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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]

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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]

Blizzard Claims It Does Not Expect World Of Warcraft Subscriptions To Grow Again

Written by Jon Sutton on 20 August 2014 at 12:45

Blizzard has declared that it doesn’t expected the World of Warcraft subscriptions to grow again following the drop-off over the past few months. More than 800,000 players have upped and left World of Warcraft within the last 3 months alone, but Blizzard has admitted it isn’t guaranteed these players will be back again.

The new Warlords of Draenor expansion is arriving later this year, and Blizzard is hoping that the subscriber numbers spike once more with its arrival, with the new content raising the level cap to 100 and offering a whole host of new content in the Orcish lands. [More]

EA Admits It Has Not Been A Great Listener In The Past But It Is Improving

Written by Neil Soutter on 20 August 2014 at 11:30

EA hasn’t been in a lot of gamer’s good books over the last few years, lurching from one controversy to the next. Whether it’s SimCity’s always-online approach and teeny tiny cities, Battlefield 4’s atrociously buggy launch, FIFA 14 on PC using the last-gen engine, or Maxis enraging fans by removing swimming pools and toddlers from The Sims 4, not much has gone quite right.

All that’s just a snippet from the last 18 months though, but EA has admitted it’s not blind to this criticism, with CEO Andrew Wilson claiming that while the publishing giant hasn't always been a great listener in the past, he insists it's getting better going forward. [More]

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