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Naughty Dog delays Uncharted 4 to Q2 2016

Bad news for Uncharted fans, with Naughty Dog and Sony announcing they've delayed Uncharted 4: A Thief's End into Q2 2016. The game was meant to be released sometime this year, but has been pushed back into April-June of next year.

 

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Uncharted 4's directors, Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann took to the official PlayStation blog to explain: "Since we showed you our first gameplay reveal of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, more of the game and story have come together, and it's become clear to us that this game is much more ambitious than we originally envisioned. After spending so many years with Nathan Drake, he means a lot to the team, and telling the climactic chapter of his adventures is a task we don't take lightly - this game deserves every bit of the attention to detail, precise pacing, and nuanced storytelling Naughty Dog is known for".

 

"So we've made the difficult choice of pushing the game's release date. Giving us a few extra months will make certain that Uncharted 4: A Thief's End not only meets the team's high standards but the high standards that gamers have come to expect from a Naughty Dog title" they continued". The duo added: "Thank you for your patience - we know the extra wait will be excruciating, but you'll see it will be worth it as we reveal more about Uncharted 4 over the next year. The team at Naughty Dog will be heads down working through 2015 making sure that Nathan Drake's story gets the closure it deserves. Come Spring 2016, you and Nate are in for one thrilling, emotional ride".

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CliffyB's new studio teases the pre-alpha of 'Project Bluestreak'

CliffyB and his team at Boss Key Productions are still tap, tap, tapping away with "Project Bluestreak", but the team showed it off during PAX East, releasing a proper teaser of it on YouTube.

 

 

As you can see, Unreal Engine 4 is powering Project Bluestreak, a new first-person arena shooter. It looks pretty incredible, but I'm hoping it's more than just pretty graphics. I'd love to see some destructible environments, and more. But, for just the graphics alone, Project Bluestreak is shaping up beautifully for its pre-alpha state.

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Dying Light update includes new in-game items, and the new 'Hard Mode'

Techland is currently pushing out a new update to Dying Light, something that will include new in-game items, and a harder difficulty known as 'Hard Mode'. There are also some new features, such as the ability to drive the in-game dune buggies, right through a crowd of zombies.

 

 

The new patch will have Dying Light players with extra outfits to wear, and over 50 new weapons, including the Bone Splitter and Rune Hammer. There will also be the usual tweaks and improvements to the performance and gameplay. The new patch is dropping to gamers on Xbox One and PC outside of the US later today, while US gamers and PS4 owners will have to wait until March 14.

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The first screenshots of Valve's Source 2 engine look incredible

During the Game Developers Conference, we had our first tease of the Source 2 engine, which has now been confirmed to be powering the Aperture Science VR demo. This has been confirmed by the @ValveTime account on Twitter.

 

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The screenshots aren't the largest, but we can see some intricate details that had my mind blown. In the screenshot above, you can see the coil of the phone cable, and the individual holes where your fingers go to dial on the phone. Underneath the table, you can easily see the power point and the power cord running from it.

 

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In the screenshot above, we have a look at the detail of the entire room, where on the left we can see countless parts sticking out where they look individually detailed. The shadow detail is incredible, but it's that attention to detail that I'm really impressed with.

Microsoft boss teases that 'Gears of War news coming shortly'

We're beginning to see the first rumbles of a new Gears of War game from Microsoft, after the company acquired the rights to the franchise from its creators, Epic Games.

 

 

The previous Creative Director on Kinect, Kudo Tsunoda, has teased a new Gears of War game, where he revealed his new role within the software giant. Microsoft has talked about Tsunoda's new position: "While the Halo, Gears of War, Forza and Minecraft franchises will continue to report to Phil Spencer, Kudo will lead the vision and experience development of our other Microsoft Studios portfolio investments in the United States, Europe, and across our Global Publishing team".

 

What's more exciting, is that we could see the new Gears of War released on the PC for Windows 10, or even better - for HoloLens. We should see more news on the new Gears of War as we slide closer to E3 in June.

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Heists update for GTA V on the Xbox One is a 4.8GB download

Rockstar Games has detailed its new Grand Theft Auto Online update, Heists, as a 4.8GB download for Xbox One users. The new download should be available today, with some users receiving it early.

 

 

These gamers have posted up screenshots of the update, where we have found out that the update is 1.2GB for the Xbox 360, but 4.8GB for the Xbox One. The new Heists update includes five online heist missions that you can play through with friends, as well as an armoury of new weapons and armoured cars.

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From gamer to dealer, drug bust sees professional gamer arrested

Currently believed to be former Quake champion and current Shootmania player Maciej "av3k" Krzykowski, news has been published of a high-profile drug bust and arrest taking place recently.

 

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Spread across three apartments in Ostróda, northern Poland, police seized 3.3lb of amphetamines, 23lb of marijuana and thousands of ecstasy tablets alongside PLN 70,000 ($18,300 US) total in cash. This operation also saw the collection of two revolvers, 100 rounds of ammunition and two suspects.

 

Aged 24 and 30, the accused are facing prison sentences of up to 12 years if found guilty.

The damage system in Star Citizen is fully next-gen

We're three months into 2015 so it's about time that we get a deeper look at Star Citizen, with Cloud Imperium Games showing off the super impressive damage system, which you can check out in the YouTube clip below.

 

 

As you can see from the minigun shooting the spaceship, little parts of the ship become damaged. Once a heavier, or stronger weapon is shooting or blasting at the ship, the hull is breached and you can see parts of the ship underneath. It was something I didn't expect, and I actually raised an eyebrow when watching it. Impressive stuff to see happen in a game made for the PC only.

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Did you know that Steam chat now blocks most email addresses?

It's been causing some major confusion recently, did you know that Steam now blocks most major email address' in their chat program?

 

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After talking to a friend of mine and asking for his email, I received a message from him saying "http://gmail.com." At first I thought he was trying to troll me so I went along with it, later on after some more frustration we realized that Steam chat was actually blocking what we were sending to each other.

 

As you can see above, on the left I sent him a few different test emails to check exactly what is blocked. His result is on the right, showing that all of these email address' have been effectively turned into URL's. For those who don't keep up with Steam updates and patch notes, this little bit of news may cause you some headaches in the future.

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Battlefield Hardline will run at 720p on Xbox One, 900p on the PS4

Battlefield Hardline launches on March 17 for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and PC but we're just hearing about what resolution it will be rendered at on the Xbox One and PS4.

 

 

The Xbox One version of Battlefield Hardline will run at 720p, while the PS4 version will run at 900p, according to Visceral Games and their recent tweet. The PC version will be able to play at 1080p, 1440p, 4K and beyond - but you didn't expect anything less, did you? "Next-gen" consoles and we're seeing games in 2015 run at 720p, resolutions that PC gamers used in the 90s.

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