When fan made Nintendo games like AM2R (Another Metroid 2 Remake) and Pokemon Uranium got removed due to pressure from the Japanese game giant, we were all pretty pissed off. AM2R have been in development for a decade and Uranium was for 9 years.
Yet, how do you feel when all your hard work have been sit on it by a company? How would you feel when the slightest recognition of the blood you shed for something you love is squandered? Well, that's what happened with both game nominations taken off from the prestigious Game Award 2016 last week without notice.
The Game Awards' creator and host Geoff Keighly recently explained on a stream why these masterpieces' nomination were taken away. He said: "I think the big challenge that we face as a show is that everything in the show has to be legally cleared by the game companies in question. So one of the things that we go through is this clearance process where we have to get basically rights from everyone that owns the IPs of the games, but we don't tell those companies in advance who's nominated, and we find out together".
Back when Hitman was first released in March 2016, players were furious that they couldn't use their unlockable items, earned during when they were connected to the game server, in their offline sessions. After what seems to be an eternity of complaining and begging for a feature that should be in the game from the players, IO Interactive finally released the feature with its November patch.
What the developers essentially did was to create a offline profile and all the unlockables you unlock during your game server time is also saved there. So, when you play in Offline mode, you gonna have access to all the items you spend you hard time obtaining them. Eurogamer reports: "Items include all mastery items; including weapons, gear, starting/pickup locations as well as Elusive Target suit rewards and Challenge Pack unlocks".
Yet, there a quirk to that. If you want to get new unlocks, you gotta connect to the game servers again. The update release note also release the November content schedule: 3 elusive target, number 13-15, 10 featured contracts and 1 escalation contracts. Good hunt!
Nintendo has made one thing clear with its new Switch handheld console hybrid: it wants to embrace third-party games and completely turn around the Wii U's secular games library. To do so, the Japanese console-maker is making huge concessions and efforts to attract major third-party developers and publishers like Take-Two Interactive, Ubisoft, and Bethesda to name a few--and all of these companies are quite impressed with the Switch. It appears Nintendo's plan is working.
GTA V and Red Dead Redemption publisher Take-Two Interactive is the latest to praise Nintendo's strategy with the Switch, affirming that the company is making a "great effort" to ensure third-party support is properly ported, curated and maintained.
"The folks at Nintendo are making a great effort to support third-party developers, we're very optimistic on the Switch though we are not announcing anything specific today," Take-Two Interactive President Karl Slatoff said at the Credit Suisse 20th Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference IR conference.
The 5.0 update for Star Wars: The Old Republic is live. One of the biggest updates for any game I've ever seen, it packs in a mountain of new content and overhauls seemingly every aspect of the game.
There's too much to list here, but the juiciest bits include the Knights of the Eternal Throne storyline spanning nine new chapters and two new planets, a level 70 cap for all classes, a Dark vs. Light alignment system, gear progression just for playing, repeatable, four-player group content known as "Uprisings", an advanced class option at character creation, and ranked Warzone Arena season 8.
Eternal Throne is exclusive to Early Access eligible players until December 2.
I've been playing Overwatch for what feels like forever (well, 60 hours or something like that) and I'm still not even at level 100 - while 'TaZzERK' has hit the unofficial level cap of Overwatch - at level 1800.
LVL 1800 REACHED ! World First without account sharing ? EU/US/KR First ! 6 months of intensive rush... THANKS EVERYONE ! ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/OnACGvQhs7— TaZzeRK (@TaZzeRK) November 27, 2016
More impressively, the Overwatch player hit level 1800 without account sharing - something that a few gamers do in order to rank up in Overwatch quicker. TaZzeRK says that around 1700 hours were required to hit level 1800, which accounts to an average of 16-17 hours per day.
Holy hell, that's a lot of Overwatch.
Winter is already at our doors in North America and the Forza's newest expansion is going to remind you of that even in the game: with a multiple maps around a snowy mountain, 3 new race types and more sexy cars.
The "Blizzard Mountain" expansion pack for Forza Horizon 3 is either available separately or as a part of the expansion pass that grants you two expansion packs for $34.99 with players who own the Ultimate Edition can enjoy a 10 bucks discount on the pass.
This expansion pack will include 50 new events + challenges, new race types such as Hill Climb, Descent and Blizzard race. It will also include new bucket list Blueprint and Rival events + 28 new Xbox Live challenges that can earn 500 Gamerscore points.
Nintendo and Universal are teaming up to make "a whole world of Nintendo" theme park attractions that make attendees feel as if they've "walked into their game platform."
Both Nintendo and Universal have been quite tight-lipped on the plans for these whimsical attractions, but that changed today as Shigeru Miyamoto and Universal's Mark Woodbury outlined some visions and promises for the upcoming theme park areas.
"We're going to be able to create an entire Nintendo world, and as we continue to develop it, that world became more immersive and more evolved and more colorful and more exciting...and more interactive," said Univesal Studios creative Mark Woodbury. "When you're transported in that world, you feel as if you've just walked into your game platform...and I think that's going to be a really exciting time."
BioWare's Aaryn Flynn opens up about the studio's new mysterious new IP, affirming the game will follow in the studio's familiar storytelling path...but we'll have to wait quite some time to play it.
Here at TweakTown we've extensively covered all mentions and reports of BioWare's new secret IP, and based on our past coverage, we can tell you that the game may have extensive online components, it has something to do with a rook piece from Chess, it could be related to Dragon Age: Tactics, that it may be action-based rather than a RPG-based, and that the IP is actually in a playable state and looks "stunning." Now one of BioWare's own execs discusses some key details about the IP, affirming it will have some distinct story elements:
"You have to ask yourself, 'Do you want to do something that [is] fiercely different or do you want to do something that's very recognizable? Do you want to take something that you've done and put a spin on it, or do you want to wipe the slate clean and say what would we do in this,'" BioWare General Manager Aaryn Flynn told Game Informer in a recent interview. "And for us, what we said was we're BioWare, so we have a certain kind of game that we love making and we know our fans would love, so we started with that and that's a game that has as its heart stories and storytelling. So we decided we're going to stick with that. We're not just going to walk away from that. Once we agreed on that, everything started to fall into place."
Although Final Fantasy 15 literally just released across the globe, a skilled Japanese gamer has already beaten the main campaign. How long did it take? Just 10 hours.
The Japanese gamer uploaded his proof to 2ch, a popular Japanese message board. By skipping all the cutscenes and rushing through the main story, the player beat the game in approximately 10 hours and 36 minutes. When you beat Final Fantasy 15's main campaign, the game issues you a specific certificate with a time-stamp, but there's a possibility the image was doctored. For comparison's sake, Final Fantasy 15's game director Hajime Tabata says that the game's main story should last 40 to 50 hours of gameplay including cutscenes.
In fact, Tabata mentioned the game could take up to 200 hours to completely beat."In terms of clearing the main story, we're anticipating about 40 to 50 hours of gameplay, so there will be that at the very least. But there are a lot of side quests and extra stuff. With that alone, we're looking at about 100 hours of gameplay. So if you count all of that, we're looking at about 200 hours total if you clear everything. Fans have been waiting for quite a while, so we want to make sure there is a lot to enjoy when it's out," Tabata said during an E3 2016 showcase.
Update: The "leaked" Marvel vs Capcom 4 pictures were faked by a NeoGAF user, so Wolverine and other X-Men may actually not show up in the game at all.
Rumor has it that Capcom will unveil Marvel vs Capcom 4 at Sony's PlayStation Experience event on December 3-4, but now sources are saying that classic X-Men won't be showing up at all.
Marvel vs Capcom has always been about variety, but the rumored fourth installment may totally nix the X-Men altogether. Sources have told Polygon that Marvel vs Capcom 4 will pull its characters from Marvel's current cinematic universe, with classic characters from franchises like Avengers, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy and other MCU films replacing the traditional roster of mutant X-Men. Heroes like Iron Man, Thor and even Ant-Man are much more likely than classic mutants like Wolverine, Magneto, Storm and Phoenix.
"Fans of the series should expect Marvel vs. Capcom 4's roster of Marvel characters to draw strongly from the cinematic universe that Marvel Studios has popularized - and has full control over - during the past decade. That means fighting game fans will more likely see characters plucked from The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy films, and not from properties like the X-Men. Expect to see superheroes like Ant-Man and Groot make appearances, with characters of mutant origin - think Wolverine and Magneto - sitting out this entry," Polygon reports.