Ubisoft has unveiled Battles of Kyrat, Far Cry 4’s PvP mode the company says shows the world in a completely different way.
Battles of Kyrat is a re-telling of a long-past war that the Golden Path rebellion fought against the Rakshasa, Pagan Min’s elite guard.
The Rakshasa are mythical warriors of Kyrat with strong ties to their natural surroundings. They only use traditional weapons – specifically the bow – but are capable of crafting multiple alterations to their weapons, and can call upon animals to help defend and attack.
Gamers in Australia and New Zealand will be first into the beta of BattleCry, which kicks off early next year.
BattleCry is a free-to-play online multiplayer action combat game that features 32-player battles and – according to publisher Bethesda – “visceral brutality”.
It’s in development at Austin-based studio BattleCry Studios, under the gaze of president and executive producer Rich Vogel (Star Wars: The Old Republic, Ultima Online).
The contents of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's first DLC pack have been outlined by publisher Warner Bros.
Lord of the Hunt, which is due later this year, will see the player tame and ride two new beasts while seeking out mounted warchiefs.
The new beasts are both variations on those existing in the game: a wretched graug is a graug that spits poison, and there’s a stealthier caragor called a caragath. The player will also be able to summon hordes of ghuls (zombies) to do his or her bidding.
◆ The Xbox One is getting a price cut in the US. The console will soon retail for US$350 rather than US$400 without Kinect. It hit shelves almost a year ago for US$500 (including Kinect). There won't be a price cut here.
◆ Penny Arcade has announced that PAXAus will be held in Melbourne for the next five years.
◆ Titanfall is half price on Xbox One until November 3.
Ubisoft has scheduled the second The Crew closed beta for November 6 to 10.
You can register for the closed beta here. Those who have pre-ordered the MMO 'CarPG' on Uplay will get guaranteed access.
The beta will include the full game world, and missions for two zones, the East Coast, and the Midwest.
The Oculus Rift will need to sell between 50 million to 100 million units in order to be considered a "meaningful thing as a computing platform" estimates Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Facebook bought the virtual reality headset company in March for US$2 billion in cash and stock.
Speaking on Facebook's Q3 2014 investors call, Zuckerberg said Oculus will "eventually become a business" once the audience and ecosystem has been built.
The Grand Theft Auto Online servers are down for an extended maintenance to prepare for the game's upcoming launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
The servers went offline at 5am AEDT. Rockstar anticipates that it should take seven hours to perform the maintenance.
Service should therefore resume at midday AEDT.
Dragon Age Keep, the customisation and save import tool for Dragon Age: Inquisition, is now in open beta.
The app gives players the option to customise Inquisition’s world by simulating decisions made in Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II, and then importing them into Inquisition as a save file.
An Origin account is required.
Top-down racing combat title BlazeRush is out on PlayStation 3 and Windows PC today.
It’s from Russian developer Targem Games, which was responsible for last year’s well-received space MMO Star Conflict.
BlazeRush supports local multiplayer for up to four, and up to eight players online. Players can join at any time, even during a race.
“Cut scenes and dialogue are delivered with plenty of fourth-wall breaking tongue in cheek, serving as a constant reminder that you’re playing a game - not some sort of interactive commentary on the human condition or whatever.”
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