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The best horde mode zombie shooter is free to play this weekend on Steam and PS4

24 Mar

There is no excuse not to check out Killing Floor 2 this weekend.

Killing Floor 2, the zombie shooter from Tripwire, is celebrating the release of new content with a free weekend and a big sale. From now until March 28, the game will be free to play on both Steam, as well as PS4 for the first time ever.

The free trial can be downloaded in any region, or from Steam if you’re on PC. It offers unrestricted access to the content. The game is also on sale both on the PlayStation Store, as well as Steam for 33% off and 50% off respectively.

Earlier this week, the game received a big content update titled The Descent, bringing two new maps and weapons. This is Killing Floor 2’s second free update this year, after Tropical Bash in January.

I named Killing Floor 2 one of the best shooters of 2016, a no-fuss zombie shooter that focuses on pure, satisfying mechanics above all else.

Watch the trailer above for the latest content update if you’re unfamiliar with the beautiful carnage of Killing Floor. The game supports six players in co-op, or 12 in the Versus mode.

The best horde mode zombie shooter is free to play this weekend on Steam and PS4

24 Mar

There is no excuse not to check out Killing Floor 2 this weekend.

Killing Floor 2, the zombie shooter from Tripwire, is celebrating the release of new content with a free weekend and a big sale. From now until March 28, the game will be free to play on both Steam, as well as PS4 for the first time ever.

The free trial can be downloaded in any region, or from Steam if you’re on PC. It offers unrestricted access to the content. The game is also on sale both on the PlayStation Store, as well as Steam for 33% off and 50% off respectively.

Earlier this week, the game received a big content update titled The Descent, bringing two new maps and weapons. This is Killing Floor 2’s second free update this year, after Tropical Bash in January.

I named Killing Floor 2 one of the best shooters of 2016, a no-fuss zombie shooter that focuses on pure, satisfying mechanics above all else.

Watch the trailer above for the latest content update if you’re unfamiliar with the beautiful carnage of Killing Floor. The game supports six players in co-op, or 12 in the Versus mode.

Outlast 2 will be released in Australia after all

24 Mar

Australians will get to play Outlast 2 like everybody else.

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Outlast 2 has been successfully classified by the country’s rating board. The game received a R18+ rating, after it was refused classification for the same rating last week.

The game now has its own page on the rating board’s website, and will be released April 26, one day after the North American release date. Usually, when a game receives a rating after reevaluation, it would do so only after edits were made.

In the case of Outlast 2, developer Red Barrels did not say if changes were made. “There will be only one version of Outlast 2 available worldwide,” the studio said in a statement to Press Start.

Later, the Australian Classification Board told IGN that it will not provide a report on its decision until March 25, at the request of the game’s local distributor.

The board is “satisfied that the original version of the game that was refused classification has been modified to allow the game to be classified R18+.”

Outlast 2 is out on PC, PS4, and Xbox One beginning March 25.

Resident Evil 7 cut content: zombies who reacted to breathing, the Bakers pet dog Diane

23 Mar

Capcom has released the first in a series of “making of” videos for Resident Evil 7, chronicling the game’s development

In the video, titled Making Of Part One: Beginning Hours, the team behind Resident Evil 7 discuss the game’s conception along with various ideas which ultimately didn’t make it into the game.

According to director Koshi Nakanishi, one thing which didn’t make the cut, which he wished would have been kept, was the Baker Family’s dog, Diane. She was originally part of the dinner scene, before eventually being pulled at some point during development.

Executive producer Jun Takeuchi said in the video one of the game’s zombie prototypes would have reacted to human breathing. It order for the player to make their way around it, they would have had to hold their breath using a controller button.

A breath gauge would pop up showing the player how much breath they had left. Once the player ran out of breath and had to take one, if they zombie heard them, they’d grab the player and the fight would be on.

This prototype was cut due to testers tensing up and holding their own breath during these segments.

“It was a great idea on paper but we ditched that because we thought doing that for 15 hours would give people hypoxia.”

It’s a really interesting video and you should give it a watch. Once Part 2 is available, we’ll be sure to post it.

Resident Evil 7 is available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Large PlayStation exclusives sale includes discounts on Uncharted 4, Bloodborne, Until Dawn, more

22 Mar

Sony is hosting a rather nice sale through the PlayStation Store, where you can take up to 55% off PS3, PS4 and Vita-exclusives. Also, your Deal of the Week on the store is PES 2017 for both PS3 and PS4.

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From today, PS4 games like Uncharted 4, The Last Guardian, The Last of Us Remastered and Bloodborne are on sale.

The list is rather large, so only PS4 titles are listed below; however, if you head over to UK PlayStation Store you can see the full list and regional pricing. North American customers can look over the sales through here.

The Only on PlayStation sale runs through April 5.

PS Store Only on PlayStation Sale (PS4)

  • Alienation
  • Alienation Conqueror’s Pack
  • Alienation Dlc Season Pass
  • Alienation Survivor’s Pack
  • Alienation Veteran Heroes Pack
  • Alienation Weapons Supply Pack
  • Ape Escape 2
  • Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits
  • Beyond: Two Souls
  • Bloodborne
  • Bloodborne: The Old Hunters
  • Bloodborne: Game of the Year Edition
  • Bound
  • Counterspy
  • Driveclub (various)
  • Dark Chronicle
  • Dark Cloud
  • Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition
  • Doki-doki Universe
  • Entwined
  • Escape Plan
  • Escape Plan Collection
  • Escape Plan the Director’s Cut
  • Escape Plan – the Asylum
  • Escape Plan – the Underground
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Everybody’s Tennis
  • Fantavision
  • Fat Princess Adventures
  • Fat Princess Adventures Mega Loot Bundle
  • Flower
  • Forbidden Siren
  • Guns Up! Battle Support Pack
  • Guns Up! Defence Budget Pack
  • Guns Up! War Chest Pack
  • God of War 3 Remastered
  • Gravity Rush 2
  • Gravity Rush Remastered
  • Guilty Gear Xrd -sign-
  • Helldivers Reinforcements Mega Bundle
  • Helldivers Masters of the Galaxy Edition
  • Helldivers Reinforcement Pack
  • Helldivers Reinforcement Pack 2
  • Helldivers: Super-earth Ultimate Edition
  • Hardware: Rivals
  • Heavy Rain
  • Here They Lie
  • Hohokum
  • Hustle Kings VRr
  • Hustle Kings VR – Upgrade
  • Insurgent Pack
  • Intercept Online Co-op Expansion Pack
  • Journey
  • Journey Collector’s Edition
  • Killzone Shadow Fall
  • Killzone Shadow Fall Intercept Online Co-op Mode (standalone)
  • Killzone Shadow Fall and Season Pass Bundle
  • Knack
  • Kinetica
  • Okage: Shadow King
  • Parappa The Rapper 2
  • Playstation VR Worlds
  • Primal
  • Resogun
  • Resogun Season Pass
  • Resogun Wipeout Ship Bundle
  • Resogun – Heroes Expansion
  • Resogun: Defenders Expansion Pack
  • Rigs Mechanized Combat League
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Rise of the Kasai
  • Rogue Galaxy
  • Shadow of the Beast
  • Sound Shapes Ultimate Bundle
  • Super Stardust Ultra
  • Super Stardust Ultra Vr
  • The Heavy Rain & Beyond: Two Souls Collection
  • The Last Guardian
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • The Last of Us: Left Behind (standalone)
  • The Mark of Kri
  • The Order: 1886
  • The Tomorrow Children Frontier Pack
  • The Unfinished Swan
  • Tumble VR
  • Twisted Metal: Black
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Digital Edition
  • Uncharted 1: Drake’s Fortune Remastered
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Remastered
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Remastered
  • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
  • Until Dawn
  • War of the Monsters
  • Wild Arms 3
  • Flow
  • Flow Expansion Pack
  • Infamous Second Son
  • Infamous Second Son + Infamous First Light
  • Infamous Second Son Legendary Edition
  • Infamous First Light

From today through April 5, there’s also the Totally Digital Sale going on, where when you buy one game, you get the other free. Of course, the less expensive of the two is the freebie.

PS Store Totally Digital – Buy One, Get One Free

  • 10 Second Ninja X
  • 101 Ways to Die
  • A Boy and His Blob
  • ARCADE GAME SERIES 3-in-1 Pack
  • Active Soccer 2 DX
  • Alone With You
  • Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Arcade Archives (Various)
  • Armikrog
  • Art of Balance
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia
  • Beach Buggy Racing
  • Bears Can’t Drift!?
  • Bedlam
  • BlazeRush
  • Bombing Busters
  • Brick Breaker
  • Cel Damage HD
  • Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink
  • Corridor Z
  • Crystal Rift
  • Dear Esther: Landmark Edition
  • FEZ
  • Foul Play
  • Grand Prix Rock ‘N Racing
  • Grow Home
  • Grow Up
  • Guns, Gore and Cannoli
  • Hatoful Boyfriend
  • Hitman GO: Definitive Edition
  • KILLALLZOMBIES
  • Knock-Knock
  • Lara Croft GO
  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Season Pass
  • Leo’s Fortune
  • Letter Quest Remastered
  • Level 22
  • Machinarium
  • Mahjong
  • Manual Samuel
  • MotoGP™14 Compact
  • Nano Assault NEO-X
  • Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart
  • Nova-111
  • Organ Trail Complete Edition
  • Pang Adventures
  • Paranautical Activity
  • Penarium
  • Pumped BMX +
  • Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut
  • RACE THE SUN ®
  • REPLAY: VHS is not dead
  • Retro City Rampage™ DX
  • Riptide GP2
  • Riptide GP: Renegade
  • Risk of Rain
  • Rock’N Racing Off Road DX
  • Rollers of the Realm™
  • Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark
  • Siralim
  • Sky Force Anniversary
  • Slender: The Arrival
  • Spheroids
  • Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure
  • Subject 13
  • Super Toy Cars
  • Tachyon Project
  • Tetraminos
  • The Fall
  • Thomas Was Alone
  • Tiny Brains
  • Tiny Troopers Joint Ops
  • Toren
  • Total Jigsaw
  • UNMECHANICAL: EXTENDED EDITION
  • Ultratron
  • Virginia – The Game
  • the Castle Game

Finally, you can also save on Totally Digital pre-orders, not included in the Buy One, Get One Free offer.

PS Store Totally Digital Digital Pre-Order Discounts

  • Blackwood Crossing
  • Butcher
  • Cosmic Star Heroine
  • Dovetail Games Euro Fishing
  • Full Throttle Remastered
  • Late Shift
  • Loco Roco Remastered
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series
  • Nex Machina
  • Parappa the Rappa Remastered
  • Polybius
  • Rain World
  • Rise and Shine
  • Snake Pass
  • Sundered
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Wonder Boy
  • Yonder

Xbox Live deals: Resident Evil 7, Final Fantasy 15, Slender: the Arrival, more

21 Mar

It’s that time again, Xbox Live members: the Deals with Gold offerings for Xbox One have been announced. If you are a Resident Evil fan, you’ll definitely want to give the Spotlight Sale the once over.

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If you’ve been holding off on grabbing the latest in the Final Fantasy franchise, you can download the standard edition of the game for 40% off. With the discount, it will cost $34 instead of $60.

The Digital Premium Edition is 30% off, and it comes with the Season Pass along with some extra in-game content and a digital mini-soundtrack. With the XBLG discount, it will run you $59.50 instead of $85.

You can also save up to 60% off Resident Evil titles this week, that specific discount is for the Resident Evil Super Bundle. It comes with the following titles as well as a selection of add-on content: Resident Evil HD Remaster, Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition, Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition.

Resident Evil 7 is currently 25% off and the Deluxe Edition is marked down by 17%.

Below, you will find the entire list of Xbox One Deals with Gold.

As always, more information is available through Major Nelson’s blog, along with links to each discounted game. There, you will also find this week’s Deals With Gold discounts for Xbox 360 titles.

Xbox One Deals With Gold

  • Blood Bowl 2 – 75% off
  • Blood Bowl 2 – Lizardmen – Add-On – 33% off
  • Blood Bowl 2 – Undead – Add-On – 33% off
  • Coffin Dodgers – 50% off
  • Dangerous Golf – 50% off
  • Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition – 75% off
  • Final Fantasy 15 – 40% off
  • Final Fantasy 15 Digital Premium Edition – 30% off
  • Infinite Air with Mark McMorris – 50% off
  • Mordheim: City of the Damned – 60% off
  • Mordheim: City of the Damned – Witch Hunters – 15% off
  • NBA 2K17 40% off
  • Slender: The Arrival – 60% off
  • Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax – 50% off
  • SteamWorld Dig – 50% off
  • The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure – 80% off
  • Valley Xbox One Game – 60% off

Xbox One Deals with Gold – Spotlight Sale

  • Beyond Eyes – 67% off
  • Dear Esther: Landmark Edition – 50% off
  • EVERSPACE (Game Preview) – 25% off
  • Fragments of Him – 50% off
  • FRU – 60% off
  • In Between – 50% off
  • Jotun: Valhalla Edition – 50% off
  • NBA 2K17 200,000 VC – Add-On – 30% off
  • NBA 2K17 450,000 VC – Add-On – 50% off
  • NBA 2K17 75,000 VC – Add-On – 10% off
  • NBA 2K17 All-Time College Bundle – 50% off
  • NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition – 45% off
  • NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition Gold – 50% off
  • Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) – 80% off
  • Perfect Woman – 50% off
  • Resident Evil – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 0 – 40% off
  • Resident Evil 0 Complete Costume Pack – Add-On – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 4 – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 5 – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 6 – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 7 – 25% off
  • Resident Evil 7 Deluxe Edition – 17% off
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition – 60% off
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 – Season Pass – Add-On – 60% off
  • Resident Evil Super Bundle – 60% off
  • Resident Evil Triple Pack – Add-On – 50% off
  • Resident Evil: Deluxe Origins Bundle – 50% off
  • Silence – The Whispered World 2 – 25% off
  • SMITE Ultimate God Pack Bundle – Add-On – 50% off
  • SMITE – 1500 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 200 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 2500 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 3500 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 400 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 800 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 8000 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • The Bunker – 50% off
  • The Little Acre – 40% off
  • The Magic Circle: Gold Edition – 50% off
  • Thomas Was Alone – 67% off
  • Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition – 67% off
  • Wheels of Aurelia – 50% off

Discounts are valid from today through March 27.

Xbox Live deals: Resident Evil 7, Final Fantasy 15, Slender: the Arrival, more

21 Mar

It’s that time again, Xbox Live members: the Deals with Gold offerings for Xbox One have been announced. If you are a Resident Evil fan, you’ll definitely want to give the Spotlight Sale the once over.

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If you’ve been holding off on grabbing the latest in the Final Fantasy franchise, you can download the standard edition of the game for 40% off. With the discount, it will cost $34 instead of $60.

The Digital Premium Edition is 30% off, and it comes with the Season Pass along with some extra in-game content and a digital mini-soundtrack. With the XBLG discount, it will run you $59.50 instead of $85.

You can also save up to 60% off Resident Evil titles this week, that specific discount is for the Resident Evil Super Bundle. It comes with the following titles as well as a selection of add-on content: Resident Evil HD Remaster, Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition, Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition.

Resident Evil 7 is currently 25% off and the Deluxe Edition is marked down by 17%.

Below, you will find the entire list of Xbox One Deals with Gold.

As always, more information is available through Major Nelson’s blog, along with links to each discounted game. There, you will also find this week’s Deals With Gold discounts for Xbox 360 titles.

Xbox One Deals With Gold

  • Blood Bowl 2 – 75% off
  • Blood Bowl 2 – Lizardmen – Add-On – 33% off
  • Blood Bowl 2 – Undead – Add-On – 33% off
  • Coffin Dodgers – 50% off
  • Dangerous Golf – 50% off
  • Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition – 75% off
  • Final Fantasy 15 – 40% off
  • Final Fantasy 15 Digital Premium Edition – 30% off
  • Infinite Air with Mark McMorris – 50% off
  • Mordheim: City of the Damned – 60% off
  • Mordheim: City of the Damned – Witch Hunters – 15% off
  • NBA 2K17 40% off
  • Slender: The Arrival – 60% off
  • Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax – 50% off
  • SteamWorld Dig – 50% off
  • The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure – 80% off
  • Valley Xbox One Game – 60% off

Xbox One Deals with Gold – Spotlight Sale

  • Beyond Eyes – 67% off
  • Dear Esther: Landmark Edition – 50% off
  • EVERSPACE (Game Preview) – 25% off
  • Fragments of Him – 50% off
  • FRU – 60% off
  • In Between – 50% off
  • Jotun: Valhalla Edition – 50% off
  • NBA 2K17 200,000 VC – Add-On – 30% off
  • NBA 2K17 450,000 VC – Add-On – 50% off
  • NBA 2K17 75,000 VC – Add-On – 10% off
  • NBA 2K17 All-Time College Bundle – 50% off
  • NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition – 45% off
  • NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition Gold – 50% off
  • Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) – 80% off
  • Perfect Woman – 50% off
  • Resident Evil – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 0 – 40% off
  • Resident Evil 0 Complete Costume Pack – Add-On – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 4 – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 5 – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 6 – 50% off
  • Resident Evil 7 – 25% off
  • Resident Evil 7 Deluxe Edition – 17% off
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition – 60% off
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 – Season Pass – Add-On – 60% off
  • Resident Evil Super Bundle – 60% off
  • Resident Evil Triple Pack – Add-On – 50% off
  • Resident Evil: Deluxe Origins Bundle – 50% off
  • Silence – The Whispered World 2 – 25% off
  • SMITE Ultimate God Pack Bundle – Add-On – 50% off
  • SMITE – 1500 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 200 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 2500 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 3500 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 400 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 800 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • SMITE – 8000 Gems – Add-On – 33% off
  • The Bunker – 50% off
  • The Little Acre – 40% off
  • The Magic Circle: Gold Edition – 50% off
  • Thomas Was Alone – 67% off
  • Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition – 67% off
  • Wheels of Aurelia – 50% off

Discounts are valid from today through March 27.

Has this Japanese job listing confirmed the existence of The Evil Within 2?

20 Mar

A sequel to 2014’s underrated The Evil Within hasn’t been officially confirmed, but this job ad may have just spilled the beans.

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If you cast your mind back a couple of years, you’ll recall Shinji Mikami’s The Evil Within, a horror game that threw a big helping of action into the mix, and that got some pretty good reviews at the time.

Last year, Bethedsa said that the game sold well enough to warrant a sequel, and it looks like that may just be what we’re getting.

A job listing for Psycho Break 2 – the Japanese title for the game – was spotted and posted over on NeoGAF, calling for a translator and Q&A bug reporter.

The position runs from April 10 to October 31, suggesting that we could see a release at the end of the year.

If that is the case, keep your eyes on E3, as if this is legitimate, the sequel will most likely be announced this summer.

Are there any fans of the original game out there, waiting for another installment? Let us know what changes or improvements you’d like to see in a sequel in the comments below.

This Phoenix Point teaser trailer doesn’t show much, but it’s enough to make you jump a bit

17 Mar

Phoenix Point, the upcoming title from the creator of the original X-COM series, has a new teaser video available.

When we say teaser, we’re not exaggerating: it’s only 41 seconds long.

Phoenix Point, is an open world, turn-based strategy title from Julian Gollop’s Snapshot Games, and from previous looks at the game, the enemies appear rather massive.

In development since March 2016, information on the game is still rather scarce, but we do know factions will choose sides in battle; there’s a horror element present; and it features procedural enemies.

Fans of the original X-COM game might be pleased to know its composer, John Broomhall, is creating the score and Jonas Kyratzes, who has numerous writing gigs on his resume including The Talos Principle, is penning the script.

A release date for the game is currently unknown.

Outlast 2 refused classification in Australia for the depiction of implied sexual violence

16 Mar

Unless a modified version of Outlast 2 gets resubmitted, the game will not see official release in Australia.

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Outlast 2 will not see official release in Australia after the country’s Classification Board ruled against it.

Kotaku reports that the Classification Board classified it as a Games 1(a) title.

This particular classification is awarded to games that “depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified.”

As the site notes, the game’s demo was given an R18+ rating earlier this year, but it seems the full game is taking things further than the board could allow.

Spoilers for Outlast 2 beyond this point.

The board’s ruling, received by Kotaku, reveals that the reasons for this decision involve an implication of sexual violence in one part of the game. Here’s one such scene the board referenced in its ruling.

“In one cut-scene in the game … a female creature prepares Blake for a ritual. She says, “I want to see your true face. Your seed will burn this world.” Shortly afterwards, he objects to having psycho-active dust blown into his face, yelling, “Nope! Nope!” before he stumbles into a forest clearing.

“His vision blurring, he witnesses what appears to a ritualistic orgy. His wife, Lynn, calls out for his help, saying, “It hurts! Oh god!,” as she hangs from chains on a raised platform at the front of the clearing. Humanoid creatures, their skin grey, spattered with blood and scarred, implicitly have sex as others pray, or chant, or gesticulate.

“One creature has another bent over a rock, thrusting as they implicitly have rear-entry sex, another sits astride the pelvic region of a creature prone on the ground, moving their hips rhythmically as they too implicitly have sex. Two other pairs of creatures in the clearing are also implicitly having sex.

“As Blake yells for the creatures to “Get away from her!” a female creature, her greyish breasts bared, pushes him onto his back, holds his arms to the ground and repeatedly thrusts her crotch against him. As Blake protests, saying “No! Stop that!” the creature thrusts again, before placing its face over his midsection and then sitting up and wiping its mouth.

“Although much of the contact between the creature and Blake is obscured, by it taking place below screen, the sexualised surroundings and aggressive behaviour of the creature suggest that it is an assault which is sexual in nature. The Board is of the opinion that this, combined with Blake’s objections and distress, constitutes a depiction of implied sexual violence.

“In the Board’s opinion, the above example constitutes a depiction of implied sexual violence and therefore cannot be accommodated within the R18+ classification category and the game is therefore Refused Classification.”

Developers of Outlast 2 could resubmit a modified version of the game to get it rated, thus allowing the game to be legally sold in the country. Otherwise, those interested in playing it may have to resort to outside sources.

Outlast 2 is out April 25 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Resident Evil Revelations is getting a digital and retail release on PS4 and Xbox One later this year

13 Mar

You can snap up Resident Evil Revelations this autumn.

Resident Evil Revelations was initially released back in 2012, and Capcom has just announced that it’ll be getting a PS4 and Xbox One release later this year.

Capcom posted the news on Twitter, saying that the game would be getting both a digital and physical release in Europe and North America this autumn.

Further details are scarce at the moment, but we’ll update you when we hear more.

Did you get a chance to play Resident Evil Revelations the first time around? Will you pick it up for the PS4 or Xbox One? Chime in below.

Friday the 13th ‘Killer’ trailer is a montage of death, with new locations, counselors, and kills

13 Mar

Look out for the new faces and locations amidst the blood spatter in the PAX East 2017 Friday the 13th trailer.

Friday the 13th isn’t in our hands yet, but after last year’s PAX West trailer showing off some super gory kills in the run up to the originally scheduled release date of October 2016, Gun Media is teasing us with a few more bloody tidbits.

The PAX East Killer trailer shows off new locations, counselors, and, of course, kills. Four whole minutes are dedicated to watching oddly compliant teens getting slaughtered, despite their occasional cries of “no, please”, set to the sound of Crazy Lixx’s Killer.

There’s still no confirmed release date for the title, but it’s definitely coming this year, along with a single-player campaign, the addition of which was the main reason for the delay.

My enthusiasm waned a little after a minute into the trailer, as I obviously lack the discernment required to appreciate each tableau without them getting a bit same, but if this game is on your radar, you’ll probably remain enthralled for the entire thing, so take a look and get yourself pumped.

Friday 13th is scheduled for an early 2017 release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

You can grab No Man’s Sky for the low price of £14 through the PS Plus Double Discount sale

9 Mar

PlayStation Plus subscribers in Europe can take advantage of double discounts on the PlayStation Store for the next couple of weeks. See a game on sale you like? Then add it to your cart and enjoy the savings.

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Take The Witcher 3 for example: it is currently on sale for £19.99 with an extra 20% off if you are a PS Plus member. But, since double discounts are in play, Plus members will see an extra 20% taken off when the game is added to the cart – making it an extra 40% off in total. So, you’re getting one of the best games ever (in my opinion) for a super cheap £11.99.

And, if you want to finally give No Man’s Sky a go, especially now the Path Finder update is live with planetary vehicles, base sharing, and PS4 Pro support, Plus members can get for £13.99.

The Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Digital Deluxe edition which comes with Modern Warfare is 36% off with doubel discount. So, instead of paying the current sale price of £77.89, as a Plus member you will pay £49.85.

Below, you will find the full list of games available for double discount courtesy of the EU PS Blog. The sale ends on March 22.

  • 7 Days to Die
  • Agatha Christie – The ABC Murders
  • Aragami
  • Assetto Corsa
  • Batman – The Telltale Series – Season Pass
  • Batman: Return to Arkham
  • BlazBlue Chronophantasma Extend
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
  • Bound by Flame
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Digital Pro Edition (Day Zero)
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts and Season Pass Bundle
  • Call of Duty: IW Legacy + Destiny – The Collection Bundle
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Digital Deluxe
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Legacy Edition
  • Canis Canem Edit
  • DEAD RISING
  • DEAD RISING 2
  • DEAD RISING 2 Off The Record
  • DEAD RISING Triple Bundle Pack
  • DIVINITY ORIGINAL SIN – ENHANCED EDITION
  • DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS
  • Deadpool
  • Deponia
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Digital Deluxe Edition
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition
  • Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky
  • F1 2016
  • FAHRENHEIT
  • Fallout 4
  • Farming Simulator 17
  • Farming Simulator 17 – Premium Edition
  • Firefighters – The Simulation
  • Flockers
  • Forestry 2017 – The Simulation
  • God Eater 2 – Rage Burst
  • Grand Ages: Medieval
  • Grand Theft Auto 3
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Handball 17
  • Homefront: The Revolution
  • Homefront: The Revolution ‘Freedom Fighter’ Bundle
  • Life is Strange Season Pass
  • Mad Max
  • Manhunt
  • Max Payne
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes
  • Mordheim: City of the Damned
  • NAtURAL DOCtRINE
  • Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
  • PSYCHO-PASS: Mandatory Happiness
  • Professional Farmer 2017
  • Red Dead Revolver
  • Republique
  • Ride 2
  • Ride 2 Season Pass
  • Ride 2 Special Edition
  • SAMURAI SHODOWN 6
  • SENRAN KAGURA ESTIVAL VERSUS
  • STAR OCEAN: IAF DIGITAL EDITION
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter
  • Silence
  • Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition
  • The Telltale Games Collection
  • The Telltale Undead Survival Bundle
  • The Warriors
  • Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special …
  • Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity
  • Tropico 5
  • Tropico 5 – Complete Collection
  • Ultra Street Fighter 4
  • Valentino Rossi The Game
  • Valentino Rossi The Game Compact
  • Valentino Rossi The Game – Digital Deluxe
  • Valentino Rossi The Game – Season Pass
  • Valentino Rossi The Game – Special Edition
  • Valkyria Chronicles Remastered
  • WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship
  • Worms Anniversary Edition
  • Worms W.M.D
  • XCOM 2
  • XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe Edition
  • Zombie Army Trilogy

Other than the PlayStation Plus Double Discount Sale, the Deal of the Week is live. It’s Hitman: The Complete First Season for 51% off. All individual episodes are also on sale.

A Totally Digital promotion has also kicked off, with up to 60% off a selection of digital-only titles. Games included in this sale are: Rocket League, Salt & Sanctuary, Firewatch and Valley.

Be sure to hit up the link to the EU PS Blog for more information and the complete list of games.

The GOG Spring Sale is live, and you can get up to 90% off select titles

7 Mar

The Spring Sale is live on GOG and there are over 500 deals to take advantage of, some up to 90% off.

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Here’s a sampling of what’s on sale.

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: Game of the Year Edition – $29.99 (40% off)
  • Crysis – $4.99 (75% off)
  • Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition $6.66 (67% off)
  • Anno 1404: Gold Edition – $4.99 (67% off)
  • Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition – $4.99 (75%)
  • Undertale – $4.99 (50%)
  • The Witness – $19.99 (50%)
  • Braid – $3.74 (75%)

There’s so much more on offer, and if you have yet to try Don’t Starve, it is on sale for 70% off at $4.49. The two DLCs, Reign Of Giants and Shipwrecked are also on sale for $1.49 (70%) and $3.19 (36%), respectively. You can pick up all three for $9.17 (63%).

Head through the link to look over all the deals available and for pricing in your region.

The Spring Sale ends on March 12.

Xbox Live deals: The Witcher 3 Complete Edition, Ark: Survival Evolved, Unravel, more

7 Mar

This week’s Xbox One Deals with Gold are live and you can save up to 80% on select Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles.

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Along with The Witcher 3 Complete Edition and Unravel, the EA Publisher’s Sale is still going strong, so there are plenty of offerings from the company.

Ark: Scorched Earth, which in Game Preview on Xbox One, is 25% off and the base Ark game is 50% off. Dead Rising 4 Deluxe Edition is 35% off and Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration is 50% off.

Below, you will find the entire list of Xbox One Deals with Gold.

As always, more information is available through Major Nelson’s blog. There, you will also find this week’s Deals With Gold discounts for Xbox 360 titles.

Deals marked with asterisks are available only to Gold members.

Xbox One Deals With Gold

  • Dead Rising 4 Deluxe Edition* – 35% off
  • Dead Rising 4 Season Pass* – Add-On -40% off
  • Dead Rising 4* – 35% off
  • Guns, Gore and Cannoli* – 50% off
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection* – 60% off
  • Prototype Biohazard Bundle* – 60% off
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass* – Add-On -75% off
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider* – 50% off
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration* – 50% off
  • Strider* – 75% off
  • The Bug Butcher* – 33% off
  • The Escapists* – 67% off
  • The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt – The Complete Edition* – 50% off
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Expansion Pass* – Add-On – 40% off
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine* – Add-On – 40% off
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone* – Add-On – 40% off

Xbox One Deals with Gold – Spotlight Sale

  • Pit People(Game Preview) – 15% off
  • ARK: Scorched Earth (Game Preview) – Add-On – 25% off
  • ARK: Survival Evolved (Game Preview) – 50% off
  • ASTRONEER (Game Preview) – 20% off
  • Rivals of Aether (Game Preview) – 50% off
  • Slime Rancher (Game Preview) – 33% off
  • Subnautica (Game Preview) – 33% off
  • The Long Dark (Game Preview) – 30% off

Xbox One Deals with Gold – EA Publishers Sale

(Xbox Live Gold not required)

  • Battlefield 1 – 50% off
  • Battlefield 1 Deluxe Edition – 50% off
  • Battlefield 1 Shortcut Kit: Ultimate Bundle- Add-On – 25% off
  • Battlefield 1 Ultimate Edition – 40% off
  • Battlefield 1 – Titanfall 2 Deluxe Bundle – 67% off
  • Battlefield 4 – 75% off
  • Battlefield Hardline Standard Edition – 75% off
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Deluxe Edition – 67% off
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Game of the Year Edition – 67% off
  • EA SPORTS FIFA 17 – 67% off
  • EA SPORTS FIFA 17 Deluxe Edition – 67% off
  • EA SPORTS FIFA 17 Super Deluxe Edition – 30% off
  • EA SPORTS NHL 17 – 67% off
  • EA SPORTS NHL 17 Deluxe Edition – 67% off
  • EA SPORTS NHL 17 Super Deluxe Edition – 50% off
  • EA SPORTS UFC 2 – 67% off
  • EA SPORTS UFC 2 Deluxe Edition – 67% off
  • Madden NFL 17 – 67% off
  • Madden NFL 17 Deluxe Edition – 67% off
  • Madden NFL 17 Super Deluxe Edition – 50% off
  • Mirrors Edge Catalyst – 60% off
  • Need for Speed Deluxe Bundle – 70% off
  • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 – 80% off
  • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2: Deluxe Edition – 80% off
  • Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: Scarif – Add-On – 35% off
  • STAR WARS Battlefront Season Pass – Add-On – 50% off
  • STAR WARS Battlefront Ultimate Edition – 50% off
  • Titanfall 2 – 60% off
  • Titanfall 2 Deluxe Edition – 60% off
  • Titanfall 2: Angel City’s Most Wanted Bundle – Add-On – 25% off
  • Unravel – 75% off

Discounts are valid now through March 13.

Resident Evil 7 will bring back Chris Redfield with Not a Hero DLC

24 Feb

Chris Redfield will return in Resident Evil 7 with an upcoming add-on.

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Resident Evil 7 is getting a DLC this spring that will bring one of the series’ most recognisable protagonists, Christ Redfield.

Called Not a Hero, the add-on will be free to all owners of the game, but Capcom isn’t saying anything yet about how or why Redfield will be involved. It did confirm, however, that Not a Hero will be a “separate story.”

We’ve only got those couple of screenshots below to go on, but the character design is definitely different from his Resident Evil 5 and 6 days.

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Not a Hero is out this spring.

You can now play PlayStation VR title ‘Here They Lie’ without PS VR

22 Feb

Here They Lie, a PSVR launch title, no longer requires VR to play.

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The game, which garnered mixed reviews, is a psychological horror experience viewed from a first person perspective. It didn’t make a huge impact, but it’ll now be available to a wider audience.

As detailed on PlayStation Blog, the game is now playable on standard PS4s and PS4 Pros, complete with 4K support on the Pro.

“Many of you had really great requests for Here They Lie”, developer Cory Davis writes, “and we’ve implemented as many of them as we could. New additions include a controller configuration screen, the highly requested Chapter Select screen, subtitles (only for the Standard version), and a slew of visual upgrades — like improved anti-aliasing and lighting across the board.”

The VR version has also been updated with improved head-tracking and sharper visuals.

The updated version of Here They Lie is available now on PS4.

Resident Evil 7 players on PC, Xbox One can download Banned Footage Vol. 1-2 from today

21 Feb

Resident Evil 7 players on PC and Xbox One can now download Banned Footage Volumes 1 and 2.

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The DLC for Resident Evil 7 will also be made available for Windows 10 at a later date. When is not known at present, only that it’s “coming soon.”

Banned Footage Vol. 1 contains the episodes “Nightmare,” “Bedroom” and “Ethan Must Die”, while Vol.2 includes “Daughters”, “21,” and “Jack’s 55th Birthday”.

If you need help with the main content for each, we have guides on Vol 1: Nightmare and Bedroom along with Vol. 2’s Daughters.

Episodes 21 and Jack’s Birthday are bonus episodes and pretty straight forward.

If you need help with entire game itself, here is the main Resident Evil 7 guide.

Both volumes are available for those who purchased the Deluxe Edition or Season Pass. Each can also be purchased individually for $9.99/£7.99/€9.99 and $14.99/£11.99/€14.99, respectively.

The DLC is already available for download on PlayStation 4.

Resident Evil 7 was the best-selling game of January 2017, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, other heavy-hitters play musical chairs

17 Feb

The NPD group has released hardware and software figures for January 2017 and it should come as no surprise that PlayStation 4 and Resident Evil 7 topped the respective sectors.

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January 2017 NPD at a glance

Resident Evil 7 tops software charts

PS4 was best-selling console

PC software spend declined 12% year-over-year

All categories – accessories, hardware, software – down 4% year-over-year

Compare month-on-month: December 2016

Compare year-over-year: January 2016

While hardware sales declined, software was up 14% to $313 million. NPD attributed the increase to Resident Evil 7’s release, especially when comparing the year-over-year (yoy) release slates.

It’s also worth noting Resident Evil 7 was only on the market for five days when the NPD reporting period ended.

“With only five days in the market, Resident Evil 7 was the best-selling game in January,” said NPD analyst Sam Naji. “The last time Capcom had the best-selling game of the month (in dollar sales) was in March 2009 with Resident Evil 5.”

First-person shooters Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1 were still two of the best-selling games for the month, and neither title has fallen off the chart since release in fall 2016.

Overwatch also returned after dropping off the NPD software list in October.

The rise in sales could possibly be attributed to various discount offers or the Overwatch Year of the Rooster event; however, that’s just conjecture on our part as NPD didn’t elaborate on why Overwatch was once again charting. It was, however, one of the best-selling games of 2016 per NPD’s yearly report in January.

Action titles Grand Theft Auto 5 and Watch Dogs 2 also remained on the chart, while sports titles Madden NFL 17 and FIFA 17 remained popular with US consumers as well.

PC software came in at $16 million, a 12% decline yoy from $18 million.

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NPD Software Top Ten January 2017

You’ll notice not much changed on the chart since December 2016, as the heavy hitters played musical chairs and that’s about it.

The biggest changes were the entry of new releases Resident Evil 7 and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue – the second best-selling PS4 title for the month.

Pokemon Sun and Moon and Final Fantasy 15 fell off the chart, and again, Overwatch reentered it.

The full NPD software chart is below, but keep in mind not all digital stores report sales data. Some publishers who sell through the PlayStation and Xbox Stores report data, but others do not. For example: Microsoft, Sony and Blizzard (Battle.net) do not report first-party sales.

  1. Resident Evil 7 (PS4, Xbox One)
  2. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  3. Grand Theft Auto 5 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
  4. Battlefield 1 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  5. NBA 2K17 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
  6. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (PS4)
  7. Madden NFL 17 (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
  8. Watch Dogs 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  9. Overwatch (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  10. FIFA 17 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

This month, NPD also started reporting catalog sales of titles from the first six months of availability – starting with month seven (thanks, MCV). The winning publisher in the category for January 2017 was Take-Two and it was also the top publisher for 2016. NPD attributed this to continued sales of GTA 5.

NPD Hardware January 2017

Last week, the initial NPD report had PS4 topping hardware followed by Xbox One – which according to Microsoft enjoyed year-over-year (yoy) growth compared to January 2016.

PS4 sold the most units, with Xbox One coming in second place, and Nintendo’s Nintendo Classic Mini: NES in third.

“The PlayStation 4 was the best-selling hardware (in units sold) during January 2017,” said NPD analyst Sam Naji. “And for the fourth consecutive month, PlayStation 4 Slim System 500GB Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Bundle was the top-selling PS4 sku in terms of units sold.”

For the month of January 2017, hardware totaled $127 million, a decline of 19% yoy compared to $157 million in 2016.

Accessories declined 17% yoy to $155, with toys-to-life skus (ex: Skylanders, amiibo, Lego Dimensions) showing the biggest decline.

Total spent in the US on accessories, hardware and software for the month January hit $611 million. While that’s indeed as large figure, it’s 4% less compared to $637 million spent in 2016.

NPD said the lower figure was due to a decline in hardware sales and general lack of growth.

New Vampire: The Masquerade and Mage: The Ascension games show White Wolf, World of Darkness are officially out of hibernation

16 Feb

Two new World of Darkness games out right now within a month of Werewolf: The Apocalypse’s announce? Every 90’s kid RPG nerd in the building is getting misty-eyed.

Vampire: The Masquerade is a brand legendary among video games for classic, broken Troika RPG Bloodlines, but for those whose hobbies include tabletop gaming it’s only the tip of the iceberg.

World of Darkness, the huge family of pen-and-paper RPGS to which Vampire: The Masquerade belongs, is back in action all of sudden and a bunch of us nerds are falling over ourselves in excitement as a result.

Today’s update is the release of two new World of Darkness games. Vampire: Prelude (that’s its app name; the full title its Vampire The Masquerade: We Eat Blood and All Our Friends Are Dead) and Mage the Ascension: Refuge are both described as interactive fiction, and are presented in messaging format, suggesting World of Darkness has fully embraced the modern technological era.

You can buy these two games individually on both Google Play and the App Store, or grab them bundled as World of Darkness Preludes: Vampire and Mage on Steam. You can do it right now.

The two new releases follow on from the announcement of Werewolf: The Apocalypse, a game which seems to be as much about punching nazis as anything else, after more than a decade without a single World of Darkness video game release.

This is presumably all thanks to Paradox Interactive’s acquisition of World of Darkness studio White Wolf after CCP gave up on its eight year attempt to build a World of Darkness MMO.

It’s all really happening, pals. World of Darkness video games are coming out. Before you know it we’ll be painting our fingernails black again.