Hideo Kojima has once again expressed his interest in making the fifth full entry in the Metal Gear Solid series available for the PC platform.
“PC, that’s my original background. I originally created PC games,” says Kojima, speaking with GameSpot. “A long time ago I didn’t want to rely on platforms to release games, so if people want it, I cannot make a formal announcement, but that is definitely something that I would like to do.”
Although Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots did not see a PC release, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has had a generally positive reaction to its release on PC a few months ago. There’s certainly a market here for all things solid and snakelike.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain still has a long way to go until release, with an expected release of mid to late 2015; plenty of time for a PC announcement. The game is also being made on PC using Kojima Productions’ new Fox Engine, designed to make scaling the visuals between different platforms as easy as possible.
Would you like to see Metal Gear Solid V released for PC? Do the “people want it”? Let us (and even better, Kojima) know!
It was probably inevitable, but the fan-made 3D adventure game Pokemon Generations has been announced as cancelled by developer Xotaku.
The game was showing promise, but it seems the team was being too weighed down by financial and legal problems for the project to be viable. Created in Unity, the game promised to give fans what they’ve always wanted; a full 3D Pokemon adventure game, with a proper battling system.
“It’s unfortunate, but something that, to put it blunt, has to be done. Reasoning includes a handful of things – legal, financial, and personal – which were taken into account when the decision was made,” writes Xotaku in a post on the game’s forums. “All of the donations were used as stated for server costs (which ended up totaling at around $500.00) funding us for 10 months since May 31st 2013, and none for personal gain or pleasure. They were greatly appreciated, and allowed PokeGen to get some fairly significant attention, so thanks to all of you who lent that helping hand.”
The developer claims to have held on to the project as long as he could.”I tried to give the game something of a revamp after the December 1st update as I felt it was necessary to keep the project alive,” Xotaku states. “After some thinking, it wasn’t that at all, I was doing it to be spiteful – to prove people saying that we (I say we a lot, but realistically it’s been my pretentious conscience making the decisions) were going to cancel the project soon, so I kept going to prove them wrong.”
“They were right, and spite is not a good reason to make a game at all, especially not one trying to pay homage to another franchise. It’s hypocritical.”
Although Pokemon Generations is dead, hopefully the guys behind it will move on to their own IPs and projects. In the meantime, if you need a 3D Pokemon fix, you can always try the imaginatively named Pokemon 3D.
Square Enix claim that they hope to bring future Final Fantasy games to the PC, following the succcessful re-releases of Final Fantasy VII and VIII.
when we have more know-how and experience in this market we would be very interested
The Japanese company’s MMO titles, such as Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV have already been made available to PC, but until now Square Enix felt that PC was not an ideal platform for their single-player games.
“As far as the technology is concerned, it would have been possible for us to make a PC version, but we decided against it for two reasons,” states Final Fantasy producer Yoshinori Kitase while speaking to Eurogamer. ”We looked at the market situation and we didn’t think it would be a good idea, and also it would have involved lots of complex issues like security. So we decided not to do it this time around.”
However, this looks set to change. “There are lots of regions and countries where PC is very strong,” says Kitase. “So in terms of our hope of being able to deliver our games to every single country in the world and to as many gamers as possible, yes, we would definitely be interested in pursuing that route in the future.”
The PC re-releases of Final Fantasy VII and VIII have apparently been a financial success for Square Enix.
“Final Fantasy 7 and 8 are now available on PC and they’ve been proving quite popular. It’s an early stage for us. We haven’t got an awful lot of experience in this field. So when we have more know-how and experience in this market we would be very interested.”
Square Enix showed off Final Fantasy XV last year, announcing that it would see a release on the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Although Kitase has shown interest in the platform, we have not heard whether Final Fantasy XV will be seeing a PC release.
It’s been a big victory for Microsoft, getting the highly anticipated Titanfall as an exclusive for their console.
However, if a finding from one NeoGaf user is to be believed, this was not always the plan. A screenshot from user Dark_AnNiaLatOr shows mentions of the PS3 console in the beta’s texture files, alongside references to the PC and 360 version.
Now, before PS3 of PS4 owners get excited, Titanfall will not be released on a Sony console any time soon. It does however demonstrate that the devs originally had Sony’s platform in mind.
The Titanfall beta is currently ongoing for the PC, ending tomorrow, available to anyone with an Origin account. Check out Michael’s thoughts on the game so far:
Due to the success of the mobile game Flappy Bird, a lot of similar games suddenly appeared on both Apples App Store and Google Play. First Person Flappy Bird is just what the name suggests, and the PC game has just entered alpha.
Yesterday, Michael posted an article about the incredibly popular mobile game Flappy Bird, a game that ended up topping the App Store’s list of the most popular games. The popularity became too much for the developer Dong Nuguyen to handle, and he eventually removed the game from the market.
Since Flappy Bird became so popular, a lot of people are trying to ride on its wave of success. Several games which look pretty much exactly like the original game has appeared on both the iOS App Store and Google Play, many with micro transactions of course.
A first person version of the game has just entered alpha, and is available for download on PC’s at the moment. The game is basically a copy of the original title but it’s played through the eyes of the flapping feathered creature.
If you failed to download the original Flappy Bird before the developer took it off the market, you could give the first person version of the game a go. Or, if you have a lot of spare money in your pocket, you could head over to eBay and bid on an iPhone with the original game already installed. Starting bid is set at $650.
First Person Flappy Bird
The expansion pack Second Assault might be coming to PC later this month. A user on reddit spotted the expansion pack on Origin with a release on February 18th. It was later removed from EA’s digital platform.
The expansion pack has been available for Xbox users for quite a while, but we have not had any information about the release for PC’s. Second Assault lets players return to some of the most loved maps in Battlefield 3, including Operation Metro, Caspian Border, Operation Firestorm and Gulf of Oman.
A user on Origin posted a conversation with EA’s support center, where the user had asked when the expansion pack will be coming to PC. The staff member replied that it will be available in February 2014.
So now we have two sources claiming that the DLC will be available this month, no official confirmation has yet been made by EA or DICE, but hopefully the expansion will be included in the on-going Player Appreciation Month.
The sequel to the successful F2P game Octodad is set to be released at the end of this month. The first Octodad was developed by a couple of students from DePaul University, many of them went on to form Young Horses Inc. Who is now releasing the second title involving the undercover octopus.
Octodad is an octopus, but his wife and kids must not find out about his slimy past. He tries to do what most fathers do, mow the lawn, go grocery shopping and making coffee. But Octodad seem to have a hard time to even perform the most mundane tasks of suburban everyday life.
Developers Young Horses Inc has released a new trailer, announcing the the game will be coming to PC, Mac and Linux on January 30th. A PS4 release is also planned eventually.
“Are you dad enough to control the titular octopus father as he strives to hide his nautical nature from his family while keeping his tangled tentacles intact?”
The new trailer can be found below, enjoy it and pay close attention to the most awesome song in a video game ever. According to myself that is.
Source: Official Website
A driver created by a PCSX2 forum user has allowed touchpad support for PS4 controllers on the PC.
PCSX2 forum user InhexSTER created DS4 Tool which source code is similar to the DS3 tool created by Scarlet.Crush which comes with USB, Bluetooth and Native Xinput support.
DS4 tool uses DirectInput to Xinput mapping without “messing” with the original drivers for DS4.
Before downloading, InhexSTER suggests you install SCP virtual bus device and Xbox 360 controller drivers. DS4 Tool can be downloaded from the PCSX2 forums.
Yesterday, Telltale Games released a trailer for the next season of their award winning game ‘Walking Dead’.
The wait is almost over, we can almost spot the next season of Walking Dead at the horizon. It’s been more than a year since the last episode of season one was released. A while ago, Telltale gave us the release date for the first episode of season two, and now they’ve provided us with the trailer.
Clementine will be returning to consoles and PC/Mac later this month, a while ago we found out that Omir also will be returning for this season. In the trailer, we also get to see a man wearing a cap, just like Kennys. This has caused many people to get their hopes up since we never really got to know what happened to him during season one. The man wearing the hat is only shown from behind so you can’t really see a face. Telltale has previously released a picture of the same man with the same cap, also from behind. This has caused a lot of people to speculate whether this is Kenny or not.
Here’s two images showing Kenny from season 1 and the mysterious ‘cap-man’ from season 2.
Hershel tearing Kenny a new one when Duck caused the death of Hershel’s son. Notice the cap and the mullet.
Image from Gamespot.
Mysterious “cap-man” in the season 2 trailer.
The episode ”All that remains” will be out for PC, Mac, PS3 and Xbox 360 on ”very soon” according to Telltale Games.
Nvidia emphasises that there is more than just the PS4 and Xbox One when it comes to a capable gaming device.
The company recently launched a smaller, more living-room friendly PC in time for the Holidays. “We are proposing small form-factor PCs to be a viable alternative to the next-gen consoles,” Nvidia consumer sales manager Matt Wright told MCV UK. “Enthusiast players want the ultimate games system and that is the PC.”
“The PC platform is far superior to any console when it comes to gaming, plus you get all the extra functionality that a computer brings.”
Wright mentioned that Nvidia does realise how ‘complex’ PCs can be intimidating to some gamers. However, he insists that Nvidia is working to make PCs just as accessible as consoles.
“We want to make PC gaming as simple as possible and we think that it already becoming much more relevant and appealing to casual gamers,” he said.
“Steam now has more users than Xbox Live. There is a whole new generation who grew up playing on PC with titles like Minecraft orWorld of Tanks. There’s a huge community who love playing their games on PC,” Wright added.