Elite: Dangerous Xbox One/PS4 is a real possibility
Elite: Dangerous has raised many eyebrows over the past few months, mainly due to an incredibly promising scope and a hefty £100 beta price tag. But Frontier chief David Brabe has probably won back a few friends with his non-announcement that the sci-fi epic will be hitting consoles.
Elite: Dangerous. Photo: Frontier
We say non-announcement because Brabe himself was keen for it not to be an official unveiling. "I've just got to watch out," he smiled as he talked to Eurogamer. "I don't want to do something that constitutes an announcement, but we would be stupid not to support other platforms, including console."
Continue reading: Elite: Dangerous Is Coming To Xbox One And PS4, Probably
Can you do it quicker? Don't try. You can't.
While many gamers bemoan paying $60 for an 8-hour campaign with modern AAA titles, there’s a lot of fun to be had with speed runs. ‘Blubbler’ has mastered the art, clocking his record breaking Mario Bros. run at 4:57.69.
That’s a new world record, by around a second. 4:58.09 was the previous best. And it’s hard to see how anyone can better this speed; every time is perfectly timed; every shortcut is used and every enemy is either expertly squashed or avoided.
Can you do Super Mario Bros. in under 5 minutes?
Continue reading: New World Record: Someone Completed Super Mario Bros. In 4:57.69
Sniper Elite 3 is an improvement on V2 - but by how much?
Sniper Elite V2 had its problems, but the seemingly never-repetitive killcam, which gruesomely detailed entry wounds in painful slow motion, giving us a comprehensive look at ever bone break and skin laceration suffered, would – rather cheaply – remain the game’s strongest appeal.
Sniper Elite 3 - pic: Rebellion
Of course, that killcam is back, and with a new African setting and an open-world map, Sniper Elite 3 looks to build upon V2’s limited success with a new chapter in the Sniper Universe. But what do the critics think?
Continue reading: 'Sniper Elite 3' Arrives To Positive Reviews; Positive, Not Glowing
How quickly can you download 10GB?
XBOX One gamers looking forward to Sniper Elite 3 be warned: the game requires a mammoth 10GB first day patch, which replaces some of the mandatory install size.
The install size for the World War II sniper game, which is set in Africa, stood just under 20GB, but the day one patch will replace 14GB of it.
Sniper Elite 3 - Picture: Rebellion
The prices for PlayStation Now's beta have been revealed. Are they acceptable, or completely ridiculous?
Ever since the announcement back in 2012 that Sony would be acquiring Gaikai, a streaming service for video games, for $380 million, many anticipated how it would be implemented in the future for PlayStation products. When that service was revealed this past January as PlayStation Now, it finally offered a response to the PlayStation 4’s lack of backwards compatibility. PlayStation Now allows for the streaming of games that can be rented on PlayStation 4, 3, Vita, televisions, and mobile devices, and it’s been in a closed beta phase since January and will turn into an open beta in late July.
However, what was never touched upon but always talked about was PlayStation Now’s pricing method. Essentially a Netflix for video games, would it be following a model similar to that, or something completely different? On June 18, PlayStation Now rolled out a price model for the service, and it’s absolutely outrageous. The website Game Informer has a chart that explains the gist of it for a select amount of games currently available. From the chart, you can rent a game from timespans of 4 hours, 7 days, 30 days, or 90 days, and the prices that go with that range from $3 for 4 hours, or $30 for the 90 day max.
Continue reading: PlayStation Now’s Pricing Needs To Change If It Is To Succeed
It doesn't look like any patch will officially unlock the secret options, but you're free to install mods...
While PC gaming is generally more expensive than console gaming, it does throw up things like this that make it worth every penny. The secret graphics files found on the PC version of Watch Dogs have been explained by Ubisoft.
These files, which improved the game’s visuals, but did damage overall performance, were discovered by modders earlier on this week. The unused options affect things depth of field, dynamic lighting, shadows and more. And now, the game’s makers have issued a statement to address their decisions.
Continue reading: Those Hidden Watch Dogs Graphics Files Explained
A 'Ratchet & Clank' movie is coming. Which PlayStation-exclusive games should follow in their footsteps?
Video game fans were punched right in the childhood during Sony’s E3 press conference on Tuesday. In midst of all the announcements for upcoming games, a wild trailer appeared for a ‘Ratchet & Clank’ feature film, and man, does it look awesome. The minute long trailer gives some insight into what the plot is all about, as it will focus on the origins of Ratchet and how him and his robot buddy Clank came to be. Along with the movie, it was also announced that the first game of the series will be getting remade into a version for PlayStation 4, which basically doubles the excitement here.
A trailer for the Ratchet and Clank featuere film debuted at E3 [Photo: Getty Images, Credit: Kevork Djansezian]
First released in 2002, the ‘Ratchet & Clank’ game franchise was essential in the growth of PlayStation 2 as it was one of the system’s highest selling titles exclusive to the console. Though over ten years old, the games are still being produced pretty often. Overall, there’s been nearly ten R&C titles with the most recent released in 2013, which was also the first year that the movie was said to be in development. Set for release sometime in 2015, the ‘Ratchet & Clank’ movie is shaping up to be as good as it was from the day it was announced. Director Kevin Munroe is manning the project, and he’s probably best known for his direction of ‘TMNT’ back in 2007. Additionally, Munroe is directing the film adaptation of another PlayStation 2 title, ‘Sly Cooper.’
Continue reading: After 'Ratchet & Clank,' These Games Need To Be Movies
Two of our favourite games of 2013 are getting into bed together
Well, this is one of the more unexpected game mash-ups we could’ve imagined, but now it’s here, we can’t imagine a world without it. The Diablo III expansion, Reaper of Souls, will feature a special Last of themed dungeon, full of clickers, stalkers and bloaters. Oh, and it’s for PS3/PS4 owners only. Sorry.
Of course, the new dungeons probably won’t have anything to do with the game’s extended story, which is set to add a solid four hours+ to Diablo III’s existing universe. But given that these two games were two of the most popular titles in 2013, the melding of the two will certainly go down well for gamers.
Continue reading: How's That? 'Diablo III Reaper Of Souls' And 'The Last Of Us' Combine
Where and when Mass Effect 4 will take place, we don't know. Excited nonetheless, we are.
One of the key questions surrounding the recently announced Mass Effect 4 is where the franchise can go after Mass Effect 3’s ending – don’t worry, no spoilers here.
Mass Effect 4 will run on the Frostbite 3 engine
BioWare Edmonton and Montreal boss Aaryn Flynn has opened up to Eurogamer on how he and his team are going to handle this, suggesting the new adventure will reference the three outstanding games that precede it, but we still don’t know exactly where or when the new game will be set.
So, the trailer's gone down, but we've got some gifs below.
E3 kicks off imminently but Konami got their time zones mixed up - probably - and unleashed the trailer for their highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain early, sending the Internet into overdrive, and then back into… underdrive when they took it down quick-smart. Somewhere, someone is getting told off for this right now.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Photo: Konami
But the World Wide Web isn’t short of savvy users, so even though Konami plan on re-unleashing their all-action trailer shortly, there’s no end of information littered around various website. So here’s what you should know; here’s what we've seen, and what you’ll see later on.