I have loved Sherlock Holmes since I was a child. The deductive detective has returned to the mainstream in the past few years, and I for one am quite fond of it. Of course, that doesn't mean everything Holmes and Watson is top quality, but Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments looks like it will be quite enjoyable, and here is a 20 minute trailer focused on gameplay (without any spoilers).
If the beta of Destiny has done anything right, it's brought together people from around the world.
The highly anticipated beta finished up on Sunday, and we here at Gaming Nexus put in our time on just about every version available. The beta has only left everyone wanting more, and for good reason, considering how many people it has touched.
An astounding 4.6 million people played the beta across all consoles, which has to be exciting for those involved at Bungie. It's hard to believe that just 14 years ago, this was the group who was hanging their hopes on ONI doing well upon launch of the PS2. Of course, it all changed when Halo: Combat Evolved came out in 2001. Now that the reigns of Halo have been handed over to 343 Industries, Destiny is the only thing that Bungie has, and it looks like everything is beautiful in their future.
Destiny launches on September 3, 2014, and from what we've played thus far, it's a true GOTY candidate.
Cons are fun, right? Who doesn't love a good Convention? You get to completely immerse yourself in your favorite hobby and be surrounded by other fanatics for the entire day- sometimes the entire week. There's nothing quite like cutting loose and letting yourself get swept away by the geist of gaming- at least, when you're the target demographic.
Thankfully, mainstream gaming is getting better at inclusion, but for the time being, games that have LGBT characters, or are specifically marketed towards queer audiences are still few and far between. That's why GaymerX and GaymerX2 were so awesome- it was a convention specifically for people who are normally treated as an exception to the norm. Sadly, due to coming up short on funds this year, there will not be a GaymerX3 next year. But Matt Conn and some of the other folks behind Gaymer X have a few projects right now to help pay for their debts and continue the work they started with the convention.
First, there's they helped produce Gaming in Color- a documentary about the importance of queer gaming. You can buy it for $9.99 (Or however much you are willing to pay) and watch it now. Here's a trailer:
Second, there's a game coming out in November called Read Only Memories. It's a 90's-style point and click adventure that takes place in Neo San Francisco in 2064, where your friend goes missing and a strange robot named Turing shows up in your apartment. It was already successfully funded via Kickstarter, and is currently trying to get greenlit on Steam. If it looks like the brand of progressive nostalgia that you're into, you can Pre-order it through MidBoss' website.
Finally, if you're just a straight up philanthropist that isn't interested in games or movies about games (if that's the case, I can't imagine why you'd be reading this in the first place), you can always donate money to GaymerX to help them pay their debts.
Update: Okay, so remember when I said that they were severely short on funds to pay their debts for GaymerX2? It looks like the folks at Devolver Digital, Coffee Stain Studios, and several other generous souls have donated enough money to make GX3 a possibility. Awesome!
One of the games that got me really excited back at E3 was the surprise announcement of LittleBigPlanet 3. Granted, we all knew that it would be coming eventually, but I never thought that we would see the game this year. The game was targeted for a Holiday 2014 release but this week we have learned the exact date of its release. The game will hit both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 3 on November 18, 2014. In addition to launching on that day, Sony has also outlined a variety of goodies coming with the game via pre-order incentives.
The main pre-order item coming with the came is a limited edition Sackboy plushie, something I have always wanted to have sitting on top of my desk. Target will be offering an exclusive hat with their version of the plushie and the quantities on this incentive is limited, so get your preorder in early at your favorite store. The day 1 edition of the PS4 version will also be getting a Dragon Age: Inquisition costume pack as wells the Players Pack, which features soe of your favorite PlayStation-themed characters.
Costume packs are also going to be offered for more than just Sackboy; OddSock, Toggle, and Swoop are getting their own threads as well. Gamestop will offer the Mythical Creatures costume pack for the characters which includes making Swoop a fiery phoenix. Best Buy will have the Hidden Creatures Costume Pack which, among others, turns Toggle into a sasquatch. Amazon is also joining in on the fun with the PlayStation Favorites Costume Pack, which features themed costume sets from games like LocoRoco and Sly Cooper.
Deep Silver announced today that they have purchased the IP and development assets of Homefront: The Revolution from Crytek. The rest of the game will be developed by Deep Silver Dambuster Studios, a newly formed development studio within Deep Silver. No word on a release date as I'm sure they new studio is still evaluating how much work is actually left to do and how much of the existing codebase can be re-used.
This probably doesn't help any of the rumors that have been swirling around Crytek for the last few months. The developer has been wrapped in negative rumors since E3 and this news certainly doesn't help much though the sale of the IP should provide some cash to help stabilize the company.
We'll keep you updated as this story evolves.
Sony has announced the free games lined up for PlayStation Plus members for the month of August. This list includes a few games being released for the first time on their related platforms, which is a major plus for the program (pun intended).
On the PlayStation 4 side of things, gamers can look forward to getting their hands Fez and the new release Road Not Taken, the day it is released. PlayStation 3 players will get their fix of shooters with Crysis 3 and exploration with Proteus. The Vita releases include another initial release inclusion when Metrico hits the handheld. The other Vita title this month is the absolutely amazing Dragon’s Crown.
You can get a better idea of what to expect from this fantastic lineup in the video below:
Logitech recently unveiled their new G402 gaming mouse dubbed "Hyperion Fury" and they are claiming it to be the world's fastest gaming mouse. With all the competition out there, I'd say that's a pretty bold claim. This mouse was definitely designed with FPS gamers in mind. With the G402's on-the-fly DPI switching ability, users can switch from 240 DPI to 4000 DPI in a pinch. I've found that having control of your mouses sensitivity at all times is an essential feature for any gaming mouse I own. If you're playing a shooter and you want to ease off the sensitivity mid game to steady your sniper rifle then you can see why this feature is necessary.
The Hyperion Fury comes with eight programmable buttons that can be used for custom macros or keyboard commands. It is said to release sometime in August for $60. For more information see Logitech and check out Chuck's preview of the mouse that we posted this morning.
In case you missed our stream last night for The Last of Us Remastered, I've attached the complete video to the news post. The stream showcases the game's first hour of gameplay, which means it includes spoilers for those who haven't played yet. The session was streamed using the best quality option in the PlayStation 4 share settings.
The Last of Us Remastered is available now for PlayStation 4.
Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare is rolling out on PS4 and PS3 this August. Fans will be excited to know all current DLC will be integrated into the Playstation version. There will also be some new bonus extras and customization options like Hat Packs from Ratchet & Clank, Sly Cooper and Fat Princess games.
Players will also be able to enjoy three distinct competitive multiplayer modes including two 12 vs. 12 modes called “Garden & Graveyards” and “Team Vanquish,” or a four-player co-operative mode called “Garden Ops". You will also be able to use PlayStation®Vita Remote Play between the Playstation and Vita, so if you can't get enough of the game you can take it with you!
With new game play, customization and your favorite characters this game is a must have, just ask Sean! Check out the latest 1080p trailer and see for yourselves why you need Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare!