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Monday, 28th July 2014
Firefly TV Actors to Reprise Roles in Firefly Online [Dan- 09:55am] From: AusGamers News [ 8 Comments ]
Firefly Online, the upcoming strategic roleplaying game based on the cult-hit Joss Whedon TV series just scored itself a whole lot more credibility as it was announced at the recent San Diego Comic-con event that the actors from the show would be reprising their roles:
Yep, It's true. The Big Damn Heroes have joined Firefly Online!

Nathan, Alan, Adam, Sean and Ron have already recorded their parts, and Morena, Jewel and Summer are on the schedule and will be in studio soon. And we're currently working with Gina to find a time for her to record.

There's an epic new story they'll be helping tell (and when we say "epic", we mean "EPIC") and sidequests where you might just run into a familiar face.

In addition to the BDHs, Michael Fairman has joined the cast to reprise his role as Niska. We've already recorded Michael and his performance was nothing short of bone-chilling. Look forward to taking some jobs from Niska, if you dare!
Given that the game is in development by a studio only known for a handful of casual mobile games, we'd find this news hard to believe if Mal Reynolds himself, Nathan Fillion, hadn't made an appearance at the end of the first "gameplay" trailer. See for yourself below.

The announcement also suggests that the targeted release window for Firefly Online has been pushed back to Spring 2015 (Southern Hemisphere Autumn 2015).



Crytek Claims to Have Secured More Capital in Vague Statement on its Financial Situation [Dan- 04:00pm] From: AusGamers News [ 1 Comment ]
Following a month or so of reports of development staff not being paid, and current projects in jeopardy, Crytek has published its first official comment on the matter. In a statement provided to Games Industry International a Crytek representative encourages confidence in the company's future, but does not delve into specifics of any of its studios or their games.
Like the games industry as a whole, Crytek has been in a transitional phase. Our evolution from a development studio to an Online-Publisher has required us to refocus our strategies. These challenges go along with an increased demand for capital which we have secured.

We can now concentrate on the long term strategic direction of Crytek and our core competencies. We kindly ask for your understanding, that we won't be communicating further details about our developments and progress.

Ultimately, with our organization, capitalization, portfolio and technologies we have now laid the foundations for securing Crytek's future - not just in the short term, but also long term.
No mention was made of the state of Homefront: The Revolution, which has been in development at Crytek UK, the studio where many staff were recently rumoured to have walked out.

Character CLothing is as Over-the-top as Everything Else in Sunset Overdrive [Dan- 08:49am] From: AusGamers News [ 0 Comments ]
Insomniac has released a new promotional video for its upcoming Xbox One exclusive open world action game Sunset Overdrive, wherein several of the game's developers talk about character clothing customisation.
Live out your end-of-times fantasies and be who YOU want to be. You're the hero after all, right? Play as male or female, with multiple body types and skin tones, and mix all sorts of completely gender neutral apparel, hair and body art customizations in whatever combination you want. Hear directly from the creators of Sunset Overdrive as they discuss the inspirations behind the customization options in Sunset Overdrive, and their favorite pieces players can use
If you're ever wondered what a kangaroo cod-piece might look like, check out the video below.

Sunset Overdrive is due on Xbox One on October 28th 2014.




BioWare Teaser Trailer Reportedly A New Game Called Shadow Realms [Dan- 08:40am] From: AusGamers News [ 0 Comments ]
Acclaimed RPG developer BioWare has dropped a mysterious teaser trailer for what appears to be an announced game, telling us only that "The time is near... they are watching. Your power is rising. You've been chosen", and asking "what really happens when we sleep?".

According to VG 247 the video has been linked to a recent trademark filing by publisher and BioWare parent company EA for something named "Shadow Realms", which seems to suggest a full reveal shouldn't be too far away -- perhaps the 2014 GamesCom expo in Cologne in a few weeks time.

Whatever it is, it's certainly a departure from the usual themes of BioWare games, which have traditionally been straight up sci-fi and medieval fantasy.




Saturday, 26th July 2014
The Sims 4 System Specs Revealed [Eorl- 02:16pm] From: AusGamers News [ 15 Comments ]
It won't require much more than a functional PC to run The Sims 4 according to The Sims official website, where a new FAQ has revealed the system requirements needed to run the game.

The Sims 4 will require Windows XP (or later), at least 2 GB RAM and 9 GB of hard drive space, with at least 1 GB of additional storage for custom content and saved games. The Sims 4 will also be DirectX 9.0c compatible.

The processor and video card requirements are as follows:
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)

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
A one time internet connection, as well as an Origin account, will be required for product activation and installation - however a persistent online connection won't be necessary.

The GAP - Double Down [Eorl- 11:03am] From: AusGamers News [ 0 Comments ]
This week The GAP is bringing two episodes to you, which means you've got about 5 hours of people sort of talking about games. The first episode is your regularly scheduled broadcast as Luke, Heath, Junglist and Joaby talk about the Destiny Beta, Heroes of the Storm Alpha (pre-game destroying patch), Hidden in Plain Sight, Depth and more. They also talk about the news of the week -- the Dota 2 International winners, the Yogventures controversy and whatever else comes up.

The second episode is something for the Dota 2 fans, as Luke and Joaby are joined by local game developer Tim Stobo and games journalist Ryan Cunningham to discuss The International Dota 2 Championships 2014 in detail. With a collective play time of over 4500 hours there's more than enough experience to go around. Except for Joaby, who doesn't know what he's talking about. But at least he stays quiet.

As always, these episodes are available right here on AusGamers, but you can also subscribe to their RSS feed to grab the show off iTunes or PocketCasts or whatever.

The GAP Episode 232 - Podcast Simulator 2015

The GAP Episode 233 - The Dota 2 International 2014 Pubstomp

NES Classic Shadowgate Launches August 21 for PC, Mac and Mobile [Eorl- 10:55am] From: AusGamers News [ 0 Comments ]
Zojoi's remake of 1989 NES adventure game Shadowgate will launch for Mac and Windows PC on August 21st, with Android and iOS versions slated to launch this fall, the developer announced today.

Shadowgate will be available through Steam and other online distribution outlets for $19.99. This reimagined version, made possible in collaboration with indie company Reverb Triple XP, features new puzzles and harder difficulty levels, as well a bonus Retro Mode that let's players "experience the game like its 1989."

Shadowgate was successfully crowdfunded via Kickstarter in November 2012, pulling in $137,232 from 3,468 backers. For a better look at how the remake stacks up to the original, check out the below video comparing the two.



The Last of Us Movie Announced, Produced by Sam Raimi [Eorl- 08:58pm] From: AusGamers News [ 18 Comments ]
Sony Pictures has today announced that Naughty Dog's critically acclaimed title The Last of Us will not only be seeing a remastered version on PlayStation 4, but will also be seeing a silver screen release in the not-to-distant future.

Details are still to come on just what the movie will entail, with knowledge on what the movie's storyline will entail. Producer Sam Raimi, who is very well known for his work on the Evil Dead series, has apparently been contracted to work on the film. Sony hasn't confirmed who will be playing Joel and Ellie of the game, however according to some fans at the booth Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) has been name dropped for Joel while Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams who plays Arya Stark has apparently been contacted to play as Ellie.

Hopefully we'll be hearing more on the movie soon enough, but until then you can stare at the first-ever poster release below. What are your thoughts on video games to movie adaptations? Was Super Mario the best movie ever made? Let us know in the comments!



Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Story Trailer Reveals Celebrimbor [Eorl- 11:24am] From: AusGamers News [ 0 Comments ]
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has been pushed forward, it was revealed at Comic-Con, however, Australia will still be seeing the game in retail form for home consoles on October 8th, though WB Australia points out that the PC version will be available on Steam from October 3rd.

Warner Bros. has also released a new trailer to coincide with the game's promotion at San Diego Comic-Con. The spectral figure paired with Shadow of Mordor's protagonist, Talion, is revealed to be Celebrimbor, the long-departed Elven smith who forged the Rings of Power. Beyond their connection to Middle-earth's notorious mind-control jewellery, both Talion and Celebrimbor have reason to venture into Mordor and hijack Sauron's army for their own purposes.

For a more on Shadow of Mordor, head by our game page which includes all the various material to get you up to scratch with open-world title.



Learn More About Assassin's Creed: Unity's French Revolution with Rob Zombie [Eorl- 10:07am] From: AusGamers News [ 0 Comments ]
If you didn't happen to know much about the French Revolution, or listening to Russell Crowe's part in Les Misérables made you sad, Rob Zombie has you covered in that department with a brand-new short focusing on Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Unity storyline.

The metal musician and filmmaker teamed up with The Walking Dead illustrator Tony Moore to produce the amazingly violent and very NSFW animated short. The short, shown below, brings to life "the gory details, bloody battles and terrifying events of the revolution."

Assassin's Creed: Unity will be out for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 28th. You can also find the behind-the-scenes video below for a further look at the creative stylings of Rob Zombie.






Friday, 25th July 2014
Tail Drift Flies Onto Steam Greenlight [Eorl- 07:56pm] From: AusGamers News [ 0 Comments ]
Local Brisbane indie developer Attract Mode Games has announced that Tail Drift, their high altitude racing game is now available to vote for on Steam Greenlight.
"Tail Drift is a fast action racing game where you zoom through fantastic environments. Compete while flying around floating islands, ancient temples and desert canyons, with a fleet of unique planes to take through a variety of game modes."
Launching onto Steam Greenlight, Attract has also noted that the final game (and demo) will have full Big Picture, Controller, Virtual Reality and Kinect support. Having tested the virtual reality and Kinect integration earlier today, it is one very interesting concept.

Head over to the Steam Greenlight page to vote on the local-grown title, and if you'd like to test it out yourself feel free to download the demo locally for Windows and Mac OS X.



Lords of the Fallen Trailer Builds the Hype, Pre-Order Bonuses Revealed [Eorl- 11:46am] From: AusGamers News [ 1 Comment ]
CI Games' Dark Souls-esque action RPG has a new trailer, screens, and pre-order bonuses, straight from Comic-Con 2014. Those who pre-order Lords of the Fallen will get bumped up to the limited edition free of charge, landing you the Monk's Decipher DLC, the Demonic Weapons Pack DLC, and the game's soundtrack.

Not a lot of gameplay can be gleaned from this trailer apart from a few seconds of combat and a look at a few of the enemy types. Still, the trailer certainly sets the tone for what's to come and eagerly puts me on the hype train.

In addition to the trailer, new screens show Harkyn as he explores the uninviting world he must survive in. These, as well as a concept art piece showing the infiltrator enemy type, can be viewed in the image gallery below. Lords of the Fallen will be consequently falling onto PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One come October 28th.





Titanfall Update Brings In-Game Currency Purchases [Eorl- 10:22am] From: AusGamers News [ 4 Comments ]
Titanfall is set to add an in-game currency that you can use to buy Burn Cards and Titan Insignias.

An update will introduce the Black Market, where you can get access to additional customisation options for your Titan alongside the game-changing Burn Cards. The Burn Cards will be sold in packs, each focused on a specific theme to enable you to choose what type you need. XP boost, Pilot and Titan advantages are all mentioned, with the hope being this change will enable you to pick cards that suit your play style.

In terms of how you'll earn credits to buy these packs, fulfilling a number of different criteria will see you awarded with money to spend. Winning a match, completing a match and having your first victory of the day will all see you pick up points, as will completing daily challenges and selling Burn Cards you don't want. Additionally, once you hit level 50 a percentage of earned XP will be converted to credits.

The Black Market will be available once you hit level 11 and have opened the Burn Card menu. According to Respawn this is just the first step to a variety of new items in the future. Those worried that this may lead to a slipper slope, never fear. Designer David Shaver promised the studio will never introduce them and the only way to obtain credits will be by playing the game.

New Tauren Female Models Revealed for WoW, Warcraft Movie Logo Revealed [Reverend Evil- 01:47pm] From: AusGamers News [ 15 Comments ]
Blizzard has released the newest models for their upcoming expansion Warlords of Draenor, the Tauren female. As with the past revamped models, the Tauren female will gain access to a variety of new polygons, textures and more to make it shiny new.

"The original female Tauren had a lot of issues with too-angular geometry and stretched-out textures," reads the blog post on the official site. "It’s not her fault—it’s just what we had available to us at the time. Our new process has allowed us to add a lot of detail to her hair, fur, horns, and hooves, to build a far more detailed and expressive face, and to add a lot of definition to her musculature (while retaining her shape and silhouette)."

It's quite easy to see the staggering differences in the pictures below, and great effort has gone into re-producing as much of the original 2004 model as possible. What are your thoughts on the remodels so far? Let us know in the comments below!

In related Warcraft news, Legendary Pictures has unveiled the official logo for the upcoming Warcraft film, due for release in 2016. The logo was debuted at Legendary’s Comic-Con booth, and as you can expect has caused a number of discussions to pop up.

Some fans of the Warcraft franchise have already voiced their dissatisfaction with the design of the logo, stating that it strays too far from Warcraft‘s typically untampered style, and instead resembles the sci-fi StarCraft‘s logo which has had a similar blue metallic texture since the late 90s. See for yourself in the image below, and again let us know your thoughts in the comments! As an added bonus, World of Warcraft Community Manager Bashiok has posted a couple images of props from the movie that are featured in Legendary’s booth, which you can find over here.

Update: It seems Blizzard has also pushed out the Horde-themed Chopper bike mount for players to gain, completely free of charge. Simply logging in to the game between now and September 30, 2014 will automatically have their account flagged to receive the Horde chopper upon the release of the upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion.





Gods Will Be Watching Watches Over Release [Eorl- 09:39am] From: AusGamers News [ 2 Comments ]
Deconstructeam and Devolver Digital's Gods Will Be Watching, described as a "minimalistic 'point and click thriller' centered on despair, commitment, and sacrifice" has been PC, Linux, and Mac.

There are two versions of Gods Will Be Watching available; a standard edition ($9.99) and a collector’s edition ($19.99) which includes the original soundtrack, a digital art book, and a prologue-digital comic that serves as the prologue to the events of the game.

The game is all about decisions such as "hostage situations and wilderness survival to biological weapon prevention and agonizing torture scenarios." Ultimately, players will need to choose between saving their own team or preventing genocide.

Devolver's fictitious CFO Fork Parker commented in a press release that, “My usual video game strategy of shooting everyone I encounter in the face has proven to be impractical in Gods Will Be Watching. Shooting people in the knee works though. So that’s nice.”



Destiny Beta Now Open to Public [Eorl- 10:02am] From: AusGamers News [ 0 Comments ]
Those wishing they had the chance to try out Destiny's beta but were having trouble securing a code need not worry, as developer Bungie has today revealed that the entire beta is now open to all those aspiring to be a Guardian.

A new blog post notes that the servers should now be open to anyone with a PlayStation or Xbox console, however, you'll require at the very least a PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live subscription to participate. The beta has been running since late last week, where initially PlayStation platforms were able to access the testing grounds before the beta was opened up to Xbox platforms earlier this week.

The beta allows testers the chance to taste the sci-fi universe that Bungie is creating, but only up until level eight (though you can roll three classes) so savour every moment. Players can access a variety of story missions, the very first strike mission (think dungeons in MMOs) and The Crucible, a PvP-centered zone for those who want to flex their competitive muscles. You'll find all required information directly through your console.

Epic's First Map for Unreal Tournament is Gorgeous [Eorl- 08:57am] From: AusGamers News [ 5 Comments ]
Epic Games has unveiled their first map for the moddable, free-to-play Unreal Tournament reboot, and boy is it looking good. The design, at least in terms of the map, is definitely a big change from their previous series Gears of War, instead offering up a clean and well-lit layout.

The new map, which will be available as Team Deathmatch, is currently unfinished and the look is of course not representative of the entire game at the moment, Art Director Chris Perna explains in a recent video on the official Unreal Tournament YouTube channel. In the video, Perna notes that the artstyle and aesthetics are but one of the many the dev team are planning, and of course with the game being moddable can serve as a guide for aspiring artists.

Check out the video below, which weighs in at 49 minutes and holds a whole ton of information on Unreal Tournament. You can also swing by this Reddit board to get a quick serve of what is in the video.



Halo: Nightfall Details and Footage Escape Comic-Con [Dan- 08:40am] From: AusGamers News [ 2 Comments ]
The annual Comic-Con International event has kicked off for 2014 in San Diego, California, and following a panel at the show, Halo developer 343 Industries and Microsoft have released the first clip from Halo: Nightfall, the live action digital video series being produced by acclaimed Hollywood director Ridley Scott as a prologue to the forthcoming Halo 5: Guardians game.
Halo: Nightfall introduces a pivotal new character, Jameson Locke, a legendary manhunter and agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), Earth’s most powerful and secretive military branch. When he and his team are caught in a horrific biological attack, they unravel a plot that draws them to an ancient, hellish artifact, where they will be forced to fight for their survival, question everything, and ultimately choose between their loyalties and their lives.

Taking place between the events of Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, Halo: Nightfall is Locke’s origin story which will lend insight and understanding into the character he becomes in Halo 5: Guardians.
Reporting on the SDCC 2014 panel, Polygon explains that Locke is expected to actually be a playable character in Halo 5: Guardians, among a few more nuanced details about Nightfall.

Halo: Nightfall is planned to air as an original series streaming over Xbox Live on Xbox One, as well as on US Cable TV network Showtime.



Alien Original Film Cast Discuss the Game in This Alien: Isolation Trailer [Dan- 12:12pm] From: AusGamers News [ 2 Comments ]
As we edge slowly close to the game's October launch, publisher SEGA have released another new promotional video for Alien: Isolation.

Alien: Isolation has been billed as a homage to the original 1979 Ridley Scott movie, rather than its more action oriented sequels, and it was recently revealed that the film's actors would be reprising their roles as voice actors in some downloable content levels announced as an exclusive bonus for pre-order customers.

The latest trailer features some of those actors, notably Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley), Yaphet Kotto (Parker), Tom Skerritt (Dallas), Veronica Cartwright (Lambert), and Harry Dean Stanton (Brett), looking 35 years older and talking about their involvement in the game.

Alien: Isolation is due on October 7th 2014 for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.



GOG Launches Linux Support with 50+ Titles [Dan- 07:58am] From: AusGamers News [ 4 Comments ]
As promised earlier in the year, popular DRM-free online games distribution platform GOG has today added support for Linux titles alongside its range of Windows and Mac games.

Fitting with the rest of the GOG catalogue, the list includes both classic and contemporary PC games and impressively, 23 of the launch titles on GOG have reportedly come to Linux for the first time, including FlatOut & Flatout 2, Darklands, and Realms of the Haunting.

Popular Linux distributions Ubuntu and Mint are officially supported. A blog post over on GOG lists includes a comprehensive list of the Linux games now available and an explanation of how delivery works:
"OK, but how will Linux support actually work on GOG.com" - you might ask. For both native Linux versions, as well as special builds prepared by our team, GOG.com will provide distro-independent tar.gz archives and support convenient DEB installers for the two most popular Linux distributions: Ubuntu and Mint, in their current and future LTS editions. Helpful and responsive customer support has always been an important part of the GOG.com gaming experience. We wouldn't have it any other way when it comes to Linux, and starting today our helpdesk offers support for our official Linux releases on Ubuntu and Mint systems.
Of course, there's also a celebratory sale to kick things off, with discounts available by way of this promo page


Thursday, 24th July 2014
PSA: The Crew Goes Closed Beta, Check Your Emails [Eorl- 12:51pm] From: AusGamers News [ 3 Comments ]
Ubisoft's closed beta event for their open-world racing MMO The Crew has now gone live, and we recommend those eager to try the game out to check your emails for the required codes and installation instructions.

The closed beta features the game's entire version of the U.S. for exploration, and will be available until July 26th. During the beta, missions will only be available in the Midwest and East Coast map areas, although Ubisoft plans to add more challenges in different areas before the game goes live on November 11th.

Beta players will also have access to two PvP lobbies in the challenge areas, where they can race against other beta participants. As for the cars, players can tweak their vehicles with the Street Spec and Dirt Spec customization options for now. The beta will offer limited access to the game's remaining three Specs — Perf, Raid and Circuit.

EA Offers The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection for Free to Origin Users [TiT- 12:06pm] From: AusGamers News [ 6 Comments ]
EA recently announced it is ending support for The Sims 2, meaning there will no further patches or updates. As a token of good will, the publisher is upgrading all owners to the Ultimate Collection of the game. For a limited time, anyone can get the game for free.

In order to get your copy of The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection, which comes with every expansion and “stuff pack” for the title, you’ll need an Origin account. Once logged in, you’ll need to redeem the code “I-Love-The-Sims.” No need to enter the hyphens or quatation marks, but you'll need to hurry as the offer is only limited until July 31st.

Once complete, you’ll be the proud owner of The Sims, including all the swimming pools, toasters, and other hazards you could hope for. If you’re looking for a more recent experience, The Sims 3 is also available with even more content to please your inner simulator lifestyle.

Counterspy Spies on August 20 PlayStation Platform Release [Eorl- 11:40am] From: AusGamers News [ 0 Comments ]
Counterspy, the action stealth side-scroller with a wickedly satirical storyline and an art style that invokes the best developer Dynamighty has to offer, will be sneaking onto PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita come August 20th according to the PlayStation Blog.

The game is set to retail at $14.99 with a 20% discount offered to PlayStation Plus subscribers at launch. It's also worth noting the title comes replete with both Cross-Buy and Cross-Save support across all platforms, meaning you'll only need to purchase it once for access to all platform versions.

CounterSpy borrows elements from the 1950s and 60s Cold War and the ever-popular spy culture mythos. Players will join a rogue spy agency and work on the sidelines to keep the world's super powers from destroying everything.



A Bad Moon Rises in Lords of the Fallen Comic Con Trailer [Dan- 11:20am] From: AusGamers News [ 0 Comments ]
The 2014 San Diego Comic-Con doesn't kick off until tomorrow, but IGN has gotten its exclusive hands on a Comic-Con trailer for Lords of the Fallen, the upcoming fantasy action RPG from Polish studio CI Games.

Although IGN refers to it as a gameplay trailer, it's mostly just quick cuts of combat and a few scripted cinematics, all in-engine though. For extra dark and brooding points, the clip features Mourning Ritual's cover of the CCR classic Bad Moon Rising.

Lords of the Fallen is due on October 31st 2014 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.



Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Coming December 9 [Dan- 11:03am] From: AusGamers News [ 10 Comments ]
Square Enix have set a December 9th 2014 release date for Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, the Tomb Raider-themed game from Crystal Dynamics that builds on the couch co-op focus of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, supporting four players this time, up from two (thanks Eurogamer).
In her new adventure, Lara Croft travels to Egypt and must join forces with rival archaeologist Carter Bell and imprisoned gods Horus and Isis, to defeat the evil god Set. Featuring a four-player co-op story, players must work together to explore the temple, defeat hordes of enemies from the Egyptian underworld, solve devious puzzles, and avoid deadly traps. All the while, players will compete for treasure, powerful artifacts, and ultimate bragging rights.
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris in development for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.



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