from Crystal Dynamics confirms multiplayer support in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, following a leak (thanks GameSpot
). Here's word:
OK, so after all the speculation..yes it's true. http://www.oxmonline.com/our-next-issue-tomb-raider-gets-multiplayer … Check out @OXM for all the info on @tombraider's new multiplayer
The Tech Report - Improving the PC as a gaming platform: the hardware.
The new spec would clearly involve some compromises, since you can't simply step up and demand that every new computer feature a Radeon 7970, 32GB of RAM, and a six-core CPU with Hyperthingamabobs. However, let's take a page from our own System Guide's Econobox. MPC-HD could set the bar at, say, a Radeon 7770 graphics card ($120 or so) and a Core i3-3220 processor (around $130). Those components provide solid gaming performance at 1080p in the vast majority of titles, even with anti-aliasing enabled. They would be a perfectly reasonable baseline to aim for—one that provides many times the horsepower of current-generations consoles.
Setting a baseline would make life easier for developers, as well. Let's imagine MPC-HD has multiple levels, and when publishing your game, you can simply state that the minimum requirement is MPC-HD Level 1. That's easy for developers to code for, easy for buyers to follow, and easy for manufacturers to advertise and profit from. One can only wish.
I got together last night with some buddies to close out the year with a little carousing. Of course things got out of hand quickly, and we had a hefty tab to refill the bars we cleaned out and repair the windows we kept throwing bikers through, but what can you do? As the old saying goes, you can't make an omelet without killing a few chefs. Here's hoping your end-of-year celebrations are equally exaggerated. :)
Deep Black Online
is cancelled, reports German gaming site GBase.ch
. We haven't heard much about this free-to-play MMO third-person shooter since it was announced
by Biart Studio in Summer of 2011, and the announcement does not shed any light on the reasons the axe fell on this project, simply saying the Deep Black Online is now working on Depth Hunter 2
, their recently announced
underwater first-person action/adventure game.
The Humble Indie Bundle Website
announces the addition of three additional games to Humble Indie Bundle 7, expanding this flexibly priced sale with under a week to go. The original package consisted of Closure
, Shank 2
, The Binding of Isaac
(and its Wrath of the Lamb
DLC), and Snapshot
, as well as Dungeon Defenders
and Legend of Grimrock
for those who choose to pay more than the average price for the collection. Here's word on the three games being added, which are available to previous, as well as future, purchasers:
- from the unique mind of Edmund McMillen, the extensive game anthology, The Basement Collection
- the critically acclaimed 2D “Metroidvania” platformer, Cave Story+ by Nicalis
- the joyous side-scrolling puzzle platformer Offspring Fling by Kyle Pulver
Here's a new trailer
highlighting the story in Aliens: Colonial Marines
. Unsure if this will be a romantic comedy or a period drama? This clip will help sort things out. Continue here to read the full story
With Thursday Night Football done for the season, NFL picks can wait for Friday through the playoffs. We mostly did pretty well last week: Creston 13-3, Cutter and Blue 12-4, Batman, Mag, and Jivaro 11-5, Verno 9-7, and Rigs 6-10.
Here goes for his week: Falcons, Bills, Bengals, Steelers, Bears, Titans, Giants, Saints, Colts, Vikings, Seahawks, Patriots, Broncos, Chargers, 49ers, and Redskins.
R.I.P.: Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, 'Desert Storm' commander, dies
. Thanks brother19.