Dying Light Is Now A New-Gen Exclusive

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Dying Light Is Now A New-Gen Exclusive

Techland announced via its Facebook page today that Dying Light will now be a new-gen and PC exclusive.

The open-world game set during the zombie apocalypse was originally supposed to be on current- and last-gen consoles and is set to launch this coming January. Dying Light is still on track for that release time, but Techland is no longer coming to PS3 or Xbox 360.

In the Facebook post, Techland cites the ambitious project and the technological demands as forcing them to release only on superior hardware. The post states:

PSA: Sony's Halloween Sale Continues With New Discounts

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PSA: Sony's Halloween Sale Continues With New Discounts

Sony is celebrating Halloween by offering discounts on games that are fitting for the holiday, and a new batch of games is now on sale.

Last week, the Fatal Frame games were discounted along with Dead Space 2 and Demon's Souls. For the second week, Sony has some new gems discounted for a variety of platforms, including the PS4, PS3, PS Vita, and PSP. This week's offerings are not just scary, but also feature some lighthearted ventures. The line-up includes the following:

You can get the sale price and a rundown of the movies also on sale at the PlayStation Blog

First 4 Figures Reveals Link On Loftwing Figure From Skyward Sword

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First 4 Figures Reveals Link On Loftwing Figure From Skyward Sword

First 4 Figures first collectible based on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword features not one, but two of the title’s high-flying characters. Link rides upon Loftwing, but if you want the duo, you’ll need to act quickly.

Pre-orders for the statuette are open now, and the production run will be a scant 2,500 pieces. The figure measures 26” by 22” by 25” and is made out of polystone resin.

Now for the bad news. This collectible is a bit pricy. Link and Loftwing will run you $459.99 with a $20.00 deposit. You can check out more images (and pre-order if your wallet can handle it) on the First 4 Figures website.

EA’s Star Wars Deal Also Includes Social Games

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EA’s Star Wars Deal Also Includes Social Games

EA has detailed a broader relationship with Disney than was previously understood when the deal was announced in May 2013. We knew that the arrangement gave EA permission to create games on all platforms in the “most popular” genres. Now it seems, EA is doing more.

On the Q2 FY15 earnings call today, EA said that it will be also dipping into social and mobile titles with the Star Wars license. "Disney is looking for us to help support a broad effort of bringing back the Star Wars franchise across mobile, social, tablet, online, console. Across all venues," said EA chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen. According to the original press release, Disney would retain rights to social games and other Star Wars experiences. "Disney will retain certain rights to develop new titles within the mobile, social, tablet and online game categories," said the original release.

Disney, too, has pushed social and mobile games in the Star Wars universe. The studio may have pulled the plug on NimbleBit’s Tiny Death Star and Star Wars Assault Team, but that was reportedly in service of support for Star Wars Commander and other “priority titles.”

EA Confirms New Battlefield For Holiday 2016

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EA Confirms New Battlefield For Holiday 2016

Today, Andrew Wilson, chief executive officer of Electronic Arts, confirmed that a new Battlefield will hit in 2016.

Yes, a new Battlefield is coming, but not until holiday of 2016. Wilson shared the news after the company confirmed a March 17 release date for Battlefield Hardline today. This gives Hardline some breathing room and also opens the door for Star Wars Battlefront, which EA confirmed was still on track for a holiday 2015 release, as confirmed in the tweet below:

May the Force be with you: Star Wars Battlefront will release for Holiday 2015.

Something Wicked This Way Comes To Destiny For All Hallows Eve

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Something Wicked This Way Comes To Destiny For All Hallows Eve

Well this is interesting. Bungie quietly launched a Halloween event in Destiny today when it pushed the latest update.

If you head to the Postmaster, you’ll have a gift waiting for you. We’ve seen a picture of a pumpkin helmet (below), reader Greg Hellman tells us about a unique legendary banner being available, too.

Bungie is absolutely amazing happy Halloween week guys pic.twitter.com/ksdaHtQUAE

EA Posts Strong Quarter, With Ultimate Team Revenue Up Nearly 100 Percent

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EA has announced its financial performance for second quarter of fiscal year 2015. The company boasted better than expected net revenue, with strong performance from Madden, Hockey, and FIFA Ultimate Team.

EA’s net revenue exceeded projections, leading the publisher to raise year-end projections. GAAP net revenue was $990 million for the quarter against projections of $965 million. This is a 42 percent increase over the same quarter last year.

The publisher is on track for a successful year, in no small part due to its digital performance. Digital purchases are up 6 percent on PC, 11 percent on mobile, and a significant 95 percent on console. The latter is driven largely by the success of Ultimate Team in-game transactions.

Battlefield Hardline Has A March 2015 Release Date

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As part of its quarterly earnings report, EA has announced when Visceral’s take on the Battlefield franchise will arrive. Battlefield Hardline hits retail on March 17, 2015.

EA delayed the game in July following the beta test that ran during E3. "This feedback spurred us to start thinking about other possibilities and ways we could push Hardline innovation further and make the game even better," said DICE vice president Karl Magnus Troeddson at the time. "The more we thought about these ideas, the more we knew we had to get them into the game you will all be playing. However, there was only one problem. We would need more time. Time that we didn’t have if we decided to move forward with launching in just a couple of months."

EA also delayed the next Need for Speed title out of 2014 to give the Ghost Games more time. We’ll have more from EA’s upcoming earnings call later this afternoon.

PSA: Sony Aware Of PlayStation Network Connectivity Problems

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PSA: Sony Aware Of PlayStation Network Connectivity Problems

If you’re having trouble connecting to PlayStation Network, Destiny, NBA Live 15, or any other game, you’re not alone. Sony is aware of the problems many users are having connecting to the service.

The confirmation comes via one of Sony’s official Twitter accounts.

We're aware some of you are unable to connect to the PSN at this time. We are investigating the issue.

Ask Us Your Resident Evil Questions For Our Special Edition Podcast

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Ask Us Your Resident Evil Questions For Our Special Edition Podcast

We're nearing the end of our month-long Resident Evil celebration in conjunction with our RE Revelations 2 cover story. To help wrap-up our month of exclusive online content we're recording a podcast special all about Resident Evil. We want your questions, comments, and crackpot theories about the entire Resident Evil series to share and help round out our conversation.

The Resident Evil Special Edition Podcast will be going live on Wednesday, October 29, so please fill our comments section below with your questions and thoughts about Revelations 2, the HD Remaster, and more. We heavily encourage plot speculation here, including your best guesses of who the mysterious woman behind RE Revelations 2's torture prison island is. 

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