Archive for December 6th, 2013

North America – PlayStation Store Update For December 3rd, 2013

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PS4 Games

  • Tiny Brains – $19.99
  • Escape Plan – $14.99; Cross Buy

PS3 Games

  • Stick It To The Man – $12.99; Cross Buy

PSV Games

  • Rainbow Moon – Also available 50% off for PS3 version owners
  • Stick It To The Man - $12.99; Cross Buy

PS Plus Instant Game Collection

  • GRID 2

Demos

  • Tiny Brains – PS4
  • Rainbow Moon – PSV

For more check out the links below.

Source: PlayStation Blog & oprainfall

North America – Nintendo Download For December 5th, 2013

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Wii U Virtual Console

  • The Legend of the Mystical Ninja

3DS eShop

  • 3D Sonic the Hedgehog
  • 3D Altered Beast

3DS Virtual Console

  • Donkey Kong 3

eShop Deals & Sales

  • Donkey Kong games are 30% off through December 12th. Games include: Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., & Donkey Kong 3 for Wii U, along with Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., and Game & Watch: Donkey Kong Jr. for 3DS.

Other Releases This Week

  • Brilliant Hamsters! – 3DS eShop
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 – 3DS eShop
  • Hooked on Bass Fishing – DSiware & 3DS eShop

Source: GamesPress

Omerta: City of Gangsters – The Japanese Incentive (PC) – Launch Trailer & Press Release

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Bracknell, UK, 6th December 2013 – Kalypso Media are thrilled to announce that ‘The Japanese Incentive’, the official expansion for the gangster themed strategy game Omerta – City of Gangsters, is now available to download via digital download for £14.99/€19.99/$19.99. ‘The Japanese Incentive’ will also be available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in early 2014. In addition, a free update for Omerta – City of Gangsters is also available for players: adding improved AI, 5 new buildings and general gameplay fixes.

Kalypso Media has also released a new launch trailer highlighting some of the exciting new features ‘The Japanese Incentive’ has to offer. In the brand new campaign the player will come up against Irish mobsters, Ku-Klux-Klan racists, a mysterious business man from the far-east and a beautiful Japanese woman – it’s time for another episode in the life of The Boss!

‘The Japanese Incentive’ expansion offers budding mobsters a brand new and exciting single player campaign with new characters, storyline, weapons and cut scenes as well as unlocking new areas of Atlantic City, all ripe for the taking. There’s no time to let your guard down as there’s a new enemy AI gang in the city and they are looking to muscle in on your turf. It’s a story from a time when love was more important than keeping your cool, but sometimes losing your cool is the only way to get the job done.

Features of ‘The Japanese Incentive’

All new! – Play an exciting new campaign with unique characters, storylines and cut scenes
Explore and Dominate – Discover districts of Atlantic City and its outskirts not yet seen in Omerta – City of Gangsters
Kill it with fire – new weapons include the katana, flamethrower and machine gun
The gang’s all here – Hire additional characters whose special new traits will help make quick work of your foes
Outsmart a new challenger – Battle for the city against an updated enemy gang AI
Pick a wheelman – Plan fantastic heists, then use lavish new cars and armoured vehicles for getaways
It’s all business – Take over new buildings like the security agency and the auto shop and put them to criminal use
Watch the world burn – Set the battlefield ablaze with a unique new “fire” feature, which makes the most of the new flamethrower weapon

Full Update details for Omerta – City of Gangsters

New and improved (full) AI for sandbox maps
5 new buildings for sandbox maps – Lookout, Private Investigator, Security Agency, Hit Squad, Auto Shop
New combat fire mechanics and Molotov bomb
2 new cars – Sports Car and Armored Car
New combat maps
Tweaked combat mechanics
General fixes for gameplay and localisation issues

About Omerta – City of Gangsters

Omerta – City of Gangsters is a simulation game with tactical turn-based combat. Taking the role of a fresh-off-the-boat immigrant, with dreams of the big life, the player will work his way up the criminal hierarchy of 1920’s Atlantic City, New Jersey. Starting with small jobs, his character recruits a gang and expands his empire by taking territory from other gangsters. Eventually he establishes his own crime syndicate and becomes the de facto ruler of Atlantic City.

The player strategically manages his business and his minions in a real-time format, slowly but steadily increasing his influence over the city. The player sends his henchmen out on missions ranging from assassinating an informant, to raiding a warehouse, springing a friend from prison, robbing a bank or attacking a rival gang’s hideout. Nobody is above the law in Atlantic City, so it always helps to have a little cash handy to bribe a policeman or pay off a politician.

The turn-based combat in Omerta – City of Gangsters focuses on the tactical command of “The Boss” and his henchmen. Cover and stealth are essential parts of any shootout in the game. Finding the best vantage point to gun down an enemy, while taking cover from a hailstorm of bullets, can be just as satisfying as sneaking quietly behind a foe and taking him down.

For more information about Omerta – City of Gangsters, please visit http://www.cityofgangsters.com , or follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OmertaCityofGangsters

Source: GamesPress & Kalypso Media

The Former Psygnosis & SCE Studio Liverpool Becomes Firesprite

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“At the start we looked back at the games we delivered over the past 20 years. Our journey goes back to Psygnosis and through to Studio Liverpool. Individuals on the team have worked on games that shaped the industry including titles for hardware launches that span PS1, PS2, PSP, PS3 and PSVita. The next step of that journey is Firesprite” says Managing Director Graeme Ankers

Firesprite was born when the Management and Creative Leads of Studio Liverpool came together with a shared vision of creating a new game studio. The founder team alone has 80+ years of experience and has worked on games such as Shadow of the Beast, Lemmings, Rollcage, Colony Wars, Killzone, Motorstorm, F1, and WipEout.

“Firesprite has just completed its first work collaborating with SCE Japan Studio on THE PLAYROOM for PS4. Using our past experience we could support Japan Studio in realising the artistic vision of the project. We’re very proud and honoured to have been part of such an exciting project” says Art Director Lee Carus.

“Working with the Firesprite team has been a real pleasure. With their track record of great looking titles, they became the ideal partner for us on THE PLAYROOM” says Nicolas Doucet of SCE Japan Studio and Director of The Playroom
Chris Roberts and Dr. Stuart Lovegrove – Firesprite Technical Director and Programming Director say “We have been working hard on creating a new game engine and tool chain that allows us to put the creative power in the best hands – the Artists and Designers. That puts us in a great position delivering the best experiences for players. It also allows us to get our games running on multiple platforms including mobile – so we can deliver platform specific features that make the best games”

Firesprite is very proud to be working with the SCEE Sony XDEV team “It’s been great working with XDEV with the wealth of experience they bring” says Firesprite Executive Game Director Stuart Tilley

Firesprite is committed to delivering games on new platforms and new experiences. We really hope you have as much fun playing our games as we do making them.

About Firesprite –
A brand new game development studio based in the heart of Liverpool city centre UK.

The diverse team has worked on pillar games over the past two decades.

Firesprite’s first collaboration is with SCE WWS Japan Studio on THE PLAYROOM for PlayStation 4, for which they developed the visual side.

More news on Firesprite’s next game to follow!
Website – www.firesprite.com

Source: GamesPress (1 & 2)

The Wolf Among Us (Multi) – Episode 2 Screenshots

 

Source: GamesPress

Nordic Game Charts – Week 48 2013

1. BATTLEFIELD 4
2. ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG
3. FIFA 14
4. CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS
5. GRAND THEFT AUTO V
6. LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES
7. SKYLANDERS: SWAP FORCE
8. JUST DANCE 2014
9. NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS
10. SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD
11. KILLZONE: SHADOW FALL
12. DISNEY INFINITY
13. NHL 14
14. THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: A LINK BETWEEN WORLDS
15. MINECRAFT
16. SINGSTAR: PEARLS OF FINLAND
17. FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014
18. THE SIMS 3: INTO THE FUTURE
19. WORLD OF WARCRAFT: BATTLE CHEST
20. RATCHET & CLANK: NEXUS

Source: GamesPress & ANGI/Media Control Gfk

Random Game Facts – PlayStation Controller Buttons

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Well that’s interesting. I wonder why they decided to get away from that? I guess because not every game would have a map or need to have a first person view. I still find it interesting that Sony has basically kept the same SNES-era design of their controllers for nearly 20 years. Maybe one day they’ll design something different, who knows?

Source: Did You Know Gaming & Kotaku