EA has apparently taken to temporarily disabling “non-critical gameplay features” within SimCity in an effort to regain control of the traffic congestion which has made the game unplayable. Still can’t believe they didn’t see the demand coming. It’s time the publishers really started learning from each other’s mistakes.
This small (used loosely because we’re being sarcastic…) server catastrophe for EA has now led Amazon to withdraw downloads of SimCity… the day before the game is due to release in the UK (which is today). [via CVG]
The PlayStation 4 is getting Nvidia PhysX And APEX support. We’ll let them explain it to you in their very own words: “Game designers use PhysX and APEX technologies for collision detection and simulation of rigid bodies, clothing, fluids, particle systems and more across a wide range of platforms, including desktop PCs, game consoles, and mobile and handheld devices… Taking PhysX technology content creation to the next level, NVIDIA APEX technology lets artists create intricate physics-enabled environments. They can expand the quantity and visual quality of destructible objects; make smoke and other particle-based fluids integral to game play; and create life-like clothing that interacts with the character’s body to achieve more realism in their games.”
Take-two reckon releasing a GTA game every two years would “degrade the franchise”. Refreshing to hear a publisher worry about the quality of the game rather than the potential it could bring in earnings. These were the words of Take-Two Interactive’s chief operating officer Karl Slatoff speaking at the Wedbush Securities Conference. [via Gamespot]
Konami has revealed the details and release dates for a number of upcoming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance DLC packs, which includes VR missions and ‘origin’ stories. The first DLC pack will bring 30 new VR Missions, and will be followed by two story-based DLC chapters. Konami says: “Jetstream centres on the side-story of Sam, and features him as a playable character for the first time, while the Blade Wolf pack focuses on Raiden’s enigmatic side-kick and its unique story. Both packs expand on the backgrounds of these two key characters, and provide origin stories that segue seamlessly into the main game.” All three add-ons will be available for PS3 and Xbox 360 and the VR Missions DLC will be priced at £1.99 or 240MS Points.
A patch for Aliens: Colonial Marines has been released on Xbox 360, with PS3 and PC versions to follow. The fix is for both singleplayer and multiplayer portions of the game. Full patch notes on CVG.
Another day, and yet another God of War: Ascension video. Thankfully, from next week you can actually play the game rather than watch footage of others doing so.
A new trailer for MotoGP 13 has been released shows off a lap of the Mugello race circuit in Tuscany.
It’s a pretty slow new wrap, so we thought we’d chuck in a Dead or Alive 5+ trailer. The PS Vita game will feature cross play, touch fight, training plus, move details plus, “sexy female characters” and is out on 22 March.
It’s so slow, we’ve decided to throw in this PC game trailer. It’s Warface. It looks pretty good actually.