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SEGA Announces Sonic Lost World For PC, With The Promise Of More Console Ports To Come

Written by Stuart Thomas on 07 October 2015 at 12:45

Despite SEGA’s new-found affiliation with PC, publishing the likes of the Total War series and Company of Heroes, much of its back catalogue still remains untouched on PC. This is all set to change in the near future, as SEGA has announced the previously Nintendo-exclusive Sonic Lost World will be coming to PC.

Sonic Lost World is heading PC-wards on November 2nd so there isn’t long to wait. It comes with gamepad support and all the usual Steam gubbins like achievements, leaderboards and cloud saves, as well as support for higher resolutions. It’ll be priced £19.99/$24.99/€22.99. That’s just the beginning though, with SEGA looking to bring over more of its back catalogue to PC soon, which could include the likes of Bayonetta, Vanquish, Skies of Arcadia and Yakuza, amongst others. [More]

The Witcher 3: Hearts Of Stone Launch Trailer Has Us Itching To Play Again

Written by Joffy S on 07 October 2015 at 11:00

By the time the credits had finally closed on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt I thought I’d had my fill. How foolish I was, because after watching the Hearts of Stone DLC expansion trailer they’ve gone full Michael Corleone on me and pulled me right back in again. Hearts of Stone might be treading familiar ground in Velen and Oxenfurt, but it’s adding a massive 10-hour quest line with some familiar faces and all new foes. And a giant belching frog.

Geralt of Rivia, slayer of beasts and all-round no nonsense badass is back, and this time he’s been hired to defeat a bandit captain by the name of Olgierd von Everec. An immortal bandit captain no less. [More]

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Microsoft Reveals HoloLens Dev Kit For Early 2016, But It Will Set You Back 3000 USD

Written by Neil Soutter on 07 October 2015 at 10:20

Microsoft took its HoloLens augmented reality headset out for a spin yesterday during its hardware conference. It’s always looked like a nice piece of experimental kit that would take years to arrive, but Microsoft surprised us all and announced the first dev kits will be available early next year. Compared to the early Oculus Rift development kits however, the Hololens comes with a far steeper price tag that will put it out of buying range for most curious gamers.

Scheduled to arrive in the first quarter of 2016, Hololens dev kits will set you back a cool $3000. Devs can submit their application for a kit now, which comes with the completely untethered headset utilising sensors to map the environment around you. Microsoft also demonstrated its gaming capabilities during the event, showcasing the robot-battling Project X-Ray. [More]

Ubisoft Teasing Far Cry Primal, A Far Cry Game Without Any Guns

Written by Stuart Thomas on 06 October 2015 at 17:31

UPDATE: Ubisoft’s gone and officially revealed Far Cry Primal, announcing the Stone Age pseudo-sequel will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 23rd 2016, with a PC release in March.

Original Story: Ubisoft has painstakingly been teasing an imminent announcement for the last 18 hours. It’s a livestream of a cave painting which is literally as interesting as watching paint dry. It’s steadily been zooming out to reveal more and more but all that means nought, because an IGN Turkey Twitter account which has since been suspended tweeted out the name and ruined all the suspense. Or saved you a lot of boredom, it depends how into Paleolithic art you are. [More]

MS Announce Surface 4 Claiming It Will Replace All Laptops, Then Announce New Laptop

Written by Felix Nova on 06 October 2015 at 17:30

As I type Microsoft are in the middle of their live Hardware Event for 2015. Announcing all sorts of bits and bobs to try and capture your attention and consider MS in your future decisions about tech.

I have just watched Panos Panay, corporate VP at Microsoft, announce the new Surface 4. Strutting confidently across the stage with the new device he claims on a few occasions that the Surface 4 "will replace your laptop." Thats the catch phrase for this device. Bold stuff. The sort of wow factor that gets you sitting up and listening. What no need for laptops anymore. Hmm, interesting. But almost as if he doesnt quite believe his own claimed awesomeness for the Surface 4, he then goes on with his presentation and announces that they are also bringing out a new laptop. [More]

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be An Even Larger Game Than The Witcher 3 Claims CD Projekt RED

Written by Joffy S on 06 October 2015 at 17:00

In fantastic news for the time rich, and hideous news for the time poor, CD Projekt RED has said Cyberpunk 2077 will be far, far bigger than The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. That noise you hear is the sound of millions of calendars hurriedly being wiped clean, as anxious gamers begin worrying just how they can find the time to take on a game even bigger than the mighty The Witcher 3.

CDPR had said we wouldn’t hear any more about Cyberpunk 2077 until at least 2017, but it seems it just couldn’t help itself with this latest announcement. Swapping Axii signs for neon signs, Cyberpunk 2077 is a sci-fi RPG set in a futuristic city. I’d tell you it’s cyberpunk but that seems surplus to requirements now. CD Projekt RED has been working on Cyberpunk 2077 since 2012 so it’s had plenty of time in the oven, leading to a game which will be even larger in scale than Geralt’s latest jaunt. [More]

Nvidia Clearing GTX 980 Ti, 980 And 970 Stock With AC Syndicate And R6 Siege Bundles

Written by Neil Soutter on 06 October 2015 at 16:00

After the train wreck that was Batman: Arkham Knight on PC you’d think Nvidia would be doing everything it can to ensure its next bundled in game wasn’t a total disaster. Which makes it all the more curious to see Nvidia announce new game bundles of Rainbow Six Siege and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, packed in with GeForce GTX 970GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 980 Ti GPUs until early 2016.

It’s the latter game which will raise a few eyebrows. Early reports are suggesting Syndicate could be every bit as buggy as Assassin’s Creed Unity was last year, so it’s not exactly the strongest candidate to show off your shiny new graphics card. Whatever the case, those who pick up one of the three Nvidia GPUs will be able to choose between AC: Syndicate and Rainbow Six: Siege. Codes will be sent out when the games are released, which is November 19th and December 1st respectively. [More]

Elder Scrolls Online Orsinium DLC Adds Huge New Orc Lands As Well As Gamepad Support

Written by Joffy S on 06 October 2015 at 15:00

Against all the odds, The Elder Scrolls Online is still alive and kicking. After getting off to the sort of launch that’s buried many a game, Zenimax Online Studios’ MMORPG has since shifted to buy-to-play and seems all the better for it. Buy-to-play is a daft term, but it basically means it’s subscription-free so you just need a copy of The Elder Scrolls Online to play indefinitely.

ZOS has now announced a new premium DLC package coming TESO’s way, dubbed Orsinium. They claim it’s the largest downloadable expansion for Elder Scrolls Online since its launch, taking players to the frosty homeland of the Orcs. It hasn’t been seen in Elder Scrolls since Daggerfall so that’s exciting stuff for lore fans, packing in more than 20 hours of story content and quests set within the mountains of Wrothgar. [More]

Take Out An Insurance Plan On Your Virtual Goods With Real Cash In Metal Gear Solid V

Written by Stuart Thomas on 06 October 2015 at 13:55

Just when you think the sorry state of micro-transactions couldn’t get any grimmer, Konami go and totally outdo themselves by announcing insurance plans for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. As if it wasn’t enough of a pain in the arse to get insurance for everything in real life, you can now hand over cold, hard cash to protect your soldiers and supplies from being nabbed by rival players.

It’s all part of MGS 5’s Forward Operating Base, which is the means by which players can build up their bases and also perform daring raids on others. It seemed like a decent enough concept initially, but then Konami revealed you could pay for better bases, and now you can spend your Mother Base Coins to sign up for insurance plans so you don't lose any of your goodies. [More]

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