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Super Army Soldiers - Rainbow Six: Siege British Unit Trailer

Written by Stuart Thomas on 25 April 2015 at 10:00

Tom Clancy fans will no doubt be aware Rainbow Six is an elite group of counter-terrorist operatives, made up of members of the finest special forces soldiers from around the world. The absolute cream of the crop, the best of the best. We'll soon see that change once I get my hands on them in R6: Siege.

Anyway, Ubisoft has now released the first of a series of Rainbow Six: Siege trailers, each looking at top tactical units from around the globe and how they’re implemented in the multiplayer shooter. We’re set to look at everything from SPETSNAZ to GIGN, GSG9, and FBI SWAT, but we’re kicking things off with the British SAS. [More]

AMD Details Two Major Features Which Provide Huge Performance Gains In DirectX 12

Written by Joffy S on 24 April 2015 at 17:30

DirectX 12 is just around the corner, arriving this summer alongside Windows 10. In terms of what this actually means for us, things are still a little hazy, but AMD’s head of global technical marketing, Robert Hallock, has explained two key features for the upcoming low-overhead graphics API.

The two features in question are Async Shaders and multi-thread command buffer recording. They might sound unfamiliar now, but these two major new additions to DirectX 12 are set to make a significant difference to gaming performance across the board. [More]

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Skyrim Mod Makers Can Now Sell Their Creations On The Steam Workshop

Written by Stuart Thomas on 24 April 2015 at 15:15

Valve has introduced paid-for mods to the Steam Workshop. Announced yesterday and already in place as you read this, modders can now sell their creations on Steam, beginning with the Skyrim Workshop.

User-created mods are available in a shop interface and can be bought directly, with Valve giving a 25% cut back to the content creators. The Skyrim workshop is now filtered by Free or Paid Mods, so you can still get access to all of the mods currently out there, unless their creators opt to charge for it. [More]

Call Of Duty: Black Ops III Teaser Has Heavy Deus Ex Nods

Written by Neil Soutter on 24 April 2015 at 14:00

The annual Call of Duty cycle continues apace this year. and Activision is set to take the wraps off of Call of Duty: Black Ops III this Sunday, April 26th. Ahead of then the publisher has pushed out a teaser for the near-future sci-fi shooter, in development from the folks at Treyarch.

It’s looking suspiciously like we’ll be getting two near-identical themes when Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided arrive, focusing on the ethics of cybernetic engineering as the lines between humanity and robotics blurs in the coming 50 years. [More]

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood System Requirements

Written by Joffy S on 24 April 2015 at 12:45

Welcome back, Mr Blazkowicz, it's been a while. The no-holds-barred godfather of first-person-shooters in back in a fortnight with Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. The official system requirements for Wolfenstein: The Old Blood are out now, and you can get a look at exactly what gaming rig you'll need for MachineGames latest adventure.

A standalone expansion pack for The New Order, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is set before the events of its predecessor, spanning two interweaving narratives leading up to the storming of General Deathshead's compound. Nazi zombies, maniacal schemes, and robotic nightmares are the order of the day here, where we find out the secrets begin Helga Von Schabbs. It's out on May 4th, but ahead of then be sure to check out the Wolfenstein: The Old Blood system requirements. [More]

Square Enix Announces It Is Hosting Its Own E3 2015 Press Conference

Written by Joffy S on 24 April 2015 at 11:30

Showing off your wares on the E3 show floor is so passé, just ask Bethesda, EA, Ubisoft, Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft. All the big news at E3 tends to happen before the doors even open, and now Square Enix has announced it too is getting in on the action.

The Japanese video game developer and publisher will be hosting an E3 2015 press conference in Downtown LA on June 16th at 9AM PDT/ 5PM BST/ 1AM JST, right before the show starts proper. [More]

Overlord: Fellowship Of Evil Announced By Codemasters

Written by Neil Soutter on 24 April 2015 at 10:15

Codemasters’ minions have been scurrying around behind the scenes as of late, and we knew it was only a matter of time until another Overlord title was announced. Officially unveiled yesterday evening, Overlord: Fellowship of Evil is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One later this year.

The overarching strategy mechanics of previous Overlord games have been cast aside in favour of an action-RPG affair, much in the vein of Diablo 3. Up to four players can get involved simultaneously, each taking control of an Overlord and a small team of minions, trekking through procedurally generated dungeons. [More]

The Road Warrior Tears Through The Wasteland In Mad Max Gameplay Trailer

Written by Stuart Thomas on 23 April 2015 at 16:30

They said Mad Max couldn’t get any madder, but Avalanche Studios’ open-world action game looks off-the-rails insane in this extensive gameplay trailer. Publisher Warner Bros’ roots undoubtedly run deep with this one, there’s elements of Batman: Arkham and Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor clear to see.

While roaming the barren wasteland that is the Plains of Silence, you’ll be able to get involved in the trademark Mad Max pyrotechnic car combat. Your Magnum Opus is the core of this, a specialised car tailor made from the off, with custom vehicle designs and unique upgrade trees to make it your own. [More]

Beautiful Indie Sidescroller Axiom Verge Coming To PC In May

Written by Neil Soutter on 23 April 2015 at 15:15

Our PlayStation chums have been lapping up Axiom Verge since March, but solo developer Tom Happ has announced it will be landing on PC on May 14th. The beautiful homage to 8-bit and 16-bit action games arrived to absolutely stellar reviews on PlayStation 4, offering a faithful modern day interpretation of classic console game design.

A Metroidvania at heart, Axiom Verge follows a scientist who awakens on a bizarre alien world, not knowing where he is or what’s doing there. Stitching together elements of Metroid, Contra, Castlevania, and other classics, you must explore the alien landscape, uncovering the map and discovering hidden weapons, items and abilities to further your progress. [More]

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