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Star Citizen unveils new tools for digital hoarders

about X hours ago from Polygon News
Star Citizen unveils new tools for digital hoarders

Space simulations are all about making a buck, and Chris Roberts' upcoming Star Citizen will be no different. Hauling freight will be one way to earn a steady income in the game, but until last week fans didn't know what the gameplay systems that governed it would be like. On Friday, the Star Citizen team unveiled their cargo interaction systems for the first time, along with five new spaceships.

Freight in the Star Citizen universe can mean anything, really — from the smallest items like guns and coffee cups, to semi-trailer-sized shipping containers. The team has put a lot of attention into giving players the ability to manipulate objects at various scales.

For small items, like pistols and picture frames, players will make use of the "Grabby Hands" system. Just look at an item and press 'F' to pick something up. The game will respond with a realistic movement to reach out, grab the item and bring it close to the player's body. Hit 'F' again and your avatar will reach back out and gingerly release the item at shoulder height.

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Perfectly cromulent Minecraft update brings The Simpsons to PlayStation

about X hours ago from Polygon News
Perfectly cromulent Minecraft update brings The Simpsons to PlayStation

The Simpsons will arrive in Minecraft on PlayStation devices this week, developer Mojang's chief world officer Owen Hill announced today.

Hill took to the PlayStation Blog today to reveal the pack, which includes the yellow nuclear family — Homer, Marge, Bart, Maggie and Lisa — Principal Skinner, Groundskeeper Willie and Dewey Largo, the music teacher at Springfield Elementary School and more. You can see a few more of Springfield's blocky incarnations below. Even in Minecraft, their noble spirits embiggen us all.

The Simpsons Skin Pack arrived on Xbox earlier this year for $1.99. Late last year, Microsoft acquired Mojang and Minecraft in a $2.5 billion deal. Mojang's world-building game is available on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One and various other platforms.

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Dirt Rally Announced And In Early Access Right Now

about X hours ago from Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Dirt Rally Announced And In Early Access Right Now

Oh! This is unexpected. Codemasters have just announced Dirt Rally [Steam page] and the news comes with the unusual detail that the game is also out already via Steam Early Access. Although it’s got the Dirt name, Rally tosses out all the screeching gymkhana flash in favour of focusing on muddy roads, too-close trees and […]

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Silent Hills canceled, Konami confirms

about X hours ago from Polygon News
Silent Hills canceled, Konami confirms

After much speculation, even quasi-confirmation, and one confusing side-stepping statement by Konami, the publisher this morning confirmed to Polygon that Silent Hills is dead.

The latest game in the Silent Hill franchise was teased with the very well-received playable teaser P.T.

"Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic Silent Hills project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman Reedus will not be continued," according to the statement provided to Polygon.

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