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  • Mirror's Edge 2 in production at DICE: Former EA Manager

    We have heard about Mirror's Edge 2 numerous time but nothing official from EA or DICE. This time around a former EA Employee has stated that Mirro's Edge 2 is currently in production stage at DICE.
     
    Former EA manager Ben Cousins stated on Twitter.  ”It is general knowledge in the Stockholm dev scene that Mirror’s Edge 2 is in production at DICE.”

    Check out the snapshot of the tweet below:

    Mirror's Edge 2 Tweet

    This tweet from Ben Cousin came at right time, recently EA Vice Presidet Patrick Soderlund stated that DICE doesn't want to be a "Battlefield Factory", and the studio is currently working on non-Battlefield 3 gamers.

    What you guys have to say on this?. Let us know in the comment section below.

  • Need for Speed Most Wanted Won't support Windows XP, Dead Space 3 PC requirements also out

    Electronic Arts has revealed the official PC system requirements for two of their most anticipated and much awaited games, Dead Space 3 and Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

    Need for Speed: Most Wanted According to the details revealed, Need for Speed: Most Wanted won't support Windows XP. The game is powered by Frostbite 2.0 Engine. The other noticable point is that Dead Space 3 have lower PC requirements as compare to Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

    Isn't it strange a third person shooter having lower requirements that a racing game?. Check out the PC System Requirements of both games below.

    Dead Space 3 System Requirements:

    • FOR WINDOWS XP (SP3), Vista (SP1) or WINDOWS 7
    • 2.8 GHz processor or equivalent
    • 1 GB RAM (XP), 2 GB RAM (Vista or Windows 7)
    • NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or better (7300, 7600 GS, and 8500 are below minimum system requirements)
    • ATI X1600 Pro or better (X1300, X1300 Pro and HD2400 are below minimum system requirements)
    • 256MB Video Card and Shader Model 3.0 required* The latest version of DirectX 9.0c
    • At least 10GB of hard drive space for installation, plus additional space for saved games.
    • INTERNET CONNECTION, ONLINE AUTHENTICATION

    Need For Speed Most Wanted System Requirements:

    Minimum System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista (Service Pack 1) 32-bit
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core (Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Althon X2 2.7 GHz)
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB
    • Graphics card (AMD): DirectX 10.1 compatible with 512 MB RAM (ATI Radeon 3000, 4000, 5000 or 6000 series, with ATI Radeon 3870 or higher performance)
    • Graphics card (NVIDIA): DirectX 10.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (NVIDIA GeForce 8, 9, 200, 300, 400 or 500 series with NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or higher performance)
    • Sound card: DirectX Compatible
    • Keyboard and Mouse
    • DVD Rom Drive

    Recommended System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad-core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB
    • Graphics Card: DirectX 11 compatible with 1024 MB RAM (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon 6950)
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Keyboard and Mouse
    • DVD Rom Drive

     

  • Can The Last of Us beat Uncharted Franchise Popularity?

    There are many games out today in which we see civilization as we know it, or sometimes civilization in an advanced form, degenerate into chaos and mayhem. Sometimes its zombies, sometimes its monsters. Usually the games deliver everything they promised, sometimes they fall sadly short of the mark. The Last of Us, a new title coming from Naughty Dog, isn't just one more title to throw into the pile though. This publishing company has proved to us that they can deliver the best of the best in gameplay and storytelling with their hit franchise Uncharted. The par is already set very high for The Last of Us, leaving us with only one question. Will The Last of Us be able to beat Uncharted in Popularity?

    The Last of US

    The Last of Us was originally teased on Spike TV in December of 2011. Since then we've only wanted to know more. News might be a bit slow in coming and no release date is set, but that doesn't mean that we can't speculate. The Post Apocalypse genre may not be as celebrated as it was only a few years ago, but titles such as Dead Island and the new Resident Evil games show that it is far from dead. Coming from a big company with an established reputation for fantastic games, The Last of Us looks to be a very promising title with the ability to rise over all others in the genre.

    Screenshots of the game show a once great city in ruins, already overgrown and returning to a forest-like setting. Society has crumbled. Those who are left are forced to face not only the very basic but very difficult task of surviving day to day, but also must deal with the mental repercussions of the world falling into chaos and ruin. Last year's release of Dead Island promised to do the same. Audiences were wowed by trailers and footage that promised not only zombie slaying fun but a romp through the inner thoughts and horrors of the survives on the paradisiacal island. However, what we got fell far short of the mark. Actual gameplay only briefly referenced what we were promised in trailers. In the end, it was all about hack and slash with the story falling far short of the promised mark.

    The Last of US vs Uncharted

    This mental heartbreak is also where The Last of Us aims to take us. Coming from the makers of the Uncharted franchise, however, we hold the game to a higher standard. And it will almost certainly make the target. Uncharted is a franchise that, while released solely for PlayStation, has an incredible following, thousands purchasing and playing ever title. With solid gameplay and action it's no wonder. But the other thing that Uncharted has masters are characters and story. It is this that many post apocalypse games aim for but miss, never quite managing to evoke the emotional response from players that they wanted to get.
    Not only does The Last of Us have the ability to rise above most other post apocalypse games to date, but it has a very real chance of surpassing the Uncharted Franchise in popularity.

    Not only is it a top game from a top publisher, but it is a game in an genre that has stayed very popular with players of all ages for a very long time. The apocalypse, while something all of us may not be able to directly relate to in any way, shape or form, has always captured our imaginations, invoking something deep within us that always begs for more. The story, the characters, the setting, and most importantly the game play itself are all demanded to be the best of the best. Now we have a very real chance of playing the best of the genre, maybe even one of the best games released.

    Uncharted, while having a huge following and for many good reasons will have to watch out. If the trailers show anything similar to the actual game itself, we are in for a real treat. Watch out Uncharted, The Last of Us is coming fast to beat you in popularity.

  • New Black Ops II multiplayer details LEAKED?

    Several new details related to Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer portion has been leaked. A NeoGaf user posted these new details stating that Treyarch Studio is making many new changes to Black Ops II multiplayer.

    Black Ops II screenshotCheck out the details below. Here is the list:

    • 10 point allocation system replaces primary/secondary/grenades slot system
    • Guns, attachments, equipment, perks take up allocation points - for example you could have 2 primary weapons which would use most of your points and only have 1 perk - Or No guns but lots of perks, so you could get a knife kill, steal a gun and make good on all the perks you choose.
    • New wager match variations.
    • Everyone starts with a machine pistol and 1 EMP grenade, you have to disable and hack drones to get more kills, only way to get more EMP grenades is to take them from another player.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops II is schedule to launch on November 13.

    Source: NeoGaf

  • Dead Island: Riptide is a "new game, not a REMAKE" says Deep Silver

    When Deep Silver announced Dead Island: Riptide many thought it is just a remake with new characters, new settings, new weapons and skill trees. Many online retailers listed the game only for $49.99 (and not for $59.99), this further raised concerned of fans.

    Dead Island: RiptideBut Dead Island franchise fans fear not, Deep Silver's Aubrey Norris has confirmed on Twitter that, "Dead Island: Riptide is a new game. Not a Remake".

    About the price, Aubrey Norris said, "That’s not a placeholder :) that’s the real price! It’s the end of a console cycle- we think this price makes a lot more sense given that :)"

  • Rumor: Best Buy employee terminal lists Wii U for $300

    An anonymous Best Buy Employee took this picture of his terminal, can you guys make out the important thing in the image  below?. Yes you got it right, its the price tag of Wii U which reads $300.

    Nintendo Wii UWhether the image is LEGIT or FAKE we left it to you to decide. A next generation console at $300, it just like a dream comes true. What you guys have to say, let us know your views in the comment section below.

    Click on the image to ENLARGE.

    Wii U for $300

  • Kojima Productions to shut down Metal Gear Online in 24 hours

    Kojima Productions has announced on their official website that they will be termination service of Metal Gear Online on June 12 at 23:59 (JST).

    Metal Gear OnlineSo guys just few hours time is left, jump back ot Metal Gear Online and enjoy it before it goes offline forever.

    Metal Gear Online was originally packaged with MGS 4: Guns of The Patriots for PS3. It will go offline on 4th Anniversary of the launch of the game. So don't waste every a single second, enjoy your final moments of Metal Gear Online.

  • Wii U launch games will run at 720p confirms Nintendo

    In a recent interview to MyNintendoNews, Nintendo game designer Katsuya Eguchi confirmed that all first party launch games of Wii U (such as Pikmin 3, Nintendo Land, and New Super Mario U) will run at 720p.

    Nintendo Wii UKatsuya Eguchi explained, "At Nintendo we have different teams working on different games that take into consideration the resolution. If they think that by focusing on 720p and a certain framerate to get a certain experience, than that’s ultimately how they make their decisions. We might consider using 1080p, but, for example, if we want to get 60 fps, at a particular stage of development, it may seem 720p is more realistic."

    Eguchi further added that its in the hand of development at Nintendo to decide at what resolution and frame rate the game will run. He also confirmed that Nintendo Land mini games will run in 60 frames per second, but nothing was confirmed about Pikimin 3.

    Source: MyNintendoNews

  • Elder Scrolls Online: How it can be more successful than Skyrim

    The Elder Scrolls has been known for making great games since the beginning. With no flops and only great titles, each one with the highest end graphics and engines of the day, the Elder Scrolls Online looks to become another hit. Both similar to their previous titles in world and occupants, becoming an online game means some significant changes in the world of the Elder Scrolls.

    Elder Scrolls Online

    What should they do in order to make Elder Scrolls Online even more successful than The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, released last year? Let's take a look.

    Races

    With so many races available to play as, what's left? Well, besides the varying human races available to play as, we have the Argonian's, the Kajhit, and the Orcs. But two races that have been featured, yet not playable are the Snow Elves and the Dwemer. The Dwemer, or dwarves, are a highly advanced race that has been totally wiped out by the time the events of Skyrim roll around. Only their great underground lairs with steam powered mechanical protectors remain, along with the Falmer  that lurk within. These blind, terrifying creatures are the mutated, twisted forms that the snow elves have become. Actually seeing and playing as these often mentioned but never seen characters would be more than fantastic. Perhaps we will see the great war that was talked about. Maybe we'll even get to be a part of it.

    Classes

    Every gamer well versed in the online gaming world knows that the key to a balanced questing party is one with people of all skills. The 'class' as its often called is murky to define at best in Skyrim. Archers are able to wield magic and two-handed fighters can grab a bow with no problem. This could be potentially very problematic in an online world, and while we love the options to enhance skills in pretty much whatever we wanted in Skyrim, something like that won't easily work in an online setting. The perks for races should have more of an impact on playable skills, perks more readily noticeable. Restrictions should be set for whatever main weapons are chosen by the players, whether its swords or magic, to streamline gameplay for optimal use in questing parties, raids, and more.

    The Elder Scrolls

    The namesake of the games was finally introduced in Skyrim. This ancient item is described as being a leftover fragment of creation. With something so important, perhaps we will finally be able to see more of it. Epic raids for the possession of such objects wouldn't be hard to fathom. Or maybe we can use these illusive treasures to go back in time and meet some of our favorite characters from past Elder Scrolls titles, perhaps being able to partake in some of those quests once again.

    The Guilds

    With so many guilds to join in the games, there should be no end to the quests, raids, and unique trainable skills in Elder Scrolls Online. But, as such, it should be more difficult to be accepted into each guild and should reap more rewards. Becoming part of the Mages Guild should take more than a single simple spell as it did in Skyrim. Thieving should have more consequences and more purpose. The slaughtering of normal townsfolk should be more reflective on a person. While all the guilds are already fairly well planned, with certain elements more or less expected, there's definitely room for improvement.
    That being said, what about new guilds? Or perhaps new takes on old guilds? With so much of Tamriel available to explore, surely we haven't seen all of the guilds in existence. Some have been mentioned in passing dialogue. Maybe, just maybe, we'll be able to join up some of these, such as an assassination guild mentioned in passing that was the enemy of the Dark Brotherhood.

    Past Locations - But New Ones Too!

    It's safe to say that many cities will be rather familiar to us as we travel through Tamriel in Elder Scrolls Online. But while the ancient tombs of fallen heroes, castles and hubs of trade already seen are well and good, we don't want the developers to forget about new and exciting places for us to explore in traditional Elder Scrolls style. While a nostalgia trip is fine now and again, Elder Scrolls Online shouldn't become a whirwind tour of all the important locations that we've visited in the past five titles. Give us new dragon infested ruins to explore, booty-trapped tombs to recover lost treasures in, and undead infested castles to save. Surprise us, wow us, but done bore us with places we've already seen.

    The Elder Scrolls Online already has us on the edge of our seats and waiting for more. What will be revealed to us in the months before its release is anyone's guess. But certain things we want to see, others we don't, all topped with a healthy dose of surprise. The first online title in the Elder Scrolls series has the potential for a cult following to rival that of World of Warcraft at the height of its reign. Will it deliver? Perhaps it's too early to say. But we can still dream about what we'll find once we being the long, but not lonely, trek through the wild lands of Tamriel in search of adventure.