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  1. IT'S BAAAAAAACK, I HOPE YOU MISSED IT! Back by popular demand from the rest of the staff telling me to get off my lazy butt and you members is the Weekly News Wrap-Up. These will be every week, and will usually premiere on Saturday or very late Friday if my watch is off. While you might not notice many changes in this issue, there will be a format overhaul in the way we do things, and it won't be JUST news stuff that you'd expect, however, the 3 articles packed in one are sticking. The WNW images will be changing as well, once I get the chance to speak to Austin and Jack of Harts. Anyway, let's go back with a boom! By the way, if you're wondering why this is called the JC15 Edition, it's because JC15 won the spot during the Christmas Raffle, so congrats JC15! Sorry it's late, I'll have a mod link this to you if you don't see it. Unto news! View attachment: WNW THE RETURN.png DayZ Sells Over 3 Million Units! (GameSpot.com) View attachment: dayz-ont-he-horizon-wallpaper.jpg Yes, you heard that news right, the highly played PC Early Access Survival MMO DayZ has sold over 3 Million units on Steam! Bohemia Interactive, DayZ's developers, announced this and had some kind words to say so fans, thanking them for their support in this early stage of development. "You all have helped make DayZ the best open world, zombie survival game. This is an amazing achievement, and we are really looking forward to start sharing with you all of our game design improvements, anti-hack solutions and other optimizations we have been working on for a majority of the last year." ~David Durcack, Project Lead Impressive numbers are not new for DayZ considering it's amazing reception at launch and the amount it sold in 4 weeks (1/3 of this). The game still has a long way to go though, as it was recently announced that DayZ would be coming to PS4 and likely Xbox One in 2016, with beta issues being ironed out on the PC along the way. Consider purchasing the game now though if you intend to as the price will raise when the game gets out of beta stage sometime in 2015. Game Link: http://store.steampowered.com/app/221100/ Borderlands 3 Possibly Revealing at PAX South 2015! (IGN.com) View attachment: borderlands_the_handsome_collection_coverart_2k 2.jpg With the recent announcement of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for current gen consoles and the recent release of Tales From the Borderlands, it's shocking that the next game may be on it's way soon. Borderlands 3 could be revealed at PAX South 2015 this year, as hinted from Randy Pitchford, the face of Gearbox and CEO. He slyly hinted at a Borderlands announcement when a fan asked about the sequel, though not confirming the third game. It could be a possible Borderlands 1 remaster as well, but seeing as The Handsome Collection isn't shipping with it, it seems odd for Gearbox and 2K to push two sets of remasters out at once not bundled together. What's also surprising is that Gearbox is currently (maybe not as much as we thought) pouring all resources into a MOBA for consoles called Battleborn, which looks to blend the artsy style of Borderlands with the gameplay reliant on coordination of DOTA. Either way, it will be an exciting year for Borderlands fans, you can be sure of that! Dying Light Recieves Free DLC For Region Launch Issues! (GameInformer.com) View attachment: Dying_Light_cover.jpg Games these days are no stranger to launch issues, bugs and glitches, even gamebreaking, are common, but launch issues pushing boxed copies back in release date because of shipping issues aren't as common. Dying Light unfortunately suffered this as the game's retail copies failed to ship properly in some areas and ergo caused a delay. North and South America will still get the game on it's intended release date of January 27th, and digital copies are unaffected in these countries as well, but others may be out of luck for a while. For some reason, the digital versions will be delayed about a day in Europe, Asia, and other regions and physical copies will be delayed for a staggering month! No game has received launch issues like this in a while, which is why the game's developers will be giving out free DLC for the delay. Anyone purchasing the retail game in any country will get the Cuisine & Cargo DLC and the Ultimate Survivor Pack for free, and the best part, the 'Be The Zombie' mode will be free for all, first labelled as a pre-order bonus. In Other News: Halo: New Blood Announced! (343i.org) View attachment: canon_fodder_ep2_542x305-cd5000e3f52442d28c3dec05bb794b04.jpg This is what I was speaking about when I said that there would be new stuff, but from now on one piece of member news (News team or plain members, so long as it's not mine) will be added here and given a bit of traction! I hope this helps out people and gives some much needed coverage to the community's articles. Anyway, unto the news! UNSC Spartan II did a fantastic article today explaining the newly announced Halo short book series known as New Blood. If you loved ODST and want to see Nathan Fillion (and possibly the rest of the cast back), this is going to be good news for you. The novel will follow Buck being offered to join the Spartan IVs, similarly to how Jun was offered, but this time in a combat position. The cover-art shows Buck using a modified SMG of some sort that looks really badass! Check out Spartan's awesome article for the rest and be sure to give him a like and tell him I sent ya! Staff Highlights: Spring Suggestions! (343i.org) View attachment: Staff.jpg The final new addition as of yet is the Spring Suggestions thread put up by our fantastic moderator RedStarRocket, will focus on getting YOUR feedback for the future of the forum. Have any suggestions? Head over to the linked and tell us your ideas, if we like it, count on some changes being made. So far, some awesome ideas like the Calendar returning and new member groups are being tossed around, so I cannot wait to see what ideas you have for us and what comes about this spring! That's about it this week guys, I hope you all really enjoyed this entry, I cannot wait to keep going now into 2015. See you all next time, take care!
  2. Good mornin' ladies and gents, welcome to the Weekly News Wrap-Up for the end of January! As we begin our dark descent into the month of loooooove (ew) I want to thank you all for the tremendous support over this past year, as about a year ago I became your MoM and soon rose to a staff position. A year later I'm still going strong and couldn't have done it without you all behind me. Love aside, let's get down to the news of this week! View attachment: WNW 13115.png Battlefield Hardline Beta Bonus in Battlefield 4 + Details! (GameSpot.com) View attachment: battlefield-hardline.jpg If you're a Battlefield fan and cannot wait to play the Hardline beta on February 3rd, you may also have an interesting Battlefield 4 bonus awaiting you after playing. Just for playtesting Hardline you'll snag a nice looking Battlefield 4 dog-tag with the Hardline logo on it after the game's next patch in March. The tag will from then on be usable in Battlefield 4 only going right along with Hardline's launch in March. Playing the beta will not have content transfer to the final game. The beta will be available on all platforms except in Japan where the Xbox players will not have access to it. You can download it on Origin or over your respective console when it launches this Tuesday. Lead Writer of Borderlands Leaves Gearbox! (IGN.com) View attachment: borderlands2_review_massive_gamepage.jpg Borderlands is known for it's quirky pop culture based humour that, love it or hate it, has been prevalent in the series and part of it's identity for a long time, but that might be changing. Anthony Burch, the lead writer of the Borderlands series, who has worked on all of them to date, will be leaving Gearbox to pursue opportunities with television working with Hulu on a new series. While Gearbox hasn't commented publicly about his departure yet, he tweeted his support and thanks to the company and to the fans of Borderlands. This may be why Gearbox is choosing to look for help in building Borderlands 3, it is possible that after the Pre-Sequel many began to look for other opportunities like Burch. Either way, it's sad to see Burch leave the team, though I wish him luck in his future endeavors. Square Enix Announces Ultimate Stealth and Action Bundles! (GameInformer.com) View attachment: ultimate-triple-packs.png It seems that many companies are bundling their latest or most acclaimed titles together to receive a nicer payout and give fans a good deal, Square Enix is no different. The company is releasing two different bundles on March 31st at $29.99 a piece, each including three of their most critically acclaimed titles. The first bundle, called the Ultimate Action Triple Pack, will include Sleeping Dogs, Tomb Raider, and Just Cause 2. The second, the Ultimate Stealth Bundle, includes Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Thief, and Hitman: Absolution. These bundles are only coming to the Xbox 360 and PS3, so no current gen release for games like Hitman and Deus Ex unfortunately. In Other News: Games With Gold February 2015 (343i.org) View attachment: GWG.png This month has some awesome games as reported by the wickedly talented Adam91! Some great games are on display this month, 2 for the Xbox 260 and 1 for the Xbox One. Adam did a great article on these games so I definitely recommend you go check it out! You won't regret it! And leave a comment letting Adam know I sent ya there! Staff Highlights: USF Policy Update (343i.org) View attachment: Staff.jpg On a very serious note to harass others is very wrong, and is no longer being tolerated in any fashion, especially not in the USF election, which is nearing it's final days. To slander any candidate or gloat is unappreciated and according action will be taken if you're found responsible. A 7 day ban is the main punishment for those who abuse and berate others, candidates or supporters, so be warned. If you want more details, check the above thread. Welp, that's all this week, Merry February everyone, I'll see you next week. Take care. PLAY ME OFF JIMMY. *music*
  3. Hello dedicated readers, welcome to the Weekly News Wrap-Up, the eighth edition, wow I'm really milking this cash cow! Speaking of cash cows, we have quite a few of those in today- What? I'm being told we can't call these games 'cash cows'... Uh-huh... Apparently I'm fired. Welp, there goes my income for my three kids... Enjoy the Wrap-Up! View attachment: WNW 61414.JPG Diablo III Confirmed for 900p on Xbox One; 1080p on PlayStation 4 Diablo III: The Ultimate Evil has become a widely pre-ordered hit making it's way to Current Generation consoles, and naturally the question buyers are asking is what the resolution of the game is? According to IGN.com, the game will run at a confirmed 900p on the Xbox One, and 1080p on the PS4, both at a 60 frames per second lock. This news came from the Senior Producer's own mouth, Julia Humphreys, who only said, "We're prioritizing frame rate." This is surprising considering it wasn't mentioned at E3, which is strange as most developers would bring it up. Of course this is likely due to the apparent partnership with PS4 as the Ultimate Evil Edition only appeared at the Sony conference, and has PlayStation exclusive content. Phil Spencer also responded over Twitter, making it apparent that the resolution wasn't his choice and he never spoke to Blizzard personally on the matter. View attachment: Diablo-3-Reaper-of-Souls-Soundtrack.jpg What do you think, is it disappointing that it's only 900p on Xbox One, or is it okay for the 'next' generation to put out a 900p game? Discuss below! Grand Theft Auto V Announced for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation 4 The Current Generation version of Grand Theft Auto V had a huge amount of rumors and speculation around it, so it was a given that this confirmation would happen, likely at E3. EscapistMagazine.com reports that the game, which was revealed at E3, will becoming at an unannounced date this fall for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. It will include visual upgrades, added content, and a bonus video editor for PC users. The game is available for pre-order already, and is likely partnered with PlayStation in some way, as it was revealed at their conference and shows PS4 footage. View attachment: gta-v-.jpg What do you think of the news? Are you excited for GTA V on the newer platforms, enough to pre-order or buy day one? Let me know below! Mass Effect Prequel Teased at E3 Mass Effect has become a pop culture hit in it's latest years, and fans were foaming at the teeth for a new reveal at E3's conference, what they got only managed to tease more, on Mass Effect's account, the set of interviews and concept images can be seen in a short video talking about the move in a new direction. The game is shown to have Krogan-esque figures, and enter a new region of the galaxy currently unexplored. The main character also has beefy armor, looking quite a bit like that of a Cerberus trooper, and follows a galaxy map of sorts, like usual. The N7 logo is also shown off multiple times, as well as vast open terrains mimicing that of the old expansive lands to drive the Mako around, a much missed vehicle. This teaser basically sums up that the game is in development and it won't be long before we see more of it. View attachment: ME-E3.jpg What did you think of the teaser, was it done well enough to entice you further? Debate below, and thanks for reading! Thanks for reading indeed, and I'll see you next time on the Weekly News Wrap-Up!
  4. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to the third Weekly Site Wrap-Up! I once again have three exciting articles mashed into one amazing piece for your reading pleasure. So let's get down to business and start reading, shall we? View attachment: WNW 50314.JPG Showtime Vying for Deal with Halo TV Series The ever famous Halo TV series directed by Steven Spielburg may be shifting from it's Xbox One exclusivity according to Variety. Variety.com says that the show, as well as the deal with Showtime, have been underway for nearly a year and it's been a difficult process, as Halo is such a prime asset to Microsoft. As well, tensions arose because both sides have been charting new frontiers for a new show to air. Nancy Tellem had brought up the show profusely at the New Front presentation recently, but Showtime wasn't mentioned strangely. Representatives on both sides refused to comment on the matter as of yet. View attachment: halo4-hero.jpg Would access of the Halo TV series become easier and more fluid for you if it was on Showtime? Add your feedback and discussion below, thanks for the read! Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC to come to Xbox First Activision's newest title in the Call of Duty franchise, Advanced Warfare, seems to already have exclusivity deals on the way with Microsoft and the Xbox. According to Xbox.com themselves, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC will come to Xbox One and Xbox 360 platforms before Playstation and PC. This shouldn't count as a surprise, considering Call of Duty: Ghosts also had timed DLC for Xbox One and 360 platforms. The page reveals a wealth of other content as well, such as the name of the leader of this Private Corporation, called Atlas, the man's name is Jonathan Irons. View attachment: CoDAW.jpg Does this information dictate your decision as to whether you will purchase the game on Xbox or another platform? Let me know, be sure to debate below! Borderlands 2 Vita Edition Downgraded to 2 Player Only Co-op Borderlands 2 on PSVita was a highly hyped title, mainly due to the promise of a full open world game like Borderlands with four player cooperative play in the palm of your hands, unfortunately, this won't entirely be the case. On a blog on PlayStation.com, focusing on the testing of Borderlands 2 on the Vita, Justin Massongill, Sony's social media specialist, stated that the game was being downgraded even though they had aimed for four player parties. He said that "while they [sCEA] strived to include four-player co-op in the game, they made a decision late in their development cycle to focus on providing the best two-player-only co-op experience possible." This decision could impact the sales of the system's bundle with the game now, as many players mainly pre-ordered for the feature they had been promised. View attachment: borderlands2_review_massive_gamepage.jpg What's your take on this matter, will you still purchase the game on Vita, or do you have others reasons to avoid it? Discuss below, have a good day, and thanks for reading. That's your Wrap-Up everyone, and on time this week! Tune in next week for another batch of reading pleasures from yours truly, be sure to rate and comment on the article, and I'll see you next time!
  5. Do you have a loving wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, or significant other you're spending this Valentine's with? If not, come sit with me and bask in our loneliness and social awkwardness. We can play Jenga, or... Cards Against Humanity... We can read? How about that? Let's read the new Weekly News Wrap-Up edition! View attachment: WNW B MY VALENTINE.png Ubisoft Games Sales Figures Revealed! (GameSpot.com) View attachment: acu.jpg Ubisoft's Holiday Sales figures play an important part in both the future of the company and it's games. This holiday, by the end of December, the total sales for Assassin's Creed Unity and Rogue were at 10 million sold units. In comparison, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag garnered the same numbers within the same amount of time, while Rogue and Unity needed to be combined to reach their predecessor. Far Cry 4 reached about 7 million units, and Watch_Dogs was around 10 million. To compare, the prequel Far Cry 3 is at about 9 million units now, and it released nearly 3 years ago. Just Dance's installment this year launched to around 4 million units and Ubisoft's racing title The Crew was only a measly two million. 2015 will hold a set of sales for games like Assassin's Creed Victory, Tom Clancy's The Division, and Rainbow Six: Siege. Mass Effect 4 Multiplayer Confirmed! (GameInformer.com) View attachment: MEMultiplayer.png In the spirit of Valentine's Day and love, I'm talking about a game series that is universally loved, Mass Effect. Mass Effect 3 was the last installment and also introduced a new mode with mixed reception, a multiplayer mode. It has been confirmed that the mode will appear in the next game releasing in the next few years, as details were shared by Bioware for open job positions. They tweeted an opening for a producer for the game, and looking further confirms that one goal of this producer is to create multiplayer experiences. This is among other responsibilities, but this does confirm suspicion that they will be taking hints from Dragon Age: Inqusition, one of Bioware's most successful titles, and including multiplayer. Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth DLC Announced! (IGN.com) View attachment: BoI Rebirth Logo.png Last year, the Binding of Isaac, a psychotic journey following the horrors of an abused boy's basement as religious figures fight him, got a reboot for PS4 and PC, called Rebirth, with the confirmation that more content was on the way. It will be released in the middle of 2015 and will include a wealth of new content. It will include a wealth of new bosses, a new main protagonist, and a new alternate chapter finale. If you're a fan of collectibles and challenges, the new DLC will include 100 new items and 10 new challenges. It has been confirmed that this will extend gameplay time up to 200 hours more than vanilla gameplay. Afterbirth will include a new mode and will come with an update for hard mode, but other details were not revealed. In Other News: Battlefield Hardline Beta Reaches 9 Million Players! (343i.org) View attachment: battlefield-hardline.jpg My fellow news compatriot, Unease P34nut, did some awesome news recently about the Battlefield Hardline beta! For those of you unaware, the game had a public beta that released last week which allowed early access to the Cops and Robbers gameplay of Hardline. The beta apparently reached over 9 million players, which is more than many betas reach, including the Halo 5: Guardians beta which only reached about 1 million in comparison. For more on this, click the link above, and let him know I sent you there! Love you P34nut! Staff Highlights: Total War Rome II Staff Let's Play! (343i.org) View attachment: Staff.jpg I must admit, as much of a fan as I am of Civilization V, I don't know much about the RTS industry, especially not Total War Rome II. However, you may get a kick out of the fact that our Events Manager Sikslik and our Site Mod RSR are doing a humourous Let's Play of Rome II. They have a thread going on that will give you more details! ur all mah bae <3
  6. I'm not late, it doesn't count! We have your usual three articles today, tried to spice it up by making them a bit more diverse this time around. So sit down, get your popcorn, and prepare for- What? I need to leave the premises? Why? I don't work here anymore? That's insane! You're getting the swat dogs, okay I'm out! Before we start the link in the article below does contain coarse language, viewer discretion is advised. View attachment: WNW 71914.JPG Ashley Johnson (Ellie, The Last of Us) Responds to Ubisoft Female Assassin Controversy Ubisoft has been under heavy fire from Gaming Press, Gamers, and men and women alike in the gaming media for their decision to not include a playable female Assassin. Ashley Johnson, best known as Ellie from The Last of Us, is one of those women, as she has fired at Ubisoft according to Polygon.com. Leaving out Ashley's choice words likely too mature to be fully stated here, she is completely against the decision, saying, "It's 2014! How many video games do you have to make to realize maybe have an option to have a female be in there?" Her co-star in the game, Troy Baker, has made a much less volatile statement, cautioning the idea of forced inclusion of females. Ubisoft has tried to quell the massive response of angered gamers, but even their wide array of efforts have done little to stop people. Ubisoft is composed of a diverse library of employees, men, women, foreigners, and for the most part anything in between. They were also under similar fire for controversy over the Far Cry 4 cover art showcasing a lighter skinned man holding down a darker skinned man. View attachment: ellie-and-joel-the-last-of-us_121708.jpg What's your take on this ridiculous controversy? Debate below! Sony announces two new PS4 bundles in Japan: Custom Destiny Bundle and The Last of Us Bundle PlayStation 4 bundles have been popping up in massive degrees lately, between the Driveclub bundle announced and the recent questionable Frozen bundle, Japan has a wide variety of different PlayStation 4s to choose from, and now we can add two more to that list. IGN.com states that Sony has announced a Destiny bundle with a custom console, and a The Last of Us Remastered bundle with a custom TLOU: R themed PS4. The Destiny bundle is the same as it is here in United States, save for the Destiny logo imprinted unto the console. The Last of Us Remastered bundle includes the game, the PlayStation 4 with the two main characters on the cover, and the DualShock 4, all in their signature black. Destiny is slightly different sporting the Sony logo on it's bottom right corner as well, as it is a PS4 exclusive in Japan. The bundles will likely be the same price as your typical game/console bundle. View attachment: destiny_japanps4.jpg Do you think either bundle will come to any other country, and would you purchase it if it came to yours? Let me know below! Xbox One Summer Update Features Mobile Purchases, 3D Blu-Ray Compatibility, and More The Xbox One has received quite a few helpful updates following it's launch about a year ago, including a helpful video editor. Major Nelson, or Larry Hyrb, reported on Xbox.com that an update will be available next month. These features include a refined Activity feed, a whole area dedicated to your friends and their activities on the hub, mobile purchases allowing you to buy Xbox items from your device or computer, a low battery notification that pops up on your screen, the ability to turn off notifications during video playback, an enabler for 3D Blu-Ray, an old feature returning from the Xbox 360 allowing you to see what your friends were last doing and when, and OneGuide in a slue of other countries. The countries that will offer OneGuide include Brazil, Mexico, Ireland, and Austria. View attachment: ps4-xbox-one-side-by-side-speed-test.jpg What do you think of the new updates, will you be utilizing any of them? Discuss in the comments! Thanks for reading the Weekly News Wrap-Up everyone, I'll see you next time!
  7. Do you have a loving wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, or significant other you're spending this Valentine's with? If not, come sit with me and bask in our loneliness and social awkwardness. We can play Jenga, or... Cards Against Humanity... We can read? How about that? Let's read the new Weekly News Wrap-Up edition! Ubisoft Games Sales Figures Revealed! (GameSpot.com) Ubisoft's Holiday Sales figures play an important part in both the future of the company and it's games. This holiday, by the end of December, the total sales for Assassin's Creed Unity and Rogue were at 10 million sold units. In comparison, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag garnered the same numbers within the same amount of time, while Rogue and Unity needed to be combined to reach their predecessor. Far Cry 4 reached about 7 million units, and Watch_Dogs was around 10 million. To compare, the prequel Far Cry 3 is at about 9 million units now, and it released nearly 3 years ago. Just Dance's installment this year launched to around 4 million units and Ubisoft's racing title The Crew was only a measly two million. 2015 will hold a set of sales for games like Assassin's Creed Victory, Tom Clancy's The Division, and Rainbow Six: Siege. Mass Effect 4 Multiplayer Confirmed! (GameInformer.com) In the spirit of Valentine's Day and love, I'm talking about a game series that is universally loved, Mass Effect. Mass Effect 3 was the last installment and also introduced a new mode with mixed reception, a multiplayer mode. It has been confirmed that the mode will appear in the next game releasing in the next few years, as details were shared by Bioware for open job positions. They tweeted an opening for a producer for the game, and looking further confirms that one goal of this producer is to create multiplayer experiences. This is among other responsibilities, but this does confirm suspicion that they will be taking hints from Dragon Age: Inqusition, one of Bioware's most successful titles, and including multiplayer. Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth DLC Announced! (IGN.com) Last year, the Binding of Isaac, a psychotic journey following the horrors of an abused boy's basement as religious figures fight him, got a reboot for PS4 and PC, called Rebirth, with the confirmation that more content was on the way. It will be released in the middle of 2015 and will include a wealth of new content. It will include a wealth of new bosses, a new main protagonist, and a new alternate chapter finale. If you're a fan of collectibles and challenges, the new DLC will include 100 new items and 10 new challenges. It has been confirmed that this will extend gameplay time up to 200 hours more than vanilla gameplay. Afterbirth will include a new mode and will come with an update for hard mode, but other details were not revealed. In Other News: Battlefield Hardline Beta Reaches 9 Million Players! (343i.org) My fellow news compatriot, Unease P34nut, did some awesome news recently about the Battlefield Hardline beta! For those of you unaware, the game had a public beta that released last week which allowed early access to the Cops and Robbers gameplay of Hardline. The beta apparently reached over 9 million players, which is more than many betas reach, including the Halo 5: Guardians beta which only reached about 1 million in comparison. For more on this, click the link above, and let him know I sent you there! Love you P34nut! Staff Highlights: Total War Rome II Staff Let's Play! (343i.org) I must admit, as much of a fan as I am of Civilization V, I don't know much about the RTS industry, especially not Total War Rome II. However, you may get a kick out of the fact that our Events Manager Sikslik and our Site Mod RSR are doing a humourous Let's Play of Rome II. They have a thread going on that will give you more details! ur all mah bae <3 This post has been promoted to an article
  8. Hello everyone, welcome to the Weekly News Wrap-Up this week! Glad to see ya'll, have a seat and enjoy. Snacks and refreshments will be offered in the lobby! Again, sit back, relax, and have a good time! Dark Souls II is 1080p and 60fps on PS4 Remaster! (GameStop.com) If you're like me, and you skipped out on Dark Souls II last year, you're probably a bit excited to get your hands on the Current Gen version of the game. It has been revealed by the developers that the remaster will run at 1080p/60fps on PS4. The Xbox One's resolution is still unknown to this date, but we do know the update is quite a bit better than it's Xbox 360 and PS3 counterpart, which ran at 720p/30fps. The Scholar of the First Sin bundle, which releases on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and the last generation will include the game's previous DLC content, as well as more unannounced details. The game will cost $60 and will release on April 7th. Destiny Gets Weapon Tunes - Pulse Rifles, Fusion Rifles, etc. (Bungie.net) Destiny has some great weapon mechanics, with the exception of a few guns being under-powered and OP in some areas, and it seems Bungie is now working to fix that. A new update is coming that will change some weapons in the game involving core mechanics and combat functions. The main issue is with Pulse Rifles, which are the most under-appreciated guns in the game due to their blatant disabilities in combat. Bungie will be increasing their damage by 9.7% and... That's it. But you could be sure Auto-Rifles and Fusion Rifles were getting damage nerfs, being knocked down to about 2.5% on the Auto Rifle side of things. Fusion Rifles will now have a wider burst spread, meaning now less of your shots will actually hit your intended target. Hand Cannons will be slightly touched up on the subject of range as to not be getting kills from halfway across the map, and Shotguns had a nerf on the PvP side but a slight buff on the PvE side. And Shotguns and Fusion Rifles will now spawn with less ammunition in the Crucible, meaning get the ammo hunt fired. The Crew Gets Fixes and Addtions! (IGN.com) The newest racing title coming from Ubisoft, The Crew, will be receiving a few patches as well to change some things around. Some side tweaks are ones like the frame-rate being improved while looking through your car's first person window, and other things of that matter. The game will get a new PvP race mode and 4 additional faction missions for no charge. As far as online fixes go, PvP lobbying as a whole is being improved and bugs have been fixed that made co-op a chore. UI bugs when attaching certain car parts, AI behavior (particularly from the Police), and some car handling and speed issues have been fixed as well. There are other minute changes that will be made to car design, but nothing notable that you'll be able to see. If you want the full list, head on over to the link. In Other News: Halo 5 Beta Feedback Improvements! (343i.org) I for one loved the Halo 5 Beta but felt a few details could be changed, and it seems I wasn't alone, but as Selfie Destruct has reported, 343i is listening to feedback from US, the fans! They released some new awesome statistics about the Beta, like the fact that there were over 1 million individual IDs, which surpassed Halo 3's Beta in the Summer before it's release. As well, they showed that the final product will have a few differences. The big one is that you can turn off ALL spartan abilities in Custom Games, as well as some weapon tuning and spartan chatter options. All of this and more can be read in his article above! Staff Highlights: Weekly YouTube Highlights! (343i.org) Do you love YouTube? Don't lie, of course you do. Well, either way, if you click the link above, you will be taken to a sweet compilation of all of OUR recent videos, such as the Podcasts, of which I was delighted to be a Special Guest on one, and a few other gaming highlights from recent events. Go check it out, you'll have a blast! IT'S 11:59 AM AS I WRITE THIS I AM NOT LATE. BYE.
  9. Greetings ladies and gents, look I know I keep missing weeks, but now that my TACHS exams are over, I'm free, and I swear you'll get these every week. I do apologize for the inconvenience anyway though. Anyway, with The Master Chief Collection releasing next week I wanted to make this WNW dedicated to it, so prepare your bodies for the Weekly News Wrap-Up of the century. The Halo Hype Edition! View attachment: WNW HaloHype.JPG Halo: Escalation #14 Revealed! Okay, I know this article is a few weeks old but I noticed it was never reported on and I needed a Halo spot to fill, so what better way to do it than with Escalation? Halo4Nation.com has the story, as the issue was recently revealed with some sweet coverart. This artwork (below) depicts Jul 'Mdama clawing open a UNSC door with brute strength, an energy sword donned in his other hand. This looks to be a depiction of a raid of some sort, possibly on a UNSC camp or laboratory. The description mentions Dr. Catherine Halsey's allegiance to Jul, possibly hinting at her return in this comic to exact her revenge on the UNSC. This is apparently a four part series that continues after the events of Spartan Ops and serves to tie loose ends. It will release on the 28th of January next year. View attachment: HaloEscalation14.jpg Are you excited for the release of this new comic series expanding on Dr. Halsey and the Elites? Let me know below! Mass Effect 4 Lead Writer Confirmed, Halo 4's Writer This is actually a really intriguing story that might anger some but excite others, either way it's a great conversation piece. Details on Mass Effect 4, or whatever the name might be, have been extremely scant down to the tiniest details like who is writing the game and any staff on board? GameInformer.com gave us one of these answers, as we have learned that Chris Schierf, the man who wrote Halo 4, will be writing the next Mass Effect. He shared details about how it's a hero's journey and you follow Shepard's path in the article. As well, Mike Gamble, a long time veteran of the franchise, will be producing the game. View attachment: Halo4Palmer.JPG What's your take on this news? Do you think Chris is up to the task? Debate below! Eurogamer Shows Off Halo 2: Anniversary Forge Eurogamer is a lucky group of people, as they got their hands on an early copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and decided to share upon us some footage with new details. All of this is on Halo4Nation.com, so credits to them. For starters, the fan service given by 343i is immense, with the introduction of a bright red Energy Sword labelled as an 'infected' Energy Sword, along with a new infected player model. They also showed off some Heretic Banshee gameplay, with it's bright purple lights on clear display while in flight. They also revealed something fans of the Halo series have been dying to see since Halo 3 when workarounds to 'create' it were discovered, the Civilian Warthog. The vehicle is bright gold and features a spare tire in the back, being remodeled and not just a reskin. They also highlighted the three new Spartan and Elite armour variants, and they showed off the Halo: CE Flamethrower. While they did not showcase the other two Forge maps, Nebula and Skyward, they detailed both of them, confirmed Skyward's position near a Halo ring and Nebula's floating space setting, being the Impact we wanted originally. New details will be revealed in the coming days, but for now, that's all Eurogamer had for us. View attachment: D0lhZxh.png What are your thoughts on some of the new features revealed? Discuss in the thread! Thanks so much for reading ladies and gentlemen, I hope to see you soon mowing down the Covenant and punching the Prophet to the sound of Steve Vai's guitar! See you all on Zanzibar, peace!
  10. Hello everyone, welcome to the Weekly News Wrap-Up this week! Glad to see ya'll, have a seat and enjoy. Snacks and refreshments will be offered in the lobby! Again, sit back, relax, and have a good time! Dark Souls II is 1080p and 60fps on PS4 Remaster! (GameStop.com) If you're like me, and you skipped out on Dark Souls II last year, you're probably a bit excited to get your hands on the Current Gen version of the game. It has been revealed by the developers that the remaster will run at 1080p/60fps on PS4. The Xbox One's resolution is still unknown to this date, but we do know the update is quite a bit better than it's Xbox 360 and PS3 counterpart, which ran at 720p/30fps. The Scholar of the First Sin bundle, which releases on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and the last generation will include the game's previous DLC content, as well as more unannounced details. The game will cost $60 and will release on April 7th. Destiny Gets Weapon Tunes - Pulse Rifles, Fusion Rifles, etc. (Bungie.net) Destiny has some great weapon mechanics, with the exception of a few guns being under-powered and OP in some areas, and it seems Bungie is now working to fix that. A new update is coming that will change some weapons in the game involving core mechanics and combat functions. The main issue is with Pulse Rifles, which are the most under-appreciated guns in the game due to their blatant disabilities in combat. Bungie will be increasing their damage by 9.7% and... That's it. But you could be sure Auto-Rifles and Fusion Rifles were getting damage nerfs, being knocked down to about 2.5% on the Auto Rifle side of things. Fusion Rifles will now have a wider burst spread, meaning now less of your shots will actually hit your intended target. Hand Cannons will be slightly touched up on the subject of range as to not be getting kills from halfway across the map, and Shotguns had a nerf on the PvP side but a slight buff on the PvE side. And Shotguns and Fusion Rifles will now spawn with less ammunition in the Crucible, meaning get the ammo hunt fired. The Crew Gets Fixes and Addtions! (IGN.com) The newest racing title coming from Ubisoft, The Crew, will be receiving a few patches as well to change some things around. Some side tweaks are ones like the frame-rate being improved while looking through your car's first person window, and other things of that matter. The game will get a new PvP race mode and 4 additional faction missions for no charge. As far as online fixes go, PvP lobbying as a whole is being improved and bugs have been fixed that made co-op a chore. UI bugs when attaching certain car parts, AI behavior (particularly from the Police), and some car handling and speed issues have been fixed as well. There are other minute changes that will be made to car design, but nothing notable that you'll be able to see. If you want the full list, head on over to the link. In Other News: Halo 5 Beta Feedback Improvements! (343i.org) I for one loved the Halo 5 Beta but felt a few details could be changed, and it seems I wasn't alone, but as Selfie Destruct has reported, 343i is listening to feedback from US, the fans! They released some new awesome statistics about the Beta, like the fact that there were over 1 million individual IDs, which surpassed Halo 3's Beta in the Summer before it's release. As well, they showed that the final product will have a few differences. The big one is that you can turn off ALL spartan abilities in Custom Games, as well as some weapon tuning and spartan chatter options. All of this and more can be read in his article above! Staff Highlights: Weekly YouTube Highlights! (343i.org) Do you love YouTube? Don't lie, of course you do. Well, either way, if you click the link above, you will be taken to a sweet compilation of all of OUR recent videos, such as the Podcasts, of which I was delighted to be a Special Guest on one, and a few other gaming highlights from recent events. Go check it out, you'll have a blast! IT'S 11:59 AM AS I WRITE THIS I AM NOT LATE. BYE. This post has been promoted to an article
  11. Good mornin' ladies and gents, welcome to the Weekly News Wrap-Up for the end of January! As we begin our dark descent into the month of loooooove (ew) I want to thank you all for the tremendous support over this past year, as about a year ago I became your MoM and soon rose to a staff position. A year later I'm still going strong and couldn't have done it without you all behind me. Love aside, let's get down to the news of this week! By the way, the new banners will be made by the wickedly talented Jack of Harts! Battlefield Hardline Beta Bonus in Battlefield 4 + Details! (GameSpot.com) If you're a Battlefield fan and cannot wait to play the Hardline beta on February 3rd, you may also have an interesting Battlefield 4 bonus awaiting you after playing. Just for playtesting Hardline you'll snag a nice looking Battlefield 4 dog-tag with the Hardline logo on it after the game's next patch in March. The tag will from then on be usable in Battlefield 4 only going right along with Hardline's launch in March. Playing the beta will not have content transfer to the final game. The beta will be available on all platforms except in Japan where the Xbox players will not have access to it. You can download it on Origin or over your respective console when it launches this Tuesday. Lead Writer of Borderlands Leaves Gearbox! (IGN.com) Borderlands is known for it's quirky pop culture based humour that, love it or hate it, has been prevalent in the series and part of it's identity for a long time, but that might be changing. Anthony Burch, the lead writer of the Borderlands series, who has worked on all of them to date, will be leaving Gearbox to pursue opportunities with television working with Hulu on a new series. While Gearbox hasn't commented publicly about his departure yet, he tweeted his support and thanks to the company and to the fans of Borderlands. This may be why Gearbox is choosing to look for help in building Borderlands 3, it is possible that after the Pre-Sequel many began to look for other opportunities like Burch. Either way, it's sad to see Burch leave the team, though I wish him luck in his future endeavors. Square Enix Announces Ultimate Stealth and Action Bundles! (GameInformer.com) It seems that many companies are bundling their latest or most acclaimed titles together to receive a nicer payout and give fans a good deal, Square Enix is no different. The company is releasing two different bundles on March 31st at $29.99 a piece, each including three of their most critically acclaimed titles. The first bundle, called the Ultimate Action Triple Pack, will include Sleeping Dogs, Tomb Raider, and Just Cause 2. The second, the Ultimate Stealth Bundle, includes Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Thief, and Hitman: Absolution. These bundles are only coming to the Xbox 360 and PS3, so no current gen release for games like Hitman and Deus Ex unfortunately. In Other News: Games With Gold February 2015 (343i.org) This month has some awesome games as reported by the wickedly talented Adam91! Some great games are on display this month, 2 for the Xbox 260 and 1 for the Xbox One. Adam did a great article on these games so I definitely recommend you go check it out! You won't regret it! And leave a comment letting Adam know I sent ya there! Staff Highlights: USF Policy Update (343i.org) On a very serious note to harass others is very wrong, and is no longer being tolerated in any fashion, especially not in the USF election, which is nearing it's final days. To slander any candidate or gloat is unappreciated and according action will be taken if you're found responsible. A 7 day ban is the main punishment for those who abuse and berate others, candidates or supporters, so be warned. If you want more details, check the above thread. Welp, that's all this week, Merry February everyone, I'll see you next week. Take care. PLAY ME OFF JIMMY. *music* This post has been promoted to an article
  12. IT'S BAAAAAAACK, I HOPE YOU MISSED IT! Back by popular demand from the rest of the staff telling me to get off my lazy butt and you members is the Weekly News Wrap-Up. These will be every week, and will usually premiere on Saturday or very late Friday if my watch is off. While you might not notice many changes in this issue, there will be a format overhaul in the way we do things, and it won't be JUST news stuff that you'd expect, however, the 3 articles packed in one are sticking. The WNW images will be changing as well, once I get the chance to speak to Austin and Jack of Harts. Anyway, let's go back with a boom! By the way, if you're wondering why this is called the JC15 Edition, it's because JC15 won the spot during the Christmas Raffle, so congrats JC15! Sorry it's late, I'll have a mod link this to you if you don't see it. Unto news! DayZ Sells Over 3 Million Units! (GameSpot.com) Yes, you heard that news right, the highly played PC Early Access Survival MMO DayZ has sold over 3 Million units on Steam! Bohemia Interactive, DayZ's developers, announced this and had some kind words to say so fans, thanking them for their support in this early stage of development. "You all have helped make DayZ the best open world, zombie survival game. This is an amazing achievement, and we are really looking forward to start sharing with you all of our game design improvements, anti-hack solutions and other optimizations we have been working on for a majority of the last year." ~David Durcack, Project Lead Impressive numbers are not new for DayZ considering it's amazing reception at launch and the amount it sold in 4 weeks (1/3 of this). The game still has a long way to go though, as it was recently announced that DayZ would be coming to PS4 and likely Xbox One in 2016, with beta issues being ironed out on the PC along the way. Consider purchasing the game now though if you intend to as the price will raise when the game gets out of beta stage sometime in 2015. Game Link: http://store.steampowered.com/app/221100/ Borderlands 3 Possibly Revealing at PAX South 2015! (IGN.com) With the recent announcement of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for current gen consoles and the recent release of Tales From the Borderlands, it's shocking that the next game may be on it's way soon. Borderlands 3 could be revealed at PAX South 2015 this year, as hinted from Randy Pitchford, the face of Gearbox and CEO. He slyly hinted at a Borderlands announcement when a fan asked about the sequel, though not confirming the third game. It could be a possible Borderlands 1 remaster as well, but seeing as The Handsome Collection isn't shipping with it, it seems odd for Gearbox and 2K to push two sets of remasters out at once not bundled together. What's also surprising is that Gearbox is currently (maybe not as much as we thought) pouring all resources into a MOBA for consoles called Battleborn, which looks to blend the artsy style of Borderlands with the gameplay reliant on coordination of DOTA. Either way, it will be an exciting year for Borderlands fans, you can be sure of that! Dying Light Recieves Free DLC For Region Launch Issues! (GameInformer.com) Games these days are no stranger to launch issues, bugs and glitches, even gamebreaking, are common, but launch issues pushing boxed copies back in release date because of shipping issues aren't as common. Dying Light unfortunately suffered this as the game's retail copies failed to ship properly in some areas and ergo caused a delay. North and South America will still get the game on it's intended release date of January 27th, and digital copies are unaffected in these countries as well, but others may be out of luck for a while. For some reason, the digital versions will be delayed about a day in Europe, Asia, and other regions and physical copies will be delayed for a staggering month! No game has received launch issues like this in a while, which is why the game's developers will be giving out free DLC for the delay. Anyone purchasing the retail game in any country will get the Cuisine & Cargo DLC and the Ultimate Survivor Pack for free, and the best part, the 'Be The Zombie' mode will be free for all, first labelled as a pre-order bonus. In Other News: Halo: New Blood Announced! (343i.org) This is what I was speaking about when I said that there would be new stuff, but from now on one piece of member news (News team or plain members, so long as it's not mine) will be added here and given a bit of traction! I hope this helps out people and gives some much needed coverage to the community's articles. Anyway, unto the news! UNSC Spartan II did a fantastic article today explaining the newly announced Halo short book series known as New Blood. If you loved ODST and want to see Nathan Fillion (and possibly the rest of the cast back), this is going to be good news for you. The novel will follow Buck being offered to join the Spartan IVs, similarly to how Jun was offered, but this time in a combat position. The cover-art shows Buck using a modified SMG of some sort that looks really badass! Check out Spartan's awesome article for the rest and be sure to give him a like and tell him I sent ya! Staff Highlights: Spring Suggestions! (343i.org) The final new addition as of yet is the Spring Suggestions thread put up by our fantastic moderator RedStarRocket, will focus on getting YOUR feedback for the future of the forum. Have any suggestions? Head over to the linked and tell us your ideas, if we like it, count on some changes being made. So far, some awesome ideas like the Calendar returning and new member groups are being tossed around, so I cannot wait to see what ideas you have for us and what comes about this spring! That's about it this week guys, I hope you all really enjoyed this entry, I cannot wait to keep going now into 2015. See you all next time, take care! This post has been promoted to an article
  13. Sorry for this delay again, next Saturday I will be sure to post this on the dot, I lost access to my PC over the weekend, and recently got it back, you have my apologies. We've got three amazing articles for you this week, I promise! My 1000th post everyone, enjoy! View attachment: WNW 71514.JPG Negotiations with Microsoft and Sony for Early Access on Consoles Underway One of the main reasons for the PC system Steam's popularity is it's easy to use Early Access system, which has allowed underground titles like DayZ and The Forest to see massive popularity and growth, and receive critical hands-on gameplay feedback. IGN.com reports that key people in Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment America, Adam Boyes and Chris Charla, did reveal that key conversations with developers were about the implementation of an Early Access system akin to Steam's. ID@Xbox's chief Chris Charla, mentioned above, gave the most information on it, saying, "It's a really interesting issue with digital marketplaces, and it's something our store and marketplace team think about all the time . . . Our goal is to have a rational marketplace, where good games are visible and sell well." Adam Boyes made similar comments, stating, "It's still a project that a lot of minds are considering. No details yet, but it's something on the top of my mind every day." View attachment: dayz__wallpapers.jpg Would you like to see an Early Access system implemented into the Xbox One or PS4? Discuss below! Grand Theft Auto V PC Release Listed Grand Theft Auto V was recently announced on Current Generation consoles and PCs, with a Fall 2014 window, but the actual release date seems to be unknown, at least until now. PCGamer.com describes that a European site called CoolShop listed the game for November 14th, 2014, meaning that North Americans will likely get it on the 11th of November. The date does make some sense, as the majority of European releases happen on Friday, and happen in North America on Tuesday. The date has been changed to the standard issue filler date of December 31st, 2014, but PCGamer still has a snapshot of it, visible on the article. View attachment: gta-5-michael_with_sign_1920x1080-wallpaper.jpg Are you purchasing the next generation version of GTA V or the PC version? Debate in the comments! Bioware to Discuss Mass Effect 4 at Comic-Con Details on the upcoming Mass Effect 4, likely not even to be called that, have been scarce, save for some conceptual art at E3 and scattered comments toward the product, however, this Comic-Con you will likely be able to see more of the new Mass Effect. Polygon.com states that this Comic-Con, according to the schedule, Bioware will be appearing to talk about Mass Effect 4. Well-known members of the Bioware team like Mike Gamble and Jessica Merizan will be making an appearance at the panel. Aside from that Bioware is remaining scant on the whole thing, so we'll have to wait to see what else they have in store. So far, there has been no confirmed release date for the next Mass Effect, but it is likely not going to be in 2014 and will probably release in 2015 or 2016 at the latest. View attachment: Mass-Effect-3-the-real-female-shepard.jpg Are you excited for the next Mass Effect game and will you be tuning in to see all the latest news on the game at Comic-Con? Let me know below! Thanks for reading everyone, have a great week, I'll see you Saturday! I promise this time, you don't need to fire me! Take care everyone.
  14. Hello everyone and welcome to this week's issue of the Weekly News Wrap-Up! I'm your host Edward Kenway and tonight we have some awesome games for you! Let's check them out! View attachment: WNW 62114.JPG Halo: Broken Circle Announced Halo's novel have given the community a deeper and more meaningful insight into the events that occur in the main story. One of the most infamous of these, the splitting of the Covenant by the end of Halo 2, is getting a novel adaptation according to HaloWaypoint.com called Halo: Broken Circle. It will be written by John Shirley and release November 4th, 2014. The story will center around an Elite Splinter Group fighting back, as well as the story of an honest and true Prophet stuck in a dangerous situation. The cover shows three Elite ships (notice the green lighting and powering, not blue like normal Covenant ships) and what looks like a destroyed shield world of sorts. Since the Arbiter has been announced to hold a place in terminals, this could be a sort of side-story concurrent to the main one. View attachment: halo-broken-circle-novel-404e843a32b245f2a5a41500c9fe4801.jpg Are you going to be picking up Halo: Broken Circle and does it interest you? Let me know below! Titanfall Available for Free for 48 Hours on PC Titanfall, Respawn's hit multiplayer title exclusive to Microsoft platforms, is going to be available for free for 48 hours on the PC only. This deal comes to us from Origin as one of their new goodwill projects, Origin.com says. The project is called 'Game Time' and while no information has been released on what products will be available next, we can likely expect larger titles like Battlefield 4 or Mirror's Edge to hold a place in it. If you decide to purchase Titanfall after your trial is up, your progress in-game will be saved so long as you're on your account. EA has stated that this is just beginning today, so it isn't available in every country yet, but will be soon. The time starts when you begin playing and ends after 48 hours, meaning that as soon as you activate the game, the clock ticks down, even when you yourself aren't playing. View attachment: Titanfall_wallpaper2560x1440.jpg Are you going to be picking up Titanfall with this deal if you haven't already? Debate below! Destiny's Exclusive Content Only Lasts until Fall 2015 Destiny has a hefty load of fresh content coming to PS4 on day one like the Monte Carlo assault rifle, Hawkmoon handgun, new ships and armor, and an exclusive Strike and Competitive map. According to Polygon.com, an Amazon listing (now edited) showed off in it's detailings for the PS4 version the content and stated that it would only be available until Fall 2015. It seems odd that it would be such a short period of time considering how heavily all this content is being pushed on the PlayStation 4. If this amazon listing is to be trusted, Xbox owners can expect to get their hands on the exclusive content (likely) between September and November 2015. View attachment: E3_warlock_desktop.jpg Are you irritated that the exclusive content is only available on PS4 for a limited time, or are you yourself a PS4 owner and happy with the decision? Discuss below, thanks for reading! Thanks for reading my friends, I will see you all next Friday (I'm busy saturday) on the next Weekly News Wrap-Up! Take care Guardians.
  15. You know what they say? Better late than never? Yeah well this is REALLY REALLY REALLY late and almost became never. I really do apologize, you'll all find out soon why I've really been lacking on making news for you guys. Anyway, I've got some great news for you today, so enjoy! View attachment: WNW 112214.JPG Batman: Arkham Knight Info Possibly Coming at 2014 Game Awards Batman: Arkham Knight, the game that was delayed a whole year and made everyone very sad that we're stuck waiting another 12 months without the caped crusader. GameSpot.com reports that if you're a fan of the franchise, you won't have to wait long for info. This year's Video Game Awards will likely bring some new Batman info on top of the actual awards. At the end of the video, Batman's villain in the game Scarecrow inquires you to watch the show to find out more. While not a lot of solid info, it's still very likely we'll see more on the upcoming game as each year fills the gaming world with new announcements, like last year's Tales from the Borderlands or Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. I'll leave a , and from there you can make your own opinions or check out some of the nominees this year. View attachment: BatmanArkhamKnight.JPG What is your opinion on this news, are you hoping to see more of Bruce Wayne this year? Let me know down below! Ori and the Blind Forest Delayed Until 2015 More great looking games being delayed, more money not leaving my wallet, more sadness as I look at my Xbox One and PS4 with buyer's remorse. GameInformer.com has the story, as it's been confirmed that Ori and the Blind Forest won't be coming for a little while. This is the official quote, “While we’re extremely excited for all of you to get your hands on Ori and the Blind Forest as soon as possible, we made the decision together with our partners at Microsoft Studios that we’ll need just a little more time in order to add a final layer of polish to – what we hope – will be an unforgettable gaming experience.” The game will be available sometime in early 2015, when exactly though is up in the air. Ori and the Blind Forest is exclusive to Xbox and PC, so if you're a PlayStation user you'll have to fork over for one of the platforms it's on. View attachment: AV7iFVXfPimC8FRU.jpg Are you saddened by the delay of such an intuitive and fun looking title? Discuss! Sunset Overdrive Free with Xbox Live Gold Today! If you haven't played Sunset Overdrive yet and want to try the game to see how it is, I have some fantastic news for you! IGN.com has passed along the good news that the game is free today if you have Xbox Live Gold. You can download the game and play with no restrictions for one day only, this is to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Xbox One. The best part about this is after playing if you choose to buy it you can pick up right where you left off in your download. Every mode is available as said before, even the 8 player cooperative mode that requires progression. The file is around 23 GB in size though so don't expect a quick download, but at least it saves time when and if you buy the game after, as it's all there for you to jump into! View attachment: Sunset_Overdrive.jpg Have you played Sunset Overdrive yet? What are your thoughts on it? Tell me about it in the thread below! Thanks a ton for reading guys, again, better late than never. I hope you enjoyed this edition of the Weekly News Wrap-Up, I'll see you farming that loot cave in Old Russia guardians. Take care! #CheeseThatAtheon
  16. You know what they say? Better late than never? Yeah well this is REALLY REALLY REALLY late and almost became never. I really do apologize, you'll all find out soon why I've really been lacking on making news for you guys. Anyway, I've got some great news for you today, so enjoy! Batman: Arkham Knight Info Possibly Coming at 2014 Game Awards Batman: Arkham Knight, the game that was delayed a whole year and made everyone very sad that we're stuck waiting another 12 months without the caped crusader. GameSpot.com reports that if you're a fan of the franchise, you won't have to wait long for info. This year's Video Game Awards will likely bring some new Batman info on top of the actual awards. At the end of the video, Batman's villain in the game Scarecrow inquires you to watch the show to find out more. While not a lot of solid info, it's still very likely we'll see more on the upcoming game as each year fills the gaming world with new announcements, like last year's Tales from the Borderlands or Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. I'll leave a link to the video here, and from there you can make your own opinions or check out some of the nominees this year. What is your opinion on this news, are you hoping to see more of Bruce Wayne this year? Let me know down below! Ori and the Blind Forest Delayed Until 2015 More great looking games being delayed, more money not leaving my wallet, more sadness as I look at my Xbox One and PS4 with buyer's remorse. GameInformer.com has the story, as it's been confirmed that Ori and the Blind Forest won't be coming for a little while. This is the official quote, “While we’re extremely excited for all of you to get your hands on Ori and the Blind Forest as soon as possible, we made the decision together with our partners at Microsoft Studios that we’ll need just a little more time in order to add a final layer of polish to – what we hope – will be an unforgettable gaming experience.” The game will be available sometime in early 2015, when exactly though is up in the air. Ori and the Blind Forest is exclusive to Xbox and PC, so if you're a PlayStation user you'll have to fork over for one of the platforms it's on. Are you saddened by the delay of such an intuitive and fun looking title? Discuss! Sunset Overdrive Free with Xbox Live Gold Today! If you haven't played Sunset Overdrive yet and want to try the game to see how it is, I have some fantastic news for you! IGN.com has passed along the good news that the game is free today if you have Xbox Live Gold. You can download the game and play with no restrictions for one day only, this is to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Xbox One. The best part about this is after playing if you choose to buy it you can pick up right where you left off in your download. Every mode is available as said before, even the 8 player cooperative mode that requires progression. The file is around 23 GB in size though so don't expect a quick download, but at least it saves time when and if you buy the game after, as it's all there for you to jump into! Have you played Sunset Overdrive yet? What are your thoughts on it? Tell me about it in the thread below! Thanks a ton for reading guys, again, better late than never. I hope you enjoyed this edition of the Weekly News Wrap-Up, I'll see you farming that loot cave in Old Russia guardians. Take care! #CheeseThatAtheon This post has been promoted to an article
  17. Greetings ladies and gents, look I know I keep missing weeks, but now that my TACHS exams are over, I'm free, and I swear you'll get these every week. I do apologize for the inconvenience anyway though. Anyway, with The Master Chief Collection releasing next week I wanted to make this WNW dedicated to it, so prepare your bodies for the Weekly News Wrap-Up of the century. The Halo Hype Edition! Halo: Escalation #14 Revealed! Okay, I know this article is a few weeks old but I noticed it was never reported on and I needed a Halo spot to fill, so what better way to do it than with Escalation? Halo4Nation.com has the story, as the issue was recently revealed with some sweet coverart. This artwork (below) depicts Jul 'Mdama clawing open a UNSC door with brute strength, an energy sword donned in his other hand. This looks to be a depiction of a raid of some sort, possibly on a UNSC camp or laboratory. The description mentions Dr. Catherine Halsey's allegiance to Jul, possibly hinting at her return in this comic to exact her revenge on the UNSC. This is apparently a four part series that continues after the events of Spartan Ops and serves to tie loose ends. It will release on the 28th of January next year. Are you excited for the release of this new comic series expanding on Dr. Halsey and the Elites? Let me know below! Mass Effect 4 Lead Writer Confirmed, Halo 4's Writer This is actually a really intriguing story that might anger some but excite others, either way it's a great conversation piece. Details on Mass Effect 4, or whatever the name might be, have been extremely scant down to the tiniest details like who is writing the game and any staff on board? GameInformer.com gave us one of these answers, as we have learned that Chris Schierf, the man who wrote Halo 4, will be writing the next Mass Effect. He shared details about how it's a hero's journey and you follow Shepard's path in the article. As well, Mike Gamble, a long time veteran of the franchise, will be producing the game. What's your take on this news? Do you think Chris is up to the task? Debate below! Eurogamer Shows Off Halo 2: Anniversary Forge Eurogamer is a lucky group of people, as they got their hands on an early copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and decided to share upon us some footage with new details. All of this is on Halo4Nation.com, so credits to them. For starters, the fan service given by 343i is immense, with the introduction of a bright red Energy Sword labelled as an 'infected' Energy Sword, along with a new infected player model. They also showed off some Heretic Banshee gameplay, with it's bright purple lights on clear display while in flight. They also revealed something fans of the Halo series have been dying to see since Halo 3 when workarounds to 'create' it were discovered, the Civilian Warthog. The vehicle is bright gold and features a spare tire in the back, being remodeled and not just a reskin. They also highlighted the three new Spartan and Elite armour variants, and they showed off the Halo: CE Flamethrower. While they did not showcase the other two Forge maps, Nebula and Skyward, they detailed both of them, confirmed Skyward's position near a Halo ring and Nebula's floating space setting, being the Impact we wanted originally. New details will be revealed in the coming days, but for now, that's all Eurogamer had for us. What are your thoughts on some of the new features revealed? Discuss in the thread! Thanks so much for reading ladies and gentlemen, I hope to see you soon mowing down the Covenant and punching the Prophet to the sound of Steve Vai's guitar! See you all on Zanzibar, peace! This post has been promoted to an article
  18. Hello everyone, boys, girls, people of indiscernible gender, striped horses that beckon, and warm slices of wheat. Welcome to the Weekly News Wrap-Up for the 23rd of August, 2014! I have your usual three awesome articles but as usual I'm gonna do some shameless advertising. Do attend my upcoming GTA V event and my bud Self Destruct's event coming up, they're both gonna be sick! And a shoutout to my buddy Bnus who left the Communications team, and a warm welcome to Ignited Bullet who joined the team. Now, unto the Wrap-Up! View attachment: WNW 82314.JPG The Witcher 3 Not 1080p/60 FPS, Likely Won't Be At Launch With the dawn of new consoles, there is always a game at their launches that raise the bar and show off the true graphical potential and prowess of the system, but it looks like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, won't be that game this generation. According to WorldsFactory.net, who interviewed CD Projekt Red, the developers, the game isn't running at full 1080p/60 FPS yet, and likely won't by launch. When speaking to a visual effects artist, he said, "If we can make it at 1080P, sure, but I don’t know if it’s going to make it. To be honest, I really don’t know. Probably not. But for sure, we need it to run at a smooth frame rate, so at least 30 FPS." The artist then proceeded to press blame on the demanding physics engine in-game. He also shared the progress of the game on the PS4 and Xbox One, saying how at first they feared the game was so demanding that the consoles couldn't run it and it would be a PC exclusive, but they worked out the kinks and they are making progress to getting it working. It isn't quite there yet however, so don't count on an early release in any stretch. View attachment: witcher.jpg Does this news disappoint you, has it swayed your excitement for the Witcher 3? Discuss below! The Walking Dead Season 2 Finale Release Date Revealed There's no going back now, with the end of The Wolf Among Us leaving us with more questions then answers, don't expect an easy time playing The Walking Dead Season 2 waiting for the next season of The Wolf Among Us, as TWD is coming to an end. Telltale announced on their Twitter.com account that the season finale, titled "No Going Back", will be releasing on PlayStation NA, PC, and Mac on August 26th, Xbox 360 and PlayStation EU on the 27th, and iOS on the 28th. There is a trailer out, however it contains spoilers so I won't link it in case you (like myself) haven't played Season 2 yet. It will be available for $5, or you can buy the Season Pass with all five episodes for $25. View attachment: Bvh7G5CCMAA6CbY.jpg Are you excited for TWD Season 2's finale, do you think it will bring you to tears like Season 1's? Let me know in the thread below! Phillip Fish Selling 'Fez' License and 'Polytron' Company; Leaving Gaming You have probably heard his infamous name, Phil Fish, some have called him a genius for his work on Fez, but now he battles an onslaught of curses and profanities aimed at him and his overreactive personality. The man has gone as far to say his fans don't deserve a sequel to the original Fez, and has had other unpopular opinions like how developers should be paid royalties for reviews and gameplay and the defense of a female gaming figure who allegedly had sexual relations with figures in the gaming industry to work her way up. Too many to name here, but the surprising news GameSpot.com has reported is that after a devastating attack left Phil's personal info including bank account passwords, addresses, and private documents out in the open, Phil is selling the license to his game, Fez, and his company Polytron. Phil made a statement offering his 'helpful' advice to developers, saying, "No reasonable offer will be turned down. I am done. I want out. RUN AWAY. Just don't do it. Give up your dreams. They are actually nightmares. Nothing is worth this. To every aspiring game developer out there: Don't. give up. It's not worth it. This is your audience. This is videogames." As sad as it is, under Fish's ownership Fez II would never have been made, maybe now we can see a sequel to the fun little indie. View attachment: 2268085-fez3.jpeg I say 'fun little indie' but I've never actually played it BECAUSE of Phil himself and the way he treats fans, but I have heard it is good. Have you ever played Fez? Tell me how it is below! Thanks for reading guys, and be sure to check out the above playdates and congratulation Bullet! I'll see you all next time, have a good week guys and gals.
  19. Hola amigos, you may know me by a host of different names, some call me Edward, some call me Vin, but one thing everyone knows me as is The Director (of the WNW)! For those of you that might not have known, this wasn't actually started by me, it was pioneered by Archangel Tyrael, so thank him for all of these reading sensations. Anyways, let's get down to it! We have Collector's Editions, Achievements, and more! View attachment: WNW 92014.JPG Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Achievements Revealed Are you one of the six people left on the earth that is excited for the next Call of Duty? If so I have good news, as a full list of achievements for the upcoming game Advanced Warfare have been revealed, thanks to IGN.com. While I can't list all of them here, a few notable ones are Carma, which you earn by killing an enemy with a car door, Maximum Overdrive, killing 50 enemies with your Overdrive ability, and Where Are You Going, by taking out an AST with an EMP grenade. And of course alongside these you have your typical campaign completion achievements for all 13 missions, and completing the entirety on the different difficulties. As well achievements for doing certain activities with your new EXO abilities are riddled through the list. Five achievements have yet to be revealed which look to be tied to an unannounced game mode, possibly an Extinction or Zombies mode. View attachment: cod_xbox360.png Are you amped up to earn all these new achievements/trophies in the game when it releases? Discuss below! Bloodborne Collector's Edition and Release Date Revealed When Bloodborne, From Software's (not from Software, the company's name is From Software, seriously) newest Action RPG from Dark Souls fame, was revealed at E3 2014, jaws were dropped and hype levels increased, so I'm sure you're just as eager as I am to find out a release date. GameSpot.com reports that at TGS this year the game was announced to have a confirmed release date of February 6, 2015 in North America and Europe. As well, a Collector's Edition was revealed, for a price of $79.99 retail price. It will include a Steelbook, the game itself, an Artbook, and the soundtrack. As well, a closed beta for the game was recently announced, with Sony Europe sending invitations. The game will release on the date above exclusively for PS4. View attachment: bloodborne-collectors-edition.jpg Are you picking up the Collector's Edition, the standard edition, or none at all? Let me know below! Destiny Breaks Twitch's Streaming Records, 20 Million Views Destiny can't seem to get out of our minds no matter what we do, it's like Activision has created another smash hit marketing machine that will last decades, and proof of this is some new record news from Twitch. GameSpot.com gave the news that Twitch announced for Destiny, how it had broken previous streaming records. Almost 240 Million minutes of streaming gameplay was recorded for the game, and videos garnered over 20 Million views. The game had made over $325 Million in revenue in the first five days alone! It seems to have outperformed nearly every game this year, even the huge hit Watch_Dogs. Twitch's marketing executive spoke on the matter, saying, "To date, Destiny is the biggest console game launch of the year on Twitch. Our passionate community of broadcasters attracted more than 5 million unique viewers in the first week." Bungie's community manager David Dague also commented, calling it nothing short of amazing. View attachment: Destiny_090914_16001.jpg What's your take on this news? Does Destiny deserve the attention it is receiving? Debate below! Thanks a lot for reading, a lot of this news was planned the night before, so I apologize if these articles don't seem insanely 'fresh'. Have a great day, and stay sexy people. Oh and by the way ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)‎
  20. Hello everyone, Edward Kenway here, I know my name says Omega right now but I'll be changing back eventually, so fear not those who knew me as EK, you won't have to adjust for that long! Anyways, PAX gave off some super gaming news. In news I'm not covering here, Halo 2 Anniversary has some new sound design, some new Dead Island 2 stuff was released, and Saints Row IV is getting a remake and some DLC. Let's get down to the news! View attachment: WNW 83014.JPG State of Decay Getting Xbox One Port State of Decay was massively well received as a breath of fresh air for the dying Zombie theme at the time of it's launch on Xbox Live and PC, being (at the time) an innovative experience as players lived in an ever changing, unscripted world with the undead running rampant, however today we see games like DayZ, H1Z1, and others accomplish the same in larger numbers. Xbox.com has the story as it was announced that State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition will be coming to Xbox One in 2015. It will include your typical remastered contents, the game with up-scaled graphics (1080p) and frames-per-second, all the DLC, and entirely new content yet unannounced. It will launch on an unconfirmed date in 2015, I would guess sometime in Early Spring though. Undead Labs, the developers of the game and it's port, will be revealing more info on the game and it's unannounced new features later on. View attachment: state-of-decay-logo.jpg Are you going to purchase State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition (couldn't have picked a longer title) on Xbox One, or does this seem like another typical industry cash grab on a game that had only been recently released? Debate the facts below! Nintendo Announces New 3DS Design/"Next Gen" 3DS Selling tremendously well during it's two year run so far, the 3DS was a sleeper hit among many Nintendo business failures, like the Wii U. Polygon.com reports that Nintendo has announced two new and improved variants of the system, the regular new version and the XL version. The new system is labeled as, "The New 3DS" (Not kidding) will feature a better overall layout, improved CPU to allow games to run better on it, and an analog nub to act as a second thumbstick and new shoulder buttons. Other features include Amiibo integration, and sliding covers so that you can customize your 3DS with new skins. However, sad news for people who own the old 3DS, as they may be forced to upgrade in the future, with exclusive games being developed for the new hardward, with Xenoblade Chronicles being the first. The model will launch exclusively to Japan on October 11th, making it's way to the Western Market next year as a possibility. View attachment: new_nintendo_3ds_reg.0.png Are you displeased that you must upgrade your 3DS so soon after it's launch to play some future games, or is it okay and a natural part of owning a console? Discuss the ideas! Halo: The Master Chief Collection Forge Revealed, Halo 3 Gameplay, etc. 343 Industries had a lot to reveal today at PAX at their conference, with Forge details being the highlight and a surprise viewing of Halo 3 in 1080p/60fps. Ducain23 (one of our partners) recorded the whole event, which can be seen at YouTube.com, showing off some new forge features and images on Ascension. Bug fixes like inconsistent magnetization and menu issues have been addressed and dealt with, and some old features like zoom and the much requested precision control have been brought back. We have a host of new features though, and I'll list and explain several of them here. You can now snap and align objects to the ground, allowing you to easily place something on terrain without issue. Next, the palette has been improved with new natural objects and structures, and you can now pick specific palettes for objects on maps. You can also create objects in the sky in Skyboxes, like in Sandbox in Halo 3 on the grid. You can script objects, and while we're not totally sure what this could mean, we can assume players can assign objects certain activation cues or interactions, like making objects into doors. Finally there is no more budget, and instead we have an object counter currently capped at 650, at least on Ascension. Halo 3 gameplay was also shown, as said before, and looked to have very little difference to it's last gen counterpart, you can view the whole thing in the link. View attachment: halo-master-chief-collection.jpg Are you excited for Forge or Halo 3 in the Master Chief Collection now that we have seen some of these? Let me know below! Thank you all very much for reading, my apologies that it's later in the day, I was busy. Hope everyone has a great night, and I'll see you next time. GIMME A WEEKLY. GIMME A NEWS. GIMME A WRAP-UP. Badoosh!
  21. Hello everyone and welcome to... Wait... TWO WRAP-UPS IN ONE?! Yes, you read that right, because I missed posting last week's WNW, even though I finished it, I will be posting both here! Due to the sheer size however of six articles in one (five articles and one surprise actually), if you read this now you're only going to see 4 or 5. I'll edit more (or if there's five than the final one) later, I promise, but 6 articles isn't easy to do heh. Anyway, let's do this! View attachment: WNW 92714.JPG View attachment: WNW 100414.JPG Total War: Attila Announced! If you're one of the four people that wasn't disappointed in Creative Assembly enough to boycott their products, than I have great news! IGN.com reports that Total War Attila, the newest entry in the Total War franchise, has been announced! The game will feature the historical figure, Attila the Hun, and run for 60-70 years in-game. The main event in the game will be Attila's rise to power, when he is born and reaches adult-hood in 395 AD. You can play as either the Old Roman Empire or the New Roman Empire, but the most risky approach is being around the steppes in the Far East, where Attila will spawn. The only strategies are to attempt to divert Attila to enemies on the map or to defend yourself as best as possible. As well, new features have been added like the ability to raze cities when they are too damaged and a damage count from sieges to your defenses. Total War: Attila will release next year exclusively for the PC. View attachment: 10155216_709997619075441_8464220298784988540_n.png Are you going to purchase Total War: Attila? Let me know below! Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Nathan Drake Render Revealed Fans of the Uncharted series by Naughty Dog have been scraping at the facets of every little detail to find some new piece of info to quench their urge, prepare to be quenched in this case. GameInformer.com reported on one of Uncharted's game developers, by the name of Kurt Margenau, posting what looks like an in-game render of Drake's face. This was posted to celebrate Naughty Dog's 30th Anniversary this week, honoring all of their past titles, (except Crash Bandicoot). It is clear that this is an upgrade, with more detail going into Nathan's face alone than ever seen in an Uncharted game. Drake looks quite a bit older as well, with a rougher face than we last saw. It is unknown how far into the game this photo is, or if more work will be done to the render, so expect changes from what we see here when the game launches next year. View attachment: drakenextgen_610.jpg What do you think of these next generation visuals, could they be better? Debate below! Ryse: Son of Rome PC Version Removes Micro-transactions Are you excited for Ryse: Son of Rome coming to PC? Yeah, me neither, but anyway the game will be removing the Xbox One's addition of micro-transactions according to GameSpot.com. Crytek attempted to explain how the game wasn't just cashing in on a dying title, with the removal of microtransactions, new visual features, etc. Among other things, they gave the usual explainations of improved visual textures, all the downloadable content, and all that other juicy content that no one asked for and no one wants. One actually kind of interesting new addition though is support for the Xbox One controller for the game on PC. It will launch on October 10th, so go pre-order now! Or don't, doesn't affect me. View attachment: ryse_son_of_rome_game.jpg Are you picking up Ryse for PC? If so, tell me how it is! If not, why? Discuss below! Okay, now for round two! Police Called Into Gearbox Studios for Bomb Threat As if people weren't doing enough illegal or flat out crazy things in the gaming industry, we can now worry about car bombs near studios. This article was reported by GameInformer.com, today, Texas police were called in to the Gearbox Studios parking lot with reports of a car bomb. Randy Pitchford, who was in the building at the time, sent out a hail of tweets updating the situation as it went on. Police weren't able to find anything, however it is unclear if this was even a threat or possibly a 'Swatting' scenario, swatting being someone calling the police to an address despite nothing unusual going on, usually a form of trolling. Nothing is known besides the fact that everything is all clear at this time, though I'll update if I find more info. View attachment: Borderlands_the_PreSequel_Wallpaper1_-_preview.jpg What is your take on this information? Do you believe the amount of force sent to the location is justified? Do let me know! The other two articles will be added later, for now though, thanks for reading, ciao!
  22. I apologize for this being in the middle of the week again, but I'm going to be away from Friday morning to Sunday morning, so I'm doing it now. Anyways, I found some really good stories this week so let's get on into it! I'd like to thank Bnus for filling in for me last week, it's appreciated Bnus! Here we go! View attachment: WNW 73114.JPG Watch_Dogs DLC Location hinted at on Twitter Watch_Dogs may be heading to a new location in a DLC releasing this fall, transferring out of Chicago and unto the streets of New Jersey. According to Polygon.com, Watch_Dogs' Twitter stated how Camden, New Jersey had the absolute highest crime rates of any city in the United States and how they (in-game Dedsec organization) would begin monitoring it. A fan soon asked if this was in relation to an add-on, and they responded with a fall release window for something. As for now, it is unknown whether this is DLC, a new game (unlikely), or just a statistic thrown out there completely unrelated to the Fall DLC. View attachment: watch-dogs.jpg What's your take on this, would a DLC in New Jersey be a good idea, or is a different city a better option? Let me know below! Assassin's Creed: Rogue Listed on Swedish Retailer Assassin's Creed Unity is hot on our heels for this fall, but we may have another Assassin's Creed game slipping under the rug. Previously known as Assassin's Creed Comet, IGN.com reports that a Swedish game retailer has listed the last generation exclusive as Assassin's Creed Rogue. It apparently launches October 28th, 2014, the same day as Unity on PS3 and Xbox 360 only. Information is scant, but from rumors, the game will serve as a direct sequel to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and take place in New York. Rumors also say that the main protagonist will be a Templar, an odd move for the series. We still have yet to hear an official confirmation of Assassin's Creed Comet/Rogue's existence, but from the evidence, it seems likely we'll see more of the game soon. View attachment: ACRogue.jpg Would you like to see Rogue this year, or should Ubisoft take some time to develop the game properly and market it well so that it can be a true masterpiece? Debate below! New Bioshock content teased by 2K United Kingdom Those who have anticipated and are waiting for a new Bioshock will be excited to hear this news on the future of the game. Eurogamer.com reports that 2K UK's twitter feed showcased an interesting picture recently, a witty and condescending caption for a picture of a mermaid holding an apple with the words, "Come bite the apple!" on it. Anyone who's ever played the original Bioshock knows what this picture is a reference to, Eve's Garden in the original. Could this possibly mean a new game, or maybe a remaster sometime in the future, as the original Bioshock's 10 year anniversary is only a few years away? I personally cannot wait to see what lies Somewhere Beyond the Sea. View attachment: bigdaddy.jpg What are your hopes for the Bioshock franchise, who do you think should develop it? Discuss! See the pun I made, 'Somewhere Beyond the Sea'? Ha... Ha... Ha yeah it's not too funny. ANYWAYS thanks for reading ladies and gentlemen, it's been a great show tonight, I'll see you all next week on the Weekly News Wrap-Up!
  23. Hello everyone, welcome to another incarnation of the Weekly News Wrap-Up today, once again we have three articles up and ready for your reading pleasures, so sit back and get some popcorn cause we're diving into the Weekly News Wrap-Up! Credits to Zelda for the first article by the way! View attachment: WNW 51714.JPG Activision and Blizzard's New Games took Seven Years Today, an announcement came in from Fool.com that Activision and Blizzard are set to release two new games. These will go alongside Activision's two hit titles, Destiny and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare this fall and took seven years between them to make. With both having a wide variety of healthy titles under their belt, it's hard to figure out if this seven years is going into entirely new franchises to bring to competition, or a well-cooked revival of an older franchise. Either way, this time could hurt them as well, as certain titles that have taken a long time to build end up cobbled and sloppily done as work was scattered everywhere and too much was put into it. View attachment: GuardianofDestiny.jpg What's your take on this, a smart decision by both major publishers, or possible death-wishes for their new products? Let me know below! The Division gets a Release Date Ubisoft's new title with signed exclusive content deals for the Xbox One, Tom Clancy's The Division, has gotten it's release date, an unfortunate push-back. According to Ubi.com, the game will launch a year later then originally expected, in 2015. It will of course launch on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, excluding all previous generation consoles with far superior hardware requirements. The dev team stated in an update, "We are creating something we are really proud of and we don't want to compromise on quality. We are going to release the game when it's ready." They also confirmed an E3 appearance, as to which console's expo they will be showing up to, we are unclear, but with the aforementioned exclusivity agreement with Microsoft, it's likely to be shown at the Xbox Conference. View attachment: TCTD.jpg How do you feel about the pushed release date, did you plan on getting the Division? Discuss below, thanks for reading! Assassin's Creed III Director Rumored to be on Far Cry 4 Alex Hutchinson has certainly made his name in the gaming community, whether you like his titles or not. He worked on the poorly to averagely reviewed Spore and Army of Two, and when he moved to Ubisoft, he went to work on Assassin's Creed III, now apparently working on Far Cry 4. IGN.com stated that according to close sources to the game, Far Cry 4 will feature his involvement. This could be a grace or a nail in the game's coffin, as Alex's previous titles were not taken well critically over in Electronic Arts, and Assassin's Creed III fared no better. View attachment: Game page launch trailertcm2169740.jpg Does this impact your decision on ordering Far Cry 4 in a positive or negative way knowing Alex's previous work? Be sure to leave a comment, and thanks for reading! Thank you for reading the Weekly News Wrap-Up, be sure to leave a like and comment below, I'll see you next time!
  24. Hey everyone, I apologize for missing a week, last week wasn't exactly the best for me personally with a lot of family issues going on and I couldn't get on it, however we're here today so fear not! I've found three great articles that hopefully you all love! Before we start I just want to say that I will be advertising upcoming events in these WNWs, so PM me if you have an event coming up and you'd like me to put it in here. Next week we have a co-hosted event by myself and the wondrous Self Destruct on Halo Wars! Be sure to sign up ASAP, as spots fill quick! Now, let's get started! View attachment: WNW 91314.JPG GTA V Gets Confirmed Release Date on PS4, Xbox One, and PC Grand Theft Auto V, the hype couldn't escape us last year and it likely won't this year either, as GTA V is on the horizon. Polygon.com states that Rockstar has placed a confirmed release date for the current generation versions and the PC versions, though PC users might be disappointed. The game will launch on November 18th on Xbox One and PS4, and launch January 27th on PC. As well as having a flux of better graphics and smoother frame rate, the game will also include new weapons, cars, wildlife, and activities, as well as improvements to damage and weather. If you're one of the four people that cares, there are 100 new songs on the radio station and new mixes. Online will see improvements like an enhanced player count for up to 30 players and the ability to transfer characters across consoles (I.E. PS3 > Xbox One, Xbox 360 > PS4, etc). As well, transferring will unlock bonus content if you completed the prologue on PS3 or Xbox 360. And finally if you pre-order you get an in-game bonus of half a million GTA dollars for single player use and half a million GTA dollars for online. View attachment: 180798506-1024x682.jpg Are you purchasing GTA V for Xbox One, PS4, PC, or none of the above? Let me know below! Blue Xbox 360, 500GB Call of Duty Bundle, and Kinect Bundle Announced Microsoft is doing a great job showing that they still care about their previous generation console, the Xbox 360, with this new set of bundles. Xbox.com announced the three new bundles available in store October 7th, a Blue Xbox 360 exclusive to Walmart, a Call of Duty Bundle, and a bundle with Kinect. The first bundle is the Call of Duty Bundle releasing this fall, and it includes a 500GB black Xbox 360, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Call of Duty: Ghosts, one month of Xbox Live Gold, and the typical controller. This bundle will launch for $249 USD and will be available in the usual stores. The next bundle is a Kinect Bundle, including, again, the black Xbox 360, now 4GB, a black Kinect, Kinect Adventures and Forza Horizon, and a month of Gold and the controller. This bundle is the same as the last in terms of pricing, $249, and will be available everywhere. The final bundle is exclusive to Walmart and includes a blue Xbox 360, for $249. View attachment: 20140305_Yellowstone_A8.png Which bundle will you pick up if any? Debate these three beautiful bundles in the thread! PayDay 2 and Hotline Miami Team Up in New DLC If you haven't heard of or played PayDay 2 by now, you're lying, as the game has been all over the gaming community, especially the PC community. GameInformer.com has some news you might like if you're a PayDay fan and a Hotline Miami fan on PC. The two game's developers have teamed up for a neon themed PayDay 2 add-on exclusive to PC. A short teaser (visible on the link page) shows off some possible additions, new masks, maps, modes, weapons, etc. As of now though, news is slim, but we have a confirmed release date of September 30th, 2014. And of course the game will likely be outfitted in Hotline Miami's signature style of flashy neon. View attachment: payday-2-hotline-miami-themed-dlc-coming-this-month.jpg Are you annoyed that the DLC is exclusive to PC? Discuss below! Thank you guys a ton for reading, this was a slow week so not a lot of 'big' gaming news, I promise there'll be more soon! I'll see you all next time, take care! *Insert ending music here*
  25. Hello everyone, and welcome to another issue of the Weekly News Wrap-Up! Before I start, I'd like to honour my grandmother, Maria, who unfortunately passed on. Her birthday was yesterday and I went to visit her grave for the first time in years. She was an amazing woman, who worked all day and raised a household of three children in a country where immigrants like her had to work hard for every cent they made. May she rest in peace, her legacy live on. Now, unto the wrap-up. View attachment: WNW 80914.JPG Battlefield 4 Free On Origin For 7 Days Though many haven't heard, EA has launched a new rewards program on Origin known as 'Game Time', which was covered on the Weekly News Wrap-Up when Titanfall was free. Origin.com reports that this time players can get Battlefield 4 for free for the next week, an odd choice of game considering Titanfall, a much fresher game, came before this in the game time service. You can pick Battlefield 4 up on August 14th at 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time. Once you start playing, the clock ticks down, so if you choose to grab it now and don't play it for another week, fear not, for it's tied to each player's game time. If you wish to buy Battlefield 4 on PC after, all your achievements and data are saved thanks to Origin. The clock does in fact run down even while you're away, as long as the game is activated. View attachment: Free-Battlefield-4-China-Rising-DLC-Can-t-Be-Transferred-from-Current-to-Next-Gen-Consoles.jpg Are you picking Battlefield 4 up in this exclusive deal, or does it not interest you enough to snag? Debate below! Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare PC Specifications Revealed If any of you are picking up Advanced Warfare over Steam this fall, you might be wondering what it's specifications are so that you can prepare your computer for the game, if so I have great news! IGN.com reports that Activision has shown off the specifications, and I'll walk you through them. You'll need Windows 7 or Windows 8, both need to be 64 bit. You're going to need an Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHZ (Gigahertz) or an AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHZ or better processor, with Intel Core i5 - 680 recommended. Next up, a MINIMUM 6GB Ram or 8GB recommended Ram, and 40GB worth of HDD space. A NVIDIA GeForce GTX or ATI Radeon are needed, with NVIDIA GeForce's better models being more recommended. Finally, any DirectX compatible sound card will do. To put that in perspective, Call of Duty Ghosts had nearly the same specifications, even down to the required space. View attachment: call-of-duty-advanced-warfare-key-art-01.jpg Is your PC up to par to run Advanced Warfare, will you be purchasing the game for PC? Let me know below! Far Cry 4 Creative Lead Discusses Game; Claims Improvements Made One of the hottest games of Fall 2014, Far Cry 4, the sequel to the 2012 action game Far Cry 3, has been critically acclaimed by critics so far with it's intense trailers and immense hype. WIth all of this hype however, people may fear the game is too similar to it's predecessor, but Creative Director Alex Hutchinson was interviewed and discussed his time on the project. He said, "For me, the most important things are enabling more player agency, building better tools and adding co-op so people can create more interesting player stories, and trying to make a seamless experience." He also described how gameplay would challenge the player in new and inventive ways, and among other things stated the fresh dynamic between the main protagonist and antagonist, with the villain of the game not actually wanting to kill the hero. Alex teased Spartan Ops-esque missions as well, set outside the main area, possibly connecting Far Cry 3 to Far Cry 4? For now, we don't know, he refused to comment more and told us we'd have new details on these missions, being developed outside of the Ubisoft branch making the main game, soon. View attachment: far_cry_4_new_game-wide.jpg Are you excited for Far Cry 4; Have you pre-ordered? Discuss in the thread! Thanks for reading everyone, gotta end here as I've gotta eat, but I'll see you all next week on the WEEKLY. NEWS. WRAP-UP. Badoosh.
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