In Japan, Kyoto Prefectural Police have arrested a 28 year-old man. His crime? Allegedly forcing an elementary schooler to play Grand Theft Auto against the child's will.
In this business, big game announcements are always a blast to see firsthand. While CES is currently going on, what could be one of the biggest next-gen reveals in awhile will actually come later today courtesy of the latest issue of Game Informer. According to Andy McNamara, Editor-in-Chief of Game Informer, on his official Twitter page the next cover for Game Informer will be unveiled later today, January 8, and it will be a big announcement. I should mention we have a kick ass cover reveal tomorrow morning at 11am Central. Next-Gen only that I think people will flip out over. And for those asking for the definition of Next Gen in that tease, you will find out platforms tomorrow The question now is whether it could be something like the official unveiling of the next Halo game, especially after the confirmation that it is coming in 2014, or if it is something completely new that we didn’t know was coming. We’ll just have to wait and see for ourselves later today.
Among the many exciting features of Sony's Xperia Z1S Android handset is "deep integration" with the Playstation 4. Treat yourself to both the console and the phone and Sony will reward your brand loyalty with a $100 discount. Considering that the Playstation 4 is only a few months old and the Z1S isn't available until January 22nd, this is likely the best deal you'll find on these devices in the near future.
2K Sports has officially announced its retiring its MLB 2K series for good. A 2K rep told Joystiq: “(We) decided not to renew our MLB 2K series for 2014. We are very proud of the achievements made by the MLB 2K team and look forward to their contributions to our future titles, including NBA 2K – our industry’s #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise.” The MLB 2K Facebook page has been taken down and videos from its YouTube channel. The only baseball videogame that will be out in 2014 is MLB The Show 14. That game will be released for the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita It seems baseball fans that own an Xbox 360 and Xbox One will be left out.
Story of middle schooler struggling with her changing life launched in 2012
Last December, From Software announced it was rolling out a Dark Souls themed cafe. Yesterday, it opened in Tokyo. Let's have a look inside.
Another year gone, and many incredible games released, but we're already looking forward to what comes next. The PS4 and Xbox One are heading into their first full year on the market with their biggest titles still to come. Meanwhile, the Wii U's second full year on the market means that even more of Nintendo's heaviest hitters are finally ready to release. So without further ado, we present our most anticipated titles as things stand.
The Nominees Are:This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - Most Anticipated Game - Article
For awhile now, we’ve mostly been having one game a week added to the Instant Game Collection for PS Plus members, but this week we have two new free offerings. This week should also make PlayStation 4 owners happy as they get to join in on the fun. Beginning tomorrow, January 7, PS Plus subscribers will be able to download Don’t Starve: Console Edition on PlayStation 4 and Devil May Cry on PlayStation 3 at no cost. There is only one discounted game this week with Streetkix: Freestyle at $10.79, which is only $1.20 in savings. Home Tycoon can also be downloaded for free as part of PlayStation Home. It was also announced that Galaga Legions for PlayStation 3 will be leaving the Instant Game Collection on January 14, so don’t miss out on your chance to download it for free!
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While RPG fans in the EU are having a field day with the full release of Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (and loving it), those of us in North America have to satiate ourselves with a demo. Luckily it's a brilliant demo that shows off exactly why North American gamers should have February 7th firmly marked on their calendars.
Most times I would start off by telling readers exactly what part of the final game is represented in the demo, but surprisingly that doesn't apply here. The demo is actually a unique experience that has no direct corollary with any specific part of the final product. This means that you can play to your heart's content without worrying about spoilers, but it also means you shouldn't expect the narrative to really move along. This is a time to try out the battle system, do some side quests, and marvel at just how pretty the game is.
You start out in a small town in the middle of a desert where you're asked to help the villagers with any requests that they might have. The town exists mostly in two dimensions which makes it a bit on the small side but the architectural details - like the huge clock in the center of town - help to give it its own identity. Exploring the wilds outside of town reminded me most of classic RPGs from the SNES era, where the length of your excursions was dictated by your health and other resources. This can probably be mitigated later in the game when healers have more potent abilities, but at the beginning it looks to be a major factor.This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - Bravely Default: Flying Fairy - Preview
The Xbox One was one of the most publicized new products of 2013 with its release on November 22. For a good while, the console was almost impossible to find, and based on the sales numbers, we can see why. Microsoft has now announced that they have sold over three million consoles from launch until the end of 2013, while also becoming the fastest selling console during the launch month. The reaction from our fans was mind-blowing for our team. As we see your excitement, your energy and your hours of gameplay, we continue to be inspired to do great work – for you. Whether you’re racing through the streets of Prague in “Forza Motorsport 5,” creating crazy weapons for zombie destruction in “Dead Rising 3,” exploring the Colosseum in Gladiator mode in “Ryse: Son of Rome,” helping your children create their own personal zoo in “Zoo Tycoon,” or enjoying epic multiplayer battles, we love that you’re having fun on Xbox One. If you want to join in on all the fun, you will likely be able to find an Xbox One console in stores somewhere now. I’ve personally seen them twice this week, so they are out there.
The Hitman franchise was seemingly revived after a six year break in 2012 with the very well received Hitman Absolution. Before the release of that, a next generation Hitman game was announced in 2011. However, it has now been confirmed that the game has been cancelled as of sometime last year. There was some speculation that the game might have been cancelled earlier in 2013, when it was said that Square Enix Montreal was shifting to mobile game development, but there was never any confirmation, until now. Through the LinkedIn profile of senior game designer Richard Knight. Knight also discusses that the game would have been another reimagining of the series. While this next-gen Hitman is now cancelled, it has been confirmed that Square Enix Montreal is now working on some sort of Hitman game for iOS and Android instead.
An Xbox Marketplace listing for Alien: Isolation lines up with our reports from back in October of t
An Xbox Marketplace listing for Alien: Isolation lines up with our reports from back in October of the game in development by Creative Assembly, starring Ellen Ripley's daughter.
Maingear's Steam Machine didn't make it into Valve's brochure. At 4.5 x 4.23 x 2.34 inches and weighing less than a pound, it's pretty easy to miss.
Sengoku Basara 4 is the latest entry in the Sengoku Basara series that is coming to PlayStation 3 in Japan in a few weeks. Now, a new promotional video has been released on the Japanese Capcom YouTube channel for Sengoku Basara 4. The new promotional trailer focuses on the many characters you can fight with in the game and the types of weapons that they use. As with other entries in the series, you should expect to see the hack and slash gameplay that you know and love. Look for the release of Sengoku Basara 4 on PlayStation 3 in Japan on January 23, though there is no scheduled plans for a release in the US. Check out the promotional trailer for yourself below:
Origin Systems' entry in the Steam Machine market would look right at home atop your television, if we hadn't advanced to the point where such a thing requires tremendous balancing skills. The Chronos looks like my brother's stereo in 1989. I can dig it.
Story of retired super heroine who returns to protect her would-be heroine daughter
During Valve's CES 2014 event this evening, the company released a brochure featuring images, prices, and specificiations for 13 third-party Steam Machines. Let's take a look-see!
Sitting at Valve's CES conference in Las Vegas today, one inquisitive audience member couldn't help but ask...is Valve worried about keeping up with Microsoft's momentum, having just announced 3 million units already sold?