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ARK: Survival Evolved could come to PlayStation 4 early access

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 21 hours ago

What if the PlayStation 4 had an early access program? That's exactly what Studio Wildcard wants so it can bring the mega-popular dino-sim ARK: Survival Evolved to all platforms.

 

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"We're pretty excited about PS4. We wish Sony had an early access program, and a lot of people have been asking us for it," ARK co-founder and creative director Jesse Rapczak told Gamespot.

 

Sony actually does have its own unofficial early access system for the PS4, but Rapczak says it calls for games to be pretty much finished beforehand. Sony also makes sure that the games are guaranteed to be completed, whereas Steam and Xbox EA games may never be released. "We just kind of got to say, 'Well you know, it's not really up to us. It's the way Sony runs things, the game pretty much has to be finished'," Rapczak said. "There are a few exceptions that we're not quite sure why they made an exception for one game or the other, but Ark is in the state where at present time unless it's finished, it's not coming out on PS4 until they have some other program that allows us to do that. That being said we are really excited about it."

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Ubisoft's weird Far Cry Primal Xbox One bundle doesn't make sense

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 21 hours ago

Microsoft and Ubisoft have concocted one of the strangest game bundle that's ever come to the industry. When you buy the Xbox One that comes with Far Cry Primal, then you'll get a free game, though it's not from the Far Cry franchise (that would be too easy, right?).

 

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Instead of something that might make logical sense, Ubisoft has decided to give you Valiant Hearts, the World War 1 2D adventure game. It's developed and published by Ubisoft, so at least they're choosing from within the family. It's also a fantastically done game that's garnered plenty of positive reviews.

 

But to get the free game, you'll have to pre-order the bundle now and then you'll be able to download Valiant Hearts by April 14th. The code will be applied to your account, so you'd just need to search for it in the Xbox store and download it. Far Cry Primal is coming out at the end of the month on February 23rd for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. PC gamers will have to wait until March 1st before they can enjoy it.

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Deep Silver bringing seven more PS3 games to PlayStation Now

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 22 hours ago

Deep Silver is adding seven games from their past PlayStation 3 catalog to the PlayStation Now library of games, so that everyone with a proper device can continue to still enjoy playing them.

 

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The games they're adding are some of their very best releases and even include their most recent Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, which was only released just last January, and is also natively on the PlayStation 4.

 

  • Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell
  • Escape Dead Island
  • Metro: Last Light
  • Narco Terror
  • Risen 3 Titan Lords
  • Sacred Citadel
  • Sacred 3

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Logitech goes all in with eSports, partners with ESL

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 23 hours ago

Logitech has signed on as an official ESL partner throughout the whole of 2016, according to the latter company in a recent press release. Known as the largest gaming company in the world, a sign on with ESL is no small feat, showing that Logitech has decided to go all in on eSports throughout this year.

 

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This partnership means that Logitech will be providing demonstrations and product sales at numerous ESL events throughout 2016, including the ESL CS:GO Pro League, ESL One Manila, ESL One Frankfurt, ESL One Cologne and an additional unannounced ESL One event.

 

Thanks to these types of sponsorship, ESL has increased its ESL Pro League prize pool by 50%, with Nik Adams from ESL stating that these "two industry leaders are joining forces to bring esports to the next level." Backed by Ujesh Desai from Logitech, he added that "This is a great opportunity for Logitech G to be the exclusive gaming gear for ESL, one of the world's most successful eSports organizations."

Nintendo's first mobile game coming in March, feature photo sharing

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 23 hours ago

Nintendo is entering the smarphone gaming arena with Miitomo, which will be more of a general entertainment platform with a small focus on the social side of things. And during a shareholder meeting, they announced that it'll be released around the middle of March, though initially in Japan.

 

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Miitomo, as the name suggests, focuses on the Mii avatars that can be created on Nintendo's consoles. You'll be able to "engage friends in a lighthearted, playful and welcoming social setting," Nintendo announced regarding their inaugural mobile game.

 

And inside there'll be other micro-apps that allow for expanded functionality, such as Miifoto, a photo-sharing app that'll probably allow for limited editing as well. The upcoming game seems to be very conceptually similar to Tomodachi Life that was released in 2013, allowing you to physically take care of your Mii characters.

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MSI partners with Cloud9, announcing another laptop division sponsor

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days ago

As announced in a recent press release, MSI's notebook division has decided to sponsor one of North America's premier eSports teams, Cloud 9.

 

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This sponsorship is all part of a global business plan, says Andy Tung, the president of MSI Pan America, who stated "MSI lives and breathes gaming, and we've dedicated countless hours and resources to support the world's eSports community," adding that Cloud9 now joins "our [MSI's] family of more than 12 professional gaming partnerships worldwide."

 

Championed by its League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive rosters, MSI joins other Cloud9 sponsors including BenQ, Logitech, Intel, Alienware and more.

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BIOSTAR launches H110MD PRO Motherboard supporting 16GB DDR3L, GbE LAN

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: 3 days, 1 hour ago

Quoted in a recently issued press release as a "Reliable motherboard for Intel system builders," BIOSTAR has announced the release of its H110MD PRO motherboard which supports the Intel H110 chipset.

 

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Featuring support for up to 16GB of DDR3L-1600 memory, this mATX motherboard further offers a single PCI-E 3.0 x16 port, two PCI-E 2.0 x1 slots, four SATA 3 ports, four USB 3.0 ports (2+2) and a total of six USB 2.0 ports (4+2). This black and yellow product comes further packed with Realtek GbE LAN, solid capacitors and BIOSTAR features including Watch Dog, Smart Speed LAN and a temperature monitor.

 

This product is said to be "available soon" from the official BIOSTAR eBay store, here.

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YouTube planning livestreaming 360-degree video support

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 3 days, 1 hour ago

It looks like Google is going to be jumping on the 360-degree video bandwagon, with reports surfacing that YouTube will soon include support for live 360-degree videos.

 

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YouTube already supports 360-degree videos, but not live broadcasted 360-degree videos, which is the big change here. BuzzFeed's report says that YouTube has been having meetings with multiple 360-degree camera manufacturers, as they want to have partners who will build 360-degree livestreaming into their products.

 

YouTube has plans of creating a new platform that is capable of high-quality, live 360-degree videos, no matter who is shooting them, or what camera they're using.

The future of NFL could be enjoyed through the HoloLens headset

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 3 days, 3 hours ago

While the HoloLens headset might cost $3000 and won't be for consumers, for the meantime anyway, Microsoft sees a bright future for its augmented reality headset with NFL.

 

 

Microsoft has just teased a new concept that uses the HoloLens for NFL, just in time for Super Bowl 50. The video shows how NFL fans could use HoloLens to enhance the football-watching experience, in the center of their living room. One example sees someone wearing a HoloLens headset, using gestures to pull up a 3D hologram of a stadium, showing detailed information like stadium attendance, and the weather.

 

Another example Microsoft used was with another person who used HoloLens to see live fantasy football stats, alongside motion graphics. Right now these are only concepts, but I think HoloLens has a very exciting future when it comes to Microsoft's relationship with the NFL.

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