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New Kickstarter Project ‘Wildman’ announced

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Gas Powered Games, developers of popular titles such as Demigod and Supreme Commander, have revealed their latest project – a ARPG/RTS hybrid titled Wildman.

Launched today, January 14, and running until February 15, Gas Powered Games is looking for $1.1 million in order to find their newest ambition. Pledge rewards range from $20, which includes a copy of the game and immediate access to the game’s forums, to $10,000 which among all other rewards include an Executive Producer credit and an invite to the game’s launch party.

GPG intends for the game to come out on Windows when it is finally released, and maybe Mac and Linux. For more information and to pledge money towards the game, whether it be $1 or enough to secure yourself and friends a copy, check out the official KickStarter page here.

Information on Valve’s new project coming soon

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Rumors have been circulating for a  long time about a gaming console to come from gaming’s giant Valve, and now the rumors have been confirmed.

The ‘Steam Box,’ the unofficial title, will be announced at the Consumers Electronic Show in Las Vegas, which runs from January 8 to January 11. The company Xi3 has reported that they have received an investment from Valve and is developing the hardware which will ultimately run the Valve software, most likely a more specialized version of Valve’s already released ‘Big Picture’ mode for Steam.

The console will be housed in a chassis similar to that pictured above, which is about the size of a grapefruit and will be able to fit in the palm of your hand. More information will be revealed with the opening of the Consumers Electronic Show.

‘Resident Evil 6’ Confirmed for PC

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resident evil 6

Capcom today announced that it’s latest installment in the Resident Evil  series would be released on PC early next year.

According to the press release, PC gamers can expect Resident Evil 6 to be available to play on March 22, 2013.

“Both the digital and retail versions of Resident Evil 6 PC will contain all the content found in the original console release,” Capcom said, “plus any additions contained in any free title updates such as Ada Wong’s campaign being accessible from the outset and the challenging No Hope difficulty mode.”

Capcom also released the system requirements for playing the game, but did not include a price point.

Minimum specs
· OS: Windows Vista®/XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
· Processor: Intel® CoreTM2 Duo 2.4 Ghz or better, AMD AthlonTM X2 2.8 Ghz or better
· Memory: 2 GB RAM
· Hard Disk Space: 16 GB free hard drive space
· Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800GTS or better
· DirectX®: 9.0c or greater
· Sound: Standard audio device

Recommended specs
· OS: Windows Vista®/XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
· Processor: Intel® CoreTM 2 Quad 2.7 Ghz or better, AMD PhenomTM II X4 3 Ghz or better
· Memory: 4 GB RAM
· Hard Disk Space: 16 GB free hard drive space
· Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560 or better
· DirectX®: 9.0c or greater
· Sound: Standard audio device

For more Resident Evil information, check out their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Written by John Schwartz

December 17, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Wii U browser specs released

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Nintendo today revealed the various features of the internet browser that comes on their new console the Wii U.

The browser, which runs on NetFront NX, is short on features. Users won’t be able to use pinch to zoom, or take or upload pictures. HTML 5 will be supported, but Flash and other plugins will not.

It will be possible, however, to pause the game you are playing and browse for tips and hints in order to help you.

Other specs can be found here.The Wii U releases on November 16 in North America.

Written by John Schwartz

November 2, 2012 at 7:47 pm

‘Curiosity’ gets release date of November 7

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What’s inside the cube?

Peter Molyneux, the mastermind behind the Fable franchise, announced today the release date for his newest game Curiosity. Molyneux quit Lionhead Studios after the newest Fable game, Fable: The Journey was released.

Since then, Molyneux has been focusing on his startup company, 22 Cans, and their first release is imminent.

Curiosity is coming to iOS and Android and will have players chip away at a black cube in the middle of a bare room. The main draw of the game is the mystery of what’s inside the cube. Players will be able to purchase DLC of higher quality chisels to, presumably, chip away at the cube in larger quantities. Only the player who chips away the last piece will be able to see what is inside.

Keep up to date at 22 cans Facebook page, or Peter Molyneux’s twitter.

Written by John Schwartz

October 31, 2012 at 10:30 am

Microsoft announces new pricing for Xbox 360

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Could they make the asterisk any bigger?

Microsoft today announced a new subsidized plan for the Xbox.

Microsoft released a new pricing model today for it’s gaming console, the Xbox 360.

According to a new holding page on xbox.com, consumers will now be able to purchase a 4 GB Xbox with Kinector a 250 GB Xbox for $99, provided the player also buy a 2 year Xbox live contract at $14.99 a month. That’s $459, which is almost twice as much as if you bought one today from say, here.

English: The Microsoft Kinect peripheral for t...

The Microsoft Kinect peripheral for the Xbox 360. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Microsoft also announced the release date for SmartGlass, which comes out this Friday in conjunction with Windows 8 and Windows RT, Microsoft’s Tablet operating system. SmartGlass allows gamers to use a secondary screen while playing Xbox, much like the WiiU controller.

Microsoft also announced a number of games that would make appearances on SmartGlass, which include Ascend, Dance Central 3, Forza Horizon, Halo Waypoint, Home Run Stars, and Karaoke.

Written by John Schwartz

October 23, 2012 at 9:56 am