In a recent conversation with GameSpot, Ubisoft's Marc-Alexis Cote rebuffed claims that the company was somehow pressured into including a female protagonist in its latest AC title, Assassin's Creed Syndicate. Creative director Marc-Alexis Cote said Evie Frye, one of the games two playable characters, is not an effort to appease critics.Read more
As part of its latest earnings report released today, Sony announced that it shipped three million PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide during the quarter that ended June 30.
Adding those three million units into previous numbers reported by Sony, that brings the total number of PS4s shipped worldwide to around 25.3 million systems.
And while those numbers are healthy for a console that began shipping in November of 2013, it's got a long way to catch up with the 80 million PS3s that are out in the world.Read more
It looks like a game that was once a Wii U exclusive is finally getting released to a wider audience, and getting a slight name change to reflect its non-exclusivity to the Wii U. The Ubisoft-published Wii U game ZombiU has been rebranded as Zombi so it can be released on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on August 18.
The zombie apocalypse survival game that features "permadeath" will be getting a few upgrades on current-generation platforms including "upgraded graphics" and "refined gameplay."Read more
According to a National Journal report, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) received over 2,000 complaints in the first month the new net neutrality rules went into effect. The new net neutrality rules went into effect in early June, despite a federal court challenge by trade groups and ISPs seeking an injunction while they sued the FCC over their legality. The court declined that request.Read more
The latest Humble Weekly Bundle offers a collection of wonderful games from Japan. The Humble Weekly Bundle: Games From Japan lets you pay whatever what you want for 99 Spirits: Special Edition, Vanguard Princess + Hilda Rize and Lilith DLC Packs, and Supercharged Robot VULKAISER.
Paying more than the average price will get you Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure, NEO AQUARIUM -- The King of Crustaceans, and The Sacred Tears TRUE.
If you are willing to pay more than $10, you get all of above plus IDEA Factory's Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1.Read more
Rocket League developer Psyonix announced that its hit game for PlayStation 4 and Windows PC via Steam has sold over five million copies since its release. The game launched on July 7 and has been well received by both fans and critics for its unique style of competitive sports-like gameplay.Read more
Capcom has finally taken notice of a fan-created Resident Evil 2 remake and is now asking the community at large what they think about it. Normally when a company sees a fan remake it does one of two things: it files a copyright claim against them and gets it shut down; or it simply ignores it.
Capcom is showing that it is at least willing to take a different approach towards these types of things.Read more
Kristina Reed, Oscar award-winning co-producer of the hit animated film "Big Hero 6," will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming IGDA Leadership Summit on September 2.
Reed's keynote address, entitled "No Spectators: How Inclusivity Catalyzes Everything," will take the audience behind the scenes of two Oscar-winning films, Paperman and Feat, to demonstrate how "Disney Animation Studios pivoted and blossomed on a newfound axis of engagement, innovation and creativity."Read more
Sony has revealed the free games that PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to play around with on PS3, PS4 and PS Vita in the month of July.
Starting on August 4, a total of six new games will be made available to PlayStation Plus monthly subscribers, with God of War: Ascension for PS3 and Limbo for PS4 serving as headliners for the month.
PS Plus members who have not downloaded Rocket League should probably do so before August 4th rolls around because it will soon be replaced by another game…Read more
Northern Ireland's government, has recreated its region in Minecraft. The recreation of Northern Ireland was initially commissioned by Finance minister Arlene Foster and is a free download for PC and Mac versions of Mojang and Microsoft's popular game.
The mod was developed using Land & Property Service's Ordnance Survey NI (OSNI) digital mapping data. It spans across nearly 14,000 square kilometers.Read more
Cambridge, Massachusetts - based startup Myomo is using the cult-hit "soda drinking simulation" Soda Drinker Pro to help people with partial paralysis to regain movement in their limbs. Read more
Nintendo has recorded the best financial results it has had since 2012 thanks to sales of the Wii U hit Splatoon and brisk sales of its amiibo figurines.
The Wii U maker saw net income of ¥8.3 billion ($67.2 million). In the same period a year ago, Nintendo posted a loss of ¥9.9 billion. The weak yen also helped drive company profits. Operating income for the quarter landed at around 1.1 billion yen ($9.3 million).Read more