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Blizzard announces a new voice chat app for desktops

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 22, 2016 7:30 pm

Blizzard Entertainment recently announced via their Twitter page, that a new communication application has made its way to gaming desktops.

 

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The new voice chat service aka Battle.net desktop app, is now available for download. Battle.net will give players the ability to chat across all titles developed by Blizzard. No longer will gamers have to go through a third party chat such as TeamSpeak or Skype. The download is very simple, once the user installs the latest of the app, a notice will let them know that voice chat can be enabled. Players then create a channel for themselves and customize their options.

 

For those who have still yet to download the Battle.net app, Blizzard is allowing a one time log-in to access where users will remain logged in for up to 30 days, making the process much easier.

 

Don't wait, get it now from the official Battle.net website and start communicating battle tactics and game plans with other Blizzard users around the globe.

Oceanhorn hit record sales, teases Switch development

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 22, 2016 12:39 pm

Last month publisher FDG Entertainment released their adaptation of a Zelda inspired themed game 'Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas' for Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. In just a few short weeks, the game skyrocketed with popularity as it has gone on to sell over a million units between the two gaming platforms alone.

 

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The success was enough to motivate more versions for additional consoles, in an announcement recently made by the developer. Android and PlayStation Vita have now been added to the list, along with a "Nintendo Console".

 

The official statement made by the company reads: "After the successful launch of Oceanhorn on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the game managed to top 1 Million units sold across all platforms. Oceanhorn is currently available on iPhone and iPad, Apple TV, PC, Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox. The game will be ported to even more platforms soon - including Android, PlayStation Vita and a Nintendo console."

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New Plants Vs Zombies: Heroes launches on iOS & Android

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 22, 2016 10:37 am

The smash hit PopCap game "Plants Vs Zombies" has now entered the CCG genre. Plants vs. Zombies: Heroes is available now for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices as a free download via in-app purchases from Google Play or the Apple Store.

 

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The new title combines PvZ's traditional lane-based gameplay with the addition of a collectible card structure. Zombies can play cards at the top of each lane, whereas Plants get the bottom of the lanes. The cards will cost energy to play therefore, the sun will be assigned to the Plants and Brains for the Zombies.

 

The game includes competitive modes that allows players to battle against one another. It will also feature a single-player campaign with 400 levels that can assist in earning new cards as they progress throughout the game.

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30% discount with Nintendo's Europe Birthday Promotion

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 22, 2016 8:32 am

Celebrating birthdays just got even better with Europe's Nintendo "Just for You" promotion starting October 2016. The info for this offer comes direct online from "Nintendo Insider" just yesterday via the Nintendo website.

 

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The special allows a 30% discount for selected Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games at the Nintendo eShop for those birthday boys and girls. To obtain this promotion, users will have to register for a Nintendo Account and have selected to receive the promotion emails from Nintendo, then link their account to their Nintendo Network ID.

 

Selected titles can be bought directly from the Nintendo website or within the Just for You section on the Nintendo eShop. All games available for this promotion are listed on Nintendo's website.

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Watch Metallica's themed gameplay trailer that failed

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 22, 2016 6:18 am

Long before Guitar Hero: Metallica made its debut in March 2009, Kotaku revealed in 2011 of another band-themed game that unfortunately didn't go anywhere. The title, named after one of Metallica's songs: 'Damage Inc.' never saw the light of day. The track was scheduled for 2005, but never reached store shelves.

 

 

The team at PtoPOnline recently published an extended gameplay trailer showing off the content and style of the game in more detail. Damage Inc was designed to be a post-apocalyptic vehicular-combat-action themed concept with a somewhat Mad Max influence jammed into the mix of it all. The video demo provides an incomplete version of the concept art by artist, Calum Alexander Watt and game extras for what was originally developed for Sony PlayStation 2, and eventually Xbox and PC.

 

Whilst the rumors for a comeback were spreading around the gaming industry to see it launch on the Sony PSP, that fizzled as well with any hopes of a return. It seems that the heavy metal band wasn't set out for making anything other than great music!

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Dead Rising 4 has 18 holes of mini golf to play through

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 22, 2016 5:27 am

Dead Rising 4 will see a new addition to its DLC pack in the way of mini golf. Yes, that's right! The humble and innocent sporting game was announced recently via Microsoft , to be included in the content for Dead Rising 4's season pass.

 

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The 18-hole mini golf course will be named "Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf." The DLC will feature an online multiplayer support for up to four players. The fairways are spread throughout the game's setting of Willamette, Colorado, with the inclusion of the infamous mall.

 

So as if Mini Golf and the living dead combined together wasn't already awesome, the best is still yet to come. Instead of a putter, players will use guns and shoot the ball in order to move it. Toss those clubs aside as they won't be needed anymore.

 

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Dead Rising 4 season pass will also include the Frank Rising expansion and Stocking Stuffer Holiday Pack.

 

The pack will feature holiday-themed:

 

  • Weapons
  • Vehicles
  • Zombies
  • Costumes

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Star Wars Battlefront DLC pack announced for November 18

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 22, 2016 4:22 am

Star Wars fans hold onto your lightsabers as the gaming world just got a little bit better with a new DLC pack! EA DICE has officially announced Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition will now be readily available to players on November 18.

 

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The new and exciting DLC extra will include the standard base game and season pass to all four expansion packs:

 

  • Outer Rim
  • Bespin
  • Death Star
  • Rogue One: Scarif

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Download Bungie's 2.4.1 patch update for Destiny now

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 22, 2016 2:48 am

Developer Bungie has released the latest update, patch 2.4.1 for their hit game "Destiny". The patch is now live on PS4 and Xbox One.

 

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The first person shooter has been altered so that the progression system takes the newly introduced Destiny: Rise of Iron's "Wrath of the Machine Raid" hard mode into account. The light level cap has also been revamped with an increased to 400.

 

The following Source Rewards have been updated:

 

  • Strike chests, Nightfall Strikes, Exotic engrams, Trials of Osiris, Crucible and Iron Banner now provide equipment up to 400 light.
  • The Archon's Forge, the Heroic SIVA Strike playlist, and Legendary engrams now provide equipment up to 385 light.
  • The normal SIVA Strike playlist and Rare engrams now provide equipment up to 365 light.

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Hearthstone game costs players a pretty penny to play

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 22, 2016 1:31 am

Game developer Blizzard has recently announced a new event for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft starting this coming week. The collectible card game will soon play host to "Heroic Tavern Brawl".

 

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The new exclusive will cost customers $10 or 1000 in-game gold. Participants create a standard deck from their existing card pool and lock it in before their first Heroic Brawl match. Once this happens there will be no changes made to the deck once players are locked in.

 

Like all battles, an opponent will be assigned per gamer. Similar to the Arena, 12 wins will get the best rewards including 50 cards packs, 3 random golden legendary cards and a bunch of gold and arcane dust. A maximum of 3 losses will cause elimination.

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Nintendo won't reveal full Switch specs until 2017

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 21, 2016 5:29 pm

Now that Nintendo's Switch console has been revealed, we all thought the crazy NX rumor war was over. But it looks like it's just begun: Nintendo only gave us a preview, giving us even more questions than answers. The Japanese console-maker has drip-fed specific tidbits like the Switch's lack of Wii U or 3DS backward compatibility and briefly talking about the tablet's battery life, but reports sprang up quite fast.

 

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Considering there's tons of Nintendo Switch reports flying around such as handheld's mediocre battery life or the console enjoying extra processing power while docked, you'd think Nintendo would want to step in and clear things up. But Nintendo has zipped its mouth shut, and won't be revealing any new Switch info until 2017.

 

The Wall Street Journal's Takashi Mochizuki reports that Nintendo won't be reveal any more details about the Switch until 2017, including info about its games, specifications, pricing, or other major updates including region-lock, the possibility of Wii U games showing up on the Switch's eShop, Virtual Console games, or anything else. I had earlier predicted that Nintendo would talk about Switch specifics at its next investor relations meeting on October 26, but that won't be the case.

 

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