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News: Get Creative With The Sims 4 Today

Fans of The Sims franchise who have eagerly awaited the fourth installment in the life-simulation series will be happy to know that today The Sims 4 hits store shelves, as well as on Origin.

Since The Sims 4 was first announced, the title has been marred with controversy, mainly focusing on the missing features that were present in previous games, but for whatever reason have been left out of The Sims 4.

This led many fans to speculate that this was a deliberate decision and that Maxis would be releasing a stripped-down version of what could have been a full title in order to sell the missing features as post-release downloadable content.

However, we’ll soon see what the deal is once we’ve had a few hours with the game, until then check out the launch trailer down below.

Have you any faith in EA’s The Sims 4? Or are you a skeptic?

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Rumour: GTA V For PS4, Xbox One & PC Release Date Outed By Retailer?

There have been a few release dates attached to Rockstar’s upcoming re-release of GTA V for PS4, Xbox One and PC, with all being placeholder dates. However, UK retailer Littlewoods has an alternative release date set for the title, November 14th.

However, that’s not all. Earlier today Take Two’s UK distributor also listed the November 14th as the titles release date. Since then their website has reverted the release date to “TBC”, though we have an image of the listing before the change.

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Does this mean we finally have a set release date for the next-gen versions of GTA V? Maybe, maybe not. In the meantime we’re just going to have to wait for an official announcement by the folks over at Rockstar and Take Two.

Damn those secretive buggers…

Will you be getting GTA V for PS4 or Xbox One? Or are you holding out for the PC release? Hijack the comments section below and let us know you’re preferred platform.

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News: Resident Evil HD Trailer Released

Capcom has released the first Resident Evil HD trailer for the PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

The upcoming survival-horror adventure will be releasing with the ability to run at 1080p, but only on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Players on the last gen consoles will have to make do with sub-1080p, but will still be able to enjoy the features present in the next-gen and PC release, such as the ability to play in the original old-school aspect ratio of 4:3, or stick with the updated 16:9 widescreen option.

In addition, there are two control schemes to choose from. Players can either stick to the titles roots and play in the classic control set-up or they can opt for the updated and much more user-friendly mode.

Resident Evil HD is actually a re-release of a re-release, if you can get your head around it. Resident Evil HD first appeared on the Nintendo Gamecube way back in 2002.

This latest release will launch on the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC sometime in the first quarter of 2015.

In the meantime, check out the first Resident Evil HD trailer below.

 

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News: GTA V For PS4 & Xbox One Not Delayed – Rockstar

Some great news for people wanting to get their hands on GTA V for PS4 and Xbox One and don’t want to wait longer than they have to – it’s not delayed!

There’s been a few rumours flying around over the last couple of weeks, most of which suggest that the next-gen versions of the blockbuster crime title has been delayed, or worse yet, the PC version has been cancelled.

Rockstar has officially confirmed that GTA V for PS4 has not been delayed, neither has the Xbox One version. A Rockstar representative was answering an eager fans question on the developers community website, stating “I’m also looking forward to the PC release, however this release date has not changed.”

So there you have it, GTA V for PS4 and Xbox and presumably the PC will launch sometime later this year. We still have no solid release date for the title yet, but we expect Rockstar to give this info up within the next few weeks. Either way, we’ll keep you updated.

Are you going to be purchasing GTA V for PS4 or Xbox One? Or will you be going for the PC release, where no doubt there will be a plethora of mods available. Let us know down in the comments section below.

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News: Next-Gen GTA V To Get New Radio Tracks

The next-gen release of GTA V won’t just be shipping with the typical enhanced graphics and all the other mumbo jumbo that publishers declare to try to get you to buy the same game twice, it’ll be getting some new radio tracks too.

Cara Delevingne, the radio hostess on the in-game Non Stop Pop FM recently tweeted that she is back at Rockstar recording some new material for the upcoming re-release of GTA V on the PS4, Xbox One and the PC version (if it doesn’t get cancelled.)

There’s not much else to say about this apart from we’ll have to wait and see. Or hear…

Looking forward to mass-murder and mayhem in the next-gen GTA V? Lock and load in the comments section down below.

https://twitter.com/Caradelevingne/status/505474515988922369

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Rumour: GTA V For PC In Doubt, May Be Cancelled

According to a chap named Brad, who claims to work for Rockstar Norths marketing team, GTA V for PC is in danger of being cancelled.

Brad, who is apparently the founder of the marketing firm Ratnic, claims that Rockstar were hesitant to develop a PC port of GTA V and only did so as there was a huge demand for the title from PC players.

This is backed up by Ratnic’s chairman John Hoffberger. “The next-gen console launch dates are still intact, but the PC game launch has been agitating for Rockstar staff” Hoffberger stated in an interview.

Does this mean that Rockstar has cancelled GTA V for PC? It’s not confirmed but all the same it’s not entirely impossible. Rockstar didn’t release Red Dead Redemption for the PC either, though for technical reasons. However, with piracy rampant among the PC platform it wouldn’t come as much of a surprise to see developers refuse to release titles based on that reason.

Until we have more solid info, take this one for what it is, a rumour.

We’d link to Ratnic’s official website, but it’s currently down due to hackers claiming to be from 4chan, demanding they get their PC game… Childish? Definitely.

Source: foxweekly

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News: Awesomenauts Patch 2.6 Live, Changes Detailed

Players of the PC version of Awesomenauts may have noticed some slight changes to their gameplay experience over the last 24 hours. Developer of the popular online-multiplayer game have recently deployed the latest major patch, version 2.6.

The new patch introduces a new way to customise your characters abilities, a revision of the map A.I Station 404 which is now called A.I Station 205, as well as numerous character balances.

The full patch notes are available over at Ronimo’s official forums, though be warned, they are extensive! Make yourself a tea/coffee and be ready to sit and read for a while if you’re interested in all the details.

You have to hand it to the developers, they’ve supported Awesomenauts continuously since it’s release on the PC. However, the PS3 version was more or less left to rot with no major updates to speak of.

Awesomenauts is currently available on the PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. An Xbox One release is scheduled for release sometime later this year.

 

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News: Assassin’s Creed Unity Stays In The Shadows Until November

Ubisoft has announced that Assassin’s Creed Unity has been delayed, pushing the title back from its October release date to early November.

It’s not a huge delay, only two weeks of extra waiting… The French publisher has delayed the title to allow a bit more time for some extra spit-and polish, though they also confirmed that there will be a day-one patch to download and install. As long as everything runs smoothly, we won’t have too many complaints, though going by Ubisoft’s recent history there’s not a lot of hope for such smooth sailing…

Assassin’s Creed Unity will now be launching on November 11th in North America and November 13th for the UK and its European neighbours.

Assassin’s Creed Unity is the first ‘true’ next-gen Assassin’s Creed title in the series with it being developed exclusively for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

PS3 and Xbox 360 players will still get an Assassin’s Creed title this year in the form of Assassin’s Creed: Rogue.

Which will you be picking up this November? Or will you be delving into two different tales with each generations iteration? Swing your blade in the comments below and make your mark.

Source: Ubisoft Blog

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News: LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Busts Bricks This November

Warner Bros. has announced that LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will be smashing its way onto shop shelves this November 14th.

The Caped Crusader and friends will be, as the games title suggests, traipsing beyond the familiar setting of Gotham City and off out into different cities, planets and even the final frontier, space.

With over 150 playable characters lined up, there’s sure to be enough there for the casual fans of DC’s works as well as some throwbacks that only the hardcore followers will appreciate.

As you can expect from long-time developer of the LEGO series of games, Travellers Tales isn’t shaking up the tried and tested formula too much with the latest outing. Players will still be smashing everything in sight to collect those precious studs all the whilst figuring out simple puzzles and fending off the evil-doers with some super-hero smack down. What’s not to like?

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will be releasing on November 14th for the PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS, PS Vita and of course the PC.

Source: Eurogamer

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News: The Sims 4 Recommended PC Specs Released, Not Too Demanding

EA has released the recommended system specifications for the upcoming The Sims 4 after having released the minimum requirements last month.

The recommended specs are much higher than the minimum requirements to run the Sims 4, but not too demanding. If you’re PC or even your laptop was purchased within the last couple of years, the chances are that you’ll be able to play The Sims 4 on the higher settings, if not, you can pretty much guarantee that you’ll be able to run it on the lower settings.

Check out the recommended specs below, as well as the minimum.

Recommended:

 

  • OS: 64 Bit Windows 7,8, or 8.1
  • PROCESSOR: Intel core i5 or faster
  • AMD Athlon X4
  • MEMORY: 4GB RAM
  • HARD DRIVE: At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
  • DVD-ROM: DVD ROM drive required for installation only
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
  • DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, or Windows 8.1
  • PROCESSOR: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent (For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent)
  • MEMORY: At least 2 GB RAM
  • HARD DRIVE: At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
  • DVD-ROM: DVD ROM drive required for installation only
  • VIDEO CARD: 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0. Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
  • DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse

Will your PC/laptop be able to run The Sims 4? If not, it’s probably a good time to upgrade…

The Sims 4 comes out on September 2nd for the PC and a few months later on the Mac OS.

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