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The Pinball Arcade in development for PS4

Friday, 15 March 2013 14:54 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The Pinball Arcade is in development for PS4, it has been announced. According to a development post over on the PS Blog, the team is “adding rendering tech for per pixel ray casting, area lights/shadows, point lights and screen space ambient occlusion,” to the game on the new console. The physics and gameplay on all of the DLC tables released will also be updated, and the team is “very confident” it can add these features on PS4 and maintain 60 fps.

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31 Comments

  1. Dragon246

    PS4 games coming thick and fast. It certainly wont suffer from the anemic launch of WiiU. Constant stream of games looks confirmed now.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Yeah, Sony246, Pinball Arcade is a killer app. Such a fantastic “constant stream of games”. Nintendo probably is crying right now.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dragon246

    ^ *Yawn*
    Anything else to say?
    Btw I never knew Pinball Arcade is a killer app. Guess it looks awesome in 12121*3123321 resolution with nVidia 2322gtxxx and Intel i3121 processor with PhysiXXXX enabled.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Lengendaryboss

    @2 I don’t recall him/her saying it is a killer app, just mentioned the amount of PS4 games being announced. why should nintendo be crying their handheld success in Japan is beyond amazing.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    @4, I was being sarcastic to him about “killer app”.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Ge0force

    I’m actually a huge fan of Pinball Arcade. I really loved those tables in the arcades when I was a kid, and it’s fantastic to play them again on my PS3/Vita.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Lengendaryboss

    @5 Damn my sarcasm radar has not been working lately.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. OlderGamer

    Do you have a Sony tatoo somewhere on your body Dragon? lol.

    The WiiU had a good and solid launch line up. And the system sold 500,000 units more then Wii did at launch. It is the post launch where the trouble begain. Psst, don’t be shocked if both MS and Sony don’t also have post launch troubles. Like the 3DS and Vita also did. Sure steady flows of new games help. But a prhibitive price points kills. 3DS needed a price reduction and it took off. Vita also needs a price cut(got one for JPN – and took off in jpn). WiiU needs a price cut too.

    Don’t know about you man, but I notice a pattern.

    The systems sell to enthusists. Then hit a proverbial brick wall. Once deeper games libries and lower prices come out, the systems start moving again. But without a steady flow of system sales, often times games stop coming, get pushed back or even dev/pub support gets pulled altogether. Kind of a catch 22.

    Look at Rayman for WiiU, a great looking game. It sold me on the system. Now because the install base is at a stand still UBI feels more money can be made on PS360 systems, so they postponed WiiUs version(no doubt hoping for an increase in user base) and took the game multiplat. Vita lost games and pubs pulled support.

    Why do you only see one slanted version of things…constantly. Esp when the word Sony is involved? PS4 is looking nice. I am interested, more so at this point then I am with XBNXT. However, this announcment doesn’t have any great significance. This isn’t even a Zen Pinball game.

    And how does a pinball game ensure there will be a constant flow of PS4 games? What happens if after the inital rush of PS4 launch sales, the new system stalls too? Will pubs rethink their strategies? Will they hang on to project launches? Pull games? They did with Vita. Will devs/pubs decide that moving away from PS360 platforms isn’t worth it right now?

    In truth it is too early to make any types of bold sweeping statements. Best to take a wait and see approach. But you constant dig at anything non Sony has gotten rather stale at this point. You can love Sony, sleep in Sony PJs, wipe with Sony ingramed Toilet Paper if ya like. But if you would drop the slant once in awhile, many of us would think more of your posts.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Clupula

    I’m actually a bit underwhelmed by this announcement, but then again, I was always underwhelmed by the experience of real life pinball.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. OlderGamer

    I really enjoy the Zen Pinball games. I own em on xb360 and PS3, and will be grabbing them for WiiU next week. I am sure this franchise is good. Nothing wrong with it, so it seems. But I doubt it is an indication of much of anything.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Clupula

    I dunno. My first thought upon seeing this was that a pinball title seems like the type of thing that gets quietly released alongside the actual titles people really want to play.

    I’m old enough that I remember when arcades had several pinball machines to choose from and I always opted, instead, to play the videogames.

    In fact, I even remember when they tried some sort of hybrid thing with Pac-Man and I didn’t like that either, as a kid.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Dragon246

    I remember someone saying “JAPAN is NINTYLAND”. Look at the recent chart to correct your erroneous facts. Sony platforms have more than 50% of hardware sales and top 20 has 75% of games on Sony platform.
    That is why Ninty fans are useless in terms of predictions.

    Oh, now some facts-
    1. WiiU in Feb
    http://gamasutra.com/view/news/188567/Wii_U_still_struggles_in_February_sales_charts.php
    2. WiiU in Jan
    http://gamasutra.com/view/news/186741/At_57K_sold_Wii_Us_January_performance_is_historically_abysmal.php
    So sales wise, its performing worst than ANY current gen platforms ever.
    3.Its losing 3rd party support
    http://gamasutra.com/view/news/187541/Nintendo_platforms_lagging_behind_in_developer_support.php
    And games for it die-
    http://gamasutra.com/view/news/187726/Crysis_3_on_Wii_U_had_to_die.php

    But ninty fans sure see everything fine and dandy. Fine with me.
    Btw, show me where I said WiiU will fail. I think it will still sell well (Pachter predictions are stop on in that regard imo, 30-50 million units), but 3rd place is fixed for it.
    “In truth it is too early to make any types of bold sweeping statements.”
    Says someone who thinks Sony is the first one out of console biz, Japan is ninty domination (completely bogus).
    And not to forget “Nentendo is the only games company”. Right…

    Come back when you have some solid facts, not “I think”.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Da Man

    This is amazing. Unlike the lame, anti-hardcore Pinball on Xbox/Xbox360 this looks very promising for my SONY® PLAYSTATION4® or VITA®.

    Pinball on xbox is casual and ludictrous, pinball on SONY® is fantastic and hardcore.

    I hope they add some motion controller support. Motion controller for SONY® is unlike the casual Kinect.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Lengendaryboss

    @12 That is true dedication to defending Sony, which is something i admire, but i think your fanboyness is slightly extreme and might have made you biased. But i believe Sony and Nintendo do very well in their homeland. But The PS Vita and Wii U have already been called flops, they are in the same boat. But there are Killer apps coming out for it like Tearaway, Soul Sacrifice and Killzone Mercenary for PS Vita and for Wii U there are Various killer apps like Pikmin, Mario and Monster Hunter Ultimate.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. OlderGamer

    “@12 That is true dedication to defending Sony, which is something i admire, but i think your fanboyness is slightly extreme and might have made you biased.”

    Crazy innit?

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Imperius

    @13 I smell a troll

    @14 I owned/own a PC, iPhone 4S, Atari, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, N64, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advanced, Playstation, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, PS Vita, Xbox, Xbox 360, and soon I’ll own a PS4, a Next Box, and Upgrade my PC. (All bought at launch)

    You’ll notice a few missing due to lack of hardware or bad hardware. Gamecube, Wii, Wii U, PSP (One Joystick?), Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS (Oh the old wii trick add a gimmick sell it new)

    That said I don’t hate Nintendo but I do want them to fail. I want their games on the big boys hardware. They make good games not good hardware. I can’t keep playing shit that looks like its from 1992…

    I’m not a fan boy of any one company. I play games to play them. I want my games to look better every few years not lag behind and look better every 10.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Da Man

    I smell butthurt..

    Also smell a 10 word internet hardcore vocabulary.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Dragon246

    @14,
    Oh sure, Vita and WiiU are surely in the same boat, I never said otherwise now, did I. Unfortunately, see ninty fans comments on Vita page, it was supposedly dead for months now, yet WiiU is alive and kicking.
    I have a bit of history with these ninty folks here, you would not know that. Just see those remarks I mentioned in my comment. They consist of people saying WiiU will be sold out 6 months before release, and now keeping their mouths shut. It took one WiiU comment to hurt their egos.
    Btw, I wonder what is biased there, facts are facts aren’t they. Correct me if I am wrong, but I always use reputable sources to bring across my point.
    And I don’t never make statements like them. About Japan, its an even split, sometimes Ninty wins, sometimes Sony. When I said this months ago, they were like “OH , YOU MADZ? “.
    And games only wont do for vita and wiiu, price cut + games are needed. I don’t think vita can emulate psp success in west and same for wiiu (in regards to wii- 12 million ltd) in japan.

    @OG,
    Keep your tattoo safe. If you have any counter arguments, I am willing to hear.
    If you have any that is.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Lengendaryboss

    @16 Wow a lot former/current devices. I agree Nintendo do make very good games as for their hardware it just lacks the Third party support and i personally see the hardware they make now is just not for me (Plus my family is strongly associated with PlayStation).

    #19 2 years ago
  20. OlderGamer

    “Correct me if I am wrong,”

    Sorry my friend, I just don’t have that much time ;)

    And why do you feel the need to label people so much? Just because someone owns a PS3 along side a xb360 and a wii/wiiu doesn’t a Sony Guy make them. Infact if they own them all, i would say it makes them a well rounded gamer.

    Power hint:

    I own all of the systems. All of them. Even most of the retro systems. That doesn’t make me a Ninty Guy anymore then a Sega or Atari or MS or Sony Guy. I am just a gamer.

    I am not the one with the agenda.

    Your serve. But really I have to run, I need to take my wife to DRs. She is running a fever today.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Dragon246

    “I am not the one with the agenda.”
    Says the guy who responded to something that was a statement on sales with this-
    “Do you have a Sony tatoo somewhere on your body Dragon? lol.”
    And remember putting MK sales figures on GT sales page? Or pasting every SONY®(thanks DM) article with junk rating link. Yup that was you , a person with no agenda.

    Sorry OG, I know you have enough time. You will 2-3 more walls of text somewhere else on the site, but not here since you have got nothing to counter.
    And everything I said there was based on facts, and predictions are clearly labels as that and are ones that are supported by biggest industry analysts.

    Now before your friends jump on, I am out. I hate this personalized debates on companies.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Lengendaryboss

    @17 LOL :)
    @18 Ok fair enough, but do you always go out of your way to back up your statements with “reputable sources” and don’t you think highlighting Wii U’s Misfortunes and defending Sony can attract the Nintendo folks/Fans?

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Dragon246

    @22,
    I never would have linked those articles if someone hasn’t personally insulted me. But they are true nonetheless, and I never say something without proof, hence those sources.Maybe because I am a physics guy ;)
    They are companies for Gods sake, why does these people make it personal. We could have discussed this properly, but nope…
    And now that I responded to him, I am worried some even more foulmouthed people will arrive here in a few moments. Just listen to them.

    And btw, people here are way worse than me about WiiU, comparing to GC and Dreamcast. Yet these ninty fans wont point out that. As I said, it may be due to history.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Imperius

    @#17 here is some food sir :) not mad just pointing out the obvious so I can be called Captain.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Joe Musashi

    #17 “I smell butthurt..

    Also smell a 10 word internet hardcore vocabulary.

    There’s 10 unique words in that comment.

    JM

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Djoenz

    Im curious do you veteran vg247 members usually comment about the article itself or more about the people tht comment? Its always interesting to see projects for the nextgen console, so far Im not tht impressed though. Meh I usually buy consoles way overdue anyway. Its cheaper tht way and sometimes useful. Slim version ftw.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Da Man

    #24 As I said, you should try improving your vocabulary (if not visit a psychologist).

    There’s more to the world than internet, ‘trolls’, ‘fanboys’ and ‘haters’, good sir 12 years old.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Djoenz

    @Da Man
    You make absolutely no sense.
    Sarcasme is not witty. A lot of trolls like to think tht.
    Then you get called out and you reply in the most retarded way ever.

    Dude -__-

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Da Man

    Who said it was sarcasm??

    Do you as well call people ‘haters’ when they step on your toes?

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Djoenz

    Your first comment @13 wasnt sarcasme?
    Arent they the same game just on two different platforms?

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Da Man

    Why do you arseholes constantly answer with a question?

    No, it was mockery..

    #31 2 years ago

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    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]