29 November, 2015

This Week In Videogames – 29/11/2015

All systems are back online! Just in time for another week of news from the infamous videogame industry, also Star Wars. Mostly Star Wars actually… No I don’t believe for even a second that you’re surprised, have fun!

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No Children Were Abducted In The Creation Of These Spartans

Through the power of 3D printing Halo 5: Guardians players can now purchase a physical rendition of their in-game Spartan IV, which is actually pretty neat considering how many different armour and helmet options there are to choose from.  Sandboxr is the company responsible for the 3D printing; gender, armour, helmet, visor, and colours are passed from Halo Waypoint, you can select from 3 different sizes, 5 different poses, and add custom text to the figure’s base. 

If you’re interested head on over to the Spartan customisation page on the Halo Waypoint site, prices range from $29.99, up to $89.99 depending upon the size chosen. I’ve ordered one of the small, 4-4.5 inch figures, but I’m not convinced they’ve haven’t just stolen my card details and legged it, we’ll have to wait and see I guess!

Attack On Store Shelves

Koei Tecmo’s Attack on Titan game got a release date… in Japan. It’s launching in February, and coming to Europe and North America sometime later next year, on the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita. In the meantime here’s the latest, hottest trailer – its anime as hell!

(Via Gematsu). 

More Star Wars You Say? Do Go On

Star Wars: Battlefront’s free DLC will start rolling out this Tuesday for players who preordered, Battle of Jakku features two maps, the largest of which will host a new game mode called Turning Point. Turning Point is a 40 player mode that sees the Rebels take the offensive in what sounds like a style reminiscent of Battlefield’s Rush:
“Rebels need to locate and capture one of three control points in Imperial control. The clock is ticking, but if the Rebel team succeeds with a capture additional time will be added and new control points will be available for capture. Moving through these increasingly challenging checkpoints, the ultimate goal is the Empire’s base where the final stand will take place.”
Star Wars: Battlefront Battle of Jakku Art

While on the subject of Battlefront, a game I happen to like a great deal, EA’s Vice President, Patrick Söderlund announced more free content on the way in the coming months:
“We will be adding more of what you love about the game, like new maps and Star Cards, for free in the coming months, in addition to all of the content we have coming with Season Pass. We’ll have more to share soon.”
(Star Wars: Battlefront [1] [2]).

Is This Remotely Necessary?

Intriguingly Shuhei Yosida, PlayStation’s cheery boss, revealed that Sony is working on bringing the PlayStation 4’s Remote Play functionality to the PC and Mac. 

Remote Play is the technology that allows the PS4 to stream its games to the PS Vita, and select Sony Xperia phones – it’s not a something I tend to partake in, but I do use the Wii U’s remote functionality from time to time, so I concede there is an actual use case. Similarly, Xbox One streaming is already offered on Windows 10 machines. Is this something anyone is looking for? If so let us know in the comments below, because I’m genuinely interested, it’s not something I frequently find myself wanting.

(Via Gamespot).

And So Passes The Age Of Rome

Creative Assembly announced a DLC out of nowhere this week for Total War: Attila, Age of Charlemagne is its name and judging by its place in Europe’s historical timeline, it sounds like it could shake Attila’s gameplay up considerably.

(Click to enlarge).

total War: Attila Age of Charlemagne swordsmen
total War: Attila Age of Charlemagne cavalrytotal War: Attila Age of Charlemagne battlefield

Age of Charlemagne kicks off 768AD meaning its Medieval, gone are the legionaries, replaced with knights and housecarls. The expansion brings a fresh map of Europe, a new ‘illuminated’ art style for the interface, and 8 new playable factions, which of course feature all new units. There’s now a concept of ‘war wariness’ that represents the toll war can take on a faction’s people, and the campaign will feature story and ‘kingdom’ events that can, if you choose, reshape history – you can apparently change your kingdom’s name and that’s huge,  I’m not even being sarcastic this time.

The expansion hits December 10th, for £9.99, catch the trailer below. Interested in Attila because of the upcoming expansion, or its reduced price in the on-going Steam sales? Then maybe give my review a read? 

(Total War Wiki).

If that trailer didn’t tickle you war-mongering pleasure centers then perhaps this one will? It’s the latest look at Creative Assembly’s next title, Total War: Warhammer, featuring feared Orc warboss Grimgor Ironhide and some sweet campaign map footage.

Hey, We’re Talking About It Again

I realise this site has kind of transformed into a Star Wars machine over recent months, but hey, I’m going to play what I’m going to play, and indeed watch what I’m going to watch. Hence this, the first trailer for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens Play Set! 

Don’t know about you, but I’ve been looking for a good reason to whip out my Sabine figure for a while now and this could be it, The Force Awakens Play Set releases December 18th. Are you curious about Disney Infinity 3.0, and more specifically its Star Wars offering? Well we’ve got the review for you. 

It Wasn’t My Fault!

This week we had outage that caused the site to be inaccessible for more than 24 hours and yes, it probably was my fault. I was messing around with some things, as I’m one to do, and not to get too technical but there’s a good chance that my messing was what broke the site, sorry about that. However my solution, which appears to be working perfectly, did not involve undoing my messing, in fact I don’t entirely understand how it worked at all… Regardless, things seem to be better than ever, so you’re welcome!

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