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Humble Bandai Namco Bundle 2 Features Project CARS, Enslaved, Naruto and More

Posted on January 31, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Humble and Bandai Namco have joined together to promote a bundle full of recent & older AAA titles to benefit charity. If you missed out on Project CARS or enjoy the Naruto Ultimate Ninja titles then perhaps this brand new bundle could provide you with hours of entertainment without breaking the bank. Even just the $1 tier is worth the investment, providing the arcade action title Ace Combat Assault Horizons and the critically acclaimed  Enslaved: Odyssey To The West from Ninja Theory.

Here is the full breakdown of the various tiers on offer:

$1 Tier

  • PAC-Man 256
  • Ace Combat Assault Horizons Enhanced Edition
  • Enslaved: Odyssey To The West

Beat The Average

  • Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade
  • Project CARS
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst

$15 Tier

  • Tales of Zesteria
  • Project CARS on-demand DLC pack (12 different pieces of add-on content)

Also of note is the $15 tier which will not only enhance your Project CARS experience but will also grant access to last year’s Tales of Zesteria. In my opinion, Zesteria was severely underrated at its time of release, the story isn’t groundbreaking and the camera can be a bit finicky but the combat and character driven asides are still worth the $15 price tag plus you get a whole bunch of other games.

This bundle will be available for the next 13 days, ending on February 13th. More games will be added next Tuesday the 7th – so keep your eyes peeled.

Want to see these games in action? Here is a selection of trailers:


Free Version of Project Cars Available On Steam In North America

Posted on October 31, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Project Cars Pagani Edition allows players to enjoy a limited racing experience featuring cars from vehicles from manufacturer Pagani. This free version allows racers to experience the thrills of Project Cars with access to three unique tracks and five cars.

In terms of vehicles available the following Pagani cars will be available in Project Cars Pagani Edition –  They are the Pagani Huayra, Huayra BC, Zonda Cinque, Zonda R, and Zonda Revolucion. Driving these supercars gives drivers just a small taste of some of the fast paced action that the full version has to offer.

Three different courses from the full version of Project Cars are selectable -the Nürburgring and Nordschleife combo, Monza GP, and Azure Coast.

Full VR support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive is available in Project Cars Pagani Edition and it can be downloaded in North America via this Steam Store Page.



Project C.A.R.S Gets VR Support With Upcoming Oculus Rift Patch

Posted on January 20, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Last years’ Project C.A.R.S will be receiving an update this coming March which will enable stereoscopic 3D and head-tracking support for the consumer model of the Oculus Rift. Presumably this support will be delivered via a game update and will be free to all who own the game on Windows PC.

Slightly Mad Studios has said on their forums that they are tinkering with a number of improvements for the game internally. They are currently using the 0.8 SDK + Driver Set but are waiting for the consumer focused drivers to be released by Oculus before releasing the patch to the public.

Here’s the full quote from their forums:

“We’re internally working with the post 0.8 SDK that will be released along with the headset. We have a bunch of updates and features in the works already, but due to the newer SDK only rolling out to the general public when Oculus releases the headset, the Project CARS Oculus Rift updates will also be released at that time, right when you guys will be receiving your shiny new CV1 headsets.”

It is exciting to see developers go back and add VR support to their titles post-release. It certainly helps bump up the number of titles early adaptors will be able to play on the hardware without the compromises that 3D non-native VR can bring.

Project C.A.R.S was originally released on May 7th 2015 for Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Sony’s upcoming PlayStation VR headset will be supported on the PS4 version of C.A.R.S and has been demo’d at a few trade shows including TGS.

Some folks who have the development version of the Oculus Rift have already moded Project C.A.R.S to run on the hardware. Slightly Mad Studios has also been huge proponents of VR, stating that:

“Virtual reality is a perfect fit for racing games since the game world literally comes rushing towards you from the distance and the increased sense of depth and speed that stereoscopic vision affords you makes this incredibly real and tangible. So when you’re racing you get a much better perception of distances and position and you feel far more enveloped by that world rather than just looking through a window at it.”



PlayStation Essentials Weekly Sale Now Live

Posted on January 13, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

The latest weekly sale for the PlayStation Network is one that Sony has dubbed the PlayStation Essentials sale. Basically they’ve partnered with a bunch of AAA developers/published and are offering some steep discounts on older content, including a few games from Sony first party studios. Some of these deals might not be Black Friday level discounts but there are some great choices among the offerings.

After browsing through the entire catalogue of discounted digital items I personally ended up picking up Project Cars (PS4), Devil May Cry HD Collection (PS3) and Dragon Age Inquisition (PS4) for under $35 Canadian. With rising game prices, even second hand prices on used games – it is nice to see some great deals on digital copies. I picked up one of 2015’s best racing games for under $20 CDN and didn’t even have to leave my house – or chair for that matter!

Here is a brief selection of some of the sales that start today:

PlayStation 4 Deals

  • Call of Duty Ghosts Gold – $19.80 CDN (with 10% plus discount)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition w/ DLC Bundle – $14.00 CDN (with 10% plus discount)
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Complete – $20.00 CDN (with 10% plus discount)
  • Infamous First Light – $7.49CDN (with 10% plus discount)
  • Infamous Second Son – $10.99 CDN (with 10% plus discount)
  • Metro Redux Bundle – $9 CDN (with 10% plus discount)
  • Project Cars – $14.99 CDN (with 10% plus discount)

PlayStation 3 Deals

  • Mass Effect Trilogy – $9 CDN (with 10% plus discount)
  • Saints Row 4 – $4 CDN (with 10% plus discount)
  • Shadow of the Colossus HD – $8 CDN (with 10% plus discount)
  • Shin Magami Tensai: Persona 4 (PS2 classics ver) – $3.00 CDN

PlayStation Vita Deals

  • Daganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair -$14.00 CDN (with 10% plus discount)
  • Persona 4: Golden – $9.00 CDN (with 10% plus discount)
  • Freedom Wars – $6.00 CDN (with 10% plus discount)
  • Tearaway – $8.00 CDN (with 10% plus discount)




Which Driving Game Has The Best Graphics On PlayStation 4?

Posted on January 11, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Trick question: Which racing game on the PlayStation 4 has the best graphics? This is a question that might not have an actual quantifiable answer. Do you prefer the street racing neon infused style of the 2015 reboot of Need For Speed?  The faithful interior and exteriors lead by fan input of Project Cars? Or perhaps the jaw dropping visuals to be found in Sony’s 204 racer DriveClub?

YouTube Channel Racing Video Games poses this question to its’ subscribers with a purely in-game comparison video between Need for Speed 2015, DriveClub, The Crew and Project Cars – all running on the PlayStation 4 in 1080p.

Watching all of these games in action I couldn’t fault anyone for enjoying them, to be honest. Since this comparison is meant to strike up discussion it doesn’t rely on technical data like resolution, texture quality or frames per second. I found myself enthralled with reading the comments and watching players debate which franchise was your favorite.

Check out this 8 minute long video and decide for yourself.

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