This past week a 100-question FAQ on the Xbox One, purportedly official communications guidance from Microsoft, landed on Pastebin. It's not the usual laundry list of wishful thinking you get in most video game fakes. That said, there's no way to know if this is true or total B.S.
The very first question in this r/games interview with Xbox Live director of programming Major Nelson elicits an encouraging answer, one that Microsoft should be trumpeting, not whispering.
One of the things that Ellie likes to do on her free time is reading comics. In the Last of Us, there are fourteen comics scattered throughout the game. If you are hoping to have that platinum trophy, getting all the comics will be one of the things you will be doing. There’s a lot of them and getting them all will take some time. If you need help, we got you covered as we present you our complete comics location guide. Comic #1 (Pittsburgh) You will get the first comic automatically after parting ways with Bill. Unfortunately, she took that comic from him! Great. Comic #2 (Pittsburgh) As you take down the first group of hunters, go through the next street and enter the bus that blocks the road. You will find Ellie’s second comic lying on the floor. Comic #3 (Pittsburgh) Enter the restaurant’s loft area and slide through the narrow ledge. You will find the comic on the coffee table near the railing. Comic #4 (Pittsburgh) After meeting up with Sam and Henry, go to the stairs one floor and go through the door straight ahead. Make sure you have a SHIV around to open the door. You will find the comic on the chair in the kid’s bedroom. Comic #5 (The Suburbs) At the start of the Suburb’s chapter, go inside the wrecked fishing boat. Enter the deck and go to the bridge. You should see the comic inside the bridge, located on the console. Comic #6 (The Suburbs) Go to the house just before the dead end. Move up to the second floor and find the comic book lying on the toilet. Comic #7 (Tommy’s Dam) As you find your way through Tommy’s dam, climb on the rocks on the right just before reaching the bridge. Search the crashed car for the comic near the corpse.
It's hard to imagine a video game world with more lore, more content to dig through for an MMO than The Elder Scrolls. With almost 20 years of history, The Elder Scrolls mythology is ripe for exploration. Sadly, that makes the disappointment that is The Elder Scrolls Online sting that much more. While there is a lot of game to explore, I found myself detached from the experience.
Zenimax Online Studios is trying for a balance between traditional MMO mechanics and Elder Scrolls mechanics, but it definitely leans heavily into the traditional MMO side. In our demo we were able to create a character and then play through an early section of the game. It's important to remember this is an early and incomplete version of the game, and things should improve before the launch next spring.
You can choose one of four classes, which change your basic skills. I picked the Sorcerer for my demo. As in a traditional Elder Scrolls title, you can wear any armor regardless of your class. Armor types, skills, and weapons will level up individually. You can attack with your weapon with the left click, and by holding it down you can unleash a charged attack, and you can block by holding down the right mouse button. Crouching will let you sneak.
This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - The Elder Scrolls Online is all Online, little Elder Scrolls - Preview
The Disgaea series is one of the most well known and loved games in the Strategy RPG genre and for good reason because it started out strong. Laharl and his crew are still probably the best cast of characters the series has ever had. This is best evidenced by the vast number of games in and out of the Disgaea series where they’ve made cameo appearances. After years of cameos the Demon Lord, Assistant, and Fallen Angel are finally starring in their own game again.
Disgaea D2 is slated as a direct sequel to the original game. It features the cast of the original Disgaea with the visuals and gameplay tweaks of later games in the series. I loved the sprite upgrade in Disgaea 4 and the engine works wonders for Disgaea D2 as well. Walking around Laharl’s castle with all the expected stores and trainers was a joy. The environment is still notably less impressive, but you can’t have everything.
Ryan from NISA showed me the general layout of Laharl’s headquarters. As expected, the Dark Assemly is back as a means to get new characters and bonuses which you can win democratically or by force. New to the series is a Dojo where characters’ stats can be directly upgraded. The demo was in Japanese so I couldn’t make up what you had to spend for these upgrades but I’m sure it’ll be some points you more than likely earn from battles.This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - Disgaea D2 Returns to the Series' Roots - Preview
Karin creator's AiON manga ended last year
Among the plethora of collectibles that you can find The Last of Us, the training manuals are one of the most important ones as it allows you to craft a more powerful and durable items. When you receive a training manual, your next item that you will craft will be more efficient and powerful. If you found a health kit training manual, it’s efficiency in providing you health will be more. It’s important to get every training manual to make crafting useful. Here are the list of locations where you can find the twelve training manuals: Training Manual 1 – Shivs Upgrade (Bill’s Town) Before you leave the pub where you found Bill, look at the far end of the bar to find the manual. By getting this manual, you will upgrade your Shivs, which it will make it more sharpened. Training Manual 2 – Health Kit Upgrade (Pittsburgh) Right after you defeat the first Hunters who attack your truck, open the garage door in the corner to move on. Go to the second floor where you find the Hunter’s camp. You will find the training manual that gives 33% more health on the shelves to the left. Training Manual 3 – Shivs Upgrade 2 (Pittsburgh) You must first find the safe combination in one of the houses. Once you find the combination, you will be able to open the safe and the training manual that makes your shiv stronger will be there. Training Manual 4 – Melee Weapon Upgrade (Pittsburgh) Once you exit the restaurant, return to the first floor. Go into the hall and find the training manual on the table. This is not easy to miss. Upon getting the training manual, every melee weapon that you get, you can craft it to make it even more powerful. Training Manual 5 – Molotov Upgrade (Pittsburgh) At the apartment where you meet Henry and Sam, go to the kitchen to find the Molotov upgrade on the table. When you get this manual, it will make your molotov’s radius be 1.5 times wider. Training Manual 6 – Nail Bomb Upgrade (The Suburbs) As you team up with Henry and Sam in getting out of the sewer, look for a door protected by some sort of a sound alarm. Go through the corner and you will find the training manual lying on the shelves. Getting this manual will expand the radius of the Nail Bomb by 1.5 times.
Russian vocalist also sang themes for Fantastic Children, Final Fantasy XIII-2
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is an indie game that takes cooperation to an extreme. Basically you and your lover (or friends with benefits) man a spherical ship and are defending it from constant attack. Each function on the ship requires that someone man it so the minute to minute gameplay involves running from position to position to deal with whatever is coming. You can change the position of a 90 degree shield and turn it on when things are getting rough, fire turrets from several points around the ship, pilot the engine, or fire a powerful laser that spins around the circle automatically. It's quite a hectic game and can take a lot of effort and coordination.
The demo I played was an arcade mode but the developers told me that they were planning to make a campaign mode as well with multiple ship layouts to keep things fresh. In arcade mode the goal is to live as long as you can, but fighting off the hordes of enemies isn't the only thing you can do. There are also planets around with innocent civilians being harried by tanks. Take out the tanks and the inhabitants of the planet will reward you with replenishing a bit of your constantly waning health. You need to be careful, though, as the civilians are just as susceptible to lasers as the tanks, which I learned quickly when I fried the planet's surface with the automatic laser (it really seemed like a reasonable idea at the time...). You can get upgrades for your ship by destroying asteroids. These include things like faster engines, a reflective shield, and more powerful weapons.
The only thing that makes me worry about Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is I don't know who I'll force to play it with me, but the concept is fantastic. Here's hoping that when the full game releases the campaign is just as enjoyable as the arcade mode. Look for more on Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime as it gets closer to release which is... whenever it's finished, because that's how indie games work.This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - Show the Power of Love in Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime - Preview
World of Tanks is coming free-to-play to Xbox 360 later this summer. If you want to get in on the beta preceding it, developer Wargaming.net is taking applications right now.
State of Decay is an open world zombie survival horror game, developed by Undead Labs for Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. Unlike games such as Left 4 Dead and Dead Island, State of Decay focuses on survival, stealth, evasion, distractions, securing resources, and moving through the world than actual combat. Players must choose a location to build a base and gathering supplies through raids to abandoned buildings in the surrounding areas. Players can encounter and rescue other AI survivors to trade with or recruit to defend the base.
In conjunction with Gamewise, we bring you the full wiki guide to the game:Overview Story Gameplay Bases
In 2010, EA Sports brought NBA Elite 11 to E3 as a shootaround demo only. I remember this vividly. You played as one player in a practice setting, learning the timing of the new stick-shooting controls. If you still have the ill-fated NBA Elite 11 demo, go to its practice mode, that's what we saw three years ago.
Doujin Work's Hiroyuki ended 1st series of 4-panel comedy last year
The Last of Us is undoubtedly the biggest game so far of 2013 (just how big you will be able to find out in our sales preview on Monday). For those who don't know much about the game, The Last of Us is an action-adventure post-apocalyptic third-person survival horror game developed by Naughty Dog exclusively for the PlayStation 3. The game follows the story of Joel, a middle-aged black-marketeer, and Ellie, a brave teenage girl, as they work together to survive in cities reclaimed by nature, decimated by plague, and littered with gangs and other hostile survivors.
Courtesy of our partner site Gamewise, we bring you the full Walkthrough Guide and Wiki to help you through the game, use the links below to find what you are looking for:
Gamers who went to Star Wars: The Old Republic Cantina Meetup in Los Angeles were pleased when BioWare teased what’s coming in Game Update 2.3. Before they left the event, they were handed out a USB thumb drive that contained teaser images and information of SWTOR Game Update 2.3. Set to release this August, the upcoming game update will have an event called Bounty Hunter. It was revealed that a New Hanger will be provided to those who participated in the event. A picture was shown where you can see the hangar and the decoration items you can put on it. Could this be a sign that housing will be coming soon? Those who will be doing the Bounty Hunter event will do a plethora of missions where they can get good rewards. The possible rewards that are attainable varies from outfits to items. The variety of missions that will be doing guarantees fresh content over the duration of the event. So far, that’s all we know right now. We should hear more about Game Update 2.3 in the coming days/weeks.
Melding story elements of the first four Superman films—except the one where Richard Pryor recreates Kryptonite out of cigarettes—here is Skyrim at the Movies: Man of Steel, featuring Supes, Throthgar Luthor, Terence Stamp Zod, and Nuclear Man. It's got Eve Teschmacher, too, just not as hot as Valerie Perrine.
Sekigan no Shōnen Occult Maiden ~Kage Shō~ manga with artist Chado to start on July 5
The most glaring indictment of the Wii U's poor performance to date is the fact that FIFA—one of the biggest-selling franchises worldwide, in any genre—is publishing for everything but Wii U. FIFA 14 will come out on the PSP. It will publish on the original Wii. There'll be a version on the PS Vita, for god's sake.
Ningyo Hime's Ryu Shinonome also starts Tadashikunai Ren'ai no Susume
What's happened in the business of video games this past week ...