"This is the best speed run I have ever done," said Wright on the Twitch page of his new Ocarina run, which is as close to a perfect run as has ever been recorded. Sure, he uses a ton of glitches to skip a majority of the game - something he outlined last year when he broke the record then - but it's still impressive. (Thanks, Kotaku.)
With the debut of Forza Horizon 2 less than two months away, publisher Microsoft has unveiled the first 100 cars included in the open-world racing sim's roster of exotic machines.
Though not a complete list - Playground claims that Forza Horizon 2 will ship with 200 cars in tow - the 100 vehicles mentioned today provide a nice glimpse of what the game's garage will look like. Ferrari, Jaguar, Lexus, Volkswagen, Ford, Audi and all the other manufacturers you'd expect are included, and alongside the typical high-powered sports cars, the Forza Horizon 2 roster even includes a few novelty vehicles, such as the World War 2-era 1945 Jeep Willys and the countercultural icon 1963 VW Type 2 De Luxe van. Notably absent are any vehicles from Porsche, though given the manufacturer's long-standing licensing agreement with EA that omission should come as little surprise.
For a full rundown of the first 100 vehicles included in Forza Horizon 2, pay a visit to the Xbox Wire website. [Image: Microsoft]
Microsoft reported an increase in revenue for the Xbox platform to the tune of $104 million, or 14 percent, in its fourth quarter results (ending June 30). Xbox One and Xbox 360 sales teamed with the company's Surface sales to boost its Computing and Gaming Hardware category by 23 percent for the quarter to $1.44 billion (an increase of $274 million). In total, Microsoft reported a 17.7 percent leap in revenue, from $19.9 billion to $23.4 billion in the past quarter.
Microsoft says it shipped 1.1 million consoles during the quarter, which compares to one million in the same period of time one year ago. Just last week, the company said sales of its Kinect-less packages doubled Xbox One sales in June. As of April, Microsoft shipped 5 million Xbox One systems to date. Meanwhile, NPD reported a substantial lift in video game hardware sales across the board last week, an increase of 106 percent in June compared to the previous month. [Image: Microsoft]
Throughout the next month, Sony is launching a selection of new cross-platform games at a discount for PlayStation Plus members as part of its annual PlayStation Store Play event, with cash-back credit offered for buying multiple titles.
Featured games include Cellar Door's roguelike platformer Rogue Legacy (premiering July 29), Facepalm Games' side-scrolling puzzler The Swapper (August 5), Honeyslug's fanciful exploration game Hohokum (August 12), and Dynamighty's espionage-themed CounterSpy (August 19). All games are available as Cross-Buy releases, and are playable on the PlayStation 4, PS3, and PS Vita.
PS Store Play games are available for pre-order at a 20 percent discount for PlayStation Plus subscribers. PSN members are eligible to receive $3 in store credit for buying two featured games, $6 for three, or $10 for all four between July 22 and August 25. [Image: Sony]
During a recent EA Q1 FY2015 earnings call, EA Studios EVP Patrick Söderland shed a little more light on some of the feedback developer Visceral Games gathered from June’s Battlefield Hardline beta that directly influenced the company’s decision to push back the game’s launch to next year. DICE VP and GM Karl Magnus Troedsson made the […]
The Sony-specific Collector's Edition of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 features all of the Avengers characters available at launch - Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow - plus Hulk, a figure that won't be for sale separately until later on. And the Collector's Edition comes with a huge display featuring the Frost Beast and spaces for all of the characters. And it glows. The Collector's Edition will be available for PS3 and PS4 this fall.
Additionally, a bundle featuring the Marvel Super Heroes 2.0 Starter Pack (which includes Thor, Black Widow and Iron Man), and a 12GB PS3 will launch in the fall for $250.
While the collector's display looks large, it probably won't require any assembly - the Avengers usually have that covered.
As an army of PlayStation users rush to their PlayStation 4s to enter the recently re-launched Destiny Beta, many will notice a new prompt to download the mandatory PS4 Firmware update 1.74. Patch notes are rather minimal for the just-released update. According to Sony, “System software stability during use of some features has been improved,” and […]
The Humble Square Enix Bundle launched today, offering multiple games from the Deus Ex and Hitman franchises for a user-determined price with proceeds benefiting GamesAid and Make-A-Wish.
All bundle buyers receive Steam-redeemable Windows versions of Hitman, Hitman 2, Daikatana, Thief Gold, Mini Ninjas, and Anachronox. Toss in a few more bucks to beat the average purchase price (currently $6.10), and you'll also get Deus Ex: Invisible War, Deus Ex: The Fall, Hitman Absolution, Battlestations: Midway, and the Nosgoth Veteran Pack, along with additional bonus games to be announced at a later date.
A purchase of $14.99 or more will also unlock copies of Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, Just Cause 2, and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. The Humble Square Enix Bundle will remain available through August 5. [Video: Humble Bundle]
Areal, the game pitched as a colorful, open-world post-apocalyptic adventure from "senior ex-S.T.A.L.K.E.R. developers," found success on Kickstarter, but now the project has been suspended and all pledges have been canceled. According to a message sent to Kickstarter backers today, "A review of the project uncovered evidence that it broke Kickstarter's rules."
Now the developer has turned to direct funding through its own website in an effort to finance Areal.
The suspension of Areal's Kickstarter hit with less than 48 hours to go in its fundraising campaign. The developer, West Games, had raised nearly $65,000, well beyond its original $50,000 fundraising goal.
The Room will launch on PC via Steam on July 28, Fireproof Games announced this week. The PC edition of the game is a "fully-enhanced HD version," which the developer said has been "many months in the making and has involved recreating almost every asset in the game from the ground up."
Fireproof's puzzler launched on iOS in September 2012, arriving on Android in March 2013 before achieving two million total downloads in May of last year. The game's sequel, aptly dubbed The Room 2, carried on the lock-breaking mystery in December. As for a third game in the series, Fireproof Games only noted that "all we can say is stay tuned." Head past the break for a video comparing the visuals of The Room's mobile and PC versions. [Image: Fireproof Games]
Disney and Sony announced today that Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) is getting a collector's edition for both PlayStation platforms as well as a PlayStation 3 bundle. The two products can be pre-ordered at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.
The Marvel Super Heroes collector's edition comes with the Disney Infinity 2.0 starter pack, all six Avengers play set figures (Iron man, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and Hulk), and a light-up display featuring the Avengers fighting off a frost beast. This edition, which is available for PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3, will set you back $179.99
Sony also plans to sell a 12GB PlayStation 3 bundle for $249 that includes a Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack (featuring Iron Man, Thor, and Black Widow).
This week's PlayStation Store update features a host of games ... you can pre-order! Downloadable PS3 and PS4 exclusives CounterSpy - launching August 19 - and Hohokum - coming August 12 - are both available to pre-purchase ($14.99 each) today. Pre-orders for PS3 and PS4 versions of popular PC titles Rogue Legacy - arriving July 29 for $16.99 - and The Swapper - recently delayed to August 5 for $19.99 - are also available. Plus members can enjoy a 20 percent discount on advanced orders of each title.
As for actual releases, the PlayStation 4 welcomes Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty today. The game, a "re-crafted take" on Abe's Oddysee from the original PlayStation, is available for $29.99.
PSN also features a slew of discounts on superhero games. Injustice: Gods Among Us (PS3, PS4), for example, is down to $27.99 or a staggering $8.40 for Plus members. Never has punching Lex Luthor in his dumb, bald head been so cheap! The sale includes everything from Batman: Arkham Origins ($27.99, $8.40 for Plus members) to Lego Marvel Super Heroes (PS4) ($34.99, $10.50 for Plus members). For the complete listing of superhero-sized sales, check out the PlayStation Blog. [Image: Oddworld Inhabitants]