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Mario Kart 8 pushes the Wii U capabilities "to their limits"

Mario Kart 8 isn't far away now, but we're hearing from the Director of the game, Kosuke Yabuki, who said that Mario Kart 8 is pushing the "Wii U's capabilities to their limits".

 

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Yabuki continued: "Our aim was to create a game that used HD graphics and played at a smooth 60fps. We pushed Wii U's capabilities to their limits to achieve this. [But] I think it still has a lot of potential left, and I suspect there are more ways to make use of its capabilities that we haven't even imagined".

There's a MacGyver game coming out on May 21st for iOS and Android

There might be some of your reading this who might not even know who MacGyver is, but for those of you that do, you'll be surprised to hear that there's a MacGyver game coming out for iOS and Android.

 

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MacGyver: Deadly Descent hits iOS and Android devices on May 21, developed by Fairplay Media. The game sees: "Mac return to his roots as a young problem solver". The game is set in a "modern environment" where a virus has infected a "top secret" laboratory. You're pitted as the hero that has to save the day using your smarts, most likely a paperclip and some chewing gum.

 

MacGyver's creator, Lee David Zlotoff was involved in development, where he said: "We're excited to be able to bring MacGyver up to date and into the mobile games market. Games are the perfect way for Mac to start new adventures with both the existing fans and an entirely new global audience as well. I'm looking forward to working with the team at Fairplay and seeing Mac back in action. What's more, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the game will go to support The MacGyver Foundation".

Unreal Tournament 2014 could see the return of original composers

When the news broke about the return of Unreal Tournament, it had most fans of the series excited - but what about the return of the composers from Unreal Tournament? They're wanting to come back, to score Epic Games' latest entry in the hopefully reinvigorated Unreal Tournament franchise.

 

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The news is coming from a bunch of posts on the official Unreal Tournament forums, with one of two composers from the original Unreal and Unreal Tournament, Michiel van den Bos, writing on the forums asking if he could join up. Fellow composer Alex Brandon also jumped on, saying he'd love to return, as well as composer Kevin Reipl.

 

Unreal's Project Leader, Steven Polge, said that the UT team "would be thrilled to have you back. The music you guys made always invokes tremendous nostalgia for me". What do you think? Would you like to see the original composers back on UT 2014?

Microsoft to unveil Halo 5, Battletoads, and much more at E3 2014

E3 is just weeks away, and with Microsoft seemingly lagging behind its competitor in the next-gen console wars, the Xbox maker wants to make a big splash at the biggest game expo, E3.

 

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According to one blogger, Microsoft is set to make some huge announcements at its E3 press conference, which will include Ryse 2, Forza Horizon 2, Halo 5, an anniversary edition of Halo 2, and something most wouldn't expect - Battletoads and Perfect Dark reboots from Rare, Fallout 4, and more. The blogger, Robert MacRawley, says: "This info comes from the highest source and contains near full details of Microsoft E3 2014 conference".

 

When it comes to multi-platform games, Microsoft will not just be showing off Fallout 4, but the incredible looking The Division, the new Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, an unnamed EA game, and more. We will also reportedly see Epic Games showing off an Xbox One exclusive based off of its beautiful "Samaritan" demo from back in 2012. Not only that, but we should see Gears of War: Lazarus, Fable Legends, Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, and another surprise: a new Crackdown game.

Gamer uses a Logitech G25 steering wheel to play Counter-Strike

Someone has given themselves quite the challenge, where a gamer has used nothing but a Logitech G25 steering wheel to play the first-person competitive shooter, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The video is below, but turn your speakers or headphones down before you click play.

 

 

He actually does quite well considering there's no mouse and keyboard, or even a gamepad being used. Nothing but an actual Logitech G25 steering wheel to turn, with the buttons on the wheel used for shooting. His gamer tag in the game is actually 'KILLED YOU WITH A WHEEL,' so you'd be pretty pissed if you actually got killed by someone using a steering wheel... in a first-person twitch shooter.

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Watch Dogs on PS4 will be enjoyed at 1080p and 60FPS

According to a summary of Watch Dogs on PlayStation.com, we can expect Ubisoft's open-world hacker game to run at 1080p and 60FPS on the PS4. This is a huge win for Sony's next-gen console, as Watch Dogs is set to be one of the biggest games of 2014.

 

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The full text on PlayStation.com says: "The world of Watch_Dogs comes alive on PS4 with the best graphics on any console and exclusive missions found only on PlayStation. Hack everything as you make your way through Chicago's underground as you experience Watch_Dogs in a way that only PS4 can provide, at 60 Frames Per Second in 1080p".

 

This could be one of the reasons Ubisoft delayed the game for six months, getting its performance up. The last time we saw it was in Montreal last year for the NVIDIA Editors' Day, where we noticed some inconsistant performance. Watch Dogs launches on multiple platforms, including the PS4 and PC on May 27.

Capcom is doubling down on its upcoming PS4 exclusive, Deep Down

Capcom is working on a PS4 exclusive RPG, something that the company is putting a lot of faith behind. Deep Down is an upcoming RPG that is looking to make big business for the company.

 

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The company lists one of its "strategic objectives" as developing "titles exclusively for online games, such as Deep Down for the PS4". The developer has its video games in three general categories: home, PC online and mobile. Each of these categoies is "growing on a global scale," something that the company expects to continue through to 2018.

 

Moving onto Deep Down, which is a game that bursts outside of those categories. Deep Down is in development internally at Capcom Online Games, being a PS4 exclusive that fits within Capcom's Consumer business. Deep Down is a procedurally generated, free-to-play RPG that is being marketed across the world with a new monetization strategy. Panta Rhei is the engine powering Deep Down, so we should expect some gorgeous things from the game when its released.

The Sims 4 rated as 18+ in Russia fearing same-sex relationships

Russia rated The Sims 4 for adults only due to the country's controversial law which prohibits the promotions of same-sex relationships to children. As a result, the law prohibits any retailer from selling this game to a minor.

 

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The news broke out when the Russian Sims twitter account contained information about the game rating in the country. According to Google Translate, it said,"18 + has been assigned in accordance with the law number 436-FZ 'On the protection of children from information harmful to their health and development".

 

Russia's 435-FZ law effectively bans the promotion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights within the country. It is also known that the law encourages violence against the country's LGBT community, which also raised some concerns for some athletes who participated in Sochi Winter Olympics.

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NVIDIA's Shield will be home to Valve's Portal on May 12

NVIDIA's portable gaming powerhouse, Shield, will soon be home to Valve's Portal. Portal will reach the NVIDIA Shield on May 12, something NVIDIA confirmed with Polygon today.

 

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Portal will be priced at $9.99, and will be made available through the Google Play store. Valve's portal shooting title won't be playable on other Android-devices, so for now its an exclusive for NVIDIA's handheld device. Portal on NVIDIA Shield will be the same one PC gamers enjoy, something that was released back in 2007.

Elder Scrolls Online delayed "about six months" on the PS4, Xbox One

Bethesda has just announced that it has delayed The Elder Scrolls Online for "about six months" for the next-gen consoles, with the game originally planned for a June release.

 

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The studio explains: "We continue to work on the console versions of ESO, and game development has been progressing steadily, but we are still working to solve a series of unique problems specific to those platforms. Integrating our systems with each console manufacturer's networks - which are both different from the PC/Mac system as well as different from each other - has been a challenging process. It has become clear that our planned June release of the console versions isn't going to be possible. Though we have made great progress, we have concluded that we'll need about six months to ensure we deliver the experience our fans expect and deserve".

 

It's not all doom and gloom, as Bethesda has worked out an arrangement with Microsoft and Sony, where it continues: "Via a special offer, anyone who purchases and plays the PC/Mac version of The Elder Scrolls Online by the end of June will have the opportunity to transfer their character(s) to either console version when they are released. The offer will allow you to begin playing immediately on the PC/Mac, and then add the PS4 or Xbox One version and transfer the character(s) you have created and developed. And, you don't have to pay full price for the game twice. For $US20, eligible PC and Mac players will have the option to add a full, digital version of ESO on either the PS4 or the Xbox One with your character transfer(s), and another 30 days of included game time".

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