Resident Evil HD remake gets its first trailer

Boy does it look like the series at its creepy best.

Capcom has released the first trailer for their new HD remake of Resident Evil.

The new trailer shows a combination of cinematics and gameplay footage from the new version of Shinji Mikami's survival horror classic.

It is being built using the excellent remastered version of Resident Evil that was released on the GameCube as a template and so far it looks like it manages to capture the atmosphere of the original.

Resident Evil is being remastered for PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 and is due to be released in 2015.

Capcom working with Dimps on a what is probably Street Fighter V

Yoshinori Ono hints at a new fighting game from Capcom.

Capcom has announced that they are working with Dimps on a new fighting game.

They have worked together previously on both Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter X Tekken as well as the many iterations of SF IV that have been released.

Capcom's Yoshinori Ono said on Twitter, “We are recruiting colleagues to work together with us at Dimps studio for new FG.” Capcom working with Dimps on a what is probably Street Fighter V

Earlier in the summer Capcom revealed that they were in the “early planning stages” of work on Street Fighter V and, given Dimps' history with the series it is very likely that this new game is SF V.

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New Titanfall update adds Titan-free combat gameplay mode

Pilot Skirmish mode arrives today with game update 6.

The latest Titanfall update has arrived for the PC and Xbox One bringing with it new game modes the usual array of refinements and bug fixes.

The main addition is the brand new Pilot Skirmish game mode which is an eight-on-eight mode that features just pilots and no Titans. It also makes Marked For Death a permanent addition to Titanfall's list of gameplay modes.

Respawn has brought a few refinements to Burn Cards. They can now be purchased from the Black Market individually and there's a new auto-fill feature that means you'll never head into combat without all three slots filled. New Titanfall update adds Titan-free combat gameplay mode

They've also improved the matchmaking system so that you'll no longer be penalised joining a losing team half-way through a match with a loss on your record although you will score a win for joining the winning team late.

Thanks ArcadeSushi.

OnLive coming to Philips' new range fo Android-powered smart TVs

Philips teams up with OnLive to offer an alternative to Sony's PS Now-equipped Bravia TVs

OnLive has announced a new partnership with TP Vision which will see them bring the game streaming service to Philips' upcoming range of Android-powered smart TVs.

Users of the game streaming service will be able to access OnLive through the new devices by simply connecting a compatible Bluetooth controller or Bluetooth keyboard and mouse to their new TV straight out of the box

It also includes new support for Philips' Ambilight LED lighting system which wreathes their TVs in a halo of light that matches the glow of the screen. OnLive coming to Philips' new range fo Android-powered smart TVs

OnLive's Rick Sanchez said, “Integrating OnLive directly onto Philips TVs powered by Android is a perfect example of how even the most graphically demanding games can be delivered into the living room without the need for dedicated high-end gaming hardware. OnLive delivers gaming with the same instant-on convenience and benefits that is driving consumers’ surging interest for on-demand video and music services.”

Explore the rest of the solar system with Google's Destiny Planet View

Google and Bungie team up to give Destiny fans a look at the Moon, Mars and Venus

Google has been working with Bungie to create a new preview site for Destiny offering a unique new look at the rest of the solar system.

Destiny Planet View offers eager fans the chance to explore the Moon, Mars and Venus Google Street View-style giving players a first look at all of the game's extra-terrestrial environments.

This is the first time that a game world has been mapped using Google's Street View technology and it's a fairly entertaining teaser of what to expect whe Destiny arrives.

Destiny is due to be released on PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on September the 9th which is now just a week away.

Dead Or Alive 5: Last Round coming to next-gen consoles

Team Ninja's latest brawler getting remastered for PS4 and Xbox One

Koei Tecmo has announced that they are bringing Team Ninja's brawler Dead Or Alive 5 to PS4 and Xbox One.

Dead Or Alive 5: Last Round includes brand new content for the for the series and promises to be “the comprehensive Dead Or Alive 5 experience” according to the press release.

Team Ninja's Yosuke Hayashi said, “Dead Or Alive 5 Last Round marks an exciting step forward for the franchise, and one that fans have been asking for. Bringing the game to a new generation of consoles is allowing us to create the most graphically striking version of any Dead or Alive game ever, and we are very happy to give our fans the chance to experience our signature high energy fighting entertainment as only the latest consoles can deliver it.”

Koei Tecmo has further confirmed via VideoGamer that Dead Or Alive 5: Last round will run at 60fps in full 1080p on both the PS4 and the Xbox One. Any purchased DLC for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the original release is fully transferrable to the PS4 and Xbox One versions respectively.

Dead Or Alive 5: Last Round will be released on PS4 and Xbox One, as well as PS3 and Xbox 360 in the spring of 2015.

Voting opens up for GamesAid's charity of 2014

Nine charities nominated for GamesAid's support this year.

GamesAid has now opened the polls to discover who will be their chosen charity of 2014.

Nine charities have been nominated for this year's round of voting which begins today and runs until 12pm BST on Tuesday the 9th of September.

Voting opens up for GamesAid's charity of 2014

This year's nominees are:

  • Accuro
  • Action For Kids
  • Jigsaw4U
  • Lifelites
  • MAPS
  • Myasthenia Gravis Association
  • Safe At Last
  • Special Effect
  • The Honeypot Children’s Charity

All members of GamesAid are eligible to vote and if you're not a member it's a simple matter to join

Nintendo is promising that 2015 will be a very good year for Wii U owners with a great selection of big releases coming to the console.

In the first six months alone of 2015 they have Splatoon, Yoshi's Wooly World, Mario Maker and Project Giant Robot.

This is followed up by the release of Kirby And The Rainbow Curse, Shigeru Miyamoto's new Star Fox title, Xenoblade Chronicles X and Zelda Wii U in the second half of the year. Nintendo promising a good 2015 with Zelda, Star Fox and Splatoon coming to Wii U

Of course, they still have some big releases planned for this year with the Western release of Hyrule Warriors, Super Smash Bros Wii U and Bayonetta 2 on their war before Christmas.

Thanks Forbes.

Warframe comes to Xbox One today

Xbox One gamers finally get their chance to be a Tenno

Digital Extremes has launched their free-to-play ninjas in space title Warframe on Xbox One today.

The game has already made a big splash on the PC and the PS4 and now Xbox One gamers have the chance to take up the Warframe armour and become a Tenno to take on all of the nasty threats that could extinguish mankind for good.

Warframe's creative director Steve Sinclair said, “Warframe has been a labor of love for our team for over a decade. We believed in this concept when no one else did and it’s so satisfying to see the incredible reception it’s received from the gaming world - and now with the Xbox One launch it will just keep getting better.” Warframe comes to Xbox One today

The Xbox One version of Warframe includes full support for the console's Game DVR as well as second-screen functionality via SmartGlass using the Warframe Nexus App for Windows Phone, iOS and Android. It provides data on all of the Warframes, weapons and gear available in the game.

Click on the image above to see a gallery of launch screenshots for the Xbox One version.

Over 2000 developers and a few games journalists too have signed an open letter calling for the gaming community to bring an end to harassment and threats of violence and worse.

The latter comes after one of the darkest and most abhorrent fortnights that the gaming community has seen in a long time with small but vocal elements harassing and threatening both a independent developer Zoe Quinn and feminist games critic Anita Sarkeesian.

The open letter was penned by Spaces Of Play's Andreas Zecher and the list of signature includes gaming household names from BioWare's Aaryn Flynn, former Xbox boss Ed Fries, Double Fine's Tim Schafer and Capybara Games' Nathan Vella.

Here's the text of the letter in full:

We believe that everyone, no matter what gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or disability has the right to play games, criticize games and make games without getting harassed or threatened. It is the diversity of our community that allows games to flourish.

If you see threats of violence or harm in comments on Steam, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook or reddit, please take a minute to report them on the respective sites.

If you see hateful, harassing speech, take a public stand against it and make the gaming community a more enjoyable space to be in.

We would like to add our full support to the open letter and add our names to the list which currently includes 2118 signatures at the time of writing.

Classic PC survival horror series returns with Alone In The Dark: Illumination

Alone In The Dark aiming to return in the autumn in first-person perspective.

Atari has announced the third revival of the original survival horror series Alone In The Dark with Alone In The Dark: Illumination.

The new game is a reboot of the series which last appeared back in 2008 with a brave console outing that was widely regarded as the best worst game that year.

Illumination will depart from the series trademark third-person perspective from odd camera angles and move to a first-person perspective instead. It will also offer up to four-player co-op gameplay which is a big risk in horror gaming.

Alone In The Dark: Illumination will arrive on the PC later on in the autumn.

Thanks CinemaBlend.

Capcom has officially announced that they are working on Resident Evil: Revelations 2.

Although the game is a direct sequel to the events of the interesting 3DS title which found its way to the PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U last year it will not feature either series regular Jill Valentine or Chris Redfield as the first game did. Beyond that not much else is known about the game.

The announcement confirms last week's leak on Xbox.com of the boxart for the Japanese version of the game.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is in development on PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 and is due for release some time in 2015.

Thanks IGN.

Xbox One owners, Destiny wants to eat your hard drive

Looks like the Xbox One install is bigger than the PS4 downloadable version of Destiny.

It looks like Destiny will be very hungry for hard disc space on the Xbox One when it arrives next week.

Some lucky gamer has received their copy of Destiny just over a week early and the images of the box suggest that Destiny requires a 40GB install.

This is actually more than the PS4 downloadable version which the PlayStation Store suggests is 31.9GB a full 9GB less than the Xbox One retail version's installation requirements. Xbox One owners, Destiny wants to eat your hard drive

Destiny will hit PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on September the 9th which is now just a week away. Click on the image for a more shots of Destiny's Xbox One packaging.

Thanks Gamespresso.

Saints Row IV modding tools released for PC

Weapon modding tools arrive for Saints Row IV.

Volition has released a suite of modding tools for the PC version of Saints Row IV.

For now, the suite focuses on creating new insane weaponry for the game and includes tutorials, template files and the tools necessary for creating weird weaponry to match the likes of the Dubstep Gun.

While the new SDK released focuses on weaponry Volition has promised more tools in the future to allow modders to create even more content for the game. Saints Row IV modding tools released for PC

The modding tools can be downloaded from the Saints Row Mods forum website.

Thanks DSOG.

Volition's Steve Jaros: Sarkeesian was right to call out Saints Row

"It’s a sad man that can never be self-reflective."

Saints Row's creative director Steve Jaros has conceded that Feminist Frequency's Anita Sarkeesian was right to call out the series for the way it uses women.

Sarkeesian called the original Saints Row out as an example of how games how games are guilty of objectifying women in her latest Tropes Vs Women in Video Games video (above). Jaros explained that whe was right to call the out the original game but he added that they are working to change they way that they protray women in the series.

“This is something we all should be better at. Yes, the original saints Row is listed here. Yes, it should be,” Jaros stated on Twitter. Volition's Steve Jaros: Sarkeesian was right to call out Saints Row

He elaborated to The Escapist, “I think that we shouldn’t be portraying senseless abused women and I think that if I could go back and hop in a time machine I would have done things differently.”

“I think it’s fair to be called out on your shit. I think that it’s a sad man that can never be self-reflective,” he went on. “I think that we tried to go and carry ourselves with respect, and try to respect sexuality and respect gender as much as we can, and sometimes we fail but hopefully we’ll do better and continue to get better.”

Playable Silent Hill teaser P.T. downloaded 1 million times

Creepy cryptic teaser scores heavy downloads in just 2 weeks.

Konami has revealed some impressive download numbers for Hideo Kojima's cryptic playable teaser, called PT, for his new Silent Hill game.

Kojima-san himself took to the stage during Sony's pre-Tokyo Games Show press conference to reveal that PT had been downloaded just over 1 million times on the PS4 PlayStation Store since it was announced at Gamescom in mid August.

PT was a cryptic reveal for the revival of the Silent Hill horror series under the guidance of Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Torro. Playable Silent Hill teaser P.T. downloaded 1 million times

Upon completing the creepy first-person PT players would get presented with a teaser for the new game which is called Silent Hills and will feature The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus.

Thanks The Sixth Axis.

Blooborne gets a Japanese release date

Sony announces the release date ahead of the Tokyo Games Show.

Sony has announced a Japanese release date for From Software's upcoming PS4-exclusive title Bloodborne.

Bloodborne was unveiled at E3 earlier this summer and is the brainchild of Demon's Souls and Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki.

It is a completely new game from the Souls saga set in the gothic Victorian-style city of Yharnam and features some interesting new concepts like transforming melee weapons. Blooborne gets a Japanese release date

According to Sony's pre-Tokyo Games Show press conference Bloodborne will be released in Japan on February the 5th, 2015.

Thanks LoadTheGame.

Rockstar has commented briefly commented on rumours that the next-gen and PC versions of GTA V could be delayed into 2015.

A nameless Rockstar support representative stated in response to a comment on their support forums staing emphatically that the next-gen and PC release date has not changed.

The rep wrote, “I'm also looking forward to the PC release, however this release date has not changed. Please see our support article, 'Grand Theft Auto V Release Date on PlayStation4, Xbox One, and PC' for the most recent information on this topic.”

UK games retailer GAME had indicated last week that they had received a provisional release date of some time in November for GTA V on PS4, Xbox One and PC but they later retracted the statement, apologising for the confusion.

Thanks NeoGAF and VideoGamer

Harmonix has announced their next release which will come in the form of a brand new music-driven shooter called A City Sleeps.

It follows Poe, the youngest members of an ancient clan of dream exorcists called The Silk. He is charged with rescuing the residents of the city of SanLo when they drift into a mysterious endless slumber.

A City Sleeps blends all of Harmonix experience building music-based games and the frantic action of a twin-stick shooter. Harmonix announces A City Sleeps, their new music-driven shooter

It is being published as part of Double Fine's new indie publishing initiative and will be released on PC via Steam in October. It's currently available to pre-order with 15 percent off.

Shadow Of Mordor trailer introduces the unique orc character, Ratbag

Meet the only orc character not randomly generated in Shadow Of Mordor.

Warner Bros has released a brand new trailer introducing gamers to Ratbag, a unique orc character in Shadow Of Mordor.

What makes Ratbag unique among the game's Uruk population is that he is the only character that is not randomly created by Shadow Of Mordor's Nemesis system.

He's a weak, snivelling coward but he plays a crucial role in the game and Talion's plans for revenge on Sauron's forces.

Shadow Of Mordor is due for release on PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on September the 30th in North America and October the 3rd. The PC release is slated for October the 2nd on Steam and at retail.

Saints Row IV coming to next-gen consoles

Part Two of today's Saints Row news.

Volition has given an interesting one-two punch of Saints Row announcements during their PAX Prime panel.

The first was a standalone expansion called Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell and the second was that Saints Row IV would be coming to next gen consoles alongside the release of Gat Out Of Hell.

Saints Row IV: Re-Elected will bring the game, plus all the DLC including Gat Out Of Hell to PS4 and Xbox One in shiny next-gen glory. Saints Row IV coming to next-gen consoles

Saints Row IV: Re-Elected is due to be released on PS4 and Xbox One on January the 27th in North America and January the 30th in Europe and the UK.

Thanks Game Informer.

Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell is a new standalone expansion

Part One of Volition's Saints Row announcements from today's PAX Prime panel.

Today Volition had two announcements on the Saints Row front, the first of which is a new standalone expansion for Saints Row IV.

Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell sees the Saints diving into hell to rescue their boss and POTUS after he's dragged into the depths of the netherworld during Saints Row IV.

The rescue crew includes the gang's icon Johnny Gat where he plans to shoot the Devil in the face; at least according to the trailer.

Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell will be released on PC (digitally), PS4, PS3 Xbox One and Xbox 360 on January the 27th in North America and January 30th in europe and the UK.

Telltale Games has released some tiny snippets of detail about their upcoming Game Of Thrones series.

They've released an image which includes just enough information to get fans excited. The full title looks like it will be Game Of Thrones: Iron From Ice if the new Twitter hashtag is anything to go by.

It also features the quote “...trackers and hunters sworn to Deepwood with clan names like Forrester and Woods, Branch and Bole,” which is from George RR Martin's book A Dance With Dragons. It places a heavier emphasis on “Forrester” so it looks like that will be the clan that Telltale's series will focus on. The story is believed to run alongside the books and the TV series. First details of Telltale's Game Of Thrones series arrive

There's no release date as yet but it probably won't arrive until after Telltale have begun releasing their other big new series Tales From The Borderlands which looks like it is further along in development.

Thanks IGN.

SEGA unveils the new definitive Total War: Rome II – Emperor Edition

New edition of Rome II coming as a free update for existing players.

SEGA and Creative Assembly have announced a brand new edition of Total War: Rome II due to release next month.

The Emperor Edition will collect all of the numerous free additions that have been released to date for Total War: Rome II as well as the brand new Imperator Augustus campaign expansion pack. Imperator Augustus brings in a new campaign map that reflects the geopolitics of the Second Triumvirate War which saw Octavian, Marc Antony and Lepidus vying to become the first Emperor of Rome.

“Rome II was far and away our most ambitious game,” explained Total War creative director Mike Simpson. “We see more people playing, and playing for longer, than any other game in the Total War series. However, we take our players’ feedback very seriously. Through the multitude of improvements and free content updates we’ve brought to Rome II since its launch, we’ve worked hard to try and meet their expectations. We want Emperor Edition to be remembered as one of our finest games.” SEGA unveils the new definitive Total War: Rome II – Emperor Edition

Total War: Rome II – Emperor Edition will release in September and will come as a free update for everyone who already owns the game. Click on the image to view a full gallery of screenshots for the new edition.

Prison Architect alpha build 24 arrives

Introversion introduces snitches to Prison Architect.

Introversion has released the latest build of their quirky prison-building sim Prison Architect introducing another selection of new features.

Alpha 24 introduces the new Confidential Informants feature to the game bringing in snitches to help budding prison wardens root out troublemakers. They've also announced new improvements in the modding system which will allow fans to create just about anything that they might desire to put into a prison.

Introversion are also considering a tablet version of the game and they've launched an uber-short survey to get some community feedback on the subject. It literally takes two seconds.

As always, in addition to the developer diary video that you can watch above there's a new blog entry detailing the improvements and additions of alpha build 24.