Just Cause 3 Gameplay Reveal Trailer Coming Next Tuesday


Square Enix and Avalanche Studios are delighted to announce that the world-first gameplay reveal trailer for Just Cause 3 will be released on Tuesday 28th April at 11pm AEST. Also revealed for the very first time today is the explosive pack artwork that will be taking centre stage for the game.

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Just Cause 3 is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC in Holiday 2015. Be the first to see the trailer and all future video reveals by subscribing to the official Just Cause YouTube channel here.

New Tracks Revealed for Project Cars


Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco Games having already revealed  some iconic European circuits in their first round of location, the team is ready to reveal 8 new tracks for Project CARS. Watkins Glen and Road America joins the roster from the US along with the first of the point-to-point locations, a beautiful drive down the California Highway of the West Coast. To compliment this, Slightly Mad Studios have also included a stunning point-to-point drive along the Azure Coast of the French Riviera leading to another new location, the road circuit of Azure, located in scenic and luxurious Southern France.

Stopping off in the United Kingdom, the well-known Oulton Park and the first of their karting tracks Glencairn set in the beautiful Scottish Uplands will also be available. And finally, taking the track roster fully international, the tight and challenging Mount Panorama, Bathurst located in New South Wales, Australia, has also been included. There are still many more locations still to be revealed so stay tuned. Project CARS will be releasing for PC, Xbox One and PS4 on 20 November in Australia.

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Microsoft Studios Purchases Gears of War From EPIC, Black Tusk To Continue Franchise


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Major Nelson, Phil Spencer (of Microsoft) and Ruffian games took to twitter to let us know about a game announcement that was coming on the morning of January 27 (US time).

The tweets were very vague, not giving us any real hints as to what will be announced but theories were flying, as fans took to major gaming forums hoping for a Perfect Dark or Crackdown 3. 

The announcement has been made and it seems Microsoft have purchased the Gears of War franchise from EPIC Studios. Xbox Wire has a brief interview with Phil Spencer, Head of Microsoft Studios, Hanno Lemke, General Manager of Black Tusk Studios at Microsoft Studios, and Rod Fergusson about the news that has just landed.

Black Tusk, which is compiled of world class developers has been given reigns to continue the franchise. This means that any future titles in the franchise will be handled by Black Tusk Studios and it guarantees that the franchise will remain exclusive to Xbox.

Microsoft feel that by acquiring the franchise they can continue to offer the fans more of their favourite games and entertainment from the “Gears of War” universe. The franchise has grossed over $1B (US) dollars worldwide, so it seems like a smart move for Microsoft to keep this franchise close to them.

Following the announcement, Epic Games shared the following statement

“Epic Games has reached an agreement to sell the ‘Gears of War’ intellectual property rights to Microsoft.  We’re very proud of the franchise we built in close partnership with Microsoft over the past decade and are happy that this agreement enables Microsoft to forge ahead with the ‘Gears’ universe on their industry-leading platforms as Epic concentrates its efforts on new projects,” said Epic founder and CEO Tim Sweeney. “Epic remains totally dedicated to supporting Xbox One and is licensing the Unreal Engine 4 technology to Microsoft in support of their future projects.”

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Microsoft acquires Gears from EPIC

[Source: Xbox Wire]

PS4 and Xbox 720 Unveiled: Dev Spills the Beans on Reddit


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PS4 and Xbox 720 Unveiled

Dev spills the beans on Reddit

by Nicholas Laborde

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next gen consoles oxcgn #1Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it’s impossible to be a gamer and not be constantly assaulted with rumors about the next-gen consoles.

“I think it will cure cancer,” or “I think world peace will occur,” or even, “It will fix the world economy” are all legitimate claims at this point.

However, the motherload has finally arrived.

A developer choosing to remain anonymous for obvious reasons has spilled the beans on Reddit, giving juicy details about what to expect from the next gen systems.

Buckle up, because it’s fascinating.

Has the next gen been revealed?