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Syndicate trailer shows off its arsenal

The latest entry in the Syndicate universe is coming out next year, but today brings another video showing off some if its arsenal of guns. These 19 featured guns have all forms of ways to take down your foes.

 

 

The above Agent Tools trailer shows off 19 weapons in total, but there will be 25 weapon upgrades as well as an insane 87 attachments which should keep even the most gun-swinging FPS player happy.

 

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If you're a fan of the original Syndicate, you'll be feeling right at home as the new game pulls a lot of inspiration from the original's arsenal. With weapons like the menacing minigun, the raging inferno of a flamethrower as well as a gauss gun. Syndicate will hit PC on February 21.

PlayStation 3 System Software Update is out, v4.00 is live

Sony have release a new system software update, version 4.00 for some. Not all users, but some at this stage. This new version is in preparation of the NGP launch, PlayStation Vita in Japan.

 

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This update will prepare the PS3 to serve as a content management device, allowing users to copy over media such as games, music, photos, and videos between the PS Vita and PS3. It will also allow the backing up of PS Vita save data to your PS3 hardware, and update the system software for your PS Vita using the network features of your PS3.

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RumorTT: Dragon Age multiple game to be powered by Frostbite 2.0

Our second gaming nugget today, is that role-playing, dragon-slaying franchise Dragon Age, is going multiplayer. But the news doesn't stop there. Warriors won't just be attacking other warriors, dragons will reportedly be playable in Dragon Age multiplayer.

 

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This would give gamers a chance to go head-to-head with dragons that have better attacking than swords, such as fire-breathing, flying, etc. This is all according to an insider of Kotaku's, so pinch that salt, please.

 

The game will apparently be powered by Frostbite 2, which powers the amazing Battlefield 3 and supposedly, even in early form, the game apparently looks stunning. Multiplayer is said to be an arena-based affair, featuring player versus environment (PvE) elements as well as the player-vs-player (PvP) as well as humans fighting dragons.

 

Show me some videos!

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a GO, stick together, team

A few quick gaming nuggets today! Firstly we have the news of the long-awaited Counter-Strike: Global Offensive beta beginning today. It was delayed for a little while there, but some good news for CS fans out there today!

 

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The game is still aiming for an "early 2012" release, and it should be good to go then too if the beta has lifted off today. If any of our readers have gotten into the beta, please do let us know what you think by commenting below. Personally, I'm hesitant with CS:GO, I really expected a next-gen FPS, with the same feel of "freshness" that Counter-Strike first introduced all those years ago.

 

I wouldn't mind some real-time destruction, making for much more frantic shoot outs and battles. One can only wish.

Creator of 'Ultima' Richard Garriott says that game consoles are "fundamentally doomed"

During an interview with Industry Gamers, creator of Ultima, Richard Garriott had a few things to say about consoles. He thinks consoles will be extinct in the near future. Really...

 

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With consoles multi-billion dollar, long-term investments for companies such as Sony and Microsoft, it is a bet. A big one. Longer development cycles are now the norm, with both companies touting a 10-year life cycle for this generation, and we're already up to seven years now.

 

Consoles are also now faced with super-tough competition from what seems all sides. Smartphones are more powerful than ever, tablets will receive quad-core chips within days thanks to NVIDIA's Tegra 3 and the first Tegra 3-powered tablet, ASUS' Eee Pad Transformer Prime. Social gaming on PC is not helping with companies such as Zynga having over 100 million active users on games such as CityVille.

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Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand will be released on December 14

YES! Battlefield 3's first [and hopefully not last] expansion pack, Back to Karkand, has a release date of December 14. It comes out seven days earlier on the Sony PlayStation 3, with a release date of December 7.

 

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Sony's Asian PlayStation Store lists Battlefield 3 Back to Karkand for December 7, 2011, which is how the news broke of the December 14 date. I don't mind waiting 7 more days, because I'm just so damn excited.

 

For now, enjoy yesterday's gameplay footage from one of the maps on Back to Karkand, Gulf of Oman.

 

2K Australia is known once again as 2K Australia, confirmed to be working on BioShock Infinite

Just days ago, 2K Marin had a Canberra, Australia-based arm to help with development. This studio is now working with former sister studio Irrational Games on BioShock Infinite. Irrational Studios boss Ken Levine said when asked for a comment:

 

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We had a number of open positions on BioShock Infinite. When we found out our former sister studio 2K Australia was becoming available, we thought they would perfectly fill those roles. If every decision was this easy...

 

Then we have a history lesson, in 2007, Irrational Games was bought by Take-Two, just before the release of BioShock. Just before this, the studio was split apart and renamed 2K Boston and 2K Australia. Since this time, 2K Boston has become Irrational Games, but 2K Australia was skipped. 2K Australia helped 2K Marin on BioShock 2, after which 2K Australia became 2K Marin, but based in Australia. After this, they helped with the XCOM reboot.

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Titanic recreated in CryENGINE 3, there are no words for how amazing this looks

Whatever you're doing right now, stop it. Give yourself exactly five minutes and fifty five seconds of freedom to watch the below video. ORM Entertainment have been working [hard] on a simulator called Titanic: Lost in the Darkness and by beard of Zeus does it look truly beautiful.

 

 

The simulator began as a mod for Crysis, but has been updated, refined and reiterated upon until eventually being moved to CryENGINE 3, where it has hit the big time by looking absolutely mouth-wateringly beautiful. Completely jaw dropping at every turn, it makes me want a game made in the Titanic world, with the 1920s era weapons.

 

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Watch the video above, preferably in 1080p and have your sock off, because if you have them on, they'll get blown off anyway.

Skyrim 1.2 Patch for PS3 is available right now, will be available in 2 days for PC/Xbox 360

Skyrim has received a 1.2 patch for the PS3 version of the game, which fixes a whole heap of annoying issues and strange bugs. PC or Xbox 360 Skyrim gamer? You'll have to wait 48 hours for your patch.

 

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The 1.2 notes are below:

 

Improved occasional performance issues resulting from long term play (PlayStation 3)

Fixed issue where textures would not properly upgrade when installed to drive (Xbox 360)

Fixed crash on startup when audio is set to sample rate other than 44100Hz (PC)

Fixed issue where projectiles did not properly fade away

Fixed occasional issue where a guest would arrive to the player's wedding dead

Dragon corpses now clean up properly

Fixed rare issue where dragons would not attack

Fixed rare NPC sleeping animation bug

Fixed rare issue with dead corpses being cleared up prematurely

Skeleton Key will now work properly if player has no lockpicks in their inventory

Fixed rare issue with renaming enchanted weapons and armor

Fixed rare issue with dragons not properly giving souls after death

ESC button can now be used to exit menus (PC)

Fixed occasional mouse sensitivity issues (PC)

General functionality fixes related to remapping buttons and controls (PC)

RumorTT: Kinect 2 will be able to lip read?

Microsoft's next-generation Kinect 2 is set to receive a hefty upgrade in specs, which will allow it to be so accurate, it could lip read. Yes, lip read. Kinect 2 will also offer improved motion sensing and voice recognition.

 

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Eurogamer was told by a development source that Kinect 2 will be so powerful it will be enable games to lip read, detect when players are angry, and determine in which direction they are facing. Kinect 2 should also have the ability to track the pitch and volume of player voices and facial characteristics to measure different emotional states.

 

Current Kinect technology is held back by USB technology as it has to pass data through the ageing technology. Kinect launched in November 2010 with the depth sensor set to 30 frames per second and a 320x240 resolution limit. The USB interface is capable of roughly 35MB/sec but is artificially held back to use only 15/16MB/sec because multiple USB devices can be used at once on the Xbox 360.

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