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Gauntlet Interview + Early Alpha Gameplay With Arrowhead Game Studios [HD]

Gauntlet Steam RealGamerNewz

The Arrowhead Game Studios Interview + Early Alpha Gameplay Footage of Gauntlet from GDC 2014 is presented below in high definition.

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iRGN Episode #2 – The World Isn’t Ready For Oculus Rift, But Is Ready For The Indie Takeover

iRGN Podcast

Welcome back to the RealGamerNewz Podcast that will be the main series from here on out. As we reboot the iRGN series, we welcome back Gio (John Grunow) from past appearances as well as a special guest Dan from Vintage Games who will join us in tonight’s show. Deputy Editor Tristan Werbe of RGN Exclusive Brand Tristan’s Twisted World and Editor-In-Chief Jon Ireson also host this show which speaks about a lot of various topics, some of which are listed below.

1. Watch An Entire Game Developed In One Livestream On RGN Saturday
2. Sony And Valve Making Virtual Reality Headsets: But Do We Need Those?
2. Should People Who Don’t Play Games Be Allowed To Rally For Game Censorship?
3. Battlefield 4 Patches Still Incoming; EA & DICE Fail To Fix Anything
4. TitanFall 6v6; Is It Enough or Not? Early Thoughts
5. Indie TakeOver – Will AAA / AA Games Learn From Mistakes?

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Shadow Warrior ‘Wangtastic Features’ Trailer Released; RGN Preview Live

Shadow Warrior RGN

If you haven’t had a chance yet, check out our Full RGN Preview of Shadow Warrior. The Pre-Order bonuses can be found in full detail for Steam, GoG, and more HERE. Today Devolver Digital and Flying Wild Hog have dropped the following ‘Wangtastic Features’ trailer which shows you how to repair your Katana (optional apparently), play on an Alienware, and of course “advanced fish physics” with “next-gen tree swaying” (I’m not making this up here, but they might be, it’s all in the Official Press Release). Enjoy the trailer in High Definition just by hitting play below. You’ll be able to get your hands on this game September 26, 2013.

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Gamescom 2013: Fable Legends – Announcement Trailer [HD]

Fable Legends Xbox ONE

Fable Legends has been announced at the Gamescom 2013 event by Microsoft Game Studios who will publish the title exclusively on Xbox ONE and will reboot the series changing many things to bring the series in line with what fans of the franchise have been giving for feedback since the game’s third released first debuted to mixed reception on Xbox 360. The long-standing franchise originally envisioned by Peter Molyneux will have its sixth iteration developed by Lionhead Studios and can be seen for the first time  below in this High Definition video via RealGamerNewz.com :

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New ‘Star Control’ Game Coming for PC from Stardock

Star Control Reboot by Stardock

Real Time Strategy addicts will be pleased to find out that Stardock has obtained the rights to Star Control and will be developing a new title for the franchise. This new title will be a full reboot as described further in the excerpt from Stardock’s official press release by Brad Wardel. Development on this title will begin some time this year. Check out more info about exactly what’s going on with this upcoming RTS in the following quote below.

Excerpt from Official Press Release:

“We expect the new Star Control to come in the form of a reboot, similar to what Firaxis did with the XCOM series last year,” said Brad Wardell, president and CEO of Stardock. “We are looking at Star Control II as a major source of inspiration.”

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**UPDATE: Winners Announced** RGN Giveaway: FFXIV Beta Codes

FFXIV Beta - RGN Giveaway

**UPDATE: Winners Announced, Unedited Contest Post Below**

Last Night’s Winners: @LoureiroHernan @sslocum76 @laurenzuke @kaporr @Samojoh

This Morning’s Winners: @The7roll @theKingsy @tkt9900 @jorvon

This Afternoon’s Winners: Congrats to @bigbbubba99 @iBeTurtling and @allo149 our third wave of winners!! You’ve cleared us out. NEXT CONTEST SOON @RealGamerNewz .com

It’s that time again, we are now giving out multiple Final Fantasy XIV Beta Codes. Entry as usual per RealGamerNewz fashion will be very easy. This one’s on our brand new Alternate Twitter account! The reason this account exists is so that you can finally get to see the face behind RealGamerNewz staff members and writers. You will finally be able to get the news directly from the writers by following @RGNAuthors on Twitter.

Follow the very simple steps below and the winners will be randomly chosen and receive their keys in Direct Messages tonight/early tomorrow, so keep checking them. Good Luck to all who enter.

Step #1 – Retweet this!! (and follow @RGNAuthors to receive winning DM on Twitter):

Step #2 – Comment Below with your Twitter Name (Example: @RGNAuthors). That’s all! Now you’re entered to win, just check your DM! If you won, you’ll get a code and instructions and your name will be put on this post for everyone to see.

**Prize Info: The codes are USA Only and for the PC version. Instructions will be DM’d after the code to all winners.

If you haven’t seen yet, check out our 71 Exclusive Screenshots for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn 2.0. The game releases August 27, 2013 on PlayStation 3 and Windows PC and marks the complete rebirth and overhaul of FFXIV as well as its console debut. Winners of this contest will have 5 days of play then receive access to open beta when it starts and then if they end up buying the full game when it comes out all of their character data will carry over to retail release.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts ‘Free Fall’ Pre-Order Bonus Multiplayer Map Features ‘Constantly Changing Environment’

Call of Duty Ghosts Free Fall Bonus Pre Order DLC

If you’re pre-ordered for the upcoming November 5, 2013 Call of Duty: Ghosts from Infinity Ward and Activision (set to launch on PS3 / 360 as well as PS4 / XO and on the PC and Wii U) then you’ll be one of the gamers receiving the Free Fall multiplayer bonus map. This map which will be likely made available as DLC and/or part of a Season Pass deal on Ghosts DLC content will be given to pre-order purchasers. The details released with this map paint the picture of our next-generation Call of Duty experience being ushered in with COD: Ghosts. This dynamic map will feature a ‘Constantly Changing Environment’ forcing players to play the game in new, more tactical ways. This is in addition to a slew of gameplay renovations that are meant to set the game in a whole new direction. Take a look at the excerpt from the official Activision press release below:

“As an example of just one of Call of Duty: Ghosts’ new dynamic map events, Free Fall drops players into a shattered skyscraper on the brink of collapse. Sideways staircases climb into the night sky, elevator shafts run along the ground, and what were once windows now form a terrifying glass floor, hundreds of feet above the city streets. Free Fall’s close-quarters combat and frenetic action are then thrown into overdrive as the ruined skyscraper continues to fall throughout the match. With every drop, the accompanying shockwaves cause further destruction, disrupting sightlines and constantly evolving paths and chokepoints as the map changes in real-time.”

“Dynamic map events change the way players approach the game, and Free Fall does a great job illustrating this new mechanic,” said Mark Rubin, executive producer at Infinity Ward. “As the match progresses, the geometry of the world continues to change and players need to adjust on the fly or else. It’s a really fun new feature that adds layers of strategy and constantly evolving gameplay options for players. And this is just one of the many new approaches we’re putting into Ghosts’ multiplayer across the board. There’s so much more that we look forward to sharing in the weeks to come.”

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Thief AKA Thief 4 Announced for Current Gen

Thief (or Thief 4, or Thi4f), however you’d like to word it, has been announced recently for the Xbox ONE and PlayStation 4 next-generation gaming consoles as well as PC. Today we see a developer diary released by the team behind the title. With this we are also given an announcement that apparently some people were waiting patiently for. Thief will also launch on current generation consoles Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Take a look at what the developers had to say.

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Shadow Warrior Reboot Screenshots and Trailer [Official] [Hi Res]

The following screenshots and trailer were released recently for Shadow Warrior, the re-envisioning by developer Flying Wild Hog (the team behind Hard Reset) of Shadow Warrior brought into modern glory. You can save the world, shoot, and new and improved – slice. Of course, there’s a quest for the legendary Nobitsura Kage blade which sounds worthy to me if anything in life is. Did we mention saving the world? Speed and accuracy are promised in the gameplay of this Retro First Person Shooter brought back to life. If you want to see how it looked back in ’97, you can play the classic version available HERE on Steam.

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RGN Daily News #32: Post-E3 2013 Round Table

RGN Staff bring it all together in the official RealGamerNewz.com Daily News Podcast: Post-E3 2013 Round Table featuring a plethora of topics listed in greater detail below. Find out once and for all how we feel about the Press Conferences. We will discuss everything listed below and much more, including the fan favorite “Who Won E3?” question.

RGN Daily News #32: Post-E3 2013 Round Table

– Metal Gear Solid V : Plot Twists, Impressions, and More

– Xbox 360 Super Slim, Still No Price Drop

– PlayStation Vita No Price Drop, Lots of Games

– Reboots, Sequels, New IPs Compared

– Xbox Live Gold Vs PlayStation Plus

– Is Xbox ONE DRM Really THAT BAD?

– Our Favorite Xbox ONE Game

– Call of Duty Ghosts vs Battlefield 4

– Our Favorite PS4 Game

– Xbox Vs PlayStation Who Won E3?

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Is Climax Studios Making a New Prince of Persia?

This just leaked information has come to the surface thanks to major mainstream news reports that Climax Studios has released a screenshot to one project in particular gaining major attention which looks like it could be the first sight of a Prince of Persia reboot, remake, or new entry to the series. Right now it would be pure speculation to guess at what this title could be like and if indeed it is what it seems like we could be seeing a statement from Ubisoft soon on the matter. RealGamerNewz has reached out to Ubisoft for comment and will update the story as it develops further. CLICK HERE to make the image full size. Check out the rest of screens below:

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RGN Daily News #6: Assassin’s Creed Duel, Arkham Origins Hi-Res Images, and More

On today’s episode of RealGamerNewz series RGN Daily News we achieve our sixth episode of the daily show compiling the internet’s best and most exciting Video Game and Tech News. With our Defiance First Look posted up in the RGN Gameplays section and the Top 5 Reboots Needed Next Gen opinion piece we are working to keep content flowing as we are also migrating servers in the background (apologies for any downtime experienced by our old host’s issues). Today’s top news includes a Vatican game, Assassin’s Creed: Duel concept images, Arkham Origins Hi-Res Images and more. Watch the show to see for yourself and keep on gaming, keep on keeping it real!

RGN Daily News #6: Assassin’s Creed: Duel, Arkham Origins Hi-Res Images, and More

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Top 5 Reboots the Game Industry Needs Next Gen

Red Faction

With THQ out of business, and Volition purchased by Deep Silver, Red Faction was left behind with a cloudy future, which is a shame since Red Faction: Guerrilla was the best in the series in my opinion, set in a open-world Mars landscape with competent over the shoulder shooting mechanic, vehicular mayhem and an impressive GeoMod 2.0 engine that created spectacular explosions and destruction and never created the same result twice. Despite a paper-thin story, the awesome gameplay and variety of side missions saves it, not to mention the fun as hell Wrecking Crew Mode that lets you create chaos and damage with friends in Multiplayer. I still see potential in this 13 year old (yikes!) franchise. The obvious choice I see first for doing the second reboot would be Rockstar Games, a master in open-world games to take on Red Faction but Sci-Fi settings doesn’t seem to strike their fancy. But I see Crytek UK (formerly Free Radical) taking this series look and play beautifully with CryEngine 3 running the reboot. They’ve proven over and over that they know they’re way around a shooter (TimeSplitters series on PS2 (which fans also want a reboot to; but that’s another discussion for another day, console versions of Crysis series on PS3 / 360) so what’s one more?

Mega Man Legends

A cult favorite, Mega Man Legends was a fun game for its time, a departure from its 2D side-scrolling days. This game was and still is pretty incredibly charming, being a quirky action-role playing game with a unique take on the Mega Man Mythology. Sadly, Capcom pulled the plug on the game and any hope of it releasing was vanished. But there is hope, in the form of a reboot and I can’t think of anyone better to hand the series over to than Insomniac Games. The Ratchet & Clank series carries Mega Man’s DNA pretty obviously to me, with their fun boss battles, brilliant and varied level designs, and of course, quite possibly the best, most fun, and incredible array of weapons of all time. Insomniac’s take on the blue bomber would be like Pixar making a Super Mario Movie: a match made in heaven.

Resident Evil

This survival/horror/action/drama/whatever the fuck has been Capcom’s bread and butter throughout the years and for good reason: people just like killing zombies. Plain and simple. But with the release of Resident Evil 6 releasing last October to mixed reviews, it could be a sign of stagnation. The game seems to alter the gameplay mechanic to compete with other popular shooters but it’s execution was less than impressive. Horror elements was few and far between and that made up the bulk of gamers’ complaints. Few can balance action and horror quite like Visceral Games but unfortunately, they’re owned by EA so there goes that option. Maybe with a little guidance from Shinji Mikami, Double Helix (Silent Hill: Homecoming) can do for Resident what Mercury Steam did (with a little help from Metal Gear Solid mastermind Hideo Kojima) for Castlevania and Return Capcom’s flagship series to its horror roots.

Final Fantasy

I’m not a regular fan of FF, but I’ve played enough to see that this series could definitely use a facelift. Its formula hasn’t seen a huge change in the past 2O+ years, and even hardcore fans will admit to this. But change is inevitable and a new direction from CD Projekt RED, developer of The Witcher series. I know, they both are drastically different, but come on! NEW DIRECTION. With a series like Final Fantasy, this means more than just a reboot. Final Fantasy represents the majority of the Japanese game industry: it’s stuck in its own traditions and if they ever hope to appeal to western audiences, a drastic change in formula is required. CD Projekt RED could be the answer (or gamble) Square Enix needs.

Onimusha

Ah, a great series from the days of the PlayStation 2 Era. Beautiful Pre-rendered backgrounds, badass hack-and-slash combat, thrilling boss battles, Cool weapons, all set in a Feudal Japan riddled with ancient demons is what makes Onimusha what it is. Like Mega Man Legends, Capcom doesn’t have this series on a high priority list. It’s not dead, just inactive at the moment. In my opinion, the only two developers to call upon a reboot for this classic series are Platinum Games and Ninja Theory. PG could introduce us a re-imagined Feudal Japan with Samurais performing even more over-the-top, nigh incomprehensible combat in the same vein as Bayonetta, and huge set pieces. Ninja Theory can take a drastically different aesthetic, set in modern day Japan, with a bigger emphasis on story. Either one will do, because honestly, who DOESN’T like Samurais? They’re awesome! Every one of you wanted to be one at one point and Onimusha is still one of the best Samurai games around.

Well that’s all I can think of. If I missed any or you think I’m wrong and I’m a fool or something for writing this, PLEASE…say so in the comment section below, I look forward to all of the feedback and I know some of you will feel the same as me, especially for Onimusha!

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New Might & Magic Website Launched, PAX East Reveal Likely

If you’ve been gaming for a very long time, or possibly even just developed a taste for the retro western role playing game industry, you will likely remember a franchise known as “Might and Magic” host to titles such as “Warriors of Might and Magic” among many, many others throughout the years. After surviving countless generations of gaming hardware and trends, Might & Magic begins to make its return with the launch of a new website (click here to visit.

The new site details the universe and games of the franchise as well as prepares gamers for new additions to the M&M family. The bottom of the page simply states “Meet us at PAX East!” and then forwards everyone to social media pages for the newly re-branded IP which all signs point to being revealed at this year’s PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Tomb Raider Review Scores Incoming

Over here at RealGamerNewz most of us don’t care about Review scores too much. We would all rather play the game ourselves and provide our own unique review without manipulated opinions that come from looking up too many reviews before just playing a game. However, we do understand that some of you just can’t help yourselves. 😉

Here is the list of incoming Tomb Raider Review Scores so far:

“Games Master (Print) – 90/100
IGN – 9.1
GTTV – 8.5
Destructoid – 8.5/10
Eurogamer – 8/10
Shacknews – No Score
OPM – 8/10
Kotaku – ‘Yes’
OXM – 8/10
CVG – 9/10
Telegraph – 5/5
Polygon – 9/10
Gamespot – 8.5/10
Penny Arcade – No Score
Digital Spy – 5/5
Gametrailers – 8.5/10
HardGame2 (Spain) – 9.5/10
VaDeJuegos (Spain) – 5/5
Videogamer – declined to review due to NDA issues
GameInformer – 9.25/10
Meristation – 8.9/10
3DJuegos – 9.4/10
Vandal – 9/10
Hobbyconsolas – 93/100

Got a score? Chuck it in the comments below and we’ll add it to the list when we can.” [VG247]

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