Hello there, my fellow nerd friends! Your hair is looking mighty golden on this fair day. My guess is that cool Dragon Ball news from earlier today must have driven you straight super saiyan! Well, if you’ve finally come down from your high of being jazzed that Goku and the crew are returning to television, it’d be my pleasure to run down some of Tuesday’s best video game developments with you. In today’s Gaming Daily: Star Wars sneaks its way into ARMA III thanks to a very cool mod, the explosive first gameplay trailer for Just Cause 3 is live for your viewing pleasure, and reports uncover some financial trouble for the upstart game company OUYA.
This Amra III mod will make you crave Star Wars Battlefront.
Whether you like it or not, you’re going to have to sit through three more grueling seasons before you finally get your hands on DICE’s highly anticipated first-person shooter, Star Wars Battlefront. Doesn’t that just make your blood boil? Well, perhaps YouTube user McRuppertle can help take the edge of anxiety off with his extremely epic Arma III mod.
If you check out the video above, you’ll be able to witness an AT-AT stomping across the Arma III battlefield in all of its massiveness, only to be disengaged after a fighter jet flies into it head-on. Not only is this a decent little hold-over for folks waiting for more details on Star Wars Battlefront to emerge from E3, but it’s also a sweet reminder that Arma III is actually a dope ass game. As cool as this mod may be, it’s just one of the many reasons why you should definitely pay this game a visit when time permits.
New Just Cause 3 Trailer showcases some wing-suit action.
The first official gameplay trailer for Just Cause 3 dropped today, and it is looking every bit as delightfully ridiculous as its predecessor, with some added wingsuit action sprinkled on top. Also unveiled in the video above, is the ability to tether multiple objects together, amplified environmental damage, and a plethora of colossal guns. Just another day in the office for the folks at Avalanche Studios.
If you pay close attention, you’ll notice that there are ten new gameplay features being demonstrated in the video–all of which are fleshed out in detail on the official Just Cause 3 webpage. And as per usual with games these days, the trailer ends prompting folks to pre-order the game, offering the “Weaponized Vehicle” pack–which includes three exclusive vehicles–to anyone who drops a downpayment on the game before release. Just Cause 3 will glide onto the PS4, Xbox One and PC platforms towards the end of this year.
OUYA, the company, is now up for sale.
After a rough, Kickstarter-funded run in the video game space, OUYA has finally opted to put itself up for sale. Reports from Fortune have disclosed that the copy is currently shoulder-deep in debt, and in need of a purchaser very soon. The company had already been struggling, with over 70 percent of its hardware’s install base not even purchasing a single game.
OUYA was iconic in the sense that it showed the power of crowd funding, and was one of the more notable campaigns on Kickstarter during the crowd funding platforms rise to prominence. But at this juncture, it’s gotten very hard for the OUYA to remain viable with other set-top boxes swooping in shortly after OUYA’s inception with far superior specifications. It was a great idea, a great story, and they did bring us great games like Towerfall, but it unfortunately appears that the OUYA ship may have sailed on its last wave. Here’s to hoping the company finds a buyer, and quickly!
That about wraps it for Tuesday’s Gaming Daily. Always keep it parked here on Nerdist for all of the juicy video game developments, and to chat about our beloved medium, I’m only one tweet away: @Malik4play.