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EA Sports has provided gamers a teaser of the newest Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) game, featuring martial arts legend Bruce Lee. "EA Sports UFC" is scheduled to be released on June 17 for the Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4 game consoles.
Lee is one of the most iconic martial arts actors of all time, and has many fans in the mixed martial arts (MMA) community, including fighters and fans alike. Meanwhile, this will be the first EA UFC video game following a licensing deal from THQ.
If you have read my past news stories on the Humble Bundle, you know that I am huge fan of the service and today I am happy to report that Humble is taking things to the next level. Every day for the next 13 days, Humble will offer a new Humble Daily Bundle with some of the hottest games from the last few years. The bundles will only be available for 24 hours, so keep checking back every day for a new bundle.
For anyone looking to bolster their game collection, or even create their first collection, this would be an excellent way to land 50-100 games for less than $150, assuming you pay $10 per bundle. The first bundle available is a reappearance of the DeepSilver bundle and includes games such as Saints Row: The Third, Saints Row 2, Risen 2, Scared 2 and more.
We are starting to hear about the first game from Rockstar Games that will hit the next-gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony, something that the Grand Theft Auto developer will release before April 2015, according to Take-Two Interactive's CEO, Strauss Zelnick.
Zelnick said: "Rockstar Games is hard at work on their upcoming lineup, and we're excited about what they have in store for the new generation of systems this fiscal year". Rockstar Games' 2015 fiscal year runs between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015. We should expect the studio to unveil this game as Grand Theft Auto V for the PS4 and Xbox One, but we could be pleasantly surprised with something new, too.
We could see it turn into Red Dead Redemption 2, GTA V for next-gen consoles, or something completely different. We will find out soon enough.
The last time we heard about Watch Dogs on the PS4, is when we thought it would be running at 1080p at 60FPS... well, that was wrong. Ubisoft has just announced that Watch Dogs will be running at 900p on the PS4, and just 792p on the Xbox One - both versions at 30FPS.
Watch Dogs' Creative Director, Jonathon Morin, has said: "Resolution is a number, just like framerate is a number. All those numbers are valid aspects of making games. But you make choices about the experience you want to deliver. In our case, dynamism is everything. Exploration and expression are everything".
I don't quite agree there, with the statement that "resolution is a number," sure it's a number - but if this were running at 1080p at 60FPS, Ubisoft would be bragging about it. 900p at 30FPS isn't too next-gen in my books, what do you think?
Square Enix has an interesting MMO game in Japan that is only available there called Dragon Quest X. The company has struggled in the past with profitability and that struggle has limited its ability to bring some games into the US. One of those games that isn't available to be enjoyed by American gamers is Dragon Quest X.
Thanks to improved profits, Square Enix is now looking at possibly bringing Dragon Quest X to the US for the first time. Square Enix has a number of popular games to its credit, but three of its most popular franchises are Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, and Kingdom Hearts.
If having Portal on NVIDIA's portable gaming powerhouse SHIELD wasn't good enough, well how about Half-Life 2? The Android-powered console is now home to Valve's infamous first-person shooter.
Better yet, the versions of Half-Life 2 and Portal on the NVIDIA SHIELD are "the full PC versions natively on Android". Considering it's a portable gaming handheld, that's quite the win for NVIDIA. You can grab both Portal and Half-Life 2 for the NVIDIA SHIELD for $9.99 each from the Google Play store.
Most gamers don't even have 4K yet, but we know how the industry works - give them one set of technology, while pushing another, but work on an even better technology behind closed doors.
Well, 8K is beginning to show up, with a new Crysis 3 hack that allows the first-person shooter to be run at 8000x3333 pixels, or 8K. The screenshots don't really do it justice, while they do look pretty, I think the effect of 8K would be better seen in person, on the display itself. Even if you ran 8K, you would need some serious, serious GPU horsepower to get there. You can see more of the screenshots of Crysis 3 running at 8K right here.
But, 8K? Is that all you've got? Keep an eye here at TweakTown for even higher resolutions in the coming months.
PlanetSide 2 has been confirmed to be running at 1080p on the PS4, something that was said by the game's Creative Director, Matt Higby. Higby announced this during a stream of the game, also noting that they are still working on optimization of PlanetSide 2 for the PlayStation 4.
PlanetSide 2 was meant to drop on the PS4 at the beginning of the year, but they've obviously been spending this time getting it optimized. Higby also confirmed that there will be a playable version provided at E3, which is next month.
As stated previously, GameSpy will be shutting down its operations, leaving many games' multiplayer support in the dark. While some publishers have presented alternate solutions, EA has listed the games that will be affected by GameSpy, and may use it as a reason to retire certain popular games.
While EA did provide the list of games that will be affected, which includes 24 PC titles, it isn't clear whether it already has a plan for an alternate solution. "Since GameSpy's announcement, our teams have been working to evaluate options to keep services up and running," posted on the EA blog. "Unfortunately, due to technical challenges and concerns about the player experience, we do not have a solution at this time. Online services for EA games on the GameSpy platform will be closed down at the end of June."
Regardless, EA acknowledged that there is a concern that the old fan favourites game will not have multiplayer support. They said ,"We know some of these games are still fan favorites, including Battlefield 2, Battlefield 1942, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and Command & Conquer games. We are still investigating community-supported options to preserve online functionality for these titles, such as multiplayer. Significant technical hurdles remain, and at this time we don't have anything to announce."
Our latest poll had over 14,000 people who answered, "Did EA kill the Battlefield franchise with the terrible BF4 issues?"
We ran this poll for a long time, as we were really interested to see your opinion on the subject. However, the results were quite mixed and hence, inconclusive.
31% of TweakTown readers believe that Battlefield is doomed due to the past and still present issues with BF4. On the other side of the fence, 20% of TweakTown do not believe that it's doomed and that it will live on strong.
Almost half of TweakTown readers are not sure, but they think that EA needs to improve its game.