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Back to the Future: The Game goes 88mph on Wednesday!

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Dec 20 2010 7:30 PM CST
Telltale Games are releasing the first episode of Back to the Future: The Game for PC and Mac on Wednesday. The game picks up 6 months after the end of the original movie trilogy.

Back to the Future: The Game goes 88mph on Wednesday! | TweakTown.com


After these 6 months in the Back to the Future world, Doc Brown's lab is on the verge of being sold off because of his absence. Marty gets a surprise visit from the DeLorean where it brings him to the past, where he must help a teenage Emmett Brown to keep all of space and time from unraveling.

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Doctoral student finds good and bad in dissertation for online gaming in college

Shane McGlaun | Mon, Dec 20 2010 1:00 PM CST
There are numerous studies that have looked at gaming and the incidence of violence and other issues when it comes to players of games with violence. The studies come down on different sides of the topic often with some showing no link between video games and how people act in the real world and others showing an alleged link between games and real world behavior. A doctoral student at the University of the Rockies did her dissertation on the relationship between demographic factors, social anxiety, proneness to boredom, grade point average and Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game playing.

Doctoral student finds good and bad in dissertation for online gaming in college | TweakTown.com


The student found that college students that are prone to excessive playing of MMORPG titles often miss meals, classes, and lose sleep to play their favorite video game. The study found that males are more prone to excessive play, but the effects are the same for males and females. The study author is Sabrina Neu and she claims that 42% of those in the survey cited online gaming for interfering with work or academics.

Neu also found potential good benefits for online gaming. "Players cite social opportunities as a primary reason for play. Players can overcome shyness, actualize previously untapped talents, mentor other players, free themselves from physical disabilities, develop a sense of purpose and achievement and engage in altruistic, heroic and generous acts," she said.

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Blizzards leaked plans reveal next-gen MMO - codenamed "Titan"

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Dec 17 2010 6:23 PM CST
Last week Blizzard's Five-Year plan was leaked, which had a few super-duper golden nuggets of information including a next-generation MMO coming in 2013.

Blizzards leaked plans reveal next-gen MMO - codenamed Titan | TweakTown.com


At the moment, Blizzard have a next-gen MMO coming in 2013 currently codenamed "Titan". Other tidbits of info included Diablo III released in Q4 2011, StarCraft II expansion and Phoenix campaign for Q4 2011 also, another StarCraft II expansion in Q1 2013 with Diablo III expansions in 2013 and 2014.

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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - Vietnam released tomorrow

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Dec 17 2010 5:54 PM CST
An expansion pack for Bad Company 2 is about to land. For people who pre-ordered it will be available tomorrow for those who didn't it's just two days away from being in your hands!

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - Vietnam released tomorrow | TweakTown.com


The expansion pack is like the old Vietnam Battlefield gaming - new maps, weapons, vehicles. The review seems to point toward it being an entire game worth of assets which for $15 is pretty awesome value for money and it makes an even better Christmas present!

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Razer Scarab hard mouse pad debuts

Shane McGlaun | Fri, Dec 17 2010 1:06 PM CST
I have talked about the different types of PC gamers before when it comes to peripherals like mice and keyboards. Some like lots of macro capability some want smaller and more compact keyboards. The same goes for mice, some want low-resolution mice and others want high-resolution mice. Mouse pads typically have different sorts of gamers too. Some want a smooth and slippery hard surface; others want a textured cloth mat to suit their needs.

Razer Scarab hard mouse pad debuts | TweakTown.com


If you are, the sort of gamer that likes hard and smooth pads for gaming Razer has a new offering for you. The new mouse pad is called the Scarab and it has a new Fractal 2.0 gaming surface. The surface is supposed to be uniform in construction allowing the mouse to track more smoothly when gaming. The bottom of the pad also has a new rubber base.

The rubber base will keep the pad in place no matter how hot the acting gets and the soft rubber is supposed to be able to smooth irregularities under the mouse pad to make your mousing even smoother. Razer ships the mouse pad with a carry case to keep it safe when you travel to LAN parties. The mouse pad will ship next month for $39.99.

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Crysis 2 is a thinking mans shooter?

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Dec 15 2010 9:30 PM CST
Crysis 2 is not far away (March 2011) and the closer we get to it's release, the more news, details, pictures and videos we see. It's been a long time since Crytek have pumped out another shooter and I'm beginning to seriously lick my lips at the thought of playing Crysis 2.

Crysis 2 is a thinking mans shooter? 440 | TweakTown.com


Head of Crytek, Cevat Yerli has said in regards to Crysis 2: "We didn't want to be Call of Duty, we didn't want to be Halo. We wanted to stay true to Crysis."

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WoW: Cataclysm - DX9 versus DX11 - huge performance increases!

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Dec 13 2010 9:22 PM CST
Want some free performance increases for WoW: Cataclysm? Don't want to buy anymore hardware? Own a DX11-capable card? Well, look no further! Blizzard has added some experimental support for DX11 in Cataclysm, it doesn't add to the eye candy but it's added for increased performance.

WoW: Cataclysm - DX9 versus DX11 - huge performance increases! | TweakTown.com


If you're an owner of DX11 hardware (AMD Radeon HD5000/6000 series or NVIDIA's GeForce 400/500 series) then you're in luck. To enable the DX11 performance increases, you'll need to do a bit of shortcut editing.

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Weta Workshop build a Sentry Gun from TF2

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Dec 12 2010 6:00 PM CST
Keeping the large group of Team Fortress 2 fans happy is no easy task, constant tweaks and updates to TF2 is a weekly thing and has been for years now. Now the guys at Weta Workshop have created a life-sized build of the Sentry Gun that the Engineer uses.



It's only the Level 1 Sentry Gun, so there'll be no remote control goodness - but it does feature a motion sensor for tracking anyone in front of it. Where can I buy one of these things?

Weta Workshop build a Sentry Gun from TF2 | TweakTown.com


Just don't whack a wrench into it...

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Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception teaser trailer, screenshots and details!

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Dec 9 2010 6:38 PM CST
Lots of gaming news today - mainly because these games are some of the best in a series of games over the last few years and very, very popular to boot. Anyone who played Uncharted 2 would agree with me, right? Nod if you agree, yes, thanks!



Entertainment Weekly of all places unveiled Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception this morning and since then PlayStation Blog has updated with information, images and box art.

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