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Acer Predator X27: 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync f or $1999 on June 1

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: 1 hour, 23 mins ago

Computex 2018 is right around the corner, and now we know what will be the big show off in the future of gaming monitors: NVIDIA's upcoming 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming displays.

 

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Acer's upcoming Predator X27 gaming monitor is now on pre-order at Newegg, where it will cost a hefty $1999. What exactly do you get for $1999? Acer's new Predator X27 is a 27-inch 4K 144Hz monitor with both HDR and G-Sync technology slapped on top. ASUS is using an AU Optronics IPS panel with Quantum Dot technology and 384 LED backlighting zones, so it'll look freaking beautiful as well as buttery smooth at 144Hz.

 

The problem here is that you'll need to be able to not just run your games at 4K, but you'll need to pump it out at 144FPS to truly enjoy the Acer Predator X27, and any other 4K 144Hz monitor. It will instantly become the hottest gaming monitor on the market when it arrives, which isn't too far away: June 1.

Paradox Interactive announce Imperator: Rome, trailer reveal

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 26 mins ago

Paradox Interactive has announced a new strategy game title Imperator: Rome, featured in a time of prospering Rome players will be able to enjoy the experience of Caeser and what it is like to rule from Athens to the beginnings of the Roman Empire.

 

 

Paradox Interactive has created a new Twitter account for the upcoming title, already on the account is screenshots of the shear size of the map players will have available. From the images, we can see that players will be able to rule all the way from the Pillars of Hercules to the distant India.

 

According to the announcement trailers description Imperator: Rome will be "set around the growth of Roman power in a threatening Mediterranean. Unify Italy and then the world under the eagles of your legions. Or rule an Eastern monarchy with claims to the mantle of Alexander."

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Resident Evil 7 will debut to Nintendo Switch, only in Japan

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 26 mins ago

Capcom has confirmed that a port of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard will be added to the Nintendo Switch, the port has been titled the "Cloud Version" and has already got a listing on the Japanese version of the eShop.

 

 

According to Nintendo Everything, Resident Evil 7: Cloud Version will be launching in quite a unique way for the Nintendo Switch. Unlike like other Nintendo Switch games, Resident Evil 7: Cloud Version will only be a 45MB download, with the rest of the required data being streamed off Nintendo's cloud.

 

Japanese players will be able to pick up the Resident Evil 7: Cloud Version and all of its DLC's for free, a 15 minute free trial is provided before players are required to purchase a further 180 days for 2,000 yen. Unfortunately, there has been no mention of the title coming to western markets, we can expect and hope that in the coming days Capcom makes an announcement and gifts western markets with a great portable horror experience.

Overwatch director hints at cross-platform opportunities

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 26 mins ago

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan has commented on the current gaming industries interest in cross-platform play, he says that cross-play is "beneficial to everyone."

 

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Kaplan discussed the topic throughout Games Magazines latest installment, he began by mentioning the two hottest games at the moment; PUBG and Fortnite. Using both of the battle royale titles as an example, Kaplan says "Fortnite and PUBG recently made a huge impact on gaming by having cross-platform experiences that spanned the PC, consoles and mobile. Cross-platform experiences, especially in social games or games with persistent progression, are very exciting."

 

Kaplan continues by saying "I hope to see platforms open up and embrace the way players want to play more. The technology and the desire exist. I believe it would be beneficial to everyone to open platforms up more to bring players together. So I'm definitely hoping for more cross-platform opportunities."

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Deadpool 2 fails to beat Deadpool's opening weekend revenue

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 26 mins ago

The first Deadpool movie was a R-rated blast, setting records in its own respective field for largest R-rated opening weekend movie ever. Deadpool 2 has recently been released and has not lived up to its predecessors opening weekend mark.

 

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The original Deadpool was released back in February 2016 and it made a massive $132.4 million during its opening weekend. According to Entertainment Weekly, Deadpool 2 was projected to make anywhere between $130-$150 million, unfortunately the title fell short, only making $125 million in the US and Canada.

 

Overall though, Deadpool 2 made $176.3 million from overseas markets bringing the newly released sequel to a total worldwide haul of $301.1 million for its opening weekend. Deadpool 2's debut did have an achievement though, it finally knocked off Avengers: Infinity War from sitting at the top of the weekly revenue figures.

Square Enix release 20 mins of Kingdom Hearts III gameplay

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 26 mins ago

Square Enix's highly anticipated crossover action-RPG Kingdom Hearts III is no doubt one of the most sought after games of 2018, to tease fans just that much more Square Enix has released 20 mins of gameplay footage for the upcoming title.

 

 

Gamespot was luckly enough to sit down with the unreleased title and take it through its paces. From the above video we can see an over-the-shoulder view of the game, gameplay wise we can see the beauties that Kingdom Hearts fans are after: smooth animations, solid FPS, awesome cut-scenes and amazing combat.

 

Unfortunately, Kingdom Hearts III has no official release date as of yet, the only thing we have to go off of is the planned "2018" window that was announced back at the start of this month. If you happened to miss some older Kingdom Hearts III news, check out the Classic Kingdom trailer, Monsters Inc. announcement or the Riku action figure.

Shenmue III delayed to 2019

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 16 hours, 10 mins ago

In a not-so-surprising move, Shenmue III has been delayed to an undetermined 2019 release window.

 

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Behind obvious games like Half-Life 3, Shenmue III is arguably one of the most hyped games for an older generation of gamers. Although Ys Net secured over $6 million in funding on Kickstarter along with a big publishing deal with Deep Silver, the studio has a lot of work to do to ensure the game lives up to its fans' expectations. As a result of this workload the team has delayed the game into next year, which isn't really that shocking given the lack of gameplay footage.

 

"Deep Silver today announce that their upcoming release Shenmue III has been moved and will now release in 2019," the publisher wrote in an announcement.

 

"The extra time will be used to polish the quality of the game even further, to the high standards it deserves and release the product in the best possible timeframe."

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Valve has unannounced new games in the works

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 17 hours, 47 mins ago

It may surprise many to learn that Valve is still indeed working on new games...and some of them are super secret affairs.

 

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In its new website redesign Half-Life developer Valve reminds everyone that yes, it's still making games. Pre-occupied with running its juggernaut Steam storefront and building its VR ecosystem, Valve hasn't released a new big game for some time...but it's still making content behind closed doors. "We have some new games in the works, too. A couple have been announced, while others remain top secret," the company said on the site. Could one of these top secret games be Left For Dead 3 or, just maybe, Half-Life 3?

 

And Valve is hiring too. Here's an interesting tidbit from a 3D character artist job listing: "Valve has many projects in various stages of production at all times." Before you get too excited though remember all game dev studios have countless projects in their pipelines that often get cancelled. The industry is replete with examples of amazing-sounding games (or in the case of Star Wars 1313 amazing looking) that've simply died out, and I'm sure Valve is no different in this respect.

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INSOMNIA: The Ark - Dystopian World trailer revealed by MONO

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 2 hours ago

Russian game developer Mono Studio has released a new trailer for their upcoming title INSOMNIA: The Ark, the trailer has been titled "Dystopian World."

 

 

For those that are not aware of INSOMNIA: The Ark, the title is based around a retro-futuristic space station named Object 6. The entire station has been tasked to find humanities new home and it appears that the mission has caused several problems within the confines of the ship.

 

During the trailer we can hear an upbeat jazz song playing in the background, while the songs lyrics are in Russian when they are translated to English a perfect description of the ships current state is revealed "with our full crew on board, with our one motor gone, we can still carry on."

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CD Projekt RED celebrate third anniversary for The Witcher 3

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 3 hours ago

To celebrate the third anniversary of CD Projekt RED's The Witcher 3, the developer has gathered together all of the characters once more.

 

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CD Projekt RED has taken to The Witcher Twitter page to celebrate the third anniversary, the developer has said "Today marks the third anniversary of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt release! On this occasion we've managed to gather the gang for celebrations."

 

The post continues by saying that this gathering was captured by "Count Beledal's parestisomach" and that fans should join in on the fun and make today the day where everyone shows off their favorite screenshots from the game. If you missed the 10th anniversary for The Witcher series there was a celebratory video released by CD Projekt RED, its a real tear-jerker if you are fan of The Witcher series.

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