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Elite: Dangerous Is Coming To Xbox One And PS4, Probably


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Elite: Dangerous has raised many eyebrows over the past few months, mainly due to an incredibly promising scope and a hefty £100 beta price tag. But Frontier chief David Brabe has probably won back a few friends with his non-announcement that the sci-fi epic will be hitting consoles.

Elite: DangerousElite: Dangerous. Photo: Frontier

We say non-announcement because Brabe himself was keen for it not to be an official unveiling.  "I've just got to watch out," he smiled as he talked to Eurogamer. "I don't want to do something that constitutes an announcement, but we would be stupid not to support other platforms, including console."

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New World Record: Someone Completed Super Mario Bros. In 4:57.69


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While many gamers bemoan paying $60 for an 8-hour campaign with modern AAA titles, there’s a lot of fun to be had with speed runs. ‘Blubbler’ has mastered the art, clocking his record breaking Mario Bros. run at 4:57.69.

That’s a new world record, by around a second. 4:58.09 was the previous best. And it’s hard to see how anyone can better this speed; every time is perfectly timed; every shortcut is used and every enemy is either expertly squashed or avoided. 

Super Mario Bros.Can you do Super Mario Bros. in under 5 minutes? 

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The Spiritual Successor To S.T.A.L.K.E.R Hits Kickstarter, Earns Half Of $50k Goal


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Ariel, a new game from much of the dev team behind the post-apocalyptic cult hit, S.T.A.L.K.E.R, has hit Kickstarter. Described  as “the definitive spiritual successor to the cult hit S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series,” Ariel is another first-person, open world game set after a catastrophic event causes life as we know it to change irrevocably. 

StalkerAreal has amassed almost half of its Kickstarter goal

“Areal depicts a future where civilization has fallen apart due to an unearthly material called Metamorphite, which eventually spreads, corrupts and infects the whole world. The source of Metamorphite comes from a meteor that impacted the earth long ago, and it is the site of constant conflict and bloodshed,” reads the game’s Kickstarter page. 

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'Sniper Elite 3' Arrives To Positive Reviews; Positive, Not Glowing


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Sniper Elite V2 had its problems, but the seemingly never-repetitive killcam, which gruesomely detailed entry wounds in painful slow motion, giving us a comprehensive look at ever bone break and skin laceration suffered, would – rather cheaply – remain the game’s strongest appeal.

Sniper Elite 3 screenshotSniper Elite 3 - pic: Rebellion

Of course, that killcam is back, and with a new African setting and an open-world map, Sniper Elite 3 looks to build upon V2’s limited success with a new chapter in the Sniper Universe. But what do the critics think?

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Why Xbox One Users Will Need To Install A 10GB Day-One Patch For Sniper Elite 3


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XBOX One gamers looking forward to Sniper Elite 3 be warned: the game requires a mammoth 10GB first day patch, which replaces some of the mandatory install size.

The install size for the World War II sniper game, which is set in Africa, stood just under 20GB, but the day one patch will replace 14GB of it.

Sniper Elite 3 screenshotSniper Elite 3 - Picture: Rebellion

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PlayStation Now’s Pricing Needs To Change If It Is To Succeed


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Ever since the announcement back in 2012 that Sony would be acquiring Gaikai, a streaming service for video games, for $380 million, many anticipated how it would be implemented in the future for PlayStation products. When that service was revealed this past January as PlayStation Now, it finally offered a response to the PlayStation 4’s lack of backwards compatibility. PlayStation Now allows for the streaming of games that can be rented on PlayStation 4, 3, Vita, televisions, and mobile devices, and it’s been in a closed beta phase since January and will turn into an open beta in late July.

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However, what was never touched upon but always talked about was PlayStation Now’s pricing method. Essentially a Netflix for video games, would it be following a model similar to that, or something completely different? On June 18, PlayStation Now rolled out a price model for the service, and it’s absolutely outrageous. The website Game Informer has a chart that explains the gist of it for a select amount of games currently available. From the chart, you can rent a game from timespans of 4 hours, 7 days, 30 days, or 90 days, and the prices that go with that range from $3 for 4 hours, or $30 for the 90 day max.

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After 'Ratchet & Clank,' These Games Need To Be Movies


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Video game fans were punched right in the childhood during Sony’s E3 press conference on Tuesday. In midst of all the announcements for upcoming games, a wild trailer appeared for a ‘Ratchet & Clank’ feature film, and man, does it look awesome. The minute long trailer gives some insight into what the plot is all about, as it will focus on the origins of Ratchet and how him and his robot buddy Clank came to be. Along with the movie, it was also announced that the first game of the series will be getting remade into a version for PlayStation 4, which basically doubles the excitement here.

E3A trailer for the Ratchet and Clank featuere film debuted at E3 [Photo: Getty Images, Credit: Kevork Djansezian]

First released in 2002, the ‘Ratchet & Clank’ game franchise was essential in the growth of PlayStation 2 as it was one of the system’s highest selling titles exclusive to the console. Though over ten years old, the games are still being produced pretty often. Overall, there’s been nearly ten R&C titles with the most recent released in 2013, which was also the first year that the movie was said to be in development. Set for release sometime in 2015, the ‘Ratchet & Clank’ movie is shaping up to be as good as it was from the day it was announced. Director Kevin Munroe is manning the project, and he’s probably best known for his direction of ‘TMNT’ back in 2007. Additionally, Munroe is directing the film adaptation of another PlayStation 2 title, ‘Sly Cooper.’

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How's That? 'Diablo III Reaper Of Souls' And 'The Last Of Us' Combine


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Well, this is one of the more unexpected game mash-ups we could’ve imagined, but now it’s here, we can’t imagine a world without it. The Diablo III expansion, Reaper of Souls, will feature a special Last of themed dungeon, full of clickers, stalkers and bloaters. Oh, and it’s for PS3/PS4 owners only. Sorry.

Reaper of Souls

Of course, the new dungeons probably won’t have anything to do with the game’s extended story, which is set to add a solid four hours+ to Diablo III’s existing universe. But given that these two games were two of the most popular titles in 2013, the melding of the two will certainly go down well for gamers. 

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'Mass Effect 4': The Universe Is Expanding, But The Old Trilogy Hasn't Disappeared


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One of the key questions surrounding the recently announced Mass Effect 4 is where the franchise can go after Mass Effect 3’s ending – don’t worry, no spoilers here.

Mass Effect 4Mass Effect 4 will run on the Frostbite 3 engine

BioWare Edmonton and Montreal boss Aaryn Flynn has opened up to Eurogamer on how he and his team are going to handle this, suggesting the new adventure will reference the three outstanding games that precede it, but we still don’t know exactly where or when the new game will be set. 

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Whoops: 'Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain' E3 Trailer Released, Then Taken Down


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E3 kicks off imminently but Konami got their time zones mixed up - probably - and unleashed the trailer for their highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain early, sending the Internet into overdrive, and then back into… underdrive when they took it down quick-smart. Somewhere, someone is getting told off for this right now.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom PainMetal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Photo: Konami

But the World Wide Web isn’t short of savvy users, so even though Konami plan on re-unleashing their all-action trailer shortly, there’s no end of information littered around various website. So here’s what you should know; here’s what we've seen, and what you’ll see later on.

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T.Mills - XBOX One official launch celebration held at Milk Studios - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 21st November 2013

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Xbox and Clare Grant
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Xbox and Caleb Aka Stuntman

Snoopzilla - XBOX One official USA launch celebration at Milk Studios - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 21st November 2013

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Halo, XBOX, Launch and Westfield Stratford Tuesday 6th November 2012

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Halo, Xbox, Launch and Westfield Stratford
Halo, Xbox, Launch and Westfield Stratford
Halo, Xbox, Launch and Westfield Stratford
Halo, Xbox, Launch and Westfield Stratford
Halo, Xbox, Launch and Westfield Stratford

XBOX, Halo, In, Principality, Liechtenstein and Europe Tuesday 30th October 2012

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Xbox, Halo, In, Principality, Liechtenstein and Europe
Xbox, Halo, In, Principality, Liechtenstein and Europe
Xbox, Halo, In, Principality, Liechtenstein and Europe
Xbox, Halo, In, Principality, Liechtenstein and Europe

Leona Lewis and XBOX Tuesday 9th November 2010 performs at the Launch of the New Xbox Kinect. London, England

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Leona Lewis and Xbox
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Leona Lewis and Xbox
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