22 October 2016

Skyrim Gets A New Trailer Ahead Of The Special Edition Release

Ahead of the games release later this month, Bethesda have dropped a brand new trailer for The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Special Edition for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

The game is also coming to PC, but if you have already bought all the content before, you will get the Special Edition for free, as a thanks from Bethesda.

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21 October 2016

Sega Rejoins The Hardware Business With The Classic Game Console

Sega are jumping back into the hardware business, well sort of. This November Sega has partnered with AtGames Digital to bring the Classic Game Console to stores, bringing back the nostalgia of the classic Sega Mega Drive.

The Classic Game Console features 80 built-in games. A selection of the era’s best Sonic the Hedgehog games are included, along with gamers’ all-time favorites such as Mortal Kombat I, II, III and Golden Axe. New for 2016 is save game support for the included hits Phantasy Star series and Sword of Vermillion role-playing games. Two wireless controllers, styled after the Sega Mega Drive originals, are included, as well as two legacy controller ports for optional wired gamepads. The product also features an integrated cartridge port  to play almost all of your favorite Sega Genesis and Mega Drive classics.
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Companies Come Out In Force For Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Australia have released the official press release for our region, giving a list of developers and tech companies working with the Nintendo Switch.

“I hope this first glimpse at Nintendo Switch has made our fans as excited as we are, and has captured their imagination with the possibilities and freedom of play it offers,” said Kamon Yoshimura, Managing Director of Nintendo Australia.

Now it is important to note that the bottom section of the comanies listed are engine, physics, art program companies and the like, so while Epic Games is listed, it could be more than just Unreal Engine 4 is supported on the console.

Companies like Bethesda and Ubisoft have also stated that they will announce more details later. Not to mention more companies and indie studios also talking support and reactions.

If you like lists in text form, then here is the one for you:

  • 505 Games
  • Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Audiokinetic Inc.
  • Autodesk, Inc
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
  • Bethesda
  • Codemasters®
  • CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.
  • Electronic Arts
  • Epic Games Inc.
  • Firelight Technologies
  • FromSoftware, Inc.
  • Frozenbyte
  • GameTrust
  • Gungho Online Entertainment,Inc
  • HAMSTER Corporation
  • Havok
  • Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
  • LEVEL-5 Inc.
  • Marvelous Inc.
  • Maximum Games, LLC
  • Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
  • Parity Bit Inc.
  • PlatinumGames Inc.
  • RAD Game Tools, Inc.
  • RecoChoku Co.,Ltd.
  • SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
  • Silicon Studio Corporation
  • Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
  • Starbreeze Studios
  • Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
  • Telltale Games
  • THQ Nordic
  • Tokyo RPG Factory Co., Ltd.
  • TT Games
  • Ubitus Inc.
  • Unity Technologies, Inc.
  • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Web Technology Corp.
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Razer Sharpens The Blade

Razer have announced that the Blade, their gaming laptop has received an update, in fact it has been completely redesigned from ground up, the system is made specifically for enthusiasts and power users who want desktop performance but don’t want to sacrifice portability.

“The original 17-inch Blade was the first laptop that truly blended power and portability in a PC,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We’ve taken that approach another step further with the new Razer Blade Pro. The thermal engineering behind it is staggering. It’s incredible how far we’ve come, from having one product and a small team, to today, with a full catalog of gaming systems and a large group of engineers and designers pushing what a portable gaming machine can do.”

Additionally, the Razer Blade Pro is the first notebook to utilize Razer’s Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical switches. Each switch features a true actuation and reset point. Presses are registered with 65 grams of force, mimicking the feel of full-size mechanical keyboards. The keyboard and trackpad are also Powered by Razer Chroma. This technology unlocks a virtually endless array of dazzling lighting effects that can be customized by the user or synced to display in-game events.

The full specs for the machine are here:

  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X VRAM)
  • Intel® Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core Processor (2.6 GHz / 3.5 GHz)
  • 17.3-inch IGZO UHD G-SYNC, 16:9 ratio, 3840 x 2160, with LED backlight, with capacitive multi-touch
  • Windows® 10 64-bit
  • 512 GB SSD RAID 0 (2x 256 GB PCIe M.2) / 1 TB SSD RAID 0 (2x 512 GB PCIe M.2) / 2 TB SSD RAID 0 (2x 1 TB PCIe M.2) options
  • 32 GB Dual-Channel System Memory (DDR4, 2133 MHz)
  • Anti-ghosting individually backlit ultra-low-profile mechanical keyboard
  • Killer DoubleShot™ Pro:
  • Killer™ Wireless-AC 1535 (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth® 4.1)
  • Killer™ E2400 (Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000)
  • Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C™)
  • USB 3.0 port x3 (SuperSpeed)
  • HDMI 2.0 video and audio output
  • SDXC card reader
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Dolby® Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
  • 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
  • 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo port
  • Built-in webcam (2.0 MP)
  • Array microphone
  • Razer Synapse enabled with programmable keyboard, trackpad, backlighting, and fan control
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security chip embedded
  • Kensington™ security slot
  • Compact 250 W power adapter
  • Built-in 99 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
  • Approx. Size: 424 mm (Width) x 11 in. / 281 mm (Depth)
  • Approx. Weight: 3.54 kg
If you want to buy your own, you can do so direct from Razer, right here.

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Battlefield 1 Is Out Now

Electronic Arts and DICE have announced that Battlefield 1 is out now for all platforms, with the games official release finally here.

“Battlefield 1 was a passion project for us at DICE and after years of working with the World War 1 era, we realized what a perfect fit it was for the Battlefield all-out-war style of play,” said Aleksander Grøndal, Senior Producer, DICE. “This was truly a fascinating time as it gave birth to modern warfare with many weapons, vehicles and gadgets being first introduced into the world and we wanted to share those things through a modern lens for all players to experience.”

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer Released

As promised, Rockstar have released the first trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 and while it does not show a lot about the story, what it does show is a crazy beautiful world.

The game is set to release later next year, with more details to be announced.
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