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The entire country of Denmark is re-created in Minecraft

Two people from the Danish Geodata Agency have created a 1:1 model of Denmark in the most popular indie game, Minecraft.

 

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This project was made by the agency's Simon Kokkendoft and Thorbjørn Nielsen who built the entire country using virtual block. The two used the data from their Geodata Agency to make an accurate 'block' version of Denmark.

 

The duo planned this project keeping environment and education in mind. According to the news report by Danish's news agency, the duo hopes that this Minecraft version of Denmark will be introduced in local schools so that students can learn everything from urban planning to environment preservation.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown lands on Google Play

One of the games that won many awards with reviewers over the last couple of years is the XCOM franchise. This game has players fighting against an alien invasion to save the world. Originally, the game launched for game consoles. Last year it landed for iOS gamers.

 

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Android fans that have wanted to get the game can now hit Google Play and get it. XCOM: Enemy Unknown sells for $9.99 and will work with select Android tablets and smartphones. Devices require Android 2.3 or higher and the game is a 2.6GB download.

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Skylanders Trap Team ships October 5, adds a new wrinkle to the series

Skylanders has been around for several years and was the first game to allow the player to take real-world action figures into the video game to play. The player could buy a number of Skylanders action figures, set them on a portal device, and play them in the video game. Activision has turned Skylanders into one of its most profitable franchises.

 

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A new Skylanders game will land this fall called Skylanders Trap Team. It will have the normal ability to let gamers place an action figure on the portal and play the character in the game. It will also have another interesting feature that is a first for the franchise.

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Rockstar rumored to be adding in jetpacks to Grand Theft Auto V

If a new string of code found by a modder is to be believed, jetpacks might find their way into Grand Theft Auto V in the near future. A new strong of code was found in GTA V's recent 1.12 update.

 

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Better yet, the code suggests you'll be able to sport a gun while using the jetpack, which could see some truly awesome aerial combat. Rewinding back to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, where jetpacks were featured, it wouldn't surprise us to see jetpacks added to GTA V. Let's hope we get GTA V on the PC before jetpacks are rolled out to console gamers.

VIA teases Crysis played on its Video Wall powered by 8 x 1080p TVs

Yesterday we wrote up a piece covering VIA's incredible Video Wall technology, but I did have to slide in a question: will it run Crysis. It's just something you need to ask when technology like this is shown off to us.

 

 

Well, VIA responded to that question directly - calling me out on it, and teasing Crysis being played on its massive Video Wall, which is made up of 8 x 1080p TVs plastered onto a wall. You can see that video above, where Crysis is being played on a massive scale. I'll be in Taiwan next month for Computex, so I think I'll be going in for a play me thinks.

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Watch Dogs sequel would "certainly not" take so long to make

Watch Dogs isn't even out yet - and doesn't arrive until May 27 - but Watch Dogs' Creative Director, Jonathan Morin, is already teasing us about the sequel. Not directly, but he talked to Eurogamer saying "Right now there is no such thing as a Watch Dogs 2".

 

 

Morin continued: "It's certainly not going to be the same amount of time if we ever embark on such a journey. A big part of it was defining whatever Watch Dogs is. Once you have that starting point, then what becomes interesting is what players want more of - what comes next?". He also mentioned the delay that Watch Dogs required, suggesting the commitment to Watch Dogs' long-term potential. He said that Ubisoft wanted to get the game right, as the future of Watch Dogs is important to them.

 

He added: "Especially with the delay we have just been really concentrating on getting it [the original Watch Dogs] launched. After that we'll see where it goes - I think Ubisoft is showing more and more that they're willing to take the time for it to be right". When it came to talk of a sequel, Morin suggested that the decision for Watch Dogs 2 isn't going to necessarily be greenlit on sales numbers alone, but more the critical reception of the game would be important to the company, too.

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Project CARS video is impressive, with November 2014 release date

You'd better prepare those upgrades to your PC, because after you watch the below trailer for Project CARS, you're going to wait to play it with all of the graphical bells and whistles cranked up to 100%.

 

 

It looks incredibly beautiful, with some truly next-gen graphics. Slightly Mad Studios' racing game is expected to reach the PS4, Xbox One, Wii U and PC in November. It will support Sony's Project Morpheus virtual reality headset, which should have PS4 gamers very, very excited.

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Latest video of Watch Dogs multiplayer shows hacking, stalking friends

We've already seen the incredibly cool, but supremely destructive Spider Tank in Watch Dogs' digital trip, but how is the open-world game in the multiplayer side of things? Well, a 9-minute video below will showcase that for you.

 

 

Watch Dogs' multiplayer takes place in the same world as its single player counterpart, with Watch Dogs' Animation Director, Colin Graham, explaining in the video above. Gamers will be able to connect to other gamers within Watch Dogs, hacking their phones, or through competitive decryption combat. Gamers can also accept contracts and enter the game of other players.

 

When you're being hacked, you'll receive a notification that you're "being invaded". Once a player has been hacked, you'll need to find the hacker and stop the attack. How would you do this? You can shoot a gun into the air to see the NPCs run, but whoever doesn't, you will know that they are a real-life player, and your hacker that you now have to take down.

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Steam offering Red Orchestra 2 free until 10AM tomorrow

We may be a little late to this one, but its not too late for you. Today Steam is offering the Russian shooter, Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad for free in the steam store. To claim the game, you simply need to locate it in the steam store and not only add it to your library, but install it. If you do not install it, it will revert to its normal price to morrow. Installing it makes it your fore ever, for free. The offer ends tomorrow morning at 10AM Pacific.

 

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Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad focuses on the Battle of Stalingrad and the surrounding operations, both German and Russian, from July 1942 to February 1943. The game allows the player to experience one of the most brutal battles in all of human history. Delivering unrivaled accuracy and attention to detail, along with gritty, vicious combat in multiplayer and single-player modes the game will feature everything from quick, brutal firefights to more intricate and challenging tactical modes.

Spider Tank, Spider Tank, do whatever a Spider Tank... uh, Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs is close to release, getting dumped into gamers hands-on May 27, but Ubisoft has just teased a massive portion of the game to Eurogamer: Spider Tank.

 

 

What is Spider Tank? Well, the video above does a great job at explaining it. In the game, your character can take a digital drug that makes you experience a massive trip, where you enter the Spider Tank and cause mass chaos. But, thanks to it being a digital trip, there are no in-game consequences.

 

This video also gives us a closer look at some of the in-game graphics - which are looking sublime. Personally, I think Ubisoft Montreal have fixed up the frame rate issues from previous looks at the game, as there are explosions, bullets, NPCs running around, and yet there are no framerate skips whatsoever. It probably doesn't help that we don't know what setup is running the game, but at least we know it looks great - now just give me that damn Spider Tank, oh and Watch Dogs would be nice, too.

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