Celebrating the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, Bethesda, with UK concert promoter Senbla, is hosting a live orchestra of the game's soundtrack in London on November 16.
Held at the London Palladium, tickets go on sale on October 4 at 10 AM local time through Ticketmaster UK for those wanting to hear Skyrim's great soundtrack performed live. Game Informer's Andrew Reiner praised the music in the game, stating it was "one of [his] favorite soundtracks ever" in his review for the 2011 release.
If you want to read about how and why Skyrim isn't getting mods on PS4, click here.
Today Twitch revealed a new service bundled into Amazon Prime memberships called Twitch Prime. Just what is it Twitch Prime? Here's the breakdown from the blog post:
Twitch Prime is a new premium experience on Twitch that is included with Amazon Prime. As a Twitch Prime member, you get free game loot every month, like instant access to the newest Hearthstone hero, Tyrande Whisperwind, or the new indie game, Streamline. You also receive discounts on new-release box games sold by Amazon during the pre-order period and for the first two weeks after launch. And on Twitch, once you link your Amazon Prime account to your Twitch account, you get an ad-free viewing experience, exclusive emotes and chat badge, and one free channel subscription every 30 days. When Twitch Prime members use their free channel subscription every month, the streamer gets paid just like any other subscription, so this introduces a new way to help support the streamers you love, even if you’ve never subscribed before. Or, you can just use it for crashing subscriber-only chat rooms. Your choice, boss! :)
If you already have an Amazon Prime account, all you need to do to get access to Twitch Prime is link your accounts by going here.
Yesterday, Square Enix held its latest Active Time Report, giving us another update on Final Fantasy XV. The biggest takeaway this time was a long list of songs you'll be able to listen to as Noctis and his buddies roam around the world in a rad flying car known as The Regalia (which you can read about right here).
Final Fantasy World is responsible for grabbing the list and translating it into English. You'll find a lot of songs from across the series that you can listen to while driving, including selections from Final Fantasy I-XIII, Dissidia, Type-0, as well as original music for FFXV. You can read the whole list here.
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Developers Perilous Orbit and Cherry Pop Games have announced SportsBarVR, a bar simulation complete with pub games an silly hats, The mini games range from air-hockey to pool and darts, which you can play when you aren't throwing bottles and pool cues everywhere.
While the game doesn't have a firm release date, it should be out later in October.
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A game of darts was the inspiration behind the X-Wing's unique design, and the Death Star's trench wasn't planned until a problem arose with its model. Colin Cantrell shares these stories and more in a Reddit AMA he recently conducted. Cantrell, who recently turned 84, served as a designer at Lucasfilm's Industrial Lights and Magic VFX division.
Cantrell's involvement with Star Wars came from a recommendation from a friend. "I built miniatures of my own space ship designs and built terrains," he recalls. "I had friends that worked on American Graffiti who introduced me to George Lucas. George saw some of my miniatures and liked them well enough that he invited me to discuss a project…which eventually became Star Wars."
Cantrell says that George Lucas assigned him on the project to design a Death Star. He also held the title of lead star ship designer for Star Wars: A New Hope. "I didn't originally plan for the Death Star to have a trench," he recalls. "When I was working with the mold, I noticed the two halves had shrunk at the point where they met across the middle. It would have taken a week of work just to fill and sand and refill this depression. So, to save me the labor, I went to George and suggested a trench. He liked the idea so much that it became one of the most iconic moments in the film!"
Felix Kjellberg, AKA popular YouTube personality PewDiePie, revealed that he's teamed up with Goat Simulator Designer Armin Ibrisagic to release a mobile game called PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator. The game is exactly what it sounds like: you play an aspiring YouTuber trying to rise up in popularity. It looks colorful and comic and is available on both iOS and Android platforms.
In an interview with Variety, Ibrisagic offered some insight into the partnership, saying "“Comedy is huge in entertainment but it still feels in its infancy in the games industry — Felix and I would like to work on changing that.”
The two plan to develop and release more games in the future under the name DoubleMoose.
Hi-Rez Studios announced today that Paladins, the free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter, is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game's been on PC for the past two weeks.
Hi-Rez's co-founder Todd Harris says “We’ve been overwhelmed by PC gamers’ response to Paladins so far but the number of tweets, e-mails, and posts from gamers demanding Paladins on their favorite console has been equally overwhelming.”
Telltale Games has announced that Minecraft: Story Mode is getting another retail disc. This time around, the disc includes all eight episodes, as opposed to the five episodes that were included in the original retail package.
Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure hits shelves on October 25, and it's available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. It's priced at $29.99.
Our TakeIf I bought the previous release – which was also priced at $29.99 – I'd be more than a little peeved right now.
Sports and mythological brawling combine in Amazon Games/Double Helix’s new fast paced 4v4 PC title, Breakaway. Unveiled at TwitchCon 2016, the focus is on quick matches, Twitch integration, and character-driven combat and abilities.
Ranged and melee options drawn from myth and legend make up the character roster, from Spartacus to Morgan Le Fay to Vlad the Impaler. The playfields (also drawn from legend, like El Dorado) are fairly tiny and intimate, so you can see everything going on at all times whether you’re in the game or a spectator. In addition to signature character abilities that offer traditional things like mobility, control, or damage, characters can also dish out buildables and breakables, everything from healing shrines, ramps, acceleration technology, walls, catapults, and ballistas, ensuring that even the same battlefield never plays the same way twice.
Twitch integration allows players and broadcasters to have a wealth of data regarding everything from kill/death ratios to how many people are watching each match and the odds on character matchups. Broadcaster tools allow them to pick and play with players right from their communities, and players can actually earn and wager special currency on matches as they watch.