Persona 4 Arena: Dancing All Night will launch on September 29th for the PlayStation Vita and will have a normal launch edition as well as a "Disco Fever" Edition that includes a 2-disc soundtrack, a full-color Teddie enameled pouch, costume DLC, and a Teddie keychain. Both versions will include a PS Vita skin and ten matching wallpapers. Finally, below are two new videos for Kanami Mashita and Teddie. Enjoy!
EA Sports has been taking it on the chin since the release of Rory McIlroy PGA Tour was released. The game is rather devoid of multiple game modes from the previous version of the franchise in 2014, is short on courses and golfers, and feels like a stripped down game that's still in a beta. EA Sports is trying to play damage control at this point, offering a bit of an olive branch to players. In a release on their website, the company announced some upcoming DLC for players.
EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be releasing new content, making new courses available for free to all owners. The first of these is TPC Scottsdale, which will be available on August 11. This course, set in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, provides a masterful blend of challenge and playability.
And toward the end of September, East Lake Golf Club, host of the PGA TOUR FedExCup TOUR Championship by Coca Cola, will also be available for free.
That's all fine and dandy, but there's a bit of a problem. First, the TPC Scottsdale course was alreayd made available to those who pre-ordered the game, so those people aren't really gaining anything in that facet. Second, it's nice to offer up a course such as East Lake, which is hosting the PGA Championship, but shouldn't that course have been available form the very beginning because of that very reason? It's bad enough that players are having to repeat playing the same few courses in career mode, let alone have a fake major at the beginning replacing The Masters.
I can appreciate EA Sports using this as a backwards way of perhaps admitting that they've released a half-finished game, but this is a band-aid on a broken leg. PGA Tour isn't even close to the amount of content, golfers, game modes, etc. that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2014 had available, yet gamers are fearing the worst that all of that lost content will be made available in a few months....for a price.
SMITE has hit a huge milestone as over 10 million players have now played the game on both the PC and Xbox One and Hi-Rez has decided to celebrate.
A while ago, Hercules got a remodel, complete with new FX, animations, a full model upgrade and a new voice pack. Personally, I love the new Herc, but some of the community was unhappy with how he looked.
Fans wanting retro Herc are about to get their wish as Hi-Rez is bringing back the original Hercules skin and he will have a brand new voice pack as well. Oh yeah, and the voice pack will be from none other than KEVIN SORBO! Yes, THE Kevin Sorbo, star of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.
All you have to do to get the classic Hercules skin is to win 10 PvP matches in August. After that, you get the skin for free.
If you are heading to Gamescom, be sure to check out Hi-Rez's booth as they will be revealing a brand new game as well.
This week brings the return of a true classic as King’s Quest has returned. I know that there are numerous staff members here at the site that have been anxiously awaiting the new version of this classic adventure franchise. Despite this release, the week is pretty quiet overall; a majority of this week’s titles will only be found ont he digital front.
What are you picking up?
2K revealed this morning the pre-order bonus for WWE 2K16... and It was not what I was expecting at all. In previous years they would usually have legends such as Ultimate Warrior, Sting, The Rock and even Mike Tyson, but I want to say that this is first time that a fictional character has ever made an appearance in a WWE game.
By pre-ordering the game, you can play as The Terminator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger! Arnold will be playable in two forms including both Terminator 1 and Terminator 2 versions of the T-800. Hey, that means that we get both Heel and Face versions of the Terminator! Put him against The Miz and you get Terminator vs. Kyle Reese, the Wrestle Mania match everyone has wanted for years.
Personally, I think this is amazing. I am a huge Arnold fan and a huge Terminator fan and I am glad to see 2K branching out in terms of their pre-order bonuses to give us something new. On a side note, I feel like this also just opened up pandora's box in terms of characters they could add to these games. Most people make use of the creation suite to add fictional characters to the game and it would be awesome for 2K to start adding some of these characters to the games themselves. Just as long as they don't go overboard and WWE Superstars get left out because of it.
WWE 2K16 launches on October 27th in North America and October 30th internationally. The game will be available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4. No word on a PC version just yet but I assume they will release it around Wrestle Mania time like they did with WWE 2K15.
One of my favorite events of the year is Summer Games Done Quick. It's a gathering of speed runners as they play through various games as quick as possible, all for charity. The event is taking place in St. Paul, Minnesota right now and you can watch all of it on their Twitch channel.
The event is 24 hours and lasts until August 1. Give to a good cause and watch some great players play through some classic games as fast as they can. Donations can be given at their website.
Right now, it takes some tinkering to get virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift to work correctly. Between having applications that need to run in Extended Mode (i.e. Windows sees it as another monitor) or messing around with different settings, it's not a plug and play world for this type of peripheral.
Windows 10 is looking to change that. Microsoft is planning on building in native support for HMDs (head mounted displays) and their input solutions as well. That way, you really could plug in an HMD of your choice and be all ready to go for games and apps that are VR enabled.
The big challenge though will be how Windows 10 handles the different input solutions that are out there. Oculus has a camera system and controllers called the Oculus Touch. HTC Vive's setup include laser boxes called Lighthouses and wand controllers. To get all those to work without having the user do too much work will be a big challenge.
It's a great step in the right direction though and I long for the day to be able to just plug the Oculus in, set the option to use it in the game, and then off I go into the virtual world. If Windows 10 makes my life at using an HMD is half as easy as they say it will be, then it'll be all worth the upgrade.
Now, if only they didn't remove Windows Media Center from Windows 10......
The past few days, there were some accounts being easily accessed on Steam which had the true owners losing their account for a bit. The security flaw consisted of asking to do a password reset and then just submitting a blank verification code in Steam.
Once done, it would just take you the password change screen. There seemed to be no validation on the recovery code entry to make sure that blank doesn't bypass it and take you to the password reset screen.
The good news is that it's been fixed. Valve learned of it on July 25th and fixed it the next day. Do you have to reset your own password? No, it never revealed any login or financial information so you should be good to go.
Below is the video of it in action, but you can't do it anymore so don't try and go steal other people's Steam accounts.
The news about Hulk Hogan's alleged racist rant broke earlier today, resulting in the wrestling icon's subsequent termination from World Wrestling Entertainment. The rant (which we will not link you you) was leaked out and includes Hogan saying several racial slurs and insensitive comments. Hogan was immediately yanked as a panelist from WWE's show Tough Enough and had all images and merchandise of him pulled from WWE.com's website.
So what does this mean for the upcoming title WWE 2K16? About what you expect. If Hogan has had all ties removed to WWE, then they aren't about to sign off on including him in their featured video game. While there has been no official word from 2K Games or from Yukes, it would be a huge surprise if Hogan was among the final roster.
It's sad to see Hogan go out this way, but we shouldn't expect to see Hulkamania running wild on any future WWE title from here on out. If 2K Games has an official statement, we will update this posting with it.