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 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,22 2014 - all 
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.

Dark Souls 2 - Crown of the Sunken King DLC - briefly
(hx) 02:58 PM EDT - Jul,22 2014 - Post a comment
Bandai Namco has released the first in a three-part series of Dark Souls 2 DLC episodes. Priced at £7.99, Crown of the Sunken King is available to download now on Xbox 360 and PC. The DLC will be released on PS3 when the PlayStation Store is updated today in the US and on Wednesday in Europe.

In this first DLC, players will find new environments, enemies, traps, and bosses to conquer as they embark on a journey to reclaim the crowns that Drangleic's King Vendrick once owned. Crown of the Sunken King features an entirely different world within the Dark Souls 2 universe, where stepped pyramids span a vast underground cavern and death lays in wait around every corner.

Farming Simulator 2015 Screnshots - media
(hx) 02:53 PM EDT - Jul,22 2014 - Post a comment
Focus Home Interactive has released the first screenshots for Farming Simulator 2015, and has revealed some new details about the engine that will be powering it. Farming Simulator 2015 will be powered by a new graphics and physics engine, a new interface, new gameplay mechanics, new vehicles, and a new game environment. Farming Simulator 15 promises to offer the richest and most detailed farming experience ever on PC in October of this year, and early 2015 on consoles.
TechNews - Western Digital's $299 6TB WD Red - tech
(hx) 07:11 AM EDT - Jul,22 2014 - Post a comment / read (3)
  • 6 TB NAS Drives: WD Red, Seagate Enterprise Capacity and HGST Ultrastar He6 Face-Off -  For home consumers who are interested in stashing their media collection / smartphone-captured photos and videos and expect only four or five clients to simultaneously access the NAS, the lower power consumption as well as the price of the WD Red 6 TB is hard to ignore. For users looking for absolute performance and those who need multiple iSCSI LUNs for virtual machines and other such applications would find the Seagate Enterprise Capacity v4 6 TB a good choice.
  • Western Digital's $299 6TB WD Red  -Western Digital is shipping two new 6TB hard drives as it tries to make its highest-capacity storage products more affordable. The WD Red hard drive is $299 and the WD Green will go for $279.
  • The Raspberry Pi B+ Is Here - Ever wonder what happened to the tiny computer phenomenon Raspberry Pi? Ever since it hit the scene several years ago, it has been quietly improving on the original and has just introduced an upgraded and final version of Model B as the B+.
  • How To Hijack A Chromecast - The Chromecast might be a really convenient way to stream video to your TV, but it's also a really easy way to make your TV hackable. Using an app built on top of a Rasberry Pi, the Rickmote Controller lets you take over any TV with a Chromecast.
  • Start menu showed off in leaked Windows 9 images - Screenshots from MyCE show build 9795 of what's currently still labeled as Windows 8.1. The most interesting thing in the screenshot is an early version of the Start menu, which is expected to return in Windows 9. The new Start menu shows both Modern apps and desktop apps in a hybrid pane, building on the last iteration of the Start menu we saw in Windows 7.
  • Windows 8.1 Update 2 coming August 12 - According to WinBeta, Windows 8.1 Update 2 is on track for an August 12 release. Word is: "Update 2 was originally going to include the new Start Menu, but Microsoft decided to pull the feature and save it for Threshold. Update 2 will include no new features, and will most likely be preparing for Threshold when it launches in 2015."
  • Russian government is looking to dump Microsoft for homegrown -  Thanks to political tension between the United States and Russia, along with newly announced sanctions by the US, Russia is looking to strike back at the US economy by limiting its use of Microsoft software. Only time will tell if Russia is able to successfully self-source replacements for these key applications and hardware. Seeing that enterprise-grade software is not built overnight, it could take time for this change in software procurement to have any significant impact on the bottom lines of US-based corporations. Russia and China always pirate software so I don't think this is a big deal :-) But A new OS would be nice!
  • Facebook Rolling Out 'Save' Feature - Facebook has announced a new feature that will allow users to save content for later viewing. The tool can be used to earmark links, places, movies, TV, and music. Facebook Save is headed to the web, as well as Android and iOS apps. Users will be able to save content on one platform and view it on another. Saved items will only be visible to the account holder unless they choose to share it with others. Facebook said it will periodically remind users about their saved content if it sits unread. Facebook Save is being rolled out slowly to all users over the next few days.
  • Amazon introduces Kindle Unlimited for $9.99 USD - Kindle Unlimited subscribers will have access to over 600,000 books from Amazon's current collection. This will include classics and best sellers like: The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit, and the Harry Potter series. Kindle Unlimited will be available for all mobile platforms including Windows Phone, Android, Blackberry and iOS. The service will also be available for Windows and Mac users. Most Kindle devices will also be supported, but the audiobooks portion will be limited to devices that offer that feature. Kindle Unlimited will be $9.99 USD a month and will also come with a three month trial of Audible.
  • Alleged iPhone 6 Screen Gets The Sandpaper Test  - Seems as though the screen isn't pure sapphire, but it's a great deal tougher than the 5S's screen.
  • Laid-off Microsoft employee explains how layoffs were announced - Last week, Microsoft announced that it would be laying off 18,000 employees. If you are wondering how the layoffs occurred, you can watch the video to gain a better perspective on the process. As with any layoff, the process is never easy, and the video adds a human aspect to the cuts that Microsoft made last week.
  • Ukrainian Su25 fighter detected in close approach to MH17 before -The Russian military detected a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jet gaining height towards the MH17 Boeing on the day of the catastrophe. Kiev must explain why the military jet was tracking the passenger airplane, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The presence of the Ukrainian military jet can be confirmed by video shots made by the Rostov monitoring center, Kartopolov stated. At the moment of the MH17 crash an American satellite was flying over the area of eastern Ukraine, according to Russia's Defense Ministry. It urged the US to publish the space photos and data captured by it. In addition, MH17 crashed within the operating zone of the Ukrainian army's self-propelled, medium-range surface-to-air "Buk" missile systems, the Russian general said. "We have space images of certain places where the Ukraine's air defense was located in the southeast of the country," Kartapolov noted. The first three shots that were shown by the general are dated July 14. The images show Buk missile launch systems in about 8km northwest of the city of Lugansk - a self-propelled vehicle and two launchers, according to the military official. Another image shows a radar station near Donetsk.
  • Actor James Garner dead at 86 - Hollywood actor James Garner, known for his parts in the original Maverick, The Rockford Files and The Notebook has died, aged 86. Entertainment website TMZ reported that an ambulance was despatched to the actor's Los Angeles home on Sunday but he was dead when they arrived. Garner's career spanned more than five decades, in both television and movies. His TV roles included Bret Maverick in the 1950s western-comedy series, Maverick, and Jim Rockford in the 1970s detective drama, The Rockford Files.
  • X-Wing From 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Revealed - In an update to the Star Wars: A Force For Change campaign, J.J. Abrams has given us a full look at what an X-Wing will look like in the next Star Wars movie.
  • Predestination Trailer - PREDESTINATION hits Australian cinemas on 28 August, 2014.
  • The Imitation Game - Official UK Teaser Trailer - The Imitation Game is a nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing (pioneer of modern-day computing and credited with cracking the German Enigma code) and his brilliant team at Britain's top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British establishment, but his work and legacy live on.
  • Sin City: A Dame To Kill For TV Spot - Outlaws Will Become Heroes - The town's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy IMAX Featurette - Director James Gunn talks about what makes IMAX the perfect format to enjoy Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," in theaters August 1!
  • Fallon Plays Flip Cup Against Miranda Kerr - It's just like college, except none of your friends were professional anythings, let alone comedians or models.
  • A Demonstration Of How Gravity Actually Works - Gravity seems like a straightforward enough phenomenon, but it's demonstrations like this that remind us we know nothing.
  • The best pics on the Internet #87 - All pictures are carefully handpicked!
  • Hottest Babes on the Internet #42 - Which one is hottest? ;-)
The Witcher 3 - Sorceress of Vengerberg - movie
(hx) 03:39 AM EDT - Jul,22 2014 - Post a comment
Sneaky Zebra has joined forces with Eve Beauregard and CD PROJEKT RED, and created the following live action teaser video for The Witcher 3. As he revealed, during this year's Comic-Con there will be a Witcher Cosplay contest.

 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,21 2014 - all
Watch_Dogs - TheWorse Mod V1.0 Final - mod&map
(hx) 09:04 PM EDT - Jul,21 2014 - Post a comment
Here's the final version v1.0 (local mirror ~ 130MB) of TheWorse's graphical mod for Watch_Dogs. This final version of TheWorse mod comes with several changes and adjustments to the rain, speed, intensity, as well as some other minor changes. Here is the complete changelog for Watch_Dogs TheWose V1.0 Final:
-Several changes and adjustments to the rain, speed, intensity, etc.
-Normal, aiming and sprint camera dof distance increased.
-Bloom for storms changed.
-Colorgrading settings adjusted.
-Complete black bug fixed.
-Other small changes.
Destiny's First-Ever 1080p Xbox One Footage - movie
(hx) 08:18 PM EDT - Jul,21 2014 - Post a comment
Despite the beta not running at 1080p for Xbox One gamers, Bungie did say they were working to ensure that all current platforms would run Destiny at 1080p and 30fps. The latest footage on the Xbox One version of the game running at the promised 1080p resolution.

The Last of Us: One Night Live - movie
(hx) 08:10 PM EDT - Jul,21 2014 - Post a comment
To celebrate the launch of the PS4 version of The Last of Us, Naughty Dog brings last year's Game of the Year to life in front of hundreds of fans in Santa Monica. This special one night only event will celebrate the artistry behind the game with a performance of the score, plus a "live read" of key scenes featuring the principal actors, as directed by Neil Druckmann. The creative team will also participate in a live audience Q&A.

Destiny Vanguard Armory Pre-Order Bonus Trailer - movie
(hx) 03:06 PM EDT - Jul,21 2014 - Post a comment
High above the City, in the Hall of Guardians, The Vanguard keep watch over Guardians in the wild, arming the best warriors with the upgraded weapons they need to destroy our most dangerous enemies.

Never Alone - Gameplay Trailer - movie
(hx) 03:05 PM EDT - Jul,21 2014 - Post a comment
In Never Alone, players take on the roles of Nuna, a young Inupiaq girl and an Arctic fox. This indie game is expected to launch in the fall of this year as a downloadable title for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, with a price of $14.99.

Doom likely won't be shown to the public until 2016 - briefly
(hx) 02:47 PM EDT - Jul,21 2014 - Post a comment / read (3)
New Doom made its debut at this weekend's QuakeCon, but it sounds like the rest of us won't get a peak at the next game in the beloved series until sometime in 2015. Speaking to PC Gamer, Bethesda's Pete Hines revealed that that's because development is still in the early going and that the game isn't quite ready for a public reveal just yet:
"I try really, really hard for this to be a dev first, dev-lead thing," said Hines, and id Software isn't ready for a worldwide reveal of Doom. "We're working with them to say, 'How does this work? What do we want to show?' And they're like, 'Look, we don't want a stream to go up for a game that isn't at the point where we would formally show it to the world, and now that thing is getting picked apart, and digested, and gone through frame-by-frame and getting nitpicked to death, when normally we wouldn’t be showing this to anybody at all."

As for the fans who couldn't make it to QuakeCon, Hines says "there was no perfect version" for the reveal. Trying to get Doom ready to "bring a bunch of press guys in" would have meant missing QuakeCon again. The private showing was a compromise: id Software earns renewed confidence, QuakeCon attendees aren't disappointed, and Bethesda can go back to being quiet about Doom until it's ready.

"Next year is normally when I think we would've started," said Hines, so Doom will likely be revealed publicly then. He went on to express that plans can change, and it's even possible he'll be asked to post the stream, but then clarified, "I don't think there's any way that happens." 2015 it is.
The Sims 4 - gameplay video - preview
(hx) 03:38 AM EDT - Jul,21 2014 - Post a comment
Electronic Arts and Maxis have released a new video for the latest part of the 'The Sims' series, featuring over 15 minutes of gameplay footage. EA and Maxis also promised a demo that will hit the Internet really soon. The Sims 4 is coming to the PC on September 2nd.

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Launch Trailer - movie
(hx) 03:37 AM EDT - Jul,21 2014 - Post a comment
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty launches for PlayStation 4 on July 22nd/23rd.

 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,20 2014 - all
Cryptic letter from Vladimir Putin endorses Area - briefly
(hx) 04:51 PM EDT - Jul,20 2014 - Post a comment / read (4)
This morning West Games hit their Kickstarter goal of $50,000 to fund their spiritual successor to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Areal's team is chock full of developers with previous experience on the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise according to their Kickstarter page. Roughly at the same time the game was funded, West Games delivered a very strange announcement. "We got the weirdest mail today..." said the Kickstarter update. Who from you ask? None other than Russian president Vladimir Putin, who had a few words to say about Areal. You can see the original letter here, but this is the translated English version:
Dear Eugene,

My daughter told me about your game called Areal, which is the spiritual successor to STALKER, and told me that she payed money to support your project on Kickstarter. I also love video games as well as shooters, and I like this idea. It's important that our people do not shoot at each other, but instead, play games like this.

The first part of STALKER took place in Ukraine, and in the second game Areal, you put all events in the center of Russia - and if this is a war with mutants in a video game, then that is very interesting. I attentively familiarized myself with your idea and I really like it.

If you give me the chance to play the alpha version of the game, when it is ready, then I invite you in advance to the Kremlin, to meet personally, be ready to play a little bit and talk about the interests of young people, the gamers of our country.

Best regards,

V. Putin
Oh well - fake but makes for a nice promotion!
Steam's Weekly Top Sellers - briefly
(hx) 04:44 PM EDT - Jul,20 2014 - Post a comment / read (1)
Here are the ten top selling titles on Steam for the week as reported by Valve:
1. Divinity: Original Sin
2. DayZ
3. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
4. Wolfenstein: The New Order
5. The Forest
6. Space Engineers
7. The Elder Scrolls Online
8. Dishonored: Game of the Year Edition
9. Rust
10. Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers
 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,19 2014 - all
The Crew - Closed Beta Walkthrough Video - preview
(hx) 06:25 PM EDT - Jul,19 2014 - Post a comment
Prepare your driving skills because the roads will soon be yours. The Beta will start on Monday, July 21 till Friday, July 25.

15 minutes of Brutal Doom v20 gameplay - preview
(hx) 06:23 PM EDT - Jul,19 2014 - Post a comment
Bethesda is not wanting to show us Doom 4's gameplay, alright, at least we can have Brutal Doom! Here it is, 20 minutes of Brutal Doom v20's gameplay. A possible release date is not too far now. There are some framerate issues at the beginning, but it soon gets back to normal.

Weekend game, movie, hardware deals - briefly
(hx) 04:57 AM EDT - Jul,19 2014 - Post a comment
Here's a selection of this weekend's PC / Blue-ray movies, hardware deals:
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Paper Toys + Contest - digital edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt just got even more extensive than it already was! We've just added six templates for papercraft toy figurines of Geralt of Rivia, Triss Merigold, Yennefer of Vengerberg, Ciri the Lion Cub of Cintra, Eredin of the Wild Hunt, and Leshen the Forest Spirit. They've been designed exclusively for by the top paper toy artist Tougui, and are available with every DRM-Free copy of CD Projekt RED's upcoming RPG epic. If you've pre-ordered The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on, you can download the PDF figurine templates right away!
  • Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods Enhanced Edition - $2.99 (70% off)
  • Painkiller Black Edition - $2.99 (70% off)
  • Summoner - $1.79 (70% off)
  • Other titles in GOG's Nordic Nobility promo, including Spellforce and other Gothic games, can be found here.
  • Goat Simulator [Steam] - $5.98 (40% off)
  • Dead Island Franchise Pack [Steam] -$8.75 (71% off)  
  • Dishonored GOTY Edition [Steam] - $10.19 (66% off)
  • Saints Row IV [Steam] - $15.99 (20% off)
  • Metro Last Light Complete Edition [Steam] - $7.99 (60% off)
  • Killer is Dead - Nightmare Edition [Steam] - $13.39 (33% off)
  • Quake IV [Steam] - $14.98 (25% off)
  • Rage [Steam] - $14.98 (25% off)  
  • Brink [Steam] - $14.99 (25% off)
  • Hunted: The Demon's Forge [Steam] - $14.99 (25% off)
  • Europa Universalis IV [Steam] - $9.99 (75% off)
  • Rio 2 [Blu-ray] (2014) - $17.99 (50% off)
  • The LEGO Movie (Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet Combo Pack) (2014) - $17.96 (50% off)
  • Should You Get Amazon Kindle Unlimited? - Amazon on Friday announced Kindle Unlimited , a new all-you-can read e-book service allows customers to read as many titles as they want for $9.99 per month. Kindle Unlimited has a library of over 600,000 books, including well-known titles like Harry Potter and Life of Pi. If you’re a voracious reader, the Unlimited program could be a good way to save money while feeding your reading habit.
The Evil Within - Gameplay - Part 1 (E3 Demo) - preview
(hx) 04:23 AM EDT - Jul,19 2014 - Post a comment
Developed by Shinji Mikami - creator of the seminal Resident Evil series - and the talented team at Tango Gameworks, The Evil Within is said to embody the meaning of pure survival horror.

On October 14th in North America (and October 16th and October 17th for Europe, The Evil Within will launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.
 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,18 2014 - all

Xbox One update 1408 features come into the clear - console
(hx) 04:10 PM EDT - Jul,18 2014 - Post a comment
Over the next few days, Microsoft will push out an update to those of you who are in the 'Xbox Preview Dashboard' program that will bring with it new features which will eventually be released in August. So what's coming down the pipe for the August update? You will now be able to purchase content on or SmartGlass and download while you are away. This new feature will let your console wake up to download and install new games and apps that have been purchased on or Smartglass. As long as your console is set up for Instant On, downloads will automatically begin Two other notable features will be a low battery notification on the screen when your controller juice is getting low, and vibration feedback when holding the Xbox button. The latter is quite helpful as it can be a bit hard to know how long to hold down the Xbox button to accept a pop-up notification. If you hold down the button too long, your controller will turn off, so the vibration feedback will be an easy way to let you know to let go of the Xbox button.

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