December 14, 2015

Gravity Rush Remastered To Get Physical Release In North America

Posted on December 14, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

It seems like North American fans of Kat & Dusty’s adventures in Gravity Rush have won over executives at Sony Computer Entertainment America it seems as the president of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has announced that the physical version of Gravity Rush: Remastered will be available physically this February

The announcement was made while Yoshida-san was appearing on the Dengeki PlayStation winter live-stream. Surprisingly Shuhei directly mentioned that this decision was directly related to pressure from fans on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to release the game in a physical format.

Gravity Rush: Remastered was revealed this past September alongside new information on it’s sequel, Gravity Rush 2. The remastered version of the game has already been released in Japan, although no date for the sequel has been confirmed.

If you want to watch the live-stream (in Japanese) you can do so here.


Ghost In The Shell – First Assault Now Available on Steam Early Access

Posted on December 14, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Nexon’s take on the Cyberpunk world of Ghost In Shell: Stand Alone Complex, titled Ghost In the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – First Assault, is now available via Steam Early Access.

Set in the year 2030 players are put into the role of Section 9 special forces member as the nation of Japan is under siege by members of a cyber terrorist organization. In order to combat this threat the player has been augmented with cybernetic enhancements that allow them to exceed current human limitations – deploy turrets, see in the dark with infra-red vision and more!

The game will eventually go free-to-play but for now it is available in as an early access build for a minimum of $5. As with other games that Nexon has published – expect some form of microtransactions with this title. There are a number of different buy-in tiers for early access beyond the initial $5 investment that will unlock some extras:

  • Recurit Pack ($5.49 CDN) – Access to the closed beta + one exclusive weapon skin.
  • Operative Pack ($7.69 CDN) – Access to the closed beta + Two exclusive weapon skins + 100,000 GP for early access and 100,000 GP for the eventual open beta.
  • Specialist Pass ($10.19 CDN) – Access to closed beta + three exclusive weapon skins + one extra character slots + 1000,000 GP bonus for closed & open beta.
  • Elite Access Pass ($32.99 CDN) – Access to closed beta + three exclusive weapon skins + three extra character slots + 500,000 GP bonus for open & open beta.

Nexon has also released the recommended system specs for the game.

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    • OS: Windows 7 64bit or later
    • Processor: Intel i5 2500 3.3 Ghz
    • Graphics: GeForce GTS 450
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 or higher compatible sound card or on board processor



Dice Confirms Battlefield 5 is a go

Posted on December 14, 2015 by Fionna Schweit

In a move that probably surprises all of two people, there will be a Battlefield 5. Developer DICE’s Dan Vanderlind tweeted this weekend “Now that we’ve shipped Battlefront and a part of the team continues to work on it, I am moving on to another project, the next Battlefield..” Dices gritty realisitic modern military shooter seems to have become a fully annualized property at this point, joining the likes of Call of Duty and Madden on a release schedule that while it is a nightmare for developers, keeps studios quite happy.


Those who disliked the last Battlefield title, Hardline, will be happy to note that EA’s CFO already confirmed that Battlefield 5 is returning to the series roots with a classic modern setting. He also mentioned in the same interview that they had a large release planned for each year, hinting at another large FPS for 2017. Titanfall 2 maybe?


Consortium: The Tower — Crowdfunding January 18th, 2016

Posted on December 14, 2015 by Fionna Schweit

Consortium: the tower is launching a new crowdfunding effort on January the 18th. It is a sci-fi FPS built in unreal engine 4. The main premise is that you can control someone else in a parallel world. The shooter features fast paced action, a deep sci-fi story, line and exciting FPS elemnents. I expect we will see much more from this game as it enters Kick Starter on January 18th.

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