Friday, June 7, 2013

Beatshapers Announce ZRun, A PS Vita Exclusive Free To Play Game

Beatshapers have revealed their upcoming PS Vita game. ZRun is a PS Vita exclusive that Beatshapers revealed to be a Freemium game, on their Youtube page,  that will come out on the PSN. ZRun is a non stop running game where players have the choice of controlling it via the buttons, motion sensors or both. Beatshapers also say they aim to have big environments and have up to 50 animated zombies in the game.  ZRun has the following features:
  • Run and avoid obstacles – hitting obstacles stops and hurts you
  • Evade or attack zombies – if they attack you, you’ll get hurt and die
  • Watch your stamina – every action costs some
  • Pick up and use stuff as weapon – the bat, tube, guitar, swords, etc.
  • Use firearms to get rid of zombie real quick – watch out for ammo, its limited
  • Multiple characters, each with own distinct melee attack
  • Explore the city and find the way out. New areas unlocked on successful run completion
  • Upgrade and customize your character
  • Campaign and endless survival mode
  • Compete and collaborate with your PlayStation®Network friends with street records scoreboards and using “near” for useful items exchange.

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Warner Bros. And Techland Have Released The E3 Trailer For Dying Light

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have released the E3 2013 trailer for Techland's Dying Light. this cinematic trailer shows the free running in the game, how it's a race to get to the cache of supplies before nightfall as the zombies become much more deadly at night. the trailer shows that not everyone may survive and the zombies maynot be the most deadly thing in the world.

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Sega Announce Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F Is Coming To The USA On PS3 And PSN This August

Sega have announced they are bringing Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F to the west. currently announced for the USA PS3, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F is a rhythm game that features 38 songs. you can create and share you own Miku videos in Edit Mode and customise her with over 90 different costumes and accessories. Sega say it was due to fan demand that they decided to bring the game west, in just 3 days there were over 25,000 likes and 15,000 shares by fans wanting a western release.

Source: USA PlayStation Blog

Nintendo Announce Their E3 Direct Starts 7AM PDT/3PM BST On 11th June

Nintendo have announced their E3 Direct will take place on 11th June at 7AM PDT/3PM BST. this direct will talk about upcoming Wii U games. Nintendo's social media sites, like their Facebook page, will have videos and pictures from E3 and the upcoming games.

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Zombie Studios And Atlus Announce Daylight Is Coming Exclusively To PS4 And PC In Early 2014

Atlus and Zombie Studios have announced Daylight is coming out in early on 2014 Exclusively On PS4 and PC. Daylight is built on the Unreal 4 engine by Zombie Studios, with Atlus publishing the game. Daylight is a first person game where you find yourself in an abandoned hospital with only a cell phone as a source of light. the game is procedurally generated, it gives no clues and the corridors are haunted.

PlayStation 4 exclusive features:
  • Using every ounce of processing power: Daylight uses Unreal Engine 4 to create an atmospheric setting with some of the most immersive graphics to date.
  • Share gameplay online: Scare friends with the system's new "share" feature to stream gameplay to friends.
  • Capturing the moment: Daylight uses the PS4 system's integrated PlayStation Eye camera to take pictures of the exact moment that a scare happens. Keep the pictures of the reactions as a novelty or bravely share them with friends on social networks.
  • RealD 3D Support: Daylight uses the latest 3D technology from RealD to expand its haunting atmosphere into the third dimension.

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2K Sports Announce LeBron James Is On The Cover For NBA 2K14, Comes To PS3, PS4, 360 And Xbox One

2K Sports have announced NBA 2K14 is coming out across PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. LeBron James is appearing on the cover and 2K Sports have also revealed the King James pre-order package. this package is currently announced for PS3 and Xbox 360 and is available for those who have pre-ordered NBA 2K14. the King James package includes:
  • 10,000 Virtual Currency to get a jump start on the competition;
  • Extra content for the new Path to Greatness mode;
  • LeBron James unlocked in Blacktop Mode;
  • The all-new LeBron James Signature Skill available for your MyPlayer.

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Sony And Evolution Studios Have Released A Conversation With Develoeprs Video For Driveclub

Sony and Evolution Studios have released a new video for Driveclub. this video is part of Sony's PS4 conversation with developers. this video shows some new action from the game and also has some of the developers talking about how the PS4 allows them to create such a social game. it's not just things like social integration and the share button, they PS4 is powerful enough for them to be able to create challenges from any part of the track and from anything you do whether it's drifting, 0-60 or just time. these challenges can then be shared with friends and/or the world.

Konami Have Released A E3 Trailer For Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

Konami have released a E3 2013 trailer for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. coming this winter across PS3, PC and Xbox 360, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 continues right where the first game finished and it will be playable at E3 at the Konami both.

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Square Enix Announce Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Comes out From 11th February On PS3 And Xbox 360

Square Enix have announced the release date for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. this game will hit the USA on 11th February with Europe getting it on the 14th of February. Square Enix have also released a new trailer and screenshots revealing the return of Snow.


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Microsoft Announce Xbox One Verifies Once Every 24 Hours, Kinect Does Not Upload Conversations And Much More

Microsoft has attempted to answer several questions that remained after their reveal of the Xbox One. Here is some of the key points they have just revealed. the key reveal has to be that the console will stop you playing games if it cannot verify within a 24 hour period you console. Microsoft confirm certain friends can play the games you've bought, but you can only do this with 1 friend per game. they also confirm they themselves do no charge a fee but they also say its up to publishers and only at participating retailers.

  • Your Xbox One is always ready: Xbox One is designed to run in a low-powered, connected state. This means your system, games and apps are always current and ready to play—no more waiting for updates. 
  • Access your entire games library from any Xbox One—no discs required: After signing in and installing, you can play any of your games from any Xbox One because a digital copy of your game is stored on your console and in the cloud.  So, for example, while you are logged in at your friend’s house, you can play your games.
  • For an optimal experience, we recommend a broadband connection of 1.5Mbps. (For reference, the average global internet connection speed as measured recently by Akamai was 2.9 Mbps).  In areas where an Ethernet connection is not available, you can connect using mobile broadband.
  • While a persistent connection is not required, Xbox One is designed to verify if system, application or game updates are needed and to see if you have acquired new games, or resold, traded in, or given your game to a friend. Games that are designed to take advantage of the cloud may require a connection. 
  • With Xbox One you can game offline for up to 24 hours on your primary console, or one hour if you are logged on to a separate console accessing your library. Offline gaming is not possible after these prescribed times until you re-establish a connection, but you can still watch live TV and enjoy Blu-ray and DVD movies.  

  • You are in control of what Kinect can see and hear: By design, you will determine how responsive and personalized your Xbox One is to you and your family during setup. The system will navigate you through key privacy options, like automatic or manual sign in, privacy settings, and clear notifications about how data is used. When Xbox One is on and you’re simply having a conversation in your living room, your conversation is not being recorded or uploaded. 
  • You are in control of when Kinect sensing is On, Off or Paused: If you don’t want the Kinect sensor on while playing games or enjoying your entertainment, you can pause Kinect. To turn off your Xbox One, just say “Xbox Off.” When the system is off, it’s only listening for the single voice command -- “Xbox On,” and you can even turn that feature off too. Some apps and games may require Kinect functionality to operate, so you’ll need to turn it back on for these experiences.
  • You can use other inputs to control your games, TV and entertainment experiences: While it’s faster to find what you’re looking for using your voice and gesture commands with Kinect, you can use a controller, your remote controls or your smart devices instead. And you can use all of these devices when Kinect is paused.

  • Buy the way you want—disc or digital—on the same day: You’ll be able to buy disc-based games at traditional retailers or online through Xbox Live, on day of release. Discs will continue to be a great way to install your games quickly.
  • Access your entire games library from any Xbox One—no discs required: After signing in and installing, you can play any of your games from any Xbox One because a digital copy of your game is stored on your console and in the cloud.  So, for example, while you are logged in at your friend’s house, you can play your games.
  • Give your games to friends: Xbox One is designed so game publishers can enable you to give your disc-based games to your friends. There are no fees charged as part of these transfers. There are two requirements: you can only give them to people who have been on your friends list for at least 30 days and each game can only be given once.
  • Trade-in and resell your disc-based games: Today, some gamers choose to sell their old disc-based games back for cash and credit. We designed Xbox One so game publishers can enable you to trade in your games at participating retailers.  Microsoft does not charge a platform fee to retailers, publishers, or consumers for enabling transfer of these games. 

Source: Xbox Wire Pages Connected, Privacy and License