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 Gameguru Mania News - Mar,28 2015 - all 
Weekend game, movie, hardware deals - briefly
(hx) 06:46 AM EDT - Mar,28 2015 - Post a comment
Here's a selection of this weekend's PC / Blue-ray movies, hardware deals.
Weekend reading - GTA V - 4K PC Shots - briefly
(hx) 06:15 AM EDT - Mar,28 2015 - Post a comment
  • Grand Theft Auto V - 4K PC Screenshots - Rockstar Games has released a fresh batch of high resolution screenshots of Grand Theft Auto V on PC. Word is: "Today, we've got an all new set of high resolution screenshots for you from the forthcoming PC version of GTAV. Arriving on April 14th, GTAV for PC is fully optimized to support all the latest and greatest hardware with an abundance of PC-specific enhancements."
  • CABAL 2 Cloth Video - ESTsoft Inc. has unveiled the initial entry of a four-part class spotlight series focusing on the character classes from the high-fantasy massively-multiplayer roleplaying game (MMORPG) CABAL 2. CABAL 2 is the sequel of CABAL Online, which hosts nearly 30 million users playing from more than 60 countries across the world. The game is currently being optimized for release in the North American and European markets and is expected to be released in Spring of 2015.
  • Stealth Inc. 2 Launch Date + Video - In Stealth Inc 2 (video), players return to the dark corridors of PTi Industries but this time they aren't limited to test chambers - they have full run of the facility, breaking into chambers and exploring an open world, employing brand new equipment in a quest to save fellow clones from human experimentation. Available now on Wii U, the game will be available on Xbox One from Friday 3rd April, arriving on the PC via the Humble Store on April 7th and on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita on April 7th (North America) and April 8th (rest of world). The game will be priced at $14.99 on all formats - and is Cross Buy on PlayStation.
  • Asteroids: Outpost - Now Available On Steam Early Access - Atari today announced Early Access availability for Asteroids: Outpost. The sandbox, open world, multiplayer shooter is a reboot of the 1979 arcade classic, and it’s definitely not what you’d expect from an Asteroids game.
  • Galactic Civilizations III - Beta 5 Now Available, Full Game Releases This May - Stardock announced today that the fifth beta build for Galactic Civilizations III is now available, adding much-requested features to Stardock’s epic sci-fi 4X. As the press release reads, custom faction creation has been added, and allows players to choose from dozens of abilities, technology focuses, and starship styles. Galactic Civilizations III Beta 5 is available now via Steam Early Access. The full game is scheduled to release in May 2015.
  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4 - Bioware is unable to discuss when the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will arrive on platforms other than PC and Xbox One. According to various tweets from executive producer Mark Darrah, due to the exclusivity contract between EA and Microsoft, the studio is unable to announce a release date for PlayStation 3 and PS4 - even Xbox 360.
  • Zelda Wii U delayed -Eiji Aonuma, producer of The Legend of Zelda, has a message to share. Please take a look at this video.
  • It Took Only Six Minutes for Half of Dota 2's International Tickets to Sell Out! - After going on sale today at 10 AM Pacific, the first half of the tickets that will be available for the event were gone by 10:06, Valve has announced. Last year, it took an hour for all of the 10,000 tickets available to be gone.
  • Take a look at a four-player drunken horse racing game played on one phone - Finger Derpy appears to play like "Hungry Hungry Hippos from hell." Each player controls the left and right side of a horse by tapping the screen. With four people tapping two fingers each on one mobile device, chaos is all but guaranteed. It's a sweet premise, and the local multiplayer function could help pass the torturous long-distance car rides that await this summer vacation. Finger Derpy launches this April.
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Solarix Release Date Trailer - movie
(hx) 01:43 PM EDT - Mar,27 2015 - Post a comment
Pulsetense Games has released a new trailer for Solarix, revealing the game's full release date. As the team noted, its stealth-based psychological horror adventure game will be released on April 30th on Steam.

Super Mario 64 - First Level Recreated - briefly
(hx) 01:42 PM EDT - Mar,27 2015 - Post a comment
Roystan Ross has recreated the first level of Super Mario 64 in the Unity Engine, and has released it for free to everyone. Yeap, you can actually play this recreation, something that is undoubtedly cool. As Roystan Ross noted, there are currently no plans to recreate the other levels of Super Mario 64. Still, this demo will give you an idea of what a HD remake could look like.

Mortal Kombat X - New Trailer - movie
(hx) 01:39 PM EDT - Mar,27 2015 - Post a comment
Warner Bros released today the Mortal Kombat X Official Shaolin Trailer, which puts the spotlight on three characters: Kung Lao, series newcomer Kung Jin and Klassic Mortal Kombat Kombatant Liu Kang.

EVOLVE - Behemoth and New Hunters Gameplay - preview
(hx) 05:00 AM EDT - Mar,27 2015 - Post a comment
2K and Turtle Rock Studios announced Evolve owners will be getting its first piece of post-launch downloadable content on March 31 in the form of a new Monster, four new Hunters, and two new maps. Today, a new gameplay trailer has been released showing the Behemoth and the new Hunters in action.

F1 2015 Racing onto PS4, Xbox One and PC in June - briefly
(hx) 04:43 AM EDT - Mar,27 2015 - Post a comment
Codemasters has announced that F1 2015 is heading to the PS4, Xbone and PC on June 12th.
Marking the series', and indeed Codemaster's, debut on current-gen platforms, this year's annual F1 title will be racing onto PS4, Xbox One and PC on June 12th. Unlike previous entries which were traditionally released in September just as the championship was coming to a close, this means F1 2015 will coincide with the current F1 season much earlier.

F1 2015 will run on a new version of Codemasters' EGO engine built specifically for the current-gen platforms. Of course, the extra horsepower of the new consoles means you can expect greater visual fidelity than ever before, which you can see for yourself in the work-in-progress screenshots showcasing some of the new 2015 cars and the Mexico track, but it's not just the visuals that have been overhauled. Encouragingly, Codemasters place a firm emphasis on what should be the most important aspect to racing game fanatics: the physics.

Over 20 areas of the handling model have been tweaked and enhanced, including engine and transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension and also a brand new tyre physics model.
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MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC - briefly
(hx) 07:39 PM EDT - Mar,26 2015 - Post a comment
MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 and Moto 3 and 40 different liveries, with official color schemes. Ride customization can be applied to physical attributes, suits, boots and gloves.

Don't forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus - briefly
(hx) 07:38 PM EDT - Mar,26 2015 - Post a comment / read (3)
Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft Auto 5 and $700,000 for GTA Online. The game will also be made available for pre-load on the Rockstar Warehouse prior to release. GTA 5 releases on PC April 14
Dirty Bomb: Open for Business Trailer - movie
(hx) 04:00 PM EDT - Mar,26 2015 - Post a comment
Dirty Bomb is an online free-to-play multiplayer first person shooter from developer Splash Damage.

3DMark API Overhead feature test - tech
(hx) 03:45 PM EDT - Mar,26 2015 - Post a comment
Futuremark has released the first application test via which PC users can measure the performance differences between DirectX 12, DirectX 11 and AMD's Mantle API. 3DMark's API Overhead Feature Test is available now in the latest version of 3DMark Advanced Edition and 3DMark Professional Edition.

Half-Life 2: Update Coming to Steam - briefly
(hx) 03:30 PM EDT - Mar,26 2015 - Post a comment
The Valve-approved fan-created mod, dubbed Half-Life 2: Update, will be releasing on Steam tomorrow, completely free of charge. The 7GB add-on serves up a number of visual enhancements, including improved lighting effects and more detailed environmental textures. A number of bugs that plagued the original PC release have been fixed as well. You can download Half-Life 2: Update on March 27, directly from Steam's online store.

Here's what the mod includes:
  -  Complete lighting overhaul including enhanced lighting, more detailed world shadows, and full High Dynamic Range Lighting (HDR).
  -  New particle effects and improved fog.
  -  Countless bug fixes, correcting both visual and game-based issues.
  -  An extensive Community Commentary Mode featuring the voices of well-known Youtubers, including Caddicarus, Brutalmoose, Ricepirate, Balrog the Master, ProJared, and Ross Scott from Freeman's Mind .
  -  Retains the iconic Half-Life 2 visual style and gameplay.
Pillars of Eternity - Release Trailer - movie
(hx) 01:14 PM EDT - Mar,26 2015 - Post a comment
Obsidian Entertainment and Paradox Interactive today released Pillars of Eternity (PRE-ORDER HERE), the role-playing game (RPG) that was funded by over 70 thousand backers more than two years ago. Pillars of Eternity, created in the spirit of the classic Infinity Engine titles like Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale, and crafted by Obsidian with careful attention to fan and backer feedback, is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux PC.

Halo Online Announce Trailer - movie
(hx) 01:10 PM EDT - Mar,26 2015 - Post a comment
Syber Interactive Studio and Innova released the announcement trailer for Halo Online. Halo Online is a PC exclusive F2P title based on the universe of Halo. The game will be releasing in Russia (at least for the time being) and a closed beta phase will be launched later this year.

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Halo Online for PC announced...in Russia - briefly
(hx) 03:49 PM EDT - Mar,25 2015 - Post a comment
Microsoft today announced Halo Online, a PC-exclusive free-to-play title that will launch in Russia only. The development of the game will be handled by Saber Interactive, who previously helped develop Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary edition and the recently released, Halo: The Master Chief Collection. 343 Industries will oversee the project. Halo Online will be based after the events of Halo 3. It will feature classic weapons and vehicles from previous Halo games, as well as a bout of fan favorite maps. The game will be powered by a modified version of the Halo 3 engine. As of yet, Microsoft has no plans to release the game outside of Russia.
Battlefield: Hardline Plagued By 'Tages-Like' DRM - briefly
(hx) 01:53 PM EDT - Mar,25 2015 - Post a comment / read (3)
Guru3D discovered that Battlefield: Hardline includes a DRM system that completely locks the game.
So currently I am working on a graphics performance review for Battlefield Hardline, and guess what ? Do you guys remember the DRM introduced in Ubisofts Anno 2070 ? Well, EA just did pretty much the same thing. I am so irritated right now.

So I started working on a performance review. And after a graphics card or eight I think it was, EA will now lock your account with the following message:



Here's what EAs DRM is doing, they don't just verify the number of PCs you work on slash use, nope .. they dare to monitor hardware changes now, which I am sure is a privacy breach on many levels. So once we insert new hardware (CPU / mobo or graphics cards) the hardware id # hash changes and if that happens a couple of times they are rendering your activation invalid.

What a bunch of rubbish ....

If this is the future for EA titles then you guys can forget about VGA performance reviews as EA is rendering that pretty much impossible now. I've now been waiting for like 3 or 4 hours and we are still locked out of the game. The only way to solve this would be purchasing another key and setup a secondary account. This means that if we'd like to make a VGA performance review on Battelfield Hardline with a card or 20 we'd need to purchase the game three times.
Brutal Half-Life - Brutal Mod beta 0.1 - mod&map
(hx) 01:46 PM EDT - Mar,25 2015 - Post a comment
Brutal Half-Life is a modification for the original Half-Life inspired by the largely popular modification Brutal Doom. However, Sergeant_Mark_IV, the author of aforementioned modification, has no affiliation with Brutal Half-Life whatsoever.

TIE Fighter - short film - briefly
(hx) 02:07 AM EDT - Mar,25 2015 - Post a comment
What if there was an Empire-focussed short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime that's all but vanished from Japan nowadays?

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Exploring Mad Max's Deadly Open World - preview
(hx) 07:02 PM EDT - Mar,24 2015 - Post a comment
The game director of Mad Max Frank Rooke and the game's lead artist Daniel Persson talk about the setting of the game and the challenges it will hold for players.

CoD: Advanced Warfare - Ascendance DLC Trailer - movie
(hx) 06:08 PM EDT - Mar,24 2015 - Post a comment
Get a preview of Ascendance, the second DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Ascendance includes four Multiplayer maps, the OHM Multiplayer hybrid weapon and weapon variant, a new Exo Grapple playlist, as well as Exo Zombies Infection, part two of the Exo Zombies co-op experience. Ascendance releases March 31st on Xbox LIVE, with other platforms to follow.

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