Xbox One is giving Toronto fans the chance to be the first to play Titanfall before it lands in-stores. On Monday, March 10th, Xbox is bringing the game to life at an exclusive gaming lounge at Tattoo Rock Parlour on Queen Street West in Toronto.
Gamers will have the chance to test three different modes of gameplay on Xbox One. They will also have the opportunity to go head-to-head with celebrity gamers and Xbox MVP players and get other launch-night exclusives, including Titanfall swag and a message from Steve Fukuda, Game Designer for Titanfall at Respawn.
Where: Tattoo Rock Parlour; 567 Queen St. W
Hours: 8:00pm to midnight
Following Monday’s launch event, fans can continue to experience Titanfall at the Xbox pop-up space, also located at Tattoo Rock Parlour (567 Queen St. W). The pop-up space will be open through to Sunday, March 30th. Below are the operating hours:
2K and Virgin Gaming today announced the NBA 2K14 King of the Court Challenge, a month-long online video game tournament that will culminate with a live Championship match broadcasted by Major League Gaming. NBA 2K14 players on the PlayStation 3 will be able to register and compete in this online tournament during the qualification round which begins on March 7th and runs through April 3rd. On April 19th, the top two remaining finalists will win an all-expense paid trip to New York City to compete in the live Championship on the PlayStation 4 and broadcast from the MLG studios and airing exclusively on MLG.tv. The grand prize winner will receive a trip to the 2014 NBA Finals, $5,000 USD and a PlayStation 4 system NBA 2K14 bundle.
Contestants can sign up throughout the qualifying round at www.virgingaming.com/kingofthecourt, where they can register for a Virgin Gaming account, opt-in to the King of the Court leaderboards and begin qualifying.
Every PS3 NBA 2K14 game played in the Virgin Gaming Tournaments lobby during the qualification round will automatically count towards the player’s overall ranking in each of the weekly challenges. They include:
The top four participants from each leaderboard will be entered into the 16-person bracketed semi-finals which will be held on April 9-10th. The semi-finalists will compete until the last two finalists remain. Then on April 19th, the two finalists will compete on the PlayStation 4 live from the MLG studios in New York City in a best-of-three match to determine the true King of the Court.
Eidos-Montréal today announced that their new Online Store is open for business featuring exclusive merchandise and collectibles based on their games, including a Deus Ex: Human Revolution jacket inspired by the one worn by Adam Jensen or a glass from the Crippled Burrick Pub, the drinking establishment in Thief. The new retail site is live now at http://store.eidosmontreal.com/.
Sony Computer Entertainment today announced that Jack Tretton will step down from his role as President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America as of March 31st. This is a result of a mutual agreement between Mr. Tretton and SCEA not to renew their contractual relationship.
Shawn Layden, currently Executive Vice President and COO of Sony Network Entertainment International, will become President and CEO of SCEA, effective April 1st.
Namco Bandai today confirmed that JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle will be available on April 29th exclusively for the PlayStation 3. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle will be available digitally through the PlayStation Store and through a limited retail release at Amazon.com and ClubNamco.com. Fans who pre-order their copy of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle from Amazon.com or ClubNamco.com will receive a special free DLC character: Yoshikage Kira for Club Namco pre-orders and Shigekiyo Yangu for Amazon pre-orders.
Activision today announced Devastation, the second of four DLC packs for Call of Duty: Ghosts, is set to launch on April 3rd first, exclusively on Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360. Devastation features four new small to medium-sized multiplayer maps, including a mountaintop Mayan temple, a mangled container ship, a giant excavation digger in South America, and a fully reimagined version of Infinity Ward’s fan-favorite map “Dome” from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – each with their own unique Field Order. There’s also the all-new “Ripper” tactical 2-in-1 weapon, and “Episode 2: Mayday” – the second chapter in Extinction’s four-part episodic narrative which includes multiple mod-able versions of the Venom-X weapon, and closes with a battle against a monstrous, 100-foot tall Cryptid alien boss, aptly named the Kraken.
Additionally, as a special offer available starting today for players on Xbox Live, Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC Season Pass owners get instant access to Devastation’s all-new “Ripper” weapon, which features the unique ability to quickly convert from Sub Machine-Gun (SMG) to Assault Rifle and back again in the midst of battle, and can be used in all Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer maps.
BioWare has released a new trailer for Dragon Age: Inquisition, showcasing the stunning environments players will get to explore in the game. The action RPG will be available this Fall.
Ubisoft today revealed that Watch Dogs will be available on May 27th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. The Wii U version will be available at a later date.
Check out the all-new Watch Dogs story trailer and get a deeper look into what drives Aiden Pearce.
Namco Bandai today announced that Dark Souls II for the PC will launch in retail stores and for digital download via Steam on April 25th. Dark Souls II for the PC is the only version featuring increased texture resolution with enhanced frame rates. The PC version will also support both gamepads and mouse-and-keyboard control options.
In preparation of the Steam launch of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z on March 21st, Tecmo Koei today announced the game will be available for pre-order at a special discounted price of $49.99 for two weeks prior to launch, beginning March 7th. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions will launch on March 18th.
As seen in this new trailer, LEGO The Hobbit takes teamwork to a whole new level, allowing players to “buddy-up” as Thorin Oakenshield and Company of Dwarves perform new abilities and special attack moves.
LEGO The Hobbit will be available this Spring on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PC, Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita.
DrinkBox Studios today announced that it will bring its action-platformer Guacamelee! to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Wii U. Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition – which is among the first indie titles scheduled to launch via Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program on Xbox One – will feature a bevy of new content, including an extended story with new game areas, a new boss character, new player abilities and many other enhancements.