Games of Our Lives — 8.27.14 | Driveclub BETA Leak, Incredible Feature for No Man’s Sky, More!

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/// Episode 86

Below are the news that may not have made the headlines today but are worth reading!

Gamers never die…..

Just like the Games of Our Lives…

/// Forza Horizon 2 Demo Coming September 16

Forza Horizon 2 fans, you’ve been asking for it and today we’ve got news: The Forza Horizon 2 demo for Xbox One is coming on September 16! If you haven’t been lucky enough to be at E3, Gamescom, PAX, or any of the other shows where Forza Horizon 2 has made an appearance, September 16 will be your day to finally get hands-on with the latest open-world action racing game from Playground Games. Explore the beauty of southern Europe in a handful of the world’s most beautiful cars in this demo, which has been designed to give you a brief taste of what to expect when Forza Horizon 2 launches on Xbox One, beginning on September 30. [Source]

/// Next game from Metro series developer ‘less linear, more sandbox’

“For the game we are working on now, our designers have shifted to a more sand-box-style experience – less linear but still hugely story-driven,” Shishkovstov said. “I will not go into details, but it requires some work from programmers as well. Also, we are improving graphics in very different aspects, like recently we did a physically-based global ambient occlusion (instead of local, like SSAO). I will not talk about PBR (physically-based rendering) here, because here we are at the stage when artists are still adapting their mentality to it.”[Source]

/// Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare | ‘Supply Drops’ Loot Packs Video — 3’13”

/// Pokken Tournament Won’t Star Tekken Fighters

Is it true that Tekken characters [will] be making guest appearances in Pokemon/Pokken Tournament?

Harada: Ha, ha, ha. Nope, Tekken characters will not be making an appearance.
As we’re making a Pokemon fighting action battle game, I’ve already touched on this while on the livestream, but in this game there will not be a high/mid/low guard system mechanic. Instead, we’re planning to include a new type of [mechanic]…


/// No Man’s Sky Won’t Feature Any Load Times

The cool thing is that every planet has a single number, a random seed, that defines everything about that planet. A single random seed generates every blade of grass, tree, flower, creature. So as the developer I can note down the planet seed, and then just go back there any time I want. We demoed this at gamescom, just jumping round the universe to different planets. There are no load times, because nothing needs to load, as the planets are entirely computer-generated.


/// Destiny | PS4 Exclusive Content Trailer — 58″

/// The Crew races at 30FPS, 1080p on Xbox One, PS4, PC

This revelation comes in response to a forum member’s complaints that the PC beta test of the game is locked at 30 frames per second. An Ubisoft community manager stepped in to respond with a succinct rebuttal: “The final game will run in 1080p with 30 frames per second on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, and will support up to 5760 x 1080p on PC for triple screen set-ups,” the response reads. “Right now the team is focusing on providing an optimal experience for all players.”[Source]

/// The Last of Us Remastered Update Adds New Weapons, Multiplayer Battlegrounds

Patch 1.08 for The Last of Us Remastered introduces the Variable, Scoped Semi-Auto, Scoped Full-Auto, and Scoped Burst rifles, along with a collection of loadout presets and weapon-specific missions. The update additionally lays the groundwork for two new Factions maps premiering later this week.[Source]

/// Dragon Age: Inquisition | Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer — 1’37”

/// Leaked Photos From Secret DriveClub Beta Show Previously Unseen In-Game Content

According to new screenshots posted on NeoGAF, some lucky PlayStation users are apparently participating in a closed beta for DriveClub right now.

The secret beta apparently has been codenamed “Cupcake,” and is allowing participants to play through some of DriveClub’s race tracks. [Source]


/// PS4 Scheduled Maintenance 8/28/2014

START: 9:40am PST/12:40pm EST in North America, 16:00 BST in Europe
END: 4:50pm PST/7:50pm EST in North America, 05:00 BST [Friday] in Europe

If you’ve signed in to the network any time since August 23rd you will be able to play games online and access partner apps such as Netflix during this maintenance period. The PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home and Account Management will not be available during this time, and users may receive a maintenance notification when attempting to access these services.[Source]

/// Media Create Sales: 8/18/14 – 8/24/14

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

[3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 77,465 (2,289,983)
[PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (SCE, 08/21/14) – 30,587 (New)
[PSV] Bullet Girls (D3 Publisher, 08/21/14) – 29,690 (New)
[PS4] Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition (Square Enix, 08/21/14) – 17,832 (New)
[PS3] Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition (Square Enix, 08/21/14) – 15,816 (New)
[Wii U] Hyrule Warriors (Koei Tecmo, 08/14/14) – 15,142 (84,232)
[3DS] Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo, 07/24/14) – 12,931 (157,092)
[Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 12,075 (639,710)
[3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (Bandai Namco, 08/07/14) – 10,831 (119,689)
[PS3] Ultra Street Fighter IV (Capcom, 08/07/14) – 7,928 (61,859)
[3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 7,246 (145,967)
[3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 7,189 (1,252,231)
[PSV] Monster Hunter Frontier G Beginners Package (Capcom, 08/13/14) – 5,183 (26,352)
[PSV] Chaos;Head Dual (5pb., 08/21/14) – 4,662 (New)
[3DS] Pokemon X / Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 4,255 (4,132,144)
[PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (06/26/14) – 3,938 (49,220)
[3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson (Marvelous, 08/07/14) – 3,829 (59,948)
[3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 3,376 (2,371,488)
[3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 3,367 (3,778,065)
[3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) – 3,321 (3,330,825)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

3DS LL – 28,788 (42,365)
PlayStation Vita – 15,309 (20,825)
Wii U – 8,985 (18,161)
3DS – 6,914 (9,429)
PlayStation 4 – 5,923 (6,913)
PlayStation 3 – 2,376 (6,260)
PlayStation Vita TV – 1,118 (1,491)
PSP – 324 (416)
Xbox 360 – 177 (160)

/// How Assassin’s Creed Rogue Switches Up the AC Formula

Ubisoft’s Karl Luhe talks to Shacknews about Assassin’s Creed Rogue and how it will shake up the AC formula, as well as push the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 hardware to their fullest.[Source]

/// NBA 2K15 | Yakkem Trailer — 1’57”

/// Take-Two [GTA V]: “Lohan sued us for attention”

In Manhattan court papers made public Tuesday, Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. and subsidiary Rockstar Games call the case frivolous and maintain it was “filed for publicity purposes.” They want it dismissed and want the “Mean Girls” star to pay their legal fees.

Lohan’s lawyer didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.[Source]

/// PornHUB Gets Most of Its Console Traffic From PS3

/// Yoshida: VR Is Such A Major Step Forward for Games It’s Almost Unfair

As part of a giant feature on virtual reality, The Verge spoke with Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida about their upcoming PlayStation 4 VR device, Project Morpheu[Source]

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