Game developer Inti Creates will be releasing their next side-scrolling action game Azure Striker Gunvolt in just over a week, but now that have announced that early adopters will get something extra for buying the game. An 8-bit demake starring Might No. 9's Beck called Mighty Gunvolt will be offered free to anyone who buys Azure Striker Gunvolt before November 28th. Mighty Gunvolt will play similarly to a classic Mega Man game, which comes as no surprise since Inti Creates developed both Mega Man 9 and 10. Azure Striker Gunvolt releases on 3DS August 29th for $14.99.
I was already planning to pick up Azure Striker Gunvolt, but this is a nice little incentive for anyone who wasn't sure. Given Inti's past games both of these titles are likely to be great action games.
I really hope that PS4 owners were too excited about Minecraft launching on their beloved system during its estimated August 2014 window... because there is bad news to be had. Unfortunately, the game will not be making that window as it has been reported that the game has actually failed the PSN certification process for the platform.
The developer posted the bad news on Twitter yesterday:
“Sony found some issues we have to fix in their final test of #MinecraftPS4 :( We're fixing, but we need to go through the process again.”
Hopefully the failing isn’t due to anything too big and it can be rectified and resubmitted rather quickly. Fans of the series have been waiting for the next generation versions of the game for quite some time now and hopefully the wait is almost over. There is no word on whether the Xbox One version will be delayed as well, although it didn’t have a concrete release date either.
This is it Walking Dead fans, the finale of Tell Tale’s Walking Dead is ready to roll out next week to your console(s) of choice. The final episode of season 2 launches on August 26 and will see Clementine taking her stand. All of your choices have led you to this point so get ready and check out the new trailer for the episode below courtesy of the PlayStation Blog.
Be warned however, if you haven’t been playing season 1 or 2, then you may see some spoilers in here:
Here we are, just a little over a month away from the planned release date of the new Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo DS and it appears that we are finally getting a full look at the game’s roster. Earlier this week, a couple of images appeared on NeoGAF that appear to depict the final and complete character selection screen for the game. If these prove to be real, it appears that we are going to see even more classic characters return to the fighter and a couple of more fresh faces.
Based on the image below, the final roster should consist of the following fighters:
|Rosalina & Luma||Bowser Jr.||Wario||Mr. Game N Watch||Donkey Kong|
|Toon Link||Samus Aran||Zero Suit Samus||Pit||Palutena|
|Metal Knight||Little Mac||Fox||Falco||Pikachu|
|Charizard||Greninja||Jiggly Puff||Lucario||Duck Hunt Dog|
|Rob. E the Robot||Ness||Captain Falcon||Animal Crossing Villager||Captain Olimar|
|Wii Fit Trainer||Dr. Mario||Robin||Dark Pit||Lucina|
|Pac-Man||Mega Man||Sonic the Hedgehog||Wii Fighter|
Are you happy with this lineup? Who did you want to see in the game that didn’t make the cut? Let us know in the comments below and please remember, this is all rumor and speculation at this point.
The extent of my racing knowledge ends where Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond stop talking about it on the TV. That fact is especially true in the case of Formula One racing since it's about as popular in America as soccer. What I know about F1 is that it is basically European Indy cars racing street courses in fancy places people who own yachts visit on a regular basis.
Luckily Codemasters is on the case, however, because there is no dev right now better at racing games. Their newest game, F1 2014, will be out for last-gen consoles on October 17 while a current-gen and PC version is prepped for release next year.
Today, Codemasters has released a second hot lap trailer. This one features Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo on the Spielberg circuit in Austria. If you missed the last hot lap trailer, you can see it here.
It always warms my bitter, cynical heart when indie games get recognition from high-profile games and companies (for those of you who are keeping track at home, that means that I've been a fairly happy chap since E3 this year). Mike Bithell tweeted the picture below with the caption "So yeah, Thomas was alone LBP3 costumes are looking a bit awesome.." I never made the connection before, but the costumes are just too perfect.
Super special shout out to VG247 for bringing this to my attention.
If you haven't tried streaming games using either Steam's In-Home streaming or NVIDIA's GameStream feature for their Shield products, it's actually pretty awesome.
What I use it for is to play on my large TVs around the house where I don't have a computer hooked up to. I can plug in my tablet to the TV via HDMI, plug in an Xbox 360 controller through USB, and have Steam stream in its highest resolution and image quality while producing smooth gameplay. It works really well on an internal network.
Before you had to use NVIDIA's Shield products to take advantage of their GameStream feature. Now, there's a free app on the Google Play store to allow you to do that.
Limelight Game Streaming will let you take advantage of any GameStream-compatible PCs to your Android mobile device. It will send mouse, control, and keyboard commands back to your server computer and have the results streamed back to you.
The app says it will work with LTE connections, but latency can be an issue and it will use a lot of data. Your experience will always vary, of course, depending on connection factors. But in a local environment, it should be pretty smooth.
Best of all, Limelight's free so there's no additional cost.
There's a new feature coming that will add to the value of being an Xbox Live Gold member. Eurogamer is reporting that an option appeared for Max: The Curse of the Brotherhood called Free Play Day.
What this essentially does is make a game available to download and be free to play for one full day. It sounds like a great way to let people try before they buy. Xbox's Support via Twitter has stated that an announcement should be coming shortly on this feature.
To me, this is a pretty good move and I'd love to see more games become available on a trial basis. Some games you just don't know until you try and while not every company can spend the time to produce a demo, this option would make it pretty easy for any developer to showcase their title for a short period of time in hopes of garnering greater sales.
Just make sure your title has more hours in the game than this one when being featured on the Free Play Day spotlight.
The Wii U is having a hard time getting and keeping third party titles and you can add Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to the list of games that will be skipping the Nintendo system.
Michael Condrey, co-founder of Sledgehammer Games, tweeted out the systems that it will be available and the only ones that the game will appear on are the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
The Wii and the Wii U had been getting versions of Call of Duty so this will be the first one in a while where Activision, their decision as Michael says, decided to bypass producing one for.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be out on November 4th.