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Dragon Age: Inquisition Will Have Co-Op Multiplayer Mode

Written by Katie Allen on 27 August 2014 at 11:30

In a rather surprising announcement, BioWare has revealed that it is bringing four person co-op multiplayer to Dragon Age: Inquisition, marking a significant change to what has traditionally been an entirely single-player oriented series, and following in the footsteps of Mass Effect in adding a multiplayer component.

The multiplayer is an entirely separate mode to the Dragon Age: Inquisition single-player campaign, so those purists who want to keep it a solo endeavour should have no issues doing so. The multiplayer will take the form of big and randomly generated maps designed for up to four people to battle through checkpoints in 20 to 30 minute sessions. [More]

EA Expects To Make A Billion Dollars From DLC This Year

Written by Katie Allen on 27 August 2014 at 10:30

EA is expected to generate a mind-boggling amount of revenue from its DLC, if recent reports are to be believed. In a statement made to Bloomberg, an EA spokesperson stated that this additional content would rack up somewhere in the region of $1 billion if sales go according to plan.

Of course, 2014 will be a pretty DLC-heavy year this year. As well as the always lucrative Madden series of games, The Sims 4 is also launching next month, and will undoubtedly be followed by its usual raft of expansion packs. [More]

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The Crew Capped At 30 FPS On PC, Unlocking Cap May Affect Game Performance

Written by Katie Allen on 26 August 2014 at 17:00

Ubisoft may have promised last week that it was committed to improving performance of its games on PC, but that claim is likely to be greeted with some skepticism after it emerged yesterday that The Crew on PC would have its frame rate artificially capped for stability.

According to a Ubisoft community manager on the forum for the PC beta of The Crew, the game will run at 30FPS for its final release on PC. Whilst it will be possible to raise the frame rate cap to 60FPS manually, this may “affect the game’s performance”. [More]

Metro Redux Releases In USA, Check The Launch Trailer Here

Written by Neil Soutter on 26 August 2014 at 16:00

Metro Redux might not be available to most of us for a few days yet, but if you’re lucky enough to be residing in North America right now, you’ll already have access to the Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light reskinned “Redux” Edition.

To celebrate the launch, 4A Games has released a launch trailer, showing off some accolades for Metro Redux and also letting us see a few more of those beautiful reskinned Metro 2033 environments. [More]

Interview With Arno Dorian Actor Gives Insight Into Assassins Creed Unity Story

Written by Katie Allen on 26 August 2014 at 14:45

Ubisoft has given a little more insight into the story element of Assassin's Creed Unity on its blog. Ubisoft has posted an interview with Arno actor Dan Jeannotte, discussing the character’s emotional journey and details of how and why the protagonist decided to join the Brotherhood of Assassins.

In the interview, Jeannotte discusses Arno Dorian's emotional development from selfish, self-involved individual to assassin in the game, stating that the story of Assassin's Creed Unity would be a complex and emotional one, in which Arno's becoming an Assassin is motivated by a tragic event in his life. [More]

FBI Investigating Group Who DDOSed PSN After Bomb Threat Tweeted To Sony Boss

Written by Katie Allen on 26 August 2014 at 13:30

If you attempted to log on to PSN on Sunday, you may have been affected by the DDOS that shut down the service over the weekend. The group that targeted Sony’s network - @LizardSquad - also affected services on, League of Legends and Path of Exile.

It seems the group weren’t only content with ruining people’s gaming Sundays, however. According to reports, the FBI is now investigating following a tweet sent by the group to American Airlines, in which they claimed that a plane carrying SOE boss John Smedley had explosives on board. [More]

New F1 2014 Trailer Shows Nico Hulkenberg Taking On Spa In The Rain

Written by Neil Soutter on 26 August 2014 at 12:30

Codemasters has unveiled a new hot lap video for its upcoming F1 2014 showing Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg taking on Spa.

The footage is looking extremely slick in Codies’ now-aging EGO Engine 3.0, and the weather effects on this wet lap in Spa are looking extremely authentic. [More]

Amazon Officially Acquires Twitch After Months Of Google Deal Rumours

Written by Katie Allen on 26 August 2014 at 11:30

Well that was a bit of a turn-up for the books. After months of speculation regarding the alleged acquisition of Twitch by Google, it seems that Google wasn't the only big player in talks with the gaming live streaming service.

Twitch has just confirmed that it has been officially acquired by internet retail giant Amazon for $970 million cash, with the acquisition slated to close by the end of this calendar year. Addressing the Twitch community, Twitch CEO Emmett Shear thanked fans of the site for their “passion, dedication to gaming, your memes, your brilliance” before going into details of the deal. [More]

NBA 2K15 Gets First Official Gameplay Trailer

Written by Stuart Thomas on 26 August 2014 at 10:17

NBA 2K15 may already have its official system requirements and an October 7th release date, but until now we’d seen no actual gameplay from the title. That’s just changed, as publishers 2K Games have unveiled a gameplay trailer for the game.

The soundtrack is a little bit of a departure from the traditional hip hop music track of the NBA games; the Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Suck My Kiss accompanies this particular footage... [More]

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