Star Wars Battlefront II coming later this year!

Now that’s out of the way. It seems EA has learned their mistakes with the first Battlefront deciding to introduce a single player story in the sequel. There’s not a ton of information out right now, but what we know is:

Live the untold Star Wars story of Iden, an elite Stormtrooper, in an original single-player story. Battle on land and in space in an expanded multiplayer experience with iconic heroes and villains, thrilling space battles, and a deep progression and customization system. Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 17th.

Just give me dogfights and I’m game.

Twitch to sell games, giving percentage of profits to streamers!

Twitch has been a great way for people to watch others play a game, and helping to decide if you should purchase it. Apparently Twitch and game publishers agreed! Starting “soon”, Twitch will allow opt-in for partnered streamers to sell copies of the game that they’re streaming.

 

You can find the entire Q&A below the cut, but the part I’m most curious about is this:

Q. If I’m a non partnered streamer, can viewers buy games from my channel page?

A. An offer to buy a game or in game content will appear on all streamer channel pages when a game is being played that is offered for sale by Twitch. Only partnered streamers will be eligible to earn revenue through this program.

So basically, if you’re not partnered with Twitch, prepare to make them money regardless!

You can read the rest of the Q&A below.  Click on to read the full PR…

Amd Ryzen News

AMD’s press release has left us with some really juicy numbers to look over. AMD has been lacking in the previous years, with only releasing yearly GPU releases but nothing from the CPU side since 2011. So there is a lot of anticipation behind this launch, which by the way will be on march second for all R7-series SKU’s. So here’s what we got:

Release date: March 2nd

Price for Ryzen 1700 – $329

Price for Ryzen 1700X- $399

Price for Ryzen 1800X- $499

Included CPU cooler:

AMD Wraith Spire

In many cases, the Ryzen chips met or exceeded their Intel competitor chip. This includes applications like streaming, gaming, rendering, and encoding. For more information wwatch the video below.

 

 

Mass Effect: Andromeda shows off gameplay footage.

Mass Effect: Andromeda puts you in the role of the Pathfinder; an elite soldier, explorer and guide tasked with finding humanity a new home an uncharted galaxy. From arresting visuals and thrilling combat, to epic story and characters, Mass Effect: Andromeda is truly the next generation of Action/RPG gaming.
Mass Effect: Andromeda – Coming Spring 2017 to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, and Xbox One

Fluddy likes 2015: Transformers Devastation

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Originally posted by kairisparda

Growing up, I didn’t really watch Transformers all that much. Mostly because the series was on it’s way out pretty much by the time I had a TV to watch things with. That didn’t really stop me from thinking the designs and toys were cool back then, because I remember asking for toys I saw in stores. (Which I received…bootleg super breakable versions of that cut into my thumbs. Fun!)

Then more modern-ish shows based on the series starting coming out and by then all I really cared about was Toonami’s other shows. Aside from making fun of the Bay movies like everyone else, this is my history with Transformers. It ain’t much, I know. But you know something I do have a greater history with? Platinum Games.

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First screenshots from Blood and Wine, the second expansion for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

CD PROJEKT RED, right off the heels of their wins at The Game Awards, have announced the second expansion for Witcher 3, and man. They’ve started it out strong.

CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, have just released the first two screenshots from the upcoming expansion to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Blood and Wine. The expansion is slated for release in the first half of 2016. The studio has also announced that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has collectively garnered over 300 awards, including a Golden Joystick for Ultimate Game of the Year, and The Game Award for Game of the Year.

“2015 is almost behind us. It’s a great year for open world games and a fantastic time for The Witcher. A year of intense work for the team and a time filled with many personal victories for everyone involved in a project that received more than 300 awards so far (wow!). We overcame so many obstacles to get to this point, and we’ve always done it with gamers rooting for us. It’s your year, too!,” said Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, Game Director, CD PROJEKT RED. “Blood and Wine, the second expansion for The Witcher 3, is on the horizon. It’s a massive new land to explore, visually unlike anything you saw in Wild Hunt or Hearts of Stone, and it too is brimming with stories we want you to discover,” adds Tomaszkiewicz.

Blood and Wine is a 20-hour tale that will introduce the all-new in-game region of Toussaint, will take Geralt to a land untainted by war, where an atmosphere of carefree indulgence and knightly ritual masks an ancient, bloody secret. Currently, Blood and Wine is available for purchase as part of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Expansion Pass — more information available here.

Psychonauts 2 to be Crowd-Funded, coming soon!

Standing on stage the Video Game Awards in Los Angeles tonight, Double Fine Productions President and CEO Tim Schafer announced the launch of a Psychonauts 2 crowdfunding campaign on new games crowdfunding site Fig.

“Our fans constantly ask us to make Psychonauts 2, and often we’ve talked about doing it” said Schafer “The problem is that through traditional means we’ve never been able to raise a budget high enough to do it justice. When we crowdfunded Broken Age in 2012 and broke all the records with the amount we raised, it really showed me the power of our community, and it made me think… maybe we can do this, maybe we could make Psychonauts 2 this way!”

Click on to read the full PR…

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