Official Arkham Knight PS4 Gameplay Trailer

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The new Batman game, Arkham Knight, is almost here. So, to get us even more excited for it, Warner Bros sent out this PS4 gameplay trailer to wet your whistle. Take a look at the trailer below, this game is looking pretty wild.


Batman: Arkham Knight will be here June 23 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter-@DayneCody

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Official Mad Max Story Trailer Drops, Shows Us a Savage Road

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So the guys over at Avalanche Studio’s dropped this sweet new Mad Max trailer on us. It shows off a bit more of the story and some of the world, lots of in game driving footage and some of cutscenes. If you are interested in this game, it is definitely worth a watch, and after how good the movie was, we have high hopes that the game will deliver as well.


Mad Max is due out on September 1st for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

You can check out even more over on their website.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter- @DayneCody

The Oculus Rift’s Recommended PC Specs released

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Today in a blog post, Atman Binstock; chief architect and technical director for the Rift, dropped the skinny on what kind of hardware you are going to need in order to get what he called “the full Rift experience”. And fair warning, it is not for the faint of heart, there are going to be a LOT of people looking to upgrade in order to play games properly on the Rift. So without further ado, here are the recommended specs to get “the full Rift experience”

  • NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
  • Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • 8GB+ RAM
  • Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output (required)
  • 2x USB 3.0 ports (required)
  • Windows 7 SP1 or newer (required)

Like I said, not for the fair not heart as those are some fairly steep requirements, and we imagine that a lot of people will be looking to upgrade some hardware over the next 6-10 months before the Rift is released.

They also went on to say that they are going to be using those specs over the “lifetime of the Rift”, and as time goes on, naturally that hardware or the equivalent will come down in price. They are using this as a standard so that “Developers, in turn, can rely on Rift users having these modern machines, allowing them to optimize their game for a known target, simplifying development.”
He also went on to explain some of the resolution and latency details of the consumer model;

A traditional 1080p game at 60Hz requires 124 million shaded pixels per second. In contrast, the Rift runs at 2160×1200 at 90Hz split over dual displays, consuming 233 million pixels per second. At the default eye-target scale, the Rift’s rendering requirements go much higher: around 400 million shaded pixels per second. This means that by raw rendering costs alone, a VR game will require approximately 3x the GPU power of 1080p rendering.

You can read the whole, very detailed blog post over here.

Still no word on the pricing for the Rift when it is released sometime in Q1 of next year, but it is great to start seeing more details trickle out.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter- @DayneCody

ARK: Survival Evolved Announced for PS4 and Project Morpheus

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Today Studio Wildcard announced, ARK: Survival Evolved, an open world dinosaur survival game.  Along with this little nugget, they also came out along with Sony and announced that this would be coming to the PS4, and not only that, but that they are building it for Project Morpheus as well! So this would make it the first official Project Morpheus game to be announced. Along with the announcement they also released this gameplay video as well.


The game has you the the player, playing either a man or a woman stranded on a an Island called ARK that is inhabited by all sorts of dinosaurs and other primitive creatures, and you must use your wit and cunning to create tools, tame some of the dinosaurs and learn to survive.

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The player will be forced to hunt, harvest resources, craft items, grow crops, research technologies, and build shelters to withstand the elements, while teaming up with or preying upon hundreds of other players to survive, all while trying to escape.

ARK Dino

ARK Compass

They have also stated that the game will be coming for PC/MAC on Steam as well as Xbox One, no word on whither or not they will be supporting Occulus or the HTC Vive on PC or not, but here is hoping.

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No Official release date has been given yet, but they are doing a Steam early access release on June 2nd for anyone interested in getting in a little early.

ARK Croc

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter- @DayneCody

Halloween Steam Sale on Now!

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Ladies and gentlemen, get your wallets ready for another Steam sale! Steam is having it’s annual Halloween sale. Starting today and going until Nov 3, at 10 am, all your favorite spooky games are on sale.

Head over to Steampowered.com to get in on this great sale!

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody 

The Steam Summer Sale Starts Now!

Steam Summer Sale
The Steam Summer Sale is here! For the next ten days, take advantage of huge savings on thousands of games. Check back often to see the eight-hour Flash Sales. You can even help select what goes on sale with the Community’s Choice Flash Sales.

More than a hundred products will be featured as Daily Deals throughout the sale, with new deals popping up every 24 hours.

Today’s Daily Deals include:

Day Z 15% off
Democracy 3 66% off
Divinity: Original Sin 20% off
Dead Rising 3 Prepurchase 25% off
Far Cry 3 75% off
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion 80% off
The Witcher 2 80% off
XCOM: Enemy Unknown 67% off
Don’t Starve 75% off

In addition to the sale is the bonus Steam Summer Adventure. Collect, trade, and craft 10 Summer Adventure cards that can only be earned during the sale. Players can earn in-game items, community rewards, and points for their team by crafting badges throughout the sale. At the end of each day, the team with the most points wins.

30 randomly selected members of the winning team who contributed points by crafting badges that day will win 3 games off their Wishlist. Players are randomly assigned to one of five teams and through crafting can earn tokens which grant bonus points, steal points from other teams, or switch the player to a different team. All the details on how to participate in the Summer Adventure can be found here.

The Steam Summer Sale will run from now until 10AM PDT, June 30th. Complete information on Daily Deals, Flash Sales, Community’s Choice and more can be found here.

via Steam Summer Sale

By Ricardo “Rico” Ferreira
@RicF

Thief 101, New Thief Gameplay Trailer

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So this very cool video landed today, showcasing the upcoming Thief game by Eidos Montreal. In this video we get a taste for the new game, it is 6 minutes of show off really, all the ways you can play and just hinting a little bit about what this game may be about. This game has had an interesting run leading up to release and I will be very curious to see how it turns out. If this video is anything to go by though, this is looking like a VERY good game. I keep getting a very big Dishonored vibe from this new Thief; which on one hand makes me excited (Dishonored is amazing, if you haven’t played it, GO NOW and do so)  but on the other hand make me also slightly concerned, as I want this new Thief game to be its own game, not a copy of something that I have already played. Take a look below at this new trailer and feel free to share with us what your thoughts on this new Thief game are.


Thief is being released on Feb 25, 2014 for the Xbox 360, PC, PS4, Xbox One and PS3.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

Steam Holiday Sale 2013 Starts TODAY!

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Alright ladies and gentlemen, get your wallets ready, as the Steam Holiday Sale 2013 has officially begun. Starting today and going until Jan 3, 2014, your favorite games can be had for ridiculous discounts, so stop reading and head on over to Steam to get your Sale on! New Deals every day, as well as new deals every 8 hours, this really is the biggest sale of the year for PC gamers.

Steam Holiday SALE 2013

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

The Steam Autumn Sale 2013 starts right MEOW!

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Time to hide your wallets children, its another steam sale and just in time for Black Friday. As usual Steam will help lighten lucky PC gamers wallets with amazing deals starting today Nov. 27 til next Tuesday Dec. 3. Expect killer deals on some of this years biggest titles, indies and classics. Do yourself a favor and donate to Gabe Newell’s retirement fund while also picking up some sweet deals.

Find all the deals here: The Steam Autumn Sale 2013

By Ricardo “Rico” Ferreira
@RicF

Valve Shows of the Steam Controller in Action

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Today Valve has released a video of the Steam Controller in action. In the following video you can see the controller being used for Portal 2, Civilization 5, Counterstrike Global Offensive, and Finally in Papers Please; an Indie title. They are showing off how versatile the controller is across a wide range of games, some of which you wouldn’t normally think to use a controller for. Take a look below.


The Steam Controllers will be heading out to 300 lucky beta testers later this year, take a look at what they get to play with.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody