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7-second teaser of 'squad' gameplay for Call of Duty: Ghosts is here

It's not long until the new Call of Duty: Ghosts arrives, but to tease you for now, Infinity Ward's Executive Producer, Mark Rubin, tweeted a seven-second teaser of an in-game menu for "squad" gameplay in Call of Duty: Ghosts.

 

 

The clip is short enough that you don't see much at all, apart from the menus "online play" and "options". You can also spot "Squads" at the top of the screen if you're quick enough. We should expect the reveal for Call of Duty: Ghosts' multiplayer on August 14, with the show being livestreamed on the game's website and Xbox Live at 1:30 ET.

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BioShock Infinite arrives on the Mac later this month

BioShock Infinite has been quite popular on the PC, selling over four million copies since launch but now Irrational Game's hot-selling title is jumping over to the Mac.

 

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Apple users will be able to purchase BioShock Infinite for the Mac on August 29 through Steam, the Mac App Store, and Aspyr's GameAgent storefront. GameAgent members will receive a 20% off pre-order coupon code on the game's page. If you pre-order through Aspyr, you'll receive the Columbia's Finest DLC Pack, which includes 500 Silver Eagles, five lock picks, six unique gear items and a couple of weapon upgrades for the shotgun, and sniper rifle.

 

The Mac system requirements aren't too bad:

 

  • Operating System: 10.8.4 (Mountain Lion)
  • CPU Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
  • CPU Speed: 2.2GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 30 GB
  • Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 3870
  • Video Card (NVIDIA): GeForce 640M
  • Video Memory (VRam): 512 MB
  • Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard

Lost Planet 3 will give you the chills, in real life

Lost Planet 3 is nearly here, and we have Capcom's latest video on the game dubbed "Frozen To Death" for your viewing pleasure, below.

 

 

The video shows what happens to the human body when you're in a subzero environment. The ice planet of E.D.N. 3 has an average temperature of minus 120C, which is, well, extremely cold. Freezing to death begins quite quickly, with your normal body temperature of 37C only needing to drop a few degrees for a quick death to happen.

 

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Lost Planet 3 reaches the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC later this month.

Star Citizen's crowdfunding a huge success, over $15 million raised

Star Citizen is from the great mind of Chris Roberts, and it has passed over $15 million in crowdfunding through its official website. Now that Star Citizen has passed this huge milestone, players can now find an escort carrier ship in the game.

 

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Not only that, but all backers will receive a 42-page digital upgrade manual that has details on the ship customization and overclocking process. With Star Citizen reaching $15 million in crowdfunding, this represents an average of $36,249 per day in the last five days, according to Roberts Space Industries representatives.

Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer reveal to take place on August 14

Infinity Ward and Activision have just set a date for the first reveal of Call of Duty: Ghost's multiplayer, which will happen on August 14. The multiplayer reveal will happen during an event in LA, which will be livestreamed on the game's website, as well as Xbox Live starting at 1:30pm EDT.

 

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We should find out all sorts of detail on the day, and I'm sure our own Trace Hagan is wetting his pants to see what you can do with the in-game dogs. I'm sure his Xbox 360 is ready to go for some Call of Duty: Ghosts. The next iteration in the Call of Duty series, Call of Duty: Ghosts, reaches the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Nintendo Wii U on November 5.

 

Later in the year, Call of Duty: Ghosts will become available on the next-gen Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Hopefully Infinity Ward have fixed up their lighting system, which was faked for the "in-game" footage we saw earlier in the year.

The Humble Deep Silver Bundle includes Saints Row and Dead Island

The pay-what-you-want compilation is back, with Humble Bundle launching The Humble Deep Silver Bundle, which includes Steam codes for big titles such as Saints Row: The Third and Dead Island.

 

 

Gamers can pay just $1 (or more) for the Steam codes to Saints Row 2 and Saints Row: The Third, as well as Risen 2: Dark Waters and the Gold Edition of Sacret 2. If you pay more than the average, which is around $5, then you can get the Game of the Year Edition of Dead Island and Saints Row: The Third's Full Package DLC collection.

 

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You could consider spending $25, which will see you receive the Steam copy of Dead Island: Riptide, too. The Humble Deep Silver Bundle will be available through to August 13, so jump in now!

Return to Rapture in the next BioShock Infinite DLC

Gamers who miss navigating their way through Rapture in BioShock Infinite will soon see a return to their favorite underwater utopian city. In the upcoming BioShock Infinite DLC, gamers will once again return to Rapture with the storyline set on New Year's Eve, 1958. This time frame takes place just before the bombing that lead to the events of the first BioShock game.

 

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Both Booker and Elizabeth take on the roles of a private investigator and a femme fatale, with Elizabeth apparently tricking Booker into thinking that she has a way for him to leave Rapture. The DLC, titled Buried at Sea, will be split into two parts with the Booker storyline being released first at some point this fall, while Elizabeth's story will be told next year when part two is released.

 

 

Irrational Games, the developer of BioShock Infinite, says that Buried at Sea's gameplay has been adjusted to give gamers "an original BioShock combat experience that merges the best parts of BioShock and BioShock Infinite. A combination that will involve new weapons, new Plasmids and Vigors, Tears, Sky-Lines, and Big Daddies."

Zynga sheds three top executives in less than a month

A new report from Bloomberg this morning is shedding some light on the state of Zynga, the once king of social gaming. According to the report, three of the company's top executives have left the company including: John Osvald, SVP of games; Jesse Janosov, a Zynga VP who ran Zynga's casino department; and Nathan Etter, Vice President of games.

 

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These departures come hot on the heels of Zynga switching out CEO Mark Pincus with former president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment, Don Mattrick, at the beginning of July. It is still unclear if these departures are a direct result of the new CEO or if they decided to leave the sinking ship before anyone else did.

US Army will use Unreal Engine 3 for training simulations

Intelligent Decisions is a company that creates virtual training simulations for the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, and they've just acquired a license to use Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3.

 

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VP of Simulation and Training, Clarence Pape, said that the company will use the graphics engine to improve the movements of autonomous avatars in its Dismounted Soldier Training System, as well as adding haptic feedback for incoming fire, full skeletal controls and environmental variation.

 

Intelligent Decisions secured the license for Unreal Engine 3 from Applied Research Associates, Virtual Heroes and Epic through the Unreal Government Network. The Unreal Government Network, whilst sounding like a joke, is very real, and is a program that handles government contracts for the Unreal engine.

Gamers add $1 million to DotA 2's 'The International' prize pool

The world's largest DotA 2 championship tournament, The International, kicks off on Friday with group stage play and has quite the prize pool: over $2.7 million.

 

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An extra $1 million has been added thanks to the sales of virtual items within DotA 2 by fellow gamers, so the prize pool could increase in the coming days. The DotA 2 Interaction Compendium has been on sale for nearly three months now, and allows gamers to make predictions for the tournament, as well as create fantasy teams within DotA 2.

 

Each sale is worth $10, with $2.50 of each sale going toward the tournament's prize pool, which has now passed $2.7 million. Valve have helped out here, with stretch-goal incentives that have seen six of the seven teams claiming thus far. The latest provides Compendium owners a new immortal item, as well as the other five perks unlocked up until now.

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