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Soon, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players will be able to directly purchase in-game armor and weapons by spending a few real life dollars on what developer Sledgehammer Games is calling “Advanced Supply Drops”. The studio plans to roll out the update in the near future, allowing players purchase these drops from the in-game store ...read more
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With SteamOS and Steam Machines destined to be complete and in our homes by the end of the year, numerous developers have decided to pipe up and announce that their games will be coming to the new operating system. Among the games you can expect to see are Payday 2, Total War: Attila, Batman: Arkham Knight, and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. To make sure you’ve ...read more
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Maxis Emeryville, the core EA Maxis studio and SimCity developer, has been shut down by owner EA today. Maxis was one of five studios working under the EA Maxis umbrella, and over the last six years has release Spore, Darkspore and SimCity - all of which launched with a lot of criticism. SimCity designer and lead scripter Guillaume Pierre broken the unfortunate news on Twitter this evening. ...read more
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Rumours from GDC suggest that Microsoft is designing an alternative controller for the Xbox One, more suited to shooters and racing games. There was a big fuss made about the redesigned Xbox One controller when it was first released, with Microsoft insisting that it featured 40 improvements over the Xbox 360 joypad. Although the pub ...read more
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GTA Online’s new Heists content was previewed by various outlets at GDC 2015 this week, and according to hands-on with the free upcoming content, there’s over 20 hours worth of things to do and quite a bit of money to gain. Oh, and a VTOL Hydra jet too. According to a really informative piece from Games Radar, most Heists will take between two ...read more
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During a panel at GDC, Xbox Division Head Phil Spencer gave another glimpse on the future of Microsoft’s platforms. Spencer mentioned that a cross-buy option will be implemented in Microsoft’s storefront, enabling gamers to purchase a game with both a Windows 10 and Xbox One version, and to play it on both platforms without an additional expense, pretty much like the feature availabl ...read more
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The long awaited release of Grand Theft Auto V’s Online Heists is nearly here as Rockstar Games prepares for the launch of it next Tuesday. Along with this much awaited update, the GTA community can also expect a large amount of new content which includes brand-new game modes and daily free mode activities. As detailed on the offic ...read more
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Microsoft has just launched a few new goodies for Xbox 360 owners after neglecting them following the Xbox One launch. First off, it's launching an Xbox 360 preview program, which "will work much like the Xbox One preview," according to Microsoft's Larry Hryb (Major Nelson). It will only be available to "select invitees" to start with, ...read more
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People really like the PlayStation 4. How many, though? Over 20 million. As of March 1st, Sony says that it's sold through (not shipped, sold) 20.2 million of its latest console. It's going to be hard to judge just how far Sony's ahead of chief rival Microsoft and the Xbox One, however, until the latter releases numbers of it own. And, with a dearth of killer exclusive games, it's going to be interesting to see how long Sony can maintain this lead.
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Valve continues to put console gaming in its crosshairs with news that a dozen new Steam Machines are hitting this November. Prices aren't concrete, but the company promises higher performance than game consoles starting at "the same price point." What's more, new units from Alienware and Falcon Northwest are on display at this year's Game Developers Conference, with the latter showing off Unreal Tournament running on a 4K monitor.
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