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 Gameguru Mania News - Jan,23 2015 - all 
TOXIKK - Steam Early Access Teaser - movie
(hx) 04:35 AM EST - Jan,23 2015 - Post a comment / read (13)
Best watched in 1440p! A little teaser to remind you that TOXIKK's Early Access Beta is now available on Steam!

Arma 3 - 33 Things About Arma 3 Trailer - movie
(hx) 04:32 AM EST - Jan,23 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
Bohemia Interactive today revealed a brand new trailer for Arma 3, highlighting some content and features in the game. The video explores the game's core components, such as the 270 km2 terrain, its selection of weapons and vehicles, and the in-game scenario editor It also takes a closer look at the more hidden details, such as the simulation of projectile ballistics, Arma 3's many character stances, the accurate star map over Altis, and many more.

Galactic Civilizations III Update Released - briefly
(hx) 04:28 AM EST - Jan,23 2015 - Post a comment
Stardock sends along a press release announcing the release an update to Galactic Civilizations III, adding a new battle viewer and much more.
The battle viewer marks the first time players can see their starships in real-time action. Lasers pierce the void at long range until ships can close the distance and unleash deadly missile barrages and finally open fire with banks upon banks of direct-fire kinetic weaponry. All ships designed in the incredibly powerful Galactic Civilizations III ship designer are supported in the battle viewer, so players can enjoy the full destructive potential of their hand-crafted starships.

The revamped ideology system gives amazing boosts to players as they choose between diving deep into one branch of an ethos, going wide across multiple branches, or even exploring additional ideologies. Discover hidden planets, give all your fleets free fighter escorts, and more as you unlock your civilization’s true potential.

This update also scatters valuable extreme worlds across the galaxy, which require advanced technologies to even land on. The keys to these rich new frontiers join the many existing paths on the sprawling Galactic Civilizations III tech tree – choosing between new worlds, advanced deflector shields for your starships, diplomatic gambits to sway the United Planets, or starbase facilities to broadcast your culture ever deeper into rival empires is difficult, but such is the lot of any space emperor.


Game of Thrones - Episode 2: The Lost Lords Trailer - movie
(hx) 03:59 AM EST - Jan,23 2015 - Post a comment
The Lost Lords arrives on February 3 for PC, Mac, PS3 and PS4 and on February 4 for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It releases on the App Store for iOS February 5.

 Gameguru Mania News - Jan,22 2015 - all
DmC Devil May Cry: DE - Gameplay Trailer - console
(hx) 06:55 PM EST - Jan,22 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
Capcom debuted the gameplay video for DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition, a remastered edition for 2013's hack and slash action-adventure for PlayStation 4 & Xbox One. DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition is set to release on March 17, 2015 for $39.99.

Skyforge - Gunner Gameplay Trailer - movie
(hx) 05:38 PM EST - Jan,22 2015 - Post a comment
Rain down fiery destruction with Skyforge's Gunner class! Wielding a transforming cannon, the Gunner is capable of adapting their weaponry to suit any situation, making them one of the most heavily armed classes in Skyforge. As a long range fighter, the Gunner prefers to bombard enemies from the edge of a fight. Their multi-purpose cannon can transform between three firing modes, and is capable of laying waste to groups of enemies by blanketing the battlefield with a barrage of bullets, plasma and explosive rockets.

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Dying Light - Co-Op Video - movie
(hx) 03:04 PM EST - Jan,22 2015 - Post a comment
The developers of the game sat together for an intense co-op session, showcasing several more advanced gameplay tactics as well as a few less fortunate encounters with zombies. Watch producer Tymon Smektasa, game designer Maciej Binkowski, brand manager Pawel Modlinski, and assistant producer Marcel Mitraszewski team up and get a taste of the game's co-op mode. Dying Light features seamless drop-in/drop-out co-op for up to 4 players. The multiplayer is fully integrated with the campaign and allows the players to complete quests together, explore the quarantine zone, and take part in special co-op challenges.

Monstrum Hits Steam Early Access On January 29th - briefly
(hx) 02:57 PM EST - Jan,22 2015 - Post a comment
Team Junkfish has announced Monstrum, its upcoming survival horror PC title. The team revealed that Monstrum will hit Steam Early Access on January 29th.

Elder Scrolls Online Officially Going B2P - briefly
(hx) 05:42 AM EST - Jan,22 2015 - Post a comment / read (3)
Forbes has reported that in addition to such shocking developments as the sun rising and water being wet, Elder Scrolls Online is officially dropping its subscription fee.
As several readers point out in the comments, ESO won't be 100% free-to-play: New players will still have to make a one-time purchase of the software up front. But if you're already playing, you won't have to spend another dime starting on March 17 - regular updates and new gameplay will be offered to all players free of charge. The game will be supported by a premium membership service as well as selling stuff like DLC and "convenience and customization items" a la carte.
Tamriel Unlimited is arriving on PC/Mac, too - beginning on Tuesday, March 17th.

Windows 10: gaming on steroids - DX12 - tech
(hx) 05:06 AM EST - Jan,22 2015 - Post a comment / read (12)
Microsoft has had great success with Xbox Live, and it's now time to extend that to phones, tablets, and desktop PCs. From phone to tablet to console to PC, Phil Spencer has promised that the gaming experience will be great for everyone on any Windows 10 device. With DirectX 12, the company is offering game developers access "closer to the metal" than ever before, allowing them to tap into the full potential of today's powerful multi-core processors. Games will be able to run up to 50% faster even on the current DirectX 11 hardware. That will be especially important for open world games, which tend to be very CPU-bound. The machine with DirectX 12 handled the stress very well, managing to maintain decent framerate even with many more graphical elements to display in the cityscape scene. Here's a video to show you the difference:



With DirectX 12, the biggest surprise is cross-platform gaming. Spencer announced that Unity has adopted the new API, and games such as Fable Legends will allow people on PC and Xbox One to play together. He also revealed that Unreal Engine will also support the new standard in upcoming games.
 Gameguru Mania News - Jan,21 2015 - all
Microsoft announces HoloLens for Windows 10 - tech
(hx) 04:41 PM EST - Jan,21 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
The next step in Windows technology is called Microsoft HoloLens - an augmented reality headset that uses holograms - operating system group technical fellow Alex Kipman announced today. HoloLens is not quite Microsoft's version of the Oculus Rift or Project Morpheus, but something different: a set of augmented reality goggles designed to work with applications like Skype as well as games like Minecraft. Kipman unveiled the HoloLens, "the most advanced holographic computer the world has ever seen," onstage. The HoloLens uses see-through lenses, spatial sound to hear behind you and advanced sensors. It includes built-in high-end CPU and GPU and a third processor, a holographic processing unit. Holograms are universal apps and all universal apps can be made to work with Windows holographic, Kipman added. The headset is untethered does not include wires or require a connection to a phone or PC. Windows 10 includes a set of APIs devs can use to create holographic experiences.

Demonstrating more than virtual reality, a video shown during the presentation overlapped images with the real world; the clip included shots from the wildly popular game Minecraft



The WIRED article seems to imply that this device has outwardly-facing cameras that use Kinect-like technology to track the operator's hands, which is probably how they are able to let you interact with the projections without using some kind of wand or controller. I could see some "high-precision" gloves being an optional accessory for this that would include some kind of tracker markings to allow even more precise controls (maybe for medical applications or something)
Fable Legends Has Cross-Play on PC and Xbox One - briefly
(hx) 04:26 PM EST - Jan,21 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
Microsoft has announced at today's Windows 10 event that Fable Legends, the latest chapter in Lionhead's long-running Fable series, is heading to the PC, and will feature cross-platform play with the Xbox One version of the game.



A new teaser video has made its way to the tubes, and, more importantly, a PC-centric FAQ is now up on the Fable Legends website. System requirements have not been announced, but Lionhead confirmed that it will be a Windows 10 exclusive, and will support DirectX 12 graphics options as long as you're rocking a DX12 video card.
The Order 1886 Story Trailer - movie
(hx) 04:23 PM EST - Jan,21 2015 - Post a comment
The Order: 1886 introduces players to a unique vision of Victorian-Era London where Man uses advanced technology to battle a powerful and ancient foe. As Galahad, a member of an elite order of Knights, join a centuries-old war that will determine the course of history forever. The game has now gone gold and will be released on February 20th (PS4)

Windows 10 Is A Free Upgrade For All 7 / 8.1 Users - tech
(hx) 04:05 PM EST - Jan,21 2015 - Post a comment / read (17)
Wondering how much Windows 10 will set you back? In most cases, nothing. Microsoft has announced that its new Windows 10 operating system will be made available as a free upgrade during its first year of availability. All devices running Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, and all Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 handsets, will be able to upgrade to the new OS without charge. Microsoft's Terry Myerson said today that "once a device is upgraded to Windows 10, we'll be keeping it current for the supported lifetime of the device." The company had previously committed to updating all of its Lumia Windows Phone 8 handsets to Windows 10, but it wasn't clear what its plans were for offering the update to its desktop OS, until today.
Technomancer Announced - briefly
(hx) 04:04 PM EST - Jan,21 2015 - Post a comment
Developer Spiders has announced Technomancer, a spin-off from its sci-fi RPG Mars: War Logs. Featuring the same blend of action combat, stealth and magic, the game will tell a complex, branching story that's related but doesn't directly follow on from the previous game. You'll have to deal with various factions, each of whom can be brought onside to help you out, complete missions for the mysterious order of the Technomancers, and explore a larger, more detailed version of War Logs' Mars.
Pix the Cat - Steam Multiplayer Trailer - movie
(hx) 03:56 PM EST - Jan,21 2015 - Post a comment
I'm looking forward to Pix the Cat's PC launch at the end of January, and this multiplayer trailer makes it look even more entertaining. From what the trailer showed, it seems like Bomberman but with more tools at your disposal and more varied maps to create a working strategy for. That ricocheting missile mechanic looks like it'll make for some satisfying kills.

Lethis - Path of Progress Announcement Trailer - briefly
(hx) 03:39 PM EST - Jan,21 2015 - Post a comment
Since there's isn't much going on in the video game industry these days, why not shed some light on a new project which appeared on Steam Greenlight. Lethis: Path of Progress will put players in charge of building steampunk cities, making them opulent with architectural boasts to honour the Emperor, swanky squares, and all that while also expanding production, trading, and handling problems like pollution and class warfare. Sounds tricky, that. Our own industrial revolution could be a dirty, cruel, and bloody thing. As well as specific missions, it'll have a sandbox to play in. Developers Triskell Interactive cite the ’90s build ‘em ups of Impressions Games, which include series like Caesar and Pharaoh, as a big influence. They plan to release Path of Progress later this year

Fallout vs Skyrim - movie
(hx) 03:24 PM EST - Jan,21 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
Fallout vs Skyrim, ladies and gentlemen! :)

Kickstarter with Exploding Kittens - briefly
(hx) 07:07 AM EST - Jan,21 2015 - Post a comment
A new card game designed by two Xbox folks and Matthew Inman from the Oatmeal is taking Kickstarter by storm. Called Exploding Kittens it raised its funding goal of $10,000 in less that 20 minutes. The game itself is very simple to understand being a regular card game with occasional jokers - the kitties in this case- that make the player go boom. Of course there are special cards and power-ups that players can use to diffuse the cats, pass them onto others or force your frenemies at the table to pick up more cards ahead of you. As it stands now more than 41,000 people have pledged to the project and the current funding is just over $1,600,000 with 29 days to go. For those willing to check it out $20 gets you the game while $35 or more gets you the NSFW version.
Besiege - PC Gameplay - 1080p 60fps - movie
(psolord) 05:25 AM EST - Jan,21 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
Besiege is a physics based building game in which you construct medieval siege engines and lay waste to immense fortresses and peaceful hamlets. Build a machine which can crush windmills, wipe out battalions of brave soldiers and transport valuable resources, defending your creation against cannons, archers and whatever else the desperate enemies have at their disposal. Create a trundling behemoth, or take clumsily to the skies, and cause carnage in fully destructible environments! Ultimately, you must conquer every Kingdom by crippling their castles and killing their men and livestock, in as creative or clinical a manner as possible.

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