Archives / 2014 / March

Don't be on the lookout for a Watch Dogs demo

Over the past few days, Watch Dogs creative director Jonathan Morin has been deluged by anxious fans asking about a potential demo for the open-world adventure – a demo that, Morin claims, is not in development. “Dude relax, I receive too much tweets,” Morin replied to one Twitter user who had repeatedly badgered the developer for an answer. “[There is] no demo planned befo... »

Google partners with Pikachu in Google Maps: Pokémon Challenge [April Fools!]

Google wants to hire the very best. Like no one ever was. If you're a Pokémon master and can meet some extreme physical fitness requirements, you might have what it takes to survive the Pokémon Challenge, a fictional Google Maps-based job application that employs an augmented reality interface. The latest version of Google Maps for smartphones now includes a built-in Pokedex, so eve... »

European Commission approves UK games tax breaks

The European Commission announced it's approved the UK's long-sought gaming tax breaks, paving the way for the government to start finally implementing relief for game makers in the country. Almost a year after raising doubts over the necessity of the relief, the EU executive body concluded its investigation and gave the measure the go-ahead. “Out initial doubts have been dispelled... »

Goat Simulator launch trailer kids around with Dead Island

Between Escape Goat 2 and Goat Simulator, wow: Goats, so hot right now. Remember that launch trailer for Dead Island from a few years back that caught so much attention? Well, prepare to never view it the same way again. Coffee Stain Studios' game is the “latest in goat simulation technology, bringing next-gen goat simulation to YOU.” The dev isn't lying: If you're going... »

Sony commits to 2014 release for PS4 racer Driveclub

Sony has issued a new statement on Driveclub and assured that all is well after the recent lay-offs at Evolution Studios. “We would like to make it very clear that the development of Driveclub on PS4 is going from strength to strength,” a Sony spokesperson said. “The announced studio changes across WWS yesterday have not affected the development of Driveclub or the Driveclub team... »

Call of Duty: Ghosts next-gen upgrade expires March 31

If you're hoping to make the jump to the new generation of hardware with Call of Duty: Ghosts in tow, you should get a move on. Activision's promotional offer on upgrades of the shooter ends in just five days. Call of Duty: Ghosts first debuted only a few weeks prior to the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. To ease the transition from one console generation to the next, Activisio... »

Wolfenstein: The New Order Panzerhund Edition Doesn't Include The Game

Here's something a bit different: Bethesda has just announced the Wolfenstein: The New Order Panzerhund Edition – and it doesn't come with a copy of the game. The Panzerhund Edition is a Bethesda Store exclusive, Bethesda told today. There, it costs $100, but it will ship worldwide. For that you get a vintage footlocker-style box with a stamped number plate right above the antiqued... »

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition TU14 arrives today

PS3 Update Comes Tomorrow Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition's long-awaited new update launches today, developer Mojang has confirmed. PlayStation 3 players will have to wait just a day longer: Title Update 14 arrives tomorrow for those on Sony's machine. “It is finally here! TU14 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will be out later today on Xbox 360 and tomorrow on PS3,” Mojang wrote. ... »

Amazon Gold Box Event discounts South Park, Lightning Returns, more

Online retailer Amazon has kicked off another all-day Gold Box Event, bringing discounts to games like South Park: The Stick of Truth, Thief, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 and the Android-powered Ouya console. South Park: The Stick of Truth is today's Deal of the Day . Normally priced at $60, during the Event, South Park has been discounted by 28 percent to $43. Appropriately, the PlayS... »

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls summer update introduces ladder-centric Seasons

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls expands the infernal dungeon crawler for the first time in two years with new story content today, but even with substantial changes in place Blizzard is already discussing how future patches alter the way Diablo plays. Diablo 3 version 2.1 will bring requested systems including Seasons, a take on Diablo 2's Ladders, and tiered Rifts. “We're still working ... »

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