Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag 04 Mar 2013 | Nothing to do punk rock, Ubisoft announces another trip back into the Animus in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.
|PR: Ubisoft| Ubisoft has announced the next installment in Assassin’s Creed series. Titled, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, we will get to meet a new hero and setting in what Ubisoft calls "the most diverse and seamless Assassin’s Creed world ever created."
Reassuring gamers that this is a quick turnout "one-off", the development cycle has been rolling for nearly two years - spearheaded by one of the veteran Assassin’s Creed teams in Ubisoft Montreal with support from Ubisoft studios in Annecy, Bucharest, Kiev, Quebec, Singapore and Sofia.
About our new Assassin Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is set to be released for the Xbox 360, Wii U, Windows, Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 on October 29, 2013.
PS4 Announced 20 Feb 2013 | Sony unveils their new console, aptly named the Playstation 4 - slated for release this year.
|Update| The long awaited news of a new console from Sony Entertainment has surfaced. It's true, the PlayStation 4 has finally been revealed and even better, will be in stores this holiday season.
Updated from a live presentation that spawned thousands of viewers online, the Japanese company took New York by storm with their announcement. It seems Sony has grown a lot since the PS3 debuted in 2006 and the new console, despite many major details like price, or even a physical version of the system, fans are high on the released details.
Updated hardware, a new DualShock 4 controller and more connectivity are the key highlights with the new console, not to mention a host of game trailers that were shown to spotlight the new games that will be released with the system. It looks like the rest of the details will be unveiled at this years E3 expo, were it also rumoured that Microsoft will drop similar news.
List of Confirmed PS4 titles Beyond: Two Souls - Quantic Dream Deep Down - Capcom Destiny - Bungie Diablo 3 - Blizzard Drive Club - Evolution Studios Final Fantasy (PS4) - Square Enix Infamous Second Son - Sucker Punch Killzone Shadow Fall - Guerrilla Games Knack - Studios Japan The Witness - Thekla, Inc Watch Dogs - UbiSoft Montreal
For more news, trailers, etc, check out the official PS site.
Classic White PS3 18 Jan 2013 | Perfect for the Canadian snowy winters comes a "Classic White" edition of the Playstation 3.
|Update| Sony has announced that a new color (Classic White) for the PlayStation 3 (PS3). The new snowy white gaming console comes bundled with a year-long membership to PlayStation Plus, and will become available for the first time in the United States and Canada on January 27, 2012 via the Classic White PS3 Instant Game Collection Bundle ($299.99 MSRP).
With a one-year membership to PlayStation Plus, gamers have an instant game collection with their subscription in the PlayStation Network. Consumers who purchase the new bundle will enjoy unlimited access to a regularly refreshed library of 12 PS3 games along with six games for PlayStation Vita (PS Vita), with new games added each month.
In addition to the 18 games in the Instant Game Collection, PlayStation Plus offers members exclusive discounts on games and downloadable content, early access to betas and automatic updates for both games and the latest system software. PlayStation Plus also provides online storage of up to 2GB for game saves (1GB on PS3 and 1GB on PS Vita).
A new PS3 sounds way better than shoveling. Happy purchasing.
Far Cry 3 Mobile App 09 Jan 2013 | Helping you get up-to-date data from Far Cry 3 is a newly released Mobile App Companion.
|Update| Ubisoft has announced the release of Far Cry outpost, a new mobile companion app for Far Cry 3.
With this Far Cry 3 mobile app for Multiplayer and Co-op, players can decode the encrypted data found during game sessions to earn advanced Weapon mods and customize their Loadouts on the go. Far Cry outpost also allows players to track their progress through the daily and weekly challenges, check out their stats and compare with their friends, and keep track of the maps created via the in game map editor.
• Decode the encrypted data you find in game to unlock advanced Weapon Mods and earn bonus XP. Don’t wait until you’re playing the game to start decoding. Instead, decode on the go! Once you unlock a Weapon Mod, you can accept it, give it to one of your friends or sell it for more XP straight from your phone.
• View and customize your Loadouts so that you’re ready to play once you’re back in the game.
• Keep track of your progress through the Daily and Weekly Challenges. Completing these Challenges will earn you XP.
• Check out your personal stats and the stats of your friends, including time played, level, top weapons, awards and more.
• Keep track of the maps you’ve made in the Map Editor. You can follow the current Tier placements and how many people have liked or favorited your maps.
Happy Holidays!! 25 Dec 2012 | Extreme Gamer would like to wish everyone a safe and wonderful Holiday season and New Years.
GTA: San Andreas 12 Dec 2012 | Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas sets up shop in the Playstation store.
|Update| One of the most bada** games ever, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is now available to download from the PlayStation Store.
In celebration of the release and to prepare fans to go back to San Andreas, we present "The Introduction" - the original 20-minute prologue video that highlights the action in the days before the story in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas begins. Take a look Grove Street peeps.
** Also: Xbox 360 players can also get San Andreas from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 1,200 MS Points.
New Halo Maps in December 29 Nov 2012 | Halo 4 is about to get the first of three Map Packs this December.
|Update| The first of three “Halo 4” War Games competitive multiplayer Map Packs hits Xbox LIVE on December 10 for 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE.
Titled Crimson, three new environments for you to wage battle on Xbox LIVE with friends, Wreckage- the manifestation of the chaos of war; Harvest- a canon concept brought to life – the doomed agricultural planet where humans first made contact with the Covenant, and Shatter- themed around natural crystalline surfaces and the huge UNSC factories mining them.
Map Descriptions • Wreckage: Wreckage is the manifestation of the chaos of war. A medium-sized, asymmetrical map great for accommodating a wide range of objective-based game modes including King of the Hill and Capture the Flag, it is a ravaged environment of crashed debris, where the surrounding destruction creates complex paths perfect for throwing off your opponents, or testing the limits of your Warthog.
• Harvest: Harvest is a canon concept brought to life – the doomed agricultural planet where humans first made contact with the Covenant. A small to mid-size map, Harvest is ideal for Capture the Flag. Here, you’ll need to get creative to effectively use light vehicles which are limited to the exterior pathways and can’t get into the bases, making this map perfect for infantry firefights and face-to-face skirmishes.
• Shatter: Shatter is themed around natural crystalline surfaces and the huge UNSC factories mining them. This large, symmetrical map is a playground for the Warthog and Mantis - its open pathways make it easy to get around, whether on foot or in vehicles. Shatter is a great fit for Dominion and the new game type Extraction.