Square Enix have today announced that they've released Final Fantasy VIII to PC. It's available to buy from Steam and other online retailers for £9.99, $11.99 and €12.99. While the release contains the usual PC stuff - achievements, cloud saves - this release is also noteworthy for another reason, a reason that may just get long-time fans to double dip: it contains the previously Japan-only Chocobo World mini-game.
Today, deal 3 has been announced and yet again manages to leave many gamers with a bitter taste in their mouths.
Velocity Ultra is probably one of the better Vita games, and it received the attention and praise that it so deserved. It came to PlayStation 3 not too long ago, and, its next milestone, a PC release is just around the corner. Curve Studios, who are working on the port, have announced that Velocity Ultra will be coming to Steam on December 12th.
For those of us that only had access to the PlayStation 4 from Friday last week, there was one very big feature missing. “What’s New” has been touted as a social feed to keep up with all your PlayStation gaming, and yet it had to be turned off to deal with the sheer amount of people logging into the PlayStation Network. Now it’s back, and we can finally see what all the fuss is about.
And actually, there’s a lot…
When you're talking gaming classics, there are few titles that actually manage to live up to that word. The medium just hasn't been around long enough, nor did it have the early popularity, to create the level of icon that early-ish film did. If anybody, Sonic the Hedgehog deserves to be one of those gaming icons, and his first adventure is coming to the 3DS eShop in the UK this week.
Earlier this week, Sony confirmed that they'd sold over two million PlayStation 4 units worldwide. Microsoft have yet to officially confirm their sales numbers (and I suppose there's no reason that they have to), but they have said that they're sold out in retailers around the world. But who cares about any of that? How are Microsoft doing when measured in ZOMBIES!
Sony have this morning announced that their PlayStation 4 console, launched this past weekend in Europe, has sold 2.1 million units worldwide. That's a record breaker, folks, and it still hasn't released everywhere.
Some were surprised when the learnt that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain would be two separate games, but perhaps they'll be more surprised by the length of time that it's going to take between the two. Hideo Kojima took to Famitsu this week and said that Konami had come up with the idea of a prologue title after realizing just how far from finished The Phantom Pain was.
Peggle 2, the pin-popping puzzle game from Popcap, will be making its debut at the beginning of next week, exclusively for the Xbox One. It's a timed exclusive, and it'll make the jump to other consoles at some point in the future, but until then you'll need Microsoft's latest if you want to play the long awaited sequel to one of the better Popcap titles.
Zombies mode, introduced in World at War and brought back for every Treyarch developed Call of Duty since, has become a staple of one of the biggest franchises in gaming, and one of the leading reasons some buy into the shooter every second year. Don't worry though. When you kill every zombie, cut through each piece of rotting flesh and are finally safe, there's another thing to worry about: Robot Zombies.