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An Offer You Can’t Refuse: 2K Announces Mafia: Trilogy

2K and its Hangar 13 development studio today announced Mafia: Trilogy, a new collection featuring the only interactive entertainment series that lets players live the life of a gangster across three distinct eras of organized crime in America. Combined, the critically acclaimed Mafia crime dramas have sold-in more than 18 million units worldwide. Now, for the first time on modern consoles, experience all three entries of the revered action-adventure series together in one definitive organized crime saga. Mafia: Trilogy includes:    Mafia: Definitive Edition – The built-from-the-ground-up remake of the beloved classic;   Mafia II: Definitive Edition – The ultra HD remaster of the fan favorite;     Mafia III: Definitive Edition – The re-introduction of the award-winning ...

Epic Online Services Launches with New Tools for Cross-Play and More!

Epic Games today announces the launch of Epic Online Services, unlocking the ability to effortlessly scale games and unify player communities for all developers.  First announced in December 2018, Epic Online Services are battle-tested and powered by the services built for Fortnite across seven major platforms (PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android). Open to all developers, Epic Online Services is completely free and offers creators a single SDK to quickly and easily launch, operate, and scale their games across engines, stores, and platforms of their choice.  “At Epic, we believe in open, integrated platforms and in the future of gaming being a highly social and connected experience,” said Chris Dyl, General Manager, Online Services, Epic Games. “Through Epic Onlin...

Epic Games Unveils First Look at Unreal Engine 5

Epic Games today announced a first look at Unreal Engine 5. One of Epic’s goals in this next generation is to achieve photorealism on par with movie CG and real life, and put it within practical reach of development teams of all sizes through highly productive tools and content libraries. Watch Here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC5KtatMcUw The reveal was introduced with “Lumen in the Land of Nanite,” a real-time demo running live on PlayStation 5, to showcase Unreal Engine technologies that will free creators to reach the highest level of real-time rendering detail in the next generation of games and beyond. This demo previews two of the new core technologies that will debut in Unreal Engine 5: Nanite virtualized micropolygon geometry frees artists to create as much geometric de...

Inside the Gaming Smartphone – Do you Know the Technology Powering Your Gameplay?

The mobile gaming market is booming globally, and India is one of the biggest players in the industry from the end-user perspective. A recent KPMG report on sports gaming in India states that the domestic mobile gaming industry is seen expanding at a CAGR of 22.1 percent between FY18 and FY23, touching 118.8 billion INR. With people now facing a lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this figure is likely to grow as more and more individuals indulge in online and smartphone gaming to stay entertained. For instance, POKKT, a leading mobile video advertising platform, reported a 39% rise in global mobile game downloads in March, with over 4 billion downloads globally. During the social distancing phase, the daily average time spent on gaming has also risen to 45 minutes, from 30 minutes prev...

Captivating Underwater Experience, In Other Waters, Available Now on PC and Nintendo Switch

Fellow Traveller and Jump Over the Age are delighted to announce that In Other Waters, the game of discovering new life in an alien ocean, is now available for PC and Nintendo Switch. In Other Waters costs $14.99 USD, but to celebrate the launch, there is a 10% discount on orders that runs now through launch week until April 10. Nintendo Switch: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/in-other-waters-switch Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/890720/In_Other_Waters/ In Other Waters is a unique narrative adventure that puts players in the role of an AI assistant revealing the mysteries of the turquoise depths of an alien ocean. Xenobiologist Ellery Vas is searching for her missing partner on the planet Gliese 677Cc. Equipped with a malfunctioning dive suit possessed by a strange AI unit...

Pesterquest is complete with all episodes and epilogue now available

Fellow Traveller and What Pumpkin Games are proud to announce that the episodic visual novel set in the darkly funny Homestuck / Hiveswap universe, Pesterquest, is now complete! All 14 volumes and an epilogue are now available. The entire visual novel is now complete with each volume featuring information and story details on favorite characters including John Egbert, Aradia Megido, Jane Crocker and many more! Check out the Full Season Trailer to see which characters are featured: https://youtu.be/9xc32qgdgsQ Pesterquest, created by author and artist Andrew Hussie and Aysha U. Farah, is available on PC, Mac and Linux for $11.99 USD, but is on sale for 1 week for 25% off!

Planet Zoo: South America Pack invites players to escape to the lush tropics and craft their own jungle paradise with five iconic new animals, and over 250 new building, scenery, and foliage pieces to choose from. The beautiful Jaguar, mischievous Capuchin Monkey, unique Giant Anteater, wonderful Red-Eyed Tree Frog and friendly Llama are the latest arrivals to join the impressive menagerie of authentic animals in Planet Zoo. Budding zoologists will need to learn to care for the individual needs of their new additions, as they balance animal welfare with conservation efforts, and research new facilities and enrichment items to ensure a healthy, genetically diverse zoo. For those who like to let their imagination run wild, Planet Zoo: South America pack offers the chance to build the jungle ...

In Other Waters: Play as an Artificial Intelligence guiding a stranded xenobiologist

In Other Waters tells the story of Ellery Vas, a xenobiologist who discovers extraterrestrial life while searching for her missing partner. When Ellery is called to planet Gliese 677Cc by Minae Nomura, only to arrive at an abandoned base, she finds herself adrift in an ocean of secrets, with little more than a malfunctioning diving suit and a strange AI to guide her. You are this AI. Guide Ellery—and keep her safe—as you dive deeper and explore an underwater alien landscape. The planet’s unique life, and its dark history, are yours to uncover and the bond between you and Ellery will be tested by the secrets you learn. Through this shifting narrative, In Other Waters asks questions about the nature of “natural” and “artificial” life, and investigates what it means to be a human in an epoch ...

‘Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake’ developer diary – Episode 1: Introduction

Square Enix has released “Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake Episode 1,” the first in a multi-part series featuring interviews with the key staff behind Final Fantasy VII Remake. This first video serves as an introduction to the development of Final Fantasy VII Remake and features interviews with producer Yoshinori Kitase, director and concept designer Tetsuya Nomura, story and scenario writer Kazushige Nojima, co-director (game design and programming) Naoki Hamaguchi, and co-director (scenario design) Motomu Toriyama. Over the course of each episode, the development staff will reveal “a treasure trove of behind the scenes information,” including the development of the story, characters, combat, action, music, and more. Final Fantasy VII Remake is due out for PlayStation 4 on April 10 worldwi...

Resident Evil 3 Demo coming March 19

The “Resident Evil 3: Raccoon City Demo” lets players step into the boots of the legendary heroine Jill Valentine, as she teams up with Carlos Oliveira and the Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service (U.B.C.S.) to evacuate civilians from a crumbling Raccoon City. While Jill is fighting to save innocent civilians, she must also save herself from the relentless bioweapon Nemesis, whose sole objective is her demise. The Raccoon City Demo will reveal a brand new cinematic trailer exclusive to demo participants upon completion. As if Jill’s battle was not daunting enough, Capcom also invites players to test their limits with a challenging Mr. Charlie scavenger hunt within the “Raccoon City Demo.” Twenty Mr. Charlie statues are strewn across Raccoon City; can you seek and destroy all of them w...

Final Fantasy VII Remake demo now available

A demo for Final Fantasy VII Remake is now available for PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store, Square Enix announced. The demo features the first chapter of Final Fantasy VII Remake: the Mako 1 Reactor bombing mission. Save data from the demo cannot be carried over to the full version of the game. Square Enix also noted that the content in the demo may differ from that of the final release. Users who download the demo before May 11 will receive an exclusive PlayStation 4 theme when the full game launches. Several outlets also went live with new previews, including: 4Gamer.net (2), Dengeki Online, Easy Allies, Eurogamer, Famitsu (2), Gamer.ne.jp, GameSpot, GAME Watch (2, 3, 4, 5, 6), GameXplain, Giant Bomb, IGN, God is a Geek, Kinda Funny Games, Kotaku, PlayStation Access, Press-Start AU...

The Last of Us HBO series adaptation announced

Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and The Last of Us writer and creative director Neil Druckmann will adapt The Last of Us video game franchise into an HBO series, the network announced. Druckmann will work with Mazin to pen and executive producer the series. Naughty Dog president Evan Wells will also executive produce along with Chernobyl executive producer Carolyn Strauss. The Last of Us series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television in association with the May 2019-formed PlayStation Productions. “Neil Druckmann is without question the finest storyteller working in the video game medium, and The Last of Us is his magnum opus,” said Mazin in a statement. “Getting a chance to adapt this breathtaking work of art has been a dream of mine for years, and I’m so honored to do it in partne...


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