Modeled after a pizza pie with a single slice removed, Pac-Man could be considered gaming’s first Survival Horror star. Think about it, he spends most of his time fleeing from the undead while collecting items in a maze-like environment. Sure, every once in a while he found a power pellet that allowed him to kill a ghost but they never stayed dead. Nom-Nom-Nom.
One year after the world was shown the first teaser trailer for “Grand Theft Auto V”, Rockstar Games released the second trailer for the upcoming fifth installment of their popular open-world franchise full of crime and car-jacking on Wednesday. The trailer shows off the new feature that “Grand Theft Auto V” is bringing to the series which is the fact that gamers will control three separate characters this time around as opposed to a single protagonist.
“Grand Theft Auto V” is scheduled to release in the spring of 2013.
Gearbox Software released patch notes to an update for the PC version of “Borderlands 2” this past Tuesday that included a fix to the controversial Bee shield. The legendary drop allowed players with full shields to continuously punish foes with massive amounts of damage, thus giving fans the ability to down the game’s massive boss fights in mere seconds. Some upset about the change are calling the patch a nerf, while Gearbox Software simply says they fixed a broken piece of gear in the game.
Bioware announced on Monday that the next “Mass Effect” title won’t be developed by their Edmonton based studio as all previous games of the franchise have been. Instead, Bioware Montreal will be taking over control as the new development team for the developer’s hit science fiction epic. Bioware’s Montreal studio isn’t unfamiliar with the space RPG series, as they are the team responsible for the “Mass Effect 3’ multiplayer mode as well as many of the game’s cutscenes. The studio head in charge of the next “Mass Effect”, Yanick Roy, had the following to say.
The other thing I can tell you is that, while it will be very respectful of the heritage built over the course of the first three games, with the original trilogy now concluded and the switch over to a new engine, we are exploring new directions, both on the gameplay and story fronts. You can still expect the pillars the franchise is known for to be fully intact though, including diverse alien races, a huge galaxy to explore, and of course rich, cinematic storytelling.
Now that Game Informer’s digital edition of their December issue (featuring an 18 page cover story for “Grand Theft Auto V”) has given fans their first glimpse of Rockstar Games’ upcoming crime series, gamers can get ready to find out even more juicy details on the franchise’s return to San Andreas as IGN announced they have spoken with the developer and will be showcasing “Grand Theft Auto V” news every day of the coming week.
GTAV Week on IGN is the first time that the general public will get to read up on what the upcoming title has in store for them since Game Informer’s reveal was available only to subscribers of the magazine. Fans can expect new details to emerge from the week-long expose as IGN has already stated that they will be walking fans through the game’s first mission and introducing them to the title’s three playable characters.
Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software, confirmed that the next “Borderlands 2” DLC will be releasing by the end of this year. DLC for the game has releases at a steady pace since the title’s September release. Another add-on releasing before the new year leaves the add-on less than two months left in this year to come out in, meaning fans will likely see the release of the game’s next downloadable content next month. It isn’t clear whether this new coming DLC will be a part of the “Borderlands 2” season pass or not, but Pitchford stated that details on the DLC will come soon. Later this morning he went on to tweet that a new DLC will come before another character class for the game, confirming that the next “Borderlands 2” add-on will not be the game’s sixth playable class.