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Early Access games dominate Steam game sales in 2015

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 20 mins ago

Out of the six Steam games that have reached over a million sales in 2015, three of them are still in Early Access.

 

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As more and more PC gamers move towards original games, amateur indie developers are actually starting to overtake AAA game sales on Steam. According to info gleaned from Steam Spy, a site that analyzes sales and downloads on Steam, three of the six million-selling PC games of 2015 are still unfinished--but that hasn't stopped them from hitting the top charts.

 

The top-ranking games are the open-world zombie survival sim H1Z1, the dinosaur survival game ARK: Survival Evolved, and the RTS siegecraft game Besieged.

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Report: Mega Man movie gets greenlit by Fox

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 59 mins ago

It looks like the futuristic saga of Capcom's iconic 8-bit hero in blue will be the latest in Hollywood's push on video game adaptations.

 

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Reports from Tracking Board indicate that Fox has backed Chernin Entertainment as a producer for the film, with development on the project underway. But is Chernin a good fit to handle Mega Man's immortal legacy? The company is also currently working on the upcoming War of the Apes film for 2017, and is responsible for producing a boatload of The New Girl episodes and a handful of Terra Nova episodes.

 

Mega Man--also known as Rockman in Japan--has been one of the most popular icons in gaming history with a franchise that spans back to 1987 with the NES classic. With over 50 games as source material, Chernin and Fox will have their work cut out for them, but we can't see them starting anywhere but the very beginning in 200X with the clash of Dr. Light and the nefarious Dr. Wily.

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Rocket League patch will let you filter out PS4 users on the PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 51 mins ago

The v1.05 patch for Rocket League will arrive in "two weeks or less" bringing with it the start of the first season, not only that, but Rocket Leaguers will be able to filter out PS4 players in matchmatching on PC, and to search for new ranked matches at the endgame screen.

 

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The new patch will also do the usual bug fixes that saw PC players to not have a name, fix chat issues, and improve corruption protection for saved games. The update will also have Middle Eastern servers that "will still come at some point" according to developer Psyonix. The developer will also be adding in a music player interface in the near future.

 

If you didn't already know about, is a vehicle-driven, off-the-wall soccer game where players attempt to score goals in hotted up cars and trucks.

BBC's Grand Theft Auto TV movie 'The Gamechangers' trailer arrives

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 12 hours, 42 mins ago

Harry Potter meets Grand Theft Auto in the BBC's 'The Gamechangers' TV movie, with the first trailer dropped. The Gamechangers stars Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, as well as Bill Paxton of HBO's 'Big Love' as well as many huge hits like Aliens, Terminator, and more.

 

 

The Gamechangers takes place in 2002, where it is just in time for the release of Grand Theft Auto 3. Daniel Radcliffe plays Sam Houser, the President and co-founder of Rockstar Games who has been causing trouble for Jack Thompson, played by Paxton, who is an attorney who led the charge against Grand Theft Auto's violent content.

 

BBC will air The Gamechangers on BBC Two on September 15, at 9pm.

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Amnesia creators show off the latest trailer to SOMA, arrives Sep 22

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 14 hours, 17 mins ago

From the creators of Amnesia comes 'SOMA', a new sci-fi horror game from Frictional Games. The developer has a new 'Environments Trailer' released, which you can check out below.

 

 

The new trailer shows off some of the impressive locations and environments of SOMA, which the developer promises is more scary than their previous games. SOMA is running off of a modified version of the Amnesia engine, with inspirations from Doom, BioShock, and the Silent Hills series.

 

SOMA drops on September 22 for both the PlayStation 4 and PC.

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Every single Deus Ex game can be purchased for under $7 right now

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 18 hours, 46 mins ago

With the release of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided set for February 2016, gamers need to get into the world of Deus Ex, and what better way than by getting every Deus Ex game released for just $6.59 from Steam?

 

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The $6.59 bundle includes Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition, Deus Ex: Invisible War, Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Director's Cut) and Deus Ex: The Fall. This is a steal, considering it would cost close to, or just over $200 if you paid nearly full price for all of the Deus Ex games when they were released.

 

The sale lasts for another 14 hours or so, so you will want to jump in quick.

Forza Motorsport 6 launch trailer is here, 1080p 60FPS on the Xbox One

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 20 hours, 1 min ago

Now that the release of Forza Motorsport 6 is right around the corner, Turn 10 Studios has released the launch trailer of Forza Motorsport 6, teasing the beautiful weather effects, night racing, and career mode highlights of the Xbox One exclusive.

 

 

Forza 6 will be running at 1080p 60FPS on the APU-powered Xbox One, which is something worth highlighting because most games don't hit that mark on Microsoft's console. During Gamescom 2015 last month, Forza Motorsport 6 was called 'Best Racing Game' and 'Best Simulation Game', which are some serious awards for the Xbox One exclusive.

 

Forza Motorsport 6 drops onto the Xbox One on September 15, including over 450 cars all with working cockpits, opening doors, and even full damage. There will be 24-player matches throughout 26 real-world locations in wet weather, and night time racing.

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Xbox manager: 2015 shaping up to be best year of gaming since 2007

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 23 hours, 13 mins ago

It doesn't matter if you're a PC gamer or console owner, this looks like a fantastic time to be playing video games. Microsoft Xbox product manager Patrick Perkins recently described it as the strongest gaming period in almost 10 years, with plenty of high-profile titles that have either launched - or will launch in the next several quarters.

 

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"Before we even launched the Xbox One, we knew that this was the year," Perkins recently said while speaking on the GameStop Expo livestream. "You just look at the development cycles and when everything's going to come together."

 

While speaking on the livestream, Perkins compared the upcoming 2015 holiday and early 2016 gaming season to that of 2007 holiday and early 2008 - when games such as Assassin's Creed, Halo 3, BioShock, Rock Band, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Mass Effect launched. Of course, games such as The Witcher, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Crysis, and Super Mario Galaxy also were released in that same time frame.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's pre-order scheme could change everything

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 7 hours ago

Square Enix recently revealed the official release date for sci-fi wonder Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, but the celebration was dampened with a strange pre-order scheme that could have a huge impact on the future of the games industry.

 

 

The studio's neo-noir augmented dystopian sci-fantasy Deus Ex: Mankind Divided looks to be one of the best games in recent memory, and it now has a release date of February 23, 2016. Unless enough people pre-order the game--then it'll release four days earlier on February 19, 2016. To get the game early a good portion of gamers will have to pay up front and everyone gets the game early...this time.

 

In the future might be different. What if there are actually two release dates for games: the early pre-orderers who acted like early adopters in a weird sort of Early Access for AAA games, and the regular joes who get access to the game later. If this kind of disparity is created it'll likely eschew an exodus towards pre-buying as the mainstream public will probably want to get their game as soon as possible--it's the same price, right, so what's the big deal?

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Ocarina of Time gets an enchanting Unreal Engine 4 makeover

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 8 hours ago

Ever wondered what Ocarina of Time would look like as a modern day game? Talented 3D artist Michael Eurek answers this query with a truly stunning vision of the Nintendo 64 classic rendered in Unreal Engine 4.

 

 

Eurek's enchanting overhaul takes us on a tour of the flowing oasis of Zora's Domain, fully realizing the original island vibes with torch-fire licking the rough-hewn rock walls, beautiful waterfalls, lush flora, and a color scheme that truly immerses you in another world. When I played the game as a kid, this area was one of my personal favorite areas in the game because of the tropical atmosphere, and it's amazing to see Zora's refuge given such a high-detail overhaul.given such a high-detail overhaul.

 

King Zora XVI sits atop his throne, features muted and frozen in stone. The water churns and endlessly flows while the exotic jungle plants sway in the gentle breeze. Everything is rendered in such pristine hyper-realistic fidelity that it really brings a new dimension to the franchise, offering a testament to the new generation of game-building engines that developers have at their fingertips.

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