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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Robin Chung, May 2, 2012.

  1. Two reservation cards from retailer Target have confirmed the existence of a new Call of Duty game, which goes by the name of Black Ops II. The cards show the game’s title written in familiar font with an II written in orange. This is the first time that Activision has opted for the Greek annotation [...]

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  2. Nvidia hinted it would be coming today and here it is: the new GTX 690 GPU. A company’s exec introduced the product at the Shangai Game Festival and called it the fastest graphics card yet. The main frame is built up from two 28nm Kepler GPUs, as was expected from the beginning. This adds up [...]

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  3. Craig Eisler told several media outlets that he doesn’t rate Kinect as very useful for tablets or smartphones. Craig is the general manager for the Kinect for Windows program, having joined the Redmond business back in 2007. He was quoted saying: “Control by movement on small devices feels very unnatural and is plain illogical because [...]

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  4. The new God of War Ascension will get a multiplayer mode for up to eight players both online and offline. It will be the first time that Kratos can fight alongside companions and the new mode can prove crucial in extending replay value for the new title. Sony also announced that the story in Ascension [...]

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  5. A website named Spong reported today that Bayonetta 2 is cancelled and won’t make it to the market in any shape or form. The site says it has been informed by reliable sources. The game is supposedly cancelled due to the ongoing reorganization at Sega, an occurrence we reported earlier this month. Back in the [...]

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  6. Irrational games boss Ken Levine told Wired that he will not compromise development on BioShock Infinite in favor for a Vita BioSchok game. BioShock Infinite is set for October 16 on PS3, PC and Xbox 360. The game will center in a different place and setting whilst staying true to the series’ iconic gameplay characteristics. [...]

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  7. Developer Bethesda dropped a firm hint on Twitter that the company is nearing completion of its first DLC package for Skyrim. Since the game launched in November 2011, the company has not yet turned to the subject of downloadable content, but that may soon change. Pete Hines, vice president of public relations, send an update [...]

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  8. Sony has announced a new game titled PlayStation All Stars: Battle Royale on its official PS blog. The game will feature familiar characters from the company’s stretched portfolio including big franchises such as God of War and Killzone. In risk of stating the obvious, this game is a direct assault on Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros [...]

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  9. Nintendo will soon offer all of its games digitally and open the gates for 3rd party games to do the same, but there’s a twist. All the purchases will still happen at retail stores. To enjoy a Nintendo title from stored memory, gamers will first be required to purchase a code from a retail store. That [...]

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  10. AMD is going to bundle 3 free games with every HD 7900 GPU they sell. The special offer will be included in every package that rolls out the factory starting today, with the outmost activation deadline being in May next year. The Radeon HD 7970 and HD 7950 graphics card will include a coupon containing [...]

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  11. Like clockwork Bethesda has announced its first downloadable package for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The download is titled Dawnguard and first appeared on Bethesda’s official blog this morning. Bethesda never stopped developing Skyrim as evident by the latest Kinect patch and many mentions of DLC making an appearance soon. This morning the first hint appeared [...]

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  12. First there was Wordfeud, a simple game that took the industry by storm. WF simply took scrabble and twisted it into a strong social platform for smartphone users. Draw Something did the same for Pictionary and now there’s a game called Rumble lighting up the hit charts. Rumble is a simple game where letters are [...]

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  13. Last year, a hacker named Geohot was the first to hack into the PS3 and enable custom software, also known as homebrew, to run on the device. The hack also paved the way for pirates to enable cracked versions of popular titles without the need to pay for them. Today news came out that Geohot [...]

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  14. Publisher Bethesda has revealed an Elder Scrolls game based on the characters and worlds from games such as Skyrim and Oblivion. The game will arrive on PC and Mac and is currently in development by ZeniMax Online Studios, led by Matt Firor. Most will know Matt from his work on Dark Age of Camelot as [...]

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  15. PC gamer has published an image on the cover of its magazine, which suggests that Relic is working on a new Company of Heroes. The game is supposedly set in Eastern Europe and will feature similar gameplay to the original and its two expansion packs: Opposing Fonts and Tales of Valor. A few journalist from [...]

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  16. Several websites have reported that the new Xbox is already in production. Microsoft sees the new console as the successor to the Xbox 360 and is rumored to include an advanced Kinect controller that can identify individual finger movement and blinking of the eyes. The source claims that a factory, that was previously responsible for [...]

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  17. Now if Microsoft would only put the same security in place for their operating systems that they are doing for this thing we would be gold. :)
     
  18. Sony teased us with this game on every major gaming event since the Vita was first revealed, showcasing the unique capabilities to project and create beat ‘em up characters. All these features are hard to judge however when the neon lights shine strong and a guy in Sony-branded jacket keeps giving us the stinky eye. [...]

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  19. The majority of iOS developers fail to turn a profit from developing and selling apps on the App Store. Applications can be sold for the iPhone, iPod, iPad or Mac and are often characterized by their low price of .79 or even free. Only 20 percent of the app suppliers have managed a profit that [...]

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  20. The Nvidia Geforce GTX 670 is a midrange card that was rumored for introduction together with the GTX 690 last week, but instead it remained quiet. In the past days, photos of retail packages and mentions of the card kept appearing and now the specifications are leaked. A member of the Dutch site Hardware.info successfully [...]

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