Daily Gaming News April 29
Daily Gaming News April 29 2013
In another E3 disappointment, Valve have clarified that they will not be attending the prestigious event. Rumors surfaced they would attend and possibly showcase their first console the ‘Steam Box’, in an attempt to compete for hype with the unveiling of the new Xbox and the PlayStation 4. It has now been confirmed Steam will not grace E3 with their presence. This also suggests that the ‘Steam Box’ is not even close to complete because if it were I’m sure Valve would want to flaunt it to the public.
There’s more sad news for fans of the Batman Arkham series. Not only are Rocksteady not working on the game but it has also been confirmed that the voice actor for Batman in the past two games, Kevin Conroy, won’t be returning. Although Conroy has been fantastic in Batman roles previously, developers WB Montreal are looking for a ‘younger actor’. Without both Rocksteady and Kevin Conroy, fans are speculating whether this game will live up to the previous games or not. But only time will tell if WB Montreal can make a mark and create another Batman masterpiece similar to its predecessors. However, with bad news comes good news: screenshots have been released, showing villains such as Deathstroke and a younger version of Penguin. Batman was also shown in these screenshots, although not much has changed regarding his appearance.
Whether we like it or not, we all know the Tiger Woods PGA Tour franchise. Although according to Kotaku, we may not know of a Tiger Woods PGA Tour 15, as sources say ‘It’s not happening, on any platform’. Rumors suggest this is to give EA not one but two years to improve the mechanics for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 16, which will release on next generation consoles. So if you love the Tiger Woods games, don’t worry: he’ll be back.
Watch Dogs, an open-world action-adventure game will be available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, WiiU, PC and has been announced as a launch title for the PlayStation 4. More exciting news is that the game is ‘also planned for other next-generation consoles’. Whether this applies to the new Xbox or the Steam box or both is still uncertain. The game will be released in North America on November 19th and later in Europe on the 22nd of November. With this announcement comes a trailer, labeled ‘Watch Dogs – Out of Control’.
Call of Duty: Ghosts has already been preemptively announced due a mistake by retailer Tesco, yet more information still continues to float around the web even after the removal of the original listing. The product listing on Tesco’s website claimed Call of Duty: Ghosts will be ‘built on an entirely new story, setting, and cast, and all will be powered by a next-generation Call of Duty engine’. The next-gen engine and the usual release date of mid-November, suggests that Call of Duty: Ghosts will hit around the time of release of both the PlayStation 4 and the new Xbox. I never saw that coming (/sarcasm)
By Mark Hanratty