Call Of Juarez: Gunslinger, a downloadable Wild West tale of vengeance, half truths and staring down some of the most ornery varmints to have ever lived, has been dated for May 22nd on PSN, XBLA and PC. My hands-on preview is incoming, but I should point out that it's shaping up to be one of the most fully-featured console download titles out there, and a heap of fun for Western fans.
For now, have a gander at the new trailer, entitled 'Code Of The West.' Gunslinger will run you £11.99 or 1200 Microsoft Points.
According to the latest report from the International Data Corporation, PC shipments have suffered their biggest ever quarterly decline since records began... and the blame has been laid at the feet of Microsoft's somewhat controversial operating system.Click here to read more...
Epic Games have released two tech demos of Unreal Engine 4 doing its shiny business, both on PC and PS4. Both real-time videos demonstrate the new high-end rendering features and tools that will doubtlessly play a key role in numerous next-gen multiplatform games over the coming years. Check it out below.Click here to read more...
The Xi3 Piston, a modular small form factor PC designed around Steam's Big Picture Mode interface, will release this Christmas. The lowest-spec model starts at just under $1000, with pre-orders now open.
If you remember, this was our first peek at a third-party 'Steam Box,' which will almost certainly release before Valve's official foray into the living room. We've got a trailer and more details below.Click here to read more...
The studio behind Just Cause reckons that the PS4 marks a much-needed step forward in console horsepower, suggesting that Sony's next-gen offering will remain much more powerful than the majority of consumer PCs during its life cycle.Click here to read more...
Xi3 are to reveal a new living room PC at CEX this week: a grapefruit-sized cube designed specifically for use with Steam's Big Picture Mode.
That's funded by a substantial investment from Valve.
So... is this the prodigal Steam Box, then? More details below.Click here to read more...
After almost four months of beta testing by its community, Valve has officially released Big Picture mode for all users of its gaming platform Steam. Providing all of the functionality of the usual Steam client, Big Picture Mode’s user interface has been designed with gamepad controllers in mind, with the ultimate aim of allowing Steam gamers to take their library of games away from their desks and to their living rooms. The new mode can be accessed by clicking on the BPM button in the top-left corner of the Steam client.
To celebrate reaching this milestone for Big Picture Mode, Valve have decided to unleash yet another sale upon us for all fully-controller-supported games on Steam. We’ll have a full round-up of the highlights from said sale in a separate post in the immediate future.
Don't fret, Walking Dead fans, because you won't have long to wait for your next fix of superb storytelling. Telltale Games has announced that The Walking Dead: Episode 4 - Around Every Corner will release this week (Wednesday, presumably) on XBLA, PC and the US PlayStation Store.
European PSN might be another matter, however, since previous episodes tend to be delayed in our neck of the woods. That said, the gap has been closing, so here's hoping for a simultaneous release.
Matt awarded Episode 3: Long Road Ahead 9/10 in last month's review.
Quakecon is in full swing over in the Lone Star State, and Bethesda used the podium to announce that Skyrim's Dawnguard expansion is now live on Steam. The lengthy DLC has also finally been confirmed for PS3, but apparently they're "not satisfied" with its performance yet.Click here to read more...
Red 5 CEO and Ex-World of Warcraft lead Mark Kern has slammed the business practices prevalent on current consoles, railing against the expense required to break even, let alone succeed on those platforms.Click here to read more...
After Skyrim's Dawnguard expansion pack launched on June 26th for the Xbox 360, most of us assumed that it would hit the PS3 and PC thirty days later as a timed exclusive. We assumed wrong.
Bethesda has now spoken out to categorically state that they "never announced" Dawnguard for any other platforms, and that there's "no timeline" for a PS3 or PC release as yet.Click here to read more...
In this week's PWNCAST, at ODB's suggestion, we take a look back at the games and consoles that we loved when we were younger. We chat about the titles that got us into gaming in the first place, and take pride of place in our fond memories of days gone by and simpler times.
That's all after we talk about Dragon's Dogma, Carl waxes lyrical about his new PC rig and the latest MMO beta weekends, and we look at Nintendo's rather exciting post-E3 presentation.
PWNCAST | Season 1: Episode 18, Recorded: June 22nd, 2012
Music| B'z: Into Free -Dangan- (BUY IT HERE!!!)
Some of the things that get covered this week:
...and much, much more.
This week in particular, we'd like you to get involved. Let us know what your favourite games of all time are, the games that had the biggest impact on you, and pop a nostalgic anecdote or two in the comments below.
We'll maybe even hand out a prize for our favourite.
Finally, do please keep writing in to firstname.lastname@example.org with requests, feedback, and topics you'd like to hear discussed. We've already had one or two (a tip of the cap to ODB for this week's topic), and we'd love to hear more.
Also, buy the Dragon's Dogma theme. Seriously.
Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be quite a few instances of strong language.
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We love John Carmack here at Dealspwn. Jon even wrote him a poem once. So when Mr. Carmack talks, we listen. In a new interview, the id Tech genius has revealed that he's really not all that excited by the prospect of the next console generation, suggesting that pretty much any creative vision a game director can come up with can be realised "pretty well" right now.Click here to read more...
The award-winning indie, first-person, melee brawler is back. Atlus have announced Zeno Clash II, which will be due out on PC, PSN, and XBLA in early 2013.
ACE Team are once again behind the wheel, and the sequel will contain an open world to explore, and drop in-drop out co-op gameplay, not to mention a host of returning characters, enemies,vitems, and weapons.
There'll be plenty of new stuff too.
"As Ghat, players can fully and freely explore every natural and architectural wonder his world has to offer," said Atlus. "Ghat can also expect to encounter awe-inspiring new sights, jaw-dropping new creature designs, and wildly creative new weapons and items."
Check out the E3 trailer above.
They've done it! SEGA have announced the full tracklist for the upcoming Jet Set Radio HD, and it looks pretty damn groovy to us. There had been some worries over 3rd party licensing, but the entire shebang is all here from across the globe.
Let's get funky!Click here for the full tracklist...
Platforms: PC | PSN | XBLA (reviewed)
Shoot Many Robots doesn't really need an introduction. It's all there in the title: robots, nay, many robots, need to be shot. We've been shooting many enemies since developers had more than two pixels to rub together, and this latest downloadable title is a gleeful throwback to the days when hordes of ravening foes and great big guns were the be all and end all of what games needed to provide.
On the surface, at least. Scratch a little deeper and you'll discover a grind-driven loot 'em up in the vein of Borderlands and Diablo... with robots. Many robots.
The premise is as simple as the title would suggest. P. Walter Tugnut is an ornery redneck with an RV full of guns and a hatred for automatons, who sets out to cleanse America of its robotic scourge with extreme prejudice. And that, as they say, is that. You won't discover any sweeping revelations or grandiose story arcs here, which is absolutely fine. It isn't called 'Watch Many Cutscenes,' after all. It's strange that Demiurge actually bothered to give their protagonist a name considering how little characterisation there is - and that creating our own character would have instilled a greater sense of pride and emotional attachment - but whatever. Redneck, guns, robots. Let's do this.
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After unveiling their Ivy Bridge-equipped Project Fiona tablet at CES 2012, Razer has hit out at rival PC hardware manufacturers, claiming that most tech companies have "stopped innovating and taking risks." With the state of the market currently a major talking point - some claim that it's dying out whereas others contend that this incredibly long console generation has encouraged many gamers to switch to PC - could the lack of innovation be holding the PC back? Full quotes after the break.Click here to read more...
As promised, purveyors of hardcore PC hardware Razer have unveiled Project Fiona at CES. Rather than the heavily-rumoured return of the Switchblade, Fiona is actually a gaming tablet sporting two thumbstick-equipped outrigger paddles, a Core i7 'Ivy Bridge' processor, accelerometers, multi-touch screen and force feedback.
Razer states that the device is capable of natively running current-generation PC games without developers needing to modify them for the new form factor, and plans to release it before the end of the year at a sub-$1000 price point. We'll keep you posted, but we'd love to hear what you make of it in the meantime.Click here to read more...
EA has announced that the Physical Warfare Pack DLC for Battlefield 3, previously a PS3-exclusive preorder item, is now available on PC and Xbox Live for free. The pack includes the DAO-12 shotgun, shotgun flechette ammo, SKS flash suppressor and the Type 88 Light Machine Gun - and you can find it within the in-game store or freely downloadable in Battlelog.