The new upcoming Star Wars Battlefront has got a release date. The press release I got says that it's shipping across the galaxy on November 17th. Cute... I said to myself. I remember telling myself just a month ago, if Star Wars battlefront was just Battlefield in Star Wars skin, I would be disappointed. This debut in-engine trailer is... stunning to say the least. But it is lacking in space combat.
I speculated that all is not well with 2K Games. And it seems like my guess was somewhat correct. After closing down Irrational Games creators of Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite) back in February last year, it seems like the entire 2K Australia team has been laid off and the studio has closed its doors. 2K Australia has worked with the other 2K studios for 15 years on gems like Freedom Force, SWAT 4, Bioshock, Bioshock 2 and recently fully developed Borderlands: The Pre Sequel.
Tripwire Interactive has also published the minimum and recommended specs for the PC version. You shouldn't worry about it since it's very lenient to older machines. Killing Floor 2 revels in the violence of limb dismemberment and permanent blood stains on the levels. And it looks way better than the first game... obviously.
If you're still playing Battlefield Heroes, Battlefield Play4Free, FIFA World and Need For Speed World, bad news for you. EA have announced they'll be shutting down these free-to-play games. I know Need For Speed World and FIFA World are relatively still popular in this region.
You've seen the screenshots and the gameplay trailer of Project Cars and are wondering... that can't really run on my PC. Don't be too sure because Project Cars is pretty flexible in terms of its requirements. In fact... it's rather surprising that for recommended specs, they've listed the nVidia GT600 series or AMD Radeon 7000 series. I'm pretty sure you'll need the highest end of these series graphics card to run it at the highest setting.
So you’ve been sucked into Bloodborne’s addictive gameplay and beautiful gothic world... but you can’t help but notice how often you see the loading screen. I know I have... because Bloodborne is one of those game that takes forever to load. Maasaki Yamagiwa from Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Studio detailed that the next patch (1.0.3) for Bloodborne aims to reduce the long load times and optimise the games performance.
A month after release, Cities: Skylines has sold a total of 1 million units. That’s a record of sorts for Paradox Interactive, the publishers to the SimCity disappointment killer. Cities: Skylines continues to be one of the top played games on Steam. It fills a huge city-builder gap left by a lacklustre SimCity and the atrocious Cities XXL. Paradox plans to support Cities: Skylines by releasing DLCs that add on to the gameplay and even cosmetic stuff... it’s their strategy to make buying original a much better experience.
Plastic instrument in your living room are coming back... in a bold reboot. The Guitar Hero franchise returns with Guitar Hero Live. In a surprise move, they are moving away from the animated band and crowd to full motion videos of actual people. Which means if you mess up, you band members will react to you and the crowd will boo you... real people. And it can now happen from the new first person view.
Blizzard's super addictive card game, Hearthstone is now available on Android mobile devices. Hearthstone has been available on the iPad a year ago but now it's also out on the iPhone. As an added incentive, Blizzard will be giving you a free classic card pack if you're playing it on these devices for the first time. Hearthstone of course is a free-to-play game that offers card packs, arena mode and single player expansions for real money.
Eugen Systems released a new gameplay trailer for Act of Aggression, you could call it the spiritual successor to the Act of War series. This video highlights the US faction. It’s not the usual US faction you see in other games, but they still have the trusty old Abrams tanks. But no... it’s no ordinary Abrams but the M1A1 Abrams Tusk which is upgradable depending on your needs on the battlefield.