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New Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC called ‘Uprising’, drops on April 16

By Shan S Apr 5 2013 add comment

Treyarch has announced new additional content for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 called ‘Uprising’ which will feature four new multiplayer maps (Studio, Magma, Encore, Vertigo) and a new zombie mode (Mob of the Dead) where a quartet of real Hollywood actors (Ray Liotta, Chazz Palminteri, Joe Pantoliano, and Michael Madsen) fight off the undead on San Francisco’s notorious prison island, Alcatraz. A new gameplay element introduced in the upcoming DLC, also known as Purgatory, where players will have their […]

New screens and PC system requirements detailed for Remember Me

By Shan S Apr 5 2013 add comment

Capcom has revealed the PC specs for its upcoming futuristic game Remember Me, set in Neo-Paris in 2084 where citizens live in dystopia. The developer has also released a fresh set of screenshots of the third-person game, showcasing its main protagonist Nilin, a brute attacking her and the city of Paris. You can even catch a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower in one of the screens. The pictures don’t tell us much except Nilin can climb poles and the buildings […]

The War Z forums and database attacked by hackers

By Harry Tidball Apr 4 2013 add comment

Hammerpoint Interactive, the developers of The War Z, have sent out emails to everyone who have bought the game, informing them of how hackers have gained access to the forums, the game database and the player database. The War Z team have strongly suggested all players to change their passwords as soon as possible to protect their accounts. There is also a chance that the hackers have gained access to player’s email accounts, but players ‘should be aware that the hackers have the email […]

Disney closes game publisher LucasArts with layoffs

By Brad S Apr 3 2013 add comment

After being under the reign of the owners of the happiest place on Earth, things aren’t looking so happy for game publisher LucasArts. Barely 6 months after acquiring the company, Disney announced the closure of LucasArts today with “layoffs across the organization”, according to an official statement released by Disney to GameInformer. LucasArts was obtained as part of the purchase of Lucasfilm Ltd back in October 2012 for a sum of $4 billion.

EA launches Vue for iOS, a free app for playing songs and sharing photos as slideshows

By Brad S Apr 3 2013 add comment

Talk about diversity – Electronic Arts just announced Vue, a new free iOS app that lets users share photos and stream music in the form of slideshows. Yes, EA, the well-known publisher behind Crysis, SimCity, Battlefield and many other games, is showing that video games is just one of their many interests and is branching out to include entertainment and social media. We’re not sure if Electronic Arts has any plans for an eventual tie-in between such apps and their […]

Nvidia says next-gen mobile chips will beat current consoles

By Brad S Apr 2 2013 add comment

It won’t be long before future processors in phones, tablets and handheld gaming devices beat the amount of processing power in current consoles. While speaking with Bit-tech, Tony Tamasi, Nvidia’s Senior VP of Content & Technology said that the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are “barely more powerful” than current mobile devices and that we should expect next-generation graphics for mobile platforms to beat them.

Battlefield 4 interview: DICE general manager expresses EA Digital Illusion’s interest in eSports

By Brad S Apr 2 2013 add comment

Will we see Battlefield 4 at future tournaments and competitive gaming leagues? There seems to be a hint of it as an interview with DICE general manager, Karl Magnus Troedsson, mentions Electronic Arts is ‘very interested’ in eSports in relation to Battlefield 4 when the game was announced at GDC 2013 last week. During the interview, Troedsson glossed over several aspects about Battlefield 4, including its multiplayer component as he called it “a very competitive part of the game […]

Grand Theft Auto V box art unveiled

By Shan S Apr 2 2013 add comment

Rockstar Games has uploaded the official box art for the highly-anticipated Grand Theft Auto V via Twitter. The cover is a simple collage of art that we have already seen – the smoking hot lady with the cellphone, the badass motorcyclist, the angry Rottweiler, several tough-looking guys and some cool vehicles. Still, it stays true to what GTA box art have always looked like and that might just be a very good sign of what’s to come. […]

Ubisoft: “Gamers are happy” with annual Assassin’s Creed titles

By Shan S Apr 2 2013 add comment

During an interview with Eurogamer, Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat kept a positive attitude when speaking about the Assassin’s Creed franchise and its annualized releases.
“The players will tell us. Right now there are more and more coming into the franchise, so I don’t see that day,” he said. “When you have quality content, the frequency of coming out with the game is not an issue at all. On the contrary, people expect more and more of that […]

BioShock Infinite for PC gets benchmarked

By Brad S Mar 29 2013 add comment

BioShock Infinite looks pretty amazing as a whole. The game is powered by Unreal Engine and, while it doesn’t have bleeding edge graphics, BioShock Infinite does a good job at setting great ambience with detailed environments.
European laptop review website, Notebook Check, has posted benchmarks for the PC version of BioShock Infinite. They start with a brief introduction about gameplay and the world of Columbia, citing that the game looks good in general but textures aren’t really […]

World takes advantage of Xbox China Marketplace free Assassin’s Creed 3 giveaway

By Brad S Mar 29 2013 add comment

The Xbox Marketplace in China is currently holding a promotion where they are giving out Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed 3 for free. Thanks to the resourceful citizens of the internet, the offer works for Xbox players around the globe (since the game is obtained as a download from Xbox Live), not just people living in China.
As Reddit user arborday explains, the offer can be redeemed with the just 3 simple steps:

Sign up for a new account […]

Thief storyline allows for kill-free gameplay

By Brad S Mar 21 2013 add comment

Announced earlier this month as a reboot of the series, Thief is set to be released in 2014 for PC, PlayStation 4 and other next-generation consoles (2013 Xbox perhaps?). The folks at Eidos Montreal have written a blog post where they spoke with Nicolas Cantin, Game Director of Thief, about the direction of the game.
Cantin mentions that they’re designing Garrett, the main character in the Thief reboot, so that he isn’t too gothic-looking (black nails […]

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