Wed, Dec 18, 2013 | 08:28 GMT
Star Wars: Attack Squadrons is a flight combat title from new studio Area 52 Games. It’s free and coming to PC in 2014, with a beta expected in due course.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 | 13:33 GMT
Quirky, colourful and endlessly ego-boosting – the free-to-play Doki-Doki Universe offers you the whole world, if you’ll only advance past the paywall. Brenna finds she didn’t really need a whole galaxy of personality quizzes.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 | 05:29 GMT
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has added thatgamecompany’s Flower and Ed Fries’ Halo 2600 to its permanent collection, Polygon reports. Both games were featured in the successful Art of Video Games exhibition, which is currently on tour in the US, and will join the museum’s “growing collection of film and media arts”.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 | 05:21 GMT
If you’re one of the lucky few to have your hands on an Oculus Rift dev kit, you’ll be pleased to know Valve has made it significantly easier to find software to use with your expensive new toy. A VR Support category is now available listing all the games the service hosts with native Oculus Rift display modes. Check out this Steam search to see compatible titles ahead of your next “booze and carefully not throwing up on my living room carpet” VR party. A consumer version of Oculus Rift is on the way thanks to a hefty cash injection from investors.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 | 05:05 GMT
Overgrowth developer Wolfire Games has made the rabbit combat sim available via Steam Early Access for those who can’t wait a minute more.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 | 04:50 GMT
A one-of-a-kind gold-plated Xbox One is on sale at Harrods. The £5,999 console was lovingly layered in 24 carat gold by Crystal Rocked. Otherwise, it’s totally bog-standard – no extra bells and whistles, and the controller hasn’t been modified. If any of my admirers are reading this, just a reminder that my delivery address is in my email signature and that I only grow more handsome by the day.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 | 04:45 GMT
Samsung has come clean on the long-rumoured GamePad and Mobile Console app for its popular Galaxy range of Android smartphones.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 | 04:29 GMT
PlayStation Australia has confirmed a shipment of PS4s due in February will fulfil all current pre-orders and supply a surplus of “thousands” more.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 | 04:17 GMT
Penny Arcade Expo events will in future include a space called the Roll for Diversity Hub and Lounge, designed as “a resource for PAX Attendees to find information related to issues surrounding women, LGBTQ, people of colour, disabled people, and mental health issues in gaming”.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 | 02:23 GMT
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma is the happy recipient of a shiny new release date, just squeezing into the first quarter of next year.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 | 02:14 GMT
Grand Theft Auto 5 took out top honours in Raptr’s annual survey of gamer activity throughout the year.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 | 02:04 GMT
Xbox One is now host to the free FiOS TV app. Assuming you’ve both an Xbox Live Gold member and FiOS TV and Internet subscriber, you’ll be able to enjoy up to 74 live channels, with no extra hardware required. I don’t understand cable TV at all, being inherently opposed to paying for anything, so go check out Xbox Wire for more details on this proposition. You can do some sweet screen-in-screen stuff with the Xbox One, so it’s probably pretty cool.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 | 01:58 GMT
Sony is believed to be casting early lures to PlayStation Network developers while it weighs up the possibility of bringing PlayStation Mobile to Vita TV.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 | 01:45 GMT
You may have noticed Zen Pinball 2 was not in this week’s North American PlayStation Store update. Full marks for observation. Zen Studios has confirmed the port will arrive in the region in next week’s update on December 24. It’s still expected in this week’s European PSN update tomorrow. You’ll be able to import some of your DLC from the PS3 version, which is nice.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 | 01:34 GMT
Microsoft won’t be rudderless for much longer, as the company’s board expects to have chosen a successor to Steve Ballmer before 2014 has time to really get going.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 | 04:18 GMT
GTA Online’s anticipated Capture mode arrives as part of a hefty update Rockstar’s multiplayer effort tomorrow.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 | 01:04 GMT
Skullgirls will be pulled from the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live by publisher Konami, but will return in the new year with a subtitle.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 | 00:37 GMT
Terraria arrived on Vita in this week’s North American PlayStation Network update; check out the portable version of the 2D mining and crafting sandbox in the trailer below the break.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 | 00:33 GMT
PlayStation CEO Andrew House believes Sony pushed harder for new IP than other platform holders.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 | 04:52 GMT
With Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Crystal Dynamics couldn’t resist creating a new version of Lara Croft, despite the fact that the original version already represented a major makeover for the oft-refreshed leading lady.