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NeoGeo Metal Slug shooter returns as tower defense app for mobile

Old school gamers who remember the NeoGeo will probably remember one of the games for that system that was called Metal Slug. The game was originally a 2D shooter title and it is back for mobile gamers.

 

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Metal Slug Defense is no longer a standard 2D shooter, the new version of the game is a tower defense and strategy game. Metal Slug Defense is available on the iOS and Android platforms. Game play with the updated version of the game is completely different from that original game, but the mobile app has the same blocky dot pixel graphics that the original boasted for a retro feel.

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Eve: Valkyrie moves from the Unity engine to Unreal Engine 4

Eve: Valkyrie is set to become one of the biggest games of the year, especially since it will launch alongside the Oculus Rift when it arrives to consumers (hopefully) before the year is out.

 

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CCP, the developer behind the game, has just announced that the game has moved from the Unity engine, over to Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4. CCP has ditched everything it had from the Unity engine, building the game from the ground up on Unreal Engine 4. Eve: Valkyrie's Lead Game Designer, Chris Smith, explains: "It gives us familiarity. It gives us a great engine, I've worked in Unreal before. It gives us ready made accessibility into the market".

 

He continued: "I'm not a business person, so for me it's just a great engine that renders a great game. It allows me to express what I need to express on a tool I'm familiar with. On the code side, everyone seems to be adapting very quick. What you're seeing today is from nothing in January to now. We had a great demo before, but turning it into a real boy? Something that you want to play a thousand times that has systems that can be expanded upon... this is the game now".

Next-gen Call of Duty centers around private military corporations

Private military corporations are big business these days, with Sledgehammer Games and Activision using this theme for their next Call of Duty game. The video below explains in detail about PMCs.

 

 

The full reveal of Sledgehammer Games' new Call of Duty will take place on May 4, something you can be sure we'll be covering here at TweakTown. Game Informer's next cover will also feature the new Call of Duty, so you might want to pick that up if you're a fan! They actually scored an in-game screenshot of the upcoming first-person shooter, which looks delicious.

 

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Halo: Combat Evolved replaces GameSpy client with GameRanger

When GameSpy announced the plan to shut down its multiplayer client service, many game developers were looking to find an alternative solution to replace the now defunct multiplayer client. Many of the older games were still being played, so it became a necessity to get a replacement.

 

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Today, sources point out that Halo: Combat Evolved whose multiplayer action was powered by GameSpy is now replaced by GameRanger.

 

It is also now known that Electronic Arts, 2K, Activision, Epic Games and Bohemia interactive will be migrating its game's multiplayer client to GameRanger once GameSpy shuts down on May 31st.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order requires 50GB HDD space, Core i7 processor

Wolfenstein: The New Order is going to be one hefty first-person shooter, with it requiring a massive 50GB of HDD space. Not only that, but you're going to require 64-bit Windows 7 or Windows 8, and a very up-to-date CPU.

 

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The game requires an Intel Core i7 processor, or AMD equivalent, with GPU requirements being much more relaxed: just an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, or AMD Radeon HD 6850. Next-gen consoles don't escape the huge storage requirements, with around 47GB being used by Wolfenstein: The New Order on the PS4 and Xbox One consoles.

 

Wolfenstein: The New Order joins a growing list of games that require a serious amount of HDD space, with Titanfall using around 50GB, Battlefield 4 using countless 1s and 0s, too.

Valve opens up Steam in-home game streaming beta to all users

Over the last year or so, we have heard companies like NVIDIA and Valve both brag about how local game streaming is the future of home PC gaming, but very few of us has had the chance to experience it first hand. That is about to change though as Valve has just announced that it has opened up its Steam in-home game streaming beta to the public.

 

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In-home game streaming works by linking up two PCs on the same home network, and using the Steam Client to stream the game from one PC to another. While this may sound novel to some, it is actually quite cool. This would allow a steam user to play a game on their big screen TV without having to lug their gaming PC into the family room. Valve says that users wishing to try out the feature need to pay close attention to the recommended hardware for things to work properly.

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NVIDIA now bundles Watch Dogs with selected desktop video cards

From today onwards, those who now purchase selected NVIDIA GTX desktop video cards can now get a copy of Watch Dogs. The video cards that qualify for this game are NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN, 780 Ti, 780, 770, 760, 690, 680, 670, 660 Ti and 660 desktop GPUs.

 

 

The promotion has started from today onwards, and will be available for a limited time through retailers like Amazon and NewEgg. Once you receive the code, you can redeem it via Ubisoft's Uplay digital store. However, you can only start playing the game on May 27th.

 

Its not really surprising to see Watch Dogs being bundled with newer video cards. Watch Dogs is optimized keeping NVIDIA in mind as it includes certain enhancements such as TXAA and HBAO+, similar to what was found in games such as Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

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Valve to release Left 4 Dead Arcade game for Japan

Valve is planning to release an arcade game in Japan with one of its hit game Left 4 Dead. Taito's network NESiCA.net made an official announcement that its project that was previously known as 'Project Z' is 'Left 4 Dead: Survivors'.

 

 

The arcade maker previously released a promotional video with the name 'Project Z'.

 

Not much details were given, but the game will be released in 2014. As of now, it seems that Valve has licensed the game only to release the arcade version only for Japan.

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Sony All Access subscription gives access to all MMOs for $14.99

Sony has announced something very cool for gamers that still play the several MMO games that Sony Online Entertainment offers. A new subscription called the all access subscription has launched that will get you access to every online MMO game SOE has for $14.99 monthly.

 

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In fact, if you already have a subscription for EverQuest II or any other video game, you will be upgraded to the all access subscription automatically. If you buy a subscription in 3, 6, or 12-month increments you can get an even lower price.

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Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare hits PC pre-order

Back in February PopCap announced that the third person shooter Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare was available on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 Game console. That game now has an official launch date for the PC. PopCap says that Garden Warfare will roll onto the PC platform as a digital download from Origin on June 24.

 

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It will also be available on that day from retailers around the country. Players will get to play as a plant of a zombie and the game has a number of multiplayer modes. 12v12 competitive multiplayer combat is supported with Gardens & Graveyards and Team Vanquish modes.

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