Sega's Sonic Team announced two new games in its venerable Sonic the Hedgehog franchise this weekend, at a 25th anniversary celebration at San Diego Comic-Con.
The first, Sonic Mania, is a 2D platformer that echoes the series' Sega Genesis era, though it will run on new-gen consoles and PC.
Alongside new levels, it also includes revamped versions of classic stages, and three playable characters - Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles.
Sega also announced Project Sonic, a 3D game featuring modern and classic versions of Sonic.
Kiwi-made local party brawler Swordy is now available on PC via Steam Early Access for US$15.
Aptly described as a game with 'chaotic physics-based action', Swordy pits you against friends and/or bots in arenas littered with medieval weapons like clubs, daggers, hammers, and of course, swords.
All movements in the game including attacks have a weight and acceleration, so keeping track of your momentum and direction is key for survival.
The full design document for a cancelled Indiana Jones adventure game has surfaced online.
A sequel to LucasArts' Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Indiana Jones and the Iron Phoenix never made it out of development.
Set in 1947, the game would have run on LucasArts' SCUMM engine, and would have seen Jones searching for the Philosopher's Stone in a race against in-hiding Nazi scientists.
Square Enix is in development on a role-playing game for the Apple Watch, entitled Cosmos Rings.
First reported by Famitsu, then confirmed via Square Enix's website, Cosmos Rings' development will be led by Takehiro Ando, and its art direction by Final Fantasy vet Yusuke Naora.
Ando created the Chaos Rings mobile RPG series, indicating the game could be a spin-off or spiritual sequel to that series.
Sacramento man Stephen Cebula has been indicted for threats made via Heroes of the Storm, says the Department of Justice.
Cebula, 28, was brought to Heroes publisher Blizzard's attention on July 3, when players reported him for making violent, sexual, and racist threats via in-game player chat.
Though he was quickly banned from chat, Cebula posted threats to Blizzard itself via Facebook, saying he would "pay [Blizzard] a visit with an AK47 amongst some other 'fun' tools."
The latest version of Nvidia's flagship Titan X video card is, according to the manufacturer, "the biggest GPU ever built".
Boasting 3,584 CUDA cores running at 1.53GHz, and 12GB of GDDR5X memory, Nvidia says the card is "even more reckless" than the recently announced GTX 1080.
Outperforming its predecessor by "up to 60 percent", the new card allegedly delivers 11 teraflops of computing performance.
The remake of 1994 sci-fi classic System Shock has been confirmed for PlayStation 4.
The PS4 version's 2018 release window was announced yesterday on PlayStation Blog by Nightdive Studios project director Jason Fader.
"There was such a huge demand for a PS4 version that we immediately did what we could to make that happen," said Fader.
The Ping Zero LAN event kicks off tonight at the North Shore Events Centre in Auckland.
This will mark the 49th LAN operated by Ping Zero, and the first in partnership with Kiwi retailer Mighty Ape.
Over the course of the weekend Mighty Ape will give away a custom-built gaming PC to one lucky attendee, while Ping Zero itself will contribute a prize pool valued at NZ$3000 for tournament prizes and giveaways.
Rocket League developer Psyonix says cross-platform play could happen if only Sony would co-operate.
Vice president Jeremy Dunham told IGN that the developers had solved the technical issues surrounding play between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
“We’re literally at the point where all we need is the go-ahead on the Sony side and we can, in less than a business day, turn it on and have it up and working no problem,” said Dunham.
“those eureka moments when your zombies devour the last survivor or shamble out the exit are nigh on euphoric”
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