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Battlefield Hardline is delayed

Battlefield Hardlines to get another beta on all platforms in the Fall

The Battlefield Hardline beta has come and gone in a flash, and while we did get to have a little taste of what was to come (check out our impressions here), we’re not quite sure what EA and Visceral Studios have in store for us for the rest of the game. Luckily though, it looks like there will be a second beta for Hardline, sometime in the fall; likely to mitigate any launch issues like the ones Battlefield 4 weathered. In a blog post, Visceral Studios General Manager, Steve Papoutsis, said: “The Battlefield Hardline beta was just a small portion of what is in store. We have plenty of new modes in the game that really play off the cop and criminal theme, as well as the return of fan-favorites. The variety in maps is also something that Battlefield fans have never experienced before, from subterranean grow labs to the ...

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Microsoft smartwatch

We may see a Microsoft smartwatch in October bearing 11 sensors and available to all Platforms

The smartwatch marketplace is getting busier by the week, and while the Android side of the fence has most recently added Android Wear to its impressive lineup of devices and operating systems, iOS and Windows have yet to make a formal reply. With rumblings that Apple is making inroads with Nike on its own wearable device, rumours today have said that a Microsoft smartwatch might also be in the works and may be released in October of this year. This is definitely interesting speculation as the report goes on to suggest that such a smartwatch would have 11 sensors available, which can monitor metrics like heart rate, and have a display on the underside of the band, whose interface is said to be “slick”. In terms of the form factor, the Microsoft smartwatch is said to be more of a Nike Fuelband fitness styled device, and will have an open ...

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call of duty honest game trailer

Oh so true: The Call of Duty Honest Game Trailer tells it like it Is

Call of Duty is one of the most famous game franchises in the world, and despite critics taking issue with several of its more recent games, has consistently churned out a game year after year to astounding sales. The Call of Duty series arguably shot to global prominence after Infinity Ward took the reigns and produced Call of Duty Modern Warfare, a game that epitomized intense war gameplay and has set the tone for the 6 games that have followed it so far. Naturally then, Call of Duty has some pretty deep-seeded stereotypes associated with it that Smosh Games has made humorous light of in their Call of Duty Honest Game Trailer: The Honest Game Trailer series is a spin-off of the Honest Trailers that are done by Screen Junkies, but as you can see, they are just as applicable to video games as they are for movies. Besides Call of ...

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YouTube gets 60fps

YouTube gets 60fps videos, Battlefield Hardline trailer becomes one of the first Beneficiaries

Today, YouTube gets 60fps videos, and a collective cry of joy goes up among gamers and video connoisseurs everywhere. The video quality debate has been going on for some time now, and while most videos are available in 1080p these days, the frames-per-second for these videos has generally been a secondary consideration. Well, YouTube has said that this isn’t the case anymore, with the ability to upload videos with higher frame rates, like 48fps and 60fps videos, announced at VidCon today. To demonstrate exactly what effect this will have on videos, the Battlefield Hardline trailer was one of those given the benefit of this “High Frame Rate” upgrade; check out the results:  The increase in frame rate is certainly more obvious in the parts of the trailer with lots of action. For some, it might not seem like a big deal, but the next generation of game consoles is definitely pushing ...

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A Song for Viggo

Kickstarter: A Song for Viggo is an emotional, paper-clad exploration into Depression

I would consider myself to be a relatively hardcore gamer, however, from time to time, I like to step back and take a look at some indie games and appreciate the passion that many of these indie studios pour into their projects. A Song for Viggo is one game that I have recently come across on Kickstarter, and its premise is a heart-wrenching one. Designed as a point-and-click adventure game that is completely animated from paper in stop-motion, A Song for Viggo follows the story of Steve and Karen after the death of their son, Viggo, and explores the emotions and turmoil that the parents go through in the days immediately after the event. A Song for Viggo is being created by a one man team, comprised of Simon Karlsson, who is doing all the game design, animation, paper crafting and music himself. It’s a gargantuan task, but Karlsson looks set on completing ...

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse

Dragon Ball Xenoverse will introduce new character to the Dragon Ball Z Universe

The Dragon Ball Z universe is no stranger to having its lore butchered – ahem, Dragon Ball GT – however, it looks like Bandai Namco is trying to find a way to constructive “rewrite DRAGON BALL history as we know it”. To do this, it looks like Bandai Namco is introducing a new character in its new Dragon Ball Xenoverse game which is due out on Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360 and PS3 in the not too distant future. At first glance, the character looks a lot like Gohan with red hair, however he also bears the hallmarks of quite a few other characters in DBZ; the scouter is a dead ringer for a Saiyan, his outfit looks to come from Capsule Corp, and perhaps most intriguingly, his cape bears striking resemblance to Piccolo’s. Apart from that information, it’s not entirely clear exactly how this character is going to change up history, but ...

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The Ship: Complete Pack

Get ‘The Ship: Complete Pack’ for you and 2 victims… uh, friends for only $1

What happens when a group of people get stuck on a boat for long periods of time? Well, they start killing each other of course. What better premise for a multiplayer video game like The Ship, a game created by Outerlight using Valve’s wonderfully robust Source engine way back in 2006. The best thing about the game, for at least another 3 days, is that you can get The Ship: Complete Pack for just one dollar, and as a bonus, you will get 2 additional game keys to gift to your gaming buddies. If you need a bit more of an introduction to the game, check out the video below of the venerable YouTuber, Nerd³, playing The Ship: As you can see, the game is a wonderful cacophony of ‘hunt or be hunted’ paranoia that is only accentuated by Nerd³’s hilarious commentary. Surprisingly, there is actually a story to The Ship; The Ship ...

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Battlefield Hardline Beta Impressions

Battlefield Hardline Beta Impressions: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blew Up

Many of you will have heard about EA and Visceral Games‘ latest foray into the first person shooter domain, Battlefield Hardline, and quite a number of you will have experienced it first hand as part of its beta over the last few days. While the beta is still going to be open for a few days more, I thought I’d stop amongst all the chaos and lay down a few of my thoughts on the game at this early stage. Before I get into my nitty, gritty, and opinionated views, I’d like the preface these impressions by saying that I have been a huge fan of the Battlefield series ever since I got into Battlefield 2. Battlefield Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4 are just some of the medals that I have worn on my chest through the years, and it’s with those war-wearied eyes that I turn my ...

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