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 Gameguru Mania News - Oct,15 2014 - all 
Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne Released - briefly
(hx) 04:06 AM EDT - Oct,15 2014 - Post a comment
Paradox Interactive has announced that Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne is now available. The game is currently at 75% off on most digital outlets.

 Gameguru Mania News - Oct,14 2014 - all
RomoCart transforms your living room into Racetrack - briefly
(hx) 05:30 PM EDT - Oct,14 2014 - Post a comment
RomoCart is a new racing game created by Ken Kawamoto and Tomoaki Akitomi which can turn your living room into a racing track! The technology used is very simple. Xtion motion sensing camera and a video projector hangs from the ceiling; both are pointed down at the floor. The camera and the video recorder make a racing track by scanning the room, and taking into consideration the layout of the room and the position of the objects placed on the floor. A race course is projected so as to avoid any hindrance by objects on the floor. Not only you can play racing, but you can also fire missiles at each other, you can also add your own objects like a teddy bear can be used as a rotating gun turret. Oh! What a fun game, really! One drawback is the speed is very slow, but it has all the attributes of a Nintendo; a race track, cars, and weapons. Just the idea of having a game like this in your living room gives an adrenaline rush.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel - Launch Trailer - movie
(hx) 01:54 PM EDT - Oct,14 2014 - Post a comment / read (1)
2K Games and Gearbox have released the launch trailer for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is currently available on Steam and supports GPU-accelerated PhysX effects.

Skywind - Morrowind Mod For Skyrim Trailer - movie
(hx) 01:53 PM EDT - Oct,14 2014 - Post a comment
The team behind Skywind - a mod that aims to bring Morrowind to Skyrim's engine - has released a new trailer for it. This trailer gives us a short preview of the very early stages of the West Gash region for Skywind.

The Evil Within Launch Trailer - movie
(hx) 01:49 PM EDT - Oct,14 2014 - Post a comment
The Evil Within is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC, and with it, Bethesda Softworks has released the launch trailer.

Dragons Age: Inquisition PC Gameplay - preview
(hx) 02:01 AM EDT - Oct,14 2014 - Post a comment
Here's some footage from the PC version of Dragon Age: Inquisition. Do note that there are some minor spoilers here, so watch the video at your own risk.

 Gameguru Mania News - Oct,13 2014 - all
Star Citizen Persistent Universe / Planetside Demo - preview
(hx) 03:16 PM EDT - Oct,13 2014 - Post a comment / read (4)
Those of you looking forward to Star Citizen will want to check out this video featuring over ten minutes of gameplay.

Hellblade - Developer Diary: Creating the World - preview
(hx) 02:32 PM EDT - Oct,13 2014 - Post a comment
Ninja Theory has released a developer diary for latest project Hellblade, and in this video the company shows how they're building the game world and the inspirations behind it. The game itself is set in a realm of Viking mythology called Helheim, which is self is set in a location known as The Land Of Mist & Fog. Hellblade is currently in development for PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One.

Assassin's Creed Rogue - Story Trailer - movie
(hx) 02:25 PM EDT - Oct,13 2014 - Post a comment
Discover how Shay became a Templar and decided to turn his blade against his former brothers in Assassin's Creed Rogue Story Trailer. Follow his path and Question the Creed. Available November 14, exclusively on Xbox 360 and PS3.

The game will eventually make its way to the PC. It won't arrive until 2015, however.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - EGX 2014 Dev. Session - preview
(hx) 02:24 PM EDT - Oct,13 2014 - Post a comment
Using the latest video and gameplay stills, CD Projekt's Damien Monnier presents the various mechanics which combine to create the living and breathing world of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Alien Isolation on Oculus Rift DK2 - briefly
(hx) 06:16 AM EDT - Oct,13 2014 - Post a comment / read (1)
Back in June at the 2014 E3, Alien Isolation was demonstrated on the Oculus Rift DK2 to gamers and journalists alike, who were all blown away by its horror, graphics and atmosphere. It almost seemed certain that the game would be playable on the headset on release; but alas, SEGA chose not to support the Rift. That wasn't the end of the story, however. It was clear that support for the Oculus Rift DK2 was added during its development, so immediately after the games release on September 7th, the folks at /r/Oculus began to dig through its code to see if any traces of Rift support were still remaining; and as it turns out: yes there was!

Star Wars: Battle Pod Arcade Game Revealed - console
(hx) 06:06 AM EDT - Oct,13 2014 - Post a comment / read (2)
Virtual reality could be the future of the arcade experience, but if Bandai Namco has its way, it won't involve helmets or goggles. The company's new Star Wars Battle Pod arcade game, announced today, is a giant booth that lets you sit in the cockpit of an X-Wing, snowspeeder, speeder bike, or the Millennium Falcon and fly through Star Wars's most famous battles. Star Wars Battle Pod is essentially a very dramatically upgraded version of the original and beloved Star Wars arcade game, which itself was a sit-down cabinet that asked you to pilot an X-Wing and destroy the Death Star. Star Wars Battle Pods will be released across the United States in January, but fans who would like to try it before then can play it at Dave & Busters in New York's Times Square, where it will be located through November.

 Gameguru Mania News - Oct,12 2014 - all
Steam's Weekly Top Sellers - briefly
(hx) 03:13 PM EDT - Oct,12 2014 - Post a comment
Here are the ten top selling titles on Steam for the week as reported by Valve:
1. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
2. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
3. Alien: Isolation
4. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
5. Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth
6. Life is Feudal
7. DayZ
8. Styx: Master of Shadows
9. Kerbal Space Program
10. NBA 2K15
Dragon Age: Inquisition - Made for PC Gamers Video - movie
(hx) 03:11 PM EDT - Oct,12 2014 - Post a comment
The PC version of Inquisition gives you complete control over the look and feel of the game - a true testament to BioWare's love for PC gaming. In fact, the developers are so passionate about it that they agreed to let us come up to their studio and talk to them about their legacy, heritage and commitment to making sure the PC version is one that'll make you weak in the knees.

Enhancing Resident Evil - Producer Walkthrough - preview
(hx) 03:10 PM EDT - Oct,12 2014 - Post a comment
Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, producer of the upcoming version of Resident Evil, explains a few ways in which he and the team are enhancing the 2002 "REmake" for 2015. Resident Evil arrives early next year for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and PC.

 Gameguru Mania News - Oct,11 2014 - all
Weekend game, movie, hardware deals - briefly
(hx) 05:07 PM EDT - Oct,11 2014 - Post a comment
Here's a selection of this weekend's PC / Blue-ray movies, hardware deals:
TechNews - Holograms & 3D Porn: Expert Predictions - tech
(hx) 04:15 PM EDT - Oct,11 2014 - Post a comment / read (18)
  • Holograms and 3D porn: Expert predictions for a gigabit Internet - "Vivid" telepresence - holograms, immersive gaming, new collaboration services and even 3D pornography - could be the next big thing as gigabit-per-second broadband service spreads across the U.S. Enhanced telepresence and detailed virtual worlds were two of the main themes that emerged when the Pew Research Center asked more than 1,400 Internet experts and prognosticators about the possible benefits of a widely available gigabit Internet. Survey results were released Thursday. The most common theme in the nonscientific survey is that "this level of bandwidth and connectivity will change basic human interactions," said Lee Rainie, Pew's director of Internet, science and technology research. "It'll change the idea of being together, what community can be."
  • Windows 10's very different way of updating - It looks like Microsoft's next OS will bring with it a different way of updating as well. What do you think of the change?
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview Using Real-Time Keylogger? - If you have installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview, you also gave permission to Microsoft to collect data of your usage and report that back to Microsoft as feedback to improve the product. Closer examination of the code shows that you could be sending data in real time as you type.
  • Windows 10: 'Aero Glass' theme coming soon via simple mod - If you are still using Windows 7, there is a good chance that you are using 'Aero Glass'. The theme has been widely popular among enthusiasts over the years, and if you are running Windows 10, you will soon have the option to turn this theme back on. The chaps over at Glass8.eu are working diligently to release the tools needed to enable the theme. While their website makes it seem like the release of the files needed to enable the theme are not going to be available anytime soon, a post by the creator on MDL states that because there are "no large changes in Win10's DWM, you can expect Aero Glass for Win10 earlier than" previously expected. Like many modifications to Windows, you will need the UXStyle Themepatch to enable the feature but seeing that files have not been released yet, there is not much you can do at this time. Once the theme is available, we will write up a tutorial about how to enable 'Aero Glass' on Windows 10. And when the theme is ready for everyone to use, it will be "100% same as in Win7", according to those who are making it.
  • Adobe Illustrator on the Surface Pro 3 redefines content creation - Adobe showed off what is possible when you combine the Surface with Adobe's latest CC experience with Illustrator. While we could explain it all here, the video above shows what happens when you put down the mouse and utilize other styles of input. The video is quite impressive in showing how the Pro 3 is truly a digital canvas and not simply a screen that uses a pen for input. With the ability to smudge lines with your finger and even flick paint onto a canvas from a Windows Phone, this is cross-device collaboration at its best.
  • Firefox is planning a 64-bit browser - Firefox is today available only in a 32-bit version. With both Chrome and Internet Explorer offering 64-bit versions, Mozilla seems to have fallen behind in the browser race. Until now, that is. The company has just announced on MozillaWiki, that they are planning to release a 64-bit version next year for Windows. This is apparently after several years of experimenting with 64-bit software. The Mozilla blog also states that they are implementing a 64-bit version, partially in case Microsoft decides to retire 32-bit in the release of Windows 10. Another focus is to stay relevant in the browser based gaming industry.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Bend Test - You might have heard about the bending problem with the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Samsung also knows about it. And the South Korean company appears to be wasting no time to show off that their own big device, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, is non-bendable
  • Sprint Ups Business Shared Data Plans to 800GB - Sprint has again doubled the size of shared data plans it offers to business customers. Early this week, Sprint increased its Business Share Plan data allotments by a factor of two. Now, it has doubled them again. Businesses can put up to 50 lines on plans with 240GB, 320GB, or 400GB for $400, $540, and $675, respectively. Businesses can put up to 100 lines on shared data plans with 600GB or 800GB for $1,010 and $1,350, respectively. The doubled Business Share Plans are available through October 31.
  • Boost Mobile to Begin iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Sales Oct. 17 - Boost Mobile today said it will offer the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus beginning October 17. Boost is charging, in general, about $100 less than Apple is for the iPhones. Boost is selling the iPhone 6 for $550, $650, and $750 for the 16-, 64-, and 128-GB models, respectively, and the 6 Plus for $650, $750, and $850 for the 16-, 64-, and 128-GB models, respectively. Boost is a prepaid carrier operated by Sprint. It doesn't require contracts.
  • Nokia HERE Maps Now Available to Samsung Galaxy Phones - Nokia recently announced that its HERE Maps product is now available to Samsung's Galaxy smartphones. HERE Maps allows users to download entire countries or regions, which makes the maps available even when the device is offline. Downloaded maps perform faster when panning and zooming since new segments don't need to be loaded from an internet connection. HERE Maps for Galaxy devices include free, voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions. Users can plan routes via car, public transport, or foot. Live traffic updates and real-time transit schedules require a data connection. Nokia says maps are available for about 200 countries with turn-by-turn directions available in about 100. Transit maps are available in 750 metro areas across 40 different countries, with more being added all the time. HERE Maps can be found in the Samsung Galaxy Apps Store directly on handsets and is being offered first in beta form. It requires 1GB of RAM and Android 4.1 and up.
  • Virgin Mobile Adjusts Pricing, Intros $20 No-Data Option - Virgin Mobile USA today made some changes to its service plans. To start, the company added a new, low-cost plan for $20 per month. It includes 300 voice minutes, unlimited messaging, but no data. The $35 plan now gives customers a choice. They can opt for unlimited voice minutes with 250MB of high-speed data, or 300 voice minutes and up to 2.5GB of 3G/4G data access (speeds throttled once allotment reached). Both $35 options include unlimited messaging. Virgin also offers a $45 plan, which includes unlimited minutes/messages and up to 1GB of data, and a $55 plan, which includes unlimited minutes/messages and up to 3GB of high-speed data. The new plans are available beginning today and can be paired with most devices sold by Virgin. Customers may also choose to pay another $5 per month for unlimited voice minutes to Canada and Mexico, or another $10 per month for 1,000 minutes to more than 200 countries.
  • Gmail for iOS Updated with Support for iPhone 6 / 6 Plus - Google has updated its Gmail application for Apple's iOS devices. The new version supports the screen sizes and resolutions of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Gmail is free to download from the iTunes App Store.
  • USB Attacks with Mobile Devices Using Kali NetHunter - The Offensive Security folks are at it again. The builders of the popular pentesting distribution Kali Linux have launched a new tool called Kali NetHunter for Android devices. The tool is a mobile distribution designed to compromise systems via USB when installed and run on an Android phone. The tool can masquerade as a keyboard via HID style attacks, issue commands to open an admin shell amongst other attacks, including BadUSB man-in-the-middle style attacks.
  • JP Morgan sees 76 million customer accounts hacked - JP Morgan has revealed it suffered a massive cyber attack on 76 million private and seven million business customers in the US. The raid gathered account holders names and addresses but the bank said it did not involve critical information such as account and social security numbers. The bank said that "customers [whose accounts had been hacked] are not liable for unauthorized transactions on their account that they promptly alert the firm to". JP Morgan says it is unlikely customers will need to take any action, such as changing their passwords or account information.
  • The Truth about Youtube Brand Deals - With the recent big blow up about paid promo and brand deals on youtube, I decided to make this video for you guys to help inform you about these types of buys and why its happening, and most importantly, how to differentiate these types of videos.
  • Windows 95 Runs on Android Wear Device - Corbin Davenport took his Samsung Smartwatch and installed Windows 95 on it, posting a video of the results. Useful? Not really. Impressive? Very :-)
  • Tesla Unveils Dual Motor and Autopilot - Tesla CEO Elon Musk reveals Dual Motor All Wheel Drive Model S and Autopilot.
  • Riding In The World's First 3D Printed Car - First guns, then houses, now cars. Let's just start 3D printing another planet while we're at it!
  • The Self-Balancing Unicycle Exists Now - SBU unveiled a self-balancing unicycle, so we took the segway-like uni out for a spin in Central Park
  • Official Fiat 500X teaser - blue pill - The Fiat 500X is bigger, more powerful and ready for action. In this official Fiat 500X commercial everyone who comes into contact with the 500x gets a little excited and you will too.
  • Peregrine Falcon vs Skydiver (video) - Forget the Cheetah, which can only manage to hit speeds of up to 120 km/h. Of course, that is fast. But the big cat can never reach the speeds with which the fastest animal in the world travels. We are talking about the peregrine falcon that is known to fly with speeds of up to 389 km/h. Can't imagine how fast that is? You just have to think about the fastest car in the world, which traveled at 435.5 km/h in a NASA facility back in February
  • Scientists ready to test lab-grown penises on men - Penises grown in laboratories could soon be tested on men by scientists developing technology to help people with congenital abnormalities, or who have undergone surgery for aggressive cancer or suffered traumatic injury. Researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, are assessing engineered penises for safety, function and durability. They hope to receive approval from the US Food and Drug Administration and to move to human testing within five years.  The penises would be grown using a patient's own cells to avoid the high risk of immunological rejection after organ transplantation from another individual.
  • How the Clean Air Act unintentionally led to a butterfly massacre - Well, nobody cares about butterflies.
  • The Worst Board Games Ever Created - There might be a winner in every game, but every game sure isn't a winner. Sorry "Vanilla Ice Electronic Rap Game," you just weren't to be.
  • Guy Torments Girlfriend With 'Lord Of The Rings' Quotes - I don't even want to know what he's going to say about the engagement ring.
  • 'South Park' Has Figured Out The Secret To Lorde's Music - It turns out Randy Marsh has been Lorde this whole time.
  • Twin Peaks Returns for 9 Showtime Episodes in 2016 - "Twin Peaks" is back! After rumors and teasing, Showtime announced that the cult classic will return in 2016. The network released a cryptic "special 'TWIN PEAKS' announcement" on YouTube to confirm that the show will return with nine new episodes in 2016, which will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the show's two-year-run on ABC. Variety reports that co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost are working on the scripts, which will be set in present day but continue with the original plot.
  • The Fine Bros Spoil Four Seasons Of 'The Walking Dead' - Seriously, who keeps spreading rumors about "safe havens"? Absolutely none of them have been safe, as we know, because everyone in this show dies.
  • Tomorrowland - US Teaser Trailer - Disney's Tomorrowland comes to theaters May 22, 2015!
  • The Empire Strikes Back Uncut: Full Movie (Official) - Watch the full version of The Empire Strikes Back Uncut, a fan-made, shot-for-shot remake of the Star Wars classic!
  • American Sniper - Trailer - Official UK Warner Bros. - A new trailer for the war drama "American Sniper," starring Bradley Cooper and directed by Clint Eastwood, is sure to get your pulse racing as the pair once again step into the pre-Oscars spotlight.
  • Wolves Official Trailer #2 (2014) - Jason Momoa, Lucas Till Movie - The coming-of-age story of Cayden Richards. Forced to hit the road after the murder of his parents, Cayden wanders, lost, without purpose... Until he meets a certifiable lunatic named Wild Joe, who sets him on a path to the ominous town of Lupine Ridge, to hunt down the truths of his history. But in the end, who's really hunting whom?
  • This Woman Made A Groot Sculpture Using A Chainsaw - Griffon Ramsey makes art using wood and a chainsaw. The best thing about Groot is that he's already made out of wood.
  • Soldier Completely Unfazed By Rocket Attack - Givini (the soldier being interviewed) leads a Pro-Russian rebel unit currently trying to retake Donestk Airport from the Ukrainian Army. You know things are bad when a building exploding right next to you becomes normal.
  • What It's Like To Film A Hollywood Sex Scene - Giving someone notes on their acting is weird enough. Giving someone notes on how to pretend to be having intercourse is downright hilarious.
  • An Infinitely More Badass Way To Cross A Bridge  - This isn't Mario Kart. You can't just ride on top of the rails like it's Mushroom Bridge. But this stuntman doesn't seem to care.
  • Jules Bianchi Crash Moment - REAL VIDEO - FAN CAM - Jules Bianchi Crash Moment - REAL VIDEO - GP Suzuka Japan 2014
  • Train Smashes Through 18-Wheeler Truck Stuck On Tracks - On October 5th, a freight train crashed into an 18-wheeler truck trapped on the rails in Mer Rouge, Louisiana, causing a devastating derailment and prompting evacuation of fifty homes in the vicinity over fears of a gas leak - and the whole thing was caught on camera.
  • The Best Four Minutes Of Warplane Footage You'll Ever Watch - I wonder what the total number of people who can say they have flown a stealth bomber?
  • Biggest Attempted Front Flip In Mountain Bike History - Tom Van Steenbergen attempted to do a front flip over a 72-foot gap at Red Bull Rampage. He failed.
  • A $220 Seven-Course Tasting Menu Is Utterly Delightful - As part of their Food issue, the New York Times Magazine sent six second graders from Brooklyn's PS 295 to dinner at Daniel, one of New York's fanciest restaurants. Each kid was served a seven-course tasting menu that goes for $220 a person.
  • Copy of wild kangaroo street fight Aussie style - Only seen in Australia - kangaroos fighting on a neighborhood street.
  • 24 EASY Hi-Tech Halloween Costumes for 2014 - Here are 24 easy costume ideas that will make you the most awesome person at your Halloween Party this year!
  • How To Turn A Pumpkin Into A Beer Keg - Show your friends and family just how badly you want to get drunk this Halloween by trying to turn everything into a means for drinking.
  • None Of These Photos Have Been Photoshopped! - check it out
  • The best pics on the Internet #99 - All pictures are carefully handpicked!
  • Melissa Rummells Bikini Pictures - Non-existent mysterious bottled water company has introduced a solid dose of bikini hotness to the shores of Malibu, including today's entry, Melissa Rummells, who is posing, preening, and purposefully teasing you with her sweet bikini body for the purposes of getting you all hot and bothered and in need of expensive bottled water. Fair enough.
  • Hottest Babes on the Internet #49 - Which one is hottest? ;-)
Star Citizen Will Support AMD's TressFX Tech - briefly
(hx) 05:28 AM EDT - Oct,11 2014 - Post a comment / read (3)
AMD reconfirmed today that Star Citizen will support its TressFX tech. In addition, a new commercial video has been released that can be viewed below:

Assassin's Creed Unity SP Gameplay in 1080p - preview
(hx) 05:22 AM EDT - Oct,11 2014 - Post a comment
In this video we have some brand new Assassin's Creed Unity Single Player Story gameplay captured from the Xbox One version of the game.

 Gameguru Mania News - Oct,10 2014 - all
Firefly Online - 3D Environment Engine Video - briefly
(hx) 07:09 PM EDT - Oct,10 2014 - Post a comment / read (1)
What you're seeing in this video is *not* a cinematic. It is a live recording of the Firefly Online 3D Environment Engine at work, which creates the encounter maps for the game. This brief "walkthrough" of a procedurally-generated derelict ship should give a sense for the level of detail FFO will offer in both encounter maps and player avatars. The game will have many kinds of encounters for players to enjoy, from desert wildernesses to floating cities to giant automated ships you can freely explore. When it comes to derelicts, you never know what might have gotten to that tasty bit of salvage before you, and what might still be there, waiting for you to drop by. It would be a mistake to assume Firefly Online is only horses, spaceships and sidearms. There are things out there in the Black that you should sincerely hope you never run into.

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