In a somewhat surprising move, Microsoft today announced they were purchasing Swedish developer Mojang (Minecraft, Scrolls) for $2.5 Billion USD. Continue reading »
With the 2014 Tokyo Game Show set to start later this month, Sony once again held a press conference to show off some significant software and hardware updates for the Asia region. For those who didn’t catch the stream, here are the highlights from the two hour presentation. Continue reading »
Nintendo aired their latest Nintendo Direct presentation tonight. It focused on the 3DS, and was for game news specific to Japan. It ran for 32 minutes and revealed a number of fresh game details and even a whole new console! Yes, you read that correctly. Read on to find out what was announced.
After what seemed like a lock that Google would acquire streaming service Twitch, it was announced today that online shopping juggernaut Amazon would acquire Twitch. The deal sees Amazon purchasing all shares of Twitch Interactive for $970 Million, with the deal expected to close some time before the end of the year. Continue reading »
After weeks of teases, Bioware’s latest project has finally been unveiled: An online action RPG known as Shadow Realms. The game, announced during EA’s Gamescom press conference, is a 4 vs 1 online action RPG that’s heavily story driven.
The setup is that each encounter sees you make a number of key decisions which alter the course of the story as you take control of one of four heroes drawn into a centuries old conflict against the “Shadow Legions”, with the other player taking control of the Shadowlord, who controls the Shadow Legions and can alter the environment to their whim. Aesthetically, the game attempts to bring fantasy tropes in a more contemporary setting, allowing players to battle in Paris with machine gun wizards. In addition, the game will also be presented in an episodic model, each coming with their own new characters and choices and cliffhangers. Continue reading »
Gamescom is Europe’s largest gaming convention, and sits alongside E3 and Tokyo Game Show as a vehicle for major announcements. This year’s Gamescom is no exception, with several stories coming out of Microsoft’s and Sony’s press events.
Here are the highlights from last night’s proceedings. Continue reading »
The streaming service Twitch has announced a number of changes to its service, most notably implementing audio-recognition controls onto Past Broadcasts and Highlights videos stored on its site.
Twitch will now scan archived videos using the third-party service Audible Magic for any piece of audio that is controlled by Audible Magic clients — this includes in-game and ambient music. If it detects any deemed copyright breach in a 30 minute block of video, Twitch will mute that entire half-hour.
These audio controls will not be implemented into live streams. Continue reading »
Thanks to ROCCAT and Kong Computers, we have been giving you the chance to win some ROCCAT gaming gear, from mice to headsets to keyboards, every week since Episode 100. We are excited to announce the first wave of winners! So without further ado, congratulations to our contest winners! Continue reading »
Publisher Deep Silver has acquired the Homefront brand from Crytek, less than two months after Homefront: The Revolution was announced. The game’s development team, originally working out of Crytek UK’s offices, will be transferred to Deep Silver’s newly founded Dambuster Studios; both offices are located in Nottingham.
Following this announcement, Crytek confirmed this sale and additionally confirmed layoffs from its US studio. Crytek US was working on Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age; development of this title will be transferred to Crytek Frankfurt. Continue reading »