The Marvel Universe is one of the richest properties in entertainment. I use that phrase due to the fact Marvel is a cross medium juggernaut at the moment.
Well the gaming side had a big hit with LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and now the game is expanding with the Asgard Character Pack. You can find out more from the trailer below but things may about to become a bit God like.
With consoles now becoming in essence small form factor PC's the gap between the console and PC is shrinking all the time. However one area where the PC still reigns supreme is the modding community. The ability to create within a game is nothing new but today Modders are able to achieve wonderful results such as the Thomas the Tank Engine in Skyrim and of cause the mods below. These awards from ModDB celebrate all that is great in the world of fan based creation.
As yet another year reaches its end, it is time to crown the 2013 Mod of the Year after 141,000 players choice votes. Usually the results are controversial and fiercely debated by the modding community, but it is hard to deny the universal praise the mod "Just Cause 2: Multiplayer" has received.
Iceberg Interactive’s full list of games on sale is (alphabetically):
May your Explorations bring you gain.
May your life Quests be easy and successful.
May your Parkour Skills take you wonderful places.
May your World remain always Open.
May your Day & Night Cycle give you both joy and rest!
Good Night Good Luck in 2014!
The Seas and Oceans of the world are amazing places full of life which not everyone has the ability to explore. However Vertigo Games are hoping to change that with the creation of World of Diving. The game will allow players to explore the wonders of the marine world like never before.
The trailer below shows some of the Alpha footage for the newly created Multiplayer mode and even in normal definition it looks great but I would love to take a peak at it with the rift as well.
“Being Greenlit by the Steam community in September showed us that there is definitely a market forWorld of Diving, and development has really leapt forward since then,” says Tristan Lambert, Lead Programmer on the project. “We’ve recently added multiplayer co-op missions, and our internal testers were so enthusiastic that we decided to show it early.”
Get ready for a full season of amazing content with the Call of Duty®: Ghosts Season Pass. With the Season Pass you’ll get 4 epic downloadable content packs: ONSLAUGHT, DEVASTATION, INVASION, AND NEMESIS – providing brand new multiplayer maps, bonus weapons and a completely unique 4-part episodic Extinction experience.
Square Enix and Psyonix have just released a new trailer for their currently in-development game Nosgoth - War is Upon Us. The game’s will soon be in Closed Betaso they are requesting players head to the official website (www.nosgoth.com) to register for a chance to take part. The game is looking impressive and the trailer below will give you more of an insight into what to expect.
We are happy to announce that Capture - the newest addition to the collection of team-based modes in Grand Theft Auto Online, will be available today as part of the latest free automatic update on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. With 20 new Jobs across four unique modes, this GTA twist on classic capture the flag style confrontations brings a whole new level of adversarial action to the world of Los Santos and Blaine County. Strategy plays a huge role as you run decoys, set traps and place obstacles to ensure your enemies don’t get close to your goods. These new Jobs are accessible in Freemode and spread across the four different modes described below. Read on for more details and previews of a few of our faves:
Capture will be available as part of today’s automatic update for GTA Online, which also includes a host of fixes and dynamic tuning updates. For details on those please check out the Rockstar Support page.
History is a very important part of who we are, Wargaming is a company who's franchise is based firmly in the past. Below you can see a video detailing the marrying of both history and gaming as the RAF museum together with Wargaming rescue and then exhibit a World War 2 Dornier17. It shows a wonderful community spirit from both parties but also the desire to preserve a piece of history.
by Matt Taylor
After being in development for the last three years, Banished has gained a following with it’s amazing in game graphics, original town building and resource management system, dynamic seasons and an original touch with the lack of a combat system. Regarding combat the developer replied with the following,
“Combat is a possibility. I have a design for it - but I'd really need to prototype it before I make a definite decision. Even if it does get added as an expansion, there will always be a way to play without it. I'm in the same mindset as you - sometimes I just want to build without worrying about the town being destroyed.”
Development of the game over the last three years has taken the studio from zombie title into the beautiful piece of software we see today, each of those steps has being recorded through Shining Rock Software’s devlog. Teasing the gaming community with screenshots, videos and updates on the process has kept many salivating at the mouth in anticipation and hopefully January will let us finally get our fill.
At the moment nothing is set in stone, but with a PC version of Banished hopefully here for January stay tuned for more from Shining Rock Software or head over to Reddit for full AMA.
Wargaming, the leading free-to-play MMO developer and publisher, today announced the first details for Update 8.10 for its massively popular free-to-play MMO action World of Tanks. The upcoming update will add two branches of Japanese tanks into the game.
The future of computers and consoles receives a lot of attention at the dawn of a new generation. When I think about the future, and how I see things going, I can only imagine things going in one direction. I envision nondescript boxes, clamshells and tablets; connecting up through a mobile internet connection to a server where a simple login process gives the user complete access to everything they need. Operating systems won’t be stored locally and computers won’t need to meet system requirements in order to run games. Everything will be sent to us from this central location, where the server has already handled all the processing and is simply delivering it to the computer sitting in front of you, using a single subscription.
I have a weakness for Chromebooks and external graphics cards for laptops, and I’m always interested in technology that I can imagine fitting into my future. But we’re not there yet.
ZOTAC’s ZBOX series have been offering computers in tiny boxes since 2006, and the company have just announced a new addition to their mini-PC lineup. The ZBOX Nano AQ01 is a palm-sized, quad-core computer using AMD’s A4-5000 APU, which makes it a close relative to the APU found in the Sony Playstation 4 and Xbox One. While you probably can’t expect this little guy to push Battlefield 4 or Crysis 3, it’s sure to be enough to cruise through older games and most tasks outside of gaming and video editing. Included in the box along with the chip is a 500GB hard drive, 4GB (up to 8) of RAM and a 802.11ac Wi-Fi chip, making this little unit a perfect choice for streaming or as a media centre.
While ZOTAC’s ZBOX Nano AQ01 might not be what I see at the end of the road, it looks like a great rest-stop.
Today, we’re pleased to announce that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is now available for £4.99 on select iOS devices via the App Store and here, including iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPod Touch 5th gen, iPad 2, 3rd and 4th generation, iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad Mini with Retina Display. Coming soon to select Android, Amazon Kindle and Windows Phone devices.
Watch out for our review coming very soon (as in within the hour of this post)
Velocity Ultra launches on the Steam store at 6PM GMT (1PM EST) today, and will also be available from Today to buy on Green Man Gaming and Gamersgate. The game will be available in all regions for the excellent price of £6.49 / $9.99 / €8.99.
Free GTA Online Deathmatch & Race Creators Update Now Available
The free Deathmatch & Race Creators Beta update for Grand Theft Auto Online is now available for PS3 and Xbox 360. Just download the latest automatic title update to gain access to some of the same tools our own game design and development teams use to craft custom skirmishes and races in any of the following modes:
To get started, access the Creator option from the Online tab of the pause menu. From here, you can start creating your own custom Deathmatches & Races or load and edit a previous creation. From there, you can check out a brief tutorial before you fully dive in (which we highly recommend).
You can create free-for-all or team variant modes; find your Deathmatch location anywhere in Los Santos or Blaine county, then drop the Trigger Location, where players will meet up to play your Deathmatch. Control the pace of your custom match with gameplay options Team Start Points and Spawn Points. With the operational foundation laid, dig into a full suite of Weapons and Vehicle customization; all weapon and vehicle classes are at your disposal to place around your Deathmatch. You can also drop Props like containers and ramps, to create hot spots for gunfights, more cover, or maybe you just want a few Sanchez dirt bikes to go airborne in the middle of a gunfight.
Get started with a working knowledge of race creation by playing through the tutorial and building a land race. Once you've successfully published your first Land Race, both Sea and Air Races will be available for creation. In the Race Creator you can set the basics; Race Type (Race, GTA Race, Rally Race) and Route Type (Laps or Point to Point), number of players, starting grid size, vehicle class and more. Once you’ve set the basics, the full map becomes your racing paradise – take your land, air and sea races anywhere you want them to go. Add stunt jumps with custom cameras, create obstacles, and take your opponents on your dream (their hell) ride through Los Santos and Blaine County.
Once you've finished, you'll be prompted to test your Deathmatch or Race against computer controlled characters – completing a valid test before you publish your creation ensures your race is working perfectly, and will prevent you from publishing (or playing someone else’s) broken match. Published creations appear inside your GTA Online session and on the Social Club website (a linked Social Club account is required to use the Creator). We'll also be periodically reviewing the best community-created content to recognize and distinguish them as Rockstar Verified.
Along with the Deathmatch & Race Creators Beta, the latest automatic title update has a host of new fixes and updates for Grand Theft Auto V's Story Mode and GTA Online, including the flexibility to create weapon-locked deathmatches, giving players the ability to run inside their apartments and higher cash payouts when increasing the difficulty on Missions. For full details on the fixes and improvements in this latest title update, visit the Rockstar Support page for all the details.
"The terrifying nature of Robert Kirkman's world has allowed Telltale to push the boundaries of interactive drama in video games to a place that has had fans anxious to know what will happen next in this series," said Dan Connors, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. "Today we can finally lift the veil, albeit only a little, on how this story will continue, and we'll soon be putting players in the shoes of a lead role that will challenge their expectations of how to survive in a world where no one can be trusted."
KONAMI has released a 14-minute gameplay reveal showcasing the difference a night-time mission make to METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES
The key to our awards is not the release date but when we played the game in question.
The staff here at the site are an eclectic group. We have a plethora of gaming platforms and range of tastes in our gaming preferences from Indies to sports titles and FPS titles and everything in-between.
So we thought it would be fair for everyone to have their own say in what type of games they want to award there are only two rules the list is a top 5 and the game must have been played in 2013.
Over the run up to the new year we will be releasing our lists for you to read over and debate. We hope you find them fun and look out for a few odd lists as well.
The awards home page can be found above in the titles bar or on this link
Get ready for lots of new content updates for Grand Theft Auto Online, beginning with the launch of the free Deathmatch and Race Creators tool coming this week. Here's a look at what’s on the way in the weeks ahead...
Deathmatch & Race Creators Beta
This week, we will give you the first chance to build your own content in GTA Online (and play content others have made) with the release of the Deathmatch & Race Creators Beta. With access to some of the same tools as our own game design and development team, you can craft your own custom blood-soaked gunfights, high-octane street races, screaming jet dogfights and more. You’ll also be able to publish your original Deathmatches and Races via the Rockstar Games Social Club for the whole community to discover, download, play, rate and share. Players can create and customize Jobs for the following modes:
We’re planning on regularly reviewing some of the best community-created content to recognize and distinguish them as Rockstar Verified Jobs, shared out to the entire GTA Online community. The Deathmatch and Race Creators will come to you via a free update, and you’ll need to have a Social Club account that is linked to your Xbox Live Gamertag or PlayStation Network ID to use them. The Creators are in Beta so please help us iron out any flaws and bugs via the GTA Online email address.
Also in December, we will introduce possibly our favorite competitive team mode, Capture. A proper GTA twist on classic capture the flag, Capture mode brings territory infiltration and a new form of team-versus-team treachery into GTA Online. Up to four squads battle to steal contraband, trucks, buses or whatever from opponents' bases using high-speed vehicles, explosive weaponry and cunning teamwork. Craft, cooperation and team tactics are key. The free Capture update will bring a host of new jobs to GTA Online, accessible via the open world and also directly through your phone. Capture is broken down into four variations - ‘Raid’, ‘Contend’, ‘Hold’ and ‘GTA’ – we will give you full details on each of these next week.
Coming in 2014
Expect big things in both Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V next year including:
GTA Online Heists. We know many of you in the GTA Online community are super excited for the debut of co-operative Heists. Heists are currently in development and we are working very hard to get them as polished and as fun as they can be. Stay tuned for much more detail in the New Year.
GTAV Story Mode Updates. For those ready to jump back into the story of Grand Theft Auto V, we have big plans for substantial additions in 2014 continuing Michael, Franklin and Trevor's action, mayhem and unexpected adventures in Southern San Andreas.
Plus much more still to be announced.
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