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Monday, February 19, 2018

Microsoft confirm 1440p resolution for Xbox One S & X is coming...

The 4K capable XBox One X is great but some players want other options. The powerful console can handle lower resolution with ease allowing supersampling to upscale older games.

The XBox One X can already sample images to 1080p already but soon it will be allow sampling to 1440p resolution.

This was confirmed in a Tweet from Kevin Gammill from Microsoft - "Many questions recently around the timing of our 1440p support,Those of you in our early preview ring should be pleasantly surprised very soon if you have an Xbox One S or Xbox One X."

FIFA 18 tops UK games chart as Switch version sales up almost 500% after price drop

After a price drop of the Switch version of FIFA 18 jumped back to the top of the UK ChartTrack games chart for week ending February 17th 2018

Here are the top 10 best-selling titles (combined sales) for the week:
  1. FIFA 18
  2. Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Monster Hunter: World
  5. Bayonetta 2
  6. EA Sports UFC 3
  7. Shadow of the Colossus
  8. Call of Duty: WWII
  9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  10. Assassin's Creed Origins

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney on Nintendo 3DS complete with upgraded visuals

Originally released on Nintendo DS in 2008, this entry’s debut on Nintendo 3DS means that all six of the mainline Ace Attorney titles can be experienced on the platform. This fourth game in the series covers the adventures of Apollo Justice as a rookie defense attorney.

Forensic investigation techniques play a vital part in analyzing the evidence to help solve some of the game’s mysteries. Utilizing the features of the Nintendo 3DS, players can dust some crime scenes to search for fingerprints and also examine certain objects in a full 360 degrees to uncover hidden evidence. This Nintendo 3DS release also includes text skip options and the Japanese version of the game, allowing players to switch between the Japanese and English editions.

Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2 on Nintendo Switch on May 22nd 2018

On May 22nd 2018 Capcom will release Mega Man Collection 1 & 2 (Mega Man Legacy Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2) on Nintendo Switch.

Mega Man Collection 1 and 2 costs $39.99 including an exclusive Mega Man 30th anniversary cleaning cloth. Digitally the games cost - Mega Man Legacy Collection $14.99  and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 at $19.99.

Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and 2 will include new features for Mega Man Legacy Collection and exclusive challenges for Mega Man Legacy Collection 2.

Kung Fu Fable game BioMutant open-world action RPG - PC PS4 XOne

BioMutant, a new and original open-world action RPG for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. Explore a world in turmoil and define its fate – will you be the hero and saviour or lead it to an even darker destiny?

BIOMUTANT’s unique design lets players change their character’s abilities and appearance with powerful mutations, bionic prosthetics and weapons. Grow claws, sprout wings, or attach a robotic leg - each choice will impact the way your hero plays in real-time combat that blends melee martial arts and firearms.

What Star Wars Battlefront 2 update 1.2 adds - PC PS4 XO

Star Wars Battlefront II update 1.2 adds loads of new content including a new mode, new skins and more. The new game mode is called Jetpack Cargo, available for a limited time, grants every player a jetpack plus rocket launcher for the round.

Plus new skins including Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker to equip your Hoth appearances. Players receive two emotes for Troopers and you can still unlock more and Boba Fett's jetpack now has greater maneuverability and his EE-3 weapon has received a damage and recoil buff. Luke's speed has been increased, Yoda's lightsaber damage also is increased and Emperor Palpatine now needs line of sight to trigger his Lightning ability.

Spinch - fast running, sensory experience

Transcend the material realm and enter into a world teeming with bubbling psychedelia. Assume your true form as Spinch, a hyper-agile organism consumed by a quest to rescue a litter of its missing offspring from an endless population of misshapen and malformed enemies. Journey through a diverse range of interactive and rhythmic worlds and descend deep into this side-scrolling platform game.

Known for his work in indie comics, Jacobs’ hallucinatory books have been translated into six languages. He has worked with the Cartoon Network on the animated series Adventure Time and Summer Camp Island. His illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The Pitchfork Review, McSweeney’s Quarterly, and Le Monde Diplomatique.

Meet Quill the mouse in Moss action adventure puzzle game on PS VR

Moss is a single-player action-adventure puzzle game tailor-made for the VR platform. It takes classic components of a great game—such as compelling characters, gripping combat, and captivating world exploration—and combines them with the exciting opportunities of virtual reality.

Pre-order Moss and receive an exclusive dynamic Moss PlayStation Theme and a Moss PlayStation Avatar featuring Quill and the forest she resides at launch.

In Moss, players meet Quill, a young mouse with dreams of greatness beyond the confines of her settlement. While exploring the woods, she finds a mysterious piece of glass and an ancient magic is awakened. With her uncle now in grave danger, Quill must embark on an epic journey—and she needs you there by her side. Together, you'll travel to forgotten realms, solve challenging puzzles, and battle menacing enemies. Alone, no one can conquer what you're up against. But united, you just may defeat even the darkest of villains.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

How Eric Barone, Stardew Valley developer became a millionaire with one game a Harvest Moon rip off

Eric Barone, who goes by the handle ConcernedApe, is Stardew Valley's sole developer. He programmed the game, wrote the story and dialogue, created all art assets as well as all sound effects and music.

Stardew Valley was downloaded tens of thousands by PC Steam users. It sold more and more in the days that followed. Most games who played it were hooked - and they told their friends...

Stardew Valley was one of the least expensive games released in 2016 at $14.99. The game hit the number one spot on Steam's Top Seller. Nearly a year later Stardew Valley was released on consoles in December and made it onto the Xbox Store and PlayStation Store best-seller lists. At the close of 2016 the game was estimated to have sold more than two million of the PC version estimated revenue of over $25. On Xbox One and PS4 its sales revenue is more than $35 million.

Past Cure game release and trailer - PC PS4 XOne

PAST CURE — which releases worldwide on February 23, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One digitally and in store.

PAST CURE is a dark tale that follows Ian, a former soldier turned lab experiment who must face his demons — both inside and out. Search for the missing pieces of Ian’s mind in a game where action and stealth-based gameplay meets mind-bending telekinetic abilities; unravel the mystery and explore a world where the line between dreams and reality is dangerously thin.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Ash of Gods - Introducing The Harbingers of an Evil Harvest - The Reapers

A quiet, long-standing peace has been broken, and the lands of Terminum are set to face horrors like no other -- in the form of the Reapers, the harbingers of death, famine, plague...and the dreaded "Harvest."

The relentless, and some say soulless, Reapers, are just one of the many challenges players will face in Ash of Gods the story-driven tactical RPG coming to PC in March 2018. Today, developer AurumDust brings you a brief overview of the "worst" three of their kind - Dorpal, Atraa, and Adna. Thes villains are far from mindless killing machines, and their story will be intertwined with yours as you explore Terminum and create a unique story in the game.

Try your Winter Olympic skills with Ski Jumping Pro game new update on iOS Android

High-octane title now rebooted with vastly improved graphics and additional content.

Kalypso Media today launched a hugely updated version of its hit winter sports title Ski Jumping Pro on iOS and Android devices. This new version promises to deliver even more of the pants-wetting terror that comes from standing at the top of a 100-metre long ski ramp with only one way down. Hitting the app stores in time for any PyeongChang-based winter sports, Ski Jumping Pro now boasts an entirely new graphics engine, revamped multiplayer mode, additional courses and improved character models and environments.

Portal Knights - Adventurer Update on PC iOS Android

Adventurer Update on Steam for PC and Mobile, the Adventurer Update provides players with exciting new characters, quests, items and overall game improvements designed to enhance the Portal Knights experience.

Key highlighted features of the Adventurer Update include:
  • New Warrior Guild: Filled with new NPCs, quests and items, players will be able to venture to Fort Finch and explore the legendary structure that once ruled the land. New items from merchants including water pumps and drains, a new drawbridge, potted plants and more offer players creative and fresh ways to build and design.
  • New Dedicated Servers (PC Only): Players can now set up their own dedicated servers to continue the adventure online even when friends are offline.
  • Dungeon Improvements: Courageous and brave players will be handsomely rewarded by discovering new treasure chests only available in the deepest, darkest corners of dungeons.
  • Treasure and Adventure Porting: Players can bring NPCs back to their home world after completing quests, allowing players to transform their vacant islands into towns, pets included! Interact with furniture and fast forward through the dangerous perils of night by sleeping in a bed.
  • Combat Improvements: More than 20 new weapons have been added across all classes, along with improvements to weapon crafting. Updates will also provide players with a new combat vignette, drop table improvements for enemies and a new backstab mechanic to deal even more damage when attacking foes from behind!
  • Cloud Saving: Pick up and play on any PC with new cloud saving feature!
  • Controller Support (Mobile Only): Portal Knights on Mobile will now support most MFi controllers

Secret of Mana omplete Remake of Classic Game on PS4 PC

Originally released in 1993, Secret of Mana is a total remake of the original title, bringing the complete experience of the legendary adventure to modern audiences.

Along with the classic, magical story and fun single player and offline multiplayer action, additional new features are included, such as:
  • Brand-New Presentation – a total 3D graphical overhaul and brand-new voice-overs bring the characters to life in new and exciting ways, while retaining the charm and personality of their original appearances.
  • Rearranged Soundtrack – at any time players can switch between the original soundtrack and a brand-new rearranged score, including a new orchestral arrangement of the much-loved ‘Fear of the Heavens’.
  • New Interlude Episodes– building upon the charm of the original, new /narrative scenes help enhance the story’s presentation and provide extra insight into the magical Mana-filled world.
  • Gameplay Adjustments – play the definitive version of the classic game, with new features and systems in place to update the game for players on modern hardware.

X-Morph: Defense Action-tower defense title European Assault DLC in March - PS4 XO PC

Destructive action-tower defense title X-Morph: Defense, will receive its first premium piece of downloadable content on March 26th. The DLC, European Assault, will launch first on PC, closely followed by PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for £3.99. Additionally, a free update will simultaneously introduce a brand-new Survival Mode to the game.

Together, European Assault and the Survival Mode update will nearly double the amount of content that X-Morph Defense has to offer.

European Assault is a brand-new mini-campaign that takes place parallel to the main story, and will see players wreak havoc across Finland and Holland before concluding in an epic, destruction-fuelled showdown at the Eiffel Tower in France.

Klotzen! Panzer Battles - World War 2 turn based strategy game - PC

Rewrite History in Hex Based Strategy Game to Deliver 600+ Unit Types and Over 60 Different Combat Scenarios For Armchair Generals.

Klotzen! Panzer Battles, a World War 2 turn based operational strategy game utilizing a hex based map system, will be coming to PC in Summer 2018. Offering a challenging turn based combat experience, Klotzen! Panzer Battles tests the battle-hardened skills of strategy fans as they look to take on a wide variety of historic military scenarios from World War 2.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Basketball Legend Shaquille O’Neal Returns in All-New Video Game

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is an intense, action-packed beat ‘em up which sees players take on the role of the unstoppable Shaquille O’Neal as he fights his way through the hordes of hell and Hollywood.

Master devastating combos, battle outlandish celebrity bosses and take on all comers with an array of weapons, including katanas, shuriken and baseball bats. Channel Shaq’s alter egos, Big Daddy O and Big Diesel, in epic battles in the successor to the worst game ever on a mission to restore Shaq’s legacy.

VRFC Virtual Reality Football Club First VR Soccer game February 27th release

VRFC, the world’s first VR football game, for Playstation VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift platforms will launch worldwide on February 27th.

Created in Unreal, and utilising Cherry Pop Games K4 physics system, so you can bend it like Beckham, VRFC allows you to kick, dribble, tackle, pass, cross, head and shoot in VR, with a first of its kind implementation of Agile locomotion, never before seen in VR.

Hellmut: The Badass from Hell PC Launch Date

Hellmut: The Badass from Hell will launch on GOG on 26th of February and on Steam the following day, with Xbox One, PS4 and Switch versions coming out in Q2, 2018.

Balancing hardcore roguelike action with a healthy dollop of humor, Hellmut throws players into a gun-blazing bloodbath against an army of Demonspawn, evoking a hellish nightmare that makes purgatory seem like a luxury spa. In order to wipe out the swarming demons, players strategically move through randomly generated dungeons, equip powerful weapons and exploit various Transformations for special abilities.

Farming Simulator 19 on PC PS4 XOne before end of 2018 - New teaser trailer

Farm like never before with Farming Simulator 19! The multimillion-selling franchise takes a giant leap forward in 2018, as the ultimate farming simulation returns this year with a complete overhaul of its graphics engine.

Offering the most striking and immersive visuals and effects to date, along with the deepest and most complete farming experience ever on consoles and PC, discover more in the Reveal Trailer below.