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Homefront: The Revolution is the latest title to include in-game microtransactions, though the developers promise post-launch DLC to be free. The upcoming Homefront: The Revolution will not feature a season pass. Instead, the game will rely on microtransactions, and will offer “at least a year” of free content post launch. Game designer Fasahat Salim explained to Gamespot in an ...read more
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The latest Humble Bundle gathers together a variety of games from French mega-pub Ubisoft. The Humble Ubisoft Bundle offers Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Grow Home and Rayman Origins for anything over $1. Beat the average – $5.68 at time of writing – to also receive Far Cry 3, Splinter Cell Blacklist and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China. More games will be added to this tier later ...read more
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The latest free game from EA is Criterion’s last solo Need for Speed effort. 2012 racer Need for Speed: Most Wanted is free through Origin as part of EA’s On The House promotion series. A fairly well-received entry, Most Wanted was the last in the Need for Speed series to be developed solely by Criterion. The following year’s entry, Rivals, was produced in collaboration with Ghost ...read more
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Far Cry Primal hits Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on February 23, just a few short weeks away. However, Xbox just today unveiled a new offer from Ubisoft to persuade fans to grab the game on Xbox One. Digital versions of Far Cry Primal now include a copy of Valiant Hearts, the World War 1 themed adventure title. While it might have made more sense to pair the game with, maybe, Far Cry 4, this ...read more
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Bungie’s Destiny received a range of different matchmaking configurations during Iron Banner week, reverting matchmaking to a more connection-based status. How long will it take to reach other playlists though? According to Bungie’s official Twitter, the settings are already in effect for one playlist. “New matchmaking settings seen last week in Iron Banner are now live in Skirmish. ...read more
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Just last year, Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime was dismissive of the current wave of VR devices, stating that VR as it stood now was not something Nintendo was too interested in, because it was ‘not social enough.’ However, it seems as though the company has changed its stance, and is now considering VR pretty seriously. According to games industry analyst Serkan Toto (via Develop Online), ...read more
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Well here's the sort of story that hasn't been seen since the '90s. Ant Simulator has been cancelled after two of the devs allegedly blew Kickstarter and investment funding on restaurants, booze and strippers. Yeah. The video below is a tough listen. In it, Eric Tereshinski resigns as lead programmer on Ant Simulator after discovering the extent of his long-term friends' spending. If it's not ...read more
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While emulation is a morally grey area, it's generally accepted to be okay if you already own the games. In the case of the cancelled Saints Row game (called Saints Row: Undercover) it's just been released for free anyway, so go nuts. Volition showed off the unfinished game in a livestream recently, and they have since released the file to a videogame archive site called Unseen64, where you ...read more
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Rockstar slapped its seal of approval on five new Sniper Jobs and Challenges created by the GTA Online community. Each are available specifically for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 or Xbox One. Snipers vs. Speed Boats by HitoGamer for PC is a Last Team Standing Job completely built on water and is based on the Snipers vs Stunters motif.
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This week's list of Games with Gold has been announced. Both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles feature EA games. Games such as Battlefield, Star Wars, Battlefront, and FIFA 16 are up for grabs for a discounted price. Most of these titles are available for all, but Xbox Live Gold Members get even more of a discount. Check out the full list of games below.
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