Tuesday 23 February 2016

Fallout 4 Creation Kit update, Mass Effect Andromeda news, PlayStation VR release date

The Fallout 4 Creation Kit will arrive in April, Bethesda has confirmed 

Bethesda has revealed more on their plans to release Fallout 4's much-wanted Creation Kit and mod support on PC, Xbox One and PS4.
The new tools will help fans make bigger and better mods that can be shared on PC, the studio has also announced that they want to see some of the top choices ported to Xbox One and PS4.
Bethesda has stayed quiet on when the Fallout 4 mod support would be launched, the last update was back in 2015 before the game's official release.
Director Todd Howard has finally spilled the beans on when fans can expect to see some of these new mod features to drop and it looks like April will be the month, following the launch of the first Fallout DLC release, Automatron.
Speaking to Game Informer, Howard revealed: "Our goal is between the first two DLCs.
"It’ll go up at that time on PC. In April. All of that stuff will go up on PC. People are beta testing it.
"There’ll be a lag on consoles. We want to get it up on PC and have it work.
"It’ll probably be a good month before it hits Xbox One, and another month for PlayStation 4...
"[The projects] aren’t all the same scale, but they are longer term. We’re also doing DLC, and Fallout Shelter, creation kit, and mod stuff, updating the game – we’ve got a lot going on."
PS4 news includes the PlayStation VR, Fallout 4 DLC and Mass Effect Andromeda
GETTYPS4 news includes the PlayStation VR, Fallout 4 DLC and Mass Effect Andromeda
More has been revealed on the large Far Harbor Fallout 4 DLC set to be released by Bethesda later in 2016.
Out of the three DLCs confirmed for launch in 2016, Fallout 4: Far Harbor is the only one that looks to add a whole new area to the map.
It has also been revealed that Far Harbor is also a real place, much like how the original Fallout 4 map is filled with real locations.
Eurogamer's Tom Phillips shed more light on the quiet area in Maine, explaining: "Bar Harbor is around five hours drive north from Boston itself, up the New England coastline and then out along the overhanging Eastern seaboard. Drive another couple of hours and you're in Canada. It's pretty remote."
Fans should also prepare for some forest exploration as Bar Harbor is also confirmed to have a lot of it, making it a perfect location for the feral feel Bethesda says the new content will include.
"Far Harbor features the largest landmass for an add-on that we’ve ever created, filled with new faction quests, settlements, lethal creatures and dungeons. Become more powerful with new, higher-level armor and weapons. The choices are all yours," Bethesda adds.
If it is anything like Point Lookout from Fallout 3, then fans are in for a treat, that DLC was perfect for those wanting a harder challenge and a chance to carry on exploring; it was packed full of new locations and fun quests to follow.
The PlayStation VR will launch later in 2016
SONYThe PlayStation VR will launch later in 2016
More changes abound at BioWare and for Mass Effect: Andromeda following the news that lead writer Chris Schlerf has left the company to link up with Destiny developer Bungie following a two-year spell.
It is unclear just how far along the final story is for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC release, the fourth instalment in the Mass Effect franchise is expected to launch in the holiday period of 2016.
Schlerf had previously worked for 343 Industries, and one of his duties at BioWare involved: "Expansion of traditional BioWare storytelling tools and techniques into new areas leveraging increased player choice and agency, in-world narrative, and asynchronous storytelling.
The writer confirmed his big move on Twitter, telling followers: "To confirm what some folks asked about a few months back, I am no longer working on ME:A at BioWare Montreal.
"Sincerely one of the best experiences of my career – I'm incredibly grateful to have worked with such talented and truly wonderful human beings.
"Think MEA is really gonna blow people away; couldn't be prouder to be part of it, and excited like a little kid to play the final when it's out.
"All that said, very happy to be back in Seattle, working with this scrappy little company called Bungie that some of you may have heard of."

'Star Citizen' PC Version Release Date, News: Game's Release Still Uncertain as Creator Talks Development

Star Citizen 

For the past few months, there has been little or no official announcements made about the rumored 2016 release of "Star Citizen" PC version, and though there is still no specific release date given, the executive team has something to explain.
Given that fans have been requesting for the PC version, it's a little surprising for some that there have been no official discussions recently. However, creator Chris Roberts finally spoke up in a recent interview with BBC, explaining that there is so much more to crowdfunded games than what fans expect.
"One of the oxymorons of crowdfunding is you're asking for money to make this game, but you don't know how much money you're going to get. Unless you just want to pocket the rest of the money, which isn't my thing at all; I want to make the best game possible," he explained.
The game is one of the most unique titles in the gaming industry, not only because it is a crowdfunded project but the developers are fairly transparent to the people who support the project, unlike other games that don't open their fans and supporters to the development world.
Roberts went on to explain that it's not just "Star Citizen" that gets delayed and pushed back. He then admitted that the issue may be lying in the lack of communication that developers have, especially those in the crowdfunding sect. While a lot of issues are going on inside the working table, the public continues to push and demand, mainly because they aren't sure of what's going on.
"We can all do a better job," the creator said, referring to the transparency in terms of crowdfunded titles. He also said he thinks he will be opening the doors of the development team for fans to see in case he works on another crowdfunded game.
Another issue that Roberts discussed is the huge number of people wanting to check in with the game's progress, making the development much more complicated. Since there are a lot of people who want to join in, there are also a lot of people who want to tell the main development team what to do.
On the other hand, Roberts is thankful for the support and optimism that fans are showering on the team. He said the people's support is an encouragement to him and everyone else working to deliver the highly anticipated game.
Meanwhile, expectations are higher than mountains on the side of the people who backed the game with over $100 million to date. Since there is a lot of money at stake, fans and gamers are expecting that the game should meet expectations to make up for the support.

Amazing cyberpunk adventures on show in Soul Axiom launch trailer

What is this and why hasn’t it been wired into my cortex already?

Soul Axiom releases next week, apparently, so here’s a launch trailer for it. I had only been tangentially aware of the existence of this game until about 5 minutes ago, and now I very much want to put it in my life and love it and raise it as my own. Behold:

How does someone manage to sneak a full-fledged first-person cyberpunk adventure past me? I’m slipping in my dotage, I really am. Soul Axiom boasts 15 hours of gameplay during which you’ll explore 40 locations, collecting new powers to solve puzzles and make your way to one of multiple possible endings.
You’ll be able to grab it on Steam on February 29, although it’s currently available in Early Access form.
By the way, Soul Axiom garnered a bit of attention back in September 2015 when a Wales Interactive staffer claimed a YouTuber asked for $22,000 to provide coverage of the game.

One Piece Burning Blood: Blackbeard Confirmed, New Story Mode Trailer Spoils Character Deaths

There’s plenty of excitement over One Piece: Burning Blood, a fighting game that features characters and locations from the beloved anime. Set in the Marineford arc, Luffy and his crew must face off against Blackbeard in an epic battle, a lot of which may have been spoiled in the video below. Anyone interested in One Piece: Burning Blood may want to avoid the trailer, while those who have already watched the anime or read the manga will already know what happened. There are plenty of explosions, wild techniques and even death, which is surprising to see in a game trailer, though it might be catered to those who are already One Piece fans. Gematsu has confirmed that Marshall D. Teach aka Blackbeard will be one of the playable characters in One Piece: Burning Blood. The villain is showcased well in the trailer below and proves to be a force that won’t be easy to beat. It looks like Luffy and his crew will have their hands full with this guy. Fans of the series will be happy to know that they will be able to play the Marineford arc through multiple perspectives. This should add more depth and intrigue to the story while also adding to the villain’s main motivations. With tons of action and cutscenes with great visuals, it seems that One Piece: Burning Blood is a fighting game that fans of the series can get excited for. Prior to this, most of the One Piece video games had Dynasty Warriors-style gameplay, since Omega Force developed it. One Piece: Burning Blood will be available on the PS4, Xbox One and PS Vita on May 31 for North America and June 3 for Europe. Bandai Namco has confirmed that a PC version of the anime fighter will also be available in June.

Killer Instinct Season 3 Trailer Shows Off Halo’s Arbiter

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After being teased last month, the new trailer for Killer Instinct finally reveals the Arbiter in full as he is the latest character to join the season three roster.

Microsoft and Iron Galaxy are gearing up to release the third season of their popular fighting game, Killer Instinct, sometime next month. While there’s still a lot of details that have yet to be released (such as the price point, full roster of characters, and new changes that are coming to the title), a new character has finally been given his own trailer after teasing the Arbiter joining the roster last month at the Killer Instinct World Cup.
Thanks to the official Halo YouTube channel, fans are finally able to see just how the Arbiter is going to play in the fighting game. As expected, Arbiter’s stage is the Elite home planet of Sanghelios during its civil war, which players are able to experience in Halo 5: Guardians. Since this is a fighting game centered around melee weapons, Arbiter favors his energy sword, though during certain combos a storm rifle does make an appearance as well. As the match continues, the stage crumbles around the two combatants as statues fall apart, ships crash, and general chaos erupts in the background – making for a thrilling if not distracting battle.

What’s also interesting to note here is that famed Halo developer, 343 Industries, is credited with assisting Iron Galaxy with development on Arbiter. No doubt the studio helped provide Halo related assets such as the character model and the background stage which looks ripped right from the beautiful looking Halo 5: Guardians itself. As good as everything looks, the one disappointing aspect seems to be that voice actor Keith David does not appear to be lending his vocals to the character.
With this news, Halo’s Arbiter joins the likes of returning fighter Kim Wu and another guest character in the Battletoad Rash. Fans got a lot of hands-on time with Rash a few months ago after the character was briefly added to the roster so fans could beta test him. Kim Wu on the other hand was just recently announced during the same venue that initial teased Arbi. Fans are expecting to see Tusk (another series veteran) prior to launch as well, but so far developer Iron Galaxy has been pretty hush hush on what fans should expect to see on day one.
While new drops have been somewhat few, far, and in between for season 3, one of the bigger announcements for the game came during E3 last year when Microsoft confirmed that Killer Instinct would be heading to PC as well. With this new functionality, fans are expecting to see cross-platform play between the Xbox One and PC, something that Street Fighter V recently pulled off last week between the PlayStation 4 and PC platforms after it launched.
Are you excited for the third season of Killer Instinct? Which other characters are you hoping to see in the game? Let us know your thoughts below.

New ADR1FT Trailer Brings Astronaut Dreams To Life

A new trailer from Three One Zero's upcoming space-survival game, Adr1ft, has been making the rounds around the news sphere. The trailer is mostly an accolades piece highlighting all the celebratory praise that the game has received from many mainstream gaming and tech outlets.

PC Gamer picked up on the latest trailer for Adr1ft, which you can check out below. 

The game's development is being headed up by the one and only Adam Orth. Some of you might remember him from a few years back as a creative lead under the Microsoft banner who ended up getting engaged in an online Twitter argument with gamers over always-on DRM, telling them to “deal with it” after a hacker named SuperDae leaked news that the Xbox One was going to potentially utilize always-on DRM.

Since that explosive Twitter moment that resulted in “Deal with it” becoming a meme within gaming, Orth took a backseat from the spotlight and has kept his head low, working with the rest of Three One Zero on the highly anticipated Adr1ft. The game could best be considered as a mix of the movie Gravity meets Cargo.

Players will have to attempt to discover what happened on the space station they were on and why it suffered a massive catastrophe. As seemingly the sole survivor of the expedition, the player-character suffers from a minor case of amnesia after waking up in the middle of space with a hole in their extreme environment suit. This results in players having to desperately seek out canisters of oxygen while trying to find ways to repair their suit.

Adr1ft takes a solemn, almost eerily lonely approach to exploration due to the silence and awe-inspiring vastness of space itself. Some of the sequences and the design architecture that they've showcased in a few other gameplay trailers reminded me a lot of cruder versions of Stanley Kubrick's set designs for 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Now for those of you wondering if this is just a space version of a walking simulator, the simple answer is: no.

You will do more than just float around and look at pretty environments and destroyed space station vessels. In addition to seeking out oxygen and attempting to repair the EEV suit, there's also various data logs and information that players will need to scout out and find to understand how the space station was blown to pieces, this includes investigating a variety of the vessel modules and finding audio logs and other trinkets to help piece the puzzle together. It's not unlike Alien: Isolation or Slender: The Arrival just without a killer alien or a killer ghost hunting you down.

Adr1ft is designed to be VR-ready, so if you have a PC with a quad-core and a GTX 970 or R9 290 then you should be primed and ready to play the game with a VR headset.

You can look to grab Three One Zero's first-person space survival game on March 28th next month when it launches on Steam for PC.

Shiness Shows Gameplay in New Trailer

Focus Home Interactive released a new gameplay trailer for Enigami's upcoming action RPG, Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom. The video, viewable below, shows the five distinct playable characters in combat as well as an offering a quick snippet of exploration in the game.
Shiness takes place on the fragmented planet Mahera, where conflict is affecting multiple kingdoms on its floating islands. Players take control of Chado and his companions after they crash-land their airship onto one of the more hostile islands. The game is planned for release at some point in 2016 for PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Window 10 update for Phone will be released on 30 FEB?????????


                        I DON'T KNOW
I am waiting for that..
...We are waiting for update....