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Potential New Steam Controller Leaked

Written by Sam Welch on 19 December 2014 at 16:30

The Greatly anticipated Steam Controller is still nowhere to be seen, seven months after Valve decided to postpone releasing anything in favour of more tweaking, but the web may have just got a new glimpse at what’s to come. The most striking feature of this purported latest design is what looks to be the return of a D-pad on the left side.

The image was posted on ValveTime.net by a staff member with the handle ‘Omnomnick’, who added that the designs were taken from files contained within the latest Steam Client beta update. He could only speculate as to the exact function of the D-pad design on the left touch pad. [More]

Global Game Awards 2014 Results: Best In Gaming

Written by Sam Welch on 19 December 2014 at 16:30

Game-Debate’s Global Game Awards 2014 results are in! We now know definitively what the best games of 2014 are. The votes poured in this year from all areas of the industry. With CEOs, publishing houses, developers and of course us faithful fans casting votes and pushing the competition to new levels.

The social media channels have been alight with your opinions on which games should be heralded as the best of the best of 2014. We have categories across the entire genre, ranging from Best Shooter of 2014 through to Best Gaming Audio 2014. Exciting stuff. Its with enormous pleasure that I present the games you voted on as the Best of 2014 [More]

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1Grand Theft Auto V Jan-27-2015
2Far Cry 4 Nov-18-2014
3Assassins Creed: Unity Nov-11-2014
4Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Nov-04-2014
5Dragon Age 3: Inquisition Nov-21-2014
6Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Dec-18-2014
7FIFA 15 Sep-26-2014
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10Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 Nov-13-2014

Global Game Awards 2014 Results: Best Hardware

Written by Sam Welch on 19 December 2014 at 15:25

Game-Debate’s Global Game Awards 2014 have been logged, validated and now counted. The biggest game industry competition of the year is over. Lets see what you the gaming public felt would take the hot seats across the hardware world. Every nominee in each category represents the best of the best that 2014 had to offer. Competition has been intense between all of our many worthy nominees, but your votes have been cast and our winners are finally ready to announce!

Don't forget, A Game-Debate Global Game Award from 2014 isn't just for Christmas - these accolades will last as long as the internet, helping these hardworking hardware geniuses get recognised for their exceptional products until society collapses. [More]

Far Cry 4 January DLC Details Escape

Written by Sam Welch on 19 December 2014 at 15:00

Sound the alarms! Details on the 'Escape from Durgesh Prison' DLC coming in January 2015 for Far Cry 4 have got out. Don’t worry though, Game-Debate has caught them for you.

The new content is set for release on the 13th January on Xbox Live and the 14th on PSN in the new year and unsurprisingly, challenges players to a prison break. Where things get really interesting though are with the restrictions each attempt is subject to that ramp up the difficulty, with a real-life prison escape flavour. [More]

New Minecraft Tales To Be Told By Telltale

Written by Sam Welch on 19 December 2014 at 13:30

It looks like Telltale games aren't running out of tales to tell anytime soon - not that we’re complaining. The Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us alum is now working in collaboration with Mojang and the Minecraft Community to make a standalone episodic adventure series about the crafting-est darn crafting sandbox out there.

Minecraft: Story Mode will be a narrative driven adventure set in Notch’s unique block world and steered by player choice in the trademark Telltale style, and is coming in 2015 for PC and Mac. It’s inspired by the persistent creativity of the Minecraft community according to the studio, which has made Minecraft “the game that continues to inspire a generation”. Familiar tyhemes are to be expected, but a jumble of new characters are promised too. [More]

Two New RPGs In The Works From Divinity: Original Sin Studio Larian

Written by Sam Welch on 19 December 2014 at 11:55

Divinity: Original Sin may have ticked plenty of boxes with gamers all over and in our own review, but Swen Vincke in the big chair at Larian Studios has been frustrated with the final game. Citing a lack of “development capacity”, Vincke wishes he could have done more on almost every aspect.

Vincke has settled on a solution though that looks set to make everybody happy - Larian is expanding, and work has begun on two new RPG games, and both will use the engine created for D:OS. This will make it easy for work on Original Sin to continue alongside the production of these two new titles. Thanks to the commercial success of the latest Divinity, Larian is taking advantage of the experience and talent in Quebec City by opening a new office there and building a bigger team in service of the ongoing projects. [More]

Could Red Dead Redemption 2 Be Announced Next Year?

Written by Sam Welch on 19 December 2014 at 10:45

There’s been an audience clamouring for the PC release of Rockstar Games’ rootin’ tootin’ fallootin' western sandbox Red Dead Redemption since its launch on Xbox 360 and PS3. Despite the odd hint that it could happen though, unfortunately there’s nothing firm so far. The evidence for an upcoming sequel, meanwhile, is getting stronger all the time.

Back in May, the CEO of Rockstar’s Parent Company Take-Two, Strauss Zelnick, infamously described the Red Dead series as a “permanent franchise”, strongly implying that a sequel would happen sooner or later but leaving the timescale comfortably open with the remark, “consumers want better, not more”. But now, a potential time frame has been suggested on the Rockstar website, in their 'Asked and Answered' feature on the 17th December. [More]

12 Games Of Christmas - FIFA 15 Vs Pro Evolution Soccer 2015

Written by Jon Sutton on 18 December 2014 at 18:00

The two footballing giants. After decades of footballing games only two remain. The likes of Sensible Soccer, Kick Off, This Is Football and practically hundreds of others, mainly total turds like UEFA Striker, have all bitten the dust. During the glory days of the PlayStation 2 PES reigned supreme. You couldn’t walk into a single student flat without someone getting ready for a kickabout.

Then, unexpectedly, the pendulum swung back to FIFA following the absolutely incredible FIFA 09, starting this period of dominance which has seen EA Sports’ title light up the charts, year in, year out. This time around the two are stronger and more closely matched than ever before, delivering sterling games of football, but which side of the fence do you fall on? This is the World Cup final of footie fights, where only team can go on and lift the trophy, and possible become Game Debate's ultimate game to play this Christmas. [More]

New Game Ready Nvidia Geforce 347.09 Drivers Bolster Elite: Dangerous

Written by Sam Welch on 18 December 2014 at 16:50

As the last major week for PC gaming releases of 2014 has seen Elite: Dangerous and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes finally grace our monitors, Nvidia has launched a new Game Ready set of GeForce beta drivers to ensure that your system will support these and other recent releases with panache.

As well as driver versions 347.09, Nvidia has also improved game profiles for several other big recent titles, including Project Cars, Alien: Isolation and Far Cry 4. Among the usual performace tweaks, some of these new profiles specifically improve compatibility with stereoscopic 3D monitors and 3D Vision performance. Playing Alien: Isolation on Nightmare Mode and in 3D after these upgrades will not be for the faint of heart! [More]

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