Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,452 Reviews & Articles | 43,057 News Posts
TRENDING NOW: Grand Theft Auto V benchmarked at 1080p, 1440p and 4K

TweakTown News

Refine News by Category:

Gaming Posts - Page 273

Battlefield 3 upcoming update includes sniper aiming fixes, support class options and much more

I've just moved house, and as most of you would know its hectic. The thing I hate the most? I haven't had any time to play Battlefield 3. Radeon HD 7970s are out, and it feels like they're here with a sole purpose to tease me. Like a lingerie model dancing in front of you and your hands have been cut off, you know what I mean?

 

battlefield_3_upcoming_update_includes_sniper_aiming_fixes_support_class_options_and_much_more_01

 

Well, DICE's Alan Kertz has now come out and given some more information on a forthcoming Battlefield 3 update, and has had the following to say when asked the questions below, I've put his answers in bold.

 

- When asked if sniper rifles would be getting a fix in terms of their red dont/holo inaccuracy when trying to aim down sights: "Indeed"

- When asked if the game could get an RPG rocket that fired at real-life speed but with realist inaccuracy: "Generally I try to stay away from inaccuracy as a balance mechanic."

- When asked if there is any chance of the Support class getting Heavy Barrel option like in the beta: "Maybe on the clip based weapons. It would be an interesting choice for them."

 

(More in the full news post)

Continue reading 'Battlefield 3 upcoming update includes sniper aiming fixes, support class options and much more' (full post)

Mobile App of the Day: Tiny Tower

Our Mobile App of the Day is Tiny Tower.

 

mobile_app_of_the_day_tiny_tower_19

 

Build a Tiny Tower and manage your bitizens that live there!

 

Tiny Tower lets you build a tiny tower and manage the businesses and bitizens that inhabit it!

 



- Make money to build new types of floors and attract bitizens to live and work inside.

- Special events and VIP visitors will earn you special perks as you build your tower towards the clouds.


- Customize the look and placement of each floor and the bitizens that live in them, and upgrade your elevator.

- See what is on your bitizens' minds by peeking at the "BitBook" virtual social network for your tower!

 

Tiny Tower is powered by Mobage, the best, free, social game network.

 

Tiny Tower can be downloaded for both Android devices, and iOS devices.

Mad Catz Pro Circuit Game controller, mod your own controller

CES 2012: Mad Catz have just introduced a very interesting looking console controller. Enter the Mad Catz officially-licensed Major League Gaming (MLG) Pro Circuit controller for the Xbox 360. How is this different to any other controllers, you ask? Well, Mad Catz teamed up with Major League Gaming for one, and second, they engineered a high-end Xbox 360 gaming controller that must be not just seen, but used in order to appreciate.

 

mad_catz_pro_circuit_game_controller_mod_your_own_controller_10

 

It sports slip-deterring rubberized grips, a robust braided cable, and just looks beautiful. One thing that Mad Catz have changed up is that the directional pad and thumb sticks are, wait for it, modular. You can rip these puppies out and swap them around! If you like your Xbox 360-style controller, keep it as is. If you like the PlayStation 3-style (where the thumb sticks are side-by-side), then pull them out and change it. Feel like a cool kid? Well, keep it custom and do it your own way.

 

mad_catz_pro_circuit_game_controller_mod_your_own_controller_11

Continue reading 'Mad Catz Pro Circuit Game controller, mod your own controller ' (full post)

Sony's Kaz Hirai says that the PlayStation 4 will not be at E3 2012

CES 2012: We RumorTT'd about this a few days ago, but speaking at a "roundtable with reporters" at CES, Sony's Kaz Hirai answered a question about the possibility of the PlayStation 4 being shown off at E3 later this year. Hirai said:

 

sony_s_kaz_hirai_says_that_the_playstation_4_will_not_be_at_e3_2012_04

 

Andy (House) is absolutely right in that we are not making any announcements at E3. I've always said a 10-year life cycle for PS3, and there is no reason to go away from that.

 

Now, I'd like to go on record and call BS on this statement of a "10-year cycle", and at least bet we'll see a PS4 before the PS3 has been out for 10 years. Also, wouldn't it be perfect to pretend to let your guard down "hey guys, we're not teasing the PS4 at E3", while Sony are sitting there waiting for Microsoft to either unveil a new console, or hold off expecting Sony to not have anything.

 

Not only are new consoles needed because the current-gen consoles are ageing (we're in a Full HD era playing sub-HD games at sub-30fps), but Nintendo will catch up and even surpass them in terms of technological capabilities when the Wii U launches. What a slap in the face to the "HD gaming era" we supposedly entered. Sony and Microsoft need less than 5-year cycles, considering the tech pace smartphones and tablets are jumping at.

Continue reading 'Sony's Kaz Hirai says that the PlayStation 4 will not be at E3 2012' (full post)

PlayStation Vita 3G arrives on February 22 with AT&T, data pricing confirmed

CES 2012: Sony's PlayStation Vita has been confirmed by Sony's Kuni Suzuki to arrive on AT&T's 3G network come February 22, 2012. The PS Vita is set to include the biggest software lineup in the history of the PlayStation, with the biggest amount of apps available to the device as it launches.

 

playstation_vita_3g_arrives_on_february_22_with_at_t_data_pricing_confirmed_11

 

Both 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity are included, as we already know. The PS Vita will have two data plans with AT&T, with no term contracts. The two plans include 250MB and 2GB of data for $14.99 and $25 per month, respectively. Both plans will be month-to-month, which can really excite those who don't want to feel locked in with a 1- or 2-year contract.

 

Glenn Lurie, president, emerging devices for AT&T says:

 

The data plans for the PlayStation Vita will give gaming enthusiasts a convenient and seamless path to connect to a nationwide mobile broadband network while gaming on the go. We are looking forward to providing PlayStation Vita users the ability to experience a new era of portable gaming through wireless integration. This introduces an entirely new gaming experience, with access to popular social networking sites, right on the device.

Continue reading 'PlayStation Vita 3G arrives on February 22 with AT&T, data pricing confirmed' (full post)

Remedy says Max Payne 3 is "phenomenal"

As a huge, huge fan of original two Max Payne games, I can't help but think this is pure marketing speech here, but I have my fingers crossed anyway. VG247 had a quick quote from Remedy Entertainment's Oskari Hakkinen praising Rockstar's work on the new entry into the Max Payne series, Max Payne 3.

 

remedy_max_payne_3_is_phenomenal_01

 

Rockstar threw a copy of Max Payne 3 over the Remedy, who made the original two games, to see if it lived up to the franchise, where Remedy said:

 

We've been blessed with being able to actually see the game and give some feedback. We've been meeting with Rockstar and looking at Max 3 - it looks absolutely phenomenal - the nice thing is we've been giving our feeling on the game but at the end of the day we don't have to do any of the heavy lifting, which is nice. Rockstar don't make bad games, so you already know it's going to be good. Just like we hope the Remedy brand is a seal of quality, you know that Rockstar's brand is a seal of quality. It's been nice to be part of the process, but we don't want to take any of the limelight. From what we've seen it's going to be absolutely fantastic.

Continue reading 'Remedy says Max Payne 3 is "phenomenal"' (full post)

Fatal1ty makes sneaky appearance at NVIDIA CES event

CES 2012 - So as Jen-Hsun Huang gets into the gaming segment of their CES press conference, a FPS is loaded, and the camera for the big screen moves over to a couple of guys off to the side of the stage are connected via LAN, but it seems there are three actual players!

 

fatal1ty_makes_sneaky_appearance_at_nvidia_ces_event_01

 

fatal1ty_makes_sneaky_appearance_at_nvidia_ces_event_02

 

As the discussion continues, Jen-Hsun Huang starts talking smack to the two individuals, and asks them why are you getting hit so much, who is doing all that damage, who is doing all the PWN'ing on this match? While this is going on, the large screen was showing the odd man out's view of his screen, and the player in question was handing out punishment with little damage to his own character.

 

fatal1ty_makes_sneaky_appearance_at_nvidia_ces_event_03

 

A few seconds later Jen-Hsun Huang spills the beans and informs the audience that he has enlisted the help of the World's top FPS gamer, Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel! As you can see he was sitting in the audience with a lady holding his tablet as he delivered the pain to the other two LAN combatants.

 

fatal1ty_makes_sneaky_appearance_at_nvidia_ces_event_04

 

One other cool thing about the time with Fatal1ty is when they brought him on stage. With the use of Splashtop on the Asus Transformer Prime, they booted Bethesda's latest title and even were able to take his level 27 character through a bit of dragon slaying in Skyrim. Of course it needed a base system to run from initially, but in the end, Fatal1ty discusses how flawless the feel and gameplay experience is with these devices...

Continue reading 'Fatal1ty makes sneaky appearance at NVIDIA CES event' (full post)

Space Quest fan game, Vohaul Strikes Back, a fan-made feature-length sequel to Space Quest

Team VSB, a bunch of peeps who have built a feature-length Space Quest game called "Vohaul Strikes Back" is now available, and best of all: for free. Vohaul Strikes Back is a labor of love, with nearly 10 years of work going into the game.

 

 

It's also the first original Space Quest game of this scale since the official Space Quest 6 which was released all the way back in 1995. Vohaul Strikes Back doesn't include a voice pack, but Team VSB are working on one. If you'd like to help the team out with the voice pack, you can reach them through their forums.

 

space_quest_fan_game_vohaul_strikes_back_a_fan_made_feature_length_sequel_to_space_quest_05

 

You can check out their website here, and download the game (again, for free!) from here. I'm quite enjoying the amount of love these old-school adventure games are getting, now if we can just get updated Full HD versions of my favorite FMV games such as Night Trap, Under a Killing Moon and others, I'd be in nostalgic heaven.

RumorTT: Xbox 720, PS4 to make an appearance E3 2012

According to anonymous, yet "reliable" sources have told UK games industry magazine MCV, that we should see the unveiling of Microsoft's Xbox 720 and Sony's PlayStation 4 at E3 later this year. If this were to happen, it would really hurt Nintendo who are setting to show off their next-gen Wii U.

 

rumortt_xbox_720_ps4_to_make_an_appearance_e3_2012_12

 

Microsoft have been hinting more at the next-gen Xbox than Sony have at the next-gen PlayStation. But, Sony have reportedly been telling third-party publishers that they "won't be left behind in the next-gen arms race", so it would make sense of an unveiling of the PS4 at E3 2012.

 

Of course, rumors are just that, rumors. But, MCV's Online Editor, Ben Parfitt, said on his Twitter account:

 

Obviously we can't reveal our sources. But you have my personal word on this - the source is exemplary, 100% concrete, ultra high level'.

 

What do you think? Personally, we need next-gen consoles. I'm excited to see what they can do, and excited for the push it'll bring the stagnant PC gaming market.

Microsoft job opening for "exciting new" PC RTS

This could be the beginning of something exciting, or eventually end up as nothing. But a job posting on Microsoft's careers website was seen by crimsonheadGCN of NeoGAF, where the job is a community manager position for a "new online PC Real Time Strategy game". Exciting, huh? The job posting is as follows:

 

microsoft_job_opening_for_exciting_new_pc_rts_06

 

Are you a passionate gamer with a deep understanding of social media and online communities? Microsoft Game Studios is looking for a web-savvy community manager with editorial and PR experience to drive engaging and innovative end-to-end user experiences for an exciting new online PC Real Time Strategy game. As a web and community PM, you will work closely with Team leads, Marketing and PR on strategic initiatives within our communities, and help evangelize our Game's story to the world.

 

Could we see a new Age of Empires game? Possibly a World of Warcraft competitor? Or something completely new? Whatever it is, let's hope that something good comes from it. Curious? Want to apply? Sure, click this link.

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Or Scroll Down