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Space station simulator Stable Orbit gets graphical overhaul in Vector update!

Green Man Gaming Publishing and Codalyn are pleased to announce the release of the Vector update for Stable Orbit, a realistic space station simulation game currently in Early Access. The update overhauls the art in the game to a near final state, and adds further gameplay features.

“The main focus of this update is to bring the art of Stable Orbit up to near final quality by removing most of the placeholder graphics and introducing a more detailed design for the modules,” said Stable Orbit developer Jim Offerman.

The Vector update also introduces a number of new gameplay elements and improvements, including:

  • New Node modules, allowing you to build pressurized connections between crew modules and laboratories
  • Severe damage or loss of power will now cause Habitat modules to become unusable, marooning the crew that was stationed there and reducing their productivity
  • New graphic performance options
  • Further UI improvements

The full patch notes can be found on the Stable Orbit development blog.

WRC 6 Roars to Retail on March 3!

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. and Bigben Interactive have announced that WRC 6, a new entry in the acclaimed rally racing series, will be available for sale in the Americas (excluding Brazil) for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM on March 3, 2017.

Developed by Kylotonn Racing Games, WRC 6 is an extreme motorsport challenge that offers the complete rally experience with accurately reproduced special stages, teams, and drivers from the World Rally Championship. In addition, the game offers 11 new Super Special Stages that combine unique driving challenges with iconic environments from around the world, 100% accurate with the real stages. To help friends compete against each other, WRC 6 includes a split-screen multiplayer mode, challenging new stages, weekly challenges, the eSports WRC Championship, and more realistic vehicle behavior to help players lose themselves in the rush of competition.

Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. Takes Gamers To The Track For The Most Authentic Motorsports Racing Experience Ever Created In Project Cars Tm 2!

Leading interactive entertainment company BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., and Slightly Mad Studios, today announced their publishing partnership to bring Project CARS 2 to the Americas for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM in late 2017. Project CARS 2 features an expanded roster of over 170 cars and 60+ tracks, brand-new fan-requested Online Championships game mode, and additional racing disciplines – including ice, dirt, snow, and mud racing – over its critically acclaimed, ground-breaking predecessor (Project CARS™). All of this racing action can be presented at up to 12K* resolution graphics (PC) with VR support, making Project CARS 2 the most immersive and technically advanced racing simulation experience.

Created by gamers and fine-tuned by professional racing drivers, Project CARS 2 delivers an unparalleled racing experience to players of all skill levels. To achieve this goal, Project CARS 2 utilizes leading-edge visuals, precise car physics, and realistic A.I. designed to mimic a competitive driver’s heart and mind that is sure to challenge players. The use of Slightly Mad Studios’ proprietary LIVETRACK 3.0 technology enables the development team to create dynamic real-time weather & seasonal effects, track surface conditions & time-of-day changes, and implement advanced tire grip/wear physics into the Project CARS 2 gameplay. By combining these features with the highest performance driving machines in the world, Project CARS 2 will enable players to live-out their dreams of being a racecar driver.

The Wheels are in Motion With Get Even, coming on May 26th, 2017

Save yourself, save the date: your treatment starts on May 26th, 2017 with GET EVEN on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC Digital. Stay focused on the details and explore. And take a deep breath. As Cole Black, you’re in an old abandoned asylum with only your memories. Or whose memories are they?  You have to save the girl. Focus on the details. She has a bomb. Wait, what?

Get ready and explore the surrealistic and unconventional world of GET EVEN highlighted in the new trailer revealed today. What is real? Don’t make assumptions. Don’t even think. Just focus and breathe. You’re so close now…and the master is on his way.

GET EVEN is rated PEGI 16 and will be available on May 26th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC Digital. To learn more about the game visit http://www.getevengame.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/GetEvenGame

BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC. LAUNCHING IMPACT WINTER ON APRIL 12, 2017 IN THE AMERICAS

This year’s winter may last just a bit longer as BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.’s plans to launch Impact Winter in the Americas for PCs via STEAM on April 12, 2017; with the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One versions to become available digitally later in 2017.

This ground breaking post-apocalyptic survival game will have players taking the role of Jacob Solomon, survivor of an extinction level event caused by a giant asteroid impacting Earth. The resulting devastation and death caused by this environmental catastrophe has plunged the planet into sub-zero temperatures and covered its remaining inhabitants under unprecedented amounts of snow. Just when Jacob thinks all is lost, he discovers a snow-buried church and bands together with the inhabitants within, each contributing to the group’s overall survival by utilizing their individually unique skills to survive. Just when hope is at its bleakest, a radio transmission is received by the group promising rescue in 30 days, this message inspires the survivors to push on in their quest to stay alive, but will they all survive to be rescued?

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone 1st Encore Pack and Season Pass Now Available!

On her biggest stage yet, digital singer Hatsune Miku is getting even more performances with the release of the 1st Encore Pack, now available for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone on PlayStation Network for $9.99. The DLC includes new songs, new accessories and costume modules for Miku and all her friends, and even new EXTRA EXTREME Charts (‘Future Sound’ and ‘Colorful Tone’ required) for several songs!

This is the first of three Encore Packs, each available for $9.99. Beginning today, there’s also a DLC Season Pass available on PSN for $24.99, which includes all three Encore Packs. The remaining two Encore Packs will release in March and April respectively.

The full content of the 1stEncore Pack consists of:

Songs

  • Ageage Again (Music & Lyrics by Mitchie M)
  • shake it! (Music & Lyrics by emon)
  • Cendrillon (Music by Dios / SignalP Lyrics by orange)
  • Adolescence (Music by Dios / SignalP Lyrics by orange)

RiftStar Raiders revealed for PS4, Xbox One and PC

British game developer Climax Studios today revealed their new co-op space shoot ’em up RiftStar Raiders, to be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2017.

In RiftStar Raiders players will enlist their most reliable teammates to shoot and loot their way through 9 unique co-op missions. They will face off against the galaxy’s four most deadly factions, from rival pirate gangs to the AI hive mind known as WarSwarm.

Pilots maximise their profit by looting cash and perks from adversaries, using them to craft and upgrade their ship’s systems, weapons, shields and boost engines. They can experiment with a wide variety of potential loadout combinations to modify and adapt their play style to each mission. From a tank that takes the hits, to a spacecraft that focuses on team support or a damage dealer that goes first into the fight – players need to collaborate and strategize to create the ideal squad.

The Spiral Arm galaxy is under threat from imminent WarSwarm invasion in RiftStar Raiders, as the Federation’s most infamous smugglers and outlaws it is the player’s chance to save the day… and profit.

The first trailer showing RiftStar Raiders can be found here

Pokémon Go Shares the Love with Valentine’s Day In-Game Celebration


Niantic, Inc. and The Pokémon Company International are spreading the love to Trainers around the globe with Pokémon GO’s first in-game event of 2017. From February 8, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. GMT to February 15, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. GMT, players will receive double the amount of Candy when catching, hatching and transferring Pokémon, while Buddy Pokémon will find Candy twice as fast for their Trainers. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, adorable pink Pokémon including Chansey, Clefable, Porygon, and others will have increased spawn rates. In addition, Pokémon like Cleffa, Igglybuff, and Smoochum will have a higher chance of hatching from Eggs. Trainers can also celebrate together by deploying Lure Modules that will attract Pokémon for six hours, as opposed to thirty minutes, for the duration of the event.

To learn more about the Pokémon GO in-game Valentine’s celebration, visit the official Pokémon GO blog at: PokemonGOlive.com

Fallout Shelter Now Available for Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs via Xbox Play Anywhere

The massively popular Fallout Shelter from Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition, has expanded once more to a new audience, putting Overseers in control of their own Vault and an army of Dwellers on Xbox One and Windows 10. Fallout Shelter is available now as an Xbox Play Anywhere title via a free download from the Xbox Store or Windows Store.

As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, player progress is retained across both Xbox One and Windows 10, meaning users can switch seamlessly between platforms and pick up where they left off, bringing all their saves, progress, and achievements with them. The game has also been fully adapted to work with the Xbox One controller, so players can experience Vault life bigger and better, right from their TV.

About Fallout Shelter
Fallout Shelter thrusts players into the role of Overseer to build their own Vault, manage dwellers, and adventure through Fallout’s iconic wasteland. Since the game’s original launch in 2015, the game has continued to expand and add features, including Crafting, Scrapping, Pets, additional rooms, iconic Fallout 4 characters, and special Dweller customization options. The game’s constantly growing Quest system allows Overseers to send Dwellers out into the Wasteland to abandoned buildings, decrepit Vaults, and mysterious caves to uncover legendary loot and face off against enemies like Radscorpions, Ghouls, and powerful bosses.

Players can download Fallout Shelter for Xbox One and Windows 10 from the Xbox Store or Windows Store today.

A new trailer is available here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9OW1YGFIwM

That’s all for news today!
~Ciao!

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