offers more details on Grand Theft Auto Online, confirming
along the way recent
the game will include cash microtransactions. The post explains
the various activities that will be present upon launch of the online arm of
Grand Theft Auto V, including open world crimes, jobs, races, sports, and more,
while warning there will also be bugs and other growing pains to be worked out
after the launch. Rockstar also outlines other content and activities to be
added along the way via free updates, including co-op heist missions, CTF, and a
Ubisoft announces the Homeland DLC pack is now available for Tom Clancy's
Splinter Cell Blacklist
, imbuing the stealth/action sequel with new
missions, weapons, and more. Here's word on what this includes:
- Billionaire’s Yacht Co-op map – In this
story-related mission, infiltrate a rogue billionaire’s yacht the day after
a decadent party in the Coral Sea solo or with a friend.
- Dead Coast Co-op map - Take out a terrorist cell
in a remote part of the Middle East in single player or co-op mode.
Weapons, Gear and More
- Crossbow with sleeping gas bolts - When armed with
the stealthy crossbow and sleeping gas bolts, enemies will be snoozing
before they even know what hit them.
- Upper Echelon Suit – This suit offers better
protection against fire power and blends into the shadows.
- 4E Eclipse Suit - This suit allows Sam to carry
more gadgets and offers premium protection.
- Gold, Amber and White goggles - Mix up Sam’s
iconic goggles with Gold, Amber or White lights.
- Exclusive Mercs and Spy Skin
Ageod announces España 1936
, a new strategy game set during the Spanish Civil
War, the conflict that immediately preceded World War II. The
is online, offering details, screenshots, and a release
date of "Coming Soon." Here's a bit on the setting: "It is 18th of July 1936.
The Spanish army has risen in arms against the democratically elected
government. Elements of the army together with militias will defend the Republic
from this military coup. Outside influences are also at play and the Axis powers
will help the Nationalist Rebels, while the USSR will assist the Republicans. A
civil war has begun but it is also a proxy war between two super powers. Sons of
the same motherland, two factions vie for power. Only one will survive."
Ubisoft, South Park Digital Studios, and Obsidian Entertainment announce
South Park: The Stick of Truth
will be released in the U.K. on December 13th
for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and the
says the North American release will come on December 10th. As for PCs, there is less certainty, as they
say: "The Windows PC release date will be shared at a later time." They
celebrate the news with a new "Destiny" trailer
from the game. Continue here to read the full story
Square Enix and Eidos Montreal announce The Bank Heist
for the upcoming THIEF
reboot, a preorder bonus in-game mission that's an homage to the Bank mission
in Thief II: The Metal Age
. They offer
off the mission and provide the following details:
Continue here to read the full story
THE BANK HEIST
As the Master Thief, infiltrate the City’s most secure location, Stonemarket
First Bank, to steal a coveted family heirloom called the Star of Auldale. To
this day, this heavily guarded and treacherous place remains impregnable, but
that’s about to change…
- A challenging mission that will put your thieving
skills to the test.
- Outsmart security measures found exclusively in
- Search for the Bank’s unique loot and many other
- A true homage to the Bank mission in Thief II: The
THE BANK HEIST will be available for THIEF pre-orders made ahead of the
February 25, 2014 launch.
WBIE offers a new trailer
showing off the Deathstroke Challenge Pack
, a preorder bonus for Batman:
, the upcoming stealth/action superhero prequel. Here's the
skinny: "Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released an action-packed
video for Batman ™: Arkham Origins featuring gameplay from the playable
Deathstroke challenge pack, including a sneak peak at the “100-to-1” gameplay
mode. The Deathstroke challenge pack, available to those who preorder the game
for PlayStation®3 system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft, Wii U™ system or Windows PC, includes a fully playable Deathstroke
character, two exclusive challenge maps and three unique Deathstroke character
skins." Continue here to read the full story
A new installment in Epic's Inside Unreal video series is now available,
offering another look at the visuals in Unreal Engine 4, their next game engine.
They say: "Today we’re releasing a new video focusing on
explain how our artists took advantage of UE4’s new layered material system and
physically-based shading model to define the look of characters in the
." Continue here to read the full story
Thanks Acleacius and Ant
is live, following news of
plans for SteamOS with details on Steam Machines, a "powerful new category of
living-room hardware" they say is "on the horizon." Join the hardware beta now.
Choose the model right for you in 2014. They describe plans for a variety of
such machines coming from several partners to account for differing needs, and
outline a Valve Prototype, saying they are shipping 300 of these free to Steam
users to test. They outline how to qualify as a tester and also have a FAQ
covering the topic. The FAQ indicates that some games will use "in-home
streaming," saying Steam Machines can play: "The nearly 3,000 games on Steam.
Hundreds already running natively on the SteamOS, with more to come. The rest
will work seamlessly via in-home streaming." Here's word on testing:
While these products are still in development, we need your help. As
always, we believe the best way to ensure that the right products are getting
made is to let people try them out and then make changes as we go. We have
designed a high-performance prototype that’s optimized for gaming, for the
living room, and for Steam. Of course, it’s also completely upgradable and open.
This year we’re shipping just 300 of these boxes to Steam users, free of charge,
for testing. You can make yourself eligible to get one. How? Read on!
Today is the release date for Nihilumbra
, and BeautiFun Games' iOS
puzzle/platformer is now also available for Windows, OS X, and Linux. Word is:
"The version that is being released is the remastered edition of a proved
successful iOS title. With its catching atmosphere, its mature storyline and its
innovative mechanics it has managed to be one of Apple's best game of 2012,
amongst other recognitions. With a glowing average of 5 star reviews, Nihilumbra
has definitely taken a place in the hearts of iPhone and iPad users." There is a
for the game, and they promise a Steam
key for all
customers should it be approved.
has the list of where the game is sold, and for those who want to
try before they buy, this page
offers a demo, which is playable in a browser thanks to the
Unity Web Player
now lists a Windows edition of Grand Theft Auto V
spite of the fact that no PC version of the open-world action sequel has yet
been announced. This is not preventing them from offering a release date, which
reads March 19, 2014. They even seem to be accepting preorders for the price of
399.00 NOK (~US$66.00), and a Google translation also shows the following
incomprehensible footnote: "The funding comes in addition £ 45 in bank charges
and $ 295 in entry fee per customer. Credit Purchase price: £ 1,274. Full Sale
Terms and yield. Upon purchase of more products, credit price will be lower."
Here's another new trailer
from The Inner World
, highlighting the story from Headup Games' upcoming
point-and-click adventure. The game is due for release on GOG.com and Steam
Friday, and they say they will be announcing details soon on plans for a
universal iOS edition of the game. Continue here to read the full story
Two days past our DNS SNAFU, here's hoping the remaining readers unable to
access this site are now able to see it again, since the TTL on that entry was
48 hours. This cleared up more quickly for most, but a some emails and
indicate that the
problem persisted for some. Sorry about that.