Gamers woke up to an unpleasant surprise on Sunday morning when hackers brought down Sony's PlayStation Network by way of a distributed denial-of-service (DDos) attack.
When Monument Valley shot to the top of Apple's App Store in April, it was something of a coup.
The game, made by an eight-person development team at Ustwo in the UK, had grabbed the app world's attention with its M.C. Escher-inspired puzzles The company's $3.99 app defied convention, first by charging cash instead of offering an initially free download, and then by gaining attention so quickly where most successes climb the stores rankings slowly.
Amid all the announcements at Sony's pre-Gamescom press conference today, one stood out as particularly baffling: the brief mention of an immediately downloadable PS4 "playable teaser" for a horror game simply being called P.T, from unknown studio 7780s. The mystery has now been solved, with P.T. revealed as a stealth announcement for a new Silent Hill game from Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima.
We first saw Watch Dogs, Ubisoft’s open-world third-person action adventure game, about two years ago at E3. It was supposed to be a launch title for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but was delayed until this year. We didn’t mind, because the graphics were stunning and the concept was cool—enough that it made our most-anticipated games list two years in a row.
Wolfenstein: The New Order begins with an assault on the Baltic Sea stronghold of General Deathshead, the villain from 2009’s Wolfenstein. The Allies are losing the war, owing to advanced Nazi technology like huge tripod robots that shoot lightning bolts, giant robot dogs, and jet fighters protecting the base. The New Order establishes its sci-fi credentials early, breaking from the tradition of the last few Wolfenstein games, which were more concerned with the undead and occult magic.