The Witcher 3 is getting closer and closer to release, but we've just received a tsunami full of game announcements, reveals, gameplay footage and much more. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt doesn't escape this, with its new "Elder Blood" trailer, below.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will let you play more than one character, with Geralt still being your number one choice. The character wasn't fully announced, but it was definitely teased in the video. February 2015 definitely can't come soon enough.
Sony has shown off the first gameplay footage to Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, which is an exclusive to the PlayStation 4, at its own PlayStation Experience event. The footage can be viewed in the video below.
As you can see, or might have noticed, it is running at Full HD (1920x1080, or 1080p) at a fluid 60FPS. There's an increase in visual effects and detail, such as Nathan Drake rustling up the foliage as he walks past it, or through it, and dust being flicked up when bullets start smashing into rocks and other parts of the environment.
Naughty Dog did promise us 1080p at 60FPS a little while ago, so it's good to see them mostly hitting the target here with Uncharted 4 on the PS4. For now, enjoy that nice, long 15-minute video of Uncharted 4 on the PlayStation 4.
Nintendo hasn't been having the best time with its Wii U console, but there was a decent spike in sales when they released Mario Kart 8. Well, I think we're going to see another system seller in The Legend of Zelda for the Wii U, something the company showed off during The Game Awards in Las Vegas last night.
As you can see from the world premiere footage, it looks quite incredible. The Legend for Zelda on the Wii U has access to much more horsepower, more power that was available for any previous Zelda title, and it pays off - it looks incredible. The scale of the game is absolutely incredible, and the Wii U controller is used to great effect thanks to its touchscreen.
Apples grow on trees, with Nintendo teasing you can pick them off the trees, and eat them. Some will notice that the game is running very fluidly, hitting 60FPS. Nintendo has promised The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, stating it is arriving next year. They also teased that the new Star Fox is coming to the Wii U before Zelda arrives in 2015. I kinda want that game, well, now. Please, Nintendo?
EA is feeling generous this holiday season, with the company giving away three free PlayStation games. The reason? They're celebrating this weekend's PlayStation Experience event.
Peter Moore, EA's Chief Operating Officer announced at the Sony PlayStation Experience event that three games will be free on the PlayStation Store over the weekend: Need for Speed: Most Wanted for the PlayStation Vita, Mirror's Edge for the PS3 and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare for the PS4. Go get them now, as they're only free until 12PM PT.
The latest rumors about the Apple Watch are surfacing, where some are suggesting Apple will launch the new iPhone 6S alongside its first wearable when it launches early next year. This would break its tradition, where it launches flagship iPhones each September.
We've heard that Apple wants to cut down its smarpthone update cycle next year, which hints toward the company preparing the release of a single handset, so in this case the iPhone 6. Six months or so later, the company would launch its true flagship, the iPhone 7. So if the iPhone 6S does see the light of day with Watch, it could be a tweaked iPhone 6 Plus, which makes sense.
The Mail Online reports: "The new schedule is expected to stagger the releases of two devices in 2015 to capitalise on sales. Apple could release the iPhone 6S to people who want to upgrade to a slightly cheaper model, before announcing its flagship iPhone 7 in the autumn". I don't see why the iPhone 6S would be the "cheaper model", as it could start offering multiple handsets like its competitors do. When it comes to the iPhone 7 though, I think we'll see some changes, big ones.
Sony is not having a good week, with the hacking scandal reaching Sony Pictures Entertainment employees, and their families. Employees of the company have received e-mails from these hackers, directly threatening their families. Sony has reportedly told these employees to turn off their smartphones after receiving the e-mail.
It has been two weeks since the company was hacked, with hackers releasing passwords, e-mails, details on cast and crew members of Sony's productions, business documents that included salaries, and media files from employees' computers, and much more. A poorly-written e-mail was sent to Sony Pictures Entertainment employees, saying: "Please sign your name to object the false of the company at the email address below. If you don't, not only you but your family will be in danger".
The "Guardians of the Peace", or GOP, are the hackers behind the scandal, but we don't know their identities yet. North Korea has been a suspect for a while now, with the malware that broke into Sony's network looking like malware used in an attack in Seoul last year, as well as the Shamoon "wiper" malware.
According to a new leak, the Samsung Galaxy S6 might feature an 8-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of flash storage, a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera and Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The rumors are coming from a leaked AnTuTu benchmark, displaying the "SM-G925F" handset, that should be the Galaxy S6. Samsung is reportedly designing the Galaxy S6 from scratch, after the not-so-great seller that is the Galaxy S5. There should be two versions of the Galaxy S6 on offer, one that features the aforementioned 8-core processor that Samsung will build in-house, while the other Galaxy S6 will feature a Qualcomm processor.
If Samsung wants to gain back missing customers, or sell a boatload more Galaxy S6 handsets, I think we need more than just pure hardware. Offering stock Android handsets would be a big start, as they'd secure the Nexus crowd, and some radical new technology and features wouldn't go astray, either.
Google has removed The Pirate Bay Proxy, The Pirate Bay Mirror, PirateApp, and The Pirate Bay Premium from the Google Play Store, e-mailing the respective developers behind the apps telling them their precious applications had been removed.
Torrent Freak reported: "Another drastic move came today when Google began removing many Pirate Bay related apps from its Play store. The apps in question include "The Pirate Bay Proxy," "The Pirate Bay Premium," "The Pirate Bay Mirror" and "PirateApp"." The reason for the removal of these apps is a bit tricky, as there were not any DMCA takedown notices.
The apps themselves are described as providing mobile-optimized access to The Pirate Bay, with some of the applications including a proxy site to get around the various blocks put up by various service providers. Google adds that these apps are in violation of the IP provision of its content policy. One e-mail sent to a developer said: "REASON FOR REMOVAL: Violation of the intellectual property and impersonation or deceptive behavior provisions of the Content Policy. Please refer to the IP infringement and impersonation policy help article for more information".
According to "an insider" at Rockstar Games, there is a sequel in production to Red Dead Redemption 2. What's so special about RDR 2? According to the rumor, it will have a heavy emphasis on cooperative play, which would be a very, very big change.
The insider took to the NeoGAF forums, where they said: "So I spoke to an insider at Rockstar who confirmed that Rockstar is indeed developing a sequel to Red Dead Redemption for PS4/Xbox One. Don't have a lot of concrete details but expect co-op to be integrated and focused on".
We shouldn't be surprised that it is riding onto the Xbox One and PS4, but we should be surprised at the lack of a PC version. Considering the total craziness surrounding the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V, you'd think Rockstar would've learned by now, that the PC audience is huge. Hopefully this changes closer to Red Dead Redemption 2's announcement, and release.
We knew it was coming, but today it's here: Metal Gear Online has been announced. Metal Gear Online is the online side of the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and was unveiled today at The Game Awards.
Metal Gear Online is being developed by Kojima Production's new LA-based studio, with an MGS spin on the team deathmatch goodness, kind of. Within the team-based competitive shooter, players can tag enemy locations with their binoculars, teleport, leave toy dogs to distract their enemies, and shoot down fulton parachutes that could steal, or kidnap their friends. There's also an AT-ST style bipedal walking tank, but I'll let you check out the trailer for that one.