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Alien: Isolation 2 isn't happening after all

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 26, 2017 8:31 pm

Despite rumors predicated on industry sources, it appears Creative Assembly isn't working on Alien: Isolation 2.




Yesterday we reported on Official PlayStation Magazine's claims that Alien: Isolation 2 might be in development. Now key sources tell Eurogamer this rumor is false, and the studio's next game won't be set in the Alien universe.


"Eurogamer's own sources have told us this isn't the case. Although the Halo Wars 2 team has already started prototyping its next project, likely to be a couple of years away from completion, this won't be an Alien title," the publication reports.

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Call of Duty WWII features Nazi Zombies story co-op mode

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 26, 2017 6:23 pm

World at War's infamous Nazi zombies mode makes a triumphant return in Sledgehammer Games' new Call of Duty: WWII.




Activision and Sledgehammer Games promise that Call of Duty: WWII's campaign will be visceral, gritty, and exhibit the tight-knit bonds of the 1st Infantry Division during World War II, but what about multiplayer? What about the narrative-driven co-op mode? As it turns out, that new co-op mode is Sledgehammer's unique take on Nazi Zombies.


"The definitive World War II next generation experience also introduces Nazi Zombies, an all-new cooperative mode featuring a unique standalone storyline set during World War II that's full of unexpected, adrenaline-pumping action," Activision's latest press release reveals.

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Call of Duty WWII releases November 3

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 26, 2017 5:41 pm

Activision has revealed Call of Duty WWII with a brand new trailer and release date.



As we reported a bit ago, Call of Duty WWII releases on November 3 on all platforms. Sledgehammer Games is taking Call of Duty WWII very seriously and has spent the last three years making the game. The devs are building assets, textures and models from scratch to ensure authenticity, and the lighting department is keeping things "dark and beautiful" to elicit a specific emotional response from players. The team has watched countless hours of real World War II footage to re-create legendary battles and ensure the combat is as historically accurate as possible.


"This game is the game you've been waiting to see," Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg said during the Call of Duty WWII livestream. "Call of Duty WWII brings the series back to its roots, back to the gritty, authentic visceral experience that Call of Duty was built on. It also strives to capture the intense bonds of brotherhood that came from common everyday people who rose above the most epic and horrible conflict in human history. And with Sledgehammer Games at the helm, we knew we had the right team to deliver the cinematic scale and the relentless attention to detail that this conflict deserves and demands."

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Stardock: Switch doesn't really need third-party games

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 26, 2017 5:10 pm

Despite the Wii U's colossal failures due to its lack of third-party games, Stardock CEO Brad Wardell thinks Nintendo's new Switch console-handheld hybrid will sell regardless of third-party support.




Nintendo has made tremendous efforts to court third-party developers with the Switch. The company has spent untold millions making partnership deals with publishers and developers to ensure the Switch has a varied games lineup. But Stardock's Brad Wardell thinks that first-party games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Odyssey, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are enough. The Switch arguably doesn't need the aid of third-party titles, Wardell affirms.


"Nintendo doesn't arguably need third party. You think about the Mario games, Zelda, I mean, there's plenty there. I mean, if it was a $1000 game system, maybe I'd care. But as it stands now, there is plenty to play with on the Switch, that's just fine," Stardock CEO Brad Wardell told Gamingbolt in a recent interview.

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Project Scorpio 4K vs 1080p side by side comparison

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 26, 2017 1:40 pm

With its new Project Scorpio console, Microsoft promises to deliver a premium 4K system that sits at the top end of the Xbox One hardware spectrum. Now for the first time we get to see actual visual results of Project Scorpio's graphical prowess.




Microsoft recently invited key publications like Windows Central to a private event to show how Project Scorpio compares to Xbox One in terms of fidelity. As you might've guessed, the differences between native 4K and 1080p are quite substantial, but Project Scorpio isn't just a 4K machine: regular 1080p HDTV owners will benefit from the console's supersampling which takes a 4K image and downsamples it to fit a 1920 x 1080 display for better visuals.


Sadly, Microsoft didn't show actual games in its side-by-side showcase, instead opting for tech demos. Below we have the first side-by-side with Xbox One at 1080p on the left, and Project Scorpio in 4K resolution on the right.

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PSN and Xbox LIVE hacker imprisoned for two years

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 26, 2017 12:14 pm

Adam Mudd was just 15 when he created the Titanium Stresser, a particular DDoS malware that was purchased by thousands of hackers to wreak havoc on online services across the globe--including Microsoft's Xbox LIVE and Sony's PlayStation Network.




Adam Mudd has been jailed for two years after UK courts found him responsible for 1.7 million DDoS attacks across the globe and making direct profit from cybercrime. Mudd drove a lucrative business by peddling his Titainum Stresser DDoS malware to hackers, which was used to disrupt websites and services worldwide. Courts estimate that Mudd made $500 million in the last four years selling the malware, and personally carried out 594 DDoS attacks against 181 IP addresses between 2013 and 2015.


Michael Topolski, the judge overseeing the case, refused to budge on the two-year sentence and hopes it'll deter other hackers. "I'm entirely satisfied that you knew full well and understood completely this was not a game for fun. It was a serious money-making business and your software was doing exactly what you created it to do," the judge said to Mudd.

GALAX GTX 1080 Ti HOF, 3 x 8-pin PCIe power & LCD panel

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Apr 26, 2017 10:24 am

It looks like GALAX will be joining Colorful in the LCD display on a graphics card business, with GALAX's upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti HOF set to include a LCD display.



GALAX will use the LCD display on its upcoming GTX 1080 Ti HOF to display their logo, the BIOS version, VRAM capacity, GPU model and driver installed, temperatures, fan speed, GPU voltage, GPU clock, VRAM clocks, and even custom text. It sounds dreamy.


GALAX will have the highest clocks on its GTX 1080 Ti HOF, with a huge triple-fan cooler and triple-fan design, all on a custom PCB with 8+8+8-pin PCIe power connectors. It's not meant for gamers running Overwatch, but for professional overclockers and enthusiasts.

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NVIDIA's recent Gamer Connect event in India: success

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 26, 2017 10:09 am

NVIDIA recently hosted its Gamer Connect event in Kolkata, capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, where they showcased all of their latest and greatest technology including the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 21:9 displays, AAA games, VR, and more.




There were VR demos, 4K monitors alongside G-Sync tech, showcases of Ansel and GeForce Experience, as well as physical PC products like the GTX 1080 Ti, custom PC mods, and so much more.


The AAA games that were on display included Project CARS, Mass Effect: Andromeda, For Honor, and Ghost Recon Wildlands.

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More 'Star Trek' movies not guaranteed, warns star

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 26, 2017 5:57 am

Despite the upcomng return of the franchise to the small screen with the eagerly awaited series 'Discovery', last year's relative failure of the 'Star Trek' sequel 'Beyond' has put a dampner on future sequels, with star Zachary Quinto warning that more sequels "aren't guaranteed".



Speaking to the Today Show, the Spock actor conceded that while a script was being written for another sequel (said to feature the return of James T. Kirk's father George Kirk), whether it actually gets filmed is another question entirely. "I know that they are working on a script for another one and we'll see how that all plays out, but the nice thing about that experience is that the time in between those big tentpole films allows us to go off and cultivate a lot of different creative experiences for ourselves... I'm hopeful that we'll do another one, but there's no guarantee." Despite reasonably good reviews, 'Star Trek: Beyond' failed to set the box office alight, posting a disappointing $334 million box office worldwide, a big step down from the $467 million gross of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' three years earlier.


Quinto's statement echos similar comments made in the last few weeks by fellow star Chris Pine who confessed that he was "literally one of the last people to find out" when a new Trek film was happening, although he was quick to confirm that he will be "back as many times as they ask me."

Night Trap returns, with the FMV game hitting consoles

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 26, 2017 4:49 am

For those who are a little older, you might remember the full-motion video game Night Trap, something that was released on Sega CD back in the 90s, some 25 years ago now.



Night Trap was very controversial when it came out, with its 'violence' and 'adult themes' - something that seems tame in comparison to the Grand Theft Auto and DOOM's of today. Still, Limited Run Games will be handling the physical release of the game - but as Polygon reports, there's no mention of Sega CD on the physical packaging of the PS4 version of Night Trap... boo.


Now I want to see Double Switch, and Ground Zero Texas released from the Sega CD days!

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