Monthly Archives: February 2015

Mortal Kombat X story trailer reveals daughter of Jax, descendant of Kung Lao, more

LATEST NEWS! 28/02/2015: The video, below, shows off all the Brutalities revealed by NetherRealm for Mortal Kombat X so far.

Warning, the video is not for the faint of heart.

ORIGINAL STORY 27/02/2015: Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for fighting videogame Mortal Kombat X that reveals a number of new playable characters.

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Does resolution really matter?

This one took us by surprise. A study undertaken by US pollmeisters Nielsen revealed this week that “better resolution” is the top reason people bought PlayStation 4 over its competition. It’s a remarkable, perhaps even unbelievable result, and one we wanted to dig into more deeply, so we contacted the director of Nielsen Games, Nicole Pike, asking about the size and make-up of the sample and how respondents were directed into giving their answers.

Pike tells us that data for the report was collected using “Nielsen’s proprietary, high-quality online panel in the United States”. Two waves of data were collected, the first between November 7th and November 12th, 2014. The second came a couple of months later, from January 22nd to January 27th, 2015. In terms of the demographic make-up of each sample, wave one consisted of around 2,000 teens and adults aged over 13, along with 400 kids aged between six and 12. The second wave consisted of a further 2,000 teens/adults aged over 13.

“Post-survey, raw data was weighted to ensure representation of the US general population based on current US census data,” Pike added.

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Editorial: Do Critics Favor Harder Games?

Editorial: Do Critics Favor Harder Games?
If you look at the reviewing trend today, it seems as if most videogame critics are very much against easier videogames, but quick to support the difficult ones.

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Review: Best Bouncy Award

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Review: Best Bouncy Award
The updated version for new consoles comes with a visual touch-up and a slight physics upgrade. But otherwise, it's not much different than Ultimate.

GT6 Update Brings Back B-Spec Mode, Mid-Field Raceway

GT6 Update Brings Back B-Spec Mode, Mid-Field Raceway
It has been a while since we've seen an update for GTA 6, but this is a big one for long-time fans. Gotta love the return of B-Spec Mode!

Resident Evil Revelations 2 PC gets a local co-op mod

There was a lot of anger over the lack of local co-op in Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC after Capcom initially listed it as a feature on Steam, but currently modder FluffyQuack, aka Sectus, has released a mod adding the feature that its developer failed to.

The mod in question, Fluffy Manager 5000, still has a few kinks to work out regarding this new feature. For one, it’s only effective with videogamepads. “Keyboard/mouse controls always affect both players, so it’s not usable,” Sectus noted in his YouTube notes. Furthermore, the local co-op option still isn’t available in Raid mode, though Sectus said he’s working on implementing that.

Fluffy Manager 5000 affects more than just Revelations 2’s local co-op. As we covered last month, it also allows players to skip the door opening animations in the Resident Evil HD Remaster.

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Newly revealed Bloodborne boss brings back old bones

Bloodborne developer From Software has revealed a new boss in its upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action horrorshow.

Dubbed Darkbeast Paarl, this fearsome foe is made entirely of bones and hair – making them the spiritual successor to Dark Soul’s Nito, the Lord of the Dead, and Dark Souls 2’s Nashandra, the Queen Regent of Drangleic – only this time the boney beast walks on all fours and has elongated limbs and a shocking mane that culminates in a coarse tail. IGN has the first videogameplay footage showing the Darkbeast in action.

SCEJA PR manager Yasuhiro Kitao offered the following description of the creature on the PlayStation Blog:

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Sony Accidentally Loses List Of PS4 Contest Winners 

Late last year in Japan, Sony held a pretty neat contest—people who bought a PS3, a PlayStation 4, a VITA, or a VITA TV between December 4 and January 15 could get a calendar with a special code that gave them a chance to snag one of those limited-edition 20th-anniversary PlayStation 4s , the ones that have been driving Sony fans wild for the past few months.

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