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Rayman Adventures announced for mobile

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Ubisoft has announced a new game for the mobile platform, Rayman Adventures. The game has the same side-scrolling platforming action that we have come to expect and love but new for mobile is complete freedom to move around instead of the auto move mechanism of the previous two games, Rayman Jungle Run and Fiesta Run.

If you read our reviews of the two games, you’d know we absolutely loved them. With Adventures, Ubisoft is bringing more of the console side of the gameplay to mobile. How well this works out on a touchscreen remains to be seen, as the simplified gameplay and controls of the previous two games is exactly what made them so good on mobile devices. Read more »

Sony outs Destiny-inspired limited edition Playstation 4

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Sony took the wraps off a limited edition Playstation 4 inspired by the blockbuster game Destiny: The Taken King. The special edition bundle will be available to order in a tad over a two month, on September 15.

The centerpiece of the package is a 500GB Playstation 4 system dressed in white, silver, and gold. Read more »

A premature Ciri DLC for The Witcher 3 may hamper your game

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CD Projekt RED accidentally sent out a premature free DLC for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt game on PlayStation Store and Xbox Marketplace. Marcin Momot, community lead at CD Projekt Red warned that the free Ciri DLC offering new outfit should be avoided until it is released again.

The new Zerrikanian outfit offering DLC for the playable character Ciri apparently carries some bugs. Adding it might put several hours of your gameplay time at risk. Read more »

Fallout Shelter for Android to come in August

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Bethesda Softworks announced the Fallout Shelter game for iOS and Android at the E3 2015 Expo last month. Pete Hines, VP of PR & Marketing for Bethesda Softworks, stated that the Android version of the Fallout Shelter mobile game is expected to release in August.

Following the launch, Fallout Shelter was made available immediately on the iOS platform. With that, a time frame of two months was promised by Bethesda and hence the August release expectations doesn’t sound bad. Read more »

Warner Bros. allegedly knew about Arkham Knight issues on PC months before launch

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Having issues playing the latest Batman: Arkham Knight on PC? Here is some salt to rub on that wound. Turns out publisher Warner Bros. knew about the terrible state of the PC version of the game for months before launch and decided to release it anyway.

According to a report by Kotaku, who talked to people who were quality assurance testers for the game and chose to remain anonymous, says that WB was well aware of the game’s state but decided to push it out anyway. This was less due to some malicious reason but more because it thought the game was good enough for release. Read more »

Best Apps and Games of the Week

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These are some of the best apps and games that came out this week. Read more »

Steam suspends ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ sales due to performance issues [Update: WB issues apology]

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We are only halfway through 2015 and it’s already clear which game is going to be the biggest disaster of the year. Despite being the most anticipated game of the year, developer Rocksteady dropped the ball hard on the PC version of the game, to the point where Steam had to suspend sales.

The issue is related to the atrocious performance of the PC version. First of all, the game is capped at 30fps, which makes no sense. Even if you manage to bypass the restriction by editing config files, the game still performs poorly on high end graphics cards. On top of that, the PC version has poorer graphics than the PS4 version, possibly a first in the history of gaming, with several of the visual effects not present on the PC release. Read more »

Sony announces 1TB PS4, updates 500GB model

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Nearly a couple of weeks after Microsoft made official a 1TB Xbox One, Sony has followed suit by announcing a PlayStation 4 console with the same amount of built-in storage.

“Offering twice the storage of the existing PS4, you’ll be able to download more of the games you love to your PS4, extend your play with more great add-on content and save and share even more of your best gaming highlights,” the company said in a blog post. Read more »

Best Apps and Games of the Week

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Here are the best apps and games that came out this week. Read more »

Sony says PlayStation 4 backwards compatibility not on the cards

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After Microsoft announced at the E3 gaming expo this week that it is bringing old Xbox 360 games to the Xbox One, expectations were high that Sony will follow suite with its PS4 gaming console. But unfortunately, it looks like that’s not going to happen any time soon.

“PS3 is such a unique architecture, and some games made use of SPUs very well. It’s going to be super challenging to do so. I never say never, but we have no plans,” said Sony’s Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, adding that he was in fact surprised with Microsoft’s move. “I didn’t think it was possible. There must be lots of engineering effort.” Read more »

Razer Forge TV lands in the Google Store

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Razer’s Android TV-running console is now available to purchase from Google’s hardware store in the US and Canada. Oddly enough, though, you can’t get it in standalone fashion – just bundled with the Serval Bluetooth gamepad. For both you need to pay $149.99, the same amount that Amazon has been asking ever since it started taking pre-orders for the Forge in April.

If you want, you can purchase the Serval controller separately, but it’s been priced at an eye-watering $79.99. On the other hand, you can also use it for gaming on your Android mobile device, and it even has a phone clip included. So it’s not limited to serving as the controller for the Forge. Read more »

The best of E3 2015, all in one place

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We already covered most of the major company launches at E3 2015 this year in separate posts before. You can read our posts about Microsoft, Sony, and Square Enix.

Now here’s a recap of some of the best stuff that was announced this year, along with stuff that we may have missed. Read more »

Check out all the trailers from the Square Enix E3 2015 conference

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Yesterday, Microsoft and Sony dazzled the gamers with new announcements at the ongoing E3 2015 gaming convention. Today, one of the gaming powerhouse Square Enix shared details about upcoming titles, as well as new games during its press conference.

First up is the stealth-based assassin series game Hitman. After the formal announcement during Sony’s E3 conference, new gameplay footage was revealed, while the game is expected to release on December 8 for PC (via Steam), Xbox One and PS4 platforms. Read more »

Check out all the trailers from Sony’s E3 2015 event

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Microsoft may have stolen the show with its Xbox announcements, but Sony also had a few gems up its sleeve. There were no hardware announcements but there were a bunch of new games to show.

The first of the lot is probably the one you have been waiting for the longest. Read more »

Check out all the trailers from Microsoft’s E3 2015 event

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E3 2015 has started and companies have already announced a whole bunch of new games. Microsoft took to stage and made some really big announcements, including backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games for the Xbox One and a new Xbox Controller, that will also work with Windows 10.

But there were also a lot of games that were announced, so in case you missed the event, here are some of the interesting ones that were showcased yesterday. Read more »