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 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,17 2014 - all 
The Walking Dead - S2E4 Releases Next Week - briefly
(hx) 04:39 PM EDT - Jul,17 2014 - Post a comment
Telltale Games today shared the official trailer of the fourth episode of The Walking Dead's second season, and announced its release date. As the team noted, The Walking Dead: Season Two - Episode 4 "Amid the Ruins" will be available on July 22nd for PC/Mac via Steam, the Telltale Online Store and other digital distribution services.

Microsoft closes Xbox television studio - console
(hx) 04:34 PM EDT - Jul,17 2014 - Post a comment / read (2)
Microsoft is closing down its Xbox Entertainment Studios as part of a company-wide restructure. The company eliminated 18,000 jobs, with 200 coming from the Xbox Entertainment division. The group planned a number of original Xbox-exclusive TV programs, including a Halo series executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The Halo series is expected to continue, but the fate of projects like Deadlands and Humans is uncertain. With its Entertainment Studios shut down, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, "Microsoft will continue to vigorously innovate and delight gamers with Xbox."
New Doom To Be Unveiled Tonight At 7PM EST - briefly
(hx) 04:28 PM EDT - Jul,17 2014 - Post a comment / read (1)
The moment most old-school FPS fans have been waiting for is almost upon us. Bethesda has confirmed that the new Doom game that is being developed by id Software and that is - most probably - powered by id Tech 5 will be unveiled tonight at 7PM EST.

Sacred 3 Fighter Trailer - movie
(hx) 04:24 PM EDT - Jul,17 2014 - Post a comment
The latest trailer for Sacred 3 shows that while teamwork is important in the upcoming action RPG, so is competition. Players will be able to fight alongside each other in co-op gameplay, but at the same time compete to prove who is Ancaria's greatest champion. Watch the trailer below. View four new screenshots at the gallery. The game is due out for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on August 5 in North America and August 1 in Europe.

 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,16 2014 - all
NHL 15 - True Hockey Physics Trailer - movie
(hx) 07:20 PM EDT - Jul,16 2014 - Post a comment
12 Player NHL Collision Physics and Real Puck Physics capture the hard hitting chaos and unpredictability of hockey.

Rainbow Six Siege - E3 Awards Trailer - movie
(hx) 01:49 PM EDT - Jul,16 2014 - Post a comment
Ubisoft has released a new trailer for the next installment in the Rainbow Six series, Rainbow Six Siege. This new trailer features scenes from the E3 demo that was shown earlier last month, so no; it does not feature anything new. Still, this trailer packs direct feed footage so some of you may be interested in it.

Hazard Ops Announced - briefly
(hx) 01:42 PM EDT - Jul,16 2014 - Post a comment / read (1)
Infernum today announced that Hazard Ops, a third-person action shooter developed by Yingpei Games (previously Epic Games China), will arrive in Europe in Q3 2014. The game is planned to be available initially in English, German, and French language versions. Hazard Ops will be operated in North America by En Masse Entertainment under the name Zombies Monsters Robots.

Note: You can you open beta here.
World of Speed Gameplay Trailer - movie
(hx) 12:02 PM EDT - Jul,16 2014 - Post a comment and Slightly Mad Studios have released a brand new gameplay trailer for World of Speed. The short video features the Mazda RX-7 and Mercedes Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution battling it out on a couple different tracks and in some particularly nasty weather conditions.

The Last of Us Remastered TV Spot - movie
(hx) 11:57 AM EDT - Jul,16 2014 - Post a comment
Sony has released a TV commercial for The Last of Us Remastered in the Nordic countries and you can watch it below. The ad notes that The Last of Us won a huge number of awards when it was initially released on PlayStation 3 last year and says that the "game of the generation" has been remade for PS4.

Madden NFL 15 - Tackling Mechanics Video - movie
(hx) 11:54 AM EDT - Jul,16 2014 - Post a comment
EA Sports has released another video focusing on one of the new elements being introduced in Madden NFL 15. Tackling has received a lot of attention, going as far as to even add a "Tackle Cone" in order to help those who have struggled with it in the past.

Destiny Beta Overview Trailer - preview
(hx) 03:44 AM EDT - Jul,16 2014 - Post a comment
The beta kicks off on July 17 on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. It will begin on July 23 on the Xbox One and Xbox 360. The beta ends for everyone on July 27. Here's a short overview video of what you can expect from the beta:

Divinity: Original Sin Patch Adds AI Personalities - patch
(hx) 03:41 AM EDT - Jul,16 2014 - Post a comment / read (7)
Larian Studios has released the first patch for its hardcore RPG, Divinity: Original Sin. This first patch fixes a zillion of issues that were reported by its fans, and adds a new feature called AI Personalities. Thanks to the patch, you can now select an AI personality at character creation, and your companion will make dialogue choices based on that foundation. So you'll still be able to have arguments with your chum, but their position will make sense rather than being selected at random every single time.

There's a vast changelog to browse through for those interested, as this patch adds a lot more than AI personalities. Perhaps of greatest note is a new sort by type inventory system. Inventory management was a bit of a mess before, only offering tabs that showed a few different types of item that were completely separate. So, if you wanted to look at your arms and armour, you wouldn’t be able to see the rest of your inventory, and you’d need to switch back. Now they can be sorted by type all in the same inventory screen.
 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,15 2014 - all
Project CARS Vs Real Life Video - movie
(hx) 07:04 PM EDT - Jul,15 2014 - Post a comment
Project CARS looks wonderful and is currently planned for a November 2014 release.

Gigantic Announced - briefly
(hx) 06:57 PM EDT - Jul,15 2014 - Post a comment / read (1)
Today independent online game studio, Motiga, announced Gigantic, a free-to-play PC action game where heroes battle alongside a massive guardian in a fight for supremacy. The genre-bending online game, which will be released in 2015 on PC, brings a combination of teamwork, action and strategy to a vibrant fantasy world. In Gigantic, five players charge across a fantasy battleground alongside their guardian, a five-story-tall monster they've sworn to protect. Players start by choosing from a roster of unique heroes that fits their gameplay style, then aim, dodge and leap across the map until they defeat the enemy guardian. Every battle in Gigantic lets players earn rewards, unlock new heroes and fine-tune the gameplay to fit their style.

Sniper Elite III DLC available now - briefly
(hx) 04:32 PM EDT - Jul,15 2014 - Post a comment
The Hunt the Grey Wolf pack dares to ask the question: did Hitler really die in Berlin? You'll be able to infiltrate a German stronghold, taking out enemies from a distance and getting your chance to take out the infamous leader. Yes, again. (You were able to before in Sniper Elite V2.) With seven different ways to kill him, there's plenty of replay value involved. In addition, the Hunter Weapons Pack, Camouflage Weapons Pack and Allied Outfits Pack are also available, providing your lead character with new weaponry, including an SVT40 rifle, a Trenchgun shotgun and a high standard HDM silenced pistol, among others. The packs are available for $2.99 each, and you can get the Hunt the Grey Wolf DLC for $7.99. Happy Hitler hunting!

Battlefield 4 - Dragon's Teeth DLC Trailer - movie
(hx) 06:42 AM EDT - Jul,15 2014 - Post a comment / read (1)
Electronic Arts and DICE have released the official trailer for the latest DLC of Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4 Dragon's Teeth is an infantry focused expansion pack with urban all-out war in dense Asian Pacific cities. This DLC will be available on July 15th for Battlefield 4 Premium members and July 29th for all.

 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,14 2014 - all
Mortal Kombat X - Raiden Revealed - briefly
(hx) 08:27 PM EDT - Jul,14 2014 - Post a comment
Mortal Kombat X will be available sometime next year for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

£45 for a CPU that clocks up to 4.5GHz - tech
(hx) 07:20 PM EDT - Jul,14 2014 - Post a comment
The chaps over at DigitalFoundry have decided to experiment with a new budget CPU in order to find out whether it would be able to deliver a 'console' experience. And to everyone's surprise, a system with a £45 CPU coupled and a £110 GPU is able to pull almost constant 30fps at 1080p and with High settings!
We're not the first to test the G3258 - far from it. We've heard stories of relatively disappointing 4.2GHz overclocks, all the way up to an incredible 4.9GHz. Our chip fell some way between the two at 4.5GHz, and required a slightly worrying 1.35v to get there while remaining stable. Any attempts to move beyond that, even to 4.6GHz, proved a complete waste of time. Overall though, a 'free' boost of 40 per cent in raw clock-speed is not to be sniffed at. We used a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo cooler during our testing, but subsequently found that even the stock heat sink and fan was able to manage the same overclock, though temperatures were rather toasty there at 80 degrees Celsius. However, remember that mileage may vary depending on the chip - something you have no control over when you make your purchase. That's important, bearing in mind that this is a budget processor. A £45 CPU is cheap, but another £20-£30 on a cooler brings you uncomfortably close to Core i3 and AMD FX-6300 territory.

The end results in terms of the raw metrics are expected - the raw clock-speed means you get stunning performance in single-threaded applications, especially with the 4.5GHz overclock in place, but up against the quads, the Pentium is completely annihilated. However, even with that in mind, the G3258 still works out pretty nicely in terms of price vs performance. The i7 sets you back around five times the cost and offers approximately three times the performance. Outside of power-intensive applications, the reality is that most processors spend most of the time in idling or low-power states - in those scenarios, any Haswell CPU offers the same baseline performance as any other.

The question is to what extent the Pentium's power deficit impacts gameplay. In our Digital Foundry PC build, we chose the FX-6300 for two reasons: firstly, modern processors offer an embarrassment of power for gaming applications - do you really need a CPU that can run a game at 200fps when your display only updates 60 times per second? And secondly, the AMD chip's core count mirrors console development. Our bet is still on AMD eventually winning out in the budget CPU market for these reasons, but it's clear that the G3258 is an immensely intriguing proposition. Intel rules with an iron fist in single-thread performance, and the new Pentium offers two cores and the ability to blast beyond beyond the base clocks of all of Intel's enthusiast processors - even the Devil's Canyon i7 4970K.
Assassin's Creed: Unity Trailer - movie
(hx) 06:57 PM EDT - Jul,14 2014 - Post a comment
Assassin's Creed: Unity is planned for an October 28th release on PC, Xbox One and PS4.

The Sopranos Intro Done In GTA V - briefly
(hx) 06:12 PM EDT - Jul,14 2014 - Post a comment
This is pretty damn good!