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Gaming News (793)

Latest Build of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Runs Best on PC

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 30, 2015 04:28AM
Author: Brentt Moore

At a recent preview event for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that was held by developer CD Projekt RED, gaming publications and online reporters had the ability to test the highly anticipated game on three platforms, including PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. According to details by GameStar, a German video game magazine, the PC version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt simply looked the best when compared to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. The PC version was capable of running on "high" settings and offered sharper textures than the console versions it was compared against. GameStar also stated that while Wild Hunt was able to run at 1080p and 30 frames per second on the PlayStation 4, it suffered from textures that were less sharp and detailed than the PC version. However, the PlayStation 4 fared well when compared to the Xbox One, which was only capable of running the latest build of at 900p. GameStar rated the PC as the best platform to experience the latest Witcher title on, with the PlayStation 4 beating out the Xbox One.

While CD Projekt RED is attempting to make changes to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that allows the Xbox One to run the game at 1080p, the company cannot confirm that this change will take place before the game’s launch on May 19.

Source: WCCFtech


Several New LEGO Games Announced

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 29, 2015 03:41PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Multiple upcoming LEGO games have been announced by Warner Bros. Interactive and TT Games. Two games will tie into upcoming moves Jurassic World and Avengers: Age of Ultron. LEGO Jurassic World was first teased during the credits of LEGO Batman 3 and will take gamers through the stories of the first three Jurassic Park movies in addition to the upcoming movie. It has an expected release of June and will be available on all major consoles. LEGO Marvel's Avengers also has a June release date and will be based on the two Avengers movies. LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin and LEGO Batman: Beyond Gotham will be heading to the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita on March 24 and this summer, respectively. TT Games Managing Director Tom Stone talked about the games stating, "This year will be the biggest yet for Lego video games with these incredible titles and several firsts for the series. TT Games are crafting humorous Lego adventures, based on new stories and characters across some of the most well-known and iconic worlds."

Source: Polygon



G2A Releases Statement Days After Ubisoft Banned Certain Legitimate License Keys

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 28, 2015 03:03PM
Author: Brentt Moore

It was reported just two days ago that Ubisoft, without warning, banned legitimate license keys that were purchased by gamers from third-party websites such as G2A and Kinguin. Due to this, G2A has released an official statement concerning the actions taken by Ubisoft, revealing that not only is it not responsible for the banning of the keys, but that it will offer full refunds or replacement game keys to affected customers, as long as they are G2A Shield customers. For individuals did not utilize G2A Shield when purchasing their affected game key, the company has revealed that as long investigated merchants are in fact responsible for the withdrawal of the code, compensation will be provided.

At this time, G2A is the only key reselling service to make an official statement concerning the banning of legitimate license keys by Ubisoft.

Source: TweakTown


MX vs ATV Reflex Added in GRID Tuesday

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 27, 2015 03:49PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Off-road racing game MX vs ATV Reflex is the latest game to be added to the NVIDIA GRID Gaming Service as part of GRID Tuesday, bringing the total number of games available through the service to 35. Gamers with a compatible SHIELD device will be able to take their favorite two and four wheeled vehicles for a spin until June 30, 2015. The game features a total of 17 tracks and advanced game physics that allow for "Real-time Terrain Deformation so the vehicles literally carve into the earth creating ruts, berms, braking bumps and acceleration bumps, just as they actually do in real life. These ever-changing ruts, berms and bumps are dynamic and force a new racing line every lap."

Source: Press Release



Electronic Arts Reveals Battlefield Hardline Game Modes and Maps

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 27, 2015 06:13AM
Author: Brentt Moore


While it has been known for some time that Battlefield Hardline will focus more on being a cops-and-robbers title, it has been unknown what game modes and maps Electronic Arts will include with the game. The company has just officially confirmed both, with Battlefield Hardline being just months away from its March 17, 2015 release. The game modes that players will be able to enjoy include Conquest, Team Deathmatch, Heist, Blood Money, Rescue, Crosshair, and Hotwire. While some of these game modes are true Battlefield staples, others are more geared towards the new theme that Battlefield Hardline represents. For example, Rescue simulates a hostage situation and Hotwire focuses on players stealing cars while cops attempt to capture them. Maps for the game include Downtown, Bank Job, The Block, Dust Bowl, Hollywood Heights, Derailed, Riptide, Everglades, and Growhouse.

Source: Polygon




Gearbox Announces Borderlands DLC, Hints at Borderlands 3 at PAX South

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 26, 2015 04:21PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Gearbox held a Borderlands panel at the PAX South event over the weekend and announced the next DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, The Lady Hammerlock Pack, which will be available on Tuesday. Players will gain access to Aurelia, sister to Sir Hammerlock, and her own skill tree. A future DLC was also announced that will put players into the mind of Claptrap, the robot that has appeared in all Borderlands games. CEO Randy Pitchford also took to Twitter to announce that the company wants to "meet great artists, designers, coders, producers and other developers to help with next Borderlands!" Pitchford clarified the upcoming game at the panel stating, "The fact is, we're not working on a new Borderlands game, but we want to... There's literally nothing to tell, but we're ready to start."

Source: Polygon and Computer and Video Games



Ubisoft Bans Legitimate License Keys Purchased from Third-Party Platforms

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 26, 2015 01:19PM
Author: Brentt Moore

Ubisoft has banned gamers from being able to play several video game titles, such as Assassin’s Creed Unity and Far Cry 4, due to issues surrounding legitimate license keys purchased from third-party platforms. The keys were purchased by a wealth of gamers from platforms such as G2A.com and Kinguin, which purchase keys in regions where they are somewhat inexpensive and sell them in locations where the keys are worth more. Although the keys are genuine, gamers are receiving an error that notifies them at the key or activate code has been banned when attempting to activate their game.

Ubisoft has yet to respond directly to gamers, who have taken their complaints to the official Ubisoft forums, but did manage to publically tweet that affected customers should contact the seller of the key for a solution.

Source: Myce


Homeworld Remastered Collection Launches on February 25

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 25, 2015 02:01PM
Author: bp9801

Back when THQ had its Chapter 11 bankruptcy auction, Gearbox Software picked up the rights to the Homeworld franchise and fully intended on releasing updated versions of the classic RTS games. Now, right around two years after getting the franchise, Gearbox is delivering on its promise with Homeworld Remastered Collection. Both Homeworld 1 and Homeworld 2 are included in the Collection, with improved visuals, enhanced audio, and high-res textures and models along for the ride. Some of Homeworld's original creators helped out on remixing the games, with even the original audio files getting a tune-up. Both Homeworld 1 Remastered and Homeworld 2 Remastered offer support for HD, UHD, and 4K resolutions, and all the cinematics have been improved to support the new resolutions and textures. Mod tools are included, too, so gamers can work on getting more content into Homeworld (and maybe some of the older mods ported in). If you want the original games, both Homeworld 1 Classic and Homeworld 2 Classic come with the Collection.

Homeworld Remastered Collection arrives on PC on February 25, with a pre-order now available on Steam for $27.49 (regularly $34.99). The Homeworld Remastered Steam Multiplayer Beta is another part of the Collection, as it allows for up to eight gamers to pit races from either Homeworld game against each other.

Source: Gearbox Software



DirectX 12 Will be Exclusive to Windows 10

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 22, 2015 07:04AM
Author: Brentt Moore

It was reported last November that DirectX 12, which provides improved performance thanks to improved CPU utilization, lower-level access, and more, may not come to Windows 7. Microsoft has just confirmed that claim, which was originally made by Richard Huddy, the Chief Gaming Scientist at AMD, by announcing that DirectX 12 will be exclusive to Windows 10. This is not the first time that Microsoft has made its DirectX API exclusive to a certain version of Windows, with DirectX 10 being exclusive to Windows Vista. For gamers who wish to access and benefit from the performance improvements that DirectX 12 will bring to the table, Windows 10 is going to be a required upgrade. Fortunately, Microsoft is offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and 8.1 users, as long as the upgrade takes place within the first year of the release of the operating system.

Source: TweakTown



The Elder Scrolls Online Drops Subscriptions in March, Becomes Tamriel Unlimited

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 21, 2015 11:43AM
Author: bp9801


In a move that may surprise no one, Bethesda Softworks has announced The Elder Scrolls Online is dropping its subscription and getting a new name: The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. The MMO set in the popular Elder Scrolls universe has been beset with rumors of the switch for a while now, as the six-month subscription disappeared last month and EB Games in Australia stopped carrying the game in its retail stores. Now we have official word, and starting in March, gamers can journey to Tamriel for no charge. All previously-released content and updates, like the new Champion and Justice systems, will be available to free players, with new content being available for purchase.

Gamers can also purchase ESO Plus memberships, which come in 30, 90, and 180-day blocks. ESO Plus grants access to future DLC that contain new areas and quests, along with more items and rewards. If your ESO Plus membership runs out you no longer can go to the new areas, but you do get to keep any items and rewards obtained. Memberships also grant access to crowns, the MMO's new in-game currency, and assorted character progression bonuses, along with pets and mounts. Current TESO subscriptions that carry into March will roll into the ESO Plus memberships, while anyone with a canceled subscription can jump back in with 500 free crowns.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited arrives on March 17 for the PC and Mac, while PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gamers can jump in on June 9.

Source: Elder Scrolls Online



Total War Game Set In Warhammer Universe Could Be Announced Soon

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 14, 2015 04:19PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The Total War series from Creative Assembly has placed gamers in various historical time periods for more than a decade in one of my favorite strategy game series ever. It appears that the series will soon be branching out into the fantasy world of Warhammer created by Games Workshop, and the game will be "announced imminently." The series was hinted at in an upcoming Total War artbook that a fan gained access to and then posted their findings online. While the game is expected to be announced soon, it likely won't be released for some time as Creative Assembly is currently working on Total War: Attila.

Source: PC Gamer



Grand Theft Auto V Receives PC Specifications and New Release Date

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 13, 2015 11:14AM
Author: bp9801


Grand Theft Auto V may have already received its rerelease on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but PC gamers have been waiting patiently for their chance. At first we were told GTA V would arrive on January 27 for the PC, but now things are a little different. Rockstar announced Grand Theft Auto V for the PC will arrive on March 24 so it can undergo more testing and polishing. Don't grab the pitchforks just yet, as that extra time should prove beneficial. Plus, Rockstar does have a habit of pushing release dates back, so some of us were probably expecting the PC release to be delayed once again. The company has made a peace offering, of sorts, as not only do we have six new screenshots of the PC version, we also have the system specifications so we know what it takes to run GTA V. So, without further ado:

Minimum specifications:

OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2* (*NVIDIA video card recommended if running Vista OS)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
Memory: 4GB
Video Card: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
HDD Space: 65GB
DVD Drive

Recommended specifications:

OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)
Memory: 8GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
HDD Space: 65GB
DVD Drive

All in all, the minimum requirements don't look too bad, provided you're running a quad-core CPU. The recommended specifications aren't too abnormal either, although some gamers may be planning an upgrade if GTA V is in their future. And then we get to the hard drive size, which comes in at a staggering 65GB. GTA V on PC does support 4K resolutions so maybe there are a lot more higher-quality textures involved, but either way, I hope you have the space. NVIDIA 3D Vision is supported as well, plus gamers can enjoy Los Santos and Blaine County on a triple monitor setup and first-person mode.

Grand Theft Auto V arrives on March 24 for the PC. It includes GTA Online for up to 30 players and the new Online Heists mode, which comes to the PS4 and XBO before long. PC versions also get the new Rockstar Editor, which allows for easy editing and uploading of gameplay videos to the Social Club and YouTube.

Source: Rockstar NewsWire




NVIDIA Adds LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 as Part of GRIDTuesday

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 13, 2015 09:57AM
Author: Brentt Moore

As a part of GRIDTuesday, NVIDIA has added LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 to its GRID library. The video game is based on the last three Harry Potter books, which were the basis for the final four films, and walks gamers through iconic locations from the Harry Potter universe such as Privet Drive in Little Whinging, Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade, and the Hogwarts School. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 also includes over 80 playable characters and 24 different story events. As a part of the NVIDIA GRID gaming service, owners of SHIELD Tab and SHIELD portables can play LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for free until June 30, 2015.

Source: Press Release



Specifications Revealed for Co-op Shooter Evolve

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 12, 2015 11:36AM
Author: bp9801


Turtle Rock's upcoming co-op shooter Evolve has a little under a month remaining before we can dive in, and if you're curious about what kind of computer you need to play it, wonder no more. The specifications for Evolve have been released, and the good news is most people will be able to run it without major issue. It only requires something like an Intel Core2Duo E6600 or an AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400 and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 5770, so it certainly won't be breaking the bank for many gamers. The rest of the specs can be viewed below, with both the minimum and recommended accounted for.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

INTEL CPU: Core 2 Duo E6600
AMD CPU: Athlon 64 X2 6400
SYSTEM RAM: 4GB
NVIDIA VIDEO CARD: GeForce GTX 560
ATI VIDEO CARD: Radeon HD 5770
VIDEO MEMORY: 1GB
HARD DRIVE: 50GB
OS: Windows 7 64-bit

RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS:

INTEL CPU: Core i7-920
AMD CPU: A8-3870K
SYSTEM RAM: 6GB
NVIDIA VIDEO CARD: GeForce GTX 670 or GTX 760
ATI VIDEO CARD: Radeon R9 280
VIDEO MEMORY: 2GB
HARD DRIVE: 50GB

Like I said, these requirements won't be breaking the bank for many gamers, as I am sure many people will be able to play it right away. It is nice to see yet another game require a 64-bit version of at least Windows 7, but not so nice seeing that 50GB hard drive requirement. The folks at Turtle Rock also had some other questions to address concerning Evolve, with a screenshot of the graphics settings answering the one about what we can tweak. It covers everything from texture, shader, and model detail to shadow quality and anti-aliasing, among others. Turtle Rock also said the game supports resolutions up to 4K, but at launch will not support either SLI or CrossFire. The team is working on support for multiple video cards, but nothing is definitive just yet.

Evolve arrives on February 10 for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: Evolve Blog




System Requirements for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Detailed

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 7, 2015 11:57AM
Author: bp9801


CD Projekt's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt may have been delayed into May, but it is only to give the team more time to get any bugs squashed and make sure the game is as good as possible. Judging by all the gameplay footage and trailers released, CDP is making good on that promise. One thing that has been missing is what exactly we'll need to run The Witcher 3. Luckily we now have that information, and it isn't as severe as you may think to get it up and running.

Minimum System Requirements:

Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz
AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
NVIDIA GPU GeForce GTX 660
AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
RAM 6GB
OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
DirectX 11
HDD Space 40 GB

Recommended System Requirements:

Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3,4 GHz
AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
NVIDIA GPU GeForce GTX 770
AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
RAM 8GB
OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
DirectX 11
HDD Space 40 GB

The hard drive size is a little high, but it is nice to see the game be just for DirectX 11 and nothing lower. Most people should be able to run The Witcher 3 right away, but if you do need an upgrade, you have until May 19 to get it squared away.

Source: TheWitcher.com



NVIDIA Adds GRID 2 As Part of GRID Tuesday

Category: Gaming
Posted: January 6, 2015 08:30AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

Last week NVIDIA added Overlord 2 to GRID as part of GRIDTuesday. Today NVIDIA has added the racing game GRID 2 by CodeMasters to the gaming service, which already offers Race Driver: GRID. Owners of the SHIELD Tab and SHIELD devices are able to play both games for free, until June 30, 2015.

Source: Press Release



December Xbox One SDK Update Improves Overall Performance

Category: Gaming
Posted: December 30, 2014 08:13PM
Author: Brentt Moore

Microsoft is continuing its efforts to make the Xbox One not only more appealing to consumers from a pricing perspective, but also from a performance perspective, thanks to a newly released SDK update for the gaming console. According to Techland, the developer of highly anticipated zombie survival video game title known as Dying Light, the latest Xbox One SDK update provides real performance improvements for the latest titles. The update allows game developers to control more of the hardware present within the Xbox One, including the dedicated eSRAM. Maciej Binkowski, the lead game designer for Dying Light, stated that "The new API allows you to do a lot more with the ESRAM, things devs have always wanted to do but were not easily accessible."

Source: WCCFtech



NVIDIA Adds Overlord 2 As Part of GRID Tuesday

Category: Gaming
Posted: December 30, 2014 02:40PM
Author: Nick Harezga

As part of the weekly GRID Tuesday event, NVIDIA has added action-adventure game Overlord 2 to its gaming service. In Overlord 2 gamers control the Dark Master in an effort to "conquer the Glorious Empire and command hordes of Minions from Netherworld." The game will be free until June 30, 2015 for owners of a SHIELD tablet or portable device.

Source: Press Release



Street Fighter V Will Use Unreal Engine 4

Category: Gaming
Posted: December 18, 2014 03:51PM
Author: Nick Harezga

It was announced earlier this month that Capcom was working on Street Fighter V and that it would be available exclusively on PC and PlayStation 4. Capcom and Epic Games revealed earlier today that the game will be built using the Unreal Engine 4, joining other upcoming high profile games such as Dead Island 2 and Kingdom Hearts 3 in using the next gen engine. It will be interesting to see what graphical heights the game can reach with the advanced features of the Unreal Engine 4.

Source: IGN



Ubisoft Releases Nearly 7GB Patch For Assassin's Creed: Unity

Category: Gaming
Posted: December 17, 2014 03:36PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Ubisoft has begun rolling out the fourth patch for Assassin's Creed: Unity to Xbox One and PS4 gamers, with PC gamers getting the update later this week. The patch targets frame rate issues and weighs in at a whopping 6.7GB as it "involves replacing and updating portions of the Paris city map where we are seeing issues. This explains the large size of this title update (6.7 GB). However, since a large portion of the patch replaces existing files the net increase to the game's overall size will be less than 6.7 GB." The Dead Kings expansion and Club Competitions continue to be put off while Ubisoft works on getting the game to work properly. Some Xbox One users have found that they have to download a 40GB update rather than the announced 6.7GB update. Ubisoft has confirmed the problem stating, "Unfortunately, an issue with the patch downloading process is replacing the entire game instead of just the parts affected by the patch. This is obviously not the expected behavior, and we apologize that many of you will have to wait longer than expected to complete this download."

Source: Kotaku



Heists Coming to Grand Theft Auto Online

Category: Gaming
Posted: December 16, 2014 03:40PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Take Two has released a trailer teasing the upcoming addition of heist missions to Grand Theft Auto Online. Heist missions had previously been restricted to single player mode and the addition of heists to online mode took longer than initially expected. GTA Online producer Imran Sarwar described the delay saying "One of the challenges is that unlike a heist in Story Mode, every player needs to feel central to the action at all times, and that’s much more challenging than it appears." Heists will be organized by a heist leader and will see varying levels of teamwork as "some missions have all players working as one unit, some require players to take on specific tasks like hacking or crowd control, while others require players to split into smaller teams to complete separate high value objectives."

Source: PC Gamer



New Deathtrap Video Series Kicks Off with a Guide to Traps

Category: Gaming
Posted: December 14, 2014 01:58PM
Author: ClayMeow


Last month, NeocoreGames added Cooperative Mode to the Steam Early Access version of its tower-defense, action-RPG hybrid Deathtrap. Now the studio is releasing a series of videos focusing on various features in the game, and it decided to start with one of the cornerstones: Traps.

Deathtrap is available via Steam Early Access for $19.99. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will come at a later, undisclosed date.

Source: Press Release



Kid-friendly Platformer JUJU Now Available

Category: Gaming
Posted: December 14, 2014 01:48PM
Author: ClayMeow


Flying Wild Hog's kid-friendly, side-scrolling platformer JUJU has arrived on PC (via Steam), PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. But just because it's bright, colorful, and filled with likeable cartoon characters, don't go thinking it's just for kids. If the studio's previous games, Hard Reset and Shadow Warrior, are any indication, be prepared for some challenging puzzles and combat. JUJU is a game for adults that just happens to be great to play alongside a child. Of course no release would be complete without a launch trailer, and Flying Wild Hog has graced us with two: Water World and Candy World.

JUJU is priced $19.99 for PC and $14.99 for consoles, with a 10% discount on Steam, dropping the price to $17.99. There's also a Deluxe Edition on Steam priced at $26.99 after the 10% discount, which includes the base game, digital artbook, and original soundtrack in 320kbps CBR MP3 and FLAC formats.

Source: Press Release



The Talos Principle Now Available via Steam

Category: Gaming
Posted: December 14, 2014 01:32PM
Author: ClayMeow


First-person puzzler The Talos Principle has arrived on Steam with a 10% discount available until December 18, dropping the price to $35.99 from $39.99. While developer Croteam is best known for the over-the-top first-person shooter series Serious Sam, it seems the studio hit it out of the park with The Talos Principle, garnering strong praise from critics and gamers alike. Of course, no release would be complete without an Official Launch Trailer:

A free companion mini-game called Sigils of Elohim is also available on Steam, iOS, and Android, allowing players to unlock items for The Talos Principle.

Source: Press Release




Dovetail Games Releasing Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition on December 18

Category: Gaming
Posted: December 11, 2014 12:32PM
Author: Brentt Moore


Dovetail Games, the multi award-winning developer and publisher of the Train Simulator series and Dovetail Games Fishing, has revealed that it will launch Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition on December 18, 2014. The game is being made available thanks to a global licensing deal between Dovetail Games and Microsoft that was announced earlier this year. Upon release, Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition will offer gamers the ability to operate over twenty aircrafts, including commercial and fighter jets as well as single-engine private planes and helicopters. Gamers will also have the ability to play through more than 80 missions, including search and rescue challenges, test pilot scenarios, races, and more.

Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition, which features updated multiplayer functionality, Windows 8.1 support, and over 24,000 airports, will be available for Windows via Steam on December 18, 2014. While pricing has not been revealed, Dovetail Games insists that Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition will launch with a spectacular introductory price, with add-ons being available to purchase sometime next year.

Source: Press Release


Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Now Available

Category: Gaming
Posted: December 9, 2014 08:29PM
Author: ClayMeow


Isometric puzzle platforming action game Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris has officially arrived on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Of course no release would be complete without an official Launch Trailer, and Square Enix even took it a bit further with a handful of launch screenshots.

You can pick up the game, Season Pass, and/or a 4-pack on Steam.

Source: Press Release




SOE's H1Z1 Infecting Steam Early Access on January 15

Category: Gaming
Posted: December 9, 2014 08:10PM
Author: ClayMeow


Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) has revealed that its zombie survival MMO H1Z1 will be hitting Steam Early Access on January 15, 2015. While the game is planned as a free-to-play title, gaining Early Access will cost you. Basic entry will be priced at $19.99, while a more expensive choice (pricing TBD) will also be available with access to specialized game servers. At launch, the game will feature roughly 64k square kilometers, with more land added over time. As always, be wary of purchasing any Early Access game, as you're purchasing an unfinished product. You can check out SOE President John Smedley's community post for more details.

Source: Press Release




NVIDIA GRID Tuesday Celebrates Indie Gaming

Category: Gaming
Posted: December 9, 2014 04:17PM
Author: Nick Harezga

As part of GRID Tuesday this week, NVIDIA is adding a pair of indie games to its cloud based gaming service. In Stacking "you will explore a vintage world inhabited by living Russian stacking dolls as you jump into more than 100 unique dolls and use their special abilities to solve a wide variety of challenges." PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate "is a fun game in the tower defense genre by Q-Games with 47 levels, 24 challenges and plenty unlockable content." I haven't played PixelJunk but found Stacking to be quite fun. The games will be free for owners of the SHIELD tablet and portable devices until June 30, 2015.

Source: Press Release



Microsoft Responds to Street Fighter V Exclusivity

Category: Gaming
Posted: December 8, 2014 05:11PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Street Fighter V was confirmed by Capcom over the weekend and in doing so revealed that the game will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 and PC platforms. Microsoft Head of Xbox Phil Spencer addressed the exclusivity deal over the weekend tweeting "Business deals happen. We won't do all of them." He further added "When we have a 1st party franchise in a genre I'd rather invest in ours," referring to Killer Instinct, which is owned by Microsoft. Spencer rounded out his thoughts on exclusivity saying, "I'd love it if Xbox fans could play all the games, but business just makes some deals happen. It's all part of competition... I appreciate the competition, they do good work. I just focus on us and like you say I think that makes us better." Only time will tell if SF:V will make its way to the Xbox One, but until then gamers will have to make due with what choices are available to them or purchase multiple consoles.

Source: Ars Technica



20 Year Anniversary PS4 Sells for $20,100

Category: Gaming
Posted: December 8, 2014 12:02PM
Author: Brentt Moore

It was recently revealed that Sony was selling a limited edition of the PlayStation 4 video game console to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of the original PlayStation. The limited edition of the console, dubbed the PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition, managed to fetch an amazing $20,100 on eBay over the weekend following 34 bids. Another seller was able to sell their limited edition version of the PlayStation 4 for $15,100 after 106 bids were placed for the console. Although Sony released the PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition for $499, consumers are purchasing the console for amazingly high amounts because the 12,300 units originally produced sold out quickly during preorders.

Source: CNET



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