Zuckerberg tried Morpheus before buying Oculus VR for $2 billion

24Apr

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg tried out Sony’s upcoming VR headset Project Morpheus a week before purchasing Oculus VR for $2 billion.PlayStation marketing executive Guy Longworth revealed this somewhat embarrassing detail during a talk today at Gam…

Top-down horror adventure Darkwood is coming to Steam Early Access

24Apr

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Indie outfit Acid Wizard Studio’s upcoming survival horror adventure Darkwood is “coming soon” to Steam Early Access.The developer told Eurogamer that the game will arrive on Early Access in “probably May,” but that it “couldn’t confirm this 100 per c…

Banjo-Kazooie’s spiritual successor is no longer happening

23Apr

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In September 2012 a rag-tag crew of former Banjo-Kazooie developers calling themselves MingyJongo announced that they were working on a spiritual successor to the bear & bird-based N64 platformer series. Unfortunately, that project is no longer in …

Goat Simulator to receive splitscreen multiplayer

23Apr

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UPDATE 24/04/2014: Goat Simulator’s upcoming patch 1.1 will add “goat parkour”.The developer announced this new addition in a teaser video on Goat Simulator’s Facebook page.The Goat Simulator 1.1 update is still slated for a mid-May release.Read more&h…

BloodRayne: Betrayal arises on Steam next week

23Apr

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BloodRyane: Betrayal , WayForward Technologies’ cel-shaded 2D resurrection of the BloodRayne franchise, is coming to PC via Steam on 30th April.This is surprising for a couple of reasons. For one, the game is two-and-a-half years old, as it came out on…

inFamous: Second Son photo contest receives some shockingly good entries

23Apr

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Sucker Punch’s X-Men-inspired open-world adventure inFamous: Second Son is often touted as a stellar showcase for the PS4. To accentuate its sublime artistry, Sucker Punch recently added a Photo Mode, so players could capture images of the game without a HUD. It sounded fairly pedestrian. We’ve all seen in-game screenshots before. Big Whoop, I thought. Then NeoGAF hosted a screenshot contest and the results are astonishing.

The winning prize is a scant £15 / €20 / $20 PSN credit code, but that hasn’t stopped the GAF community from giving it their all. Ironically, despite this contest not being affiliated with Sucker Punch or Sony, it offers the best showcase for their latest first-party blockbuster and hardware. inFamous: Second Son’s ad campaign only wishes it captured stills this impressive.

Below are some of my favourite entries:

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Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition for consoles leaked on ratings board

23Apr

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Eric Chahi’s classic 1991 surreal sci-fi adventure Another World (or Out of This World, as it’s known in North America) is getting re-released on 3DS, Vita, Wii U, PS3, PS4 and Xbox One in its 20th Anniversary Edition, according to a German ratings boa…

Super Mario 64 120 star speed run sets new world record

23Apr

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Speed runner Siglemic set a new world record by completing Super Mario 64, collecting all 120 stars, in one hour, 43 minutes and 54 seconds – narrowly beating his previous world record by seven seconds.

Super Mario 64 120 star speed run sets new world record

23Apr

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Speed runner Siglemic set a new world record by completing Super Mario 64, collecting all 120 stars, in one hour, 43 minutes and 54 seconds.

His Twitch run is a harrowing watch as the man defies gr…

Today’s Gaming News

23Apr

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Does Watch Dogs deliver on its early promise? There’s something about Watch Dogs’ recent graphics debate that goes beyond skin deep. Games evolve between conception, unveiling and release – and after a five-year development it should be no surprise that things have changed. It sounds like there’s now good news in the graphics department, but […]