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PSN Tuesday: Halloween sale, Rocksmith 2014 and free Hotline Miami for PS Plus

In addition to the new PlayStation 4 titles up for pre-order, this week's injection of PlayStation Store content brings Rocksmith 2014 Edition, while Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director's Cut and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Premium Edition remind us what gaming was like many, many (read: t...

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Aerosmith, Pixies square off in dueling Rocksmith 2014 launch trailers

Ubisoft's guitar teaching tool Rocksmith: 2014 Edition launches today, and two new trailers force players to make a difficult decision: Pixies, or Aerosmith? The Pixies headline the European trailer above with the Fight Club anthem "Where Is My Mind?", while North America's trailer below features...

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Holy sales, Batman! Arkham series and Metro lead this week's deals

If you're a PC gamer looking forward to Friday's release of Batman: Arkham Origins and have yet to scoop up the previous two entries in the series, now might be a good time to do so, as they're 75 percent off on Steam until Monday, 10 am Pacific. That makes Batman: Arkham Asylum just $5.00, and Bat...

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Rocksmith 2014's full tracklist: Arctic Monkeys, Slayer, Nirvana, Queen

Prepare to rock the casbah with Rocksmith 2014's complete, 55-song tracklist, revealed today by Ubisoft. (It should be noted that The Clash's "Rock the Casbah" isn't one of the songs in Rocksmith 2014.) The game will launch with "Walk This Way" by Aerosmith, "R U Mine?" by Arctic Monkeys, "Knock...

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Jam with robots in Rocksmith 2014's 'Session Mode'

In another example of society inching closer to SkyNet, Rocksmith 2014 features a "Session Mode" that features adaptive A.I. In the jam session mode, the customizable band you select will play and react to your riffs helping you create sweet music. Music that will become the soundtrack of your d...

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Rocksmith 2014 adds colorblind mode to its set list

Rocksmith 2014 expands on the tutorial set established in the inaugural release, but more pertinent to the visually-impaired rockers out there is an optional mode for the colorblind. Producer Taylor Benson, who is colorblind, says players will find adjusted hues and color saturation levels that w...

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Rocksmith 2014 adds Green Day, Deftones, Def Leppard to tracklist

Rocksmith 2014 Edition bulks up its playable tracklist with eight newly announced songs, marking the first time Def Leppard, Green Day, and other acts have been featured in Ubisoft's guitar-teaching music simulation series. Today's announced tracks include Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me,...

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Rocksmith 2014 trailer shows off new Guitarcade games

A new trailer for Rocksmith 2014 shows off a few of the mini-games coming to the game's Guitarcade mode. Introduced in the first Rocksmith, Guitarcade offers players a chance to improve their string-plucking skills while being challenged with retro-inspired micro-games such as the Galaga-like Duc...

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Rocksmith 2014 trailer plucks out its improvements

This Rocksmith 2014 trailer tours the game's improvements over the first title published by Ubisoft in 2011. 2014 sees a wide variety of changes, including a better note highway and lack of load times, Ubi says. Rocksmith 2014 will launch in October....

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Rocksmith 2014's lesson trailer takes us to school

The latest trailer for Rocksmith 2014 Edition details the game's enhanced teaching capabilities, which are accurate and specific enough to not just tell us that we're doing it wrong, but specifically how we're doing it wrong. Hey Ubisoft, can you patch this into our Significant Others?...

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