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 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,06 2015 - all 
Sony And Nintendo Made Console Together - console
(hx) 03:38 PM EDT - Jul,06 2015 - Post a comment
Ars Technica did a write-up on the whole ordeal, explaining how 200 prototype consoles of the 'Play Station' device were made between Sony and Nintendo; but they never went beyond prototyping because at the eleventh hour Nintendo bailed out of the partnership and signed a deal with Philips instead, which eventually led to the Philips CD-i games that featured some Nintendo properties. Sony, alternatively, went on to use the tech to develop, produce and market the Sony PlayStation.

Recently, however, one of those 200 prototype consoles has apparently surfaced and according to Metro.co.uk, the word is that the recent images that have popped up of the Sony/Nintendo hybrid console was originally in the possession of former Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Olafur Olafsson.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Patch 1.07 Coming Soon - patch
(hx) 03:23 PM EDT - Jul,06 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
CD Projekt RED has just announced that a new patch for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be released later this week. You can view its key features below:
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Patch 1.07 Key Features:

- A new, alternative (optional) movement response mode for Geralt.
- A player stash for storing items, available in various locations
throughout the game. Stash locations are marked on the player’s map. - Crafting and alchemy components no longer add to the overall inventory weight.
- Books are now placed in a dedicated tab in the Inventory and books that have already been read are properly grayed out.
- Multiple sorting options are now available in the Inventory.
- Alchemy formulas and crafting diagrams can be "pinned", meaning all components and ingredients required to make them will be conveniently marked in the Shop panel.
- Dozens of fixes for quest related issues, both major and minor.
- A few performance enhancements, including the optimization of FX, scenes and general gameplay.
- Various improvements to horse behavior.

Since it's been all hands on deck working to finish and release this patch on time, we won’t be publishing a free DLC this week (don’t worry - free content comes back next week). We hope you understand our decision. We’ve gathered so much feedback from you over the past couple of weeks and we want to implement as much of it as possible. The full change list for the patch 1.07 will be coming later this week. Stay tuned for info about the release of the update itself.
 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,05 2015 - all
Real Time Engine Tech Demo - "HAPPY FOREST" - tech
(hx) 08:57 PM EDT - Jul,05 2015 - Post a comment
MARZA ANIMATION PLANET has released a video, showing an incredible real-time tech demo for Unreal Engine 4.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance Shots - media
(hx) 08:55 PM EDT - Jul,05 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
Warhorse has released a new build for its backers and NeoGAF's Denton has shared some screenshots from it. Kingdom Come: Deliverance is powered by CRYENGINE and targets a 2016 release on the PC.
DOOM Will Be More Varied Than Doom 3 - interview
(hx) 08:52 PM EDT - Jul,05 2015 - Post a comment
In an interview with METRO's GameCentral, the executive producer of DOOM, Marty Stratton, revealed some new information about id Software's upcoming shooter. Here's a taster:
GC: One of my biggest problems with Doom 3 is it took itself very seriously. But the original games really didn't, they had the tone of something like Evil Dead II; where you just embraced the ludicrousness of the situation and just had fun with it.

MS: You've absolutely hit on… we use this phrase all the time: Don't take ourselves too seriously! I worked on Doom 3, I love Doom 3, but it took itself pretty seriously. Doom I and Doom II are a bit more outlandish, they're very comic book, they're very juvenile almost in their approach. That's definitely our inspiration for how we've gone with this one.

GC: You showed a bit of Mars and Hell, but is the game also set on Earth?

MS: We haven't announced that, but it is not.

GC: That's interesting, because that seemed to be the idea behind it when it was Doom 4. Do you even consider this to be the same project anymore, or is there a clear divide from your point of view?

MS: It's pretty much completely new, we more or less rebooted at the end of 2012/beginning of 2013. We just didn’t feel like the project we were making there was on the right track… it was actually good in its own right, but it just wasn’t right for what we wanted Doom to be.

Bethesda was really, really supportive in our mood there. It was incredible that they were like, ‘OK, well you guys have gotta make the game that you think the fans want, and what you want’. So we kind of pivoted and really went through that, ‘OK, if we’re going to do this what is the game that we want to make?’ And that’s where we landed on this.
AMD Ceases Further Mantle Optimizations - tech
(hx) 08:44 PM EDT - Jul,05 2015 - Post a comment
With Vulkan and DX12 just around the corner, it appears that AMD has officially stopped working on its low-level API, Mantle. While the red team will not be dropping Mantle support for its GCN graphics cards, it has ceased all further Mantle optimizations for its future GPUs.
The situation then is that in discussing the performance results of the R9 Fury X with Mantle, AMD has confirmed that while they are not outright dropping Mantle support, they have ceased all further Mantle optimization. Of particular note, the Mantle driver has not been optimized at all for GCN 1.2, which includes not just R9 Fury X, but R9 285, R9 380, and the Carrizo APU as well. Mantle titles will probably still work on these products – and for the record we can't get Civilization: Beyond Earth to play nicely with the R9 285 via Mantle - but performance is another matter. Mantle is essentially deprecated at this point, and while AMD isn't going out of their way to break backwards compatibility they aren't going to put resources into helping it either. The experiment that is Mantle has come to an end.
NVIDIA Hairworks Version 1.1 Showcased - tech
(hx) 07:10 PM EDT - Jul,05 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
NVIDIA has released a new video, showing long Hair being simulated and rendered in real-time using NVIDIA HairWorks 1.1. The High Quality version is using roughly 500k hair.

Steam's Weekly Top Sellers - briefly
(hx) 04:50 PM EDT - Jul,05 2015 - Post a comment
Here are the ten top selling titles on Steam for the week as reported by Valve:
1.ARK: Survival Evolved
2.Grand Theft Auto V
3.Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
4.The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
5.Terraria
6.The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
7.Elite: Dangerous
8.Rust
9.Fallout 4
10.Styx: Master of Shadows
TechNews - GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6GB - tech
(hx) 08:12 AM EDT - Jul,05 2015 - Post a comment
  • MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6GB - NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980 Ti was released just a few weeks ago. It is built on the same GM200 GPU as the GeForce Titan X, but has fewer shaders (2816 vs 3072). While the GTX 980 Ti's GPU is still produced on a 28 nanometer process at TSMC in Taiwan, it comes with the fantastic power efficiency optimizations of the NVIDIA Maxwell architecture, which promises lower power draw, higher performance, and reduced fan noise all at the same time.
  • NVIDIA might be working on a GeForce GTX 950 Ti card - To take on the recently announced AMD R7 300 series lineup, NVIDIA is reportedly working on a new GeForce GTX 950 Ti card, based on a new Maxwell GPU. According to the information posted by Videocardz, NVIDIA will be replacing the first generation Maxwell cards with "something new". The new Maxwell GM206-250 GPU will reportedly be the replacement for the GTX 750 Ti and the non-Ti variant.  The GM206-250 is said to be a downgraded version of the GM206-300 GPU which includes 1024 CUDA cores. This GPU is used on the GTX 960. If NVIDIA can extract great performance out of the new GPU in the GTX 950 Ti, AMD may face the heat very soon. Unfortunately, no other info is available, so we will have to wait until more info arrives on the GeForce GTX 950 Ti card.
  • How Much Does Security Software Slow Down Your PC? - One of the main complaints that people express about security software is that it harms the performance of their PC. But how much of an effect does it really have? Independent testing organization AV-Comparatives has conducted a test of 20 leading security products for Windows to assess their impact. Tests were performed on a 64-bit Intel Core i5 machine with Windows 8.1. Based on these scores, the top five with least effect on system performance were; Avast with an impact score of 4.1, Emsisoft on 4.2, Avira on 7.6, Kaspersky Lab on 9.3 and AVG on 12.5. The poorest performers were Quick Heal and ThreatTrack both on a score of 25.7. Ed.note: I don't get. From my experience Avast, AVG - they have worst impact on system performance. On both PC desktop and Android smartphones.
  • Microsoft has released another Windows 10 build, 10162 - Microsoft has pushed out another new build of Windows 10 to Insiders, this time it is build 10162; this is the third build this week that the company has released to Insiders. Earlier this week, the company pushed out 10158 and 10159. According to the announcement post, Microsoft says that this build has improved stability, battery life, performance and comparability to previous releases. Seeing as this build is only one release newer and we are in the final stretch of the RTM build, don't expect many, or possibly any, new features in this release.
  • Malwarebytes is giving away licenses to pirates - Malwarebytes has announced an amnesty program to convert all counterfeit keys of its programs to legitimate ones in order to protect users from further abuse or piracy. Pirated software often comes with its own share of risks such as spyware, keyloggers and of course lack of official support from the developers. Sometimes people end up with such software even without knowing, from vendors or friends who have been using unlicensed or cracked apps. Now, Malwarebytes has offered to help out such users with a 12-month license of its premium anti-malware software. In order to claim a legitimate key, users need to open the software and enter their keys, mention how they obtained those and a new key will be issued immediately. It seems the company is revamping its licensing system and valid license users will have to go through the process as well.
  • Court Says Apple Conspired to Raise E-Book Prices - A U.S. court of appeals today upheld a ruling from a lower court that found Apple guilty of conspiring with book publishers to raise the prices of e-books. Books were generally priced at $9.99 by companies such as Amazon. Following the launch of Apple's iBook store, prices eventually rose to $12.99 and $14.99 for many titles. The appeals court said the initial ruling was correct, as was the injunction imposed against Apple. Today's ruling means Apple is on the hook for a $450 million settlement with attorneys general in 33 states. One judge dissented, believing that Apple's arrival in the market challenged Amazon, which was at the time the dominant player in the e-book market. Apple did not immediately respond to the ruling, but it marks the final chapter of a lengthy legal case that Apple has not been able to beat
  • Sprint Debuts Best Buy One Family Plan for $100 - Sprint today unwrapped a new option for customers looking to save money on family plans. The Best Buy One Family plan costs $100 per month and includes unlimited data, voice minutes, and messaging for two smartphones. Additional lines cost $40 each. Sprint says subscribers to the Best Buy One Family plan can lease handsets for as little as $20 per month, so a two-line plan would cost just $140 per month with the device payments added in (taxes and fees not included). The Best Buy One Family plan is available at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores beginning today. Sprint already offers a Best Buy One plan for single lines.
  • The Most Dangerous Town On The Internet - Take a trip to the Romanian town nicknamed "Hackerville" or "Most Dangerous Town on the Internet." Convicted blackhat hackers talk worms, viruses, social engineering, identity theft, and even hacking Hillary Clinton's email.
  • Turing Phone Available for Preorder Starting July 31 - Turing Robotic Industries today said it will begin accepting preorders for the Turing Phone on July 31, which is about three weeks later than originally planned. The company will make 10,000 units available initially. The phone, sold unlocked, will cost $610 for 16 GB, $740 for 64 GB, and $870 for 128 GB. Turing said it will announce three different colors on July 22 and release an SDK for the phone in August. Turing did not say if it plans to stick to the original Aug. 10 shipping date. The Turing phone is molded from Liquidmorphium that the company claims provides greater tensile strength than either titanium or steel. The handset has a fingerprint sensor built into the side edge for security and uses a magnetic charger to negate the need for ports. Turing says the Android-based handset offers completely secure phone calls and messaging. The device features a 5.5-inch full HD display and it is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor with 3 GB of RAM. The main camera has a 13-megapixel sensor and the front camera has an 8-megapixel sensor. The device has a 3,000mAh battery and supports a range of LTE networks around the world.
  • Let's Play - The PainStation - This installation in Germany is just like a normal game of pong, except when you lose points, the game inflicts heat, electricity or a miniature whip on your hand.
  • USA Builds Giant Robot, Challenges Japan To A Giant Robot Battle - Guys, in one year's time, "Gunman" is happening. Or "Pacific Rim." Or "Voltron." Whatever your point of cultural reference, this rules.
  • How To Annoy Your Hot Girlfriend! - I don't see this relationship lasting much longer.
  • How Your Feet Help You Sleep: "The Science of Us" Episode 1 - In the first episode of our animated "Science of Us" explainer series, we take a look at one of the easiest life-hacks you can make to fall asleep - and it involves your feet.
  • Fantastic Four - TV Spot - Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
  • Creed Trailer - From Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema comes award-winning filmmaker Ryan Coogler's Creed. The film explores a new chapter in the Rocky story and stars Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone in his iconic role. The film also reunites Coogler with his Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed.
  • A Trailer For The Upcoming Documentary 'I Am Chris Farley' - It's been almost 20 years since Chris Farley died, and this documentary is bound to make us miss him all over again.
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut Movie Clip - In the theatrical release of "X-Men: Days of Future Past," the future X-Men had to overcome overwhelming odds in order for Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) to send Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) into the past, so that he could warn a young Professor X (James MacAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) about the dire consequences of the Sentinel Program. In the upcoming Rogue Cut of that film, Kitty gets swapped out for Rogue (Anna Paquin) due to as-of-yet unknown circumstances, and the first scene from that extended cut has just been released.
  • Marvel's Ant-Man - Trailer 2 - Marvel's Ant-Man - coming to UK & Ireland cinemas July 17.
  • Hitman: Agent 47 - TV Spot - An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.
  • The Transporter Refueled - Official Trailer  - The producers of Lucy and the Taken trilogy bring you the next adrenaline-fueled installment of The Transporter series, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED, starring newcomer Ed Skrein as Frank Martin, the most highly-skilled transporter money can buy. The stakes are greater and technology better, but the same three simple rules apply: never change the deal, no names and never open the package
  • The First Full Trailer For The New 'Steve Jobs' Movie - Bonus: Seth Rogen makes his debut as Woz.
  • Rihanna - Bitch Better Have My Money Music Video - Can You Spot All The Cult Film References In Rihanna's New Music Video?
  • Tiny Hamster's Tiny BBQ (Ep. 8) - This video is brilliant. Best Hamster BBQ ever! :D
  • Why Movie Special Effects Peaked In The '90s - A lot of people have said that special effects in movies feel hollow compared to the movies from 10 or 20 years ago. Obviously, CGI plays a part, but there's a very specific reason that things aren't working as well.
  • Best Dog Birthday Surprise: DIY Ball Pit for Maymo - This lucky dog got a ball pit for his birthday. Amazing!
  • This Video Shows You What NOT To Do With Fireworks - A big thank you to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for this horrifyingly awesome video demonstrating all the ways you can be maimed or killed by fireworks.
  • How Many iPhones Does It Take To Stop An AK-74 Bullet? - It's funny that the iPhone that actually stopped the bullet wasn't really an iPhone, it was a clone ;)
  • Fireworks filmed with a drone - Set this video to 1080p, hit the full screen button and enjoy!
  • Setting Off Every Firework At Once Is As Fun As You Imagine - Setting Off Every Firework At Once Is As Fun As You Imagine
  • Astronomers Predict Fireworks From Rare Stellar Encounter in 2018 - Astronomers are gearing up for high-energy fireworks coming in early 2018, when a stellar remnant the size of a city meets one of the brightest stars in our galaxy. The cosmic light show will occur when a pulsar discovered by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope swings by its companion star. Scientists plan a global campaign to watch the event from radio wavelengths to the highest-energy gamma rays detectable.
  • LEDs and Lasers in Liquid Nitrogen!! - This experiment works by utilizing liquid nitrogen to cool the semiconductor to -196deg C, robbing it of much of its thermal energy. This causes the "bandgap" energy to increase, thereby increasing the emitted photon energy and decreasing the emission wavelength.
  • Kitty Steals Spotlight - this video has everything ;)
  • When Taunting Goes Wrong - When you taunt your opponent you better be able to back it up!
  • Shanina Shaik Will Blow Your Mind - Here's Aussie hottie Shanina Shaik!
  • Hottest Babes on the Internet #67 - Which one is hottest? ;-)
  • The best pics on the Internet #140 - All pictures are carefully handpicked
 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,04 2015 - all
Weekend game, movie, hardware deals - briefly
(hx) 08:59 PM EDT - Jul,04 2015 - Post a comment
Happy 4th of July! Here's a selection of this weekend's PC / Blue-ray movies, hardware deals!
  • GOG is the place to go for DRM-free gaming, and their latest Weekend Promo sale brings some big releases down to a bargain price point: Capitalism Plus - $1.79, Capitalism 2 - $2.99, Worms United - $1.79, Worms 2 - $1.79, Worms Forts: Under Siege - $1.79, Guilty Gear X2 #Reload - $4.99, Guilty Gear Isuka - $4.99, Superfrog - $1.79, Superfrog HD - $2.99, Speedball 2 HD - $2.99.
  • Mass Effect Trilogy - PC - $19.99 (67% off)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition PC [Online Game Code] - $29.99 (50% off)
  • Fallout 3: Game of The Year Edition (PC) - $12.00 (40% off)
  • Gran Torino (+ BD-Live) [Blu-ray] - $7.67 (49% off)
  • Jurassic Park (Blu-ray with DIGITAL HD) - $8.99 (55% off)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day [Blu-ray] - $8.99 (40% off)
  • Commando [Blu-ray] - $6.89 (50% off)
  • ZAGG Folio Case for iPad Mini & iPad Mini Retina, Hinged with Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard-Black - $49.99 (50% off)
  • Samsung 64GB EVO Class 10 Micro SDXC up to 48MB/s with Adapter - $19.57 (67% off)
  • Belkin 12-Outlet Home/Office Surge Protector with 8 ft. Cord, Telephone and Coaxial Protection - $18.76 (62% off)
Skullgirls devs announce action-RPG Indivisible - briefly
(hx) 05:24 PM EDT - Jul,04 2015 - Post a comment
Lab Zero Games, the developers of Skullgirls, have announced a new game titled Indivisible, which they describe as a game inspired by Metroid and Valkyrie Profile. As indicated by the end of the trailer, Indivisible will be funded via Indiegogo. Platforms have not yet been announced.
Indivisible is a new action/RPG IP, starring Ajna (AHZH-na), a girl who sets out on a globe-spanning journey to discover the truth behind her mysterious powers. On her quest she'll be joined by a variety of unique heroes and gain new abilities to traverse the environments and defeat the enemies they'll encounter along the way.

Indivisible is inspired by classics like Valkyrie Profile and Super Metroid, but with the unique characters and gameplay depth Lab Zero is known for. In addition to a fresh spin on action/RPG gameplay, Indivisible features a deep storyline inspired by southeast Asian and other world mythologies, Lab Zero's trademark feature-quality 2D hand-drawn animation, and a lush soundtrack from legendary Secret of Mana composer Hiroki Kikuta.


Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta Unveiled - briefly
(hx) 02:40 PM EDT - Jul,04 2015 - Post a comment
If you are an avid fan of Microsoft-owned Mojang's "Minecraft", you'll be pleased to hear that the company has announced a new version of the game designed specially for Windows 10 PCs. Aptly named as Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta, this game will make its way to the Windows Store on the 29th of July, the same day Windows 10 launches.
Some highlights of the game include:
- Craft, create, and explore online with up to seven friends playing Windows 10 Edition Beta, through local multiplayer or with your Xbox Live friends online.
- Play online and local multiplayer with other Pocket Edition players thanks to a free update, due to arrive soon after launch.
- Multiple control schemes! Switch between controller, touch, and keyboard controls with little to no effort!
- Record and share gameplay highlights with built-in GameDVR.
- Help shape the future of Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta with our built player feedback mechanisms!
- Chickens, zombies, pigs, boats, armed skeletons, potatoes, zombies, baby squids, enchantment tables, villagers, naked sheep, iron golems, potions, ghasts, pickaxes, carrots, and all the weird and wonderful goodness you've come to expect from Minecraft.
The company also states that if you're one of the 20 million people who already own the PC version of Minecraft, you'll be able to download the game from the Windows 10 store free of cost. Conversely, people who don't own this version will have to pay $10 to access the beta version, the duration of which hasn't been decided yet.
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Mad Max Gameplay: Killing Cars - movie
(hx) 02:36 PM EDT - Jul,04 2015 - Post a comment
A video breaking down the details on car combat in Avalanche's upcoming Mad Max game.

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Trials Fusion - Awesome Level MAX Gameplay trailer - movie
(hx) 09:18 PM EDT - Jul,03 2015 - Post a comment
Ubisoft has released a new gameplay trailer for the upcoming Trials Fusion: Awesome Level MAX DLC, due to launch later this month with a new collection of tracks and other insane content, such as an acrobatic unicorn that you can ride. Featuring 30 new tracks, 10 Supercross tracks, 30 challenges, five new garage items and 130 new Editor objects, the Trials Fusion: Awesome Level MAX DLC will be out on 14th July. It'll also be available as the Trials Fusion: The Awesome MAX Edition, with the base game, all 6 DLC Season Pass packs and the new Awesome Level MAX expansion. Trials Fusion: Awesome Level MAX is just around the corner, and will be available July 14 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

CoD: Advanced Warfare-Supremacy out now on PC - briefly
(hx) 08:41 PM EDT - Jul,03 2015 - Post a comment
Activision and Sledgehammer Games' latest bit of DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has finally gone live for all the other systems that aren't the Xbox One and Xbox 360. If you own a PS3, PS4 or you game on PC, you can grab the Supremacy DLC right now. The content brings four brand new maps to the multiplayer arena, as well as an all new entry in the Exo Zombies saga, that previously starred John Malkovich and now stars Bruce Campbell. The four multiplayer maps includes Parliament, Kremlin, Compound and Skyrise. Most of the maps are quite small and combat, typical of the Call of Duty modus operandi. Kremlin, however, does offer some expansive segments within the map to snipe enemies and lay down the law from a distance.

Batman Console DLC This Month - briefly
(hx) 08:18 PM EDT - Jul,03 2015 - Post a comment
Warner Bros. has announced that the Batgirl: A Matter of Family DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight will be released on July 14th for Xbox One and PS4 season pass holders. The DLC can also be purchased separately for $6.99 on July 21st for Xbox One and PS4. No word on the PC version.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced the first story driven add-on for Batman™: Arkham Knight – Batgirl: A Matter of Family. Set prior to the events of Batman™: Arkham Asylum, Batgirl: A Matter of Family will allow players to take on the role of Batgirl for the first time in the Batman: Arkham franchise. This exciting story add-on features an all-new location with multiple missions, side quests and secrets; a new hacking feature to progress through the world and solve puzzles; and Dual Play functionality with Robin for dynamic take-down maneuvers. Batgirl: A Matter of Family will be available July 14 for fans who have purchased the Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass and are connected to the Internet, or it can be purchased separately on July 21 for $6.99 MSRP on the PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE online entertainment network from Microsoft.

The Batgirl: A Matter of Family add-on content was developed by WB Games Montréal and was created using the Batman: Arkham Knight engine built by Rocksteady Studios. The remaining Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass add-on content is under development by Rocksteady Studios.

The Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass includes an exclusive Flashpoint Batman Skin, which is available now, and delivers regular new content for six months featuring new story missions, more Super-Villains invading Gotham City, new legendary Batmobiles, advanced challenge maps, alternative character skins, and new drivable race tracks.
Tales of Symphonia for PC Announced - briefly
(hx) 07:50 PM EDT - Jul,03 2015 - Post a comment
Bandai Namco announced in June that Tales of Zestiria will launch on Steam on October 20, which was happy news indeed for fans of the long-running "Tales Of" franchise. And now there's even more good news: An HD remake of Tales of Symphonia will join it in 2016.
Leading electronic entertainment developer and publisher BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announced TALES OF SYMPHONIA for PC via STEAM for the Americas in order to better serve fans in the West who have adopted the PC as their preferred gaming platform.

Follow Lloyd Irving as he embarks on a grand adventure with his friends to restore mana back to the world of Sylvarant, a source of energy necessary for the survival of their world. Along the way they learn of the parallel world of Tethe’alla, whose survival rests on the same source of mana Sylvarant needs to sustain life. How will Lloyd and his friends find a way to ensure the survival of both worlds? TALES OF SYMPHONIA takes the signature real-time battle system of the TALES OF role-playing games, allowing for direct control of the character through fast-paced tactical battles.

As a special bonus, fans who pre-order the STEAM version of TALES OF ZESTIRIA will have a chance to receive a free copy of TALES OF SYMPHONIA. Multiple pre-order rewards will unlock for everyone who pre-orders the title once certain pre-order milestones are reached. Every fan who pre-orders TALES OF ZESTIRIA will receive the game, classic TALES OF Mystic Artes and weapon attachment sets. The first tier of bonus pre-order content will include four classic TALES OF male costumes, the second tier includes four classic TALES OF female costumes, and the final tier is a free STEAM copy of TALES OF SYMPHONIA.
Star Wars: Battlefront 4K Shots - media
(hx) 07:19 AM EDT - Jul,03 2015 - Post a comment
AllGamesBeta has released a set of 4K screenshots from Star Wars: Battlefront Tatooine Survival Mission. These images were captured at Ultra settings, showing what the game actually looks like in its current full glory.
Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster Demo Playthrough - preview
(hx) 07:13 AM EDT - Jul,03 2015 - Post a comment
Capcom showcased Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster at this year's E3 event, and today the Japanese company shared its demo playthrough:

Elite: Dangerous Patch Downgrades Graphics on PC - media
(hx) 07:11 AM EDT - Jul,03 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
The latest patch for Elite Dangerous has downgraded the graphics for the PC version. No official statement has been released from Frontier Developments as of this post.
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