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Virtual reality "kind of a step back, it's a fad" – Doom dev

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Virtual reality "kind of a step back, it's a fad" – Doom dev

Id co-founder and Doom developer John Romero says virtual reality won’t find mainstream acceptance because it’s too antisocial.

Speaking at the Strong Museum of Play (as reported by GamesIndustry), Romero said that he was blown away by the quality of the virtual reality (VR) headsets like the Oculus Rift, but that he didn’t see them catching on.

"VR is going away from the way games are being developed and pushed as they go back into multiplayer and social stuff,” he said.

“VR is kind of a step back, it's a fad. Maybe in the future there will be a better VR that gets you out of isolation mode."

Romero also argued that virtual reality peripherals require too much physical effort for many users.

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Dishonored, Crimson Dragon headline August Games with Gold

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Dishonored, Crimson Dragon headline August Games with Gold

Microsoft has announced the Games with Gold line-up for August.

Topping the bill on Xbox One is Crimson Dragon.

Gameplanet scored Crimson Dragon 5/10, writing, "Rail shooters are often derided for their simplistic gameplay, but a good rail shooter can still be satisfying. All it takes is clear, punchy gameplay and good controls - but Crimson Dragon has neither. More than anything, the game feels unfinished, features and much-needed polish left by the wayside in favour of meeting the Xbox One’s launch date."

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Bungie addresses concerns over the size of Destiny

Bungie addresses concerns over the size of Destiny

Bungie has sought to reassure fans that Destiny will have plenty of content to play through when it releases on September 9.

Leaked data files indicate that Destiny will contain four areas: Earth, the Moon, Mars, and Venus. Each location will contain a single destination, meaning the Cosmodrome and the Tower are the only Earth locations so far.

In light of that, some players have expressed concern over the total size of Bungie's upcoming shooter. The beta, which appeared to include all the Cosmodrome content, could be completed in a few ponderous hours.

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Assassin's Creed Unity will be three times as large as Black Flag

Assassin's Creed Unity will be three times as large as Black Flag

Assassin's Creed Unity will be three times larger than than last year's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Unity is set during the French Revolution and features a single city, Paris. Even so, it will be at least three times larger than the entire combined land mass of Black Flag.

The information comes via a developer interview at San Diego Comic-Con. In the same interview, the developer, introduced only as Nick, and who identifies himself as a level design director, added that the core campaign will take 15-20 hours to complete. Together with side missions, there will be more than 100 hours of content, claimed the developer.

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Crytek addresses reports of financial difficulty

Crytek addresses reports of financial difficulty

Crytek says a strategic shift was responsible for reports of its financial difficulties, and that extra funding has been secured that will see the studio prosper in the long term.

Over the past month there have been several rumours that the Ryse developer was in financial trouble, including a rumour that Ryse 2 had been scrapped, and another that Homefront: The Revolution game director Hasit Zala was one of 100 people that had left the project since March.

“Internally, we have acknowledged that the flow of information to employees has not been as good as it should have, however we hope you understand that communicating details of our plans publicly has not always been possible,” Crytek said in a statement to Games Industry.

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Rust creator defends new game: "Should HBO make one TV show at a time?"

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Rust creator defends new game: "Should HBO make one TV show at a time?"

Garry’s Mod creator Garry Newman is attempting to calm fans angry that he is prototyping a new game while Rust remains unfinished.

Last week Newman’s studio Facepunch announced a twin-stick shooter called Riftlight – an announcement that was met with vitriol from some Rust players who believe Rust should be finished first.

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Journey and The Unfinished Swan are coming to PS4

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Journey and The Unfinished Swan are coming to PS4

It looks like Journey and The Unfinished Swan are getting a PlayStation 4 release.

That’s according to a list of PlayStation games that will be playable at next month’s Gamescom expo that Sony posted on its official German PlayStation website.

The post has been removed, but not before it was copied by NeoGAF.

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BioWare announces new horror game with short teaser

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BioWare announces new horror game with short teaser

A new trailer from BioWare suggests that the Dragon Age and Mass Effect developer is working on a horror game.

The teaser is called “You’ve Been Chosen”, but according to IGN the actual file name of the video on YouTube is “Shadow Realms”.

It features the following description text: “The time is near / They are watching / Your power is rising / Cologne, Germany / You’ve Been Chosen”, which suggests more will be revealed at Gamescom next month.

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Battlefield Hardline's story involves a framed cop going rogue to clear his name

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Battlefield Hardline's story involves a framed cop going rogue to clear his name

The singleplayer campaign in Battlefield Hardline concerns a cop who is framed for a crime he didn’t commit, and his journey through the criminal underworld to clear his name.

As reported by Polygon, the story was detailed by narrative consultant Wendy Calhoun (Nashville, Justified) at Comic-Con 2014.

"We start off with the narrative of two cops who are good cops, and one really wants to prove himself," Calhoun explained.

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The Walking Dead will return for a third season

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The Walking Dead will return for a third season

The Walking Dead will be back for a third season, Telltale Games president Kevin Bruner and comic creator Robert Kirkman confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con.

The fourth of the game’s five second season episodes was released last week.

There was no mention of story details or a release date for season three.

Tuesday 29 July


Bungie addresses concerns over the size of Destiny
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Bungie addresses concerns over the size of Destiny
Beta was just "water wings".
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty review
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Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty review
Ready and Abe-l.
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Win a WildStar seven day trial
Competition
Win a WildStar seven day trial
200 keys need to be claimed!
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Assassin's Creed Unity will be three times as large as Black Flag
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Assassin's Creed Unity will be three times as large as Black Flag
With a main campaign of around 20 hours.
The Last of Us Remastered – When Joel Met Ellie trailer
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The Last of Us Remastered – When Joel Met Ellie trailer
Warning: spoilers!
The Last of Us Remastered – Photo Mode trailer
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The Last of Us Remastered – Photo Mode trailer
Can't wait for the #nofilter tags.
Crytek addresses reports of financial difficulty
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Crytek addresses reports of financial difficulty
Transitional phase to blame.
Journey and The Unfinished Swan are coming to PS4
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Journey and The Unfinished Swan are coming to PS4
The migration continues.
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Monday 28 July


The Last of Us Remastered review
Review
The Last of Us Remastered review
Polishing a diamond.
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Meet Hutama, leader of Polystralia in Civilization: Beyond Earth
Interview
Meet Hutama, leader of Polystralia in Civilization: Beyond Earth
An interview with the lead designers.
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Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments gameplay trailer
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Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments gameplay trailer
20 minutes of spoiler-free gameplay.
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Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – Comic-Con 2014 trailer
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Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – Comic-Con 2014 trailer
More from the best Lego franchise.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – The Bright Lord Story trailer
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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – The Bright Lord Story trailer
Straight outta Comic-Con.
Tekken 7 – Comic-Con 2014 trailer
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Tekken 7 – Comic-Con 2014 trailer
EVO trailer, expanded.
You've Been Chosen – Nightmare teaser trailer
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You've Been Chosen – Nightmare teaser trailer
New BioWare game teased.
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Assassin’s Creed Unity - Rob Zombie’s French Revolution trailer
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Assassin’s Creed Unity - Rob Zombie’s French Revolution trailer
Illustrated by The Walking Dead's Tony Moore.

Friday 25 July


Far Cry 4 – Nepal BTS Part One video
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Far Cry 4 – Nepal BTS Part One video
VICE and Ubi go to Nepal.
Alien: Isolation - The Cast of Alien video
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Alien: Isolation - The Cast of Alien video
Because no-one knows gaming like aging actors.
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Wider variety of female bodies coming to LoL, says Riot
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Wider variety of female bodies coming to LoL, says Riot
New female champion incoming.
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Nintendo details Bayonetta 2's co-op mode
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Nintendo details Bayonetta 2's co-op mode
Wave-based survival with betting.