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Watch Dogs Delay Causes 22 Percent Fall In Ubisoft’s Shares

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Ubisoft-publisher of Watch Dogs experienced a major downfall in its shares because of delay in release date of  its PS4 version. Company’s stock traded down to 22 percent as Sony announced delay in its launch of PS4 because their team requires more time to offer its next generation version.

It was expected that Watch Dogs would be a massive hit especially in relation with next generation consoles but now fans of this game will have to wait for its release which is delayed till early 2014. Though, fans were sure that Watch Dogs will release along with latest hardware next month but Ubisoft announced delay in release because of some unfinished state of game.

This delay served as a huge disappointment for gamers and it is also considered as the main reason of fall in Ubisoft’s shares. Besides Watch Dog, Ubisoft also delayed another game named as The Crew. `Officials from Ubisoft said that delay is made for fine tuning and extra polish. They also believe that with extra progress, game will possess far bigger potential.

Ubisoft’s CEO Guillemot said that, Watch Dogs has more potential than Assassin’s Creed and after release; it will bring a significant increase in their market share. After its release, Ubisoft is planning to sell 6 million units. Just Dance 2014 is also under Ubisoft’s banner and it is coming for next generation systems.

Watch Dogs is a pipeline between next and current generation consoles and after its release it is believed that it will rock the entire gaming industry.

Driverclub – Delay In Its Release Date

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Bad news for all car racing lovers: Evolution Studios-Driverclub publishers have delayed the release date till early 2014. The main reason of this delay is because Sony wants more time to release its perfect PS4 version.

According to worldwide head of Sony studios, Driverclub will be a social connecting and truly innovative game but team needs some time to deliver something breathtaking. He further added that it will definitely surpass gamers’ expectations.

The technology giants-Sony, made Driverclub’s delayed release date announcement just a few weeks before when their next generation console was going to be released in UK.  It is the second game delayed by Sony entertainment within a week. Earlier, Watch Dogs was removed from launch lineup.

Though, delay was disappointing but Sony wants to ensure next generation racing vision. Meanwhile, playstation plus edition of Driverclub will be a part of instant games collection after release.

Another bad news is that, initially it was assumed that game will be free for all PS4 users as a bonus incentive for latest needs of PS+ but now it will cost $50 a year. This news hit as a shock to most gamers and especially its followers.

Though, PS4 version is delayed but playstation plus edition is revealed and Evolution Studios announced that this edition will offer discounted upgrades. This will definitely please many game lovers.

A tweet from Driverclub’s designer stated that up till now there is no solid information that whether release date is delayed or not but still Sony has announced that they will release Driverclub with PS4 in early 2014.

SimCity Cities of Tomorrow Trailer and System Requirements

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From November 12, on PC and Mac.

Announced in September, the expansion pack Cities of Tomorrow build and released for the Ea’s title, SimCity will arrive on 12 November 2013 and the launch trailer is already available. SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow was developed by the Maxis studios and it is already available for pre-orders at a price of 39.99 euros.

SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow can be pre-ordered for PC and Mac at a price of 39.99 euros. More Information can be found on simcity.com / tomorrow. See the trailer below:

New features on “SimCity Cities of Tomorrow”

– New Disaster: Cities of Tomorrow will feature a new kind of disaster, the best choice for a technologically advanced city with a technological futuristic economy and society: a giant robot attack on the city.
– Transform Tomorrow: Players will be able to evolve and adapt their cities. Some of the tomorrows technological wonders include futuristic vehicles, and service drones.
– Corporate Consumerism vs. Green Utopian: Players will have the choice to whether build a mega corporation powered world, or an urban utopia which features clean technology.
– Build into the Sky: Sims will be able to live and work in mega towers without the need to ever having to touch the ground.

“SimCity Cities of Tomorrow” system requirements for PC:

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core 4000+ or Intel Core 2 duo at 2.0 GHz minimum, Intel core i5 or faster for maximum.
Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
RAM memory: 2GB minimum, 4GB maximum
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 2×00 or nVidia 7800 or better for minimum performance, nVidia GTX 275 or ATI 5850 for maximum performance.
Broadband Internet, 256 kbps download, 64 kbps upload.

“SimCity Cities of Tomorrow” system requirements for MAC:

Processor: Intel Core 2 duo at 2.0 GHz for minimum performance, Intel core i5 or faster for maximum performance.
Operating System: OS X 10.7.5 (Intel HD Graphics 3000 users require 10.8.4 or later), Mac OS X 10.8.X
RAM memory: 2GB minimum, 4GB maximum
GPU: INTEL HD 3000, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M or ATI™ Radeon™ HD 2600 Pro for minimum performance, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, 660M, or 675MX for maximum performance.
Broadband Internet, 256 kbps download, 64 kbps upload.

GTA 5 VS. Hollywood Entertainment – The Ultimate Winner

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Though, it might sound weird to you but yes, GTA 5 is the leading entertainment industry by a long way leaving behind popular Hollywood movies. Rockstar’s latest installment, Grand Theft Auto 5 earned $1.06 billion in just 3 days and became fastest selling and widely popular entertainment product.

Last year, it was Call of Duty: Black Ops II that earned $US1 billion in 15 days but Grand Auto Theft 5 made sales of other games look sluggish. Hollywood ticket sales also look mind blowing but there are only 17 movies that ever reached sales record of GTA 5. Avatar was the only Hollywood product that reached Grand Theft Auto 5’s mark in 17 days by outstripping Titanic’s sales record.

Though, Hollywood has been buoyant to threats from social media, piracy and television drama but increasing popularity of computer video games seems a good reason for studio executives to be worried.

As compared to erratic reviews for Hollywood movies, GTA 5 received great commendation from both gamers and critics. According to “The New York Times”, this R18+ game is character driven, best plotted and most playable in the sixteen’s series.

Though, there were some reservations about GTA 5 that it contained hoodlums, women shown as lustful airheads, lap dances, cop killings, ghastly torture and use of other violent acts but still it received great acceptance and gamers termed it as “Hugely enjoyable”.

Reports say that, GTA 5 cost $US 115 million and about $US150 million were used for its marketing. This budget is almost same to the amount required for Hollywood movies which proves that computer video games are going to be the next biggest contender of Hollywood movies. Critics say that Hollywood needs to come up with something new that diverts people’s attention from games towards movies. Otherwise, time is no far when games will rule the entire entertainment industry.

NFS Rivals – Extreme Racing, Extreme Rivalry – Preview + Trailer

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Need for Speed Rivals is one of the most expected “cross-generation” games of this year. Electronic Arts has decided to launch the new NFS Rivals at the same time for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well. A question still remain: Will there be major differences between these different versions? How will they affect NFS: Rivals’ gameplay?

Craig Sullivan (creative director for the new NFS) has confirmed in an interview that the development team from Ghost Games wants to keep the gameplay similar for all editions of NFS Rivals. There will still be differences, but only in terms of graphics and effects, depending on the hardware capabilities of the specific platforms the game will be played on. According to Sullivan, the next-gen versions of NFS Rivals will bring variable meteorological conditions, dynamic lights and visible rain particles on the road and the car’s body. In short, as we all have already expecting, the graphical details will be better on the next-gen consoles. It remains to be seen however, in which of these two categories the PC version will fall.

Need for Speed: Rivals will be released on November, 19, 2013 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Extreme racing, extreme rivalry

As we may understand by just reading the title of the game, NFS Rivals will focus on rivalry between two sides: racers and police officers. As for the objectives, racers are required to earn speedpoints by doing all sorts of maneuvers and acrobatics and of course, race against each other. The more speedpoints a racer will earn, the more wanted he will be by the police cars chasing him. Policemen, however, will have to work together to place the necessary traps in order to stop the illegal racings. The player will have the initial choice to select the group he wants to compete with. Several upgrades and power-ups will be available such as turbo boost, radio jamming devices or EMP’s (for racers) and shockwaves, roadblocks or helicopters (for police officers).

NFS Rivalry, new trailer

Electronic Arts has released a new trailer for their NFS: Rivals, the latest title in the series, produced by the new studio Ghost Games. If all the previous video materials were trying to highlight the specific Need For Speed: Rivals elements, the last one is rather generic, featuring all the elements specific to the NFS series.

Here’s the video:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4VRw5ycjy4]

Saint Row 4 and State of Decay – Banned by Australian Censorship Agency

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Complaints bombarded Australian censorship board for its ban on Saint Row 4 and State of decay- two games found guilty of using drugs and being violent. This was revealed in the annual report of censorship agency.

During the year, 695 computer video games were considered by Australian Classification Board, out of which only 291 games received G classification. This classification means that these games are suitable and can be played by everyone.

Saint Row 4 and State of decay were the games that received RC (refused classification). This classification put a ban on them meaning that they can’t be advertised, sold, exhibited and hired.

According to censorship board, Saint Row 4 was banned because of destroying alien Zin Empire, players have to use alien narcotics and implied sexual violence. These things also act as a source that increases in-game skills of players.

Same happened with zombie apocalypse game-State of decay. This game also uses dangerous drugs like amphetamines and morphine for increasing player’s skills. Though, State of decay contained no sexual violence but still drugs introduction in game was found enough to ban it.

This year, 795 complaints were received by censorship board for both Saint Row 4 and State of Decay and almost all gamers were objecting to bans. Out of 795, Saint Row 4 received 507 complaints with gamers opposing ratings of RC while State of Decay attracted 270 complaints over its ban.

For meeting censorship board’s requirements, both game publishers made changes to them and now they are available. It is assumed that re-availability of Saint Row 4 and State of Decay might please its lovers a lot.

New Minecraft Forge Version Available for Download

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Minecraft is a sandbox game written in Java by Markus Alexej Persson. The game focuses on creativity and building skills as players are able to build their own worlds by using textured cubes in a 3D environment. Minecraft has two different gameplay modes, the classic mode and the beta mode. In Classic mode, the user is able to play the game for free. The gameplay focuses on building and the player has unlimited resources. In the beta version however, players are required to gather resources by themselves, battle with enemies and monsters and so on. The gameplay is inspired from other games such as Dwarf Fortress, Dungeon Keeper and Infiniminer.

The new Minecraft Forge

A new Minecraft Forge update was released yesterday and it is available for free download on http://files.minecraftforge.net/.

Minecraft Forge is the most important mode because it makes the rest of the modes work. Without it, the rest of the modes would be useless. In addition, he enables the user to have several Minecraft modes installed at the same time.

The best Minecraft modes

1. InstantLake – The mod lets you fill spaces with lakes of lava or water in order to fill the Creeper holes. It requires Minecraft 1.5.2 and Minecraft Forge.

2. Rei’s Minimap – What players accustomed with other games take for granted, players of Minecraft have to buy or to craft themselves. This mod adds a minimap that will help you find you way around the game. It requires ModLoader and Minecraft 1.6.2.

3. Archimede Ship Mod – This is one of the modes that help you add vehicles on Minecraft. In this instance, it lets you turn anything into a boat. There is a catch however, as the tool will turn anything into a boat, not just the things you want to. In order to work it requires Minecraft Forge and Minecraft 1.6.2

4. Choco Craft – If you like birds, than this is the mode you have always looked for. What it does? It adds breedable birds to your world. It requires Minecraft Forge and Minecraft 1.5.2

5. Biosphere – The mod transforms the map in a series of glass spheres connected by wooden bridges. It requires Modloader and Minecraft 1.6.2.

Angry Birds Star Wars Will be released for PS4 and Xbox One Too

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The next generation consoles are now only days away from their big launch. It is no wonder than more and more exclusive games are being announced every day for both, Playstation 4 and Xbox One. One of these games is Angry Birds: Star Wars.

According to sources from the inside, the multiplatform game developed by Rovio, Angry Birds Star Wars will be released for the next gen consoles too. The publisher will be Activision, the same publisher who already launched the game for 3DS, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Wii U and Xbox 360 yesterday, October 29. The initial game was launched November 8, 2012 for iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac and Windows Phone. In Star Wars Angry Birds, the player gets into the shoes of Luke Skywalker. He must fight with Pigs, which are the dark side.

Moreover, the console version of the game will feature 20 new exclusive levels, apart from the initial 200 from the mobile version. Rovio has added also competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes. The PS4 version of Angry Birds: Star Wars will benefit from the DualShock 4 controller’s touchpad precision. The game will also have full support for PlayStation Move in multiplayer and single player modes. On the other hand, Xbox One players will be able to make use of the Kinect 2.0 motion controls and voice commands.

While the Xbox 360 and PS3 editions cost only $39.99, Angry Birds: Star Wars will be available for a price of $49.99 on Xbox One and PS4. The game will be released alongside each new console system on their launch days.

Angry Birds Star Wars 2 is coming to PCs

The second game Angry Birds: Star Wars has just landed on the company’s shop in X86 format for PCs. The story from Angry Birds Star Wars 2 takes place in the same Star Wars Universe filled with characters, plots and scenery inspired from George Lucas’s fantasies. This new title is not free like other titles from the Angry Birds series. In turn, it may be purchased with only $ 5.

Ryse: Son of Rome Trailer Out: Comes Together With Xbox One Console

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Although the news was confirmed several weeks before, we know now for sure that Ryse: Son of Rome will be released at the same time the next gen console Xbox One will be shipped to stores worldwide.

The game will support Kinect and SmartGlass. The story revolves around the fearless roman soldier Marius Titus who joins the army in order to protect his family.  In the end, he gets to become a general and a real hero that will fight to save the Roman Empire as well.

 Fight for Rome, new Ryse: Son of Rome trailer

We have seen one of the Ryse: Son of Rome trailer at this year’s E3 conference. The video shows us how a group of roman soldiers are being attacked on a beach and an enemy castle siege as well.

Now, Crytek has published a new video trailer for Ryse: Son of Rome, maybe the single game in history that can be played by using only two buttons from the controller, X or Y. The new video shows to all the game’s fans in a cinematic style how the new Ryse: Son of Rome will be and what Crytek studios has in store for us.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnce_mKlmpw]

Ryse Son of Rome gameplay

As we have said before, the story revolves around Marius Titus, a roman soldier who becomes a general. He will interact with the roman infantry through commands. The historical component of Ryse Son of Rome will not be entirely accurate however, the story takes place in an alternative time-line, letting the player write his own history. The battle style and tactic is inspired though from the reality. The main story follows Marius’s life from his early childhood to becoming the leader of the entire roman army. There will be 15 hero levels. Marius will be controlled by using the controller, his army by voice commands, through Kinect. Apart from the main story line, users will have the option to engage in cooperative multiplayer battles with other players in a gladiator arena setting.

Fifa 14 – Leading Game Charts By Breaking Sales Record Of GTA 5

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Grand Auto Theft 5 got huge sales volume after first few months of its launch but Fifa 14 has broke all its records and now it is on the leading game charts all over the world.

On first weekend after release of Fifa 14, game shops remained open for Fifa fans that scrambled to get game’s copy before weekend. Comparing sales of GTA 5 and Fifa 14, Rockstar publisher’s sales dropped by 82 percent after first week of release and EA publisher’s sales dropped down by just 68 percent. This comparison offers a top slot to Fifa 14. Some gaming experts believe that Fifa 14 sales are probably down because players are waiting for its PS4 and Xbox one version.

Besides Fifa 14, there is another soccer game in charts named as “Pro Evolution Soccer 2014” But as far as sales and fan following is concerned, this game is nowhere close to Fifa 14. Many gaming experts believe that latest updates, next-gen details, screenshots and console versions will further increase sales volume of Fifa 14. Some experts also believe that Fifa fans might have less cash this year as too much money has been spent on GTA 5.

The top ten games on the charts are mentioned below:

  1. Fifa 14
  2. Grand Auto Theft 5
  3. F1 2013
  4. The Legend of Zelda
  5. Minecraft
  6. Disney Infinity
  7. NBA 2K14
  8. Splinter Cell
  9. Just Dance 2014
  10. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014

At last, Fifa 14 is breaking all sale records and is having huge fan following which has made this game a cash cow for EA sports.