Modifications and user created content is nothing new. Doom had a vibrant environment for creative users as early as 1993. Rates of major modifications are however growing bigger every year. The game studio, Bohemia Interactive, aim to take advantage of this. They have seen the value of external content before, as the zombie sandbox DayZ exploded in popularity last year.
The Czechs are now tempting modders worldwide with prize money, no less than €500,000/$690,000 if they can give the war simulator ARMA III added value. According to the website, there will be 4 categories in this competition: total modification, single player game mode, multiplayer game mode and a smaller category for add-ons. Contestants have until October 2014 to finish their submission, and the winners will be announced in January 2015.
If you win the first category, you can walk away with €200,000 / $275,000 and possibly a...
So, for those of you who don't know, Apple recently redesigned their Mac Pro from a towering metal behemoth, to a more compact, "modern" design that slightly resembles a trashcan. This news isn't exactly super new, as the redesign was announced and showcased at the WWDC 2013, and was being teased on their website for quite sometime. Well, for those of you who've been waiting to get your hands on the new Mac Pro, you'll be pleased to learn it hits shelves tomorrow, commanding a solid 2,999$ price tag.
Now, let's talk about what the Mac Pro has to offer you as a computer. Apple has happily provided plenty of info about it's parts, and why it's 2,999$ price tag is justifiable. The new Mac Pro is "Designed around an innovative unified thermal core, the all-new Mac Pro packs unprecedented performance into an aluminum enclosure that is just 9.9-inches tall and one-eighth the volume of the previous generation. Mac Pro features 4-core, 6-core, 8-core or 12-core Intel Xeon processors running...
As you are aware, Steam is releasing the 'Steam Box', which will be running a new operating system called 'SteamOS'. SteamOS will also be available for PC download as an operating system, just like MAC or Windows.
We have been given information regarding the current minimum speculations your system must have in order to install SteamOS, which actually came from Valve themselves. This version of SteamOS is called "Alchemist", which is said to be a variant of the popular Lunix Distro, Debian.
Valve has also promised "seamless transition between Steam, Steam games and the SteamOS system overlay."
We were also given the minimum requirements needed in order to run SteamOS aka 'Alchemist' -
Intel or AMD 64-bit capable processor
4GB or more memory
500GB or larger disk
Over the past few months, we have seen the release of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and it's smart watch companion. This has started a whole new wave of technology and everyone is jumping on board including the tech giant Apple. But in the background, another company is taking a different approach that will have a bigger impact on how we use hands free technology with out smartphones.
A mysterious campaign was started on the very popular website Indiegogo and has raised more money than projected to get a working prototype of the Smart Ring. This ring has a built-in LED screen that displays information it receives from the connected smartphone. This connection between the two allows the user to display anything from the caller ID and text messages to updates from your favorite social networks.
November's NPD figures have come in and the numbers are impressive to say the least, thanks to the launch of the next-gen consoles of course. Video game sales in the U.S. for were up 7% from last year totaling $2.7 billion, while hardware sales jumped an impressive 58% totaling $1.3 billion.
Top 10 games for November
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Madden NFL 25
Grand Theft Auto V
Skylanders SWAP Force
Just Dance 2014
On the Playstation Blog Sony wrote "PS4 was the top-selling console for November and PlayStation was No. 1 in sales...
Bungie are confident that their new project 'Destiny' will have a bigger impact on multiplayer gaming compared to that of their recent franchise 'Halo'.
We've grown up with the Halo franchise being one of the most popular multiplayer games of the century, from team deathmatch to oddball, most of the gaming community have played or witnessed the endless opportunities which the games multiplayer has to offer. However in a recent interview, Bungie's multiplayer lead Lars Bakken believes that they are working on a game which could end Halo's reign at the top.
Bakken explains that Destiny's competitive multiplayer will be much faster than anything they have previously worked on, thus making the game more "lethal".
"Definitely faster, if we are to talk about lethality, it's certainly more lethal than Halo. When you catch a guy with his pants down, you can take him out really quickly. And that's not even including using a heavy weapon or a super to do that. "...
"How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day" out December 17.
"Hi! I’m Drew Mobley, one of the Gearbox designers working on the Headhunter add-ons for Borderlands 2. Today, I’m happy to announce that the third add-on in the Headhunter series, How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day, will be available beginning December 17 for just USD $2.99 / GBP £2.39 / EUR 2,99 € on PC and Mac via Steam, Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation 3* via PlayStation Network!
In How Marcus Saved Mercenary...
With all the commotion regarding the Fallout 4 hoax site this should give fans of the popular post-apocalyptic open world RPG series a slight sense of hope. According to Kotaku, documents have been leaked that confirm that the game is in development and is set to take place in Boston. The documents include scripts, character descriptions among other sensitive pieces of information. All documents shown are confirmed to be real and part of a project codenamed "The Institute".
This is huge news, as this is the first 'official' confirmation that this game even exists. The documents state that the game begins with the player narrating the opening sequence.
(Note that your character has awaken recently from a cryogenic sleep at this point)
"War. War never changes.
In the year 1945, my great great-grandfather, serving in the Army, wondered when he'd get to go home to his wife and the son he'd never seen. He got his wish when the...
First and foremost i would like to state that The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is not a remake of the classic The Legend Of Zelda: A Link to the Past that we all know and love from the SNES in 1992. This game is a sequel based almost 300 years in the future, in the land of Hyrule that we all have became so fond of.
The first thing you'll notice once you pop this game in is the new remixed and vibrant soundtrack. The second you hear it start playing, you'll have the sudden urge to start singing along. Along with the fantastic music, you'll see the stunning new 3DS environment unfold right in front of you as the opening cinematic shows the land of Hyrule.
A Link Between Worlds is full of new mechanics that are a breath of fresh air to the series and are sure to keep you oohing and awing throughout the entire game. The most noticeable and game changing has to be Link's new ability to transform himself into a painting, allowing him to walk along walks and through cracks. This...
E-Tailers offer a variety of fast shipping methods, some as fast as one day. Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, promises to make one day seem like a non-premium with 30-minute deliveries via Prime Air.
Prime Air is a project Amazon is currently working on, that will bring near instant deliveries on small packages. It all starts with a small drone, also called an octocopter, which waits on a conveyor belt waiting to pick up a package in a small yellow bin. Once the package is picked up the drone will fly to the customer within 30 minutes.
As of now there hasn't been a lot of specifics, such as how much the octocopter can truly hold. With 86% of packages weighing less than five pounds, it's safe to assume Amazon aims to hold items weighing in around five pounds or under. The exact time of availability is also unknown, due to the fact that Amazon still needs to work out flaws in the project. One major speed bump as of now is the fact that the FAA currently...