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Codemasters Get All Nostalgic With Micro Machines-Style Racer Toybox Turbos

Written by Stuart Thomas on 24 October 2014 at 15:15

Micro Machines is back! Sort of anyway, because Codemasters has announced Toybox Turbos, a top-down tabletop racing game inspired by childhood locations. It sure looks like Micro Machines, right to Cheerios marking out the track, so presumably Codemasters lost the license somewhere along the way. Whatever the case, Toybox Turbos looks like Micro Machines as we know and love it, offering up 18 obstacle-filled courses packed with nifty shortcuts and treacherous turns around pots of jam and spilled ink.

Contrary to Codemasters’ typical racing fare you’ll be tossing out Brand’s Hatch and the Nürburgring in favour of Bunsen burners and breakfast tables, nimbly dodging knives and forks in top-down racing. True to form, four-player local multiplayer is back, along with online multiplayer modes for those inevitable late-night sessions. [More]

Civilization: Beyond Earth Review : Beautiful Worlds

Written by Felix Nova on 24 October 2014 at 14:00

It's classic 'just one more turn' but now in spaaaaace. Aimed at turn based strategy specialists the Civ franchise is now here with its second(ish) full sci-fi Civilisation title, Civilization: Beyond Earth. Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri was a hit back in 1999 with a strong storyline and a brilliant sci-fi experience that gave the player reason to pick up their favourite Frank Herbert or Arthur C. Clarke novels. Civilization: Beyond Earth's plot has the player colonizing new worlds, backed by an organisation acting as sponsor, and competing against other organisations for planetary dominance.

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GTA San Andreas Gets 10th Anniversary Remaster On Xbox 360, More Platforms Maybe To Come

Written by Jonnie on 24 October 2014 at 12:45

Rockstar has confirmed the rumours circulating of GTA: San Andreas making a return to Xbox 360 for download via the Marketplace. The remastered game will be available from October 26th and will now have 720p resolution, improved draw distances and come with its own set of achievements, although there's been no word just yet on whether the re-release will arrive on PSN or indeed Steam. 

The retouched version of San Andreas comes out to in time to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the game's initial launch. If that doesn’t make you feel old then nothing will! San Andreas was met with critical acclaim when it was released, setting a new standard for what was expected from open world games. The game featured a massive A-list voice cast including Samuel L. Jackson, David Cross, Peter Fonda and the late Chris Penn. Even Danny Dyer got to make a return as Kent Paul first seen in GTA: Vice City, and he really can't believe it's been nearly 10 years since Rockstar released San Andreas... [More]

Those Mammoth Assassins Creed Unity System Requirements Have Been Confirmed By Ubisoft

Written by Jon Sutton on 24 October 2014 at 11:30

In case you missed it yesterday evening, Ubisoft has indeed confirmed that those unbelievably huge system requirements for Assassin's Creed Unity revealed yesterday are in fact the real deal, so you'd best get believing. 

Yep, that's right, Ubisoft is claiming that you're going to need an Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 or an AMD Radeon HD 7970 at the absolute minimum to get Assassin's Creed Unity up and running, so it looks like Nvidia and AMD are back in business. Consider us surprised because the system requirements truly are above and beyond anything else out there, making heavyweights like Shadow of Mordor, Ryse: Son of Rome, and The Evil Within seem relatively weedy in comparison.  [More]

Layoffs Hit WildStar Developer Carbine Studios

Written by Neil Soutter on 24 October 2014 at 10:24

WildStar developer Carbine Studios has revealed it has been forced to lay off more than 60 of its staff in a planned restructuring by its parent company NCSoft. They’re not the only team taking the hit, with Guild Wars 2 outfit ArenaNet also losing staff, although its Carbine who has been hardest hit.

Carbine’s MMORPG arrived earlier this year to widespread positive reviews, but it’s currently unclear how successful WildStar has been since launch, particularly since it's one of the few MMOs still charging a monthly subscription. Earlier this week WildStar made the jump to Megaservers, merging a number of servers together to form two larger servers in the US and Europe. As well as this Carbine had also announced that it had cancelled any planned holiday events this year, citing quality concerns, which may or may not be linked to the layoffs. [More]

Ubisoft Claims Assassins Creed Unity Has A World More Immersive And Dynamic Than Any Before

Written by Jon Sutton on 23 October 2014 at 17:32

Hot off the back of the absolutely ridiculous rumoured Assassin’s Creed Unity system requirements revealed today, Ubisoft has launched a new trailer looking into the Parisian adventure’s dynamic open-world. Building on the foundations laid down by Assassin's Creed and Watch Dogs, Ubisoft claim that AC Unity will deliver a truly systemic city unlike no other.

Assassin's Creed unity's creative director Alex Amancio is on hand to take us through this special feature trailer, which takes a look at how the side content has been revamped over previous outings to deliver a far more immersive experience, whether it's getting involved in murder mysteries, treasure hunts, or of course the co-operative heist missions. On early impressions it looks like Ubisoft might be making good on its promise to overcome repetitive filler content with these diverse new missions. [More]

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on 23 October 2014 at 16:15

Earlier this week Activision sent word of the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare minimum system requirements, which were admittedly pretty high. Now though to help put things into perspective we've got hold of the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare recommended system requirements, so you'll know exactly what you'll need to gain the competitive edge in its chaotic online multiplayer.  

So if you want to know if your PC's tough enough to take on the might of Sledgehammer Games' debut then read on to check out the official Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare system requirements. [More]

Lord British Returns As Shroud Of The Avatar Gets Steam Early Access Release Date

Written by Jonnie on 23 October 2014 at 15:15

Crowd-funded MMORPG Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues is scheduled for a release on Steam Early Access on November 24th. The online RPG has been developed by Portalarium, a studio founded by one Richard Garriott, a name sure to make RPG fans of certain age go warm and fuzzy inside. The man behind Ultima and Ultima Online is overseeing the project, which promises to blend the essence of those roleplaying classics into a new title.

Shroud of the Avatar is a game that shows a lot of promise, blending many traditional elements of the MMORPG genre with new and slightly different elements that will add a fresh aspect to gameplay. The developers promise to resist the urge to include microtransactions and extra DLC with charges. Instead, the game will consists of five episodes, to be released annually, that will require a one time fee to purchase each one, while all content in the game will be available to buy using in-game currency. [More]

Nvidia GeForce 344.48 Drivers Released With DSR Support For Kepler And Fermi GPUs

Written by Jon Sutton on 23 October 2014 at 14:04

Nvidia has announced that its new Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) scaling setting introduced with its GeForce GTX 900 series of graphics cards will now work with GeForce GTX 500, 600, and 700 series GPUs, provided they're powerful enough. The support comes bundled in with the latest Nvidia GeForce 344.48 drivers, meaning Kepler and Fermi desktop GPUs can now get in on the action.

Dynamic Super Resolution is a new brute-force technique that runs a game at a higher resolution, up to 4K, before downsampling it to fit a 1920 x 1080p display to improve the image quality. It was announced as a built-in feature for Maxwell GPUs but is now opening up to the rest of Nvidia’s range. It’s not the only update in these new GeForce 344.48 drivers of course, which also bring SLI and performance improvements to some of this month’s biggest titles, including Lords of the Fallen, Elite: Dangerous and Civilization: Beyond Earth. [More]

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