Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Gamer's Source 1-15-14

Another day, another dollar...for someone at least. Welcome to Gamer's Source, a daily news segment with the top five news stories in gaming today. As always, there are opinions and speculation, so feel free to share your own in the comments. Without further ado...


DICE has confirmed that a new patch has finally released on all platforms. After releasing on PC and Sony consoles earlier this week, the patch makes it's way to Microsoft's platforms. Amongst other things, the patch will help stability and issues with deadlocking mid-game. This is great, except most fair weather fans have already decided that the game is broken and have moved on with their life. Details about the patch can be found on the Battlefield Blog.


The Last of Us: Left Behind download content finally gets a release date. After a photo leaked on NeoGAF with a listing on the PlayStation Store revealing the Valentine's Day release, the official Naughty Dog Twitter account confirmed the date. This is exciting news for fans of the game (which definitely includes me) who have been looking forward to play this prequel story that will follow Ellie, before she meets Joel, and her friend Riley. Further details are still sparse, but this is exciting news nonetheless. 

I highly recommend that if you plan on buying this DLC, you go ahead and buy the season pass for The Last of Us, which is only $5 more. The Season Pass not only nets you the Left Behind DLC, but also gives you some multiplayer costumes and access to the excellent documentary behind the scenes of the game.

Number THREE!!!

A brand new game for the older baseball series RBI Baseball seems to be on its way. Though little is known, a website and Twitter account have been created with the series' name. This is great news for any one who does not own a Sony console or handheld, as the Show is the only MLB game available this year after 2K Sports dropped the MLB license this year. 

Number FOUR!!!!

PlayStation Vita support has finally come to Unity Game Engine. In a post on the Unity Blog, the development engine will allow users to publish their games on Sony's handheld as well as use the various inputs of the device, including the accelerometer and the touch screen. Though the tools are available to anyone with the engine, to publish to the device you still have to go through Sony. This is so great, because it means even more games coming to the handheld soon!


Apple must now pay out $32.5 Million to users, according to the Federal Trade Commision. The company has gone through a lengthy legal process and has been ruled to pay out the minimum for games that are bought by children without the express permission of their parents. This includes in-app purchases as well. Apple is held liable because the company sets up the purchases to be made by the children without express permission of the parents, according to the FTC. Here's the statement to get all the information, but this will hopefully force Apple and other mobile phone game distributors to be more upfront with the costs associated with the games they sell. 

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