Motion control is a ‘gimmick’ that won’t be implemented in Battlefield 4 confirms DICE head

DICE executive producer Patrick Bach has said stated that Battlefield 4 will not include motion control as he believes it is a ‘gimmick’ and because he believes it won’t add to the game. This comes despite the gaming world learning that motion control will play a large role with the Playstation 4. It is also assumed that the next Xbox…

Tiger Woods 14: The Masters Historic Edition to feature ‘Augusta National’s’ Original 1934 layout

Ardent golfers will be pleased to hear that Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14: The Masters Historic Edition will feature the ‘Augusta National Golf Club’ as it was when the course played host to the very first Masters Tournament. EA Sports says research was conducted with “meticulous detail” to re-create the original 1931 design of world-renowned golf course architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie…

Next gen Xbox motion control kits are ‘in circulation’

CVG is reporting that select games studios in Europe are working on “the next generation of motion control” with new development kits. According to the site (via a games developer familiar with the situation), “Microsoft has already briefed a number of studios on the next phase in its motion control initiative.”  These future Xbox plans tightly guarded and the source…

Morning News Wrap (11 Jan 2013)

It’s Friday.  “Thank goodness for that”, we’re sure you’re all saying.  We certainly are.  Looking at all these breakfast wraps this week has made us ravenous, so we shall indulge a little this weekend.  The noisy neighbour is about to discover what we mean when we say: “how’d you like to come over for dinner…”  But breakfast and news first……

Microsoft ‘Xbox IllumiRoom’ concept video

Microsoft has shown off a ‘proof-of-concept’ Xbox system called IllumiRoom at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. Using Kinect and a projector, the system augments the area surrounding the television screen with projected visualizations, which according to Microsoft can “change the appearance of the room, induce apparent motion, extend the field of view, and enable entirely new game experiences.” This tech…

Dead Space 3 | Kinect voice commands! New Trailer! New Screens!

Dead Space 3 will (apparently) be the first co-op game to feature voice commands on Kinect for Xbox 360. Get ready to shout “Find partner!”, “Fire stasis!” and “Attack enemy!” while thinking some of that would be easier to simply do yourself. Visceral Games and EA have announced that Dead Space 3 will feature “all-new Kinect functionality further immerses players…

Fifa 13 Officially the ‘Biggest Sports Videogame Launch Ever’ and ‘Biggest Videogame Launch This Year’

Fifa 13 has sold over 4.5 million games in five days to become the ‘Biggest Videogame Launch’ of all time. Selling over 4.5 million games across all platforms worldwide in just five days also makes it the biggest videogame launch of 2012.  The football game is sitting at no. 1 in at least 40 countries around the world, states the…