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Monday, May 04, 2015




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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Trailer

Bethesda Softworks celebrates tomorrow's release of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood by offering a new gameplay reveal trailer from the alternate-history shooter prequel. Here's word:

By now you’ve read our hands-on preview of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. (And if you haven’t, feel free to check out Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – Playing with History. Don’t worry, we’ll wait for you to return.) Now, see the game in action in our latest video revealing all-new gameplay and some nifty Nazi-slaying details.

Yep, that’s right. You’ll actually explore the infamous Castle Wolfenstein, a true monument to gaming history. Once inside, you’ll have an opportunity to sneak around and face off against a bevy of new Nazi goons. But don’t worry: you’ve got a fresh arsenal of weaponry at your disposal, including the brutally effective lead pipe.
Want to know more about The Old Blood? Be sure to check out these Bethesda Blog features:

7 Things You Need to Know About Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood — ‘Get Psyched’ Primer (Preloads, System Requirements, and more!)
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – Preview Roundup
TwitchWorks Time Travels in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

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Project CARS Launch Trailer

Slightly Mad Studios offers a launch trailer from Project CARS to celebrate Thursday's planned release of their racing simulation (thanks Micas). The description offers the following feature list:

After four years of thorough testing and approval from both gamers and real racing pros, the most authentic, intense, beautiful and technically-advanced racing game ever made is now crossing the finishing line!

Featuring…

  • The largest track roster of any recent racing game with 110+ unique locations
  • A wide variety of motorsports including GT, Touring, Le Mans Prototypes, Karts, and modern Open Wheel and 80+ cars available at launch
  • Dynamic weather, pit stops, and pit strategy creation
  • Dynamic time of day and endurance races including the Le Mans 24H
  • World-class graphics running at 60 fps with up to 45 drivers onscreen
  • Next-gen physics running at 600 fps and deep telemetry & tuning features
  • Competitive multiplayer for up to 16 players and the ability to create public, private and friend-based lobbies with ‘Join In Progress’
  • Asynchronous Time Trial with downloadable ghosts
  • Regularly-scheduled community events
  • Social connectivity with photo and replay modes powered by The Driver Network
  • Support for 30+ wheels, community apps, and virtual reality via Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus
  • Continual updates and further content after launch

Project CARS is therefore the player’s choice for realistic racing: built by the fans and built for the future ushering in a fresh new era of simulation-based racing so sit back, turn up the volume, and get ready for the next generation featuring music from world-renowned music producer Deadmau5.

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Mortal Kombat X Jason Voorhees Bundle Tomorrow

WBIE announces tomorrow is Friday the 13th for Mortal Kombat X, as they will release the Jason Voorhees Bundle for the brawler sequel. This trailer offers some Jason gameplay and cinematics. Here's word:

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that the Mortal Kombat X Jason Voorhees Bundle will be available for early download to Kombat Pack owners starting tomorrow. The Jason Voorhees Bundle includes playable character and Friday the 13th icon, Jason Voorhees and the Horror Pack, comprising of three horror-themed skins including Vampiress Mileena, Kraken Reptile and Pharaoh Ermac. Those who do not own the Kombat Pack can purchase the Jason Voorhees Bundle beginning Tuesday, May 12 at the PlayStation Store, Xbox Marketplace and Steam for £6.49. Jason Voorhees and the Horror Pack will also be sold separately for £3.99 and £3.29 respectively.

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Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends Announced

Publisher Little Orbit and developer Vicious Cycle announce plans for Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends, a furry fighting game based on the animated movie series. They are planning on a fall release on Steam and consoles, and promise an update following the release of the third movie in the series to bring new content to the game (they make no such commitment about the improbable plan for three further movies after that). Here's word:

Developed by Vicious Cycle, Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends will bring fans a fresh and fist-pumping way to experience DreamWorks Animation's beloved franchise with explosive, fast-as-lightning action! With a variety of challenging local and online multiplayer levels, familiar film locations and 20 playable fan-favorite Kung Fu Panda characters, the game will appeal to gamers who like their brawler games served up with a side of laughter.

"We are very proud to team up with DreamWorks Animation to extend the world of Kung Fu Panda in a new exciting way," said Matt Scott, CEO of Little Orbit. "This is a perfect match-up to bring this extraordinary series to gamers who love a great multiplayer martial arts game."

At launch, Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends will star popular characters from the first two Kung Fu Panda films. Following the release of Kung Fu Panda 3, new film-specific content will be added. Spanning across the cast of all three films, the game will be centered on an epic tournament where all warriors compete for glory.

Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends will have a wide assortment of modes available for single and multiplayer. The single player selections will include Tournament of Legends, Practice and Tutorial modes, while the multiplayer options will consist of VS., Team Play, and Tag-Team modes. All multiplayer modes will include options for both local and online play.

Evening Patches

On Sale

  • Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition on GOG.com. Save 25%.
  • Republique Remastered on Steam. Save 30%.
  • Sanctuary RPG: Black Edition on GOG.com. Save 33%.
  • SimBin Mega Bundle on Steam. Save 80%.
  • Ziggurat on Steam. Save 50%.

Evening Interviews

Gatherings & Competitions

Evening Consolidation

Evening Metaverse

Evening Legal Briefs

etc., etc.

Into the Black

I am Bread Star Wars Update

Bossa Studios announces a Star Wars Day update for I am Bread, busting out the puns to call this Starch Wars: A New Loaf (thanks Polygon). Here's a video showing this off, and here's word:

We bring you....Starch Wars - A New Loaf' - a fully playable space combat level!

May the 4th be with you! Taking its cue from a certain movie series, we bring you - Starch Wars - A New Loaf; a fully playable space combat game update set in the I am Bread universe.

Shoot down Rye Fighters in the comfort of your own bakery to save the last remaining crumbs of the Rebel Alliance.

To play - complete the kitchen and click on the 'Starch Wars' fridge magnet.

Lots of love and bagels,

The I am Bread Team

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Morning Crowdfunding Roundup

Gatherings & Competitions

Morning Interviews

Morning Previews

Morning Mobilization

Morning Metaverse

Morning Tech Bits

Morning Safety Dance

Morning Legal Briefs

Game Reviews

Hardware Reviews

etc.

Thanks Ant.

Out of the Blue

Happy Star Wars Day! Here's a weird tidbit for the occasion: MrsBlue actually knows significant spoilers for Episode VII, as she is working on children's book adaptations for the series. Naturally she's under a strict NDA, but this is not an issue, because I am notorious among friends and family for hating spoilers, so I am more worried about her letting something slip than she is.

May the Fourth be with you. Alwayth.

Fourthful Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Sum Points.
Rail of Death 4.
Story: A 90-year-old tortoise rides around on wheels after losing its legs. Thanks Joshag.
Image: Trainer Applies Fresh $100 Bill To Floyd Mayweather’s Bleeding Eyelid.
Media: I AM BREAD #2 (Teens React- Gaming).
KIDS REACT TO APPLE WATCH.
Catcific Rim. Thanks reddit.


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Sunday, May 03, 2015

Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass Includes Batgirl Prequel

A facebook update from WBIE adds some details to the announcement of a Season Pass for Batman: Arkham Knight, revealing this will include a prequel campaign playable as Batgirl (thanks Polygon). Here's word on that, Batmobile races, and more:

Earlier this week, we announced the Season Pass for Batman: Arkham Knight. While the story of Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Trilogy will come to a close on June 23rd, we are excited to continue telling stories and delivering more content to explore and play through in the 6 months following the game’s release. We’ll be building more narrative, more missions, more challenges and more characters and vehicles that we want players to experience, even though they didn’t fit into the storyline of Batman: Arkham Knight.

We’ve heard from our community that you want more information on what we’ll be delivering in the Season Pass. While we aren’t ready to unveil every aspect of the content we’ll be developing, we would like to share more detail now to give you a better sense of the scope of the Season Pass.

Batgirl: A Matter of Family
An all new prequel story expansion in an entirely new location where you play as Batgirl for the very first time in the Arkham series - check out the first render of Batgirl.

The Season of Infamy
Play as Batman in all new story missions featuring legendary super-villains invading Gotham City, with new story arcs, missions and gameplay features.

Gotham City Stories
Play as Batman’s key allies in narrative missions extending their storylines, from both before and after the events in Batman: Arkham Knight.

Legendary Batmobiles with Themed Tracks
Drive the most iconic Batmobiles from Batman’s 75-year history, on custom-built race tracks, each themed to that Batmobile’s specific era. Every Batmobile will be drivable across every race track.

Crimefighter Challenge Maps
Engage in a series of new challenge maps utilizing the unique play styles of Batman and his allies.

Character Skins
A variety of skins from across the eras for Batman, Robin, Nightwing and Catwoman.

As we fully ramp up development on the Season Pass, we will be sharing even more details on each monthly content drop. We hope you enjoy playing Batman: Arkham Knight as much as we’ve enjoyed making it.

Steam Top 10

Valve provides the following list of the 10 bestselling titles on Steam for last week:

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Star Wars Collection - 2015
  3. Killing Floor 2
  4. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  5. DiRT Rally
  6. Kerbal Space Program
  7. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
  8. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  9. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary (RU)
  10. Elite: Dangerous

Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup

Gatherings & Competitions

Sunday Interviews

Sunday Previews

  • Legends of Eisenwald on rpg codex. Re-Preview. Thanks Acleacius.

Sunday Mobilization

Sunday Metaverse

Sunday Tech Bits

Sunday Safety Dance

Sunday Legal Briefs

Game Reviews

Hardware Reviews

  • Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D V2.0 Rage Wireless Headset on eTeknix.
  • Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB 2400MHz Quad Channel DDR4 Memory Kit on eTeknix.
  • Fractal Design Define S Full-Tower Chassis on eTeknix.
  • HIS MusiX Air Wireless Bluetooth IPX7 Water Resistant Speaker on TweakTown.
  • Review of Moopti dio Reversible USB Cable on Technogog.
  • Turtle Beach Grip 500 Laser Gaming Mouse and Drift Mouse Mat on eTeknix.
  • [M] VKWorld VK2015 Smartphone on Mad Shrimps.

etc.

Thanks Ant.

Out of the Blue



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