Mega Man X4 and X5 coming to PS3, PS Vita in early September

A lot of Mega Man games these days are certainly becoming rare in the gaming market, especially the Mega Man X titles, which can fetch a pretty penny over on eBay. However, Capcom has recently provided a more affordable alternative for two of its bigger PlayStation efforts, as both Mega Man X4 and X5 will be available for download soon on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.

In an announcement over at the Capcom-Unity Blog, the company confirmed that both X4 and X5 would release for both consoles through the PlayStation Network, with X4 coming on September 2nd and X5 coming on the 9th. There’s no word on pricing, but the games should be around $ 9.99 each, or maybe even less.

These games join other downloadable Mega Man hits in the store, including Mega Man 1-4 in the import front and Maverick Hunter X for PSP. So, if you’re a fan of the Blue Bomber, and don’t own his efforts from previous pick-ups, don’t miss these re-releases.

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Portada de Dead Men Tell No Tales

Portada de Dead Men Tell No Tales

Dead Men Tell No Tales

Autor: Kane Klenko

Editorial: Minion Games

Nº Jugadores: 2-5

Duración: 60 Min.

Edad:  13 años en adelante

Tras varios proyectos llevados a cabo con éxito (The Manhattan Project, Venture Forth, Tahiti, Kingdom of Solomon,…) la editorial estadounidense ha vuelto a iniciar un proyecto en la plataforma de financiación colectiva Kickstarter, en este caso para obtener fondos para publicar Dead Men Tell No Tales, un juego cooperativo diseñado por Kane Klenko.

En Dead Men Tell No Tales los jugadores participan en el abordaje del Skelit’s Revenge, un barco pirata en llamas repleto de tesoros protegido por una tripulación de esqueletos. Si la tarea no parece especialmente sencilla, los jugadores además tendrán que luchar contra su propia fatiga en su intento por recuperar el botín del barco.

Dead Men Tell No Tales usa un sistema de puntos de acción para determinar los que cada jugador realizar durante su turno de manera que los jugadores pueden transferir dichos puntos de acción a sus compañeros de mesa para aprovechar al máximo las características y los objetos de los que cada uno de ellos disponen. El tablero de juego se construye conforme el juego avanza mediante el uso de piezas que se añaden en cada ronda a las previamente colocadas en la mesa. De esta forma los jugadores se encontrarán tanto con diversos enemigos como con objetos que les ayudarán a conseguir su objetivo. El juego incluye mecánicas que controlan el avance del fuego, el cansancio de los jugadores y el movimiento de los enemigos.

Dead Men Tell No Tales será publicado en una fecha aún por determinar en una edición exclusivamente en inglés.

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Twitch the latest target for DDoS attack [Update: Battle.net, League of Legends also hit]

Update 4: With a handful of users ceding to Lizard Squad’s demands, Twitch, Battle.net, and League of Legends all appear to be up and running again. Shacknews will continue to monitor the situation and await the next chapter in this unfortunate saga.

Update 3: Lizard Squad has indicated that they will be targeting League of Legends servers in North America. Servers have since been taken down.

Update 2: It appears that the attacks are spreading, once again. Hearthstone and Diablo 3 servers are down and Blizzard is claiming to be the victims of DDoS attack. Lizard Squad has yet to take responsibility for these attacks, so they may be unrelated.

Update: Twitch is addressing the source of the attacks.

Original story: Lizard Squad is at it again. This time, they’ve targeted Twitch, hitting the streaming giant with a DDoS attack, with no sign that they’ll bring it back up anytime soon.

As with many of their other attacks, they’ve claimed responsibility on their Twitter account.

Lizard Squad previously issued DDoS attacks to Battle.net, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and a slew of others. They also reported a phony bomb threat that grounded Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley’s American Airlines flight. The FBI had been confirmed to be investigating, but it appears that the terror has not stopped.

Shacknews has reached out to Twitch representatives for comment.

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Mario Kart 8: Link Joins the Roster in November DLC

Tomorrow, Mario Kart 8 owners will receive a free update that adds three Mercedes-branded vehicles along with some tweaks and feature changes. But that's only the beginning — Nintendo has big plans to continue supporting the critically acclaimed Wii U racer at least through May 2015. It seems that Nintendo's UK store has spilled the beans regarding a couple of new content packs, bringing new karts, tracks, and characters such as Link from the Zelda series.

That's right! This November, Nintendo plans to bring the Hyrulean elf into the world of upside-down kart racing. Also along for the ride are Tanooki Mario from Super Mario 3 and Cat Peach from Super Mario 3D World. There will also be four new karts, including the Blue Falcon from F-Zero, as well as two new cups with four courses each, including Wario’s Gold Mine from Mario Kart Wii, an F-Zero track, an Excitebike track, and at least one Zelda track.

Then in May of next year, a second pack will be released, welcoming Dry Bowser from New Super Mario Bros. as well as Isabelle and the Villager from Animal Crossing: New Leaf. This too will introduce four new karts and eight new courses, including an Animal Crossing course — that's 16 tracks across both packs, increasing the base game's track count by 50%. And for acquiring both packs, you'll gain access to eight different-colored Yoshis and eight different-colored Shy Guys.

Unlike the Mercedes DLC, these won't be free — the UK store lists the first one at £7 (over $ 11). The US prices might be a little bit lower, as is typically the case. Mario Kart 8 for Wii U is currently available, and you'll be able to download the Zelda pack this November.


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Twitch the latest target for DDoS attack

Update: Twitch is addressing the source of the attacks.

Original story: Lizard Squad is at it again. This time, they’ve targeted Twitch, hitting the streaming giant with a DDoS attack, with no sign that they’ll bring it back up anytime soon.

As with many of their other attacks, they’ve claimed responsibility on their Twitter account.

Lizard Squad previously issued DDoS attacks to Battle.net, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and a slew of others. They also reported a phony bomb threat that grounded Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley’s American Airlines flight. The FBI had been confirmed to be investigating, but it appears that the terror has not stopped.

Shacknews has reached out to Twitch representatives for comment.

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