Nintendo announced earlier this month that they'll be revealing "50 new things" coming to Super Smash Bros. on Wii U, and you can watch that presentation right here through the embedded video above.
The presentation is set to start at 3PM PST / 6PM ET.
Leaks have revealed that the game will have a stage creator and a "board game" mode, and we're expecting to hear something about that during the stream. But what do you most want to hear about? Let us know in the comments below!
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With Dragon Age: Inquisition's release now less than a month away, the game's ESRB rating has been posted, and it's a doozy. Via Kotaku, the role-playing game has received an M rating for blood, violence, strong language, nudity, and sexual content.
ESRB ratings are often funny/strange/bizarre to read without the context of playing the game, and this is no different for Inquisition. Regarding Inquisition's sexual scenes, the ESRB reveals some of the most bizarre pillow talk we've ever seen in gaming.
Here's how the ESRB sums it up (emphasis added):
"The game includes some sexual material: a female character briefly depicted in front of a man's torso (fellatio is implied); characters depicted topless or with exposed buttocks while lying in bed or after sex; some dialogue referencing sex/sexuality (e.g., 'I will bring myself sexual pleasure later, while thinking about this with great respect' and 'The way your t*ts bounce when I pin your arms and take you on the side of the bed…'). The words 'f**k,' 'sh*t,' and 'a*shole' appear in dialogue."
The ESRB rating also reveals that Inquisition will make the most of its M rating in terms of violence. According to the rating, we'll see cutscenes where characters get impaled or have their throats slit. Other violent sequences will highlight cries of pain, gurgling/gushing sounds, and "large blood-splatter effects."
Inquisition launches November 18 for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. BioWare recently confirmed that the game will run at 1080p on PS4 and 900p on Xbox One. Inquisition was originally targeted to launch a full year ago, but has since been delayed twice.
November 18 is shaping up to be a busy day for high-profile new releases, as the Xbox One and PS4 versions of Grand Theft Auto V and WWE 2K15 are due to launch on that day, alongside Far Cry 4, Escape Dead Island, LittleBigPlanet 3, and Watch Dogs for Wii U.
The next system update for PlayStation 4, v2.00, will be released next Tuesday, October 28, Sony announced today.
This is a major update for the system--so much so that Sony has apparently decided to give it a non-numerical name, Masamune. We first heard about this update back in August, and just recently learned about more of what it includes.
Among the highlights are YouTube sharing, Share Play (allowing a remote PS4 owner to play games with you as if they were in the room), themes, and a USB music player that effectively enables custom soundtracks.
Other small improvements are also in store, including refining the home screen. Although not changed to the degree many would like, the home screen will now display the 15 most-used games and apps, with the remainder of the software installed on your system being confined to the Library section. Also new is a way to add PlayStation Plus games to your account without initiating a download and a "players you may know" area in the What's New section.
Check out some of the PS4 themes Sony has shared so far in the gallery below.
Ubisoft today announced the minimum and recommended PC specs for Assassin's Creed Unity, and let's just say it's going to generate Nvidia and AMD some new business.
A 64-bit operating system is required in order to play Unity, and you'll need a whopping 50 GB of hard drive space to install it. The processor and RAM requirements aren't especially noteworthy, but what stands out most are the video card requirements.
A GTX 680 or HD 7970 is the bare minimum for what will run the game. The only video cards supported at release are the GTX 680 or better; the GTX 700 series; the HD 7970 or better; and the R9 200 series. Laptop versions of these "may work but are not officially supported."
By comparison, the last Assassin's Creed game, Black Flag, recommended a GTX 470 or HD 5850 (GTX 260/HD 4870 required), both of which are significantly older than what's being asked for by Unity. Even looking at other games that have been or will be released this fall--Alien: Isolation (GT 430/HD 5550), The Evil Within (GTX 460), and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (GTS 450/HD 5870)--show how Unity's requirements blow them all away.
Ubisoft would no doubt point to the fact that Unity has been built exclusively for current-gen consoles and PC, and it therefore needs a good deal of horsepower to run. Still, it's surprising to see that the PC version of Unity will only be available to a relatively small subset of PC owners--I'm personally out in the dark despite spending close to $600 on a video card less than three years ago.
The full required and recommended specs follow below. Let us know in the comments how your machine compares.