It's time for another Playstation Plus International Challenge, this time in the form of Project CARS.
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"For this challenge, we will provide a total of 6 custom tracks over the course of 6 weeks. There will also be a prize for the fastest time within our community in each track! That's right - we will offer 6 prizes, one for each of our most skilled drivers.
...and another gun called the Octobrush. Doesn't that bring back memories? Sat there, right in front of the TV with the end of the Nintendo Zapper almost touching the screen as you tried to take down those pesky ducks!Click here to read more...
Around two months to be slightly more precise. An email sent to EB Games staff members states that, according to Warner Bros. it looks like Batman: Arkham Knight may not be fixed until the (Australian) spring.
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"As previously advised, we have stopped sales of Batman: Arkham Knight PC while Warner and Rocksteady work on addressing performance issues with the game. The latest information from Warner is that the updates won’t be available until Spring. Due to this we have made the difficult decision to recall all PC stock from stores to return to the vendor until an acceptable solution is released.
The release of StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void is still a fair way off, but Blizzard have decided to help make the wait a little more bearable by unleashing a 3-mission prologue campaign titled "Whispers Of Oblivion." There is a catch, though - you'll need to pre-purchase Legacy Of The Void to play it right now. It should be noted though that all players will gain access to it prior to its release, but this is a great way of keeping the die-hard fans entertained in the interim.
That's not the only big thing happening in the StarCraft universe today, as the Heart Of The Swarm expansion is being made a standalone product. This means that you no longer need to own Wings Of Liberty to play it, which is exactly how Legacy of the Void will be when it releases as well.Click here to read more...
It's true, the Playstation Blog have announced the release of the highly anticipated, Goat Simulator.
"Following a collaboration with Coffee Stain Studios, I am delighted to announce that Goat Simulator will be available on PS3 and PS4 from 11th August!
Perhaps you’ve heard of Goat Simulator, perhaps you haven’t, but for those of you who have spent their days hoping to be a goat, causing mayhem up, up, down, down, left right, left right of you – your dreams have finally come true! This is Goat Simulation on the bleeting edge of technology!"
You can, headbutt things, (Brilliant)...Click here to read more...
The first official DLC for The Elder Scrolls Online is heading to PC & Mac for public testing later this month ahead of its August 31st (PC & Mac), September 15th (Xbox One) and September 16th (Playstation 4) release.
"To arms, citizens of Tamriel! Imperial City, the first official DLC game pack for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, is on its way—it will be available on the PTS (PC/Mac) later this month, and launches on PC/Mac on August 31st, Xbox One on September 15th, and PlayStation®4 on September 16th. Read on for all the must-know details including features and cost.
Later this month, the full Imperial City DLC game pack will be available for testing on the ESOTU PTS, for free. We encourage everyone who owns the PC/Mac version of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited to join us for testing!"Click here to read more...
We love a bit of Commodore-based nostalgia here at Deaspwn, but this is pushing it into overdrive. It turns out that the Commodore brand is making yet another comeback this year, and it's all thanks to Commodore PET smartphone which is set to release across Europe later this month. Named after the iconic computer from yesteryear, the PET will be a capable mid-range smartphone, being power by a 1.7GHz octa-core Mediatek processor, 3GB RAM, a 5.5" screen capable of 1080p, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 3000 mAh battery. While it will be available with 16gb and 32gb storage there will be a microSD expansion slot to boost up the available space.
But you don't really want to know the specs do you? What you want to know about are the emulators that will come built into the Android 5.0 OS that runs the system - specifically the VICE C64 emulator and the Uae4All2-SDL Amiga emulator. At the moment the PET will only be available in Italy, France, Poland and Germany, but there are reportedly plans of expanding to other European countries and the USA in the near future.
So long as there is some sort of video-out capability (I couldn't find confirmation of such, annoyingly) it might well become the emulation choice for those wanting to relive the glory days of the Amiga. I know I for one will be grabbing hold of a K240 ROM for sure.
As the title pretty much sums, up, Yager Development have been dropped as the developers of Dead Island 2 after three years making the game. In a statement released to the press, publisher Deep Silver stated that despite the decision they were "dedicated to delivering the sequel that Dead Island fans deserve." Here's the statement in full:
"With Dead Island 2, Deep Silver has always been dedicated to delivering the sequel that Dead Island fans deserve. After careful consideration, today we announce the decision to part ways with development partner Yager. We will continue working towards bringing our vision of Dead Island 2 to life, and we will share further information at a later stage."
We were somewhat optimistic for Dead Island 2, especially considering how their previous game, Spec Ops: The Line, was universally praised for its storytelling, in addition to the less serious tone Dead Island 2 was going with compared to its predecessor. The game was originally scheduled to be released at in Spring of this year, but was pushed back to 2016 when it missed that window altogether. Right now we have no idea what ultimately caused the decision, but I for one think it was a shame after enjoying it at last year's Gamescom. If you fancy taking a look at what could have been, you can check out our Dead Island 2 hands-on impressions, and watch our video interview with the developers at Yager (if only for Toby the Dealspwny's appearance, which is just amazing.)
Regardless of whether you think it was needed or not, the remastered version of God of War III will be arrive on Playstation 4 this Friday. To herald the return of Sparta's angriest man-turned-god, Sony have released a brand new trailer to highlight the improved visuals and improved frame rate, which they claim will be a consistent 60fps at 1080p. Another added feature for God of War III: Remastered is a photo mode - similar to the one included in The Last of Us: Remastered - allowing players to take stills of their bloody slaughter.
At the time of writing, the cheapest offer is still over at Videogame Box, where you can use a voucher code to get it for £25.70.
We had already heard rumbling that a PS4 remaster was in the works, but it appears Xbox One gamers will be able to relive the over-the-top action of the Prototype series right now. Without any fanfare to speak of, the Prototype Biohazard bundle is now available to buy on the Xbox Live Marketplace. It is admittedly at a rather pricey £39.99, but you will get both Prototype and Prototype 2 for the price of entry. Don't worry, Playstation fans - we expect it will be on the PSN store in the very near future.
As long as you're after brutal open-world combat with ridiculous rampages you'll find much joy in the Prototype games, but don't go in expecting a good storyline or even likeable characters. For more info you can check out our Prototype review and Prototype 2 review for more details.
Codemasters have jumped straight into pole position on this weeks official UK game charts. Launching last week on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC, F1 2015 has seen an impressive 367% uprise over last year's launch week sales, whilst Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight sees sales slide 54% in it's 3rd week on sale.
News has emerged this morning that Satoru Iwata, the President of Nintendo, passed away on Saturday. He was 55 years-old.
In a statement released early this morning, Nintendo confirmed that the cause of death was “due to a bile duct growth.” He had missed out on last year’s E3 due to having surgery for the same issue. He was survived by his wife Kayoko.Click here to read more...
What does the Playstation Vita need for this revival we all seek so badly? I must hear a couple of times a week somebody tell me how the PSV is dead, IT'S NOT DEAD!
Would XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus be a great starting point for revival? If recent rumours are to be believed then it may well just be happening as a recent spot on the Korean video game ratings board site suggests just that.Click here to read more...
We've seen our fair share of crazy pre-order bonus items. Dead Island Riptide came with that headless beach babe statue, Saints Row IV had that weird and expensive Wad Wad Edition costing $1,000,000 but I think the biscuit literally was taken with Dying Light's My Apocalypse edition which weighed in at £250,000 and came with a house. Yes, a house.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III releases on November 6 and has it's own weird (yet wonderful) special edition in the way of Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Juggernog Edition which is now available for pre-order in the UK from Game and contains a........mini fridge!
"Store beverages in a fully functional Juggernog themed mini-fridge – modeled after the in-game Perk-a-Cola machine. The Juggernog mini-fridge features light and audio straight from the game. This mini-fridge holds up to (12) 12oz cans ensuring you will always have a cold perk nearby"
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Call Of Duty titles always tend to offer a ridiculously OTT special edition. Black Ops 3's has now been leaked and it's
seriously cool a fridge too far getting a frosty reception totally chill look it comes with a freaking fridge, alright?
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We're all very excited for Just Cause 3 here at Dealspwn, and can't wait to plant unending amounts of C4 everywhere before flinging Rico away with gleeful abandon. However, those of you that want to show your true fandom for the open-world action series will soon be able to do so by spending all the money on the Collector's Edition. Along with a Day One Edition of the game, it includes the Weaponized Vehicle Pack in-game DLC, a 24-inch by 24-inch poster map of the Mediterranean archipelago of Medici, a 32-page, hardcover art book, and a replica version of Rico’s famous grappling hook. There's no word if you'll be able to actually wear it, but even if it is we're pretty sure it won't work if you can (I know, I'm disappointed too.)
So, how much will it set you back? The RRP for it is set at £79.99, which personally speaking isn't the greatest in terms of value, but then again we live in a world where Bethesda are charging £100 for a smartphone arm mount. That I absolutely want. Ah well. Pre-orders for the Just Cause 3 Collector's Edition aren't available yet, but if you only want the base game we've got the the cheapest pre-orders around for you below!
The Thick Of It playset sold separately.Click here to read more...
Looking forward to Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3? Starting August 19th gamers who have pre ordered the game will be able to access the Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta on their Playstation 4 consoles. If you have pre ordered your copy in-store, then you will have received a beta code which you will need to redeem.
If you have pre-ordered a digital copy of Black Ops 3, then you need do nothing as your participation will be registered automatically. The BOPS beta will only be coming to current gen consoles so if you currently have a PS3 or Xbox 360 then there will be no beta access for you guys.
Despite BugBear Entertainment moving onto bigger and better things years ago, Strategy First are still trying to keep the FlatOut series alive. After the abomination that was Chaos and Destruction, they've now announced a new sequel coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC "and more."
I feel like this should be good news, so why am I overcome with a palpable sense of impending doom?Click here to read more...