◆ Thursday night only, Aucklanders in the central city can use the Uber app to get picked up by a horse-drawn carriage decked out The Order: 1886-style. The carriage is set up with a TV and PlayStation 4, so passengers can have a play of the game during their ride around the Ponsonby area. Those interested need to download the Uber app, enter the promotion code 1886UBER, locate themselves at 5 Rose Road in Ponsonby, and request their ride between 7:00pm and 8:30pm.
◆ EA Access subscribers will get 10 hours of Battlefield Hardline game time up to five days before launch, starting March 12. All of multiplayer and the prologue and first episode of the new single player campaign will be available, and all progress carries over to the full game.
◆ Auckland-based two-man studio Lost Goblin has released its first mobile game, MonsterMaze: Defense of the Cookies! for iOS and Android. It calls the game “a revival of the classic maze building tower defense experience that made the genre what it is today”.
◆ Action-JRPG Dragon Quest Heroes is getting a release in Australia and New Zealand on PlayStation 4 this year, Square Enix has confirmed.
◆ NBA Live 15 has been added to the EA Access vault, so subscribers can now download it for free.
◆ Side-scrolling skateboarder OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood will launch for PlayStation 4 and Vita on March 4. It includes split and hidden routes, a four-player local multiplayer mode, and new combos, and supports Cross-Buy and Cross-Save.
◆ Indie 2D cover-based shooter Not A Hero is set to launch on PC on May 8, and on PlayStation 4 and Vita later this year.
◆ World of Tanks is coming to Xbox One this year. The Xbox One version will come with all the content and features of the Xbox 360 version, and will support cross-play between both platforms.
◆ A demo for ScreamRide is now available on both Xbox One and Xbox 360, within which you can try out each of the three career modes: ScreamRider, Engineer, and Demolition Expert. The game launches on March 6.
◆ The Pandora Internet Radio app is now available for download on Xbox One in Australia and New Zealand. It supports Kinect Gestures and Voice Commands, and Xbox One users can Snap Pandora to the screen in order to simultaneously listen to Pandora and play a favourite game.