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CryEngine 3 used for interior rendering demo, and it looks amazing

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 1 hour ago

'Synce' has used CryEngine 3 for a super impressive interior technology demo that uses Crytek's new Global Illumination technology known as SVOTI (Sparse Voxel Octree Total Illumination). The results are amazing, as you can see below.

 

 

Synce notes that the demo was created to showcase the capabilities of SVOTI, where he said: "SVOTI means Sparse Voxel Octree Total Illumination. This system can achieve high quality global illumination in real time. In this demo you can change the time of day, and look how the light reacts".

 

If you want to try out the demo on your system, download it here.

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Star Citizen's social module launches alongside v1.2 patch

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 4 hours ago

Cloud Imperium Games have launched the social module for Star Citizen alongside the v1.2 patch, with the social module being delayed from its original launch window of earlier this year.

 

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Star Citizen backers can now enjoy the social module that sits on a spacebase's landing zone, with Star Citizen's Community Manager adding: "with all the scenic vistas our team has been hard at work on. This will also include our first iteration of our augmented reality system, emotes and chat system".

 

The new social module includes seven in-game areas that Star Citizen's can explore. You can grab the v1.2 patch and social module here.

Marvel Studios founder to bring Borderlands to the big screen

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

Gearbox Software's landmark post-apocalyptic shooter series Borderlands will be getting its own movie adaptation, with Marvel Studios founder Avi Arad being a major influence.

 

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With the rousing success of George Miller's new Mad Max film, it's no surprise that other studios want to get in on the post-apocalyptic cash crop. Variety reports that Lionsgate studios has acquired the rights to a Borderlands film, and plans to bring the franchise's distinct chaotic humor and explosive action to the big screen.

 

 

"Lionsgate has emerged as a major creative force in the global marketplace with an incredible portfolio of brands; our partners at Gearbox have pioneered and cultivated an iconic property; and Avi and Ari Arad are two of the most successful producers of action franchises," Take-Two Interactive boss Strauss Zelnick said. "This alliance is ideally positioned to create a bold, provocative, no-holds-barred motion picture phenomenon that will delight Borderlands' current legions of fans and captivate moviegoers around the world."

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XCOM 2 delayed to 2016 on all platforms

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 11 hours ago

Today 2K Games has announced that the RTS sequel the XCOM: Enemy Unknown, XCOM 2, will release in 2016 instead of its original scheduled launch this year.

 

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Firaxis notes that the team just needs more time to make XCOM 2 a worthy successor and an extension will ensure they can make the "best possible game". "We want to give you an update on the release date for XCOM 2," Firaxis Games said in a new update. "We've set a high bar for the sequel and the entire team has been working hard to make sure we deliver a great follow-up to Enemy Unknown. We just need a little more time to make it the best possible game."

 

"With XCOM 2, we want to have more depth, more replayability, and more investment in your soldiers and this extension will give us the time we need to deliver on our promise to you."

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Microsoft announces that Forza Motorsport 6 has gone gold

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 22 hours ago

Forza Motorsport 6 has gone gold, with Microsoft announcing the news and teasing that there will be a demo made available for gamers on September 1. Anyone who purchases the Ultimate Edition will have access to Forza Motorsport 6 a full five days earlier than the official September 15 release.

 

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The Xbox One exclusive will be running at 1080p 60FPS, with the demo featuring a "selection of the 450+ Forzavista cars available in the full version, all with working cockpits and full damage". As for the full game, it will weigh in at 44GB, but with Forza 6 cranking along at 1080p 60FPS, it will feel more worth it than other games that churn along at 720p 30FPS but still come in at 30GB+.

 

Forza Motorsport 6 will be released on September 15 exclusive to the Xbox One.

Tomb Raider goes mobile with turn-based puzzle game 'Lara Croft Go'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 2 hours ago

Square Enix has taken an interesting turn in the Tomb Raider franchise by unveiling Lara Croft Go, which is a turn-based puzzle game for mobile devices. We have a video on Lara Croft Go below.

 

 

Lara Croft Go has players swiping to advance Croft through each course, with gamers having to survey their environments before taking their next move. Gamers must think about different paths, switches, enemies, and much more. Each move has Croft into a new position, with plenty of hazards to keep Croft on her toes.

 

Enemies can only be defeated when they're approached from specific angles, or from a distance with the use of projectile-based weapons. The game also visually looks beautiful, with a totally different look to the usually quite good looking Tomb Raider games.

 

Better yet, Lara Croft Go is just $4.99 and is available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone.

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Razer offers Aussie LoL fans a ticket for worldwide travel

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 11 hours ago

In a bid to win over the fanatical League of Legends audience, Razer has up for grabs three spots in its Australian and New Zealand Golden Ticket Competition. The top prize will see the three winners flown to the League of Legends world Championship Semi-Finals in Belgium and the finals in Germany.

 

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If these travel tickets aren't enough to get you excited, the winners will also receive Razer peripherals and one-on-one time with Razer sponsored professional gamers and celebrities.

 

The competition began back in July 2015 and is set to finish on the 30th of September. To enter you must purchase a Razer product and enter your details into this website.

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compLexity makes a come back to CS:GO, lead by SEMPHIS

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 16 hours ago

compLexity is about as old school as it gets when it comes to Counter Strike, featuring varied success over more than a decade of gaming which spanned Counter Strike 1.6 and CS:GO tournaments alike.

 

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In a recent announcement, compLexity is back on its feet after leaving the scene in July 2014 - seeing its old team picked up by Cloud 9. This fresh squad will be lead by Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen, currently commonly known for admitting adderall use in tournaments.

 

The rest of the team comes fresh out of 'Nihilum' and the temporary name of 'Maximum Effort' and are currently competing in CEVO's Professional league. compLexity founder and CEO Jason Lake is keen to see what his new squad can do, stating: "Everyone involved understands that the division will be a work in progress, but developing talent and building champions are areas in which we excel."

The first eSports random drug test results come back from ESL

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 18 hours ago

In the famous words of a Battlefield 2 Medic: "Clear! All right, you're good to go!" The ESL One Cologne random drug test results have been released and they're all negative.

 

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Set as the biggest CS:GO event in history, ESL One Cologne was the first foray into random drug testing by ESL. This testing regime was brought in due to concerns of players using Adderall and Cannabis in order to enhance game play, something that is strictly forbidden under ESL's rules.

 

PC Gamer asked ESL how many players were randomly tested, but was denied an answer on the grounds that the drug testing methods will stay as private as possible.

ESL major event delivers over $4.2 million to players

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 19 hours ago

As confirmed by Valve and ESL, the recently completed ESL One Cologne event saw teams gather a massive $4.2 million dollars in total - split between prize money, stickers and signature sales.

 

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Coupled with a total viewership of 27 million people and a peak concurrent number sitting around 1.3 million, HLTV reported that this event saw a massive 180% increase in crowd-funded dollars over ESL One Katowice, which involved $1.5 million in community support given away.

 

This method of funding means that teams and players must market themselves well, hoping to sell in-game stickers and signatures to adoring fans to represent them whilst playing in public servers. This is slightly different to the Dota 2 model, which sees funding go directly into the prize pool, whereas ESL One sits at a static $250,000 no matter how much is raised.

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