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iRGN Podcast – Physical vs Digital Distribution

iRGN Episode 9 - RealGamerNewz Podcast

In the following podcast iGeekReviews.com and RealGamerNewz discuss buying games on dvd / blu-ray discs versus buying them online through services like Steam, GOG, Xbox Live, and PlayStation Network. The ups and downs of DLC, free updates, bugs, and glitches are discussed with talks about the different types of games that are good and bad in the free to play genre as well.

This Podcast was originally broadcasted on Twitch.TV/realgamernewz.

Check us out for live podcasts on Wednesdays at 6PM EST.

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Life Is Strange – Dev Diary: A New Beginning [HD 1080P]

Square Enix - Life Is Strange - Steam PS4 Xbox One PS3 360 DontNod Entertainment

Dev Diary: A New Beginning of Life Is Strange.

Genre(s): Graphic Adventure
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Square Enix
Developer(s): Dontnod Entertainment
Release Date (NA): January 30th, 2015 (Episode 1), TBA (Episode 2,3,4,5)

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Renegade (NES Classic) Hits Nintendo Wii U / 3DS Virtual Console [HD Gameplay Trailer]

Renegade Wii U Virtual Console RealGamerNewz

In the following Nintendo Wii U / 3DS trailer for Renegade (the NES classic) on Virtual Console is presented in high definition. This game is available now digitally from Nintendo.

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Age Of Wonders III Pre-Order + HD 1080P Gameplay Trailer Released By Triumph Studios

Age of Wonders III - Release Date

Triumph Studios (creators of the Overlord franchise) in partnership with Evolve PR have announced the Age of Wonders III release date on the Windows PC platform for March 31, 2014. This Strategy RPG features a random map generator as well as a unique mixture of army building / defending and turn-based elements among noteworthy features. Three years in the making, Age Of Wonders III will be hitting digital distribution outlets such as GOG and Steam when it officially launches. Take a look at the newest Gameplay Trailer revealed for the game below in Full 1080P High Definition. Pre-Orders are now being accepted for this game.

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Steam Dev Days: Beyond Porting: How Modern OpenGL can Radically Reduce Driver Overhead [HD]

Steam Dev Days

The Beyond Porting: How Modern OpenGL can Radically Reduce Driver Overhead presentation from Cass Everitt and John McDonald of NVIDIA for Steam Dev Days Conference is presented below in high definition.

PDF Here | PowerPoint Here

“On Jan 15-16, 2014, Valve hosted over 1,200 game developers from around the planet at Steam Dev Devs in Seattle, WA. Now Valve has made videos of 28 Steam Dev Days sessions, covering a wide range of game development topics available.”

Watch them all in the new Steam Dev Days Section of RealGamerNewz.

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Marvel VS Capcom 3 and Other MvC Games Being Removed From XBLA / PSN – DOWNLOAD NOW

Marvel_Vs_Capcom_3_box_artwork

If you own a copy of the digital version for Marvel VS Capcom 3 or other MvC games you’d better log in and download them now because Capcom, Sony, Microsoft, and Marvel will working together to remove all of the titles as Capcom and Marvel’s license deal likely has ran out in addition to the fact that bandwidth on these services is NOT FREE.  There’s really nothing further to say about this situation other than download now before it’s too late.

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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).

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The Walking Dead: Episode One Being Offered FREE on Xbox Live / PlayStation Network

The Walking Dead Episode One Free

US accounts for the Xbox Live and PlayStation Network services on Xbox 360 and PS3 are able to download The Walking Dead: Episode One video game by Telltale Games, although it is unclear how long this will last. The Wolf Among Us has also been put up for pre-order by Telltale Games and it is highly likely that the game is being offered free as a guerrilla advertising technique. Valhalla Knights was recently seen to be free in the same way (and still is at the time of this post) and is also expected to be a form of promotion for the upcoming Valhalla Knights 3. Digital Distribution has its perks after all.

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Data: It’s Official PC Gaming Has Overcome Console Gaming; Digital Sales Up 1,400%

PC Gaming Overcomes Console

In what is perhaps a surprising turn of events (or not, depending on your perspective) cold hard data recently released by SuperData Research Inc. and Digital River confirms that the growth in the game industry’s PC Gaming sector has actually caused what was once considered to be a niche audience to overtake that of the Console Gaming sector. Similar to the argument of art imitating life and vice verca, we’ve been seeing a lot more AAA publishers supporting the PC Gaming market who normally haven’t been so open to it in the past; which is likely either because of, or causing, this type of reaction from the gaming community. Of course PC Gaming is still a ways off from producing the same amount of cash as Console Gaming. Other information in the quantitative data report includes evidence of a lean towards digital which is stronger than ever seen before.

Contrary to the vocal minority who spoke out against the ban on re-sellable physical game media when Microsoft revealed their next-generation Xbox ONE console, this new data suggests gamers currently prefer digital content that is not re-sellable versus boxed physical games; at least statistically speaking. Digital sales on the whole have increased upwards of 1,400% when speaking to the United States market per capita.

Also contrary to some of the outspoken feedback from those who take to forums to express their gaming views, free-to-play products are doing better than ever and proving to be one of the most lucrative markets in the industry. The entire report can be accessed for free in exchange for providing a small amount of personal information to the research firm (including the typical name / email address as well as a company name and job title) at the Official Digital River Website for those who are interested in learning more about these market changes and the deep statistics behind them.

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The Digital Download Version of Killzone: Shadow Fall Will Apparently Take Up 50GB

Killzone Shadow Fall PlayStation 4

Digital Distribution is a great business model with an increasingly intriguing amount of benefits for the end-user over time. One of those benefits on the PlayStation 4 side of things includes the ability to instantly demo some games via cloud without even downloading them, pause said demo and purchase, then resume playing the full game as it downloads in the background. Suffice to say, gamers expect the file size of AAA games to increase over time. There is a pretty decent amount of comfort from most of us about downloading games the size of a Blu Ray these days, as we understand the quality in what we are getting.

Games like The Last of Us and Grand Theft Auto V sit nicely on my PlayStation 3 Super Slim, and although the download wait was a bit brutal, PlayStation 4’s download speeds will likely be a lot faster than the current PSN’s performance for such highly in-demand games. I am also glad I have these titles digitally that way they are idiot-proof against me selling based on a bad judgement call, they’ll always be there for me to play so long as I have this hard drive or this PlayStation Store is up and running.

All of that being said, and taking in to account a considerable upgrade for the PlayStation Network which is going on behind the scenes as we speak; it has become revealed that Killzone: Shadow Fall will take up approximately 50GB of data out of the PS4’s 500GB stock hard drive. There are probably some out there who would begin to assume the extreme here, that PS4’s hdd will only be good for storing around 10 games. I would say that’s a stretch in the least, since the graphics of a game like KZ:SF are going to be pretty up there in terms of quality as well as being an early title for the console therefore not privy to as many optimization techniques as later games might be.

Then again, I could be wrong; major AAA games could just keep getting bigger. Perhaps we should consider ourselves lucky that we can still pick up titles in the physical format and be a bit careful to pick and choose which we accept digital versions of. We should probably factor in whether or not we are willing to wait for the download times and if we are comfortable with needing a hard drive upgrade down the road or not. In any event, it’s great to have the choice and if you have the gigabytes you probably might as well spend them! Oh, and by the way, this is probably not including anything from their Season Pass / DLC schedule but actually just the main game.

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