Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Progressive metal, particularly the djent offshoots, have mainly boiled themselves down to a lot of rote technical exercises. Drum machine-like 4/4 pulses and everything locked down to a grid and every bit of character sampled and edited […]
Sci-fi fantasy series streamed on Crunchyroll
There's a good chunk of new Quantum Break gameplay in this video featuring the Xbox One exclusive. Narrated by Remedy Entertainment creative director Sam Lake, the clip shows already-seen action up until about the 8:30 mark. From there, it's a chunk of time-manipulation platforming.
Of Mice & Men have posted a new video for “Feels Like Forever,” from their latest album, Restoring Force. Singer Austin Carlile told USAToday the meaning behind the song: “The song is about an internal battle and feeling like everything is crashing down on you, it’s raining down on you, drowning you. It’s a song that we […]
Forget permadeath. There is a more intense way to play DayZ, and it somehow makes the survival game way more hardcore.
Hellsing OVA broadcast will end on November 8
Announced during yesterday’s Super Smash Bros stream, the first additional character has been unveiled for Super Smash Bros for WiiU (and 3DS).
As a free download, Mewtwo will be available for both Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Super Smash Bros for WiiU with one downside. The legendary pokemon is only available for those that purchase (and register on Club Nintendo) both Nintendo titles. Nintendo has not announced a possible price for those that only own one version.
Mewtwo is currently in development, with a tentative release in Spring 2015 for both versions of Super Smash Bros.
Visiting a foreign country for the first time can be a little disconcerting. There’s the language barrier, customs that might not be familiar to you, and the general feeling of not quite knowing your way around. Things were even worse for The Ocean, who in a five day trip were involved in a “serious crime […]
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 hopes to repair the damage that Resident Evil 6 has done to the series, while also building upon the success of the first Revelations, and if my recent hands-on experience with the game is any indication then Revelations 2 will do just that.
The demo in question features a section in what looks to be a condemned insane asylum where Claire Redfield and her best friend Moira have woken up after being unconscious for an undisclosed period of time, wearing some strange gadgets around their wrists. The level gives off a mysterious and creepy vibe, intensified by a maniacal voice quoting Franz Kafka and explaining that the two women are a part of some experiment.
Even with just a 15 minute demo, the setting established a great survival horror tone that builds off of the boat environment's desolate and enjoyably tense nature from the first Revelations. Shadows bounce off the corridors and cells of the asylum, giving the game an eerie glow as you explore the ruined institution. Revelations 2 feeling like a true Resident Evil game.This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - A Return to Form in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Preview
The PlayStation Experience, a two-day Sony community event taking place at The Sands Expo & Convention Hall on December 6-7, has finally opened tickets up for purchase.
This two-day event offers 400,000 square feet of PlayStation gaming, panels, keynotes, giveaways, merchandise, and more. This is the first event of its kind that Sony will be producing. Expect plenty of PS4 love and maybe a little for the Vita as well.
Tickets for the PlayStation Experience can be purchased here or through TicketMaster, although the latter charges additional service fees.
There are a lot of people in costumes having fun in this montage from New York Comic-Con 2014. Let's join them, shall we?
Austrian stoner rock band Witchrider are a good enough band even without the amazing visuals of their new video, “The Fog.” But this is one of the coolest videos we’ve seen in a long time. It’s a stop-motion animation video that’s like a more psychedelic version of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. The video follows an […]
Preorder The Master Chief Collection from Dell to get a $25 Dell gift card. That's not as universally useful as say, an Amazon or Target credit, but since Dell sells games you can find a use for it, and there won't be a better offer. [Master Chief Collection]
Series to premiere on November 15 with TV-MA rating
If a dance pad controller is good enough for Dark Souls, it's good enough for Spelunky. Plus clips from Destiny, Shadow of Mordor, and more!
As the days grow shorter and the skies grow darker the Earth, at least in this Hemisphere, begins its yearly ritual of decline to Winter slumber. The explosions of color will be replaced by landscapes of barren whiteness. The crisp air that kisses the breeze will begin to wrap its icy hand around your throat […]
Sequel series will premiere in January
Xbox boss Phil Spencer admitted to IGN in an interview that Xbox One load times are faster than the PlayStation 4 for some titles. However, for many titles it is much slower. He says one of the reasons is the Xbox One was originally designed to always be connected to the internet.
"The change to having to deal with an offline-only state meant that all the install code-flows weren't as perfect as they could be," said Spencer.
"Our drive's obviously the same speed, moving stuff into memory takes the same amount of time; hard drive speed's basically the same, so what's going on?" he said talking about the PlayStation 4 install times. "I'm capturing the data. I want to be state-of-the-art in install times so people can start playing games as soon as possible. It's high on my priority list."
"There isn't one thing to say why are we two seconds slower on this game or frankly why are we two seconds faster on a different game," he continued. "The issues are a little bit in the weeds. It's really our developer pipeline and our ingestion system where we have to do the most work."
"I'm not defending it at all, because I do think install times should be faster," Spencer added.
"It's one of the things that's on top of my list in terms of the parity experience between us and Sony, and making sure that the install times aren't deficient on Xbox in any way," concluded Spencer.
A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at email@example.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.
Here's the opening cinematic for The Witcher 3. That lady wielding all the bad juju? She and Geralt were a thing once.