Steal A Look At Two New DualShock 4 Controllers

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Steal A Look At Two New DualShock 4 Controllers

Usually some of the PlayStation 4's most appealing DualShock 4 variants are exclusive to certain retailers, such as the translucent variants later last year. However, the latest set of universally available controllers have quite a bit of class to them.

Coming this March for $64.99 each, PlayStation 4 owners will get the chance to nab a Midnight Blue or Steel Black DualShock 4. The latter is incredibly reminiscent to the version released with the Batman: Arkham Knight PlayStation 4 bundle, so for those who had an eye for its color scheme, this is the closest you'll likely get. You can check out some snazzy angles of the controllers below.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

Onrush Swerves Onto The Scene With A Release Date

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Onrush Swerves Onto The Scene With A Release Date

Despite solid showings with the Motorstorm series and Driveclub, United Kingdom-based Evolution Studios was closed down in early 2016 after Sony restructured its projects on the European front, but Codemasters wouldn't let that be the team's end after it took them into its fold. The reborn studio has since been hard at work on producing its next off-road, chaotic racing title Onrush since it was announced at Paris Games Week 2017. The team decided to lift the hood on more details.

Codemasters' social media manager Aaron Rook revealed that Onrush will not only be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 5, but also PC at a later date. The consoles' enhanced versions, the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, will be taken advantage of by the developer, too. If you're itching to hit the gas on this game, you can get a head start with a beta scheduled for May by pre-ordering the digital deluxe edition on PlayStation 4, which includes eight exclusive vehicle designs and another eight unique to the platform. More info on the Xbox One version will be revealed soon.

Multiple screenshots were published that were taken in the newly announced photo mode. Features like "shutter speed, zoom and focus distance" will likely have a lot of racers pausing over and over for the best shots of their flips, wrecks, and more.

Update: GDC Committee Pulls Nolan Bushnell's Pioneer Award Amid Controversy

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Update: GDC Committee Pulls Nolan Bushnell's Pioneer Award Amid Controversy

Update: The Game Developers Choice Awards Advisory Committee has decided not to give out a Pioneer Award at this year's Game Developers Conference after controversy surrounding this year's pick: video game and Atari luminary Nolan Bushnell.

Bushnell, by his own accounts, participated in and encouraged an atmosphere at Atari that was sexually aggressive and inappropriate. This sparked argument as to whether Bushnell was deserving of the award in the context of the contemporary #MeToo movement and others like it which are bringing sexual harassment to light and trying to change toxic cultures.

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Switch Surpasses Wii U's Lifetime Sales Mark

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Switch Surpasses Wii U's Lifetime Sales Mark

Nintendo has announced that after being on sale for less than a year, worldwide Switch console sales have surpassed those of the Wii U's entire lifecycle.

The company has sold 14.86 million Switch units worldwide since its release in March 2017 through the end of 2017, compared to 13.56 million units for the Wii U over more than four years.

On the software side, Nintendo is also proud of the fact that Super Mario Odyssey has sold over nine million copies, Mario Kart Deluxe over seven million, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at 6.7 million.

BJ Blazkowicz Starts The Id Family Tree As The Great-Grandfather Of The Doom Marine

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BJ Blazkowicz Starts The Id Family Tree As The Great-Grandfather Of The Doom Marine

The co-founders of id Software, John Romero and Tom Hall, joked back and forth on Twitter today after confirming a bit of long-rumored piece of lore: Wolfenstein's BJ Blazkowicz is the grandfather of Commander Keen, and Keen himself the father of the Doom Marine, or DoomGuy.

The discussion started in December, when John Romero posted an innocuous tweet saying that BJ was based on Commander Keen, the star of the early 90s space-faring sidescrollers starring youngster Billy Blaze as he defends Earth from aliens. A fan caught that tweet and took the question to id co-founder Tom Hall asking if this lineage extends all the way to id's other favorite son, the Doom Marine.

Hall was fairly clear: "The lineage isn't a theory. Fact."

EA Misses Star Wars: Battlefield II Target, Plans To Reintroduce Microtransactions Soon

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EA Misses Star Wars: Battlefield II Target, Plans To Reintroduce Microtransactions Soon

While Star Wars: Battlefront II, the embattled multiplayer first person shooter from DICE, sold a whopping nine million copies, it fell a million short of EA's conservative ten million estimate, and considerably below the three-month opening sales of the previous title. The game has also fallen short in terms of revenue, prompting EA to confirm that microtransactions will be returning to the game soon.

After hastily removing the ability to buy crystals, virtual currency for the lootbox-driven progression mechanic of the game, hours ahead of the game's launch, EA promised that they would bring them back once they figured out how to better make them fit into the multiplayer game. Today, EA explained that the microtransactions will be returning within the next few months.

Additionally, EA CEO Andrew Wilson was quick to clarify that the supposedly acrimonious row between the publisher and Disney was fictional and their relationship was no weaker for the controversy. “You shouldn’t believe everything you read in the press,” explained Wilson. “We have a tremendous relationship with Disney and we have built some amazing games together, and we have been very proactive with that relation in the service of our players.

EA Misses Star Wars: Battlefront II Target, Plans To Reintroduce Microtransactions Soon

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EA Misses Star Wars: Battlefront II Target, Plans To Reintroduce Microtransactions Soon

While Star Wars: Battlefront II, the embattled multiplayer first person shooter from DICE, sold a whopping nine million copies, it fell a million short of EA's conservative ten million estimate, and considerably below the three-month opening sales of the previous title. The game has also fallen short in terms of revenue, prompting EA to confirm that microtransactions will be returning to the game soon.

After hastily removing the ability to buy crystals, virtual currency for the lootbox-driven progression mechanic of the game, hours ahead of the game's launch, EA promised that they would bring them back once they figured out how to better make them fit into the multiplayer game. Today, EA explained that the microtransactions will be returning within the next few months.

Additionally, EA CEO Andrew Wilson was quick to clarify that the supposedly acrimonious row between the publisher and Disney was fictional and their relationship was no weaker for the controversy. “You shouldn’t believe everything you read in the press,” explained Wilson. “We have a tremendous relationship with Disney and we have built some amazing games together, and we have been very proactive with that relation in the service of our players.

EA Confirms New Battlefield This Year, Respawn's Star Wars Title By March 2020, Comments On Lootboxes As Gambling

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EA Confirms New Battlefield This Year, Respawn's Star Wars Title By March 2020, Comments On Lootboxes As Gambling

In their quarterly earnings call today, Electronic Arts confirmed a new Battlefield title for this holiday season, and indicated that Respawn's Star Wars action game will release in the 2020 financial year.

Electronics Arts executives Andrew Wilson, Patrick Soderlund, and Blake Jorgensen announced that a new Battlefield game would release this year and praised the success of the Battlefield IP, especially as Battlefield One ended up becoming the biggest game in the series. No other details were provided, but Battlefield One was revealed by DICE ahead of E3, so presumably EA will do something similar again.

The game was announced partly as means to explain why Bioware's Anthem, originally announced for 2018, is now slipping to early 2019. Jorgensen insisted that they do not look at the new date as a delay and that pushing it back was only done for scheduling reasons, with Jorgensen explaining game has been hitting all its development milestones. "It doesn't make sense to release [Anthem] next to Battlefield," he stated.