Gaming Enthusiast http://www.gamingenthusiast.net PC Gaming News, Reviews & Interviews Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:45:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 DFC: PC Gaming Worth $ 26 Billion 2014, Growth Driven By Esports http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/dfc-pc-gaming-worth-26-billion-2014-growth-driven-by-esports/ http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/dfc-pc-gaming-worth-26-billion-2014-growth-driven-by-esports/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:23:41 +0000 http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/?post_type=news&p=21727

DFC Intelligence has shared their findings on game industry growth in 2014. Based on their projections, the market will be growing from $ 26 billion…

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DFC Intelligence has shared their findings on game industry growth in 2014. Based on their projections, the market will be growing from $ 26 billion last year to $ 35 billion by 2018.

While the spotlight is on phones and tablets, DFC found that PC gaming has a commanding lead over everything else since 2013 and will continue to hold it until 2018. They also believe the combined sales on consoles will match sales on phones and tablets, and on PC, while the market for dedicated handhelds will shrink.

DFC also believes that much of that growth will be driven by eSports. This is a demographic that skews male, and is willing to buy games and expensive gaming PCs and equipment.

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Trine 3: The Artifacts Of Power Coming This Year http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/trine-3-the-artifacts-of-power-coming-this-year/ http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/trine-3-the-artifacts-of-power-coming-this-year/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:56:40 +0000 http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/?post_type=news&p=21724

Frozenbyte has revealed Trine 3: The Artifacts Of Power, coming this year. The trailer shares very little story spoilers, but it prominently features an addition…

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Frozenbyte has revealed Trine 3: The Artifacts Of Power, coming this year.

The trailer shares very little story spoilers, but it prominently features an addition to the franchise: honest to god 3D gameplay. As always, the game looks amazing.

Frozenbyte revealed no platforms, but it is likely to come to Windows first, with other PC operating systems and basically every console except Xbox later. You can watch the trailer below.

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Strength of the SWORD: ULTIMATE To Be Published By Team17 http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/strength-of-the-sword-ultimate-to-be-published-by-team17/ http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/strength-of-the-sword-ultimate-to-be-published-by-team17/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:47:23 +0000 http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/?post_type=news&p=21719

Strength of the SWORD: ULTIMATE’s Kickstarter isn’t even over yet, but they have already picked up a publisher: Team17. Ivent Games artist and director Lyubomir…

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Strength of the SWORD: ULTIMATE’s Kickstarter isn’t even over yet, but they have already picked up a publisher: Team17.

Ivent Games artist and director Lyubomir Iliev had this to say about getting picked up:

Wow, have we got crazy lucky! We were recently approached by Team17, who seemed quite excited about what they had heard and seen, and offered to help in any way they can. Obviously, after Lyubo had finished geeking out over the fact that the makers of Worms liked what we were doing, he composed himself and replied “Me, Ivent. You, Team17… Marketing scary! You help!”

And so… we are extremely excited to announce that we are partnering up with the awesome guys and girls at Team17 in an epic effort to bring “Strength of the SWORD: ULTIMATE” to everybody we possibly can! Woohooo!

Team17’s Managing Director Debbie Bestwick also had this to say:

Recently someone told me if Carlsberg could create a Publisher it would be Team17’s Indie Label. If Carlsberg could create games creators Ivent would be on that list. We are very proud to welcome them into our family of Indie studios from around the world. So far we have announced around a dozen partners all with the same vision and focus to become sustainable studios with successful self-owned IP. Together we are building something the games Industry has needed for decades. A Label that puts the creators first and helps them build long term.

Strength of the SWORD: ULTIMATE is a 3D fighter/brawler hybrid with an emphasis on tactics. You can still fund the game for one week on Kickstarter and net yourself some rewards here.

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Valve’s Consumer VR Is Named RE Vive, You Can Believe The Hype http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/valves-consumer-vr-is-named-re-vive-you-can-believe-the-hype/ http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/valves-consumer-vr-is-named-re-vive-you-can-believe-the-hype/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:38:33 +0000 http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/?post_type=news&p=21712

Valve has unveiled their consumer VR: RE Vive, made in partnership with HTC. Valve’s choice of partner is smart, counterpicking HTC to compete with Samsung…

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Valve has unveiled their consumer VR: RE Vive, made in partnership with HTC.

Valve’s choice of partner is smart, counterpicking HTC to compete with Samsung and their partnership with Oculus VR.

In any case, Vive is incredibly impressive, and a clear step forward from Oculus Rift. Valve describes it as

displays photorealistic imagery that fills your field of vision in all directions

But this time, it’s not just marketing speak. They boast dual 1200×1080 displays, the capability for 90 FPS, and over 70 sensors, including a gyrosensor, accelerometer, and laser position sensor, producing accuracy to 1/10th degree.

You can learn more about the RE Vive on the official site and watch a trailer below.

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3D Realms Is Back! “Bombshell” Primed and Ready To Explode http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/3d-realms-back-bombshell-primed-ready-explode/ http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/3d-realms-back-bombshell-primed-ready-explode/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:40:22 +0000 http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/?p=21706

Any gamer old enough to remember what pogs are will instantly recognize 3D Realms as the pioneering studio that built the sturdy pixelated foundations that the gaming world sits on today.

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Any gamer old enough to remember what “Pogs” are, will also instantly recognize the name “3D Realms.” Many would consider the studio as the pioneer that built the sturdy, pixelated foundations that the gaming world sits on today. The developers created such classics as Wolfenstien 3D, Duke Nukem, Max Payne-not to mention creating the first-person shooter genre. Now, the studio brings a new IP to the market with Bombshell.

3D Realms is old school personified, so announcing a new game in 2015 is a literal blast from the past. Aptly named Bombshell, Interceptor Entertainment and 3D Realms promise their latest title to be a “fast-paced” isometric RPG with first person shooter elements. The story outlined in the press release emphasized the games’ sci-fi slant, and fits the player in the role of a female mercenary. Wielding a bionic arm, Shelly ‘Bombshell” Harrison bears resemblance in character design to the “Duke” himself.

We learn that Shelly was a soldier in the Global Defense Force and was previously deployed to disarm an alien bomb. Her failure to disarm the device leads to a massive explosion known simply as “The Washington Incident.” The tenacity of the firestorm that ensues not only takes the life of Shelly’s team, but also leads to the dismemberment as she loses one of her arms. The loss of her team, and limb, leaves Bombshell to only blame herself.

So, where does she find redemption? In the prosthesis of a bionic limb, of course.

With the use of the alien debris to craft the limb, the game promises various skills as you learn to harness your new extension. Of course, she will need this to fight off the mad Dr. Heskel, stop the alien race known as the Kyrr, rescue the President, and save the Earth from destruction. Quite the “To-do” list you got there, Shelly.

Bombshell is aiming to be released in Q2 of 2015. The game is currently in development for PC and console. Expect more from 3D Realms in the months to come.

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Night Dive Fails To Acquire Rights For No One Lives Forever http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/night-dive-fails-to-acquire-rights-for-no-one-lives-forever/ http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/night-dive-fails-to-acquire-rights-for-no-one-lives-forever/#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:09:57 +0000 http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/?post_type=news&p=21702

Developer Night Dive has revealed that they were unable to gain the rights for No One Lives Forever. This unfortunate news means that they will…

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Developer Night Dive has revealed that they were unable to gain the rights for No One Lives Forever.

This unfortunate news means that they will be unable to recode and rerelease the game on modern computers.

Night Dive founder Stephen Kick and Larry Kuperman explained that their attempts to acquire the license are caught in the middle of a legal quagmire, as Activision, 20th Century Fox, and Warner Bros have been proven to be uncooperative in establishing who actually owns the rights to the franchise.

You can read the details here, but for fans who played the game back in the day, and newer gamers who are curious to get a taste, this is terrible news.

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DotEmu Celebrates Eight Years With 75 % Off Sale http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/dotemu-celebrates-eight-years-with-75-off-sale/ http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/dotemu-celebrates-eight-years-with-75-off-sale/#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 03:54:26 +0000 http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/?post_type=news&p=21698

DotEmu is celebrating their eight year anniversary with a deep 75 % sale on their official site. All of the games on sale received a…

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DotEmu is celebrating their eight year anniversary with a deep 75 % sale on their official site.

All of the games on sale received a 75 % discount, and the library runs the gamut of reissues, remakes, and emulations. Highlights include Another World 20th Anniversary Edition, Ghost Master, Tropico Reloaded, Sacred Gold, Evil Genius, Raiden Legacy, Irem Classics, and a few very nice Sega Genesis games, individually and in bundles.

This special offer is available from February 27th to March 6th 2015 1PM (GMT +1)

Check out all the games on offer here.

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Battle Chasers Becoming An RPG For PCs, Consoles, Maybe Tablets http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/battle-chasers-becoming-an-rpg-for-pcs-consoles-maybe-tablets/ http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/battle-chasers-becoming-an-rpg-for-pcs-consoles-maybe-tablets/#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 03:44:16 +0000 http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/?post_type=news&p=21695

Joe Madureira has revealed plans to revive Battle Chasers as a game for PCs and consoles. Joe is making it with former coworkers from Vigil…

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Joe Madureira has revealed plans to revive Battle Chasers as a game for PCs and consoles.

Joe is making it with former coworkers from Vigil Games, under their new company, Airships Syndicate. Details are sketchy for now, but it will be an RPG with the original cast. They are also looking into different avenues to funding including but not necessarily Kickstarter.

The game will be a relatively small project, but in parallel, Joe will also finally revive the comic again, and they’re even looking into an animated series.

You can read more about it here.

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Guild Wars 2 Gets New Community Requested Camera Options, Including First Person View http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/guild-wars-2-gets-new-community-requested-camera-options-including-first-person-view/ http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/guild-wars-2-gets-new-community-requested-camera-options-including-first-person-view/#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:45:37 +0000 http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/?post_type=news&p=21692

ArenaNet and NCSoft have revealed the big changes coming to Guild Wars 2’s camera options. There will be first person view, and a slider for…

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ArenaNet and NCSoft have revealed the big changes coming to Guild Wars 2’s camera options.

There will be first person view, and a slider for FOV. However, you will get even more options and sliders, so much so that you have full control of what’s in your purview.

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You can read all the details here.

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Vainglory’s Latest Hero, Celeste, Commands The Stars http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/vainglorys-latest-hero-celeste-commands-the-stars/ http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/vainglorys-latest-hero-celeste-commands-the-stars/#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:28:35 +0000 http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/?post_type=news&p=21688

Vainglory, the MOBA built on the ground up for touch devices, is introducing a new character, Celeste. Celeste is the daughter of Ardan and can…

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Vainglory, the MOBA built on the ground up for touch devices, is introducing a new character, Celeste.

Celeste is the daughter of Ardan and can control the stars. She can use star formations to guard from enemy attacks, and her special attack, the Solar Storm, moves all across the world dealing crystal damage on all enemies. While the lead star passes through enemies, other stars trail behind it and collide with enemies for accumulating damage.

You can read more about Celeste’s lore here.

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