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Sony has announced something very cool for gamers that still play the several MMO games that Sony Online Entertainment offers. A new subscription called the all access subscription has launched that will get you access to every online MMO game SOE has for $14.99 monthly.
In fact, if you already have a subscription for EverQuest II or any other video game, you will be upgraded to the all access subscription automatically. If you buy a subscription in 3, 6, or 12-month increments you can get an even lower price.
Back in February PopCap announced that the third person shooter Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare was available on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 Game console. That game now has an official launch date for the PC. PopCap says that Garden Warfare will roll onto the PC platform as a digital download from Origin on June 24.
It will also be available on that day from retailers around the country. Players will get to play as a plant of a zombie and the game has a number of multiplayer modes. 12v12 competitive multiplayer combat is supported with Gardens & Graveyards and Team Vanquish modes.
It's no secret that many of us here at TweakTown are Battlefield 4 fanatics, and its not out of the ordinary to find at least one TweakTown staffer playing Battlefield 4 at anytime during the day. Being such big Battlefield 4 fans, we naturally keep an eye open for cool fan-made videos of Battlefield 4 game-play, and what we found this morning takes the cake for both awesomeness and uniqueness.
Battlefield 4: Through My Eyes, is a new series by YouTubers, The Two Scotsmen, that takes players into the heat of battle like never before. This morning The Two Scotsmen released the first trailer for the series, and epic does not begin to describe how cool this new series is going to be. The trailer depicts a more movie-like series that is made entirely from within Battlefield 4, but it feels like a high-end Hollywood production. With Battlefield Friends not producing any new episodes, this new series is going to quickly become the hottest Battlefield 4 series on the internet!
A listing in a Chilean retail website pointed out that Bioware is re-issuing Mass Effect trilogy for the next gaming consoles PlayStation 4 and Xbox one.
The pricing or the release date for the trilogy isn't listed, but it shows the game's case. This is confirmed by a Bioware via Twitter recently as well. As a response for the next-generation upgrade, the representative said,"We have discussed that internally. If we can put solid plans together we'll share."
The Mass Effect trilogy for PS3 and Xbox 360 contained all the DLCs and made the first Mass Effect for PS3 console for the first time. It shouldn't be surprising to see the same for the next generation consoles.
Cloud Imperium Games' Star Citizen continues to pull in serious amounts of money, which has now just surpassed $43 million in funding. This new milestone has just unlocked Omni Role Combat Armor for each backer.
This means that every person that backed the project up until this point will receive the set of marine combat armor, which will show up in their accounts. The ORC armor is better quality than the stock Army Ground Forces standard-issue infantry body armor, but isn't as protective as the Marines' proprietary Nail-armor, or the SpecOp variants.
According to the latest report by DFC, its now known that the PC games market generates more revenue in comparison with console games counterpart worldwide.
DFC Intelligence's David Cole revealed this finding to PCR during an interview. He also added that PC gaming's dominance will still continue. He said,"On a global basis PC games have surpassed console games but the new console systems means consoles should show an increase."
He continued,"Among core gamers there is a heavy overlap with most console gamers also playing on a PC. The big difference is that consoles are now the luxury item and PCs are the necessity. Just a few years ago the reverse was true. This means PCs have the broader audience."
Microsoft has outlined some of its online programming efforts for the Xbox One, and will include a wide variety of content: reality shows, documentaries, videogame-based shows, and scripted dramas for Xbox viewers. Even with its $5-per-month Xbox Live subscription, industry analysts believe it will be difficult to try and compete with the likes of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and other more-established competitors in an increasingly crowded market.
"What we're interested in is giving subscribers a reason to stay on our platform," noted Nancy Tellem, Xbox Entertainment Studios President. "We're really focused on the fans of the Xbox, the millennials... many of whom are not subscribing to cable, and use a console as their entertainment device."
Both Microsoft and Sony hope to see their consoles turn into something more than just a game console - they want users powering up the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 for Web browsing, using Netflix, and watching other online content.
Mario Kart 8 is ready to race into your house, but Best Buy is running a very cool promotion for the upcoming cart racer from Nintendo. The retail giant is offering up a $10 pre-paid MasterCard for anyone who pre-orders Mario Kart 8.
The card itself can be used anywhere MasterCard is accepted, but Best Buy is pushing that you should buy fuel with it - because Mario Kart 8 is a kart racer... geddit? You have to pre-order Mario Kart 8 and register your code by June 30 to collect the $10 pre-paid MasterCard, with Mario Kart 8 sliding onto your system on May 29.
Hundreds of Atari video game cartridges, including "E.T.," were found in a landfill located in Alamogordo, New Mexico. All other discoveries will be recorded for a Microsoft-funded documentary that will be available for Xbox gamers before the end of 2014.
In an effort to capitalize on the tremendous popularity of the "E.T." movie released in 1983, the video game was rushed out of production in less than six weeks. Most of the audience that stood by and watched a team search through the landfill left before the discovery was made, though it's expected there are thousands of Atari games scattered throughout the landfill.
"We found something," said Zak Penn, famed movie director, after a cache of video games was discovered. "For anybody who doubted, there's a whole heck of a lot of games down there. We just saw them!"
EA and DICE are finally getting around to solving the rubber-banding issues that have plagued Battlefield 4 since its launch. DICE said at the beginning of the month that it had plans to upgrade the BF4 servers as the developer was "unhappy" with the performance when rubber-banding came into play.
When DICE released the latest Naval Strike DLC, the problem was even more apparent, where DICE said the issue stemmed from "a configuration of certain hardware types dedicated to 64-player matches". DICE has reportedly done considerable testing on the new hardware to make sure the rubber-banding issues were fixed, and that performance is already better on the new servers.
DICE's VIce President and General Manager, Karl Magnus Troedsson said: "While the process took longer than we would've liked, we wanted to be 100 percent sure it was done right and that the long-term solution was properly in place".