A New Zealand man has been jailed for abusing his infant son, with late night gaming sessions deemed to be a contributing factor by the sentencing judge.
21 year-old Devon Ashley Bird of Waipukurau was sentenced to four years and five months in jail after pleading guilty to ill-treating a child and causing grievous bodily harm with reckless disregard, reports Hawke's Bay Today.
Bird abused his infant son on November 1, 2013. Bird's partner, the mother of the five-week old infant, woke him at 6.30am and asked him to care for the child, the court documents said.
Between then and 10am Bird's son received what a doctor described as "non-accidental trauma and extremely unusual for a five-week-old infant."
At 10.40am, Bird's mother arrived. Her son claimed the infant had "punched himself". Bird's mother said her grandson appeared to be distressed. He was admitted to hospital that afternoon. X-rays revealed a large fracture to the infant's skull, and more more than 20 other fractures all over his body.
Rockstar is bringing some holiday cheer to San Andreas with the Festive Surprise seasonal event.
The Festive Surprise event brings snow days and snowball fights, Christmas trees, knitted holiday sweaters.
Of course, there are also new weapons and vehicles, including the Homing Missile Launcher and Proximity Mines.
Telltale has announced that it's collaborating with Mojang to create Minecraft: Story Mode.
The game will be made with the help of the Minecraft community, said Telltale.
"We’re not intending on creating an 'official' story for Steve, or explaining the world of Minecraft in detail. It will be a cool game," said Mojang.
Polish developer CI Games has begun development on a sequel to Lords of the Fallen.
On Facebook, executive producer Tomasz Gop said, "We can confirm that the conceptual work of the Lords of the Fallen 2 underway" (translated by Bing).
Lords of the Fallen was released in October for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Red Dead Redemption developer Rockstar Games has finally addressed the constant stream of inquiries as to when gamers might expect to see a sequel to the much-loved game.
Red Dead Redemption was a huge success for the Grand Theft Auto V developer, but while there have been numerous indications that a sequel will inevitably follow, five years after its release there's still no official word.
"It’s wonderful to see so much excitement and enthusiasm for the Red Dead series, and nearly 5 years after Red Dead Redemption’s release(!)," said Rockstar in an Asked and Answered post on the developer's website.
Remember Me studio Dontnod has announced that its next game is an episodic adventure called Life is Strange.
The five-part game is an adventure with a gimmick: players can rewind to make different decisions and explore different outcomes.
"As Max you must uncover the disturbing truth behind your premonitions and learn that changing the past can sometimes lead to a devastating future," writes Dontnod.
The latest Dying Light trailer is a 'choose your own adventure' romp through the game's demo that you can play in your browser.
It highlights several features of the open world zombie title, including parkour, dropkicks, traps, and more.
It can be completed in under 10 minutes, so ignore the 25 minute run time.
Mass murder game Hatred was reinstated on Steam Greenlight by none other than Valve co-founder and managing director Gabe Newell.
In a message to Hatred developer Destructive Creations, Newell apologised for the game’s removal and wished the studio well with its development.
“Yesterday I heard that we were taking Hatred down from Greenlight,” he wrote.
Today’s Assassin’s Creed: Unity patch is supposed to weigh in at a chunky 6.7GB, but is many times that on Xbox One.
“We have received and confirmed reports that some Xbox One players who have previously applied Patch 3 are seeing a 40GB download instead of the expected 6.7GB download,” Ubisoft wrote on the Assassin’s Creed website.
“Unfortunately, an issue with the patch downloading process is replacing the entire game instead of just the parts affected by the patch. This is obviously not the expected behavior, and we apologize that many of you will have to wait longer than expected to complete this download.”
“The Crew doesn’t see the trees for the forest: its arresting vistas and beautiful set pieces can’t pave over its uneven execution and its dogged insistence on grinding. The Crew is Icarus in a V8 weighed down by a boot full of microtransactions.”
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