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Green Man Gaming joins in on the festive gaming sale goodness

Valve may have kicked off its annual Steam Holiday Sale, but Green Man Gaming is becoming a bigger gaming sale force to be reckoned with, with their new Green Grogre holiday sale.

 

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The digital games retailer has a slew of games on sale, which include Alien: Isolation for $25 and The Evil Within for $20.39. Total War: Rome 2 Emperor Edition is on sale for just $14.98, too. You can also jump on the massive Half-Life Complete Edition, or Tomb Raider Franchise compilations, both of which have a huge 75% off.

 

Green Man Gaming is running their Green Grogre holiday sale from now through to January 2, with various games to go on sale on a rotation.

Notch's new $70 million mansion? Someone made it in Minecraft

Markus "Notch" Persson may have dropped $70 million on the most expensive house in Beverly Hills, outbidding the likes of JayZ and Beyonce, but someone has spent much more time and effort recreating the amazing mansion in... you guessed it... Minecraft.

 

 

Dan Bovey has spent considerable time rebuilding the massive mega-mansion, with a close to shot-for-shot comparison between the recreated one in Minecraft, and the real $70 million mansion. Impressive stuff!

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Capcom announces Street Fighter 5 is being built with Unreal Engine 4

Capcom has announced that the upcoming PlayStation 4 and PC exclusive Street Fighter 5 is being built around Epic Games' very gorgeous Unreal Engine 4 technology.

 

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Bochan Kim, a Producer with Capcom said in a press release from Epic Games "Our goal with the next generation of Street Fighter is to take our beloved fighting game franchise and bring it to our fans in the best way possible. In order to fully deliver on that promise, we know we have to incorporate the latest and greatest technology available, which is why we partnered with Epic Games to power Street Fighter V using Unreal Engine 4." Territory Manager of Epic Games Japan, Taka Kawasaki said "This opportunity to help the development team using Unreal Engine 4 for the new title is a great honor for Epic, and I couldn't be more proud."

 

Fighting games seem to be adopting Unreal Engine 4 more, with Bandai Namco announcing back in July that Tekken 7 would be powered by Unreal Engine 4. Expect the Unreal Engine 4-powered Street Fighter 5 to hit the PS4 and PC sometime next year, which will support cross-platform play between the PS4 and PC.

Blizzard experiences server issues again, WoW and Hearthstone affected

It's been a few rough months for Blizzard, their servers have experiences different niggling issues - seemingly since around the release of the latest World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor.

 

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Last night, Blizzard's Oceania servers took a tumble with locals reporting "incompatible server" issues being widespread amongst World of Warcraft Oceanic based offerings.

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Rockstar adds snowball fights and ugly sweater parties to GTA Online

Rockstar has announced the new "Festive Surprise" for Grand Theft Auto Online, a new update which adds snowball fights, Christmas sweathers and much more.

 

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There are new weapons in the form of a new homing missile launcher and proximity mines, as well as some new vehicles with the Hot Rod Christmas Ratloader, Slam Van, and the Massacro and Jester sports cars. GTA Online gamers are now welcome to a third garage to store their vehicles, with the new weapons available at the in-game Ammu-Nation.

 

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There's also some seasonal clothing included with the "Festive Surprise" update, something that includes scarves, masks and holiday pyjamas for free. These items will continue to be made available through to January 5, with special holiday crates dropping "frequently" between now and then.

Oceania gets a taste of eSports - Smite offering global support

Since the dawn of eSports, poor old Oceania has been heavily neglected in receiving invites, qualifiers or any chances to enter global gaming competitions. In a move to capture a new audience, HiRez Studios have just announced that players from this region will now have the ability to qualify for the Smite world championships, season 2.

 

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This free, Multilayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) 3rd-person game has begun a massive push into the Australian market - after a positive showing at PAX Australia 2014 and the recent acquisition of well-known fighting games player and organizer Daniel Chlebowczyk, they're looking to give the locals something that they've been wanting for ages - international exposure.

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Techland says 'not a chance' on downgraded graphics for Dying Light

There have been a few videos floating around the Internet comparing Techland's upcoming zombie survival shooter, with claims that Dying Light has been graphically downgraded. We've seen it before with Ubisoft's titles, such as Watch Dogs and The Division, but now the claims of Dying Light have PC gamers in a fit, and rightly so.

 

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Techland's Paul Milewski spoke with GamingBolt, where he said "If you compare the 2103 footage to any of the material released lately, you can clearly see major improvements. Downgraded? Not a chance. Just look at the latest interactive footage released by us a couple of days ago." Milewski added "Also, consider that most of the recent media and YouTuber gameplay that's out there is all on PCs that we have no idea what's in them. And yet they all look better compared to the 2013 promo material which was recorded on a high-end PC at the time."

 

Dying Light hits the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC next month.

Xbox One preview members gain access to Halo 5 beta tomorrow

Microsoft has a huge early Christmas present for Xbox One preview members, where they'll receive early access to Halo 5. The multiplayer beta for Halo 5 kicks off on December 29, with 343 Industries and Microsoft ending the year on a big bang.

 

 

The early access is invite-only, with all current Xbox One preview members most likely receiving a message from Xbox Live tomorrow, which will include two codes to download the Halo 5 beta. The early access beta for Halo 5 will start at 4PM ET tomorrow, and will end at 3AM ET on December 22. This gives Xbox One preview members the great ability of playing the Halo 5 beta over the weekend. Get in now!

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Arrow Gaming, an eSports team that cheated, now called 'We Are Sorry'

Arrow Gaming was a great South-East Asian DOTA 2 eSports team, but after various cheating scandals a couple of months ago, the team is returning with a new name: "We Are Sorry".

 

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The five-man "We Are Sorry" team might not get back into the serious DOTA 2 tournaments, at least not for a while, because some of them have been banned from competitions for life. No matter the name change, this is serious stuff, folks. But, there has been one tournament that has allowed them entry, and that is the Vietnam Champion League Season 2.

 

Organizers of the event have said they they let them in because "I believe in them. People make mistakes daily. If no one will forgive them, they might have to stop playing," which is a truly great way of looking at things.

Grand Theft Auto V for the PC is in the "final stages" of development

Rockstar answered a bunch of questions on its blog about Grand Theft Auto V, questions which ranged from the previous generation consoles, right up to the upcoming PC version of GTA V.

 

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When asked "where the heck is GTA5 PC" the developed replied with "We're presently in the final stages of development on the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5 and hope to have confirmed official system requirements to share soon ... in the coming week." Another good question was asked, where if you could transfer your GTA Online progress over to the PC, which you can. Rockstar said "Yes and from any platform" which is great to hear.

 

Grand Theft Auto V for PC reaches us on January 27, 2015.

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