Announced back in December, JRPG Tales of Berseria was confirmed to be yet another addition to the Tales PC lineup. Whether it would launch the same day on PC as on consoles, however, was unclear, but now we have the answer: yes (sort of). The game will hit PS4 January 24 in North America and January 27 in Europe; the Steam launch will take place January 27 in all regions.
Yes, the STEAM version will be released on January 27th as well (worldwide) :) https://t.co/c0OQcKBCBO— Tales of... (@TalesofU) October 10, 2016
Tales of Zestiria was the first of the series to make it to the platform, which launched the same day as on consoles. That was soon followed by Tales of Symphonia, which found itself on PC a whopping 13 years after the original launch. Both games have received mixed reviews in terms of port jobs, although between patches and mods, they're now well worth playing.
Star Citizen's anticipated singleplayer campaign module, Squadron 42, has been delayed indefinitely.
Cloud Imperium Games announced Squadron 42's delay during last night's Citizencon livestream, saying the campaign is no longer on for 2016. Star Citizen dev Chris Roberts affirmed that "most of the base technology is now complete," but the team needs time to optimize GPU and CPU implementation, shore up the game's objective-based NPC AI, and fix object container streaming.
Seeing as the studio has yet to fully polish and optimize a single level of the 28 mission campaign for release, it's easy to see why the entire Squadron 42 campaign has been delayed. The team is currently trying to finalize one mission to pristine polish and then show it off to the community.
BioWare has been quite secretive about Mass Effect: Andromeda's release date, but the release date may have been leaked ahead of schedule.
Mass Effect: Andromeda will release on March 21, 2017, according to an Amazon listing for the Art of Mass Effect: Andromeda artbook. The listing assures the artbook, which comes out on March 21, 2017, will "release simultaneously along the game."
Originally slated to release this year, the space opera has instead been delayed to an unspecified date in "early 2017". March is certainly "early 2017" territory and fits right in with the projections.
Skyrim: Special Edition has just gone gold, and Bethesda has revealed full PC spec requirements to ensure your rig is compatible with the remaster.
The biggest selling point of Skyrim: Special Edition is the game's conversion over to 64-bit, which removes the restrictive 4GB RAM cap limit for PC mods. With an unlimited RAM capacity mods can now take full advantage of high-spec PCs and offer even more amazing user-created content. Console versions of Skyrim: Special Edition also get mod support, and Sony has decided to allow PS4 Skyrim mods after all.
Skyrim remaster's PC specs aren't too demanding, and you can run the game on a GTX 470 with 1GB of VRAM or an AMD HD 7870 with 2GB of VRAM and an Intel i5-760 GPU, but you will need a 64-bit version of Windows and 8GB of RAM to run the game.
PC System Specs
Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
Intel i5-750/AMD Phenom II X4-945
8GB of RAM
12 GB free HDD space
NVIDIA GTX 470 1GB /AMD HD 7870 2GB
Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
Intel i5-2400/AMD FX-8320
8GB of RAM
12 GB free HDD space
NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB /AMD R9 290 4GB
Pokemon Go is making gaming headlines once again, though this time, it's not for the latest update or new creature find. A man has recently walked into a civilian's house in search for Pokemon without acknowledging that he had entered.
The news comes direct from BBC under the Freedom of Information Act, that when the Norfolk-based man was questioned about the incident, he told police it was because he was playing Pokemon GO. This currently makes 1 out of 19 Pokemon incidents recorded by Norfolk police in July and August as of this year. This report is one amongst various assaults, driving offences, noise nuisance, and thefts that have also been logged involving the app.
Whilst the popularity of Pokemon Go is at an all-time high, will reports such as this made to the BBC stop gamers from continuing on with the app if safety is at stake? Furthermore, there has been no news from the app developer, Niantic, in regards to this offence reported.
Hangar 13 has shaken off its hangover from the Mafia III release, and in their blurred vision and stomach cramps, realized the wrong of their ways in slapping Mafia III with a framerate cap.
The latest patch for Mafia III on the PC removes the unnecessary framerate cap, so that PC gamers can choose to unlock the framerate for those high refresh rate displays and smoother gameplay - come on Hangar 13... 30FPS lock, really? The patch includes 30FPS, 60FPS and unlimited options, and improvements to the keyboard remapping.
There will be additional improvements made to the PC version of the game, with the developer adding: "We aren't done with fixes and updates and will continue to listen to our community for ways to improve your experience in New Bordeaux".
Bandai Namco's: Tales of Berseria is now available to gamers in Japan for PlayStation 3 and 4 consoles. This means that unfortunately the rest of the world won't be seeing the standard game until January 24, 2017 in North America and January 27 in Europe.
Whilst the wait may seem long, it does come with a silver lining. Recently announced online and via the PlayStation Blog, the Tale of Beresia: Collector's Edition, is available to pre-order now and will be released at the same time with the standard game next year. The special edition will obtain additional perks and will set customers back at $149.99 USD. The Collector's Edtion will feature the following:
The EA Access free game vault is launching three more great titles, with the company recently announcing that Xbox One games Star Wars Battlefront, Mirror's Edge: Catalyst and EA Sports: UFC 2, will be available to download free at the end of this year.
EA Access took to Twitter announcing the new title releases, but unfortunately had a hiccup with the first tweet as the link provided did not work. The company later apologized to customers and re-posted the following:
Whilst no official release date has been given yet, the EA Access link attached in their tweet did confirm that these games will be launched end of 2016.
Once a PopCap developer of the world famous Plants vs. Zombies game, George Fan, has recently announced the launch of his brand new invention, 'Octogeddon'. The now indie developer is on a mission according to online sources to have entered a game-making competition called Ludum Dare 24.
The specific goal of this competition was to make an entire video game in just 48 hours! The theme was evolution, in which the art, the code, the music and design was done alone in a first draft by Fan himself. Direct from The Verge, Fan states: "For some reason I thought of an octopus". Hence a giant octopus being the main star of the game.
The trailer released above gives gamers a quick inside look as to what may be expected in his new creation. With the added assistance of PvZ lead artist Rich Werner, and Kurt Pfeifer, who programmed PvZ for the Xbox 360, Fan has created a new team to finish off Octogeddon. This game will certainly differ from Plants V Zombies as the goal will be to destroy humanity instead of saving it. The Octopus will bring havoc on cities by using its tentacles, constantly evolving becoming more deadlier the further you progress in the game.
The arcade-style, action strategy game is scheduled to launch on Steam sometime in 2017. Information about the game can be found on the official website.
The Good Smile Company known for making various collectables has recently launched its new line of Nendoroid figures. Capcom's famous first generation marksman from Resident Evil: Chris Redfield, has now joined the sales list announced for official release in March 2017. Customers interested will be able to purchase the new figurine direct from their Good Smile website.
The online store has released pictures and information regarding Redfield's character figurine and will be available for sale in his original game attire, consisting of the standard olive flak jacket, along with various weapons. The Resident Evil character will come equipped with his Samurai Edge handgun and knife all of which can be interchanged for various stances and/or poses with the additional bonus of a self-firing rocket launcher that can also be removed and reattached. As a limited edition bonus, those who pre-order through the Good Smile Online Shop will be given a free red herb accessory and 20th Anniversary stamped display base allowing buyers to customize the figurine even more.
In correlation to the 20th Anniversary of CAPCOM's Resident Evil game in 2016, Good Smile's latest character release will be available to order between the 6th October 2016 until the 3rd November, 2016. The price of the Nendoroid figure is not obscenely ridiculous but will set customer's back around $50 USD and will be limited to 3 per sale. The marksman available will make for a great collector's anniversary piece.