The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Beautiful first impression

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In the short time I’ve played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – about 3 hours to be exact – one thing is certain: it is beautiful. One of the best looking games I’ve ever played, in fact. The textures are wonderful, the faces are bordering on photo-realistic and the scenery – aside from the odd jagged edge here and there – is simply breathtaking.

The scenery in TW3 is breathtaking! Click to see full-scale.

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The Simpsons lose Harry Shearer, beloved voice of Burns, Smithers, Skinner.

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Devastating news if you’re a Simpsons fan.

Harry Shearer, the voice of some of the series’ most loved characters including Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Lenny, Otto and Principal Skinner has apparently parted ways with The Simpsons.

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Tomb Raider Review

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Admittedly, I’ve not been a huge fan of the Tomb Raider series. I’ve played a few of the older titles, and I have the collection on Steam, but it’s never been much more than a filler in my gaming library; a series that ‘I’ll play through one day‘.

That being said, I was immediately intrigued at the early mentions of a TR reboot, one that would show us the origin story of our historically disproportionate heroine and give her more of a gritty, vulnerable feel. The final product, simply called Tomb Raider, is not only a staggeringly beautiful action adventure game, but its combination of visuals, stealth/action gameplay and story also serves to reinvigorate a series and a character that were becoming stale.

Lara’s character development is front and center. Lara’s character development is front and center.

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Hands On With The PS4

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Sony recently released it’s new console, the Playstation 4, and it’s quickly becoming clear to the early adopters that Tretton and co. have stepped up their game when it comes to features, gameplay and flat-out pleasing the gamer market. With upgrades to almost every component, the PS4 is now the system to beat in the next-gen console war. Find out more after the jump.

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Jaws: Memories From Martha’s Vineyard

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While no one can deny the lasting impression that the movie Jaws has had on audiences around the world, what isn’t discussed very often is the impact that the filming of the blockbuster film had on the community of Martha’s Vineyard, and the legacy that it left there.

Matt Taylor’s coffee table book Jaws: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard tells the story of a town completely immersed in the filming of Jaws.

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A Grand Theft Auto Retrospective

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The first new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series in over 5 years, GTA V, hits shelves on September 17, 2013. One of the most anticipated games in recent memory, it has gamers salivating over speculation, screenshots and videos teasing everything from a new 3-character story arc, beautiful hi-def visuals and a brilliant bustling city to the coveted Shack on the Hill – which (unless the droves of Reddit users have their way and make Rockstar bow to their demands) has still yet to be confirmed to contain anything at all.

So in light of the release of GTA V, let’s look back on the GTA series as a whole, and peel back the layers on one of the most influential, controversial and enduring franchises in video game history.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer revealed

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The Call of Duty: Ghosts multi-player was revealed today, and here are some of the details:

First and foremost, the game’s single player, multi-player, co-op and second screen all run at 60 FPS on all platforms, both current gen and next-gen.

Ghosts features 7 new game modes, including Cranked (similar to TD, when you get a kill, you become faster, reload faster, but you gain a ‘countown clock’ that kills you unless you kill someone else in a certain time limit) and Search and Rescue (when you die, you drop a tag, if an ally picks it up you re-spawn, but if an enemy picks it up, you die).

There are also 30+ new weapons and a new weapon class called “Marksman”, which bridges the gap between the Sniper class and the Assault class, giving you long range guns that can be used as scoped semi-automatic sniper rifles or as an iron-sight…

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