The independently-developed sports-action game "Rocket League" is getting a physical release with a special Boxed Edition. Gamers in Europe and Africa will be seeing the edition earlier than those in the U.S. when it arrives on June 24, while those in the U.S. will be seeing it a bit later on July 5, according to a report in Engadget.
The game first released digital copies for the PS4 and PC last year and for the Xbox One in February 2016. Its developer, Psyonix announced that a physical edition was making its way to the market soon. The game was recently awarded Best Design at the 2016 Game Developers Choice Awards, Engadget reported.
According to another report in iDigital Times, Psyonix and publisher 505 Games said that the special boxed edition will not only include all previously released DLC for the game but will also bring new content in the form of new cars that players can choose from. more >>
There has been a lot of buzz lately over the upcoming and highly anticipated release of OnePlus 3 after specs of the smartphone were seen on the benchmarking site, AnTuTu. Slated to replace the outdated but successful OnePlus 2 unveiled in July of last year.
The smartphone, built by the Chinese manufacturer, OnePlus, is said to be wearing a 5.5-inch screen, which by the way is the standard of large screen Android and Windows powered phones these days. It also sports full high-definition resolution of 1920x1080, but that isn't something new for the brand since the predecessor, OnePlus 2, also had FHD resolution.
Although previous rumors claimed that the device will be released in Q2 of this year, it looks like that will no longer be the case. There are also claims that it will be this April, but that too is unconfirmed. more >>
Although virtual reality sounds like a thing of the future, it actually is quite an old concept. The technology has been in constant experimentation and tests for decades but an important development this year led to the production and unveiling of virtual reality or VR gadgets.
Two of the first to reach the mainstream market are the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, both of which are leading the race along with the Samsung Gear VR goggles. But this time, let's focus on the Rift and Vive and figure out what separates both devices.
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Upcoming online first-person shooter "Battleborn" has launched its open beta for the PlayStation 4 and according to a report in GameSpot, a PlayStation Plus membership is not required in order to participate in the beta. The beta for the Xbox One and PC will be coming much later on April 13. All three platforms will close their beta on April 18, according to the report.
The game is a team-based shooter and requires an Internet connection while playing, although individual play is also possible. It also has multiplayer online battle arena elements, and was developed by Gearbox, the same developer that brought to gamers "Borderlands."
Details of the open beta were also shared via the PlayStation blog. The beta will be featuring two full episodes, titled "The Algorithm" and "Void's Edge," which can either be played individually or as a 5-player co-op. There will also be two Competitive Multiplayer Modes called Incursion and Meltdown. more >>
The popular Japanese game "Attack on Titan" will be making its way to the west this coming August, according to a Eurogamer report. The report also mentioned that it carries a new subtitle "Wings of Freedom." Gamers in Europe will be the first ones to get a hold of the game when it arrives on August 26, which is four days ahead of the North American release on August 30.
The game will be released for the following consoles: PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Vita, and PC, the report said. The PS4 and Xbox One ports of the game will have physical releases, while the rest of the platforms will be getting digital releases only.
According to a report in Gematsu, the subtitle "Wings of Freedom" is applicable in Europe, while in the U.S., the game goes by the name "Attack on Titan." This western release will also have appropriate subtitling available, particularly in English, German and French. Koei Tecmo shared the following description for the game: "'Attack on Titan' closely follows the riveting story line of Attack on Titan's first season and focuses on the exploits of various key characters, putting the player in a position to relive the anime's most shocking, courageous, and exhilarating moments. It revolves around the story of three young people who survive the destruction of their walled city district by enormous, man-eating Titans and eventually go on to join the Scout Regiment in order to protect humanity from this overpowering foe." more >>
Telltale Publishing, the same publisher behind "The Walking Dead" game series, is bringing another zombie survival game, "7 Days to Die" to current generation consoles this summer, according to a report in Polygon. The game is set in an open world and combines first-person shooting, tower defense, crafting and role-playing elements, which is why it is called a "survival horde crafting game." Come summer 2016, it will be arriving on PS4 and Xbox One consoles, after having been on Steam's Early Access program since December 2013.
"7 Days to Die" will get a physical release sometime June, which the report said is the second retail game released by Telltale Publishing after "The Jackbox Party Pack." A digital version of the game will likewise be made available, according to another report in VG 24/7.
The VG 24/7 report also cited that the console version compared to the early access version offers something more to gamers, and this is the new multiplayer mode and local split-screen co-op which is exclusive to the console versions. The PC version of the game is said to have sold over 1.5 million copies, making it a successful game. more >>