Monday, 10 October 2011

Mass Effect 3 gets multiplayer

Alright, so I was the only video games news writer that hadn't heard about the rumours.

Australian PC magazine PC Powerplay has confirmed the existence of the threequel's multiplayer, according to CVG.

This should make some interesting ripples in the Bioware pond. Bioware haven't previously been one for much multiplayer, but perhaps the upoming Old Republic has shown them just how fun it can be.

Personally, it won't sway me very much. I haven't played a Mass Effect game since ME1, and I refuse to play ME2 (despite having owned it since launch) without my saved game from the other game, which was tragically lost in a reformat.

I still miss it.

So unless I go mad and play through Mass Effect again, it's unlikely that I'll be playing ME3's multiplayer. I will be watching over my friend's shoulder though, and I look forward to seeing how it pans out.

But wow, imagine what Dragon Age multiplayer would be like.

Credit: CVG.Link

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Notch decides to provoke Bethesda even more.

If taking the name 'Scrolls' wasn't enough, now Notch wants Bethesda's schtick for Skyrim too.

We've known that Notch has wanted them in since he started Minecraft, and now it seems like he finally has his wish. Notch has released images of dragons in Minecraft on his Twitter page after being pestered by fans. One assumes that he didn't need that much persuading to do so.

This is amazing. The Endermen were disappointing, and I've heard similar things about the NPCs in 1.9. This could be the amazing thing that takes me back to Minecraft.

Credit: PCGamer.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 gets a new trailer and is pretty awesome.

I haven't exactly been all over Modern Warfare 3, despite enjoying the last few games. In fact, I've been firmly on the Battlefield 3 side of things. If anything can change that, it's Modern Warfare 3's crazynuts storyline rather than the multiplayer.

See, it seems that the focus has been purely on the setting and the multiplayer recently, and I can't be doing with that. I enjoyed MW2's multiplayer - I do so love it when a guy dominating me gets a helicopter so he can do it HARDER - but the multiplayer wasn't what was gonna draw me into MW3. This storyline trailer could well change how long I wait until I get Modern Warfare 3.

Keep your peepers peeled.

Credit: PCGamer.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Steve Jobs is dead

This may not be a strictly computing news blog, but I felt this warranted a certain something. Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple, has died aged 56.

I've never been a massive Apple fan - truth be told, I hated the damned things. But I could always see that what Jobs was doing was something extraordinary. I've had my iPod for years now, and have never needed another music player. His brilliance behind that device, and the many others that he created was unparalleled and without compare to any other contemporary phone manufacturer.

I really hope he's buried in a turtleneck. It just wouldn't seem right otherwise.

Rest in peace, Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011).

Sony lower the price of the PS3; release awesome video to apologise for the price before.

I want to go to this pub. That is all.
Oh, and the PS3 is now a bit cheaper than it was before.

But seriously, watch that video. It's the best thing you'll do all this week, unless your job is blowjob tester in the Playboy mansion or something.

Credit: Destructoid.

Assassin's Creed Revelations has an epic trailer, with lots of killing.

How weird, it's like Assassin's Creed is a violent series or something.

So this gave us confirmation of stuff we kind of already knew; Ezio is on Altair's trail in order to do... something in the fight against the Templars.

I do love the AC series' storyline; the whole thing with (spoilerz!) aliens and gods is really compelling and I love the gameplay just as much. I don't really want any more Ezio, but I think I'll just have to suck it up until the end of this one and Assassin's Creed III. I'm sure that one'll be the one that has Desmond in the current times, which I seriously can't wait for.

Credit: PCGamer.

Batman Arkham City 'pretty good actually'.

In news that should surprise absolutely no-one, the new Batman game is very good indeed. CVG reports that some German site has given the game 92%, which on a traditional percentage scale is very high praise indeed.

I'm really not sure why this is news. CVG phrased it in a way that made it seem surprising. I thought it was pretty much a given that Arkham City would be amazing. Maybe it's just me.

Credit: CVG.