Author Archives: Phil Owen
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 | 12:41 GMT
Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls and the next-gen editions of the RPG serve as Blizzard’s confidence scheme. Phil Owen was at BlizzCon to quiz the studio on why Diablo makes up a huge part of its ongoing plans.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 | 14:00 GMT
The PS4 is out. Phil Owen has dug deep into its systems to see how it performs now all of North America is using it at the same time.
Sun, Nov 03, 2013 | 00:30 GMT
GameTrailersTV will be doing a “#PS4ALLACCESS” thing on November 14 (PS4 Eve) at 11pm EST with Geoff Keighley pimping some “world premieres and announcements” that will “definitely” involved games that have not been announced for the console. (Perhaps including Journey.) You can stream it, so if you’re waiting in line for your this could help you amp yourself up to dangerous levels.
Sun, Nov 03, 2013 | 05:34 GMT
Below you can watch someone at Turn10 driving a Forza 5′s KTM X-Bow R at the Sebring International Raceway in Florida. Definitely watch it, and then let us all know if you spot any aliasing.
Sat, Nov 02, 2013 | 23:49 GMT
If you bought Castlevania: Mirror of Fate HD from PSN or Xbox Live this week, then you were treated to a playable demo for next year’s Lords of Shadow 2. But if you don’t want Mirror of Fate or to spend money for a demo, then you can watch said demo here.
Sat, Nov 02, 2013 | 23:18 GMT
If you have ordered a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One from a Best Buy store, you will have five days from when those consoles release to get it before they cancel your order and sell it to somebody else. If you ordered from bestbuy.com and chose in-store pickup, you’ll have eight days. Source
Sat, Nov 02, 2013 | 21:58 GMT
PS3 dungeon crawler Rainbow Moon does have a Vita version in the works, and SideQuest will be putting it out December 3 or 4, depending on your region. Saved games will be corr-compatible, so you can swap back and forth whenever you want. Not cross-buy, but owners of the PS3 version will get 50 percent off the Vita version, which should be the same $15 price as on PS3.
Sat, Nov 02, 2013 | 21:01 GMT
Most of us know what’s inside the PlayStation 4 at this point, and so maybe there’s not much point in listing them again. Unless, that is, you do so in a video that plays some OK music while the camera wooshes around a PS4 unit at every possible angle (except from below, sadly). Sony made that video.
Sun, Nov 03, 2013 | 21:42 GMT
Sat, Nov 02, 2013 | 20:22 GMT
Though this video is in Japanese without subtitles, it is still a video that shows the features of the PS Vita TV so you should be OK no matter what language you know best. That said, many of the terms they use are English words, so that also might help. But if you have lingering questions about this device, seeing it used should help answer them.
Sat, Nov 02, 2013 | 19:35 GMT
Sat, Nov 02, 2013 | 18:54 GMT
Bungie has seen what has happened with the launches of every high profile online game in the last couple years, and they want to avoid having the launch of Destiny be a major fiasco. So they’re having a beta in the first half of next year, and they want a million people “crashing against it.”
Sat, Nov 02, 2013 | 18:33 GMT
Mr. Todd Papy, who ran the show on God of War: Ascension, has left Sony Santa Monica to do something else. What that something else is is currently unknown, but he’s going to Germany and will stay in games. Relevant tweets below.
Sat, Nov 02, 2013 | 18:06 GMT
Today’s “daily deal” on Steam — these actually last two days — is Game Dev Tycoon, and it is 40 percent off. I’m telling you this because that game is the only place where civilians can get a completely authentic, accurate and exhaustive view of how game development works. The picture after the break proves it.
Sat, Nov 02, 2013 | 17:50 GMT
Ahead of Call of Duty: Ghosts’ launch on Tuesday, a new live-action ad for the game about a foursome of dudes having and “Epic Night Out” in which they play Call of Duty on the couch while imagining they are playing IRL Call of Duty and hitting on the lady soldier they see now that that’s a thing in CoD multiplayer.
Sat, Nov 02, 2013 | 16:50 GMT
In what could perhaps be seen as the breaking of a very minimal barrier, Mojang has announced at Minecon that they will be integrating streaming to Twitch.tv into the game.
Sat, Nov 02, 2013 | 16:24 GMT
There’s a sizable chunk of folks out there who aren’t big fans of what second screen apps have been up to, but it could be that Blue Castle, developers of Dead Rising 3, have figured it out. If you use the SmartGlass app in conjunction with their Xbox One launch game, a character will call your phone.
Fri, Nov 01, 2013 | 20:58 GMT
Before you this year, you couldn’t buy anything on the PlayStation store with your Paypal account. Then in January you could add Paypal funds to your PS Wallet from the Sony Network webstore, and now you can use Paypal on your PS3 in the PS Store in the US. Sony notes you will need a Paypal account in order to use Paypal.
Tue, Nov 05, 2013 | 13:11 GMT
Bungie didn’t want to create a straight-up sci-fi shooter with Destiny, instead it wanted to create something that wouldn’t be confused with its Halo franchise, according to writer Eric Osborne, who said the team kept this in mind during the game’s development.
Fri, Nov 01, 2013 | 19:06 GMT