February 8, 2016

Splatoon Concert Looks like a Fun-filled event

Posted on February 8, 2016 by Jason Nason

I don’t read and can’t speak or understand Japanese either, which leaves me with just a jealous curiosity about this event.

It looks like Japan was treated to a “live” Splatoon concert featuring Callie and Marie from Nintendo’s hit Wii U game. This ia the sort of silly, yet amazing, things that make fans in North America want to hop on a plane and move East.

Check out the concert below, courtesy Nintendo of Japan. It’s quite amazing.Read More


Check Out 15 Minutes of Gameplay From The Division’s Singleplayer Campaign

Posted on February 8, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

The closed beta for Tom Clancy’s The Division was so enjoyable that I thought it was more polished and better constructed than the first year of Destiny. Although the beta might be a week behind us we haven’t forgotten what a great experience it was.

I captured over 90 minutes of footage while playing and due to some intermittent internet issues wasn’t able to upload them until today. Below you’ll find 15 minutes of gameplay from the closed beta’s only story mission – the rescue of a very important doctor from the Madison Garden field hospital.

Look forward to more Tom Clancy’s The Division coverage as the game’s March release date draws near.  For those wondering this footage was captured at 720P with high settings and a 30 FPS lock on the final video for consistency’s sake.

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‘Twas the Night Before Overwatch

Posted on February 8, 2016 by Renee Gittins


‘Twas the night before Overwatch, when all ‘cross the globe,
Every gamer was waiting, donned in their soft robes,
Their headphones were hung by their PCs with care,
In hopes that Overwatch soon would be there.

The gamers were nestled all snug in each chair,
While visions of Tracer blinked ’round without care.
The beta was returning, just ‘few hours away
To bring joy and fast battles back to their day.

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Could there be a Dementium III on the way?

Posted on February 8, 2016 by Jason Nason

We missed this during the week, but Jools Watsham from Renegade Kid put the question on Twitter with the question: Would you back a Dementium 3 Kickstarter? The ask comes as Watsham and the team are looking to gauge interest in pursuing a third game in the series.

While Kickstarter is a great way to get games funded they can be a lot of work. So before Renegade Kid goes through that effort of setting up a crowdfunding campaign it’s always a good idea to see if they an actually be funded. If everyone who retweets the post were to donate to a campaign then the game has a healthy start and chance.

The original Tweet from Jools Watsham is below, so if you want to see a third Dementium game on the Nintendo 3DS and beyond, click that retweet button. The team is looking for about 3,000 retweets before next Sunday. Read More


Hitman Beta Details & New Trailer

Posted on February 8, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Square Enix has revealed more details about the upcoming beta for Hitman on PlayStation 4 and PC. The beta will contain the opening prologue mission that is included in all editions of Hitman and will allow players to experience just how Agent 47 joined the ICA.

Alongside the announcement of the beta’s content Square Enix also posted a Beta FAQ and a brand new trailer. The beta will be available on Feb 9th for PlayStation 4 pre-orders and February 12th for PC. 

Here is a brief synopsis that Square Enix released:

Play the beginning. The HITMAN Beta is set at a top secret recruitment and training facility and revolves around how Agent 47 joined the ICA.

Pre-order the game to guarantee access to the PS4 Beta on Feb 12th or PC Beta on Feb 19th. http://buy.hitman.com

Full Beta details are here: http://hitman.com/news/hitman-beta-faq

And here is the new trailer:

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Direct x12 Support Found In Rise of the Tomb Raider’s Launcher

Posted on February 8, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

It looks like the planned DirectX 12 support for Square Enix’s recently released PC port of Rise of the Tomb Raider may still exist in the game’s files. By updating the game’s Steam version to the latest build and then replacing the main executable with the 1.0 found on the installation DVD an Enable DirectX 12 option will appear.

Reddit user -Olek found out how to enable these menu options and quickly posted them to the /r/PCGaming sub-reddit. Files referencing DirectX 12 can be found in the V1.0 files on the original installation DVD. Here are the exact steps that -Olek followed:

Wanted to post this asap.
Messed around with the Rise of the Tomb Raider files on the latest Steam version.

“Monitor” launches the game and it stops working after the developer startup screen.
“Exclusive Fullscreen” opens the setup menu.
“Display” opens the official website page for the game.
“Graphics” opens the official Tomb Raider facebook page.
“Options” opens the official Tomb Raider youtube page.
“Stereoscopic 3D” opens the Square Enix support page.
“Enable DirectX 12” closes the launcher.

Forgot to clarify that this was achieved by replacing ROTTR.exe with the original executable from the retail version.

Earlier last year there was some speculation that Rise of the Tomb Raider might be the first Xbox One title to use DX12 technology however it appears as if that was never formally confirmed. Could Square Enix unveil a DX12 patch for Rise of the Tomb Raider somewhere down the line? Or are these references to DirectX 12 simply left overs from the development process?

Here is a look at the DX12 enabled launcher:



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