The Andromeda Initiative has registered six new human recruits to board the Ark Hyperion, and we’re collaborating with the European Space Agency to let six European content creators participate in an
Perception is a narrative horror adventure where you play as a young blind woman.
For Nick:P Side Note: this was developed by,former Ubisoft Paris employee's.
Everyone knows that February tends to be, a bit light or slow when it comes to gaming? So I will be listing what's coming out for each platform Xbox,PS4, PC etc.. all of these dates are schedule to change? Also iF there is no release date next to a game? There has been no "official" release date yet? And this comes straight from the GP. IF you want anymore info, about these games? I will see what I can find? On request:)
Ni-OhPS4SonyFeb 7, 2017 SplasherPCThe SidekicksFeb 7, 2017WWE 2K17PC2K GamesFeb 7, 2017VR Ping PongPS4 (online)Merge GamesFeb 8, 2017PostknightAnKurechiiFeb 9, 2017PostknightiOSKurechiiFeb 9, 2017IdioctopusAnBadgerHammerFeb 10, 2017IdioctopusiOSBadgerHammerFeb 10, 2017IdioctopusPCBadgerHammerFeb 10, 2017Touhou Genso WandererPS4NIS AmericaFeb 10, 2017Touhou Genso WandererPSVNIS AmericaFeb 10, 2017Typoman: RevisedLinBrainseed FactoryFeb 10, 2017BOORPCBadland GamesFeb 14, 2017iOPS4GamiousFeb 14, 2017iOWPGamiousFeb 14, 2017iOXOGamiousFeb 14, 2017MX NitroPCMiniclipFeb 14, 2017MX NitroPS4MiniclipFeb 14, 2017MX NitroXOMiniclipFeb 14, 2017Persona 5PS3Deep SilverFeb 14, 2017Persona 5PS4Deep SilverFeb 14, 2017Red Barton & The Sky PiratesAnSchism WorldwideFeb 14, 2017Red Barton & The Sky PiratesiOSSchism WorldwideFeb 14, 2017Red Barton & The Sky PiratesMacSchism WorldwideFeb 14, 2017Red Barton & The Sky PiratesPCSchism WorldwideFeb 14, 2017Cossacks 3PCRavenscourtFeb 15, 2017The WardrobeMacAdventure's PlanetFeb 15, 2017The WardrobePCAdventure's PlanetFeb 15, 2017MimicsAnNavelFeb 16, 2017MimicsiOSNavelFeb 16, 2017RealpolitiksMac1CFeb 16, 2017RealpolitiksPC1CFeb 16, 2017MU LegendWebWebzenFeb 21, 2017Ys OriginPS4DotEmuFeb 21, 2017Ys OriginPSVDotEmuFeb 21, 2017Sublevel Zero - ReduxPS4Merge GamesFeb 22, 2017Sublevel Zero - ReduxXOMerge GamesFeb 22, 2017Dad QuestPCExcaliburFeb 23, 2017Dungeon RushersAn (online)Goblinz StudioFeb 23, 2017Dungeon RushersiOS (online)Goblinz StudioFeb 23, 2017Shadows of AdamLinSomething Classic GamesFeb 23, 2017Shadows of AdamMacSomething Classic GamesFeb 23, 2017Shadows of AdamPCSomething Classic GamesFeb 23, 2017The ExiledLin (online)Fairytale DistilleryFeb 23, 2017The ExiledMac (online)Fairytale DistilleryFeb 23, 2017The ExiledPC (online)Fairytale DistilleryFeb 23, 2017Berserk and the Band of the HawkPC (online)KOEI TECMOFeb 24, 2017Berserk and the Band of the HawkPS4KOEI TECMOFeb 24, 2017Berserk and the Band of the HawkPSV (online)KOEI TECMOFeb 24, 2017Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch: Tyranid InvasionPS4Rodeo GamesFeb 24, 2017
Torment: Tides of NumeneraPCTechlandFeb 28, 2017Torment: Tides of NumeneraPS4TechlandFeb 28, 2017Torment: Tides of NumeneraXOTechlandFeb 28, 2017Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns3DSXSEED GamesFeb 28, 2017AaeroPCMad FellowsFeb 2017AaeroPS4Mad FellowsFeb 2017AaeroXOMad FellowsFeb 2017Forged of BloodPC (online)Critical ForgeFeb 2017Ghost Blade HDPCHucastFeb 2017Ghost Blade HDPS4HucastFeb 2017Ghost Blade HDWiiUHucastFeb 2017Ghost Blade HDXOHucastFeb 2017Hyper KnightsMacEndless Loop StudiosFeb 2017Hyper KnightsPCEndless Loop StudiosFeb 2017Knights of ValourPS4GamesInFlamesFeb 2017Sniper Elite 4PCUI DigitalFeb 2017Sniper Elite 4PS4UI DigitalFeb 2017Sniper Elite 4XOUI DigitalFeb 2017SplasherMacThe SidekicksFeb 2017Spot it!Dobble ChallengesAnAsmodee DigitalFeb 2017Spot it!Dobble ChallengesiOSAsmodee DigitalFeb 2017Trulon: The Shadow EngineXO (online)Headup GamesFeb 2017Uncanny ValleyPS4Digerati DistributionFeb 2017Uncanny ValleyPSVDigerati DistributionFeb 2017Uncanny ValleyXODigerati DistributionFeb 2017Vertical Drop Heroes HDPS4Digerati DistributionFeb 2017Vertical Drop Heroes HDPSVDigerati DistributionFeb 2017Vertical Drop Heroes HDXODigerati DistributionFeb 2017Vive le RoiPCMeridian4Feb 2017
Mass Effect Andromeda is rapidly approaching its March 21 release date, so EA and BioWare have released a short trailer reminding potential players of some of the perks they can get by pre-ordering the game.
We get a look at the Deep Space Explorer Suit and a unique skin for the Nomad ATV, but we also get a brief glimps at some of the game's multiplayer to highlight a Multiplayer Booster Pack, which offers five 50% XP boosts for co-op matches.
The regular game is selling for $59.99 and will have no season pass. There is also a Deluxe Edition for $10 more that will get"
The game is coming out on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Have you gone to GameStop over the past few months and tried to buy a new game? Have they told you that it’s not in stock? They may simply be lying to you, fueled by a new program that discourages GameStop salespeople from selling unopened copies of video games.
The program, called “Circle of Life,” gives each GameStop store different percentage quotas for 1) pre-orders; 2) reward card subscriptions; 3) used game sales; and 4) game trade-ins. Each of these quotas is based on the store’s total transactions. Pre-orders and reward cards subscriptions are based on the number of transactions, while used game sales and trade-ins are based on the total dollar value of transactions. If a store’s quota for used game sales is 30%, and the store sells $1,000 worth of merchandise, GameStop expects at least $300 of that merchandise to be pre-owned.
So if someone walks into GameStop and picks up, say, a brand new copy of Yakuza 0 without 1) pre-ordering another game, 2) subscribing for a new rewards card, 3) buying a used game, or 4) trading in some games to help pay for it, then the transaction will knock down all four percentages.
The more new games an employee sells, the more used games they’ll have to sell to make up for it. In other words, according to salespeople speaking to Kotaku and elsewhere on the internet, GameStop is incentivizing employees to stop people from buying new games and hardware. GameStop staff say the company has threatened to fire people who don’t hit these quotas, which is leading to all sorts of scuzzy tactics.
“We are telling people we don’t have new systems in stock so we won’t take a $300 or $400 dollar hit on our pre-owned numbers,” one GameStop employee told me in an e-mail, requesting anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to press. “This is company wide and in discussions with my peers it is a common practice. We also tell customers we don’t have copies of new games in stock when they are on sale—for example, Watch Dogs 2 is currently $29.99 new and $54.99 pre-owned. We just tell them we don’t have the new one in stock and shuffle them out the door.”
The Circle of Life program, which began late last year but ramped up in early 2017 according to staff, attaches a specific “COL” score to each employee and each store. Each of the four categories represents 25% of that total COL score. So if a store hits their quotas for pre-orders and rewards cards, but not for trade-ins and used games, their COL will be 50%. If an employee hits all four of his quotas, he’ll get a COL of 100%.
GameStop staff have told me that corporate managers are monitoring both stores and individual employees, asking everyone to get a COL score of at least 75% by hitting at least three of their four quotas. If a store is hitting their COL targets but one salesperson is not, that salesperson may face punishment or even lose their job, according to company employees.
When contacted by Kotaku, GameStop’s corporate office sent over the following statement: “All of GameStop’s internal programs are designed to provide our customers the best value in all their video game purchases, including new and pre-owned merchandise. With any program, opportunities arise for improvement and we will continue to refine it to equip our knowledgeable store associates to provide a great store experience.”
Customers have long complained about GameStop’s tendency to push pre-owned games and pre-orders, but this new Circle of Life program has taken forcefulness to a new level. Employees across the web are complaining about this new practice, which they say punishes them for doing their jobs. On the GameStop Reddit, employees have gathered to share gripes and tips for hitting their COL numbers so they don’t get fired.
But these numbers are often out of the staff’s control. During game launch events, for example, GameStop employees will usually sell nothing but new games, damaging their percentages and therefore lowering their COL scores.
“The other day working the RE7/Kingdom Hearts launch we were telling walk-in (non-reserve) customers that we didn’t have the games in stock or that they were only for pre-orders in order to not sell new copies of games,” said a GameStop employee. “It’s that bad.”
A second employee also said they found themselves in trouble after selling a bunch of new games last Tuesday, during the launch of Resident Evil 7, Kingdom Hearts 2.8, and Tales of Berseria. “Now I’m fucked for the week,” that employee said. “Now I have to sell way more pre-owned this week.”
“Circle of Life” has long been a buzzword at GameStop, which makes the bulk of their profits off sales of pre-owned games and hardware, much to the dismay of video game publishers. In GameStop’s eyes, the transaction of video games is meant to be circular: You buy a game, trade it in, and use the extra cash to buy another game—ideally pre-owned.
Over the past few years, GameStop has gone through a number of policies to encourage pre-orders and reward card subscriptions, so some employees are hoping that the Circle of Life program will soon go away. But for now, it’s leading to a lot of stress.
“This has all been under the guise of ‘doing better for the customer’ and ‘giving the customer what they want/a better value’ which is definitely not true,” said a GameStop employee. “Why would I get reserves if it’s going to lead to a new sale? Why would I sell you a new game that you’re excited about if it’s going to hurt my numbers at the end of the day? Why would I sell you a new system if I’m going to be fired for doing so? It doesn’t make sense.”