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 Gameguru Mania News - Sep,17 2014 - all 
Final Fantasy XIV Eorzea Cafe in Tokyo - briefly
(hx) 03:35 PM EDT - Sep,17 2014 - Post a comment
Here's some footage of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's Eorzea Cafe in Tokyo. It includes a comment by Game Director Naoki Yoshida on the cafe itself and the price of personal housing in the game.

Quake Live Comes On Steam As A Free-To-Play - briefly
(hx) 01:47 PM EDT - Sep,17 2014 - Post a comment / read (4)
Bethesda has announced that Quake Live is coming tomorrow on Valve's digital distribution service as a free-to-play title.

Battleborn - First Gameplay Footage Revealed - briefly
(hx) 01:43 PM EDT - Sep,17 2014 - Post a comment
The first gameplay footage from Gearbox's upcoming shooter, Battleborn.

Alien: Isolation - Survivor Mode Officially Announced - movie
(hx) 01:42 PM EDT - Sep,17 2014 - Post a comment
EGA and Twentieth Century Fox today officially announced Alien: Isolation's Survivor Mode, and a supporting series of five challenging and terrifying Survivor Mode add-on packs available to purchase from October 28th, either individually or collectively through the Alien: Isolation Season Pass. Alien: Isolation will be available from October 7th on the PC.

Legend of Grimrock 2 To Be Released On Oct 15th - briefly
(hx) 01:41 PM EDT - Sep,17 2014 - Post a comment
Almost Human announced today that their dungeon crawling role playing game Legend of Grimrock 2 will be released for PC on 15th of October. In addition, pre-orders are now available directly on Almost Human's website for a special 15% discount off the regular price of $23.99, which grants access to both a Steam key as well as a standalone installer when the game is released.

World of Warships Developer Diaries # 2 - preview
(hx) 01:34 PM EDT - Sep,17 2014 - Post a comment / read (1)
In the second episode of "World of Warships: Developer Diaries". What are the roles of cruisers, destroyers and battleships? How do the different warship types interact with each other? Let's find out!

The Evil Within - TGS 2014 Gameplay Trailer - movie
(hx) 01:30 PM EDT - Sep,17 2014 - Post a comment
Bethesda has released the TGS 2014 trailer for its upcoming horror game, The Evil Within. Do note that while this is a gameplay trailer, it may contain spoilers so watch it at your own risk. The Evil Within releases on October 14th and is being developed by the man behind Resident Evil, Shinji Mikami.

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 / read (3)
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
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