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Techland delays Dead Island 2 to 2016, needs more time for perfection

Techland has announced that it has delayed Dead Island 2 into 2016, saying that they need more time to make the game perfect. Dead Island 2 was meant to be one of the first games to make great use of Epic Games' impressive Unreal Engine 4, but we won't see it until next year.

 

 

The developer has released a statement, where they've said: "We have always set ourselves a big goal for Dead Island 2: to create the sequel that takes Dead Island to the next level. A game that takes what our fans tell us they love about Dead Island - multiple different characters to play with, co-op, and turning a paradise setting into a zombie slaughter melee - and a game that adds a ton more content and combat options on top of that".

 

"And we wanted to have all of that that done for release in Spring 2015", they continued. "We have been looking at the game long and hard, and we have decided we didn't reach that goal we set out to achieve quite yet. This is why we have decided to delay Dead Island 2 to 2016. Right now we are focusing purely on development, and we will have more info to share at a later stage. We know that our fans will be disappointed by this news, but by giving Dead Island 2 more time we are confident that everyone will get a better game to play as a result".

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Valve releases The International 2015 Compendium

If you're keen to get in on the action of Valve's 2015 Dota2 event, a way for you to be able to support the event and company themselves has just been released - the compendium.

 

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As seen in 2014, Valve has put in a massive $1.6 million into The International's tournament prize pool and opened the rest up to community funding through this in-game compendium. This item will set you back either $9.99 or $26.99 for the two different modes, with $9.99 ensuring it starts at level one and $26.99 securing you level 50 from the start.

 

As seen previously, Valve will be donating 25% of all profits towards the prize pool with goals set for community funding and players being able to unlock personal goals through the progressed leveling of their personal compendium.

 

Some users on Reddit have started expressing concern that the stretch goals are rather lackluster this year around but there is no saying exactly how much will be raised by this consistently growing community. Back in 2014 over $10 million was raised for the tournament and we're interested to see how far it will extend in 2015.

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AMD announces it is sponsoring the first ever E3 conference for PC

Every E3 conference has been the trade show for gaming, but the PC has never had its own conference. While the likes of Microsoft, Sony and others have hosted their own press conferences for their respective consoles, the PC has never had that treatment, until now.

 

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E3 2015 will see the first ever PC Gaming Show, an event for all things PC that is sponsored by PC Gamer, AMD, Twitch, Bohemia Interactive, Tripwire and Digital Storm. They tease: "PC gaming is in a golden age, with more powerful and affordable hardware than ever before, thousands of games available through Steam, Origin and other platforms, and millions of viewers regularly watching esports online. Now, for the first time, the PC platform will have its own event during E3, where the community will be able to celebrate this era with some of the biggest names in PC gaming and see the innovations that lie ahead".

 

AMD's Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Computing and Graphics, Matt Skynner, said: "The PC Gaming Show embodies the spirit of innovation, openness and community that's part of our DNA-delivered by gamers, for gamers. The time is right for a PC-focused event in the week of E3 and we're honored to be part of bringing the industry together".

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Razer introduces Seiren Pro digital microphone for users

Gaming specialist Razer has announced the Razer Seiren Pro, a digital microphone designed for people recording videos and audio to be shared online. The microphone is available for pre-order now, and will launch in May.

 

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The microphone allows users to record via analog XLR or digital USB, and can be plugged into mixing boards and cameras. A high-pass filter helps eliminate low-end ambient noises that can lead to poor sounding audio during recording.

 

"With the success of YouTube, Twitch and the likes, there is a greater demand for high-fidelity recording equipment than ever before," said Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and CEO of Razer. "Our second condenser microphone, the Razer Seiren Pro, delivers what video game streamers are looking for and provides great value to YouTubers, musicians and anyone looking to capture sound clearly."

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood requires 4GB of RAM, 38GB of HDD space

Bethesda has announced the PC requirements for Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, which won't require gamers to have a super high-end PC to play their latest first-person shooter. The minimum requirements are:

 

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So you'll need 4GB of RAM and 38GB HDD space minimum, with the recommended 8GB of RAM not being too high these days. Especially with its predecessor requiring 50GB of HDD space. The studio recommends 3GB of VRAM on either an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 280, which is quite conservative.

 

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Bethesda is also reiterating that you won't require Wolfenstein: The New Order to play The Old Blood, as it is a standalone product. Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches on May 5 across the world for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The game has already started pre-loading on the Xbox One, with pre-loading to begin on May 1 for the PC, and May 3 for the PS4.

Batman: Arkham Knight DLC includes super villains, and much more

Rocksteady Studios is pushing into the marketing campaign of Batman: Arkham Knight before its launch, with the announcement of the Season Pass for the game.

 

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Batman: Arkham Knight's Season Pass will include the DLCs that will roll out after the first six months of release, giving gamers story missions, super villains and more. The Season Pass itself will cost $39.99, but the Premium Edition of Batman: Arkham Knight can be purchased for a total of $99.

 

The super villains invading Gotham sounds like it could be fun, but there will be "legendary Batmobile skins, advanced challenge maps, alternative character skins, and new driveable race tracks".

Steam's midweek madness pushes Ubisoft titles for 75% off

Interested in Call of Juarez Gunslinger for $4.48 or Far Cry 3 - Blood Dragon for the same price? Steam is currently running its midweek madness special, seeing the 'Ubisoft Arcade' promotion kick into overdrive with 75% off popular titles.

 

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If you're looking for more you can purchase Call of Juarez Gunslinger and Far Cry 3 - Blood Dragon together for $7.48 or a whole arcade pack of Ubisoft greatness for just under $15.

 

Why are you still reading this? It's time to punish your wallet yet again.

ESL and ESEA team up to create a $1,000,000 CS:GO league

Featuring two invitational divisions, the ESL ESEA Pro League will see 12 teams from North America and 12 from Europe fight it out to win their share of $1,000,000 in prize money.

 

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With online matches played weekly on ESEA's servers, ESL will be hosting the live finals events in Cologne and Los Angeles. Two seasons total will be run throughout 2015 and boast a gigantic $500,000 cash prize each. Set as the biggest cash offer to date in CS:GO history, the two organizations have said they will be increasing this prize pot in the future.

 

Set to kick off on May 4th 2015, more information will be released very soon. ESEA president and CEO Eric Thunberg stated that "ESEA is where the pros play" and is said to be partaking in this partnership with ESL in order to help grow the global competitive CS:GO scene.

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CD Projekt Red says 'there's no loading times' for The Witcher 3

We already know that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a gigantic game, but with a game of that size, one lingering question remains: how much time will we spend in loading screens? Well, none. Zero. Zilch.

 

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Senior Environment Artist on The Witcher 3, Jonas Mattsson, said during an interview with Gamespot that there are "no loading times". This is a big deal, where he continued: "No, there's no loading times. Only when you actually start the game, when die and load the game, or when you fast travel. That fast travel loading time depends on how far you have to travel of course. If you just fast travel a little bit, it's a really short loading time".

 

Mattsson continues: "One of the goals we had, was to keep the experience as fluid as possible. When you play, you don't want to have the loading screen because it takes you out of the game a bit. We wanted to make sure that it was as smooth as possible, one big experience. For us, that was really important. I think we achieved that because, as you said, just going in and out of a building, there's no loading time. Nothing. It's just creates this really nice experience".

 

We have reported previously that The Witcher 3 will have dynamic beards, permanent death with its 'Dark' mode, and more. So the news of no loading times only adds to our excitement on the game.

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Mafia 3 announcement rumored for E3 2015, will be set in Louisiana

The two Mafia games have been fan favorites for years, but the news of a third Mafia game has been non-existent, until now. Rumor has it that Mafia 3 will be unveiled during E3 2015 in June, for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

 

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We are expected to receive a gameplay trailer during E3, but as for the characters in Mafia 3, this is the surprise. We will reportedly have Joe as the lead character, as well as Vito, with the game being set in Louisiana. There will be three new characters introduced: Franklin, Tony and Mickey, thanks to news that 2K put out a casting call for three new characters.

 

We should expect the full announcement of Mafia 3 during E3 2015 which runs in LA between June 16-18, 2015.

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