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Call Of Duty: Ghosts to run at 720p on Xbox one?

Microsoft’s  Xbox One has had a tough time ever since it was first announced, and now a new theory on Reddit suggests the next-gen console could face some new PR challenges. According to the Reddit thread, game journalists are dropping plenty of hints that suggest the Xbox One may have a potential graphics resolution problem. Now, Reddit user C-Ron has a thread that’s seeing plenty of activity after he claimed Microsoft is trying to delay some potentially damaging news that the Xbox One may not stack up to expectations. According to C-Ron, “From what I’ve read on Twitter, NeoGAF and other sources, basically, the console’s ESRAM is this generation’s Cell CPU. It makes games harder to develop for, which is resulting in a lot of multiplatform games being in lower resol...

Assassin’s Creed 4: ‘Black Flag’ mid-night launch in India on 28 Oct.

Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag, the most popular action-adventure stealth video game, is all set for a midnight launch, scheduled to be held on the night of October 28, 2013. The midnight launch will commence from 11 p.m. on the aforementioned date at the Oberoi Mall, Shop Games The Shop, No F-04,1st Floor, Off Western Express Highway, East, Mumbai – 400063. Attendees of the mid-night launch will stand a chance to grab Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag exclusive goodies including AC4 diaries, key chains, posters, stickers, T-shirts, bags, and playing cards. Those who will buy the game at the mid-night launch will also get an official steel book case of Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag absolutely free. The game will be made available for purchase across India October 29 onwards. Assassins Creed I...

NVIDIA reveals Gamestream

NVIDIA announced Gamestream this morning, an initiative aimed at pairing the company’s GPUs with streaming gaming via its Shield handheld game console. Company head Jen-Hsun Huang says the service takes NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience software and pairs it with NVIDIA GPUs and the Shield to push streaming gaming to the living room. Huang said Gamestream’s first stop is a re-branding of the Shield’s streaming tech — sounds like that PC streaming tech on Shield is coming out of beta. But Huang’s not stopping there: he pulled NVIDIA’s Ujesh Desai on-stage, and he showed Shield powering PC game streaming on a nearby LG 4K television. “What makes Gamestream special is the low-latency of it,” Huang said. Desai used a Nyko wireless controller that...

Game Lineup this week :)

Batman: Arkham Origins launches globally on one day—Friday. There must be a ton of spoilers in it that Warner Bros. doesn’t want to go on the Internet in the three days between then and Tuesday, the typical US drop day. If you can’t wait to the end of the week for your superhero fix, LEGO: Marvel Superheroes is there. 😛 Tuesday • LEGO: Marvel Superheroes (360, PS3, Wii U, PC, Vita, 3DS) • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Storm 3 Full Burst (360, PS3, PC) • The Sims 3 Into the Future (PC, Mac) • SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge (360, PS3, Wii U, Nintendo Wii, 3DS) • Deus Ex Human Revolution: Director’s Cut (360, PS3, Wii U) • Just Dance Kids 2014 (360, Wii U, Wii) • Rocksmith 2014 Edition (360, PS3, PC, Mac) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (360, Wii, 3DS) •...

Michael Fassbender assigned main role in Assassin’s Creed Movie

Wouldn’t you think that the people making the ‘Assassin’s Creed’ movie would pick an actor who has at the least has played the game. Well, you’d be wrong if you thought so. Cause actor Michael Fassbender is all set to star in the Assassin’s Creed: The Movie, even though he has never played the game. In a recent interview the actor said that the roles in movies such as  X-Men and Prometheus have given him the freedom to explore less commercial pieces. When asked about pre-production on the film adaptation of Assassin’s Creed, Fassbender said: “That’s definitely happening. We’re just developing the script at the moment. I’d heard of it but had never played the game. I don’t have a video game player … that’s not what they’re called. [Laughs] I met up with the guy...

Photos On How to Replace the PS4 Hard Drive

Sony had confirmed at E3 that the PlayStation 4 would give owners the option to remove and upgrade the built-in hard drive, and now they’ve shown us how. PC enthusiast websiteComputer Bild has put up detailed photos of the PS4’s removable housing and HDD tray. According to the post, it seems like the hard drive is placed underneath the glossy exterior panel on top of the device which can be removed via torx screwdriver. Like the PS3, the system uses a 2.5″ laptop hard drive, which should enable users to upgrade the system with a solid state drive, provided they’re willing to go through the trouble and incur the expense.     Source: IGN

The 3 Best Zombie Games Ever

There are Few things in life which are more fun than the mass indiscriminate killing and scramble for survival that a zombie game can bring – it’s the reason why these games sell so damn much, after all. In celebration of  our undying obsession with all things undead. We’ve complied for you the 3 greatest zombie games of all-time. Dead Space 2 Harking back to Ridley Scott’s genre defining Alien, the Dead Space series has taken survival horror to the uncharted territories of space and has – rather surprisingly – offered up some of the best zombie-games in years. In Dead Space 2 – the finest moment in Visceral Games’ intergalactic horror series – players are taken through a terrifying odyssey of madness and terror as they have to unravel the mystery behind the origins of the undead nec...

Mitashi GameIn ThunderBolt

Mitashi have for a while now been coming out with, fairly low priced, handheld gaming devices like- Smarty, Chotu and Touch Series. And only last year came out with an Android (2.3) version in the form of portable devices which are now available in a different hardware and Android 4.0.4 (ICS) system update. Their most recent device in this category is the Mitashi GameIn Thunderbolt, which is the successor of the Mitashi GameIn Thunder. The thing Mitashi brags a lot about this product is the fact that this deice gives you Android openness. But is that really enough to get a gamer to buy this device, let’s find out. Mitashi still isn’t a company that gives serious competition to companies like Sony and all. There is a very simple explanation to this: quality. This is a major turn off and isn...

Battlefield 4 has stunning graphics

There’s no denying that DICE’s Frostbite engine has consistently impressed over the years. Recently the developers posted a feature video to brag about all the amazing things their latest engine, Frostbite 3, can do with Battlefield 4. Let’s marvel at some of the highlights, destruction and all. Don’t forget to share your opinion on the game in the comments. Image Credit: Gergo Vas

Valve reveal specs for prototype Steam Box

Valve Software has revealed that they plan to ship about 300 prototype Steam Box machines to eager testers by the end of this year. This morning the company revealed the hardware to be included within these computers: The 300 prototype units will ship with the following components: GPU: some units with NVidia Titan, some GTX780, some GTX760, and some GTX660 CPU: some boxes with Intel : i7-4770, some i5-4570, and some i3 RAM: 16GB DDR3-1600 (CPU), 3GB DDR5 (GPU) Storage: 1TB/8GB Hybrid SSHD Power Supply: Internal 450w 80Plus Gold Dimensions: approx. 12 x 12.4 x 2.9 in high Instead of shipping a standard top-of-the-line technology to each tester, Valve has decided to ship a variety of configurations. This is a much smarter option, we think, as it will give a a more accurate view of how the S...

RIP Tom Clancy: The great Storyteller

It comes as a shock to all of us,  Tributes have been pouring in from friends, fellow authors and fans of the American novelist Tom Clancy . Dead at 66, Twitter has been flooded with mourners and well-wishers. Fellow writer Jackie Collins wrote: “RIP Tom Clancy. A great storyteller” He wrote a series of detailed military thrillers, set around the time of the Cold War, many of which were turned into successful films. Actors Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck have all played his most famous character Jack Ryan. Clancy later co-founded computer games developer Red Storm Entertainment and a number of popular titles continue to bear his name including the Splinter Cell and Rainbow Six series. Ubisoft, which later bought Red Storm, paid tribute to the author. A statement on ...

Oculus Rift support for more than 90 games

The beta for vorpX, a stereoscopic 3D driver that enables Oculus Rift support to more than 90 DirectX 9 and 11 titles, is now available for $40, the developer announced on its website. Games compatible with the product include Skyrim, Crysis, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Fallout 3 and more. The full list of supported games is available here. According to the developer, a demo will be released in a few weeks. Those who purchase the beta will receive free updates until vorpX version 2.0 and users are free to install and operate the software on two machines at once. vorpX can render games in two 3D mode variants. Z-buffer offers high framerates and low latency as it doesn’t render two distinct views. Geometry 3D is twice as taxing on systems as it renders two independent views to com...


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