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Mortal Kombat X Story Trailer And Brutalities Revealed

Written by Neil Soutter on 27 February 2015 at 15:15

Far be it from me to judge, but apparently a lot of people take the Mortal Kombat story preeetty seriously. For a gaming that’s largely about slicing people’s faces off the story seems kind of a secondary, especially considering the average lifespan of Sub Zero and co is about 49 seconds.

Still, there is an honest to goodness storyline running through the previous nine iterations of Mortal Kombat, and Mortal Kombat X is no different. Set some years after the previous titles, everyone’s looking a little more wizened and grey, and there’s a few new faces cropping up looking keen for a bout. [More]

Ubisoft Wants To Have A Bigger Focus On Modern Day Sections In Assassins Creed

Written by Joffy S on 27 February 2015 at 14:00

In news that roughly 99% of the world’s population won’t want to hear, Ubisoft is planning on the modern day sections of Assassin’s Creed games, with plans in place for “the next 10, 20 years or however long we're around."

Assassin’s Creed Unity’s brief forays into different time periods were mercifully brief, and there was none of that wandering around Abstergo or any of that guff. I mistakenly took this as an indicator Ubisoft was likely moving away from the modern parts to focus on the historic locales. I remember there was nothing quite as jarring as sailing the Caribbean one minute before having a meeting with an Abstergo hacker the next. [More]

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The Definitive Version Of Battlefield Hardline Will Be On PC Says Visceral

Written by Joffy S on 27 February 2015 at 12:45

If you had any doubts about the performance of Battlefield Hardline on PC, Visceral Games’ Mike Glosecki has reaffirmed the PC version of the multiplayer cops vs robbers shooter will be the definitive edition.

While the console’s will be getting ports, PC is what Battlefield Hardline has been designed for. Provided you’ve got enough power under the hood, Battlefield Hardline will be playable well beyond 1080p resolution, using much higher graphics settings on PC than either the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One are capable of. [More]

Hearthstone Pre-Release Patch Suggests Blackrock Mountain-Themed Expansion Is In The Works

Written by Neil Soutter on 27 February 2015 at 11:30

If you're one of the precious few who’ve seen Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft’s viselike grip over ease over the past few months, prepare to be dragged in kicking and screaming for more when the next expansion hits.

Pre-release patch data mined from Blizzard’s servers reveals the next significant content update to the dangerously addictive collectable card game will be based on World of Warcraft’s Blackrock Mountain area, including the Molten Core raid. Patch 8036 contains information on three previously unknown card backs, dubbed Molten Core, Ragnaros, and Golden Celebration. [More]

Take On The Mountain Man In Far Cry 4: Valley Of The Yetis DLC

Written by Stuart Thomas on 27 February 2015 at 10:15

Ubisoft has unveiled the final piece of downloadable content coming to Far Cry 4. Far Cry 4: Valley of the Yetis takes protagonist Ajay Ghale deep into the Himalayas following a helicopter crash. It’s not too long before Ajay realised it’s not the locals he need be worried about, but an otherworldly foe come to join the party.

Violent cultists have taken over the the snow-covered valley, performing strange ceremonies and taking part in regular assaults on Ajay’s fortified location. Behind these lurks an altogether darker, furrier secret, waiting in the heart of the valley. The abominable snowman is sure to be the deadliest foe yet in Far Cry 4, but luckily you won’t have to tackle it alone, with full free-roam co-op making a return. [More]

Unreal Engine 4 Update Adds Huge Open Environments With Incredibly Realistic Foliage

Written by Joffy S on 26 February 2015 at 17:15

Epic Games powerful Unreal Engine 4 has received its largest update yet, giving game developers a bunch of new tools and features to begin implementing in upcoming titles. The changes are joined by hundreds upon hundreds of smaller tweaks and optimisations for users.

Leading the charge in the Unreal Engine 4.7 update is the new allowance for the game engine to “render huge numbers of instanced objects in world.” The potential here in terms of gaming is obviously huge, allowing for the creation of even more detailed environments bustling with activity. This is joined by the possibility of far larger game worlds, making the creation of huge open-worlds far easier. [More]

Fun-Factor A Low Priority For Most Eighth Gen Console Owners In Survey

Written by Joffy S on 26 February 2015 at 15:15

A new study into why people choose to buy different consoles has revealed some interesting results. The study from market analyst Nielsen asked gamers for the top reasons why they picked up their eight generation consoles, and there are some extremely diverse answers spread across Sony’s PlayStation 4, Microsoft’s Xbox One, and Nintendo’s Wii U.

Surprisingly, something as fundamental as fun-factor is a pretty low priority when it comes to Xbox One owners, while for Wii U gamers it was the number one reason they picked Nintendo’s console up. Meanwhile on PlayStation 4 fun-factor doesn’t even get a look in for the top five factors driving sales. [More]

Fable Legends Confirmed As Free-To-Play On PC And Xbox One

Written by Neil Soutter on 26 February 2015 at 13:23

Lionhead Studios has confirmed the upcoming PC and Xbox One title Fable Legends will be free-to-play. The four vs one asymmetric multiplayer RPG was originally announced as an Xbox One exclusive before Microsoft sensationally revealed in January it would be arriving on Windows 10 with cross-platform play.

It’s now been confirmed you won’t have to cough up the cash for a copy at all, with the devs drawing inspiration from the success of League of Legends and DOTA 2 in offering Fable Legends as a service. Lionhead has stressed the plan is to supplement the game with paid-for cosmetic content, rather the pay-to-win structure everybody automatically dreads. [More]

Tarsier Reveals Horror Platformer Hunger In Teaser Trailer

Written by Stuart Thomas on 26 February 2015 at 12:45

Platformers are two-a-penny nowadays, but Tarsier’s Hunger looks to stand out from the crowd with its unique horror approach. It’s about a young girl trying to escape an underwater labyrinth called The Maw, but its grotesque inhabitants are having none of it. An unnerving Silent Hill-esque soundtrack and macabre visuals create what looks to be suspense-filled platformer.

Combining both 2D and 3D platforming, Hunger looks to draw heavily from the eerie Limbo, although this is on an entire new level. Hunger features unusually disorienting camera angles which Swedish developer Tarsier likening it to a ‘Doll House Perspective. It gives everything an unnerving slant as the girl creeps about these dank environments. [More]

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