There will be more than one Game of Thrones adventure game by Telltale Games, says HBO.
The games will be based on the Game of Thrones television series, itself based on George R.R. Martin's fantasy novels.
In a press release, HBO said, “The multi-year, multi-title partnership between Telltale and HBO Global Licensing is targeted to premiere digitally in 2014 with an episodic game series for home consoles, PC/Mac, and mobile devices. Specific platform details are yet to be announced.”
Telltale co-founder Dan Connors added, “Since the very beginning, Telltale’s goal has been to work alongside the most talented and respected forces in entertainment, bringing their worlds to the interactive space as no other game studio can.
“Working with HBO to develop a new game series based on Game of Thrones is a natural fit for our studio. This partnership will create an experience that will captivate the huge, global Game of Thrones audience. It will put them in control of the epic stories of warfare, intrigue, violence and revenge that we know and love.”
Top-down twin-stick shooter Halo: Spartan Assault is coming to Xbox One on December 24, Microsoft has announced.
Spartan Assault on console includes the game’s Operation Hydra expansion, online co-op, 30 missions, and new weapons and achievements.
Set between the events of Halo 3 and Halo 4, the game has the player face off against the Covenant and Flood, complete the first missions of the Spartan Ops program, and witness the rise of Commander Sarah Palmer.
Grand Theft Auto Online’s free Deathmatch and Race Creators tool is entering beta this week via a free title update.
The beta gives players access to some of the same tools as Rockstar’s game design and development team so they may create “custom blood-soaked gunfights, high-octane street races, screaming jet dogfights and more”.
Deathmatches and Races can then be published via Rockstar Games Social Club for the whole community to discover, download, play, rate and share.
The patent paperwork for what looks like a new Move controller has surfaced online.
Filed in June 2012, the patent application concerns something called a “Flat Joystick Controller”, which resembles a Move wand but also includes a touch pad.
The PlayStation 4’s default controller, DualShock 4, has limited Move-like capabilities across two axis, but its distance from the PlayStation Camera cannot be detected.
A firmware update for the Cronus Max peripheral adapter has made it possible to use a number of unsupported peripherals on the Xbox One.
The Cronus Max is a small cross over device that allows unofficial peripherals to be used on consoles. It also allows said controllers to be mapped differently, and macros to be saved.
The company has released a video showing a mouse and keyboard, fight and flight sticks, and even Sony’s DualShock 4 working with an Xbox One console.
Electronic Arts is one of the best places to work in America, says the Human Rights Campaign.
A new report that rated American corporations on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace equality scored EA 100 percent, and dubbed the publisher one of the “Best Places To Work 2014”.
“We are extremely proud of this achievement that recognises corporate policies and practices that demonstrate a commitment to LGBT equality and inclusion,” said EA on its blog.
Eight tech companies have called on governments around the world to regulate online spying, and lobbied for the US government to lead the way.
As reported by Ars Technica, the companies – Microsoft, Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, AOL, and LinkedIn – are pressing governments to limit spying to specific targets, create a legal framework for online spying that has better checks and balances, and let service providers publish more detailed information about surveillance requests.
The group also called for free data flow across borders, allowing companies and people to access "lawfully available information that is stored outside of the country".
Microsoft doesn’t require indie developers to be exclusive to the Xbox One console the way it does with the Xbox 360, but one of the company’s rules is causing some smaller developers to look elsewhere.
The Xbox One’s indie program, ID@Xbox, insists that developers release games on the Xbox One on the same date as other platforms.
However, the company waited until July to change its rules regarding self-publishing on the Xbox One, at which point many indie studios had already signed up with PlayStation instead.
The prankster behind the fake "Fallout 4" reveal site, thesurvivor2299, has explained why he did it in a Reddit Ask Me Anything.
The perpetrator, who describes himself as a “prick” and a “douche”, said he carried out the hoax in an attempt to force Fallout publisher Bethesda to reveal some information regarding the future of the much-loved series.
“Some men just want to watch the world burn. I wanted to force Bethesda to reveal something during VGX, and bring [the Reddit] Fallout community together (for at least 3 weeks). Unfortunately, this plan failed.”
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One from March 18, Konami has announced.
Ground Zeroes is set in 1975 just months after Peace Walker, and stars Snake as he works with the Militaires Sans Frontieres to infiltrate an American black site on Cuban soil called Camp Omega.
It serves as a prologue to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
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