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Obsidian’s Pillars of Eternity looks old, and that’s good news

Pitched as a return to the days of games like Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment – isometric RPGs developed on BioWare’s Infinity Engine – Pillars of Eternity from Obsidian is decidedly old-school. Where other games may tout…
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Rebellion claims ‘huge news’ in addition to Sniper Elite 3 pre-order!

Just in case you fans of the Sniper Elite series weren’t already drumming your fingers and making room on your hard drive for Sniper Elite 3‘s release next month, Rebellion promises something just as big to come. Surprisingly, it doesn’t seem to be directly about SE3 at all. Rebellion’s CEO and Creative Director Jason Kingsley explains during an interview:

“We couldn’t be more excited about Sniper Elite 3’s launch on June 27th. Naturally, being on five platforms – including the new consoles – means it’s had more attention than anything we’ve made before. We’ve been taken aback with the interest and reception so far.”

“But there’s always more work to be done getting the Sniper Elite name in the hearts and minds of gamers who are new to the IP, or aren’t aware of the stealth and emergent gameplay that surrounds the core sniping mechanics”

“Next week’s news will be a huge step towards this goal.”

Soup, anyone?

Awwwww! Gross! Right in the f#cking eyeball!

Questions abound? Curiosity piqued? Same here. The only thing to do would be to kill some time by taking advantage of the team-up offers Rebellion and Steam have come up with until this news breaks. If you head over to Steam for the pre-order of Sniper Elite 3, you will get a 20% discount on the game’s launch price and the highly-anticipated DLC mission “Target Hitler: Hunt the Grey Wolf” will be included for free!

While Rebellion is handling the PC version, 505 Games will be responsible for distributing this unique sniping game on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for around £24.85 or $ 39.99 (standard edition), while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be around £40.85 or $ 49.99 (standard edition). Sniper Elite 3 is set to be released in Europe on June 27th, and in North America on July 1st. For more details or to have some questions answered, head over to SE3′s official site for more!

Just in case you’re completely unaware of the gameplay mechanics or feel of this series, watch the original cinematic trailer below and get ready for some eye-popping action! Sorry…couldn’t resist.

 


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Nintendo to forgo live event at E3 once more; will deliver news in a new format

It looks like Nintendo is going to skip a proper E3 press conference once again, instead going for a digital approach to deliver news about their upcoming titles.

Reggie will still be able to take names through the internet, though

At E3 2014, under a new banner they have dubbed “Play Nintendo,” Nintendo will announce their plans to the world in the following ways:

Nintendo Digital Event – last year, Nintendo decided to ditch their traditional press conference and delivered news about their upcoming products at E3 in the form of a Nintendo Direct video. This year the company will expand upon that idea with its “Nintendo Digital Event,” a new kind of video program that will reveal and provide further details about the upcoming games on the way for Nintendo platforms in 2014 and beyond. The Nintendo Digital Event will air at 9 a.m. PT on June 10th, which is a Tuesday.

Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3 – at E3 2014, Nintendo will show fans and press alike intimate details regarding their upcoming titles. Using the “Treehouse,” which is a Product Development department at Nintendo of America, Nintendo will provide in-depth game demos live and unscripted from their booth. This program will be streamed live throughout all show hours at E3, so you can see the games at home through your internet browsers and feel just a taste of what it would be like to be there (*SOB*).

Super Smash Bros. Invitational – to celebrate the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games hitting both the Wii U and 3DS this year, Nintendo is inviting 16 EXTREMELY LUCKY highly skilled Super Smash Bros. players to the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles to compete in a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament. Fans at the event and those of us at home can all watch the tournament unfold live and get a chance to see the new titles in action. The identity of the 16 participants, the announcers of the event, and information on the live stream will be revealed shortly.

Dates, times, locations, and the actual games appearing at E3 2014 will be announced soon. For now, fans can check out more info at the Nintendo @ E3 2014 website and an announcement trailer below (with Reggie and the Mega 64 guys!). How do you guys feel about Nintendo keeping things purely digital at E3 once more?


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GI Show 198: News Round-Up, Smite, Rise of The MOBA

In this week's Game Informer show we have an in-depth discussion about some of the week's biggest news topics and chart the appeal and breakout success of the MOBA genre.

First up, GI news editor Mike Futter joins host Matt Helgeson to talk about some of the big stories of the week, including Uncharted creator Amy Hennig's new job at Visceral Games helming a new, unannounced Star Wars project, Amazon's foray into the Android console market, and new leader for Microsoft's Xbox division.

In the second segment, Matt is joined by GI PC editor Daniel Tack and intern Cameron Koch to talk about Hi-Rez Games' excellent Smite, and a deeper discussion about the rise of the MOBA genre, from its origins to its bright future.

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Nintendo Direct news roundup: Yoshi 3DS XL in UK, new Ace Attorney

During its UK Nintendo Direct presentation yesterday, Nintendo revealed a Yoshi 3DS XL system – just the hardware, no Yoshi game included – heading to Europe on March 14, Tiny Cartridge points out.

Earlier this month, we caught wind of a…
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Titanfall Beta News Likely Coming Tomorrow

Welcome to day 246 of Titanfall beta watch. Respawn Entertainment co-founder Vince Zampella tweeted some hopeful news for those that are eagerly awaiting the release of the studio’s first game.

Titanfall is due out exactly four weeks from tomorrow, and Zampella is hopeful that Respawn will mark the date with news (and possibly signups) for the upcoming beta.

“Good progress,” he writes. “Should be beta news tomorrow. There will be signups. So close!”

[Source: @VinceZampella]

 

Our Take
First, yes. I calculated out how many days it has been since Titanfall was announced. Second, we reported recently that the beta is slated to begin on Valentine’s Day (this Friday). Given how quickly EA and Respawn turned around the Alpha test codes, that date is still within reach.

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Titanfall Beta News Likely Coming Tomorrow

Welcome to day 246 of Titanfall beta watch. Respawn Entertainment co-founder Vince Zampella tweeted some hopeful news for those that are eagerly awaiting the release of the studio’s first game.

Titanfall is due out exactly four weeks from tomorrow, and Zampella is hopeful that Respawn will mark the date with news (and possibly signups) for the upcoming beta.

“Good progress,” he writes. “Should be beta news tomorrow. There will be signups. So close!”

[Source: @VinceZampella]

 

Our Take
First, yes. I calculated out how many days it has been since Titanfall was announced. Second, we reported recently that the beta is slated to begin on Valentine’s Day (this Friday). Given how quickly EA and Respawn turned around the Alpha test codes, that date is still within reach.

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Joystiq Weekly: News, reviews and original content from January 27 – February 2

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a “too long; didn’t read” recap of the week’s most happening … happenings. Yes. We’ll summarize the biggest news, freshest reviews and original content from each week every Sunday, just in case you missed it while tending …
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Super Joystiq Podcast 083: Octodad, Thief, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Nintendo news

This week’s Super Joystiq Podcast is an award winning audio show masquerading as a podcast.

Games: new, revamped, and rebooted. This week, Ludwig, Richard, Alexander, and Anthony kick things off with the age-old plight of an octopus just trying to …
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