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Rockstar rumored to be adding in jetpacks to Grand Theft Auto V

If a new string of code found by a modder is to be believed, jetpacks might find their way into Grand Theft Auto V in the near future. A new strong of code was found in GTA V's recent 1.12 update.

 

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Better yet, the code suggests you'll be able to sport a gun while using the jetpack, which could see some truly awesome aerial combat. Rewinding back to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, where jetpacks were featured, it wouldn't surprise us to see jetpacks added to GTA V. Let's hope we get GTA V on the PC before jetpacks are rolled out to console gamers.

VIA teases Crysis played on its Video Wall powered by 8 x 1080p TVs

Yesterday we wrote up a piece covering VIA's incredible Video Wall technology, but I did have to slide in a question: will it run Crysis. It's just something you need to ask when technology like this is shown off to us.

 

 

Well, VIA responded to that question directly - calling me out on it, and teasing Crysis being played on its massive Video Wall, which is made up of 8 x 1080p TVs plastered onto a wall. You can see that video above, where Crysis is being played on a massive scale. I'll be in Taiwan next month for Computex, so I think I'll be going in for a play me thinks.

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Watch Dogs sequel would "certainly not" take so long to make

Watch Dogs isn't even out yet - and doesn't arrive until May 27 - but Watch Dogs' Creative Director, Jonathan Morin, is already teasing us about the sequel. Not directly, but he talked to Eurogamer saying "Right now there is no such thing as a Watch Dogs 2".

 

 

Morin continued: "It's certainly not going to be the same amount of time if we ever embark on such a journey. A big part of it was defining whatever Watch Dogs is. Once you have that starting point, then what becomes interesting is what players want more of - what comes next?". He also mentioned the delay that Watch Dogs required, suggesting the commitment to Watch Dogs' long-term potential. He said that Ubisoft wanted to get the game right, as the future of Watch Dogs is important to them.

 

He added: "Especially with the delay we have just been really concentrating on getting it [the original Watch Dogs] launched. After that we'll see where it goes - I think Ubisoft is showing more and more that they're willing to take the time for it to be right". When it came to talk of a sequel, Morin suggested that the decision for Watch Dogs 2 isn't going to necessarily be greenlit on sales numbers alone, but more the critical reception of the game would be important to the company, too.

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Project CARS video is impressive, with November 2014 release date

You'd better prepare those upgrades to your PC, because after you watch the below trailer for Project CARS, you're going to wait to play it with all of the graphical bells and whistles cranked up to 100%.

 

 

It looks incredibly beautiful, with some truly next-gen graphics. Slightly Mad Studios' racing game is expected to reach the PS4, Xbox One, Wii U and PC in November. It will support Sony's Project Morpheus virtual reality headset, which should have PS4 gamers very, very excited.

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Latest video of Watch Dogs multiplayer shows hacking, stalking friends

We've already seen the incredibly cool, but supremely destructive Spider Tank in Watch Dogs' digital trip, but how is the open-world game in the multiplayer side of things? Well, a 9-minute video below will showcase that for you.

 

 

Watch Dogs' multiplayer takes place in the same world as its single player counterpart, with Watch Dogs' Animation Director, Colin Graham, explaining in the video above. Gamers will be able to connect to other gamers within Watch Dogs, hacking their phones, or through competitive decryption combat. Gamers can also accept contracts and enter the game of other players.

 

When you're being hacked, you'll receive a notification that you're "being invaded". Once a player has been hacked, you'll need to find the hacker and stop the attack. How would you do this? You can shoot a gun into the air to see the NPCs run, but whoever doesn't, you will know that they are a real-life player, and your hacker that you now have to take down.

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Steam offering Red Orchestra 2 free until 10AM tomorrow

We may be a little late to this one, but its not too late for you. Today Steam is offering the Russian shooter, Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad for free in the steam store. To claim the game, you simply need to locate it in the steam store and not only add it to your library, but install it. If you do not install it, it will revert to its normal price to morrow. Installing it makes it your fore ever, for free. The offer ends tomorrow morning at 10AM Pacific.

 

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Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad focuses on the Battle of Stalingrad and the surrounding operations, both German and Russian, from July 1942 to February 1943. The game allows the player to experience one of the most brutal battles in all of human history. Delivering unrivaled accuracy and attention to detail, along with gritty, vicious combat in multiplayer and single-player modes the game will feature everything from quick, brutal firefights to more intricate and challenging tactical modes.

Spider Tank, Spider Tank, do whatever a Spider Tank... uh, Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs is close to release, getting dumped into gamers hands-on May 27, but Ubisoft has just teased a massive portion of the game to Eurogamer: Spider Tank.

 

 

What is Spider Tank? Well, the video above does a great job at explaining it. In the game, your character can take a digital drug that makes you experience a massive trip, where you enter the Spider Tank and cause mass chaos. But, thanks to it being a digital trip, there are no in-game consequences.

 

This video also gives us a closer look at some of the in-game graphics - which are looking sublime. Personally, I think Ubisoft Montreal have fixed up the frame rate issues from previous looks at the game, as there are explosions, bullets, NPCs running around, and yet there are no framerate skips whatsoever. It probably doesn't help that we don't know what setup is running the game, but at least we know it looks great - now just give me that damn Spider Tank, oh and Watch Dogs would be nice, too.

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Specifications of NVIDIA Shield 2 appears in AnTuTu Benchmark

Rumours of NVIDIA's sequel to its Shield handheld gaming console seem to be confirmed as a new test model of NVIDIA Shield was spotted in AnTuTu's website which contained specifications.

 

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NVIDIA's first gen shield was released in July 2014 and was a console game controller with 5" touchscreen where you can play Android games and stream PC games. Recently it also received a huge update which provided an out-of-home game steaming, enhanced functions in Gamepad mapper tool, support for Bluetooth keyboard and mouse in console mode, followed by Android KitKat 4.4.2.

 

However according to the recent news, it seems that NVIDIA wishes to up the hardware specifications.

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Someone just unlocked every single achievement in World of Warcraft

It's hard to think that World of Warcraft has been out for so long, but only just now that someone has just unlocked each and every achievement in the game - a feat that any mere gamer should applaud.

 

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Russian player Хируко, who unlocked all 2057 achievements, and an extra 205 of the 300 or so Feats of Strengths unlocked. The shot below is from the WowProgress leaderboards, showing that Хируко is #1. Imagine the countless hours that he has put into it, but now he has a serious badge in real life - the first person to unlock every achievement in WoW.

 

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Next-gen Call of Duty teased, Sledgehammer Games is working on it

Sledgehammer Games was showing off its new Call of Duty title at the Game Developers Conference earlier this month, but the GDC Vault has just posted up some video recordings of the conference's talks - giving us the first taste of the upcoming Call of Duty from Sledgehammer Games.

 

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Michael Condrey, Chief Operating and Development Officer of Sledgehammer Games said at the start of the talk, something he delivered with studio co-founder Glen Schofield: "We can't talk at all about Call of Duty for this year. [Activision] said you can't show anything from Call of Duty this year, and you certainly can't show in-game rendered characters from this year's game".

 

The image above, reportedly features "actual in-game characters," which show that COD is getting a major injection of graphics horsepower. The studio is taking a "next-gen first" approach to development (because we've never heard that before) - meaning that the studio is working on the PS4, Xbox One and PC first and foremost.

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