If you didn't spend too much money on Valentine's Day, there are a couple of sales you can take advantage of! First is the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale, with titles discounted on both Xbox One and Xbox 360. With 31 Xbox One titles discounted and 45 games on Xbox 360, there is something for everyone. Games on Xbox One include Alien Isolation, Sniper Elite III, and Watch Dogs. Xbox 360 owners can look forward to discounts on Gears of War 3, Halo 4, and South Park: Stick of Truth. The percentage of discount varies depending on whether you have a Gold or Silver account. Some season passes for games (such as Gears of War 3) are also discounted. For the full list of games, click here.
Secondly, there is a big sale by Playstation just in celebration for the month of February, generally known as an awards month. In such, critically acclaimed games and movies will be on sale this week. You can also get a $15 credit when spending more than $100 using your SEN wallet account on the Playstation Store starting from today through February 24th. As in the Xbox sale, having a regular PSN account still gets you a nice discount, but having a PS Plus account gets you a little bit more. Playstation 4, Playstation 3, and PS Vita games are included on this list, with some of 2014's most critically acclaimed games. Movies discounted are academy award winning films from years past which include District 9, 12 Years a Slave, and American Hustle. You can see the full list of games and movies by clicking here.
Coming on March 17th will be the DVD, on-demand, and Blue Ray set of the five episode season of Halo: Nightfall. Unique to the release will be the merging of all five episodes to feel like a full length film.
Described as the next progression in the series, developer Re-Logic has revealed Terraria: Otherworld. Set in an alternate dimension within the Terraria universe, players are tasked with bringing a world back to its original splendor that has been corrupted by a malevolent force. The game's website describes Terraria: Otherworld as a combination of elements from both open world sandbox and strategy games. You can see the teaser trailer above.
Nintendo is planning a free downloadable app for Wii U that could get a littler more use out of your amiibo. By using the app and tapping an amiibo on the gamepad, players will be able to play a highlighted scene from an NES or Super NES game. This won't unlock the game fully, but it might be a good way to take a trip down memory lane. One would presume the amiibo used would provide a playable game based on that amiibo, but that has not been confirmed. Also a little hope for you non New Nintendo 3DS users; Nintendo is still planning to release an external NFC reader/writer for existing Nintendo 3DS owners... but that product will not arrive until sometime this summer.
If you're not aware of the Collective program by Square Enix, here's a quick rundown. Ideas are pitched in the program for a game, then Square Enix takes sends a few out to the community to vote and offer feedback on. After 28 days of voting and feedback, a decision is made whether to move to crowdfunding based on the response given from the community. Now Square Enix is looking to hear ideas for a couple of old Eidos IPs; Gex, Fear Effect, and Anachronox. While this doesn't necessarily mean that games based on those IPs will be made, it is interesting that Square Enix is willing to hear new ideas for those old IPs.
The first piece of DLC for the Evil Within, The Assingment, now has a very short teaser trailer. You can see the trailer above.
Following the Star Wars Humble Bundle is a new bundle featuring a number of games from Square Enix. This Humble Bundle supports the Make-A-Wish and Games Aid foundations. The list of games can bee seen below.
Pay anything (minimum of $1 for Steam keys)
- Hitman: Absolution
- Supreme Commander 2
- Hitman GO
Pay more than the minimum (currently at $6.13)
- Murdered: Soul Suspect
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution- Director's Cut
- More games to be added soon!
Pay $15 or more
- Tomb Raider
- Sleeping Dogs
New releases for this week.
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3)
Hand of Fate (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Total War: Attila (PC) - February 17
Deadman's Cross (PS Vita)
The Crew Speed Car Pack DLC (PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4)
WWE 2K15 Hall of Pain DLC (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3)
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (PC)
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Wii U)
The Order: 1886 (PS4)
Roundabout (Xbox One)