Monthly Archives: February 2016

News: HTC Vive’s UK launch plans revealed. Price, date, pre-orders and games

Will cost £689 with pre-orders opening today at 3pm.

The consumer edition of Vive will be available to pre-order from today at 3pm, and will for a limited time ship with three VR experiences:

Tilt Brush, by Google: Paint in 3D space with virtual truth. Unleash your creativity with three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless.

Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives, by Owlchemy Labs: In a firmly tongue-in-cheek world where robots have replaced all human jobs, step into the ‘Job Simulator’ to learn what it was like…

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News: UK Video Game Chart: Far Cry Primal earns Ubisoft the No.1 spot

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is new in second place as Street Fighter V bombs.

EA’s Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is new in second place, though it’s XBox One which dominates the sales taking a 60 per cent cut on week one. PlayStation 4 managed 40 per cent. The original videogame launched as a timed exclusive on XBox One and has also benefited from being included in the XBox One EA Access offering, opening up the title to even more players. Garden Warfare 2 sales are up 31 per cent over the original.

The new releases mean Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 slips two places into third, unable to add to its 11 weeks at No.1. It’s even worse news for Street Fighter V, which…

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News: Zelda Nintendo NX rumours gain legitimacy after Pokemon announcement

The Legend of Zelda NX to be a launch title or launch window videogame.

Last week a NeoGAF user named Trevelyan9999 claimed to have been given access to Nintendo‘s internal US marketing budget and scheduling, with a new Pokemon videogame codemaned Niji due this holiday.

Since then Pokemon Sun and Moon have been announced, but Gematsu has noticed that the videogame’s official artworks carry the filenames, Niji_A_logo and Niji_B_logo. Thus, you have to assume the NeoGAF poster genuinely has some good info.

Excitingly, Trevelyan9999 posted that The Legend of Zelda NX will be be a launch title for the NX this holiday, day and date with the Wii U videogame,…

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News: Superhot will get free content updates, VR also in the works

XBox One version being worked on currently.

“We have more in store for you,” reads a Kickstarter blog update. “Expect content updates in the future. And since you’re all such wonderful people, we’ll keep those content updates free of charge.”

The team is currently working on the previously announced XBox One version, though there’s no release date just yet.

In addition, Superhot in VR is in active development.

“Doing secretive work on a bunch of grand VR plans,” teases the blog. “We can’t tell you too much but SUPERHOT in VR is going to be fun, oooh so much fun… :)”

Superhot in VR is a…

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News: Deadpool box office passes $600 million worldwide

Eyeing up The Matrix Reloaded’s R-rated record of $742 million.

Add this to another $40 million at the foreign box office and the R-rated action film has currently amassed over $600 million. Even big-budget spectacle Gods of Egypt couldn’t dampen Deadpool’s continued dominance, which opened to a measly $14 million, on a production budget of $140 million.

Deadpool will currently have its target set on overtaking The Matrix Reloaded’s R-rated record of $742 million, though it will need ticket sales to remain steady in the coming weeks.

Source: Variety

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Feature: Plays, 27th February, 2016

The one in which Tom faces hard times, Burns teases and Alice enjoys a Ubisoft videogame.

*Friday morning*

Things haven’t gone well. After a run of nine videogames without a win, two of my star players out injured for months and my main striker seemingly incapable of scoring, I wouldn’t be surprised if I’m about to get sacked. That would be sad, though, seeing as I’m building. I’ve got a better youth setup currently, loads of promising kids coming through, and a starting line-up whose average age is 23. Keep this lot together and improving for a few years and I’m sure good things will come, but not if I get the boot.

*Fast forward to after lunch on Friday*

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News: Battalion 1944 will include a single-player campaign if funding reaches £1.2 million

Mutliplayer will remain the focus.

The WWII multiplayer shooter reached its funding goal in three days, but currently with five days of funding left, developer Bulkhead Interactive has released informations of the campaign’s Stretch Goals.

A community manager has already been hired thanks to the increased funding and the Enhanced Particle Effects goal has also been achieved.

Backers will need to hit £1.2 million if they hope to see a single player campaign.

Source: Kickstarter

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News: Pokemon Moon and Pokemon Sun launching worldwide late this year

Pokemon trained in the newly released Virtual Console versions of Red, Blue and Yellow can transfer into the new videogames.

The news came via a special Pokemon Direct broadcast, though the lack of actual footage meant the whole thing could have been announced via a Tweet.

Other exciting news is that the newly available classics Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow, will be compatible with Pokemon Bank, thus enabling trained Pokemon to be transferred into new titles for the first time ever.

Catch all 6 minutes 29 seconds of Pokemon Direct below.

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News: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer is free this weekend on Steam

Starter Pack content available to all.

The Black Ops 3 ‘Multiplayer Starter Pack’ offers access to the videogame’s multiplayer mode, including the full collection of maps and public ranked multiplayer matches, but with a handful of restrictions, including the inability to Prestige or play in custom videogames.

You won’t be able to access the Campaign, Zombies or Nightmares modes, either, so if you want to play those you’ll need to upgrade to the full videogame.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 base, online deluxe and Upgrade to Full Game, are all discounted on Steam until Monday.

Source: Steam

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