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Worlds Of Magic Review : World Weary

Written by Stuart Thomas on 28 April 2015 at 12:45

They say don't judge a book by its cover, but Worlds of Magic is one of the least-inspired names for a videogame since... well, I suppose since Age of Wonders III. Perhaps it's all part of the style - fantasy-themed 4x games need to be called (Age, World, Lords, Land) of (Legend, Magic, Wonders, Marvels, Beards, Empires, Dragons, Wizards). But it does rather make them difficult to keep separate in your mind. Unless, of course they're really good like Age of Wonders III.

The flip-side doesn't hold true, naturally. Land of Beards drifts into the subconscious quicker than... Hold on, what? The game I reviewed was called Worlds of Magic? OK, fine, whatever. Lands of Magic is pretty much a by-the-numbers afterthought made to cash in on its claim to being a 'spiritual successor' of that old classic, Age of Legends. Or whatever. I don't know. [More]

First Ever Just Cause 3 Gameplay Trailer Released

Written by Neil Soutter on 28 April 2015 at 11:30

Let’s face it, we all knew Just Cause 3 was going to be most joyously explosive ball of pyrotechnic joy set to plop onto store shelves this year, and it’s first ever trailer is testament to that. Gung-ho action, suicidal sky-dives, and a penchant for destruction are the order of the day here, as Avalanche take the series’ trademark antics to the sunny Mediterranean island of Medici.

Square Enix and Avalanche Studios say this entire trailer has been captured straight from actual gameplay footage, as Rico Rodriguez uses an entire arsenal in his mission to destroy the island’s evil dictator, General Di Ravello. [More]

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Valve Stands Down And Removes Paid Steam Workshop Mods

Written by Stuart Thomas on 28 April 2015 at 10:15

Valve’s foray into paid Steam Workshop mods is at an end already, just a matter of days after the service went live. The move had sparked controversy among PC gamers, who opposed the direction Valve was taking the modding community.

In a statement, Valve’s Alden Kroll wrote “We're going to remove the payment feature from the Skyrim workshop. For anyone who spent money on a mod, we'll be refunding you the complete amount. We talked to the team at Bethesda and they agree. [More]

Rumour: AMD Doubling Radeon R9 390X HBM To 8GB

Written by Joffy S on 27 April 2015 at 17:00

We’re getting very close indeed to a full reveal from AMD if its upcoming R9 300-series graphics cards, but ahead of then fresh rumours have emerged suggesting AMD is doubling the memory on its flagship Radeon R9 390X graphics card.

If true then the 4GB of high bandwidth memory (HBM) will be joined by another, for a total of 8GB memory. Rather than wait it out for second-generation HBM, these rumours indicate AMD bit the bullet and stacked up two 4GB HBM chips in a 2.5D configuration. This is also set to be joined by a watercooler variant of the R9 390X at launch. [More]

The Dark Knight Gets A Helping Hand In Batman: Arkham Knight All Who Follow Trailer

Written by Joffy S on 27 April 2015 at 15:40

With Grand Theft Auto 5 out the way and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt fast approaching, all of our attention is soon about to turn towards the much-anticipated return of Rocksteady. Almost four years in the making, it’s looking like Batman: Arkham Knight is going to be difficult to resist, particularly once you’ve sneaked a peek at the sumptuous new “All Who Follow You” trailer.

If you’re trying to resist spoilers ahead of its release in June then this trailer probably isn’t for you just now, but it does highlight some all-new features coming to Batman: Arkham Knight unheard of up until now. Chief among these is the inclusion of Robin, Catwoman and Nightwing; not only will you be able to play as Batman’s allies, but you’ll be able to switch seamlessly between characters mid-combat, performing enhanced combos. [More]

Dirt Rally System Requirements

Written by Joffy S on 27 April 2015 at 14:24

Codemasters has sensationally not only announced the latest title in the Dirt series, but it's also released the game today. Dirt Rally is available to buy on PC right now via Early Access, and already comes packing 17 classic and current cars to race over 36 different stages from three locations around the world. 

With Dirt Rally, Codemasters claims it wants to take rally driving to a new level of realism, totally rebuilding the simulation and driving models of the Dirt series, ensuring each and every car feels unique when the pedal's to the metal. You can check out the first ever gameplay video right now on the game page, and if you're picking it up then make sure to check out the official Dirt Rally system requirements below.  [More]

Guillermo Del Toro Says Silent Hills Is Cancelled Following Kojima Exit Rumour

Written by Neil Soutter on 27 April 2015 at 14:00

UPDATE: It's official, Silent Hills is cancelled, Konami has confirmed in a statement. The publisher wrote it is committed to future Silent Hill titles, but the project known as Silent Hills will not be continued. 

Hideo Kojima’s rumoured acrimonious departure from Konami could have seen its first gaming casualty, with Silent Hills co-producer Guillermo Del Toro saying during a recent San Francisco Film Society event that the horror project is not going to happen. [More]

Gabe Newell Responds To Steam Paid Mods Controversy

Written by Stuart Thomas on 27 April 2015 at 12:45

So far the response to paid mods on the Steam store has been anything but positive. Our Up For Debate article over the weekend revealed almost 10 times as many GD’ers reckon all mods should be free as those that don’t. The backlash has been felt across PC gaming, prompting the big man himself, Gabe Newell, to host a 2-hour AMA on Reddit over the weekend.

The Valve head honcho was in a defensive mood over the move, responding to a catalogue of complaints that the move wasn’t in the interest of the PC gaming community, or in the spirit of modding. [More]

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Minimum System Requirements

Written by Joffy S on 27 April 2015 at 11:30

In a slightly unusual move, Activision has revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops III's official minimum system requirements alongside the game reveal, a full 6 months ahead of its launch. Treyarch's sci-fi shooter is the first title in the Call of Duty series to be available exclusively on the current-gen consoles, as well as PC of course, and so hopefully a lot has been invested into ensuring this is the best-looking title in the series yet.

Cybernetic implants and a host of robot technology means COD: Black Ops 3 is the most technologically advanced game in the series in more than one way. Jet packs, wall-running, underwater combat, and OTT scorestreaks should ensure total carnage, and you're going to want to making sure your gaming PC can keep up. With that in mind we've got a hold of COD: BLOPS 3's minimum system requirements, and you can check them out now below.   [More]

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