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Director reveals 'Monster Hunter' film plans

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

A deep, sprawling game universe, Capcom's 'Monster Hunter' series seems an obvious choice for a feature film, but despite it's introduction in 2004 it's taken a few years to get there. However that looks set to change, as the director unveils his plans for the feature film franchise future.

 

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In a new interview with Deadline, director Paul W.S. Anderson confirmed a few details on the upcoming project. "So you have the creatures from the Monster Hunter world invading our world. The mythology is that basically monsters are real and all the monsters and creatures from our mythology, whether dragons or the Minotaur, or Chinese dragons, it's all real. They were real. They really existed in our world. For every monster there was a hero that fought the monster. And then those monsters just disappeared, overnight. They ceased to exist, as did our need for heroes. They became a thing of myth and legend, but eventually the monsters will come back. Unless we have a hero to help fight them, our world with be devastated by these returning creatures, after we've chosen to put our faith in technology rather than heroes. All of our technology won't mean anything once the dragons start raining fire."

 

The director is currently finishing up work on the final installment of the 'Resident Evil' franchise which hits cinemas in January.

HTC Vive is $699 with Black Friday sales, until Nov 28

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

HTC is celebrating the Black Friday sales with a $100 discount on its VR headset, acting as warning shots to the Oculus Touch controllers which are still not here - with the HTC Vive dropping to just $699 from its original $799 price, for an extremely limited time.

 

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Starting at 11:59pm PST on November 24, through to 11:59pm on November 28 "wherever Vive is sold, purchasers can receive $100 off their Vive purchase (while supplies last)". This includes Microsoft Stores, Amazon.com, Gamestop, Newegg.com, Micro-center, and Vive.com as the retailers and stores that will sell it for around $700 plus tax. For the fir st time ever, the HTC Vive will be available at Fry's 34 locations, and online.

 

HTC is also throwing a sale for software purchased through Viveport, HTC's new VR software store. HTC said: "Customers who spend $30 USD equivalent or more between Black Friday and Cyber Monday get $10 USD equivalent back in their wallets. You can also build your library with a $5 bundle deal on three of the most popular VR apps: Soundstage, Arcade Artist, and Lumen".

Dishonored 2 beta performance patch is live

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

The highly anticipated beta patch for Dishonored 2 on PC is now live. Thankfully, early user reports as well as our own internal results indicate a much improved game performance-wise, so you should finally be able to enjoy it as intended.

 

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Apart from performance improvements, you can enjoy better auto detected settings, new graphics options (framerate limiter, TAA sharpness, more V-Sync stuff, triple buffering), and various fixes to game logic, interface, mouse smoothing, alt-tab, multiple monitor behaviour, and tons more.

 

If you want the full notes and/or beta download instructions, hit the source link below.

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Bethesda attempting to bring full Fallout 4 game to VR

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Bethesda has ambitious plans for virtual reality gaming, and it's already brought specific sections of Doom and Fallout 4 to the HTC Vive. But the publisher isn't satisfied with these small slices; it wants to do something bigger, like bringing the entire world of Fallout 4 to VR.

 

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Right now most people see VR as a fad, even with AMD's efforts to bring VR-ready PC video cards to the mainstream market with the affordable Radeon RX lineup and PlayStation's accessible (yet underwhelming) console-powered PlayStation VR. This is largely due to the fact that VR doesn't yet have that critical "killer game" required to pull everyone in--virtual reality needs what Super Mario Bros. 3 did for the NES.

 

But if Bethesda has their way, that killer VR game would be Fallout 4. In a recent interview with Glixel, Bethesda's Todd Howard was asked if the studio plans to bring the entire world of Fallout in VR, which Howard answered with a very surprising "yes, we definitely are."

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Bethesda: We're definitely supporting Nintendo Switch

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Bethesda's exec Todd Howard absolutely loves Nintendo's new Switch handheld-console hybrid, and confirms the publisher will "definitely be supporting it" in the future. Looks like Skyrim: Special Edition is jumping over!

 

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Bethesda games typically don't arrive on Nintendo consoles; in fact, this will be the first time the publisher brings one of their modern games to Nintendo hardware. That's how impressed Todd Howard is with the Switch, and it kind of speaks volumes about the product in general.

 

In a recent interview with Glixel, Todd Howard revealed how much he enjoyed the Switch: "I love it. I got to play it. I will tell you - well, maybe that's an N.D.A. thing. One of the best demos I've ever seen. Probably the best demo I've ever seen." When asked if he thought the game he tried out or the actual Switch console was amazing, Howard responded: "I mean the device itself. I think it's really smart what they're doing. We're definitely going to be supporting it. It's the first time we've done something on Nintendo. If you don't count the old NES stuff. Home Alone. Or Where's Waldo?"

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Project Scorpio to deliver new era of 4K console gaming

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Microsoft's new "monster" 4K-ready Project Scorpio console is poised to eclipse Sony's new 4K-ready PlayStation 4 Pro in terms of raw power, and Xbox exec Aaron Greenberg affirms the system will deliver a new generation of 4K gaming that console gamers haven't seen yet.

 

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According to Microsoft, Project Scorpio will rock "the most powerful graphics processor that's ever been put into a games console" to deliver high-end performance at "the highest res at the best frame rates without no compromises." Essentially the games-maker wants to meld the worlds of enthusiast PC gaming and console gaming together, using Windows 10 as the software glue and AMD's next-generation GPU and CPU hardware glue to hold it all together.

 

In fact, Microsoft aims to bring true and native high-performance 4K gaming to the living room, and the company is confident Project Scorpio will bring 4K gaming that console games haven't experienced yet, even with Sony's PS4 Pro. "Here we are, three years into the generation, and we also have gamers saying, 'Hey, I want the most power, I want the best experience possible,' and that's what Project Scorpio is all about," Microsoft's Senior Global Product Marketing Director Aaron Greenberg told IGN in a recent interview. "[Project Scorpio] will be the most powerful console ever made. It will deliver 4K gaming to people in the living room on their TVs that they have not experienced before."

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Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past turns 25 today

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Today in 1991, Nintendo released one of the most epic games of all time that ushered in generations of enjoyment: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

 

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I actually didn't grow up with the Super Nintendo Enteratinment System (I was a Genesis kid), so I missed out on experiencing Link to the Past for quite some time. I eventually discovered its amazing RPG magic when I was about 12 or 13, and was hooked. I still play the game today and enjoy myself, and I must have beaten it half a dozen times...but it's one of those games that are truly timeless classics.

 

Sadly, Nintendo doesn't seem to actually care about the 25th anniversary of one if it's most popular games of all time, as the Nintendo Japan and Nintendo America Twitter accounts haven't even mentioned the anniversary. Hopefully they'll acknowledge the game in some form, maybe with a discount on the Virtual Console game.

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Disaster strikes in Pixar's 'Cars 3' teaser trailer

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Disney/Pixar's 2006 CG animated feature 'Cars' overcome production problems to become a solid hit, grossing $460 million worldwide and while the 2011 sequel did even better than that, it wasn't well regarded by fans for its change in story. Today's teaser trailer for 'Cars 3' looks to change tack again, with a dramatic shift that promises "everything will change".

 

 

According to Variety, the film will feature the return of the iconic red speeder Lightning McQueen, where he struggles to compete against a new generation of race cars. Voice artists Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt and Cheech Marin are all set to return.

 

'Cars 3' is set to hit cinemas in 2D and 3D in June 2017.

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Square Enix to remove all leaked Final Fantasy 15 videos

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Much to the disdain of Square Enix, who has labored on the game for quite some time, retailers have sold early copies of Final Fantasy 15 ahead of the game's November 29 simultaneous worldwide launch. As a result, the devs promise to do everything they can to block and remove all early and leaked gameplay footage to prevent spoilers.

 

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One of the major milestones for Final Fantasy 15 was ensuring that the game released for every region in the world at the same time, which is an incredible feat for any publisher. Now that the team has not only mastered the final game but also locked down the simultaneous worldwide release, Square Enix is happily looking forward to the game's launch.

 

Sadly, many retailers in certain regions like the United Arab Emirates are selling early copies of Final Fantasy 15. Game Director Hajime Tabata is asking anyone who has an early copy not to upload footage, and pledges that he will do everything in his power to block the early footage that pops up online: "We will also do everything in our capacity to prevent unauthorized footage from appearing online. We would also like to ask anybody that has obtained an early copy of the game to be respectful to those that are looking forward to the official release and to not spoil the surprises for everyone," Tabata said in a prepared statement.

 

Read Also: Final Fantasy XV has gone gold, will have online co-op

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Square Enix explains the basics of Final Fantasy 15

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

After a decade of waiting, fans will be able to enjoy Final Fantasy 15 in just eight short days. To prepare gamers for their epic journey into the magical world of Eos, Square Enix has dropped a new primer trailer that highlights the main points about their massive new RPG adventure.

 

 

Here at TweakTown we've extensively covered Final Fantasy 15 in the attempt to shed more light on the huge game, and if you've kept up with our coverage, you probably already have a great idea of what the game is about. Even still, it's great to see Square Enix roll out this kind of "101 Trailer" to break the game down into easily digestible chunks.

 

Read Also: All the Final Fantasy 15 gameplay footage you could ever want

 

The video highlights basic features and content found in the game, setting up the storyline, the quests and adventures, gameplay mechanics like dialogue and action-based combat and magic, and even showcases the recreational content like fishing and the like. Keep in mind the game will be absolutely massive, clocking in at some 200 hours to completely master.

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