The Farm 51’s Chernobylite is an upcoming survival horror video game for the Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 platforms. Set for release in Fall 2019, you play as a physicist, formerly employed at Chernobyl Nuclear Plant, suffering from the loss of their loved one in the Chernobyl Disaster approximately 30-years ago, who returns to the disaster zone to look for their partner. Most of the gameplay revolves around exploring the 3D-scanned recreation of the exclusion zone, gathering supplies and tools while encountering “Stalkers” and hostile military personnel. Read more for a 30-minute gameplay trailer, additional screenshots and a link to the Kickstarter page.
First announced at the first ever PlayStation State of Play, Marvel’s Iron Man VR is hitting PlayStation VR exclusively this year, and it takes virtual reality to the next level. This game has you taking control of genius inventor Tony Stark, who confronts ghosts from his past—powerful forces that seek to ruin him and everything he stands for. Players will come face-to-face with iconic allies and Super Villains as they jet around the globe on a heroic mission to save not only Stark Industries, but the world itself. “We’ve set our sights on not only giving the player thrilling moment-to-moment action. But also a deeply personal, and appropriately funny, narrative that puts players in Tony Stark’s armored shoes,” said Camouflaj director Ryan Payton on the PlayStation Blog. Read more for a hands-on video impression and additional information.
NetherRealm Studios have just released two new trailers showcasing Kitana and D’Vorah. The former keeps many of her classic moves, such as fan throws as well as the ability to lift opponents off the ground and suspend them in mi-air. She also has a new teleport dive kick, teleport throat slit, and a projectile absorber. Players can choose to play as the living Princess of Edenia Kitana of the past or as the undead Princess of the Netherrealm Kitana of the present. Mortal Kombat 11 is set for release on the Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One on April 23rd. Read more for the two new videos and additional information.
Seagate’s 2TB FireCuda Gaming SSHD is compatible with the PlayStation 4, and it can be picked up for just $79.99 shipped, today only, originally $94.99. It’s touted as the fastest 2.5-inch PC compute and gaming hard drive on the market, all within a thin 7mm z-height. Flash-accelerated technology delivers up to 5x faster load times for nonstop performance, play and productivity compared to standard drives, while adaptive Memory technology efficiently identifies frequently accessed data to allow for quicker operations. Product page. Read more for another hands-on video review and additional information.
Noob Saibot originally debuted as an unplayable hidden character in Mortal Kombat II, in which he was a black silhouette of the game’s other male ninjas, and his name actually consists of the surnames of Mortal Kombat creators Ed Boon and John Tobias spelled backwards. Mortal Kombat: Deception established him as being the original Sub-Zero, who had been killed by his nemesis, Scorpion, during the events of the first Mortal Kombat and then resurrected as a vengeful revenant. Read more to watch his Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay reveal trailer.
Sony has just released a new PS4 firmware update (6.50) and this one adds Remote Play for iOS users, which means you’ll be able to stream and play games directly from an iPhone or iPad. Remote Play functionality first appeared on the PlayStation Vita in 2013 and then was later released on Mac and Window platforms three years later. Simply put, all you’ll need is a compatible iOS device and the Remote Play app. Once downloaded, just pair the device with your PS4, sign into your PSN account, and you’re ready to play. .Read more for a video showing how to set this up on your own iOS device.
Released in 1991, the original ToeJam & Earl centered around alien rappers who have crash-landed on Earth and attempt to escape the planet. Players assumed the role of either ToeJam or Earl and collect pieces of their wrecked spacecraft. HumaNature Studios, the company founded by series creator Greg Johnson, is set to release the latest in the series on March 1, 2019. This time, the game will play from a fixed, isometric viewpoint, and feature the same basic gameplay of exploring up a successive layer of floating islands. Read more for a video review showing why this 90s refresh is definitely worth getting.
Neill Blomkamp of District 9 fame has just released a live-action Anthem prequel, called “Conviction,” and you won’t need EA Access to watch it, or a PlayStation 4 / Xbox One for that matter. This short film takes precedes the events of Anthem, and blends realistic CGI with live-action footage to immerse you in the Fort Tarsis player hub. There are rumors that it may eventually be turned into a feature-length film, but for now, it should be enough to hold fans over. Read more to watch.
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Sony’s PlayStation 4 isn’t an expensive game console to begin with, but the company just slashed prices in South Korea and massive lines promptly ensued. Currently, the PS4 Pro was marked down from 498,000 South Korean Won ($444) to 348,000 KRW ($311), while the original PlayStation 4 got slashed from 378,000 KRW ($337) to 248,000 KRW ($221), and the PSVR can be snatched up at 298,000 KRW ($266), down from 448,000 KRW ($400). If you’re currently in South Korea and watch to cash in on these deals, you have until February 3. Read more for additional pictures of the crazy lines and additional information.
Anthem is an upcoming online multiplayer action role-playing video game being developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts set for a worldwide release on the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms on February 4, 2019. Players assume the role of a Freelancer, a group of people who leave their civilization to explore the surrounding landscape, and the game combines a third-person shooter with the action role-playing game elements in a “contiguous open world”. The VIP demo begins today for those who have pre-ordered, have EA Access or an Origin subscription. Read more for new gameplay footage and additional information.