Titanfall Canceled by EA in South Africa Due to Poor Performance, Respawn Won’t Ban Players Who Receive Titanfall Early
Following data derived from the game’s beta last month, Titanfall will not see a release in South Africa due to poor performance in the region, according to Electronic Arts South Africa. Make the jump to find out more.
On Thursday, Activision announced its second DLC pack, Devastation, for Call of Duty: Ghosts. The DLC will be released first for Xbox One and Xbox 360 on April 3. Make the jump to view the content pack’s trailer.
Tomb Raider – released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC – is set to pass the 6 million units sold mark by the end of this month, causing Square Enix and developer Crystal Dynamics’ reboot to surpass previously set profit expectations, according to a post on the game’s official Tumblr.
Shaquille O’Neal is making his mark on the video game industry once again with a new project titled Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, which is already up on IndieGoGo. If the title sounds familiar, it’s because the legendary NBA center released a similarly titled game, Shaq Fu, for Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo in 1994. Needless to say, it was a disaster, with websites like Shaqfu.com dedicated to finding and eliminating every copy of the game ever created.
The project is being headed by Big Deez Productions, a team composed of developers from games such as HALO, Street Fighter, Final Fantasy and more. Together, Shaq and Big Deez Productions are asking fans to contribute $450,000 to make the project happen. Check out a trailer for the game after the jump.
Gabe Newell, top dog at Valve, recently stopped by Reddit for an Ask Me Anything session with fans. Naturally he wouldn’t comment on topics like Half-Life 3, but he did drop an interesting nugget regarding SteamOS and Steam Machines.
Valve is currently partnering up with around a dozen third party companies to create gaming PCs that run SteamOS and provide an experience similar to a console. Many gamers have wondered if Valve will try to push sales of these Steam Machines with exclusive games, but Newell has confirmed that there are no planned SteamOS exclusives. So rest easy, console gamers. If Half-Life 3 ever does finally come out, you won’t have to buy a Steam Machine to play it.
Update: Titanfall‘s season pass will include three content packs and will be available for $24.99 from participating retailers for Xbox One on March 11 and Xbox 360 on March 25, according to the game’s official site. Players who purchase the season pass will receive a savings of $5. Alternatively, individual content packs can be purchased for $10 when they become available.
Origin PC users will be able to purchase a Titanfall Digital Deluxe offering, which will include the game and the season pass for $79.99 and is available for pre-order within the Origin store now.
After a number of rumblings and whisperings in the industry, the next (and apparently final) chapter in the Arkham franchise has been unveiled. Rocksteady will release Batman: Arkham Knight for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The game is being touted as the “explosive finale” to the franchise, and is listed by GameStop for an October 14 release date.
Arkham Knight will let players drive the Batmobile as a core element and will feature Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn. Quinn will also have four Challenge Maps as a pre-order bonus. You can catch the game’s first trailer after the jump.
Titanfall will have 15 maps, some of which will include the likes of ziplines and automated turret systems, according to a post on the game’s subreddit today.
The leaked information and images come from Reddit user FallenFusion, who claims that the details come from “a reliable source.” The initial post also notes that the information being divulged is different from the discoveries made by NeoGAF user RazorUK a few weeks a go. Hit the jump to find out more and view the leaked images.
A new story DLC for Batman: Arkham Origins titled ‘Cold, Cold Heart’ has been announced by Warner Bros. for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The add-on is scheduled for April 22 and will cost $9.99 for those without the game’s season pass.
The DLC will focus on the backstory of Mr. Freeze, allowing players to utilize new gadgets – like Thermal Gloves and Thermocharged Batarangs – and explore “iconic Gotham City locations” such as Wayne Manor. Warner Bros. has also promised that the DLC will take around several hours to complete. Check out a trailer for Arkham Origins‘ upcoming DLC after the jump.
The next installment in the Lego video game series, Lego The Hobbit, is set to release on April 8 in North America and April 11 in Europe, according to Warner Bros.
In direct correlation with Peter Jackson’s films based off of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, the game will follow the events from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.