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GameInformer Reveals Next-Gen Exclusive ‘Evolve’ From Creators Of Left 4 Dead

Evolve by Left 4 Dead 3 Creators

After GameInformer Magazine recently featured Destiny on their last issue’s cover, and reports began circulating last night that their next cover would make gamers “flip out” we speculated that the potential for a Halo reveal was high coming off of Microsoft’s announcements that Halo on Xbox ONE would indeed arrive on schedule for 2014 from 343 Industries. All of the pieces seemed to fit together and it just made sense. However, GameInformer shocked the world today when they instead revealed a New IP called Evolve which was purchased by 2K Games from THQ for over $10 million and is being developed as a four versus one multiplayer survival versus predator gameplay experience from the developers of the Left 4 Dead series and the Counter-Strike games.

One person takes on the role of the beast that four others must take out, considerably changing up the experience from what players are used to. Turtle Rock Studios aims to bring out the title exclusively for Next-Gen PS4 and Xbox ONE systems as well as PC meaning that the game will not see a PS3 / Xbox 360 release and should be able to take full power of the new hardware gamers are adopting in rapid style. Take a look below at the Interview Exclusive from GameInformer and if you like it you should also give their magazine a purchase and check them out, after all it was printed media that gave rise to the websites you read today and paved the way for this style of article-creation and reading in the first place.

Over 3 Million Xbox One Consoles Sold in 2013

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Microsoft’s programming director Larry “Major Nelson” Herb took to twitter earlier today to announce that over three million Xbox One units have been sold in 2013.

Yusuf Mehdi, corporate VP of strategy, marketing and business for Xbox also chimed in on the impressive feat on Xbox Wire.

“Together, we ushered in a new era of games and entertainment with Xbox One. Over 3 million Xbox One consoles were sold to consumers in 13 countries before the end of 2013. It’s been incredible to see Xbox One selling at a record-setting pace for Xbox, and we were honored to see Xbox One become the fastest-selling console in the U.S. during our launch month in November.”

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New Year’s Eve 2013-2014 Steam Giveaway: Over 50 Winners Will Get Free Games

RealGamerNewz 2013 2014 New Years Eve Steam Giveaway

***Thank you everyone for helping us bring 2014 in with a gamer bang!

***UPDATE: 89 WINNERS ANNOUNCED BELOW:

– Ecaroh122
– Phantom_Green
– Meduka Meguca
– Andy_Kun
– Tracey Lane
– Daryl Dixon
– HalmyAK
– Billy Bob
– teri890
– Nanda
– Missjenna
– Clarence
– ChristmasJoy360
– Leen
– raistand
– Lich2477
– yuliansen
– xXRichardXx
– Buba
– Miguel
– Ariel
– Enzo
– blck_fenrir
– Ted Western
– kodmaster
– mhmdmahdi
– reshine
– keype
– shwar
– brokenmissile
– SS_samudra
– fathanmalik (Display Name)
– BioBuster
– JAN
– Caisar
– ramboyz
– this.cant.be.true
– psych17 (Display Name)
– Pamansam
– Ahmad Irfan
– Nekrogoblikon
– DarkElijah
– mufti
– Pradipta
– LimaaLim
– Magzilla
– XeroAce
– LMiner
– kaskusbricks
– dmck2b
– Arcthunder
– MostlyAnonymous
– tobikris
– brotherhid
– gelbo
– AdamKondek
– FallenZector
– afi_greenz (Display Name)
– Taufik Aji
– Deadboy
– Skullysully
– TheSadOnion
– szczpiorek
– Rian Nugraha
– Anton
– Hitchiker
– Flash3DX
– UCCUP99
– kraizor
– itaychabra (Display Name)
– Guy Manuel
– Zee
– Gumpzinga
– Vector
– ranheto
– oasis789
– dandi
– Mike
– Dusko
– Aaron
– Starkium
– DayZ
– Christophe
– fact
– curtisblackwell
– kaje11
– SkyMachine
– tito
– Sw8y

STAY TUNED FOR OUR POST-HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY 🙂

Below is the unedited original contest posting:

New Year’s Eve 2013-2014 Steam Giveaway

Win One Of The Following Games (See Rules Below)

  • Pixel Piracy*

  • Mutant Mudds Deluxe*

  • Tales of Maj’Eyal*

  • Rush Bros*

  • Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe*

  • Small World 2*

  • Bad Bots*

  • Cargo Commander*

  • Intake*

  • Hive*

  • Craft the World*

  • Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages*

  • Race the Sun*

*The Giveaways with a star next to them are sponsored by the developers that made them.
All Other Codes Provided By RealGamerNewz Staff, HAPPY NEW YEAR! :)

  • EXTENDED TO MORE GAMES:

  • !!!BONUS #1: MORE STEAM GAMES!!!

  • Talisman: Digital Edition*

  • Hero of the Kingdom*

  • Legend of Dungeon*

  • Fishing Teddy*

  • Two Brothers*

  • NEO Scavenger*

  • Long Live The Queen*

  • The Stanley Parable*

  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War

  • !!!BONUS #2: Desura Section!!!

    Editor’s Note: For those who don’t know, Desura is like the indie version of Steam. While Steam has embraced indies in a major way, Desura is very much an even more underground alternative. You can download their client for free HERE and it is also worth noting that the same company behind Desura is also in charge of IndieDB and ModDB (respected publications and gateways for developers and underground game enthusiasts).

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  • Humble Frozenbyte Bundle Desura Key

NEW YEAR CONTEST RULES

  1. HOW TO ENTER: Comment Below (your e-mail will be seen by RealGamerNewz Staff Only) and use a real email attached to your comment. We will not give out these email accounts to anybody. The winners will be sent their games (in the format of Steam Codes) and be identified as winners by their usernames on the comments they left when we announce winners, ***tell us your alias or Twitter name too if you want followers to follow you and to increase your chances of winning.***
  2. WRITE: TWO Games you’d want, if you could only pick two of these! We will choose the winners at random. You will win one game. There will be over 50 winners receiving any of the games above. We’ll try to get you one of the two games you requested – but will at least try to give you something if those two are no longer available. We have enough codes to give well over 50 winners games for free so tell your friends about this with a Re-Tweet / Share / etc. 🙂
  3. RULES: YOU Must reply to the confirmation email we send notifying you that you’re a Winner. If you don’t reply in time you forfeit your prize to the next in line – so use an email account that you check or you will not be sent a code!

THANK You all for entering, and good luck to all!

Happy New Year!

Codes Will Be Given Dec 31 – Jan 1

Winners Will Be Announced Jan 2

See the games in action below:

**GAMES ADDED** Holiday 2013 Steam Giveaway: Win 1 Of 22 Different Games {Sponsored by RealGamerNewz}

RealGamerNewz - STEAM Giveaway 2013

*****New Year’s 2013-2014 CONTEST LIVE*****

 

***UPDATE: XMAS Winners Announced:

-Recon117
-Kevin Bell
-Sergio
-Clarence
-Sebastian
-EryDayImFlexin
-Brian Depaul
-Shwar
-SteamGamer572
-Weaponlordzero
-Gotcha42
-Albert
-Angel Armstead
-Andre
-Hardy Hadyan Sultan
-OMGweDEAD

***Thank you everyone for helping us bring Christmas joy to gamers worldwide.
***We are planning on putting together a New Year’s 2014 Steam Giveaway So Stay Tuned To RealGamerNewz.com

Steam Holiday Giveaway – RealGamerNewz Contest

Win One Of The Following Games (See Rules Below)

  • Assault Android Cactus* (our IndieSpotlight here)
  • Teslagrad* (our review here)
  • Retro City Rampage*
  • Steamworld Dig*
  • Serious Sam Double D
  • Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter
  • Serious Sam 2
  • Tiny and Big in Grandpa’s Leftovers
  • English Country Tune
  • Oil Rush
  • *The Giveaways with a star next to them are sponsored by the developers that made them.
    All Other Codes Provided By RealGamerNewz Staff, MERRY XMAS 🙂
  • EXTENDED TO MORE GAMES:

  • Dead Island: GOTY + Saints Row The Third w/DLC (one code)
  • DEFCON, Multiwinia, Darwinia, and Uplink (one code)
  • Metro 2033, Risen, and Sacred Citadel (one code)
  • Risen 2, Sacred 2 Gold, Saints Row 2, Saints Row The Third (one code
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
  1. HOW TO ENTER: Comment Below (your e-mail will be seen by RealGamerNewz Staff Only) and use a real email attached to your comment. We will not give out these email accounts to anybody. The winners will be sent their games (in the format of Steam Codes) and be identified as winners by their usernames on the comments they left when we announce winners, ***tell us your alias or Twitter name too if you want followers to follow you and to increase your chances of winning.***
  2. WRITE: ONE Game you’d want, if you could only pick one of these! We will choose the winners at random.
  3. RULES: YOU Must reply to the confirmation email we send notifying you that you’re a Winner. If you don’t reply in time you forfeit your prize to the next in line – so use an email account that you check or you will not be sent a code!

THANK You all for entering, Happy Holidays

Good Luck to ALL!

See the games in action below:

Sonic: Lost World Wii U Review

lost world box art

Sonic Lost World is Sonic Team’s first Wii U exclusive title starring Sega’s blue speedy mascot. It was released in October worldwide. It released for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, with the 3DS version acting as a companion software for the Wii U version. It follows Sonic and Tails’ rescue of animals captured by Dr Robotnik/Eggman and his new allies (not for long however) the Deadly Six. The Deadly Six push a new story type that no longer relies on Eggman’s character but instead pits Sonic against new foes to match the new game feel. The game supports the Gamepad, Wiimote with Classic Controller Pro or WiiMote with Nunchuck. It offers a pseudo co-op mode similar to Super Mario Galaxy allowing a second player to  deploy items and kill enemies as well as off-screen play.

Gameplay

Lost World plays very similarly to Nintendo’s Super Mario Galaxy as Sonic travels on a 3D plain with various paths to take as well as 2D side scrolling portions. Where this game fails is in how it does not follow the regular Sonic formula at portions. The speed is optional as Sonic walks at a brisk pace unless the player chooses to hold down the shoulder buttons to either run or do the Spin Dash. As the game introduces so many new moves, you would expect the game to teach the player these new moves but Sonic Team does not do this and it makes the game very frustrating at times. I myself got stuck in some of the earlier levels because of the button combinations involved in combo moves. The boss battles however do follow the Sonic formula in the “dodge the repetitive moves of the enemy and then lock on and perform an air attack” which seems to portray the boss battles as easier than the regular stages.

lostworld gameplay

Graphics and Music

Graphically, Lost World shines bright with high quality art design that melds the classic Sonic art style with cartoony enemies and bright backdrops into a high definition presentation. I found myself stopping to observe the background and foreground and the attention to detail. Sonic Team put an utmost detail on the graphics and it really shows whether it be on the television or on the Gamepad through off-screen mode. As well, Sonic Team paid a lot of attention to the sounds and music in Lost World with a mix of the classic music of the original 16 bit games but reworked in high orchestration. The detail put to music makes me know this is a Sonic game that Sonic Team worked hard on in this regard.

titlescreen sonic

Online Capabilities

Like most titles I’ve seen for WiiU, Lost World utilizes the Miiverse allowing players to send screenshots of gameplay with captions as well as the sharing of items for gameplay. This allows you to receive items that you can continue to pass on with the possibility of the strength of the item you later may receive be higher than the previous one as the items rank in strength from 1 star to 4 stars. This allows the gameplay to be altered ever so slightly and makes each player feel like they are helping someone and are getting help.

The game has one DLC available which is included with the Deadly Six edition and is also available on the eShop and there is a second DLC coming. The DLC is a Nights into Dreams inspired level that pits Sonic against the Deadly Six and the nightmares they conjure. However short, as it was only one level, the Nightmare DLC is a fun sidetrack from the base game.

miiverse lost world

Replay Value

Sonic Team retains the collectivity factor of two previous Sonic titles (Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations) by offering 5 red stars in each level which unlock hidden levels. As well, as the game offers a wide variety of paths to take, the game seems to have endless opportunities to play a level, whether it be go straight or go up the cliffs and jump across wide gaps. Sonic Team, as well, plans to release small DLCs which will add to the game over time.

lostworld art

Final Verdict:

While radically different from previous 3D Sonics, Lost World has its own unique charm. I personally found that Sonic Team paid too much detail to the graphics and music and the gameplay suffered. While not terrible, Lost World got trapped in hype created from how great the game looked when shown in previews and trailers. We were not shown how the game is controlled which is where it suffers. Like most other Wii U titles, the online capabilities utilize the simple but fun Miiverse but Sonic Team added the item-sharing system that gave a fun way to share the experience with others. Sonic Team unfortunately fell slightly short on this title and Sonic won’t be able to run away from this one.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 7.4/10

RGN Rating: Bronze Game

Developer: Sonic Team

Publishers: SEGA / Nintendo

Available On: Nintendo Wii U (digital or physical)

Review Copy Info: This game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this review.

(Bonus: Score Breakdown)

  • Gameplay- 22/30
  • Graphics- 5/5
  • Online Capabilities – 3/5
  • Replay Value- 7/10
  • Overall- 37/50, a 74%.

Steam Reaches 7 Million Users Logged In At The Same Time

Steam Summer Sale RGN

Over this past Thanksgiving weekend Steam has reached a huge milestone with having 7 million concurrent users online at the same time on December 1, 2013. This is even more then last year when Steam had 6 million concurrent users. Last October Valve had also released that they have a total of 65 million accounts on Steam, that number is of course from last year and expected to get bigger every year. From the numbers being shown by Valve it doesn’t look like Steam has any limits of slowing down especially with such a huge community and amazing sales each year.

Over 60 PC + Mac Games Marked Down By 70% For Black Friday [Details Here]

GoG Black Friday Gaming Deals PC Mac

Check out one of the most incredible PC Gaming deals of all time. Over 60 games on GOG.com are completely discounted by 70%, and they’re even DRM-free (that means there’s no DRM, A.K.A. copyright protection, A.K.A. super-annoying-you-have-to-log-in-or-it-don’t-work-security-software-overlays). Wow this is cheap. Check out the following list below of just some of the games (with more to be discovered on the marketplace this weekend).

  • Chronicles of Riddick: The Assault on Black Athena
  • Simon the Sorceror
  • The Shivah
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon Deluxe
  • American McGee’s Grimm
  • Wing Commander
  • Tzar: The Burden of the Crown
  • Guilty Gear X2 #Reload
  • Commandos
  • Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon
  • Capitalism Plus
  • Alone in the Dark
  • And Many More

Hit up GoG.com today and don’t miss out as the deals end on December 3, 2013 at 10:59 AM (GMT).