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Infinite Warfare Multiplayer Map Names leaked


It appears someone got their hands on Infinite Warfare early and have shared the full list of map and portions of their descriptions in Infinite Warfare Multiplayer.

  • Breakout
  • Crusher – Support the Mars war effort! A medium-sized SDF munitions facility provides variety of play-styles.
  • Scorch – Scolding hot mining facility on the surface of an asteroid.
  • Retaliation – A classic-style map set in reimagined Geneva during the thick of the SDF attack.
  • Frontier
  • Grounded – A damaged SDF destroyer, crashed on the edge. Tactical, close range combat.
  • Precinct
  • Frost
  • Throwback
  • Terminal
  • Skydock – Floating SDF shipyard
  • Mayday

SOURCE: Images via Rory Smith // Charlie Intel

Nintendo Switch has been announced on Nintendo's own website. The project was codenamed Nintendo NX originally and is due for release March 2017.

Nintendo has announced a new generation console were the controller slides into the console and can be taken out and about with you, to work to school on an aeroplane or on your home television. The trailer shows that it features a self stand stand and high graphics and at the end of the day you can resume your game on your home television.

The controller can be made into two to played with your friends, it also seems to support playing multiplayer locally through wireless connections.

Some of the classical games we all know have been featured in the trailer that can be viewed below.

Nintendo is clearly trying to make the ultimate portable gaming machine that can be taken anywhere they have killed two birds with one stone in announcing this new console.




Some of the partners of the Nintendo NX

The rise of virtual reality gaming and 4K enabled televisions has left both Sony and Microsoft scrambling to adapt their console offerings to take advantage of the new technologies.


However, it appears that Sony have been much quicker off the mark, which could spell a big problem for Microsoft. Both companies have released information on planned updates to their flagship consoles, with Microsoft releasing the PS4 Pro and Microsoft the Xbox Scorpio.

But whereas 'Project Scorpio' isn’t being made available for release until winter 2017, the PS4 Pro will be hitting stores on 10th November 2016. This equates to a headstart of a year, or possibly more.

And a year can make a big difference. Microsoft might be in danger of losing some of their fans who don’t want to wait a whole year to be able to try out the new virtual reality technology and benefit from the enhanced specs offered by the PS4 Pro.

While it’s rumoured that the Xbox One Scorpio will (eventually) be a higher spec than the PS4 Pro, details are still a little hazy. Will the promise of higher graphics and bandwidth capabilities be enough to keep Xbox fans content? Only time will tell!

Early reports on the new PS4 Pro suggest that it is the first console with comparable power to that of a decent PC. That being said, there are only a limited amount of games that will be able to take advantage of these new features when it does hit the market.

One thing that has been confirmed is that the PS4 Pro will not support 4K Blu-ray discs, an oversight that has fans perplexed, considering the Xbox One S already has this capability, and for a lower cost too!

So, although the jury’s still out on whether or not the PS4 could be the end of the Xbox One, it seems there’s some fairly exciting developments going on in both camps!

This week, Sony launched the PlayStation VR: a new virtual reality headset for the console that offers an affordable way for gamers to tap into the VR gaming market. Priced at £349.99, the PlayStation VR plugs straight into your PS4 and has already garnered plenty of rave reviews. While the headset comes with a demo disc, Sony have also released a wealth of compatible titles at launch, available both in hard format and through the PlayStation Store.

You'll find games in a whole host of categories: if you're looking for a few titles to start off your collection, here are our five current favourites:

1. Job Simulator


Perfect for those who like their games more lighthearted. Already available for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, Job Simulator allows you to enjoy all the excitement of simulated human workplace tasks: try your hand at being a supermarket worker, mechanic, cook or office worker. You'll also find that certain crazy interactions - such as blending an entire bottle of wine (including bottle) to fill a sandwich can yield hilarious results.

2. Battlezone VR


Heralded as one of the best launch titles for PlayStation VR, this is a great VR update for the tank combat classic. Strap yourself into a customisable tank with a futuristic design, and use your controller to attack impending enemies. Surrounded by a glass canopy, you'll be able to look all around you while you play - and the four player co-op option is great fun. There's plenty to keep you playing again and again too, with various upgrades and difficulty levels.

3. Batman: Arkham VR


Priced at £15 and offering...
So what is quantum dot?


A quantum-dot gaming display is a new type of LED-backlit display. Images are created just like they are on an LCD screen, but quantum-dot technology serves to enhance the colour and overall detail. It increases brightness, has better colour accuracy and achieves a truer, higher colour saturation in displays, designed to make your viewing - and gaming - experience more vivid and real. Samsung and several other manufacturers are already using quantum dot technology in televisions, but Samsung is the first to bring it into the gaming world.

The CFG70's benefits

The CFG70, available in 24 and 27 inch models, promises to reproduce accurate colors across a 125% sRGB spectrum. It has a 3000:1 contrast ratio, guaranteed to make those true, dark blacks and create a true luminance designed to amplify previously hidden gaming details. Samsung's Eye Saver mode, through the use Flicker Free technology, eliminates blue light, which means no more sleepless nights as a result of your late night gaming.

Samsung claims this is the first curved monitor offering a 1ms response time, thanks to new motion blur reduction technology, and the use of AMD FreeSync technology will minimise screen tearing and any input lag, ensuring the screen refresh rate and the game's frame rate is synced up. With a rapid MPRT rate promising to reduce display transitions between moving and animated objects, users should find themselves experiencing less visual distractions while immersed in the gaming world.

All of this is sure to create a much more immersive, real life gaming experience, a truly cutting edge addition to a competitive market for professional gamers.

Any drawbacks?

What may be a drawback to some is these are only 1,080 pixel displays. While 1,900 x 1,080 pixels is certainly still attractive, it's no longer as cutting edge as it once was. Most gamers will likely want something bigger and more impressive, such...

So, PlayStation VR has hit the market and it seems the big news around it the moment is that it’s compatible with both Xbox One and PC. Pretty cool, but is it worth getting excited about? Probably not... Unless you have a PlayStation 4 too, that is.

Here’s how it works if you want to try it out…

Step 1 - Take the HDMI lead from the PlayStation VR headset (the one you’re supposed to plug into a PS4)

Step 2 - Plug it into an Xbox One or PC instead

Yes, it really is that simple! No need for complicated hacks here, and you can put the soldering iron away. Just plug your headphones into the PlayStation VR headset for sound and you’re done!

Don’t get too excited though… What you’ll see once you’ve connected is essentially just your Xbox One or PC screen, but right in front of your eyes. This means Xbox One and PC gamers who were hoping to try out the immersive gaming technology will be sorely disappointed.

So, using a Playstation VR headset with an Xbox One or PC won’t suddenly make your console virtual reality enabled. In fact, we’re fairly sure that you’re better off just using your TV as normal for playing games...

Reports suggest that using the PSVR headset with an Xbox One or PC will actually result in a poorer gaming experience. Without a PSVR compatible game to play, you won’t be able to take advantage of the 360-degree audio or the intuitive head tracking - basically the fun stuff!

All this is really doing is taking advantage of the PlayStation VR’s ‘cinematic mode’, which is exactly what it sounds like, a cinema screen right in front of your eyes. The truth is that you could probably connect the PSVR to any console that has HDMI capability, including the Xbox 360 and WiiU.

So, should you buy one? Not unless you also own a PlayStation 4, or you have more money than sense... (in which case you would probably already own a Playstation 4). It just isn’t worth the money for the severely limited...

After much speculation, teasing, and supposed domain registration issues, it turns out that Red Dead Redemption 2 is happening after all. For console users worldwide, this will be both a relief and a cause for major excitement; with the enormous impact of GTA V long since passed, gamers are starved for their Rockstar Games fix. We all remember the incredible gameplay of the earlier title; with the horse riding and superb gunslinging that was brought about by the Dead Eye mechanic, not to mention the incredible visuals and general bad-ass vibe. We are thirsty for more.

Recasting the sandbox, or open world, game in the heady days of the Old West, Red Dead Redemption took its cues from the classic Westerns of the New Hollywood era and its subsequent Golden Age, along with their distinctive soundtracks. The game was a slow-burner, recasting Rockstar as masters of nuance and restraint, and ramping up the vast desert landscapes that were seen on the GTA San Andreas title by hurling them back to an era with which they are more closely associated: the American West.

The announcement of a new title has got people salivating...

Simple, effective hype from Rockstar Games

On Sunday 16th October, Rockstar sent a tweet which caused tech and gaming sites across the world to lose their minds. The tweet, which saw the classic Rockstar insignia reimagined on a fiery, deep red backdrop, was correctly seen as an indication of a Red Dead release, and this was confirmed the following day by a Magnificent Seven-esque image of seven cowboys silhouetted against a vivid sunset. Where other publishers roll out their news across a gazillion platforms and inflict huge marketing events on the game-playing public, Rockstar was true to form - relying instead on subtlety, style and simplicity to get its message across. Over 100,000 retweets accompanied these simple images, setting the gaming sphere aflame in the process.

So, what do we know...
After a couple of false starts, Return to Arkham has arrived on PS4 and Xbox One. We first got wind of the game's imminent release back in May, but the following month we heard that Return to Arkham was delayed indefinitely. Thankfully 'indefinitely' turned out to be just a few months, and today Batman: Return to Arkham has arrived featuring brand new remastered versions of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, along with all of the DLC.​

Using the Unreal Engine 4, the titles have been remastered and will enable gamers to get to grips with the first two Batman titles from the hugely popular Arkham series all over again. Warner Bros have previously stated that the title will include upgraded environments along with improved graphics, which is sure to make the menacing surroundings of Arkham seem all the more real.

Brought to us by Rocksteady Studios in 2009, Batman: Arkham Asylum took place within Arkham and thrust Batman into action against some of DC Comics' most iconic villains. Whether it was Harley Quinn or Poison Ivy, Batman had to do battle to ensure order was restored in the asylum after the Joker had seized control. Skip forward to 2011 and 'Batman: Arkham City' was unleashed. This expanded the universe from the Asylum out into the streets of Gotham and once again the caped crusader was brought face-to-face with some of Arkham's most unsavoury inmates.

Fans will be hoping that the improved graphics don't take away from the atmosphere of the first two titles. With both the asylum and the streets of Gotham both being swathed in heavy blacks, talk of 'Return to Arkham' adding a touch of brightness to the games has understandably been met with some concern. The original Arkham games were dark primarily for two reasons: one, to disguise graphic shortcomings and two, because a lot of deep blacks is going to do wonders for the atmosphere. Return to Arkham will have to get the balance between...
If you are a fellow guardian and you have turned on your PS4/XB1 to see that you have a Destiny update, you might be a little confused or a little curious to what this update has to offer. Well Bungie has released their change log for its recent update v1.29

Here are the current changes made in this update.


  • Horn Relays from Sparrow Racing League are no longer used to upgrade Rare Quality Horns
    • These items can be discarded
    • All players will receive 15 Silver Dust as compensation for this change to Horn Relays
  • Fixed an issue where Rare Special Weapon Engrams would sometimes decrypt into Legendary Primary Weapons
  • Gjallar Horn will no longer dismantle into a Horn Relay
  • Fixed an issue where Agonarch Runes were not charging due to the same Taken Major spawning in the Dreadnaught Patrol
  • Fixed an issue where the Consumed Ghost Shell did not properly display its spines
  • Fixed an issue where Comitatus was not dropping properly from Faction Packages for players who own Kondratyuk's Escape
  • Fixed an issue where some players were not receiving SIVA Key Fragments from Raid bosses in Wrath of the Machine
    • 1 SIVA Key Fragment will now drop from Normal Mode bosses
    • 2 SIVA Key Fragments will now drop from Heroic Mode bosses
    • SIVA Key Fragments will drop on each boss kill even if players have already completed the Raid that week
  • Several items from 2015 events have been removed:
    • Flimsy Masks
    • Gifts of the Lost
    • Fruit Motes, Glimmer Chew, Salty Engram, Sour Engram, Sugary Engram, Chocolate Strange Coins, Void Fizz
    • Paper Scraps
    • Crumpled Masks
    • Rare Quality Sparrow Horns
  • Paper Glue from Festival of the Lost 2015 now shards into 1 Silver Dust
  • A new Holiday Collection is now available to allow you to reclaim your Festival of the Lost Masks
  • The Sparrow Collection will now allow you to reclaim your...
'Red Dead Redemption 2' Finally Has A Release Date And A Trailer
They've been teasing us over the last couple of days, and now we finally have a name,release date, and trailer for the new Red Dead. Red Dead being one of the most original games over at least the last decade. Every single picture leaked has gotten at least 100k likes on their Facebook page. That would probably explain why you have seen so many gamers within the 48 hours of the announcements and leaks.

Source: Facebook
Even though we are all super excited the game is not expected to be released until Autumn 2017. The game is expected to be released for Xbox One and PlayStation gamers, a PC version is yet to be announced. However we get a little treat from rockstar as the trailer drops on Thursday at 11am EST (or 4pm in Britain) so we will be able to get a sneak peak of what to expect.

Comment down below what you are most excited for? Is this a game you would like to get your hands on?

Featured image credit: Rockstar Games