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#541

Far Cry 4 coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC in the first half of 2015 – Report

Far Cry 4 will be released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in the first half of 2015, Eurogamer has reported. It is not said if Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions are also in the works.

Citing anonymous sources close to the project, it is said that Far Cry 4 will be formally unveiled by Ubisoft at E3 2014 in June. Far Cry 4 will also swap out the tropical setting of its predecessor for the snowy mountains of the Himalayas. This marks a big switch in aesthetic for the sandbox series, which until now has been set in sun-drenched environments.

Players will also be able to ride elephants, it is said, and there will be a variety of other new features and additions to the title. An emphasis on hunting is still said to be present, and the world map will be split up with outposts in a similar fashion to Far Cry 3.

A Ubisoft Shanghai employee listed Far Cry 4 on his resume back in January.

"We’re totally psyched from [Far Cry 3]," said Ubisoft executive Tony Key to GameSpot last year. "It’s a great brand, and now it’s got the recognition it deserves, so we’re clearly going to make another one: more on that soon."

Source: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/far-cry-4-coming-to-xbox-one-ps4-and-pc-in-the-first-half-of-2015-report/1100-6418456/

Now this is actually good to know. FC3 was pretty decent, and FC4 could be so much better. B)


#542

^ Riding elephants in himalaya towards outposts on mountains allowing fast travel between hill tops..

What is going on with FC 4??


#543

Facebook buys Oculus Rift company in a massive deal worth an estimated $2 billion

Social network Behemoth Facebook has acquired Oculus Rift developer Oculus VR in a massive deal worth an estimated $2 billion. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the news today on, you guessed it, Facebook. You can read his full note below.

Facebook's deal includes $400 million in cash and 23.1 million Facebook shares, valued at $1.6 billion. The deal also includes a performance-based payout options, that could boost the sale by an additional $300 million in cash and stock if certain milestones are reached.

Oculus Rift may be popular with gamers, but Facebook plans to leverage the technology to other industries.

"Facebook plans to extend Oculus' existing advantage in gaming to new verticals, including communications, media and entertainment, education, and other areas," Facebook said in a statement. "Given these broad potential applications, virtual reality technology is a strong candidate to emerge as the next social and communications platform."

"Mobile is the platform of today, and now we're also getting ready for the platforms of tomorrow," Zuckerberg said. "Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play, and communicate."

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Oculus will remain headquartered in Irvine, Calif. The Facebook-Oculus VR deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014. Facebook will hold a call tonight at 6:15 EDT to discuss the sale. Check back later for more.

Oculus VR released a statement of its own on the deal, explaining the surprising news and what it means for the future of virtual reality.

"At first glance, it might not seem obvious why Oculus is partnering with Facebook, a company focused on connecting people, investing in internet access for the world and pushing an open computing platform," Oculus said. "But when you consider it more carefully, we're culturally aligned with a focus on innovating and hiring the best and brightest; we believe communication drives new platforms; we want to contribute to a more open, connected world; and we both see virtual reality as the next step."

"Most important, Facebook understands the potential for VR," the company added. "Mark and his team share our vision for virtual reality’s potential to transform the way we learn, share, play, and communicate. Facebook is a company that believes that anything is possible with the right group of people, and we couldn't agree more."

Finally, Oculus said in the next 10 years virtual reality will become "ubiquitous, affordable, and transformative."

Zuckerberg's full statement on the acquisition is below.

"I'm excited to announce that we've agreed to acquire Oculus VR, the leader in virtual reality technology.

Our mission is to make the world more open and connected. For the past few years, this has mostly meant building mobile apps that help you share with the people you care about. We have a lot more to do on mobile, but at this point we feel we're in a position where we can start focusing on what platforms will come next to enable even more useful, entertaining and personal experiences.

This is where Oculus comes in. They build virtual reality technology, like the Oculus Rift headset. When you put it on, you enter a completely immersive computer-generated environment, like a game or a movie scene or a place far away. The incredible thing about the technology is that you feel like you're actually present in another place with other people. People who try it say it's different from anything they've ever experienced in their lives.

Oculus's mission is to enable you to experience the impossible. Their technology opens up the possibility of completely new kinds of experiences.

Immersive gaming will be the first, and Oculus already has big plans here that won't be changing and we hope to accelerate. The Rift is highly anticipated by the gaming community, and there's a lot of interest from developers in building for this platform. We're going to focus on helping Oculus build out their product and develop partnerships to support more games. Oculus will continue operating independently within Facebook to achieve this.

But this is just the start. After games, we're going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences. Imagine enjoying a court side seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face -- just by putting on goggles in your home.

This is really a new communication platform. By feeling truly present, you can share unbounded spaces and experiences with the people in your life. Imagine sharing not just moments with your friends online, but entire experiences and adventures.

These are just some of the potential uses. By working with developers and partners across the industry, together we can build many more. One day, we believe this kind of immersive, augmented reality will become a part of daily life for billions of people.

Virtual reality was once the dream of science fiction. But the internet was also once a dream, and so were computers and smartphones. The future is coming and we have a chance to build it together. I can't wait to start working with the whole team at Oculus to bring this future to the world, and to unlock new worlds for all of us."

Source: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/facebook-buys-oculus-rift-company-in-a-massive-deal-worth-an-estimated-2-billion/1100-6418540/

Looks like Suckerberg is in the mood for shopping lately. What next? Facebook buys Nokia? Oh wait... somebody else already made that move. :lol:


#544

^ then facebook could buy microsoft who bought nokia so facebook owns nokia too :)


#545

Report: 2014's other Assassin's Creed game will let you play as a Templar

Last week, Ubisoft confirmed Assassin's Creed Unity for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. But that's not the only Assassin's Creed game launching this fall, according to a new report today from Kotaku. A game called Assassin's Creed Comet will launch this holiday season for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (no word on Wii U) and lets you play as a Templar, sources have told the website.

Assassin's Creed Comet will reportedly be set in North America and have you play as a Templar named Shay. Of course, the Templars have traditionally served as the main antagonist group for the entire Assassin's Creed series, so this would be a major shift in design.

The game will also supposedly let players travel to New York and "do a great deal of sailing" in the Atlantic Ocean. Kotaku's sources described Assassin's Creed Comet as a cross between Assassin's Creed III and the Freedom Cry DLC for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Characters from past Assassin's Creed titles, like Haytham Kenway and Adewale, are also reportedly set to appear in Assassin's Creed Comet.

Ubisoft declined to comment on the report today about Assassin's Creed Comet, so you should take this information with a grain of salt for now. That said, Kotaku's sources were right about Assassin's Creed Unity, so it might not be long before Ubisoft makes a formal announcement.

Source: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/report-2014-s-other-assassin-s-creed-game-will-let-you-play-as-a-templar/1100-6418593/

More AC for you Ahmsun! :rolleyes: Milk milk milk! Yay Ubisoft! :P


#546

Hey guys, Dead Space 1 is currently free on Origin as a limited lime offer. So if you're interested, download it right now and be a legal owner of the game. ;)

https://www.origin.com/en-in/store/buy/dead-space/pc-download/base-game/standard-edition


#547

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More AC for you Ahmsun! :rolleyes: Milk milk milk! Yay Ubisoft! :P
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he is not alone,, i love AC series too.. except AC3.. the liberation was an excellent game as well.. Go Ubisoft..

but seriously it is time to give a gap in AC and go back to prince of persia... too much tech advancements have been made since the last POP... it would be an amazing game no matter what..


#548

ALL HAIL the lord UBISOFT! :D

but i still didn't got enough time to play blackflag........I hate growing up! :(


#549

my black flag is still downloading :(


#550

That suckerburg's gonna ruin everything :angry:

They've got too much money on their hands so they're throwing everyone a bone.

I can't imagine John Carmack working for Bark Suckerberg at all :wacko:


#551

Is it still free?


#552

Alien: Isolation Release Date Revealed

Alien: Isolation will be released on October 7, SEGA has announced.

The survival horror shooter will be available globally on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC from that date.

Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival-horror game, and the development team wants to capture the essence of Ridley Scott's 1979 classic Alien, as players are tasked with evading the Xenomorph threat on the outer fringes of space.

Though we've yet to have any official confirmation, last we heard from developer Creative Assembly it was keen to try and get the game outputting at native 1080p on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For more on Alien: Isolation, be sure to check out our in-depth preview of the upcoming game, replete with interviews with the creative team.

Source: http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/03/29/alien-isolation-release-date-revealed


#553

True Player Gear reveals alternative to Oculus Rift

True Player Gear, a five employee startup based in Montreal, Canada, has revealed a virtual reality head-mounted display very similar to the Oculus Rift, tentatively called Totem.

True Player Gear says it’s been developing Totem for the last nine years. According to its website, it offers a 90 degrees field of view, 1080p OLED screen, and will support PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. The company said it talked to Epic Games, and that it would be really easy to support Unreal Engine 4, as well as CryEngine, Havok, and Unity. In addition, True Player Gear says it’s currently working on positional tracking using onboard cameras, which in the future could also be used for augmented reality functionality.

True Player Gear will launch a Kickstarter in the next few months and hopes to raise a minimum of $500,000. If it succeeds, it hopes to ship Totem by Christmas. The company says that since Totem has hardware acceleration, cameras, and more, “it will cost just a little bit more than Oculus, but nothing outrageous.” The Oculus Rift Development Kit will sell for $350.

“We didn’t initially intend to make any announcement,“ the company said on Reddit. “But we feel that with the news of a corporation buying Oculus, who is focused on web applications and doesn’t understand the hardware business like others do, we really need to come out of the woods and let everyone know that there is an alternative that is coming soon. We are in the last stretch of developing a final 5th gen prototype and are aiming to present a finished dev kit on Kickstarter in the next few months.”

If you need to catch up with the biggest news of the week, make sure you read everything you need to know about Facebook buying Oculus for $2 billion.

Source: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/true-player-gear-reveals-alternative-to-oculus-rift/1100-6418642/


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But we feel that with the news of a corporation buying Oculus, who is focused on web applications and doesn’t understand the hardware business like others do, we really need to come out of the woods and let everyone know that there is an alternative that is coming soon.
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They coudnt have said it any better.. :)


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Amazon announces $99 streaming device; has 2GB RAM, quad-core processor, game controller is $40
The original story is below.
Today during a media event in New York City, retailer Amazon announced its long-rumored streaming device, which it is calling the Amazon Fire TV.
The device features a quad-core "best-in-class" processor with a dedicated GPU, as well as 2GB of RAM. Amazon promises 2X the performance of competitors like Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast. The Amazon Fire TV will also ship with a Bluetooth controller that has a microphone in it for voice control.
During a live demonstration, Amazon showed off the Fire TV user interface, which included a tab for "Games." However, the role games will play in the device remains to be seen. The event is ongoing and you can follow along via GameSpot sister site CNET's live-blog.
According to a report from February, Amazon will launch the box possibly for under $300. Amazon has not announced a price so far during the event. Images of a rumored Amazon game controller emerged last month, though we saw none of that in the event today.
[uPDATE] Amazon has now detailed the Amazon Fire TV's gaming capabilities. The Fire Game Controller will sell for $40, though you can also play with the Amazon Fire TV controller. Games from EA, Disney, and Sega are coming to the device, and a version of Minecraft will also be available.
Amazon Game Studios is also making games itself, the first of which is a third-person shooter called Sev Zero. Presumably, Sev Zero will only be available on Amazon Fire TV and other Amazon devices. Amazon also acquired Killer Instinct developer Double Helix Games last year.
The Amazon Fire TV will be available for $99. A version of the box bundled with the Fire Game Controller will sell for $140. It's on sale from today.
[uPDATE 2] Amazon has released more details about the Fire TV. The $99 box features a Qualcomm Quad Core Snapdragon Krait 300 processor with Adreno 320GPU, and 2GB of RAM to support "high performance game experiences." It's reportedly faster than competitors like Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast, but we won't know for sure until we can test it out.
Developers can program their Amazon Fire TV games to support Amazon's $40 Fire Controller or the console's Bluetooth controller, Amazon says on its special developers website. What's more, Amazon Fire TV supports up to 7 remotes and game controllers to be connected simultaneously, and each controller can be associated with an individual player ID.
Amazon Fire TV games will also allow you to use a combination of controllers (remotes and game-specific controllers) to "make multiplayer gaming easy for everyone," Amazon says.
Finally, the Amazon Fire TV console will support Amazon's payment services for in-game microtransactions. Because Amazon Fire TV users will need to register with their Amazon accounts, their payment profiles are already on file with no further effort to the player. Amazon Fire TV fully supports Amazon's in-app purchase API so that developers can offer a range of items to players including subscriptions and one-off purchases.

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Amazon is serious about gaming, hires Portal and Far Cry designers
Amazon has hired Portal designer Kim Swift and Far Cry 2 designer Clint Hocking, putting the industry veterans to work at the retailer's newly established Amazon Game Studios. The two developers confirmed their moves to Amazon via their LinkedIn profiles. Kotaku also reported the news today, citing sources.
Swift is most well known for helping create the acclaimed puzzle-action game Portal and most recently worked at Airtight Games on the Ouya-exclusive Soul Fjord. She takes up the position of senior designer at Amazon. Hocking is a journeyman of sorts, spending time with big-name studios like Ubisoft, LucasArts, and Valve. He's now working at Amazon as a senior game designer.
We don't know what Swift and Hocking are working on at Amazon, but their arrival at the company hammers home the point that Amazon is serious about gaming. Last year, Halo writer Erik Nylund joined Amazon as its director of narrative design.
Earlier today, Amazon announced the Amazon Fire TV device, a set-top streaming box that plays movies and TV, as well as video games. Amazon even created a special controller for the box. Amazon also recently purchased an entire studio--Double Helix Games--though it's not clear what that company is working on.

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<strong>The Last of Us: Remastered Revealed for PS4</strong>

It looks like The Last of Us: Remastered, a new updated version for PS4, is on its way.

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A banner advertisement on the Sony Entertainment Network online store has revealed the remastered edition's existence. We suspect the news has come a little earlier than intended, as the banner currently links to a "page not found" error; we've included a screenshot above, just in case it gets taken down.

The Last of Us: Remastered will cost $60.

Last month, a PlayStation rep for the Eurasian region said that a PS4 version of The Last of Us was on its way, scheduled for a summer release. He revealed that it would come with the Left Behind DLC, and that copies would be available in both physical and digital download forms.

The Last of Us launched on PlayStation 3 in June 2013; it sold six million copies and easily won IGN's 2013 Game of the Year award. Left Behind was released a couple of months ago, but unfortunately, no other story-based single-player DLC is planned for the series.

Source: http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/04/09/the-last-of-us-remastered-revealed-for-ps4

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Meh... An overrated game getting an unnecessary 'next-gen' port.


#557

A game for crybabies getting a port for next-gen "crybabies" :lol:

Milk that cow !@#$% :P


#558

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Meh... An overrated game getting an unnecessary 'next-gen' port.

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the game wasnt overrated.. it was an excellent movie...

The port is extremely unecessary.. and doesnot even come with any major extras.

good news for those who havent played the original though.. now they can in much better HD.. although almost anyone who had a PS3 HAS played this gem of a movie..


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<strong>New Watch Dogs PC trailer shows off the open-world game at its best</strong>

These graphics certainly don't look downgraded.

Ubisoft and Nvidia have released a new Watch Dogs trailer designed to show off the high-end graphics that will be available to those with a fancy PC.

In the video, engineer Paul Vlasie talks about how Nvidia and Ubisoft Montreal have worked together to add the hardware maker's HBAO+ tech, designed to create more realistic shadows, and its fancy TXAA anti-aliasing effects.

"We really want to make sure PC gamers will be able to enjoy and explore the most realistic and visually stunning world environment ever created," Vlasie says.

Over the weekend, Ubisoft also confirmed the minimum and recommended PC specs for Watch Dogs. If you haven't seen them yet, well, there's a good chance you might have to consider an upgrade if you're looking to play with the graphics settings cranked up.

Ubisoft also reportedly said earlier this week that it was targeting a resolution of 1080p on the PlayStation 4, but made no reference of the goal for Xbox One.

How do you think the video stacks up with previous trailers for the game?

Source: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/new-watch-dogs-pc-trailer-shows-off-the-open-world-game-at-its-best/1100-6418902/

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PC... :wub:


#560

^ mine barely meets the recommended specs.. Phew...