It simply wasn’t practical to ship Halo: The Master Chief Collection on two discs, 343 Industries says.
Yesterday it was revealed that those wishing to play the online modes in The Master Chief Collection need to download a 20GB day one update before they may do so.
“We realize that this isn't ideal for everyone, but it's the path to the smoothest eventual experience,” Halo development director Frank O'Connor wrote on NeoGAF.
“The game is designed to run as a single, unified product, digital is seamless obviously, but we also wanted disc users to have the same experience, without swapping discs.
“Since the bulk of it is MP or MP related, the logic is sound. There will also be a title update in there, but that in itself is a tiny fraction of the content.”
Rockstar has warned fans that invitations to participate in a Grand Theft Auto V beta for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC beta are fake.
The problem appears to have got far enough out of control that the developer has set up a dedicated page warning players against what it believes to be a phishing scam.
"Please Note: There is no pre-release ‘beta’ test for Grand Theft Auto V," reads the site. "If you see ads or solicitations to join a beta program, beware as this is likely some type of online phishing scam."
Comedian Rob Riggle will play photographer Frank West in the upcoming movie adaption of Dead Rising.
Riggle, a former US Marine, is known for his work as a satirical correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and for his comedic roles in 21 Jump Street, Let's Be Cops, Step Brothers, and more.
Dead Rising: Watchtower is in production at Legendary Digital Media. The script is penned by Tim Carter (Mortal Kombat: Legacy, Sleeping Dogs).
Grand Theft Auto V's FlyLo FM will get 30 minutes of new music in the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC edition of the game.
The station, curated by musician Flying Lotus, plays music by producers such as Aphex Twin, Tyler the Creator, Outkast, and of the artist himself.
"I was really proud of the first bit of it," Flying Lotus said of the station, "but I still felt there was so much more to say, though, so I’m really excited about that."
Ubisoft executive Jade Raymond has stepped down from her role as managing director of Ubisoft Toronto to "pursue new opportunities".
Raymond had been with Ubisoft for 10 years. She started as a producer on the first Assassin's Creed. Raymond was a founding member of Ubisoft Toronto, and went on to become the studio head. She is one of only a handful of prominent women in the video game industry.
"I’ve spent 10 extraordinary years at Ubisoft, and I am proud to have been part of many of the best teams in the industry making truly remarkable games," said Raymond in a statement.
The CEO of the studio developing isometric mass murder sim Hatred has called claims he is a neo-Nazi "fucking ridiculous".
On Friday, several sites reported that Destructive Creations CEO Jarosław Zieliński is a Facebook fan of the Polska Liga Obrony (Polish Defence League), an Islamophobic, anti-immigration, nationalist group in Poland.
FX artist Marcin Kaźmierczak was also found to be a supporter of the Młodzież Wszechpolska (All-Polish Youth), another right-wing nationalist group.
Two avid Half-Life fans have started a new crowdfunding campaign designed to coerce Valve into creating and releasing a third game in the series.
Chris Salem and Kyle Mazzei, who both work for the marketing firm McKee Wallwork & Co, seek US$150,000 via the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to create an advertising campaign demanding Valve make "Half-Life 3". The campaign will be expressly targeted at Valve's 300 employees, says the duo.
Unlike Kickstarter, Indiegogo accommodates tiers of funding. Salem and Mazzei have four tiered goals:
“The Evil Within is a bit of a mish-mash of tones and influences – horror’s viscera-filled kitchen sink. This bits-and-pieces approach works well while you’re playing moment-to-moment, but the answers at the end can’t quite tie everything together.”
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