Microtransactions is generally not a word most people associate good feelings with, but it looks like one of the world's most popular games might be considering them. In a recent post on the World of Warcraft forums, community manager Zarhym stated that Blizzard is "exploring the possibility" of enabling in-game purchases in certain regions.
Square Enix has released a new trailer for Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns. The preview features many returning Final Fantasy XIII characters, including Fang, and reveals more about the story and the action you will find in the game.
A Gran Turismo 6 demo is now available to download on the PlayStation Network. Players will be able to drive through a series of GT Academy driving school courses, culminating in an event at Silverstone. Available vehicles will include a selection of Nissan cars including the GT-R, the Leaf, and the 370Z.
It appears that the ever-prolific Klei Entertainment, the developers of Mark of the Ninja, Don't Starve, and the Shank series are dipping their toes into the increasingly crowded (in the best way possible) waters of the turn-based tactical strategy market. Announced yesterday via Twitter, Incognita is slated to be the next game from the developers.
MLG (Major League Gaming) holds multiple tournaments throughout the year, but only four Championship event; the Spring Championship 2013 was located at the Anaheim Convention Center. For those who haven't heard of MLG before, these events are where professional gaming teams from all around the world come together to compete for prize money and rankings in their respective tournaments. This event is also a venue where various companies come and present some of their demos to the attendees behind closed doors. There are also many opportunities for individuals to get autographs and meet the teams and players. The affordable ticket price makes the MLG experience quite fulfilling.
Tomorrow, July 3, at 11:00 AM PST, Blizzard will be hosting a Reddit Ask Me Anything session with a focus on StarCraft 2. Community Manager Kevin "Cloaken" Johnson and Senior eSports Manager Kim Phan will be on hand to answer questions regarding the WCS seasons and the company's future plans for supporting professional game competitions.
Hot on the heels of what many are calling the best Borderlands 2 DLC yet, Gearbox is releasing nine new customization sets for the game. The sets include four heads and skins for Krieg the Psycho along with an additional set for each of the other characters. Each set is currently priced at $0.99 and are available now. Check out a look at each set below.
Ubisoft announced in their press release it will be showcasing its upcoming games at this years San Diego Comic Con. Attendees will have the chance to play South Park: The Stick of Truth, Assassin's Creed: Black Flag, Rayman Legends, Watch Dogs, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and more. There will be a single-player demo of Assassin’s Creed IV as well as new Watch Dogs gameplay footage.
Anyone who pre-orders Lightning Returns: FFXIII can now receive an alternate skin in the form of FFVII protagonist Cloud Strife. The pre-order bonus allows players to dress FFXIII lead Lighting in Cloud’s iconic SOLDIER uniform, complete with Buster Sword, winning animation, and costume specific abilities.
If there's one thing better than helping a good cause, it's helping a good cause and getting new TF2 items. A charity called Special Effect has made it its mission to help people with disabilities enjoy video games, and in an effort to meet their fundraising goals, they've partnered with a handful of TF2 item makers to create a brand new item set.
Wizards has unveiled what will undoubtedly become one of the hot ticket items of Comic-Con. A limited edition collection of the Magic 2014 Planeswalkers will be available at the convention. The set will feature a snazzy black-on-black art style for Ajani, Jace, Chandra, Liliana, and Garruk by Steve Prescott. You can check out the SDCC version of Garruk below.
The Walking Dead: 400 Days is out now on the PlayStation Network (a PC release is incoming tomorrow, followed by the Xbox 360 on July 5). I haven't gotten a chance to play through it yet, but judging my the new launch trailer, it definitely doesn't seem much cheerier. Oh well, we all knew what we signed up for. Check out the trailer below, download the game on your respective platform, and prepare for the crying.