Monthly Archives: November 2013

Turn 10 Studios addresses player complaints regarding Forza 5

Forza 5 (Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 4

Forza developer Turn 10 Studios has responded to some of the complaints regarding the price of cars and tokens, including the inability of Limited Edition owners to purchase any vehicle in the game, which was supposed to be part of the package, and the low credit payouts. Community manager Brian Ekberg has announced the studio’s plans to address the issues, such as offering a 50 percent credit and token discount, free cars, and additional compensation for those affected. His full statement is available below.

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DLC, Xbox One News

(Xbox 360 Review) Soulcalibur II HD Online

(Xbox 360 Review) Soulcalibur II HD Online

“Soulcalibur II HD Online’s greatest strengths are those same elements brought over from the original, while its weaknesses are its latest additions.”

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Xbox 360 Reviews

Updated Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas heading to mobile devices

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas (Android, Amazon Kindle, iOS, Windows Mobile) Announcement - Header

Mobile gamers will be able to hit the streets of San Andreas soon. Rockstar has announced that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will be launching next month for select Android, Amazon Kindle, iOS, and Windows Mobile devices. The new version will feature dynamic shadows, an expanded color palette, a longer draw distance, and improved character and car models. In addition to the graphical upgrades, San Andreas will feature a reworked checkpoint system, controller support for iOS7, and new touch controls, including contextual control options to only display buttons when needed and three different control schemes.

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Android, Apple Handheld, Handheld

Call of Duty: Ghosts tops charts, logs over 1 billion matches globally

Call of Duty Ghosts (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One) Top Selling Announcement - Screenshot 1

Activision has released a number of new stats today suggesting that Call of Duty: Ghosts is finding a warm welcome in the latest console generation. According to the release, Microsoft has named Ghosts as the most-played Xbox One multiplayer title in the world, while Sony announced that it is the most-played PlayStation 4 game. Ghosts is also the top-selling Xbox One game in the UK, and in the US, it is the top-selling PS4 and Xbox One title at several retailers, including GameStop and Walmart. And for added measure, the release also added that over 1 billion multiplayer matches have been played to date and that Microsoft has named it the most-played multiplayer game for 360.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Wii U, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Double Fine reacquires rights to Costume Quest and Stacking

Stacking (PC, 360, PS3) PC Announcement - Screenshot 2

In a move that’s sure to please fans of Double Fine, the studio has announced that they have reacquired the publishing and distribution rights to Costume Quest and Stacking. The distribution rights were acquired from Nordic Games, who picked them up in 2013 during THQ’s bankruptcy. As part of the new deal, the two companies have partnered for a retail release of Costume Quest, Psychonauts, and Stacking for Windows and Mac next year in both North America and Europe.

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PC News

Typing of the Dead: Overkill gets Shakespeare DLC, multiplayer

The Typing of the Dead Overkill (PC) Shakespeare of the Dead DLC and Patch Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Enjoy Shakespeare? Enjoy typing zombies to death? Sega already knows the answer. Seeing the obvious connection, they took it upon themselves to combine the two in earnest and satisfy theatre-loving zombie hunters twice over with the launch of Shakespeare of the Dead DLC. As its title suggests, the $2.99 release replaces the original dictionary with lines from several of Shakespeare’s plays. Additionally, a free patch has launched that adds two-player competitive story mode and mini-games.

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PC News

LEGO The Hobbit coming to consoles, handhelds, and PC in 2014

Lego The Hobbit Videogame (360, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

LEGO and TT Games will be returning to Tolkien’s universe next year with LEGO The Hobbit. Based on Peter Jackson’s ongoing Hobbit trilogy, LEGO will feature Bilbo, the Dwarves, and Gandalf as they go through the storyline of the first two films, using their special abilities to make their way around roaming orcs and trolls. The gang will also venture through some of the films’ prominent locations, picking up treasure and solving puzzles along the way.

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3DS, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News, Wii U, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

(PlayStation 3 Review) Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match

(PlayStation 3 Review) Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match

“… its simple yet varied engine, colorful combat, and unique move list makes for a very solid fighter.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

Dead Rising 3 splatters zombie mess onto store shelves for Xbox One

Launching today alongside the Xbox One is Capcom’s latest zombie slasher (and basher and drive-over-er) Dead Rising 3. The One exclusive features an open world filled with the undead that players must navigate as Nick Ramos, who must battle enemies amongst the living and the dead as he navigates Los Perdidos alongside fellow survivors. Players will once again be able to use anything not nailed down as a weapon, craft new gear and more powerful arsenals, and hop into abandoned vehicles to get about the packed streets.

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Xbox One News

New concept art, screenshots released from Galactic Civilizations III

Galactic Civilization 3 (PC) November Screens and Art - Screenshot 1

The first round of screenshots as well as additional concept art from Stardock’s upcoming 4X strategy title Galactic Civilizations III have been revealed. The upcoming entry will be exclusive to 64-bit PCs and add, among other modes and features, an overhauled ship builder, new resource systems, and a new race, the Iridium. The quad-eyed newcomers, and their various forms, are pictured in the art below.

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PC News