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Torment: Tides Of Nemenera Prepares For A Crisis In New Trailer

Written by Stuart Thomas on 09 October 2015 at 11:30

Despite widespread critical acclaim, Black Isle’s Planescape: Torment wasn’t exactly the money spinner Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale were. It’s not all that difficult to see why - a protagonist dubbed The Nameless One traveling celestial plans to remember his lost lives doesn’t exactly scream success - but it is curious to see inXile Entertainment target this niche market with spiritual successor Torment: Tides of Numenera.

Still, Torment’s looking like a must-buy for ardent cRPG fans. In the new gameplay video inXile's lead designer Jeremy Kopman details the new Crisis elements. This is a system which throws up unexpected elements in the middle of fights, such as enemies surrendering or leaders fleeing the scene, all under the threat of time limits. [More]

Just Cause 3 On A Mission Trailer Shows Offense Is The Best Defence

Written by Neil Soutter on 09 October 2015 at 10:15

Just Cause 3 is big and dumb in just about the best way possible. Rico Rodriguez is never more than milliseconds aware from the warm glow of an explosion, popping off dynamite, blitzing planes with a rocket launcher and generally ensuring Medici becomes another Mediterranean island with serious financial problems.

The latest trailer for Just Cause 3 is designed to show us just how all this OTT gameplay flows into the missions. Apparently anyway. Square Enix reckon Rico’s ‘protecting’ the town of Costa Del Port and attempting to break his friend Mario out of prison. I don’t know what Square Enix think protection is, but in Rico’s world it involves wanton destruction and loss of lives. I reckon he's got a check-list of stuff in his back pocket, and he's working his way down it trying to explode it all. Churches, bridges, hospitals, petrol stations, planes, helicopters. You name it, Rico's broken it into several thousand pieces, before wingsuiting gloriously out of there.  [More]

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Fallout 4 System Requirements

Written by Joffy S on 08 October 2015 at 16:15

That sound you hear is the vault door opening after centuries of neglect. With a hiss the door slides and inside, at long last, sites the Fallout 4 system requirements. We're a shade over four weeks away from yet another mammoth RPG preparing to steal away our lives. Sensationally revealed in the run up to E3, we've only had to wait five months for it to hit stores.

Bethesda reckon it's going to be bigger, better, more complex and sprawling than any Fallout before it. It's undeniably one of the most anticipated games this holiday season. Before you put on your Pip-Boy and step out into the wastelands though, it's time to find out whether your gaming rig is as useful as an irradiated bottle of Nuka Cola, or a VATS headshot master, with the official Fallout 4 system requirements. [More]

Hefty Witcher 3 Update Squashes The Final Bugs Ahead Of Hearts Of Stone DLC Launch

Written by Joffy S on 08 October 2015 at 14:38

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s had a big ol’ patch ahead of the Hearts of Stone expansion next week. I mean big as well, the 1.10 update is easily the heftiest of many patches since its May launch. If you laid out the patch notes end to end they wouldn’t quite get to the moon and back, but they do fill up a 13-page PDF document. Which is basically a novella by that point. A novella of righted wrongs.

If you’re anything like me then your first port of call is probably heading to the broken quests section, where I was delighted to see The Empty Coop has finally been fixed. It’s been an absolute blight on my otherwise unblemished quest log. Why would that pesky woman not talk to me?! Among the hundreds of bug fixes and niggly little changes, CD Projekt RED has also taken an almighty stab at improving performance of The Witcher 3 across all systems. [More]

eSports Gain Mainstream Footing As BBC Agrees Deal For League Of Legends Live Coverage

Written by Stuart Thomas on 08 October 2015 at 13:30

In what’s probably the largest slice of news regarding eSports to come out of our fair isle, the BBC has said it will be showing the League of Legends World Championships Finals live on TV. The quarter finals are being held at Wembley Arena, with BBC Three hosting the entire event live. It’s undoubtedly one of the greatest leaps forward eSports has taken here in the UK, with League of Legends being granted mainstream coverage.

The League of Legends World Championships Quarter Finals will be taking place from October 15th over four days. Radio 1 DJ Dev Griffin, who’s reportedly a keen gamer, will be hosting the coverage, which will also include interviews with top team members and fans that have turned up to arena to watch the event. [More]

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Cybercore Abilities Lets You Unleash A Swarm Of Killer Bees

Written by Joffy S on 08 October 2015 at 12:30

Bring out a game each and every year and you’ll inevitably find it’s got to get crazier and crazier to keep people interested. Call of Duty’s been following the annual template for yonks now, but what does Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 bring to the table that’s actually different? Well, it seems as if Treyarch has been given free rein to go a little nuts with the cybernetic abilities this time around, with robotic killer bees, electricity-fuelled punches, and remote grenade detonation.

These unique talents comes courtesy of the new ‘Cybercore’ skills. That basically translates to cybernetic modifications, with various different Cybercore packs containing different skill sets. A new Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 trailer demonstrates the Chaos Cybercore abilities which are designed to panic and confuse enemy troops before you can stroll in and pick them off with ease. [More]

Bethesda Admits Development Of Multiplayer Shooter BattleCry Could Be In Trouble

Written by Neil Soutter on 08 October 2015 at 11:01

It seems like marketing suicide to admit as much, but Bethesda has said it's concerned about the quality of its free-to-play hack ‘n’ slasher BattleCry, and is in the process of evaluating it. Looking at the early trailers it didn’t take a genius to work out it wasn’t looking top-tier, but this is the first tacit admission that BattleCry could be on the rocks.

The news emerged from an official statement Bethesda published. "We have concerns about the BattleCry game and whether it is meeting the objectives we have for it," Bethesda’s statement reads. "We are evaluating what improvements the game needs to meet our quality standards. The studio remains busy during this process on multiple projects." [More]

PC Gamers Can Gain Access To Street Fighter V Beta From October 22

Written by Stuart Thomas on 08 October 2015 at 10:15

Fighting game fans on PC are getting a bit of a treat early next year, as Street Fighter V's arriving day and date with the PlayStation 4 version. Sony’s still trumpeting it as an ‘exclusive’, but PC players will be able to square off in cross-platform play against their console counterparts.

Ahead of then Capcom’s busy getting testing. A second Street Fighter 5 beta test has been announced following August’s disastrous PS4 stress test. This time around PC gamers are invited, beginning from October 22nd and running through until October 25th. Fingers crossed it actually works this time. [More]

Nvidia Claims GTX 970 Is Only Sufficient For Medium Visuals In Star Wars Battlefront

Written by Joffy S on 07 October 2015 at 16:30

Ahead of the Star Wars Battlefront beta test which goes live tomorrow, Nvidia has weighed in on those lofty system requirements. The multiplayer shooter has a brand new Intel CPU as a minimum, with a hefty GTX 970 or R9 290 needed to hit recommended specs, along with an insane 16GB RAM.

Issued in a statement along with a new GeForce 358.50 driver release, Nvidia said “Based on our own testing, Electronic Arts’ recommendation of a GeForce GTX 970 will give gamers 60 frames per second and above at 1920x1080, with medium detail settings, in the Walker Assault’s 40-player battles. Higher detail levels will require more powerful GPUs, such as the GeForce GTX 980 and 980 Ti, as will higher resolutions.” [More]

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