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Assassin’s Creed 3 performance and graphics benchmarked

By Brad S Nov 29 2012 add comment

Assassin’s Creed 3 may have come out almost a month ago for most players who game on consoles like the Playstation and Xbox, but Ubisoft’s latest epic third-person stealth/action and adventure title have been in the hands of PC gamers for barely two weeks now. Not such a surprise considering Ubisoft has historically had later release dates for PC players ranging from 4 to 5 months from the original Assassin’s Creed up to Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. Last year’s PC [...]

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Assassin’s Creed 2013 sequel may feature co-op

By Shan S Nov 29 2012 add comment

According to The Gaming Liberty, a new survey suggests that Ubisoft is looking for inspiration and opinions for the next Assassin’s Creed game, asking participants if they would like to play as Desmond and Connor again and explore the Revolution/Frontier more.
The survey inquires if survey participants want the “possibility for a friend to join the game in order to help me at any time during the solo mode” and asks if they would buy the game should a release date [...]

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Far Cry 3 launch trailer shows 10 minutes of gameplay footage

By Shan S Nov 29 2012 add comment

Ubisoft has released the launch trailer for Far Cry 3 to show players of what it’s like being protagonist Jason Brody and facing a madman called Vaas. Of course, it also tells us more than just a little about the people on that tropical island and features plenty of explosive action, including beautiful scenery on water and land, and in the sky.
Far Cry 3 has already received universal acclaim, reviews showering the game with endless praises for the characters, storyline, [...]

Splash Damage reveals free-to-play FPS Dirty Bomb for PC
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Splash Damage reveals free-to-play FPS Dirty Bomb for PC

By Shan S Nov 29 2012 add comment

The developers of Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars are back again with a free-to-play multiplayer shooter for PC called Dirty Bomb, built using Unreal game engine.
The teaser trailer shows us the deserted streets of London, the camera rolling backwards to reveal the London Bridge Station and a signboard that points straight to Bromley, Bermondsey and Tower Hill. After that, there are plenty of explosions and fast-paced action scenes, blurred quickly by shaky screens [...]

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343 Industries investigating Halo 4 server connection problems

By Shan S Nov 29 2012 add comment

After the release of new Halo 4 Spartan Ops missions this week, players have taken to the forums to complain of problems experienced when connecting to multiplayer servers. Developer 343 Industries is aware of the issue and are already looking into it.
Halo Waypoint forum team posted a reply saying, “There are a few hundred players who have been unable to connect to our servers since yesterday. We’re investigating now and hope to have an update soon.”
A Twitter update from Halo [...]

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EA shows off Fuse box art

By Shan S Nov 28 2012 add comment

EA has released the box art for the upcoming four-player cooperative action video game Fuse, formerly known as Overstrike. The game will star four misfit agents known as Overstrike 9 who attempt to infiltrate and stop an organization, which plans to destroy mankind in the near future.
The game is developed by Insomniac Games and due for release in March 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Battlefield 3 Aftermath DLC launch trailer, out for PS3
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Battlefield 3 Aftermath DLC launch trailer, out for PS3

By Shan S Nov 28 2012 add comment

The description reads, “Rise from the ashes and fight for survival! In Battlefield 3: Aftermath, players fight for supremacy amongst shattered streets and buildings across four earthquake ravaged maps.”
PS3 Battlefield Premium members who bought Battlefield 3 Aftermath for $14.99 can now play while the DLC will be accessible for Xbox 360 and PC Premium members on December 4. PS3 players will get access on December 11 and for other platforms on December 18.
The DLC features four new maps – Markaz [...]

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13 hours more of Counter-Strike Global Offensive on sale at 50% off

By Brad S Nov 27 2012 add comment

It’s the last day of the Steam Autumn Sale but there’s still 13 hours remaining to grab Counter-Strike Global Offensive, the latest game in Valve’s Counter-Strike franchise, for Windows and Mac at a cool 50% off. Counter-Strike Global Offensive was released in mid August 2012 at an already reasonable price of $15. But with the game being featured in Valve’s Steam sale, the game is now going at a ridiculous $7.50, which is the lowest price that it’s [...]

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Steam hits milestone with 6 million concurrent users

By Shan S Nov 27 2012 add comment

Despite what people argue every other day, this proves PC gaming is not dead.
Valve has announced that Steam has passed the six million mark for concurrent users. The Stats page peaked at 6,046,442 users with free-to-play title Dota 2 attracting the most players. Other top games include Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Assassin’s Creed 3, Football Manager 2013, Team Fortress 2 and Counter Strike. The Steam Autumn Sale is said to have boosted these numbers from everyday deals with [...]

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Max Payne 3 ‘Painful Memories’ DLC release date on December 4

By Shan S Nov 27 2012 add comment

On December 4, Rockstar Games is releasing the Painful Memories Pack for Max Payne 3, featuring four new maps – Marty’s Bar, Shoot First, Canal De Panam√° and Roscoe Street Subway from the first Max Payne game. The DLC includes new assault rifles, avatars, items and introduces a new feature called the Hangover Burst which causes blurred vision, reduced stamina and health to respawned enemies.
The pack will cost 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE and $9.99 on PlayStation Network and [...]

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Thousands sign PC release petition for GTA V

By Shan S Nov 27 2012 add comment

Mike Julliard has started a petition on change.org to get Rockstar Games to release Grand Theft Auto V on PC because “GTA is an amazing PC game and the idea of it not being on PC is a mistake”. Already more than 50,000 people have signed the petition and about 49,000 more are needed.
The petition states:
To: Rockstar Games
Please release GTA V on PC. GTA games have been a large part of so many peoples lives and it’s a big shame [...]

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