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 Gameguru Mania News - Sep,17 2014 - all 
ArcheAge Official Launch Trailer: A Way Home - movie
(hx) 03:14 AM EDT - Sep,17 2014 - Post a comment
Coinciding with today's launch, Trion has released an official launch trailer for ArcheAge, which -gasp- isn't CGI. The trailer highlights some of ArcheAge's more emergent gameplay moments, you know the ones outside of just carrying a trade pack across two continents, only to be ganked for your pack upon arrival. A side-effect of ArcheAge's PvP-only servers.

 Gameguru Mania News - Sep,16 2014 - all
Are Video Games Sexist? - briefly
(hx) 06:56 PM EDT - Sep,16 2014 - Post a comment
Are video games rife with sexism? And have you heard that most video gamers are now adult women-not teenage boys in the basement? A new study says so. Feminist tech writers are have seized on the study as proof that the video industry has fallen behind the times: too many games, they say, perpetuate a culture of sexism and misogyny.

Assassin's Creed: Unity - Co-Op Gameplay Trailer - movie
(hx) 04:22 PM EDT - Sep,16 2014 - Post a comment
Ubisoft has released a new trailer for Assassin's Creed: Unity that gives us a first look at the gameplay co-op mechanics that will be implemented in this new AC title. Assassin's Creed Unity will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC November 11.

Total War: Rome II - Emperor Edition Released - briefly
(hx) 02:58 PM EDT - Sep,16 2014 - Post a comment
SEGA sends along word that Total War: Rome II - Emperor Edition is now available for purchase and as a free update for people who already own the game.
Available to buy for new players and as a huge free update to existing fans, the Emperor Edition is out now.

Featuring significant improvements and reworks of existing game features, this definitive edition of ROME II also comes with a massive amount of free content; including the gigantic Imperator Augustus Campaign Pack, depicting the violent civil war that decided the first Emperor of Rome.

In addition, all ROME II owners will get a free Mac copy of the game via Steam Play.
CoD: Advanced Warfare - Momentum MP Mode Info - briefly
(hx) 01:53 AM EDT - Sep,16 2014 - Post a comment
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games continues to reveal more details about the multiplayer portion of the game. Now we get a first look at a mode that's inspired by World at War's "War", dubbed "Momentum". The mode is basically Domination, except all the capture points, five in this case, are placed in a straight line. The match is played on the "Retreat" map.

The Making of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel #3 - preview
(hx) 01:51 AM EDT - Sep,16 2014 - Post a comment
The Making of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is a behind the scenes documentary series that explores the origins, features, and future of the game. Episode 3, The Good, The Bad, The Terrible, and the Claptrap, dives deep into the four new vault hunters: Nisha the Lawbringer, Athena the Gladiator, Wilhelm the Enforcer and Claptrap the Fragtrap. Find out why the developers chose this eclectic cast for The Pre-Sequel and more. The last episode of this series will explore the new weapons in the game and beyond. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is out on October 14th, 2014!

 Gameguru Mania News - Sep,15 2014 - all
GTX 970/980 Specs And Benchmarks Leaked? - tech
(hx) 06:41 PM EDT - Sep,15 2014 - Post a comment
This forum thread has a bunch of "leaked" GTX 970/980 specs, and even a 3DMark score thrown in for good measure. Hit the link for all the info. Here's the 3DMark score to pique your interest:


NVIDIA's next-generation flagship single-GPU graphics card, the GeForce GTX 980, will feature 2,048 CUDA cores, and not the previously thought of 1,920. These 2,048 will be spread across 16 Streaming Multiprocessor Maxwell (SMM) units. Its sibling, the GeForce GTX 970, in comparison, features 1,664 cores spread across 13 SMMs. The TDP of GTX 980 is rated at just around 175W, and that of the GTX 970 at 145W. In comparison, the GK104 silicon, on the GeForce GTX 770, is rated at 230W. The kicker? Both GM204 and GK104 are based on the same 28 nm silicon fab node. Both cards feature power inputs consisting of two 6-pin PCIe power connectors. NVIDIA is expected to launch the two, on the 19th of September, 2014.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Live Action Film - movie
(hx) 03:53 PM EDT - Sep,15 2014 - Post a comment
CorridorDigital has shared a live action short film for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor that looks pretty cool, so make sure to watch it. The game is currently planned for a September 30th release on the PC.

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition Detailed - briefly
(hx) 03:51 PM EDT - Sep,15 2014 - Post a comment
Sleeping Dogs' community manager has revealed some new details about the graphical upgrades that will be implemented in its Definitive Edition that is coming on current-gen consoles and PC. According to GDArcan, the game's draw distance will be increased and its textures will be of a higher resolution.
We've increased the overall resolution of the game so it's now natively running in 1080p. The textures have also had their resolutions increased as draw distances have been increased as well, making things sharper! Add to this volumetric fog to represent the humidity of Hong Kong and hopefully you'll have the background of your dreams.
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Certain aspects have been tweaked but we've tried to maintain the integrity of the original game so you won't see massive changes. The difficulty of certain bits was changed and adjusted a few bits in combat (such as the counter window time). The camera, vehicles and physics have also seen their fair share of love as well and so have the DLCs.
AQP City - GTA V Inspired Game - briefly
(hx) 03:49 PM EDT - Sep,15 2014 - Post a comment
Jhosep Chevarria Capacoila is currently working on an open world game powered by Unreal engine 4 which combines the features of several video games such as Red dead redemption, NFS and GTA. This game is called AQP City and while it's not up to the standards set by Watch_Dogs or GTA V Remaster, it does look spectacular for an one-man team.

Wii U - Hyrule Warriors TV Commercial - console
(hx) 03:42 PM EDT - Sep,15 2014 - Post a comment
That commercial is actually quite good! Keep it up Nintendo!

Xbox Fitness - Tracy Anderson Trailer - console
(hx) 03:40 PM EDT - Sep,15 2014 - Post a comment
Tracy Anderson is one of the world's most renowned experts in the health and fitness industry. She is best known for the Tracy Anderson Method, which she has used with clients including Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian, and Robert Downey Jr. Try Xbox Fitness free with a Xbox Live Gold subscription for a limited time. Only on Xbox One.*

Mojang Purchased by Microsoft - briefly
(hx) 03:39 PM EDT - Sep,15 2014 - Post a comment
Microsoft today announced the purchase of Mojang, the Swedish-based development studio behind massive hit Minecraft. Confirmation of the $2.5 billion deal comes a week after rumors hit that the two companies were in talks over an acquisition. In a press release, Microsoft officials said they expect the acquisition to be "break-even" in Fiscal Year 2015, which ends June 30, 2015, on a GAAP basis. The deal is expected to close in late 2014. The founders of Mojang, including Markus "Notch" Persson, will all be leaving.
It was reassuring to see how many of your opinions mirrored those of the Mojangstas when we heard the news. Change is scary, and this is a big change for all of us. It's going to be good though. Everything is going to be OK. <3

Please remember that the future of Minecraft and you - the community - are extremely important to everyone involved. If you take one thing away from this post, let it be that.

We can only share so much information right now, but we’ve decided that being as honest as possible is the best approach. We’re still working a lot of this stuff out. Mega-deals are serious business.

Why did you sell Minecraft?
Minecraft has grown from a simple game to a project of monumental significance. Though we’re massively proud of what Minecraft has become, it was never Notch’s intention for it to get this big.

As you might already know, Notch is the creator of Minecraft and the majority shareholder at Mojang. He’s decided that he doesn’t want the responsibility of owning a company of such global significance. Over the past few years he’s made attempts to work on smaller projects, but the pressure of owning Minecraft became too much for him to handle. The only option was to sell Mojang. He’ll continue to do cool stuff though. Don’t worry about that.

There are only a handful of potential buyers with the resources to grow Minecraft on a scale that it deserves. We’ve worked closely with Microsoft since 2012, and have been impressed by their continued dedication to our game and its development. We’re confident that Minecraft will continue to grow in an awesome way.

Minecraft means many different things to millions of people across the world, and to each and every Mojangsta. We feel that this is the best way for everyone - you guys included - to benefit
Far Cry 4 - Elephant Nature Documentary - briefly
(hx) 03:32 PM EDT - Sep,15 2014 - Post a comment
Fun fact: Elephants crave the taste of human blood.

Star Citizen - Galactic Gear Reviews the Origin M50 - preview
(hx) 03:31 PM EDT - Sep,15 2014 - Post a comment
Roberts Space Industries is a spacecraft manufacturer within the persistent-world game "Star Citizen" and its companion single-player spaceflight sim, "Squadron 42." RSI is also your portal for information, updates, and purchases of your very own spacecraft with which to trade, plunder, and protect the citizens of Star Citizen.

 Gameguru Mania News - Sep,14 2014 - all
Steam's Weekly Top Sellers - briefly
(hx) 12:34 PM EDT - Sep,14 2014 - Post a comment / read (3)
Here are the ten top selling titles on Steam for the week as reported by Valve:
1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition
2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
3. Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition
4. DayZ
5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
6. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
7. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Collection
8. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Revolution
9. Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth
10. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
 Gameguru Mania News - Sep,13 2014 - all

Weekend game, movie, hardware deals - tech
(hx) 06:08 PM EDT - Sep,13 2014 - Post a comment
Here's a selection of this weekend's PC / Blue-ray movies, hardware deals:
TechNews - iPhone 6 vs Google Nexus - tech
(hx) 05:32 PM EDT - Sep,13 2014 - Post a comment
  • Corsair AX1500i Power Supply Review - When it comes to performance, the Corsair AX1500i is almost frightening. Starting with the efficiency, as the 80 Plus Titanium certification is one of the primary selling points of this product, the AX1500i has a higher average efficiency than the top efficiency many 80 Plus Platinum units can achieve. It also has exceptionally high efficiency at low loads, which is very useful for a unit of this output, as the power requirements of even the most power hungry systems while idling are just a few percent of this unit's capacity. The quality of the output is also breathtaking, with very low voltage ripple even under massive loads and unparalleled regulation.
  • Stephen Colbert Is Really Pumped About The Apple Watch - Even Colbert was whipped into ecstasy over news of Apple's smartwatch. So much so, in fact, that he went ahead and made his own.
  • iPhone 6 vs Google Nexus :P - Cruel reality :D
  • Cricket Doubles Data Buckets - Cricket has announced a promotion that offers up to double the amount of high-speed data for the same price as before. Starting September 13th, the $35/month (using Auto Pay) "Basic Plan" will offer 1 GB of high-speed data instead of the previous 500 MB. The $45 Smart Plan will offer 3 GB, up from 2.5 GB, and the $55 Pro Plan includes 10 GB instead of 5 GB. (Plans cost an extra $5/month without Auto Pay.) Existing customers on these plans will automatically be upgraded to the larger data allotments. Once a customer uses up the high-speed data allotment, data is throttled to 128 Kbps. The offer is for a limited time, but customers taking advantage will be able keep the larger data allotment after the offer expires.
  • Twitter Putting A 'Buy' Button In Tweets - For a small percentage of U.S. users (that will grow over time), some Tweets from our test partners will feature a "Buy" button, letting you buy directly from the Tweet.
  • Siri mocked again in new Microsoft 'group therapy' commercial - Microsoft has posted up a new advertisement on its Nokia US YouTube channel mocking Siri yet again, who in all fairness has become a bit of a target since Cortana arrived on the scene and started proving exactly what she is capable of. If it's not World Cup predictions, or simply asking now and then what interests you so she can better serve your needs and wants, then the video below wonderfully demonstrates this.
  • Hangouts Gains Free Voice Calls - Google has updated its Hangouts service with the ability to make free voice calls from Android and iOS devices, as well as from the web. Hangouts users can call one another and regular numbers in the U.S. and Canada without incurring any costs. Google says calls to other countries will require fees, but its rates are low. Google plans to make Hangouts version 2.3 available to Android devices over the next few days, and users wishing to make calls will need to install an additional dialer. The feature will show up automatically in the iOS and web versions of Hangouts. Hangouts users are already able to use the app to send IM and SMS messages, as well as make video calls.
  • Explore The Pyramids Of Giza With Google Maps - Want to see the pyramids without having to put up with all the heat and sand? Google Maps has you covered.
  • Footage Of Volcano Eruption Reveals Its Powerful, Visible Shockwave - Philip McNamara was on a boat off the coast of Papua New Guinea filming Mount Tavurvu when the volcano exploded, sending up a plume of ash and smoke. The subsequent shockwave parted the clouds and proceeded to rock the boat.
  • Part Of Six Flags Magic Mountain's Colossus Coaster Collapses In - The landmark wooden roller coaster collapsed Monday after the decades-old ride caught fire at the theme park north of Los Angeles. Colossus was the world's fastest and tallest wooden roller coaster when it opened, and the first to feature two drops that are more than 100 feet steep.
  • A Rube Goldberg Machine That Runs On Light - This appears to be an ad for a fiber optic Internet service in Japan. All we know for sure is that this is a cool twist on classic inefficiency.
  • Soldiers Are Wearing Jetpacks To Help Them Run Faster - The solider of the future just got a little bit faster. How much longer until we reach full Master Chief level performance?
  • Can You Spot A Fake Smile? - Are those crinkles in your eyes, or are you just happy to see us?
  • Today's Best Animation: 'It's Payback Time' - Their world is in the grip of a lethal outbreak. A mysterious blue substance is leading to catastrophic destruction. Who is behind it all?
  • The Maze Runner Trailer - When Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based on the best-selling novel by James Dashner. In Theaters - September 19, 2014
  • Lost Time Trailer - After leaving a doctor visit with the worst news, Valerie Dreyfuss and her sister Melissa come to a stop on a lonely stretch of road. Their car is engulfed by a blinding light....12 hours later Valerie wakes to the horror that her sister is gone, nowhere to be found.
  • Blockbuster Movie Scenes Recreated With Stock Footage - Scenes you've seen ... or have you? Using Dissolve stock footage - and the magic of editing - we've created this impressionistic homage to some classic movies. Can you name all 14 films?
  • A Drone's-Eye-View Of Burning Man 2014 - Just because you didn't go to Burning Man doesn't mean you can't get a bird's eye view of the incredible world that is "The Playa."
  • Killer Clown 3 - The Uncle! Scare Prank! - The psycho killer clown is back and this time his uncle's here to join the party!
  • Nope, It's Not A Nice Day For A Drive - What a nice day to go for a drive! Wait, a tornado? How annoying! I guess I'll just put the car back in the garage now. Shit. Wait.
  • Pool Trick Shots Are In Fact Cooler When Filmed With A GoPro - Polish virtuoso Ziemowit Janaszek demonstrates the art of the trick shot, and some of it we're lucky enough to get a cue's-eye-view for.
  • Raging Roflcake - Rulltarta. Rollcake. Roflcake. Same same, but different. We didn't add mayo because we're retarded. The roflcakes were used back the history when vikings were travelling the seas and forests, and deserts and laid waste to everyone in their path. Now, the transformation has begun. We will kill.
  • Riding A Spaceship Back To Earth - So you're in a hot air balloon, but the company sucks and you're trying to leave. Leaping out on an inflatable space shuttle is the obvious choice, if you're Matt B.
  • Man Sets World Record For Most Pinky Finger Pull Ups  - Just like your mom said, everyone is good at something :-)
  • Shaolin Monk harnesses Qi to drill his head - OMFG! Actually Shaoling is not about drilling your head with Black & Decker ;-)
  • Tony Parker Vs Remi Gaillard - NBA San Antonio Spurs superstar Tony Parker takes on French prankster and football trickshot star Remi Gaillard.
  • Nick Heidfeld Huge Crash - 2014 FIA Formula E - The first FormulaE race ends on a spectacular note as Nicolas Prost sends Nick Heidfeld into a violent crash. Luckily he was okay.
  • Top 80 Vine Girls - check it out
  • Hannah Ferguson by Aaron Richter 4 GQ - Aaron Richter Photoshoot for GQ Magazine
  • Coco Austin Takes A Break - 'Wow' :D
  • NSFW: Miley Cyrus naked 4 V-Magazine - Miley Cyrus looking colorful and topless.
  • Super Hot Pics in Playboy 2014 Thailand Photobook Bunny Edition - check it out
  • Natalie Dormer in FHM Magazine October 2014 UK -  Check out the hottest pictures of Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer wearing bikini bra for the FHM UK Magazine October 2014 issue.
  • The best pics on the Internet #94 -  All pictures are carefully handpicked!
MS is Testing Playing Xbox Games in PC Browsers - briefly
(hx) 11:35 AM EDT - Sep,13 2014 - Post a comment / read (3)
Neowin is reporting that Microsoft is testing out playing Xbox games in a PC browser.
A few weeks back, a Microsoft research project showed that the company had built a cloud-based gaming service that reduced the lag by a significant margin. Of course, Microsoft has many research products that never seem to make it out of the labs for one reason or another, but this product is a bit different.

Microsoft is testing out playing games in your browser and not just any games. We're talking Xbox games - and not just last-generation titles either. In fact, even Xbox One titles are currently said to be in the works too.

And don’t think this is some watered-down experience; one source told us that he thought the experience was right around 60FPS, while another stated that this is going to be the company’s next killer gaming feature.

The Xbox 360 games offer up the full experience, including the dashboard running in the browser too. So don't think this is some hacked together project, this is the real deal. The product, as it stands right now, has Xbox branding and works outside the walls of Microsoft.

It makes sense too - think about how quickly you can connect to Microsoft’s Azure platform when using the Xbox One and then apply that to this service. Microsoft has already proven that cloud-based off-loads can work with Titanfall and this is the next extension of that concept.

The service is not perfect as there are many barriers to overcome to bring this product to market. One issue is licensing; Microsoft may have to work with publishers to allow for this type of gameplay as it could cut into their revenue from PC game sales.

The implications here are huge for Microsoft as it removes the console from the equation to tap into the gaming market. Also, by off-loading the processing power needed to run these games, it means that they can run on any type of device. Microsoft’s current solution is not browser-locked either; it runs in Chrome as well as it does in Internet Explorer.

It was about this time last year that Microsoft showed off Halo 4 running in the cloud on various devices at the company’s all-employee meeting, and this project is the on-going work from that demo to bring it to more users. Our understanding is that significant progress has been made from that demo and it is now being rolled out to more users.
Dying Light Gameplay (PS4/Xbox One) - preview
(hx) 04:45 AM EDT - Sep,13 2014 - Post a comment / read (1)
Warner Bros showcased Dying Light during GameStop's Expo and GamesHQMedia has captured seven minutes of gameplay footage from it. The game is currently planned for a January release, is developed by Techland, and is powered by Chrome 6.

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