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PS4 exclusive Driveclub sells over 2 million copies so far

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Evolution Studios, the developer behind PlayStation 4 exclusive Driveclub, has announced that they've sold over 2 million copies of the game. The studio has said that it reached the goal before the free trial version was offered through PlayStation Plus.

 

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The developer has also said that it will continue to support Driveclub for another year at least, with more DLC expected in the near future. Evolution Studios teased that there will soon be new features, modes, tracks, cars and even some "big surprises" announced soon. Monthly updates are on the horizon, with the studio to soon add fan-requested features such as fully customizable multiplayer lobbies, new difficulty options, more tracks, community events, extra photo mode options, fine tuning for drift mode, smarter notifications, and "a lot more".

 

Driveclub fans are already enjoying a Double XP weekend which is active on all 15 cars in the PlayStation Plus edition, with the Double XP weekend continuing until Monday, August 24.

Batman: Arkham Knight PC patch expected 'in next few weeks'

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

An upcoming PC patch for Batman: Arkham Knight recently entered testing, and is expected to be released "in the next few weeks."

 

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The patch was expected to be released sometime in August, but it looks like a bit of additional time was necessary. Once implemented, gamers can expect reduced frame rate hitches, improved performance using all GPUs, increased system memory and VRAM usage, additional settings changes, and other improvements.

 

"The teams have been working hard to address the issues with the PC version of the game. We are happy to confirm that we are now putting the first interim patch into testing. If all goes well, we expect to issue the patch in the next few weeks. We'll be sure to report back in the next two weeks on how the testing is coming along."

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Take-Two: Red Dead Redemption reaches 14 million units shipped

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Take-Two Interactive has shipped more than 14 million units of Red Dead Redemption, after the game was released in May 2010 for the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360.

 

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The game title "rejuvenated the western entertainment genre," according to a 2K shareholder outreach presentation, and has supported "commercially successful expansion content."

 

Even though nothing has been confirmed, a sequel seems likely - especially after 2K Games described Red Dead Redemption as a "permanent franchise." If another game is in the works, it will likely be available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Until then, Xbox One owners could see the game receive backward compatibility so they'll be able to play their Xbox 360 version.

Bethesda: Fallout 4 will top Skyrim as the 'biggest release ever'

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Bethesda has grown considerably over the years, evolving from a dev studio to a titan reigning over a consortium of studios and IP's. The company wants to start firing on all cylinders for the future, but first it plans to dethrone Skyrim and crown Fallout 4 as its most popular game release.

 

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In a recent interview with MCV, Bethsoft exec Pete Hines discusses the company's most important game for the next year or so: "I think Fallout 4 can top Skyrim [to become] our biggest release ever. But we will see. It is part of my job to build the megaphone that we hold up to the game, and the game decides how loud it goes. Just how big it is going to be is hard to say. Skyrim was a massively big deal."

 

Although Fallout 4 will be the nexus of Bethsoft's attention for quite some time, it still has a number of other projects like Doom 4 and Dishonored 2 in the works. Hines went on to say that the studio wants to find a consistent stride that involves "releasing up to three to four games a year", but Bethsoft isn't about to release first-party juggernauts like Elder Scrolls and Fallout together in the same period. This push towards more production isn't going to jeopardize the studio's carefully cultivated image of quality over quantity and Hines affirms that we don't have to worry about Bethesda becoming another Activision or Ubisoft.

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Gaming trailers just got real, check this immersive Until Dawn video

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Although not in-game footage specifically, this trailer is "inspired by the emotional experience of Until Dawn" and features one young woman's bid to free herself from the clutches of serial-killing madmen.

 

 

This R18+ PlayStation 4 exclusive title is 'Road Not Taken - Until Dawn' and is based on a classic poem by Robert Frost. The video itself is produced by the PlayStation Australian team and depicts some of the sequences of gameplay you can come to expect in Until Dawn, deciding the fate of your character depending on action you take.

 

The main character, Sam, is played here by Hayden Panetierre, and this short film showcases ways that you might go about escaping or confronting your masked killer, trying all options available through a process of trial and error.

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Check out 12 minutes of 'Welcome to the Avenger' gameplay from XCOM 2

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

2K Games and Firaxis Games have released a new 12-minute gameplay video of XCOM 2, with action taking place 20 years after XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Humans lost the war with the aliens, and viewers can take a look at the custom mobile HQ, customization systems, and upgrade paths for weapons, armors, and other characteristics.

 

 

Working under the alien regime following a major war, a human resistance is tasked with trying to overthrow the alien race's power.

 

XCOM 2 is scheduled for release in November, and will be available for PCs, Mac OS, and Linux. A console launch for the Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4 is still possible, but 2K and Firaxis Games haven't announced anything.

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Here's the best 'TV guide' for eSports - FolloweSports.com

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Once a week my parents would buy the newspaper in order to get a TV guide for the next 7 days. I'd groan as a flip the pages and realize that there is actually nothing worth watching for a whole week, so I'd run off to tinker with computers a little more. This old technology has been largely replaced by online guides which are live updating and cover hundreds more channels - so why not have something like this for eSports events?

 

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Well, the guys at FolloweSports.com thought exactly the same thing, so they went out and something to fix this issue. It's free to use and covered all major eSports titles - loading up the webpage quickly I can see all tournaments that are currently or soon to be happening, complete with prize pools, bracket information, event naming, game titles and more.

 

Without signing in, all game times are tailored towards my personal time zone and each game has a direct link to the stream when live. There's a bunch of filters and searches you can conduct to find something specifically if you wish.

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Hideo Kojima could end up working with Chinese gaming giant Tencent

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

With the creator of Metal Gear Solid all out on his own, it's being reported that Hideo Kojima is in talks with Chinese gaming giant Tencent.

 

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Tencent is seriously large, with stakes in gaming giants like Riot, Activision Blizzard, Epic Games and more. Tencent is reportedly looking to acquire Kojima, where they would work together on new IP, with negotiations between Kojima and Tencent reportedly already taking place.

 

If Kojima did move over and start some new IP with a backer with deep enough pockets (and the freedom that Kojima requires), we could expect very exciting things from them in the future.

Ubisoft teases 4K screenshots from the PC version of Zombi

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Ubisoft has released new screenshots from the PC version of Zombi, which was known as ZombiU on the Nintendo Wii U. The new screenshots have been captured at the glorious 4K resolution, which you can scope out below.

 

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The game itself looks much better in 4K, but I think you can see it's definitely not built to have 4K 'feeling' great to play on. The field of view looks like its stuck at 60 degrees, which is the default that most first-person shooters are locked at (on consoles at least). We have some more screenshots below, but prepare your Internet connections as they're quite big.

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GTA V mods coming to PS4, Xbox One in new update

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

In the next update for GTA V, console gamers will be able to create, share and download customized mods, adding in a massive dollop of freshness to the game.

 

 

Rockstar Games didn't exactly break the news with a full-on announcement--instead it was cleverly embedded in a blog post about the Ill-Gotten Gains modding contest, where the devs pretty much sneaked in a confirmation.

 

"The upcoming launch of the Rockstar Editor for PS4 and Xbox One as the next update to Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online means the next Rockstar Editor Contest will be the first one with entries across all three platforms - so the creative competition will be fiercer than ever. Stay tuned for info about that contest and forthcoming update."

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