Possible spiritual successor to Mega Man coming to PC
Mega Man fans, rejoice! Keiji Inafune, creator of the iconic Blue Bomber, is taking to Kickstarter in order to bring his own game, Mighty No. 9, to fruition. The platformer, which Inafune wants to bring to PC, looks like an awesome amalgam of classic Mega Man action, modern art direction, and slick new stages.
Peter Molyneux's Godus, often referred to as the "reinvention of the god game genre," will be available for purchase on September 13 via Steam's Early Access Program. The beta, via TechSpot, will be ready for play when users purchase at $19.99, with more features to roll out as the concrete release date approaches.
Purchase qualifying Nvidia graphics card, receive Batman: Arkham Origins
If you're looking to pick up a new video card and are interested in playing Batman: Arkham Origins, now's the best time to jump on a preorder. Nvidia has joined forces with Warner Bros. to provide digital copies of Batman: Arkham Origins with any qualifying purchases of GeForce graphics cards through participating retailers.
Nintendo hasn't sold as many Wii U consoles as it hoped it would, and with both Microsoft (Xbox One) and Sony (PlayStation 4) planning to launch next generation gaming systems this holiday shopping season, a price cut seemed inevitable. And so it goes, with Nintendo today announcing a $50 price drop for the Wii U Deluxe, bringing the cost of ownership down to $300, effective September 20, 2013.
Back in March, Logitech reaffirmed its commitment to PC gaming by announcing a dedicated G line of accessories for PC gamers. Kicking off the launch were eight new gaming products, including two keyboards, four mice, and two brand new headsets. Fast forward to today and Logitech is once again promoting its G family of peripherals, this time with the introduction of its G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse, G440 Hard Gaming Mouse Pad, and G240 Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad.
The Nvidia Shield falls short of being a game changer
With the Shield, Nvidia aims to deliver a powerful gaming handheld centered around the Android ecosystem and the ability to stream PC games locally onto a mobile device. It’s an ambitious endeavor, but is the Shield able to achieve those lofty goals?
Since the beginning of time, gaming and gamers have driven innovation in the PC realm. Seriously, there's probably a cave somewhere with scribblings from our caveman and cavewoman ancestors giving credit to primitive games for leading up to the invention of the circular wheel. It should come as no surprise, then, that several notebook players are seeing their gaming laptop business grow even though the overall PC market is in a slump.
If you have the money and patience to wait until this holiday shopping season, you can score Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 (PS4) console and rock some next-generation gaming into 2014 and beyond. Alternately, you could spend half as much on Sony's new flash-based 12GB PlayStation 3 (PS3) Slim system. Sony isn't making a big fuss over its low(er) cost console option, though it's not difficult to find.
The next chapter in Lovecraftian horror arrives this September
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, the follow-up to the horrifying Amnesia: The Dark Descent, will be slithering its way to a September 10th release date. The porcine machination, via PC Gamer, will be releasing on both Steam and GOG for interested parties for $20, but if you decide to take the plunge early, you can pick it up for 20% off the price, relishing in some expertly-paced horror for only $15.99.
Pro+ model offers 3D directional audio, removable microphone, and more
Last week Mad Catz introduced the Kunai PC headset, aimed at gamers on a budget. Now, Mad Catz is shipping the Tritton Pro+ headset, a considerably less value-priced model for users who want to give their gaming time a little more oomph.