So far, I have been impressed with the Rock Band 4 weekly DLC that Harmonix has been delivering. It has been very diverse and a nice blend of old, new and classic. This week, we get a five pack of more recent songs you should recognize from the radio, including the uber popular Renegades from X Ambassadors. Each song will sell for the usual $1.99 each, or you can pick up the entire “Off That Charts Pack” for the discounted price of $8.99. Here are the songs included:
The Just Cause team ran a contest recently wherein fans of the series could create a trailer, and a winner would be selected as the game's launch trailer. Since the game launches tomorrow (December 1st) it's about time for that trailer, and here it is.
If the comments and likes/dislikes on YouTube are to be trusted, it seems the trailer has received a bit of a mixed reception from the community. I think it's pretty funny; the whole idea of a fan-made trailer suits the mood of the Just Cause series perfectly. And as the team says in the description, "We think this trailer is fun and different...and doesn't take itself too seriously...just cause. :)"
It looks like 2011's Dead Island might be next in line to get an HD re-release on the current generation of consoles and PC. It appeared for sale on Dutch retailer site Bart Smit with the description "Dead Island Redux is a combination of natural beauty, bloody horror and violence. Suitable for Xbox One."
I wouldn't put it past any game to be re-released in HD these days, but this one is particularly plausible, as publisher Deep Silver has already done the same thing with the Metro series.
Dead Island could probably do more with a touch-up than many of the previous remasters. It was one of the strangest games of 2011, but there was tangible potential just below its oddly contrasted visuals and clumsy mechanics.
The folks at Microsoft did it a while back letting developers use another CPU core and now Sony's doing the same. A recent release of the SDK unlocked a seventh core for developers to use on the PlayStation 4.
Unlike the Xbox One, the unlocked core shares duties between the OS and the game so it's unknown how much this will benefit future games and if anyone's going to take advantage of it.
The funny thing is you didn't hear a peep out of Sony that they did this whereas Microsoft really pushed this when they unlocked a core in their Xbox One.
So, developers will be getting a little more power for their games if they want to use it.
This is it! This week marks the final week of the 2015 Fall release rush. The final three, marquee titles will be launching into stores this week with Just Cause 3, Rainbow Six Siege and Xenoblade Chronicles X. We’ll still see new releases each week for the rest of the year but a majority of them are going to be digital titles.
If tactical shooters and Japanese role playing games aren’t quite your cup of tea, then perhaps you will want to check out the multiplayer beta for Uncharted 4 which will be running this week. In order to participate in the beta program, you have to own Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. We should get more details about the beta test later this week.
This week’s lineup:
In preparation for The Battle of Jakku's limited release to pre-order players of Star Wars Battlefront tomorrow, EA has released a gameplay trailer, expanding upon the previous teaser trailer from a few weeks ago.
The Battle of Jakku takes place 29 years before the events of the upcoming movie, The Force Awakens. It is the battle that resulted in the crashed Star Destroyer seen in some of the trailers for the movie. This DLC will, in a way, function as a sort of prelude to the movie, and for people like me that are battling lethal levels of Episode VII hype, this may be just the cure you need to tide you over.
It provides two maps, as well as introduces a new game mode called Turning Point, described like this on Battlefront's website:
Rebels need to locate and capture one of three control points in Imperial control. The clock is ticking, but if the Rebel team succeeds with a capture additional time will be added and new control points will be available for capture. Moving through these increasingly challenging checkpoints, the ultimate goal is the Empire’s base where the final stand will take place.
No word on what the other map is, although due to how much talk there has been about the dogfights in this battle, it could possibly be another Fighter Squadron map.
For those of you that pre-ordered Star Wars Battlefront, the Battle of Jakku DLC will be available to download tomorrow. For everyone else, it will be ready on December 8th, a week from tomorrow.
We're all patiently waiting for the remake of Final Fantasy VII to come to us. It's going to be awhile, so if you're in need of a support group for it, you may want to hop online and start searching. For now, though, we're relegated to tidbits of information that gets released or leaked, and today's news is the latter of those.
Playstation gamers wear their trophy collection like a badge of honor, but clearing out FF7's list is going to be a challenge, especially since Square Enix and Sony have come together and created a list that is going to cause a lot of headaches.
Our friends over at Exophase have the full list of trophies, and it's just as insane as you'd expect. The list also gives confirmation of at least one important plot piece that is going to make it to the remake. Some of the regular trophies are fine, such as adding Vincent and Yuffie to your party, obtaining certain materia, and simply using a summon materia. After the general ones, it starts to get a little complicated. For example, there's this:
Well that's fun. Obtaining that much gil is probably hazardous to someone's health, considering the insane amount of grinding required to achieve that.
This confirms that the Don Corneo storyline will appear to go into the game untouched. There has been a lot of speculation that some of the tweaks to the story may include the elimination of the infamous "three females" scene in Midgar.
Now you're just trolling us, guys. For those of you who aren't aware, obtaining a character's final Limit Break requires doing a lot of random battles. This also creates a massive problem considering a certain plot point that happens in the story.
That's funny, Sony. That's really funny.
Final Fantasy 7 is slated for a 2017 release, though no official date has been released.
Tomorrow we will roll into the final month of 2015 and Sony is set to release the last group of free games for PS Plus members. Tomorrow’s PlayStation Network Store update will add the following games to the Instant Game Collection lineup:
In addition to these free games, you can probably expect a few special sales to coincide with the holidays. Plus, this announcement also means that you only have about 24 hours left to grab November’s free titles.
Remote play's a nice feature to have and we do have it on all consoles. While the Xbox One can only stream to another Windows 10 client, Sony's going a little different route.
Yes, the PlayStation 4 can remote play to a Vita and some Sony phones, but Sony's going to bring that functionality to the PC and Mac according to Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Entertainment. So it doesn't matter what computer you have, you'll be able to play you PlayStation 4 games on your computer brand of choice sometime in the future.
There are hacked ways to do it now, but an official way to do so is a nice present for us who may want to play the PlayStation 4 in another room without moving it.
Something incredible is happening this year in the Barclays Premier League. Leicester City have been at the top of the table against all odds, and it's largely due to striker Jamie Vardy's incredible run of form. Today, against Manchester United, the striker broke a long standing record by scoring a goal in his eleventh straight league match.
FIFA 16 wasted little time in getting a special record breaker card to honor Vardy, which will be available until Monday in all packs.