Although most gamers know about E3, and to a lesser degree its European counterpart Gamescom, almost no-one has ever heard of the Spike VGAs. That’s despite them having been going for several years and hosting the debut of major games ranging from Mass Effect 3 to Skyrim and The Last Of Us. After a slight rebranding to VGX this year’s event is due to take place this weekend, and you’ll be surprised at just how important it’s going to be. The reason the VGAs are so obscure is that they’re a US-only TV show that is only shown on American channel Spike and has previously been almost impossible to watch anywhere else in the world. There’s no hands-on previews like E3, just an awards show that nobody cares about interspersed with embarssing c-list celebrity apperances and dozens of brand new trailers – many for games that have never previously been annouced. What logic convinced publishers that such an exclusionist event would be the best place to unveil their new games we can’t imagine, but this year at least we’re promised that it will be easier to watch online. There are various streaming options detalied on the official website but that’s still almost irrelevant because the show doesn’t even start until Saturday at 11pm in the UK, and it goes on for three hours. But don’t worry, we’re willing to suffer sleep deprevation on your behalf and when you wake up on Sunday morning the site should be swimming in news and trailers. Although exactly which ones we can currently only guess at… wrote:
Fallout 4 was also rumored, but that rumored has officially been squashed now.
Interesting. I would love a new Mass Effect game for the PS4/Xbone that would be a new beginning for the franchise. …
"Although they have not yet announced a version of Battlefield for [fiscal year 2015], they confirmed that our understanding is spot on and that if a version of Battlefield were to be released in FY:15, it would be developed by a studio other than DICE," said Pachter. EA's fiscal year 2015 runs from April 2014 through the end of March 2015. Of course, this doesn't mean a different developer isn't working on a sequel to Battlefield 4 for next year. DICE has previously announced Star Wars Battlefront and Mirror's Edge 2 are in the pipeline for the studio. But with two more titles on deck, DICE is facing considerable upheaval over the server issues in Battlefield 4. This week, an EA representative said work on future projects is on hold while DICE sorts out the current problems. wrote:
Retail monitor Chart Track said on Monday morning that PS4 has become the fastest selling console in UK history. While specific sales figures weren't revealed, retail sources have since claimed Sony moved over 250,000 consoles within 48 hours. Despite launching one year prior to Xbox One and PS4, Wii U may now been relegated to third place in terms of next-gen UK hardware sales. In late November, UK Xbox One sales hit 150,000 units in the console's first 48 hours of availability, just a few thousand units short of Wii U's total UK sales since release. At the end of Nintendo's second fiscal quarter ended September 30, global Wii U hardware sales stood at 3.91 million units. Sony said PS4 sales hit one million units in the console's first 24 hours of availability following its North American release on November 15. And worldwide Xbox One sales topped one million units in the 24 hours following its November 22 launch, according to Microsoft. wrote:
OXM UK - "Remember the four new games in development at Microsoft's new Lift London studio, the ones that will apparently "redefine what triple-A represents"? You can expect to lay eyes on three of them in the not too distant future.
That's according to studio head Lee Schuneman, who spoke to OXM as part of …