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Dragon Age producer: 30 fps is suitable for some games

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Dragon Age producer: 30 frames a second is suitable for some games

Dragon Age: Inquisition producer Aaryn Flynn believes that 30 frames per second can be better in some situations than the generally-accepted holy grail of 60.

Inquisition’s frame rate has not yet been announced, although earlier this week it was revealed that it will run at 900p on Xbox One and 1080p on PlayStation 4.

“For me, to move to 60 fps, very crudely, you’re halving the amount of time you have to render anything,” Flynn told VentureBeat,

“Something has to be given up to achieve 60. For the right game that may be the thing you have to do.”

Beyond aiming for the best frame rate for the type of game you’re making, a steady frame rate is the most important thing, said Flynn.

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Limbo for Xbox One outed by Korean ratings board

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Limbo for Xbox One outed by Korean ratings board

It would appear that Playdead's acclaimed monochrome platformer Limbo is coming to Xbox One.

The game has been submitted to Korea's ratings authority, GRAC, for approval.

Neither Microsoft nor Playdead have made any official comment on Limbo coming to Xbox One.

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Bungie outlines changes coming to Destiny's Vault of Glass

Bungie outlines changes coming to Destiny's Vault of Glass

Bungie is planning changes to Destiny's ultimate PvE encounter, which will make the experience more challenging.

The final boss in Destiny's first Raid is called Atheon. In the final phase of the encounter Atheon teleports the three players furthest from it into secondary areas on Venus and Mars. The most common strategy employed by raiders is for three select players to ensure they're the furthest from the boss when it uses its "Timestream" teleporting ability.

"The encounter goal for Atheon is to act as a climax and the culmination of learning for a given Raid group," said Bungie community manager David "DeeJ" Dague. "Part of that is making sure that each player in your group can perform every job as required.

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Project Cars delayed to avoid other big November releases

Project Cars delayed to avoid other big November releases

Project Cars has been delayed until March 20 next year, Namco Bandai has announced.

The publisher said the game’s release has been pushed back so further polish can be applied, but also to give it a release date that “allows the game the greatest chance of success and visibility”.

Project Cars is in development at Slightly Mad Studios, and was due out on November 21 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with a Wii U version pegged for 2015.

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There will be no quick-scoping in COD: Advanced Warfare

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There will be no quick-scoping in COD: Advanced Warfare

Sledgehammer Games' Michael Condrey has said there will be no quick-scoping in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Speaking with 3 News, Condrey said Sledgehammer had worked to reduce the aim assist that some Call of Duty snipers exploited by quick-scoping in competitive multiplayer.

"Let me put it this way, sniper classes are not going to be overpowered relative to their peers," Condrey said. "The ability to master a sniper rifle and be great at it will be equal to the ability to master any other class.

"We’ve done some things to make sure snipers are not able to take advantage of their properties – for example, there are attachments based on weapon classes that are specific. The ability to quick-draw with an assault rifle is important, but you don’t want to have the ability to quick-draw with a sniper rifle because that lends itself to being a faster, quick-scope model.

"We spent a lot of time trying to focus on it so I think sniper class players will find that it’s a really rewarding experience, but it won’t be over-powered relative to their peers."

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare added to EA Access

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare added to EA Access

EA has added PopCap Games' Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare to EA Access.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is available now, and EA Access subscribers will get full access to the game, plus all downloadable content packs and customisation options.

The tongue-in-cheek shooter focuses on online play with two 12 versus 12 competitive modes, Garden & Graveyards and Team Vanquish, and one four-player cooperative mode.

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Saints Row: Gat out of Hell crazy weapons detailed

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Saints Row: Gat out of Hell crazy weapons detailed

Saints Row: Gat out of Hell is coming out a week earlier than expected, and to celebrate, Deep Silver has detailed the game’s ‘Seven Deadly Weapons’.

“Can the Devil and his demonic allegiance withstand the persuasiveness of Johnny's unrighteous arsenal?” the publisher asked.

“Have a look at this new video featuring the seven deadly weapons and check out a description of the weapons below (don't be shy, curiosity is not a sin).”

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EA's FIFA series sees massive growth in the local market

EA's FIFA series sees massive growth in the local market

Soccer may not be our national sport, but when it comes to sporting videogames it appears that EA's FIFA series suffers no rivals.

Not only did FIFA 15 debut at number one on NPD Group's New Zealand retail charts, but EA has today announced that sales in Australia and New Zealand are up 62.75 percent over last year's FIFA 14.

An EA spokesperson told MCVPacific that the game's success was due to the series' "player-first approach".

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Assassin's Creed Rogue is coming to PC after all

Assassin's Creed Rogue is coming to PC after all

Assassin's Creed Rogue is coming to PC in early 2015, Ubisoft has confirmed.

Speaking with IGN, Ubisoft Sofia managing director Ivan Balabanov said that Rogue is coming to PC later than console "primarily for production reasons".

He was vague about the possibility of new-gen versions of the game, simply stating “We can’t talk about this right now”.

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Mortal Kombat X to get prequel comic series

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Mortal Kombat X to get prequel comic series

Warner Bros has indicated that story will play an unusually important role in Mortal Kombat X, and has today announced a partnership with DC Comics to produce a comic book series that will serve as prologue to in-game events.

DC Comics announced the series at New York Comic-Con. It will feature a number of "favourite characters" from the series, plus introduce some of the "the next generation of Kombatants."

The comic is written by Shawn Kittelsen, with interior art by Dexter Soy, and covers by Ivan Reis.

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The Evil Within is 30fps on PC, unlocking not advised

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The Evil Within is 30fps on PC, unlocking not advised

The Evil Within is locked at 30 frames per second on all platforms, Bethesda has announced.

The publisher will provide those playing on PC will with debug commands to alter the frame rate and aspect ratio, but cautioned that “these commands and changes are not recommended or supported and we suggest everyone play the game as it was designed and intended for the best experience”.

The same advice applies to the game’s letterboxing.

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Bungie addresses Iron Banner confusion, releases new Destiny stats

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Bungie addresses Iron Banner confusion, releases new Destiny stats

Destiny has been out for a month, which is long enough for Bungie to have compiled some reliable data on how players are interacting with the game.

Approximately 3.2 million people play Destiny every day, said Bungie in its latest Destiny Weekly Update. The developer said that on average, players play close to three hours per day.

"Players are logging more hours per day then any game we have ever made, our servers have withstood millions of guardians experiencing Destiny and none of it would have been possible without our amazing community," said Bungie COO Pete Parsons.

Bungie added that the average player plays Destiny 1.8 times a day, and has logged on 20.9 times since launch.

Destiny has had more players online than during the same span for Halo 3 and Halo: Reach, combined, said Bungie.

News Index


Limbo for Xbox One outed by Korean ratings board
Limbo for Xbox One outed by Korean ratings board
NEWS A modern classic returns.
PC, 360, XO, Vita
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Bungie outlines changes coming to Destiny's Vault of Glass
Bungie outlines changes coming to Destiny's Vault of Glass
NEWS Timestream randomised.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
Project Cars delayed to avoid other big November releases
Project Cars delayed to avoid other big November releases
NEWS Also needs polish.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare added to EA Access
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare added to EA Access
NEWS Six games now available on the program.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
Dragon Age producer: 30 frames a second is suitable for some games
Dragon Age producer: 30 frames a second is suitable for some games
NEWS What players want also important.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
3
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell crazy weapons detailed
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell crazy weapons detailed
NEWS Game coming a week early.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
1
EA's FIFA series sees massive growth in the local market
EA's FIFA series sees massive growth in the local market
NEWS Up 62% on last year.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, 3DS, Vita
Mortal Kombat X to get prequel comic series
Mortal Kombat X to get prequel comic series
NEWS Warner plays up story elements.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
1
There will be no quick-scoping in COD: Advanced Warfare
There will be no quick-scoping in COD: Advanced Warfare
NEWS On class balancing.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
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Assassin's Creed Rogue is coming to PC after all
Assassin's Creed Rogue is coming to PC after all
NEWS In early 2015.
360, PS3
Bungie addresses Iron Banner confusion, releases new Destiny stats
Bungie addresses Iron Banner confusion, releases new Destiny stats
NEWS 3.2 million play every day
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
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The Evil Within is 30fps on PC, unlocking not advised
The Evil Within is 30fps on PC, unlocking not advised
NEWS Letterboxing also for gameplay purposes.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
8
Lohan submits more evidence in her case against GTA V developer
Lohan submits more evidence in her case against GTA V developer
NEWS Back to the bikini model.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
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Dragon Age: Inquisition console resolutions, PC specs detailed
Dragon Age: Inquisition console resolutions, PC specs detailed
NEWS A trailers and gameplay too.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Bungie calls for feedback on Destiny's Iron Banner event
Bungie calls for feedback on Destiny's Iron Banner event
NEWS Not working as advertised, say players.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
Capcom requires two million sales before a sequel is considered – Ono
Capcom requires two million sales before a sequel is considered – Ono
NEWS No more Darkstalkers.
360, PS3
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Minecraft hits Vita next week
Minecraft hits Vita next week
NEWS Minecraft mini.
PC, 360, XO, PS4, Vita
It's free to upgrade to a new-gen version of COD: Advanced Warfare
It's free to upgrade to a new-gen version of COD: Advanced Warfare
NEWS Within console family, includes DLC.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
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Dragon Age: Origins is currently free on PC
Dragon Age: Origins is currently free on PC
NEWS Growing the audience for Inquisition.
PC, 360, PS3
RPG: Real Time
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Destiny's Iron Banner event removes PvP balancing
Destiny's Iron Banner event removes PvP balancing
NEWS Let your gear do the talking.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
Bungie discusses matchmaking for Destiny raids
Bungie discusses matchmaking for Destiny raids
NEWS "You've been heard."
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
6
Shadow of Mordor marketers accused of ransoming positive coverage
Shadow of Mordor marketers accused of ransoming positive coverage
NEWS One does not simply discuss bugs.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
13
Former COD director to US govt: brainwash people with marketing
Former COD director to US govt: brainwash people with marketing
NEWS The war for your mind.
PC, 360, PS3, WiiU
Action: First-Person
12
State of Decay sells two million copies without advertising
State of Decay sells two million copies without advertising
NEWS Zombie popularity unwavering.
PC, 360
Action: Third-Person
2
The Walking Dead: Season Two out this month on new-gen consoles
The Walking Dead: Season Two out this month on new-gen consoles
NEWS Last-gen hits retail too.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, Mac, iOS
Free update adds character variants and a new game mode to PvZ: Garden Warfare
Free update adds character variants and a new game mode to PvZ: Garden Warfare
NEWS Battle for the taco.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
COD: Advanced Warfare preorders 50% down on COD: Ghosts – analyst
COD: Advanced Warfare preorders 50% down on COD: Ghosts – analyst
NEWS Will still sell millions.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
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Rumour: Assassin’s Creed Rogue is coming to PC
Rumour: Assassin’s Creed Rogue is coming to PC
NEWS Uplay and classification screens offered.
360, PS3
1
Bug reveals future Destiny content - report
Bug reveals future Destiny content - report
NEWS Raids, Strikes, Missions, Crucible.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
5
The Evil Within has scary PC system requirements
The Evil Within has scary PC system requirements
NEWS Jump scare within.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
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