The Konami and Kojima split takes another unfortunate turn. Over the weekend it was announced that the PT Silent Hills game would be removed from the Playstation Store. Of course once this was announced, cancellation rumors started popping up. If you really enjoyed the short teaser staring Norman Reedus, then Konami unfortunately has some bad news as the game has been cancelled. That's not to say that the series is dead, but the game involving Guillermo del Toro, Hideo Kojima, and the likeness of Norman Reedus is no more. Konami is being a little vague on the issue, saying that "the distribution period and license usage within the demo have both now expired." Hideo Kojima was also involved with this project, but given the recent rumors of him and Konami splitting, the cancellation of Silent Hills is not entirely a shock.
The latest trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight shows that the Dark Knight won't be alone in his fight against Scarecrow. Nightwing, Robin, and Catwoman will fight with Batman in a new "Dual Play" mechanic that allows you to switch between characters in free flow combat. This looks to be an exciting edition to keep things fresh.
As suggested by Activision, Call of Duty Black Ops III got its official reveal trailer yesterday. The trailer is filled with explosive action and also foreshadowing of the story, with lines like "when does the soldier become the weapon?" At the end of the trailer we are also greeted with the announcement of a beta, and of course zombies. The beta will be open to those who pre-order the game. Call of Duty Black Ops III releases on November 6th later this year.
The picture and title says it all. Coming this Halloween will be the (presumably) final chapter in the Five Nights at Freddy's series. Forget about Jigsaw, Freddy is the one you should be terrified of.
Console versions of Minecraft are about to get a dose of female with the Alex skin. While it is possible to have female skins based on DLC, Alex will be a default skin. The Simpsons skins that Xbox players have enjoyed for over a month will finally be making their way to Playstation platforms on Wednesday. And finally Xbox 360 owners can get up to a 1000 points in achievements on Minecraft. The Xbox One version added more achievements when it released but the 360 version did not see a jump in achievments until now. No better time than now to jump back into Minecraft.
Citing customer feedback, Valve has pulled the plug on paid mods for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Introduced last week, it was to allow users the ability to sell their mods on the Steam Workshop. If you have spent money on any of the Skyrim mods, you will receive a refund in full. Explaining why Valve has made this move, Alden Kroll had this to say:
"We've done this because it's clear we didn't understand exactly what we were doing. We've been shipping many features over the years aimed at allowing community creators to receive a share of the rewards, and in the past, they've been received well. It's obvious now that this case is different. "
The reasoning behind the paid mods program was to allow mod makers to work full time on making mods for the community. Alden also stated, "We understand our own game's communities pretty well, but stepping into an established, years old modding community in Skyrim was probably not the right place to start iterating. We think this made us miss the mark pretty badly, even though we believe there's a useful feature somewhere here." Valve's idea wasn't a bad one; give people an opportunity to make mods (and money) on a popular game on Steam. However it did not go over so well with the community and Valve reacted quickly by ending the program.