As a lover of trash, I'm troubled.
Fortunately, a few truly awful games rose to the top of the garbage heap to sparkle as gleaming, irredeemable turds. I'm glad to have played these games, but I think we, as an industry, can do better. Let's vow to release more bad games in 2015. And not just bad games for Duck Dynasty fans, either - let's make bad games that all of us can enjoy.
EVE's forthcoming Proteus release will feature the second round of rebalancing work that CCP has termed Module Tiericide. Today's dev blog explains some of the changes courtesy of a sizable chart that shows stats like CPU usage, optimal range, powergrid usage, and more.
There are a lot of numbers to parse, but if you're into that sort of thing, CCP says that it will be collecting player feedback and acting on it prior to Proteus' January 13th launch date.
On a recent live stream of Chaos Reborn with Joystiq, Gollop discussed plans for other single-player content as well, specifically what sounds like a fairly complex campaign. You can hear him discuss it, and watch him beat the tar out of Joystiq's Alexander Sliwinski, right here. Chaos Reborn is available via Steam Early Access now.
While there are countless (and not very entertaining) licensed board games available at big box retailers – like Mario-themed Monopoly or Halo-themed Risk – there are far better options available for those looking to further explore their favorite video game worlds.
Here is a collection of some of our favorite board and card games based on video game franchises. If you're looking for a fun activity for family and friends this holiday, you can't go wrong with these fantastic board and card games.
The Code Black Drone is small enough to fit in your palm, and its 6-axis flight control system ensures a smooth, stable flight for you and your family to enjoy. Retailing for $99, the Code Black Drone can be yours if you place an $89 pre-order through Joystiq Deals today.
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Released last year via Killer Instinct's digital Ultra Edition, Killer Instinct Classic is an emulated port of Rare's 1994 arcade one-on-one fighter. Tonight's update will introduce an online multiplayer option, along with several fixes and improvements for the core Killer Instinct game.
Another recent update unlocked holiday-themed costumes for Killer Instinct characters TJ Combo, Orchid and Sabrewulf. 'Tis the season.
Nintendo of America Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Richard Medway offered the following statement about the decision: "We are very pleased with these decisions, which confirmed Nintendo's position from the beginning – we do not, nor have we ever, infringed these patents. The result in this case, once again, demonstrates that Nintendo will continue to vigorously defend its innovations against patent lawsuits, even if it must do so in multiple courts and commit significant resources to defend itself. Nintendo continues to support reform efforts to reduce the unnecessary and inefficient burden patent cases like this one place on technology companies in the United States."
And now this one gets thrown in the "backlinks about Nintendo patent disputes" pile. Electronics company Philips recently won a dispute in the UK against Nintendo regarding the Wii and Wii U's use of a camera and motion-sensing technology. Nintendo plans to appeal the UK decision, and Philips has filed against Nintendo in the US as well.
As for Vita, players can download Danganronpa 2 for $27.99 ($23.99 on PS Plus), Nidhogg for $10.49 ($8.99 through PS Plus), Thomas Was Alone and Stealth Inc. for $3.99 each as well as Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut for $5 ($4 via PS Plus). A number of games, such as Nidhogg and Thomas Was Alone, are Cross-Buy compatible, so those with multiple systems only need to pay once to access each version. That includes Flippfly's Race the Sun, which is down to $6.99 at the moment across all three PlayStation platforms ($5.99 on PS Plus). Head over to PlayStation Blog for a full list of the current deals.
If you're almost peckish for a remastered sandwich, you don't have much longer to wait. The $20 "definitive version" of Resi's 2002 remake hits PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on January 20, 2015, bringing back crazed canines, creaking doors and Barry Burtonisms in 1080p. If you fancy a bit of before-and-after, check out Capcom's comparison shots.
Sony says Samsung Smart TVs will support "all functionality" of PlayStation Now, including trophies, cloud saves and online multiplayer.
The highlights of Origin's New Year's Sale include epic roleplaying adventure Dragon Age: Inquisition at $40, virtual life hit The Sims 4 at $30 and Battlefield 4 Premium Edition - that's the military shooter plus all of its downloadable additions - at $30. If you'd prefer to rifle through EA's back catalogue, you can find the Mass Effect Trilogy at $15 and the massive Command & Conquer Ultimate Collection, which includes 17 real-time strategy games, at $10. You'll find a full list of current discounts on the sale's Origin page.
If anything there catches your eye, you should probably buy it quickly. All of the discounts included in Origin's New Year's Sale disappear on December 27, at 8AM Pacific Time.
Publisher 2K games is offering its biggest apps for discounted prices beginning today, including savings on Civilization Revolution 2 for $7.99 (down from $14.99), BioShock for $4.99 (down from $10.99) and XCOM: Enemy Within for $6.99 (down from $12.99).
The iOS App Store sale ends January 5 and also includes NHL 2K and NBA 2K15 each available for $3.99, originally priced at $7.99.
The Legend of Korra (33 percent off), Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls (33 percent off), Destiny (25 percent off), Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (25 percent off), The Telltale Games Collection (50 percent off), Alien Isolation (50 percent off), Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition (50 percent off) and Tomb Raider DE (50 percent off), among others.
And now some of the Xbox 360 weekly deals in the Countdown to 2015 sale:
Destiny (25 percent off), The Legend of Korra (33 percent off), Alien Isolation (33 percent off), individual episodes of The Walking Dead Season 1 (50 percent off each), The Walking Dead Season 2 Season Pass (50 percent off), The Wolf Among Us Season Pass (50 percent off), Bully (75 percent off), Red Dead Redemption (75 percent off), Fable 3 (67 percent off), Metal Gear Rising Revengeance (67 percent off), and others.
Today only, grab Dragon Age: Inquisition and its Deluxe edition for 35 percent off each on Xbox One. Xbox 360 players, get The Raven episodes 1, 2 and 3 each for 75 percent off today only. Deals with Gold sales on Xbox One include the Destiny Digital Guardian Edition for 25 percent off, Tales from the Borderlands Episode 1 for 50 percent off, The Walking Dead Bundle (seasons 1 and 2) for 50 percent off, and Halo: Spartan Assault for 66 percent off. Xbox 360 Deals with Gold include Call of Duty Advanced Warfare for 25 percent off, The Orange Box for 75 percent off, and Tales from the Borderlands Episode 1 for 50 percent off.
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