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Big Robot Announces Alpha Release Date Of Sir, You’re Being Hunted

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Sir, You’re Being Hunted has come some distance because it was featured in our Kickstarter Compendium. As shown inside the latest video from Big Robot, several additions to the gameplay were added, including the sentry balloons.

Also revealed within the video is the alpha release date of August 19. This may increasingly be available to the roughly 900 backers who donated £30 (roughly $45) or more to the project. Watch the video below for further details on what to anticipate with the 1st edition of Sir, You might be Being Hunted.

What do you believe you studied of the progress of Sir, You’re Being Hunted? Speak your mind within the comments.

Our Take
Seeing the progress on Sir, You’re Being Hunted has been exciting for early backers of the title. For $20, the sport can still be pre-ordered, DRM free for multiple platforms. The theorem seems clever, however the real determinant of the price of the title may be the scope. With several different biomes to explore and randomly generated encounters to outlive through, it kind of feels immense. But whether the title is definitely worth the $20 price ticket is maybe better determined after the beta version is released.

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Listed here are Your complete Trailers From Today’s Surprise Nintendo Direct

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 10:45 am

Did you already know that there has been a Nintendo Direct this morning? You almost certainly didn’t as Nintendo stealthily released it with none prior warning. The secretive nature of its release doesn’t mean it was a foul Nintendo Direct though. On the contrary, there have been numerous excellent trailers released alongside of it that give us a smarter have a look at some upcoming games.

First up is Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. Nintendo calls it the “comedy trailer,” and that i believe that designation is apt. The franchise has always been known for its humor, and this latest trailer doesn’t disappoint.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team would be available on August 11 exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS.

Up next is the most recent trailer for The superb 101. This prologue trailer explains somewhat the backstory for the newest game from the geniuses over at Platinum Games. Nintendo promises a future Nintendo Direct should be devoted entirely to the sport so that you won’t must wait long for additional information.

The Wonderful 101 would be available on September 15 exclusively for Wii U.

On a last note, Nintendo released a trailer for the virtual console release of EarthBound. It’s a fine looking special event as here’s the primary time in decades that Nintendo of America has even acknowledged the game’s existence, they usually went all out with its debut on virtual console. Every virtual console release isn’t going to get a trailer this cool, but i will dream, right?

EarthBound is out there at the Wii U virtual console today.

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Stream To Twitch With Raptr Desktop App

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Raptr and Twitch.tv have today announced a brand new partnership. Starting today, people with a free Raptr account and Twitch channel could be ready to use Raptr’s desktop app for game streaming.

This will make it easier and cheaper to stream content via PC. Other mechanisms for streaming to Twitch typically require a purchase order or subscription. Raptr’s desktop app is free, as are accounts at the website.

In addition to this new function, Raptr tracks game time, achievements and trophies, offers instant messenger-style chat, and Facebook and Twitter sharing. The Raptr desktop app can also be downloaded here. For an educational on how this works, see the video below.

[Source: Raptr]

Our Take
PC owners typically should invest in XSplit or other streaming programs that allows you to share their gaming with the realm. This new partnership will absolute confidence increase the quantity of content pushed to Twitch by taking down among the remaining financial and implementation barriers.

I haven’t tried streaming to Twitch via Raptr and cannot speak to how robust the configuration options are. Regardless, for those trying to dip a toe within the live streaming waters, a free option is optimal.

For me, it is a painful reminder that Raptr abandoned its Mac app.

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Watch Dogs Collector’s Edition Announced, Priced

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 10:53 am

Ubisoft today announced a “Limited Edtion” bundle for its upcoming title Watch Dogs. The pack can be available for $130 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 consoles. Because the game will launch alongside the recent Sony and Microsoft consoles (which don’t yet have launch dates), the discharge date for Watch Dogs on those consoles continues to be a nebulous “Holiday 2013.” For current consoles and PC, the sport will hit stores on November 19.

The Limited Edition of Watch Dogs comes with several goodies, but not quite as many as Europeans are becoming inside the “Dedsec Edition” announced back in April. The Limited Edition features a steelbook case, soundtrack, art book, and a 9″ figurine of Watch Dogs protagonist Aiden Pearce, like the Dedsec Edition. Rather than the map, badges, augmented reality cards, and bonus single player missions of the Dedsec Edition, however, customers in North America might be getting a duplicate “vigilante mask” just like the one worn by Pearce within the game.

Watch Dogs limited edition

Watch Dogs is predicted to be one of the crucial better next-generation launch titles. The sport occurs in a near-future Chicago which players will explore Grand Theft Auto-style, with the twist that lots of the city’s electronic devices are accessible and hackable. The sport also features Dark Souls-style invasion multiplayer mechanic that was recently previewed:

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Halo: Spartan Assault Releases At 4pm Pacific Today

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Vanguard Games and 343 Industries made an annoiuncement today it’s great for those people who’ve terrible patience. Halo: Spartan Assault, Microsoft’s new top-down arcade shooter Windows 8 mobile devices, might be launching today at 4pm Pacific.

The game centers around Halo 4’s Sarah Palmer and the origins of the Spartan Ops program. The tale itself slides inbetween the events of Halo 3 and Halo 4. Players who blow through all 25 missions could be in a position to gain experience points and unlockable Spartan emblems for his or her Halo 4 game.

Read our preview of the sport for more details. When you’ve got a Windows 8 device, you’ll go download the sport today for under $6.99.

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You will have 13 Days To avoid wasting The realm In Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Square Enix, like pretty well any other gaming publisher, is at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. The publisher used the development as an excuse to release another story trailer for its last major title on current generation consoles – Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

The latest trailer reiterates much of what we’ve already seen in past trailers. Lightning returns to a dying world and is given 13 days to assist move the citizens to a brand new world before their current world ends. She is going to run into some resistance, however, including Noel from Final Fantasy XIII-2.

The trailer also gives us another take a look at the recent combat system that borrows heavily from Final Fantasy X-2′s Dressphere system. During this game, Lightning will change costumes at the fly to realize access to new abilities. As an added bonus, those that preorder the sport will gain access to a distinct Cloud Strife costume to be able to undoubtedly unlock some special bonus abilities.

If you happen in finding yourself at Comic-Con this weekend, you’ll manage to take a look at Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII for yourself. For everyone else, the sport will launch on February 11 for Xbox 360 and PS3.

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Sony to Auction Off Game Props For Trophies

Posted on July 28, 2013 at 3:39 pm

After sticking it to Microsoft at E3, Sony rode the hype of gamers right into a new ad campaign. A live-action commercial titled “Greatness Awaits” somehow managed to capture the spirit of gamers, while whilst reminding the contest that games are specifically not TV because they’re interactive.

The ad obviously had a giant budget. Hundreds of costumed extras are seen through the minute-and-a-half running time, a giraffe may be spotted within the background, and diverse lighting tricks burst off during what seems to be a moving one-take journey through a collection suffering from references to numerous games. This week, Sony announced that it’ll be auctioning off a number of the detailed props from the industrial.

A new site called “Bid For Greatness” have been created, where fans can bid at the props. The auction doesn’t take money, however, but PlayStation Gold Trophies earned through games. Starting July 16 and lasting until July 30, a brand new item would be up for auction on the site. Gamers can log into the web site using their PlayStation Network ID.

The items up for auction include concept art and weapons including a Dragonborn Stalhrim Mace from Skyrim or a Witch Doctor Mojo from Diablo III. The actual standout, though, are the costumes – a Clicker from The Last people, Delsin Rowe’s clothes from InFamous: Second Son, Captain Keneway’s Outfit from Assassin’s Creed IV, and more – which might be perfect for a Halloween party.

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No Wii U, PlayStation 4, Or Xbox One Plans For Ultra Street Fighter IV

Posted on July 28, 2013 at 1:33 pm

In response to fan inquiries on Twitter, Street Fighter series executive producer Yoshinori Ono apologized and said that there are not any plans to bring the sport to Wii U, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One.

Ultra Street Fighter IV was announced in this weekend’s EVO Tournament. It’ll be available early next year, and can add new characters and stages as DLC, otherwise you should buy the sport at retail with all of Street Fighter IV’s previous DLC included at the disc. Head here to look the announcement trailer.

[Via: Kotaku]

Our Take
It’s disappointing, but not surprising to profit that Ultra Street Fighter IV won’t be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. As we journey into the following-generation, it would be time to begin occupied with Street Fighter V. However, not appearing at the Wii U sounds like it may be somewhat a missed opportunity. It’d be a pleasant treat for Wii U owners who’re awaiting Smash Bros. to have a top quality fighting game at the console. Also, as fighting games catch up with and in the direction of the area of spectator sports, it kind of feels like there can be some interesting innovations to experiment with having yet another screen. Maybe the player could play at the GamePad, while television viewers can have full 360 degree camera control to observe the match, or something along those lines. It makes you wonder whether Capcom felt burned by releasing a 3DS version of Street Fighter IV at launch.

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Forza Motorsport 5 Requires One-Time Online Connection

Posted on July 27, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Microsoft has done away with the Xbox One’s online requirement, and it appears like titles akin to Forza Motorsport 5 are still having to regulate.

In an interview with IGN, Dan Greenawalt, studio head for Forza 5 developer Turn10 Studios says that because of time constraints players could be required to download an afternoon-one patch for the sport that contains tracks, cars, and Drivatars – the game’s data-driven cars that duplicate the driving of real-life Forza 5 players.

“So while you first boot up the sport,” Greenawalt said, “we will ask you to log in. And whilst you log in you’ll get the Drivatars and you’re also going to get lots of of content: tracks and cars. Our production schedule is such that we’re putting them in as late as possible and that implies making them free as downloadable content on day one. [But] this is required content to play the sport.”

Going forward, it feels like a web based connection may be integral to the experience since you will need it to get new and updated Drivatars, which make up your field of AI cars notwithstanding you’re playing an offline, single-player game. “You do ought to connect the sport with a view to get the most recent Drivatars, because we want as many of us training them as possible. And so in preference to having only a launch-day set that was created by us, each day that folks race goes to make the Drivatar set that rather more accurate, that rather more diverse, that rather more interesting.”

Greenawalt didn’t go into specifics of what playing Forza 5 offline except the day-one download would appear like, but he did say the team is “attempting to get as much of [the Drivatars] into the unconnected, offline mode to boot.”

We’ve reached out to Microsoft and Turn10 Studios for more details at the matter, and may update this story if we hear anything.

[Source: IGN]

Our Take
The Drivatar feature – if done well – might be great for online players, but it surely sounds like Forza 5 is having to suddenly comply with Microsoft’s reversal of its online-requirement policy for Xbox One. Drivatars sound so integral to the now-offline single-player mode that we wonder what playing single-player will seem like if you are not connected. In the event that your Drivatars aren’t allowed to adapt since you should not have the newest download, can we be stuck with moronic, swerving drivers? Will Turn10 offer a hard and fast of developer-created AI it is more stable? This also brings up the age-old issue of what you as a client actual own once you buy a disc. Day-one patches are common, but to have it tied to something so fundamental to the sport as Forza 5’s Drivatars, cars, and tracks, may be something different altogether.

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Johnny Gat Is Back In Saints Row IV

Posted on July 27, 2013 at 11:52 am

If you’ve been a while fan of Saints Row, you’re almost definitely a huge fan of Johnny Gat. His untimely death before everything of Saints Row: The Third was unfortunate, but he’ll back within the Saint’s latest outing.

In a brand new trailer released today, Volition announced that Johnny Gat might be back in Saints Row IV. It’s not clear if his return is as a result of him not actually dying within the last game, or if this new Gat is simply a clone. The below trailer makes it appear like the latter is the case.

So, how is Gat alive? Volition says we’ll discover when the sport is released in August:

In other Saints Row IV news, the sport was recently refused classification in Australia over an “Alien Anal Probe” weapon. The developers will likely must remove the weapon for the sport to be released in down under. As for other countries that would like to dictate what entertainment adults can consume, Germany will surprisingly allow a very uncensored version of Saints Row IV to launch within its borders.

Saints Row IV will launch on August 20 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

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