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EA Unveils Seven New Battlefield Hardline Screens, Includes Alligator

Written by Katie Allen on 21 August 2014 at 15:00

EA has released a host of new screenshots for upcoming cops 'n' crooks shooter Battlefield Hardline. Some of the screenshots look like they might have come from the game's Gamescom 2014 trailer, but we're pretty sure this is the first time most of them have been seen in the wild.

It's a cops-themed Battlefield, so much of it is what you might expect; car chases, gun fights and an apparent ongoing hostage station with a rather unhappy-looking moustached chap. There's also an alligator in one shot, which is slightly less expected, although we'd never say no to giant, man-eating reptiles in games. [More]

Ubisoft CEO Says Ubi Is Taking Note Of EA Access Subscription Program

Written by Stuart Thomas on 21 August 2014 at 13:30

Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot has stated that the company is looking carefully at EA’s “EA Access” subscription plan for the Xbox One.

The Ubi boss said that the concept was a good way for publishers to encourage gamers to try out different brands and franchises from a publisher, rather than sticking with just the one. In the same interview, he said that if more publishers adopted such a service, it could be a good way to attract gamers to new consoles and also increase diversity in gaming… [More]

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New Unreal Engine 4 Video Render Shows Insane Photorealistic Environment

Written by Katie Allen on 21 August 2014 at 12:30

A new video has emerged online showing an environment rendered in Unreal Engine 4 with an almost mind-blowing level of realism; so much, so, that it’s hard to credit that the scene isn’t real.

The render was created by French dec Koola with a Geforce GTX 670 and an Intel i7-3770, so it’s a pretty hefty rig, but no more than a current high-end gaming PC. What’s really exciting about this isn’t so much what can be done now - after all, this is just an environment without the huge extra processing power needed to render gameplay of this realism - but the potential it shows for the future. [More]

World Of Warcraft Fans Discover Three Robin Williams Tributes In Warlords Of Draenor

Written by Neil Soutter on 21 August 2014 at 11:30

After the tragic death of actor and comedian Robin Williams last week, Blizzard were one of the first to confirm it would include a tribute to him in the form of an NPC in World of Warcraft.

Robin Williams was well known as an avid gamer - he did, after all, name his daughter Zelda after the iconic Nintendo princess, and was a keen WoW fan - and it seems fitting he gained a tribute of the videogaming variety. Now, one World of Warcraft fansite has uncovered not one, but three character models named Robin the Entertainer whilst datamining upcoming expansion Warlords of Draenor… [More]

Codemasters Tease DiRT 4 By Social Media Trolling

Written by Katie Allen on 21 August 2014 at 10:25

Codemasters has used its Twitter account to send out a series of tweets that are either teasing DiRT 4 or are simply one of the meanest cases of trolling we’ve seen from a games company.

An initial tweet send out by Codemasters’ DiRT Twitter account simply read “4”, followed almost immediately by a second that read “oops sorry finger slipped”. Naturally, this provoked something of a Twitter storm as fans rushed to guess more about the apparent tease… [More]

Chi-Kui Lam Sets Haswell Overclocking World Record At 7193.8 MHz

Written by Jon Sutton on 20 August 2014 at 17:30

Hong Kong resident Chi-Kui Lam has set a new overclocking world record, boosting his Intel Haswell i7 CPU all the way up to a staggering 7193.8 MHz clock speed.

The world record is the highest frequency ever recorded for a Haswell processor, with Lam clocking up the impressive figure on an Intel Core i7-4770K, in addition to some pretty hefty cooling to prevent a total meltdown. [More]

Latest Humble Jumbo Bundle Offers Strategy Classics, Van Helsing, Terraria, And More

Written by Neil Soutter on 20 August 2014 at 16:30

The Humble Jumbo Bundle’s back, and this time it’s offering a total of 11 games and expansion content in its latest pay-what-you-want offering, with the promise of more games still to come.

The package has got a heavy leaning towards strategy gaming this time, and includes a whole host of Age of Empires content, Crusader Kings 2 along with 3 batches of DLC, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing and stacks more. [More]

Microstore Xbox Store Leak Reveals Resident Evil Revelations 2

Written by Jon Sutton on 20 August 2014 at 15:15

Microsoft’s official online store appears to have outed a potentially unannounced sequel to Resident Evil: Revelations from Capcom. The box art and a screenshot for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 cropped up on the store, indicating Capcom may have a little more up its sleeve than the previously revealed Resident Evil HD Remaster.

Rumours of the existence of Resident Evil Revelations 2 have been doing the rounds for some time now, although the appearance of these assets strongly suggest the title is in the works. Information revealed so far indicates that RE Revelations 2 is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. No mention has been made yet of a PC version, although judging from Capcom’s recent efforts we’d expect a PC edition to be announced alongside it. [More]

Atari Announces Alone In The Dark And Haunted House Reboots For PC

Written by Stuart Thomas on 20 August 2014 at 14:00

Survival horror stalwart Alone in the Dark and the ageing  Haunted House are back and getting reboots courtesy of Atari. Alone in the Dark: Illumination is a PC-only horror game due out later this year, and will be shown in full at Seattle’s PAX Prime event later this month.

Fondly remembered as the roots of the horror genre, Alone in the Dark began in the original 1992 DOS release, making a name for itself for its story based on Lovecraftian lore. It’s undergone a number of different reboots already, including the Resident Evil-style Alone in the Dark: A New Nightmare, and the poorly received Alone in the Dark 2008 reboot. Now it’s back with Alone in the Dark: Illumination, which Atari pitches as a re-imagined take on the classic survival horror series. [More]

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