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Latest video of Watch Dogs multiplayer shows hacking, stalking friends

We've already seen the incredibly cool, but supremely destructive Spider Tank in Watch Dogs' digital trip, but how is the open-world game in the multiplayer side of things? Well, a 9-minute video below will showcase that for you.

 

 

Watch Dogs' multiplayer takes place in the same world as its single player counterpart, with Watch Dogs' Animation Director, Colin Graham, explaining in the video above. Gamers will be able to connect to other gamers within Watch Dogs, hacking their phones, or through competitive decryption combat. Gamers can also accept contracts and enter the game of other players.

 

When you're being hacked, you'll receive a notification that you're "being invaded". Once a player has been hacked, you'll need to find the hacker and stop the attack. How would you do this? You can shoot a gun into the air to see the NPCs run, but whoever doesn't, you will know that they are a real-life player, and your hacker that you now have to take down.

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Steam offering Red Orchestra 2 free until 10AM tomorrow

We may be a little late to this one, but its not too late for you. Today Steam is offering the Russian shooter, Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad for free in the steam store. To claim the game, you simply need to locate it in the steam store and not only add it to your library, but install it. If you do not install it, it will revert to its normal price to morrow. Installing it makes it your fore ever, for free. The offer ends tomorrow morning at 10AM Pacific.

 

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Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad focuses on the Battle of Stalingrad and the surrounding operations, both German and Russian, from July 1942 to February 1943. The game allows the player to experience one of the most brutal battles in all of human history. Delivering unrivaled accuracy and attention to detail, along with gritty, vicious combat in multiplayer and single-player modes the game will feature everything from quick, brutal firefights to more intricate and challenging tactical modes.

Spider Tank, Spider Tank, do whatever a Spider Tank... uh, Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs is close to release, getting dumped into gamers hands-on May 27, but Ubisoft has just teased a massive portion of the game to Eurogamer: Spider Tank.

 

 

What is Spider Tank? Well, the video above does a great job at explaining it. In the game, your character can take a digital drug that makes you experience a massive trip, where you enter the Spider Tank and cause mass chaos. But, thanks to it being a digital trip, there are no in-game consequences.

 

This video also gives us a closer look at some of the in-game graphics - which are looking sublime. Personally, I think Ubisoft Montreal have fixed up the frame rate issues from previous looks at the game, as there are explosions, bullets, NPCs running around, and yet there are no framerate skips whatsoever. It probably doesn't help that we don't know what setup is running the game, but at least we know it looks great - now just give me that damn Spider Tank, oh and Watch Dogs would be nice, too.

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Specifications of NVIDIA Shield 2 appears in AnTuTu Benchmark

Rumours of NVIDIA's sequel to its Shield handheld gaming console seem to be confirmed as a new test model of NVIDIA Shield was spotted in AnTuTu's website which contained specifications.

 

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NVIDIA's first gen shield was released in July 2014 and was a console game controller with 5" touchscreen where you can play Android games and stream PC games. Recently it also received a huge update which provided an out-of-home game steaming, enhanced functions in Gamepad mapper tool, support for Bluetooth keyboard and mouse in console mode, followed by Android KitKat 4.4.2.

 

However according to the recent news, it seems that NVIDIA wishes to up the hardware specifications.

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Someone just unlocked every single achievement in World of Warcraft

It's hard to think that World of Warcraft has been out for so long, but only just now that someone has just unlocked each and every achievement in the game - a feat that any mere gamer should applaud.

 

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Russian player Хируко, who unlocked all 2057 achievements, and an extra 205 of the 300 or so Feats of Strengths unlocked. The shot below is from the WowProgress leaderboards, showing that Хируко is #1. Imagine the countless hours that he has put into it, but now he has a serious badge in real life - the first person to unlock every achievement in WoW.

 

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Next-gen Call of Duty teased, Sledgehammer Games is working on it

Sledgehammer Games was showing off its new Call of Duty title at the Game Developers Conference earlier this month, but the GDC Vault has just posted up some video recordings of the conference's talks - giving us the first taste of the upcoming Call of Duty from Sledgehammer Games.

 

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Michael Condrey, Chief Operating and Development Officer of Sledgehammer Games said at the start of the talk, something he delivered with studio co-founder Glen Schofield: "We can't talk at all about Call of Duty for this year. [Activision] said you can't show anything from Call of Duty this year, and you certainly can't show in-game rendered characters from this year's game".

 

The image above, reportedly features "actual in-game characters," which show that COD is getting a major injection of graphics horsepower. The studio is taking a "next-gen first" approach to development (because we've never heard that before) - meaning that the studio is working on the PS4, Xbox One and PC first and foremost.

Codemasters announces Grid Autosport for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3

Codemasters announced Grid Autosport and is all for release on 27th June for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, along with a teaser video of its upcoming game. The games designer wanted to produce a more authentic motorsport racing game, and emphasized that they have made implementations based on the feedback received by fans for Grid 2.

 

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The cars will be ranging from Indycars to supercars, and will be bringing back drift. The game brings back a lot of content from the original Grid as the in-game campaign will lets you acquire sponsors and teammates.

 

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The game will also be bringing back cockpit view. There are two options within cockpit view- view with driver's hands and another will be closer to the track.

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Assassin's Creed franchise has sold over 73 million copies

By now you're probably aware that Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed franchise is a big seller, but just how many copies has the franchise sold? 73 million sold, according to Ubisoft's website.

 

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The game joins Ubisoft's other "worldwide best-selling franchises" list, which includes Far Cry, a few of the Tom Clancy titles, and more. Assassin's Creed has six titles under its belt, after it debuted back in 2007, on top of eight additional games on browser and portable platforms. Second behind Assassin's Creed is something you wouldn't have guessed - Just Dance - which has sold 48 million copies.

 

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell has sold 30 million copies, Rainbow Six with 26 million and Ghost Recon with 25 million. Assassin's Creed: Unity is also on its way, which will hit PS4, Xbox One and PC later this year.

The Batman: Arkham game series is getting its own animated feature

The animated features division of DC Comics has announced that it is working on an animated feature that is based around Rocksteady Studios' hit game, Batman: Arkham Origins. The Short animated feature will be called Batman: Assault on Arkham, and will feature voice overs by Kevin Conroy, Troy Baker, C.C.H. Pounder, and Martin Jarvis, the voice actors who make the Batman: Arkham series so good.

 

 

This animated feature is part of a larger initiative by DC comics to bring out series that its fans want to watch. This is similar to how Marvel has done with the animated features that are released between its blockbuster movies to help fill in the gaps. DC comics says that it will release two features per year, with Batman and Superman being the first two series to get animated features.

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Want to feel old? The Nintendo Game Boy is 25 years old today

Twenty-five years ago today, Nintendo released a handheld gaming unit that would change the world and drive AA battery sales through the roof. The Nintendo Game Boy first launched in Japan today back in 1989, and its dull green and grey display amazed gamers and techies of the day. Retailing for $89.99 the Game Boy required four AA batteries and provided more than 10-hours of game-play before needing to change batteries.

 

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The Game Boy saw more than 300,000 sales in Japan in just two weeks after its launch, and more than 40,000 on the first day of sales in the US. Over the next decade and a half, the Nintendo Game Boy line of handheld gaming units sold more than 118.69 million units total. Today those numbers are still massive when compared to smartphone sales, and are a testament to how much love the Nintendo Game Boy received in the 90s and early 2000's.

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