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Crytek is running DX11 graphics in Crysis 3 on PS3 and Xbox 360

Trace Hagan | Wed, Apr 25 2012 1:35 PM CDT

Crysis 3 will differ from Crysis 2 in that it won't be a console-port running on the PC. Rather it will be a PC-port running on consoles, including some of the graphical features that are available in DX11. The programmers at Crytek don't want the experience to differ between the PC version and the console versions of the game.

Crytek is running DX11 graphics in Crysis 3 on PS3 and Xbox 360 | TweakTown.com

"We want to make sure as much as is humanly possible can translate from a DX11 variant into a DX9 variant, that will work almost as good on an Xbox console to whatever extent we can, because we don't want the experience to be different between the platforms," Rasmus Hjengaard, director of creative development at Crytek, told Eurogamer.

"It is very, very difficult, but it is possible. It just requires a lot of effort. Some of the stuff these guys are making work on consoles now is absolutely amazing. It's render features that shouldn't theoretically work on consoles, but they've managed to construct code that can emulate a similar thing from a...hack and slash sounds wrong, but they don't have the same streamlined pipeline you would have with a DX11 structure, but they can get to a similar result just by experimenting and using tips and tricks."

Continue reading: Crytek is running DX11 graphics in Crysis 3 on PS3 and Xbox 360 (full post)

Valve's new employee handbook will make you want to work for them so much more

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Apr 25 2012 2:14 AM CDT

Valve are successful because they don't run their company in a traditional sense, in more ways than one. Valve attract the best talent from across the world, and this talent produces some of the best product in the form of Steam, games and more.

Valve's new employee handbook will make you want to work for them so much more | TweakTown.com

A PDF of Valve's Handbook for New Employees has made its way onto the Internet, and you can take a read at just how awesome it is to work at the company. A traditional job would have you go in, take a job title, a desk and start your job. You work a normal 9-5, Mon-Fri, at your desk, with someone higher than you telling you what to do, and not do.

This can work well, if everyone is treated equally, but we all know this doesn't generally work. Valve's way is that they give you a desk, on wheels, so that if you're not liking the department, or area where you start, and you feel you'd be more efficient in another area, you can move freely. You're not stuck into a single "X" position. You're just 'working at Valve'.

Continue reading: Valve's new employee handbook will make you want to work for them so much more (full post)

Crysis 3 gameplay trailer released, graphics look incredible

Trace Hagan | Tue, Apr 24 2012 5:17 PM CDT

EA has graced us with another Crysis trailer. This one is much longer than the teaser that was released last week and has actual gameplay included in it. We also learn some more of the backstory with this trailer and get to see that the graphics are as incredible as one would expect from the Crysis series.

Crysis 3 gameplay trailer released, graphics look incredible | TweakTown.com

As previously reported, the game will take place in New York City just like Crysis 2 did. However, this time the city has been covered by a Nanodome created by the now-corrupt Cell Corporation. Because of this Nanodome, the city will feature 7 unique districts which are called the Seven Wonders. Each will provide a different, treacherous environment.

Watch the video above and start to get excited like I am. I love the first Crysis game, so I'm excited to see it, at least somewhat, return to the jungle. Prophet will have an updated Nanosuit, composite bow, and alien tech to help him in his quest. The game will be released sometime in 2013 and be available on PC, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3.

Continue reading: Crysis 3 gameplay trailer released, graphics look incredible (full post)

Batman: Arkham City DLC gets confirmed, will be The Harley Quinn's Revenge DLC

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Apr 24 2012 3:24 AM CDT

Batman: Arkham City has not only been popular with shipping numbers, but it now has confirmed DLC. Warner Bros. have confirmed that the Harley Quinn's Revenge DLC will add more than two hours of completely new gameplay to the campaign.

Batman: Arkham City DLC gets confirmed, will be The Harley Quinn's Revenge DLC | TweakTown.com

Also included on the disc are all five previously released DLC packs. Warner also added that anyone who already owns the game can download the Harley Quinn's Revenge Pack which will be available to all international markets starting on April 30 from the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace.

Warner Bros. also confirmed a Game of the Year Edition of Batman: Arkham City, which will sport:

  • The DLC included on disc includes the Catwoman Pack, Nightwing Bundle Pack, Robin Bundle Pack, Challenge Map Pack and Arkham City Skins Pack.
  • Maps: Wayne Manor, Main Hall, Freight Train, Black Mask, The Joker's Carnival, Iceberg Long, and Batcave.
  • Playable Characters: Catwoman, Robin and Nightwing.
  • Skins: 1970s Batsuit, Year One Batman, The Dark Knight Returns, Earth One Batman, Batman Beyond Batman, Animated Batman, Sinestro Corps Batman, Long Hallowe'en Catwoman, Animated Catwoman, Animated Robin, Red Robin and Animated Nightwing.

The GOTY Edition hits on the 7th of September for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in the UK, over three months after the US has it made available to them.

Continue reading: Batman: Arkham City DLC gets confirmed, will be The Harley Quinn's Revenge DLC (full post)

Valve to announce a new title with a "three" in it at E3

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Apr 23 2012 8:41 PM CDT

Player Affinity is reporting that a group of users from 4chan have sent an e-mail to Valve boss himself, Gabe Newell, which was very NSFW, but Good Guy Gabe still responded, with quite the tease:

Valve to announce a new title with a three in it at E3 | TweakTown.com

I don't suppose it would ease your wrath if I told you we're announcing all your favorite things at E3 2012?

Some people over at Reddit then sent Gabe an e-mail asking him to elaborate, where he responded:

I can see how the wording caused some confusion there. Yes, we are announcing something with a three in it.

So, if this is all real, and not a troll, we can expect many games with a '3' in it from Valve. Left 4 Dead 3, Team Fortress 3, Portal 3, Half-Life 3, Half-Life 2: Episode 3, just to name a few. Now, let's break it down. Portal 2 only came out this time last year, Team Fortress 2 is now free-to-play and doesn't really require a sequel right now (but it could), Left 4 Dead 2 is still receiving DLC lovin', and Half-Life is really the only game I can see being announced.

Anything else is a tease.

Continue reading: Valve to announce a new title with a "three" in it at E3 (full post)

More Max Payne 3 details, system specs and new screenshots

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Apr 23 2012 7:51 PM CDT

We all know Max Payne 3 is nearly here, but what are the PC specifications for it? How high does it scale? Rockstar have unleashed some more information on the painkiller-addicted, slow-mo-flyin' Max Payne 3. Max Payne 3's PC System Specifications:

More Max Payne 3 details, system specs and new screenshots 01 | TweakTown.com

Operating System:

Windows 7 32/64 Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 32/64 Service Pack 2, Windows XP 32/64 Service Pack 3

Processor:

Intel Dual Core 2.4 GHZ - i7 3930K 6 Core x 3.06 GHZ / AMD Dual Core 2.6 GHZ - FX8150 8 Core x 3.6 GHZ

RAM:

2GB - 16GB

Video Card:

NVIDIA 8600 GT 512MB VRAM - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB VRAM / Radeon HD 3400 512MB VRAM - Radeon HD 7970 3GB VRAM

Continue reading: More Max Payne 3 details, system specs and new screenshots (full post)

Valve confirms DOTA 2 will be a new kind of free-to-play, but with 'twists'

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Apr 23 2012 1:24 AM CDT

Valve are continuing their efforts on the free-to-play gaming front, with a new plan to release their sure fire hit, DOTA 2, as a free-to-play title. Good Guy Gabe has come out and said that Valve are not applying a wholly conventional freemium model for DOTA 2.

Valve confirms DOTA 2 will be a new kind of free-to-play, but with 'twists'  | TweakTown.com

Usually, freemium games are made available to everyone and then later the company monetises it by selling optional in-game items, Team Fortress 2 has done this for example. In an interview with Seven Day Cooldown, Newell said that DOTA 2 would be "free-to-play [but] it'll have some twists". He continues:

The issue that we're struggling with quite a bit is something I've kind of talked about before, which is how do you properly value people's contributions to a community?

Continue reading: Valve confirms DOTA 2 will be a new kind of free-to-play, but with 'twists' (full post)

Codemasters focus on racing genre, abandons action

Trace Hagan | Thu, Apr 19 2012 3:37 PM CDT

This is some exciting news for all of you Dirt, F1, and Grid fans. Codemasters, the game studio behind the aforementioned games, has announced that they will be ditching the action genre in order to better serve and focus on the racing genre which is where their heritage is. This announcement comes on the heels of the difficult Operation Flashpoint: Red River and Bodycount launches.

Codemasters focus on racing genre, abandons action | TweakTown.com

The new racing games will be published under the company's new publishing label, Codemasters Racing. The first game of the new label will be Dirt Showdown which is set to release on May 25. "We have kept our reputation for delivering best-in-class racing games," said communications chief Rich Eddy. "And best-in-class racing games is now our razor focus going forward."

"In racing, we are No.2 in Europe and that's not good enough. We want to take racing games across multiple platforms and genres. So that players can play anytime, anywhere and on any device," he added. "Racing is our DNA, it is our heritage, it is our specialisation and it is our absolute focus going forward."

This "specialisation" will come in the form of a new online hub that was announced along side of this. The hub will unite players of F1, Dirt, and Grid online so that they can take part in additional in-game events and even win extra content. The hub is called Racenet and will provide users with a Driver Profile that will work across all future Codemasters racing titles.

Continue reading: Codemasters focus on racing genre, abandons action (full post)

The rumors of Prey 2's demise have been greatly exaggerated

Trace Hagan | Thu, Apr 19 2012 12:35 PM CDT

It turns out that all of the rumors saying that Prey 2 has been canceled have been greatly exaggerated. While it's true that it may not make it to shelves this year like originally planned, Bethesda revealed today that they are in fact still working diligently on the game to make it top quality before releasing it.

Bethesda posted on its blog:

Development of Prey 2 has not been canceled but the game will not be released in 2012 as planned. The delay is due to the fact that game development has not progressed satisfactorily this past year, and the game does not currently meet our quality standards. Prey 2 has shown great promise and we regret disappointing our fans. We have made a substantial investment in game development to deliver the experience fans want. We are determined only to release the AAA game that fans rightfully expect, and are unwilling to compromise our quality standards to meet a release schedule.

While it saddens Prey players, which, let's make clear, I am not, it makes me extremely happy that the company behind it would postpone it in order to release a better game. It's a tough decision to make since they need to make money. They are a company after all. But, it's better than them canceling it altogether.

Continue reading: The rumors of Prey 2's demise have been greatly exaggerated (full post)

Diablo III beta servers shut down on May 1, game launches two weeks later

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Apr 19 2012 2:30 AM CDT

A few nuggets of Diablo III news have arrived, first up the beta servers for the game will shut down on May 1st. All stats and characters will be wiped in preparation for the full launch of Diablo III on May 15th. Second, some individuals have discovered that there will be a Starter Edition of Diablo III, that was accidentally made available for download through their battle.net accounts.

Diablo III beta servers shut down on May 1, game launches two weeks later | TweakTown.com

Blizzard noticed this quickly, and took battle.net down for "maintenance" at 8:45am EST. Some people were lucky enough to stealth away with the download, and have reportedly been able to play through part of the single-player campaign without the need of a product key. Lucky, lucky, lucky. Those who have been bashing around within the Starter Edition report that it is indeed Diablo III, but in a "limited form".

Most of the players say that the content found within the game is similar to the Diablo III beta. All of the classes are available to play, but the user interface prompts the user to upgrade to the full version of Diablo III in order to access certain features. Now that we have a confirmed Starter Edition of Diablo III, this is beginning to make sense. StarCraft II and World of Warcraft have enjoyed Starter Editions, which allowed players to play a limited part of the game for free.

Continue reading: Diablo III beta servers shut down on May 1, game launches two weeks later (full post)

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