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Halo: Nightfall First Look - preview
(hx) 06:45 PM EDT - Jul,24 2014 - Post a comment
Halo: Nightfall introduces a pivotal new character, Jameson Locke, a legendary manhunter and agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), Earth’s most powerful and secretive military branch. When he and his team are caught in a horrific biological attack, they unravel a plot that draws them to an ancient, hellish artifact, where they will be forced to fight for their survival, question everything, and ultimately choose between their loyalties and their lives. Taking place between the events of Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, Halo: Nightfall is Locke’s origin story which will lend insight and understanding into the character he becomes in Halo 5: Guardians.

Comic-Con 2014 - Sideshow Collectibles Tour - briefly
(hx) 06:44 PM EDT - Jul,24 2014 - Post a comment
We take you on a special tour which showcases all the latest toys and collectibles from the legendary Sideshow Collectibles.

Pure Pool Coming To PC Next Week - briefly
(hx) 06:42 PM EDT - Jul,24 2014 - Post a comment
VooFoo Studios and Ripstone announced today that Pure Pool; the latest addition to the Pure series will release for PC via Steam on July 31st

Pillars Of Eternity - Gameplay Footage - preview
(hx) 05:33 PM EDT - Jul,24 2014 - Post a comment
Giantbomb has shared a 25-minute video, featuring gameplay footage from Obsidian's upcoming RPG, Pillars of Eternity. In this video, Obsidian's Josh Sawyer and Giantbomb's Brad and Rorie give us our first glimpse on the world of this highly anticipated RPG:

Project CARS - PC System Requirements - briefly
(hx) 05:28 PM EDT - Jul,24 2014 - Post a comment
Slightly Mad Studios has just revealed the official PC system requirements for its upcoming racer, Project CARS. According to the team, PC gamers will need at least a quad-core CPU and 4GB of VRAM!
-CPU - 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400, 3.0 GHz AMD Phenom II X4 940
-GRAPHICS - nVidia GTX 260, ATI Radeon HD 5770

-CPU - 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7 3700, 4.0 GHz AMD FX-8350
-GRAPHICS - nVidia GT600 series, AMD Radeon HD7000 series
 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,23 2014 - all
Batman: Arkham Knight pre-order story DLC revealed - briefly
(hx) 06:49 PM EDT - Jul,23 2014 - Post a comment
GameStop pre-orders for Batman: Arkham Knight will include the 'Red Hood Story Pack' downloadable add-on, the store announced. The add-on will allow users to play as the Red Hood, a ruthless vigilante within the Batman universe.
Lords of the Fallen Gameplay Trailer-Comic Con 2014 - movie
(hx) 06:35 PM EDT - Jul,23 2014 - Post a comment
CI Games has released the San Diego Comic-Con gameplay trailer for its upcomign PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC action RPG Lords of the Fallen. The game is due out on October 28 in North America and October 31 in Europe.

M&M Duel of Champions: Forgotten Wars Trailer - console
(hx) 06:22 PM EDT - Jul,23 2014 - Post a comment
Ubisoft today released Might & Magic Duel of Champions: Forgotten Wars, a strategy card game available for download on the Xbox 360 and PS3. Choose a hero from six time-tested factions from the Might & Magic universe and battle through the single-player campaign, against friends in local multiplayer or online against ranked opponents. Players will explore the story of the Forgotten Wars through the single-player campaign of more than 30 missions. They will choose a hero and assemble an army of creatures to battle against fierce opponents while playing spells, fortunes, buildings and events wisely to unleash combinations to defeat opponents on the battlefield. In the online multiplayer mode, users will face off in ranked matches against opponents of similar skill level and battle for a spot atop the leaderboards. Local multiplayer mode will allow friends to duel on the same console. Four additional card sets are also available to help reinforce ranks and build out card decks, which will give players more than 650 cards to collect.

Might & Magic Duel of Champions: Forgotten Wars can be downloaded for £7.99 starting today from the Xbox Games Store for Xbox 360 and from the PlayStation Network for PS3.

Areal Fundraising Resumes In-House - briefly
(hx) 04:09 PM EDT - Jul,23 2014 - Post a comment / read (7)
The Facebook page for Areal explains that the Areal website has resumed fundraising for West Games' proposed S.T.A.L.K.E.R.-inspired first-person shooter after their Kickstarter was suspended. In discussing the suspension, they say they got no warning, and continue to make their case that much of the criticism of their project is disinformation from a "lot of companies that make their livelihood on STALKER."
Our Kickstarter was suspended without any warning. As per Kickstarter's policy, we cannot contact them to find out why. Areal is the spiritual successor to STALKER, in terms of our vision for it and in terms of the team that we have (which includes Alexey Sytyanov, the lead game designer and screenwriter for STALKER). You can find out more about us and our team on our website:

From the very beginning, we showed what we have accomplished, and showed the atmosphere for what we want to accomplish (

The fact is that there are a lot of companies that make their livelihood on STALKER, so when we showed up on the scene, they saw us as a threat and did everything that they could to stop us.

People also need to take into account that Ukrainians and Russians are in an information war right now, and as a Ukrainian developer, we were subject to constant hostility from Russian Kickstarter accounts (we even got death threats). There are over 16,000 comments on our Kickstarter, which is unprecedented for the amount of supporters that we have, and a lot of our comments are hate filled. Some sites, in light of this, chose to report based on sources from direct competitors or from the myriad of comments based on lies. Others chose a neutral ground, because of the confusing situation around us, and still others wrote positively about us. All in all, more than a 1,000 news results come up when you type in "Areal Kickstarter" on Google.

After vice news wrote an article about us, people started contributing every minute, but Kickstarter was afraid of the controversy surrounding our project, so they suspended funding. We set our base goal at 50K; even with 2 days left, we raised more than 64 thousand dollars, and our competitors were doing everything that they could to stop that. Kickstarter is a business, and that was their decision. We were not warned, we do not have a say in the matter, we cannot notify our backers, we cannot message our backers, and we can't post updates anymore. That is how Kickstarter chose to act.

We are the creators of STALKER, and we know that we can make Areal even better than that series, because of advances in technology, gameplay mechanics, and story. We need your support to make that happen, so we have opened up a website wherein we will continue to raise funds. We ask all supporters of Areal who read this, to please head over to our site and contribute there. PayPal is used for safe checkout, but you do not need a PayPal account to donate. Thank you for your understanding.
Risen 3 - "Back to the Roots" Video - movie
(hx) 12:34 PM EDT - Jul,23 2014 - Post a comment / read (1)
German-based RPG developer Piranha Bytes and published Deep Silver have released a new trailer for Risen 3: Titan Lords, in which they take the player to the various locations of the game and show how favorite elements of the previous Piranha Bytes games are coming back. Risen 3: Titan Lords is currently planned for an August 12th release on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

Firefall - Kanaloa Titan Battle Trailer - movie
(hx) 12:31 PM EDT - Jul,23 2014 - Post a comment
Fundamentally built to be a completely Free-to-Play AAA MMO Shooter, Firefall delivers an engaging gameplay experience like no other. With a constantly changing world, deep narrative, endless customization, and rewarding player progression, Firefall will consistently deliver spectacular content that will please both PvE and PvP players.

Assassin's Creed Unity Meets Parkour in Real Life - movie
(hx) 12:29 PM EDT - Jul,23 2014 - Post a comment
devinsupertramp has shared a new live-action short film inspired by Ubisoft's upcoming AC title, Assassin's Creed: Unity. As you may have guessed, this live-action short film features four assassins showing off their parkour skills. It's pretty cool video.

Assassin's Creed Unity comes out on October 28 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Apocalypse Cow Announced - briefly
(hx) 08:35 AM EDT - Jul,23 2014 - Post a comment
Monsters Games has informed us about its upcoming violent action parody platformer, Apocalypse Cow. In Apocalypse Cow, players take the role of Penny; a SHIELDD agent who is using the Anima Rift to bring peace to the VideoVerse. Apocalypse Cow is currently planned for a September 2014 release on the PC.

Mike Read has left Crytek (Crysis 3/Ryse Producer) - briefly
(hx) 08:34 AM EDT - Jul,23 2014 - Post a comment / read (2)
Crysis 3 and Ryse producer Mike Read has left Crytek, following graphics engine designer Tiago Sousa and Homefront producer Hasit Zala out the door. The new was first revealed on Read's LinkedIn page, but he's also update his Twitter to reflect his new circumstances. Things are definitely not looking good for Crytek. The departure of Mike Read at Crytek seems like a huge blow for a studio that has been facing tough times. Hopefully Mike Read is able to find another position elsewhere. As for Crytek, hopefully things end up well for them during this rough period.
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Assassin's Creed Unity Trailer - movie
(hx) 08:12 PM EDT - Jul,22 2014 - Post a comment
Ubisoft has released a new trailer for Assassin's Creed Unity that focuses on the new game engine (an evolution of AnvilNext) that will be powering it.

League of Legends Cinematic: A New Dawn - movie
(hx) 08:10 PM EDT - Jul,22 2014 - Post a comment
Riot Games has released a new CGI trailer for its MOBA free-to-play title, League of Legends.

Stronghold Crusader 2 - Pre-Order Trailer - briefly
(hx) 08:04 PM EDT - Jul,22 2014 - Post a comment
Stronghold Crusader 2 is now available for pre-order on Steam, the Humble Store, GetGames, Amazon and other online retailers. To sweeten the deal we have also lined up several pre-order bonuses, including two exclusive mini-campaigns, a 10% discount and more! Please enjoy this latest trailer which features new siege equipment, one very unfortunate castle and a brief glimpse at an old enemy...

$299 Nvidia Shield Tablet Coming July 29 - tech
(hx) 07:55 PM EDT - Jul,22 2014 - Post a comment
Nvidia wasn't able to get its graphics chips into either the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4, so it's doing the next best thing by trying to obviate home consoles altogether. Today the company introduces its new $299 Shield Tablet: an 8-inch Android device designed to sate all your gaming needs at once. It's powered by the souped-up Tegra K1 processor that Nvidia debuted to much fanfare in January, and already has a number of major game titles optimized to make use of its extra power. It's also compatible with a new Shield wireless controller and the same game-streaming capability as its predecessor Shield - allowing you to remotely play a game running on your PC at home. With a mini-HDMI connection outputting 1080p content to the nearest HDTV, the Shield Tablet can be a jack of all trades by either playing Android games or streaming PC titles into the living room.

The SHIELD Tablet has some impressive specifications for a tablet. Starting with the Tegra K1 SoC, it includes a full 192 CUDA core Kepler SMX unit. This is basically, with only minor modifications, the same GPU architecture found in the GTX 780 and similar desktop GeForce cards. The frequency hits as high as 2.2 GHz, which is faster than the 1.9 GHz of the Tegra 4. Both a 16GB Wi-Fi (802.11n 2x2 MIMO in both 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz) and a 32GB LTE version will be available (pricing and availability on the next page). If you are looking for a 32GB Wi-Fi only model, you aren't going to find it. If you need more storage, there is a MicroSD card slot that supports up to 128 GB capacities. The display is a very sharp 8-in 1920x1200 IPS screen with multi-touch capability (of course) and the stylus technology is upgraded to DirectStylus 2 that claims improved sensitivity. The front facing speakers found on the Tegra Note 7 continue to exist here, which is a great move in my opinion; rear facing speakers just don't make sense anymore. The cameras (both front and rear) are 5MP.

The US and Canada will get the Shield Tablet first, with a 16GB Wi-Fi-only variant costing $299 in the States and a 32GB LTE model priced at $399. To get the maxed-out Shield Tablet suite, you'd need an extra $59 for the Wi-Fi controller, $39 for the cover, and a few extra bucks to buy the mini-HDMI cable that's sadly absent from the retail box. Europe follows from the middle of August and availability in other regions will be announced in the fall.
Battlefield: Hardline Delayed Until 2015 - briefly
(hx) 05:39 PM EDT - Jul,22 2014 - Post a comment / read (1)
Electronic Arts announced today that Battlefield: Hardline and Dragon Age: Inquisition will be delayed. According to the big publisher, the new Battlefield game is now planned for an early 2015 release while Bioware's new RPG is now scheduled for a November release.
Today we are announcing that Battlefield Hardline will launch in early 2015. Obviously, this is big news, so I’d like to address why we're making this change.

Back at E3, we launched a beta for Hardline - we wanted to not only show you the game, but to let you play it for yourselves. Millions of you jumped in and had a great time.  As a result, the Visceral Games team learned a lot from players about what they wanted in the game. We've been pouring over the data and feedback, and have already been putting a lot of it right into the game and sharing it directly with you.

This feedback also spurred us to start thinking about other possibilities and ways we could push Hardline innovation further and make the game even better. The more we thought about these ideas, the more we knew we had to get them into the game you will all be playing. However, there was only one problem. We would need more time. Time that we didn't have if we decided to move forward with launching in just a couple of months.

We decided that the right thing to do was to take more time to ensure Hardline is the best, most innovative Battlefield experience we can give to you, our fans.

Here are a few of the things the new timing will allow us to accomplish:

1. Multiplayer Innovation: Coming out of our E3 beta, internal focus tests, and work with our community, we have received a lot of great Multiplayer thinking. We're going to be adding some new feature ideas direct from the community that will evolve the cops and criminals fantasy into a truly unique Battlefield Multiplayer experience.

2. Single Player Story Depth: In order to ensure our Single Player experience delivers on player expectations, we're spending more time polishing our core features, as well as adding a few new ones that will support a deeper "crime revenge" story experience.

3. Stability: This has been a focus for our team since day one and we're going to be using the extra time to continue to optimize the game for a stable launch. We have learned a lot from Battlefield 4, are continuing to learn from our Community Test Environment and will learn more from another Hardline beta. More time allows us to surface issues that the team can attempt to fix prior to launch.

We are doing all of this for one reason. Because we want Battlefield Hardline to be the best game it can be, and so that we can create the best environment for a smooth launch for our players. We will give you updates on our progress and we'll regularly share updates along the way via as well as the Battlefield social channels.

In addition to the ongoing development of Hardline, it's important to note that the DICE teams continue to drive Battlefield 4. We continue to explore new opportunities for improvements and we are still releasing new content, including "Dragon's Teeth," the fourth expansion pack that launches worldwide on July 29, and "Final Stand" coming later this year.  We remain committed to giving you the best BF4 experience possible.

Karl Magnus Troedsson
DICE VP & Group GM<
Gods Will Be Watching - Launch Trailer - movie
(hx) 03:04 PM EDT - Jul,22 2014 - Post a comment
Devolver Digital has released the launch trailer for Deconstructeam's minimalistic point and click thriller, Gods Will Be Watching. The game releases on July 22nd.

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