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WATCH: New Assassin’s Creed: Unity trailer

Ubisoft has posted a new video looking behind the scenes at the new game engine in Assassin’s Creed: Unity. Creative director Alex Amancio explains what went into some of the designs – and shows off some new gameplay footage in the process. We’re counting down to the 28th October already.

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James O'MalleyWATCH: New Assassin’s Creed: Unity trailer
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Nvidia announces Shield Tablet for mobile gaming

Graphics card-maker Nvidia is expanding its Shield line of handheld Android gaming devices with a new tablet that works with a separate controller. The 8-inch Shield Tablet – which can also stream games from a PC – is powered by a 32-bit Tegra K1 chip with 192 GPU cores. The tablet comes in several different models including wifi-only or with …

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Stuart O'ConnorNvidia announces Shield Tablet for mobile gaming
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PS4 and WiiU both get system updates

Both Sony and Nintendo are preparing their latest system updates for their consoles – which both should hopefully bring some interesting new features. On the WiiU side, version 5.1 of the WiiU operating system is now available. The big addition this time is apparently a data transfer function, enabling you to transfer all of the data from one WiiU to …

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James O'MalleyPS4 and WiiU both get system updates
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Rip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology

It’s something that people in the UK have always suspected, but now Which? has made it official – Britons pay far more for new technology products than consumers in the US. The consumer watchdog compared the prices, excluding tax, of 13 identical products ranging from televisions and games consoles to desktop applications and security software and found UK consumers pay more …

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Stuart O'ConnorRip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology
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WATCH: Spider-Man in GTA4 mod is seriously impressive

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever… umm, Niko and Roman can do, I guess. A new fan-made mod for Grand Theft Auto IV has added Spider-Man into the mix. GTA IV may be getting on a bit now, but coders Bob Lester and JulioNIB are still hard at work playing with it. The game is home to an extensive and serious modding …

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James O'MalleyWATCH: Spider-Man in GTA4 mod is seriously impressive
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Games that need remaking: Crash Bandicoot

It’s astonishing to think about, but it is about eighteen years since the release of Crash Bandicoot on the original Playstation. That means that not only if the game were a person, it would be old enough to participate in activities far too unsuitable for its family-friendly image, but also it means that yes, you’re really old. The original Crash …

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James O'MalleyGames that need remaking: Crash Bandicoot
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Xbox One gets 3D Blu-Ray support before the PS4

In an unexpected twist, it has emerged that the Xbox One will be receiving an update to enable support for 3D Blu-Rays before the PS4… despite Sony being the company that invented Blu-Ray. The update will be coming along with a larger August system update offering a range of new features. Here’s how Microsoft describe the various updates: Activity feed …

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James O'MalleyXbox One gets 3D Blu-Ray support before the PS4
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Let’s admit it: Destiny isn’t wowing us so far.

Last Thursday at 6pm the switch was flipped and thousands of PS4 players were granted access to the playable beta of Destiny, the forthcoming massively-multiplayer shooter from Bungie. And here’s the thing… is it really that impressive? Obviously this puzzlement should be heavily caveated with the fact that it is called a game beta for a reason: Rather than wait …

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James O'MalleyLet’s admit it: Destiny isn’t wowing us so far.
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Doom 4 is going to be a reboot

More details on what we can expect from Doom 4 have been revealed at this year’s QuakeCon. It looks like the game is going to be a reboot of the classic series. According to PC Gamer it is likely that the game will drop the “4″ and just be called “Doom”, and will see the player traveling to a re-imagined …

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James O'MalleyDoom 4 is going to be a reboot
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Rebellion announce “Save Churchill” DLC for Sniper Elite 3

Rebellion games, the company behind Sniper Elite has today announced the release of the first of three batches of Downloadable Content. Which is available on PC via Steam now! On the single player side, there’s the first part of a trilogy of missions themed around saving Winston Churchill from assassination on his trip to the Casablanca conference in 1943. On …

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James O'MalleyRebellion announce “Save Churchill” DLC for Sniper Elite 3