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5 Of The Goriest Games In Existence

Written by Jon Sutton on 31 October 2014 at 17:30

It’s that time of year once again, where we decide to do the unfeasibly stupid thing of scaring ourselves half to death in the name of entertainment and bizarre pagan rituals. As if carving faces into a giant fruit wasn’t weird enough, we also spend our time fishing for apples with our mouths and dressing up in a way that if there were a crazed serial killer on the loose, we’d have no way to tell.

Most importantly though, we terrorise ourselves with horror games, turning off the lights and cranking up the volume to drown out those pesky trick or treaters’ cries for candy, booting up our game of choice and trying to ignore our heart palpitations. To get you in the zone for this strangest of days we’ve unearthed five of the most gruesome games of all time, chock full with gallons of claret and enough grisly sights to lose your dinner. [More]

The Crew Optimal System Requirements

Written by Felix Nova on 31 October 2014 at 17:01

Brrrrmmmmm brrrm more The Crew system requirements news added in to the mix. If you missed our previous The Crew news on PC hardware needs from July then pop over and check that out, but todays news piece adds some optimum requirements to the its "can my hardware play it" list.

Not really sure what optimum requirements are compared to recommended requirements but we will take a look at them anyway. I presume its just getting The Crew to play on your system without having to think about whether or not you should turn off any form of graphics setting. So lets call them Ultra requirements, in keeping with our usual terminology. [More]

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Halloween Special Game Giveaway Competition - Alien Isolation Or Evil Within

Written by Felix Nova on 31 October 2014 at 16:10

On this Hallowed Eve 3 years ago, there were reports of a crazed murderer that would prey on gamers. He would meet them in popular chat rooms, after a small amount of snooping he would discover the person's IP address through social engineering and reverse IP lookups. Then days, sometimes weeks later, he would hire a room in a motel near to that unsuspecting gamer's home and then contact them one last time. He would encourage the unsuspecting gamer to play one of the spookiest games currently available.

Naturally the gamer turns out their lights and puts on their headset, for the full horror gaming immersion we all so love. The murderer would enter their house and strangle them with their own headset cord while they play in the dark of their own gaming sanctuary. After 6 duplicate cases, the murderer was never caught. Of the 6 cases 3 happened on Halloween. Dare you enter this Halloween special gaming giveaway? Just don't turn out the lights. [More]

Primal Carnage Extinction System Requirements

Written by Felix Nova on 31 October 2014 at 15:15

This November we are expecting the evolution of the 2012 MMO dinosaur shooter with Primal Carnage Extinction. Class based, fast paced, multiplayer dinosaur simulation is inbound from indie devs Circle Five Studios. They released original Primal Carnage in 2012 and two years on they have revised the online dinosaurs versus humans arena title.

Obviously everyone wants to have a go at being a dinosaur, tearing holes in the humans and their pesky gun tech, so lets take a look to see what sort of hardware this dino sequel might require to run Primal Carnage Extinction system requirements. The graphics engine is a modified Unreal 4, which is what the original was built on, so we expect the requirements to be pretty low by today's standards. [More]

AMD Radeon R9 290X To Be Re-Launched With 8 GB VRAM Variants

Written by Shaheryar Ehsan-i-Haque on 31 October 2014 at 14:00

AMD is taking the fight to NVidia and making a move to boost the overall falling stocks of the company by re-launching its flagship card the Radeon R9-290X as an 8GB variant in order to compete against the recently released Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 and provide the perfect counterpoint to the surge in VRAM demands from this year's AAA titles.

The upcoming R9-290X with 8GB GDDR5 memory is expected to feature higher clock rates and custom cooling solutions packed together with the Hawaii XT architecture. The Hawaii chip consists of 2816 stream processors, along with 176 Texture units and 64 Raster operations on a 512-bit memory interface. The cards are planned to be released on 6th November this year. [More]

Valkyria Chronicles System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on 31 October 2014 at 12:45

In recent months there seems to have been a resurgence in the number of Japanese titles making it over to the PC. Usually the domain of Sony and Nintendo's games consoles, it seems the popularity of PC gaming is forcing some big name Japanese publishers to think twice about the PC market. Valkyria Chronicles is the latest of these, and it's an absolute corker from Sega.

Set in the fictitious continent of Europe during the 1930s, war has erupted between two superpowers, the Empire and the Federation. The neutral country of Gallia is stuck between these warring giants and it's up to you rise up and defend this tiny nation using a mixture of tactical combat and action-based movement throughout an epic storyline that decides the fate of the world. To find out whether your gaming PC is going to be facing the blitzkrieg or a spud gun, be sure to check out the official Valkyria Chronicles system requirements. [More]

Canadian Survival Sim The Long Dark Doubles In Size After Coastal Highway Update

Written by Stuart Thomas on 31 October 2014 at 11:30

Hinterland’s ambitious survival simulator The Long Dark has had a huge new update, doubling the game’s land mass and making it twice as long. The new Coastal Highway makes up the new area which can be accessed by following the railway line at Mystery Lake and saves are compatible with the previous version so you can wander right on in.

The Long dark is a pretty unforgiving survival game set in post-apocalyptic Canada, and Hinterland is working on a number of new areas to add to the Early Access release, with the final plan to include a fully-realised story mode in addition to the current sandbox. [More]

Primal Carnage Extinction Announced For PC And PlayStation 4

Written by Neil Soutter on 31 October 2014 at 10:15

Despite Primal Carnage having a slightly troubled launch a couple of years back, life will find a way and it's gone on to become a mighty fine multiplayer shooter following a host of updates, basically becoming the one-stop-shop for dino fans. Not that there’s a huge amount of competition; Turok was last seen jumping off a cliff, The Stomping Land is up to all sorts of mischief, and Trespasser, well, it tried hard, bless it.

Primal Carnage’s evolution into a top-notch shooter has reached breaking point though, and developer Lukewarm Media has decided to release a sequel of sorts, Primal Carnage: Extinction. Extinction is essentially a do-over of the first game, how it was originally intended to be, including a sizeable recode that should make the whole thing look prettier. In addition Primal Carnage: Extinction will come packing three new maps, a bunch of new cosmetics, and some reworked dinosaur gameplay. [More]

Assassins Creed Unity GameWorks Trailer Shows Off Nvidia-Exclusive Graphical Features

Written by Jon Sutton on 30 October 2014 at 17:30

It seems Ubisoft and Nvidia are buddying up once more for Assassin’s Creed Unity, releasing a new trailer showing all of the Nvidia GameWorks exclusive features coming to Ubisoft’s open world adventure.

Hot off the back of those frankly ridiculous system requirements for Assassin’s Creed Unity demanding which ask for a GeForce GTX 680 as a minimum it comes as little surprise that this pair have cooked up all sorts of graphical bells and whistles tempting PC gamers into an upgrade. [More]

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