing it now from the game’s website. You can get both the standard and deluxe editions of the game for 20% off, bringing the standard edition’s price from $14.99 to $11.99 and the deluxe edition from $19.99 to $15.99.

A new trailer for the game has also been released, and you can check it out below. [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQFTXNI7zhs’%5D

Alien Isolation

See The Original Alien Movie Cast Remade In Alien: Isolation

It was recently announced that, as a pre-order incentive, two bonus mission packs would be coming with Alien: Isolation that included the cast of the original Alien movie.

Now, a new video has been released that features a quick tease of the actors reprising their roles through voice acting and how they look now with the Alien: Isolation graphics engine. Check it out below. [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu_rWH5lS3w#t=76′%5D

Alien: Isolation is being developed by The Creative Assembly for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.

Alien: Isolation Crew Expendable Nostromo Edition

Pre-Order Alien: Isolation And Receive Missions Starring The 1979 Movie's Cast

Sega has revealed that those who pre-order Alien: Isolation will get two bonus mission packs that contain the cast of the 1979 movie, Alien. The characters will contain the likeness and voices of the movie’s actors, which includes Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley), Tom Skerritt (Dallas), Veronica Cartwright (Lambert), Harry Dean Stanton (Brett), Yaphet Kotto (Parker) and Ian Holm (Ash).

Pre-ordering the game upgrades it to the Nostromo Edition, which includes these mission packs called Crew Expendable. The missions allow you to take control of Ellen, Dallas or Parker as you explore the sinister Nostromo ship. For the time being, Sega confirms that this content will only be available to those who pre-order the game.

Alien: Isolation creative director Alistair Hope said the following:

“Working with the original cast has been an incredible experience. It was important to us to have the key original cast members reprise their roles in order to perfectly capture the atmosphere of the movie. For some of the original cast, this is their first appearance in an Alien video game. Seeing them reprise those roles after 35 years was an unforgettable experience.”

If you’re in North America and you pre-order the game from GameStop you’ll receive an expansion called “Last Survivor”. Sega says the following on this content:

“On hearing the screams of Lambert and Parker, players must navigate their way back down through the Nostromo in order to activate the self-destruct sequence, before retracing their steps back to the Narcissus shuttle and their escape.”

Alien: Isolation is being developed by The Creative Assembly for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. The game launches on October 7th, 2014.

Project Spark

Project Spark Launching October 7th For Xbox One & PC

I thought March was one of the best months gaming has ever seen, but now its looking like October could blow even that month out of the water. Microsoft has revealed that Project Spark will be joining the Halloween-time madness when it releases on October 7th for Xbox One and PC. The Xbox 360 version still does not have a release date.

You can download the game completely free when it releases, but to get all of the bells and whistles you’ll probably want to go with the $40 retail version. The retail version of the game comes with the Galaxies: First Contact expansion, the Sir Haakon “Hawk” character, the Champions Quest: Void Storm and more.

Talking about the Xbox 360 version of the game, Microsoft told GameSpot the following:

“Our team is focused on creating a great experience on Xbox One and Windows 8.1 first, and will then bring that to Xbox 360. We don’t have a timeline to share right now, but it’s certainly on our roadmap.”

Lords of the Fallen

Lords Of The Fallen Launching On October 31st

Lords of the Fallen will be coming out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 31st, publisher Squre Enix revealed today.

The game is being developed by CI Games (the ones responsible for the lame Enemy Front), and it shares an awful lot of similarities to Dark Souls. Both games have a dark and creepy setting, and the main focus of the game is ruthless combat scenarios. Hmm…

I’d like to think that Lords of the Fallen will be another awesome game in the vein of the Souls series, but considering CI Games’ track record i’m not very optimistic. Maybe the fact that Square Enix is publishing will make them step up their game a bit more for this one, though.

Project BlueStreak

Gears Of War Creator Announces PC Arena Shooter BlueStreak

Gears Of War Creator Cliff Bleszinski has revealed that his mystery project is BlueStreak.

Bleszinski took to twitter to make the announcement, and although few details were revealed he said that the game is a free-to-play sci-fi arena shooter for the PC.  This would mean that it would fall in line with when Bleszinski previously said he wanted to make an arena shooter like Unreal Tournament.

Bleszinski will be developing this game with his new studio, Boss Key Productions, in collaboration with Nexon. He also said that there won’t be any fake trailers making the game look like something that it isn’t:

“And no, there won’t be a fake CG trailer showing ‘Gameplay’ because that’s not how Boss Key does it.”

No other information was revealed about the game, but Bleszinski said he would be answering questions tomorrow at 5:30 PM Eastern. I’m sure any more information that is possible to be revealed will be revealed then.

Cry Wolf

Telltale Games Releases The Wolf Among Us Season Finale Trailer

Telltale Games has revealed the trailer for the final episode of the first season of The Wolf Among Us. The fifth episode is called Cry Wolf, and will be available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and iOS.

Watch the trailer for Cry Wolf below. [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snjTY8TWrzI’%5D

Cry Wolf will be released on July 8th for PC/Mac worldwide and PlayStation 3 in North America, July 9th for Xbox 360 worldwide and PlayStation 3 in Europe and July 10th for iOS worldwide.

Crimsonland

Crimsonland Coming To PlayStation 4 On July 15h

In an interesting bit of news today, developer 10Tons has revealed that their 2003 top-down PC shooter Crimsonland will be making its way to the PlayStation 4 this month on July 15th.

The developer made the announcement on the PlayStation Blog, revealing that it is largely the same game with spruced up visuals and a bit more content. Here’s a snippet of the blog post discussing the game:

It’s not a complicated game. You play this Trooper guy. Aliens, giant spiders, zombies, and other monsters start coming at you from every direction. You shoot them, but more keep coming. Soon enough you’ll be running. Just when you think you’re dead, you get some awesome powerups and wipe the screen clear in few seconds, and it feels great. But an even bigger horde is already coming right at you.

Developer 10Tons is responsible for several games that have a more retro style, such as Sparkle and Boom Brigade. Check them out over at their website right here.

 

Batman Arkham Knight

Batman: Arkham Knight Coming Out February 24th, 2015?

I was absolutely gutted when Rocksteady Studios announced that the finale to their Arkham series, Batman: Arkham Knight, was delayed several months. Instead of getting one of the most highly-anticipated games in the Fall of this year, we learned we would be getting it in the Winter of next year.

Now we know exactly when it will be coming, though, as the Microsoft Store has let slip a release date of February 24th, 2015. Although the release date isn’t official, it sounds pretty legit considering it has been assumed that the game would be coming sometime in February.

Batman: Arkham Knight is being developed by Rocksteady Studios and will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Far Cry 4 Dudes

Far Cry 4 Gameplay Video Shows Off Elephant-Fueled Destruction!

Gamers will be getting another taste of the Far Cry series at the end of this year with Far Cry 4, which had a pretty dang impressive showing at this year’s E3. Thanks to a gameplay video released by PlayStation Access, we have now been given another glimpse of how insane this game is shaping up to be.

In the video, we get a semi-gameplay commentary about a scenario involving the protagonist and an elephant. Essentially, you are able to mount an elephant and go stomping through the village as you either pick off enemies from the top of your own personal Dumbo or let Dumbo stomp, lift and throw the baddies on its own. Hell yes.

The video is freakin’ nuts, so please check it out below. [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6I8Tlmr0RM’%5D

Far Cry 4 is releasing for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 18th.

My Judgment:

My ticket was already sold on this game, but then they went ahead and added freakin’ elephants to the equation and now I’m beyond ecstatic. My elephant is going to demolish *so many things*…

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

New 'Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor' Trailer Gives Orcs Something To Fear

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is a game that is based off of a pre-existing license that I am really looking forward to. Being a huge Tolkien fan is enough to get me excited about a dark tale set between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but throw in the fact that none other than Monolith Studios is developing it and you have my complete attention.

A new cinematic trailer has been released ahead of a wider showcase at next week’s E3, and shows off the ruthless Orcs and our spooky and awesome hero. The hero’s name is Talion, who was actually killed and has come back from the dead for revenge. Check out the new trailer that displays his stoic bravado below. [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd_aXnBlmZM’%5D

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor releases for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC on October 7th.

Borderlands The Pre-Sequel

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Release Date + New Trailer Revealed

The Borderlands series continues to roll on thanks to an upcoming prequel / sequel ingeniously dubbed Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, though this time Gearbox is collaborating with 2K Australia to bring you the goods.

The big news, however, is that the game now has an official release date and new trailer showing off all of the new mayhem like low-gravity and new vehicles that you can indulge in. The game’s official release date is October 14th, 2014 for North America and October 17th, 2014 for everyone else.

Check out the moon dance trailer below. [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNdl9n-gpS0#t=107′%5D

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Dark Souls II DLC Called The Lost Crowns Trilogy Coming This Summer

Bandai Namco has revealed that three new chapters of DLC will be coming to Dark Souls II this summer. The first of the 3 DLC chapters is called Crown of the Sunken King and will be released on July 22nd.

Chris Gilbert of Bandai Namco said the following about the DLC:

“To say we are excited to unleash these three new chapters to Dark Souls II fans is an understatement,” said Chris Gilbert, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Bandai Namco Games America. “Bandai Namco Games is very proud of the universal praise and enjoyment fans have both given and received from Dark Souls 2. The Lost Crowns trilogy and more specifically the Crown of the Sunken King will kick off what will surely be an exciting summer of speculation and anticipation of the new battles, challenges and triumphs to come amongst our most ardent fans.”

The other two DLC chapters are called Crown of the Old Iron King and Crown of the Ivory King and will be released on August 26th and September 24th, respectively.

The chapters will cost $9.99 individually, but if you buy them all together you save $5. The DLC will be available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

My Judgment:

I adore this series, so any excuse to jump back into it is fine with me. I’m wondering how lengthy these chapters will be, because 10 bucks a pop is pretty pricey. However, if they can deliver awesome gameplay then I’m all for it.

Mortal Kombat X's Box Art Features Series-Favorite Scorpion

A continuation of the famed Mortal Kombat franchise was revealed recently in a game called Mortal Kobat X, and now developer NeverRealm Studios has gone and revealed the official box art for next year’s fighting game.

Check out the box art below.

Mortal Kombat X Box Art

The studio also said the following in regards to what Mortal Kombat X is all about:

“Mortal Kombat X launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy.  For the first time, Mortal Kombat X gives players the ability to choose from multiple variations of each character impacting both strategy and fighting style. Players step into an original story showcasing some of the game’s most prolific characters including Scorpion and Sub-Zero, while introducing new challengers that represent the forces of good and evil and tie the tale together.”

My Judgment:

I think this box art is pretty killer (no pun intended). Scorpion is easily one of the most beloved Mortal Kombat characters around, so adorning the cover of the 10th installment of the series with a series favorite is a no-brainer. I think it would be cool if there was an alternate one featuring Sub-Zero, but what can you do?