Bethesda is backpedalling on its free-to-play action game BattleCry, according to correspondence with Progress Bar.
A rep from the publisher wrote, "We have concerns about the Battlecry game and whether it is meeting the objectives we have for it. We are evaluating what improvements the game needs to meet our quality standards."
Putting a productive face on the statement, the rep continued, "[Battlecry Studios] remains busy during this process on multiple projects."
BattleCry was unveiled in May 2014, and the team-based action game has since appeared at numerous trade shows and events, but was missing from EB Expo last weekend.
An exclusive beta was announced for Australia and New Zealand at PAX Australia last year, but like the game itself, that would appear to be on hold.
Sony has cut North American pricing on the PlayStation 4, following an earlier cut in Japan.
Prices have dropped in the US and Canada from USD400 and CAD450 to USD350 and CAD430, respectively, as of October 9th.
In addition to a number of bundles with major new titles, the cuts prepare Sony for the impending holiday season.
Trade union SAG-AFTRA now has the authority to call a strike over poor conditions for actors in video games, following a vote from its members.
The organisation "overwhelmingly" voted in favour of the strike, with 96.52% of its members indicating to the affirmative.
A 75% majority was required to authorise a strike.
Microsoft has detailed the DLC plan for Rise of the Tomb Raider, which includes an array of microtransactions.
According to the Xbox Store listing for the timed Xbox exclusive, the game will receive three major DLC packs, plus a "steady stream" of new gear and the game's so-called Expedition Cards.
The main DLC releases are an "extreme" Endurance survival mode; new tomb Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch; and Cold Darkness Awakened, a horde mode featuring infected predators.
Bethesda today announced PC and console requirements for anticipated RPG Fallout 4, as well as the unlock times for digital downloads.
The PC system requirements are as follows:Minimum
The Entertainment Software Association has criticised a UN report on cyberviolence for promoting "outdated notions of video games and gamers."
Entitled "Cyber Violence Against Women and GIrls: A World-Wide Wake-Up Call," the UN report delves into the "systemic societal concern" of gender-motivated cyberviolence.
Though the report does not focus on video games (GamerGate is merely one example cited), the video game industry's trade association and lobby group took exception to one of the few paragraphs that do.
Cult horror favourite Pathologic will receive the HD remaster treatment later this year, in addition to an all-new remake, says developer Ice-Pick Lodge.
Pathologic Classic HD brings with it improved graphics, numerous bug fixes, and most importantly, a new English translation, with redone voice acting.
The original game's poor translation (from Russian) was, in the developer's own words, "the major issue that had previously disallowed international audiences from accessing it."
“It’s no exaggeration to say that the core gameplay sets a new standard for the genre – it’s a shining example of puzzle gaming done well.”
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