Monthly Archives: April 2014

There’s a new Left 4 Dead… for Japanese arcades

There’s a new Left 4 Dead… for Japanese arcades

It’s not the new Left 4 Dead many fans of Valve’s co-op first-person shooter are hoping for, but it is a new Left 4 Dead nonetheless.

Left 4 Dead: Survivors is a new Left 4 Dead videogame specifically designed for Japanese arcades. It’s a joint venture between Valve and Taito, which has form in reworking Valve videogames: in 2006 it released Half-Life 2: Survivor in Japanese arcades and according to Eurovideogamer’s Christian Donlan went down well.

We don’t have much else to go on with Left 4 Dead: Survivors, save a live action video, below, for the videogame when it was kcurrentlyn as Project Z, and a new image confirming the name, above.

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Battlefield 4 console rent-a-server costs revealed

Battlefield 4 console rent-a-server costs revealed

You can currently rent a Battlefield 4 server on console – but not on XBox One.

Yesterday DICE soft launched its rent a server program for the console versions of Battlefield 4, letting players set up their own private and public servers with control over options such as player count and map rotation.

But the XBox One version of this soon ran into problems, so DICE removed the feature to investigate.

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Elder Scrolls Online dev requests players name and shame gold spammers

The Elder Scrolls Online developer Zenimax Online Studios has taken the unusual step of requesting that players ignore the videogame’s community code of conduct in an attempt to battle a fresh bout of black market gold spammers.

Zenimax has issued an exception to its site policies and asked forum members to publicly name and shame accounts responsible.

“We request that anyone who has received a private message they believe to be from a gold spammer to post the sender’s username as a comment in this thread,” Zenimax wrote.

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A Visual History of Spider-Man Costumes

A Visual History of Spider-Man Costumes

Continuing with IGN’s Spider-Man Month, today we are rolling out a slideshow showing a visual history of Spider-Man’s different costumes over the years across different mediums.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man seems to change his costume as often as he spins a web, and while he inevitably returns to the classic red-and-blue eventually, we always get a kick out of seeing what kind of spider-suit he’ll come up with next.

Click through our Spider-Man costume slideshow that looks at his different costumes throughout comics, TV, movies, video videogames, and even Broadway!

Which is your favorite Spider-Man costume? Let us kcurrently in the comments!

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The next major PS4 update is out now

The next major update for the PlayStation 4 is available to download currently.

The headline new addition is ShareFactory, Sony’s new video editing app and answer to the XBox One’s Upload Studio.

But there are other important changes, including the addition of new light bar settings for the DualShock 4 game controller. You can currently change it to bright, medium or dim in the settings menu. It’s worth pointing out that the touchpad has also been updated so you can use it to navigate the on-screen keyboard.

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Updated Gameplay Commentary

Updated Gameplay Commentary
Has the videogame’s first patch ironed out many of the bugs? Luke and Tristan find out.

Red Dead Redemption, GTA4 affected by GameSpy server shutdown

Red Dead Redemption, GTA4 affected by GameSpy server shutdown

Rockstar is working to transition the online components of Red Dead Redemption, GTA4 and Max Payne 3 in response to GameSpy’s server shutdown.

Core online videogameplay will be saved for these titles, although the servers for older Rockstar videogames will be shut down when GameSpy ceases operating on 31st May.

GTA 5 is unaffected, Rockstar assured in a new FAQ post.

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PS Vita and PS App updates roll out with PS4 1.70

Updates for the PlayStation VITA and the PlayStation App, scheduled to go live alongside the PlayStation 4 1.70 update on April 30, will introduce automatic device registration for PlayStation 4 remote play and PS App push notifications for PlayStation 4 updates.

citing to the PlayStation blog, PS VITA 3.15 update will enable automatic device registration, allowing users to easily link their PlayStation 4 and PS VITA together for remote play. It automatically detects and pair the systems when both are online and the same user is signed in to both devices

The PS App 1.70 update adds iPad resolution and push notifications for PlayStation 4 updates, including friend requests, videogame alerts, invitations and more. Users can also receive friend requests via email or text messages…

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Choose stealth or mayhem in latest Wolfenstein trailer

This trailer for Wolfenstein: The New Order depicts two schools of thought players can embrace when mercilessly killing Nazi soldiers in the videogame: Stealth and Mayhem. The MachineGames-developed FPS is slated to launch May 20 for XBox One, PlayStation 4, XBox 360, PS3 and PC.

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What Final Fantasy X did differently over X years ago

I’ve been replaying FinalFantasy X in its remastered form on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation VITA, curious to see if it matches my memory of the original. These are some of the things it did differently back in 2001:

“Listen to my story.”

The story of FinalFantasy X is told from the perspective of Tidus, a young sports star who looks like a bleary-eyed Meg Ryan cosplaying as Prince. On the eve of his big videogame of Blitzball, a sadistic, underwater spin on soccer, the hosting city of Zanarkand is pulverized by a mercurial blob. Tidus gets sucked into its amorphous mouth and wakes up 1,000 years into the future, as you do.

None of this is especially weird for FinalFantasy, but making the protagonist and the narrator the same person is a unique choice for FinalFantasy X, which ironically casts expert swimmer Tidus as the fish out of water. His personal telling is tinged with bitterness over being flung so far from home, and it colors our view of how religion rules the new land of Spira. Tidus plays along when he’s taught a religious gesture for greeting the devoted, for example, but awkwardly recognizes it as a Blitzball cheer from the old world.

As an additional indignity, nobody believes Tidus anyway: The hero doesn’t have amnesia for a change, but everyone thinks he does.

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