According to a Twitter post from the Dragon Age Inquisition team, both the PlayStation 4 and XBox One have been "maximized" for the best graphic potential available.
This week we are going to look at various cash shops around the gaming universe, and how Eternal Crusade's Rogue Trader Store stacks up in comparison. Remember back in June, Miguel made this post, regarding potential changes to the Rogue Trader Store, but, with the busy summer schedule most game companies keep, we haven't seen a follow up to the shop just yet. So we thought this might be a good time to look at some other successful game shops, and how they do things.
According to Venture Beat, there is a new rumor floating around that indicates that Microsoft may be lining up to purchase Minecraft development studio Mojang for two billion dollars. That's right, two BILLION dollars. The Wall Street Journal, a usually reliable font of information, is the identified source of the rumor. Venture Beat is working to confirm the rumor and we will be sure to keep you posted.
Nothing and no one is perfect though, so I thought it might be a good idea to set my fandom aside for bit and take a critical look at Richard's new work. If nothing is perfect, then there must be some flaws or challenges worthy of conversing about. Besides, it's through examining the imperfections that we sometimes come to truly appreciate art and all its true complexity. As their 10th release approaches, it might be a good time to take that sort of look at Shroud.
The team at Carbine is hard at work bringing some new content to WildStar. We got a sneak peak at some of the projects there and what fans can expect to see in the upcoming releases. With the lore of Nexus finally coming out from behind the curtain, Carbine has some plans for solo content as well as a new high level zone which players can check out. Stephan Frost, who gave us the demo, stressed the boost in solo content which looked and played almost like an RPG.
Seen as a spiritual successor to the S.T.A.L.K.E.R series, Survarium aims to rekindle that feeling of exploring a post-apocalyptic wasteland. In a recent interview, Vostok Games' Joe Mullin explained why the studio had focused on team-based PvP first, before expanding out into a brutal open-world PvE experience.
The Xsyon team has let us know about the latest game update that brings a pair of new features into the world: Farming and cooking. Players can now plant and participate in all the normal activities that surround raising a healthy crop. With all that's grown, players can further take on the challenges of concocting tasty dishes.
Super Evil Megacorps has sent out a brand new trailer for its upcoming MOBA, Vainglory. Vainglory was showcased today during Apple's press conference that introduced the world to iOS 8. The global release of Vainglory will begin in October.
Perfect World International is beginning its sixth year celebration and what better way than in a visual sense with a brand new infographic. Check out the details below before letting us know about your PWI memories in the comments.
Piranha Games, best known for MechWarrior Online, has announced that it is developing a new sci-fi MMO called Transverse. According to press information, Transverse is slated for a 2015 release.
I saw and played a ton of games at this year's PAX Prime, but the only title that really dug its hooks into me at the show was a completely unexpected gem I found in the indie area called Hand of Fate. In development by Australian studio Defiant Development, Hand of Fate is best described as a tabletop card game come to life mixed in with roguelike elements.
I believe Zenimax is testing the waters with a feature being shown only at conventions. Since E3, they've been demonstrating a 4v4v4 system where four players from each faction battle for ownership of a flag placed in the center of the map. This is exactly the type of small scale PvP players have been asking for, except it is lacking one key point, strategy. Whilst this is a great feature and it loads of fun, it is far from ready, at least in my eyes, and I will explain why.
According to a report at Eurogamer, Bungie and Activision-Blizzard are reporting that it has shipped over $500M Destiny copies. There is a semantic difference in that shipped copies are not copies sold to customers. The fact remains, however, that this is easily the most successful video game of all time in these terms.
Perfect World Entertainment has announced the first expansion for Swordsman Online. Called the "Gilded Wasteland", the expansion will take players to an arid zone called Jianghu and to go beyond the Great Wall. The level cap will also increase as will, according to PWE, the leveling curve.
After yesterday's major Guild Wars 2 update that included a large number of quality of life improvements, ArenaNet has announced today that the Living Story will pick up again with the November 4th update.
If you've ever been to Dragon Con, you know that costuming is a big deal at the Atlanta-based convention. This year broke another record with a reported 63,000 attendees paying tribute to their favorite sci-fi and fantasy genres of pop culture, and the costumes seem to get better each year.
In the latest patch from En Masse's intense third-person shooter Zombies Monsters Robots, a new Tower Defense Style mode called "Threshold Defense" has been added. Unlike the other modes we have seen, the monsters are less interested in you, at least until you attack them, as they are trying escape out a portal. Wave upon wave is thrown at you until either you succeed at suppressing 10 waves or you allow 30 monsters to escape, so be sure to KILL EVERYTHING!
Pumpkin Online is nearly funded with a few days left to complete the stated goals. The game is inspired by both Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon and seeks to create a virtual world that supports love equality and combines farming and dating into something completely new and unique.
JCPlanet will be bringing back Legend of Edda in a new global form. LoE closed down recently when GamesCampus gave up the licensing. According to press information, will be available beginning September 24th with a special character creation event that will kick off on September 22nd.
Bitbox has let us know that the Life is Feudal Steam page is now live in preparation for the alpha launch of the game on September 19th.
Star Vault has sent word that one of the most comprehensive patches for Mortal Online has been released into the game. The most notable feature in the update is the City Building ability that allows guilds to build a tower, own land, collect taxes, black-list undesirables and more. To show off the capabilities of the City Building feature, Star Vault has released a new trailer.
Will Farrell hates cancer. He hates it so much that he's started an IndieGogo campaign to raise $375,000 to assist in children's cancer research. Folks who donate may score a game play session with Mr. Farrell himself. The campaign began on September 10th and is expected to run for the next month.
Have you ever wondered just how hardcore you really are? If you could run with the big boys and look down your nose at the rest of the world for not being as cool as you are? How about just whether you're casual or not? If so, this list is for you! This week, Chris hands the reigns over to Johnny P. Hardcore so he can dig deep into the top 7 signs you might be a filthy casual. You won't want to miss it.
The Secret World has a series of new missions for players in the just-released "Side Stories: The Last Pagan". The six missions are said to bring hours of new game play opportunities into TSW and, on completion, will reward players with a Deep Mystery Box and a spiffy teleport item called the "Lorenzian Fabricator".
Wyrmbyte has announced that it is doing away with the microtransaction model for its MOBA, Dragons & Titans. The initiative is a way to combat the "stigmata" regarding Pay to Win. The entire game and all of its content, the "Titan Pass", can be purchased for $19.99.