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We knew it was coming, with a tease yesterday that the next Call of Duty would be centered around a private military corporation (PMC), but now Activision has officially announced Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare takes the first-person shooter in a new direction, with the PMC that has turned on the United States government. This organization is led by
Frank Underwood Kevin Spacey, who plays the villian of COD: Advanced Warfare. The new game allows players to use an exoskeleton, and much more.
The trailer above also shows off some hoverbikes, weaponized mech suits - something similar to Titanfall - funnily enough, from ex-Infinity Ward co-founders who formed Respawn Entertainment. Sledgehammer Games has said that it has concentrated on next-gen consoles and PC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, with the game coming out on November 4, 2014 for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.
Fans of super hero movies probably know that the next Spider-man film hits theaters today. That movie is called The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and we already know that it will have a companion video game of the same name. Activision has announced that the game is now available to purchase.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 game promises refined game play compared to the original with an open world that lets gamers roam and fight evil around the city. The city in the game is remade with new visuals, architecture, challenges, and surprises to discover as the city is explored.
Old school gamers who remember the NeoGeo will probably remember one of the games for that system that was called Metal Slug. The game was originally a 2D shooter title and it is back for mobile gamers.
Metal Slug Defense is no longer a standard 2D shooter, the new version of the game is a tower defense and strategy game. Metal Slug Defense is available on the iOS and Android platforms. Game play with the updated version of the game is completely different from that original game, but the mobile app has the same blocky dot pixel graphics that the original boasted for a retro feel.
Eve: Valkyrie is set to become one of the biggest games of the year, especially since it will launch alongside the Oculus Rift when it arrives to consumers (hopefully) before the year is out.
CCP, the developer behind the game, has just announced that the game has moved from the Unity engine, over to Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4. CCP has ditched everything it had from the Unity engine, building the game from the ground up on Unreal Engine 4. Eve: Valkyrie's Lead Game Designer, Chris Smith, explains: "It gives us familiarity. It gives us a great engine, I've worked in Unreal before. It gives us ready made accessibility into the market".
He continued: "I'm not a business person, so for me it's just a great engine that renders a great game. It allows me to express what I need to express on a tool I'm familiar with. On the code side, everyone seems to be adapting very quick. What you're seeing today is from nothing in January to now. We had a great demo before, but turning it into a real boy? Something that you want to play a thousand times that has systems that can be expanded upon... this is the game now".
Private military corporations are big business these days, with Sledgehammer Games and Activision using this theme for their next Call of Duty game. The video below explains in detail about PMCs.
The full reveal of Sledgehammer Games' new Call of Duty will take place on May 4, something you can be sure we'll be covering here at TweakTown. Game Informer's next cover will also feature the new Call of Duty, so you might want to pick that up if you're a fan! They actually scored an in-game screenshot of the upcoming first-person shooter, which looks delicious.
When GameSpy announced the plan to shut down its multiplayer client service, many game developers were looking to find an alternative solution to replace the now defunct multiplayer client. Many of the older games were still being played, so it became a necessity to get a replacement.
Today, sources point out that Halo: Combat Evolved whose multiplayer action was powered by GameSpy is now replaced by GameRanger.
It is also now known that Electronic Arts, 2K, Activision, Epic Games and Bohemia interactive will be migrating its game's multiplayer client to GameRanger once GameSpy shuts down on May 31st.
Wolfenstein: The New Order is going to be one hefty first-person shooter, with it requiring a massive 50GB of HDD space. Not only that, but you're going to require 64-bit Windows 7 or Windows 8, and a very up-to-date CPU.
The game requires an Intel Core i7 processor, or AMD equivalent, with GPU requirements being much more relaxed: just an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, or AMD Radeon HD 6850. Next-gen consoles don't escape the huge storage requirements, with around 47GB being used by Wolfenstein: The New Order on the PS4 and Xbox One consoles.
Wolfenstein: The New Order joins a growing list of games that require a serious amount of HDD space, with Titanfall using around 50GB, Battlefield 4 using countless 1s and 0s, too.
Over the last year or so, we have heard companies like NVIDIA and Valve both brag about how local game streaming is the future of home PC gaming, but very few of us has had the chance to experience it first hand. That is about to change though as Valve has just announced that it has opened up its Steam in-home game streaming beta to the public.
In-home game streaming works by linking up two PCs on the same home network, and using the Steam Client to stream the game from one PC to another. While this may sound novel to some, it is actually quite cool. This would allow a steam user to play a game on their big screen TV without having to lug their gaming PC into the family room. Valve says that users wishing to try out the feature need to pay close attention to the recommended hardware for things to work properly.
From today onwards, those who now purchase selected NVIDIA GTX desktop video cards can now get a copy of Watch Dogs. The video cards that qualify for this game are NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN, 780 Ti, 780, 770, 760, 690, 680, 670, 660 Ti and 660 desktop GPUs.
The promotion has started from today onwards, and will be available for a limited time through retailers like Amazon and NewEgg. Once you receive the code, you can redeem it via Ubisoft's Uplay digital store. However, you can only start playing the game on May 27th.
Its not really surprising to see Watch Dogs being bundled with newer video cards. Watch Dogs is optimized keeping NVIDIA in mind as it includes certain enhancements such as TXAA and HBAO+, similar to what was found in games such as Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.
Valve is planning to release an arcade game in Japan with one of its hit game Left 4 Dead. Taito's network NESiCA.net made an official announcement that its project that was previously known as 'Project Z' is 'Left 4 Dead: Survivors'.
The arcade maker previously released a promotional video with the name 'Project Z'.
Not much details were given, but the game will be released in 2014. As of now, it seems that Valve has licensed the game only to release the arcade version only for Japan.