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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition Now Available For Android - download link

Take control of 32 world warriors and test your mettle against players from around the world. Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition perfects the winning gameplay formula by offering the most exciting fighting game on mobile.

Long time Street Fighter fans can jump into the action and have an instant familiarity with the controls. For more casual players Street Fighter IV features numerous settings and tutorials that put players on the path to victory.

Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition for Android will be available as a free download. The initial download will include one playable character (Ryu) and three AI controlled characters (Chun-Li, Guile, Zangief). Players may unlock the full game for a one time in-app purchase of $4.99. The game is expected to be available on Android later this month.

Winter Olympic time and Ski Jumping Pro relaunches on iOS Android with massive new update

Just in time for the Winter Olympics 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 multi-player mode, additional courses and improved character models and environments.

Free Shooting, Puzzle & Adventure games from Xbox Gold in March 2018

Xbox One subscribers will get

  • Trials of the Blood Dragon
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  • Superhot

On Xbox 360 and Xbox One

  • Brave: The Video Game
  • Quantum Conundrum

Titles are available as free downloads for a limited time, for qualifying paid Xbox Live Gold

Team Up with Noctis in King’s Knight - Wrath Of The Dark Dragon - iOS Android

FINAL FANTASY XV fans can now join Noctis and his brothers-at-arms in the action RPG mobile game KING’S KNIGHT –Wrath of the Dark Dragon– in a special crossover event. Now through March 2, players can enlist Noctis, Prompto, Gladiolus and Ignis during cooperative-play battles.

During the event, players are randomly matched with the four main heroes of FINAL FANTASY XV in brand new episodes featuring an engaging multiplayer experience, complete with the characters’ familiar voices. Players can receive direct messages on the message board and witness familiar banter from Noctis and friends as the episodes progress, providing a deeper glimpse into the camaraderie of the four.

Newest Wolfdog Member Nata Joins Closers Team - PC

Special ‘Choose The Next Closer’ Community Event Coming Soon.

Coming off a very successful launch of the online beat ‘em up RPG, Closers, En Masse Entertainment begins their dedicated plan of new major monthly updates with the release of the first new playable character - the spinning blades of Nata. As part of a special rogue Closers group, the Wolfdogs, Nata was drafted against his will and channels his anger on the battlefield! Wielding dual curved blades, Nata slices through enemies with deadly spinning attacks and can release an explosive column of energy rivaling the power of any Closers from the Black Lambs.

Release your Inner Dragon this Summer with Shining Resonance Refrain JRPG on PC PS4 XO Switch

Liberate the soul of the dragon within you this Summer in Shining Resonance Refrain! Coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, the family of Xbox One Devices including Xbox One X, and PC for Steam, Shining Resonance Refrain will tell the tale of sword-wielding Yuma and his friends as they fight the Empire. This marks the return of the Shining series to the West for the first time in a decade.

Remastered with New Refrain Mode

Shining Resonance Refrain remasters the original Shining Resonance, previously released on PlayStation 3 only in Japan, and features dual audio with English and Japanese voices. In addition to all of the original's DLC, now included as part of the base "Original Mode," Shining Resonance Refrain packs a new "Refrain Mode," unlocking the Imperial Princess Excella and Dragonslayer Jinas as party members for a new experience - just be sure to save this for your second playthrough to avoid any spoilers!

With real-time action combat, it will be important to utilize each party member's unique abilities and strengths while deepening relationships with each character. Through events and dates, get to know your party members to unlock their full potential on the battlefield! Depending on the bonds of the characters, "Resonance" may occur between them, providing a new level of support, leading to victory.

The Beast Inside game on Kickstarter - PC demo

It's a new level of experiencing fear, in photorealistic graphics based on photogrammetry.
You will never forget it.

Fear, paranoia, fate - the best of horror and thriller merged in the multi-layered story of madness and forgotten, horrifying secrets.

4K Burnout Paradise Remastered arrives on March 16 - PS4 XO PC

Burnout Paradise Remastered will become available 16th March, 2018 on the PlayStation 4 Xbox One inviting players to wreak havoc and unleash automotive anarchy once more. Players will be transported back into the world of Paradise City to tear it up in the ultimate driving playground, from hectic downtown avenues to the wild mountain roads. Pull off high-octane stunts and create insane car destruction in one of the greatest arcade-driving games ever created.

Burnout Paradise Remastered includes the original base game and the eight add-on game packs released during the Year of Paradise, including the extension to the drivable world with Big Surf Island. Burnout Paradise Remastered also features a range of technical enhancements for greater visual fidelity, including high resolution textures for players to explore Paradise City in 4K with supporting 60FPS on the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X.

Free-To-Play Tank Shooter Armored Warfare PlayStation 4 release

The intoxicating sights and sounds of modern tank combat takes to PlayStation 4’s digital battlefield as, developer and global publisher of Armored Warfare announces that its acclaimed tank-action shooter in now available free of charge (no PS+ subscription required) for all PlayStation 4 owners to download and enjoy.

In Armored Warfare, players take control of the most innovative and cutting-edge technology in modern warfare. Players collect and own deadly ground machinery from a vast number available within the game, including iconic tanks such as the German built Leopard, the heavy Russian T-72 AV and the notorious and battle-proven American M1Abrams. Players team up with friends to engage in demanding co-op missions or take the fight directly to their opponents by navigating across large interactive maps. Through the revolutionary Global Operations mode, players may also take part in a challenging mix of competitive and cooperative gameplay.

Deathmatch-in-the-Dark Shooter At Sundown + Free demo download - PC Switch PS4 XO in Spring

Free 4 Player PC Demo Available to Download on Steam PC.

BAFTA winning, top down shoot ‘em up, At Sundown, is launching on PC and Mac, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One in Spring 2018. At Sundown is a stealth-based arena shooter where 4 players compete in online and local deathmatch games. Action takes place under the cover of darkness where players can only be spotted when they shoot, dash or walk into a light source.

Launch date for Switch exclusive Castle of Heart revealed as March 23rd 2018

Exciting action platformer will make its eShop debut on 23rd March 2018.

Castle of Heart is a classic action platformer where players take control of a cursed knight who has been turned to stone by an evil sorcerer’s spell. Our brave hero must travel all the way from their petrified village to the dark ruler’s castle, mastering each of the levels along the way.

Blitzkrieg Open Championship cash prizes announced

The Blitzkrieg Open Championship LAN Tournament is sponsored and supported by “Belong by GAME” and ran by The Plays team at Insomnia62. This runs from March 30th - April 2nd (Easter Weekend).

Only attendees of the LAN will be eligible to compete and you can purchase your tickets by clicking the big red button below! There are currently only around 500 tickets left so make sure you move fast to secure your place!

The Grand Final will be held on The Player Stage on Sunday April 1st in front of all attendees and the Prize Pool is set at £10,000. Prize money placement positions being 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th broken up as such:
  • 1st place: £5000
  • 2nd place: £2500
  • 3rd place: £1750
  • 4th place: £750

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Final four teams for CROSSFIRE IEM Expo Invitational 2018 announced

Smilegate Europe today announced the four teams competing for the champion title and lion’s share of the $30,000 USD CROSSFIRE IEM Expo Invitational 2018 prize pool.

The three European representatives will be “PENTA Sports”, “Flipsid3 Tactics” as well as “XQ Intense”. They will be challenging the current title holder and world champion “Super Valiant Gaming,” from China. The CROSSFIRE IEM Expo Invitational 2018 will take place on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 during the second weekend of the IEM Expo. The whole match will be broadcast at the following URL:

Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) is sponsored by Intel and organized by ESL, the world’s largest esports company. It is the world's longest running pro gaming circuit, this year making stops in Sydney, Shanghai, and Oakland before wrapping up in Katowice. Growing year on year, IEM 2017 was attended by 173,000 fans and reached more than 46 million unique online viewers.

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.