YouTube user Merfish is at it again with a brand new remake of a popular show using Grand Theft Auto V as his playground of choice. The latest video is a remake of the intro to the PBS Kids' show, Arthur. While it's pretty close to the opening of the show, Merfish takes some rather violent liberties with certain scenes.
You can check out the video below, though it will be a lot more amusing for those familiar with the show than those who aren't (just like the Full House intro he created earlier in the month):Read more
There are two Humble Bundle offerings worth checking out today: the new Humble Weekly Bundle Eye Candy 3, and the Humble School's Out Book Bundle from Starch Press.Read more
The French government has let up on restrictions required to get a cultural tax break for the development of "18" rated games, GamesIndustry.biz reports. According to the report, the program has been improved in three ways:
Tax breaks for games rated 18 by PEGI can now apply - prior to this change they were automatically disqualified.Read more
After an interview with Eurogamer went a bit off the rails and may have put Bungie in a less than flattering light (basically the contention was over existing owners of Destiny having to buy content they already owned in the fancy new Collector's Edition in order to get a handful of new in-game items and perks), the company has decided that the Collector's Edition content for the upcoming Destiny expansion The Taken King will be sold separately.Read more
Bethesda Softworks gleefully announced this morning that Fallout Shelter – the company's free-to-play iOS app set in Fallout universe - is the top downloaded game in 48 countries and the top downloaded app of any kind in 25 countries following its release last week. Fallout Shelter also remains the number 1 most downloaded free game on the App Store. In the first week following its release, play sessions of Fallout Shelter have surpassed 70 million times a day by fans globally, according to Bethesda.Read more
Developer Studio Wildcard announced today that it will give a $100 bounty to players of its early access game to anyone who reports hacks being used in its upcoming dinosaur themed survival game, ARK: Survival Evolved.
According to the developer's post on Steam, bounties are for "hacks of any kind (which are NOT aimbots/esp/speedhacks) that can have an impact on gameplay or server stability on our official, online servers." Those looking to make some quick cash can send a note to email@example.com.Read more
July's Games With Gold from Microsoft will allow you to be an assassin-pirate, a soldier, a gaggle of clones, and the only thing standing between your home and the zombie apocalypse. Microsoft's Games With Gold is a free game give-away program for Xbox Live Gold subscribers who own an Xbox One or an Xbox 360 - in case you have been living under or rock or in a cave with no Internet access.Read more
In a new update to the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for Shenmue 3, series creator Yu Suzuki attempts to clarify how the $3.6 million raised since last week will be spent and how Sony's backing will help him and his development studio Ys Net spend all of the money on the development of the game (and not on things like marketing and PR).
Suzuki is adamant that no backer money will go to development partners Sony and Shibuya Entertainment, but he still doesn't explain just how big of an investment Sony is making in the project:Read more
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developer Rocksteady Studios have decided that it would be in everyone's best interest to no longer offer the PC / Steam version of Batman: Arkham Knight. As of this writing the game is no longer available for purchase on Steam and the product page for the game offers a simple message:
"Sales of Batman: Arkham Knight have been temporarily suspended while Warner Brothers works to address performance issues."
The developer and publisher of the game have also pulled the game from retailers as well.Read more
Retailer Green Man Gaming announced via its blog today that it will give refunds to customers who bought the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight a refund if developer Rocksteady Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment don't fix the myriad of performance issues the game is suffering from.
And while GMG hopes that an upcoming patch will fix the problems, it also notes that it is ready to reimburse customers for the purchase if it comes down to doing that.Read more
Splatoon, Nintendo's popular squid-kid based ink multiplayer shooter for the Wii U, has sold more than one million units worldwide according to an announcement from the company today. That sales figure includes both digital and physical retails sales around the world.Read more
After Bungie and Activision announced an exclusive quest in the upcoming Taken King expansion would be tied to buying Red Bull products, Dying Light developer Techland offered a little satire of the whole situation.
The developer wrote took a jab at the marketing campaign for Destiny with the following message on Twitter:Read more