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Matthew Byrd Aug 17, 2016
Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare is heading back to the 1980s - and we've got the new trailer here...
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon proved that there is no popular first-person shooter that wouldn't benefit from implementing a heavy dose of 1980s ridiculousness into the gameplay formula, and now, Call of Duty will take its own stab at that particular recipe as Infinity Ward has announced that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's zombie mode will take players back to that fabled time in popular culture in order to do battle with the undead.
The must-see reveal trailer can be found below:
Rather than match the theme of Infinite Warfare by having fans do battle with zombies in space again such as we saw in one of Black Ops zombie maps, Infinity Ward designed the upcoming Zombies In Spaceland to take you and your team of decade appropriate »
Over the long holiday weekend, I moved into a new apartment with my girlfriend. It’s been in the works for a while, and as well as we planned it, it still turned into a prohibitive amount of work. I’m worn down by how many times I’ve climbed the front and back steps of the new place, and by just how much work it was to get everything over here. Even after hiring movers, I still feel like I’ve been in constant motion, lifting and carrying every piece of media I own at some point, and while I remain steadfast in my belief that physical media is still the way to go, it took everything I had not to just set it all on fire and run screaming into the night at some point. One of the few places where I’ve gone completely digital is with my gaming, »
- Drew McWeeny
Acclaimed "Drive," "Spring Breakers," "Traffic" and "Only God Forgives" composer Cliff Martinez has joined the world of superheroes with Film Music Reporter today reporting that he has signed on to score James Mangold's upcoming "Wolverine" film - the third solo and apparent final outing for Hugh Jackman as the clawed mutant.
Details on the film's story are being kept secret, but it has been heavily rumored that the film will be a loose adaptation of the Old Man Logan storylines from the comics. Shooting is now underway in New Orleans.
Martinez takes over from Marco Beltrami who scored 2013's "The Wolverine". Martinez scored "The Neon Demon" currently in cinemas, is doing the score for the upcoming "War Dogs" and most recently did the scores for Cinemax's "The Knick" and the video game "Far Cry 4". »
- Garth Franklin
It seems like every day we get a new Spider-Man: Homecoming casting announcement (we actually got two yesterday), and sure enough, this evening THR has brought us another. According to the trade, Better Call Saul alum Michael Mando – who gamers will also recognize as Vaas from Far Cry 3 – has joined the already massive cast of Marvel and Sony’s reboot.
Following suit with most of the other recent casting reports for the flick, not so much as a single hint is given as to the identity of the character he’ll be playing. There was a time when the trades would usually manage to find out those kind of details prior to posting, but it looks like the studios are succeeding in keeping a tighter lid on things these days.
So, whether Mando turns out to be an established Marvel character or not remains to be seen, but whoever he »
- Mark Cassidy
First introduced via Assassin’s Creed almost a decade ago, tower synchronization – that is, the mechanic of unlocking piecemeal portions of the game map as you go – fast become a cornerstone of Ubisoft’s open-world slate.
From the numerous AC sequels to Far Cry to Watch Dogs in 2014, it’s a feature that has no doubt become trite through repetition – and it would appear Ubisoft is at least conscious of shaking up the formula.
That’s according to Watch Dogs 2 Creative Director Jonathan Morin, who confirmed to Eurogamer that the publisher’s famed tower unlocking system won’t feature in the upcoming sequel. Instead, the entirety of San Francisco will be open from the get-go:
“It’s not a game where you open your map and everything’s there. There are no towers. You just explore the world.”
Elsewhere, Morin also noted how players interact with other members of DedSec, »
- Michael Briers
Shaun Eddleston reviews Trials of the Blood Dragon…
This year’s E3 was packed full of great surprises and announcements that will certainly be discussion points in the gaming world for quite some time. One of these announcements was unveiled by Ubisoft during their keynote, as we saw Far Cry Blood Dragon creative director Dean Evans and RedLynx co-founder Antti Ilvessuo strut onstage clad in outrageous zubaz (which, along with fanny packs, was the fashion choice of professional wrestlers in the early 90’s) to announce that Trials and Blood Dragon “make baby together”, before showing off a trailer for the game in the style of a retro toy commercial. Needless to say, I was hooked in by this marketing style straight away (being the 27 year old child that I am) as I was a huge fan of the original Blood Dragon game, and I’ve lost so many hours of »
- Shaun Eddleston
When Trials of the Blood Dragon was announced last week at E3 2016, it seemed like a mashup that was just crazy enough to actually work. Sure, there weren’t many similarities between Trials and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, but they both had an eccentric sense of humor. They were rare glimpses of actual personality from Ubisoft, who often publishes bland Aaa-titles like Watch_Dogs. So as wild as the game seemed, it almost made perfect sense on paper.
Since the title was developed by Trials studio RedLynx, one would think that the crossover might lose what made Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon so great. That’s not the case though, as it does a great job capturing the over-the-top pro-America essence of Blood Dragon. There are communists to kill, American flags to put up (which act as the game’s checkpoints), and of course, dragons to deal with. Add »
- Tyler Treese
Fantasy epic Warcraft hasn’t wowed critics, but it’s predicted to be a major hit in China - which could result in a sequel...
You may have noticed that reviews for Warcraft, the adaptation of Blizzard’s hit videogame franchise, weren’t exactly kind. While Duncan Jones’ fantasy has found its defenders - Mark Kermode and your humble writer being among them - the film’s welter of characters and CGI battles haven’t gone down well with most. Nor is its Us opening projected to be stratospheric; predictions from Hollywood crystal ball gazers suggest that Warcraft will make around $25m on its opening weekend, which places it well behind the $40m projection for The Conjuring 2. When you consider that Warcraft is a $160m+ would-be franchise opener and that the Conjuring sequel cost a fraction of that, the news doesn’t sound good.
Ryan Lambie Jul 27, 2016
With Jake Gyllenhaal already on board (see below), UbiSoft Motion Pictures is now in talks to add Jessica Chastain to the cast of The Division movie. It’s unclear at this stage what role she’d take in the new film, that Gyllenhaal is also producing. There’s the small matter of still needing a director for the feature, too.
Still, the cast is looking strong thus far, assuming Chastain’s role is confirmed. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.
Ubisoft's long-planned assault on the multiplex begins this autumn, with Michael Fassbender starring in Assassin's Creed out in December and Splinter Cell, featuring Tom Hardy, due next year. Looking further ahead, Ubisoft now has plans »
Gamers who missed out on the Humble Ubisoft Bundle the first time around now have another chance to grab a bunch of the publisher’s games for cheap. As usual, there’s several tiers you can unlock depending on how much money you’re willing to spend. The higher you go, the tastier the rewards.
See below for what you get with each tier.
Pay $1 or more
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
Pay more than $6.51 (current average)
All of the above
Far Cry 3
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China.
Pay $15 or more
All of the above
Assassin’s Creed Rogue
Pay $75 or more
All of the above
Tom Clancy’s The Division
Tom Clancy’s The Division t-shirt.
Is there anything better to spend $75 on? Just The Division alone fetches around $50 for a brand new copy, so for an »
- Joe Pring
Although it released to middling reviews back in the day, I was a fan of the original Homefront. While it may not have been the most polished game, and had a few rough edges, there were plenty of memorable moments in the game’s (short) campaign. The multiplayer, with its focus on large scale battles and vehicle-based combat, was also an excellent alternative to genre stalwarts at the time, and remains one of my favorite competitive experiences of the last console generation.
For those who have been following it over the years, Homefront: The Revolution has gone through a long and protracted development process. While the development team has largely remained the same since production began back in 2011, the publishing arm behind the game has changed hands over the years, and the general lack of hype or attention paid to the game leading up to its launch hasn’t exactly inspired confidence. »
- Shaan Joshi
Buoyed by Sony’s largest ever marketing campaign for a new PlayStation release, much to the surprise of no one it was Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End that reigned supreme in this week’s UK all-formats charts. Quite the feat, considering Naughty Dog’s action blockbuster launched exclusively for PlayStation 4.
Not only that, but week-one sales of Drake’s final journey were up 66 percent over Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, meaning Uncharted 4 was a shoo-in for the number one spot in this week’s charts. Beating out fellow newcomer Doom, as with each Chart-Track post, no specific figures were disclosed.
Mind you, across Xbox One and PC’s platform-specific top 10, it was id Software’s hellish reboot that clinched the coveted top spot. Below, you’ll find a rundown of this week’s all-formats chart, where Black Ops 3, The Division and Insomniac’s rebooted Ratchet & Clank round out the top three. »
- Michael Briers
The most downloaded games on the PlayStation Store have been revealed for April. The most downloaded PS4 game in the Us was Dark Souls III, followed by Ratchet & Clank. In Europe, Ratchet & Clank managed to take the top spot, while Dark Souls III came in at 3rd.
The top 20 for PS4 in the Us is as follows:
1 Dark Souls III
2 Ratchet & Clank
3 Rocket League
4 Mlb The Show 16
5 Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
6 Tom Clancy’s The Division
7 Grand Theft Auto V
8 Enter the Gungeon
9 Beyond: Two Souls
10 The Order: 1886
11 Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
12 LittleBigPlanet 3
14 Lego Marvel Super Heroes
15 Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition
16 Resident Evil 6
17 Salt and Sanctuary
18 EA Sports Ufc 2
20 Tom Clancy’S Rainbow Six Siege
Meanwhile, the European top 20 looks a little different:
1 Ratchet & Clank
2 Rocket League
3 Dark Souls III
4 Mad Max
5 Life is Strange
7 Resident Evil 6
8 Canis Canem Edit
10 Battlefield 4
12 Tom Clancy’s The »
- Tom Powter
What does it take to an endure as a successful film composer in the 21st century? The answer, if you’re Brian Tyler, is versatility – and a lot of energy. Making his concert debut at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Saturday night, the ubiquitous Tyler presented a rollicking line-up of his various scores for film, TV and console games, his muscular offerings proving that he really is this generation’s heir apparent to Jerry Goldsmith (that many of his scores exceed the quality of the projects for which they’re written is another facet he shares with Goldsmith.)
Loose and limber whilst addressing the might of the Philharmonia Orchestra, plus choir, Tyler’s dazzling conducting skills made for sheer spectacle all on their own, the composer using his entire body and vigorously gesticulating to all points »
- Sean Wilson
First uncovered by VideoGamer and then further explored in a story by Gizmodo, it looks as if the world's biggest e-tailer Amazon has initiated a controversial change in the way it does business.
It appears Amazon has now begun to restrict sales of some items to only members of its Amazon Prime service. This includes many major titles ranging the gamut from Blu-ray like "Birdman," "John Wick" and "Interstellar" to video games like "Grand Theft Auto V" and "Far Cry Primal".
Take "John Wick" for example. To buy it directly from Amazon would be $9 and requires you to be a Prime member. If you're not, you have to purchase it from one of the third-party retailers where new copies are starting from around $14.
Where the impact will really be felt is with international users of the service. Amazon Prime on the main site is restricted to U.S./Canada residents »
- Garth Franklin
Want to buy such hit games as Assassin's Creed Syndicate ? You'll need to shell out for Amazon Prime, we've learned...
For a subscription amounting to £79 per year for UK users, Amazon Prime offers access to one-day deliveries, streaming video and other perks. As highlighted by Videogamer, however, Amazon is now attempting to coax customers into signing up for Prime by only making certain games available to subscribers.
These "Prime-Exclusive Items" reportedly include such games as Grand Theft Auto 5, Rainbow Six Siege and Far Cry Primal. Curiously, though, there doesn't appear to be any consistency over which games are locked up on which system - the Xbox One Far Cry Primal is an exclusive, yet the PS4 version isn't. GTA 5, Rainbow Six Siege and Far Cry Primal on the PS4 are exclusives, but the Xbox One versions are available to everyone.
The PlayStation 4 Assassin's Creed: Syndicate is an »
Times are hard and they are especially harder when there is a huge amount of fantastic gaming titles coming at you from all angles so when the below news appears it’s quite fantastic. Ubisoft today has announced its Uplay Spring Shop Sale!
That’s right, though looking through the window you may be wondering if Winter has actually left us, well now you can keep your eyes on your shiny, bright monitors and see some impressive discounts of up to 75% on titles including Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Trials Fusion, Far Cry Primal, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and more.
These discounts are on digital games and they are only available for Uplay members throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Oceania. Discounted physical games are shipped to more than 140 countries within the region.
Now is the chance to grab those games that you missed – but with a »
At the end of March a Survivor Mode was announced for Far Cry Primal, and today it has arrived in a free update for all players. Fans of the game have been anticipating this addition since the announcement was made, but may be surprised to notice that it was also accompanied by another update as well.
If you have a machine that can make use of them, Far Cry Primal will now feature 4K textures. It’s a surprising modification, given that no announcement was made about the upgrade in advance.
Back to the Survivor Mode itself, however, and you’ll notice the changes immediately. There’s now a stamina bar that depletes with virtually every activity, which you’ll have to replenish with food or sleep if you hope to stay active – and alive, of course.
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- Gareth Cartwright
It’s often the case that great visionaries aren’t fully appreciated in the time that they’re alive. Plato was seen as a bit of an outsider back in the classical days, Hp Lovecraft’s stories were just seen as oddities in his time, and who knows, maybe in 100 years time people will look back on Donald Trump and think we were all idiots for ever thinking he was a horseman of the apocalypse.
A similar tendency can be seen in video games. Many titles confuse or disappoint us on release, only for their latent brilliance to be uncovered and appreciated years down the line, once we’ve tired of complaining about their many flaws.
These games usually dare to do things differently – whether by implementing punishing mechanics that don’t feel quite right, or by being oddly paced experiences that don’t really fit conventional ideas of fun, »
- Robert Zak
In amongst the rush of games that have recently announced survival modes, there’s perhaps none that would be as fitting as Far Cry Primal. So far this had sadly not materialised, but Ubisoft have finally revealed that their latest instalment to the Far Cry series will be getting its own Survivor mode very soon!
In a video announcement posted to the game’s official forums, Game Director Thomas Simon confirmed that the Survivor addition would be arriving with Far Cry Primal‘s next free update. In the video Simon announced that the mode would bring a number of immensely difficult challenges for a “very different experience with a new approach”.
Simon also confirmed that this Survivor mode will be playable in any difficulty setting, and with Permadeath available as an optional extra – you know; if you’re thinking of really putting yourself through the ringer…
An accompanying post at »
- Gareth Cartwright
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