: Pac-Man Championship Edition DX going free-to-play on iOS
An iOS version of Bandai Namco's high-octane Pac-Man remake Pac-Man Championship Edition DX has soft-launched in New Zealand, suggesting that a worldwide App Store release is imminent.
Released as a downloadable title for consoles in 2010,...
: Killzone: Shadow Fall drops three new multiplayer maps
Sony dished out three free maps for Killzone: Shadow Fall today, the publisher's FPS that launched with the PS4 last November. One of the maps is The Statue, a competitive affair that takes place at a Scolar Visari memorial statue surrounded by...
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: There's going to be a Bloodborne alpha
Seeing the words "Bloodborne" and "alpha" together instantly cured my morning grogginess, but the feeling was fleeting: the "small-scale test" is only meant for European gamers, currently.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has sent email invitations to select gamers to participate in the Bloodborne alpha, with the message pointing to this PSN Beta site for registration.
I'm hopeful that similar to the Dark Souls II beta, North American players will get a chance to take part as well. This is one of those games you'll want to get your hands on early and often.
: Possibly seizure-inducing arcade racer The Collider smashes into Steam today
Shortbreak Studios, a part of Techland (Dead Island, Call of Juarez), has just released its PC port of the iOS and Android arcade racer The Collider today on Steam. You might recognize that name as the studio behind the mobile spin-off of Techland's Hellraid.
Described as "The fastest game on Steam," the premise of The Collider is to hop into a particle accelerator, travel at break-neck speeds while making split-second directional choices to avoid obstacles, all the while listening to hypnotic electronic music. The game starts off slowly enough, allowing you to get the feel for it, but before long has you racing at considerable speeds.
Based on what I've played this morning, The Collider seems like a wonderful little title to kick back and unwind with, and at the reduced launch price of two dollars, it won't be breaking your wallet.
The Collider launches today on Steam and is available for PC, Mac, and Linux.
: Download Halo: Reach for free with Xbox Live Gold
Now through September 30, Xbox Live Gold subscribers can download Halo: Reach for free through Microsoft's Games with Gold program. And those of you with an Xbox One still have the rest of the month to nab the excellent Super Time Force. Just putting that out there.
Reach has the distinction of being the last Halo game I was even moderately into, though my memory of it is mostly hazy. I do recall struggling quite a bit toward the end of the game. Funny how of all the things I could remember about my playthrough, it ends up being the painful part.
: Nintendo knows about the Smash 3DS Peach ban problem
As we previously found out, the Japanese version of Super Smash Bros. 3DS is banning people for playing Peach online during competitive matches -- presumably because it mistook her turnip for an item hack.
Nintendo is now aware of the problem, has apologized, and is actively working on a fix -- it should be ready by next week. We can assume that it'll be solved by the time the game arrives overseas, which is good news.
Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS [Nintendo via Kotaku]
: After less than week, Super Smash Bros. 3DS sold over one million
According to a statement from Nintendo, Super Smash Bros. 3DS sold one million copies during its launch in Japan. It's great news that the series can still create such a buzz and sell that much product.
The only thing that bums me out is that by the time the New 3DS hits in the US, all of the people I know will make the switch over to Smash Wii U full-time.
: Joystiq Streams: New Gauntlet needs a workout badly
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: Bungie doubles Destiny public events, plans to add requested features
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Tuesday, September 16 | T-minus 23 days until final verdict
Current State of Service: Good
: SteamWorld Heist goes turn-based in spring 2015 [Update]
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: Metareview: Destiny
Our review of Destiny said we're in it to "slay monsters, level up and collect loot." It's an interplanetary dungeon crawler. Go into the experience with that expectation, along with some friends, you'll do just fine.
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