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Gaming News (773)

Defense Grid 2 Has Officially Launched for PC, PS4, and XBO

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 23, 2014 06:19PM
Author: ClayMeow


While Hidden Path Entertainment's 2012 Kickstarter campaign didn't quite reach the stretch goal needed for Defense Grid 2, thankfully for fans of the original, the studio chugged on, not only developing the sequel to one of the best tower-defense games ever, but also offering all backers a key. Now the wait is over; Defense Grid 2 has officially launched not only for PC, but also for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. With 21 maps, Defense Grid 2 ups the ante over its predecessor, offering not only single-player, but online player-versus-player and multiplayer co-op campaigns as well!

Defense Grid 2 is priced at a mere $24.99 on Steam (PC, Mac, Linux, SteamOS), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. A Special Edition is available exclusively on Steam for $29.99, which includes: "the digital book, The Art of Defense Grid 2; the ebook, The Making of Defense Grid 2: The Complete Story Behind the Game by Russ Pitts; and additional content including 'A Matter of Endurance,' a new original audio story written by Hugo award-winning author Mary Robinette Kowal and performed by the English voice cast."

Source: Press Release




Gauntlet Now Available Exclusively on PC via Steam

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 23, 2014 05:05PM
Author: ClayMeow


After getting a slight delay last month, Gauntlet has finally launched today! As a fully modernized reboot of the hack-and-slash classic of the same name, Gauntlet offers single-player and multiplayer for up to four players, both local and online. With four distinct heroes, a combination of uniquely built and randomly generated levels, and Classic Mode, there's a lot to love. If you haven't picked up the game yet, well, you can enjoy the launch trailer and 45 new screenshots below.

Gauntlet is priced at a mere $19.99 with a four-pack available for $59.99. Currently it's only available for Windows via Steam, but SteamOS support will be arriving next year.

Source: Press Release




Dota 2 Rekindling Soul Update Announced

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 23, 2014 03:28PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Valve has released the details for the latest update to Dota 2, known as Rekindling Soul and teased yesterday as version 6.82. The name of the massive update can be attributed to the model rework and new Arcana set for hero Shadow Fiend. Two new features have also been added that will change the model of the courier in use as it delivers items and give detailed statistics about fights with the Fight Recap feature. Fantasy Season Two will also kick off with a new web interface to access your team on the go. A new rune was added that gives bonus gold and experience along with a new item, Crimson Guard, that was first seen in a past holiday event. A number of changes have been made to the map and two heroes, Bloodseeker and Phantom Lancer, have received ability reworks. Follow the link to view the rest of the changes to heroes and items and wait anxiously for when the update will be added to the game.

Source: Dota 2 Blog



Blizzard's Titan MMO No Longer in Development

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 23, 2014 10:44AM
Author: ClayMeow

Blizzard had been working on a new MMO, codenamed Titan, for many years before hitting the restart button last May when the company realized it didn't meet the expectations and quality expected of games today, both from a design standpoint and a technology standpoint. The once 100-person team was reduced to a mere 30, with those 30 people starting over from scratch. But now, according to Polygon, development has officially been canceled.

"We had created World of Warcraft, and we felt really confident that we knew how to make MMOs," [Blizzard co-founder and CEO Mike] Morhaime said. "So we set out to make the most ambitious thing that you could possibly imagine. And it didn't come together. We didn't find the fun. We didn't find the passion. We talked about how we put it through a reevaluation period, and actually, what we reevaluated is whether that's the game we really wanted to be making. The answer is no."

So Titan joins Warcraft Adventures and StarCraft Ghost in Blizzard's canned projects bin. Chris Metzen, Blizzard's senior vice president of story and franchise development, told Polygon that the company didn't want to identify itself with a particular genre, so just because World of Warcraft was such a huge success, doesn't mean Blizzard should now be an MMORPG company. That being said, Morhaime added that he wouldn't say no to ever doing an MMO again, just that right now, that's not where the studio wants to spend its time. And while a lot of time and resources was already put into Titan, Morhaime and Metzen said they'd rather cut out a game no matter how much was spent than put out something that might "damage the relationship [and] smash the trust."

In the meantime, despite losing some subscribers, World of Warcraft is still going strong, and Metzen hopes to continue to "support it forever." Also lending to the decision to cancel Titan was Blizzard's recent success with smaller-scale titles like Hearthstone and the currently-in-alpha Heroes of the Storm. The overwhelming success of Hearthstone in particular has led to the studio realizing that it can do more than big-budget, big-scale projects and still find mass appeal.

"Maybe we can be what we want to be and inspire groups around the company to experiment, get creative, think outside the box and take chances on things that just might thrill people," Metzen said. "Maybe they don't have to be these colossal, summer blockbuster-type products."

Soure: Polygon



Triad Wars Officially Confirmed as an Online, Open-World, Action Strategy Game Exclusively on PC

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 23, 2014 08:02AM
Author: ClayMeow


After roughly a year of rumors and speculation regarding a Sleeping Dogs follow-up, last Friday developer United Front Games stated that we would finally learn more details in the coming weeks. While a reddit AMA is scheduled for later today (12PM PST), United Front made the official announcement last night, accompanied by a "Welcome to the Triad" video.

Triad Wars is more like a spin-off to Sleeping Dogs than a direct sequel. It's a PC-only, online, open-world, action-adventure, strategy game set in Hong Kong where the criminals take front and center. Players take on the role of an enforcer running a gang in the Hong Kong Triads. The goal is to expand your turf and build a criminal empire. The game is a pure sandbox experience, allowing you to control exactly what criminal enterprises you're involved with on your turf, whether it be counterfeiting, smuggling, etc. Combine that with deciding how to outfit your gang, and you understand where the strategy part comes into play. And of course you'll be competing with rival gangs. That being said, United Front is very keen on involving community feedback, so as Rob Olivera (character design) states in the video, it can be a completely different game in two years depending on how it evolves based on the community's input.

Triad Wars is set to release for PC in early 2015, but a limited Closed Beta registration is currently open. Applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to head to the official site below and sign up ASAP.

Source: United Front Games and Official Site




The Steam Storefront Has Just Received Its Biggest Overhaul Yet

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 22, 2014 06:49PM
Author: ClayMeow


Valve is constantly making alterations or adding features to Steam, the biggest gaming platform in the world. But until now, most of those changes have had very little impact on the storefront – the first page you see when you launch Steam or go to steampowered.com in a browser. Back in February, Steam added a "Recently Updated" section nestled between the "Featured" and "New Releases" sections, but the overall layout of the page remain unchanged. However, if you happen to visit the storefont today, you'll notice a rather drastic change, which Valve is calling the "Steam Discovery Update".

According to Valve, the Steam Discovery Update was designed to make it easier to discover exactly what you want. It starts with the storefront itself, or what Valve is now referring to as your Home page. "Specifically, the new features at your disposal from the Home page include personalized recommendations based on your gameplay, reviews from your favorite community Curators, and powerful new search and discovery tools." The featured games reel that has always been a staple on the the top of the page? Now you have the ability to customize it to your liking. By default everything is selected except "Games already in your account", but the other categories you can deselect include: Top Sellers, Early Access Products, Recommended For You, Prepurchase, Software, and DLC for your games & software. Popular New Releases and Games round out the categories, but those can not be turned off. Below that reel, you'll also notice customization options for the "New on Steam" and the "Recently Updated" sections.

Steam Customization

Scrolling a bit further down the page, you'll come across a new section that says "Explore Your Queue". The queue this section refers to is the all new "Steam Discovery Queue", presenting you with twelve games Steam thinks you may be interested in. Clicking on your Discovery Queue brings you to a game's store page with four buttons: Add to your wishlist, Follow, Not Interested, and Next in Queue. Like the aforementioned sections, your queue can also be customized to exclude certain categories, like Early Access. Below that is a new Steam Curators section, which allows you to follow Steam Curators ("individuals, organizations, and groups that publish reviews and recommendations in a public forum on Steam"), and then see their recommendations on your storefront.

Below that you'll come across the four tabs for Popular New Releases, Top Sellers, Upcoming, and Specials; but this time around, the lists aren't scrollable on the page. Instead, you click on the "See more" link at the bottom of each list to go to a new search page with the rest of the results. Those new results pages are part of a complete overhaul of Steam's Search and Filtering system. The new and improved system allows you to search by name, tag, or description, or filter by multiple tags and features.

There are a bunch of other minor changes to the storefront and Steam itself, such as the new "Steam Recommendation Feed", a new look for game product pages, and colored indicators for games in your library, wishlist, or cart. For a complete list of changes, check the source below.

Source: Steam




Razer Surround SDK Integrated With Wasteland 2

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 22, 2014 03:47PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The long awaited sequel from inXile, Wasteland 2, was released on Friday after a 25 year gap from the first game. Gaming accessory and software maker Razer has announced that Wasteland 2 will come bundled with the Razer Surround Software Development Kit (SDK) to provide an "enhanced virtual 7.1 channel surround sound experience with any stereo headphones." inXile has also expressed interest in integrating other Razer SDKs into its products such as the recently announced Chroma SDK. The Razer Surround SDK can be used free of charge and requires no additional software installation. Founder of inXile Brian Fargo described the partnership saying, "I’ve watched Razer and Min grow to become titans in the gaming industry, so when the opportunity to work with them came about, I jumped at it. Razer Surround is able to stimulate the listening senses and will offer our players a way to further immerse themselves into the post-apocalyptic world that is Wasteland 2."

Source: Press Release



Assassin's Creed Unity Season Pass Offers Eight Hours of Unique Content

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 22, 2014 01:01PM
Author: ClayMeow


Unsurprisingly, Assassin's Creed Unity will have a Season Pass. What may be (pleasantly) surprising is the variety included. Today, Ubisoft detailed the contents of the Season Pass, and it's quite impressive. The Season Pass essentially boils down to three main components. The first, and most mundane, DLC extends Arno's journey in Paris, offering three new missions (The American Prisoner, Killed By Science, and The Chemical Revolution) and access to over 30 new weapons, equipment, and outfits, including the exclusive Fleur de Lys sword on launch days. Pretty standard fare as far as DLC goes.

The second piece of the Season Pass is called Assassin's Creed Unity Dead Kings, which offers a new story campaign taking place after the events of the main game, along with a new city to explore. In a self-contained set of missions, players leave Paris for Saint Denis, "a troubled city with a mysterious and extensive underground that holds the crypts of deceased French kings." Equipped with the new Guillotine gun, Arno will fight new merciless adversaries to uncover the darkest secrets of the city. Dead Kings will also feature new open-world activities, such as treasure hunts, murder mysteries, and contracts, including new co-op missions. Lastly, additional weapons, gear, skills, and outfits can be unlocked and carried over to the main game.

If Dead Kings didn't sound cool enough, enter the third piece of the Season Pass, Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China. That's right, Assassin's Creed is going to China... but not in the way you expect. Chronicles: China is a standalone 2.5D reimagining of the franchise developed by Climax Studios. Set in 16th century China, players take on the role of the last remaining Assassin of the Chinese Brotherhood, Shao Jun (who you may know from the Assassin's Creed Embers animated movie). After having been trained under Ezio Auditore, Shao Jun has returned to Beijing to exact revenge on all those who destroyed her Brotherhood. "Players will be able to rely on stealth to accomplish their mission, as well as Shao Jun's martial arts training and all-new Assassin gear," such as the Jian Sword and the Foot Blade.

Assassin's Creed Unity will release on November 11 in North America and November 13 in EMEA territories for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The Season Pass will be priced at $29.99, with all content "available by early 2015." I wouldn't be surprised if Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China is available for individual purchase, but no official word on that just yet.

Source: Press Release and UbiBlog




Gearbox Shares Some Battleborn Cooperative Campaign Gameplay

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 22, 2014 08:04AM
Author: ClayMeow


Back in July, Gearbox Software and Take-Two Interactive Software announced Battleborn, an FPS-MOBA hybrid that Gearbox refers to as a "hero shooter". Battleborn consists of five factions of heroes: Peacekeepers, Eldrid, Jennerit, L.L.C., and Rogues. Each faction works together against a common enemy, the Varelsi, but they all have different playstyles and narrative motives, such as the Peacekeepers being your soldiers while the Eldrid are your fantasy tropes. Along with some 5v5 competitive multiplayer that shares similarities with MOBAs, Battleborn features a five-player cooperative campaign, which Gearbox has shared in a new gameplay walkthrough video:

The video above features five unique characters: Oscar Mike, Montana, Thorn, Miko, and Rath. Each character is quite different, both aesthetically and in the way they play. Every time a character levels up, players get to choose one of two new abilities/skills. It's an interesting system that reminds me more of Starcraft II or the new XCOM games more than your typical MMO, MOBA, or RPG. That being said, at Level 7, each character unlocks his or her Ultimate ability, which is certainly more MOBA-like; though something that has also been a part of each Borderlands game as well. Like Borderlands, the game also features a rather unique aesthetic, which you can see in both the video above and the fifteen new screenshots below.

Battleborn is expected to arrive sometime in 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. While it may borrow aspects of MOBAs, the game is not free-to-play, and in fact is already available for pre-order at major retailers for a whopping $59.99 – yes, even the PC version has that price tag. The game looks sweet, but Gearbox may find it rather difficult to convince gamers to spend that much on an FPS-MOBA, especially on the PC where there are so many other free alternatives.

Source: Facebook and Official Site




Dragon Ball Xenoverse Officially Coming to PC via Steam

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 21, 2014 02:58PM
Author: ClayMeow


Namco Bandai Games has released a TGS 2014 Trailer for Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and in doing so confirmed that the game will now be coming to PC via Steam, alongside the previously announced console versions. While this is the 15th Dragon Ball fighting game released on home consoles (and thus why it's abbreviated Dragon Ball XV), Xenoverse marks the first time a Dragon Ball game will be released on PC. The announcement comes less than a week after NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Revolution launched on Steam; another popular manga fighter published by Namco Bandai.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse is planned for a March 2015 release on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

Source: Namco Bandai



Final Fantasy XV Looks Too Amazing Not to Come to PC

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 20, 2014 02:42PM
Author: ClayMeow

Since OverclockersClub is predominantly a computer site, we tend to only post gaming news that involve or affect the PC gaming landscape. I mention this because right now Final Fantasy XV is only confirmed for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. But with the new-gen consoles basically (watered-down) PCs, the recent announcement of all three Final Fantasy XIII games coming to Steam, the high likelihood of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD coming to PC, and all the other Final Fantasy games that have been brought to PC (and well received, I might add), it seems almost guaranteed that Final Fantasy XV will be making its way to PC eventually.

While people argue back and forth regarding Western RPGs versus JRPGs, the one thing that is almost universally accepted is that, when it comes to graphical fidelity, Western RPGs have always been far superior. Western RPGs like the Elder Scrolls, Witcher, and Dragon Age franchises have been leading the charge for quite awhile now, but Square Enix is about to change that with Final Fantasy XV. While it still has the Japanese styling, particularly for its characters, everything else about FF XV looks more akin to those aforementioned Western RPGs than JRPGs of the past.

Source: Press Release




Sleeping Dogs Sequel Triad Wars is a "PC Online Game"

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 19, 2014 06:21PM
Author: ClayMeow


We have known that a sequel to Sleeping Dogs has been in the works for quite some time now, but until now all we had was a name: Triad Wars. Most people assumed, reasonably so, that Triad Wars would be like its predecessor – a third-person, open-world action game for PC and consoles. Well, not so fast. According to developer United Front Games, Triad Wars is an "upcoming PC online game." Nothing else was divulged, but the studio did post an interesting Vine video:

According to Triad Wars Community Manager James Baldwin, more will be unveiled on Tuesday, September 23 at 12PM PST via a reddit AMA.

Source: United Front Games and Twitter



Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy Coming to PC via Steam; First Game Arrives October 9

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 19, 2014 12:52PM
Author: ClayMeow


Earlier in the month, I posted that Final Fantasy Type-0 HD would likely arrive on PC via Steam following the console release. Many Final Fantasy games have been released on Steam over the past year or so, including the most recent release on Tuesday: Final Fantasy IV. But now perhaps the biggest piece of evidence that Square Enix is embracing PC gaming JRPG fans – the full Final Fantasy XIII trilogy is coming to Steam.

The first game, Final Fantasy XIII, will be arriving on Steam October 9 for a mere $15.99. Pre-ordering earns you a 10% discount, dropping the price to $14.39. Its sequel, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and the sequel to that, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, will also be coming to Steam next Spring. I'm sure once all three are released, there will be some sort of trilogy pack for purchase, but no word on that.

Source: Press Release




Wasteland 2 Has Officially Launched, 25+ Years After the Original

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 19, 2014 08:17AM
Author: ClayMeow


The 25+ year wait is finally over for fans of one of the most iconic and influential RPGs in video game history, Wasteland. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, followed by Steam Early Access, Wasteland 2 has now officially launched. With seven squad members to manage, 80+ hours of gameplay, 300+ characters to meet, and a total word count of 550,000+, I think it's safe to say inXile didn't pull any punches in making the sequel the very best it could; one deserving of the Wasteland name.

Wasteland 2 is currently available for purchase from most digital download retailers, including Steam and GOG, for a mere $39.99. A Digital Deluxe Edition is also available for $59.99, which not only includes a copy of the game, but also copies of both Wasteland 1 and The Bard's Tale, along with three digital novellas set in The Wasteland world, Mark Morgan's Wasteland 2 original sound track in digital format, and an incredible digital concept art book showcasing many of the world's characters and environments.

Source: Press Release




In Alien: Isolation, No One Can Hear You Scream

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 19, 2014 07:53AM
Author: ClayMeow

There was a slight reprieve two days ago to unveil Alien: Isolation's Survivor Mode and Season Pass, but now Creative Assembly is back with the fourth entry in the #HowWillYouSurvive video series. This time around, what plays out in the video is curiously not really tied into the title, "Hear You Scream" – but then again, "in space, no one can hear you scream."

Alien: Isolation is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on October 7. You can check the PC system requirements at the official site.

Source: Creative Assembly



NVIDIA Announces Dynamic Super Resolution, Providing 4K-Quality Graphics on Any HD Monitor

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 19, 2014 07:36AM
Author: ClayMeow


Downsampling has often been a trick by modders as an alternative to anti-aliasing. By running a game at a high resolution beyond what your monitor can support and then downsampling (rescaling) the image to your monitor's native resolution, you get some gorgeous, crisp visuals that is often much better than any form of anti-aliasing can accomplish. But downsampling always required hacks or external tools, and it was never flawless. NVIDIA decided to address that, with what it's calling Dynamic Super Resolution.

Introduced with the Maxwell cards, as seen in our NVIDIA GTX 980 Review, Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) is essentially that same downsampling, but at the driver level, which should in theory be more reliable and stable. "DSR improves upon this process by applying a high-quality Downsampling filter that significantly improves image quality, by making Downsampling compatible with all monitors, by removing the need for technical know-how, and by integrating DSR into GeForce Experience, enabling gamers to apply DSR Optimal Playable Settings with a single click." Within GeForce Experience, if your GPU has the capability to play a game at 4K, DSR will be recommended in the "Optimal Playable Settings" for that game. Best of all, if a game isn't optimized for 4K, and thus doesn't have a user interface that scales correctly, DSR will not be recommended. No guessing required!

As of today, DSR is only supported in the GTX 900 Series, but NVIDIA plans on rolling it out to "similarly powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics cards" in the future. That probably means the TITANS and high-end GTX 700 Series cards will get DSR support eventually, but time will tell.

Source: NVIDIA




The First Ten Minutes of Ori and The Blind Forest Shown Off in Prologue Video

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 18, 2014 05:17PM
Author: ClayMeow


Unveiled during Microsoft's E3 2014 Press Conference, Ori and The Blind Forest is a gorgeous 2.5D Metroidvania platformer featuring the titular Ori and his companion Sein. Developer Moon Studios has not only released some brand new screenshots for the game, but has also published the full Prologue, featuring the game's first ten minutes.

Ori and The Blind Forest is expected to arrive Holiday 2014 for Windows PC and Xbox One, with an Xbox 360 version to follow in 2015.

Source: Press Release




Atari Debuting Alone in the Dark: Illumination Gameplay During NVIDIA's GAME24 Event

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 18, 2014 02:19PM
Author: ClayMeow


When NVIDIA detailed its GAME24 event, it promised to have some "surprises" from various game publishers. One such publisher will be Atari, who will be showing off gameplay of survival horror Alone in the Dark: Illumination for the first time. Developed by Pure FPS, Illumination is the sixth installment of the Alone in the Dark franchise and is the first one to feature online and co-operative play. Atari will be taking the stage during GAME24 at 12AM PDT as part of the event's livestream.

Alone in the Dark: Illumination takes place in the abandoned town of Lorwich, Virgina, after a flood devastated the town and its once prosperous mines. Of course it wouldn't be much of a survival horror game if there wasn't a mystery surrounding the disaster... and some dark forces to contend with. Players can choose between four different characters and "fight their way through the darkness-infested town of Lorwhich, using weapons, magic and the power of illumination to beat back the monstrous hordes" with up to three other people.

The four heroes, along with their weapons and abilities, include: The Hunter, with an AK47, M4, P90, and Flamethrower; The Witch, with a Colt, Lightning Strike, Creature Control, and Lightning Crawler; The Priest, with Heaven and Hell, The Lord's Blinding Light, Cleansing of Sinners, and The Binding Word; and The Engineer, with a Beretta, Pump Shotgun, The Tesla, and Comet.

Alone in the Dark: Illumination features next-gen lighting design and effects thanks to Unreal Engine 4, bringing brand-new dynamic gameplay options and atmosphere. And with it coming exclusively to PC, expect no compromises on visual fidelity. The game is planned for a Fall release via Steam.

Source: Press Release and Official Site




There is a New Badass 9-minute Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Trailer, For Realsies

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 18, 2014 09:29AM
Author: ClayMeow


Nine-plus minutes of Borderlands humor, explosions, and insanity? Yes, please! Gearbox Software has released a new trailer for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel entitled "An Introduction by Sir Hammerlock AND TORGUE!", and sure, I can go ahead and list all the awesome stuff featured in the trailer, wasting my time and yours, or you can just go ahead and click the Play button and watch it yourself because... REASONS!

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel launches October 14 in North America and October 17 elsewhere for Windows PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

Source: Gearbox Software



Styx: Master of Shadows Launching October 7... with Many Ways to Die

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 18, 2014 07:52AM
Author: ClayMeow


It's rare for a publisher to release a video of a player failing over and over, but that's exactly what Focus Home Interactive did today for Styx: Master of Shadows. Staying true to its word, Focus Home has continued the trend it started two weeks ago of releasing a new gameplay trailer every week until the game's October release. The trailer this time around is entitled "Die Harder", and as you can surmise from the title and from what I said earlier, it basically shows the player dying over and over in a variety of ways. But it's not simply about the player dying, but how he's discovered that has me excited. Arguably the most important aspect in any stealth game is the AI, and in Styx, the AI seems more than competent. No matter where you hide, you're never completely safe from prying eyes.

After watching the trailer above, you may have noticed that a parry icon appears at times, implying that the player could have escaped death if he was quicker. This is what Focus Home had to say: "When cornered, you will be able to parry yourself out of a situation... however, this is definitely not a silent option, and if you find yourself facing even just a few enemies at once, you're goblin toast. Purists will even be able to select the Goblin Mode difficulty, which means that whenever Styx is caught, he has no chance to fight back. Instead, he'll be shot, strangled, hammered, or sliced into pieces the second he's in range and noticed..."

Styx: Master of Shadows will arrive on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 7 with a very reasonable price tag of $29.99/€29.99/£24.99. Pre-purchasing the game on Steam provides a 20% discount, and the offer is actually good until October 13, meaning you could actually wait for reviews if you're on the fence! Kudos to Focus Home for offering a week one discount instead of just a pure pre-order discount!

Source: Press Release



NVIDIA's GAME24 Kicks Off Today at 6PM PDT!

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 18, 2014 12:44AM
Author: bp9801

NVIDIA is gearing up for a massive 24-hour event called GAME24, which is a celebration of PC gamers and the hobby we all love. Everything kicks off later today, September 18, at 6PM Pacific time, with events scheduled in Chicago, Mission Viejo, Los Angeles, London, Indianapolis, Shanghai, and Stockholm. The best part is that if you cannot make it to one of the cities, you can watch everything online at the GAME24 website. A variety of guests, from Jason Mewes and Grant Imahara to Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter and cosplay queen Chloe Dykstra, will be on hand at various locales, along with many other guest hosts to keep things rolling throughout the 24-hour event.

So, what kinds of things can we expect from GAME24? Well there is a Dota 2 International tournament featuring Cloud 9, Evil Geniuses, Team Tinker, and Alliance competing for $15,000 in prizes, plus a 24-hour modding competition called Mod24. That particular competition features modders Team Mongoose, BSMODS, and Team Kill Ninja at NVIDIA's Santa Clara headquarters trying to make the best possible gaming rig. Viewers of the livestream will be able to vote on the hottest design, plus three lucky viewers will win these incredible rigs. Two world records will also be broken during GAME24, while various game publishers have some surprises to unveil. Oh, and NVIDIA is planning to announce some new products, too. Maybe the upcoming GeForce GTX 900 cards?

Be sure to hit up one of the GAME24 events if they're happening anywhere close to where you live, but if not then visit the GAME24 website for all the highlights.

Source: Press Release



Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Interactive Skill Trees Now Live

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 17, 2014 05:33PM
Author: ClayMeow


I don't know about you, but I love me some browser-based interactive skill trees. The only thing better than playing an RPG is planning out the intricacies of your character, and interactive skill trees make that easy. Bookmark your builds and pull them up in-game via the Steam Overlay, share them with friends, or just mess around with the multitude of possibilities. Just as Gearbox has done for past Borderlands games, the developer has now released interactive skill trees for the four characters in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel: Claptrap the Fragtrap, Wilhelm the Enforcer, Athena the Gladiator, and Nisha the Lawbringer. You can access the skill trees here.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel launches October 14 in North America and October 17 elsewhere for Windows PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

Source: Official Site




Ubisoft Takes Us Backstage with The Settlers: Kingdoms of Anteria; Now in Closed Beta

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 17, 2014 04:03PM
Author: ClayMeow


Last month, The Settlers: Kingdoms of Anteria was playable for the first time at Gamescom. Today, Ubisoft has posted a new video that takes us backstage with its developer Blue Byte Software, where Lead Game Designer Guido Schmidt walks us through various aspects of the game and what makes it different from previous The Settlers games. Some of the new features discussed in the video include one persistent city, new economy and production chains, and Adventure Mode. Be sure to also check out the new screenshots below.

The Settlers: Kingdoms of Anteria is scheduled to arrive later this year for PC. If you'd like to get your hands on the game earlier, the Closed Beta just began yesterday, so head on over to the official site to sign up for your chance at an invite. "In the Closed Beta players will be able to dive into the untamed lands of Anteria to experiment with gameplay mechanics including the persistent kingdom, the extensive trading system and the adventure gameplay, a new addition to The Settlers. The Closed Beta will serve as an opportunity for the studio to test in-game features and balance the game as needed."

Source: Press Release




The Evil Within TGS 2014 Trailer May Start Serene, But Eventually "Evil Takes Hold"

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 17, 2014 08:01AM
Author: ClayMeow


Bethesda Softworks has released a new trailer for survival-horror The Evil Within in honor of the Tokyo Game Show, taking place September 18-21. While the trailer starts our fairly serene, it should be no surprise that it quickly turns south. After all, this is from the disturbing mind of Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami. The trailer is narrated by the game's primary antagonist Ruvik, voiced by Academy Award nominee Jackie Earle Haley.

The Evil Within will be available for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on October 14. Pre-ordering nets you "The Fighting Chance Pack", which includes five in-game items: medical kit, double barrel shotgun, incendiary agony bolt, poison agony bolt, and green gel. A Season Pass is also available, which will contain three content packs featuring new characters and stories.

Source: Press Release and Bethesda Blog




Alien: Isolation's Survivor Mode and Season Pass Detailed

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 17, 2014 07:31AM
Author: ClayMeow

In Creative Assembly's Alien: Isolation, it'll be difficult to escape the grasp of the titular alien. It'll also be difficult to escape the allure of the newly announced Season Pass. SEGA of America, SEGA Europe, and Twentieth Century Fox have officially announced the Alien: Isolation Season Pass, consisting of five challenging and terrifying Survivor Mode add-on packs. "Survivor Mode is an exciting new game mode for Alien: Isolation which challenges players to participate in a one-to-one confrontation with the universe’s deadliest killer, deep within the bowels of Sevastopol Station. With limited resources on each map and a hunter on the loose, players will need to take advantage of every item they find to help them complete a unique set of objectives which will ultimately lead to their escape."

When Alien: Isolation launches on October 7, it will include a Survivor Mode demo featuring one playable map, "Basement". The first of the five Survivor Mode add-on packs will then release on October 28, "featuring three new maps, each with their own set objectives and challenges, a new playable character, and a variety of enemy types between you and your escape." The remaining four add-on packs will then release over the following months, with each one "featuring a new playable character, and a mix of new maps and game modes to challenge even the most proficient player." The final pack should be released by March 2015.

All five Survivor Mode add-on packs will be available for purchase separately or as part of the Alien: Isolation Season Pass, which will offer up to a 25% discount. Exact pricing has not been disclosed. The idea behind Survivor Mode was born from members of the development team challenging each other to accomplish certain tasks throughout the game, such as not firing a gun during the engineering section. Having so much fun with this friendly competition, the team realized it shouldn't be something kept to themselves. And so yes, there will be leaderboards for each Survivor Mode map.

Alien: Isolation is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on October 7. You can check the PC system requirements at the official site.

Source: Press Release




Assassin's Creed Unity Co-op Gameplay Trailer Shows the Power of Teamwork

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 16, 2014 07:04PM
Author: ClayMeow

Last week, Ubisoft narrated a co-op Heist mission in Assassin's Creed Unity, but today we get an official "Co-Op Gameplay Trailer", showing that, "When you're part of a Brotherhood, you never have to stand alone." In Assassin's Creed Unity, you're able to customize your own Arno as you see fit, whether it be a "melee expert, agile infiltrator, or a silent master of stealth."

Assassin's Creed Unity will release on November 11 in North America and November 13 in EMEA territories for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: UbiBlog



SteamWorld Dig Developer Image & Form Unveils Its Next Game, SteamWorld Heist

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 16, 2014 05:28PM
Author: ClayMeow


Highly acclaimed platform mining adventure SteamWorld Dig is currently available in Humble Indie Bundle 12, and now it's clear why – to get more people excited about a follow-up. Today, Swedish developer Image & Form announced the next entry in the SteamWorld franchise, entitled SteamWorld Heist. But just because it exists in the same world, doesn't mean it's a true sequel.

"Heist isn't a sequel to SteamWorld Dig," says CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson. "It's set in the same world and the cowbots are still the heroes. But a lot has happened to SteamWorld since then, and we want to make a game that is radically different. Partly because we really wanted to make a turn-based strategy game, but also because it felt like a clever move. The obvious follow-up would've been Dig 2; we wanted to surprise instead."

In SteamWorld Heist, players "recruit a team of ragtag robots to explore and scavenge the remains of a destroyed world." With the population forced into steam-driven spaceships after a cataclysmic event and water being hard to come by, that means heisting it from other ships and bases in order to survive. And as Sigurgeirsson alluded to, combat will be turn-based.

SteamWorld Heist is planned for a Spring 2015 release "for all platforms."

Source: Press Release




The Original Borderlands Updated with Steamworks Multiplayer

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 16, 2014 04:43PM
Author: ClayMeow


Gearbox has finally ditched GameSpy and updated the original Borderlands to Steamworks for its multiplayer. It's great to see Gearbox supporting the original game so many years later; next month will mark the fifth anniversary of its release. For those that happen to have a physical DVD of the game, Gearbox has posted instructions on how to access the "Granting Tool" on Steam, providing you with a Steam copy of the game. SecuRom DRM was removed back in July.

Source: Facebook



Hiding in the Vents is Not Safe in Alien: Isolation

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 16, 2014 03:33PM
Author: ClayMeow

Creative Assembly has released the third #HowWillYouSurvive video for Alien: Isolation, entitled "In The Vents". While the "quiet hidden space of vents" may seem like a safe place to hang out, it's anything but when there's a Xenomorph roaming about. I'm starting to get the feeling that #HowYouWillDie would have been a more apt name for this video series...

Alien: Isolation is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on October 7. You can check the PC system requirements at the official site.

Source: Creative Assembly



"Elephants Crave the Taste of Human Blood" in Far Cry 4

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 15, 2014 12:48PM
Author: ClayMeow


Ajay Ghale may be the protagonist and Pagan Min may be the main antagonist, but let's be honest here – the real stars of Far Cry 4 are the elephants. With no natural predators and the strength to carry one hundred men, these seven-ton behemoths are true war machines. Learn all about these majestic creatures in a new trailer entitled "The Mighty Elephants of Kyrat":

Far Cry 4 is set to release on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on November 18.

Source: UbiBlog




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