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Hunger Announced for PlayStation 4

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Tarsier Studios, the team responsible for LittleBigPlanet Vita has announced a new IP called Hunger; a PS4 exclusive third-person 3D action-adventure game featuring stealth and exploration.

Announced on the studio’s website, Tarsier received funding for the project from Nordic Game Program, also responsible for funding Max and the Magic Marker and the critically acclaimed Limbo.

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The official synopsis states:

“A nine-year old girl named Six is kidnapped from her home and taken to work in The Maw – a surreal underwater resort catering to the whims of the powerful elite. When an unexpected twist of fate offers her a chance at freedom, Six takes a journey through the bizarre and unpredictable world of The Maw, and catches a glimpse at the corrupt heart of modern happiness.”

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Tarsier Studios are of course very grateful for NGP’s funding. “This is not only a huge vote of confidence from the Nordic Game Program expert group,” explains CEO Ola Holmdahl. “The grant enables us to explore an idea we are deeply passionate about. Hunger holds fantastic potential, and our job now is to harness that promise into a great experience.”

The concept sounds intriguing and I personally will be keeping an eye out for this title. So keep your eyes for more info as more is revealed.

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Steam Greenlight News: A Unique RTS Emerges Called The Mims: Beginning

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On Steam Greenlight (as well as the lesser known Thunder Clap social awareness booster) today is a new title being crowdfunded with a $5,500 budget (being raised over the next 47 days) on IndieGoGo and an impressively well put together pitch for gamers to digest while waiting for the full release. The title is already 18 months in development and has come very far including being playable internally for testing and visibly publicly in the video at the bottom of this article (gameplay, story, and dev diary all in one).

The Mims: Beginning is the game we’ve been talking about and is a 3D Real-Time Strategy / Adventure Game with humor involved, and yet it is more than that. On other planets the player takes the role of a leader helping colonists to expand and defend themselves in an area that was not originally their own. Fast reaction time and thoughtful moves are required though the game will serve both Adventure game audience as well as RTS vets.

With a mix of Strategy elements like building structures and commanding units as well as Adventure features like automated artificial intelligence and story-driven directives, The Mims: Beginning is already well underway. Take a look at the video below and see for yourself what the team at Squatting Penguins has put together so far.

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Ex-Mythic Employee Pleads To EA Release Offline Mode For Warhammer Online Despite It Having “No Gameplay Of Any Kind”

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Recently Warhammer Online took its place among the deceased MMORPG games never to be seen again… until… Andrew Meggs (formerly of Mythic and now the co-founder for City State Entertainment) has revealed that the game has an offline mode which was never made available to the public. In a complicated sort of blog post the developer who worked on Warhammer Online, before EA ended up having to pull the plug on it recently, describes an offline mode which featured “no gameplay of any kind” but instead served as a 3D Interactive Tech Demo of the Warhammer Online world and a selection of its assets.

Will EA ever release such a thing? What is the potential for the modding community to do this for them? Time will tell, but here’s a link to the original Blog Post from Andrew making his plea to EA in the first place.

Speaking of Warhammer, we’ll be giving away 4 copies of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War to some lucky winners so check back at our Giveaway Page for more details on the contest as we announce it alongside our separate and even larger XMAS 2013 Steam Giveaway.

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[Some Info Sourced: RPS]

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RGN Podcast: Sony Bringing Virtual Reality Headset To Both PS4 + PC [Specs, Price, + Info Here]

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– Exact specs for Sony’s two models (based on pre-existing HMZ-T1 + HMZ-T3W) of their upcoming Virtual Reality Headset

– Currently Wearable HDTV Technology Discussed

– Platform Support Includes Both Steam and PlayStation 4 Games

– Price Range, Graphics Format Support, 3D + 4K Support, HDMI Ports Discussed

– PlayStation 4 Eye Required To Use Virtual Headset On PS4

– OLED Technology and Release Date Window Discussed

– And More [Listen / Watch Show Below]

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PS4-Compatible Indie ‘Mark of the Old Ones’ Kickstarter Update [w – HD Video]

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Mark of the Old Ones was introduced to the RealGamerNewz audience in our IndieSpotlight for the game back when only debug lines and concept art were being shown. Now, we have a 3D update in the following High Definition video as well as an update on their current Steam Greenlight listing and Kickstarter Progress.

Mark of the Old Ones Developers have also recently clarified for gamers asking about Sony PS4 next-generation support stating that “we are in Sony’s developer program and we can bring the game to Play Station 4“. During our talks with the developer we also discussed the Valve Steambox and they have stated that their game is fully compatible with Linux, therefore it could easily support the SteamOS and Steambox platforms.

So far the game has raised $22,317 of their $225,000 goal for Kickstarter ending November 5, 2013

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Turn-Based RPG ‘Blackguards’ Has New Release Date

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If you haven’t heard about it yet, Daedalic Entertainment (the development team who created Memoria) are putting together a brand new turn-based role playing game based on the Dark Eye universe. In Blackguards an unlikely team of anti-heroes are all that mankind has left to rely upon. More information is expected to become available as the new release date for Blackguards approaches. This game is currently expected to release January 2014 for Windows PC.

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Hills of Glory 3D Trailer [HD]

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World War II title Hills of Glory 3D gets a new trailer presented below in High Definition by RealGamerNewz.

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Dragonica Online – Cassiopeia Part 2 [HD Trailer]

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Dragonica – Cassiopeia is a free 2 play 3D Fantasy MMORPG influenced by Manga featuring PvP (and more) by Webzen and Gravity Games and hosted on the gPotato platform. You can play it for free here. Today the Cassiopeia Part 2 trailer was released in High Definition and can be viewed in HD simply by clicking play below.

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Space Qube – Build Your Own Spaceship And Shoot It Out On iPhone + iPad [1080P HD Trailer]

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Check out this space shooter available now on the iOS device Apple App Store which serves the iPad and iPhone family as well as iPod Touch. Space Qube allows players to build their own space ships which are faster or slower depending on their size and take less or more damage depending on how many cubes were used to build them.

Qubit games developed the title which can be seen in action below in the 1080P High Definition trailer released by publisher Playground Publishing. Space Qube is priced at 99 cents and features 3D graphics. Players can even order real life 3D printed versions of their spaceships after playing!

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Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers Review

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Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers is a flight combat simulator showcasing dogfights and missions taking place during the second World War and specifically the Pacific as players get the option to play as the Japanese Imperial Navy or the U.S. Navy. The game was originally released in the United Kingdom on multiple platforms but has recently been re-released in North America and serves as a PlayStation 3 exclusive complete with 3DTV and PlayStation Move support.

Story, Gameplay, ControlsFor History buffs or just lovers of the World War II experience in video games, the context and plot-lines of Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers are probably the strong point of this game. Genuine to the WWII events that took place in the Pacific arena, you’ll participate in missions that involve scouting, dogfights, scrambling from aircraft carriers once an enemy has been identified (though landing is optional), and taking out communication systems as well as freeing prisoners of war.

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There are a few different ways to control things in the game, including an arcade-style maneuvering method that is friendly to players of all genres as well as a more challenging simulation mode. You can alternatively hook up the PS Move for a motion-controlled experience. Overall, the controls are not very difficult to master no matter which method you decide to go with. Players have a fair amount of leeway before stalling out, which allows more of a focus on gunning down other planes which is what the  majority of the game is. There is some extent of auto-aim throughout the game, so experienced shooters shouldn’t find Pacific Carriers terribly difficult in that sense.

Graphics / Art Direction: The graphics in this game are not bad at all, and if you’re looking for a more authentic World War II look then the Art Direction is a good fit for the experience.

Engine Performance: No glitches were experienced during our play-through of this game.

Final Verdict: Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers provides the perfect balance between realism and fun factor for the PlayStation 3. If you just want to relive a few Pacific-based World War II moments (from either side of the struggle) you’re in for a well polished experience. Unfortunately, this can become repetitive and the challenge never really increases. The game’s flow is very much a static one, causing you to feel the same way throughout the game. If it had more exciting moments and more of a variation of gameplay it could have been one of the greats. As it stands, Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers receives a respectable 7.5 out of 10 making it a Bronze Game on the RGN Rating scale.

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Overall Score: 6.5/10

Developer: Games Farm

Publishers: bitComposer Games / Maximum Games

Available On: PlayStation 3

Review Copy Info- A physical copy of the game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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Iron Soul by BluBee Games Up For Steam Greenlight [1080P HD Trailer]

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Take a look to the 1080P High Definition trailer for the game below and place your votes on Iron Soul’s Steam Greenlight page. The 3D Action game for Windows PC / Mac OS X is from BluBee Games who has utilized the Unreal Engine to bring this title forward.

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3D or not 3D?

 

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4,000+ people responded to a survey by ShowFilmFirst about the technology of 3D movies. Here are the findings that were put together with the results.

Inflated ticket price to see a 3D movie means a trip to the cinema is no longer a cheap night out.

A Saturday afternoon screening at the BFI Imax in London, for instance, will set you back £17.90 a ticket

In a ShowFilmFirst survey of 4,724 people just 6.5% of people asked stated they weren’t put off by the extra cost of a 3D screening, while a further 29.7% would pay it but only if it was something they REALLY wanted to see.

22% said they saved money by keeping hold of their 3D glasses for next time.

Most people (74%) said that they definitely would or might prefer seeing a 3D movie at an Imax rather than on a 3D screen at a local cinema but 15.6% would think twice about seeing a film generally in 3D because of the extra cost and over a quarter (25.3%) would choose to see it in 2D if available instead for that reason.

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But not everyone is a fan. 42% stating they didn’t fancy seeing their film of choice in 3D.

This could be down to the fact that some 60% of respondents were women, the majority of whom were aged 26 and above. 3D films lend themselves to spectacle and the kind of movies more popular with male audiences,

So-called women’s movies, on the other hand, tend to be more plot and dialogue driven, rather than effects laden. When asked what type of movie most benefits from being in 3D, 49% said that animation was best, as opposed to 39% liking action or adventure. 2% opted for musicals.

It seems the female audience is out on 3D, which is the last place the studios and cinemas want them to be. However, as box office figures demonstrate, the 3D market is a lucrative one and the culture is changing, with a trip to see a film at the IMAX an event rather than something to do.

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The abundance of family oriented 3D films, particularly CGI animation, has still enticed purse string controlling mums to treat the kids during the school breaks, while action, adventure & even the occasional horror remain the staple of a great date movie.

With Thor, Spider-Man, The Smurfs and The Hobbit all scheduled to make an appearance in 3D in the coming months, not to mention Avatar 2 AND 3 in production, the challenge is on to persuade female audiences that bigger is better after all!

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What are your thoughts on 3D films? I did see Avatar on its cinema release in full blown Imax 3D but with my vision. 3D doesn’t work for me, hence I avoid 3D films. It doesn’t really bother me though. I don’t beat myself for not being able to immerse myself in 3D worlds.

Do you watch films in 3D if you have the choice? Or does the cost put you off?

If you were making a t film, would you rather it was made in 3D or 2D?

Your thoughts?

Many thanks to those at http://www.showfilmfirst.com/ for hosting the survey and sharing the results with us.

Do check them out.

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Unreal Engine To Be Used In Latest Military Training VR Simulation by Intelligent Decisions

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As many gamers in the world are aware, video games are not the only application for such high-end 3D environment engines as the Unreal Engine. The Simulation industry is a booming one and includes some of the worlds’ largest customers including defense contractors and government agencies throughout the country. Video Games may be the front-end of this biz, but believe that these virtual worlds aren’t only being created for your enjoyment.

The fact is that the military also uses them in virtual reality simulations purposed for various training exercises including many specialized mission ‘rehearsals’ and more. The latest announcement from Epic Games today details the newest of those simulations which involves virtual reality gear as well as the use of the Unreal Engine as a company called Intelligent Decisions has joined the ongoing Unreal Government Network project. You can find more information about the Unreal Government Network (or UGN for short) at the following website: http://virtualheroes.com/products/unreal-government-network-ugn. Here’s what Jerry Heneghan, Licensing Manager for the UGN had to say about today’s announcement:

“ID consistently leads the simulation industry with its end-to-end customized virtual training programs and the adaptation of wearable device integration for training and mission rehearsal.”

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3D Fan Art: Rise of the Triad Gets a Fan-Made 3D Logo, Map Editor, and More

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If you haven’t heard yet Rise of the Triad is an upcoming first-person shooter dropping exclusively on the computer and has a lot of fan-friendly features such as full mod support, map editor, and even allows you to make classic 1995 style maps based on the original title from back in the day. Sick of crap hit detection in current games? Take a look at this game’s official trailer below. As the game approaches release, you’re already able to pre-order it on Steam, CLICK HERE to visit the page for that. Oh, and don’t miss the 3D logo you actually came here for! (Hosted in Sketchfab which allows you to move it around in 3 dimensions, not just look at it with a 2D face like above).

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Order & Chaos RealTime MMO RPG for Windows 8; First True Mobile MMO

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Finally a real fantasy MMORPG for my Windows 8 Phone. With stunning 3D visuals and unique designs, Order & Chaos is not another one of those “attempts” at an MMO we have been plagued with in the Mobile Gaming scene. Order & Chaos for Windows Phone 8 innovates and evolves the Mobile MMO into something it should have been from the beginning. You’ll spend endless hours exploring with friends. There’s also tons of Quest and things to do until it’s time to bring order to the chaos such as PVP, Guilds, Over 1,200 Quests, earn 20 Xbox Live Achievements worth 200 Gamerscore points, compete in Xbox Live Leaderboards, all with unbelievable gameplay and graphics. You can even try it out for free before you make a decision if this game is for you, click HERE. Check out some screenshots below:

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