Original character. Please do not steal.
Original character. Please do not steal.
To get the best out of Codemasters ‘Grid Autosport’ requires a hell of grind from players, however thanks to the publisher releasing a ‘stat-boosting’ slice of DLC for the handsome price of £2.39 players can obtain a 50 per cent increase in career XP, vehicle XP and in-game online cash rewards.
Codemasters chose to respond to gamers unhappiness with the practice by treating us like the bunch of gullible twats the company obviously believes we are.
“Regarding the boost pack we did similar with GRID 2 as a car unlock, we got a bit of flak from that but in all honesty and without any PR bullshit… it sells,” community manager Ben Walke said on NeoGaf.
“There is a silent subset of players that do like that sort of content but whether or not it’s here to stay is something the industry is yet to work out. I can’t really say anything else, the only response I have for you is the total truth. I don’t want to spin it or anything like that. I’ll probably regret this post in the morning, but hey-ho.”
Walke also denied that the amount of grind in the games single player had been purposely increased to encourage gamers to dig into their pockets
“Under no circumstances did we make the game a grind on purpose (that much I can promise you) “In the grand scheme of things it’s still relatively easy to progress via single player and online it’s not that difficult to earn money.”
Cut the bullshit Walke, you and every other arsehole publisher out there who have embraced the DLC culture are treating gamers like idiots and it needs to stop now.
Nothing has been confirmed as yet, but in an interview with Eurogamer Frontier boss man, David Braben, said “I’ve just got to watch out. I don’t want to do something that constitutes an announcement, but we would be stupid not to support other platforms, including console.”
“We’ve done lots and lots of games over time. We’ve done first-party Sony games. We’ve done first party Microsoft games. On console. So yes, we’d be stupid not to think about it.”
“We’re a public company and announcements have to be properly made. But it’s obviously something we’re bearing in mind,” he added. “We’re very focused on delivering a great PC game. We will then do the game on Mac and during that time we will be looking at other platforms as well.”
If Elite Dangerous is a success then I imagine that much like the original Elite it will be released across as many platforms as possible.
A select few of the “very best Xbox 360 customers” are being offered $75 if they upgrade to an Xbox One.
To qualify users must first spot the notification on their console then buy and activate an Xbox One between now and July 31st. The free credit code will then arrive by August 15th and must be redeemed by October 15th.
A MS spokesperson told Eurogamer “This short-term promotion is offered to select Xbox fans in the US, Canada and the UK,”
“We are always looking for opportunities to bring promotions like this to our customers, but we have nothing further to share at this time.”
Meanwhile Sony’s PS4 maintains a comfortable lead as it reportedly has sold nearly 9 million units worldwide compared to Microsoft’s Xbox One just passing the 5 million mark.
We’re not one for advertising on RTG, but the news that a remastered version of Quantic Dream’s ‘Beyond: Two Souls’ is heading to the PS4 is something that I feel is worth shouting about. While Quantic Dreams ‘interactive drama’ may have received favourable reviews from the press overall it wasn’t quite as well received by the gaming public – although it did sell over a million copies.
For those that did pass it up the first time around and who have already moved onto the PS4 here’s a chance to take another look, albeit in a remastered version which should be quite impressive given how stunning it is on the PS3.
Along with The Last of Us, Sony clearly feel that some of their PS3 first party catalogue still has a lot to give gamers. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if a remastered Uncharted bundle of some description was announced at some point; one that coincides with the forth coming Uncharted 4.