In a surprising and exciting move, it appears that Farming Simulator, the silent hit franchise of two million sales since it launched in 2009, will be returning. To top it off, it’s no longer Windows-exclusive. That’s right, we can now take up the rake on console. Farming Simulator 2013 is due to launch on Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 early next year.
The new title will be bringing with it some new machinery, vehicles, crops, animals, environments, online functionality, and so on. I seriously can’t wait, and this is easily the best gaming news I’ve had all year.
Anyone getting excited yet? The sequel to the fantastic Orcs Must Die! indie title that was released last year is due for release in just three more days. For those of you unfamiliar with the title; now might be the time to try the game out as the demo has been released on Steam. Go give it a download here.
Orcs Must Die! was a well received tower defence game released in 2011 by Robot Entertainment. The sequel, Orcs Must Die! 2 is due to launch on the 30th of July. The title blends a great sense of humour with incredible strategy and tower defence elements with some nice action to boot. Now, finally, Orcs Must Die! 2 will also allow users to share the experience with a friend through the brand new co-op mode. The demo will feature two of the game’s early levels, both available in single player or co-op. The player may select one of two classes and even test out some of the new traps and upgrades in the game.
Orcs Must Die! also had a great soundtrack. To celebrate the new release, the original’s soundtrack has been permanently reduced, and the sequel’s soundtrack will also be made available on Steam. I have this title pre-purchased, so it will be mine on launch. I suggest you do the same, but at the very least try the demo.
I’m in a very excited mood for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and have just realised I have little on it on this site. This absolutely needs to change. So here are some screenshots of this game that has been my most anticipated title since Platinum Games were announced to be developing it. I just wish it’d stop getting delayed!
PS. I don’t even know what’s going on in the second screenshot after the jump. But it’s awesome.
We’re a bit behind on this, but I wanted to share it anyway. The latest Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance trailer reveals just how the combat is played. Take a look.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is developed by Platinum Games and Kojima Productions, to be published by Konami. The game is an over-the-top action game spinoff of the Metal Gear franchise, and is an attempt to do something different but set in the same universe; the title delivers an experience with the character Raiden that is accurate to his portrayal in Metal Gear Solid 4. It also looks absolutely fantastic.
Just today SEGA launched the latest downloadable content release for Total War: Shogun 2. The DLC pack, titled ‘Saints and Heroes’, delivers nine new units – each whom excels in their own field. For those looking to get an extra advantage in the game, or just want to be able to gather more unit types, this pack can be purchased on Steam. Screenshots after the jump.
In shocking news, it appears that there have been thirty-one cases of PlayStation Vita systems burning up when plugged in to charge. In even more disturbing news, Sony have stated that they will not recall any units and claim the fault isn’t there’s. This is ludicrous! Thankfully, the Japanese government are on the case and are investigating these red hot systems!
Just in case you can’t detect sarcasm, this situation is not abnormal at all. When you look at the odds, thirty-one people out of over two million Vita adopters, it makes perfect sense. At the end of the day, there are always consumers who make silly mistakes with their hardware. In this instance, Sony are suggesting that this may be an issue of liquids near the charger slot. Given the length of time that the device has been on sale, and the incredibly low odds of this happening, it’s certainly safe to say that this is a consumer fault rather than Sony’s.
This post was inspired by the number of trolls making complaints about Sony’s stance on recalling their handheld, just on the off chance that some individuals may believe this. Very few notable posts have pointed out the lack of this being an issue. It’s barely even news (although I’ll admit that today is a bit dry for news).
Also, whilst we’re at it, watch out for those “black spots on the screen” complaints going around. That’s normal for an OLED Screen when it’s pitch black. Although if you spot black spots on the screen during brighter scenes, I would get that inspected.
(Eurogamer – Japanese government to investigate reports of PlayStation Vitas burning up)
SEGA have unveiled that their HD remake of the highly anticipated title, Jet Set Radio, will be making its way to the iOS and Android platforms. This brings the title to being supported by… just about anything really.
The mobile versions of the game will contain new features; one new feature includes the ability to take photos with your phone to be used as graffiti in the game itself.
The game is due to be released on Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Vita, and on Windows, as well as on Android and iOS platforms, sometime this Summer.