Nah. Just messing with you. We only wanted to see what panic we could cause. We’ll rather let you enjoy the news.
Need we (once again) remind you that most sites promising you beta testing of unreleased products are probably just scams? Sony agrees, and is warning that any web pages claiming to be offering the chance to beta test PS4 are exactly what we just said – scams. [via Twitter]
Ubisoft Toronto’s Jade Raymond reckons that the gaming industry no longer has room for more than ten triple-A titles a year due to the free-to-play business model becomes increasingly popular. Whatever. Can we just have the new Splinter Cell already please?
It’s probably possible that Square Enix may have confirmed the above belief unknowingly. Their president has resigned following the announcement that the company expects an “extraordinary loss” in revenue for the current financial year which ends this March. Three of Square Enix’s triple-A titles has failed to achieve their sales targets. Tomb Raider, Hitman Absolution and Sleeping Dogs all did well with the critics, but have fallen short on sales. Excluding digital sales, the games are expected to have moved 3.4 million, 3.6 million and 1.75 million units respectively outside of Japan. [via CVG]
An upcoming Borderlands 2 title update will increase the inventory size, and will allow you to hold more of the game’s Eridium resource and spend it on new Storage Deck Upgrades. There is also a sixth playable character coming. But we told you that already. [via Gearbox Forums]
Sony Santa Monica has the update for God of War: Ascension which addresses the difficulty level of the ‘Trial of Archimedes’ level.
According to a Visceral producer, the co-op component of Dead Space 3 was added “mid-production” of the game’s development. That’s according to the Chuck Beaver speaking at a GDC session focused on “creating emotionally engaging stories in challenging situations.” [via CVG]
So, what is coming to Xbox LIVE Marketplace over the next week or so? Plenty, and that excludes the Spring Sale which started today. The Battlefield 3 End Game DLC is probably the standout however, but check out the good Major for all of the upcoming releases and deals.
According to EEDAR research, console gamers have moved away from multiplayer in the US. According to EEDAR chief operating officer Geoffrey Zatkin said [via Penny Arcade]: “You can see that in 2006, one year into the release of the Xbox 360 and the launch year of the PlayStation 3, 67% of the games had online multiplayer, 58% had offline multiplayer and 28% had no multiplayer. By 2012, you can see that only 42% have online multiplayer, a drop of 25%, 44% have offline multiplayer, a drop of 14%, and 41% have no multiplayer, a rise of 16%. So, over time, fewer and fewer high definition console games are including multiplayer as part of their core offering.”
A new trailer for Watch Dogs has been released. It goes by the catchy name of ctOS Threat Monitoring Report.
Check out Rachel kill some cuddly zombies in Resident Evil Revelations – the HD remake of the 3DS game coming to Xbox 360 and PS3.
DUST 514′s “biggest” upgrade arrives on EVE Online’s 10th Anniversary and promises to “forever alter the battlefields of New Eden.” The ‘Uprising’ upgrade arrives on 6 May on the PS3.
The PS3 puzzler, Puppeteer, arrives in September. 10 September to be exact. The game is due digitally and at retail. [via Joystiq]
The indie fighting game by Iron Galaxy Studios – Divekick – will be released on PSN in the Summer [Northern Hemisphere], Sony has confirmed. [via PS Blog]
We’re pretty big fans and supporters of eSports around these parts, and we’re only too happy to keep as many of you informed about it as possible. So are Eurogamer it seems, and their YouTube Editor Ian Higton went to the “Call of Duty Championship European finals in Cologne to investigate how COD was faring in its attempt to enter the hyper-competitive eSports business.” This is his report on it.
And did we mention Team XtaZ of South Africa will be joining some of the teams featured in the video above in L.A. in a few weeks time? No. Well consider it mentioned. Again.