Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot is open for Halloween

The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot, the latest Ubisoft title on PC is open for halloween. Starting now and running until November 4, anyone can join in the quest to loot, slash and hack their way to fame and fortune in Opulencia. The Open House allows anyone that signs up a chance to get a sneak preview of The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot while the game is still in closed beta.
Halloween themes and costumes are now available for a limited time and spooky Halloween themed castles have been created for players to test their skills on. New customisation options for players include a glowing pumpkin head, bat winged headgear and fun costumes to dress your looters in. The exclusive Bat Wings will be granted to every player joining the Haunted Open House!

Players will be challenged by the Mage, The Earl of Evilosity, to complete a series of activities to bring mayhem and spread evil through the kingdom of Opulencia. Successful players shall be rewarded with more swag of horrible horror!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Playstation 4 update

Playstation 4 is so close to launching, and will have a software update on launch day. That's right a cool little 300mb download will give your new console the following features

  • Remote Play
    Users will be able to access PS4 titles displayed on their living room TVs and play them on a PS Vita system over Wi-Fi networks by using PS4 Link (Depending on network environment or titles, remote play performance may vary outside of the home). We anticipate that most PS4 titles will be playable on the PS Vita system through Remote Play. The latest PS Vita system software version, to be released soon, will be required to use PS4 Link.
  • Second Screen
    Users can use the PS4 Link application for the PS Vita system, and PlayStation App for iPhone, iPad, and Android-based smartphones and tablets, to use these devices as second screens in supported titles. PlayStation App has the ability to enable users to interact with games with their mobiles devices. For example on The Playroom, a title pre-installed in all PS4 systems that requires PlayStation Camera, users can draw pictures on their mobile device screens and flick them towards the TV. The images then appear as a 3D object within the game.
  • Record, take screenshots, and upload gameplay effortlessly
    The PS4 system provides dedicated, “always on” video encoding systems that enables seamless uploading of gameplay. Users can share their epic triumphs by simply hitting the Share button on DualShock 4, take screenshots or scan through the last 15 minutes of gameplay, tag it and return to the game – the video uploads as the user plays. At the PS4 system’s launch, users will be able to share their images and videos with friends on Facebook and screenshots with followers on Twitter, though users will need to sign up for individual accounts to use Facebook and Twitter.
  • Broadcast and spectate gameplay
    The PS4 system also enhances social spectating by enabling users to broadcast their gameplay in real-time to game fans around the globe, using Ustream and Twitch live internet streaming services (users will need to sign up for individual accounts to use Ustream and Twitch). There are two ways for users to view live broadcasts. First, the Live from PlayStation application on PS4 aggregates streams from all PlayStation users. Second, users can spectate friends’ PS4 gameplay from PCs, and applications such as Ustream, Twitch, and browsers, which are installed on their mobile devices. These applications can be easily started up via PlayStation App, and users can also use these applications to post comments to gameplay broadcasts. Furthermore, users with PlayStation Camera can stream camera images and microphone sounds along with their live gameplay broadcast.
  • Play as you download
    This feature enables users to play supported digital titles as they are being downloaded. The time it takes to begin playing will vary depending on game data size and network environments, and not all titles will support this feature When a game is purchased, users can start playing after PS4 downloads a portion of the data, while the rest of the game is downloaded in the background during actual gameplay. Games may be downloaded in stand-by mode.
  • Multi log-in
    A maximum of four users can log-in to a single PS4 system simultaneously. These players can use their own save data to play games, and also earn trophies on their own Sony Entertainment Network accounts even when playing a multiplayer game together on a single PS4 system.
  • Party (Voice chat)
    By using the Mono Headset bundled with the PS4 system, users will be able to chat with up to eight friends enjoying different applications or games. Furthermore, users can use Party to chat between PS4 and PS Vita systems.
  • Face recognition and voice commands
    Users with PlayStation Camera will be able to register their facial image onto their PS4 system, and login to their system using facial recognition instead of DualShock 4. Furthermore, users can use either the microphone of the Mono Head set connected to DualShock 4, or PlayStation Camera to navigate through the PS4 home screen (PlayStation Dynamic Menu) with voice commands to start up games and shutdown the system, among other features; please refer to PS4′s online manual for recognizable voice commands.
  • Background music player
    Users can enjoy gameplay while listening to music in the background with Music Unlimited, a cloud-based digital music service. Users can also voice chat with friends while listening to music. Learn more about Music Unlimited here (LINK: http://www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/music-unlimited/why-music-unlimited/).
  • Online Multiplayer
    PlayStation Plus members will be able to play PS4 titles online with other players via the network. PS Plus makes it easy for members to join available online multiplayer matches in a variety of ways, including the ability to easily join a game from a live stream broadcast or Party voice chats.
  • Blu-ray Disc and DVD player
    Users can enjoy not only gaming on their PS4 system, but also Blu-ray and DVD video contents. When using for the first time, users must connect to the internet to activate this feature.
Some features will not be available at launch, such as “suspend/resume mode” which is a feature that keeps the PS4 system in a low power state and promptly takes users back to their game. We will provide additional information about system software update version 1.50 and features available at the PS4 system’s launch, and features that will be available after launch, in the near future.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Assassins Creed IV : Edward Kenway Story

Assassins Creed IV is amping up for its release in a few weeks, Ubisoft have released a video for the Edward Kenway story as a trailer.

Assassins Creed IV Black Flag will be available on on PS3 and Xbox 360 on October 29th, with the versions for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Wii U available November 21.

Watchdogs Delayed

Ubisoft confirmed today that the highly anticipate title Watch Dogs which was originally pinned for a November release has been delayed.

An official statement from the Watch Dogs team reads

"Our ambition from the start with Watch_Dogs has been to deliver something that embodies what we wanted to see in the next-generation of gaming. It is with this in mind that we’ve made the tough decision to delay the release until Autumn 2014.

We know a lot of you are probably wondering ‘why now?’ We struggled with whether we would delay the game. But from the beginning, we have adopted the attitude that we will not compromise on quality. As we got closer to release, as all the pieces of the puzzle were falling into place in our last push before completion, it became clear to us that we needed to take the extra time to polish and fine tune every detail so we can deliver a truly memorable and exceptional experience.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you. We thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the way you respond on the web, at events, press conferences and during other opportunities we have to interact. Your passion is what drives us.

We can’t wait to see you in Chicago next Spring. We are confident you’ll love this game as much as we love working on it."

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Playstation Plus content revealed for Australia/Europe

Sony have confirmed the downloadable titles for Playstation Plus subscribers for Europe and Australia.

From October 23 you will be able to download Metal Gear Solid : Revengeance and Remember Me, for Playstation Vita Oddworld Strangers Wrath and MotorStorm RC.

Leaving the PS Plus store will be Far Cry 3, Mafia 2, Spec Ops : The Line, Street Fighter X Tekken and Touch My Katamari, so get them while you can!

Pokemon X and Y has arrived!

After months of teasing us with videos and screenshots, the next evolution in the Pokemon franchise is here and it does not disappoint!

The giant leap forward in graphics and 3D have forced the franchise to move forward into the current gen style of gaming and the game has been in hands all day and I cannot get enough! (review up soon I promise!)

If you have just ventured out to buy the new Pokemon game don't forget about Event Pokemon. Depending on the version you buy and where you are, if you choose "Get Mystery Gift" and either get it from the internet or via local wireless if your participating game store has it on offer. You will receive a bonus pokemon and a wonder card.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Assassins Creed IV Black Flag Season Pass and DLC

For all your creedies our there here is the latest update on ACIV Black Flag.

Ubisoft® has announced post launch downloadable content for Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag™, available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One console from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Windows PC.

The Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag downloadable content features additional single player missions, including ‘Freedom Cry’, a nine mission self-contained story featuring Edward Kenway’s first mate Adewale.

A Season Pass will be available for purchase at the launch of the game on PlayStation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC, and will include  the below downloadable game content at a 20 percent discount:

-      Freedom Cry: Born a slave, Adewale found freedom as a pirate aboard the Jackdaw as captain Edward Kenway’s second-in-command. Fifteen years later, Adewale has become a trained assassin and finds himself shipwrecked in Saint-Domingue with no weapon nor crew, starting a new adventure of his own.

-      The Exclusive Kraken Ship Pack – Only available to Season Pass owners, this pack includes personalization elements for the Jackdaw

-      New ways to personalize the player’s pirate experience – Additional single player missions, weapons, skins, and collectibles

-      More Multiplayer Mayhem – Unlock new characters for an even more expansive multiplayer experience

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Season Pass grants a 20 percent savings off the regular price of each individual downloadable pack to be released before March 2014, and is available on PlayStation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC

Have a look at some amazing screens below! 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Injustice Ultimate Edition Coming!

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced the launch of Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition. Developed by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition debuts in Australia on Nov. 27, with the comprehensive version of the 2013 best-selling fighting game franchise. The game will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and platforms, Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft and for Windows PC. 
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition will include all original game content as well as all downloadable content (DLC). The DLC included in Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition, includes fan favourites Lobo, Batgirl, General Zod, Martian Manhunter, Zatanna, as well as Scorpion, a character from the Mortal Kombat world, as reimagined by Jim Lee, Co-Publisher at DC Entertainment.  In addition, more than 40 extra character skins and 60 S.T.A.R. Labs Missions, originally offered as DLC, are now available from the start of the game. 
Remastered for next-gen technology by High Voltage, the PS4™ system version will feature Touchpad functionality, video sharing and streaming, and will link to players’PlayStation® Network Feed page during match wrap-ups and pause menus. High Voltage is also bringing the PC version of the game to hungry fans.
The PS®Vita version, which is adapted for the handheld experience by Armature Studio, will feature touch controls for mini-games in the story mode and S.T.A.R. Labs Missions, Ad-hoc and Wi-Fi multiplayer, collectible hero cards, and all DLC released to date. 
While we are initially disappointed that there is no Xbox One release at this stage, the fact that it is coming to the Vita on a handheld device is the most exciting thing we have heard in a long time! 

Spartacus Legends Touraments

Ubisoft® has announced the start of Tournaments, a new player vs. player battle mode for Spartacus Legends. Available now, players will compete in four week-long tournaments that comprise a season and battle for the title of Champion of Capua. 

Tournaments take place Monday to Sunday and awards are given weekly based on total number of points earned per week. Points are earned through battle participation, executions, gaining crowd favour and winning streaks among other factors. After four weeks of tournaments a series is concluded and additional rewards are given to participants on a tiered system with the highest point earners winning all possible rewards. Rewards include silver, titles, equipment, boosts and banner items.
The most desired award, the title of “Champion of Capua,” will be given to the top one percent of players based on points earned over a series. Banners and banner items, which can be one through Tournaments, are new to Spartacus Legends. Players will be able to create customised banners for their gladiators and special insignias will unlock for winning gladiators.
After each series, there will be a down week for tournaments until they start again and gladiators can once again battle to become “Champion of Capua.”
Spartacus Legends, based on the ground-breaking STARZ Original series Spartacus, is available for download on PlayStation® Network and Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
About Spartacus Legends
Gamers take on the role of Lanistas, the owner of a gladiator school, to purchase, train and battle their gladiators. Players can fight as Spartacus, Crixus or create their own gladiators to engage in offline battles or online multiplayer matches to earn a place on the worldwide leaderboards, or in Tournaments.
Featuring a free-to-play model and offering thousands of ruthless weapon and gear combinations and a robust skill system, Spartacus Legends delivers a variety of tools for gamers to customize their gladiators and dismember their foes.
We will have a review up on this game shortly