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Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Collector’s Edition Revealed
Jul 22, 2014 - 6:07 PM - by Evil Avatar

Sony has announced a PlayStation 4 Collector's Edition of Disney Infinity 2.0 that will include all of the figures (including the timed-exclusive Hulk figure) and a custom stand for all the Avengers. This edition can also come bundled with a PlayStation 3.

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After some laughter and back-and-forth, we had come to a consensus on our execution: We would create some sort of cool carrying case that would include all components of our Starter Pack (which focuses on the Avengers), all of the additional Avengers characters that would be available at launch (including Captain America and Hawkeye), and we would allow Hulk to be sold early inside this PlayStation Collector’s Edition. Adam and his team also said that they wanted to bundle our Disney Infinity 2.0 Starter Pack with a PlayStation 3 console for Holiday 2014, which we found quite flattering.

After exploring numerous options for a carrying case, the team decided that none of them felt right for our fans. We decided to create a Collector’s Edition that could act more as a “collector’s display” for the various Disney Infinity figures, which is something our fans have been asking for us to create for a long time.
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Crysis 3 & Ryse Producer, Mike Read, Has Left Crytek
Jul 22, 2014 - 5:59 PM - by Hatchetforce

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Things are definitely not looking good for Crytek. Homefront’s producer has left the building, Tiego Sousa – the man behind CRYENGINE – has recently left Crytek and we just found out that Mike Read, producer of both Crysis 3 and Ryse – has resigned from this German studio.
You can read more at the link.
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The Destiny Beta is Back Online
Jul 22, 2014 - 4:36 PM - by Emabulator

Bungie has announced that the Destiny beta is now online for Xbox and PlayStation.

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Maintenance is complete on the Destiny Beta.

We know you’ve been waiting, so we busted our asses to finish our chores up early. You can download and play the Beta right now. This is a great moment for the entire Bungie Community to share in this adventure, and we couldn't be more excited. Get in there. Break it. Tell us what you think. Share your experiences online.

If you’ve yet to get a code and download the Beta, now is the time. Every single Guardian with a pre-order code is welcome to join us in the Tower. Detailed instructions for scoring a code and redeeming a code can be found right here.

If you’ve already played, you haven’t seen everything yet. We’ve got some surprises in store, and if you play on Saturday, July 26th beginning at 2pm PDT, we’ve got a permanent reward on reserve that will commemorate the experience.
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Farming Simulator 15 Screenshots
Jul 22, 2014 - 3:22 PM - by Emabulator

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A genuine publishing phenomenon, Farming Simulator confounded all expectations by becoming a real bestseller, with over 2 million copies sold worldwide with the latest version available on (PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360) and computer (PC & Mac).

Sticking to the recipe that has so far proved such a smash hit, the Farming Simulator franchise is now moving up a gear! A new graphics and physics engine, new visual effects, a new interface, new gameplay mechanics and, of course, a new and vast game environment; Farming Simulator 15 combines all the right ingredients to offer the richest and most detailed farming experience ever on PC in October of this year, and early 2015 on home console (cross-generation)!

Similar to its predecessor, in Farming Simulator 15 you to face the daily challenges of a modern farmer as you grow crops, sell produce, rear livestock and manage and develop your own farming complex in two immense open worlds. with a new Nordic setting!

The game engine in Farming Simulator 15 has been totally revamped, and the game can now display visual effects and graphic rendering that are way ahead of the previous version, in particular using PBR (physical-based rendering) that for example, provides a photo-realistic rendering of the vehicles. But Farming Simulator 15 hasn't just added some esthetic improvements: besides an exclusive game backdrop and a new interface, this farming sim also includes extra activities, notably logging! You can now manage forested areas in the game environment using a range of new vehicles and machines designed specifically for this activity: harvesters, chain saws, chippers and even trailers.

This additional equipment joins the long list of agricultural machinery that has been faithfully reproduced from the originals made by famous manufacturers such as Case IH, Deutz-Fahr and Lamborghini that are ready to be put to work. More prestigious brands in the sector are also available; New Holland and Ponsse among others!

As you would expect, Farming Simulator 15 also has an extensive online mode and services that enable you to manage a farm with up to 15 players online or on a local network and exchange numerous "mods" with the community created by the players themselves using the in-game customization tool, including vehicles, equipment and even environments!
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Stronghold Crusader 2 - "The Wolf Returns" Pre-Order Trailer
Jul 22, 2014 - 3:06 PM - by Emabulator

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We are thrilled to announce that Stronghold Crusader 2 is now available for pre-order on Steam, the Humble Store, GetGames, Amazon and other online retailers. To sweeten the deal we have also lined up several pre-order bonuses, including two exclusive mini-campaigns, a 10% discount and more! Please enjoy this latest trailer which features new siege equipment, one very unfortunate castle and a brief glimpse at an old enemy...
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1 Reply | 370 Views
EA Delays Battlefield Hardline to 2015 And Dragon Age To Late 2014
Jul 22, 2014 - 2:31 PM - by Hatchetforce

EA has officially delayed Battlefield Hardline:

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Today we are announcing that Battlefield Hardline will launch in early 2015. Obviously, this is big news, so I’d like to address why we’re making this change.

Back at E3, we launched a beta for Hardline — we wanted to not only show you the game, but to let you play it for yourselves. Millions of you jumped in and had a great time. As a result, the Visceral Games team learned a lot from players about what they wanted in the game. We’ve been pouring over the data and feedback, and have already been putting a lot of it right into the game and sharing it directly with you.
More here.

From Mark Darrah, Executive Producer of Dragon Age, there is this word:

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I’m writing to let you know that Dragon Age: Inquisition has a new release date of November 18, 2014 in North America (November 21st in EU). We appreciate the enormous support we’ve received from all of you to get to this point, and while this extra few weeks may not seem like a lot, I know the game you’ll play will be all the better for it.
More at the link.
38 Replies | 566 Views
Star Wars Rebels Extended Trailer
Jul 22, 2014 - 10:40 AM - by Hatchetforce


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1 Reply | 313 Views
HOW TO Catalog Your Games
Jul 22, 2014 - 10:01 AM - by Metal Jesus

Every serious gamer wants a good solution for cataloging their game collection. But which site or application should you choose? I demo 6 of the most popular methods of organizing your game collection and show you the Pros & Cons of each.

What do you use to catalog your games?
8 Replies | 465 Views
Assassins Creed Unity Experience Trailer #1
Jul 22, 2014 - 10:01 AM - by Hatchetforce


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1 Reply | 184 Views
Hyrule Warriors Link With Power Glove Gameplay
Jul 22, 2014 - 9:46 AM - by Hatchetforce


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3 Replies | 225 Views
Elite Dangerous Newsletter Posted - Open Beta Next Week
Jul 22, 2014 - 7:43 AM - by Hatchetforce

The latest News letter from Frontier Development has been posted. It carries updates on the game as well as word of an open beta next week.

You can find all of the Newsletter details here.

Beta access can be purchased here.
3 Replies | 190 Views
Batman 750 Digital Comics Sale
Jul 22, 2014 - 5:08 AM - by Emabulator

To celebrate 75 years of the Dark Knight DC Comics has put 750 of its Batman digital comics on sale for 99 cents each. You can get them directly from DC Comics, or from Comixology using their respective web pages or via their iOS and Android apps. They should also be available in the usual places like Amazon's Kindle store and Google Play.

It's a good chance to get caught up or start fresh with a wide selection that includes early issues of The New 52 Batman (1-21) and Detective Comics (1-24), DC Universe Superman/Batman, Batman: The Long Halloween and Batman: Dark Victory, along with many more modern and classic Batman tales.

Also, you can get the Batman 75th Anniversary Detective Comics #27 Special Edition for free from you local comics shop or online.
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Eve Valkyrie Preview
Jul 21, 2014 - 4:19 PM - by Emabulator

PC Gamer has posted a preview of CCP Games' upcoming virtual reality space shooter, Eve Valkyrie.

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We’ve all read about EVE Online’s epic space battles, where thousands of ships are lost and billions in ISK, the in-game currency. Yet only a relatively small number of players get to experience these events firsthand. Valkyrie is the solution: a space dogfighting sim designed for Oculus Rift that puts the player right in the middle of that dazzling combat.

“I see Valkyrie as the Halo of Xbox or the Tetris of the Game Boy,” says Chris Smith, lead designer. “We want to show that virtual reality is the next generation of gaming, and I think this is the game to do it. We had 2D, and Mario was the 2D master. Now we’ve moved into 3D with polygons, and EVE and World of Warcraft and first-person shooters are the established games for this period in the history of gaming. Now we have VR, which is as big a transition as 2D to 3D was.”
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The Last of Us: Remastered's Photo Mode Coming In Day One Patch
Jul 21, 2014 - 3:15 PM - by Hatchetforce

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The Last of Us: Remastered is getting a day one patch that introduces the game's photo mode - and early reports from those who have their hands on the retail version suggests the game itself will require a 50GB install too.

The photo mode is coming as part of a patch that also introduces Grounded, the full-length documentary about the making of last year's hit PlayStation 3 game.

"One of the things that we wanted to include was the share mode, especially after we saw the reaction for the inFamous photo mode," Naughty Dog's community strategist Arne Meyer told Eurogamer. As to how exactly it'll work, there are still no concrete details. "Generally speaking we want to break the camera so you can move around, with depth of field. We were already experimenting with that. We don't have a full feature list just yet.

"It's something that's added in the day one patch," Meyer continued. "It's just to add a couple of features. It was one of things where if we wanted to hit our timeline and do a couple of extra things it's in that day one patch."
More at the link.
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Predestination Trailer
Jul 21, 2014 - 1:49 PM - by Hatchetforce


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The Last Of US - One Night Live
Jul 21, 2014 - 1:28 PM - by Hatchetforce


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Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate July Trailer
Jul 21, 2014 - 12:02 PM - by Hatchetforce


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1 Reply | 229 Views
First Teaser of Media Molecule's New Game
Jul 21, 2014 - 11:56 AM - by Hatchetforce


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6 Replies | 597 Views
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For TV Spot
Jul 21, 2014 - 10:46 AM - by Emabulator

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The town's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants.
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6 Replies | 901 Views
Destiny Vanguard Armory Pre-Order Bonus Trailer
Jul 21, 2014 - 10:17 AM - by Hatchetforce

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High above the City, in the Hall of Guardians, The Vanguard keep watch over Guardians in the wild, arming the best warriors with the upgraded weapons they need to destroy our most dangerous enemies.
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9 Replies | 697 Views
Never Alone Gameplay Trailer
Jul 21, 2014 - 10:11 AM - by Hatchetforce


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3 Replies | 591 Views
The Imitation Game Trailer
Jul 21, 2014 - 10:01 AM - by Hatchetforce

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In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing, whose name also lends itself to a yearly A.I. test on gaming is played by Bendict Comberpatch. Joining him are Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, and Charles Dance.
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5 Replies | 678 Views
Boardwalk Empire Final Season Teaser
Jul 21, 2014 - 9:52 AM - by Hatchetforce


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6 Replies | 544 Views
Guardians of the Galaxy IMAX Featurette
Jul 21, 2014 - 9:48 AM - by Hatchetforce


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1 Reply | 316 Views
JIMQUISITION: The Xbox One: A Lying Failure Machine
Jul 21, 2014 - 9:45 AM - by Hatchetforce

Jim Sterling opffers up his latest opinion piece. This time he discusses the Xbox One.

The video can be viewed here.
35 Replies | 1,720 Views
Weekend Boxoffice Chart
Jul 21, 2014 - 1:40 AM - by Evil Avatar

The summer box office continued to lack mojo, as the R-rated Sex Tape failed to turn on moviegoers over a weekend where Dawn of the Planet of the Apes maintained its rule.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of July 18th to July 20th, 2014.
  1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes $36.0/$138.9
  2. The Purge: Anarchy $28.3/$28.3
  3. Planes: Fire & Rescue $18.0/$18.0
  4. Sex Tape $15.0/$15.0
  5. Transformers: Age of Extinction $10.0/$227.1
  6. Tammy $7.6/$71.2
  7. 22 Jump Street $4.7/$180.5
  8. How to Train Your Dragon 2 $3.8/$160.6
  9. Maleficent $3.3/$228.3
  10. Earth to Echo $3.2/$31.9
  11. Begin Again $2.7/$9.4
  12. America $1.7/$11.4
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Releases for July 20th to July 26th, 2014
Jul 21, 2014 - 1:40 AM - by Evil Avatar

Releases for July 20th to July 26th, 2014

Retail Games
The Walking Dead: Season 2 - Episode 4 (360, PS3, Vita, PC Download)
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty (PS4 Download)
Wii Sports Club (Wii U)

DVD & Blu-ray
Heaven is For Real
Transcendence
Sabotage
Blue Ruin
All Cheerleaders Die
Ginger Snaps
Anaconda

Box Office
Hercules
Lucy
The Fluffy Movie
And So It Goes
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Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty Launch Trailer
Jul 20, 2014 - 6:42 PM - by Evil Avatar


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Failed Kickstarted Yogcast Game Wasted $35k on One Artist's Two Weeks of Work
Jul 20, 2014 - 1:51 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

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Earlier this week, we learned that Yogventures, a game from the popular YouTube channel Yogscast, has been canceled after raising $567,000 on Kickstarter.

Yogscast co-founder Lewis Brindley said that the project was ultimately “too ambitious and difficult” for the six-man developer it partnered with, Winterkewl Games.

On Friday, Winterkewl lead developer Kris Vale explained to backers via a Kickstarter update some of the issues it faced during development, including one major incident that cost it $35,000. In short, Winterkewl paid an artist in advance, who then went to work at LucasArts without finishing his commitments to the project.

“This is a very good example of how my inexperience caused some problems in the development,” Vale said. “Because we had worked out a contract that guaranteed each of the principal artists a $35,000 lump sum payment, and we didn't make any clear clause on how and why someone could legally stop working on the project, the artist in question got paid, worked for about 2 weeks and then stopped working on the project. We had no way to force that person to pay back any of the funds and it was a bitter lesson to learn. Always get every possible scenario in writing or you will have no legal recourse.”
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Advertisers furious over closing of Xbox Entertainment Studios
Jul 19, 2014 - 4:56 PM - by lockwoodx

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While the large majority of the 18,000 cuts came from the Nokia division, which saw 12,500 people let go from the company, only 200 individuals were let go from the Xbox Entertainment Studios subsidiary. With the closure stamped by the new CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, there came a torrent of ire from advertisers over the shuttering of the Xbox Entertainment Studios.

According to the Wall Street Journal, advertisers are not happy about the closure due to the fact that the shutdown happened only three months after the XBES pitched deals to major media advertisers, in an attempt to help build interest around planned scripted and documentary shows.

According to Windows Phone Central, Vik Kathuria, the Global Chief Media Officer at Razorfish had some unkind words to share about the ordeal, saying that...

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"It's insane given that's where the media business is headed…with one end focusing on programmatic and the other on original high-end content. Confidence will be hard to earn back after this."
More at Cinema Blend.
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Watch a Koenigsegg One:1 Race Around an Abandoned Airstrip
Jul 19, 2014 - 2:44 PM - by Emabulator

A little off-topic 'Megacar' action for your Saturday viewing pleasure. You've driven Koenigsegg's hot cars in video games, now watch car guru Shmee150 race around an abandoned airstrip in a Koenigsegg One:1.

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The world’s fastest production car on (Guiness) record – the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – produces 1,183 horsepower and weighs more than 4,000 pounds.

Now take the Bugatti, crank up the horsepower, lower its weight and you have the all-new Koenigsegg One:1.

The Swedish manufacturer calls its newest invention the world’s first production ‘megacar’ because of its 1,000-kilowatt power rating, which converts to approximately 1,340 horsepower. Equally impressive is that the Koenigsegg machine carries a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio – hence the ‘One:1′ branding – meaning the car weighs in at just 1,340 kilograms (2,954 pounds).
Read more at Speed.

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Destiny Gameplay Videos, Bungie Weekly Update
Jul 19, 2014 - 1:53 AM - by Emabulator

I've gathered together some Destiny gameplay videos from around the Interwebs. There's a video for each class, a few covering locations, some PvP action and a PS3 vs. PS4 graphics comparison video.

Also, you can find out the latest news on Destiny in the Bungie Weekly Update.

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The Destiny Beta is like a microcosm of the final game. Over time, you’ll learn that your adventure in Destiny will evolve with you. Many of you have a day or two of gameplay under your belts. Your Guardian has evolved – become more dangerous. Perhaps you’ve even proven your worth on the level playing fields of the Crucible. This weekend, we will seek to forge even stronger Guardians in the fires of the Crucible.

Welcome to The Iron Banner. Lord Shaxx isn’t the only legendary Guardian tasked with hammering you into fighting shape. When the time comes, new doors will open in the Tower. The Iron Banner crest will be set alight, and Lord Saladin will emerge with new challenges to overcome, and a new way to earn honor and glory for your Guardian.
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The Crew - Closed Beta Walkthrough Video
Jul 18, 2014 - 2:51 PM - by Emabulator

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Watch to find out more about The Crew PC Closed Beta in this walkthrough.

Prepare your driving skills because the roads will soon be yours.

The Beta will start on Monday, July 21 till Friday, July 25. For more information: http://thecrewgame.com/beta
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Styx: Master of Shadows - Summer Trailer
Jul 18, 2014 - 2:32 PM - by Emabulator

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Styx: Master of Shadows, the infiltration game developed by Cyanide Studio and planned for release on PlayStation®4, Xbox One® and PC in September, today takes a little break from its development to inaugurate its official website with a new video!

This Summer Trailer invites us to follow Styx, the two-century old Goblin whose main occupation is thievery and assassination, as he begins infiltrating the huge Tower of Akenash. It is in this immense tower that is jealously kept hidden by elves, humans and other fantasy creatures, the World-Tree and its Heart, source of the precious Amber. This is the final objective of Styx, who today demonstrates a few of his skills and special powers, that will be of great help to make a silent way to his goal.
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Google pressured to stop calling games with in app purchases "Free"
Jul 18, 2014 - 2:24 PM - by lockwoodx


The Verge has the story.

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In its guidelines, the commission asks that games advertised as free ensure that they do not mislead consumers about their true costs, that games do not directly ask children to make purchases (or to have a parent make purchases for them), that games make it clear how payments are made, and that games provide an email address that consumers can contact with questions and complaints. "In-app purchases are a legitimate business model," EC vice president Neelie Kroes says, "but it's essential for app-makers to understand and respect EU law while they develop these new business models."

From here, the commission says that law enforcement concerning the marketing of in-app purchases will be left to national authorities, but that it would continue to monitor the issue. In the US, legal action has already been taken over kids' ability to make purchases. The Federal Trade Commission recently began a lawsuit against Amazon in an attempt to make it refund customers "millions of dollars" in unauthorized charges, and Apple settled with the commission earlier this year over the same type of issues, agreeing to offer $32.5 million in refunds to customers billed for unwanted charges.
Free as in beer
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