The latest title from Bethesda, The Evil Within, will be arriving on the PlayStation 3 and 4 in October. Developed by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami and Japanese studio Tango Gameworks, it promises another third person survival horror experience. The follows veteran detective Sebastian Castellanos as he navigates a deranged world full of monsters while trying to unravel the secret of the invincible apparition known as Ruvik (voiced by Jackie Earle Haley of Rorschach fame).
Nintendo announce updated versions of the popular 3Ds handheld consoles last Friday, although there is little information about when the new machine will be available outside Japan. Gamers will be looking forward to the new internals which promise to improve performance, more trigger buttons, and the addition of a tiny analogue stick on the right side of the device.
Good Old Games, or GOG, has always been the place to find DRM free games for those who want to avoidbeing locked into Steam or any other DRM. It is now also a place to get DRM free movies, or at least it will if talks with Hollywood executives go well. For now, the new Movie tab on GOG.com will contain a documentaries about gaming and internet culture; the kind of thing that resonates with its main customers.
Valve is being taken to court by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) over its Steam refund policy. The suit alleges that the current policy fails to comply with Australian consumer rights; most of which stem from Steam’s no refund policy. It appears the fact that Valve doesn’t have an official presence in the country will not stop the authorities from filing the suit.
The Pokemon company has announced the existence of the Pokemon fighting game that many fans have been waiting for. Built on a fighting style similar to Tekken, courtesy of a partnership with Bandai-Namco, the game is apparently being named Pokken Tournament. Just in case players aren’t aware of the link between the two games.
Any LINE Rangers player out there? In case you missed the notice, LINE has been giving away free Rubies (the virtual currency that is used in the popular tower defence game) since yesterday to celebrate the game’s latest achievement of 20 million downloads. Given the fact that the game has only been out for month, it is indeed an impressive milestone.
Gaming peripheral maker Razer has come up with a way for gamers to keep track of all those enticing discounts on the internet. Called the Razer Cortex, it is a desktop application that tracks and compares the prices of games across several different online stores. It may also include Razer’s Game Booster as part of the package as well, but that isn’t as much fun as always knowing the cheapest place to get games.
Bungie studios next triple A title, Destiny, is in the final stages of making production and will be available for gamers very soon. However, the open-universe first person shooter will not be allowing players to trade weapons with each other. A very strange design choice considering that the game is meant to be played in a persistent online world.
Released into the market earlier this year, the Logitech PowerShell Controller and Battery allows iPhone owners to game comfortably using a proper physical gamepad instead of the virtual buttons on their smartphone’s display. At the same time, the PowerShell is also able to provide extra power juice to user’s device via its built-in 1500mAh battery
However, the controller’s RM 399 price tag was rather costly though. Well…if the price factor has been stopping you from getting your hands on a unit, Storekini have a good news for you then.
Fez designer Phil Fish has not had the most pleasant of experiences in the game development industry, and it has only become worse over the weekend. His company, Polytron, has been compromised by an unidentified hacker; causing a large amount of private information to be stolen.
The PlayStation Network suffered a prolonged outage yesterday after the servers came under attack from a hacker group known as Lizard Squad. This group had already attacked Blizzard, Grinding Gear Games, and Riot Games before deciding that it wanted to bring down the PSN. Users were kicked from multiplayer games and could not log in over the course of the attack.