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Watch Dogs delayed until 2014

Watch Dogs, one of the most anticipated and best looking launch titles for the next generation consoles has been delayed until 2014, Ubisoft has announced in a blogpost. The reason for the delay seems to be quality issues on the Xbox One and Playstation 4. “We know a lot of you …

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Frictional on Machine for Pigs, SOMA and the future

Frictional Games was one of the break out indie stars a few years back, developing its own engine around the Penumbra universe and spearheading the helpless, horror driven story telling that has now become much more common place. So much so in-fact, that Red Barrels released Outlast almost alongside the …

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Xbox One and PC may have cross platform play

Gamers on both The Xbox One and the humble Windows PC, may be able to play with and against one another on cross platform games, according to head of Microsoft studios, Phil Spencer, who said in an interview with AusGamers, that the company learned a lot from the cross platform …

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A League of Legends card game? Sure, why not

If the popularity of the WoW Hearthstone trading card game beta is any measure of success, then I’m thinking Riot Games could do quite well with its own take on the genre, by using the plethora of heroes and abilities it has under its intellectual property banner. Unfortunately however, the …

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Frictional debuts SOMA trailer

We talked about the creepy goings on of the guys over at Frictional this morning, where they’ve been releasing strange ARG like videos related to an upcoming game from the Amnesia developer. Finally today, the big growing per centage gauge on the game’s site has reached its limit and now …

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US Congressman wants to shackle NSA spying

Maybe it’s time we put our scepticism aside for a second and considered that maybe not all politicians are liars and charlatans. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, one of the original authors of the US’ Patriot Act, has called for the NSA’s ability to survey its own citizens to be severely curtailed …

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Could the Xbox One outsell the PS4? One retailer says so

Recently we’ve been hearing a lot about the PS4. Whether it be about possible stock shortages or Chinese students building the console at Foxconn, we’re usually talking about the PS4 but today one retailer is expressing it’s belief that the Xbox One will outsell the Sony console this Christmas. Johnathan Marsh, …

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Dead Rising 3 release blocked in Germany

The next instalment in the Dead Rising franchise, set to debut alongside the Xbox One console, has been denied a rating in Germany, meaning it won’t be available for purchase on release day. While a modified version might be released further down the line, considering neither Dead Rising 1 or …

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Race Top Gear’s Stig in Forza 5

If you’ve ever wanted to have a go in the reasonably priced car, or just sit behind the wheel of one of Top Gear’s test cars and set a lap that would make The Stig quiver in fear, soon you’ll get a chance to do so – of sorts – …

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New Wii U bundles coming to the UK

We can all agree the Wii U is the underdog of the “next” generation. It came out a year early and for the longest time some people didn’t know it existed, others thought it was just a new Wii and others were waiting for the game library to improve. To …

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Hey look, it’s a PS4 demo station

You know those demo machines that you see in game retailers that let you have a play on a few different titles? Those contemporary interpretations of a traditional arcade cabinet? Sony has some of those ready made for the launch of its up coming next-gen machine: and this is what …

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There will be AMD based Steam Machines

Last week Valve revealed the specs for the 300 prototype Steam Machines, based entirely on Intel and Nvidia hardware. Considering all the hype around AMD recently with the launch of the Mantle API and the forthcoming R9 290X graphics card, this move was surprising. It even led to  rumours that …

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PS4 being developed by coerced Chinese students

While Sony might have used Japanese labourers to produce its PlayStation 3 console, it’s outsourced that work to China for the PS4, using the always morally dubious facilities and work force of Foxconn, you know, the company that used 14 year old kids to produce iPhones and had several workers …

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PS4 pre-orders are illegal, claims trading standards

UK games retailer, Simply Games, has been making the news this week, because it’s been holding its customers PS4 pre orders for ransom, telling them if they want to keep their day one PS4, then they’ll have to pay extra money to keep their spot in line. The extra money …

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GTA V on PC conspiracy theory

Put on your tin foil hats guys, it’s time for a good old conspiracy theory. Answer this question though: why isn’t GTA V on the PC yet? According to one guy at Intel, it’s because some serious money changed hands to make sure it remained a console exclusive; for now …

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John Carmack endorses AMD Mantle API

John Carmack, co-founder of id Software and creator of some of gamings most revolutionary titles, has given a lot more credence to AMD’s Mantle API and DirectX workaround, by suggesting that big performance gains should be viable. It’s on his Twitter, but that’s about as official as you get now outside …

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Grand Theft Auto V breaks a few world records

Well Grand Theft Auto V broke a few world records, are you surprised? The game has been recognized as breaking seven Guinness World Records now making the achievements official. The confirmation came yesterday as Guiness World Records Editor in Chief, Craig Glenda, praised the game with the following statement: “GTA totally deserves …

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MPAA denies study that suggests piracy not as bad as it thinks

The MPAA has released what it describes as a ‘debunking’ of the recent London School of Economics study that suggested piracy wasn’t having anywhere near the negative impact that media lobbyists have been saying for years. The LSE’s response? This is all par for the course. The study was “debunked” …

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Square Enix partnering with Indigogo

Square Enix has announced the launch of its own Steam Greenlight type system called ‘Collective’. As part of it, the publishing giant will be giving Indie developers the chance to pitch ideas and garner enough interest to be put up for crowd funding. The real exciting part however, Square Enix …

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