Gaming http://www.stuff.tv/gaming/all en-GB Lego Jurassic World and Marvel’s Avengers games will turn blockbusters into block-busters http://www.stuff.tv/lego/lego-jurassic-world-and-marvel-s-avengers-games-will-turn-blockbusters-block-busters/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Next wave of colorful, family-friendly video game adaptations announced </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lego Marvel Super Heroes" alt="Lego Marvel Super Heroes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lego-marvel-super-heroes.jpg?1422550086" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;ve tired of the Lego formula of charming-but-repetitive cooperative action, well too bad: Warner Bros. and TT Games are turning two more of the biggest film franchises into brick-based bash-fests.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;re sure it&rsquo;ll closely resemble the template of <em>Lego Marvel Super Heroes</em> (pictured up top and in the trailer), which stands as one of the best Lego adaptations in recent years, so there&rsquo;s reason to be optimistic. Sadly, there&rsquo;s no footage of either game at present, but if you&rsquo;ve seen one <em>Lego</em> game, you can imagine how the others will go.</p> <p>As usual, both games are set to make a very wide landing across numerous platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo 3DS.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/fully-charged-jcvds-epic-split-lego-marvel-super-heroes-assemble-kids-get-their-own-samsung-">Lego Marvel Super Heroes assemble</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/c-nb2IZlIS4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lego/lego-jurassic-world-and-marvel-s-avengers-games-will-turn-blockbusters-block-busters/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/lego/lego-jurassic-world-and-marvel-s-avengers-games-will-turn-blockbusters-block-busters/news#comments Console games Gaming Lego Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:48:08 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1458823 at http://www.stuff.tv Resident Evil: Revelations 2 http://www.stuff.tv/resident-evil-revelations-2/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A return to when Resident Evil meant scare ammo and not-so-scarce scares? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Resident Evil: Revelations 2" alt="Resident Evil: Revelations 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/resident-evil-revelations-main_0.jpg?1422534769" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tristan-donovan" title="View user profile.">Tristan Donovan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Fright-seeking gamers have had a great few months. There&rsquo;s been the looping nightmare of <em>P.T.</em>, the twisted <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/evil-within-first-play/review"><em>The Evil Within</em></a> and the &lsquo;I want my mommy&rsquo; scary <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/alien-isolation/review"><em>Alien: Isolation</em></a>.</p> <p>And now there&rsquo;s <em>Resident Evil: Revelations 2</em> on the way to keep the playable chills keep multiplying.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default"> stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More of everything </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first <em>Revelations</em> was a pocket-sized terror-inducer but its sequel is coming out on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC and PS Vita. All of which means Capcom&rsquo;s developers have had many more computing horsepowers to play with this time around.</p> <p>The result is a better looking and far better sounding experience, packed with creepy sonics and suitably grimy environments. But that&rsquo;s not all.</p> <p>While the 3DS incarnation of <em>Revelations</em> was meant to be played in short bursts on the bus or train, <em>Revelations 2</em> is promising to pack in hours of play into each of its four episodes and boasts not one, but two separate but interrelated campaigns to savour.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/metal-gear-solid-v-phantom-pain/review">Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Revelations 2 is shaping up to be a great-looking, great-sounding game" alt="Revelations 2 is shaping up to be a great-looking, great-sounding game" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/resident-evil-revelations-monster.jpg?1422534769" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The campaign </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Set on a mysterious island, <em>Revelations 2</em>&rsquo;s main campaign is divided into two parallel stories.</p> <p>The first story stars <em>Resident Evil</em> fan favourite Claire Redfield and her friend Moira Burton. The duo have been abducted and now find themselves trapped in a run-down prison as guinea pigs in some sadistic experiment. The second strand of the campaign follows Moira&rsquo;s father Barry who has set out to rescue them with help from Natalia, a strange girl who he meets along the way.</p> <p>In both campaigns players get to switch between the two characters in each story. While Claire and Barry&rsquo;s abilities are geared towards dispatching zombies, Natalia and Moira have less combative but no less crucial role to play. Natalia, for example, can sense where enemies are allowing you to pinpoint where trouble lurks.</p> <p>After that it&rsquo;s <em>Resident Evil</em> gameplay - unsettling environments, a few puzzles, some herb-gathering, plenty of gore and many panicked encounters with ghoulish beings.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Revelations 2&#039;s action takes place on a spooky, mystery-shrouded island" alt="Revelations 2&#039;s action takes place on a spooky, mystery-shrouded island" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/resident-evil-revelations-island.jpg?1422534769" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sick monsters </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Revelations 2</em> doesn&rsquo;t scrimp on the monster count either thanks to new additions to the series like the Afflicted. They aren&rsquo;t zombies but the violently insane and gruesome result of extreme torture. And since they aren&rsquo;t brain dead, they are more than capable of chasing you up ladders and arming themselves with blunt weaponry. Yikes.</p> <p>Then there are the Revenants (pictured above). Stitched together from spare limbs and full of extra pus, they make you worried about what goes on in the minds of <em>Resident Evil </em>developers. And that&rsquo;s before we even get onto the Rube Goldberg-esque torture contraptions to be found in the game.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-2/uncharted-4-thiefs-end/review">Uncharted 4: A Thief&#39;s End preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Revenants are stitched together from spare limbs, which is nice" alt="Revenants are stitched together from spare limbs, which is nice" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/resident-evil-revelations-revenant.jpg?1422534769" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Episodes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Inspired by TV hits like <em>Breaking Bad</em>, <em>Revelations 2</em> is being released in four weekly instalments starting on 25th February. Capcom hopes the approach will give <em>Resident Evil </em>fans plenty of water cooler (or angry internet forum) moments where they can dissect each episode and debate what might come next like grisly Whovians.</p> <p>Each episode will also add new maps and content to multiplayer Raid Mode. The only downside is that Raid Mode won&rsquo;t go online until the boxed version containing all four episodes arrives on 20th March, although you&rsquo;ll still be able to play it offline while you wait.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/game-thrones/review-0">Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="There&#039;ll be four weekly episodes of the game" alt="There&#039;ll be four weekly episodes of the game" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/resident-evil-revelations-barry-natalie.jpg?1422534769" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Raid mode </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Raid Mode was the surprise highlight of <em>Revelations</em> on the 3DS and it&rsquo;s not been neglected this time round either. <em>Revelations 2</em> offers a revamped version that, in stark contrast to the main campaign, delivers plenty of action-packed zombie blasting and loot grabbing.</p> <p>The bullet-ridden action and thumping soundtrack give it a very different feel to the campaign but it&rsquo;s huge fun and the kind of experience that will have you coming back time and time again as you seek to become an elite zombie hunter.</p> <p>You also get to choose to play as one of 15 well-known <em>Resident Evil </em>characters once you&rsquo;ve unlocked them all.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Raid mode provides an action-centric alternative to the main campaign" alt="Raid mode provides an action-centric alternative to the main campaign" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/resident-evil-revelations-raid-mode-1.jpg?1422534769" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Co-op </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Playing with pals features big in <em>Revelations 2</em>. As well as being able to enjoy the thrills of Raid Mode online, you can also play with a friend in split-screen mode.</p> <p>The couch co-op option extends to the main campaign too so that you can share the scares. In this mode one player takes charge of the combat-ready Claire Redfield or Barry Burton while the other player gets to play as Natalia or Moira and help out by cracking puzzles, scanning for enemies and finishing off monsters with brick blows to the noggin.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apps-and-games/console-games/top-ten">The 10 best console games available now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Split-screen co-op is all too rare these days, so we&#039;re glad to see it here" alt="Split-screen co-op is all too rare these days, so we&#039;re glad to see it here" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/resident-evil-revelations-co-op.jpg?1422534769" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/resident-evil-revelations-2/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/resident-evil-revelations-2/review#comments Console games Gaming Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:32:52 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1458805 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: New Steve Jobs movie details, Exploding Kittens is most popular Kickstarter ever, and see GoPro’s slow-mo update in action http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/fully-charged-official-details-steve-jobs-movie-exploding-kittens-most-popular-kickstarte <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Load up on the morning’s hottest gadget and tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Steve Jobs" alt="Steve Jobs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/steve-jobs-reclined.jpg?1422516781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steve Jobs title, cast, and synopsis released </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Following months of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-christian-bale-probably-won-t-play-steve-jobs-wwe-network-launch-delayed-and-gra">casting headaches</a> and a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-paul-mccartney-live-concert-google-cardboard-truly-amazing-kinect-tech-demo-and-">studio change</a>, the Steve Jobs film inspired by Walter Isaacson&rsquo;s bulging biography is finally in full production and filming in San Francisco. And now we know that the Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs movie will, in fact, be called <em>Steve Jobs</em>.</p> <p>We&rsquo;d heard various reports about the cast, but an official listing has been confirmed: Michael Fassbender is indeed playing Jobs, with Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley, and Kate Winslet as Apple&rsquo;s ex-marketing chief, Joanna Hoffman. Katherine Waterston, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Sarah Snook also appear in the film.</p> <p>Also affirmed is the distinctive approach for the Aaron Sorkin-penned film: it will focus on Jobs backstage at three major product launches, ending with the iMac, although flashbacks will be used to help set the scene. Opting against the typical, comprehensive biographical approach could confuse anyone not intimately familiar with Jobs&rsquo; career (seriously, read Isaacson&rsquo;s book), but everything else sounds a lot more promising than <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/watch-first-official-jobs-trailer-starring-ashton-kutcher/news">Ashton Kutcher&rsquo;s take</a> on his life.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.slashfilm.com/steve-jobs-starts-shooting/">Slashfilm</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-steve-jobs-biopic-begins-filming-new-rock-band-game-plans-teased-and-x-files-may">Steve Jobs biopic begins filming</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Exploding Kittens has most backers ever </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Believe it or not, a bizarre card game called <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/elanlee/exploding-kittens"><em>Exploding Kittens</em></a> now has the most backers ever assembled for a single Kickstarter campaign - and it still has 22 days to go. The game was designed by a trio that includes cartoonist Matthew Inman of <a href="http://theoatmeal.com">The Oatmeal</a> fame, and has amassed more than 115,000 backers in just over a week.</p> <p>Even so, the more than US$4.5 million (about &pound;3 million) raised thus far doesn&rsquo;t come close to the US$13.285 million (&pound;8.77 million) earned by the <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ryangrepper/coolest-cooler-21st-century-cooler-thats-actually">Coolest Cooler</a> last year. However, with all that time left and its surging popularity to date, Kicktraq says the campaign is on target to surpass US$15 million if current trends hold up. Ah, crowdfunding at its finest.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/elanlee/exploding-kittens">Kickstarter</a>, <a href="http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/elanlee/exploding-kittens/">Kicktraq</a> via <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2015/1/28/7928261/exploding-kittens-kickstarter-most-backers">Polygon</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nano-drones-coding-kids-and-cocktail-maker-ten-kickstarter-and-indiegogo-must-haves-december-2014/feature">Nano-drones, coding for kids and a cocktail maker: Ten Kickstarter and Indiegogo must-haves for January 2015</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/OtREUajBwIQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GoPro’s 240fps 720p update: first footage </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Slow motion shooting with a GoPro Hero4 Black is about to get a whole lot better, thanks to an upcoming firmware update that introduces an option for 240fps footage at 720p resolution. That&rsquo;s a step up from the current options of 240fps/480p and 120fps/720p, resulting in clearer, more stunning-looking effects when played back at a slower speed.</p> <p>Gizmodo got a first taste of the new setting while at ESPN&rsquo;s Winter X Games this weekend, with the footage above playing back at 24fps. The full video is a bit goofy overall, but it&rsquo;s worth it to see slow-mo snow waves spit out from the back of a snowboard. The firmware update is supposed to hit the Hero4 Black in February, and you can find more impressions and details at the source link below.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://gizmodo.com/exclusive-first-footage-gopros-buttery-smooth-high-def-1682287677">Gizmodo</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/apple-awarded-patent-remote-camera-sending-gopro-s-stock-sinking/news">Apple awarded patent for remote action camera, sending GoPro&rsquo;s stock sinking</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/w5UO6MOY6Gw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Game of Thrones in Minecraft looks amazing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Well, this just about takes the cake for <em>Minecraft</em> creations. A dedicated group of gamers - some 125 of them, according to Kotaku - is building all of Westeros from <em>Game of Thrones</em> as it appeared between the first two books of the series. It&rsquo;s breathtaking stuff from a game built of scads of tiny blocks, and you can watch the work-in-progress footage above - or <a href="http://westeroscraft.com">visit the PC server</a> and see it for yourself.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://kotaku.com/125-people-are-building-all-of-game-of-thrones-in-minec-1682368252">Kotaku</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/game-thrones/review-0">Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EWgvu8QBph8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/fully-charged-official-details-steve-jobs-movie-exploding-kittens-most-popular-kickstarte#comments Action Cam Apple Crowdfunding Film and TV Gaming GoPro Minecraft Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1458776 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Carnival’s cruise ship IMAX screen, The Bard’s Tale IV bringing back 1980s gaming bliss, and original Star Trek phaser for sale http://www.stuff.tv/fully-charged-carnival-s-cruise-ship-imax-screen-bard-s-tale-iv-bringing-back-1980s-gaming-bliss-and <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Start the week off right with our morning collection of hot gadget and tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Carnival&#039;s IMAX Screen" alt="Carnival&#039;s IMAX Screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/carnival-cruise-imax_0.jpg?1422323202" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Carnival’s next ship has an IMAX screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s easy to roll your eyes at the kind of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/fully-charged-google-s-project-tango-phones-heading-space-oculus-plans-developers-conference-">opulence and extravagance</a>&nbsp;put on display with cruise ships, and Carnival&rsquo;s latest creation is no exception. That&rsquo;s because the Carnival Vista, the company&rsquo;s largest ship to date, will launch in spring 2016 with its very own IMAX theater aboard.</p> <p>The IMAX screen will measure three decks high, and it plans to offer both recent Hollywood fare and also IMAX-centric documentaries. After all, there&rsquo;s no better place than sitting indoors on a cruise ship to see pristine images of, say, sea life. We might advise against showing 3D features, however - motion sickness already comes standard with the voyage.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.imax.com/community/blog/the-worlds-first-imax-theatre-at-sea-debuts-in-spring-2016/">IMAX</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/25/carnival-cruise-will-have-an-imax-theater-naturally/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/best-movies-watch-2015/feature">The best movies to watch in 2015</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/T_JZhBv-J2k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bard&#039;s Tale IV revealed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nearly anyone who grew up on &lsquo;80s PC games probably has fond memories of Interplay&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>The Bard&rsquo;s Tale</em>&nbsp;trilogy, and after 27 years, we&rsquo;re finally getting a proper sequel.</p> <p><em>The Bard&rsquo;s Tale IV</em>&nbsp;was just announced this weekend at the inaugural PAX South convention in Texas, and it&rsquo;ll hail from InXile Entertainment - the studio started by Interplay founder Brian Fargo after he left. It aims to modernize the classic game design from three decades back, and promises to bring back familiar locations, player classes, and the like.</p> <p>This won&rsquo;t be InXile&rsquo;s first experience with the series, either: it also developed 2004&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>The Bard&rsquo;s Tale</em>, which was a comedic, non-canon side game that wasn&rsquo;t connected to the original trilogy. But as the numbered title promises, this one&rsquo;s going back to the source material. InXile will be launching a crowdfunding campaign in the near future to help fund the release, much as it successfully did for&nbsp;<em>Wasteland 2</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Torment: Tides of Numenera</em>.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2015/01/24/the-bard-39-s-tale-4-announced.aspx">Game Informer</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/25-most-anticipated-games-2015/feature">The 30 most anticipated games of 2015</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="370" title="The Bard&#039;s Tale IV" alt="The Bard&#039;s Tale IV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/the-bards-tale-4_0.jpg?1422323202" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Original Star Trek phaser to be auctioned </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Big&nbsp;<em>Star Trek</em>&nbsp;fan? Got at least US$60,000 (&pound;40,000) laying around? Well, you might have a shot at purchasing the phaser prop used in the original&nbsp;television series from 1968-9. It had previously been in a private collection, but now it&rsquo;ll be put on auction to raise a pretty penny.</p> <p>Propworx is apparently hoping to raise that US$60,000 figure, but it could go for quite a bit more when the auction begins on 21 February. After all, a phaser rifle sold for US$231,000 (about &pound;154,000) in 2013. Better start searching your pockets and looking under car seats if you want a shot at this iconic item.</p> <p>[Sources:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.geek.com/news/47-year-old-star-trek-phaser-to-be-sold-for-60000-1614274/">Geek.com</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.propworx.com/2015/01/tos-phaser-pistol-prop/">Propworx</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tv/fully-charged-behold-star-trek-phaser-universal-remote-new-thor-female-and-russia-s-tiny-robot-ta">Behold the Star Trek phaser universal remote</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="850" title="Star Trek phaser prop" alt="Star Trek phaser prop" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/startrek-phaser-prop.jpg?1422323202" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/fully-charged-carnival-s-cruise-ship-imax-screen-bard-s-tale-iv-bringing-back-1980s-gaming-bliss-and#comments Film and TV Gaming Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1458511 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Three wants to eat O2, Office 2016 desktop out this year, and Ubisoft's Grow Home sounds crazy http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/fully-charged-o2-and-three-about-share-owner-office-2016-desktop-out-year-and-and-ubisoft- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cap off a busy week for tech with our latest morning news roundup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="O2" alt="O2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/o2-carrier.jpg?1422011604" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> O2 reportedly will be acquired </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>O2, the #2 wireless carrier in Britain, is about to be acquired by Hong Kong company Hutchinson Whampoa, with the news being announced as early as later today. That&rsquo;s the report coming out of the Wall Street Journal, which says the acquisition is nearly complete.</p> <p>Why is a changing-of-the-hands important? Because Hutchinson Whampoa also owns Three, the #4 carrier in the land, and the combination of the two companies would make for the top wireless provider in the UK by subscriber count. It&rsquo;s unknown whether the companies would be properly merged or if they might aim to serve different customer bases, but consolidation of some sort seems likely.</p> <p>On that note: also reportedly near is a deal for BT to purchase EE, the current top wireless carrier, which means the mobile market is about to see one serious shake-up. Hopefully all for the better - as far as consumers are concerned, at least.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/hutchison-whampoa-nearing-deal-to-buy-u-k-s-o2-1421964135">Wall Street Journal</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/william-s-iam-puls-smartwatch-priced-us399-launching-soon-handpicked-applicants/news">Will.i.am&rsquo;s i.am+ Puls smart watch priced at US$399, launching soon to hand-picked applicants</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Office 2016 hits PC late this year </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At Wednesday&rsquo;s big Windows 10 blowout, Microsoft spent a lot of time going over the new Office universal apps optimized for touch and mobile devices (above). But if you were wondering if the company would have a big update in store for mouse-and-keyboard users, take heart.</p> <p>In an update on the Office Blog yesterday, Microsoft confirmed that a brand new Office 2016 desktop suite is in the works, and it&rsquo;ll launch in the second half of this year. No other details are available at this point, other than that it will &ldquo;remain the comprehensive Office experience.&rdquo; Stay tuned, then.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://blogs.office.com/2015/01/22/next-chapter-office-windows/">Office Blog</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/windows-10-8-stellar-new-enhancements-coming-pc-and-tablets/feature">Windows 10: the 8 biggest new features coming to PCs and tablets</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="706" title="Microsoft Word universal app for Windows 10" alt="Microsoft Word universal app for Windows 10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/microsoft-word-win10.png?1422011604" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ubisoft reveals Grow Home for PC </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When you think of Ubisoft, you think of massive blockbusters built by a thousand people and destinated to be played by millions more, right? <em>Assassin&rsquo;s Creed</em>, <em>Far Cry</em>, etc. That&rsquo;s certainly true, but the publisher has made an effort over the last couple of years to allow its developers to pursue smaller, more experimental titles, like the great <em>Valiant Hearts</em> and <em>Child of Light</em>.</p> <p><em>Grow Home</em> looks to be the next of those, but it&rsquo;s not done in a 2D, hand-drawn style like those games. It&rsquo;s a 3D affair with a chunky aesthetic, and it stars a robot seeking to retrieve new plantlife to oxygenate his planet - yes, the <em>Wall-E</em> comparison has already been noted by developer Ubisoft Reflections (<em>Driver: San Francisco</em>). You&rsquo;ll control his individual limbs as you climb your way up the growing plant.</p> <p>Sounds a little atypical for Ubisoft, right? Exactly. But it won&rsquo;t be long before we&rsquo;ll all get to try it: this PC exclusive is launching on Steam in just a couple short weeks, on 4 February.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://blog.ubi.com/grow-home-announce/">Ubisoft</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/child-light/child-light/review">Child of Light review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZQceiWyRWgM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Game of Thrones game ep. 2 out in February </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Speaking of games on the immediate horizon: Telltale Games just confirmed that the second entry in its episodic <em>Game of Thrones</em> adaptation will release the same week as <em>Grow Home</em>. Episode two, titled &ldquo;The Lost Lords,&rdquo; will hit PlayStation 4, PS3, PC, and Mac on 3 February, Xbox One and 360 on 4 February, and iOS and Android on 5 February. Check out the fresh trailer above.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.telltalegames.com/blog/90266/game-of-thrones-a-telltale-games-series-ep-2-is-coming">Telltale Games</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/game-thrones/review-0">Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/boY5jktW2Zk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/fully-charged-o2-and-three-about-share-owner-office-2016-desktop-out-year-and-and-ubisoft-#comments Console games Gaming Microsoft O2 Ubisoft Windows 10 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1458294 at http://www.stuff.tv Put your life on pause – Sony’s PlayStation Store discount is on this weekend http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/put-your-life-pause-sony-s-playstation-store-discount-weekend/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PSN members will be able to chop 10 percent off almost any online purchase </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Put your life on pause – Sony’s PlayStation Store discount is on this weekend " alt="Put your life on pause – Sony’s PlayStation Store discount is on this weekend " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/p4.jpg?1421921224" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>PlayStation fans rejoice: Sony is putting up a discount on its PlayStation Store purchases this weekend and it&rsquo;s potentially one you won&#39;t want to miss.</p> <p>The company has promised a 10 per cent discount off a single PlayStation Store purchase over those three days, as a thank you to fans for their loyalty.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not for your pre-orders </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So if you&rsquo;re thanking your lucky stars for another chance at buying something off the PlayStation Store, it&rsquo;s worth taking note that not everything will be tagged with the discount &ndash; it&rsquo;s only for a one-off offer off eligible products in a total cart purchase.</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll be able to get the deal on games and add-on content, in addition to purchases of movies and television shows from Video Unlimited. But products like pre-orders, PlayStation Plus subscriptions, Music Unlimited content, PlayStation Now titles and Video Unlimited rentals are not included in this deal.</p> <p>Also, you&rsquo;ve got to be a PSN member.</p> <p>Sony will put up the offer&rsquo;s promo code on the PlayStation blog and you&rsquo;ll have to redeem it and complete the transaction within the sale timeframe to fully utilise the offer. The deal will be on from 9am PT on January 23 up till 9am PT on January 26, so be sure to mark your calendars.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/25-best-playstation-games-ever/feature">The 25 best PlayStation games ever&nbsp;</a></strong></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/01/19/psn-members-get-one-time-10-ps-store-discount-this-weekend/" target="_blank">PlayStation blog</a> via <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2015/1/20/7859607/sony-psn-discount-holiday-outages" target="_blank">Polygon</a>]</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/put-your-life-pause-sony-s-playstation-store-discount-weekend/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/put-your-life-pause-sony-s-playstation-store-discount-weekend/news#comments Gaming PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 PlayStation Vita Sony Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:01:34 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1458230 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Google planning wireless service, new Battletoads game teased, and BlackBerry thinks developers should be forced to make BlackBerry apps http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/fully-charged-google-planning-wireless-service-new-battletoads-game-teased-and-blackberry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amidst a wealth of Microsoft news, it’s… well, mostly not Microsoft news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nexus 6" alt="Nexus 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nexus6-inhand.jpg?1421911981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google reportedly launching wireless service </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Google already has its hands in the software and hardware (via partners) side of the mobile phone business, so why not the actual service, as well? That may be what&rsquo;s ahead, as The Wall Street Journal and The Information report that Google has worked out deals with major carriers to sell service under its own name.</p> <p>That means that Google wouldn&rsquo;t actually control or own the cellular service, but instead lease it out and rebrand it - and potentially offer different and better terms for customers. According to the reports, U.S. carriers Sprint and T-Mobile have agreed to offer their networks for Google to package and resell to customers, although it&rsquo;s unclear when such plans might unfold.</p> <p>The Wall Street Journal notes that Sprint executives in particular are concerned that Google will turn around and become a rival in the space in time, but Sprint apparently is able to renegotiate terms if Google brings on a wealth of customers. With Fiber, Google has shown that it wants to give people fantastic Internet service at reasonable prices, but we&rsquo;ll see if the same holds true for wireless service when it&rsquo;s on other companies&rsquo; networks.</p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/google-to-sell-wireless-service-in-deals-with-sprint-t-mobile-1421887967">The Wall Street Journal</a>, <a href="https://www.theinformation.com/Google-s-Next-Telecom-Move-Becoming-a-Wireless-Carrier">The Information</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/android-45/review">Android 5.0 Lollipop review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Battletoads teased by Xbox exec’s shirt </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Can we credit a t-shirt for rampant speculation about a classic video game&rsquo;s return? We certainly can, as yesterday at the big Windows 10 event, Xbox head Phil Spencer wore a shirt bearing a logo from Rare&rsquo;s beloved <em>Battletoads</em> series - which hasn&rsquo;t produced a new game in more than 20 years.</p> <p>Spencer has a knack for wearing shirts for upcoming games at events, and Microsoft owns Rare, but the developer&rsquo;s been tasked with middling filler like <em>Kinect Sports</em> sequels in recent years. However, a <em>Battletoads</em> trademark was renewed late last year, and Spencer previously expressed interest in seeing the game revived.</p> <p>Asked by Polygon about the shirt, Spencer replied, &quot;I don&#39;t think I&#39;ve ever worn a t-shirt that&#39;s been a complete head fake. I don&#39;t think I have ... have I? I wouldn&#39;t do that.&quot; So, new <em>Battletoads</em> it is, then.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2015/1/21/7867485/battletoads">Polygon</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/5-best-most-infuriatingly-difficult-games-ever/feature">The 5 best, most infuriatingly difficult games ever</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="749" title="Microsoft&#039;s Phil Spencer" alt="Microsoft&#039;s Phil Spencer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xbox-philspencer-battletoadsshirt.png?1421911981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BlackBerry upset about its app selection </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Well, this is worth a head-scratch and a chuckle. BlackBerry has posted a portion of an open letter on its blog, the full version of which was sent to United States senators and representatives in support of net neutrality.</p> <p>However, BlackBerry&rsquo;s idea of net neutrality includes language that suggests that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should force app makers to release their wares for BlackBerry devices. Because many of them aren&rsquo;t doing so of their own free will!</p> <p>Citing Apple&rsquo;s lack of iMessage on other mobile platforms and Netflix&rsquo;s continued disregard for bringing its app to BlackBerry, CEO John Chen says (emphasis his), &ldquo;This dynamic has created a <strong>two-tiered wireless broadband ecosystem</strong>, in which iPhone and Android users are able to access far more content and applications than customers using devices running other operating systems.&rdquo;</p> <p>He adds (again, emphasis his), &ldquo;Therefore, neutrality must be mandated at the application and content layer if <strong>we truly want a free, open and non-discriminatory Internet</strong>. All wireless broadband customers must have the ability to access any lawful applications and content they choose, and applications/content providers must be prohibited from discriminating based on the customer&rsquo;s mobile operating system.&rdquo;</p> <p>Sounds highly unlikely to us, not to mention extraordinarily whiny. Good luck with that.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://blogs.blackberry.com/2015/01/blackberry-net-neutrality/">Inside BlackBerry</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/fmanjoo/status/558104506647732224">Farhad Manjoo on Twitter</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/blackberry-classic-launches-states-uk-shipments-starting-mid-january/news">BlackBerry Classic launches in States with UK shipments starting in mid-January</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BlackBerry Classic" alt="BlackBerry Classic" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-classic-official_0.png?1421911981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/fully-charged-google-planning-wireless-service-new-battletoads-game-teased-and-blackberry#comments BlackBerry Gaming Google Microsoft Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1458203 at http://www.stuff.tv PC gaming, upgraded: Windows 10 includes streaming games from Xbox One, DVR functionality, and cross-platform play http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/pc-gaming-upgraded-windows-10-includes-streaming-games-xbox-one-dvr-functionality-and-cros <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New built-in Xbox app for Windows 10 shows Microsoft putting a bigger focus on gaming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Windows 10 + Xbox" alt="Windows 10 + Xbox" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/windows10-xbox-hub.jpg?1421876814" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Amidst revealing new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/windows-10/windows-10-will-be-free-upgrade-windows-7-81-and-windows-phone-8-users/news">features and functionality</a> for Windows 10 and showcasing <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-s-hololens-wireless-untethered-headset-inserts-holograms-your-world/news">an incredible-looking holographic headset</a>, Microsoft took time at today&rsquo;s event to highlight the future of PC gaming.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In fact, you&rsquo;ll be able to stream Xbox One games from your console to your Windows 10 PC or tablet within the home, and the demo shown today seemed rather seamless. You can even turn the console off remotely from the PC/tablet. It doesn&rsquo;t appear to work outside of the home network, but the ability to play Xbox One games on various devices should be a really great perk.</p> <p>And Microsoft seems poised to bring more of its own games to PC, and with cross-platform multiplayer to boot. <em>Fable Legends</em> will launch day-and-date on PC and Xbox One alike this year, and you&rsquo;ll be able to play co-op across platforms. Can <em>Halo 5: Guardians</em> for PC be far off? We wouldn&rsquo;t be surprised, considering Microsoft&rsquo;s new emphasis on having its software on all platforms.</p> <p>Another handy Xbox One feature is coming to PC, as well: the Game DVR feature will let you record any moment in any game on the fly, simply by pressing Windows+G. You can do it on Steam and other services, as well, and then share the clips with friends.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/DI4QVOaLCWk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Finally, Microsoft says that Windows 10 will come to Xbox One, although more details will be announced later. While that probably doesn&rsquo;t mean we&rsquo;ll all be working on spreadsheets and presentations using gamepads, it will allow game makers to more easily port their games to Xbox.</p> <p>For a first taste of the Xbox app in Windows 10, anyone running the Technical Preview can check it out in a new build launching next week.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://news.xbox.com/2015/01/xbox-one-phil-spencer-unveils-new-experiences-for-xbox-one-and-windows-10-gamers">Xbox Wire</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-s-hololens-wireless-untethered-headset-inserts-holograms-your-world/news">Microsoft&rsquo;s incredible HoloLens headset fills your world with interactive holograms</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/DqBBASzk1p4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/pc-gaming-upgraded-windows-10-includes-streaming-games-xbox-one-dvr-functionality-and-cros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/pc-gaming-upgraded-windows-10-includes-streaming-games-xbox-one-dvr-functionality-and-cros#comments Gaming Microsoft Windows 10 Xbox One Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:40:48 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1458173 at http://www.stuff.tv Elder Scrolls Online abolishes monthly subscription, lands on the PS4 and Xbox One on 9 June http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/elder-scrolls-online-abolishes-monthly-subscription-lands-ps4-and-xbox-one-9-june/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Holding off entering Bethesda&#039;s online fantasy world? Then this could easily tempt you to jump in </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1024" height="768" title="Elder Scrolls Online abolishes monthly subscription, lands on the PS4 and Xbox One on 9 June" alt="Elder Scrolls Online abolishes monthly subscription, lands on the PS4 and Xbox O" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/elder-scrolls.jpg?1421855676" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just when you think you&#39;ve finally gotten over your crippling Destiny addiction, Bethesda has revealed that Elder Scrolls online will be ditching its monthly subscription, opting for a Guild Wars-like one-off payment for the game itself.</p> <p>Not only that, but PS4 and Xbox One fans finally have a date to mark on their calanders - 9 June.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus subscription will still be required, and PC gamers will be able to jump in a little earlier when Tamriel Unlimited springs to life on 17 March.</p> <p>If you value your free time and are planning to be productive for the next year, then ignore everything we&#39;ve just said, turn off your PC, and walk outside. Trust us.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apps-and-games/console-games/top-ten" target="_blank">Top 10 console games</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/418HiZzy0ig" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/elder-scrolls-online-abolishes-monthly-subscription-lands-ps4-and-xbox-one-9-june/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/elder-scrolls-online-abolishes-monthly-subscription-lands-ps4-and-xbox-one-9-june/news#comments Console games Gaming PlayStation 4 Xbox One Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:45:28 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1458157 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Material Design reaches Chrome on iOS, Steam Broadcasting goes live, and Disney ditched George Lucas’ new Star Wars ideas http://www.stuff.tv/google/fully-charged-material-design-reaches-chrome-ios-steam-broadcasting-goes-live-and-disney-ditc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our morning roundup has the tech and entertainment news you need to start the day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Chrome on iOS" alt="Google Chrome on iOS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/IMG_0928.PNG?1421825581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chrome for iOS gets Material Design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Big fan of Google&rsquo;s move towards its Material Design language with Lollipop, but don&rsquo;t actually own an Android device? Luckily for iPhone and iPad owners, Google has started updating its iOS apps using the very same visual philosophy, and Chrome is the first to get the overhaul.</p> <p>The new look is immediately noticeable, delivering &ldquo;bold graphics, fluid motion, and tactile surfaces,&rdquo; as Google describes, plus Chrome is now optimized for iOS 8 and Apple&rsquo;s latest, larger iPhones. Additionally, it supports handoff from Chrome on iOS to Mac, letting you begin browsing on mobile or tablet and pick right back up on the desktop.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2015/01/chrome-for-ios-update.html">Chrome Releases</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-nexus-6-long-term-test/feature">Living with the Google Nexus 6: you&rsquo;re gonna need a bigger pocket</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steam Broadcasting is live </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s time to update your Steam client, because live gameplay streaming has been added for all users via the Broadcasting feature. While it may sound like a shot at Twitch&rsquo;s streaming empire, it actually appears to be a smaller, but still potentially useful perk intended to let pals view each others&rsquo; gaming sessions. However, if you&#39;d like to let anyone peek in, you can enable a setting and have your stream appear on the game&#39;s Steam page.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-01-20-steam-broadcasting-has-arrived">Eurogamer</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/valve-s-steam-machine-army-every-angle-covered/feature">Exclusive: 12 Steam Machines detailed, fondled, and photographed from every angle</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Steam Broadcasting" alt="Steam Broadcasting" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/steam-broadcasting.jpg?1421825581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disney discarded Lucas’ Star Wars ideas </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s crazy to think that we&rsquo;re less than a year away from a new <em>Star Wars</em> sequel, let alone one not written and/or directed by George Lucas. And it turns out that he&rsquo;s really, <em>really</em> removed from the equation. Because while he may have created the world and many of the characters, new owner Disney overruled his intentions for <em>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</em>.</p> <p>In Lucas&rsquo; mind, <em>Episode VII</em> would focus primarily on new characters, with old favorites like Luke, Leia, and Han coming secondary. But J.J. Abrams and Disney didn&rsquo;t see it that way, wanting to put the classic cast front and center for at least one more adventure.</p> <p>As Lucas tells Cinemablend, &ldquo;The [ideas] that I sold to Disney, they came up to the decision that they didn&rsquo;t really want to do those. So they made up their own. So it&rsquo;s not the ones that I originally wrote [on screen in <em>The Force Awakens</em>].&rdquo; Hard to know if he&rsquo;s bitter or upset there, but he did sell off the rights; it&rsquo;s not his call anymore. We&rsquo;ll see how it pans out come December.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.slashfilm.com/disney-abandoned-george-lucas-star-wars-7/">Slashfilm</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/first-star-wars-force-awakens-trailer-will-premiere-friday/news">First Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer goes live</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/OMOVFvcNfvE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fan edit released for The Hobbit movies </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>By the time <em>The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies</em> hit cinemas in December, a fair bit of good will for Peter Jackson&rsquo;s second Tolkien adaptation trilogy had faded. Once planned as a two-parter, it was extended to three films, and many viewers complained about the slow pace, unnecessary side stories, and <em>Lord of the Rings</em> callbacks.</p> <p>But as with some of the better-known unofficial <em>Star Wars</em> edits, leave it to a detail-oriented fan to right Hollywood&rsquo;s wrongs. Someone going by the tag &ldquo;tolkeineditor&rdquo; has trimmed down the three films into a single, 4+ hour affair, shaving a couple of hours of fluff for a more focused, streamlined experience.</p> <p>If you read the source post carefully, you can find out where to download the fan edit, or just check out the notes to appreciate the fan-craftsmanship. And above is a small taste of what to expect, assuming you know the original version.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://tolkieneditor.wordpress.com">Tolkeineditor</a> via <a href="http://www.slashfilm.com/hobbit-fan-edit/">Slashfilm</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/25-best-things-watch-netflix-right-now/feature">The 30 best things to watch on Netflix right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CzSlLWF5Hjg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/google/fully-charged-material-design-reaches-chrome-ios-steam-broadcasting-goes-live-and-disney-ditc#comments Film and TV Gaming Google iOS apps Wed, 21 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1458119 at http://www.stuff.tv Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/borderlands-2-and-pre-sequel-coming-xbox-one-and-playstation-4/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Handsome Collection bundles both with split-screen play and save transfer, out this spring </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Borderlands: The Handsome Collection" alt="Borderlands: The Handsome Collection" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/borderlands-handsome.jpg?1421767106" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Attention, Vault Hunters! Moved on to a new-gen console and sad that your favorite zany co-op shooter series didn&rsquo;t with its last release? Well, fret no more, because <em>Borderlands</em> is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Borderlands 2</em> is rather well-known, of course, seeing as it&rsquo;s 2K&rsquo;s best-selling game ever (and it got <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/borderlands-2/review">five stars from us</a>). The cel-shaded, four-player shooter will be remastered - alongside <em>The Pre-Sequel</em> - to look crisper than ever on new consoles, plus you can transfer over saves from both games between Xbox 360-to-One and PlayStation 3-to-4 (also Vita-to-PS4 with <em>Borderlands 2</em>) to continue past adventures.</p> <p>And there&rsquo;s one more perk: both games have been outfitted with split-screen multiplayer for the first time, allowing four players to battle together for loot on the same screen. <em>Borderlands: The Handsome Collection</em> is priced at US$60 (about &pound;40), so expect the set to be priced the same as an average new-gen game in the UK.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ot9-o9RA3ds" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Die-hard fans might want to consider the Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition, however. Priced the same as a new console (US$400, which is about &pound;260), the bundle adds a remote-controlled, one-wheeled Claptrap robot inspired by the game character, letting you use a smartphone app to guide him around.</p> <p>He can apparently livestream video via his eye camera, as well as spout familiar catchphrases. It&rsquo;ll be limited to just 5,000 units, but for serious aficionados, it sounds like one heck of a bonus.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/borderlands-2/review">Borderlands 2 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Claptrap RC robot" alt="Claptrap RC robot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/borderlands-rc-claptrap.jpg?1421767106" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/borderlands-2-and-pre-sequel-coming-xbox-one-and-playstation-4/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/borderlands-2-and-pre-sequel-coming-xbox-one-and-playstation-4/news#comments Console games Gaming PlayStation 4 Xbox One Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:18:28 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1458090 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Google betting big on SpaceX, Moog reviving its modular synthesisers, and Sid Meier’s Starships announced http://www.stuff.tv/google/fully-charged-google-betting-big-spacex-moog-reviving-its-modular-synthesizers-and-sid-meier- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wake up, catch up: here’s the tech news you need to start the day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Elon Musk of SpaceX" alt="Elon Musk of SpaceX" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spacex-elonmusk.jpg?1421739181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google big on SpaceX’s satellite Internet plan </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Elon Musk&rsquo;s SpaceX wants to put <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/elon-musk-plans-build-space-internet-earth-and-mars/news">hundreds of satellites in orbit</a> above Earth to provide speedy Internet to the world - and space. And guess who&rsquo;s excited about a whole lot more people potentially having great Internet access? Google, that&rsquo;s who. Which is why the company is reportedly about to invest US$1 billion (about &pound;664 million) in SpaceX.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s part of SpaceX&rsquo;s first round of funding in years, and along with other partners, the cash is supposed to put a valuation on the space travel company of more than US$10 billion (about &pound;6.64 billion). That will help SpaceX get its satellite plans off the ground (quite literally, in time), and further its other aims - everything from transporting NASA astronauts and gear to eventually colonizing the Moon. Baby steps, now.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.theinformation.com/Google-Nears-Major-Investment-in-SpaceX-to-Bolster-Satellites">The Information</a> via <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/google-nears-1-billion-investment-in-spacex-1421706642">The Wall Street Journal</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/elon-musk-plans-build-space-internet-earth-and-mars/news">Elon Musk plans to build a Space Internet on Earth&hellip; and Mars</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moog reviving its 1970s synthesizers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;ve always wanted to own one of Moog&rsquo;s iconic modular synthesisers from the 1970s, here&rsquo;s the next best thing: an impressively old-school recreation from the company itself. Moog has manufactured a very limited run of System 55, System 35, and Model 15 synthesiser units, along with an expansion cabinet, sequential controller, and optional duophonic keyboard.</p> <p>Each synth has been painstakingly handmade in the image of the earlier classics, with hand-soldered circuit boards and panels made of photo-etched aluminum. Naturally, it&rsquo;ll cost you big: just 55 units of the System 55 have been made, and sell for US$35,000 (about &pound;23,000) each. Only 35 units of the System 35 are available at US$22,000 (nearly &pound;15,000) apiece, while the Model 15 gets a larger run of 150 units at US$10,000 (about &pound;6,600) a pop.</p> <p>Check out the short film above, which features musicians and Moog fanatics new and old showing their abilities and the range of these memorable modular synthesisers.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.moogmusic.com/news/return-moog-modular">Moog</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/19/moog-large-format-modular-synthesizers/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/100-best-gadgets-ever-tv-age/feature">100 Best Gadgets Ever: The TV Age</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3w6qWiEx8BQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Another Sid Meier game out soon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Just a couple months after the launch of <em>Civilization: Beyond Earth</em>, another Sid Meier-branded sci-fi game is on the horizon - and it&rsquo;s due out this spring. <em>Sid Meier&rsquo;s Starships</em> is a new turn-based strategy game based on the same universe as <em>Beyond Earth</em>, but it features a different focus for this PC, Mac, and iPad release.</p> <p>Meier himself tells Eurogamer that you&rsquo;ll take the lead role in a federation of planets, building your own starships and completing missions in various star systems. Expanding the federation is the goal, and there are a few different conditions for victory - plus you&rsquo;ll encounter some leaders from <em>Beyond Earth</em>. Considering the proximity to <em>Beyond Earth</em>&rsquo;s release and the planned iPad version, we wonder if it&rsquo;ll be a smaller game than <em>Civilization</em>, but anything from Sid Meier is always worth a look.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-01-19-sid-meiers-starships-announced-for-pc-mac-ipad">Eurogamer</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/icheapskate-25-amazing-free-games-ipad-and-iphone/feature">iCheapskate: 38 amazing free games for iPad and iPhone</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/xQh6WjrRohc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Game of Thrones intro redone in LittleBigPlanet 3 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;ll be another three months or so before we have new episodes of HBO&rsquo;s <em>Game of Thrones</em>, so aside from playing <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/game-thrones/review-0">Telltale&rsquo;s episodic video game</a> and rewatching the four seasons to date, you might as well soak in some great fan tributes - like this reimagining of the intro using <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/littlebigplanet-3/littlebigplanet-3/review"><em>LittleBigPlanet 3</em></a>&rsquo;s robust creation tools. It&rsquo;s not the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/fully-charged-samsung-says-fewer-phones-ahead-nokia-s-z-launcher-hits-google-play-and-now-yo">most elaborate remake</a> we&rsquo;ve seen, but it&rsquo;s certainly charming.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip7gSu2j_aU">YouTube</a> via <a href="http://www.joystiq.com/2015/01/19/watch-winter-come-to-littlebigplanet-3-in-game-of-thrones-intro/">Joystiq</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/game-thrones/review-0">Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ip7gSu2j_aU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/google/fully-charged-google-betting-big-spacex-moog-reviving-its-modular-synthesizers-and-sid-meier-#comments Film and TV Future tech Gaming Google LittleBigPlanet 3 Music Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1458057 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Steve Jobs biopic begins filming, new Rock Band game plans teased, and The X-Files may return to TV http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-steve-jobs-biopic-begins-filming-new-rock-band-game-plans-teased-and-x-files-may <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Start the week well informed by reading the weekend’s top news tidbits </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Steve Jobs" alt="Steve Jobs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stevejobs-upclose.jpg?1421652781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steve Jobs biopic begins filming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Following months of &ldquo;who&rsquo;s in, who&rsquo;s out&rdquo; speculation over the director, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-christian-bale-probably-won-t-play-steve-jobs-wwe-network-launch-delayed-and-gra">stars</a>, and even the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-paul-mccartney-live-concert-google-cardboard-truly-amazing-kinect-tech-demo-and-">studio backing it</a>, the new Steve Jobs film has finally begun production. CNET reports that crew members completed setting up the famous garage scene that Jobs and partner Steve Wozniak first set up shop in during the early days of Apple - and it&#39;s in the actual, real-life garage at Jobs&#39; one-time home in Palo Alto, California.</p> <p>Aaron Sorkin, recently of <em>The Social Network</em> and <em>The Newsroom</em> fame, penned the script, while <em>Slumdog Millionaire</em> director Danny Boyle is helming the film. According to Sorkin, the film won&rsquo;t be a comprehensive overview of Jobs&#39; professional rise - unlike the rough <em>Jobs</em> starring Ashton Kutcher - but rather focus on three key product launches that he oversaw: the Macintosh in 1984, the NeXT computer in 1988, and finally the iPod in 2001.</p> <p>Michael Fassbender is set to play Jobs, so at least the film has an excellent actor to anchor such a unique approach, while Seth Rogen is reportedly playing Wozniak, Jeff Daniels will portray former Apple CEO John Sculley, and Kate Winslet has taken an unspecified role.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/lights-camera-apple-filming-starts-for-new-steve-jobs-biopic/">CNET</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-michael-fassbender-play-steve-jobs-full-jurassic-world-trailer-and-gta5-leads-uk">Michael Fassbender to play Steve Jobs</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Rock Band game teased via survey </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Last week, Harmonix restarted the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/rock-band-releasing-first-new-downloadable-songs-nearly-two-years/news">release of new downloadable songs</a> for <em>Rock Band</em> on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 after nearly two years away, leading many to wonder if it was the first step towards properly reviving the franchise with a new-gen console entry.</p> <p>Well, the studio&rsquo;s new survey isn&rsquo;t going to dash those hopes. Offered to fans on Twitter on Friday, the survey inquires about users&#39; past series experience - but then switches gears and asks about which new systems they own, and if a new game were released, how they&rsquo;d want it to come (digital or physical, and game only or with instruments) and if they&rsquo;d pre-order such a game.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s still not an official confirmation of anything, obviously, but we doubt Harmonix would go live with something like this unless plans were seriously being considered - or finalized. Yes, please.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/RockBand/status/556151006011326465">Twitter</a> via <a href="http://www.joystiq.com/2015/01/16/rock-band-survey-hints-at-modern-console-sequel/">Joystiq</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/rock-band-releasing-first-new-downloadable-songs-nearly-two-years/news">Rock Band releasing first new downloadable songs in nearly two years</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Rock Band 3" alt="Rock Band 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/rockband3_0.jpg?1421652781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The X-Files might come back </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We once opined that <em>The X-Files</em> was one show that Netflix should use its money and muscle <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/10-cancelled-tv-shows-netflix-should-revive/news">to bring back</a>, but it may not be Netflix doing the deed - it might be Fox, the original network that aired the seminal sci-fi series from 1993 to 2002.</p> <p>Fox has confirmed that it&#39;s speaking with creator Chris Carter and stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson to figure out the logistics to make a revival possible, although complicated schedules could mean it doesn&rsquo;t happen for a while - if at all. But since the Internet seems to elevate and fuel collective fandom these days, there&rsquo;s bound to be solid interest whenever it gets sorted out.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://deadline.com/2015/01/x-files-reboot-talks-fox-1201352465/">Deadline</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/10-cancelled-tv-shows-netflix-should-revive/news">10 cancelled TV shows Netflix should revive</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The X-Files" alt="The X-Files" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/x-files_0.jpg?1421652781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moto 360 gets colourful leather band options </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not content with the leather band options that come standard on the Moto 360, and not really into flashy metal bands? Well, Motorola and Dodo have you covered with four new leather band options, all sold separately and easily appended to the Android Wear smart watch.</p> <p>Granted, it doesn&rsquo;t come too cheap: the red, green, blue, and tan options are priced at US$60&nbsp;(about &pound;40)&nbsp;apiece, which is twice the price of Motorola&rsquo;s own extra straps. But if you want to make your eye-catching wearable all the more distinctive, at least you&rsquo;ve got a few new officially-sanctioned selections.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.motorola.com/us/moto-360-bands/Moto-360-Dodo-Leather-Bands/moto360-bands-dodo.html">Motorola</a> via <a href="http://www.androidcentral.com/motorola-starts-selling-four-new-colorful-leather-moto-360-bands-60">Android Central</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review">Motorola Moto 360 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Moto 360 Dodo band" alt="Moto 360 Dodo band" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorola-moto360-dodobands.png?1421652781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-steve-jobs-biopic-begins-filming-new-rock-band-game-plans-teased-and-x-files-may#comments Apple Film and TV Gaming Moto 360 Motorola Smartwatches Mon, 19 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1457949 at http://www.stuff.tv Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/metal-gear-solid-v-phantom-pain/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Another intense step forward for the stealth-action favourite </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/metal-gear-solid-V-phantom-pain-main.jpg?1421458843" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Few series in gaming have the kind of classic, unassailable glow of <em>Metal Gear</em>, so even as the games become weirder and more ambitious &ndash; and at times, more ambitiously weird &ndash; the release of a new core entry is easily one of the biggest events of any year. </p> <p>And <em>Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain</em> certainly looks worthy of event status. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default"> stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Solid Story? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In amusingly typical series fashion, <em>Metal Gear Solid V</em> isn&#39;t a sequel to <em>Metal Gear Solid 4</em>, just like <em>3</em> wasn&#39;t a follow-up to <em>2</em>.</p> <p>The series ping-pongs between eras so much that only the die-hards really understand how all the pieces fit together at this point. Which, strangely enough, hasn&#39;t hurt the franchise too much to this point.</p> <p>Truth be told, <em>The Phantom Pain</em> is set in 1984, putting it almost a decade past the events of <em>Ground Zeroes</em>, but also about a decade before the classic <em>Metal Gear</em> from the 8-bit days.</p> <p>You&#39;ll take the role of the original Snake, AKA Naked Snake, AKA Big Boss, and now AKA Venom Snake (we guess), who starred in <em>Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater</em> and <em>Peace Walker</em>. Still with us?&nbsp;</p> <p>Snake wakes up from a lengthy coma down one arm and nine years of quality time and, once fitted with a robotic prosthetic, he sets out into the deserts of Afghanistan to avenge the demise of his mercenary group allies.</p> <p>In typical <em>Metal Gear</em> fashion, expect enemies and scenarios with a bit of a fantastical, supernatural twist, and some heady, controversial topics (such as child soldiers). Frustratingly, the game also has some awkward, potentially sexist overtones: female character Quiet wears only a bikini and shredded stockings on the battlefield, plus you can place an image of a half-naked woman on the cardboard box you&#39;re hiding in to lure enemy guards.</p> <p>Creator Hideo Kojima likes to push the envelope, but it could be a bit off-putting here from what we&#39;ve seen.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-pPXuFNGEr8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A New Voice </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As introduced in the prequel, <em>Metal Gear Solid V</em> is the first entry to ditch Snake&#39;s original voice actor, David Hayter &ndash; who has been replaced with none other than <em>24</em> star Keifer Sutherland. It&#39;s strange to not hear Hayter in the role, but Sutherland does a good job of lending gravitas to a gruff, damaged man back for another fight. And when it comes to presentation, parts of <em>The Phantom Pain</em> look downright stunning. </p> <p>It&#39;s not necessarily what you&#39;d expect, either. Sure, the character models and environments are impressively detailed, but it&#39;s the fantastic motion capture work that really stands out, with subtle and superbly nuanced animations. It elevates the cinematics to an incredible degree, based on what we&#39;ve seen so far.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/how-indie-games-conquered-world/feature">How indie games conquered the world</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/metal-gear-solid-V-phantom-pain-new-voice.jpg?1421458843" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So Many Choices </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Voice acting aside, it&#39;s the gameplay experience that should bring about the biggest shift away from previous <em>Metal Gear</em> games. Yes, you&#39;re still controlling a highly skilled soldier on battlefields and putting a premium on unseen movements and quiet interactions. It&#39;s a stealth-action game, after all. But everything is taken to a whole new level, starting with the scale of the experience. </p> <p><em>The Phantom Pain</em> promises to be 200 times the size of <em>Ground Zeroes</em>, delivering open environments marked by dynamic weather and a day/night cycle. On one hand, that means now there&#39;s no set path for Snake to pursue: no perfectly-designed corridor to be led through, and we&#39;d guess very few ventilation shafts to crawl into, seeing as most of the game seems to take place outside. </p> <p>On the other hand, that means incredible freedom to tackle missions however you see fit. Some of the old rules apply: you can dive into hiding spots, use a cardboard box to sneak around, and knock on walls to draw guards near. And you can stick up guards rather than kill indiscriminately. But you can also now slide over to the side of a moving horse to remain unseen near enemies, or use giant balloons to lift unconscious guards, animals, and even vehicles out of the battlefield (this debuted in PSP entry <em>Peace Walker</em>). </p> <p>You can even call in items from Mother Base, as needed, which are dropped into the world via plane. Place the landing zone correctly and you can knock out a foe with a dropped box!&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5s_MfPxow84" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Allied Forces </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Speaking of Mother Base: it&#39;s a facility that you can customise and explore to your liking, letting you interact with allies that you recruited from the missions, as well as train alongside them. And you should maintain the base well, as online players will be able to try and infiltrate it, although you can do the same right back to theirs. </p> <p>But that&#39;s not the only multiplayer element in <em>The Phantom Pain</em>. Metal Gear Online returns in its third incarnation here, with team-based combat that draws from the myriad enhancements seem in the solo game. We&#39;ve seen stealth camouflage that helps you sneak around, the ability to paint targets on the battlefield for allies, and even mech walkers that you can command by knifing the pilot and taking his spot. </p> <p>The new Metal Gear Online is being developed by a separate team out of Los Angeles (rather than Japan), but the early results look like a lot of fun.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rY1XP5YNrQI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Solid Details to Come </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain</em> is due out sometime in 2015, and although no official release date has been confirmed as of this writing, series creator Hideo Kojima has hinted at a June debut via a T-shirt worn at a recent event.&nbsp;Given his history, it could either be a clue or a deliberate ruse. We&#39;ll find out at some point. </p> <p>While the amazing footage we&#39;ve seen is typically credited to the PlayStation 4 version, the game should run similarly on Xbox One and a well-equipped PC. PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions are also coming; no doubt, there will be some degradation in visual quality, but hopefully the experience remains otherwise intact on last-gen consoles.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/25-most-anticipated-games-2015/feature">The 30 most anticipated games of 2015</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Coming to a console near you this summer. Hopefully" alt="Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/metal-gear-solid-V-phantom-pain-screen.jpg?1421458843" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/metal-gear-solid-v-phantom-pain/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/metal-gear-solid-v-phantom-pain/review#comments Console games Gaming PC PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 Xbox 360 Xbox One Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:44:11 +0000 Marc McLaren 1457822 at http://www.stuff.tv New Nintendo 3DS models out in February, plus several Wii U and 3DS games dated http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/new-nintendo-3ds-models-out-february-plus-several-wii-u-and-3ds-games-dated/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nintendo’s latest streaming event shares lots of details, including more Amiibo </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="New Nintendo 3DS XL" alt="New Nintendo 3DS XL" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nintendo-new3dsxl.png?1421273711" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">Revealed last autumn, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/nintendo-shows-updated-3ds-and-3ds-xl-designs/news">New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL</a> handhelds represent a meaningful improvement over the originals without being proper follow-ups - and UK gamers will get their hands on both very soon.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">The New Nintendo 3DS has an updated processor for improved performance and loading times, and some games going forward will only be playable on the New 3DS models - such as a port of <em>Xenoblade Chronicles</em> from the Wii (coming on 2 April).</p> <p class="p2">Additionally, the 3D effect has been stabilized and improved via head-tracking, and the system has a tiny C-stick nub above the face buttons, as well as added ZR and ZL buttons up top. Both handhelds also have NFC support built in for use with Amiibo figurines, and the standard-sized model supports interchangeable faceplates.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="600" title="New Nintendo 3DS faceplates" alt="New Nintendo 3DS faceplates" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-new3ds-faceplates.png?1421273711" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Games and toys </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">In addition to the hardware and game news above, Nintendo used its Direct online presentation today (viewable in full above) to announce several other games and release dates.</p> <p class="p1"><em>Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy+</em> and the free-to-play <em>Pokemon Shuffle</em> will hit 3DS in February, while <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/e3-2014/fully-charged-nasa-s-stunning-warp-drive-ship-concept-nintendo-s-steampunk-abe-linco"><em>Code Name S.T.E.A.M.</em></a> drops on 15 March and <em>Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars</em> for both 3DS and Wii U launches on 20 March. A bundle of <em>Puzzle and Dragons Z</em> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/fully-charged-htc-s-re-camera-gets-youtube-streaming-mario-crossover-smash-mobile-game-an"><em>Puzzle and Dragons: Super Mario Edition</em></a> will reach 3DS in May, while a new <em>Fire Emblem</em> game for 3DS has also been announced for a further-off release.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_IHnPB6m4Mk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">On the Wii U front, <em>Mario Party 10</em> releases on 20 March, with a special edition bundle featuring a new Mario Amiibo figurine. And colourful multiplayer shooter <em>Splatoon</em> will follow in May. Additionally, some classic Wii games will be re-released as downloadable Wii U games available from the main menu: <em>Super Mario Galaxy 2</em> is out now, while <em>Donkey Kong Country Returns</em> and <em>Metroid Prime Trilogy</em> will launch later this month.</p> <p class="p1">That new Mario Amiibo figurine (different from the previous one) is part of the upcoming Super Mario Collection, which also features new Peach, Luigi, Yoshi, Bowser, and Toad figurines. Meanwhile, a new line of Smash Bros. Amiibo hits on 24 April, bringing Pac-Man, Wario, Ness, Charizard, Robin, and Lucina.</p> <p class="p2">[Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/nintendouk">Nintendo UK Twitter</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nintendo/nintendo-considering-doughnut-shaped-3ds-replacement-say-reports/news">Nintendo considering &ldquo;doughnut-shaped&rdquo; 3DS replacement, say reports</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="600" title="Super Mario Amiibo figurines" alt="Super Mario Amiibo figurines" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-amiibo-supermario.png?1421273711" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/new-nintendo-3ds-models-out-february-plus-several-wii-u-and-3ds-games-dated/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/3ds/new-nintendo-3ds-models-out-february-plus-several-wii-u-and-3ds-games-dated/news#comments 3DS 3DS XL Gaming Nintendo Wii Wii U Wed, 14 Jan 2015 22:12:27 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1457633 at http://www.stuff.tv