#Xbox One #PS4 #Console Gaming #Video Games #Tech Spec #Comparison #Next Generation Consoles #Sony #Microsoft
#Resident Evil #Video games #Artwork #Revelations #Resident Evil Revelations #Capcom
Wildstar Dev speak - Movement, its really cool man (legitimately funny dev speak video)
#Dev speak #Video games #WildStar #MMO
The Tru Golden Age of Pirates | Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag
#Ubisoft #Assassin's Creed IV #Black Flag #Video games #PS3 #PS4 #Xbox 360 #Xbox 720 #Next-Gen #PC gaming #console gaming #Wii U
Playing the numbers Game - Take-Two’s recent sales numbers across some of its big titles
Just saw an article about Bioshock infinite and its sales number, so I thought it would be fun to see what the current sales of their titles are to day. So without further adieu I give you;
Bioshock Infinite - 3.7 million copies
Borderlands 2 - 6 million copies
Max Payne 3 - 4 million copies
NBA 2K13 - 5 million copies
These are just the ones I have seen in the mix so far, as more news appears I will update this to make a complete picture BUT those are good looking numbers for a Publisher who is helping put out some (imo) good games. So nice to see something positive happen for them
#By the Numbers #Video games #Take-Two #Sales figures #Gearbox #Bioshock Infinite #Borderlands 2 #Max Payne 3 #NBA 2K13
#PS3 #Playstation 3 #Vita #PSVita #Sony #Vanillaware #Atlus #Dragon's Crown #Pre-Order #Video games #Artwork
Nintendo actually blocks a punch - Wii motion control patent lawsuit scores a win for the beleaguered company
It was only a matter of time until Nintendo put a tick under the “win” column, especially since there has been so much news of late with developers hesitant to put product on their latest machine, the Wii U.
A win is no less is what they deserve. A U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. ruled that Nintendo did NOT infringe upon motion control patents held my Motiva LLC. The Court went on further to day “Motiva’s only activity that could be related is the commercializing of the technology.
The lawsuit first started in 2008 claming the Wii console had infringed on patents that allowed the system to track player position and movement and that the import of the Wii console would harm a U.S. industry.
Judge Sharon Prost (who presided over the case and handed the ruling) made the following statement “Motiva needed to prove that it had made ‘significant investment in plant and equipment’, ‘significant employment of labor or capital’, and ‘substantial investment in its exploitation, including engineering, research and development, or licensing”. adding “Motiva failed to meet the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement.
Nintendo was, obviously overjoyed with this result. Personally, I am overjoyed by the image I found for the Wii, I mean seriously, Wii Music? that joke just writes itself.
#Patent win #Wii #Nintendo #Motiva #Video games #Motion control
→ Biden says 'there's no legal reason why' the government can't tax companies that produce violent video games
Interesting piece of news from Polygon (by way of GameSpot who got it from Politico)
VP of the United states of America, Joe Biden, says “there is no legal reason why the government can’t tax companies that produce violent video games or images.”
I assume “violent images” to be movies, and graphic novels, but that is a minor point in the entire issue in my opinion. Looking at the article, I personally see two VERY concerning things
I don’t live in the USA, so my knowledge of their political system isn’t very good, but I don’t believe that 20 religious corperations should be able to send representatives to a gun legislation meeting.
Regardless of my person opinion on religion, I feel that any sort of “taxation” would be bad for two reasons (and many in the comments/forums of places I looked agreed)
In the end, I am hoping that there are at least a couple of smart people who are looking into this whole situation and helping steer the good ship “quick-to-blame” in a direction other than video games.
What are your thoughts on the matter?
#Politics #Video games #Violent videogames tax #Violent image tax #tax on violent images/video games
Microsoft constructing a new venue for Xbox reveal - In other news Xbox rumored to need new home purchase to connect online
Microsoft is building something new for us this week, and its not a demo reel of trailers we have already seen for its 720 reveal later next week. Its a brand new venue for its press conference/reveal!.
This news, gleaned from the twitter accounts of Aaron Greenberg (Msoft’s interactive entertainment chief of staff ) and Larry Hryb (Xbox live Director of programming and owner of a last name I cannot pronounce) tweeted pictures (Greenberg’s above, Hryb’s in link below) of what the space is shaping up to look like.
While the conference is being held at the Microsoft Redmond Washington headquarters, the actual invite to this is small. When asked on twitter Mr. Greenberg replied with “Sorry it is a small invite only event primarily for media. It will be on Xbox LIVE and Spike TV.”
Anticipation rises for the reveal of Microsoft’s next machine, which is happening at 10 am on the 21st. Tune in for what (we all hope) should be a interesting and exciting reveal
#Xbox #Microsoft #Reveal #Video games #Xbox 720 #Durango #Construction
Defiance to receive five DLC packs this year - Major patch later this month
Tied in with Syfy station’s TV series of the same name, Defiance is a gritty FPSMMO battling not only mutant’s, bandits and other (sometimes zombie in appearance) humanoids, but Bugs… so many bugs!
Recently hitting a million users, Trion Worlds is dropping a big piece of info from orbit with 5 DLC pack’s this year. Each DLC release will be split into three sections. The first is a Store update, the second a free component and lastly there is a paid component. The first DLC pack, currently being called Enter the Castithan, will include the following for its free component:
- Access to the new Charge Weapons Class and Castithan Blades
- Access to Sieges, a new Open World Game Mode
- Access to the new Monolith Major Arkfall
- Access to a new PvP Map - Military Academy
- Join a friend into the Battle Arenas Game Mode
- Duel your friends and neighbors in the Duels Game Mode
- Enemies, lockboxes, and events can drop Charge Weapons
- Select a new voice for you character
- Multitude of game improvements from UI to content
The paid component will include the following:
- Access to play the Castithan Species
- Access to a new Story Mission Line with new Battle Arena Game Mode
- Access to the new Castithan Battle Arenas
- Castithan Charge Blade & Ceremonial Mask as a reward from Story Mission Line
- A unique version of the Raptor, a new 4 player truck of doom
- A unique Castithan version of an outfit
- A Charge Weapons Starter Pack
- Access to New Pursuits
- New Xbox and PS3 Trophies and Achievements
New items and customizations will be added to the store, such as the new “Castithan Blade color tint mods. Chage weapons can now have achance to be in lockboxes AND more versions of the new four player Raptor truck will appear. Character customization changes will now include appearance, name or a “everything change”.
Defiance’s TV Tie-in, or patch 1.020 as they are calling it, is expected to roll out this month and will feature bug fixes and TV tie-in events. Like the bug fix’s this DLC pack should also be available sometime this month.
#Syfy #Video games #Defiance #DLC #Trion Worlds #MMOFPS #Shooter #MMO
Maxim sponsors its second DLC map - Dreadnought - Lurching its way to Judgement May 15th
Gears of War Judgement is getting a new map! Its the second DLC map being sponsored by Maxim, the magazine which brings you… well I am not really sure I don’t read it.
Dreadnought will be playable in Overrun mode only. It takes place on the CNV Pomeroy, a beached ship that has been sailing on the underground rivers of the Hollow. You are beset by Locust Hordes as they storm the vessel in an attempt to rescue captured Berserkers. These ‘Zerkers are being transported by the COG to a research facility.
Much like its previous DLC, this “Maxim sponsored” DLC will be available for a limited time for free, before becoming a ‘purchase’.
This DLC is looking to overrun your Xbox May 15th
#Xbox 360 #Video games #Gears of War #Maxim #Judgement #Gears of War: Judgement #DLC #New Map
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