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 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,21 2014 - all 
Destiny's First-Ever 1080p Xbox One Footage - movie
(hx) 08:18 PM EDT - Jul,21 2014 - Post a comment
Despite the beta not running at 1080p for Xbox One gamers, Bungie did say they were working to ensure that all current platforms would run Destiny at 1080p and 30fps. The latest footage on the Xbox One version of the game running at the promised 1080p resolution.

The Last of Us: One Night Live - movie
(hx) 08:10 PM EDT - Jul,21 2014 - Post a comment
To celebrate the launch of the PS4 version of The Last of Us, Naughty Dog brings last year's Game of the Year to life in front of hundreds of fans in Santa Monica. This special one night only event will celebrate the artistry behind the game with a performance of the score, plus a "live read" of key scenes featuring the principal actors, as directed by Neil Druckmann. The creative team will also participate in a live audience Q&A.

Destiny Vanguard Armory Pre-Order Bonus Trailer - movie
(hx) 03:06 PM EDT - Jul,21 2014 - Post a comment
High above the City, in the Hall of Guardians, The Vanguard keep watch over Guardians in the wild, arming the best warriors with the upgraded weapons they need to destroy our most dangerous enemies.

Never Alone - Gameplay Trailer - movie
(hx) 03:05 PM EDT - Jul,21 2014 - Post a comment
In Never Alone, players take on the roles of Nuna, a young Inupiaq girl and an Arctic fox. This indie game is expected to launch in the fall of this year as a downloadable title for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, with a price of $14.99.

Doom likely won't be shown to the public until 2016 - briefly
(hx) 02:47 PM EDT - Jul,21 2014 - Post a comment / read (4)
New Doom made its debut at this weekend's QuakeCon, but it sounds like the rest of us won't get a peak at the next game in the beloved series until sometime in 2015. Speaking to PC Gamer, Bethesda's Pete Hines revealed that that's because development is still in the early going and that the game isn't quite ready for a public reveal just yet:
"I try really, really hard for this to be a dev first, dev-lead thing," said Hines, and id Software isn't ready for a worldwide reveal of Doom. "We're working with them to say, 'How does this work? What do we want to show?' And they're like, 'Look, we don't want a stream to go up for a game that isn't at the point where we would formally show it to the world, and now that thing is getting picked apart, and digested, and gone through frame-by-frame and getting nitpicked to death, when normally we wouldn’t be showing this to anybody at all."

As for the fans who couldn't make it to QuakeCon, Hines says "there was no perfect version" for the reveal. Trying to get Doom ready to "bring a bunch of press guys in" would have meant missing QuakeCon again. The private showing was a compromise: id Software earns renewed confidence, QuakeCon attendees aren't disappointed, and Bethesda can go back to being quiet about Doom until it's ready.

"Next year is normally when I think we would've started," said Hines, so Doom will likely be revealed publicly then. He went on to express that plans can change, and it's even possible he'll be asked to post the stream, but then clarified, "I don't think there's any way that happens." 2015 it is.
The Sims 4 - gameplay video - preview
(hx) 03:38 AM EDT - Jul,21 2014 - Post a comment
Electronic Arts and Maxis have released a new video for the latest part of the 'The Sims' series, featuring over 15 minutes of gameplay footage. EA and Maxis also promised a demo that will hit the Internet really soon. The Sims 4 is coming to the PC on September 2nd.

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Launch Trailer - movie
(hx) 03:37 AM EDT - Jul,21 2014 - Post a comment
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty launches for PlayStation 4 on July 22nd/23rd.

 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,20 2014 - all
Cryptic letter from Vladimir Putin endorses Area - briefly
(hx) 04:51 PM EDT - Jul,20 2014 - Post a comment / read (4)
This morning West Games hit their Kickstarter goal of $50,000 to fund their spiritual successor to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Areal's team is chock full of developers with previous experience on the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise according to their Kickstarter page. Roughly at the same time the game was funded, West Games delivered a very strange announcement. "We got the weirdest mail today..." said the Kickstarter update. Who from you ask? None other than Russian president Vladimir Putin, who had a few words to say about Areal. You can see the original letter here, but this is the translated English version:
Dear Eugene,

My daughter told me about your game called Areal, which is the spiritual successor to STALKER, and told me that she payed money to support your project on Kickstarter. I also love video games as well as shooters, and I like this idea. It's important that our people do not shoot at each other, but instead, play games like this.

The first part of STALKER took place in Ukraine, and in the second game Areal, you put all events in the center of Russia - and if this is a war with mutants in a video game, then that is very interesting. I attentively familiarized myself with your idea and I really like it.

If you give me the chance to play the alpha version of the game, when it is ready, then I invite you in advance to the Kremlin, to meet personally, be ready to play a little bit and talk about the interests of young people, the gamers of our country.

Best regards,

V. Putin
Oh well - fake but makes for a nice promotion!
Steam's Weekly Top Sellers - briefly
(hx) 04:44 PM EDT - Jul,20 2014 - Post a comment / read (1)
Here are the ten top selling titles on Steam for the week as reported by Valve:
1. Divinity: Original Sin
2. DayZ
3. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
4. Wolfenstein: The New Order
5. The Forest
6. Space Engineers
7. The Elder Scrolls Online
8. Dishonored: Game of the Year Edition
9. Rust
10. Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers
 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,19 2014 - all
The Crew - Closed Beta Walkthrough Video - preview
(hx) 06:25 PM EDT - Jul,19 2014 - Post a comment
Prepare your driving skills because the roads will soon be yours. The Beta will start on Monday, July 21 till Friday, July 25.

15 minutes of Brutal Doom v20 gameplay - preview
(hx) 06:23 PM EDT - Jul,19 2014 - Post a comment
Bethesda is not wanting to show us Doom 4's gameplay, alright, at least we can have Brutal Doom! Here it is, 20 minutes of Brutal Doom v20's gameplay. A possible release date is not too far now. There are some framerate issues at the beginning, but it soon gets back to normal.

Weekend game, movie, hardware deals - briefly
(hx) 04:57 AM EDT - Jul,19 2014 - Post a comment
Here's a selection of this weekend's PC / Blue-ray movies, hardware deals:
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Paper Toys + Contest - digital edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt just got even more extensive than it already was! We've just added six templates for papercraft toy figurines of Geralt of Rivia, Triss Merigold, Yennefer of Vengerberg, Ciri the Lion Cub of Cintra, Eredin of the Wild Hunt, and Leshen the Forest Spirit. They've been designed exclusively for by the top paper toy artist Tougui, and are available with every DRM-Free copy of CD Projekt RED's upcoming RPG epic. If you've pre-ordered The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on, you can download the PDF figurine templates right away!
  • Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods Enhanced Edition - $2.99 (70% off)
  • Painkiller Black Edition - $2.99 (70% off)
  • Summoner - $1.79 (70% off)
  • Other titles in GOG's Nordic Nobility promo, including Spellforce and other Gothic games, can be found here.
  • Goat Simulator [Steam] - $5.98 (40% off)
  • Dead Island Franchise Pack [Steam] -$8.75 (71% off)  
  • Dishonored GOTY Edition [Steam] - $10.19 (66% off)
  • Saints Row IV [Steam] - $15.99 (20% off)
  • Metro Last Light Complete Edition [Steam] - $7.99 (60% off)
  • Killer is Dead - Nightmare Edition [Steam] - $13.39 (33% off)
  • Quake IV [Steam] - $14.98 (25% off)
  • Rage [Steam] - $14.98 (25% off)  
  • Brink [Steam] - $14.99 (25% off)
  • Hunted: The Demon's Forge [Steam] - $14.99 (25% off)
  • Europa Universalis IV [Steam] - $9.99 (75% off)
  • Rio 2 [Blu-ray] (2014) - $17.99 (50% off)
  • The LEGO Movie (Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet Combo Pack) (2014) - $17.96 (50% off)
  • Should You Get Amazon Kindle Unlimited? - Amazon on Friday announced Kindle Unlimited , a new all-you-can read e-book service allows customers to read as many titles as they want for $9.99 per month. Kindle Unlimited has a library of over 600,000 books, including well-known titles like Harry Potter and Life of Pi. If you’re a voracious reader, the Unlimited program could be a good way to save money while feeding your reading habit.
The Evil Within - Gameplay - Part 1 (E3 Demo) - preview
(hx) 04:23 AM EDT - Jul,19 2014 - Post a comment
Developed by Shinji Mikami - creator of the seminal Resident Evil series - and the talented team at Tango Gameworks, The Evil Within is said to embody the meaning of pure survival horror.

On October 14th in North America (and October 16th and October 17th for Europe, The Evil Within will launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.
 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,18 2014 - all
Xbox One update 1408 features come into the clear - console
(hx) 04:10 PM EDT - Jul,18 2014 - Post a comment
Over the next few days, Microsoft will push out an update to those of you who are in the 'Xbox Preview Dashboard' program that will bring with it new features which will eventually be released in August. So what's coming down the pipe for the August update? You will now be able to purchase content on or SmartGlass and download while you are away. This new feature will let your console wake up to download and install new games and apps that have been purchased on or Smartglass. As long as your console is set up for Instant On, downloads will automatically begin Two other notable features will be a low battery notification on the screen when your controller juice is getting low, and vibration feedback when holding the Xbox button. The latter is quite helpful as it can be a bit hard to know how long to hold down the Xbox button to accept a pop-up notification. If you hold down the button too long, your controller will turn off, so the vibration feedback will be an easy way to let you know to let go of the Xbox button.

TechNews - Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs - tech
(hx) 02:07 PM EDT - Jul,18 2014 - Post a comment / read (1)
  • MediaTek Takes on Snapdragon 810 with New 64-bit Chip - MediaTek today took the wraps off its newest flagship processor chip for high-end phones. The MT6795 is a SoC (system on chip) combining an LTE radio with a 64-bit, 8-core processor at speeds up to 2.2 GHz. It supports displays up to 1600 x 2560. It also supports display refresh rate of 120 Hz for extra-smooth motion, and slow-motion video capture at 480 fps in full HD. The company has had little traction with phones bound for U.S. shores in recent years. According to Mohit Bhushan, Head of U.S. Business Development, the company is working to change that by having its processors certified directly by U.S. network operators. The MT6795 is currently undergoing that certification, and the company plans to have the chip in a device shipping in the U.S. next year. The chip competes with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810.
  • Leak suggests PCIe 3.0 coming to next-gen Intel chipsets - VR Zone's Chinese site has posted a series of official-looking slides indicating that next year's "100 Series" chipsets will support PCI Express 3.0. According to the slides, the flagship member of the family will be the Z170, which reportedly has up to 20 lanes of PCIe Gen3 connectivity. That sounds like an awful lot, but I count only six lanes reserved exclusively for PCIe slots and devices. Most of the lanes appear to be shared with the chipset's USB, SATA, and Ethernet interfaces.
  • Gigabyte and HyperX Break World Record - HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced that GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., overclocked HyperX memory to an astounding frequency of 4620MHz, the fastest memory speed in the world. The previous world record was also achieved in partnership with GIGABYTE and HyperX during Computex 2014. On June 30, GIGABYTE overclockers "HiCookie" and "Sofos1990" achieved the world's fastest memory frequency using one 4GB HyperX Predator 2933MHz DDR3 module (not yet available) on GIGABYTE's Z97-SOC FORCE LN2 motherboard. The true, live frequency was accurately read via oscilloscope, monitored by an official HWBOT representative, and then submitted on
  • LG Introduces A Very Flexible 18-Inch Display - We haven't heard about curved or flexible displays for a while now, but LG appears to have been busy with panels that are flexible, rollable, and transparent. The company has just introduced an 18-inch OLED panel that is flexible enough to be rolled into a tube that's just 3cm across. The new panel, which has a resolution of 1,200 x 810, features a new polyamide film on its back (and not the typical plastic)
  • Microsoft Downsizes, Kills off Nokia X - Microsoft has announced a sweeping company-wide re-organization that includes major changes to the mobile device business acquired from Nokia. Of Microsoft's 18,000 layoffs today, 12,500 are within the former Nokia units. Microsoft will combine the smartphone and feature phone units, with the feature phone operations continuing "for maximum efficiency with a smaller team." Nokia's Android-based Nokia X lineup will be abandoned. Select future models will be reworked to run Windows Phone to address new low price points for Lumia. Existing Nokia X phones will be supported, but the software will not appear in any new phones. The company will focus primarily on Windows-Phone-powered Lumia phones, and tablets. In an open email to employees, Stephen Elop explained that "the role of phones within Microsoft is different than it was within Nokia. Whereas the hardware business of phones within Nokia was an end unto itself, within Microsoft all our devices are intended to embody the finest of Microsoft's digital work and digital life experiences, while accruing value to Microsoft's overall strategy."
  • Nokia Rolling Out Windows Phone 8.1 To Lumias - Nokia today began rolling out automatic updates to Windows Phone 8.1 for all Lumia devices that currently have Windows Phone 8. The update includes all new Windows Phone 8.1 features from Microsoft, plus several new enhancements specific to Lumia devices. Lumia devices will gain updated Nokia Camera apps, plus Nokia Device Hub, which intelligently tracks accessories used with the device. The Lumia 1520 and Icon phones will gain Nokia Rich Recording and Dolby surround sound video capture, plus Screen Share. Standard Windows Phone 8.1 features include a more customizable home screen, Action Center quick settings, Wi-Fi Sense for automatically connecting to free hotspots, and the Cortana voice assistant. The update will roll out to all eligible devices "in the coming weeks."
  • Watch Microsoft's demo of Skype's real-time translation service - The demo got off to a bumpy start, but for the most part, it was a seriously impressive demonstration of real-time voice and language translation. Microsoft said that they hope to have this feature in public beta later this year, and the use cases for the tool are quite obvious; the demo was translating from German to English and English to German.
  • IBM Investing $3 Billion into New Computer Design - IBM is investing $3 Billion dollars over the next five years to explore and develop computers that mimic human brain functions: a cognitive computer.
  • Three Problems Computers Can Never Solve - New Scientist has a new video out today that explains three problems that computers can never solve.
  • COMCAST - The Most Frustrating And Painful Phone Call - Ryan Block, who works at AOL and at one time was Engadget's editor-in-chief and is co-founder of gdgt, was moving and decided he wanted to cancel his Comcast service and start at his new home with a different provider.
  • Want To Hear A Satisfying Noise? Clean Your Vinyls With Wood Glue - The peeling is the first good noise, and hearing your records properly is the second good noise.
  • Material so dark that it can't be processed by the human eye - Carbon nanotubes are often touted as one of the potential successors to modern-day silicon but apparently that's not the only thing they excel at. A British company by the name of Surrey NanoSystems has created a "strange, alien" material using carbon nanotubes that's described as the darkest in the world. Vantablack, as it's being called, is constructed by layering a sheet of aluminum foil with carbon nanotubes. The resulting material can absorb all but 0.035 percent of visible light - a new world record. It's actually so dark that the human eye cannot correctly process and understand what it is seeing. The fact that it doesn't reflect back much light makes it impossible to detect shapes and contours, making it look like an apparent abyss. Leeds University professor of color science and technology Stephen Westland said many people think black is the absence of light but unless you are looking at a black hole, nobody has actually seen something which has no light. This new material, he noted, is almost as close to a black hole as we could imagine. Actual applications are more serious, enabling astronomical cameras, telescopes and infrared scanning systems to function more effectively. Then there are the military uses that the material's maker, Surrey NanoSystems, is not allowed to discuss.
  • New Footage Of That Bizarre Hole In The Middle Of Siberia - Although the clip is in Russian, you still get to see some interesting aerial shots of the hole recently discovered in Siberia. Now that researchers have reached the site, we will hopefully get a better idea of exactly how the phenomenon came to be.
  • The First Teaser For 'American Horror Story' Season 4 - Continuing with their winning formula of grotesque and supernatural horror, "American Horror Story" teases their fourth season titled 'Freakshow' which appears to take place in a carnival.
  • The 'Doctor Who' Series 8 Trailer Is Here - New Doctor, new monsters and old enemies.
  • MATADOR (Evo 2014 Vega Short Film) - Evolution 2014 - the greatest fighting tournament - is currently under way and its second day ended with this brand new live-action short film based on Street Fighter. This film focuses on the life of Vega (also known as Balrog in Japan) and - surprisingly enough - it is a great SF film. Up until M. Bison (also known as Vega in Japan) appears.
  • Hell on Wheels Season 4 Trailers and Featurette - Don't miss the Season 4 premiere of Hell on Wheels, Sat., August 2nd at 9/8c. Only on AMC.
  • The Lion King (CENSORED!) - In the savannah, everyone's f*cking everyone :D
  • Appleseed Alpha - Trailer - From the legendary Masamune Shirow, creator of Ghost in the Shell comes Applessed Alpha, the latest tale in his saga of the two future warriors Deunan Knute and Briareos Hecatonchires. This latest outing provides an insight to part of the Appleseed origin story as the pair search for the last hope for mankind, the city of Olympus. The movie is directed by Shinji Aramaki, the genius behind the 2004 version of Appleseed. Appleseed Alpha will release on Bluray on July 22nd, 2014.
  • Big Hero 6 Official Trailer #1 (2014) - Disney Animation Movie HD - Check out the first official trailer for Disney's new animated film Big Hero 6
  • An Honest Trailer For Garbage Film 'Green Lantern' - "Green Lantern" was just like every other superhero movie, only worse.
  • Car Chase Movie Clip - From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
  • 12 Monkeys Trailer SyFy (HD) Teaser Promo - Syfy is reimagining Terry Gilliam's sci-fi classic 12 Monkeys as television show, and it's just released the first trailer for it. The series appears to retain the film's twisting time-travel arcs that find its characters journeying back to the past to prevent the planet from reaching a devastated future. This trailer doesn't make the show appear quite as promising as you might hope, but things are still early: the series isn't going to premiere until January 2015. Starring in the show is Aaron Stanford (X2), Amanda Schull (Pretty Little Liars), Noah Bean (Damages), and Kirk Acevedo (Fringe), and the first season is planned to include 13 episodes.
  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Meet Groot TV Spot - "Meet the good, the bad, and the Groot," in the latest TV spot for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • Hail After Heat Wave Looks Very, Very Painful - Reportedly shot on a Siberian beach (yes, there are beaches in Siberia), a beachgoer caught a freak hailstorm leaving welts on would-be sunbathers.
  • Dude Drinks a Gallon of Honey While Covered in Bees - If the term "bee beard" or vomit upsets you in any way, do not watch this video.
  • Deadly Super Rainbow Tears Through West Coast - Good Lord almighty... I'm so afraid one day I'll see one of those destructive super rainbows... Let's pray for those affected!
  • This Driver Has Nerves Of Steel - I love how he just casually fixes the mirror and keeps going from there ;)
  • Inside A Baby Sloth Orphanage And Rescue Center - Yiscel Yanguez and Nestor Correa run an animal rescue center in Gamboa, Panama, and sometimes nurse orphaned sloths. When it's time to release them back into the wild, it's an emotional parting of ways.
  • Does Penis Size Matter? - It's not just how you use it, it's also how it's perceived and by whom.
  • Carmen Electra 4 Galore Magazine - Carmen Electra looks as gorgeous as ever in the latest photos from the Summer 2014
  • Irina Shayk: Maxim July/August Cover Girl - Irina Shayk stars in the July-August issue of Maxim Magazine.
  • Irina Shayk Spices Up Maxim August 2014 Russia - Again! Smoking hot pics!
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Areal - prototype gameplay video - movie
(hx) 01:44 PM EDT - Jul,18 2014 - Post a comment
West Games has released a prototype gameplay video for its upcoming spiritual successor to STALKER, Areal. As the team noted, this is a prototype video that does not reflect the quality of the final product.

Crysis - Unofficial Multiplayer Patch 2014 - patch
(hx) 01:38 PM EDT - Jul,18 2014 - Post a comment
Fans of the original Crysis game from Crytek, released in 2007, have brought out their own unofficial multiplayer patch that not only allows gamers to continue playing the game online, but also gives them access to 70 new multiplayer maps made by the community.
This patch updates the multiplayer mode of the game 'Crysis' by Crytek to work without the GameSpy master servers. It is not a full installation of the game and will not work without it. You need to own a legal copy of the game in order to use this patch. Please understand that we will delete and ignore all requests about illegal game versions.

We respect the hard work of Crytek and EA and do not intend any copyright infringements with the respective owners. In more then six years 'Crysis' has become a part of our lifes and we wish to keep this great product functioning in the future. Unfortunately, EA and GameSpy decided to shutdown the servers that manage the online multiplayer features of the game, because of cost-inefficiency. Since July 16th 2014 the original master servers are offline and you cannot join or play on any online server.

This patch aims to redirect the online multiplayer requests to new master servers, allowing you to keep playing this game with the community. The only reason, why we published it is because the original servers are offline. Consequently, If Crytek, EA or GameSpy ever decides to relaunch the original servers, we will shutdown the ones related to this patch.

Although this patch does not contain any kind of malware and had been extensively tested, you install this software at your own risk. We assume no liability for potential damages due to bugs, misuse or whatsoever.
Styx: Master of Shadows Trailer - movie
(hx) 01:19 PM EDT - Jul,18 2014 - Post a comment
Focus Home Interactive announced today that the official website for its stealth-infiltration game, Styx: Master of Shadows, has been launched. In addition, the publisher has released a new Summer trailer for it that can be viewed below. The game will hit PC, PS4 and Xbox One in September.

MegaMan X: Corrupted - Vulpex Laboratory Demo - movie
(hx) 01:14 PM EDT - Jul,18 2014 - Post a comment
JKB Games has released a new video, showing off the latest build of its fan-made MegaMan game. MegaMan X: Corrupted is a fan game that uses Capcom's MegaMan sprites and is coded in AS3 using Flex compiler on Flash Develop. This game has been under development for quite some time, and Capcom has not sent the team yet any C&D letter. Although there is no ETA yet, this video shows the level design and graphics that the team is aiming for.

Rainbow Six: Siege - Live Stream Gameplay #3 - preview
(hx) 01:09 PM EDT - Jul,18 2014 - Post a comment
The game is planned for a 2015 release on PC, Xbox One and PS4.