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Far Cry 3 in real life video imagines Jason's adventures in first-person view

Ever since Far Cry 3 released on Tuesday, the talk around the office has gone from the usual chats about The Walking Dead and various Internet-famous felines to chatting specifically what amazing adventures we had in Far Cry 3 the night before. Many of them involved tigers, pirates and a whole lot of shooting, but what would a game like Far Cry 3 look like in real life? Devin Super Tramp did just that as he worked directly with Ubisoft to help produce his homage to Far Cry 3.


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The video is completely shot in first-person view as Jason infiltrates a heavily guarded pirate base to rescue one of his friends. The video has a nice combination of action and stealth and even has Jason's ever-growing tattoo on his left arm.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 makes $1 billion in 15 days; beats Modern Warfare 3's record

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 launched on November 13th and in its first 24 hours on sale, amassed $500 million. Today, Activision has announced its latest Call of Duty game has broke past the $1 billion mark in just 15 days, beating Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's record by just one day.


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Not only has Black Ops 2 taken a lot of money from gamers, but it has also taken a lot of time with over 150 million hours of online multiplayer played on Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network. This number would be much more if Activision included PC players, which for some reason, they did not in the press release issued today.

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Wii U consoles won't have the massive day-one update factory installed until 2013

Anyone who purchased the Wii U at launch or followed the launch via TweakTown or another source should know that users face a large update as soon as they plug their console in. Worse yet, if power is lost during the three-plus hour update, the console can be bricked and will have to be returned to Nintendo.


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Sadly, this is a fact of life that will remain for at least another month. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has said that it will be a few months before the update is factory installed.


"Nintendo developers want to make sure that the very best product is available to consumers," Fils-Aime said in the interview. "That creates a dynamic where our developers are working on elements until the very last point possible. That's why the system update was required on Day One - and this is quite similar to what's happened with other consumer electronic products."


If you have a slow internet connection, unstable power, or a limited data plan, you might think about holding off on purchasing the Wii U until sometime into 2013 to avoid having to download and install this update.

Rockstar teases upcoming GTA: Vice City mobile launch with new screenshots

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City will be made available on Android & iOS this Thursday and we hope that you are ready to get injected by a dose of the 80s once again as we visit the lovely city of Vice City on our mobile devices. To help whet your appetite, Rockstar has released some new screenshots showcasing improvements they made to the game.


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As you'll see in the screenshots released, Rockstar put a lot of work to make GTA: Vice City look good on Android & iOS. If you played Grand Theft Auto III on your mobile device, then you'll know exactly what to expect when GTA: Vice City is released on Thursday. In the meantime, enjoy these new screenshots as well as Vice City's trailer.

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Crysis 3 PC requirements unveiled

Crysis 3 is only months away, but what sort of PC will you require to run the new crossbow-sporting Crysis 3? Well, Crytek have revealed the minimum, recommended and high performance PC system requirements.


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Crytek's high performance recommendations don't seem all that bad - a single GeForce GTX 680 or Radeon HD 7870. I guess they're not pushing multi-monitor or high frame rates here - we'll definitely be doing our own testing when Crysis 3 is released. Anyway, here is the breakdown:


Minimum system operating requirements for PC:

  • Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM
  • Dual core CPU
  • 2GB Memory (3GB on Vista)
  • Example 1 (Nvidia/Intel): Nvidia GTS 450, Intel Core2 Duo 2.4 Ghz (E6600)
  • Example 2 (AMD): AMD Radeon HD5770, AMD Athlon64 X2 2.7 Ghz (5200+)


Recommended system requirements for PC:

  • Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM
  • Quad core CPU
  • 4GB Memory
  • Example 1 (Nvidia/Intel): Nvidia GTX 560, Intel Core i3-530
  • Example 2 (AMD): AMD Radeon HD5870, AMD Phenom II X2 565

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TeaserTT: The Last of Us receives a story trailer teaser video

The Last of Us is beginning to gain steam the closer we get to its release - and today a new video is available, the story trailer teaser to The Last of Us.



The teaser video is just that - a teaser, only going for a few seconds in length. The release of the full story trailer will be on December 10, just a week or so from now.


The video doesn't show too much - but it should be interesting to see what the story has in store for us. The Last of Us is a PlayStation 3 exclusive, from Naughty Dog, the makers of the unbelievably successful Uncharted series, and more.

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Nintendo Wii U does better than expected in UK by selling 40,000 consoles

Leading up to the Wii U making its initial appearance, there was a general consensus that Nintendo would have difficulties in supplying the new console to Europe. With the launch now behind us, it looks as though these fears were unfounded as Nintendo sold nearly double as many consoles as were estimated to ship to Europe.


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The 40,000 units sold in the UK pale in comparison to the 400,000 units sold in the United States. Take that number with a grain of salt, however, as it is an estimate as opposed to official numbers from Nintendo. Better was the news that most people were picking up two or more games to go with the Wii U.


Nintendo contributed to the fear that stock would be limited: "Wii U stock levels will be tight on day one," said a Nintendo UK rep, "However we will be providing retailers with regular stock deliveries in the run up to Christmas in order to meet demand as quickly as possible." It's clear now that supply wasn't quite as constrained as was expected.

Skyrim: Dragonborn releasing on Xbox 360 tomorrow, PC & PS3 in 2013

We've been keeping a close eye on Skyrim's upcoming "Dragonborn" DLC with its rideable dragons, new towns and, of course, the first ever Dragonborn returning to rule the world. It looks like the wait for Dragonborn is nearly upon us as Bethesda announced today the new DLC will be releasing on the Xbox 360 tomorrow.


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We all knew for some time the Xbox 360 has been receiving preferred treatment in terms of Skyrim's DLC availability while PC players have been hit with delayed releases and PS3 players unable to play any piece of DLC content yet. Even though PC players will yet again receive a delayed Dragonborn in early 2013, PS3 players have much to be excited about as Bethesda also confirmed it will finally be delivering a piece of DLC to the platform.

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Nyko has got the power with its five Wii U power accessories

Do you have a Wii U sitting under your tree just waiting for its recipient to open it up this holiday season to then spend hours updating the console? We're sure your new Wii U owner will be using their console a lot over the next few months, which means they're going to be sucking up a whole lot of juice out of their GamePad and Pro Controller. That's why you need to consider checking out Nyko's newly announced Wii U power accessories.


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Nyko has introduced five new power accessories that will help keep your Wii U GamePad and Pro Controller charged before and during use. Here's a rundown of the peripherals Nyko have made available for the Wii U:

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Mitsubishi to discontinue their last line of rear-projection TVs

The Verge has reported after seeing a memo that CEPro got their mits on, that Mitsubishi is to discontinue their line of rear-projections TVs. This is a huge move for Mitsubishi, as they went all-in with RPTVs last year.


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Last year, Mitsubishi stopped the production of LCD televisions and pushed forward with rear-projection sets - even after all of the other major players around them had left their RPTV technology in favor of LCD.


Sony left the market in 2007, and Samsung released their last RPTV in 2008. There will be those saddened by this news, but have you seen just how thin some of the Full HD TVs are now? RIP RPTV.

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