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Published by Jamie on April 13, 2014 2K Games Announce Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth

With PAX East 2014 concluding, there was one major “AAA” game announcement from 2K Games, and that was the latest effort by Civilization & XCOM developers Firaxis Games. The new game? A Civilization spin off titled “Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth“. Continue reading »

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Published by Matt on April 10, 2014 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Announced

2K_Borderlands_Pre-Sequel_AthenaCombatFor those seeking more shoot ‘n loot antics, you’re in luck! 2K and Gearbox Software have just announced a new standalone Borderlands game! In co-development with Gearbox Software and 2K Australia, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is a brand new title set between the events of the first Borderlands title and Borderlands 2 and seeks to further explore the tale of Handsome Jack.

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Published by Jamie on April 9, 2014 Nintendo Direct 09/04/14 Report – Smashing!

With the year creeping along ever slowly, one game that’s still quite unknown at this point is Super Smash Bros for 3DS & Wii U. All we know is characters, and not much else. That said, Nintendo held themselves a Nintendo Direct to explain quite a lot on the upcoming fighter.  Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie on April 1, 2014 Valve Announce The International 4

With the game tournament season starting to heat up, Valve have today announced the dates and location for their fourth major Dota 2 tournament, The International. Continue reading »

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Published by Donald on April 1, 2014 Developer Regrets Announcing Game On April 1

Catalytic Games lead Morgan Lee has expressed regret over the studio’s announcement of its upcoming game on April 1.

“We scheduled the announcement to go up at midnight,” Lee told New Game Plus, “Not fifteen minutes after it went out, our Twitter account started to get flooded with images of this shiba inu dog, and people talking about how awesome our ‘joke’ was. I then saw the date and realised the scale of our mistake.” Continue reading »

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Published by Matt on March 26, 2014 Facebook Acquires Oculus VR for $2 Billion

virtual-virtual-skeeball-futuramaVirtual reality company Oculus VR has reported to have been acquired by the social media giant known as Facebook for $2 billion USD.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to social media as he made the big reveal and discussed the potential to create “completely new kinds of experiences,” alluding to what virtual reality could offer to the social networking platform. Examples included manipulating a dynamic field of view at live sports matches, attending classroom lectures remotely and plenty more.

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Published by Donald on March 20, 2014 Epic Games Releases Unreal Engine 4 For $19/month

Epic Games has made available its Unreal Engine 4 tools to everyone for $US19 per month, plus 5% of revenue from any game made using UE4. In exchange, users will be able to develop UE4 titles for PC, Mac, iOS and Android. A subscription grants access to the full C++ source code via GitHub, documentation and tutorials, access to developer forums and regular updates to the engine.

Subscribers will have the option to cancel their subscription at any time and will still have access to UE4 tools, however they will lose access to any future engine updates until they resubscribe. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie on March 20, 2014 Sony Announce “Project Morpheus” VR Headset

With Virtual Reality set to be a major tech point throughout this generation, Sony have announced they are throwing their hat into the VR game, with the announcement of “Project Morpheus”, a VR headset that works with the Playstation 4. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie on March 19, 2014 Obsidian Entertainment Announce Partnership With Paradox Interactive

With Pillars of Eternity coming closer to fruition, Obsidian Entertainment have today announced they are entering into a partnership with Swedish-based publisher Paradox Interactive to distribute physical and digital versions of the game. Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie on March 18, 2014 New Game Plus & Couch Warriors Announce Media & Events Partnership

NGP_logoWe here at New Game Plus are very proud to announce that we’ll be entering into a media and events partnership with Melbourne-based competitive fighting game group Couch Warriors. This partnership will include future gaming events, including the upcoming Battle Arena Melbourne.  Continue reading »

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