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It seems that numerous delays didn't have a negative impact on Nathan Drake's final adventure. After being pushed back several times, the PlayStation 4 exclusive Uncharted 4: A Thief's End finally released to eager gamers on May 10, 2016, who snatched up more than 2.7 million copies during its first week. "Millions of fans around the world have already joined Nathan Drake on his final treasure hunt. In the first week alone, I’m happy to report that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End exceeded 2.7 million units in global sales. For the North American region, Uncharted 4 is the fastest-selling PS4 first party... Read more...
Microsoft and 343 Industries are bringing multiplayer action to Halo 5 on PC, albeit in a roundabout sort of way. Multiplayer will be part of Forge - Halo 5: Guardians Edition for Windows 10, the long winded name of Halo's custom map builder and toolset. It will be a free download though it won't feature full multiplayer support. Most notably it won't have online matchmaking with random opponents. Instead, you'll be limited to playing with people on your friends list. Microsoft envisions this as a sort of testing ground for you and your Forge creations, meaning you'll be able to upload and download... Read more...
Bethesda is getting ready to send Fallout 4 fans to the high seas with Far Harbor, the third and most ambitious DLC pack for the post-apocalyptic title that was honored as Game of the Year at the DICE Awards, but what comes next? Perhaps a trip to a wasteland theme park called Nuka World, which holds all sorts of fun possibilities. Reddit forum member "flashman7870" data mined Fallout 4's game files and posted an interesting screenshot of what he found. There were three entries of note, including "DLCNukaWorld.esm," "DLCworkshop02.exm," and "DLCworkshop03.esm." Bethesda often uses the file extension... Read more...
Researchers at Disney and Carnegie Mellon University have been toying around with radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, and we mean that in the literal sense. RFID tags are typically used for high tech inventory management in a variety of industries, but researchers concocted a way to make RFID technology feasible for interactive games using physical objects. Using a framework the researchers developed called RapID, they showed how inexpensive RFID tags can sense when a physical object is moved or touched in near real-time. The research team demonstrated a handful of use case scenarios. One... Read more...
Fans of the Mass Effect franchise are going to have to wait just a little bit longer for the fourth title in BioWare's third-person sci-fi shooter, Mass Effect: Andromeda, which the developer confirmed has been delayed until "early 2017." In the meantime, BioWare promises another update at the EA Play conference on June 12. The delay isn't a total surprise. Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen hinted that things were slightly off schedule during a recent earnings call. He said at the time that Mass Effect: Andromeda would release in EA's fourth fiscal quarter, which works out to the first quarter... Read more...
Brace yourself, Battlefield 5's world premier is coming. In the meantime, go ahead and grab your detective cap, you're going to need it. In anticipation of today's world premier, which is scheduled for 4PM Eastern (1PM Pacific), DICE and Electronic Arts have taken to social media to tease eager gamers with clues about the Battlefield 5, including an extremely short video. The clip is less than 10 seconds long and you have to look very closely for subtle hints. All you see is the neck up of a rendered soldier with detailed facial features, including dirt and the pits of his skin. It's an impressive... Read more...
Want to play a fun drinking game? Take a shot of your favorite spirit every time you see a May the Fourth post referencing Star Wars Day on Facebook, just don't plan on going to work tomorrow, you're going to be hungover. Or you could call in sick to work to play all the discounted Star Wars games you bought from Steam!These aren't bite-size discounts, either. Steam busted out its big boy/girl lightsaber and sliced prices on dozens of Star Wars games, marking them down by as much as 77 percent in some cases. That includes the Stars Wars Collection, a bundle of two dozen titles with gems like Jedi... Read more...
There's already been a fair amount of drama surrounding Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, a PlayStation 4 exclusive and the fourth and final installment in the Uncharted series starring Nathan Drake that's seen numerous delays. At long last, it was finally set to launch on May 10, 2016, though an untold number of copies were recently stolen while in transit, paving the way for spoilers, Sony President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida warned today. "We know that very many of you have been looking forward with great anticipation and excitement to the latest masterpiece from Naughty Dog. From what I... Read more...
Just over a year after its debut, Exploding Kittens remains the project with the most backers in Kickstarter history, tallying nearly 203,000 supporters who pledged a combined $8.7 million (and change) to the card game. Since then, Exploding Kittens has made the jump from physical to digital, first with a release to iOS and now to Android devices as well. If you're not familiar with the project, Exploding Kittens is a humorous card game that's somewhat akin to Russian Roulette. Players draw cards hoping to avoid an Exploding Kitten, otherwise they're dead and out of the game. That is, unless the... Read more...
Developer Remedy Entertainment posted a message thanking fans for the early success of Quantum Break, a third-person shooter released to Xbox One consoles and Windows PCs earlier this month, while also acknowledging that there are several issues needing ironed out that mostly affect Windows 10. "We are aware that some players are facing issues with the Windows 10 version of Quantum Break and some extent on Xbox One. We want to let you know that we are working diligently with Microsoft Studios on addressing all the feedback," Remedy said. Many Windows 10 users have complained about stuttering framerates... Read more...
Have you ever spent too much time than you'd care to admit creating a game character? It's not uncommon—after all, if it's a good game with a compelling story and lots to do, you might be committing significant free time to controlling your avatar, so you might as well make it one you can identify with. Taking that concept and flipping it upside down, Rust developer Garry Newman has ruffled some feathers by randomly and permanently assigning characters as a man or woman. Your sole task in Rust is to survive in a rather brutal open world, one in which other players might decide to kill you so they... Read more...
For those of you who read the headline and showed up with pitchforks and torches, set them aside, we're well aware that you've been sending Piston Honda and Bald Bull to the mat with a well timed punch for nearly three decades now. However, what you probably didn't know is there's a subtle visual cue among the spectators in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! that lets you know exactly when Little Mac should take a swing at his opponent. Amazingly this little Easter egg has gone unnoticed on the NES for 29 years, but is now public knowledge thanks to reddit forum member midwesternhousewives, who posted a... Read more...
Players who cheat are ruining online gaming and those who don't are fed up with it. So are developers and publishers, some of which have begun taking stronger stances against cheating. Count Ubisoft among the bunch, as with the latest update to Tom Clancy's The Division, those caught cheating could face a permanent ban. After applying the 1.1 update, players can report others for cheating in the PC version of The Division. All they have to do is type the /report [USERNAME] command in chat and the reported gamer's account will be flagged for closer inspection. If it's decided that the player is... Read more...
For the time being, gamers who've pledged their allegiance to the PC (or simply prefer it) will have to rock out to Rock Band 4 with their game consoles out. Harmonix wasn't able to raise its goal of $1.5 million—or even come close, really—through crowdfunding site Fig to make possible a port of Rock Band 4 to PC, so for now, the project is scrapped. The crowdfunding campaign ran for 35 days and gathered $792,817 from 1,674 backers, or barely more than half of what Harmonix was seeking. Had it been successful, Harmonix would have kicked in $500,000 of its own money, as it reckoned the PC port would... Read more...
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