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I was a huge fan of the original PC-exclusive Crysis, at the time PC gaming was still going quite well, and having a AAA title like Crysis really pushed PC graphics. Multiple GPUs were required to run high-res, at high-detail, at high frame rates, but it was fine.
Crysis 2 dropped, and multi-platform gaming killed it. The graphics were much more "let's insert as much motion blur as possible", so that the game could render well enough on sub-par console hardware. Crysis 3 is set to ramp things up again, and by the looks of things, we should expect some great graphics. The latest trailer for Crytek's first-person shooter is here, this time showing off the single-player campaign.
We can see a few changes, starting with the Nanosuit. Sprinting usually drained the Nanosuit's power, but it no longer does in the third outing of the Crysis world. You can see the incredible graphics, but it still seems very scripted. While the graphics feel (from the video) a jump up from Crysis 2's graphics, we'll have to wait and see what the final product is like for final judgment.
New details for Skyrim's upcoming DLC, "Dragonborn," has been released today by Bethesda that gives players some insight as to what they should expect from the upcoming add-on.
In Dragonborn, players will adventure off the coast of Morrowind, specifically to the island of Solstheim, where they'll experience new towns, dungeons, and, of course, quests through lands that are filled with ash and glaciers.
Next week will be what many Walking Dead fans will consider to be a bitter-sweet end to Telltale Games' episodic series as the final episode, titled "No Time Left," will be made available on PlayStation Network on November 20th, with it popping up the following day on Xbox Live, Windows, Mac, iOS and the European PlayStation Network.
If you haven't picked up any of the episodes of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead, you might want to hold off on buying all of them digitally in one shot as the company will release a retail version of the game on December 4th for $29.99. The retail version of The Walking Dead will have all of the episodes available in a neat, little package for you to plow through.
The second trailer to Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V is here, and boy what a trailer. It shows off that the super-huge open-world game is set to be just as large as they've stated it to be - with the game world bigger than Red Dead Redemption, GTA IV and San Andreas, combined.
The second official trailer shows more of the characters off, the game world, some of the environments, vehicles (planes included) and more. It doesn't look, from this trailer at least, that the game is going to be more of the same, but on a much, much bigger scale. This isn't bad, but I'd love to see Rockstar push the GTA game into a completely new direction.
We already know there's going to be three protagonists in GTA V, where you can switch in and out of these characters at any time - the camera zooms up into the sky, locates the character of choice, and zooms back in giving you control of the next protagonist. Very cool. The trailer looks like it's using either a higher resolution than the consoles it is going to be released on (Xbox 360, PS3) or they've used the render res (most likely just under 720p) and slapped on some AA. Hopefully it looks that good, and runs that well, when it's released.
Before Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 took over my gaming time, I was playing Need for Speed: Most Wanted on a very regular basis. Its driving mechanics felt a tad heavy compared to previous Criterion titles, but after spending several hours with the game, I became used to it and enjoyed my time with it before first-person shooters took dominance over all games.
If you have yet to pick up Need for Speed: Most Wanted and are the type to try a game before you spend your hard-earned cash on it, then you should head over to Xbox Live or PlayStation Network as EA has announced a demo for the game is now available.
It seems for the past couple of days, the two things that have been on everyone's lips have been Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus' uncovered scandal. Who knew that these two topics of discussion would come together in an unholy union of extreme irony.
Apparently, in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Ex-CIA Director Petraus would have still been going strong in the military world making it all the way to become the US Secretary of Defense by 2025.
Yesterday, we reported on PC copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 including a Mass Effect 2 disc instead of the second disc of the game. If you were one of those unlucky few, your luck has instantly changed overnight as BioWare has got a sweet deal for you.
BioWare, who are the developers behind the Mass Effect trilogy, has seen the mixup as an omen which have given these select few a surprise Mass Effect 2 disc. With that said, BioWare is reaching out to those few who were accidentally given Mass Effect 2 discs and giving them the complete Mass Effect Trilogy they never wanted.
"You are Sarah Kerrigan, former Queen of Blades. Once the most feared entity in the galaxy, you now wait in a cell in the depths of a high-security research laboratory. Before the murderous forces of the Terran Dominion close in, you must plot your escape to the dark reaches of space...and reclaim your living empire at the Heart of the Swarm."
Blizzard, the massive entertainment giant behind Star Craft, has announced when Star Craft II: Heart of the Swarm will be making its debut. The day that you'll be able to bust out and start playing Star Craft II: Heart of the Swarm is March 12, 2013, which happens to be a Tuesday, for those who care.
More importantly, the game can be preordered starting today by going to Blizzard's website for the game. At the website, you can also find video trailers, screenshots, and lots of other information to whet your appetite for the new game. Only 5 more months before you can sink your teeth into it.
PS Vita getting PlayStation Plus on Nov. 19; Uncharted, Gravity Rush, Jet Set Radio added to Instant Game Collection
Sony announced earlier this year it would be making its widely successful premium membership service, PlayStation Plus, available to PS Vita owners without any additional costs to PS Plus members. Today, the company has finally announced the PS Plus service will be made available on the PS Vita on November 19th.
The PlayStation Plus service for the PS Vita will have its own Instant Game Collection and on November 19th, will give PS Plus members access to the following titles:
Update: BioWare has announced they will be giving PC players affected by this mishap a very special gift.
If you were one of the millions of Call of Duty fans who attended midnight launch events last night to pick up your copy of Black Ops 2 as soon as it was legal to do so, then you're probably sound asleep as you played the game to hell until the sun came up. But a small minority seem to be having issues with their newly acquired game, specifically the PC version.
Reports have been spreading across the Internet of people whose second Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 disc not containing the second part to the game's installation process. Instead, it's a Mass Effect 2 disc. YouTube user zeroiez even took video of his experience when attempting to install Black Ops 2 on his PC, with many an expletive flying in Treyarch's direction.