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Crytek shows off some Warface pre-alpha footage

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Crytek have shown off some pre-alpha footage of the free-to-play CryEngine 3 based Warface. Crytek have teamed up with Tencent for the Chinese market release of Warface.

 

 

Warface will offer co-op multiplayer missions and a PvP system with different classes. Crytek are promising to continuously review the game with updates. The game is slated for the Asian market at the moment with no planned release date for the Western markets.

 

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WoW: Cataclysm - DX9 versus DX11 - huge performance increases!

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Want some free performance increases for WoW: Cataclysm? Don't want to buy anymore hardware? Own a DX11-capable card? Well, look no further! Blizzard has added some experimental support for DX11 in Cataclysm, it doesn't add to the eye candy but it's added for increased performance.

 

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If you're an owner of DX11 hardware (AMD Radeon HD5000/6000 series or NVIDIA's GeForce 400/500 series) then you're in luck. To enable the DX11 performance increases, you'll need to do a bit of shortcut editing.

 

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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim teaser!

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Elder Scrolls V has been rumored to use id's Tech 5 engine but this has proven false with the news that Bethesda will be using an in-house "all-new" engine.

 

 

There's no details of what the engine is capable of, but it will surely be great. There's not much else known about the game other than the teaser video above, but it will be launching on all 3 platforms - PC, PS3 and 360.

 

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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm breaks PC gaming sales records!

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Activision Blizzard's latest game has gone crazy - selling 3.3 million copies in 24 hours! This has broken the previous record of 2.8 million units sold in 24 hours by non other than, Wrath of the Lich King.

 

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Even though the product is digital, brick-and-mortar stores saw gamers lining up for hours before launch to get their grubby little hands on a copy. Senior Vice President of Merchandising at Gamestop, Bob McKenzie said "World of Warcraft: Cataclysm delivered even bigger day-one sales than we experienced with StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty in July, making this a record year for Blizzard Entertainment at GameStop."

 

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Epic's iOS based Infinity Blade makes $1.6 million in four days

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iOS and Android based games are getting far more popular and with that popularity is coming profits - in large bags of money. Epic's first foray into iOS gaming comes in the form of Infinity Blade which was released last week.

 

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Infinity Blade generated $1.6 million in the first four days on the App Store. The game sells for $5.99 and currently has 271, 424 users. Infinity Blade has pushed the great Angry Birds Seasons HD and Angry Birds HD to second and third spots for paid apps on the iPad.

 

Navy builds prototype Rail Gun - wants to play Quake 3 for real

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Whoever is behind this is a huge fan of Quake 3 or the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, Eraser. The Navy has been doing some serious upgrades to it's hardware, 3 years ago they were pushing 8 megajoule blasts and now, that number has improved somewhat to 33 megajoules accelerating them using magnets (as you do).

 

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With this power, it can push at speeds of up to Mach 7 for the slug and a current range of 100 miles - with the hope of doubling that by the time these Rail Guns get mounted on decks of battleships by 2025. By that time they won't have such a large power draw and the dangers of exploding shells.

 

CityVille hits 6 million daily active users in a week

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Zynga's new game, CityVille is officially the fastest growing game in the company's history. It had just on 300, 000 users in the first 24 hours and 3 million daily in it's first week.

 

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Thought that was impressive? Well, two days after it broke through the 3 million user mark it is hitting the 6 million daily active users, a fact that Zynga is proud of. To put this into perspective - this achievement is four times quicker than FrontierVille and more than five times faster than FarmVille.

 

A break down in the games hitting the 6 million daily active users:

 

FarmVille: 46 days

 

FrontierVille: 32 days

 

CityVille: 8 days

 

Why is CityVille so big? It was the first game Zynga did an international launch of in five languages (English, German, French, Spanish, and Italian) and also included a large marketing push and localized games in different countries.

 

Weta Workshop build a Sentry Gun from TF2

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Keeping the large group of Team Fortress 2 fans happy is no easy task, constant tweaks and updates to TF2 is a weekly thing and has been for years now. Now the guys at Weta Workshop have created a life-sized build of the Sentry Gun that the Engineer uses.

 

 

It's only the Level 1 Sentry Gun, so there'll be no remote control goodness - but it does feature a motion sensor for tracking anyone in front of it. Where can I buy one of these things?

 

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Just don't whack a wrench into it...

 

Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception teaser trailer, screenshots and details!

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Lots of gaming news today - mainly because these games are some of the best in a series of games over the last few years and very, very popular to boot. Anyone who played Uncharted 2 would agree with me, right? Nod if you agree, yes, thanks!

 

 

Entertainment Weekly of all places unveiled Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception this morning and since then PlayStation Blog has updated with information, images and box art.

 

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