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Battlefield 4 banned in China, even though EA doesn’t sell it there

Battlefield 4 banned in China, even though EA doesn’t sell it there

It appears as if China has placed a ban on the sale of EA’s Battlefield 4 due to the release of the China Rising DLC pack. In a post on the Chinese website GXDC, writers criticized the game for the lack of reality and the attempts to “discredit China’s national image.” EA has not commented on the ban, but it’s unlikely to hurt them – particularly due to the fact that EA doesn’t sell Battlefield 4 in China to begin […]

Sony launches PS4 in Singapore and Pixel Enemy was there for it all

Sony launches PS4 in Singapore and Pixel Enemy was there for it all

About 300 dedicated fans lined the sidewalk of the Wisma Atria shopping mall on Orchard Road today for the official launch of Sony’s PlayStation 4 in Singapore. With a champagne toast at 2pm, Hiroyuki Oda, Deputy President of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia and Atsushi Endo, General Manager, Singapore Marketing Center presented the PS4 set, and a PS Vita TV to the first and second pre-order buyers who had been lined up since just after 5am this morning. “This is […]

Minecraft Realms BETA launches in Sweden

Minecraft Realms BETA launches in Sweden

In a quick tweet by Leonard Axelsson, Mojang has announced they have released the BETA version of the long awaited Minecraft Realms in Sweden. Essentially providing Minecraft hosting through Mojang for $13 a month, the service is expected to provide revenues equal to or above the revenues already generated by the game. On the Realms website, the service is described as: Playing Minecraft over the internet is a lot of fun, but it can be tricky to set up. To […]

Check out the Assassin’s Creed IV “Freedom Cry” DLC official launch trailer

Check out the Assassin’s Creed IV “Freedom Cry” DLC official launch trailer

Ubisoft has announced the first DLC for Assassin’s Creed IV will be available for download on Dec 18 on PS4 and PS3, and will be ready for all other systems (PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360) starting today. Entitled, “Freedom Cry”, the story extends the single player campaign by adding nine new story missions featuring Edward Kenway’s first mate Adewale – the story revolves around freeing slaves as part of his past. The official press release reads as follows: Once a […]

UPDATE: Elijah Wood to voice Shay in Double Fine’s Broken Age

UPDATE: Elijah Wood to voice Shay in Double Fine’s Broken Age

UPDATE: Here’s our first look and sound of Elijah as the protagonist: Broken Age Get More: Comedy Central Original Story: Tim Schafer showed up at the VGX awards and showed off a little gameplay footage from Broken Age, as well as reveal that Elijah Wood will voice the character of Shay. Facing a slew of jokes about the Kickstarter mess that saw Double Fine bring in $3.5 million, only to announce later they were out of money – Schafer was […]

UPDATE: Tales from the Borderlands: A Gearbox/Telltale Series coming in 2014

UPDATE: Tales from the Borderlands: A Gearbox/Telltale Series coming in 2014

UPDATE: And here’s the title’s first trailer straight from VGX 2013: Original Story: It was announced at VGX that Telltale and Gearbox will be collaborating on a Borderlands inspired series called Tales from the Borderlands. Randy Pitchford said they have given Telltale the keys to the franchise by allowing them to create new characters in addition to the ones we already know from Borderlands. “You get to shoot stuff, but more in a Telltale way.” Telltale’s Kevin Bruner said, “It’s a great hybrid […]

UPDATE: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition making it’s way to next-gen consoles in January

UPDATE: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition making it’s way to next-gen consoles in January

UPDATE: As if there was any doubt, here’s the official reveal video from VGX 2013. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Get More: Comedy Central Original Story: It was revealed tonight in an advert ahead of VGX that Tomb Raider would be getting an enhanced edition for Xbox One and PS4 and released in January. Shortly after the ad, a listing on Amazon confirmed the release stating: Live the critically acclaimed, cinematic action-adventure, re-built specifically for next gen consoles Survive high-octane combat, customize […]

“That’s all folks” – Fallout 4 “teaser site” is a hoax

“That’s all folks” – Fallout 4 “teaser site” is a hoax

You have to hand it to the guys who created the site – we all believed…or maybe wanted to believe there was a Fallout 4 announcement coming. Yet, in an update today on the infamous thesurvivor2299.com website, an admin has revealed the site was just a hoax and with a YouTube link to “sad violin” music, left the final message on the website that had everyone going for weeks. In a message entitled “That’s All Folks”, the text under the […]

Rumour: Developer tweets hint at a fall 2014 release for The Order: 1886

Rumour: Developer tweets hint at a fall 2014 release for The Order: 1886

In an interesting set of tweets between Ready At Dawn’s founder and CTO, Andrea Pessino, and Director of Technology at Santa Monica, Tim Moss – we might be looking at a fall 2014 release for the much anticipated The Order: 1886. After Pessino tweeted a video from the PS4 release in Germany and Austria, Moss retweeted and added the comment, “I think we have a hit!” Moss then tweeted that he is looking forward to what Ready At Dawn will do […]

Glu Mobile CEO says Google Glass will revolutionize gaming landscape – real gamers fart in his general direction

Glu Mobile CEO says Google Glass will revolutionize gaming landscape – real gamers fart in his general direction

Ever since Google announced their infamous Google Glass project, people have been on the fence as to whether this was the next thing in personal tech mobility, or the stupidest idea since the new Coke. According to the CEO of Glu Mobile, Niccolo de Masi – Google Glass could be as important as the iPhone was and is quite possibly, “more revolutionary than evolutionary.” Speaking with VentureBeat, the CEO of the company that bills itself as “The Leader in 3D […]

Sony keeping extra PS4 stock to quickly replace ‘dead on arrival’ issues

Sony keeping extra PS4 stock to quickly replace ‘dead on arrival’ issues

We’ve reported on the minor issues here and there with the PS4 launch, and we’ve shown you the “coffin” Sony sends to customers who have problem machines. Well, it seems as if Sony is making sure the replacement machines are shipped quickly by keeping a small number of units in reserve. In an interview with Eurogamer, Sony UK boss Fergal Gara explained the reserve by saying, “One thing we’ve done within our stock allocation is make sure we’ve got a […]

PS4 “coffin” pictures detail how to send dead units back to Sony

PS4 “coffin” pictures detail how to send dead units back to Sony

We’ve previously reported on how Sony was addressing the issues with their “estimated less than 1% failure rate” of PS4 units that shipped at launch. Well, if you were one of the unfortunate 10,000 or so who received a faulty machine, you most likely also received this PS4 “coffin” package recently which contains all you need…and all you need to know on how to return your dead machine. It’s interesting that Sony had this all ready to go, meaning they […]

Xbox One matches PS4 sales with 1 million in 24hrs, but needs 11 more countries to do it

Xbox One matches PS4 sales with 1 million in 24hrs, but needs 11 more countries to do it

Well, the numbers are in and it seems Microsoft has done what everyone expect they’d do – sell 1 million units of their Xbox One console on launch day. Yet, there is a small disclaimer to that sales figure – they needed an additional 11 countries to do it. When the PS4 launched earlier this month, it launched only in the US and Canada, while the Xbox One has launched in not only North America, but also Australia, Austria, Brazil, […]

John Carmack thanks Notch for inspiration to jump to Oculus

John Carmack thanks Notch for inspiration to jump to Oculus

John Carmack has publicly credited Notch (Markus Persson) for being the inspiration to jump over to Oculus in a short exchange on Twitter. In the tweets, Carmack tells Notch it was “something you wrote” that led to the final decision to leave id Software, but as of yet, we’re not 100% sure what this inspiring text might be. Not one to take the praise without his trademarked humility, Notch goes on to compliment Carmack saying, “Thank you, dreams (literal) about […]

EA ignores Wii U in recent gaming survey

EA ignores Wii U in recent gaming survey

In a recent German survey on next-gen consoles, EA seems to have snubbed the Wii U as a gaming machine. Translated from German, the EA survey asks the following questions on the first page: How old are you? Your age: On which platforms do you play? PC Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 Handy/Smartphone Facebook/Browsers Unfortunately for Nintendo, the Wii U doesn’t make the cut as a potential market for their customers – at least, not in Germany. Does this mean EA […]

Call of Duty: Ghosts gets patch to drop 6GB requirements to 4GB, adds Broadcaster Mode

Call of Duty: Ghosts gets patch to drop 6GB requirements to 4GB, adds Broadcaster Mode

Infinity Ward has released a patch for PC versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts that will supposedly fix some of the lingering issues such as menu stuttering, and allows the game to launch on machines with only 4GB of RAM. Weighing in at almost 500MB, the patch has no official release notes, but some Redditors have been commenting on the patch saying the framerate still caps at 91 frames per second and the in-game stuttering continues. Also included with the […]

Cheaper, entertainment-only Xbox One “Lite” is on the way – Rumour

Cheaper, entertainment-only Xbox One “Lite” is on the way – Rumour

According to the dude who correctly revealed the Xbox One’s announcement date, discarded mandatory internet policies and release month, Microsoft is soon to release a cheaper “entertainment-only” Xbox One that will “dramatically” outsell the original Xbox One. In a post on his Supersite for Windows blog, Paul Thurrott wrote the following summary: As I exclusively reported previously, Microsoft originally planned to ship a second Xbox One unit focused solely on entertainment, but temporarily killed this effort earlier this year. That […]

Fallout 4 trademarked by Bethesda Softworks

Fallout 4 trademarked by Bethesda Softworks

We’ve long anticipated some sort of confirmation that Bethesda was making Fallout 4 – and at long last we might finally have our evidence. Previously, we’ve reported how the voice actor for Three Dog hinted he may be returning, and most recently we covered the much discussed Survivor 2299 website that continues to countdown to an announcement or a fantastic trolling – yet, none of these added up to anything substantial. It appears as if Bethesda might have finally confirmed […]

Void Engine trademark could mean a new game engine for id Software

Void Engine trademark could mean a new game engine for id Software

Zenimax, the parent company for Bethesda Softworks, has filed for a trademark for something called “Void Engine Powered by ID TECH”, meaning the game company could be announcing a new game engine in the future. Filed on Nov 8, 2013, the trademark covers, “software game engine used to design and develop computer games.” For the record, “id Tech” is the name of a series of game engines created by the Bethesda-owned id Software, including upcoming titles like Wolfenstein: The New […]

Dude tests his Vita/PS4 Remote Play over a mobile LTE network, and it works

Dude tests his Vita/PS4 Remote Play over a mobile LTE network, and it works

An intrepid YouTuber has posted a video testing his Vita and PS4 running Remote Play over a mobile LTE network, and by the looks of things – it works surprisingly well. YouTube user The Phawx posted the 5:12 video after tethering his Vita to his phone, which is running on the T-Mobile LTE network in Manhattan. Just before launching the Vita, he does a quick speedtest to show he was getting about 6Mbps, but he mentions the connection seemed faster […]