Wednesday, 23 July 2014


Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty will be available to play on PlayStation 4 in the US, Canada and the rest of the Americas from July 22nd; and in the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand on July 23rd.


Top-down Tomb Raider spin-off Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on December 9, Square Enix has confirmed.

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Top-down Tomb Raider spin-off Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on December 9, Square Enix has confirmed.

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PopCap games is testing out a new Peggle title for launch, according to EA CEO Andrew Wilson. The executive told investors and analysts in a conference call Tuesday that the studio is working on another entry in the peg-bouncing, ball-shooting series, as transcribed by Seeking Alpha.

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PopCap games is testing out a new Peggle title for launch, according to EA CEO Andrew Wilson. The executive told investors and analysts in a conference call Tuesday that the studio is working on another entry in the peg-bouncing, ball-shooting series, as transcribed by Seeking Alpha.

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Pre-order bonuses for Batman: Arkham Knight may have surfaced prematurely, thanks to a leaked promotional ad from Gamestop. Batman News originally got hold of the image, which you can see below, offering anyone who pre-orders the final chapter in Rocksteady's saga at the store a DLC pack where you play as Harley Quinn, and another in which you take on the role of Red Hood.

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Pre-order bonuses for Batman: Arkham Knight may have surfaced prematurely, thanks to a leaked promotional ad from Gamestop. Batman News originally got hold of the image, which you can see below, offering anyone who pre-orders the final chapter in Rocksteady's saga at the store a DLC pack where you play as Harley Quinn, and another in which you take on the role of Red Hood.

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Koei Tecmo has today unveiled the Samurai Warriors 4: Special Anime Pack, celebrating a decade of the tactical action series exclusively for the PlayStation 4, scheduled for release on 24th October  2014, along with the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita handheld system versions.
Conceived with the intention to honour dedicated players of the series, fans can look forward to a treasure trove of “must-have” Samurai Warriors content in the Samurai Warriors 4: Special Anime Pack including:
  • Special Anime Pack” 10th anniversary Collectors Edition packaging
  • Samurai Warriors: Legend of the Sanada anime (Blu-ray Disc)
  • Samurai Warriors 4 game (PlayStation 4)
  • Samurai Warriors 4 Official Soundtrack (CD)
  • Special Costume Pack 4: Garcia, Ina, Nene and Oichi (DLC)
  • Old Costume Pack 1: Yukimura, Mitsuhide, Nobunaga, Noh, Oichi, and Ranmaru (DLC)
  • Edit Parts Pack 1 which allows facial and Western themed armor customization (DLC)
GameStop (U.S.) and Game (Europe) pre-orders will include:
  • Scenario Pack 1: New stages "Sinister Beauties" and "Men of Charm and Courage", new items "Gold Lacquered Box" and "Lion Censer"
  • Special Costumes for: Mitsunari Ishida and Toyohisa Shimazu
Amazon and Best Buy (U.S.) pre-orders include:
  • Weapon Pack 1: New weapons for over 25 characters (ShopTo.net in Europe)
  • Old Costume Pack 2: Costumes inspired by the original Samurai Warriors for Keiji Maeda, Kenshin Uesugi, Kunoichi and Shingen Takeda (CentreSoft in Europe)

Tuesday, 22 July 2014


Creative Director Alex Amancio presents the technological leap which will allow you to live a unique experience in Assassin's Creed Unity. With a redesigned game engine, refined fighting skills and combat system, but also a breathtaking atmosphere: welcome to the true new-gen experience!


EA has been forced to radically change its plans for Christmas, as Battlefield Hardline is redesigned following feedback from the beta. Delays have been announced for two of EA’s biggest games this year, with Dragon Age: Inquisition being put back a month from 10 October till November 18.

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EA has been forced to radically change its plans for Christmas, as Battlefield Hardline is redesigned following feedback from the beta. Delays have been announced for two of EA’s biggest games this year, with Dragon Age: Inquisition being put back a month from 10 October till November 18.

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EA Sports UFC received a free update this week that adds three fighters to the next-gen mixed martial arts game. Of the three new fighters, two are in the bantamweight division, as bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw joins the roster along with Takeya Mizugaki. The third addition is in the welterweight division, Tyron Woodley.

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EA Sports UFC received a free update this week that adds three fighters to the next-gen mixed martial arts game. Of the three new fighters, two are in the bantamweight division, as bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw joins the roster along with Takeya Mizugaki. The third addition is in the welterweight division, Tyron Woodley.

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The ‘Best of British’ Car Pack for GRID Autosport is now available for the Xbox 360, Windows PC and PlayStation 3 priced at £2.39, Codemasters has announced.

The ‘Best of British’ car pack features three stunning vehicles, each engineered and produced in the UK. Gamers can see each of the cars in action in a new video below introduced by Lead Handling Designer Gehan Pathiraja, who comments of the creation process, “We spend hours of research and a lot of time behind the pad and the steering wheel to make them [the cars] as accurate as possible. There’s a lot of work that goes into it to make it feel like that car. Because we’ve taken a handcrafted approach, we really care for the gameplay and we want other people to experience that as well.”

The three cars available in the pack, with accompanying comments from Gehan, are as follows:

1995 McLaren F1 GTR
“We all know the McLaren F1 is an awesome road car – this is the GTR designed for Endurance Racing. It’s got a huge wing that will give you massive downforce in the corners, it’s all about being brave and attacking those corners at speeds you never thought possible.”

2011 Aston Martin Zagato V12
“The Zagato model has bodywork styled by Italian designers, but has a typical Aston Martin V12 engine, very powerful, very torquey. If you can manage the weight and the grip and fire it out the corners, you’ll benefit from all that power from the V12.”

2007 McLaren Mercedes SLR 722
“It’s got a huge supercharged V8 engine that sounds like an old World War Two Spitfire. There’s clearly a lot of power being put out from the V8, and you can really feel that in the car in our game.”


Feral Interactive today announced that the fairytale platforming game Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, the fantastical re-imagining of the beloved SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive game of the same name, will be released for Mac on Thursday, July 24th.

When Minnie Mouse is kidnapped by the evil witch Mizrabel, it’s up to Mickey to rescue her from Mizrabel’s castle, a magical stronghold where ingeniously challenging levels await the intrepid mouse behind every door. As he ventures deeper into this whimsical world, Mickey discovers that Mizrabel’s powerful illusions make for very real danger.

As Mickey, players will run, jump, swing and swim through a haunted forest, a maze of living books and even a milkshake-flooded candy world as they solve puzzles and confront a series of increasingly tricky tasks and spellbound adversaries in the quest to save Minnie. Brought to life with sparkling graphics inspired by Disney's signature animation style and completely rebuilt from the ground up, Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse recreates the original game’s side-scrolling platform action for new adventurers and veteran heroes alike.

“Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse evokes the storybook feel of classic Disney fairytales,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “Everything from the charming environments to the movements of Mickey and his enchanted adversaries harks back to Disney’s rich legacy of animation.”

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse for the Mac will retail on the Mac App Store in North America for $14.99, £10.49 in the UK and €13.99 throughout Europe. Prices will vary slightly for versions of the game sold via other stores. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse for Mac will be available online for direct download from a variety of digital partner sites worldwide including feralinteractive.com, Steam and the Mac App Store.

Minimum system requirements call for a 1.8GHz Intel Mac with at least 4.0GB RAM, 256MB or better graphics card, and Mac OS 10.8.5 or later. The game requires an Nvidia 600 series, an AMD 4000 series or an Intel 4000 graphics card or better. A Steam account is required to access online multiplayer.

Friday, 18 July 2014


Captured from FIFA 15 gameplay, see players reacting to big moments as they would in real life, unique crowds and new celebrations.


Vivid Games has announced today that the award-winning title Real Boxing has just received a new update, redefining the critically acclaimed formula of the ultimate boxing experience on Mobile with the addition of a brand new Combo System, fresh set of Weekly Tournaments for players to enjoy in multiplayer, and more! To celebrate the launch of the new update, Real Boxing is available for free on the Apple App Store, with the offer extending to the game’s version available on the Mac App Store.

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Vivid Games has announced today that the award-winning title Real Boxing has just received a new update, redefining the critically acclaimed formula of the ultimate boxing experience on Mobile with the addition of a brand new Combo System, fresh set of Weekly Tournaments for players to enjoy in multiplayer, and more! To celebrate the launch of the new update, Real Boxing is available for free on the Apple App Store, with the offer extending to the game’s version available on the Mac App Store.

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Microsoft is to close Xbox Entertainment Studios "in the coming months", abandoning its venture into original Xbox video content. The company previously had big plans for the studio, including a live-action Halo TV series and a documentary series based on the crash of Atari. They will reportedly continue as planned but no further content will likely be produced.

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Microsoft is to close Xbox Entertainment Studios "in the coming months", abandoning its venture into original Xbox video content. The company previously had big plans for the studio, including a live-action Halo TV series and a documentary series based on the crash of Atari. They will reportedly continue as planned but no further content will likely be produced.

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The Last of Us won't receive any further single player content, Naughty Dog has confirmed. Following reports earlier this week that more downloadable content is on the way, community strategist Arne Meyer clarified there is "definitely not" more campaign chapters planned, but revealed more multiplayer add-ons would arrive throughout the year.

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The Last of Us won't receive any further single player content, Naughty Dog has confirmed. Following reports earlier this week that more downloadable content is on the way, community strategist Arne Meyer clarified there is "definitely not" more campaign chapters planned, but revealed more multiplayer add-ons would arrive throughout the year.

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Speaking to the QuakeCon audience today, Bethesda boss Pete Hines said The Evil Within has been brought forward to October 14th. That’s a week earlier than the October 21 release date announced earlier this year, and will give the classic survival horror effort a bit of breathing space in the crowded release calendar.

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Speaking to the QuakeCon audience today, Bethesda boss Pete Hines said The Evil Within has been brought forward to October 14th. That’s a week earlier than the October 21 release date announced earlier this year, and will give the classic survival horror effort a bit of breathing space in the crowded release calendar.

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Little Orbit has announced Violetta: Rhythm & Music based on the hugely successful tween telenovela, Violetta. The musical rhythm game will immerse players into Violetta’s star-studded world playing as Violetta and performing hits from the hit television show. The game will launch in Europe, Australasia and Latin America for Nintendo Wii, 3DS and DS on September 26th, 2014.

Featuring hit songs from the show’s star Martina Stoessel, players will experience all the excitement of a star performer with creative rhythm games based on both song writing and performing. Kids can play along to music videos on the Wii and 3DS platforms and as Violetta on the DS. Violetta fans will put their knowledge to the test with creative quiz questions from the entire Violetta universe!

“We are excited to bring the first-ever video game based on this wildly popular show to fans across Europe and Latin America,” said Matt Scott, CEO of Little Orbit.  “The game will provide fans with a truly immersive experience as they become star performers with hit songs straight from the show.”

The Violetta TV show tells the story of a musically talented teenager who returns to her hometown of Buenos Aires with her father after living in Europe for several years. There she finds friends, discovers true love and a passion for music as she navigates the trials and tribulations of growing up.  Each episode includes original musical numbers from diverse musical genres.

Published by Little Orbit, Violetta: Rhythm & Music will be distributed in EMEA and Australasian territories by Bandai Namco Games Europe.


Bethesda has finally revealed the first new Doom game in a decade and… we haven’t seen it. In fact nobody has seen it except for attendees at the QuakeCon event in Texas last night. Magazine PC Gamer and others were there though, and according to them the game is not called Doom 4 at all but is a reboot; one that goes back to the series’ roots as the game that originally popularised the first person shooter concept.

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Bethesda has finally revealed the first new Doom game in a decade and… we haven’t seen it. In fact nobody has seen it except for attendees at the QuakeCon event in Texas last night. Magazine PC Gamer and others were there though, and according to them the game is not called Doom 4 at all but is a reboot; one that goes back to the series’ roots as the game that originally popularised the first person shooter concept.

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Sony Japan has shown off two new PlayStation 4 models themed around the upcoming launches of Destiny and The Last of Us Remastered. As in Europe, Sony will sell Destiny alongside a white-coloured console. The Japanese version, however, also features a nifty Destiny logo.

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Sony Japan has shown off two new PlayStation 4 models themed around the upcoming launches of Destiny and The Last of Us Remastered. As in Europe, Sony will sell Destiny alongside a white-coloured console. The Japanese version, however, also features a nifty Destiny logo.

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Styx: Master of Shadows, the infiltration game developed by Cyanide Studio and planned for release on PlayStation4, Xbox One and PC in September, today takes a little break from its development to inaugurate its official website with  a new video!

This Summer Trailer invites us to follow Styx, the two-century old Goblin whose main occupation is thievery and assassination, as he begins infiltrating the huge Tower of Akenash. It is in this immense tower that is jealously kept hidden by elves, humans and other fantasy creatures, the World-Tree and its Heart, source of the precious Amber. This is the final objective of Styx, who today demonstrates a few of his skills and special powers, that will be of great help to make a silent way to his goal.


GREE, Ubisoft and PlayNext today announced Assassin’s Creed Memories, an all-new free-to-play mobile title coming soon on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. This unique game blends card battle, RPG and strategy elements, introducing players to Abstergo Entertainment’s new mobile Animus. Players will traverse history to build a powerful guild, recruit famous allies and defeat rival players. Assassin’s Creed Memories is currently in soft launch in limited territories and will be available worldwide later this summer.

“The card battle genre has been hugely popular around the world and GREE and PlayNext have demonstrated their know-how and expertise on such games. With such expertise, we really believe they’re bringing a great new way to enjoy the richness of the Assassin’s Creed universe to mobile players,” says Jean Michel Detoc, Managing Director, Ubisoft Mobile Division.

Assassin’s Creed Memories will offer players the opportunity to explore familiar time periods like Renaissance Italy and Colonial America, while also bringing some new eras into play. The game will offer a deep and engaging single-player experience as well as multiplayer combat involving battles of up to 20 versus 20 players. With an emphasis on customisation and strategy, each player will be able to create and build a unique experience as they decide what kind of Assassin they want to be and which fan-favorite allies they want by their side.

“We’re thrilled to bring our expertise in mobile games to a renowned brand like Assassin’s Creed and to work with a company that has brought so much to the gaming world,” says Eiji Araki, Vice President, Social Games, GREE, Inc. “The card battle genre is all about being able to evolve and grow great heroes and this franchise has created some of the most epic characters in gaming today.”

“We are passionate about creating great experiences for mobile players and we have applied all of our learnings and success with past games to Assassin’s Creed Memories,” says JT Nguyen, Chief Operating Officer, PlayNext, Inc. “We want to capture all the excitement and beauty of Assassin’s Creed and apply it to a completely new experience for mobile players.”

Assassin’s Creed Memories is coming soon on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.


Natsume is launching a new series of developer diaries revealing the details behind the upcoming farming-RPG, Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley. Launching exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS later this year, fans have been clamoring for new details about the development behind the game. In the first of a monthly series of diaries, Natsume producer Taka Maekawa reveals the details behind the innovative new tool system.

"When we sat down to design  Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley, we wanted to really study what made the game fun," said Taka Maekawa, who is producing the game. "We wanted to maintain the core value of hard work leading to great rewards, while minimizing anything that may detract from a fun game."

"We took a long, hard look at the tool system and decided to go back to the drawing board," Maekawa continued.  "We came to the conclusion that gameplay should flow, so we made three core changes to the tool system."

The Right Tool For The Job

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley introduces context-sensitive tools. When a player is standing in front of a tree, for example, there are only certain actions they are logically able to do to the tree. A player can't shear or milk the tree, so if they have an axe in their inventory, the game will automatically know that they want to chop down the tree. All they have to do is walk up to the tree, push the A Button, and they will chop the tree down! Now there is no need to open the menu to select and equip a tool, which slows down the flow of gameplay.

Call On Your Friendly Harvest Sprite To Upgrade

Instead of upgrading their tools, the Harvest Sprites now act as tool upgrades. It can be frustrating, as well as time-consuming, to hunt down the exact type of ore players need to upgrade their tools. Therefore, in the new game, all they have to do is ask the Harvest Sprites for their help, and they'll be able to water their crops, mine material stone, collect lumber, and more. They won't ever have to worry about taking their tools to get upgraded, which will allow them to save time and explore the land!

It’s All In The Bag!

Everything in the player's bag is at their disposal! Since they can stack up to 255 of each item, storage won't be a problem! They won't have to run back to their house, get items from their tool box or refrigerator, and so on, because they can keep everything in their bag. Therefore, when villagers need an item, they won't have to worry about not having it! The player’s trusty bag will help to save tons of time.

In Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley, players will experience the role-playing farm simulation in a three-dimensional setting for the first time. The game has a fully customizable world, and players can customize their field in any way they see fit: from a field full of tulips like they might see in Holland, to a valley filled with water like Venice, the choice is up to them.

Thursday, 17 July 2014


Nintendo and Koei Tecmo have officially announced the next title in their Fatal Frame series, along with a terrifying new trailer. Wii U exclusive Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden will be launching in Japan on 27th September, and the series once again tasks the player to take on the forces of the ‘Ghost World’ armed only with a camera and spare pair of underwear…

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Nintendo and Koei Tecmo have officially announced the next title in their Fatal Frame series, along with a terrifying new trailer. Wii U exclusive Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden will be launching in Japan on 27th September, and the series once again tasks the player to take on the forces of the ‘Ghost World’ armed only with a camera and spare pair of underwear…

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When Xbox One owners finally get access to the Destiny beta next week, they'll find it won't run at 1080p. However, that remains the target resolution for the full game when it launches on September 9. This was revealed during an IGN livestream with Bungie staff (via Eurogamer), who indicated the beta does not hit the vaunted 1080p resolution.

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When Xbox One owners finally get access to the Destiny beta next week, they'll find it won't run at 1080p. However, that remains the target resolution for the full game when it launches on September 9. This was revealed during an IGN livestream with Bungie staff (via Eurogamer), who indicated the beta does not hit the vaunted 1080p resolution.

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Independent developer Rebellion today launched new downloadable content for the chart-topping Sniper Elite 3, including the first mission of a three part singleplayer campaign; Save Churchill.

Save Churchill: Part 1 – In Shadows is now live on Steam for PC, and was released alongside the new Patriot Weapons Pack and a FREE update featuring a new multiplayer map called Airstrip.

The surprise announcement came at the end of a video published on Rebellion’s YouTube channel where team members gave fans a sneak peek at the future of Sniper Elite 3, confirming that all DLC content will be coming to PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

About the new Save Churchill campaign:

Set after the events of Sniper Elite 3, Save Churchill follows OSS sniper Karl Fairburne in his attempts to uncover and prevent a Nazi assassination attempt on the British Prime Minister in the run up to the famous Casablanca Conference of 1943.

Save Churchill: Part 1 – In Shadows is set in an atmospheric night time re-imagining of the shadowy city of Siwa, but Rebellion’s Head of Creative Tim Jones also promised that the new North African environments in development for parts Two and Three will “blow people away” - including the largest level ever created in the series’ history.

Jones added that Rebellion wanted to offer players who’ve completed Sniper Elite 3’s main campaign “new encounters, new weapons, new unit types ... the new missions are going to feel very different.”

Key facts
  • Save Churchill: Part 1 – In Shadows is a new singleplayer mission for Sniper Elite 3 with co-op support to be added soon. Parts Two and Three will release later in the summer.
  • The Airstrip map is included in a free update, with three more FREE multiplayer also maps due later in the summer.
  • The Patriot Weapons Pack includes three all-American favourites: the Springfield Rifle, M3 Grease Gun and M1911 pistol.
  • All content will be published on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PS3 although release dates will vary.


Majesco Entertainment and Devolver Digital have today announced a retail distribution partnership to release the retro-inspired reboot Shadow Warrior on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this Fall.

“Shadow Warrior turns the 90’s nostalgia meter way up, delivering big guns, big blades and big attitude laced with humor,” said Jesse Sutton, Chief Executive Officer, Majesco Entertainment. “This is a must have title for every kind of fan: those who loved the original game, FPS enthusiasts and players looking for a deep next gen experience at a legacy price point. We’re proud to partner with Devolver to bring this highly rated game to the console audience.”

"Our fans have been very vocal about bringing Shadow Warrior to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One so we're absolutely thrilled to be working with our friends at Majesco to put Wang in a box later this year," said Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker.

Shadow Warrior is a bold new vision of the 1997 cult classic, reimagined with a blend of modern design, inventive combat mechanics, and a contemporary retelling of Lo Wang’s comical rise to legend. The game tells the eccentric tale of Zilla Enterprise’s corporate shogun, Lo Wang, who is ordered by his employer to track down and acquire a legendary blade. Forced into a timeless battle, Lo Wang learns of the blade’s connection to ancient gods from another realm, pushing our world to the brink of destruction. Aided by Hoji, a banished spirit from this mysterious world, Lo Wang must use a masterful combination of gun, blade, magic and wit to discover the truth behind the demonic invasion and banish the encroaching forces back into the darkness.

Developed by Flying Wild Hog,  Shadow Warrior will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in late September.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014


Pinball FX2 will be available for the Xbox One on July 31st, Zen Studios today announced. Pinball FX2 will arrive as a free download on Xbox One with nearly the entire Pinball FX2 library available on day one, including all Star Wars Pinball table packs, all Marvel Pinball tables, Plants vs. Zombies Pinball, and Zen’s original tables available for purchase, with future tables, including The Walking Dead Pinball, just on the horizon.

Pinball FX2 brings all the pinball action for which the franchise is known into the next-generation with 1080p graphics at 60 frames per second, worldwide tournaments, new achievements, and a slick new menu interface. Additionally, downloading Pinball FX2 on Xbox One nets you the Sorcerer’s Lair table for free.

“With the release of Pinball FX2 on Xbox One, we have closed the loop and can now offer our fans a complete virtual pinball experience, regardless of their system preference,” said Mel Kirk, VP of Publishing at Zen Studios. “We’ve got a lot of great things planned for the newest generation of consoles when it comes to pinball, so stay tuned for some awesome new stuff from Zen Studios.”

Prices for tables range between $2.49 and $2.99 for single tables, and $9.99 for table packs, available from the Xbox Games Store.


Telltale Games confirmed today that its Fables-based adventure game series The Wolf Among Us will be collected in retail bundles for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 later this year.


Telltale Games confirmed today that its Fables-based adventure game series The Wolf Among Us will be collected in retail bundles for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 later this year.


Dear Origin Gamer, Your current version of The Sims 2 will lose technical support on 22 July 2014. We want you to have the most up-to-date version of The Sims 2 in your collection, so you will see a brand new addition to your Origin library: The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection! This is the most up-to-date version of The Sims 2 and the version that is still supported by Origin. It also features a lot more content than you may already have in your current version of The Sims 2. The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection will appear in your Origin library automatically. You’ll need to download and install it to your computer to play it.

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Dear Origin Gamer, Your current version of The Sims 2 will lose technical support on 22 July 2014. We want you to have the most up-to-date version of The Sims 2 in your collection, so you will see a brand new addition to your Origin library: The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection! This is the most up-to-date version of The Sims 2 and the version that is still supported by Origin. It also features a lot more content than you may already have in your current version of The Sims 2. The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection will appear in your Origin library automatically. You’ll need to download and install it to your computer to play it.

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Sniper Elite 3's bonus Hitler assassination mission, previously only available to those who pre-ordered the game, is now available to purchase for all console players. Known as "Hunt of the Grey Wolf," players are tasked with infiltrating a North African town where they will track down a series of clues relating to Hitler's whereabouts among Hitler doppelgangers.

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Sniper Elite 3's bonus Hitler assassination mission, previously only available to those who pre-ordered the game, is now available to purchase for all console players. Known as "Hunt of the Grey Wolf," players are tasked with infiltrating a North African town where they will track down a series of clues relating to Hitler's whereabouts among Hitler doppelgangers.

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The Last of Us Remastered lets players lock the game's visuals to 30 frames per second. In an event attended by our friends at Eurogamer Spain, Naughty Dog's Arne Meyer delivered a presentation in which he confirmed the graphics toggle. By default the game runs at 1080p60 in single-player and multiplayer, but the addition of the 30fps lock may indicate occasional drops below 60.

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The Last of Us Remastered lets players lock the game's visuals to 30 frames per second. In an event attended by our friends at Eurogamer Spain, Naughty Dog's Arne Meyer delivered a presentation in which he confirmed the graphics toggle. By default the game runs at 1080p60 in single-player and multiplayer, but the addition of the 30fps lock may indicate occasional drops below 60.

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In a lawsuit that beggars belief, former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega on Tuesday sued Activision for the "blatant misuse, unlawful exploitation and misappropriation for economic gain" of his image in the video game, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Noriega, the military dictator of Panama from 1983 to 1989, was ousted by a U.S. invasion that concluded, more or less, by the U.S. Army blasting rock music at high volume into the Vatican Embassy, where Noriega had sought refuge.

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In a lawsuit that beggars belief, former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega on Tuesday sued Activision for the "blatant misuse, unlawful exploitation and misappropriation for economic gain" of his image in the video game, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Noriega, the military dictator of Panama from 1983 to 1989, was ousted by a U.S. invasion that concluded, more or less, by the U.S. Army blasting rock music at high volume into the Vatican Embassy, where Noriega had sought refuge.

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Monday, 14 July 2014


Graduated in History from Université de Montréal in 2010, Maxime Durand has been counseling and coordinating at Ubisoft on every Assassin’s Creed game from close or afar since Revelations. His expertise supports the whole game process; from overall narrative arches, to gameplay animation or precise architecture details.

Assassin's Creed has featured many historic settings to date. Why did you decide on revolutionary Paris this time? Why is the French Revolution an important period in history?

One could argue that the French Revolution is the birth of the modern world. It is during that time that the charter of rights was drafted; a document that, to this day, is the basis of the UN. It is also the turning point that began shifting western power from the traditional aristocracy to a new merchant class, the bourgeoisie. All of this happened in one of the most brutal and chaotic series of events in the history of Europe. In essence, the period beckoned an Assassin’s Creed game. We’ve taken special care to handle this complex period with great care to make the game accessible to a broad audience.

The French Revolution is a pivotal moment in history as it marked the beginning of a global movement… It inspired modern revolutionaries who patterned their own revolutions on the French model. But the principles of the Revolution – Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité – also laid the foundation of the political liberalism that we take for granted today. It was far more than a simple rebellion against an unpopular King; it was a total rejection of repressive feudal principles that had endured for centuries. The French Revolution gave the middle finger (and the guillotine) to anyone who supported the old social order of Europe. The French Revolution was a time of firsts. It included the first-ever assault on the entire concept of organized religion. The first genuinely “Communist” uprising (which was put down by other revolutionaries.) The first time women had ever wielded revolutionary power. The first modern police state, with show trials, informants, and public executions. On the brighter side, it included the first clear enunciation of modern liberal principles that we in the West take for granted. For all our focus on the American Bill of Rights, the French Declaration of the Rights of Man predated the American document by a year.

Before the French Revolution, people remained who they were born to be for the rest of their lives. Nobles remained nobles and commoners remained commoners. Nothing could alter the course of one’s destiny. Thanks to the results of the revolution, people could become whoever they wanted to become. Napoléon was the most vivid proof of that new way of thinking. Napoléon was Corsican; he had a hard time speaking French when he was young. He spoke it with a heavy accent during his early adulthood. It is truly fascinating to see that this short Corsican man managed to gradually work his way up in the army hierarchy to later become emperor, not only of France, but of a large section of Europe. Without the French Revolution, this could never have happened. The best way to sum it up is to say: “anybody could achieve anything”.

What can you tell us about the Storming of the Bastille, that happened on the 14th of July 1789, and which since became a public holiday in France?

The Bastille was a medieval fortress-turned-prison in the heart of Paris, consisting of eight 24-metre-high towers and the thick walls enclosing them. The Storming of the Bastille occurred on the morning of 14 July 1789, as Revolutionary mobs, incensed at the symbol of Royal oppression, laid siege to the fortress. Despite its reputation as a grim and terrible prison, at the time of the attack the Bastille actually held only seven prisoners. The mob’s primary objective was not to free prisoners, but to seize the huge ammunition stores held within the prison walls. When the prison governor refused to comply, the mob charged and, after a violent battle, eventually took control of the fortress. The governor was seized and killed, his head carried round the streets on a spike. The storming of the Bastille symbolically marked the beginning of the French Revolution, in which the monarchy was overthrown and a republic set up based on the ideas of ‘Liberté, égalité, fraternité’ (liberty, equality and fraternity).


How did you integrate this pivotal historical moment within the Assassin’s Creed Unity universe and Arno’s story?

The player will of course witness this major event of the French Revolution at the front seat during the first hours of the game. But I won’t reveal the details and spoil you the surprise of reliving this historical moment while playing Assassin’s Creed Unity.

More generally, what part of the Revolution will be covered by the storyline? What historical milestones can we expect to witness in the game?

The game will cover several major events that occurred during the French Revolution. From the Estate General which marked the rupture between the King and the people to Robespierre’s  arrest, the player will witness key moments from the French Revolution such as the Storming of the Bastille (as detailed before), the Storming of the Tuileries in August 1792 or the Prisons’ Massacres from September 1792, and of course, the beheading of Louis XVI in January 1793.

How will Arno own story be linked to these historical events? Will he meet famous historical characters?

It is important to make a distinction here. When creating ACU, we did not want to be trapped by doing a checklist of historical events. We had to avoid that at all costs. The story of ACU is Arno’s story, and this story happens to take place during the French Revolution (backdrop). Certain elements of the French Revolution affect and reinforce our main protagonist’s story. It is the Revolution that supports Arno’s story; Arno’s story does not bend to the Revolution. The game will be improved in that regard. We want this game to be a fun experience, reinforced by the French Revolution setting.

How is the French Revolution different from the American Revolution featured in Assassin’s Creed III?

First, I'd say the French Revolution is a very complex period filled with such rich history and we had so many events to choose from.  Telling our story accurately while emphasizing on the important events that defined the French Revolution was probably the hardest thing.  In complexity comparison and without simplifying it too much, the American experience of 1776-1783 mostly became a war for independance against the British crown.  The French Revolution was a total rejection of repressive feudal principles that had endured for centuries and which is why the victims were mostly civilians.  It gave the middle finger (and the guillotine) to anyone who supported the old social order of Europe.

Secondly, the French Revolution was a time of firsts. It included the first-ever assault on the entire concept of organized religion. The first genuinely populist uprising (which was put down by other revolutionaries.) The first modern police state, with show trials, informants, and public executions. On the brighter side, it included the first clear enunciation of modern liberal principles that we in the West take for granted. For all our focus on the American Bill of Rights, the French Declaration of the Rights of Man predated the American document by a year. The French Revolution saw the birth of the charter of rights; it’s the inauguration of a new world. It also gave way to Napoléon’s war that changed not only Europe, but also the entire world. It is during that time that the old way was replaced by the new. The other nations kept their monarchic structure, but the French Revolution made everyone realize that this model was doomed. A new system had to be found, and the foundations of that new system were laid.

Finally, at the individual level, it was exceptionally bloody; nearly all of the victims were civilian. It was a time of terror in which no one was safe. A man could be sent to the guillotine on his neighbor’s whim. In sum, it was an extraordinarily violent, cruel, and momentous decade that took Europe by surprise. And while we might think we know what happened, there are plenty of stories from that time which have, until now, escaped popular imagination. In essence, the French Revolution represents a perfect template for an Assassin’s Creed game. To this end, we believe that the fans who enjoyed our previous games are going to love the new setting.


The Pokémon Company International today announced exciting new features and story elements of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, launching in the United Kingdom on November 28th, 2014, for the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems. A brand new gameplay trailer has also been released, giving fans a deeper look at what they will discover in their new adventure through the Hoenn region.

New Mega-Evolved Pokémon Mega Metagross!


A new Mega-Evolved Pokémon was revealed today - Mega Metagross. Metagross is the partner Pokémon of Pokémon League Champion Steven, whose deep bond helps it to Mega Evolve into Mega Metagross. Despite helping Trainers throughout their journey, Steven is the last obstacle for Trainers to overcome before becoming the Pokémon League Champion.

Mega Metagross, the Iron Leg Pokémon, is a massive Steel- and Psychic-type Pokémon standing at 2.5 m (8’02”) and weighing 942.9 kg (2078.7 lbs). Upon Mega Evolving, Metagross’s Ability changes to Tough Claws, which increases the power of attacks that make physical contact. Mega Metagross also has a greatly increased Speed stat, with additional increases in its Attack, Defence, Sp. Atk, and Sp. Def, making Mega Metagross primed for both offence and defence.

Deepen your bonds with Pokémon-Amie and meet Cosplay Pikachu!


First introduced in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, Pokémon-Amie returns in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Pokémon-Amie allows Trainers to create close ties with their Pokémon by playing games together, petting them, and feeding them special snacks called Poké Puffs. As a player’s Pokémon become more affectionate, they will be more likely to do such things as evade attacks in battle, land critical hits, and get an overall boost in performance.

Players will see Pikachu like they’ve never seen it before - Cosplay Pikachu - in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Meet Pikachu Rock Star, Pikachu Belle, Pikachu Pop Star, Pikachu Ph.D., and Pikachu Libre! They seem to have a connection to a kind of Contest Hall. Players will also be able to interact with Cosplay Pikachu in Pokémon-Amie. More information about the new Cosplay Pikachu will be revealed in August.

Journey through the Hoenn Region



Your Hoenn adventure begins when you meet Pokémon Professor Birch, who runs the Pokémon Lab in Littleroot Town. Professor Birch will help players begin their journey by giving them their first Pokémon and a Pokédex. The Pokémon that appear and the rarity of each will differ between Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

The first step to becoming the Champion is to challenge and defeat each of the Gym Leaders in the Hoenn region, including the main character’s father, Norman, who is the Leader of the Petalburg City Gym. It was also confirmed today that players will encounter and battle Rustboro City Gym Leader Roxanne, Dewford Town Gym Leader Brawly, Mauville City Gym Leader Wattson, and Lavaridge Town Gym Leader Flannery.

After defeating eight Gym Leaders, players will travel to the Pokémon League to battle the Elite Four, including Sidney and Phoebe. Upon defeating the Elite Four, Trainers will take on the Hoenn League Champion, Steven, and his Mega Metagross, in the hope of becoming the new Pokémon League Champion!

More information on Mega Diancie revealed!



When Diancie Mega Evolves into Mega Diancie, it will get the Magic Bounce Ability, which makes any status condition or stat-lowering effect bounce back at the Pokémon trying to inflict it. Through Mega Evolution, Mega Diancie receives a big boost to its Speed, as well as boosts to its Attack and Sp. Atk, while experiencing a reduction in its Defense and Sp. Def. The boosts help Mega Diancie with its quick, powerful attacks, such as Diamond Storm and Moonblast.

Further details of how players can get Diancie for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be shared soon. Players who receive Diancie can Mega Evolve it in Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.


Bohemia Interactive today released Arma 3 Bootcamp – a major new update for Arma 3, which delivers additional single- and multiplayer tutorials, a Virtual Reality training environment, a character- equipment- and weapons-viewer called Virtual Arsenal, refinements to the fatigue and weapon sway game mechanics, plus the anticipated add-on integration for Arma 3’s Steam Workshop.

SP Campaign
The 'Bootcamp' singleplayer campaign is the best place to get started with Arma 3. Introducing the basic principles of infantry combat - actions, navigation, and weapon handling - a short prologue campaign challenges new players to complete real objectives.

MP Bootcamp
Multiplayer Bootcamp is a great way for veteran players to help newcomers adapt to Arma 3. Offering a structured set of challenges for both trainees and instructors, MP Bootcamp uses the Zeus framework to give players the tools they need to create a tutorial gameplay on-the-fly.

VR Training
VR Training enables you to learn about basic game mechanics within the confines of a virtual world and practice without penalty. A variety of training topics focus upon individual gameplay elements, where players are guided to complete simple objectives with the support of contextual hints and tips.

Virtual Arsenal
Virtual Arsenal is a character, equipment and weapon viewer, which enables you to cycle through and try-out in-game assets, configure custom settings - such as identity types and insignia - and export loadouts to script or used in Arma 3 Zeus scenarios.

In addition to the new content, Bohemia Interactive also took the opportunity to further refine the fatigue and weapon sway mechanics in Arma 3. Weapon Sway and Inertia is intended to simulate the inherent advantages that lighter and more compact firearms possess (particularly in close-quarter situations) as compared to relatively more cumbersome weapons. For Arma 3, this means that players may turn as quickly as they like, but shouldn't expect their sights to line up dead on target if they are carrying heavier weapons. The improvements to the Fatigue system are related. While players will always be able to run, their rate of movement can now be limited based on the weight of their gear, their state of health, and the management of their stamina.

Last but not least, the Bootcamp Update implements a further integration of the Steam Workshop in Arma 3. Whereas before the Steam Workshop was limited to player-created Arma 3 scenarios, people will now also be able to upload and share addons, such as custom weapons, vehicles, gear, and much more. Additionally, the first iteration of Arma 3’s dedicated Game Launcher has been published, which functions as a separate executable that enables players to more easily set starting parameters and helps to organize, maintain, and load installed Arma 3 mods.

The Arma 3 Bootcamp Update is now available for free to all owners of Arma 3 and will download and install automatically via Steam.


Today at the Evolution Championship Series (EVO) fighting game tournament held in the Westgate Las Vegas Hotel & Resort, Bandai Namco announced  Tekken 7, the latest installment of the venerable franchise, powered by the award-winning Unreal Engine 4.

“The power and flexibility means that we can focus our efforts on making Tekken 7 the best possible game without worrying about spending time creating a stand-alone graphic engine,” said Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken series Executive Producer/Game Director at Bandai Namco. “With Unreal Engine 4, we could rapidly achieve visual quality expected on next-gen platform and go beyond it. Not only is Unreal Engine 4 powerful and easy to use, but it allows us to immediately bring Tekken 7 to any platform we desire.”

Tekken 7 took center stage at EVO, bringing the competition to a halt with a sizzling trailer hinting towards the ambitious technical feats that Unreal Engine 4 will make possible for Harada and the Tekken development team. Working closely with the Epic Games engine group in Japan and leveraging the might of UE4, these two teams are fueling the next generation of fighting games.

“The Tekken franchise is beloved and we couldn’t be more excited to be working with the talented team at Bandai Namco,” said Taka Kawasaki, Studio Head at Epic Games Japan. “This marriage is perfect - the most powerful engine in gaming along with one of the most enduring brands in fighting games. We have no doubt that these forces coming together will yield fantastic results.”

Tekken 7 joins a long line of games that have been announced recently and shown to be powered by Unreal Engine 4. Crackdown, EVE: Valkyrie, Fable Legends and many others round out the rapidly growing list of games using the engine. Developed by Epic Games, the Unreal Engine is known for its cutting-edge graphics technology, world-class toolset and scalability across PC, console and mobile platforms. Since its public launch as a $19 per month subscription-based service at the 2014 Game Developers Conference (GDC), Unreal Engine 4 has been evolving at a rapid pace. Development of the engine has been driven further by feedback from the community and numerous updates from Epic’s team of world-class engineers.

Sunday, 13 July 2014


Earlier today (on AOL.com, of all places) the next King of Iron Fist Tournament was revealed – apparently by accident. A video for the evidently in-development Tekken 7 was posted by the site this afternoon. That's not all: Tekken 7 is evidently being developed with Unreal 4, says director and series producer Katsuhiro Harada, both to ensure the kind of next-gen visuals befitting the long awaited next aforementioned King of Iron Fist Tournament, and to make sure that the game can be easily ported to whatever platforms.

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Earlier today (on AOL.com, of all places) the next King of Iron Fist Tournament was revealed – apparently by accident. A video for the evidently in-development Tekken 7 was posted by the site this afternoon. That's not all: Tekken 7 is evidently being developed with Unreal 4, says director and series producer Katsuhiro Harada, both to ensure the kind of next-gen visuals befitting the long awaited next aforementioned King of Iron Fist Tournament, and to make sure that the game can be easily ported to whatever platforms.

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Thursday, 10 July 2014


There's been plenty of negative press about Crytek of late, so here's a ray of sunshine to balance things out - according to Crytek UK animator Mark Jackson, the studio remains absolutely nuts about the long-absent TimeSplitters series. Alas, today isn't the day for any concrete talk about a sequel.

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There's been plenty of negative press about Crytek of late, so here's a ray of sunshine to balance things out - according to Crytek UK animator Mark Jackson, the studio remains absolutely nuts about the long-absent TimeSplitters series. Alas, today isn't the day for any concrete talk about a sequel.

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Sonic Jump Fever is now available in North America, Europe and additional markets as a free download for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices, SEGA has announced. Based on the 2012 critically acclaimed Sonic Jump, this adaptation takes Sonic to new heights by shifting the focus to score-attack gameplay and competition among friends.

“Sonic Jump Fever adds the perfect mix of competition and urgency to the already fun formula of Sonic Jump,” said Chris Southall, Hardlight Studio Director. “Sonic games have always given players a chance to tackle levels a little bit faster, and better each time – grabbing that one extra ring to improve their score. Now, it’s not just their own personal best they’ll be competing against, but all of their friends’ as well.”

In Sonic Jump Fever, players compete for high scores in quick vertical jumping challenges. Friends can blast each other’s scores by pulling off huge combos, equipping boosters and utilizing special character abilities as they play as Sonic, Knuckles and a host of other characters. Gamers can quickly earn points to unleash Fever Mode and jump into hyper-speed for earth-shattering scores. Even the most skilled players will enjoy variety and new challenges as in-game leaderboards reset regularly to feature new zones and prizes. The more friends players have, the more elite the prizes up for grabs. Three zones will be available at launch and gamers can expect to see more coming soon.

Fans of classic Sonic games can look forward to seeing Chao featured in Sonic Jump Fever. Gamers can find and befriend a variety of Chao that can be used to aid players in their quest for higher scores. Some can help prevent an untimely death, others can be used to attack enemies; by players leveraging their unique abilities. Players can also look forward to special missions, in-game events and additional announcements coming soon.

Download it now: iOSGoogle Play.


The white PS4 console that was announced as part of a Destiny bundle at last month's E3 is also launching as a standalone, with units due before the end of the year. That's according to comments made by Shuhei Yoshida to French site Game One, as spotted by CVG. "In Europe we're going to launch the bundle with Destiny on September 9th," said Yoshida. "But after that, later this year, we're going to release the standalone white PS4 as well in Europe."

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The white PS4 console that was announced as part of a Destiny bundle at last month's E3 is also launching as a standalone, with units due before the end of the year. That's according to comments made by Shuhei Yoshida to French site Game One, as spotted by CVG. "In Europe we're going to launch the bundle with Destiny on September 9th," said Yoshida. "But after that, later this year, we're going to release the standalone white PS4 as well in Europe."

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Firefly Studios has just released the minimum system requirements for their long awaited ‘castle sim’ sequel Stronghold Crusader 2. Having entered closed Beta earlier this week, most of the remaining developing time on Crusader 2 will be spent optimising the game’s performance on PC and tweaking gameplay. The announcement was made earlier today on the game's official website.

“When we first announced Stronghold Crusader 2 one of the first pieces of information released was that the game will use a newly enhanced 3D engine. By this point the team was so experienced with the Havok Vision Engine that learning something completely new and moving away from 3D would be a waste of that knowledge. Our stated goal with Crusader 2 was to create the best 3D Stronghold game yet and that’s exactly what we intent to deliver.

Everyone here at Firefly wants the playability of the 2D Stronghold titles within a 3D space and our enhanced version of the Vision Engine has thankfully provided us with the tools needed to achieve this. Naturally a concern for players at the time was ‘Will the game run on my machine?’. This is a fair question and of course we are aiming to get the game running on a wide range of systems, performance being just as high on our list of priorities as bug fixing. With the game currently in beta and as such feature-complete, we have already had time to focus on optimisation and performance testing. As a result, we have been able to determine the minimum system requirements for Stronghold Crusader 2:”

The minimum PC system requirements for Stronghold Crusader 2 are as follows:

Operating System: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 (latest service packs) with DirectX 9.0c.
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2Ghz or equivalent.
Memory: 2GB RAM.
Video: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB or AMD Radeon HD 2900XT 512MB or better.
Storage: 6 GB available HD space.
Internet: Broadband Internet connection.

The latest entry in Firefly's best selling series of medieval real-time strategy games, Stronghold Crusader 2 is set to appear online and in store shelves on September 2nd 2014.


Today, Ubisoft announced a three-day Steam giveaway weekend, along with major changes to the Ghost Recon Phantoms experience with game update 1.2, available now. Three months after launch, Ghost Recon Phantoms has improved its new user gameplay experience, increasing its responsiveness, improving balance and making the overall experience more rewarding.

Based on feedback and lessons learned from launch, update 1.2 brings with it a list of weapon rebalancing and reactivity changes from basic running and reloading to ready time and device recharging time. Part of ongoing improvements all this month, these changes deliver tactical depth and increased responsiveness to help players face-off against even the most seasoned veterans.

These big changes don’t stop at game play, newcomers can progress five times faster with bigger level-up rewards and take home competitive weapons in the first five hours of gameplay. Not only is it easier than ever to earn firepower and settle the score against veteran players, but it is also easier for starting players to learn at their own pace with the newly improved Beginner and Lieutenant’s Playlist. The Playlist allows them to train longer against each other before taking on seasoned veterans.

To celebrate these changes and welcome more friendly faces, Ghost Recon Phantoms has announced a special Steam offer for three days only. Download one free starter bundle every day from July 11th at 6pm UK Time until July 14th at 7.30am UK Time exclusively on Steam to receive up to three starter bundles (£24 value approx). Catching up is quick and easy with a bundle for each of the three classes for free! Play now and play for free at: GhostReconPhantoms.com/


Over 2 million votes have been dropped by FIFA fans from 54 countries in the hope that EA Sports add more licensed leagues to its upcoming FIFA 15 video-game. FIFPlay’s survey on FIFA 15 Leagues has been up since October 2013 and got over 2 million votes from FIFA 14 fans from around the globe. The survey is available at fifplay.com/fifa15-leagues-vote/.

Currently, Turkish league is on the top of the list with having over 199,900 number of votes, followed by Iranian, Egyptian, German 3rd, Moroccan, Malaysian Algerian and Ukrainian leagues.

Here are the current results (July 10th, 2014):

01 - Turkish League - 199,928 Votes
02 - Iranian League - 196,375 Votes
03 - Egyptian League - 174,877 Votes
04 - German 3rd League - 125,999 Votes
05 - Moroccan League - 123,075 Votes
06 - Malaysian League - 92,234 Votes
07 - Algerian League - 89,984 Votes
08 - Ukrainian League - 81,102 Votes
09 - Venezuelan League - 79,174 Votes
10 - Hungarian League - 68,000 Votes

11 - Czech League - 65,548 Votes
12 - Indian League - 62,373 Votes
13 - Indonesian League - 55,132 Votes
14 - Peruvian League - 53,813 Votes
15 - Kazakhstan League - 52,968 Votes
16 - Chinese League - 52,177 Votes
17 - Serbian League - 48,055 Votes
18 - Israeli League - 43,361 Votes
19 - Ecuadorian League - 41,940 Votes
20 - Uruguayan League - 36,144 Votes

21 - Bulgarian League - 35,543 Votes
22 - Bangladesh League - 33,607 Votes
23 - Bosnian League - 28,103 Votes
24 - Finland League - 22,170 Votes
25 - Tunisian League - 22,131 Votes
26 - Romanian League - 16,926 Votes
27 - Libyan League - 13,895 Votes
28 - Greek League - 10,988 Votes
29 - Japanese League - 10,842 Votes
30 - Croatian League - 9,569 Votes

31 - Welsh League - 8,098 Votes
32 - Slovakian League - 6,118 Votes
33 - Paraguayan League - 5,005 Votes
34 - Scottish Lower Leagues - 4,769 Votes
35 - South African League - 3,876 Votes
36 - UAE League - 3,748 Votes
37 - Cyprus League - 3,723 Votes
38 - Hong Kong League - 3,706 Votes
39 - Uzbekistan League - 2,859 Votes
40 - Singapore League - 2,539 Votes

41 - Afghan League - 2,142 Votes
42 - Dutch 2nd League - 1,946 Votes
43 - Qatar League - 1,865 Votes
44 - Brazilian Serie B - 1,753 Votes
45 - Macedonian League - 1,607 Votes
46 - Albanian League - 971 Votes
47 - Lithuanian League - 782 Votes
48 - Bolivian League - 354 Votes
49 - Thai League - 322 Votes
50 - Canadian League - 313 Votes

51 - Nigerian League - 272 Votes
52 - Kuwait League - 178 Votes
53 - Vietnamese League - 153 Votes
54 - Icelandic League - 70 Votes

FIFA 15 Leagues Vote will be opened for public voting until August 2014. FIFA fans whose county’s league name is not available on this survey, can request their leagues to be added to this poll by posting their league name to FIFPlay Facebook page.


From July 11th to August 10th, Pokémon fans in the UK can head to participating GAME stores to get a fiery Charizard for their Pokémon X or Pokémon Y game via Nintendo Zone.

This Charizard is holding the Mega Stone that enables it to Mega Evolve during battle, becoming even more powerful than before! Pokémon X players will get a Charizard holding a Charizardite Y Mega Stone. The Charizard that Pokémon Y players get will be holding a Charizardite X.

Players heading to GAME should bring their copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y and Nintendo 3DS or 2DS system. GAME will also feature the recently released Pokémon TCG: XY - Flashfire expansion, where fan-favourite Charizard appears on several cards.

Charizard will be available at GAME UK only until August 10th. For shops without access to Nintendo Zone, Charizard fans can ask for a special code at the till.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014


2K and Gearbox Software, the creators of the award-winning and best-selling Borderlands franchise, today announced Battleborn, an all-new full-featured triple-A hero-shooter experience for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.

Battleborn is developed by the teams behind the critically acclaimed hybrid role-playing-shooter Borderlands 2, and is an ambitious fusion of genres. The game combines highly-stylized visuals and frenetic first-person shooting, with Gearbox’s industry-leading co-operative combat, and an expansive collection of diverse heroes. Battleborn is set in the distant future of an imaginative science-fantasy universe where players experience both a narrative-driven co-operative campaign, as well as competitive multiplayer matches.

“If Borderlands 2 is a shooter-looter, Battleborn is a hero-shooter,” said Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software. “As a genre-fused, hobby-grade, co-operative and competitive FPS exploding with eye-popping style and an imaginative universe, Battleborn is the most ambitious video game that Gearbox has ever created.”

“Battleborn represents the combined might of the development and publishing teams behind the success of Borderlands 2, which to date has sold more than 9 million units worldwide and has become 2K’s highest selling game of all time,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “The size, scope, and ambition of Battleborn are unlike any other title in 2K’s history, and the result is a defining next-gen co-operative experience.”

Battleborn is available for pre-order and will release during Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.’s fiscal year 2016 ending March 31st, 2016, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. For a list of retailers that are taking pre-orders, visit www.battleborn.com.


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire players will be able to create their very own Secret Base, a customisable area that will allow them to show off their individuality by setting up mazes or traps for visitors to encounter, and even creating Pokémon battle rules, transforming their Secret Base into their own Pokémon Gym!

Players will be able to share their Secret Base with other Trainers around the world using StreetPass functionality of the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems, or they can create a QR Code for their unique Secret Base, enabling friends to visit it with ease. When visiting other Secret Bases, players can meet other Trainers in the same base and invite them back to their own Secret Base as Secret Pals. Players can interact and battle with Secret Pals, who have special skills that can support players in their adventures, such as sharing new Decorations, making a Pokémon Egg hatch faster, or raising the level of a select Pokémon by one. The more Secret Pals players have in their Secret Base, the more special skills will be available to help them in their adventures.

Players can also capture flags while visiting other players’ Secret Bases. Flags are located beside the Secret PC in each Secret Base. The more flags a player collects, the higher the rank earned, which brings rewards like improving the skills of a player’s Secret Pals.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are set to launch on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems worldwide this November.