An extremely rare Nintendo PlayStation prototype (also known as a SNES-CD) has been found in an attic in America.
As reported by Polygon, Dan Diebold found the console – one of only about 200 made – a couple of years ago, but has only now managed to get photos of it online.
The console came into the possession of Dan's father Terry when he worked as a maintenance man at a company called Advanta Corporation, whose president was former Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Olaf Olafsson.
When Advanta went bankrupt, Terry Diebold was ordered to throw a pile of stuff out, and that’s where he found the console.
"He kept a bunch of stuff from there," Dan Diebold said. "My dad has tons of old systems and shit. He keeps everything."
Comedian David Cross says Bungie toyed with the idea of making Destiny’s Ghost more of a comic relief character.
Speaking with IGN, Cross said he and fellow comedian Brian Posehn were flown to Bungie headquarters to punch-up the script for the flying AI, which was voiced by actor Peter Dinklage.
"Brian Posehn and I got asked and jumped at the chance," he said. “We were both very excited about it.”
AllGamesBeta has uploaded 51 screenshots from the Star Wars: Battlefront PC alpha.
The first set were taken during the game’s co-op survival mode on Tatooine, while the second set are from a competitive multiplayer session on Hoth.
All screens were taken with PC settings on Ultra, and are available to view on AllGamesBeta at a resolution of 4K: Hoth, Tatooine.
A new-ish version of Minecraft is on its way, this time for Windows 10.
Microsoft announced Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition at Minecon in London over the weekend, and pledged that it would be free for those that already own the game, and US$10 for everyone else while still in beta.
The beta kicks off on July 29.
Telltale has unveiled the cast and setup of Minecraft: Story Mode at Minecon in London.
The game has you control Jesse (voiced by actor and comedian Patton Oswalt), who along with his friends reveres the legendary Order of the Stone; four adventurers who slayed an Ender Dragon.
The Order are the very best at what they do: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect. While at EnderCon, Jesse and his friends discover that something is wrong... something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and they must set out on a journey to find The Order of the Stone if they are to save their world from oblivion.
Funcom has transitioned its Lego Minifigures Online MMO from a free-to-play model to a more traditional single price point.
The move flies in the face of usual industry practices, which have seen many massively multiplayer games go free-to-play after problematic pay-to-play launches.
"It became clear to us that free-to-play business model wasn't working as well as we had hoped for with the intended audience, and it was detrimental to the gameplay experience," said Minifigures executive producer Lawrence Poe.
GX Australia in Sydney will become Down Under's first queer game convention next year.
Formerly known as GaymerX (and itself the subject of feature documentary Gaming in Colour), the festival originated in San Francisco in 2013, and is currently acquiring funding from publishers and other companies to make the show happen in Australia.
"We want to create an opportunity for people who feel out of place at mainstream gaming and pop culture conferences the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals, hang out with others like them, and have fun without worrying that they might be made to feel unwelcome," said GX Australia director Joshua Meadows.
Former California State Senator and staunch anti-violent-game activist Leland Yee has pled guilty to charges of racketeering.
Yee's admissions included accepting bribes in an official capacity, as well as engaging in a conspiracy that involved money laundering and the illegal shipment of weaponry from the Philippines to the United States; the charges were reduced to racketeering as a result of his plea.
Back in 2005, Yee authored a controversial state law that, had it not been overturned by the US Supreme Court, would have criminalised the sale of violent video games to children, with little official line as to what constituted "violent".
Uncharted 4's single-player component will run at 30fps, while the multiplayer is aiming for 60fps, Naughty Dog says.
Following a stream of an extended version of the game's E3 demo, the developers confirmed the single-player game will run at 30 frames per second in 1080p resolution.
Co-lead designer Anthony Newman cited development time as the reason for sticking to 30fps.
“The Witcher 3 is a thrilling, expansive, and deep RPG with more character, emergent gameplay, and interesting stories to tell than any game released in the past few years.”
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