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E3 2014 - Below, you'll find six minutes of the first footage from Rainbow Six Siege, the latest entry in the Rainbow Six franchise from Ubisoft. The footage is pre-alpha, so it's quite early stuff right now, showing off a multiplayer match between teams named Rogue and Raven.
Ubisoft Montreal is the studio behind Rainbow Six Siege, with the tactical first-person shooter dropping on the PS4, Xbox One and PC sometime in 2014. Ubisoft is using a proprietary engine called Realblast, something that is capable of delivering real-time, unscripted destructibility within the game's environments.
Creative Director of Ubisoft, Xavier Marquis, has said: "As fans of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six and tactical shooters in general, we set out to create the game we always wanted to play within the counter-terrorism universe. We asked ourselves 'how could we capture the incredible tension and unique tactics of these confrontations?"
E3 2014 - If there's one franchise that has walked out of the ashes of a bad sequel, it's Far Cry. Far Cry 3 was a massive hit, but now we're looking at playing Far Cry 4 in just a few months time. For now, the E3 2014 trailer to the game:
The trailer shows off the first few minutes of the game, giving just enough to tease you. As a big fan of Far Cry 3, I can't wait to get my hands-on Far Cry 4 when it drops on November 14 this year.
Some new concept art has turned up on Facebook at the official Mirror's Edge page. The concept art appears to show some art for the second installment in the Mirror's Edge franchise. There are no details offered along with the single image indicating what it will go along with.
All we do get is a tag reading #E32014. That clearly indicates that more details will be offered at E3. A sequel to the original Mirror's Edge game was announced at E3 last year and will be an open world game. It is expected to have all the free running coolness that the original game employed that made it a cool game.
SteelSeries has been making gaming accessories and peripherals like keyboards and mice for a long time. SteelSeries has announced that it has teamed up with Tobii, the company that makes all sorts of eye tracking gear for gamers on a new product called the Sentry Eye Tracking System.
Sentry is designed to be the world's first training device designed to improve your gaming performance. The eye tracking system promises to improve your gaming performance by tracking, analyzing, and benchmarking eye movement and behaviors during game play. The goal of the tracking and benchmarking is to help the gamers improve and win the game.
We knew it was coming thanks to a leaked trailer, but now EA has let the cat out of the bag with an official trailer for Battlefield: Hardline. Not only that, but the company also unveiled a full release date: October 21.
The trailer doesn't show off too much, but that's because E3 2014 is right around the corner. For me, it looks like Payday mixed with Bad Boys, which is something that you can't complain about. The full reveal by EA will take place next week, something that I'm sure a lot of gamers are looking forward to.
Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U is a smash hit for Nintendo, with the kart racing title becoming the fastest selling title in the history of the Wii U console. Mario Kart 8 has sold over 1.2 million copies since it launched on May 29 in Japan, and May 30 in the US and Europe.
Nintendo has said that Mario Kart 8 is also seeing the "strongest review scores in franchise history". Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America president and COO chimed in with: "The early response to Mario Kart 8 demonstrates that the best days for Wii U are still ahead. This year's E3 is just days away, and it will be all about the future games for Nintendo platforms".
After quite a few delays, Roberts Space Industries has released the dogfighting module for Star Citizen. You can now download the 0.8 update which includes new ships, and new gameplay modes.
You can jump into the spacecrafts, which can be deployed in the Vanduul Swarm gameplay mode, or in free flight mode. The new update to Star Citizen also enables multiplayer gameplay to both the Team and Battle Royale gameplay modes, too. Star Citizen's Arena Commander mode should be some serious fun for those who have slapped down some money for the game, with one of those excited people being me.
It's Tetris' 30th birthday, and in honour of the block-arranging, totally addictive, all consuming game that propelled the Gameboy to stardom, programmer Alexey Pajitnov has had a chat with Britain's Guardian newspaper.
In it Pajitnov details his time spent at a Soviet computing lab, and his childhood love for puzzles. In the early 80s it dawned on him that perhaps puzzles would be a good basis for a videogame.
Pajitnov says the key game mechanic - that of disappearing lines - was inspired by just how quickly the screen filled up with the blocks, before going on to call Nintendo's choice of music "embarrassing" for Russian culture.
There are plenty of people out there that don't like video games and believe that games are bad for you. A new study that was commission by Twitch, the steaming game platform, has found some interesting results. According to the study, gamers are more social and educated than non-gamers.
The study, performed by LifeCourse Associates, looked at 1227 Americans in the 13-64 demographic. According to the report, people who play games tend to be more educated with 43% of players holding a college degree or higher.
Retro gaming revivalists at GOG.com have just announced a DRM-free gaming service that looks a little like its own version of Steam.
GOG Galaxy will let players get gaming without connecting to the internet. There's "no online activation required," the company said in a trailer. "Being online will always be optional."
Perhaps it goes without saying but web-enabled features such as gaming with friends or social achievement sharing will need internet access.