Battlefield 4 is one of the most popular shooters on the market and hoards of players battle it out on BF4 servers every day. The makers of BF4- DICE- have announced that it wants help from gamers to build the next map for the game. BF4 Premium members will test the new map using the Community Test Environment (CTE).
Raymond Bitar, founder and CEO of poker site Full Tilt, was arrested today for being involved in an alleged Ponzi scheme. The once largely popular gambling site scammed users out of hundreds of millions of dollars and Bitar was greeted today by officials at John F. Kennedy International Airport after returning from Ireland to face his charges.
This past week we've been checking out Sony's newest and most powerful handheld gaming system in the history of its existence, the PS Vita. This mobile console is also known as the PlayStation Vita and is able to be used as a gaming system in and of itself or in tangent with your PlayStation 3 - today we're just taking a look at how the system works on its own, connected with the PlayStation Store for digital content, and with cartridge games which you'll be buying individually and separately. Is this the greatest mobile gaming system in the history of time, or is it the end of a dying genre?
The game Alan Wake has just done so spectacularly well in the first 48 hours it's been out on the digital download zone Steam that it's recaptured all the money it's spent on not only development, but marketing for the game as well. This game is currently inside the top 10 games listed on Steam, was number one for a period after launch and, needless to say, its creators at Remedy are ecstatic. Users currently interested in picking up the game have the option of getting the Collector's Edition DLC Free until the first of March - this including commentary videos, an illustrated PDF book, and a full soundtrack for the game as well.
This week the folks at Electronic Arts and Danger Close have released information showing their next title, coming soon - Medal of Honor: Warfighter. This game is set to be detailed heavily in the next few weeks, up until then gaining scant information including a full visual representation, likely the cover art, here in full color. This game will be the next chapter in the undeniably successful long-standing line of Medal of Honor first person shooter games and will be dropping this summer or late spring.
Recently we've heard a whole lot about the epic release and defamation of Pokemon Yellow for iPhone, a game that turned out to be a scam and was thusly removed from the market. Because this game became so popular it reached the top 10 in the iTunes App Store before it was removed from the market, we decided to go on a hunt for the best Pokemon alternative on the market instead. Turns out there's one that stands out above the best - not necessarily because it commands its own genre, but because it replicates the original Pokemon game so precisely!
This week there's one game that has everyone in the console gaming world flipping out: Borderlands 2, and today's the day we find out exactly when and on what the game will be delivered. In addition to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 formats available in North America on the 18th of September, there'll also be a PC version released the same day. After that, the international release will take place on the same units all at the same time three days later.
This week the folks responsible for promoting the oncoming release of the first person shooter known as Borderlands 2 have done one spectacular job with a preview video that's about to smack you right in your collective faces. In this epic three minute and three second trailer you'll find yourself dipped in a world of ultra-detailed action across flat surfaces splooged across an environment where you get a "bazillion" guns and action so hot you might as well play naked. In addition, this trailer lets loose information of a pre-order club called Borderlands 2 Premiere Club that includes several exclusive items you cannot get anywhere else!
This week we're getting our first look at the Sony PS Vita, a device which is set to be officially set in stores for sale tomorrow, and the first live version of Vita OS. What the Vita operating system represents is not only a new look at handheld gaming, but the prospect of an operating system that is all Sony's own, and as Chris Davies will tell you, one that's more than ready to take on more screens than just the PS Vita. What we'll do here for you is run down and review the operating system on its own as well as specifically as it exists here in its first iteration: on the PS Vita portable PlayStation certified gaming system from Sony.
This week we're seeing so much news on the PlayStation Vita that you'd swear it hadn't already been on the market for months in Japan. What we've got though is a launch both in the USA and in the UK with the system showing up in Target stores as early as yesterday and pre-release bundles appearing at places like Gamestop from the start of this week. We've got the device here in the office and will be giving it an extensive review both in operating system and hardware along with the games that are available here at launch, but for now - columns galore!