Any eleventh hour additions to Santa's sleigh?
Any eleventh hour additions to Santa's sleigh?
Ubisoft's North American president Laurent Detoc would rather delay a game than release it in an unsatisfactory state. In other news, EA has gone on record to explain that it doesn't sponsor the burning-down of orphanages, while Activision has confirmed that it doesn't endorse the punching of kittens.
See that, DICE? That's a thrown gauntlet. In a new blog post, Ubisoft Massive has talked up the Snowdrop engine that powers Tom Clancy's The Division, boasting that it's capable of the "most realistic" real time destruction to date.
The end of the year is almost upon us, and what better way to while away the long, wintry days and nights than by reminding yourself that spring 2014 is going to be utterly, completely brilliant. Why? The clue's on the cover of our latest issue: Titanfall hits Xbox One and Xbox 360 in March. Respawn's debut is backed by Bethesda's controversially priced but promising Elder Scrolls Online, Ubisoft's long-awaited Watch Dogs and the fearsome Dark Souls 2, among other promising titles - we've previewed the lot within. Also: free posters!
Press Play's nicely brought-up Xbox One platformer Max and the Curse of Brotherhood is now available to download from Xbox Live. It weighs in at 2.98 GB, and costs £11.99 or $14.99. Queue up your download here.
One of two things could be happening right now. On the one hand, BioWare may have just released work-in-progress screens of Dragon Age: Inquisition, revealing a number of environments, costumes and characters. Or, BioWare could be making a game in which floating Qunari heads team up with possessed suits of armour to scribble notes on pictures of houses. Which would you rather play?
Today's Countdown to 2014 deals are positively blood-curdling, brethren. You might say that they'll drain your bank account, ho ho, or that you'd be batty to miss them, or that there's not much money at stake. I'll be fangful once it's over, won't you?
DICE has released a new Battlefield 4 Xbox One update on Xbox Live, in a bid "to increase the general stability of the game". Among other things, the update tackles a number of crash bugs, addresses the corruption of single player save games, and sorts out a problem where you'd take quadruple damage while wearing armour.
Well this is a bit of a turnaround. Press Play's platformer Max and the Curse of Brotherhood - tacitly expected in 2014 - will release tomorrow, 20th December, on the Xbox Live Marketplace for Xbox One. It'll cost £11.99, and if 45 minutes with a preview build is any indication, should be rather good.
Had you forgotten all about Trials Fusion, the next, sci-fi instalment of Redlynx's side-on bike 'em up, known and feared for its lethal addictiveness? That changes... now. A new in-game image - or rather, composite of three in-game images plus an artwork - has arrived care of Lifelower, the individual behind the distribution of those so-called Alien: Isolation screenshots from last week.
Forza Motorsport 5's much-anticipated "miser's bounty" update is now available to download from Xbox Live. It's a 455 MB file that raises the rate at which players earn credits, lowers car prices and introduces a couple of new modes, Tag and Drag Racing. Thanks to our Twitter follower DarkWolf747 for the heads-up.
Is your Beautiful game not so Beautiful? Don't look so glum. A new patch for the Xbox One version of FIFA 14 is even now warming up in the changing room, stretching its lats and gluts to ensure full compatibility wi - oh, I'm bored of this introductory metaphor now. Find the patch notes below.
If you're among those who aren't too keen on Keiji Inafune and Comcept's Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, rest assured that the cavalry is coming. And by "cavalry", I of course mean "hooded killers". Team Ninja is working on a new Ninja Gaiden, which will apparently be more appealing to longtime series fans than the tongue-in-cheek Yaiba.
The Walking Dead XBLA's second season began yesterday, with the release of All That Remains. Initial responses from the community and press are largely positive - our review will be with you soonish - but the choice of a new and rather more vulnerable lead aside, there's the faint worry that Telltale has entered the realm of diminishing returns.
Hark! An ecstatic revving of engines. Playground's Forza Horizon - a festive, open world, comparatively laymen-friendly take on the numbered Forza series - is now 50% off on Xbox Live Marketplace. You can also buy the game's Season Pass for 70% off to receive six packs of six cars apiece. Anybody keen?
Dead Rising 3's very first DLC add-on has been unveiled. Titled Operation Broken Eagle, it stars Spec Ops Commander Adam Kane, a man tasked with finding and capturing the President of the United States. It's like Air Force One, but backwards! Or something like that. I hope the President turns out to be Harrison Ford.