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Quake reboot incoming from id Software, could be teased at E3

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 12, 2016 11:05 am

E3 2016 - A modern Quake reboot will reportedly be id Software's next game, and it could be revealed tonight at Bethesda's E3 showcase.




After the huge success of Doom's modern reboot, a fully-fledged Quake reboot might be happening from id Software. Nerdleaks reports that the studio is laying preparations for a big tease at Bethesda's E3 2016 showcase tonight. I can see it now, smashing gloriously macabre machine-hell monstrosities with a huge arsenal of chaotic weapons in glorious ultra-fast 1080p 60FPS.


This isn't the first time the Quake reboot has been on our radar. id Software had 12 major job openings at its studios, obviously hinting something big was going down. The job listings also outright mentioned Quake by name: "id Software is looking for a Senior Physics & Simulation Programmer to work as part of a development team on legendary id game properties like DOOM and QUAKE," reads one of the job openings. At the time of publication there are still a dozen job openings at id's Texas branch.

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Watch the new leaked Dishonored 2 trailer in 60FPS

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 12, 2016 10:14 am

E3 2016 - A new TV spot for Dishonored 2 has been leaked ahead of the game's E3 showcase.


Dishonored 2 E3 2016 trailer by Abriael


A quick 30-second trailer for Dishonored 2 has been leaked, showing off some new never-before-seen tidbits about the upcoming sequel. The TV spot is told through the perspective of Empress Emily Kaldwin, and gives a clear look at the supernatural Outsider and other in-game mechanics.


We get a close glimpse at some of the powers--including what looks like a new shadow beast that can be used to scout out enemy locations--and the dual-wielding sword-and-gun combat style. The new clockwork automatons, who will play major antagonists throughout the game, were also displayed in a brief fighting sequence. Bethesda will show off more Dishonored 2 gameplay footage at their E3 2016 press conference tonight at 7PM PST / 10 PM EST. Click here for the full E3 2016 livestream schedule and all the games confirmed so far.

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Star Wars: Battlefront's new 'Bespin' DLC will launch on June 21

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 12, 2016 9:27 am

E3 2016 - EA has announced that the second premium DLC release for Star Wars: Battlefront will drop on June 21, with Bespin to be released to Battlefront season pass holders on June 21, but it'll go on sale two weeks later to the rest of the world.




Bespin sees Battlefront gamers playing in and around Cloud City, which is an enchanting tibanna gas mining operation from The Empire Strikes Back, led by Lando Calrissian. The city's baron-administrator will also join the game, as a playable hero. This is a big deal, as it's his first non-Lego outing in a video game since the release of Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast.




The playable bad guy will be Dengar, who is a bounty hunter and hobo, while Cloud City's iconic Twin Pod Cloud Car will be added to the vehicle fleet. Bespin will feature new weapons, with the X-8 Night Sniper, and the EE-4 blaster, as well as the infamous carbon freezing chamber. EA teases there will be new game modes, star cards, blasters and maps that will release alongside Bespin, and they should be part of the monthly update to all Star Wars: Battlefront players.

Jon Snow dons a mo-cap suit for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 12, 2016 8:07 am

E3 2016 - We all know that Battlefield 1 will kill this E3, and that Call of Duty is losing a lot of its shine, but Activision will still continue to push its billion-dollar franchise, with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare to be shown off during the show.




Kit Harington, who plays Jon Show in Game of Thrones is the villain of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, with Harington joining the cast of Infinite Warfare to show off its 'powerful storyline', reports Kotaku. The official Facebook page for Call of Duty posted a Live video from the motion capture set, where you can see Harington in his motion capture suit.


We will see more of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare this week during E3 2016.

Definitive #E32016 guide: all the games, livestreams, and predictions

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 12, 2016 7:53 am

E3 2016 - Although we've already posted up a handy E3 2016 timetable, we want to make sure everyone has all the livestream links and pertinent details for this year's huge Electronics Entertainment Expo.




A quick reminder: as you scan the list, you'll notice some major studios like Capcom and 2K Games/Rockstar Games are missing. Rockstar is expected to drop some huge reveals with Red Dead Redemption 2 and possibly GTA VI at E3, but we've not heard a peep from them about E3. So expect to see Red Dead Redemption 2 revealed on Sony or Microsoft's press conference--ditto for Capcom's Dead Rising 4, Resident Evil 7, and hopefully (but probably not) Devil May Cry 5. Click here for a list of all confirmed studios and companies exhibiting at E3 2016.


We'll also be pushing out news posts embedded with the E3 conference livestreams so you don't miss a single minute of the action.

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Battlefield 1's new 64-player multiplayer trailer will debut today

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 12, 2016 6:54 am

E3 2016 - We're not even 24 hours away from EA's E3 2016 press conference, where we'll see a 64-player multiplayer match of Battlefield 1 being played - the world's first look at gameplay, and a 64-player battle at the same time? So much excitement!



The company decided to tease something on Twitter, but the full trailer will debut on June 12 (today) at 1PM PT/4PM ET/9PM UK time from LA, before the doors open to fans who purchased tickets. As for the game, it will be released onto the Xbox One, PS4 and PC on October 21 (let's hope it's not delayed). Those who grab the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition for $79.99 will gain access to play the game three days earlier than its release, on October 18.

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SAPPHIRE's Radeon RX 480 Nitro 8GB spotted, the first custom RX 480

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 12, 2016 6:17 am

The first pictures of a custom AMD Radeon RX 480 have arrived, with the SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 480 Nitro 8GB making an appearance, rocking a new silver cooled shroud with a dual-slot, dual-fan design.




SAPPHIRE's upcoming Radeon RX 480 Nitro 8GB features an LED-illuminated SAPPHIRE logo, with VideoCardz's source stating that the colors will change depending on the fan speed, GPU temperatures, or a custom profile that the user can set.




The Radeon RX 480 reference design from SAPPHIRE has been revealed, with it being quite a short card, with the cooler extending past the end of the PCB, ensuring that the RX 480 will run nice and cool under option, and only requiring a single 6-pin PCIe power connector.

Try PlayStation VR during E3 week at select U.S. Best Buy locations

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jun 12, 2016 5:55 am

Best Buy clearly wants in on more of that VR demo action, and curious consumers ultimately win. The retailer is already demoing the Oculus Rift, and now for a limited time they're adding the PlayStation VR to their list of playable virtual reality toys, but only for a limited time.




Best Buy will have kiosks with PlayStation VR systems set up for you to try on June 17th (from 3pm to 7pm) and June 18th (from 12pm to 4pm), and they'll also have staff on hand to answer all your questions. Unfortunately it's far from being visible at every Best Buy store -- we count about 21 scattered across North America:


  • Arkansas - Fayetteville
  • California - Dublin, Montebello
  • Colorado - Northglenn
  • Florida - Brando, Vero Beach
  • Illinois - Burbank, Harlem and Irving, Joliet, Schaumnburg
  • Massachusetts - Plymouth, Worcester
  • Maryland - Glen Burnie, Wheaton
  • Minnesota - Roseville
  • New York - Chelsea (23rd and 6th)
  • Ohio - Reynoldsburg, Tri-County
  • South Carolina - Spring Valley
  • Texas - Hulen, Lewisville
  • Virginia - Potamac Hills


If you're one of the lucky people close to any of these locations, call your local Best Buy to confirm, and go try some VR! We think that although the PSVR isn't as powerful as desktop-class headsets like the Vive, that the PlayStation option is easily the most comfortable HMD, and Sony is building an impressive library of launch titles.

DOOM's new patch includes Photo Mode for in-game screenshots, and more

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 12, 2016 4:54 am

E3 2016 - DOOM has been one of the best releases on the PC in recent years when it comes to GPU support, multi-monitor and 21:9 UltraWide support, as well as the PC controls and graphics. Well, id Software is continuing its push with DOOM, with a new update on the way.




The new updates include:


  • Added Photo Mode for taking in-game screenshots
  • Added Classic DOOM weapon placement/view model option (1st person view option)
  • Added new Snapmap features (including skybox windows) and AI pathing and logic fixes.
  • Fixed various bugs including players accidentally triggering Dev Mode and Trophy/Achievement bugs (IDKFA, Every Nook and Cranny).


id Software has also promised the new update for DOOM will include multilpayer improvements, with some rebalancing work on the weapons due to players' feedback. The chaingun, rocket launcher and combat shotgun have all been tweaked, with the wait time between matches now set at 60 seconds. The update will also see Clan Arena and Freeze Tag both requiring the winning team to compete 5 rounds before they win the match.

Star Trek: Bridge Crew is a 4-player cooperative Star Trek experience

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jun 12, 2016 3:38 am

E3 2016 - If there was a VR game that would entice the Trekkies to come over from the Star Trek universe and step into a virtual one, it would be the just-teased Star Trek: Bridge Crew from Red Storm Entertainment and Ubisoft.




The company secured Star Trek actors Jeri Ryan, Levar Burton and Karl Urban to don Oculus Rift headsets and step onto the starship on Star Trek: Bridge Crew. Ubisoft will be detailing the game on Monday morning at E3 2016, which is due out later this fall for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and even the PlayStation VR.


Star Trek: Bridge Crew will see four players take on the roles of the captain, tactical officer, engineer and helm officer. Once the crew positions have been assigned to their stations, they will need to work together to complete missions that are both story-focused, and randomly generated. The four players get to decide how to tackle combat and exploration, where they can choose to be stealthy, or action-heavy. Jeri Ryan detailed her experience, saying: "This wasn't anything like you see on the show," said Ryan, a cast member on "Voyager" for four seasons. "When we were shooting it, the bridge set was all plywood and plastic. When you're looking at the ship's monitors, they were either green screens or just big openings in the walls. This was incredible. It's what it would be like if it were real".