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Sony wanted Respawn to make a PS Vita version of Titanfall

Sony gamers are left out of enjoying the cool game Respawn hit the market with not long ago called Titanfall. Titanfall is only offered for PC gamers and Xbox consoles. That means if you are on the PS4 or PS3, you are out of luck.

 

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Details have surfaced indicating that before Respawn signed that exclusive deal with Microsoft, the game developer had approached Sony and asked for details on the PS4 to make the game. Sony reportedly told Respawn that it wasn't ready to talk about the console.

 

Sony is also said to have liked the game well enough to try to talk Respawn into making a version of Titanfall for the PS Vita portable. Since the game is exclusive with Microsoft now, Respawn clearly turned Sony down. You have to wonder if Sony had coughed up the specs for the console if Titanfall might be available for PS4 gamers right now.

The Super Mario Bros theme played on wine glasses is awesome

The Super Mario Bros. theme music is one of the most iconic soundtracks in gaming history, and it has been recreated by symphonies, guitarist, and even robots with stepper motors, but this video of the soundtrack being played on 48 wine glasses is perhaps the best I have ever heard. The video below was made by a YouTuber called Dan Newbie who was asked to play the SMB theme music by another YouTuber who commented on a previous video.

 

 

Dan Newbie has also recreated the song "Let it go" from Disney's Frozen and "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. I would like to see Newbie pull off some soundtracks from popular TV shows like Game of Thrones, The Simpsons, and a wine glass rendition of Sweet Child of Mine would be especially awesome!

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Snoop Dogg will announce your kills in new Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC

Call of Duty: Ghosts' upcoming DLC will see Snoop Dogg as the announcer for multiplayer matches of Infinity Ward's first-person shooter. Snoop Dogg didn't write the lines, but he seems like a natural at speaking them.

 

 

The new Snoop Dogg-enabled Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC drops on April 22 for the Xbox, with other platforms receiving it shortly after. The Snoop Dogg Voice Pack will cost $2.99, but it isn't the only one that will be made available. There will be the Drill Instructor Voice Pack that is voiced by the infamous R. Lee Emery, known as The Gunny, also for $2.99.

 

Does this make you want to play COD: Ghosts more? I'm sure there will be a large number of people who will be in love with this news.

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Square Enix shuts its Mumbai, India studio down, six people laid off

MCV is reporting that Square Enix has just shut the doors on its Mumbai, India-based offices. Former Square Enix India Vice President, Atul Vibhandik has confirmed the news.

 

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The studio opened its doors in 2013, employing six people - all of which have been laid off. The Mumbai-based studio didn't produce any games at all. The news of the Mumbai office closing its doors come hot on the heels of Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda stating on April 1 that the company wanted to shift focus from global markets, to concentrate its efforts in JRPGs.

 

Matsuda said: "Regardless of whether they're for smartphone or console, there's a difficult element to developing global titles, so we'll be making them without focusing too much on the 'global' aspect. For example, in the past, when we developed console games with a worldwide premise, we lost our focus, and not only did they end up being games that weren't for the Japanese, but they ended up being incomplete titles that weren't even fit for a global audience".

Kinect-powered Xbox One game will see gamers chugging real life soda

There's a game coming to the Xbox One called Soda Drinker Pro, made by Will Brierly, that will see gamers versing each other in challenges that will see you chugging bottles of soda.

 

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Soda Drinker Pro works with the Kinect on the Xbox One, with various levels exclusive to Microsoft's console, one of them called "Drinking Soda Through Time". The game will run at 1920x1080 at the full 60FPS, where Brierly said: "It's important. We need a pixel perfect experience with complete fluid dynamics".

It looks like Watch Dogs will be launching on the Wii U, in the Fall

Watch Dogs is one of the most anticipated games of 2014, but it will be hitting the Microsoft and Sony consoles as well as the PC, but not much has been said about the Nintendo Wii U.

 

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Well, according to Ubisoft's official storefront, Watch Dogs will be hitting the Wii U in the Fall. Nintendo Enthusiast, which spotted it on the Ubisoft storefront, has said it has confirmed through an Ubisoft rep that Watch Dogs is indeed coming to Nintendo's console in the Fall. Ubisoft Montreal is working hands-on with every version of the game for all platforms, except the Wii U versiojn.

 

Ubisoft's studio over in Bucharest, Romania, is working on the Wii U version of the game.

Expedition, the first DLC for Titanfall drops in May

Titanfall is still fresh in most gamers' minds, but the first DLC pack is getting prepped and ready to be deployed. Expedition is coming in May, with the fresh DLC's story taking place after the multiplayer campaign.

 

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Expedition will feature a map called "Swampland" which will be set in the ruins of "archaic alien technology" which will provide copious amounts of trees for wall running. A second map dubbed "Runoff" will include water play. The third map, "War Games" is based from Titanfall's training simulator. Respawn is also looking at removing the HUD for video capture, something that the fans have requested.

 

The developer is also looking at something it is calling "rifts or variants" which would do some tweaks to the current modes in Titanfall. A season pass to Titanfall will set you back $24.99, something the developer announced earlier in the month.

Civilization: Beyond Earth looks to the stars, supports AMD's Mantle

Civilization fans will need to be cooled down after hearing about Civilization: Beyond Earth's announcement. Where Beyond Earth changes things up, is by lifting off from Earth, and taking off to the stars.

 

 

Civilization: Beyond Earth is more sci-fi, where players can visit other world's, universes and alien planets where we will see humans using their environment, and all sorts of other things against each other. Not much in terms of detail on Beyond Earth has been discussed, but AMD's Mantle API will be supported.

 

This means we'll see lower-end PCs playing Civilization: Beyond Earth at better frame rates, and those with beastier machines enjoying much higher resolutions and on-screen goodies at once.

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The first in-game footage of Star Citizen teased, prepare yourselves

PAX East 2014 has kicked off, where the gaming show has had the pleasure of being the event that Roberts Space Industries and Chris Roberts shows off the CryEngine 3-powered Star Citizen. There's some actual, real in-game footage for your viewing pleasure below:

 

 

It looks gorgeous thanks to CryEngine 3, with the crowd going absolutely wild during the video - showing that fans are really begging for this game to be released. Remember that this is a quick show, and that when we see the true multiplayer side of things with full squad communication, multi-screen setups and insane joystick and controller rigs, that's when Star Citizen will truly take flight.

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