Guy vs. Car, Car Wins

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On today’s Highlight Reel we have Halo 5 streaks, disappearing Battlefield helicopters, fancy rocket kills, GTA V tire punches to the head and more!

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Gran Turismo 6 review

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Timing is everything: ‘Gran Turismo 6’ goes up against new consoles, new expectations

Looks aren’t everything, but they count for a lot

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It’s a good time for racing games. This holiday season sees the release of the two biggest console racing sims around: Forza Motorsport 5 is the latest entry in a franchise that debuted on the original Xbox, while Sony’s Gran Turismo 6 follows in the lineage of some of the greatest racing sims ever released. And while the two games are similar in a lot of ways, with gorgeous graphics and lots of fast cars, there’s one key difference — Forza is the showcase game for Microsoft’s new Xbox One, while Gran Turismo is available today for the seven-year-old PlayStation 3, and not the new PlayStation 4. So how much of a difference does next-gen make for racing games?

It might not always be readily apparent, but next-gen games do look better than their current-gen counterparts in almost every case. Playing GT6 after playing Forza 5 is perhaps the best example. The latest Gran Turismo features strikingly detailed cars that, aside from a bit of aliasing, look incredibly realistic. But the rest of the experience doesn’t have nearly that same level of detail. Compared to ForzaGT6‘s courses feel flat and lifeless. Details like trees and rocks simply don’t look real, with muddied textures that are in stark contrast to the clean, shiny racing machines that speed past them. At times it feels like you’re driving a real car through a fake world.

 

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From hell: a look at John Carmack’s incredible and influential games

Written by admin. Posted in FPS, Games review, Racing, RPG, Sports

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John Carmack has left id Software. After helping found the company more than 20 years ago, where he helped craft experiences like Doom and Quake, Carmack has officially shifted his focus full time to virtual reality firm Oculus VR, where he’ll serve as a chief technical officer. It’s a position he originally took on back in August, but it seems that splitting his time between the two companies just wasn’t working out. “The divided focus was challenging,” he says. The move is perhaps not that surprising: Carmack has always had a fascination with building new technologies, making the Oculus Rift headset an ideal project.

“John’s work on id Tech 5 and the technology for the current development work at id is complete, and his departure will not affect any current projects,” id studio director Tim Willits told Polygon, referring to the game engine that will be used to power the in-development Doom 4. But while Carmack’s time at id may be at an end, his influence will continue to be felt — here are some of his most important contributions.

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What is a next-gen game?

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This November, the Xbox 360 will be eight years old. The PlayStation 3 will be seven. At the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo, we finally got acquainted with their successors. The new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 represent a new generation of consoles, the fabled “next generation,” and with them comes the tantalizing possibility of “next-gen” games. Why else would we spend upwards of $399 on a new game console?

What does a next-gen game look like, though? What does “next-gen” even mean? Going into E3 2013, we had no idea what to expect. So on Monday morning, we made it our mission to answer this question. We tracked down the most advanced games, watched dozens of demonstrations, interviewed their developers, and occasionally even got to play. Slowly, over the course of the week, patterns began to emerge.

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NFS Run walkthrough

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BACK TO BASICS - 

                 After about 3 years of sim racing in the Shift series, we get
back to the original arcade style racing. Which means that reality is 
significantly decreased and if you are feeling rusty after all the Shift
experience, just start off with the multiplayer.

NFS Run

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From the Bay to Empire City.
On the first day of Christmas, my homie gave to me…one copy of Need for Speed: The Run. That was it, Christmas over at my house, no need for more. For 17 years, NFS has driven around the block and come back. So after numerous versions of Need for Speed, what’s new this time around? Actually a lot! The Run is here to give you a run for your money.