Kerbal Space Program is coming to consoles this week


Remember that goofy-yet-realistic space flight simulator for the PC called Kerbal Space Program? It was so good that NASA and businessman/engineer/inventor Elon Musk publicly expressed their love for the game.

According to Kerbal Space Program developer Squad, the game will be available in the U.S. via digital download on PlayStation 4 this July 12 and Xbox One on July 15.

GTA V release dates for PS4, Xbox One, PC finally announced

GTA V Michael
Expect GTA V to be shinier on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

It’s official: Grand Theft Auto V is coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 18, 2014. And finally, after a tumultuous wait (which involved a petition with more than 700,000 signatures), GTA V will arrive on the PC on January 27, 2015.

According to Rockstar Games, these three versions of GTA V will come with a number of improvements, which include:

  • Improved draw distances
  • Higher resolutions
  • Additional weapons, vehicles and stuff to do
  • More animals to shoot
  • Denser traffic
  • Thicker foliage
  • Enhanced damage and weather effects
  • Over 100 additional songs and DJ mixes

Rockstar also announced that it has an incentive for those who pre-order: you get $500,000 in-game cash for your Story Mode and $500,000 for your Grand Theft Auto Online in-game bank account.

While I don’t recommend pre-ordering games since you’re not sure how good the final product would actually be, GTA V seems pretty much a done deal in terms of quality. Nevertheless, I suggest you hold off on pre-ordering on the PC. Remember how Rockstar handled the PC version of GTA IV?

By the way, if you’re so enamoured by current-gen shiny visuals that you decided to get the prettier versions of GTA V, you can transfer your existing GTA Online characters and progression to either the PS4, Xbox One or PC.

Game Release Dates for 2014 That You Should Pay Attention To

Dragon Age Inquisition is probably the most anticipated RPG for 2014.
Dragon Age Inquisition is one of the most anticipated RPGs in 2014.

If you’re a gamer, you probably already know how this works: there’s a staggering number of games released during the latter part of the year. That means you’ll be up to your eyeballs in game release dates, but you’re not sure which game to get.

To avoid being swamped (and to prepare your wallet for torture), we suggest you start looking at the games you may be interested in months before they come out. Here’s the list of game release dates for the rest of 2014.

Note: this list is constantly being updated. If you think a 2014 game isn’t in the list, please leave a comment below.

Game Companies Are Not Your Friends

Like their zombies, The Walking Dead's release dates are shambling.
Like their zombies, The Walking Dead’s release dates are unbearably slow.

I recently had a bit of an exchange with someone over social media about The Walking Dead: Season Two’s episode release schedule. I originally asked developer Telltale Games if they can please release Episode 4 a month after Episode 3’s release, because I felt the rollout was taking a bit long.

I brought this up because the first episode of Season Two came out for the PC last December 17, 2013. At the time of that comment, it was already the second week of May 2014 and Episode 3 was just about to be released.

Between episodes, there was a waiting time of over 70 days. From Episodes 1 to 2, people had to wait 2 months and 15 days, while the gap from Episodes 2 to 3 was 2 months and 10 days.

If this schedule persisted all the way till the last chapter, we may see Episode 4 sometime in late July 2014 and Episode 5 in the second week of October 2014.


Max Payne 3 release date announced


Max Payne 3Would the real Max Payne 3 release date please stand up? During its earnings report, Take-Two Interactive announced that Max Payne 3 will be launched on the Xbox 360 and PS3 on May 15, 2012. The Max Payne 3 PC release date is scheduled on May 29, a couple of weeks later. These are for North America.

The Max Payne 3 release date for countries outside North America is June 1, although it’s not clear if this encompasses all formats. While Take-Two has finally provided a specific Max Payne 3 release date, there is no absolute assurance that there would be no more delays.

After all, Max Payne 3 was originally scheduled for a March 2012 release, but was postponed.