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Microsoft announces next-gen Crackdown for the Xbox One

E3 2014 - One of my favorite games from the Xbox 360, and of all time, was Crackdown - but, Microsoft seemed to just ditch the franchise after the not-so-well received Crackdown 2 was released - developed by a different developer to the original game. Well, Microsoft has come out swinging at E3 2014, showing off a new, next-gen Crackdown for the Xbox One.

 

 

There's not much to see there in terms of in-game footage, but Crackdown for the Xbox One is being developed by the franchise's creator: David Jones. This should give the game some serious credit, and will have people - like myself - who haven't purchased an Xbox One, to buy one just for this game alone.

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The Division gets a detailed look at E3 2014, still looks like a boss

E3 2014 - Ubisoft has come out swinging today at E3 2014, showing off a slew of next-gen titles - including Assassin's Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, Rainbow Six: Siege - but the standout for me would have to be Tom Clancy's The Division. There's a 5-minute gameplay video below that you simply just have to watch, in 1080p.

 

 

Well, that has my money. Incredibly detailed world, intricate details everywhere, the destructibility of The Division is something I truly look forward to. But, I would have to say the cooperative play is going to be a killer feature for me. Four-player cooperative play in a post-apocalyptic world? Sign me up, Ubisoft - just not to Uplay, ok?

 

Ubisoft's use of the next-gen Snowdrop engine is impressive, with the world looking gritty and real - with some great procedural destruction on the environments. Ubisoft delayed The Division into 2015 not too long ago, but with some more time on the game I think this could turn into a really large new IP for the company.

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Rockstar finally confirms GTA V for next-gen consoles and PC

E3 2014 - After what has felt like a year of teasing, Rockstar Games has confirmed during E3 2014 that Grand Theft Auto V is to be released on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

 

 

GTA V will arrive in the fall on next-gen consoles and PCs in higher resolutions, details and mod support on the PC. What will be interesting is what resolution and frame rate we'll see on the next-gen consoles, considering most open-world games have been hovering between 720p and 900p at 30FPS. The PC on the other hand, well, let's just hope that its optimized much better - so that it scales on some of the crazy rigs you can build.

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Assassin's Creed: Unity looks incredibly next-gen, finally

E3 2014 - Ubisoft is dominating E3 2014 this year, with Far Cry 4, Rainbow Six: Siege and now a truly next-gen title in Assassin's Creed: Unity. The studio showed off quite a few trailers to the game, with a cinematic trailer for your viewing pleasure below.

 

 

Below, we have some actual gameplay footage, which is a better indication of how it will look and play to gamers.

 

 

It looks quite incredible, a huge jump technologically from the previous Assassin's Creed games. This is thanks to Ubisoft not having to scale the game down to previous generation consoles, better harnessing the extra grunt found in the PS4 and Xbox One. Assassin's Creed: Unity will launch on October 28 for next-gen consoles and PC, which will include four-player cooperative play, which should be a blast!

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Rainbow Six Siege announced for next-gen consoles and PC for 2015

E3 2014 - Below, you'll find six minutes of the first footage from Rainbow Six Siege, the latest entry in the Rainbow Six franchise from Ubisoft. The footage is pre-alpha, so it's quite early stuff right now, showing off a multiplayer match between teams named Rogue and Raven.

 

 

Ubisoft Montreal is the studio behind Rainbow Six Siege, with the tactical first-person shooter dropping on the PS4, Xbox One and PC sometime in 2014. Ubisoft is using a proprietary engine called Realblast, something that is capable of delivering real-time, unscripted destructibility within the game's environments.

 

Creative Director of Ubisoft, Xavier Marquis, has said: "As fans of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six and tactical shooters in general, we set out to create the game we always wanted to play within the counter-terrorism universe. We asked ourselves 'how could we capture the incredible tension and unique tactics of these confrontations?"

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Far Cry 4's first trailer shows 6 minutes of in-game footage

E3 2014 - If there's one franchise that has walked out of the ashes of a bad sequel, it's Far Cry. Far Cry 3 was a massive hit, but now we're looking at playing Far Cry 4 in just a few months time. For now, the E3 2014 trailer to the game:

 

 

The trailer shows off the first few minutes of the game, giving just enough to tease you. As a big fan of Far Cry 3, I can't wait to get my hands-on Far Cry 4 when it drops on November 14 this year.

Mirror's Edge artwork shared on Facebook could be from new installment

Some new concept art has turned up on Facebook at the official Mirror's Edge page. The concept art appears to show some art for the second installment in the Mirror's Edge franchise. There are no details offered along with the single image indicating what it will go along with.

 

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All we do get is a tag reading #E32014. That clearly indicates that more details will be offered at E3. A sequel to the original Mirror's Edge game was announced at E3 last year and will be an open world game. It is expected to have all the free running coolness that the original game employed that made it a cool game.

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SteelSeries Sentry Eye Tracking System aims at better game performance

SteelSeries has been making gaming accessories and peripherals like keyboards and mice for a long time. SteelSeries has announced that it has teamed up with Tobii, the company that makes all sorts of eye tracking gear for gamers on a new product called the Sentry Eye Tracking System.

 

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Sentry is designed to be the world's first training device designed to improve your gaming performance. The eye tracking system promises to improve your gaming performance by tracking, analyzing, and benchmarking eye movement and behaviors during game play. The goal of the tracking and benchmarking is to help the gamers improve and win the game.

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EA will release Battlefield: Hardline on October 21, unveils trailer

We knew it was coming thanks to a leaked trailer, but now EA has let the cat out of the bag with an official trailer for Battlefield: Hardline. Not only that, but the company also unveiled a full release date: October 21.

 

 

The trailer doesn't show off too much, but that's because E3 2014 is right around the corner. For me, it looks like Payday mixed with Bad Boys, which is something that you can't complain about. The full reveal by EA will take place next week, something that I'm sure a lot of gamers are looking forward to.

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Mario Kart 8 becomes the fastest selling game on the Wii U

Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U is a smash hit for Nintendo, with the kart racing title becoming the fastest selling title in the history of the Wii U console. Mario Kart 8 has sold over 1.2 million copies since it launched on May 29 in Japan, and May 30 in the US and Europe.

 

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Nintendo has said that Mario Kart 8 is also seeing the "strongest review scores in franchise history". Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America president and COO chimed in with: "The early response to Mario Kart 8 demonstrates that the best days for Wii U are still ahead. This year's E3 is just days away, and it will be all about the future games for Nintendo platforms".

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