TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,922 Reviews & Articles | 38,160 News Posts

TweakTown News

Refine News by Category:

Gaming Posts - Page 3

Ever wanted to fart in Killzone: Shadow Fall, well now you can

There's some new DLC for Killzone: Shadow Fall which finally gives you the ability to voluntarily fart in-game. Yes, the new DLC allows you to pass wind, in the game. Not only that, but you can plank.

 

TweakTown image news/3/9/39131_01_ever_wanted_to_fart_in_killzone_shadow_fall_well_now_you_can.jpg

 

There are some other cool moves in the new Killzone: Shadow Fall DLC, with the ability of spotlight moves, special finishers that can be used in combat. The official description explains: "It's all fun and games until someone loses a game. (Or so they say). Show your fallen enemies, not everything need be taken seriously".

The Last of Us: Remastered on PS4 includes 30FPS lockdown option

The Last of Us: Remastered is nearly upon us for the PlayStation 4, with more details on the spruced up next-gen version of the game. Sony has confirmed that there is an option to lock the framerate to 30FPS, as the PS4 version of the game will run at 1080p, and a variable framerate of up to 60FPS.

 

TweakTown image news/3/9/39124_01_the_last_of_us_remastered_on_ps4_includes_30fps_lockdown_option.jpg

 

Sony's Sid Shuman has said that choosing between framerates will "boil down to personal preference". The biggest deciding factor will be having an absolute rock solid 30FPS versus the variable, sometimes 60FPS. It'll be great at 60FPS, but when it drops, you're going to feel it. More details have also surfaced on the PS4 remake of the game, where save games won't carry over from the PS3 version of The Last of Us to the PS4, and more.

 

DLC carries over, which should have some fans happy. There are three major DLC packs for The Last of Us: Abandoned Territories, Reclaimed Territories, and Left Behind. The new PS4 version of The Last of Us will also work with the new DualShock 4 controller, where the touchpad is capable of being used to open up Joel's backpack, audio recordings are played through the speaker on the DualShock 4 controller, and it changes color when you start losing health.

Kim Kardashian's mobile game could make her $85 million this year

Before writing this news, I didn't even know that Kim Kardashian had a mobile game out - but she does - Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. The mobile game is out on both iOS and Android, but it looks like Kim might make a huge chunk of cash from her mobile game alone this year.

 

TweakTown image news/3/9/39123_02_kim_kardashian_s_mobile_game_could_make_her_85_million_this_year.jpg

 

The reality TV star is set to make an estimated $200 million this year, and after $10 million of expenses is paid for, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood could make her a cool $85.5 million. The mobile game has her likeness, using her "in-game audio commentary, hand-selected wardrobe, and persona authenticity" to rise to fame.

 

Players will catch up with fellow celebrities, attend exclusive clubs, as well as becoming an A-list actor, fashion designer or cover model. Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is available for both iOS and Android, if you want to try it out.

Imprisoned Manuel Noriega sues Activision for using his name, likeness

Imprisoned former dictator Manuel Noriega, 80, is suing Activision Blizzard for using his name and likeness in "Call of Duty: Black Ops II." The game was released in 2012 and features a character named Manuel Noriega assisting the CIA, and then the character betrays the U.S. later in the game.

 

TweakTown image news/3/9/39118_02_imprisoned_manuel_noriega_sues_activision_for_using_his_name_likeness.jpg

 

Noriega, the former leader of Panama, is serving a 20-year sentence in Panama, after already serving prison sentences in the United States and France. He is seeking damages and lost profits, claiming his character helped boost game sales. There have been a few high-profile lawsuits regarding video game character likeness, but this one will prove to be especially tricky to prove:

 

"In the U.S., individuals have what's called the right to publicity, which gives them control over how their person is depicted in commerce including video games," said Jas Purewal, interactive entertainment lawyer, in a statement to BBC. "But Noriega isn't a U.S. citizen or even a resident. This means that his legal claim becomes questionable, because it's unclear on what legal basis he can actually bring a case against Activision."

Oculus is cancelling shipments for people selling Rift pre-orders

Oculus is having a hard time keeping its new VR headset limited to the developers that it wants to get these early units. Some of the people who have pre-ordered the headset have been putting those pre-ordered units up for sell on eBay and other places.

 

TweakTown image news/3/9/39115_7_oculus_is_cancelling_shipments_for_people_selling_rift_pre_orders.jpg

 

People who pre-ordered the second version of the Rift are expected to begin receiving their headsets this week. Oculus has been checking out eBay and cancelling the pre-orders for people who have put them on eBay.

 

One of those eBay auctions was trying to sell a pre-ordered headset for $5000, keep in mind that the headset originally cost $350. The company recently found out who the guy was selling the pre-order and cancelled his order. The moral of the story here is if you are going to sell one of these on eBay, wait until it get to you to list it.

Dishonored 2 rumored to be unveiled at Gamescom next month

Gamescom 2014 is only weeks away, with a tease arriving that we could see Dishonored 2 unveiled at the event. NowGamer has come out running with some details from their anonymous insider source, who says that the game is in development at Arkane Lyon, with Harvey Smith as lead.

 

TweakTown image news/3/9/39106_05_dishonored_2_rumored_to_be_unveiled_at_gamescom_next_month.jpg

 

Dishonored 2 will reportedly feature a new protoganist, but his (or her) identity is still under wraps. Arkane has also been rumored to be thinking of allowing players take the role of empress Emily Kaldwin, which could see the game taking place at a later time period than the original game. Then news from an anonymous tipster said that "Dishonored 2: Darkness of Tyvia" was coming to the PC, PS4 and Xbox One sometime in November 2015.

 

This tipster said we should expect an unveiling of Dishonored 2 at Gamescom 2014, supplying some alleged PS4 pre-order box art (in the above above). We should find out more on Dishonored 2 in the near future.

Star Citizen is on the verge of hitting $50 million in funding

The last time we heard about Star Citizen, it had hit $44 million in funding. Nearly two months on, it has acquired another $4 million in funding to top $48 million, with a new bomber unveiled.

 

TweakTown image news/3/9/39103_02_star_citizen_is_on_the_verge_of_hitting_50_million_in_funding.jpg

 

The new bomber is a work-in-progress, with the Retaliator to soon receive an in-game commercial, similar to what was created last year for the 2944 Aurora. The next stretch goal is $49 million, which should be hit very soon, where a new plant will be unveiled. That's not a typo, it's not planet, it's an actual plant.

 

The official description of the upcoming Xi'An Space Plant reads: "Similar to a bonsai tree, the Centennial Bloom is a very famous Xi'An plant indigenous to Eealus III that blossoms for one night every one hundred years".

Ex-Infinity Ward developers announce Reload Studios, VR-focused studio

First we had Respawn Entertainment, founded by the co-founders of Infinity Ward, and now ex developers from the studio have formed Reload Studios, a new studio that is focusing on a VR-based first-person studio.

 

TweakTown image news/3/9/39102_01_ex_infinity_ward_developers_announce_reload_studios_vr_focused_studio.png

 

Reload Studios is based in Los Angeles, and was co-founded by James Chung and Taehoon Oh. There are currently 12 developers working on game development for virtual reality, mobile and home console platforms. Former Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Series Producer, Pete Blumel, Infinity Ward developer Hougant Chen and Disney Animator, Nik Ranieri join the two co-founders at the VR-focused studio.

 

Chung said in a press release: "When I first saw what the latest round of VR devices could do, I realized these were not just peripherals but brand new platforms that could transform the way we experience, interact with and create media. It was the perfect time to follow my passion and bring together the most talented people I know under one roof to form a development culture that promotes creativity and collaboration". Right now, Reload Studios is working on a VR-enabled first-person shooter that will hit mobile and next-gen systems, something that we should see next year.

Film crew leaks strategy of DOTA 2 team at The International

For those who don't know, there's $10 million up for grabs at the DOTA 2 "The International" tournament, with some of the biggest names in e-Sports clicking and tapping away at the biggest e-Sports tournament yet.

 

TweakTown image news/3/9/39105_04_film_crew_leaks_strategy_of_dota_2_team_at_the_international.jpg

 

Gamefy, a Chinese e-Sports company, is at the tournament, with the crew walking into the off-limits player's room of Team DK before they played their match, and started filming. The crew then recorded, and broadcasted, Team DK's "core strategy" for not just that match being played, but for the entire $10 million competition.

 

Team DK ended up winning the match, but their entire strategy has now been leaked out to the world - and worse, their competitors at The International. This has put their chances of winning the competition on much tighter, near impossible odds, as their competitors know their strategy. Gamefy has apologized on their official site, claiming that the footage was uploaded "accidentally".

Continue reading 'Film crew leaks strategy of DOTA 2 team at The International' (full post)

Don't rule out a return from Crash Bandicoot, says SCEI chief

Woah! Old PlayStation staple and Naughty Dog retiree Crash Bandicoot could well make a comeback, Sony Computer Entertainment's CEO Andrew House has said.

 

TweakTown image news/3/9/39094_01_don_t_rule_out_a_return_from_crash_bandicoot_says_scei_chief.jpg

 

Speaking with Britain's Telegraph newspaper, House remarked that not only is it too soon to be closing the door on old friends like Bandicoot, but that the company has actively been thinking about the possibilities of bringing the character back, along with other franchises such as Spyro. "In concept, it is something we've been thinking about and discussing, and this is a shift for us," House said. "We've started to say that maybe there isn't anything wrong with going back and looking at characters that people still talk about, that were a big part of either their childhood or their youth. I definitely wouldn't close the door on that."

 

When Crash Bandicoot made his debut on the original PlayStation he was touted as Sony's answer to Nintendo's iconic Mario. And although he may not be quite that level of legendary - Bandicoot spurred platformer after popular platformer along with some well received spinoffs, like karting game Crash Tag Team Racing. As House says, it's certainly a bit of a shift for Sony to be considering such a resurgence, but we're sure fans new and old would welcome back the marsupial.

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR will...

Improve Oculus Rift Development

Hamper Oculus Rift Development

Completely destroy Oculus Rift Development

Let's wait and see, I'm not sure

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases