Post by Eorl @ 10:11am 08/04/14 | 59 Comments
As suggested by the previously leaked requirements, Watch Dogs will be requiring a somewhat beefy system on launch, even in the minimum section which needs a whopping 6GB of RAM. To go hand-in-hand with the high RAM requirements Ubisoft has also opted for 64-bit support, an occurrence in PC gaming that seems to be gaining steam.
Minimum:As you can see the specs are reasonably high, though for those like myself who are still sporting a GTX 570 it looks like we may have a bit of life left. How do you compare with these requirements? In need of a new upgrade soon? Let us know in the comments below!
Watch Dogs will be released worldwide on May 27th, 2014 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox One, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Windows PC. The Wii U version will release at a later date.
Interview: Obsidian Entertainment CEO Feargus Urquhart on Pillars of Eternity, Armored Warfare, Skyforge and More
Post by Dan @ 10:10am 08/04/14 | 0 Comments
Read that one here) and today we have a further one on one with Obsidian founder and CEO Feargus Urquhart.
Feargus was gracious enough to chat with us some more about Project Eternity, as well as the recently announced free-to-play tank 'em up Armored Warfare, the studio’s involvement in the lush CryEngine-powered Russian MMO Skyforge, and more. Read on for the full interview.
Post by Eorl @ 09:25am 08/04/14 | 0 Comments
Game DVR and Upload are among the most used apps on Xbox One. We know how important it is to be able to easily watch and share video clips, and starting tomorrow we’re rolling out an update to the YouTube app on Xbox One that integrates Game DVR and Upload with YouTube**, making it easier than ever to capture and share game clips with the world.With the YouTube enhancements, wannabe film makers can now head into the Game DVR app to find their recorded footage ready to edit and share across YouTube. Changes to YouTube's app on the console have also been passed through in this update, allowing users to watch YouTube videos in Snap Mode, earn Media Achievements, and adds YouTube channels to OneGuide for instant access to YouTube videos right next to your favorite TV listings or App Channels.
Alongside the Xbox One enhancements, Microsoft has also announced that the previously mentioned GoPro Channel for Xbox 360 has now launched across all regions. The new app will allows users to watch all the latest GoPro content, but also stream and curate their own GoPro content as they please.
“The GoPro Channel app will bring the best of GoPro originally-produced and user-generated content into the homes of millions of Xbox Live Gold customers,” said Adam Dornbusch, Head of Content Distribution at GoPro. “We’re excited to launch with exclusive content for early adopters of the app and stoke out the Xbox 360 community with hours of engaging and inspiring GoPro videos through the Channel.”
Post by Dan @ 08:47am 08/04/14 | 1 Comments
The constellations have disappeared. Ancient Yokudan warriors and deadly atronachs menace the rocky expanse of Craglorn. The first Adventure Zone for The Elder Scrolls Online introduces an intriguing new storyline and challenging content for groups, from four-player quests and exploration up to the new 12-player TrialsCheck out the video below for a comprehensive overview of the new content narrated by TESO Creative Director Paul Sage. Craglorn is due to become available later this morning.
Post by Dan @ 08:29am 08/04/14 | 2 Comments
A Bruce Lee Reveal trailer features mostly other footage from the game, with a fleeting enter the dragon moment right at the very end.
EA Sports UFC is due in Autumn 204 (Northern Spring) for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Post by Dan @ 08:18am 08/04/14 | 0 Comments
During a session by partner development lead Frank Savage on the Xbox One’s use of Windows technology at Microsoft’s Build developer conference, the issue came up during audience questions. Here’s the exchange in full:Microsoft isn't a stranger to official emulation, as several games from the original X86 Xbox were configured to run on the Xbox 360's PPC processor in a limited initiative referred to as 'Xbox Originals'.
Post by Dan @ 04:06pm 07/04/14 | 4 Comments
At the recent GDC expo in San Francisco, AusGamers man on the ground, Nathan Lawrence had a chance to go hands-on with some couch co-op multiplayer and came away reasonably impressed:
The Gauntlet remake may be a simple concept, but it’s pretty, frantic and perfectly suited for the push for PC games to return to the couch with its full support for SteamOS and Steam Machines. If you were fond of the original, there’s plenty of fan service here, while newcomers can look forward to a fun dungeon-crawling experience that’s best played with others.Read on for the complete Gauntlet hands-on preview.
Post by Dan @ 11:15am 07/04/14 | 2 Comments
is reporting that Google is about to launch another expedition into the lounge room with Android TV, a new custom interface for its popular mobile operating system designed for use on television.
The company is calling for developers to build extremely simple TV apps for an extremely simple set-top-box interface. While Android still lives under the hood, the interface will consist of a set of scrolling "cards" that represent movies, shows, apps, and games sitting on a shelf. You use a remote control with a four-way directional pad to scroll left and right through different suggestions, or up and down through different categories of content, each with their own shelves. Much like on other set top boxes, each item will be like a miniature movie poster or book cover, and you’ll pick the one you want. The controller will also have Enter, Home, and Back buttons to help get around, and there will be "optional" game controllers.The Verge's report also mentions that it will support optional game controllers, and one of the leaked menu screenshots feature games such as Plants vs Zombies 2, Asphalt 8, TripleTown and Temple Run.
What's not so clear in the report is how Android TV is expected to launch. Although it would seemingly make the most sense as an alternate UI option for Android device manufacturers to use, and a wider new standard for Android developers to target, an earlier report also from The Verge suggests that Google might be building hardware for it itself in the form of a Nexus TV set-top-box. Perhaps it's both; we'll have to wait and see.
Post by Dan @ 10:49am 07/04/14 | 1 Comments
Speaking with Xbox Community figurehead Larry Hryb, Spencer has a lot of constructive things to say about the path forward for Xbox, acknowledging the benefits of better community interaction and feedback, and promising a big showing for the platform at this year's E3 expo.
There's a lot of good words here from Xbox's new leader, let's hope he can make good on some of it.
Post by Dan @ 09:37am 07/04/14 | 4 Comments
From previously undiscovered audio tracks found deep within the Fox vaults, to recording with our own selection from London's top orchestral musicians, our studio developers will be revealing interesting details on what's helped shape the audio soundscape of Alien: Isolation.Alien: Isolation is due on October 7 2014 for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
Post by Dan @ 09:25am 07/04/14 | 0 Comments
However, the FAQ for that promotion has since been updated, explaining that the DOOM beta will only be made available on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, suggesting that unlike the new Wolfenstein game, the new Doom will not be appearing on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (thanks VG 247).
Wolfenstein: The New Order is due on all five platforms on May 20 2014, but a date for the DOOM beta has yet to be disclosed.
Post by Eorl @ 11:21am 05/04/14 | 3 Comments
The Vigilante Edition is the ideal Watch_Dogs Collector Edition for anyone willing to embody the hacker vigilante in real life. Discover now the high-end content exclusively created to let you live an extended Watch_Dogs' experience!Alongside the unboxing video, Ubisoft has also sent word that Watch Dogs is now available for pre-purchase on digital service Steam. Two versions are currently available, the standard edition ($59.99) and the digital deluxe edition ($69.99) which includes a rather large list of bonus packs and missions. Interestingly the deluxe edition also includes 60 minutes of additional gameplay, which was previously thought to be PlayStation exclusive however that doesn't seem to be the case anymore.
Check out both editions on Steam's page, and find the unboxing video below.
Post by Eorl @ 10:57am 05/04/14 | 0 Comments
While the full list of games on sale is rather long, some of the more high titled games include Sid Meier's Civilization V, Borderlands 2, Mafia 2, Duke Nukem Forever and the BioShock series. These range from 30-75% off, and the weekend deal is only lasting until April 7th so you'll want to get in quick.
For a full list of games on sale including non-2K Games like the recently launched Elder Scrolls Online, head over to the official website. Those wanting to get the best deals will also find a 20% off voucher is currently in rotation, 8KM88H-PPN6L5-SJ9GRU.
Post by Eorl @ 10:43am 05/04/14 | 8 Comments
GameSpy Technology site that it will be shutting down all "powered by GameSpy" hosted multiplayer services at the end of May. The shutdown will affect a lot of popular games. One of those affected by the shutdown, Bohemia Interactive, announced that it is already working on alternatives for Arma 3 and Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead. Sadly it seems many others will be left out in the cold so to speak.
"Effective May 31, 2014, GameSpy will cease providing all hosted services for all games still using GameSpy," reads a brief post on the GameSpy Technology site. "If you have any questions about how this impacts your favorite title please contact the game’s publisher for more information. Thanks for a great ride!"
This move marks the end of the GameSpy brand as we have known it over the years. In early 2013 IGN officially shut down the website of the same name. With Glu shutting down GameSpy multiplayer services, the brand as we knew it is officially dead.
Post by Eorl @ 12:41am 05/04/14 | 1 Comments
After 20 years of best-selling, award-winning fantasy role-playing games, the Elder Scrolls series goes online. Experience this epic adventure on your own or together with your friends, guild mates, and thousands of alliance members. Explore dangerous caves and dungeons, embark upon adventurous quests across Tamriel, and engage in massive player versus player battles, where the victors reap the spoils of war.Check out the trailer below, and if you happen to miss the news today you can find the quite flarge infographic here and our current competition offering the impressive Physical Imperial Edition for the grand prize.
Post by Eorl @ 05:19pm 04/04/14 | 4 Comments
Launched way back in June of 2012, Tesla Effect reached its Kickstarter goal of $450k by surpassing it with an extra $148,000 to spare. Publisher Atlus has since picked it up, and today's release date has brought a handful of pre-order details as well through both GoG and Steam. Those that pre-order Tesla Effect will gain access to a previous game, The Pandora Directive, and the Tex Murphy Live Jazz soundtrack when it releases.
This will mark Tex's sixth outing, as he last appeared in 1998's Tex Murphy: Overseer. Tesla Effect follows the noble PI as he awakens with seven years wiped from his memory. Who did this to him and why is a mystery, so ol' Tex has to get to the bottom of things from his rundown Old San Francisco office.
To commemorate Tesla Effect's upcoming release, Atlus and developer Big Finish Games have released the following clip detailing some of Murphy's less glamorous moments.
Post by Eorl @ 04:01pm 04/04/14 | 22 Comments
Reddit by Microsoft's Xbox frontman Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb.
No timeframe was sadly given, however Nelson did state that the feature is on its way. “External game storage is coming soon. I need to check on media support,” he said.
Further in the thread, Hryb said that he had no news on regional voice support, but did hint at plenty of updates to come. “Lots of good work going on to make the console even better – some you’ll see soon, some will show up later. But: it is all good stuff."
Post by Eorl @ 03:36pm 04/04/14 | 0 Comments
Divinity: Original Sin joined Steam's Early Access program in January, offering a preliminary look at its open-world cooperative campaign. Today's update has introduced more than 400 new features and gameplay tweaks, including new character talents, skill trees, enemies, and environments.
Divinity: Original Sin is available from Steam for $39.99 during its Early Access period. You can read the full patch notes on the quite large update over here.
Post by Eorl @ 03:26pm 04/04/14 | 12 Comments
This week on The GAP Luke Lawrie, Joab Gilroy, Heath Dickson, and Jae Leong draw swords in Nidhogg during the day of fools. The games they discuss are Dark Souls 2, Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls, Infamous: Second Son, Battlefield 4: Naval Strike and Valve's documentary Free To Play. In the news they try to sort out the April Fools news from the real stuff and talk about the new head of Xbox, Predator appearing in the Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC, and the future of DayZ. This episode goes for 1 hour and 30 minutes, and also contains coarse language.Grab it locally from AusGamers by clicking right here. You can also follow The GAP on Facebook to tell them how much you love their snazzy voices or yell your opinions across the Internet, and find the latest podcasts through here.
Post by Eorl @ 02:52pm 04/04/14 | 0 Comments
Chat rooms will act as an invite-only channel, and will be separate from the traditional chat options found during a stream. The beta feature begins today, though at this time only members of the Twitch Partner Program have access. Although regular Twitch users cannot set their own private rooms, they can be invited to a room by a Twitch partner. Chat rooms will also include moderation tools used for regular channel; broadcasters have the ability to assign moderators and allow chosen users to invite others.
One of the most beloved features on Twitch is the ability to chat with the broadcasters and your fellow gamers. In many ways, it’s what makes Twitch, Twitch. It’s where community memes begin. Where you express your glee, outrage, befuddlement, or amusement, as the case may be. Twitch is a social place, and chat is where the social exchange happens.A demonstration can be found over on Twitch's official blog, and the feature is currently only available through the web with future partners to be determined.