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Unity has officially released the Unity 5 game engine

Unity has officially launched the latest version of its cross-platform game engine, Unity 5. The engine itself has had an early version around for a little while but the final version will launch today on the company’s own website. Unity 5 launched in beta form back in October last year, …

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Sonic not set to become mobile only

The Sonic franchise is a pretty difficult one to manage. Although it has a series of classic games back in the ’90s and an even better remembered duo from the Dreamcast era, Sonic games have otherwise been pretty hit and miss. The latest Sonic Boom was very indicative of that …

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AMD advices developers to focus on DirectX 12 and glNext, not Mantle 1.0

AMD’s Mantle application programming interface was the first low-overhead/high-throughput graphics API to reach the market. The emergence of Mantle has made Microsoft and many other companies in the industry to redesign their APIs, including DirectX and OpenGL. While Mantle will continue to be AMD’s graphics innovation platform, the company now advices …

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ToeJam and Earl sequel appears on Kickstarter

Although modern gaming is full of beautiful high-fidelity graphics, deep and emotional stories and inter-connected multiplayer experiences, there is something that it lacks almost right across the board: funk. That wasn’t always the case of course, as a pair of aliens from Funkatron once taught us how to be cool, …

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Dark Nexus Arena is a Warhammer 40k MOBA

Making a MOBA is a difficult task. Not only only is the landscape pretty crowded already, with the likes of DotA 2, League of Legends, Heroes of Newerth, Infinite Crisis, SMITE and the upcoming Heroes of the Storm, but it’s a pretty defined genre. If you are going to make …

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Valve to show off new gaming hardware at GDC

Valve has announced its plans for the Games Developers Conference. At the event next month the company will be showing off its own virtual reality hardware, the final Steam controller and new Steam machines, which are due to launch this year. The Steam client currently has a virtual reality mode …

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Guitar Hero might be making a comeback

Ah Rhythm games. If the second half of the ’00s gave us anything in gaming, it was you. For a few short years, gamers everywhere were click clacking away on noisy plastic guitars, improving their finger dexterity to the benefit of no one but their gamer score and their respective partners. …

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Sony to show off Project Morpheus at GDC

Sony apparently has a four-hour long Project Morpheus event planned for the Games Developers Conference next month. The PlayStation VR headset will be shown off in detail on the 3rd of March, Sony will also be going over its future plans for virtual reality. It is likely that the headset …

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Epic to seed promising UE4 devs with $5 million

Epic Games has always fostered new development in the gaming industry. As well as offering its latest and greatest game engine to everyone and anyone that wants to give it a try, for just $19 a month, it’s been giving away huge prizes and funding to developers for years with …

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Sega to expand mobile division with new buyouts

Sega Networks, the mobile arm of the classic gaming publisher and developer is looking to expand its influence in the West, by investing heavily in two mobile game developers and buying one out entirely. With plans to launch more than 30 free to play mobile titles in the near future, …

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Fans compare Star Citizen rentals to freemium games

If there’s one game that has elicited nothing but love for a long time now, it’s Star Citizen. Despite the large price tags on many of the game’s biggest and baddest ships, some of which still aren’t in the game yet, over three quarters of a million people have helped contribute more …

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Zenimax wants Fortress Fallout dev to change name

Zenimax, parent company of Bethesda, has gone ahead and sent a cease and desist letter to the developer of mobile game, Fortress Fallout, demanding that the game stop using the word ‘Fallout’ in its name. Xreal, the studio behind the small mobile game will no longer be able to use …

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Sony says The Last Guardian still in development

Update: Following yesterday’s story that Sony has abandoned the trademark for The Last Guardian, Sony has commented, saying that the game is in-fact still in development and the abandoned trademark listing was just an administrative error at PlayStation America. Original story: Sony unveiled The Last Guardian a number of years …

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Eiji Aonuma on Zelda pushing Wii U to its limits

Eiji Aonuma, the man behind almost every Zelda game since Ocarina of Time, has been talking up the latest entry in the series, set to release sometime this year on the Wii U. He previously stated that the game would feature revamped puzzle solving and exploration mechanics, utilising a more …

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PM David Cameron visits Train sim developer

Dovetail Games, the developer behind the true DLC monster that is the Train Simulator series of games, had a special visitor yesterday: British Prime Minister David Cameron. While there, he praised the company’s efforts in developing new business for the UK and used the trip as a platform to announce his …

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Bethesda is having its own E3 press conference

In recent years, Bethesda has really expanded its reach, publishing excellent titles like Dishonored and Wolfenstein: The New Order. Now the company has enough going on to warrant its own press conference at E3, it has been announced. Bethesda announced that it will be hosting its own E3 press conference …

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Portal 2 campaign mod making waves

It’s been nearly four years since Valve hit the world with Portal 2’s campaign and cooperative play, introducing us to high-fiving robots, potato batteries and much of the back story of what once was just a humble shower curtain manufacturer. Fortunately, since then we’ve seen expanded missions through updates and …

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You can visit Sword Art Online in your Rift

If you have an Oculus Rift DK2 headset, you can do something that thousands of digital characters never could: visit Sword Art Online and then leave, without dying. It might be a little nerve racking putting on your headset to watch the bootup sequence and character login portion of the …

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Unreal Engine 4 can look stunningly real

While Benoît Dereau doesn’t need to impress anyone in the gaming industry, having worked on the beautifully realised Dishonoured and developed some custom campaigns for Half Life 2 and Left 4 Dead, he has managed to wow a lot of people in the last 24 hours, by releasing one of the …

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Winklevoss twins to launch Gemini Bitcoin exchange

The Winklevoss twins, most famously known for their part in helping conceive the idea of Facebook and for receiving a payout from the site’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg because of it, have announced that they will be launching a Bitcoin exchange called Gemini in the near future. As it stands, they are waiting …

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Kerbal Space Program to leave Early Access soon

Early Access as a concept was a great idea, but it hasn’t worked particularly well in practice. There have been a lot of games that have just never been completed and others that have been finalised, but missing loads of promised features. Kerbal Space Program on the other hand, has been …

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Homeworld Remastered Collection coming 25th February

Clear out your schedules space fans, as the Relic Games classic, Homeworld and its sequel, are set to return, remastered and compatible with contemporary operating systems in just under a month’s time. Working with original Relic artists, Gearbox has revamped not only the original in-game aesthetics to bring them into …

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