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Mario jumps to Apple iOS with exclusive platformer

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 5:36 pm

UPDATE: Super Mario Run will only be timed exclusive on Apple's App Store, and will eventually come to Android platforms at an unspecific time.

 

Nintendo has announced that its first-ever real smartphone game will be exclusive to Apple's iOS platform.

 

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In a surprise move, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto took the stage at Apple's iPhone 7 event to reveal Super Mario Run, a light Mario Bros. platformer built around collecting coins, for iOS devices. Interestingly enough you can actually play Super Mario Run one-handed, and the game looks pretty spiffy from what we've seen so far. Sadly, Super Mario Run will feature in-app purchases, so that means microtransactions.

 

Super Mario Run offers three different game modes:

 

  1. The first mode features challenging courses for you to complete.
  2. In the second mode, you challenge the play data of other people's completed courses. You compete to see who can finish the course with the most style!
  3. In the third mode, you can create your own Muschroom Kingdom using coins collected by playing the first two game modes.

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Halo 5: Forge launches on Windows Store

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 4:37 pm

At long last, Halo has returned to PC. Today Halo 5: Forge launches on the Windows Store, allowing map and mode creators to get to work, while everyone can enjoy some sweet, sweet multiplayer content, regardless of platform.

 

Forge on PC boasts 16 player matches, a cross-platform content browser, official and fan-created maps and modes, 4K support, and more. If you're a console gamer only, the release of Forge on PC means you'll be able to enjoy the creations of PC gamers.

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Digital art download for Leauge of Legends avaliable now

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 3:35 pm

Riot Games are celebrating their 10th anniversary by releasing a League of Legends digital art book. Art enthusiasts will be able to purchase a hard copy valued at $75 or $150 for the Collector's Edition from the website, but the digital version is absolutely free to download.

 

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The new release of the digital download is designed to save money, whilst giving customer's the satisfaction of enjoying a digital copy, which can be read on tablet, smartphone and laptop devices. The Art of League of Legends is structured and designed just like a normal picture art book, with the only difference being instead of thumbing pages, everything is at the convenience through the click of a mouse.

 

The game art in general, especially the pencil art sketching, is outstanding with great tones, colors and shading. Even those who haven't played the Leauge of Legends can appeal to the art images detailed in the digital copy. The download shows progression and effects used in order to create characters and scenery, etc.

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Bethesda games could show up on Nintendo's new NX

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 3:02 pm

Bethesda games haven't shown up on Nintendo hardware for quite some time, but if Nintendo's new NX hardware meets certain technical requirements, the studio says it "will absolutely be something that we consider."

 

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In a recent interview with Metro, Bethesda's vice president and PR specialist Pete Hines says that the studio will seriously consider Nintendo's new NX hardware if it meets certain criteria. Hines gives key insight on why Bethesda has strayed away from Nintendo's hardware in the past, saying that the studio would have to make too many sacrifices to make their games compatible with the limited hardware--ie the Wii U.

 

But what if Nintendo's new NX changes all that with some beefy hardware? We have reports that the NX will be a transforming handheld hybrid which doesn't bode well for Bethesda game support. Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime has officially said that the NX "isn't about specs, it's about the content," but in this case Bethesda will only provide the content if the specs match. Here's what Hines had to say:

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Cyberpunk 2077 might have flyable cars and vehicles

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 2:14 pm

Details on Cyberpunk 2077 are less than scarce, but a new job listing from CD Projekt RED hints that we'll be able to take control of our own aerial vehicles and fly around the game's futuristic open-world cyberpunk cities.

 

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CD Projekt RED is currently hiring a Vehicle Gameplay Programmer that will design Cyberpunk 2077's futuristic flying ships and cars. "The person in this position will cooperate with Gameplay & Level Designers teams to create the whole architecture of vehicle related code, and the physics of driving / flying in those vehicles," reads the listing.

 

Based on the way the listing is worded, it sounds like players will be able to actually pilot said vehicles in the game. The developers aren't any strangers to vehicles: Geralt can use a number of locomotion in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, including riding on horseback or slicing through the waters in a sailboat. But horseback and sailing are very different than three-dimensional aerial flight, and it'll be interesting to see how the devs pull this off.

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PlayStation VR comes with a demo disc with 8 games

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 11:06 am

Every PlayStation VR headset comes with a demo disc with a sampling of eight virtual reality "games".

 

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We already knew that Sony's PlayStation VR headset comes bundled with a demo disc, but up until now we weren't sure exactly what the disc contained. As it turns out the included demo disc is beefy in its selection, containing a free copy of the PlayStation Worlds "game" as well as snippets from upcoming PSVR games like DriveClub VR, Battlezone, and EVE: Valkyrie.

 

Remember that the full PlayStation VR games will be "passive, simple experiences", so don't expect very much from the demos as the actual full games won't be very big--certainly not anything like what we're used to. Resident Evil 7 is practically one of the only full PSVR games available. Oh, PSVR games will cost anywhere from $10 to $60, and that's on top of the minimum $399 price of the headset--not including the ~$300 PlayStation 4 console needed to power everything. Sony also plans to release more than 100 PSVR games through the headset's lifecycle.

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Love Splatoon? You could win Nintendo's new NX

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 10:14 am

Nintendo and ESL have teamed up to organize weekly Splatoon tournaments in Europe where players compete for a rather mysterious grand prize: Nintendo's new NX system.

 

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The tournaments are called Go4Splatoon, and will be held every week starting this Sunday for six months. Every month the top players will compete with one another in a ranking bracket, and ESL and Nintendo will monitor the results and post them online. At the end of the season the top players will compete for Nintendo's new NX system.

 

Before you get too excited, I've already combed the ESL website and Go4Splatoon page for any mention or tidbits about Nintendo's NX, and there's zero info. It's possible Nintendo could reveal the NX before the event kicks off on Sunday, but it's also possible the company could wait many months before it's officially unveiled--but Nintendo has promised to reveal the NX sometime this year. One small thing to note is that the NX itself is described as a "video games system" instead of a console, but that's just simple nomenclature. There's been tons of reports on the NX thus far, and the major consensus is that Nintendo's new system will be a powerful handheld with detachable that transforms into a "console," that it will use cartridges for games, and that it'll be powered by NVIDIA's new Tegra SoC.

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex now supports racing wheels

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 6:38 am

Racing fans will be excited with the news that Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is out of beta, and now available on the Windows 10 Store, with some new abilities to boot.

 

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex now supports a bunch of racing wheels from Logitech and Thrustmaster, as well as H-pattern shifters including support for some of Logitech's racing wheels, except for the G29 which will have support soon. What about H-pattern shifters for other wheels? The team says that other shifters will be supported in a future patch. As for the supported wheels:

 

  • Logitech G27 Racing Wheel
  • Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
  • Logitech G29 Racing Wheel
  • Logitech MOMO Force Feedback Racing Wheel
  • Logitech G920 Xbox One Wheel
  • Thrustmaster T300RS
  • Thrustmaster T500 RS Gaming Wheel
  • Thrustmaster T150
  • Thrustmaster TX Xbox One Wheel
  • Thrustmaster TMX Xbox One Wheel
  • Thrustmaster RGT Force Feedback Racing Wheel

 

Microsoft has said that it will eventually have support for different brands of wheels, with support for some of Fanatec's wheels arriving next month in a Windows 10 and Apex patch.

PlayStation Meeting predictions: PS4 Neo & game reveals

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 5:20 am

Sony will show off the future of PlayStation gaming tomorrow at their PlayStation Meeting event in New York by unveiling the new upgraded, high-end PS4 Neo console, but what about the games? We lay out our predictions on which games will accompany Sony's massive new PS4 Neo announcement.

 

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Sony has officially confirmed that it will reveal a new PlayStation 4 console during tomorrow's big event, complete with pricing and a release date. But we expect two new PS4 consoles to be revealed: the new cheaper, thinner and cooler PS4 Slim refresh that rocks a shrunken 16nm APU and will replace current PS4 models, and the so-called "hardcore" PlayStation 4 Neo which rocks an upgraded GPU to support gaming in native 1080p 60FPS, upscaled 4K, and boosted VR performance. But what about the games?

 

We've heard rumors that Rockstar will reveal Grand Theft Auto 6 alongside the PlayStation Neo with native 1080p 60FPS and upscaled 4K support, and that the game will feature a single female protagonist voiced by actress Eva Mendes. We have sufficient evidence that GTA 6 is currently in the works, but there's also a rumor about another big Rockstar game, too. And what about Mass Effect: Andromeda and Sony's strong first-party exclusives like the new God of War and Horizon: Zero Dawn? Surely we'll see these games rendered in glorious 1080p 60FPS at the event. So without further adieu, here are my game reveal predictions for Sony's PlayStation Meeting event.

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Batman: Return to Arkham drops on October 18

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 12:11 am

The Bat is back! Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment announced that the Dark Knight will be returning to gaming screens in Batman: Return to Arkham. The remastered edition of the first two Batman games by Rocksteady in Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009) and Batman: Arkham City (2011) will be made available on the PS4 and Xbox One on October 18th.

 

 

The trailer compares the PS3 versions of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City to the PS4 version, with the colors much more vibrant, surfaces have greater depth, and the shading is better defined. The overall content is sharper and the quality is greater than seen on other platform games.

 

The remastered version will be an excellent addition to the Batman trilogy. With problems previously seen in the recall of Batman: Arkham Knight for PC, the launch of Batman: Return to Arkham had to be picture perfect without any performance issues during gameplay. So far the reviews and mood set by gamers/critics seems to be that the new edition is passing the quality test with flying colors.

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