Friday, November 22, 2013
11/22/2013 - New Content for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies
3:54 am pst
IT! The additional case 'Turnabout Reclaimed' for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies on the Nintendo 3DS system
is available to download today. The extra episode will cost EUR 4.99 / GBP 3.99 / USD 5.99 and can be purchased directly from
the in-game menu.
Defend a whale in the new case for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual
To provide an inside look into the swash-buckling shenanigans, Capcom has released a trailer
that can be downloaded now. You'll meet new client and pirate Sasha Buckler, who wants the Wright Anything team to help defend
her friend on a murder charge. She takes Phoenix to the scene of the crime, the Shipshape Aquarium, to meet the defendant...
a killer whale?!?
'Turnabout Reclaimed' is a full-length episode that tells the story of the first case Phoenix
Wright took on after reclaiming his Attorney's badge. Unravel the truth using all investigation techniques from Phoenix Wright:
Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, including the Mood Matrix and Psyche-Lock. Series favorite character Pearl Fey returns to assist
the team as they face off against the mysterious prosecutor Simon Blackquill.
The full game of Phoenix Wright:
Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies is available to download now for the Nintendo 3DS system in the Nintendo eShop for EUR 24.99
/ GBP 19.99 / USD 29.99.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
11/20/2013 - 2XL Supercross Speeds on Gametree TV
5:35 pm pst
2XL SUPERCROSS ® SPEEDS ONTO GAMETREETM TV TO LEAD
PACK OF NEW RACING GAMES FROM 2XL GAMES
Racing Game Developer Brings Multiple Titles To Smart TV and Set Top Boxes Through GameTree TV Partnership
TORONTO - Nov. 20, 2013 - TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V:TNG), the global leader in delivering casual and social
game on-demand services to the TV, today announced the release of the internationally acclaimed game, 2XL Supercross®,
on GameTree™ TV. 2XL Supercross is a high-speed motocross racing adventure that has players racing and jumping
around supercross and freestyle tracks custom designed by motocross champion Stephane Roncada. 2XL Supercross makes
its debut on TV as one of five 2XL Games® titles to usher in a new genre of racing content on GameTree TV, the premier
destination for video games on smart TVs and set top boxes.
"The diverse catalog of games for GameTree TV
continues to expand with this latest content partnership with 2XL Games, bringing its world-renowned premium racing games
to our platform," said Vikas Gupta, CEO and President of TransGaming. "The dramatic expansion of the GameTree TV
subscription service is an illustration of how effectively our gaming platform is resonating with subscribers for their interactive
2XL Supercross is part of a new suite of 2XL Games titles delivering full-featured
arcade-style racing, in full 1080p HD for GameTree TV. In addition to 2XL Supercross, MX Offroad, 2XL
TrophyLite Rally and others will also be available as part of the GameTree TV subscription package. These games will
form an exciting new racing games channel on GameTree TV, and offer expansive choices of game play suited for any racing fan.
About GameTree TV
GameTree TV is the definitive, casual games on-demand service that brings
family friendly games to the living room via set top boxes or Smart TVs. Offering the world's largest footprint of any competitive
product, the value of services and content available on GameTree TV make it a casual games on-demand service without equal.
GameTree TV is currently available to homes on DISH Network and DirecTV in North America, FREE in Europe, and Air Tel and
Reliance in Asia. For more information on GameTree TV, please visit: http://gametreetv.com/en/home.
About TransGaming Inc.
Inc. (TSX-V: TNG) is the global leader in developing and delivering platform-defining social video game experiences to consumers
around the world. From engineering essential technologies for the world's leading companies, to engaging audiences with truly
immersive interactive experiences, TransGaming fuels disruptive innovation across the entire spectrum of consumer technology.
TransGaming's core businesses span the digital distribution of games for Smart TVs, next-generation set-top boxes and the
connected living room, as well as technology licensing for cross-platform game enablement, software 3D graphics rendering
and parallel computing. Visit us at http://transgaming.com.
by: E. Thomas
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
11/19/2013 - The GTA Online Beach Bum Update is Now Available
6:02 pm pst
The world of Grand Theft Auto Online gets even deeper with the Beach Bum update, now available on both PlayStation
3 and Xbox 360. In order to keep GTA Online flexible and constantly evolving, the game is built to receive new content in
a variety of ways including major paid expansions at specific points across the year, dropping additional content via regular
title updates, and even the instant and seamless addition of jobs via the Rockstar Social Club. The Beach Bum content comes via a free update to GTA Online and Grand Theft
Auto V's Story Mode as part of the latest automatic Title Update (1.06), so just fire up your console to download it. Alongside
additional game tuning (see details below), the Beach Bum update includes:
The GTA Online Beach Bum Update is Now Available
NEW VEHICLES, WEAPONS &
Take on new Beach Bum Races with the BF Bifta dune buggy, the rugged Canis Kalahari off-road truck or the
Bravado Paradise beach camper van. For aquatic-based endeavors, the classic Speeder speedboat is also now available. All four
vehicles can also be accessed in Story Mode and are available at no in-game cost. To access them in GTA Online, just visit
the southernsanandreassuperautos.com in-game website (or docktease.com for the Speeder).
Also available in both
Story Mode and Online (and at no additional in-game cost) are the new SNS Pistol & Broken Bottle - a pair of close range
weapons perfect for any beach blanket brouhaha.
This update also features a wide array of new apparel - everything
from casual canvas hats to tank tops, t-shirts, board shorts and bikinis in a wide range of styles and colors... plus new
hairstyle and tattoo customization options.
30 NEW JOBS COMING TO THE WORLD OF LOS SANTOS & BLAINE
In conjunction with today's Beach Bum update, we're also adding 30 new Jobs to GTA Online today. This
includes new beach-themed Races, Deathmatches, Parachutes, Last Team Standings and Gang Attacks, plus the beachfront "Survival
on Del Perro Pier" and more.
TITLE UPDATE 1.06
Along with the new Beach Bum update content,
automatic Title Update 1.06 also includes a host of fixes and adjustments for Grand Theft Auto Online, which are listed here:
- Fixed an issue where the game would delete your personal
Vehicle if you have another player in it when you add a Tracker and Insurance.
- Fixed an issue where players could become stuck on the aerial view when entering GTA Online with cloud servers down
and having just launched a mini-game.
- Fixed an issue where
the mission 'Damaged Goods' would start even though it had previously been completed.
- Fixed an issue where under rare circumstances players couldn't claim back their personal vehicle in GTA Online.
- Fixed an issue where under rare circumstances players were able to get the Declasse
Sheriff SUV into Los Santos Customs and respray it causing the menus to malfunction.
- Fixed an issue where in rare circumstances players would lose all personal vehicles after being idle kicked and unable
to rejoin an online session.
- Fixed an issue where players
could occasionally get stuck after killing a pedestrian with a golf ball.
- Corrected an exploit where players would retain their personal vehicle after selling it at Los Santos Customs mod
shop by transitioning back and forth between Story Mode and Online.
- Corrected an exploit where players could keep repeatedly selling a Bati 801 to Los Santos Customs.
- Corrected an exploit where players were able to duplicate vehicles by accepting
a Mission while leaving a high-end garage.
- Corrected an exploit
where a player could start a Team Deathmatch with all players on the same team.
- Players are no longer able to delete their GTA Online character while the Rockstar cloud servers are unavailable.
Players experiencing any remaining technical issues (or specific issues
relating to this new Title Update) are encouraged to visit our support website and get in touch with a member of our support team for proper assistance. You can also hit them up at @RockstarSupport on Twitter.
DYNAMIC TUNING TO GTA ONLINE
In tandem with today's Title Update, we've also completed a new round of dynamic tuning on the game. This includes changes
to the Bad Sport system and continued balancing of rewards for all different types Jobs. Notable adjustments are listed below:
As we continue to tune and adjust
the evolving Grand Theft Auto Online player experience in the weeks and months ahead, we ask that you keep sending us your
feedback - just fire over an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what you'd like to see implemented in future updates.
- The Bad Sport penalty for destroying personal vehicles has
been reduced significantly.
- Players will no longer receive
a Bad Sport penalty when they are in a non-moving tank and other players crash a vehicle into them.
- The GTA$ and RP rewards for Races, Deathmatches and Parachuting are now based on the average time they take to complete.
- Players now receive GTA$ and RP rewards when failing a cooperative Job or being
a member of the losing team during a Versus Mission, depending on how long the Job / Mission lasts.
- Players now receive a bonus GTA$ multiplier for Missions when played at the higher difficulty levels (Normal = 1.25,
Hard = 1.5).
- In Team Deathmatch, all players on a team now
receive the same GTA$ and RP rewards, with the winning team getting roughly 4-5x what the losing team receives.
- Removed some instances of debris in specific Races, including the cardboard from
the 'Down the Drain' Race.
- Deliveries from Pegasus have been
reduced from $1,000 to $200.
- The cost of removing a wanted
level by calling Lester has now been scaled based on the amount of stars you have - at a cost of $200 per star.
- Restricted cars and vehicles that have been added to player garages through exploits
have been removed. This includes tanks, helicopters and police vehicles.
- The following vehicles have been added to the southernsanandreassuperautos.com website in-game: BF Dune Buggy, Canis
Bodhi, Karin Rebel, Maibatsu Sanchez 2, Vapid Sadler, Vapid Sandking SWB.
- To eliminate any remaining vehicle loss issues, an additional automatic cloud save will occur when purchasing a vehicle
or vehicle modification.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Monday, November 18, 2013
11/18/2013 - Retro Gaming Comic Blow The Catrtridge Launches New Kickstarter
6:36 pm pst
Popular webcomic becomes "Super Blow The Cartridge" in massive print collection
Retro Gaming comic “Blow The Cartridge” Launches on that New-Fangled
Grizzled and somewhat jaded video game industry veteran Cameron “Gazunta” Davis has, for the past two years,
been toiling away at his popular retro gaming-themed webcomic “Blow The Cartridge”. The strip, which updates every Wednesday, parodies and celebrates
the C64 / NES / MegaDrive / Amiga etc games that we all wasted our youth playing.
Super Blow The Cartridge will, with the help of all the charming, attractive and influential people
who back the project, be a 120+ page printed collection of all the comics that have run on the site so far, in addition to
new material such as a behind the scenes look at how the comics are made, new comics made for the book and guest appearances
by generous project backers.
Blow The Cartridge comics have appeared in Kotaku, Game Informer, Joystiq and many
other fine places of reputable games journalism, so you know they’re good for you.
“This is the bit
where I’m meant to be pretending that I’m being quoted saying something really good”, said Cameron earlier
today, “but really it’s just me typing stuff into a word processor in order to make this look like a real press
release. Oh yes, and please support my Kickstarter because the book seriously is going to be rather brilliant”
Super Blow The Cartridge is now live on Kickstarter and further details about Blow The Cartridge
can be found at blowthecartridge.com
Submitted by: E. Thomas