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Thursday, Oct 10, 2013

  

Grand Theft Auto V PC Rumor

Grand Theft Auto V is due for Windows PCs next year, Eurogamer "understands" in an vague unverified report. Here is what they say: "Multiple industry sources have indicated the open world game, currently available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, will come out on PC in the first quarter of 2014." They asked Rockstar about this, and were told this question has already been asked and answered.

Saints Row IV: Enter the Dominatrix This Month

Volition and Deep Silver announce an October 23rd release date for the Enter the Dominatrix expansion pack for Saints Row IV, their open-world action sequel. Word is the second DLC pack will follow later this year:

Fans of Saints Row IV ™can soon indulge themselves in some appropriately freaky stuff as the long awaited Enter the Dominatrix DLC will be available this month on October 23 from Deep Silver. Favored pets- er- fans who have purchased the Saints Row IV Season Pass will automatically receive Enter the Dominatrix. For players wishing to purchase the DLC standalone, they are able to do so for GBP 5,99.

The second half of the Saints Row IV season pass and final mission pack, How the Saints Saved Christmas, will be released later this year.

Fans will also have the opportunity to ask the developers questions during a three-hour livestream playthrough of Enter the Dominatrix on October 23 starting at 1pm Central Time on Volition’s twitch channel (www.twitch.tv.com/dsvolition).

Ships Ahoy - Dominions 4

Illwinter announces the launch of Dominions 4 for Windows, OS X, and Linux, offering the latest installment in this long-running strategy series. Here's word on how the new games improves on their formula:

Dominions 4 brings several major improvements and changes to the Dominions franchise. The largest of these changes is the Thrones of Ascension, which not only add valuable boosts to your blessed troops and help spread your dominion, but give an objective based game that is much faster than the previous Dominions games to win at. Additionally Dominions 4 has Disciples Mode, which adds a co-op mode where multiple players can have mini-gods called disciples which work together to ascend their pretender to godhood. Veteran players of Dominions will find a lot of UI and streamlining improvements, including the ability to auto-recruit, set battle formations, wrap-around maps, improve fortifications, and much more. Lastly the number of units and nations has increased about 20%, adding even more variety to the already robust world.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Clan Creation Begins

Activision offers a new trailer from Call of Duty: Ghosts, showing off clan and Clan Wars support in their upcoming military shooter sequel. This is timely, since they are now accepting early registrations for clans in advance of the game's release. Details can be found in this One Of Swords blog post as well as this massive FAQ on the topic. Here's the summary:

Additionally, starting today through October 25th, Call of Duty fans can create and/or join a Call of Duty: Ghosts Clan prior to the game's launch in November. Existing Call of Duty Elite Clan Leaders will be able to reserve their current Call of Duty Elite Clan Name as their Call of Duty: Ghosts Clan Name on a first-come, first-serve basis, as well as copy over and manage their existing Call of Duty Elite Clan Member roster. New players and players who don't already have a Call of Duty Elite account can sign up for a free Call of Duty account to create their own Call of Duty: Ghosts Clan, or join an existing one.

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Battlefield 4 Spectator Mode Details

The Battlefield Blog offers a new "Road to Battlefield 4" segment on the Spectator Mode in DICE's upcoming first-person shooter. They outline the various modes for observing games, and express their commitment to eSports through the following delusion: "we at DICE are convinced that e-sports will someday become the most popular sport on the planet, and we’d like Battlefield to be one of the games that makes that happen." A video is included, but this was previously released.

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Into the Black

Link of the Day: 30 "Life Hacks" Debunked. Thanks Ant.

Arma 3 Campaign This Month

Bohemia Interactive announces an October 31st release date for the free Survive campaign episode DLC for Arma 3, their military shooter sequel. Here's word on how this puts players in the role of "a regular soldier stationed in the Republic of Altis & Stratis." Here's more:

“Our first campaign episode, ‘Survive’, introduces players to Ben Kerry, a regular soldier who’s part of a NATO peacekeeping mission in the Mediterranean. Following a couple of years of uneasy cease-fire, this US-led deployment is now in the process of a staged drawdown. The vacuum left by withdrawing forces is being rapidly filled by the opposing CSAT faction, creating the conditions for, one might say, a flashpoint” , explains Jay Crowe, Creative Director on Arma 3.

“Of course, it's not just about our own story, but another opportunity to provide yet more building blocks for the platform - new weapons, animations, 3D objects, scripted modules - each designed to grant content creators even greater freedom to create and share their own content. Looking forward to the forthcoming episodes, we’ll continue to expand Arma 3’s sandbox with additions such as new vehicles.”

Space Rangers HD Next Week

1C Company announces a release date for Space Rangers HD: A War Apart, saying the space combat overhaul will launch worldwide on Steam on October 17th. Here's the pitch:

Space Rangers HD: A War Apart remasters and enhances the world of the cult Space Rangers 2. The game was developed by the SNK-Games team in close cooperation with fans of the series. New story branch, upgrades, equipment, planetary battles and famous text adventures expand the boundaries of the already lush universe of the game in every direction, roughly doubling the game content.

The game has also received a major technical overhaul to for seamless compatibility with modern OSes. Game art was reworked to support display resolutions of up to 1920×1200 and planetary battles employ modern render technologies.

Enslaved: Odyssey for PCs This Month

Following up on an Australian classification board listing, Polygon confirms plans for Enslaved: Odyssey to the West - Premium Edition, a re-release of Ninja Theory's console game, saying this is heading to Windows PCs. Word is: "A Namco Bandai rep confirmed to Polygon that Enslaved will be re-released as part of a premium edition later this month on PlayStation 3 and Windows PC."

SpellForce 2 - Demons Of The Past Pushed to the Future

Just three weeks after announcing that SpellForce 2 - Demons Of The Past was due this month, Nordic Games follows up with the announcement that it is delayed until January 16th to allow them to enhance the standalone RTS/RPG add-on's multiplayer support. Here's word:

To ensure a fully formed gaming experience, Nordic Games has announced it will now release SpellForce 2 – Demons Of The Past on January 16th 2014 due to additional features in the multiplayer department.

Demons Of The Past will feature the popular free game mode, where the tales of the single player campaign can be experienced in a new way i.e. with other players cooperatively. To top it off, a new survival mode will be implemented with distinctive objectives and gameplay. More detailed information on the specifics of the new modes will be released in due time.

“We had the choice to either release the single player part first, then follow-up with the new multiplayer modes later, or release it all in one go. We opted for the latter,” said Gennaro Giani, Localization and Production Manager at Nordic Games. “Of course, this was not an easy decision to make, but it reflects our uncompromising standards when it comes delivering a comprehensive gaming experience to every fan/gamer out there.”

Elite: Dangerous Oculus Rift Support

Frontier Developments announces support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will be part of Elite: Dangerous, their upcoming remake of their space combat classic, saying that the game is being gifted for free to all backers of the Oculus Rift Kickstarter. "We’ve been playing with the Oculus Rift dev kits and are excited about the potential – just glancing around your cockpit or being totally immersed in a space battle," says David Braben, CEO of Frontier. "Many of our backers have made it clear that they would like Oculus Rift support – and so do we! We’re very pleased with the results so far."

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Out of the Blue

We had a funny exchange at the plumbing supply store when I went to get a new fill valve for the bathroom in my office since after replacing our completely broken toilet we noticed this one was perpetually running as well. We picked this up at the same place as we got our toilet, which is for professional contractors, and for a moment I was confused by something he asked that made it seem like we needed to be pros to shop there. I then made a joke about how the box for this valve says "for professional installation only." MrsBlue asked if that was going to be a problem, to which the clerk replied, "not for me." Good stuff. Anyway, installation seemed to go without a hitch, so that keeps up for a couple of days I'll allow everyone to remove their life-jackets.

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