Rockstar Games is now beginning the rollouts of the $500,000 GTA$ Stimulus Package for GTA Online characters that were created throughout the month of October now that update 1.05 is live.
The money gift from Rockstar has long been delayed because of continued instability with GTA Online, but the studio has taken steps to ensure character progress isn't lost.
Community developer Gabe Graziani from Ubisoft has revealed the development team found it "very difficult, even nightmarish" to bring Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag to current gen Xbox 360 and PS3.
It seems they were spoilt by the "very smooth" time they had of making it for Xbox One and PS4, seeing as how they're "both very similar to PCs," he continued. AC4 is out for PC November 22nd.
Focus Home Interactive has announced that the 2.5 side-scrolling shooter Final Exam is now available for PC on digital distribution, and landing on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network on Friday, 8th November.
Ubisoft has released the "Defy the Rules" trailer for Assassin's Creed 4 showing off the Game Lab feature which will allow players to customize their multiplayer games, toggling various skills and abilities in the game.
Ubisoft has included some Assassin's Creed: Rising Phoenix title artwork in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag which can be found during its 'present day' segments. This could be official confirmation of the title.
Before now Ubisoft had denied the existence of the project, which a Spanish retailer had listed as a PlayStation Vita release before removing it.
Warner Bros. Interactive has posted a missive to fans apologizing for the massive bugginess of Batman: Arkham Origins.
A new stylised series has just launched called 'Stories from The City' with part one narrated by Basso who explains his take on The City, as it descends into death and decay. Despite all the gloom he's still hopeful.
Every new instalment in this series will explore The City through the eyes of a different character, describing what it's like to live in the "broken, repressed City" under Baron Northcrest.
Rockstar Games has just announced that the upcoming 1.05 update for GTA Online should be out "sometime early next week," with the GTA$ Stimulus Package also out before next weekend.
This new title update tackles "progress loss issues" which has been critical to deal with for the GTA$ Stimulus Package. They're also working on the "first part" of the Content Creator.
Tecmo Koei and Team Ninja's Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will be arriving on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 early next year on February 28th, 2014. We'll battle "fierce zombies" as resurrected cyborg-ninja Yaiba.
A trusty ninja sword and "mecha weapons" will make short stubby work of the zombie hordes in "brutal, over-the-top abandon." It uses a "stylized living comic book" art style.
Players who have explored Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag's modern age portion have found a tie-in to Watch Dogs with a little Easter Egg.
Two special editions have been announced for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 with a new trailer entitled 'Dracula's Vengeance' celebrating Halloween. Dracula's Tomb Premium Edition comes with actual tomb!
Granted it's only big enough for your Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 swag, but still - a tomb! There's a cheaper Steelbook Edition also on offer with alternative goodies.
Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has tweeted a cryptic message that could imply a HD re-release of 2005 action adventure Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks is in the works, or at least under consideration.
His tweet mentions someone placing a game guide to Shaolin Monks on his desk, and follows it with a teasing rhetorical question. Boon seems intent on keeping up his possible charade.
It's taken a while but the 6.3 million copies that Street Fighter II for SNES has now been surpassed by 2009's Resident Evil 5 at 6.5 million. That makes it Capcom's new best-selling title in history.
Of course if you want to count Street Fighter II Turbo's 4.1 million on top of that given that it took away sales from the original... Capcom has over 60 games that have cleared 1 million sales.
Ubisoft has implemented an Online Pass system for the resource metagame/mini-game Kenway's Fleet in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. If you want to partake then you need to be connected to Uplay servers.
It's a source of income for the single-player campaign, and is tied into the core mechanics. Kenway's Fleet is accessible via the ship's cabin on the Jackdaw.
During the Take 2 investor call, company CEO Strauss Zelnick revealed that Grand Theft Auto V shipped a whopping 29M units since its release a few weeks ago. Global sales passed 10M units.
Vampire-themed and medieval-set hack 'n' slash Blood Knights is set for Xbox Live Arcade this week, announces Kalypso Media. However it's sinking fangs into other platforms two weeks later November 13th.
We're promised "quick, deadly combat" in this "ferocious cooperative monster slaying" game. Humans and vampires are locked in battle, so we get RPG elements to give us an edge.
Frozenbyte has announced that Trine 2: Complete Story will be available for the PlayStation 4 as a launch title on the 15th November 2013. The bundle includes the original game along with the Goblin Menace expansion campaign as well as a secret unlockable level called the Dwarven Caverns.
Players have been wondering where the promised "Stimulus Package" from Rockstar for the severe online issues for Grand Theft Auto V's "GTA Online" portion has been. The studio promised the first half of a $500K compensation this week, but it hasn't materialized.
Batman: Arkham Origins was released yesterday, and already gamers are reporting serious issues with the game on all platforms.
Senior producer Ben Mattes for Batman: Arkham Origins admits the team at WB Games Montreal felt an internal "hesitation" when first tackling the project, fearing they'd fail to deliver that "special sauce".
After many trailers and hands-on previews that hesitation has largely lifted, with only about "one in a 1000" left playing the 'they're not Rocksteady, it won't be any good' card.