Friday, October 31, 2014

Xbox One Gets a Holiday Price Drop and Nintendo Talks Limited Edition Amiibos - Gamers Source

Hello and welcome to The Gamers Source, your destination for gaming information. It's Friday, which means it is time to catch up on some gaming news. Nintendo talks limited edition Amiibos and it's quality of life device while Microsoft drops the price for Xbox One over the holidays and PS4 sales hit 13.5 million worldwide. SO, without further ado, the news: 

Nintendo Plans to Release Limited Edition Amiibos

So many offerings, so keep an eye out for your favorite!
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata recently confirmed that outside the regular Amiibo figurines planned for release, the company will also create limited edition Amiibos.

Relax with Pinatas or Destroy Your Foes in November's Games with Gold

Old school barbarian fun for November!
The Xbox Games with Gold free games for November have been announced, and include some interesting titles.

Sony Sells Over 3 Million PS4s in 3 Months

The console that can't be stopped.
Despite the company reporting major losses, Sony has sold well over 3 million PS4s in the past quarter. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Telltale Releases Another Teaser for the Game of Thrones Game

So excited for more Telltale and Game of Thrones!
Telltale has released a third cryptic teaser for the Game of Thrones game.

Xbox Entertainment Studios May Officially Close

Will we get the full Halo TV series?
After months of rumors swirling on the internet, Xbox Entertainment Studios may be no more. 

Nintendo Talks About 'Quality of Life' Device

Nintendo: From games to health care?
Years ago Nintendo teased fans with the development of a fitness device that would talk with Nintendo products. Today, the Japanese developer gives some details as to what this device will do. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Master Chief Collection Gets an Xbox One Bundle...In Japan?

Microsoft really hasn't given up on Japan. But has Japan given up on Microsoft?
Many fans have been awaiting with bated breath, but the wait is over. The Master Chief Collection is getting an Xbox One bundle, but only in Japan. 

Ubisoft Explains Why a Japanese Assassin's Creed Probably Won't Happen

Nope. No ninjas any time soon.
For years fans have been clamoring for an Assassin's Creed game in Feudal Japan. Unfortunately, that dream may never be realized. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Telltale's Game of Thrones Game Will Be Out Before 2015

Releasing this winter. Coincidence? I think not
Though no official release date has been given, it has been confirmed that Telltale's Game of Throne series will be out before the new year.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Xbox One Getting a Holiday Price Drop

Two great games and a brand new console for $350. Kind of hard to beat.
The holidays are right around the corner, and Microsoft is getting ready by dropping the price for Xbox One temporarily.

Friday, October 24, 2014

PS4 is Still Outselling Xbox One Globally and Halo 5's Release Date May Have Been Leaked - Gamers Source

Who can't wait to battle it out in this gorgeous desert?
Hello and welcome to The Gamers Source, your destination for gaming information. It's Friday, which means it is time to catch up on some gaming news. A ton of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U details have been revealed by Nintendo and Halo 5: Guardian's release date may have just been leaked. SO, without further ado, the news: 

PS4 is Outselling Xbox One Globally

The war has just begun!
The sales games continue as we head into the holiday season, and it's looking like Sony has the advantage. According to a recent report, PS4 is outselling Xbox One by 40 percent, globally.

PS4's Biggest Update 2.0 Goes Live Next Week

Themes on PS4! Coming sooner than you think!
Sony has finally confirmed the release date for PS4 update 2.0, codenamed Masamune, and it's very soon.

Halo 5's Release Date May Have Leaked

Finally, a release date?
A new hire for 343 Industries may have accidentally leaked Halo 5: Guardians release date.

Tons of New Details Released for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Smash in all it's HD glory!
Fans have been waiting with bated breath for Super Smash Bros for Wii U. Though they will have to wait a little while longer until November 21st, Nintendo has released a slew of new details regarding the console version of Smash.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Just Add Water Give Another Update on Oddworld on Other Consoles

More platforms, coming soon!
After a quick tweet touching on the Oddworld port of Wii U, Just Add Water has given a full update on progress for Oddword: New and Tasty on other consoles. Creator of the series Lorne Lanning recently spoke on the podcast Fragments of Silicon and gave an update on the other versions of the game.

Metal Gear Solid Fan Film is Pulling the Plug

What is already created can still be streamed online.
Fan made Metal Gear Solid film Philanthropy will not be getting an ending. Despite the popularity of Part 1 and Hideo Kojima's excitement to see Part 2, the team will be shutting down the project due to worries about legal issues with rights to the franchise.

Relaxing, Puzzle Platforming at its Best in Fez - The Take Your Time Review

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Quick Note: Regardless of whether you play it on your PS4/PS3 at home or on the Vita while away, Fez is an excellent game. The relaxing nature of the game allows gamers of every level of skill to play through and enjoy this unique take on puzzle platforming games.

Since the growth of the indie movement within the gaming industry the 2D platformer has made a huge comeback. Some time after 3D graphics became the industry standard, the genre that so many grew up on was relegated to a new Mario game every now, but little else in the way of new releases. 

Fast forward to the late 2000's and a boom of great, old school 2D games starts to emerge, some of them built like the classics and some taking the genre in new directions. Fez is one of the later. The relaxing feel and smart puzzles make the game stand out as a unique gaming experience that is hard to find anywhere else, and one that players of any skill level should check out.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

EA is Free of Battlefield 4 Lawsuite and Driveclub is Online for Most Players Now - Gamers Source

EA is in the clear.
Hello and welcome to The Gamers Source, your destination for gaming information. It's the middle of the week, so here's the news wrap up so far. A U.S. District Court Judge has cleared EA of alleged fraud involving the release of Battlefield 4 and Xbox One's November update has been detailed. SO, without further ado, the news: 

New Game Announcements for November 22nd, 2014

Racing Combat Fun on Home Consoles coming in 2015
Despite being a slow news week (so far), quite a few game announcements have been made. These announcements contain both newly announced and release date confirmed announcements:

EA Ruled Not Misleading With Battlefield 4 Release

The optimistic talk about this buggy mess was not intentional, just optimism.
Despite what many gamers have said, EA did not release false or misleading statements to the public about Battlefield 4 before it's release last December. A U.S. District Judge has ruled in favor of EA in the lawsuit filed by investors against the company for knowingly releasing a bad product.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Xbox One's Novemeber Update Includes Profile Customization

Show off that freshly earned Achievement art.
Another month, another update to the Xbox One. Microsoft has released details about the next update, which looks to focus on some more TV functionality as well as customization for player profiles:

Monday, October 20, 2014

UPDATE: Driveclub is Online for Most Gamers Now

Jump on those servers people!
UPDATE: Driveclub appears to be online for large population of the game's owners, according to a new Facebook post from Evolution.

Friday, October 17, 2014

PS4 and Xbox One Detail Their Next Big Updates and Google Enter the Microconsole Market

Google is ready to take over your lif.. I mean, living room.
Hello and welcome to The Gamers Source, your destination for gaming information. It's Friday, which means it's time to catch up on some gaming news from the second half of the week. Both Sony and Microsoft have detailed the next big updates for their consoles and Super Smash Bros. on 3DS is selling gangbusters in the US. SO, without further ado, the news: 

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Huge Success in US

A new challenger appears.. in the market!
Nintendo has announced the sales numbers for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS in the US, and they are doing great. Within the first two days of release, the handheld iteration of the popular fighting franchise has sold over 705 000 copies across retail and digital.

Sony Details PS4's Big Update 2.0

So excited for themes on PS4!!!!
Sony has broken down the specifics of the PS4's next big update. Through a post on the Official PlayStation Blog, the company has a list of major fixes, which you can see detailed below:

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Xbox One October Update Detailed

Keep the updates coming Microsoft. Each one makes the console a little bit better.
The monthly Xbox One update for this month has been detailed. Speaking in a post through Xbox Wire, Major Nelson breaks down the features of the update, which seems to focus on new snap, friends and TV features. Here are the details:

Google Announces its Own Microconsole

Google is still trying to take over the living room.
Amazon is not the only company releasing a streaming box for the living room. Yesterday, Google announced the Nexus Player, the company's own video streaming and gaming set top box for the living room.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sony is Creating an eSport Platform for PS4 and A Resident Evil TV Series is in the Works - Gamers Source

Hello and welcome to The Gamers Source, your destination for gaming information. It's hump day, which means it's time to catch up on some gaming news. Sony is creating its own pro gaming platform and a Resident Evil television series is in the works. SO, without further ado, the news: 

New Nintendo 3DS Sales in the Hundreds of Thousands For Launch Week

Are you looking forward to the New 3DS?
The New Nintendo 3DS is out in Japan, and it's off to an okay start. According to Famitsu (via NeoGAF) the combined sales of both models total over 230 000 in the first week of sales.

Sony is Creating a Pro Gaming Platform for PS4

Take on the world to win prizes and prestige.
Sony revealed today its eSports platform for the PlayStation 4. Titled the PlayStation Official League, the platform will utilize matchmaking to offer rewards to players of various AAA games.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Newest Pokemon Remakes Allow Trainers to Soar Through the Skies

Flying through the clouds on your Pokemon adventure!
A brand new ability to fly in the skies of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire has been announced. Detailed on the game's official web page, trainers will not be flying like in the older games, but rather, soaring.

Vine Makes it's Way to TV Via Xbox One

Now viewable on your big screen!
Starting today the addictive, six second video streaming app Vine is available on Xbox One.

Game Development Tool Unity is Not Up For Sale

Unity plans to stay independent.
Despite rumors circling the web, popular game development tool Unity Game Engine is not up for sale.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Evolution Studios Considering Compensation for Driveclub Issues

What kind of compensation would you like?
Driveclub has seen it's share of launch woes, from its delay for almost a year and now terrible server issues since its launch last week. Taking to Twitter, game director Paul Rustchynsky talks about possible compensation for players.

A Resident Evil Television Series is in the Works

More live action Resident Evil goodness.
Resident Evil will be shambling onto TV networks. According to a Variety report, the German production company Contantin Film will be taking the popular video game/movie franchise and translating it to a television series.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Driveclub Hits Some Server Snags and Sony Invites Gamers to Join Live Event In December

Hello and welcome to The Gamer's Source, your destination for gaming pontification. Driveclub hits some huge snags with server issues and Sony is staging a community event in December. SO, without further ado, the news: 

UPDATE: Sony Invites Players to a 2 Day Event in Las Vegas

Come on down PS4, PS3 and PS Vita fanatics.
UPDATE: Sony has revealed the games that will be playable at December's PlayStation social event:

Sony's Newest Phone Can Play Remote Play

Remote Play anywhere in your home.
Sony announced yesterday that it's newest Xperia phone will allow gamers to utilize Remote Play with their PS4's. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Another Hint Dropped by Telltale About the Game of Thrones Game

"When you play the game of thrones you win or you die."
After the announcement of the retail release for A Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead Season 2, Telltale Games drops some more cryptic information about the Game of Thrones game the studio is working on.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

UPDATE: Driveclub PS Plus Edition Delayed at the Last Second

Waited one year. What's a little longer, right?
Today on Facebook the team gave a simple update on the progress of Driveclub's server issues.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Smash on 3DS is Selling Millions and Kingdom Hearts III Moves to Unreal Engine 4

Hello and welcome to The Gamer's Source, your destination for gaming information. Xbox One is off to a great start in China and Ubisoft delays The Crew into December. SO, without further ado, the news: 

GitHub Offering Free Game Design Tools to Students

Thank GitHub!
Good news for students who are having trouble getting a hold of development tools. GitHub is giving away free access to an assortment of game development tools for students.

PC Cult Hit Myst is Being Turned Into a TV Show

How close to the game will the plot be?
Another week, another video game property makes it's way to moving pictures. This time around it will be the PC hit from the 90's Myst, which will be getting it's own television adaption.

Super Smash Bros. A Big Success on 3DS

Apparently beating the hell out of Nintendo characters is popular. Who knew?
The sales numbers for the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. are in, and if they are any indicator of what the Wii U version of the game will do, Nintendo's in for a great holiday season.

Kingdom Hearts III Moves to Unreal Engine 4

How will the move affect the game's development?
A small update from the titular disney/final fantasy infused franchise has appeared online. Kingdom Hearts III will be moving from the company created Luminous Engine to Unreal Engine 4.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Wii U Just Not Strong Enough For Assassin' Creed Unity and Xbox One Selling Well in China

Hello and welcome to The Gamer's Source, your destination for gaming information. Xbox One is off to a great start in China and Ubisoft delays The Crew into December. SO, without further ado, the news: 

Microsoft Wants to Own the Living Room for Gaming

The original IllumiRoom concept in action.
In recent years Microsoft has been working on various projects to turn the living room into an active area for playing games. IllumiRoom seemed to be a step in the right direction, but faded away from public eye as quickly as it came. Today Microsoft shows off it's newest solution: RoomAlive.

Assasssin's Creed Unity Too Much for the Wii U

Leap of faith only available on the more powerful consoles.
The absence of Assassin's Creed Unity on Wii U is not because of policy change, but rather hardware limitations. Despite what has been said by Ubisoft about success on Nintendo's console, the reason why the newest Assassin's Creed game is not on Wii U is because it is just not powerful enough.

Ubisoft Delays The Crew Until December

Driving with friends and leveling up. Two phrases I never expected within the same game.
Driving RPG The Crew is being delayed into December. According to a blog post from Ubisoft, the game is being delayed from it's original release of November 11th in order to incorporate changes players asked for from the second closed beta.

Bloodborne Alpha Delayed by Sony

Desolation and destruction, with a faster pace.
Bloodborne, the spiritual successor to Dark Souls and Demon Souls, had it's final day for the alpha postponed. 

Xbox One Selling Well in China

Selling like hotcakes in the first week.
Despite lackluster sales in both Korea and Japan, Microsoft's console is off to a great start in China. According to reports from Chinese news sources, the American console has sold over 100 000 units in it's first week.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Games Funding Falls on Kickstarter in 2014


The game industry in 2014 has seen a decline in crowd funding projects. According to a post by Thomas Bidaux on Gamasutra, the decline is fairly significant.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Microsoft Refuses to Roll Over in Japan and The Last Guardian is Still Real!

Hello and welcome to The Gamer's Source, your destination for gaming information. A new Mega Evolution has been announced and Shuhei Yoshida confirms that The Last Guardian is still in developement. SO, without further ado, the news: 

The Last Guardian is Still Being Worked On Says Sony

Five years and counting....
Despite what most believed (or wished), The Last Guardian did not make an appearance at Tokyo Game Show this year. However, fans shouldn't get scared, because the game is still in development, according to Sony president Shuhei Yoshida.

Another Legendary Pokemon Gets a Mega Evolution In Sapphire and Ruby Re-releases

Who's that Pokemon?
As we get closer to the launch of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire more information seems to trickle out. We already know about the Primal Reversion evolutions for both Kyogre and Groudon, but Rayquaza has been mysteriously absent, until now.