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Why Are The Assassins Creed Unity System Requirements So High - Ask Ubisoft Campaign

Written by Jon Sutton on 24 October 2014 at 18:00

By now we’ve all had a gawp at the Assassin’s Creed Unity system requirements and found ourselves floored by the demands of Ubisoft’s next-generation title. The requirements truly are unlike anything else out there, and according to Ubisoft you’re going to need a near top-of-the-range gaming rig to have any hope of playing Arno’s Parisian adventure.

Looking at our member statistics it’s clear to see that a significant amount of the GD gaming community will be unable to run Assassin’s Creed Unity at all. The requirements themselves are two generations newer than Ubisoft’s last big AAA title Watch Dogs and we want to find out just what makes AC Unity so demanding, and whether in fact these are the actual minimum system requirements or just sky-high estimates that could have PC gamers forking out for new hardware. [More]

Civilization: Beyond Earth Free Game Giveaway Competition

Written by Jon Sutton on 24 October 2014 at 17:30

$450 million, the average cost of a NASA space shuttle mission. $250,000, the price of a Virgin Galactic spaceship ticket. $50, the current recommended price for Civilization: Beyond Earth. $0.00, how much it'll cost you to enter this week's totally free competition on Game Debate to win a copy of Firaxis's latest 4X strategy epic.

We've got our hands on a Steam code for Civilization: Beyond Earth and we want to give it out to one of you, a member of Game Debate. Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth takes the beloved strategy series intergalactic, pitching you with with leading an expedition to find life after the cataclysmic destruction of human society on Earth. Alien planets, bizarre futuristic technologies and that all-important Civ special sauce that'll keep you clicking into the wee hours are all present and correct, and to embark on this voyage all you need to do is enter this simple competition.  [More]

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Civilization Beyond Earth Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 6670

Written by Felix Nova on 24 October 2014 at 16:30

Following the recent HUGE AC Unity system requirements announcement you might find you cancelled your pre-order and have a fist full of game shaped dollars waiting to find a suitable home. Well Firaxis have just launched their latest Civilisation title, Beyond Earth. So we decided to test Beyond Earth with Jerry, our ageing, last gen PC. Beyond Earth is a gorgeous looking turn based strategy that should therefore run on lower end machines.

If you want to see if you should grab a copy of Beyond Earth then be sure to check out our full Beyond Earth Civilization review. And I will tell you now, [whisper] its this weeks Game-Debate free game giveaway too. I know, right. [More]

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]

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