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Maxis is nearly finished with the offline mode for SimCity, with the developer saying the offline mode is "in final testing." SimCity was launched last year, experiencing some truly bad server issues.
EA, to the dismay of its fans, launched SimCity without an offline mode. The company received some bad backlash, and after months of the game being available to consumers, EA and Maxis decided to add offline mode to the urban planning simulation title. The SimCity Twitter account posted today: "Update 10 is in final testing. Almost there Mayors."
League of Legends professional gamer Cheon 'Promise' Min-Ki attempted suicide by jumping from a twelve story building after he revealed an eSports match-fixing and scam via Reddit. Currently, the South Korean based gamer is in a serious condition.
Promise was a part of an eSports team where he claimed that it was nothing more than a scam. The gamer confessed that he and his team mates were told that they will receive cash sponsorships and computers. But what he came to know later that the sponsors will only give them gaming gear in exchange for the rights to the team's brand name.
He added,"Our manager Noh had lied to us, and took out a loan to pay for our housing, living expenses, computers, and even our salaries. He was planning on placing illegal bets on eSports games and fixing them to win back the borrowed money and make a profit."
Xbox owner Ray Cox IV with the gamertag 'Stallion83' recently hit a milestone of 1 million GamerScore points as soon as he earned an achievement 'I like a challenge' in Titanfall. It took eight years of gameplay to achieve such a massive GamerScore.
Ray was also making a live broadcast via twitch where it showed 1 Million points as soon as he received the achievement points. Though he made it clear that he wasn't planning to hit 2 million points, he also said that he's not going to give up collecting points.
EA seems to be trying to keep Battlefield 4 in the news for all the wrong reasons. Its bad enough that gamers have to pay for a game that is known to have multiple issues despite getting series of fixes and patches along the way, but the company decides to rub salt into its fan's wounds by adding advertisements.
It was found that Electronic Arts is now including in-game advertisements to Battlefield 4's main menu and the loading screen. The advertisement of a movie based on its own game 'Need For Speed' was spotted in the main page. What's even more shocking is that Battlefield 4's premium subscribers who paid as high as $110 may now see advertisements displayed in the game's menu and the loading screen.
We know that Watch Dogs has been delayed until May this year, with the studio needing more time to work on it. With each day that passes, we're finding out more information on the game - where today, it has been revealed that Ubisoft Montreal was "forced" to unveil the game at E3 2012 by Ubisoft.
Jonathan Morin, Creative Director on Watch Dogs, talked with Edge, where he said: "They forced us to go at E3 2012. Yves [Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft] was the one who wanted us to go at that E3, even though we felt it was a bit early." Morin believes that the CEO of Ubisoft was actually correct, where he said: "in the end I think he was right."
Dominic Guay, Senior Producer on Watch Dogs, talked with Polygon in a recent interview, where he said that the studio began development on the PC because at the time, the PS4 and Xbox One didn't exist. When referring to the next-gen consoles, he said: "We kind of suspected, maybe, there might be other platforms eventually. So, because we thought that would happen, we chose the PC as our first target to have when we started developing Watch Dogs, so that we [would] have the flexibility to adapt to a different platform."
Battlefield 4's latest DLC, Naval Strike, is nearly here and boy does it sound good. Naval Strike will feature dynamic weather patterns, and a map that starts at night, lasting through to sunrise.
Naval Strike arrives with four maps, each with dynamic weather patterns - just as the awesome Paracel Storm map featured. A post on the BF4 blog states: "There'll be calm seas, stormy weather and many other weather effects. For instance, on the Mortar Strike map, you'll start fighting at dawn and the map will be lit up by the resort lights. As the fight rages on, the sunrise will drench the tropical island in beautiful sunlight."
There will also be a new vehicle featured in the Naval Strike package, an ACV hovercraft. The hovercraft is built for both land and sea, and will fit two soldiers on it. Naval Strike arrives in "late March" for Battlefield Premium members, and will arrive with the Carrier Assault mode, which is a nice homage to Battlefield 2142.
NVIDIA brought forward its new game bundles for some of its GTX video cards.
DayLight is described as 'psychological thriller with an 'interactive, immersive nightmare' which will 'scare the pants off you as you explore an abandoned hospital with only you cellphone for illumination.'
It wasn't long ago that we reported that the next Angry Birds game would be a medieval themed mobile title, but now Rovio has just teased Angry Birds Epic, an upcoming turn-based mobile RPG.
Angry Birds Epic will reportedly feature an in-depth item-crafting component, as well as a story-driven campaign. Angry Birds Epic will reach iOS, Android and Windows Phone, which should keep Angry Birds fans happy. Canadian and Australian fans should be even happier with the news of an early version of the game hitting App Stores this week.
Rovio is releasing it to the two markets to give the studio an opportunity to test game balance and online functionality before it releases it to the world.
We all know that Titanfall has launched officially this week for the PC and Xbox One game console. Gaming PCs typically have hardware inside to support a great graphics experience for the game and the Xbox One certainly has the hardware for a next gen experience with the game.
Gamers looking forward to the Xbox 360 version may be worried that the older console will mean they have to give up some of the great visuals the game has. Microsoft executive Yusuf Mehdi says that the version of Titanfall for the Xbox 360 will be a first class experience. The 360 version of the game is being developed by Bluepoint Games and is set for launch on March 25.
The Xbox 360 version of the game was supposed to launch this week along with the PC and Xbox One versions. The launch of the 360 versions was delayed so that Bluepoint could "put the finishing touches on the game."
Boutique PC gaming company Digital Storm today announced its VANQUISH II gaming PC, which starts at an affordable $699 price tag. The Vanquish II has an open architecture so gamers can easily make upgrades to ensure it can support current video games for the next few years.
Digital Storm promises graphics "up to three times the resolution" of video game consoles - and the Good configuration ships with an Intel Core i3 4330 CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 1GB GPU, with the Ultimate build including an Intel Core i5 4570 CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB GPU.
Once an order is placed, Digital Storm promises to have VANQUISH II units shipped with 72 hours - and each machine is benchmarked, stress tested, and undergoes final QA inspection before being boxed up.