After last week's announcement from Techland that the physical release of Dying Light, the survival horror game, would be delayed across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia, this week brings news that a date has been set, as well as some info on the Be the Zombie mode.
Firstly, while nothing has changed on the digital release front (the game will available for PC worldwide on January 27th, PS4 and Xbox One the same day in North America and the day after elsewhere), and the physical release reminds the same in North America (January 27th), Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia will have to wait until February 27th for the physical version.
But that's not all, as the press release states:
It's a great contrition for the delay to non-North American markets, and even better news for those already planning on just buying it digitally. You can find the letter from the Dying Light team at Techland below, and enjoy this gameplay video of the devs playing Be the Zombie.
So my night has been pretty disappointing after finishing the garbage that was the 2015 Royal Rumble match (F Roman Reigns), but there was one thing I learned that did make me pretty happy.
A few days ago I reported that Netherealm Studios will be streaming Mortal Kombat X this Thursday and will be showing off two unannounced characters in the game. Well, looks like we will only have to wait until Tuesday to find out about one of them.
IGN has announced that they will indeed reveal a character that will be joining the growing Mortal Kombat X cast on Tuesday. No word on what time or who will be revealed just yet.
So it looks like next week will be a pretty heavy week in terms of Mortal Kombat X content. We have the IGN reveal on Tuesday and the live stream on Thursday where they will reveal another character and give us gameplay demos of both.
My guess? Well, the newest issue of the Mortal Kombat X comic did reveal a brand new character called Erron Black, who appears to be one of Kotal Khan's henchmen. Apparently Kotal Kahn has been at war with Mileena for ten years to claim the Outworld throne now that Shao Khan is dead. We also were introduced to Jaqui, who appears to be Jax's daughter and best friend of Cassie Cage, so it seems like there is tons of potential for the reveals next week.
Mythbusters has a long standing tradition of taking your favorite movies, TV shows, videogames and pretty much telling you that it wouldn't be possible for them to happen in the real world. That's okay though as it's an amazing show and it's always fun to tell you the science of why all of that stuff isn't possible. Well they are doing it again and their next episode will be taking on one of the most beloved videogames of all time.
So what myths are they going to be tackling this show? Well, would it actually be possible to carry all those guns in the game along with a chainsaw and still fight hellspawn at the same time? I personally would love to see if it would even be possible to punch hellspawn to death after picking but those annoying berzerker packs.
They will be using the original Doom and Doom 3 BFG Edition for reference and the team from Bethesda are going to help the team recreate Doom in real life
The episode will air on Saturday, January 31st at 9PM on the Discovery Channel.
Check out the preview of the episode below!
At PAX South, Gearbox Software revealed the first gameplay footage of the upcoming Homeworld Remastered Collection. In addition to the new reveal trailer, the game has been announced to be launching on February 25 with pre-orders now available on Steam.
A pre-order discount of 15% off puts the game at $29.74, which includes high-definition, remastered editions of Homeworld and Homeworld 2, original versions of the games with compatibility updates, and a Homeworld Remastered Steam Multiplayer Beta.
Gearbox Software Chief Creative Officer Brian Martel described development on the remastered collection:
Homeworld is among the greatest strategy games in history, and we’re very proud of the work our team has put into bringing this exceptional series to modern PCs. We received a lot of great feedback from the passionate Homeworld fan community, and we hope to deliver a game they – and new fans from around the world – can get lost in for countless hours to come.
Visit the official Homeworld Remastered Collection website for further information. The Homeworld Remastered Collection will be available on February 25 for Windows.
What an incredible deal this is!
Guild Wars 2 Digital Heroic Edition, and Guild Wars 2 Digital Deluxe Edition are both on sale for 75% off. The heroic edition is $10 as opposed to its regular $40, and the Deluxe is $15 as opposed to its regular $60.
Now, for any game that is an incredible deal, but for a game as phenomenally good and absolutely bursting at the seams with content, it's seriously one of the best deals I've seen in a long time. Travis reviewed Guild Wars 2 at the end of 2012, rating it a 9.5, and it deserves that rating in every way. I'm not a huge MMO player, but I loved GW2. It captured my attention in a way no other MMO (except maybe SWTOR, but that's only because I am obsessed with Star Wars) ever has. I sound like I'm fawning, and I kind of am, but the game deserves it!
Did I mention that there's no subscription fee either? Pay $10 or $15 and the game is yours forever.
If you have any interest in Guild Wars, MMOs, or just fantasy RPGs, it's worth looking into. Here's the link to the sale. Get 'em while they're hot, folks!
Seems like news for Mortal Kombat X is gonna start picking up really quick. A little over a week ago, we got the official gameplay trailer for the game, which showed off Kung Lao for the first and also revealed Kitana as well. The reveals aren't stopping anytime soon it seems.
Ed Boon announced on his Twitter page that Netherealm Studios will be hosting a stream on Twitch on Thursday, January 29th, at 3PM CST. During this stream, they will be giving an in depth gameplay demonstation for Mortal Kombat X, but will also be revealing not one, but TWO new kombatants that will be joining the MK X roster.
So any guesses as to who they could be?
If I were a betting man, I would assume one of them is probably Mileena. Kitana and Mileena are essentially the female Scorpion and Sub Zero. It's one of the biggest running rivalries in MK history and Mileena did make brief appearance in the latest issue of the Mortal Kombat X comic along with what appears to be her new boy toy, Reiko. Maybe Reiko could be the other reveal? Maybe it could be Frost, or the unnamed African American female that was sparring with Jax in the comic. It could be a plethora of characters. Either way, I am extremely excited to see who will be joining the cast.
Google Glass is gone, and despite what Google says, it's probably gone for good. One guy died from playing games for three days straight, while another guy made a bot so he doesn't have to play Destiny anymore.
What are you playing this weekend?
Russell Archey, staff writer, @NeoScyther
I've been getting back into a project I started a couple of months ago and, well, then the holidays hit and it kept getting put off: my Pokemon Blue Nuzlocke Run. For those unfamiliar with this self-imposed challenge, the two core rules are you can only catch the first Pokemon you encounter in a route/area, and any Pokemon that faints in battle must be released or permanently stored in the PC. There are several optional rules that can be used to make the challenge a bit harder or a tad easier. I'm nearing the halfway point in the game and I'm hoping to finish this challenge up in the next month or so.
Sean Colleli, staff writer, @scolleli
I'm continuing my quest through The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. Sadly it doesn't make the New 3DS XL get here any sooner, but it makes the waiting more bearable. I might also pick up Star Wars: Dark Forces on GOG. It's one of my favorite old games, but I haven't been able to get it to run at an acceptable level in years, even with DosBox. I think I'll coin a new saying: Thank God for GOG.
Chapel Collins, staff writer, @ChapelCollins
I just ordered Metro Redux from Amazon for $25, so I will probably be playing that this weekend. I played Metro 2033 last year, but couldn't quite get into it. I'm hoping the new coat of paint in Redux will help me bridge that gap between loving it and not quite being interested enough. Besides that, still plugging away at Omega Ruby. I totally wasn't expecting all the post-game content there is, so I was nowhere near as close to finished as I thought. Fine by me!
Jeremy Duff, senior staff writer, @Duff3c
I am still living in a Wii U wonderland since picking one up for my daughter a few weeks back. I just can't seem to pull myself away from Hyrule Warriors and Mario Kart 8 long enough to get anything else done. Plus, I nabbed a copy of Super Smash Bros. this past weekend and have been putting off opening it up — but I have a feeling that is about to change.
Randy Kalista, staff writer, @RandyKalista
I'mma put Hozier on blast so I can get some rhythm & blues into my Mass Effect 3. I can't believe I had this game on simmer for three years. All the internet's moaning and groaning about the ending actually made me stop playing very early on. But anyway. That's no one's fault but mine. It's time to finish the fight, and shrug off James Vega's remarks about how FemShep "fills out a uniform like nobody's business."
Matt Mirkovich, staff writer, @Stillmywords
The big 2.5 patch for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has dropped. So that means a new major raid and a bunch of new dungeon runs and sidequests, perfect for Paladin training. Beyond that, I'll be working on getting 100% of the trophies in Far Cry 4.
Xbox community manager Raj Patel may have teased an upcoming Xbox reveal that will take place in May.
Patel tweeted the below image followed by the words, "Hmm...". The morse code in the picture translates to "Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm EST, May 4th 2015."
So what could this mean? Well, Call of Duty games are historically revealed in May. And if the three developer cycle is followed, it's Treyarch's turn to take the wheel. The two in the image could mean we're getting a sequel to World at War, but that's pure speculation.
Hours after posting the image, Patel tweeted again, "Earlier I posted an unofficial (not from Xbox) image to see what others think of it, not as an endorsement or tease. Sorry for any confusion."
Could Patel have tweeted something without permission or perhaps tweeted it too early? I guess we'll have to wait until May to find out.
The second week of Nintendo's Throwback Sale is a mix of new and old retro goodness. First up is Punch Out!! for $9.99, the second Wii game to be digitally released on the eShop in America. Also discounted on Wii U is NES Remix 2 for $10.49, which might be a harder sale with Ultimate NES Remix out.
On 3DS the original Legend of Zelda is $3.49, with A Link Between Worlds down to $29.99. Wrapping up the sale is the obscure Game Boy classic Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters for $1.99, and its more recent sequel, Kid Icarus Uprising discounted to $24.49.
Overall, some decent deals. I'm really looking forward to next week and Metroid Prime Trilogy.
When Nintendo announced the limited edition Majora's Mask New 3DS XL, scalpers wasted no time in buying up all the pre-orders and posting them for ridiculously inflated sums on Ebay. Best Buy is trying to combat this trend, and a Reddit user has discovered that they are doing this by limiting pre-orders of the special 3DS to one per customer.
What about people who already pre-ordered multiple Majora 3DS XLs? Surprise! Your pre-order has been cut down to just one unit. This will definitely hit the scalpers where it hurts, but there might be innocent casualties too. If you're a parent and pre-ordered two or three of the new Majora 3DS for each of your kids, you're out of luck at Best Buy.
Of course, the solution to the problem would be for Nintendo to just produce and issue more stock, but as we've seen with Amiibo, Nintendo is having a real problem keeping up with demand these days.