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Driveclub Gets Five Free Tracks

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Driveclub, the online racer from Evolution Studios, will receive 5 free tracks today (January 19th, 2015), Evolution confirmed via their Facebook page.

The free tracks were previewed last week, with the developers saying the downloadable content would be coming ”later this month” after showcasing each individual track over Facebook. The five tracks are made up of circuits from Japan, with two of the tracks taking place in Takahagi Hills and Asagiri Highlands – which itself is a brand new racetrack.

The previews also feature a look at some of the cars coming in the Apex Expansion Pack; the new McLaren 650S, Jaguar C-X75 Concept and Enzo Ferrari. The pack will launch around the world beginning January 27th, 2015.

Evolution explained last year that all of Driveclub’s DLC will be given to players for free as an apology for the many server issues that were present upon launch. The game was near on unplayable for many as it encountered multiple server issues, reaching extremes of a one-in-one-out system online. A PS Plus Edition had been planned to launch for free for subscribers upon launch, but was delayed ”indefinitely” among concerns it would stress the servers to even higher levels. 

Physical copies of Dying Light have been delayed in certain regions

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Dying Light

Players in regions including Europe and Asia will have to wait for physical copies of Dying Light

Dying Light
Either that zombie in the back is having the time of his (undead) life or that pistol has one hell of a punch.

Players looking forward to the physical release of Techlands upcoming next-gen only action-survival title Dying Light may be left waiting. The reason for this is because over the weekend the developers announced on Facebook that there will be short delayed for physical copies in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia.

On Facebook the developers said that “As physical production has a longer lead time than digital there is some delay in the aforementioned territories.” and that while Techland don’t currently have a release date for these regions, they also said that “We will share information on the availability of physical copies as soon as it is confirmed“.

While players waiting for the physical copies of the game will have to wait, Dying Light will still digitally launch globally on January 27th for the Xbox One, PS4 and the PC.

Original Source: Facebook

Minecraft Pocket Edition surpasses 30 million copies

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Minecraft

Mojang has revealed that Minecraft: Pocket Edition has surpassed 30 million copies sold across all platforms including iOS, Android and most recently Windows which was expanded to last year in December. The handheld version of the games last landmark revealed was in April 2014 where the game surpassed 21 million copies resulting in around one million sales every month. On all platforms, Minecraft has amassed approximately 60 million sold copies making it the fourth best selling video game of all time. Behind titles like Tetris, Wii Sports and The Oregon Trail.

Mojang has also announced that players will be able to change their in-game name with an update going live on February 4th. The system will allow players to change their name every 30 days. Changing your name will not change your status or inventory.

Minecraft: Pocket Edition is currently available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Minecraft is available on PC, Mac OS X, Linux, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and Playstation Vita.

Source: Mojang

New Halo: The Master Chief Collection Update Detailed

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Developer 343 Industries has announced that a new update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection is “undergoing further testing” ahead of its release later this week.

The latest patch will address a number of re-occurring issues in The Master Chief Collection, including an improvement to the matchmaking system, reducing the volume of the music in the multiplayer menus and tracking statistics in the main campaigns.

According to a blog post on Halo Waypoint, 343 Industries is still working on introducing fan-favourite playlists like Team Snipers and Team Doubles to The Master Chief Collection in a future update.

Since its release in November 2014 for Xbox One, The Master Chief Collection has received multiple patches and updates in order to fix re-occurring issues in all four Halo titles.

The persistent problems that The Master Chief Collection has had even resulted in Bonnie Ross, the head of 343 Industries, apologising to fans on behalf of the development team.

Listed below are full details on the upcoming patch for The Master Chief Collection:

MATCHMAKING:

  • Improved matchmaking search success rates.
  • Made an update to reduce instances of “Awaiting Privileges” matchmaking errors.
  • Made an update to ensure player counts more reliably match the expected numbers for each playlist.
  • Fixed an issue where player would sometimes appear to be searching in an incorrect “FIND GAME” screen.
  • Added countdown sound effect to the voting timer.

GENERAL MULTIPLAYER:

  • Made several improvements to party joining through the in-game Roster.
  • Made an update to ensure that the mute icon is visible while in Matchmaking.
  • Fixed an issue in Halo 4 where players could equip the same weapon as their primary and secondary weapons. 

GENERAL CAMPAIGNS:

  • Made several improvements to stat tracking for Halo: CE, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4.
  • Made changes to Halo 3 and Halo 4 scoring to ensure that players are not penalized for destroying empty vehicles.

GENERAL MENU:

  • Lowered the music volume level in multiplayer menus.
  • Fixed an issue where friend emblems in roster would show up as default when exiting a game session.
  • Made updates to UI and menus to improve multiplayer status messaging, such as when a player joins your lobby.

CONTROL LAYOUTS:

  • Made an update to the Halo 2: Anniversary “Legacy” Stick Layout. 

STABILITY:

  • Made stability improvements across multiple titles for campaign and multiplayer.

To find out more on The Master Chief Collection—which is comprised of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 4—have a read of Gamer Headlines’ review.

Video Game Releases for the Week of 01/19/2015

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2015 is finally starting to get interesting, with over 10 games launching throughout the week of January 19, 2015 – most we have seen out of the entire year so far. This week’s line-up includes much anticipated titles like Resident Evil HD Remaster, Citizens of Earth and the long-awaited Gat Out of Hell standalone expansion for Saint Row IV. Additionally, Gamer Headlines will be reviewing a bunch of the following games, so look out for that. Now, with that being said, enjoy this week’s video game releases! 

[Note: All of the dates and prices listed below are for North American territories. Also, keep in mind that this list is subject to change with new games potentially announced or launching this week without notice.]

 

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  • Best of Arcade Games

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita

Price: $TBD

Revisit classic arcade experiences with Best of Arcade Games, combining Brick Breaker, Tetraminos, Bubble Buster and Air Hockey in a single package. It’s a digital nostalgia trip where you can play your favorite classics and master them all over again.

 

  • Blackguards 2

Platforms: PC (Digital Only)

Price: $39.99

Blackguards 2 is the sequel to the Turn-Based Strategy RPG involving hexagonal grid movement. It’s up to you to defeat the Vanquishers of the Nine Hordes by recruiting mercenaries, gaining additional abilities and wreaking havoc in Aventuria through the 20 hours of gameplay this experience has to offer.

 

  • Citizens of Earth

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Wii U, PC, 3DS, PlayStation Vita – (Digital Only on All Platforms)

Price: $14.99

Conquer the world as the newly elected Vice President in the Earthbound/Suikoden/Pokémon-inspired RPG Citizens of Earth. Recruit NPC characters to fight your battles without getting your hands dirty to save the world from total madness. Look out for our review in the coming days.

 

  • Ironclad Tactics

Platforms: PlayStation 4 (Digital Only)

Price: $14.99 (+20% Discount for PlayStation Plus Members)

Two years after its original PC debut, the fast-paced, cards-based Tactics game, Ironclad Tactics, is now heading to the PS4. This version of the title will include all of the available add-on campaigns, while also keeping its very engaging co-op element where you and a friend can play through it together in its entirety.

 

  • Motorcycle Club

Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

Price: $39.99

Race with 22 official motorcycles including licenses from BMW, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM and Suzuki. You’ll be able to take on the game’ s Tournament Mode through 20 difficult circuits or the 40 challenges with the most faithfully reproduced ways to play.

 

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster

Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC – (Digital Only on All Platforms)

Price: $19.99

Revisit the zombie-infested mansion in the HD remastering of the 1996 Survival Horror classic. Though this release is an upgraded version of the 2002 Gamecube remake, you will still be able to enjoy the enhanced visuals, new control scheme, widescreen support and the high quality sound as you take on the role of Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield of the S.T.A.R.S elite task force as they investigate the sudden disappearance of their fellow team members in the outskirts of Raccoon City. Stay tuned to Gamer Headlines for our full review.

 

  • Saints Row IV: Re-Elected

Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC

Price: $49.99

Deep Silver is bringing Saints Row IV to current gen consoles with the Re-Elected version of the 2014 Open World title. As the President of the United States and the Leader of the Saints, you must save Steelport from the evil Zinyack in a ridiculously over-the-top virtual rendition of the city. Additionally, the Re-Elected package comes in with the Gat Out of Hell expansion, which can also be bought separately. Look out for Gamer Headlines’ review this week.

 

  • Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell

Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC

Price: $19.99

In this standalone expansion for Saints Row IV, you take on the role of Johnny Gat as he descends to the depths of well, with his ally Kinzie, to save the Leader of the Saints that has been kidnapped by Satan. We will also have a review up for this title so stay tuned.

 

  • Splice

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 – (Digital Only on Both Platform)

Price: $14.99 (+20% Discount for PlayStation Plus Member, Cross-Buy)

Splice is a Puzzle game inspired by science where you must rearrange cellular stands. It’s an immersive experience that will keep you hooked with its cinematic soundtrack and rewardingly difficult gameplay. Splice is another game that we will have the review for on Gamer Headlines, so keep a look out.

 

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  • Punch-Out!!

Platform: Wii U (Digital Only)

Price: $19.99 ($9.99 for the First Week of Release)

Announced for the Wii U eShop during last week’s Nintendo Direct, the 2009 Wii Punch-Out!! title is coming to Nintendo’s digital distribution platform this week. Because the original game supported the Wii Classic Controller, it will be playable with the Wii U GamePad as well. Additionally, it will be 50 percent off for the first week following its release.

 

  • The Next Penelope

Platform: PC (Digital Only)

Price: $TBD (Early Access)

The Next Penelope is an indie-developed, fast-paced action Racing game that has a huge emphasis on challenge, risk-taking and rewards. It’s releasing on Steam Early Access this week, so expect the full release within the coming months.

 

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  • Grey Goo

Platform: PC (Digital Only)

Price: $TBD

As one of three factions: The Humans, The Beta or The Goo, you must master the classic Real-Time Strategy mechanics to survive and take control of the Ecosystem 9 planet. You can also take the fight outside of Single-Player and face against additional opponents through Matchmaking, or simply create your own maps and share them with the community.


 

What are some of your gaming plans for this week? Let us know in the comments below and, as always, stay tuned to Gamer Headlines for all things gaming.


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The Horus Heresy: Drop Assault Retells Isstvan III on iOS

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The Horus Heresy: Drop Assault Retells Isstvan III on iOS

Mobile developer Complex Games has added another installment to Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 franchise with The Horus Heresy: Drop Assault. Releasing worldwide last week on Thursday, January 15th, the game is a strategy title set during the Horus Heresy, a period of time in the franchise’s fictional universe where the galaxy was besieged by traitorous super soldiers of humanity’s post-human defenders, the Space Marines. Although it has officially launched on iOS devices, the game’s developer promises that an Android version will be released soon.

Boasted to apparently be the first videogame to place the Warhammer 40,000 in this setting, The Horus Heresy: Drop Assault takes place on Isstvan III, the third planet in a distant system where the Horus Heresy was realized. 10,000 years before the franchise’s namesake, players have to choose between the Loyalists and the Traitors in this galactic civil war. The Loyalists are those who still remain loyal to the franchise’s fictional god-like leader, simply known as the Emperor of Mankind, whereas the Traitors are those who (in the eyes of the Loyalists) have turned their back on the Emperor to follow a new leader: Horus, the once revered Warmaster of the Imperium and trusted son of the Emperor.

Regardless of whichever side is chosen, players will be able to build and customise bases and armies to break the stronghold of their enemy through “intense tactical warfare.” Like how it can be done with the table-top or roleplaying hobby, there will also be an option for players to create their own space marine Chapters (or more accurately Legions, as per the game’s place in the Warhammer 40,000 timeline). Players will be able to fly their own colors with friends and rivals as they engage in an online multiplayer Skirmish gamemode.

“The guys at Complex have been working long and hard to make a fantastic game from this most infamous of conflicts from the Horus Heresy era and it shows. It’s compelling, fun and captures the desperate trials of the Isstvan III campaign wonderfully, and you get to field Glaive tanks and Reaver Titans! What’s not to like?” said the head of Games Workshop Licensing, Jon Gillard.

The Horus Heresy: Drop Assault is a free game to download that features in-app purchases. Published by CROOZ, the game is 92.1MB in size, and requires iOS 7.0 and above. The game is also compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches, although it is optimized for iPhone 5. You can find the game over on the App Store.

[ Source: Drop Assault ]

The Order: 1886’s Trophy List Revealed

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The Order: 1886

PlayStation 4-exclusive The Order: 1886 has had its complete trophy list released online.

The list, which consists of 22 trophies, requires players to complete a handful of weapon-related tasks, including 75 kills using a pistol and killing 40 enemies with “science weapons.”

Meanwhile, trophies are also included for scavenging collectibles like photographs, documents and newspapers found in The Order: 1886’s world.

Only one trophy, however, is based on the main campaign in The Order: 1886—which is rumoured to be between 10-12 hours—with players needing to complete the story on any difficulty (the trophy’s name hints at a possible spoiler).

Recently, developer Ready at Dawn confirmed that The Order: 1886 is now officially gold, meaning that the title’s development is complete.

Initially announced at Sony’s 2013 E3 press conference, The Order: 1886 is set in an alternative timeline and centres upon the efforts of an old order attempting to defend London’s citizens from supernatural creatures.

Running on the RAD Engine 4.0, The Order: 1886 will launch on February 20th, 2015 for PS4.

Courtesy of Exophase.com, The Order: 1886’s 22 trophies are listed below:

The Grail

Collect all Trophies 

A Knight No More

Complete the game (any difficulty)

The Marksman

Kill 5 enemies with a headshot during Blacksight

Well Rounded

Kill an enemy with every weapon 

Modern Marvels

Kill 40 enemies with science weapons

Collateral Damage

Kill 3 enemies with a single explosion

Between the Eyes

Kill 100 enemies with a headshot

Undivided Attention

Kill 25 enemies during Blacksight

From the Hip

Kill 25 enemies without aiming

Box Your Ears

Kill 15 enemies with melee attacks

Snuffed Out

Kill 7 enemies with silent takedowns

Gunslinger

Kill 75 enemies with pistols

The Hunter

Kill 10 Lycans

Up in Flames

Incinerate 15 enemies

Inspector First Class

Find all inspect items

Archivist

Collect all phonograph cylinders

Well-read

Inspect all newspapers

Detail Oriented

Inspect all photographs and documents

Power of Observation

Inspect all objects

Brilliant!

Shoot an airborne grenade during Blacksight

Discombobulated

Stun an enemy 30 times with the M2 ‘Falchion’

Highly Volatile

Detonate 10 powder kegs

The Order: 1886 Officially Goes Gold

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The Order: 1886 Officially Goes Gold

The CEO, founder and creative director at the California-based Daxter developer Ready at Dawn has announced that the studio’s latest title and PlayStation 4 exclusive, The Order: 1886, has officially gone gold. This essentially means that the development for the game has finished, and that the alternate London third-person shooter will soon release to the gamers next month. 

Ru Weerasuriya, the CEO in question, announced this final stage of The Order: 1886’s development on Twitter. “Here’s to everyone who walked the road with us,” he exclaimed, tweeting an accompanying image of a row of wine glasses filled with apparently champagne along with the announcement.

It’s likely that nothing new will be added to the game until after its release on Friday, February 20th, as the term “going gold” means that the product (in this case a game) is ready to be delivered to consumers. 

The Order: 1886 takes place in alternate history where an ancient order sees to the protection of humanity from monsters, such as werewolves and half-breeds. Several centuries ago in the game’s fictional universe, war broke between humans and humans who took on more beastial traits. Humanity has been losing this one-sided conflict ever since it started, with the half-breeds being superior in strength regardless of their low numbers.

What is The PlayBox 4One?

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For anyone of you that frequent swap-meets, the name PlayBox 4One sounds like one of those cheap Chinese knock-off consoles you’d see right next to the guy who sells knives and plagiarized video games. However, this is not one of them. This machine is the product of a man who had both an Xbox One and a Playstation 4 and decided to join the two into a laptop-style gaming machine. 

The Dr. Frankenstein behind this Console Monster is seasoned modder Eddie Zarick, and he makes laptop versions of both the Xbox One and Playstation 4 as a hobby and sells them online. This one creation was only created once as a custom order Zarick received from a customer. He also sells what he calls The Playbook 4 and the XBook One (not kidding) for $1,500 each, which makes this particular duo-console machine to be roughly around $3,000.

If you’re curious to see how the PlayBox 4One looks, the images below were uploaded by Eddie Zarick himself via his blog:

Playbox 4one 5

Playbox 4one

Playbox 4one 4

Playbox 4one 3  

Looks cool, right? Regardless of what the featured image implies, the PlayBox 4One can only power on one console at a time.

The last image is an inside look at how both the machines are able to be crammed into this pretty small laptop box. Unless you have the innate ability to determine which piece of tech is which, here’s some help: the Playstation 4 can be seen on the left side of the unit while the Xbox One takes up the right side. Both of which are connected to a series of adapters in order to set up the back panel where everything connects. Zarick assure everyone that regardless of how it seems, the device does not suffer any cooling issues.

Along with pictures of the device, Zarick also uploaded a video showcasing his creation which can be seen below. If you or any one you know would like to contact Eddie Zarick and arrange a deal to obtain one of his creations, you can click the link here which will direct you to his website.

If his prices are too high for you, then just grab your Xbox One and Playstation 4, tape them together, and set them next to your TV.

New Preview Video for Fan Made Jak II HD Remake Using CryEngine Released

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Jak II

A new trailer has been released for a fan made project that will recreate Jak II in its entirety using CryEngine. The mod is entitled Jak II Renegade: Reborn and it looks absolutely beautiful. The trailer released shows off the ‘Pumping Station’ level. The trailer is only a minute long, but it showcases different environments and the fantastic lighting. You can check out the full trailer below.

Jak II Renegade: Reborn is another notable fan remake to keep an eye on after the news of a Super Mario 64 HD remake and an Attack on Titan fan game. There has yet to be any more information on Jak II Renegade: Reborn, but keep your eyes on GamerHeadlines for any new information about the project. You can also follow the ‘Floordan’ Youtube channel to be notified of new videos about the project when they are released.

Jak II, or Jak II Renegade in Europe is a platforming game from the Jak and Daxter series developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation 2. The game originally released in 2003. However, there have been re-releases on PS3 and PS Vita.


Source: Reddit


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