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Two years after buying the IP, THQ Nordic plans to re-release Kingdoms of Amalur: The Reckoning as a beefed up remaster for current-gen platforms.
A Microsoft Store listing just outed Kingdoms of Amalur: The Re-Reckoning, a complete GOTY-style remaster of the beloved Xbox 360 classic. The game is slated for release in August, and is being developed by German studio Kaiko. The re-release includes higher-end visuals and effects befit of the PS4 and Xbox One, and comes packed with all previously released DLC.
THQ Nordic has yet to announce the game, but the company did confirm it currently has 52 unannounced titles in development across its massive continent-spanning teams.
EPOS audio will be bringing its state-of-the-art audio to the Ocean Pro League in a newly announced partnership.
According to a new press release sent out, EPOS Audio and Riot Games have shaken hands in a new partnership agreement that will bring high-end audio solutions from EPOS Audio to the Ocean Pro League. The Oceanic Pro League is the leading eSports league in the region, and EPOS Audio will be powering all the participating pro-gamers with its state-of-the-art audio.
Maja Frolunde Sand-Grimnitz, the Head of Global Marketing, Gaming for EPOS, commented on the newly signed partnership, saying "EPOS strive to unleash human potential and give gaming another dimension through powerful audio solutions and we are very excited to be working with Riot Games. As a business, we bring 115 years of audio expertise to the OPL partnership, and we want to enhance the league by delivering our state-of-the-art audio equipment to ensure a high-end audio experience for all involved."
Now that some of the super-awesome custom Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One X consoles are in the hands of some very lucky gamers, we're seeing real-world photos of the custom-made console.
A few lucky people who have gotten their hands-on it have shared photos on social media, with Reddit users Arasaka sharing some photos of their new Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One X console. The photos go over everything from the retail packaging to close ups of the console, on every single angle of it.
We first heard that Project CARS 3 was in "very early pre-production" back in January 2019, with developer Slightly Mad Studios acquiring new talent to fuel the latest game in the Project CARS franchise. Well, now we have the Project CARS 3 announcement trailer, check it out:
Before I comment about the trailer, in July 2019 I reported that Slightly Mad Studios CEO Ian Bell said that Project CARS 3 would be a "revolution" and a "game changer" for the franchise. Well, it's definitely a game changer as the developer has moved away from what made Project CARS... well... Project CARS.
Epic Games has future-proofed its high-end Unreal Engine 5 technology specifically for next-gen storage tech like the PlayStation 5's blazing-fast SSD.
The PlayStation 5's SSD is true next-gen tech. The PS5's SSD is built on PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 storage that sports a 12-channel memory controller, which enables up to 5.5GB/sec raw data transfers, and 9GB/sec compressed streaming. This kind of speed is 100x faster than the PS4, and will allow instantaneous open-world gaming with no loading screens.
But the games-making software and tools to push the hardware to its limits are still in its infancy, and Epic is laying the seeds to ensure Unreal Engine 5 enables the full might of the console's storage.
In a recent interview with VG247, Epic's vice president of engineering Nick Penwarden praises the PS5's storage tech.
Ready for a Diablo 2 weekend marathon? Blizzard is resetting the realm ladder servers on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 5PM PST (8PM EST) for some old-school action.
Diablo 2 ladder resets are special occasions that happen every six months. Every reset completely wipes out the economy and basically starts everything anew. This was the original seasonal structure before battle passes, season passes, etc. Diablo 2's realm ladders are a mad dash to the top of the charts to see who can level up the fastest and dominate the rankings, and usually culminate in days-long game jams with a few buddies.
Back in the day, ladder resets were an exciting time. Now realm resets have lost their flair thanks to tons of bots...but it's still a reason to fire up Diablo 2 and give it a whirl. So get ready to break out your 8-man dream team and get those Tristram runs rolling! If you don't have Diablo II, you can grab it here.
The reports are false, and Tencent didn't buy Arma developer Bohemia Interactive. The studio is still completely independent and in control over its own destiny.
Billion-dollar Chinese titan Tencent has more hands in the games industry than any other company, but its grasp hasn't extended to Bohemia Interactive. Today Bohemia marketing exec Petr Polacek squashed rumors of a Tencent buyout:
"It's not true. Tencent didn't buy us. Bohemia Interactive remains an independent studio. We don't know where this information came from," Polacek told Czech newspaper Hospodarske Noviny.
The new Elite Dangerous Odyssey expansion basically morphs the game into a first-person RPG with exploration, combat, and story-driven missions.
Today Frontier Developments announced Odyssey, the most ambitious Elite Dangerous expansion ever made. Odyssey fundamentally revolutionizes gameplay by finally letting gamers explore planets in first-person. Users will be able to touch down on "countless new planets" and roam around on foot to uncover secrets--and enemies--throughout the cosmos.
Odyssey also brings near-infinite missions to cycle through, complete with NPCs and unique locales. The sim aims at creating the ultimate live game with constantly-evolving playable content through emergent systems.
Konami pulls another strange move by publishing a smaller-scale platformer called Skelattack on consoles and PC.
Konami is pretty much done making new AAA games. Instead of developing and releasing big hits like Metal Gear Solid, Konami is leaning hard on mobile, pachinko, and annualized PES Soccer games. This plan is actually working quite well and Konami is far from the red; the company earned $2.4 billion in revenue last year, and $188 million in profit.
Now Konami is leaning into the diverse indie games market in an effort to "pursue and build a catalog of Western and domestic market titles." In a surprise announcement, Konami confirmed it's publishing Skelattack, a new cartoonish indie platformer from Ukuza.
SEGA is making a new Game Gear handheld...but it's tiny. Really tiny. Small enough to be a novelty you buy at a thrift store, but for Japan, it's a premium product.
SEGA's new Game Gear Micro is a weird proposition for the West. You can fit the entire thing in one palm, and it's something Adam Ant would play for fun. SEGA calls it a "playable mascot" of the original 30 year-old handheld.
The micro handheld has a tiny 1.15-inch display, but you can magnify it with a new SEGA Big Window re-release (yes, really). The catch? You have to buy all 4 consoles in a special $250 pack to get it.