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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".

Star Citizen's dogfighting module is now here, prepare for takeoff

After quite a few delays, Roberts Space Industries has released the dogfighting module for Star Citizen. You can now download the 0.8 update which includes new ships, and new gameplay modes.

 

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You can jump into the spacecrafts, which can be deployed in the Vanduul Swarm gameplay mode, or in free flight mode. The new update to Star Citizen also enables multiplayer gameplay to both the Team and Battle Royale gameplay modes, too. Star Citizen's Arena Commander mode should be some serious fun for those who have slapped down some money for the game, with one of those excited people being me.

Tetris turns 30

It's Tetris' 30th birthday, and in honour of the block-arranging, totally addictive, all consuming game that propelled the Gameboy to stardom, programmer Alexey Pajitnov has had a chat with Britain's Guardian newspaper.

 

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In it Pajitnov details his time spent at a Soviet computing lab, and his childhood love for puzzles. In the early 80s it dawned on him that perhaps puzzles would be a good basis for a videogame.

 

Pajitnov says the key game mechanic - that of disappearing lines - was inspired by just how quickly the screen filled up with the blocks, before going on to call Nintendo's choice of music "embarrassing" for Russian culture.

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Gamers are more social and educated than non-gamers says study

There are plenty of people out there that don't like video games and believe that games are bad for you. A new study that was commission by Twitch, the steaming game platform, has found some interesting results. According to the study, gamers are more social and educated than non-gamers.

 

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The study, performed by LifeCourse Associates, looked at 1227 Americans in the 13-64 demographic. According to the report, people who play games tend to be more educated with 43% of players holding a college degree or higher.

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GOG announces its own DRM-free Steam-like service

Retro gaming revivalists at GOG.com have just announced a DRM-free gaming service that looks a little like its own version of Steam.

 

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GOG Galaxy will let players get gaming without connecting to the internet. There's "no online activation required," the company said in a trailer. "Being online will always be optional."

 

Perhaps it goes without saying but web-enabled features such as gaming with friends or social achievement sharing will need internet access.

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Oculus Rift exclusive game called Lucky's Tale in the works

The Oculus rift VR headset has created quite a stir in the gaming industry as people have become very excited at the thought of gaming with a virtual reality headset. A new game is in the works that will be an Oculus Rift exclusive title and it comes from the man who co-created Words with Friends, Paul Bettner.

 

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The game is a third-person platforming adventure called Lucky's Tale and it will be displayed at E3. "Virtual reality--I mean truly accurate, comfortable virtual reality--is the most important thing to happen to interactive entertainment in decades," Bettner said in a statement. "I know it sounds like exaggeration, but it's impossible to explain what this is like to someone who hasn't experienced it for themselves. Your brain is convinced that you are somewhere else, that you are in another world. I have worked my entire career to get to this moment, to create something like this."

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Popular mobile game Temple Run tops 1 billion download mark

Popular mobile game Temple Run from Imangi Studios has been downloaded more than 1 billion times since it was released in August 2011, according to company officials. Originally developed by three people, the game has seen continued success as casual gaming still increases even higher in popularity.

 

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Gamers have run more than 50 trillion meters in the game, playing 32 billion games, according to Keith Shepherd, co-developer of the game.

 

It's possible Imangi Studios, which has seen great success with Temple Run 1 and Temple Run 2, could develop a third game in the future. However, the studio currently has other mobile games currently in development, so no public announcements have been made just yet.

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