Monthly Archives: June 2017

News: StarCraft Remastered release date announced

StarCraft Remastered poster

Blizzard has announced that StarCraft Remastered will be available on PC and Mac on August 14, and will set you back £12.99 in the UK and $14.99 in the US. You can check out the live action trailer, below.

This remaster includes both the original base videogame, and the expansion, Brood War. The full list of new features include:

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News: Shenmue 3 announcements coming at Gamescom

Shenmue 3 Screenshots

After delaying the videogame earlier this month, developer Ys Net has posted a short update on the official Shenmue website (via Gematsu) that shows off the videogame’s new logo, a couple of the videogame’s characters, and more importantly, teases some Shenmue III news at an upcoming videogames show.

‘We will be attending Germany’s mid-August gaming event videogamescom 2017!’ the update reads. ‘While we are still working out the informations with our partners, we plan to show our newest movie clips, share the latest updates and even make some new announcements.’

You can have a look at the new logo, as well as some character designs of the people ‘who will set the stage of adventure in Shenmue III,’ by clicking on the image below and going through the gallery.

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News: Shadow of the Colossus director suggested some changes for the PlayStation 4 remake

Shadow of the Colossus PS4 E3 screenshots

While speaking to Eurovideogamer at the Gamelab conference in Barcelona, the director of 2005’s Shadow of the Colossus, Fumito Ueda, said he has suggested some changes about ‘content and tuning’ for the PlayStation 4 remake, but doesn’t kcurrently if they’ll make it into the final videogame.

Announced during PlayStation’s media briefing at E3, Shadow of the Colossus on PlayStation 4 is being developed by Bluepoint Games, the studio who handled the remaster of both Ico and Shadow of the Colossus on PlayStation 3.

Ueda said ‘Those things of the remake that I would like to change, I can’t mention because if I say one thing and in the final version that thing is not included, it’s a problem.’

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News: Call of Duty: Ghosts and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood added to Xbox One’s backwards compatibility games

Call of duty ghosts

In an effort to give players the chance to play old videogames on current hardware, Micro$oft have added six new videogames to the XBox One’s backwards compatibility library, this week. 

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and Call of Duty: Ghosts are the two marquee XBox 360 titles that are currently available to you at no additional cost if you already own them. Alternatively, they can be bought via the XBox Store.

Radiant Silvergun, Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII, Cyber Troopers Virtual-On OT, and Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 round out this lot of back compat videogames.

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News: Watch Dogs 2 update 1.16 adds four player party mode

Watch Dogs 2 four player update

Ubisoft has announced that the next Watch Dogs 2 patch, coming next week, will add a four player, free roam party mode.

Using the multiplayer app on your phone, you and up to three other players can team up and be mischievous little divils across San Francisco, performing random acts of couldhem, or check out a host of activities that you can read about on the Watch Dogs website.

As well as that, to celebrate USA’s Independence Day on July 4, players will be able to view a fireworks show from then until July 10 in the four player party mode. If you fancy, you can go paintballing, too, obviously using the colours of Old Glory.

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News: Kurt Angle is WWE 2K18’s pre-order bonus character

Kurt Angle 2K18

After leaving TNA Impact Wrestling Anthem’s Impact Wrestling this year, and joining the WWE fold in Vince McMahon’s Hall of Fame over Wrestlemania weekend, it was only a matter of time until Kurt Angle popped up in the WWE 2K videogames. The time is currently.

Two versions of Angle will be available to players who pre-order WWE 2K18: the ‘American Hero’ one (which one can only imagine will be his first run character), and his ECW ‘wrestling machine’ gimmick.

This marks the first time Kurt Angle has been in a WWE videogame since 2006, and he seems happy enough with this development as he said ‘I get to follow in the footsteps of many incredible names like Bill Goldberg, Sting, Ultimate Warrior, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and be featured as the WWE 2K18 pre-order character.’

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News: Rick and Morty making cameos in Rocket League, Gang Beasts and more

Rocket League Rick and Morty

Fans of Rick and Morty have been clamouring for new information on a third season for quite some time, and while it looks like that’s coming pretty soon with the planned livestream happening on Adult Swim’s site on June 29, you’ll also get to see the two lads in a few videogames either currently, or in the not-so distant future (via Polygon).

On July 5, Rick, Morty, Mr. Meeseeks, Cromulon, and Mr. Poopy Butthole are all coming to Rocket League in the form of car antennas. On top of that, you’ll be able to get some Rick and Morty inspired wheels, and an ‘Interdimensional GB’ boost to fancy up your cars after you grab them in loot drops.

Multiplayer titles Gang Beasts and Move or Die also add some R&M skins so you can battle it out as your favorite character from the show, with the Move or Die skins available currently, and the Gang Beasts ones coming at a later date.

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Preview: Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus has a villain you can really love to hate

Wolfenstein 2 screenshots

The eight minute long reveal trailer for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus was one of the coolest things to grace any stage during the E3 conferences. It’s been teased by Bethesda for a while, and, if the opening 40 minutes are anything to go by, The New Colossus is setting itself up for success by giving B.J. enemies you can really, really hate.

To be fair, B.J. Blazkowicz has always been up against Nazis, so there’s never been that much moral complexity. Deathshead, the big bad from Wolfenstein: The New Order, was undoubtedly a suppurating boil of a human being, forcing B.J. to choose which of his men will be subject to a vivisection, but his cruelty was more scientific and detached in nature. Deathshead wasn’t even around for a lot of the videogame, you just saw, and fought through, the results of his assholery.

In The New Colossus, the enemy is much more personal. Wolfenstein II starts off in the immediate aftermath of The New Order, after Deathshead took himself, and almost B.J., out with a grenade. Blazko survived, was rescued, and has spent several months in a coma on a Resistance submarine. And he wakes up to Frau Engel.

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