So I love the guys & gals at Rockstar Games, but let’s keep it real. The launch of Grand Theft Auto Online was a big fail. What is regarded a work of art as a single player, is also viewed by many people as entertaining as a boat anchor when playing the online portion. So I let some time pass and recently gave it another spin to see if it has been fixed.
Just moments ago Ubisoft announced that Watch Dogs and The Crew have been delayed on all platforms. Watch Dogs was scheduled for a release date of November 19th in america and the Crew was scheduled for a release in Q1 2014.
Ubisoft have announced both titles will no longer be released in there current fiscal year which ends on March 31st 2014. Basically this means Watch Dogs and The Crew wont release until at least April 1st 2014 but we expect probably even later.
Update – Ubisoft has delayed The Crew until the July 2014 – September 2014 window, Watch Dogs still spring 2014.
Check out the full press release by Ubisoft below, if your on the homepage please click the ‘Read More’ Button.
Astro has confirmed its widely-popular gaming headsets designed specifically for PS3 will ’100% deliver Dolby Digital Audio’ to the PS4 through a post-launch firmware update. Details after the break:
Rockstar have posted on their support page a list of known issues, as well as acknowledging the on-going connectively problems stating they are working ‘around the clock’ to get the issues fixed.
Update – Grand Theft Auto Online will go live on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network at 4am Pacific / 7am Eastern / 12pm Greenwich Mean Time / 9pm Eastern Australian time today.
It’s just a few hours until GTA online opens to the public, Rockstar games has done a post detailing all the information about GTA Online and when it will become available.
GTA Online will be unlocked within the in game menu when you finish installing a small game patch, the patch will be released around 7am PST on both Playstation Network And Xbox Live, note this time can change depending on region and console so just keep an eye out.
Along with release information Rockstar games detailed more info on GTA online including GTA Online’s timeframe, Home and Garage Security, GTA$ and Fair Play, An Ever-Growing Collection of Jobs plus The Character Creation System. You can read all this information by clicking the ‘Read More’ button below if your on the homepage.
EA has announced the Battlefield 4 Open Beta will be coming October 1st. The open beta will be available on Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on the same day, so keep checking the store on the 1st of October. The Battlefield 4 open Beta will stay online for around 3-4 weeks ending just before the end of October.
The finally product will be available on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC on October 29th in America, November 1st In Europe. It will then become available on next gen hardware on release day for both Xbox One and Playstation 4.
Ubisoft have released a 15 minute long open world gameplay video to show of what experiences you will encounter when simply just free-roaming around the city, check out the video and read what Nik Schmidt, Community Developer for Watch Dogs had to say about the gameplay video below.
“At the beginning of the video, Animation Director Colin Graham says that what we see is not a mission, but rather a part of the living city experience that’s only offered in Watch_Dogs.
All the activities you see above are, as he says, totally systemic, and can happen at any time and in any place. As the player, you have total freedom to engage with them or not, and you can do so in any way you want.
But remember, your actions will be recorded throughout the campaign, and they’ll have consequences. And as Colin mentions, the AI is totally unpredictable, so a single variable can trigger a foot chase, a violent altercation, a car chase, etc. The possibilities are almost endless, so choose carefully when faced with a sticky situation, or you could end up regretting the results.
We also got a glimpse of one of the many multiplayer functions that Watch_Dogs will offer: the possibility to invade or get invaded by other players. So if you ever want to take a break from wandering in Chicago, you can always drop into another hacker’s game and see what they’re up to. Who knows, maybe you’ll be able to extract some valuable information. But be discreet in your actions; you could also end up a target.“
Rockstar Games have revealed a new trailer for Grand Theft Auto V, Coming September 16th on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The trailer is a story based video, it shows new missions, cars and areas from GTA V, it’s another must watch so check it out above.
Call Of Duty Black Ops 2 will receive its last DLC pack on Xbox Live starting tomorrow, it will arrive on PS3 in a months time. The pack includes 4 new multiplayer maps including, Frost, Dig, Takeoff and Pod. The DLC pack also includes a brand new zombie map call origins and from what we can see in the gameplay trailer you’ll be fighting big ass robots!
Just a few hours ago a small update for Xbox Live On Xbox 360 was released, the main change in this software update is the change from Microsoft Points to real local currency. As we already know from websites in the past 80 Microsoft Points is actually $1.
Your current Microsoft Points will be automatically converted after you finish installing the software update, the points are rounded up to the nearest half a dollar or pound. For example if your current Microsoft points equal $70.43 it will round it up to $70.50.
The update is rolling out right now in some regions so if you have not already go download the update right now.