It seems that there are three ways right now to play Street Fighter V early.
1. Go to EVO as I assume they will have the game on display there.
2. Pre-order so you can get into the beta.
3. Visit a Six Flags theme park.
Yup you read that last one correctly. Capcom has announced a partnership with Six Flags theme parks to bring Street Fighter V to guests.
The first Six Flags experience will open at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo California on July 2nd. No word yet on other locations that will be added but they say that other locations will be announced soon.
This isn't really anything new as demos of games usually show up at certain locations like Game Stop and Best Buy, but for some reason, I just think the idea of people going to a theme park to play a game is weird. I mean, I assume you will have to pay the money to actually get into the park to play the game, so I assume only the most die hard Street Fighter fans will do this. I can't really say anything though, I paid $40 to go to PAX East just to play Mortal Kombat 9 when it was there 4 years ago.
During the Sony E3 2015 presentation Naughty Dog revealed 7 minutes of glorious footage from Uncharted 4. It turns out there was an additional seven minutes of footage that was shown to VIP members of the press and today they have released the full segment to the public.
It's pretty amazing stuff and you can see why this is going to be one of the most anticipated games of 2016.
Daedelic Entertainment announced yesterday the details for their upcoming adventure game Silence. Originally the game was going by it's full title Silence: The Whispered World 2 but without much fanfare the devs seem to be dropping the extended title. Whether that's for simplicity's sake or an intentional effort to distance this game from the original The Whispered World which came out about 5 years ago is a bit unclear at the moment. But in any case, the cinematic trailer you'll find below which accompanies their announcement is setting the stage for a grand adventure that suggests will be beautifully detailed and carefully nurtured.
As for that closed beta, you can sign up for a chance at an invite here. The Beta is for PC and begins in a week, July 8th. All Beta participants will receive game credits and a free copy of the game. Nice. Silence was originally scheduled to be a game for PC and Mac but Daedelic also mentions that the game will also be coming out for PS4 and Xbox One as well, but I can't find any info about timelines for any of these releases.
I love the start of a new month, mainly because that means new free games on the PlayStation Plus program. With June now turning to July, a new batch of free games are coming to the Instant Game Collection with next week’s PlayStation Store update. The PlayStation Blog revealed what we can look forward to with the new batch of goodies.
The July free game lineup consists of the following:
There are quite a few games on the list this month that have me excited, particularly the Vita port of Geometry Wars 3. I have a feeling that my Vita is about to get thrust back into being my primary gaming platform for a while.
It doesn’t appear as if Zen Studios is going to stop with the Marvel themed pinball tables any time soon (and that it a good thing). The developer announced yesterday that the next comic-themed table they will be rolling out will be for Marvel’s Ant-Man on July 14, 2015. The table ties in directly with the new Marvel film of the same name, which releases a few days later on July 17.
There really hasn’t been a bad Marvel Pinball table released yet and I expect that trend to continue with this release. Zen has stated that Ant-Man will feature s shrinking ball mechanic, which ties into the hero’s powers, which should make for some interesting missions and gameplay on the table.
We will have our full review of the table in the coming weeks.
First off, excuse the crass title as it is a direct reference to the original Predator film, which is what we are here to discuss. The Predator will join the cast of Mortal Kombat X next week for owners of the game’s Kombat Pack. On July 7, those who threw down the money for the Pack will see both the Predator joining the playable roster and a couple new costumes for the game via the Prey Costume Pack.
The Prey costume pack is based on the original Predator movie and will give you new options for both Johnny Cage and Jax. Cage simply gets a cosmetic Commando costume, but Jax gets the full-on Carl Weathers treatment including new voice overs from the actor himself. The Predator character, as every other fighter in the game, will include three distinct fighting styles: Hunter, Warrior and Hish-Qu-Ten.
The RTS genre has seen something of a renaissance in the mobile sector lately, although sadly the vast majority are exploitative microtransaction money-holes like Clash of Clans or derivatives thereof. It remains to be seen what Dawn of Steel's business model will be, but developer Flaregames at least has solid art direction, taking inspiration from Halo, Pacific Rim and the 80s transformers. Check out their first dev diary to get a feel for Dawn of Steel and its influences.
In a blog post Star Citizen's head honcho Chris Roberts has revealed that the FPS mode of Star Citizen (also known as Star Marine) has hit some significant snags. If you were following the game closely you probably have figured this out already as the module was due out in April of this year.
I'm still trying to figure out why the company is spending money on developing this portion of the game given that they have yet to ship anything that looks remotely like what they pledged to deliver a few years go. The current alpha of the game is a huge mess and as a backer I have to wonder why they are investing in something that is clearly outside the purview of what they promised backers they were going to deliver.
Hopefully someone over at RSI realizes that just because we gave them money to chase their vision it doesn't mean that we are giving them carte blanche to do whatever they want with it.
Source: PC Gamer
After part one of the Ill Gotten Gains update was released for Grand Theft Auto V earlier this month, Rockstar has announced that part two will be released Wednesday, July 8th.
Following the model of the previous one, several new high end vehicles are added:
Additionally, the new Marksman Pistol, a high powered single shot revolver of sorts, and many new clothes at high end retailers. Also, the previously PC exclusive radio station The Lab will be added to console versions of the game.