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Assetto Corsa Leaves The Pit Lane

Written by Sam Welch on 21 December 2014 at 17:30

Kunos Simulazioni Studios’ gorgeous new track racer Assetto Corsa is now firing on all cylinders with a full 1.0 release on Steam. It’s been in Early Access for a little over a year now with bi-weekly updates issued, but has finally worked its way to pole position.

Those who’ve taken part in the title’s Early Access period may download the launch version for free, which adds an extended career mode with a “fully blown” championship series. The new Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2014 Launch Edition and the Ruf Yellowbird are chucked in too, as well as numerous tweaks and optimizations and performance improvements. [More]

12 Games Of Christmas - Assassins Creed Unity Vs Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Written by Jon Sutton on 21 December 2014 at 15:00

Roll up, roll up, and welcome to the semi-final of the 12 Games of Christmas. Six games have already been brutally dispatched and now only 6 remain, ready to duke it out for the honour of the Game Debate community's favourite game to play over Christmas.

In the first set of rounds Assassin's Creed Unity scored a surprising and yet narrow victory of Watch Dogs, putting Aiden Pearce in his place with a well-timed Phantom Blade. Shadow of Mordor meanwhile absolutely stomped over Dark Souls 2 in what has been one of the standout victories of the tournament. Now though, these giants must battle each other for a coveted spot in the 3 way final. Will it be the young Padawan that is Shadow of Mordor, or the wise old master that is Assassin's Creed Unity? You decide. [More]

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Escape Dead Island Review : No Brainer

Written by Mukul Gupta on 21 December 2014 at 14:00

"What if we took a minimal amount of features from our past games and we cel-shaded the whole thing?", is probably what Deep Silver and Fat Shark must have asked themselves when the creative work for Escape Dead Island was going on. The apple here has not so much fallen far from the tree but been picked up, tossed into the air, and thwacked over the garden fence, especially for Fat Shark, who are fresh off the success of War of Vikings.

You play as Cliff Calo, the son of a wealthy media mogul. In an attempt to prove his worth and to resolve underlying daddy issues, he sets out to the archipelago of Banoi to investigate the story of apparent zombie attacks. He also pulls in two of his friends to get murdered with him. Sorry, I mean get the next big scoop for his dad's big media enterprise. The story is weak off the bat and doesn't improve much in the later segments of Escape Dead Island. [More]

Game Debates Ultimate Gaming Gift Guide Holiday 2014

Written by Jon Sutton on 21 December 2014 at 12:00

'Tis the season to be disgustingly frivolous, until your bank statement arrives that is, so we've scoured the world wide web in search of some this holiday season's hottest properties. From the sublime to the ridiculous to the ridiculously expensive, we've got it all covered here. 

Knowing what gift to get a gamer can be a tricky business, particularly with the likes of the Steam Winter Sale making the gifting of physical games a comparatively expensive practice. So before you pick up that dodgy copy of The Crew for your loved one, check out some of these alternative gift ideas that can make your gaming life a little easier... [More]

Call of Duty: Advanced Zombies

Written by Sam Welch on 21 December 2014 at 11:00

Just as Call of Duty’s warfare has advanced, so have the undead in the traditional Treyarch Zombies mode, which will return in the upcoming Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Modes besetting players with zombies have featured in three previous CoD entries (World at War, Black Ops and Black Ops 2) and if you thought you could hide in Advanced Warfare, you were dead wrong.

In the new Exo Zombies mode, the walking dead have had an industrial revolution and will now pursue you in mechanised exo-skeletons. Can they be stopped? It’s up to a stellar cast of four besieged Atlas employees to find out, played by John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan and Jon Bernthal. If you can withstand exo survival for long enough, the mode is your reward. [More]

12 Games Of Christmas - Far Cry 4 Vs Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Written by Jon Sutton on 20 December 2014 at 18:00

Let the chest-thumping commence. When it comes to face-offs it can’t really come more testosterone fuelled than these two brutes. In the wake of the disappointing Titanfall the path was cleared for Far Cry 4 and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to mop up towards the end of the year.

These two old warhorses are going to slug it out to the death, to see just which first-person shooter franchise reigns supreme over all. They'll be taking shotgun bursts to the chest in the name of greatness, but only one first-person shooter can come out of this deathmatch arena alive and make it through to the next round of 12 Games of Christmas.    [More]

Two New-Gen Reasons For the Devil To Find His Hanky

Written by Sam Welch on 20 December 2014 at 15:31

Special re-release editions of Devil May Cry 4 and DmC : Devil May Cry (number 5 in the series) are inbound for the PS4 and Xbox One, arriving in the new year. The DmC Definitive Edition is coming from Ninja Theory, while Capcom are working on Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition.

Ninja’s DmC Definitive Edition will feature all of the DLC released for the original game as well as new content and a makeover for the combat system. It’ll run at 60fps in 1080p resolution too. This first slice of remastered Devil May Cry goodness will arrive on march 17th next year at the price of £29.99, €39.99, or $39.99. [More]

What Exactly Is Game Optimisation And How Can You Tell If A Game Is Well Optimised

Written by Jon Sutton on 20 December 2014 at 14:00

Optimisation is a thorny issue here on Game Debate. Seldom can a big release arrive or a system requirements article go out without its performance and optimisation becoming a hotly debated problem. Ultimately game optimisation isn't black and white, and not every game is going to work satisfactorily on every piece of hardware.

Here we want to delve into not just what optimisation is, but how we can identify how well optimised a game is. First off, what is optimization? The word has a few different definitions, but we'll be looking at the one that's related to the gaming world. As we all know, each and every game is based around an engine. Each different engine has its own hardware requirements, dependant on how advanced that particular toolset is. Naturally, when AI and graphics are applied to create a game, those requirements go up. Way up. [More]

Depth Divers Just Met Their Mega Match

Written by Sam Welch on 20 December 2014 at 12:30

Players of the shipwreck-looting indie title Depth who are also fans of the illustrious series of Mega Shark movies just got a mega bit of loot for an early Christmas present. Digital Confectioners have taken the shark-battling side of the game up a prehistoric notch with the introduction of The Big Catch update.

That’s right, the free update adds the Megalodon Hunt game mode, in which a team of five players can take on the not-so-extinct tooth-house behemoth. The colossal beast will have trouble reaching you tasty morsels in small corners of wrecks, but you’ll be at his mercy out in the open water. [More]

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