It seemed like a great thing, giving PlayStation Plus gamers a version of the exclusive racer Driveclub for free on the PlayStation 4 in October. But massive problems with the paid version of the game have left the free players spinning their wheels.
The battle for Destiny is also a battle for gamers as Bungie’s new FPS could secure a sales lead for the PlayStation 4 this Christmas, thanks to the help of some clever marketing tactics from Sony. All’s fair in love, war and gaming, right?
Todd continues his report on all the negative insults hurled at gamers these past weeks, and calls on everyone to support a petition for decency.
Chella reports on all things Gamescom this week. Watching both major conferences, it looked like Microsoft would finally put one in the win column, until Sony came out and blew them away once again.
Another Sony exclusive, Rime is the upcoming puzzle adventure from Deadlight developer, Tequila Works. The stunning, whimsical trailer put the pretty into the Sony press conference, offering visions of a boy lost on a mystical island. The game shows promise and more than an element of Ico, as a boy in a tunic journeys across a deserted island. There is a mysterious white tower and some fantastical elements, such as copper globes on legs. I kid you not. The cel-shaded animation is reminiscent of the Legend of Zelder: The Windwaker aesthetic. This is whimsy with a capital whim. Check out the … Continue reading Rime Trailer Melts Hearts at Gamescom
Sony’s Gamescom press conference delivered first ever gameplay footage of new IP, Bloodborne. The action-RPG is a PS4 exclusive and the trailer shows a game with more than a hint of the gothic. Check out the moody trailer for yourself: Publishers: Sony Computer Entertainment Developers: SCE Japan Studio Platforms: PlayStation 4 Events: Gamescom 2014
Microsoft’s media briefing ahead of Gamescom 2014 came the shock announcement that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be an “Xbox exclusive”. As the follow-up game to the successful Tomb Raider reboot and Lara Croft’s latest adventure, this is a major coup for Microsoft and puts Sony on the back foot. It has been confirmed by the game’s developer, Crystal Dynamics, that Rise of the Tomb Raider will not be available for PS4 or PC. Needless to say, there has been an outcry from fans. Speaking to MCV about the news, head of studio Darrell Gallagher, said, “We believe this will be a step … Continue reading Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox One Exclusive
With both Sony and EA competing for the hearts and minds of console gamers, and battling between streaming and downloading, it means that gamers will soon have some choices to make.
With a somewhat subdued E3 Expo 2014, Chella still manages to find the best bits from the show, and reveals quite a few pretty cool gems that are not to be missed. Stop by and see if you sync up with Chella this week on what you are dying to play in 2014.
Todd watched all of the major press conferences from Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Ubisoft and Electronic Arts. He brings us his take on what it all means, and picks an overall winner for E3 2014.