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Battlefield 1's African American lead is a WW1 Harlem Hellfighter

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 6, 2016 5:14 pm

DICE's new Battlefield game, Battlefield 1, takes place in World War I and features an African American protagonist. Now we've made a few connections that could tell the lead character's backstory.

 

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Battlefield 1's nameless hero is likely part of the Harlem Hellfighters, the heroic American 369th Infantry Regiment that saw extensive battle in World War I. In fact, the Harlem Hellfighters "spent more time in combat than any other American unit." Who better to serve as the focus for a chaotic alternate-history WW1 shooter?

 

We're able to make this connection because of the"Hellfighter DLC pack" that's listed on the leaked in-store promo poster. DICE is set to reveal key details about the game during today's livestream at 4PM, but Battlefield 1's release date has already leaked ahead of schedule.

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Dishonored 2: Everything you need to know

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 6, 2016 5:09 pm

According to the latest issue of Game Informer, Dishonored 2 isn't just a sequel: it's a dramatic evolution of the franchise.

 

 

Based on what we've heard about Dishonored 2, the game should be the best kind of sequel--it features a ton of fresh, breakthrough content without straying too far from the original universe. Game Informer's latest cover issue delves deep within the game to discover a plethora of new content, including new wave of awesome powers, an intrigue-ridden story arc starring Corvo Attano and Empress Emily Kaldwin, new AI and antagonists, and a brand new Mediterranean-inspired region called Karnaca. The following checklist was compiled by NeoGAF user Nirolak.

 

 

  • Before anyone asks, there's no co-op, as they weren't sure how to design that in.
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  • The game runs on a modified version of idtech5 they've dubbed The Void Engine.
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  • Visually the game pretty much looks like a more detailed version of the last game.
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  • Dishonored 2 takes place 15 years after the original.
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  • After the events of the first game, Corvo was concerned that at some point, people would attempt to assassinate Emily. As such, he spent said 15 years training her how to be a magical assassin like him whenever she wasn't too busy being Empress.
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  • The game starts out with you playing as Emily during a coup d'etat and having to escape.
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  • Afterward, you choose whether to play as Emily on her quest to reclaim her throne or as Corvo with the same objective.

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New Battlefield's release date leaked, set in World War 1

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 6, 2016 4:14 pm

Battlefield 5 has just leaked onto the net, except it's not exactly the fifth sequel--DICE's new FPS will actually be called Battlefield 1, and it'll release in October.

 

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The new World War 1-based Battlefield game will release on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 according to freshly leaked in-store promos. The artwork advises gamers to "pre-order the Hellfighter pack" and clearly lists the release date.

 

Battlefield 1's artwork was accidentally leaked on the Xbox One storefront, along with a bunch of the same in-store promos. The game is expected to take place in an alternate World War 1 timeline, and the art shows obvious ties to the era along with what appears to be a zeppelin in the upper right-hand corner.

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Battlefield 5 to be called Battlefield 1, set in WW1

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 6, 2016 3:54 pm

The next Battlefield game will be set in World War 1, according to leaked in-store promos.

 

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Battlefield 5 will apparently be called "Battlefield 1", and as you guessed it'll take place in what could be an alternate WW1 setting. The leaked promotional artwork has also been shown off on the Xbox One's marketplace, pretty much confirming the original artwork. Besides the obvious weaponry, it looks like there's a huge zeppelin looming in the upper right hand corner.

 

The studio has since released a brief teaser showing in-engine footage, and DICE is set to reveal the game today during a live stream at 4PM EST. We'll be sure to keep you updated on all the latest Battlefield news, and the devs will reveal tons of extra tidbits about the new Battlefield at the show.

 

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex looks incredible on the PC at 4K

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 6, 2016 3:40 pm

DOOM will include an 'Ultra Nightmare' graphics setting on the PC which has me excited, but you need to see what Forza Motorsport 6: Apex has turned out to be on the PC at 4K - it looks incredible!

 

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As you can see, this is a ridiculously good looking game. Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is a DX12 only racer, with Turn 10 Studios putting in the hard yards to make it look great. If you thought Project CARS looked good, you might need to think again - these screenshots will have you wanting to upgrade your PC, stat.

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DOOM will include an 'Ultra Nightmare' graphics setting on the PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 6, 2016 2:34 pm

With DOOM right around the corner, id Software's Lead Renderer Programmer, Tiago Sousa, teasing that the PC version of the game will feature an "Ultra Nightmare" graphics setting.

 

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The Ultra Nightmare graphics setting is only available on the PC, with Sousa taking to Twitter to say that the Ultra Nightmare graphics setting is "a step above Ultra". DOOM will feature Low, Medium, High, Ultra and the exciting Ultra Nightmare graphics presets.

 

I'm now very keen to see if id Software has done their work and provided some insane graphics for the Ultra Nightmare graphics feature and that it's not just a tiny unnoticeable jump from Ultra. DOOM will require 50GB of HDD space on the Xbox One and PS4, so let's hope the PC version is really holding something back and that DOOM is unleashed with its Ultra Nightmare graphics when it's released next week.

Dishonored 2 mods could come to consoles via Bethseda.net launcher

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 6, 2016 1:50 pm

Bethesda's new PC games launcher could pave the way for cross-platform mod support on all of the publisher's future games.

 

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Dishonored 2's PC mods will be hosted on the Bethesda.net launcher, according to a snippet in the most recent Game Informer magazine. When asked about Dishonored 2 mods, the company said "please download Bethesda.net". Arkane dev Harvey Smith also hinted Dishonored 2 mods are coming by saying "We can't talk about our plans in that area just yet" in a recent interview.

 

Bethesda is already using the launcher to host Fallout 4's Creation Kit mods on both PC and consoles,and it looks like the infrastructure will now be a mainstay for all upcoming Bethsoft games. It's possible that Dishonored 2's mods could cross over to consoles, too, along with all of the company's future games. That would be a pretty big plus for console gamers.

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Doom PC specs released, takes up 50GB on PS4 and Xbox One

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 5, 2016 8:18 pm

Bethseda has just released a launch trailer for Doom, accompanied by a fresh batch of info for id's diabolic new shooter.

 

 

We're about a week away from Doom's release, and a new Bethesda.net update reveals the PC requirements for the hellish FPS. The minimum specs aren't too bad--you'll need at least an Intel i5 2400 CPU, an NVIDIA GTX 670 and 8GB of onboard RAM to run the game. Doom will be pretty sizable at 55GB, and PS4/Xbox One owners have to clear out 50GB of space on their consoles (which is a full 1/10th of each console's stock HDD).

 

Minimum:

 

  • Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
  • Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 or better
  • NVIDIA GTX 670 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or better
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 55 GB free HDD space

 

Recommended:

 

  • Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
  • Intel Core i7-3770/AMD FX-8350 or better
  • NVIDIA GTX 970 4GB/AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB or better
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 55 GB free HDD space
  • Contains a single disc. Download of additional files from Steam (total amount 45 GB) is required to run the game.
  • Requires Steam activation and broadband internet connection for Multiplayer and SnapMap.

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Overwatch beta goes live on all platforms

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 5, 2016 7:35 pm

At long last, Blizzard's open beta for shooter Overwatch is available.

 

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If you're on PC, boot or install Battle.net, click the Overwatch icon on the left side of the home screen, and go to town. PS4 users: login and search "Overwatch" from the top menu; Xbox One users need to login, select "Games", "Search All Games", search "Overwatch", and go from there.

 

Note Xbox players will need Gold to play; PS4 users do not require Plus to play.

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New Xbox will be '5 times more powerful' than PS4 Neo, rocks 10 TFLOPs

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 5, 2016 6:26 pm

Microsoft's new Xbox, codenamed Xbox NeXt, won't be a mid-cycle upgrade--it'll be a fully fledged next-gen console with higher-end PC-grade hardware. That's according to an Italian games industry insider, who made some pretty bold claims on his blogsite.

 

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An unverified source told Italian games insider x-ray that Microsoft isn't going to counter Sony's PlayStation Neo with an Xbox One upgrade, but instead make the jump to the next generation. The insider claims the new Xbox NeXt will be extremely powerful and eclipse Sony's 4K-upscaled PS4 Neo, with performance up to 5-6 times that of the Neo with an insane 10 TFLOPs compute performance. Keep in mind the following quotes are translated, so there may be some margin of error.

 

"I got to to read some slides from Microsoft and AMD about the new Xbox, it is in effect a new model, not a re-visitation of one. They should announce this year at a separate event at E3 2016, but still a few days before fair. the announcement will be made this year but the release of the Xbox next is expected no earlier than next spring, to read the roadmap. It will be open to change hardware, I did not understand if via upgrade or if talking about modifications which may operate on-the-fly, before the release, it will be already extremely powerful starting, I think 5-6 times PS4 Neo, we are something in the order of over 10 TFLOPS, or so. "

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