Three new demos have recently become available in the Xbox Marketplace that many gamers might be interested. The demos are for Diablo III, FIFA 14, and Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 and all are very popular titles in the industry. The Diablo III demo includes a variety of features including all five Hero Classes, local and online gameplay, and allows players to reach the Skeleton King with demo saves capable of carrying over to the full version of the game. The full version of Diablo III was launched a little bit earlier this month. The FIFA 14 demo introduces the players to the new shooting style called Pure Shot which uses upgraded ball physics allowing the game to feel much more realistic. FIFA 14 is expected to launch for the current generation of consoles on September 24 and the next generation consoles in November. The final demo for Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 includes an entirely rebuilt physics system, and updates to team and player AI capabilities. This demo also features advanced graphics and an improved “atmosphere.” The Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 full game is scheduled to launch for the current consoles on September 24.
It has become known via Twitter announcement earlier today that the lead project director from Halo 4 Scott Warner is leaving 343 Industries to continue his career with EA Visceral. This is good news for EA Visceral because Warner has quite a resume working with previous game development companies such as Pandemic Studios and Black Isle Studios. The most well known recent product released from EA Visceral was Dead Space 3 which was released earlier in the year with good reviews despite failing to meet projected sales by EA. The big upcoming project from Visceral is a new Star Wars game that is in no way connected to the DICE studios revival of the Star Wars Battlefront series that is under development for the new generation of consoles running on the Frostbite 3 engine. Hopefully Mr. Warner finds his move to EA Visceral to be easy and that he continues his illustrious career in producing excellent games that we can enjoy in the coming months and years.
A few weeks ago Sony released a statement telling gamers that the PS4 is capable of being turned on remotely when users use the Playstation app to purchase games. Upon purchasing the game the PS4 will turn on remotely and begin your download in order to allow the gamer to play their new purchase when they arrive home. This news was released by Sony President Shuhei Yoshida via Twitter. In addition to this news Sony also confirmed the upcoming consoles ability to support cross platform party chat between the PS4 and the Playstation Vita which is also exciting. Hope that you guys are as excited as I am for all the new features that we will gain access to upon the release of the new generation of consoles. Until then keep on gaming, winning, and having fun!
For all the gamers out there like myself itching to get their hands on the upcoming games from Respawn Entertainment Titanfall beware the online scams claiming to give players the opportunity to play in a game beta. Respawn has come out and said that all such offers are scams and should be avoided at all costs in order to protect your personal information. This message was released by the company on Twitter and hopefully it reaches most gamers before they fall victim. The game will be released in the upcoming year for PC, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One and I am definitely excited!
Across the globe the number of Game Stop store locations has been decreasing with 52 stores being closed over the last year. The company has also opened 13 stores but according to statements by the company they expect the downsizing to continue with a 2% decrease expected over the next year. The numbers for the U.S. were 46 store locations closed and 7 new locations opening shop. The company noted decreased earnings over the last quarter which ended August 3rd and it is hoping numbers will improve towards the end of the year with upcoming releases of the new consoles like the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and their games and the company expects this holiday season to be the largest console launch period of gaming history.
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