You're on an island, completely alone, and it's a beautiful day.There are structures all over the island that appear to be human-made.But often, they're in sets:Everything I've just described about "The Witness," a new PlayStation 4 and PC exclusive game from acclaimed game developer Jonathan Blow and his team at Thekla, Inc., is factually accurate on paper.Factually accurate, yes, but not anywhere near as fascinating as the game itself.You walk around, unable to do anything more than walk, look, and activate a puzzle solution mechanism — pressing the X button the PlayStation 4 controller freezes your character in place and presents him with a white dot you can move around the screen.
While smartphone-based headsets are still the most accessible items on the market, the PSVR is the most affordable and user-friendly high-end VR experience you can buy.Sony will throw in a demo disc with the headset and there's more available on the PlayStation Store.These include the "Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn" expansion packs.A follow-up to last year's Until Dawn horror game is heading to the PS VR, but it will have a completely different name to its predecessor.It's a HD virtual reality-compatible remake of the original, which was available on the Dreamcast and PS2 in the early 2000s, and a psychedelic, sensory journey.Traversing through the surreal worlds and shooting enemies in rhythm creates awe-inspiring scenes.
But somehow, before we know it, we ve gone ahead done it; we ve bought a ticket to see Batman v Superman.Even if you ve been playing Tomb Raider games for 10 years you ll still occasionally walk up to a gigantic chasm and think, I wonder if Lara can survive that fall?This is the archetypal platforming error: you know you mustn t hit jump until a single pixel of Mario s foot is over the edge – but then during the run up, the adrenaline kicks in, your fingers start twitching and before you even know it, you re pressing the button ... far too early, sending our moustached hero plunging into the abyss.Ryu will ... do a weird little jerky dance that you ve never seen before in your many hours of intensive training.For weeks, you enter different verb-noun combinations: drink potion, consume potion, sip potion, quaff potion.The survival horror panic attack
If you re an avid Rocket League player, the current limited crop of quick chat options will be getting a much needed expansion.Because Rocket League is a controller affair, the only way to communicate strategy, jubilation, or frustration are through the quick chat options found on the D-pad.While PC players usually have a keyboard handy to talk smack or congratulate the other team for a good game, that hasn t been the case for gamers on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.These include:Everybody dance!ggNice moves.This has been most likely done to deter foul-mouthed gamers from sneaking in expletives or other uncomfortable phrases into a game which is rated E for Everyone.
For example, a particular iPod model even tens of thousands have been paid. Old Symbian or Android phones may no longer work because their services are no longer supported, Virkki explains. Playstation importing Nordisk Film's representative and the collector of the game, Valtteri Hyttinen says that the most paid to the old Nintendo NES and SNES consoles and games. Are sought after Nintendo's own game series: Kirby, Donkey Kong, Zelda and Super Mariot. Nordic moves anyway collectors a lot of interesting stuff, as skandinaaviversiot with SCN marking the games are sought after. Hardware and game manufacturers to make their products sometimes restricted items, which are intended to become a future collector's pieces.
But it ll be nice to have.Warner Bros. is releasing enhanced versions of the first two Batman Arkham games, Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.Return to Arkham debuts July 26 and includes all of the downloadable content created for the action games.This is easy money for Warner Bros., since it can release a new product without having to go through the expensive process of making a new game.While some gamers don t care for this practice, remasters do have a benefit — getting older games in front of players who may have never tried them before.And who doesn t want a chance to listen to Mark Hamill take a break from his main gig as Luke Skywalker to portray The Joker, a voice role he s performed and perfected for TV programs and games since Batman: The Animated Series debut in 1992.Arkham Asylum originally came out in 2009, with Arkham City following in 2011.Fans and critics loved both games which originally came out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for their faithfulness to the Batman franchise and satisfying, combo-based combat.Everything from Gears of War, Dishonored, Tomb Raider, and the Uncharted trilogy has made the jump.
Wizards of the Coast said in March that Sword Coast Legends would still get its Rage of Demons free downloadable content despite shutting down the N-Space development house.Today, it delivered on that promise.The Dungeons & Dragons publisher released its latest video game tie-in to the Rage of Demons storyline today.The 4GB update brings a host of new features to the role-playing game, including a new character race the Tiefling, a humanoid with a demonic bloodline and class the Warlock, a magic user who draws on the power of otherworldly beings like devils .Updates such as these are essential for keeping players engaged in the $99 billion gaming market, and as Wizards of the Coast and many others have learned, they re also effective vehicles for promoting a story over various forms of media.A Wizards of the Coast spokesperson also said that the console versions are being worked on as we speak.The publisher has long planned to put Sword Coast Legends on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, though the spokesperson had no other comments to add on timing.D is enjoying a renaissance since the launch of its 5th Edition in 2014.In addition to publishing the pen-and-paper and video game products, Wizards of the Coast also has a successful line of board games, and it s working with Warner Bros. on a movie based in the Forgotten Realms, the default world for D and Sword Coast Legends setting .Wizards of the Coast didn t say whether this update came from N-Space, with Digital Extremes performing the final touches, or if Digital Extremes did the bulk of the work.
UbisoftUbisoft has detailed what to expect from The Division's 1.2 update, called the Conflict update, which will launch for free next week to all players on PS4, Xbox One and PC.The new Incursion is called Clear Sky and is set in New York City's Columbus Circle, which pits Division agents against members of the Rikers gang for control of an anti-air missile site.Incursions are an end-game activity focused on squad play for up to four players.A HVT officer found at the player's base of operations will offer a list of targets with a description of who they are the recommended gear score for taking them on.A gear-score is an additional levelling system based on weapons and items, introduced in a recent update.This means that a player can run to an extraction rope and cut it, causing all of the loot to fall to the ground."
Entertainment veterans from DreamWorks Animation have started their own virtual reality startup with $3 million in funding.The Santa Monica, California-based Spaces is headed by chief executive Shiraz Akmal and chief technology officer Brad Herman, two veterans who worked on DreamWorks Animation s early VR experiences through 2015.Spaces is already working with such companies as Microsoft, NBCUniversal, Big Blue Bubble and The Hettema Group, among others, to develop and produce a wide range of projects across all VR and mixed reality platforms.Among the target platforms are the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Microsoft HoloLens, Samsung Gear VR, PlayStation VR and Google Cardboard.Virtual reality spaces offer creative challenges we ve never seen before: to build fully dimensional spaces in which viewers can completely interact, Akmal said, in a statement.Herman also said, In every respect, VR is creating new horizons, and we re eager to help companies explore them.Spaces is combining remarkable capabilities, tools and creativity to push the boundaries of the VR frontier.Akmal has been the vice president of operations-product development for the now-defunct video game company THQ, and executive creative director Dean Orion has a career that has included writing for television and creating interactive, location-based attractions for DreamWorks Animation and Walt Disney Imagineering.The Spaces team has the ability and the background to make an enormous impact on VR and MxR, and I am eager to see what they accomplish, said Kai-Fu Lee, founder and CEO of Sinovation Fund, in a statement,The Spaces advisory team includes Dan Offner, attorney, angel investor and former general counsel for Oculus; Keith Boesky, former president of Eidos Interactive and the principal of Boesky & Company; and Indian film actor and entrepreneur Rana Daggubati, star of Baahubali: The Beginning, the highest-grossing film in India s history.
It might finally be time for use to dig out our virtual saddles and gun holsters.In its financial report for fiscal 2016, publisher Take-Two noted that developer Rockstar Games is working on exciting future projects that will be revealed soon.The company is behind some of the most successful games of all time, including Grand Theft Auto V.Fans expect the studio s next release to be a sequel to Red Dead Redemption, the open-world Western that came out back in 2010.That game shipped over 14 million copies for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.We seem due for a sequel.In fact, a supposed map for such a game leaked last month.Of course, Take-Two specifically said projects, indicating that Rockstar is working on more than one game GTA V came out in 2013, after all .We ll have to wait to see exactly what s going on, but we might find out more during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles next month.
The British are coming … to Google s new Daydream virtual reality platform for mobile.U.K.-based developer/publisher nDreams said today that it s working on two original, unannounced games for Daydream, which Google teased at its I/O event in Mountain View, California.Billing itself as Britain s largest VR house, nDream s first apps are important to help the giant Android and search company establish itself in the mobile VR market and compete against Samsung s Gear headset.And when you add up the potential for VR — $30 billion by 2020 on all platforms, advisory firm Digi-Capital forecasts — it s clear how important getting quality experiences on a new system is to Google.In addition to the two unannounced games, the VR studio is working on The Assembly for PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift, and it s crafting Gunner and Perfect Beach for the Samsung Gear.I m thrilled that nDreams is one of the first studios to support Daydream.With this new platform s announcement, it s that much easier to envisage a time where everyone always has access to high quality mobile VR entertainment, and it s exciting to be collaborating with Google on that ambition, nDream CEO and founder Patrick O Luanaigh said in a canned statement.O Luanaigh is a former creative director at Codemasters and Edios, shipping games such as Tomb Raider: Legend and Hitman: Bloody Money.
A screenshot from the remaster of Batman: Arkham Asylum.Warner Bros InteractiveWarner Bros Interactive has announced the Batman: Return to Arkham - which will bring Rocksteady Studios' Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City to PS4 and Xbox One on 29 July, and cost £39.99.The remasters have been developed by Virtuos Games and will include, according to a press release, "improved graphics, as well as upgraded models, environments, lighting, effects and shaders."Though aided in their success by the Hollywood limelight of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy, the games cut their own thematic path – blending technological realism and gadgetry with the heightened reality of the expanded Batman world.Arkham Asylum takes place within the DC Comics series' famed psychiatric hospital which, in the story, houses a large number of Batman's enemies and has been taken over by a coup by master criminal The Joker.A trailer was released accompanying the announcement, which is embedded below.
Rockstar Games has shipped more than 65 million units of Grand Theft Auto V worldwide, according to an announcement by Take-Two Interactive today.Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick said during the company s analyst call that GTA V had set yet another record, with the 65 million units up from 60 million in early February.A year ago, the game had sold 52 million units.If you multiply the total by $60 per copy at the retail price, you get about $3.9 billion in revenues.That s pretty amazing.Zelnick noted that the game just keeps on performing, even though it was originally released in September 2013 on PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.The game debut on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November 2014, and then it hit the Windows PC in April 2015.One of the things that keeps it going its Grand Theft Auto Online, which has been a cash cow and keeps fresh content coming for the fans.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has confirmed that a remastered version of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City will be coming to PS4 and Xbox One on July 26.The two games were originally released for PS3 and Xbox 360 and used the Unreal Engine 3, but this new bundle will see them ported to Unreal Engine 4, a modern and better looking engine.As well as an engine upgrade, Warner Bros. is also promising upgraded models and environments as well as tweaks to the games' lighting, effects and shaders.Two out of the trilogyArkham Asylum and Arkham City were both developed by Rocksteady Studios and were released in 2009 and 2011 respectively.A prequel, Arkham Origins, was released in 2013, but this was developed by a different studio and hence isn't considered a full member of the Arkham trilogy.Batman: Arkham Knight was later developed by Rocksteady for the PS4 and Xbox One, and will also not be included in this remastered version.
Disney Movies VR lets you 'transport yourself into the wonderful world of Disney from your very own living room' DisneyDisney has released a free app for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift that aims to bring iconic pop-culture locations from its numerous mega-franchises into the world of VR virtual reality .The app, entitled Disney Movies VR, features characters and places from The Jungle Book, Captain America and also Star Wars.Part of the enduring appeal of virtual reality is the promise of being transported into fantastical worlds, if only for a brief few moments.As for Star Wars, we catch a glimpse of an AT-AT and come face to face with The Force Awakens' violently adorable spherical droid BB-8 on board the Millenium Falcon.It's not a glitch by the way: the trailer just doesn't have soundYouTube/Radio Disney ClubShould be great, right?Sony shocked a lot of fans by revealing that EA and DICE's hugely successful first-person shooter Star Wars: Battlefront was on its way to PlayStation VR.
Alphabet Inc. s Google outlined several initiatives around virtual-reality in a bid to compete with rivals like Facebook Inc. that have taken an early lead in the emerging technology.Google is already a prolific maker of virtual-reality headsets, with its Cardboard offering that uses a smartphone as a screen and costs $20.Google has given out more than one million of the devices, including to most subscribers of the New York Times as part of a partnership with the paper.Oculus also offers virtual-reality software, including an effective app store that is also available on Samsung s devices, which will compete directly against Google s new VR software.HTC Corp. has partnered with gaming firm Valve Corp. to offer a high-end VR headset, and Sony Corp. is planning its own headset for its PlayStation game console later this year.Google also said its model headset will offer higher-quality experiences than smartphone-based devices, reducing complaints of motion sickness.
UPDATE: It's coming just a little bit later than expected, but last month's leaks see below are legit: both Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City are headed to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.ORIGINAL STORY 18/4/16 : Many of the best games from the last generation of consoles have been given a bit of extra spit-polish and re-released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One - and it looks like the Dark Knight may join the party.According to Eurogamer, a Batman Arkham HD Collection may be announced as soon as tomorrow, with the purported set bringing both Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City to both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.The news comes via a GameStop employee, who sent in corporate emails alerting stores to the incoming announcement.Pre-orders will reportedly go live tomorrow when the game is revealed, and then the games are slated to release in a bundle on 10 June.Both games were developed by Rocksteady and received largely glowing reviews upon their respective releases in 2009 and 2011.
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Unreal Engine is one of the most popular tools used by developers, thanks to its graphical fidelity and ease of use.The potential market for VR is $30 billion by 2020 on all platforms, advisory firm Digi-Capital forecasts.Right now, Samsung Gear VR has a big headstart on the mobile side of the emerging business, so Google can use Epic s help.At Epic our mission is to give developers the very best tools for building immersive and visually impressive experiences with great performance on every platform we support, Kim Libreri, Epic Games chief technology officer, noted in a blog post on the company s site.We have been creating VR experiences for many years now that not only push visual fidelity but what s possible in terms of input, interaction, characters and gameplay mechanics.Epic Games created the Unreal Engine 4 plugin for Daydream with help from Hardsuit Labs, a developer that has used Unreal for games like the PlayStation 4 and PC shooter Blacklight: Retribution.Most gamers know the Unreal Engine for its use in PC and console games, typically graphically demanding titles like shooters and open-world experiences.
Rockstar GamesRockstar Games is "hard at the work on future projects" which will be "revealed soon", according to the latest financial report from parent company Take-Two.Given how much money GTA Online is making, this likely wouldn't be the case if the studio were releasing a new game soon.Take-Two's list of upcoming games for the current financial year ending 31 March 2017 includes Mafia 3, Civilisation 6, WWE 2K17 and NBA2K17.No further details were offered on whatever it is Rockstar has in the works, or whether any announcement would be made at next month's E3 trade show in Los Angeles.The news will ramp up speculation regarding a follow-up to 2010 classic Red Dead Redemption – which is believed to be Rockstar's next game.Were Rockstar to make an appearance at E3, which they rarely do, it would likely be during Sony's press conference.