Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,008 Reviews & Articles | 60,082 News Posts

Gaming Posts - Page 1

Fox to adapt Vampyr into TV series

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 14 hours, 5 mins ago

Cable network FOX is making a live action television series based on the excellent Vampyr game, proving the stars do align sometimes.

 

fox-adapt-vampyr-tv-series_1

 

When I first learned about Vampyr's premise--that of a vampire doctor who can either heal or feed on those around him, or both--I thought one thing quite clearly: it's an absolute perfect fit for a TV or movie adaptation. The game's story is winding and clever, its early 1900's London grim and dark, and its themes macabre but also unique (I love the idea of a vampire doctor who keeps denizens alive like cattle just so he can feed on them in the future). In my Vampyr review I noted that the game's themes are darkly enchanting and Dr. Acula's arc of development is bloody good...and even noticed some interesting parallels to other shows like Tales From the Crypt.

 

Other than FOX securing the rights, not much is known about Vampyr's TV series right now. We have no clue who will play Dr. Jonathan Reid (aka Dr. Acula) but we do know that Wonderland Sound and Vision will produce effects and work alongside DJ2 Entertainment to create the show. No release date or window was given and it could take some time to flesh out Dontnod's grim and foggy world, but I for one can't wait to see what FOX and company cook up.

Continue reading 'Fox to adapt Vampyr into TV series' (full post)

Burnout Paradise Remastered debuts to PC August 21st

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 3 hours ago

Criterion Games, the developers behind the classic destruction based racer Burnout Paradise have announced that the remastered version of Burnout Paradise will be drifting onto the PC August 21st.

 

 

According to the Twitter post on the Criterion Games Twitter page, Burnout Paradise Remastered will be arriving on the PC August 21st, but for those that want to hit the streets now they can do so through Origin Access and Premier. Burnout Paradise Remastered will be featuring numerours improvements when compared to the original game, some improvements include: increased textures, greater visual fidelity, 4K resolution support and much more.

 

Members that have Origin Access basic will be able to get a 10-hour trial of the title and Premier subscribers will be receiving the full game in its entirety. For players that already own the game and are interested in upgrading to the remastered version, you will have a hefty 75% discount. Burnout Paradise Remastered will be launching on Origin August 21st, for further information visit the official Origin listing here.

Little Nightmares developers announce 1 million units sold

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 4 hours ago

Tarsier Studios, the developers behind the indie horror adventure success Little Nightmares have announced that their title has reached a massive milestone of 1 million units sold.

 

 

For those that don't know, Little Nightmares is a game where players take control of a little girl called Six. Six has awoken in what is called The Maw, a underwater resort scattered with different monsters that she has to escape from. Now jumping over to where the sales came from, the numbers include both digital and physical copy releases across all platforms, the platforms are the following: PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.

 

Andreas Johnsson, CEO at Tarsier Studios has spoken out about this achievement, here is what he said "We're very proud that our first original game sold so well, it's well beyond what we ever expected. "Little Nightmares is after all part of an indie game landscape and the fact that one million players have played our game is wonderful. This achievement is a milestone for both Tarsier Studios and Little Nightmares. To have created an original game that becomes as successful is proof that the new direction for the studio was the right choice, and that feels great. Little Nightmares is available on the Xbox One, PS4, PC and the Nintendo Switch. If you missed out on the Little Nightmares Nintendo Switch trailer, check that out here.

Blizzard say Overwatch port to Switch is completely feasible

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 5 hours ago

After the recent news confirming Diablo 3 being ported over to the Nintendo Switch, Blizzards Senior Producer, Pete Stilwell was asked if it was possible that Overwatch could see the same treatment. Hold onto your hat because Overwatch coming to the Nintendo Switch is completely possible.

 

blizzard-overwatch-port-switch-completely-feasible_03

 

Blizzard and Nintendo just confirmed that Diablo 3 would be making its way to the handheld console this fall, and while that is amazing news GameSpot has sat down with Senior Producer at Blizzard Entertainment, Pete Stilwell. Stilwell was asked a series of questions regarding the now confirmed port of Diablo 3, the producer said that now that the developers have worked very closely with the Nintendo Switchs' technology, the developers have now achieved a much better grasp on how everything works, thus opening up more possible avenues for collaboration.

 

With the developers now new found knowledge of how the system works, GameSpot directly asked Stilwell if he could see Overwatch being ported over to the Switch. Stilwell replied with: "Anything is within the realm of possibility. Our team was given the task to work on this. If [Overwatch developer] Team 4 picks up that endeavor, that's on them. As of right now Diablo is our only focus on Switch." Stilwell was further asked if the Switch had the technological capabilities to run Overwatch, the Senior Producer replied with "Yes, it is feasible." Sure, this isn't really much to go off to say that Overwatch is 100% coming to the Switch, but it does confirm that it is entirely possible. Could we see Blizzard make an Overwatch port sometime soon? Perhaps, my personal guess would that the developers will wait until Diablo 3 is successfully brought over before tackling another massive project.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider weapons revealed through trailer

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 6 hours ago

Square Enix has released yet another video revealing some footage of the upcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider. This time round we get to see Lara in action as she takes down many enemies with his makeshift arsenal.

 

 

The video focuses on the weapons that Lara will be making to take down her enemies. According to the video "Makeshit Arsenal", Lara can make bows, bottle grenades, smoke grenades, poison grenades, fire arrows, explosive arrows and much more. From the video we can see Lara using a multitude of weapons to take down her foes, we even see her going guns blazing with a rapid fire pistol, machine guns and even a pump action shotgun.

 

If you missed out on the other short trailers that Square Enix has released, be sure to check out the 40 second clip showcasing the 'Deadly Tombs' that will be found throughout Shadow of the Tomb Raider. There is also another short video that reveals some of the vast enviroments that will be present throughout the title, check that out here. Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC on September 14th.

New Super Mario Bros. U/New Super Luigi U rumored for Switch

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 7 hours ago

Rumors have surfaced about a coming New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U coming to the Nintendo Switch. According to the rumors the title will be released sometime in 2018.

 

new-super-mario-bros-luigi-rumored-switch_01

 

According to Comic Book, sources that are close to Nintendo Europe have told the website that Nintendo are planning on releasing port of 'New Super Mario Bros. U' for the Nintendo Switch. The rumor reveals that this port of New Super Mario Bros. U will also contain the paid DLC New Super Luigi U. Comic Book claims that these rumors have been provided by the same person who gave them accurate information regarding Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, but no definitive proof has been provided.

 

Comic Book also says that the title of the finished game could be 'New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe', "It's unclear whether or not this could be an internal placeholder, but the recurring nature of this title among multiple Nintendo sources suggests it could be more final." This would make sense and it would certainly complement the Gameboy Color Super Mario Bros. Deluxe title. Do take these rumors with a grain of salt because at the moment this is all hear-say , if anymore information surfaces regarding the potential port we will be sure to update you.

Diablo III Switch coming this Fall, hits smooth 60FPS

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 13 hours ago

Following yesterday's leak, Blizzard today confirmed Diablo III is coming to the Nintendo Switch while detailing some interesting tidbits about the port.

 

diablo-iii-switch-coming-fall-hits-smooth-60fps_4664

 

We've known for a while now that Diablo III would arrive on the Switch, but key details remained unknown. According to new info passed along to Eurogamer, the Diablo III Switch port will actually be filled with a number of options and modes.

 

The ARPG's Switch version will run at a smooth 60FPS across both handheld and docked modes, Blizzard confirms, and comes with extra Nintendo-inspired goodies like a Ganondorf skin, a cucco pet, a set of vanity wings, and a Triforce portrait for customization. The game is also bundled with the Reaper of Souls expansion alongside the new Rise of the Necromancer pack, which adds Diablo II's necromancer as a playable class.

Continue reading 'Diablo III Switch coming this Fall, hits smooth 60FPS' (full post)

Halo Infinite is Halo 6, a direct sequel to Halo 5

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 14 hours ago

343i's big new Halo game may not be numbered, but that doesn't mean it's anything other than a sequel.

 

halo-infinite-6-direct-sequel-5_8886

 

When Halo Infinite was announced I'll admit I was anxious. 343 Industries is investing a ton into the next mainline game, going so far as to create a brand new games engine (the Slipspace Engine) just for the project, and is making promises to take the series in new directions. But one thing I pretty much knew from the start is that Halo Infinite is indeed Halo 6 and will continue where Halo 5 left off--for better or worse.

 

Now 343i confirms that yes, Halo Infinite is Halo 6, and no, it won't be any sort of prequel that, say, chronicles the story of Blue Team or dabbles in the Covenant's formation (much to my dismay). "It is Halo 6. You should just consider it Halo 6. Don't think of it as a weird prequel kind of thing. It's the next story. It's the next chapter in what is going on," said 343 Industries lead writer Jeff Easterling in a Mixer stream.

Continue reading 'Halo Infinite is Halo 6, a direct sequel to Halo 5' (full post)

New Battlefield V gameplay shows destructive WW2 chaos

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 15 hours ago

Battlefield V's new Gamescom 2018 gameplay footage highlights the game's dynamic mayhem and teases its battle royale mode.

 

 

Predictions of weak pre-orders notwithstanding, Battlefield V is looking damn good insofar as fluidity, gameplay, and overall technical prowess. Every bit of footage we've seen so far shows DICE's strengths across the board: destructible environments, new player mechanics, impressive effects, and a myriad of in-engine improvements.

 

The latest gameplay footage is short but sweet and full of seamless chaos. It gives players a look at a few new theaters of war where they'll battle for WW2 dominance, as well as a glimpse at the upcoming Grand Operations and battle royale modes.

Continue reading 'New Battlefield V gameplay shows destructive WW2 chaos' (full post)

PlayStation VR sales break 3 million

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 15 hours ago

Sony's PlayStation VR headset has broken 3 million sales worldwide, the company today announced.

 

playstation-vr-sales-break-3-million_664

 

While console-powered headsets are better suited for VR gaming than dedicated PC-driven HMDs like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the market is dominated by cheaper mobile VR headsets. Sony has still managed to steal quite a bit of VR hardware sales from its competitors and remains a dominant player in the space--case in point: the PSVR has sold 3 million headsets globally. The headset has done well insofar as unit sales since it was released in October 2016. Sony's PSVR topped 1 million sales as of June 2017, and as Twitter's Dom's Playing notes, hit 2 million units nearly a year after its release.

 

At the same time, however, the headset's attach rate remains rather low. Sony has shipped over 82 million PS4 consoles as of Q2'18, which means about 3.7% of all PS4 owners actually have a PSVR too.

Continue reading 'PlayStation VR sales break 3 million' (full post)

loading