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Rainbox Six Siege gets updated recoil; bullets originate from middle of screen

In Rainbow Six Siege, bullets originate from the middle of the screen.

During the Community Corner, a new community Q&A from the developers at Ubisoft Montreal, gameplay designer Adam Crawley revealed that, instead of from the tip of the barrel, bullets in Rainbow Six Siege originate from the middle of the screen.

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“We want to make sure when the player is aiming at something,” said Crawley,”the bullets will actually go to exactly where they look like they should go.”

Crawley also discussed the recoil of guns in the game, revealing a random cone of fire when hip firing. However, when aiming down the slight, things have been changed since the E3 demo. Continue reading

DirectX 12: allowing developers to create “amazing scenes on screens.”

At the live Windows 10 event, Microsoft detailed DirectX 12 API.

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Spencer also stated that DirectX 12 is said to cut the power consumption in half, allowing developers to create “amazing scenes on screens.” He also added that DirectX 12 enables more mobile devices to run “high-end” mobile games.

Spencer also mentioned that Unreal Engine 4 and Unity already support DirectX 12, and that developers are already developing with it.

Xbox becomes apart of Windows 10; Microsoft introduces streaming on PCs and tablets

Microsoft head Phil Spencer revealed that the upcoming Windows 10 operating system will support Xbox One game streaming.

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“Wouldn’t it be great if we could play those games [Xbox One games] anywhere in the house?” Spencer said inspiring intrigue.

The Xbox App will allow for streaming Xbox One games on both PCs and tablets, however no word was giving for Windows Phones, a platform in which Microsoft is also heavily invested. Continue reading

President Obama urges for new measures to combat cyber attacks

At the annual State of the Union Address, President Barrack Obama encouraged legislation that would give companies more tools to combat cyber threats.

The proposal follows a number of cyber attacks on Target, Staples and most recently Sony Pictures–an attack which North Korea took credit.

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“No foreign nation, no hacker, should be able to shut down our networks, steal our trade secrets, or invade the privacy of American families, especially our kids,” said President Obama.

“We are making sure our government integrates intelligence to combat cyber threats, just as we have done to combat terrorism. And tonight, I urge this Congress to finally pass the legislation we need to better meet the evolving threat of cyber-attacks, combat identity theft, and protect our children’s information.” Continue reading

Watch_Dogs sequel will “carry on taking risks”

Watch_Dog released with a high amount of expectations, and achieved alot of success–some mostly off of merit.

However, with the development of a sequel, Ubisoft creative director Johnathan Morin said that it will have to “push the brand forward” and the team “now has to appeal to fans in a new way.”

 Watch Dogs sequel will “carry on taking risks”

“The challenge when we made the first game was to create something that would make people dream about something else,” said Morin to GamesTM.

“You have to carry on taking risks,” he continues. “I will not do this job if there is no risk in it, that would just be boring. You shouldn’t prevent yourself from trying something just because it’s hard and the solution is not apparent.”

Watch_Dog ended up selling upward of 8 million units, however Morin admitted that there’s still alot of room for improvement with the series.

“I don’t think Watch_Dogs is perfect in any way and there’s a lot of room for improvement. But you don’t always see this when you ship a game. We deliver what we believe the brand should be at the time. But afterward, when you cool down after five and a half years [of development] and take your vacations and people play the game, certain elements become clear. They let you continue to bring what you envision to the next level with the fans included this time, which is where I think it really gets interesting.”

Xbox One returns to $349 with new promotion

Microsoft today announced that, starting January 16, the Xbox One will be returning to the holiday price of $349 via a brand new promotion. 

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“Building off a record-setting holiday, we are excited to announce a new promotion in which fans in the U.S. can buy an Xbox One at a special price of $349, starting tomorrow, January 16, from their preferred retailer,” said Xbox president of marketing Mike Nichols. Continue reading

The Last of Us sequel brainstorming on hold for Uncharted 4

In an interview with Game Informer, Naughty Dog director Bruce Straley revealed that other projects at the studio have taken a backseat with the development of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

This includes the team that’s brainstorming the potential sequel to The Last of Us. “We’re 110 percent in Uncharted 4 territory now. Blinders on, make this awesome,” Straley Responded.

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“We totally get it, because we have those same feelings as well. We have brainstormed sequel ideas for The Last of Us, and we’ve brainstormed ideas for new games, but all of that is put on ice right now while we work on Uncharted 4.”

Then, Straley added that the studio ever committing to a sequel for The Last of Us is still a “big assumption.” So, it could or could not happen. But, we all know Naughty Dog will do it.

Forza Motorsport 6 announced

Turn 10 is back at it, again. Microsoft have announced the next installment in the Forza Motorsport series, which will launch exclusively on Xbox One, Forza Motorsport 6.

The news came alongside the announcement of the worldwide debut of the all-new Ford GT, which will serve as the cover car for Forza Motorsport 6.

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“Just as Ford has pushed the boundaries of car technology in GT, Forza Motorsport 6 will embrace that spirit of innovation as our most technically advanced racing simulation to date, offering a fun and realistic automotive experience for both car lovers and gamers,” saidcreative director Dan Greenawalt. “We’re excited to unveil gameplay at E3 in June.” Continue reading

Commander Shepard was originally a women

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Commander Shepard, the customizable hero of the Mass Effect series, originally began as a women, developer Jonathan Cooper revealed on Twitter.

Cooper is currently working on animation for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End at Naughty Dog, however, he previously worked at BioWare as the animation lead on Mass Effect.

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INTERESTING: In 2014, on consoles, Pornhub got most its traffic from Xbox

In its yearly public statistical review, PornHub confirmed that the majority of its traffic from video game consoles in 2014 originated from Xbox platforms.

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Xbox commands 45.7% of the companies console market with PlayStation accounting for 40%. That being said, the Wii accounts for 8.2%, PlayStation Vita with 5% and 3DS at 1.1%.

Also, PornHub detailed a 70.5% increase in traffic on the Xbox platforms from 2013 to 2014. Interestingly enough, however PlayStation platforms decreased 38.6% in that same time span; placing PlayStation at the button of its console traffic chart in 2013 to 2014 performance.