Secret Ponchos for PS4 Set to Mosey onto PC Too

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The Spaghetti Western Secret Ponchos made a high-profile PS4 debut at Sony's E3 2013 press conference, one of a dozen more more games that showcased Sony's care for the indie community. Now it looks like the Secret Ponchos PS4 release date is going to be shared with Windows PC devices as well. Yep, I reckon you heard that right. Secret Ponchos, an arena-style multiplayer combat game, will mosey onto both the PS4 and PC later this year. There's no word yet on the Secret Ponchos release date, but a Secret Ponchos beta is scheduled for this … [Read more...]

2013 Steam Holiday Sale Starts Today

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We don't often cover PC news, but in light of Valve doing different things with set-top Steam-based consoles, we figured we'd make an exception. So, if you're looking for a big sale on PC games, check out the 2013 Steam Holiday Sale that starts today and runs through the holiday season. The 2013 Steam Holiday Sale follows in the Steam Sales tradition by including different promotions happening all day, every day. This includes a series of eight-hour Flash Sales and Community's Choice Sales in which gamers can weigh-in on which titles should … [Read more...]

Ghost Recon Online Gets Splinter Cell Cross-Over Pack

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We don't often cover PC news, but when the news covers two of our favorite franchises, it's OK to make an exception. Today Ubisoft announced that Ghost Recon Online, a free-to-play online shooter, is getting a round of "cross over" DLC based on the Splinter Cell franchise. The Ghost Recon Online Splinter Cell cross-over pack follows the release earlier this year of a thematic pack based on another popular Ubisoft franchise, Assassin's Creed. Following the release of Splinter Cell Blacklist, Ghost Recon Online players will be able to use the … [Read more...]

John Carmack Quits id Software, Joins Oculus as CTO

Fresh off the heels of his QuakeCon 2013 keynote speeches, "John Carmack Oculus Rift" is now far more than a fun "whatcha think?" conversation, but a full-time job. Carmack has quit id Software and joined Oculus as Chief Technology Officer. Carmack, now a full-time employee at Oculus VR, will devote his time to working on the Oculus Rift out of Oculus' new office in Dallas. Carmack was one of the co-founders of id Software, which is now owned by Bethesda Softworks. The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset that allows users to step into … [Read more...]

New GTA V Screenshots: “The Fast Life”

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Several gamers joked that GTA V was the only game that mattered at E3 2013, even though new screenshots never hit the Web and the game itself didn’t even make an appearance. For those gamers, we have some great news: Rockstar Games has released 11 new GTA V screenshots with the theme of “The Fast Life.” As you can see from these new GTA V screenshots, the mix of vehicles in Rockstar’s forthcoming open-world game is impressive, spanning air, land and sea. But even within each of those groups, there are plenty of vehicles at your disposal as … [Read more...]

Sixense Wireless Motion Controller Coming for Oculus Rift

The explosion of virtual reality (VR) content, thanks in large part to the Oculus Rift, requires a wireless motion controller a la the Xbox Kinect. Traditionally that could pose a problem to game and content developers, but Sixense, the creator of the popular Razer Hydra, has announced it's creating a wireless controller that's fully compatible with Oculus Rift. The Sixense development kit is expected to be the first on the market, and it will focus on the development side of things. With the new wireless controller in hand, developers will … [Read more...]

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Uprising Map Pack Now Available on PS3, PC

Having spent some time exclusively available to Xbox 360 owners, the Call of Duty: Black Ops II Uprising DLC can now be downloaded on the PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. Black Ops II Uprising includes four new multiplayer maps, plus "Mob of the Dead," a new Zombies experience that takes players to the notorious prison island of Alcatraz. This new "Mob of the Dead" Zombies mode puts players in the shoes of four Prohibition-era mobsters: Billy Handsome, Al “The Weasel” Arlington, Salvatore “Sal” DeLuca and Michael “Finn” O’Leary. All four are … [Read more...]

Nordic Games Gives THQ Titles a Home, Including Darksiders, Red Faction and Stuntman

If you were worried that THQ's dissolution would doom some of its most notable franchise to hit the dumpster, your new best friend may just be Nordic Games, which has picked up the rights to several THQ franchises in an auction of the now-defunct company's assets. THQ's auction process ended on April 15. Per the terms of the auction, Nordic Games will have the rights to develop further titles in the Darksiders, Red Faction, MX vs. ATV, Titan Quest, Supreme Commander, Frontlines, Stuntman, Juiced, Full Spectrum Warrior and Destroy All Humans … [Read more...]

Star Trek: The Video Game Boldy Goes to Retail

So there you are, wondering how on Earth (or off it) you're going to bear the wait for the Star Trek: Into Darkness movie, when all of a sudden Namco Bandai releases Star Trek: The Video Game. Yes, your prayers (and ours) have been answered. Star Trek: The Video Game takes place between the events of the first JJ Abrams film and the upcoming sequel, and it marks the first time gamers can play as Kirk or Spock. Oh, and did I mention it's a co-op game? Yes, that's sweet. Playing as Kirk and Spock, players board the U.S.S. Enterprise and … [Read more...]

Bethesda Unveils The Evil Within, a PS4 & ‘Xbox 720′ Survival-Horror Game

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Bethesda Softworks today took the wraps off The Evil Within, a new survival-horror game from Shinji Mikami, but the biggest news may not be the studio's partnership with "the father of the survival horror genre," but the fact that The Evil Within is being developed for the PS4 and the next-generation Xbox, aka "Durango" or the "Xbox 720." According to Bethesda's announcement, the game is also in development for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Mikami is best known as the creator of the Resident Evil series, so hearing of a new survival-horror franchise … [Read more...]