Shacknews - Alice O'Connor
With the Arma 3 campaign finished, it's time for developer Bohemia Interactive to start releasing DLC. The first premium add-on for the game is "Karts." Featuring SplendID Handling technology, Arma 3 Karts promises to have the "most authentic, raw, and visceral driving experience" in all of racing games. You'll be able to drive the fastest kart ever built on Altia, a Mediterranean playground that spans 270 square kilometres.
Shacknews - Alice O'Connor
With Goat Simulator being the bee's knees, Kalypso Media has announced their own animal-simulation game. Llama Simulator is an official spin-off of the Tropico series. For the first time ever, players will be able to play as a Llama living on Tropico. You'll be able to customize your llama's fur colour, size, and tongue length. In addition, you can equip accessories, including hats, false beards, and leather jackets.
Shacknews - Alice O'Connor
Browser-based is going to be the next big buzz word of gaming, and the chaps at Wargaming have decided to get their hands dirty. Launching today is World of Tanks: Crayfish, a spin-off of the popular F2P tank game. Developed by Wargaming Seattle, the game is being described as Chris Taylor's "next big thing." Crayfish will feature four original battle arenas and 10 levels of PvE combat. Players will have to defend themselves against three classes of crayfish: Small, Medium, and Large.
Shacknews - Andrew Yoon
It's an early April Fools gag, as clever denizens of the internet have released new screenshots of Nester for the upcoming Super Smash Bros for Wii U & 3DS. We want to believe--but alas, it's fake. Nester, for the uninitiated, was an early mascot of Nintendo Power. Given his relatively obscurity in Nintendo history, he isn't a real addition to the roster. Then again, the franchise has previously featured the Ice Climbers, so it's not the most improbable gag.
Shacknews - Ozzie Mejia
Massive Entertainment has big plans for its new Snowdrop engine, having already shown it off in previous trailers for Tom Clancy's The Division. Massive's brand art director, Rodrigo Cortes, recently took the Snowdrop engine on the road to this year's Game Developers Conference to discuss how it'll be used in the upcoming Ubisoft title, while also discussing its New York setting.
Shacknews - Ozzie Mejia
Condition One is already showing what they can do with the Oculus Rift, having previously released an interactive trailer for their 3D 360-degree film, Zero Point. At this year's Game Developers Conference, director and studio founder Danfung Dennis went into more detail about the technology used for his film.
Shacknews - Steve Watts
Nintendo has been somewhat imprecise in detailing its mobile plans, recently acknowledging the need to develop on smartphones but hesitant to move its top-tier franchises. That philosophy is ingrained throughout the company, as Animal Crossing producer Katsuya Eguchi says he believes the franchise is best on portable devices, but that it's too detailed to put on smartphones.
Shacknews - Ozzie Mejia
Developer Red Thread Games (Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey) is throwing its hat into the virtual reality gaming ring with a new horror game called Draugen. This first-person horror game will support VR headsets, such as the Oculus Rift, and is targeting a 2015 release on PC, Mac, and Linux.
Shacknews - Steve Watts
Update: A Nintendo spokesperson informed Shacknews that the Magical World 3DS will only be available at Walmart, not the Nintendo World Store. Nintendo is apparently rolling out the red (or pink) carpet for Disney Magical World. In addition to the Peach Pink 2DS announced last week to accompany the upcoming social sim, it is introducing a 3DS XL model as well. The "Mickey Edition" is white with gold accents and the game logo.
Shacknews - Andrew Yoon
Updated with official confirmation. Metro 2033 may be getting an enhanced re-release for next-gen consoles. Italian website Everyeye.it included a listing for a PS4 and Xbox One version of "Metro: Redux." The site removed the incriminating info, but All Games Beta managed to save a snap for posterity.
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