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PAX East 2014 has kicked off, where the gaming show has had the pleasure of being the event that Roberts Space Industries and Chris Roberts shows off the CryEngine 3-powered Star Citizen. There's some actual, real in-game footage for your viewing pleasure below:
It looks gorgeous thanks to CryEngine 3, with the crowd going absolutely wild during the video - showing that fans are really begging for this game to be released. Remember that this is a quick show, and that when we see the true multiplayer side of things with full squad communication, multi-screen setups and insane joystick and controller rigs, that's when Star Citizen will truly take flight.
A new mobile game has landed for iOS gamers on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The new game is called RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile and it lets you build out an amusement park. The game is like many of the other sim games out there where you start with a blank slate and spend your money to build up your own creation.
I've played this franchise on the PC before and it's fun. You can add in all sorts of rides to attract more people to your theme park. There are also decorations, places to eat, bathrooms, and other items you add to the park as well.
Infamous: Second Son has done very well on the PS4, selling over 1 million copies in its first nine days on the market. The 1 million mark includes both physical copies, as well as digital copies available through the PlayStation Store.
Asad Qizilbash, the Marketing Manager for Sony Computer Entertainemnt America, ha said that Infamous: Second Son is the fastest-selling Infamous game yet. We've seen three previous Infamous games, all released on the PS3. Infamous: Second Son launched on March 21 worldwide, except for Sony's home country of Japan, with the 1 million sales happening between March 21 and March 29.
We all knew Watch Dogs on the PC was going to be something special, but just wait until you watch the video below. It shows off Watch Dogs powered by NVIDIA hardware, and it looks sublime.
It looks absolutely incredible, with anti-aliasing cranked up, and shadow detail on maximum. It's very fluid to watch, where it looks to be running at between 30-60FPS. HBAO+ is a big part of the graphic goodness, thanks to NVIDIA.
For the open-world game to look this great and run that smooth, I'd love to know what requirements I'm going to need to run it at 4K at 60FPS minimum. Maybe four GTX Titan's? Or do you think you might need something like two GTX Titan Z's when they're released? Whatever the case, my wife is going to be pretty mad when I upgrade.
It feels like we've been reporting on this for months now - well, we have - but there is a new rumor from TECH-NICK, the manager of German retailer Saturn.de, who said in a tweet that Grand Theft Auto V is coming for next-gen consoles and the PC in June.
He did clarify in a follow up tweet that it is just a rumor for now, but E3 is getting close, so we should hear more about GTA V on next-gen consoles and PCs then, hopefully.
Physics games are one of my favorite time killers on the internet, and the study of planetary systems is another small hobby I like to pursue when I have fleeting moments of free time. Today I learned of a new internet game that combines the two into a game more addicting than Flappy Bird, Angry Birds, or Gem Miner combined.
Super Planet Crash is a game designed by Stefano Meschiari, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas, Austin, that challenges players to create planetary systems using various stellar bodies such as Earth and super Earth-sized planets, ice giants, gas giants and even other stars such as brown dwarfs. The object is to design a solar system that is capable of making it to the 500-year milestone without having any planets or stars crash into each other or exit the solar system bounds.
PC and console peripheral company Logitech has unveiled the G502 Proteus Core gaming mouse, a fully customizable device that can be adjusted to account for different surfaces, weight, and speed configurations.
The customizations allow for gamers to use any type of surface and change the settings so it performs better. Logitech included a wide DPI range from 200 up to 12,000, with the ability to track movement at 300 inches per second. Gamers interested in changing the mouse's weight can use up to five slots to add 3.6g weights, something that Logitech has embraced in the past.
The Logitech G502 Proteus Core will be available later this month with a $79.99 MSRP.
EA sports have finally revealed the mystery fighter for the upcoming MMA title EA Sports UFC is none other than the father of mixed martial arts Bruce Lee himself.
EA's development team worked with Lee Enterprises who provided digital references, life-cast of Bruce's body and behind-the-scenes photos of Bruce Lee for developing the character. EA wanted the most accurate resources they can get to create a representation of the legend as much as possible.
UFC President Dana White said,"There's no debate, Bruce Lee is the father of mixed martial arts. He believed not one style of fighting was the best and that you had to have a little piece of everything to be a complete fighter. He was proven right when the first UFC event took place in 1993."
Every map and game-type in Battlefield 4 has a different loadout requirement depending on which class you plan to play. For instance, if you were heading into a Conquest Large battle and chose Assault as your class, you might set yourself up with the M416 with an ACOG Scope, Canted Iron Sights, Heavy barrel, Angled Grip and a grassy paint job. You might opt for a 44 Magnum with the 3X scope, the Medic bag, Defibrillator paddles, and camo that matches the map. However, your Assault loadout would be completely different for a map like Metro, so you would have to change it all when the map rotated.
DICE knows what a pain the rear this can be, and today they announced a new feature that will ease some of the pain. Tomorrow a new Loadout Preset feature will be installed to Battlelog that will allow players to create and save up to two different preset slots per class with their favorite loadout mashups. Premium players will be able to save 4 slots per class, making this a very useful and appreciated feature for those of us who play hours of Battlefield every night.
A rare Quake Arcade Tournament Edition cabinet from LAZER-TRON tipped up on EBay this past week. The seller claims it's one of only twenty made. This is the first one we've ever seen or heard of.
From the seller:
This is the real deal. A complete, working, original Lazer-Tron Quake Arcade Tournament Edition game. Comes complete with the original Pentium II Quantum3D Quicksilver Arcade PC, prize redemption printer, keyboard, mouse, and manuals.
Legend has it that only twenty of these prototypes were manufactured. When the game was first introduced, Lazer-Tron was bought out and due to problems with the contracted programmer, the game was never further developed. This is one of the 20 prototypes! You will likely never again have an opportunity to purchase a game like this!
The classic PC shooting game has been adapted for tournament play in the arcade. This prototype features modified deathmatch levels and a special custom weapon. Machines may be linked to provide competitive play. The game is a direct conversion from the PC game, but with a few changes. The monsters may drop an occasional prize pack when killed. The machine contains a prize printer that would print out a special ticket reward, presumably much like a redemption machine. The game is powered by a complete Pentium PC inside the game. A keyboard and mouse can be found immediately below the control panel (not accessible by the player, however). The PC contains a Quantum 3D video card used to display the game's graphics. There are a number of settings that affect options not available in the original PC version of the game. At least two cabinets can be linked together for deathmatch competitions.
That's not the whole story though.