Rest In Display, Hugo Chavez
Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president died earlier this week and now he's being embalmed and displayed behind glass as tradition like Lenin, Mao Zedong, and Kim II Sung. Above is a picture of the glass casket that he now lays dead in.
This week has been a big week - especially for North Korea. When North Korea first said that they would deliver nuclear bombs directly to the US and continued to do nuclear bomb testing, the US and China drafted a sanction for North Korea's president. Just a few days ago, North Korea threatened to take preemptive strikes if the UN attempts to impose the sanctions on North Korea. Today, North Korea intends to end the peace pact that they have with South Korea. Along with that, North Korea threatened to retaliate with nuclear missiles if enemies came into their territory.
Unreal 4 Tech Demo in Project Awakened
Project Awakened is a game being developed by an indie developer called Phosphor Games Studio
Project Awakened is a game that focuses heavily on the player being able to be whatever type of character he (or she) wants to be. You can read more on their kickstarter page
While Project Awakened allows for players to make typical videogame heroes such as Ninjas, Snipers, or Urban Warriors, what makes Project Awakened truly unique is the potential to craft gameplay experiences and challenges that have never existed before. An invisible hero who can charm enemies to fight for her. A non-violent hero with super speed and agility racing past enemies to the goal. A man who spontaneously combusts at will and touches everyone to incinerate them. The possibilities are endless, and allow players to craft a gameplay challenge unlike anything anyone has ever seen before. The only limit is the player’s imagination.
Oh, and here's a little tech demo.
Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag - Release Date Announced
It is now official; Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag will be released on October 29th, 2013 for PC, Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U. It will also be available for next generation consoles at a later date.
This information was announced by Ubisoft through a video trailer showing that this upcoming Assassin's Creed will deal with pirates, as the game's main character is also revealed. Some more details will be given by Ubisoft in the future.
League of Legends Official Mac Client Released
Yep, it's finally here.
For years, Mac users have been forced to use unofficial work-arounds to play League of Legends - Boompje's Mac Client, running the game through Wine, you name it. That is no more. Earlier this week, Riot Games released their official Mac client
. Although it's still in beta, and bugs are to be expected, it's freely available for download, and features everything the Windows client does.
Going native on Mac has been a big goal for us, and we’re really excited to offer the same experience across both platforms.
It has been several years since Riot Games promised that a Mac client was in the works. The community has been desperate, and Riot have been well aware of this. As an added bonus, a small video for the release was released, featuring Dr. Mundo.
The Elder Scrolls Online Beta Coming This Month
The Elder Scrolls Online beta is approaching, and we have more details for you about the program, how it works, and when it starts.
The first batch of beta codes will be arriving at the end of March. ZeniMax Online Studios have created a FAQ
about the beta.
These beta sessions will be held a few times a month and will generally be on a weekend. If you are selected for the beta, prepare to cough up 20GB of space on your HD for the beta itself. For full information on the beta, head over to their FAQ
If you have yet to sign up for the beta, it's not too late! Head over to their Sign Up page
Mass Effect 3: Citadel Trailer Release
Earlier this week, the official trailer for the Mass Effect 3 single-player DLC, Citadel, was released.
Tthe DLC is supposed to be one final, sentimental finale to the game. With the help of fan-favourite characters from both Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, the player will be set to uncover a conspiracy targeted against Shepard.
After the player finishes the single-player campaign, they will be able to continue playing in an after-game hub.
The DLC is now available on PC, XBOX 360, and PS3, at the price of $14.99 (or 1200 Microsoft points).
THIEF Reinvention Announced
Today, the reinvention of the Thief series was announced with the upcoming game... THIEF. This would be the fourth game in the series, but is meant to reinvent it entirely. Eidos Montreal (of Square Enix), the studio responsible for Deus Ex: Human Revolution have been working for years on this project.
Into this shadowy world steps Garrett, THE master thief in a first-person adventure featuring intelligent design that allows players to take full control, with freedom to choose their path through the game’s levels and how they approach and overcome each challenge.
This seems to point at a less linear mission style which is a good thing, right?
Not much has been revealed of the game yet, except for this coverage trailer of the developers, in which they go over what they did to prevent ruining the series.
The game is planned for PC and PlayStation 4 in 2014, along with other next-generation consoles. You can follow the game's full unveiling on their website
Battlefield 3: End Game Released for PS3 - PC Release Soon to Come
Earlier this week, DICE, the Swedish developers behind the Battlefield series of games, announced the release of the fifth and final DLC for Battlefield 3 on the PS3, as well as the plans for the PC and XBOX 360 release. Unfortunately the release has to be spread out across platforms, ranging from today and until the 26th.
The DLC pack itself features four entire new maps, and has an increased focus on speed and action. Three new vehicles, including the dirt bike featured in the video below, will add a faster pace to the game and with dropship support with vehicle drop capabilities, the action is sure to keep on coming. In addition, two new gamemodes have been revived: Capture the Flag from Battlefield 1942, and Air Superiority from Battlefield 1943.
The DLC is already now available for PS3 users, assuming they are Battlefield Premium members. If not, it will be available for purchase on March 19th.
PC and XBox 360 users that are Battlefield Premium members will be able to buy it from the 12th, and it will be available for everyone else on the 26th.
Trials Evolution to be Released on PC
The newest edition of Trials, Trials Evolution, is being released for the PC later this month.
The insanely difficult game has already been released on Xbox Live since April last year, and has brought much joy and many a broken controller with it. Now, the turn has come for the PC gamers.
Trials Evolution: Gold Edition marks the Trials series' return to the PC platform, after a brief detour onto consoles. Starting out on the web, the game quickly became a huge success, leading to RedLynx, the developers, deciding to create an Xbox version. After this too became a great success, they are now returning to the PC market with an updated version of their Xbox smash-hit, Trials Evolution.
This PC port will not only feature all the content from the Xbox version, but all single-player tracks from Trials HD will be included too. Everything has, of course, been optimized for the PC to fit the controls better.
Anyone prepurchasing the game will instantly get access to the beta (which runs until March 14), as well as a few extra skins for your biker. The beta features everything that will be in the released game, so it's effectively a free try at the full game, and extra time to practice if you want to hit the top of those leaderboards. Furthermore, a beta-exclusive competition is currently running, giving players the chance to get their custom tracks into the game itself. More info can be found here
The game is to be released on March 21, and is already now available for prepurchase on Steam
Lost Planet 3 Release Date and Trailer
Earlier this week Capcom released the announcement of which day Lost Planet 3 will be released on.
June 25 in North America, and June 28 in Europe.
This trailer continues the story of Jim Peyton's time on E.D.N. III as a NEVEC employee, seeking out further sources of the planets energy supply, T-Eng. During one of these missions, Jim comes under attack from E.D.N. III's indigenous Akrid, causing his Utility Rig to fall down an icy fissure, leaving him unconscious and injured.
Jim wakes to find himself in what appears to be a secret base, hidden beneath the planet's frozen surface. On discovering he was rescued by one of the base's inhabitants, Mira, the daughter of Snow Pirate leader, So'ichi, Jim realizes that NEVEC are not the only human inhabitants of E.D.N. III.
is the link to the Offical Facebook page.
Counter-Strike: Condition Zero Available for Linux
It has only been three weeks since Valve launched the Steam Linux client, and since then a number of games and programs have been released.
Now the turn has come for another one of Valves older titles. Counter-Strike: Condition Zero has been in public beta on Linux since February 21, but has just been officially released earlier today. The game is the fifth Valve game to be ported to the Linux (the others are Counter-Strike: Source, Team Fortress 2, Half Life, and Counter-Strike), and pushes the total number of Linux games on Steam to 80.
Releasing Steam for Linux has been a great achievement for Valve, allowing the platform to be spread out to everyone with access to a PC.
After only 3 weeks in the wild, the Linux version has already become a great success and Valve promises more ports of their games in the future.
If you don't already own Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, you can go grab a copy on the official Steam page
. If you do, you can download the Linux version directly from your Steam library.
Far Cry 3 Patch Includes Requested Changes
Based on what the community has requested and to give new life to Rook island, it has been decided to allow the player to:
- Outposts reset: after the end of the game, players can choose to reset the liberated outposts to face the challenge of taking them over again.
- A new difficulty setting: Players who have completed the campaign can restart the adventure on master difficulty, with more challenging enemies and dangerous wildlife.
*Map Beta Test: Map makers can now start a beta test to monitor how their map is being played using the new spectate feature and regular players are enabled to provide better feedback to help map makers improve their projects.
EA Says No to Refunds and Yes to Threatening Customers
- Maps by author: Players will be able to show all the maps created by an author.
- Idle kick: The feature that kicks out idle players during a multiplayer match is removed from custom and private matches.
- The skip map voting system has been improved with more visibility and time to cast the vote.
- A new mini-game called The Grid has been added to the Outpost website and smartphone apps.
SimCity 5 came out recently and has been a major topic of discussion, due to EA implementing always-online DRM. This leads to it being unplayable for a lot of people and this obviously results in frustration from the people that bought the title.
If you regrettably feel that we left you down, you can of course request a refund for your order. - EA press release
The EA forum has one person that got frustrated with this problem and wanted a refund after EA's statement, but was instead threatened with a ban:
Dead Space 3: Awakened DLC Launch Trailer Released
Immediately following the rumor that the Dead Space series was dead, EA has decided to release a launch trailer for the up-coming DLC, Awakened.
[you will experience] some of the most disturbing content yet. - Steve Papoutsis, Executive Producer
Following along with this trailer is the exact release date for the DLC; March 13th. The pack is to be released worldwide through Origin and Xbox Live, and on the Australian Playstation Network. No word on when the pack will be available worldwide on the PS3.
Watch the Supreme Leader Score
Kim Jung-un drops a nuclear bomb. A what? A nuclear bomb. The supreme leader strikes and performs in a way not expected. On one team, there is North Korea with Supreme Leader “Kim Jung-un” accompanied by former Chicago Bull player, Dennis Rodman. On the other team, there are two Americans. This is actually a video game or a basketball game created for entertainment and funny purposes. During the game, the Supreme Leader is partnered with Rodman who chooses to stand around waiting for rebounds the would never come. This time, it's all about the Supreme Leader because Jong-Un steals the ball before anyone else could have the chance. Interesting enough, the American team has Golden States Warrior coach Mark Jackson and former Warriors great Sarunas Marciulonis.
The final score was 426 - 0 where North Korea seems to offer a lopsided view.
Developers create an app in Google Glass which can identify someone just by looking at their clothes. With this app on Google Glass, it will be easy to determine who you are seeing. It's just like those spy movies you watch where just by looking at their faces or clothes you can see who they are, including their name and etc. This visual fingerprint created by the developers or system can detect who the person is, but once the person changes clothes or takes of the glasses, it can no longer detect who it is. All in all, this feature is only good for a day or two. Yes, just by looking at the person closely, you will know who it is, but this app associated with Google Glass is good to use for far distances.
An insane Netflix user/lover decides to go crazy and give himself a Netflix tattoo to show how much he loved this company. Although he did that, it seems to extreme and a bit psychotic to do such a thing.
Here's the picture:
Rex, the robotic man with a 6ft rim was developed with artificial limbs, organs from all over the world.
Here are some pictures: