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Puzzle gaming just got real, cooperate or die in Magnetic: Cage Closed

Not for those who suffer from claustrophobia, Guru Games has just released its new single player development: Magnetic: Cage Closed.

 

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You're a prisoner in an extremely high security detention facility and if you wish to make it out alive, you must follow the Wardens instructions as he guides you through various levels and puzzles all involving a magnetic gun that you are issued with.

 

You can use this 'weapon' to push or pull blocks, propel yourself in the air and more. What's even cooler is that the opposite reaction is applied to you, so unlike other games when you pull an object towards yourself, you are also pulled towards it.

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Counter Strike gets airtime on The Joe Rogan Experience

Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert is not new to e-fame, however he's now been given a shot and tapping into a mainstream fan base thanks to Joe Rogan. The well known host of Fear Factor and UFC commentator invited this American CS:GO pro onto his podcast to talk about Counter Strike and eSports in general.

 

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The podcast covers topics ranging from Twitch TV streaming to a 'day in the life' of a professional gamer.

 

It's worth a look for professional gamers and interested casuals alike, check it out for yourself. Be warned, at over 2.5 hours long you're really in it for the long haul.

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Slightly Mad Studios says that Project Cars 'loves' DirectX 12

Now that Project Cars is out, gamers across the world have been pushing their systems and consoles to the limits playing one of the best looking games ever made. But it could soon get better.

 

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According to Slightly Mad Studios boss, Ian Bell, the team has been working on the Xbox One version of the game to optimize its performance, as it has been suffering from stuttering problems. Bell added that Project Cars "loves" DirectX 12, and that the DX12-powered version of Project Cars will run "extremely well" on the Xbox One.

 

Bell said: "With DX12 the Xbox will perform extremely well for us. With the upcoming imminent patches it's already much better. We'll need to do some work of course but the way our engine is structured lends itself to the main benefits of DX12. We never said we'd run 30 cars at night in the rain at 60. We said the game runs at 60FPS, which it does. So Gran Turismo, but it drops to 20's under heavy action in the wet at night".

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Naughty Dog rumored to soon unveil Uncharted Remastered for the PS4

According to industry insider 'Tamaki', Naughty Dog and Sony are close to revealing a remastered version of Uncharted for the PlayStation 4, which will arrive as Uncharted Remastered.

 

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Tamaki tweeted the tease, saying: "And now we just wait for Sony to announce Uncharted Remastered officially". With E3 2015 right around the corner, we should expect Sony to not only show off the latest build of Uncharted 4 (which I'm sure will be watered down before it hits us), but the Uncharted Remaster for the PS4.

 

Here's hoping that Uncharted Remastered includes all of the Uncharted games running at 1080p 60FPS on the PS4, anything less would be disappointing.

Upcoming 'Mad Max' game gets new story trailer

Despite being in production for years, the upcoming tie-in game to 'Mad Max: Fury Road' missed the theatrical release window for the film and is not slated to hit PS4, Xbox One and PC in September to co-incide with the Blu-ray release. But with the film getting rave reviews, Avalanche Studios are keen to keep the game in the consciousness of gamers and have now released an explosive new storyline trailer.

 

 

Officially announced at E3 2013, the 'Mad Max' game was originally intended to hit Windows, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One platforms but now, the previous generation console versions have been abandoned.

 

'Mad Max' will be available in September.

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Game writer discusses sexuality, political correctness in gaming

BioWare was aware of possible apprehension when it included gay romance options in the Jade Empire RPG released in 2005, according to Dragon Age and Mass Effect lead writer David Gaider.

 

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Gaider, who is gay and didn't necessarily expect such a drastic decision regarding Jade Empire, seemed surprised because he himself never considered it before. However, the team felt it was something that "needed to happen," even with a growing amount of apprehension.

 

"It's nervousness from the people who have all the money, and they're worried about the risk," Gaider said in an interview with Video Game Sophistry. "And I think it's from the people who make the games that are probably, I would say, lean liberal and educated and sort of what they assume their audience will or won't accept."

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Trying to make hit mobile game and generate revenue proving difficult

It's not a surprise to hear that mobile gaming has greatly increased in popularity with the rise of smartphones and tablets - but that doesn't mean generating revenue has become any easier. The mobile game market has generated $30 billion in revenue this year with a select few games proving ultra popular, the Newzoo market research firm predicted.

 

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However, game titles quickly lose their appeal, as casual gamers look for new apps, games, and multimedia to enjoy on their devices. The freemium gaming model, which allows games to be downloaded for free and then developers try to get gamers to make in-game purchases has been difficult in mobile gaming.

 

"This market is exceptionally fickle," said Heloise Thomson, gaming analyst at Enders Analysis, in a statement to CNBC. "You are dealing with consumers who love variety and they like free or cheap so it's hard to make a lot of money."

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48GB worth of Star Citizen assets leak online, swiftly removed

Roberts Space Industries has sprung a leak, with 48GB of assets belonging to the crowdfunded Star Citizen leaking online. This has just happened, with the following events taking place:

 

 

  • Disco Lando posted pictures (taken with a phone or camera) of some Star Marine stuff.
  • One of the pictures contain a partial URL to one of the Content Delivery Services (CDN) from CIG.
  • Someone managed, probably by trial and error, to guess the complete URL.
  • From that URL the CDN delivered an internal 40 GB developer build.

 

Thanks to Star Citizen being powered by the CryEngine, this means that you can use these assets right now, if you have managed to get your hands on them. This leak has given fans of the game a deep look at some of the ships and how they work, months or years before they would normally see them.

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A configuration tool for The Witcher 3 released, allows better visuals

CD Projekt Red has been taking some serious flak over the downgrade of graphics in The Witcher 3, but modder "MelekTaus" has released a new configuration tool that lets you change the graphical effects very easily, without having to do it in-game and having no idea what you're changing, or their affects to the graphics.

 

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Hunter's Config can be downloaded right here, with support for SweetFX. In order to install it, you need to follow these steps:

 

  • The ZIP included only one single file (W3HC-xxx.jar), just copy it into your Witcher 3-installation folder.
  • Starting first time: it will make a backup of your config files.
  • I added an 1-Click-Downloader for SweetFX (< 1 MB)
  • Some tooltips are not 100% accurate but I've done my best

Fridge filled with Jurassic Park games for the SNES on eBay for $1500

Someone has listed a fridge filled with Jurassic Park games for the Super Nintendo on eBay, with someone paying $1500 for them all. Some of the SNES games have stickers, some don't, while some have worn or torn labels. Note: it does not include the fridge.

 

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The person selling it has said on eBay: "Just in time for the new Jurassic World (Jurassic Park) movie that is coming out, you can have your very own refrigerator full of Snes Jurassic Park carts!! There are just about 300 Jurassic Park carts including a handful of CIB copies and a PAL version CIB. I will also include the schlue of other Jurassic Park games: gameboy CIB, Sega Genesis, Sega CD, Sega Saturn CIB copies. Also have a CIB Jurassic Park 2 and sealed JP 2 for snes that will be included. And a laser disk movie for kicks and giggles. Fridge and Bacardi not included".

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