On this weeks show: It’s been a busy few weeks for EA, they’ve announced they will not develop for the Wii-U, discontinuing their online pass system and refusing to pay royalties to gun manufactures for their use of real guns in their games. On the cusp of Microsoft’s next console launch we get a few confirmations about the hardware and software specifications, Diablo III deals with a currency dupe, and the Ouya system has found some new funding, but at what cost? Find out on this episode of Gamer Escape News.
We’ve talked about some kickstarters in the past. Today’s news shows the launch of a similar platform- with more farting.
A site for Nintendo’s upcoming launch of Game & Wario has surfaced. Being called Crowdfarter, it lets people donate coins by tweeting or liking the page. Like Kickstarter, Crowdfarter has a variety of reward tiers that will allow contributors access to wallpapers, ringtones or a digital badge saying that you Crowdfarted.
Today, Square Enix announced a Director’s Cut version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution for the Wii U.
The game will feature various uses for the Wii U Gamepad including hacking using the touch-screen, the ability to edit maps, sniping, grenade throwbacks and other neural hub enhancements. The Director’s cut will also provide players access to in-game guides and developer commentaries. The Tong’s Rescue and Missing Link contents are also included, now woven directly into the story.
You can check out some images of how the Wii U Gamepad will be used after the jump!
Back in November, we heard rumblings that a console version of Resident Evil: Relvations might be on its way. Today, Capcom officially announced that Resident Evil: Revelations will arrive on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC on May 21st for North America and the 24th for Europe. Prior to previous thoughts that this may be a digital only title, Revelations will be available both at retail and digitally on all platforms. The game will be available digitally for PS3 and PC on May 21st with Xbox and Wii U to follow.
The console version will feature a new enemy, an extra level of difficulty and improvements to Raid Mode including new weapons, skill sets and the option to play as Hunk in addition to other characters from the series. The game will be taking advantage of ResidentEvil.net- the online community that launched with Resident Evil 6 that gives players access to special events as well as opportunities to unlock game content.
We’re excited to see this title coming to consoles but have to wonder if its $49.99 price tag will put off players of the 3DS version from re-buying this title. As for those that haven’t played Revelations, it’s definitely the best Resident Evil game to come out of Capcom in the past year.
Capcom has confirmed today that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be arriving on March 19th for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U for North America and March 22nd in Europe. The game will be available both at retail and digitally for both systems.
A demo will be released on February 21st for both systems.
The game comes packed with over 200 quests, making it the biggest Monster Hunter yet. Players can play by themselves, online or locally using a combination of three Nintendo 3DS’ and a Wii U.
Ubisoft recently confirmed Assassin’s Creed III will be receiving it’s first major DLC content: Tyranny of King Washington. The original trailer was featured in the VGA award show this past weekend.
The DLC campaign will take place after the events of the revolution end. The fictional story demonstrates an alternate version of history, where Washington decides to unite the colonies under his iron fist, proclaiming himself to be King. The story will be broken up into three episodic content packs. In the trailer (featured in the full post of this article), Washington describes his greed for power, and establishing an empire fed by war and ultimately an empire with one crown and ruler. Connor returns as the one man who can stop King Washington’s tyranny. The trailer also shows Connor wearing a wolf skin pelt.
Ubisoft also confirmed today the details of two more bits of DLC for Assassin’s Creed III, which include: new maps and new playable characters for multiplayer.
All of the DLC will be available through the Assassin’s Creed III season pass, purchasable for 2400 Microsoft Points on Xbox live or or $29.99 on PSN and PC, and will be available soon. Ubisoft also stated that the season pass offers a discount of 25% if the content was purchased individually.
With the launch of any console it’s not uncommon to see people listing them on eBay for more than the price at retail. The Wii U has been popping up quite a bit on the auction website over the past week. And then… there’s this: a cardboard cutout of a Wii U Gamepad. No one would buy that right? …Right?
With 59 bids in the can at the time of this post, the high tech piece of equipment above is currently up to $25,600.00. The description simply states “The title explains it all”.
In just two days, Nintendo’s Wii U will be available for the gaming masses (or gaming few depending on availability).
I can still remember waiting outside of a local Walmart at 5:00am the day the Wii came out. Lucky for me, it decided to snow for the first time that year. The management came outside, hoping to help clear the line of anybody that wouldn’t be acquiring one of these new game machines. “We have twenty of them, we’re going to go down the line, if you want one let us know, only one per person.” Oddly enough, there were exactly that many people in line that were looking to purchase the system.
The manager came back out a few minutes later to give us tickets to exchange for the console at the register. When he got to the last woman in line, he found himself without a ticket to give her.