Independent studio Allgraf, based in the heart of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, have been busy on their newest adventure Darkout, which is available now.
Offering a similar play style to that of the hugely popular Minecraft and Terraria games, Darkout drops players in an open world environment with mining, crafting and building as their main tools. The purpose being to not only explore the world of Illuna for resources, but also to defend themselves from the alien beings that roam the open environment.
eBay UK user Peter Clatworthy was left disappointed when he discovered he had handed over £450 for a photo of Microsoft’s Xbox One.
Clatworthy, 19 from Nottingham, initially thought he had paid the sizeable sum for an actual Xbox One console, but when the mail arrived he was surprised to see that rather than receiving Microsoft’s latest home console, he had instead took delivery of a printed A4 picture of the new machine.
Sony’s PlayStation 4 has become the fastest-selling console in UK retail history.
The new £349 next-gen console launched on Friday, November 29th, and quickly sold more than a quarter of a million units in less than three days.
Sony has confirmed the final list of entertainment applications that will be available for the UK launch of the PlayStation 4 on Friday.
The list includes BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport, BBC News, Demand 5, IGN, Netflix, Lovefilm and Vidzone. Also included are Sony’s own Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited services.
This is the first UK only list as many of the previous listings included US exclusive apps. ITV and 4OD apps are not available at launch but its only a matter of time before they too join the growing app list.
In a rather unusual move 505 Games have cancelled Ashes Cricket 2013 just days after its delayed release.
Originally set to be released some four months ago, the game was delayed for improvements. It was released last week on Steam to little fanfare and criticism from buyers over the unfinished nature of the release soon followed.
A statement from 505 Games posted over at VideoGamer.com cites the negative feedback as the reason for its withdrawal from sale.
“505 Games announce today the cancellation of Ashes Cricket 2013. The game was released briefly on Friday 22nd November 2013 on digital PC portal, Steam, but has since been removed by 505 Games following negative consumer feedback.
The Victoria and Albert Musuem (V&A) and Abertay Univerity Dundee will work together in conjunction with international partners in order to find new ways of displaying game design in museums.
Entitled ‘Videogames In The Musuem’ the project is one of six in a network funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council that looks to help videogame innovation in the future.
The project will look to show how design decisions are made within the creative games industry.
Microsoft’s Xbox One arrived last week claiming twice as many sales of the Xbox 360 in its launch week back in 2008. The console arrived with more than a dozen launch titles, including FIFA 14 and Forza Motorsport 5 bundles.
EA’s FIFA 14 (+328%) swaps with COD: Ghosts (-16%), from second to first.
Battlefield 4 (+134%) jumps from fifth to third as Assassin’s Creed IV (+123%) holds at fourth.
Forza Motorsport 5 debuts at fifth place.
Entertainment giants Sony and Channel 4 have forged a partnership ahead of the UK release of the PlayStation 4.
Now, this partnership isn’t the normal form of TV advertising that often accompanies a game or console launch, but instead presents a custom approach making use of Channel 4′s iconic idents.
After a successful Xbox One launch night retailer GAME made a bold statement saying the new console launch will “easily” surpass sales of the former Xbox 360.
Whether this proclamation turns out to be true remains to be seen, however early figures seem positive. GAME was keen to stress that customers wanting an Xbox One must be quick if they want to get a console in time for Christmas.
Sony is seemingly planning to release a hardware bundle, containing both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita before Christmas.
When Sony first showed off the PS4′s remote play feature many were quick to suggest that such a bundle would be a no-brainer, giving the PlayStation 4 a Wii U-like off-screen experience. Now it would appear that such a bundle is set to become a reality.
You might not have noticed but Ashes Cricket 2013 has finally been released on PC after a lengthy delay.
Set to be released four months ago, riding on the wave of England’s commanding 3-0 summer victory over the Aussies, the game was delayed by developer 505 Games for further “polishing and fine tuning”.
However, it might not have been worth the wait with as one Planet Cricket user refers to the game as a “pile of crap”. While another says the game is “clearly not finished”.
To add insult to injury the game release co-insides with a humiliating performance from England in the first two tests of the most recent Ashes series.
The PC version is available on Steam for £13.99, the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U versions have yet to be dated.
Nintendo has made available a new hardware deal on their recently opened online store, offering the Wii U in attractive new Mario-themed bundle.
Known as the Mario Mega Bundle, it features a 32GB Premium Wii U along with three games.