Monday, December 3, 2012

Yogscast in real life - Updated with Sjin and Duncan!

The Yogscast is streaming every night at 6PM GMT
Duncan                                                                                                      Simon                                           Sjin

Duncan                                                                                        Simon                                        Sjin

Martyn "in the little wood"
Sjin

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

London Philharmonic's Greatest Videogame Music 2

The Second album in London Philharmonic's videogame music tribute is out, featuring soundtracks from, Assassins Creed, Elder Scrolls, Legend of Zelda, Halo, Mass Effect and even portal.

It is being streamed from Soundhound, so check it out, its free

Why you should subscribe to FrankieOnPcIn1080p


The username speaks for itself. Frankie is a british guy who records gameplay on his PC in 1080p. 
But that is just like any other professional youtuber. Why should he be on your list of chosen ones? 

Well for starters, Frankie is a really nice guy he looks out for the new players, and often include fans in his videos, aswell as giving away top notch gear in DayZ.




Right now Frankie is posting videos of the following games:

  • Battlefield 3
  • Arma 2 Mod - DayZ
  • Medal of Honor Warfighter

But he often, gets to talk about a whole lot of different games, often discussing a new game while showing BF3 Footage or so forth.

"Hey there buddy, how's it going?"


But the most impressive thing about Frankie at the moment is his insane DayZ skills. He must be playing for days without rest to be able to get that much quality content out with such a short span between episodes. And not only is the gameplay great he also adds a lot of cinematic effects aswell as an impressive map system for showing viewers of where he is on the map and what is going on.




I deffinetely recomend you check out his channel and atleast watch a few of his videos to get a sence of what he is capable of.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Why you should subscribe to SeaNanners!


SeaNanners is a long time youtuber of the gaming community, he's mostly recording FPS gameplay, and he's recently started posting very short 5-10min videos of highlight's from private multiplayer sessions with his friends, so there is a lot of jokes and a whole lot of him giggling manically.

So definetly go check out his channel, it's worth it, espically if you only have a couple of minutes a day.

Harrison Ford Agrees to play Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars movie!

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Harrison Ford have openly stated that he is interested in playing the role as Han Solo for one last time, in the next Star Wars movie, despite him perviously making fun of Lucas Arts and Star Wars. Perhaps it is the possibility of a disney paycheck or perhaps the fact that George Lucas wont have anything to do with the movie.

Ford did mention though, that he would not be signing any contract's until there was a script and directior for the movie.  

GTA V Trailer is coming!

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IGN is going to be streaming the next GTA V trailer on the 14th of November. I expect we are going to get some character introductions, and perhaps get an idea of the main plot of the game


Click here to see the stream

Monday, November 5, 2012

Battlefield 3: Aftermath Release Date Announced + Free BF1942

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EA just announced the release date for Battlefiled 3's DLC Aftermath. The dates are as 
follows:
Premium members:
  • Playstation 3: 27th November
  • Xbox 360: 4th December
  • PC: 4th December
Non-premium Members
  • Playstation 3: 18th December
  • Xbox 360: 18th December
  • PC: 18th December

Battlefield 3: Aftermath Trailer


EA also announced that in celebration of Battlefield's 10 year anniversary they will be giving away Battlefield 1942 for free on Origin. 

Halo 4 Griftball Mode Walkthrough

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In this video Lead multiplayer designer Kevin Franklin walks us through a Grifball match. For those who don't know Griftball started off as a custom Halo gamemode, where teams of two had to score a goal with the ball in the other end of the opponents field, much like football, but instead of the threat of getting tackled, spartans face the threat of energy swords and gravity hammers.

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, "Dragonborn" DLC Announced!


Bethesda just released news on the upcoming "Dragonborn" DLC for Skyrim. The new story takes place in the North-Eastern island, Solthseim which is said to be the origin of the first dragonborn.
A dragon priest as we know them, servants of the first dragons.
"You didn't think that you were the only one. He was the first. Dragonborn."

The first dragonborn, called "The Dragonbeast" was a dragon priest, but unlike the others he didn't serve the dragons, he devoured them.
Approaching Solthseim
When i first saw the landscape of Solthseim, i couldn't help but think of Morrowind, and i'm sure many, Elder Scrolls fans will too, with the brown earthly colour gradient.

The combat system have also got a minor upgrade, as we can see here there is a lot of new armor

And lot of new enemies. Here we see some kind of undead. Perhaps some meatier Draugr.

And here we have the Goblin like creatures. There are a couple of cool things about this picture. Firstly we get a sence of the art style of this DLC. The players weapon and shield, as well as the Goblin armor looks very rough, and utilitarian. Secondly the Goblin on the Hog is the first mounted enemy the game has so far. But thirdly, which is perhaps the coolest upgrade, is spears! It was hinted at from the leaked source code, that spears would make it into the game, and it looks like it!

But the most important update that we have seen so far, is the rideable dragons. Perhaps there are different kinds of dragon mounts to be tamed, since there was another rounder, dark purple dragon in the video that the player climbed unto.

The DLC will be out on Xbox 360 December 4th, no date for PC and PS3 was mentioned.

If you haven't already, check out the video:












Halo 4 SWAT Mode Walkthrough



The Halo gamemode SWAT is a classic dating back to Halo 2, it features two small teams, no vehicles and no shields. Therefore it is much easier to kill (and die). As Lead multiplayer designer Kevin Franklin explains: It takes one shot to the head, or three to the chest, to get a kill.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Skyrim Teaser


Bethesda posted this image on their twitter, teasing a new Skyrim DLC.
Not much is known about what kind of content this DLC will bring. It is rumored that we might be able to finally ride dragons, as modders have found files in the 1.8 Source code for Skyrim, that might just be able to do that. But when looking at the teased image the first thing that came to mind, were the Falmer. I thought the helmet looked an awful lot like the Falmer helmets that can be looted from the blind creatures of Skyrim. And Looking at them side by side sure shows some resemblance. So what will it be, ride able dragons, or the return of some Falmer master?
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New Halo 4 Trailers!

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IGN just posted these videos, of Lead multiplayer designer Kevin Franklin, who walks us through a Slayer Pro match, and an Extraction Match, in Halo 4.

First off if we take a look at the Slayer Pro mode, we can see that the game plays much faster, than the average gamemodes, which gives the player a much more frantic experience.


In Extraction teams of five have to plant extractors and then defend them before the enemy team, converts them. It is heavy on vehicle, as well as on the fly teamwork.

GTA V Release Date Announced!

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GTA V have now got a release date!

Rockstar announced that the game will ship sometime in Spring 2013, while gamers can preorder the game on the 5th of november.

The game is set to be taking place in the fictional city of Los Santos, which is clearly a copy of the modern day Los Angeles.

By the looks of these classic GTA style art posters, the game will stay true to it's legacy. If we look at the lady on the 3rd poster we got some vibes from the 50's LA, something Rockstar is very familiar with after shipping their one of a kind "L.A. Noire".

This is truely shaping up to be a cool game.





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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Minecraft 1.4.3 Pre-release


Changelog:

Since the release of the Pretty Scary Update we’ve been super-busy trying to fix as many reported issues as possible. We’ve now reached the point where we’ve fixed so many that we spend more and more time wondering “haven’t we fixed that already?” and “I wonder if this will break anything else…” In other words, it’s time to look forward to a new official update!
The changes since 1.4.2 is:
  • Over 100 issues fixed, full list here: 1.4.3 issue list
  • Noteable: The missing song “where are we now” is now available, but called “wait”
  • Noteable: Random falling damage due to lag fixed
  • Noteable: Falling damage when riding minecarts fixed
  • Noteable: Enchanted book exploit fixed
  • Noteable: Slimes have correct collision box
  • Noteable: Signs no longer lose their text client-side
If nothing serious happens, we intend to release 1.4.3 next Wednesday.
Download the pre-release here:
Report bugs here:
// The Minecraft Team

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mojangs artist: Markus Toivonen aka. Junkboy in real life!


Who is this mysterious artist?

 
Not much is known about junkboy, and especially not his face. It is understandable though why he chose to keep his identity secret, with Mojangs recent succes and everything.
I did manage to find this video of an interview with the mojangsters, where junkboy is featured:


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Minecraft 1.4.1 Pre-release! - Bug fixes and a contest!



Changelog:A day -1 patch! Lovely! No but seriously, there was a big issue causing mobs to suffocate and fall through wooden floors that we really needed to fix. The full list of fixes are…'

  • Fixed mobs glitching through wooden floors
  • Fixed players glitching through Beacons
  • Fixed Redstone Repeaters getting stuck in ‘on’ state
  • Bats spawn less frequently
  • A number of minor font fixes
  • Activated the Wither painting
  • Fixed wet wolves looking way too scary
  • Tweaked naming costs in the Anvil
  • Tweaked enchantment points reward for smelting
  • Fixed bug that allowed any item to be placed in the armor slots
  • Fixed mob spawners spawning too quickly
  • Release date: Thursday October 25
Since we do these pre-releases mainly to prepare modders and server admins (and not to find and fix bugs), we’ve decided to push the release of 1.4(.1) one day to Thursday, October 25. Again, since I know this is a lot of text to read:
Download the pre-release here:
// The Minecraft Team
Then also posted this contest:
The Pretty Scary update is almost here! It’ll arrive on Thursday if all goes to plan. I fear it.
Wither and his army of minions, scary zombies that infect you, scary bats, scary witches, and tougher AI will all be included. Then there’s beacons, carrots on sticks, controllable pigs, carrots, potatoes, pumpkin pie, anvils and – perhaps the scariest thing we’ve ever put in Minecraft – FLOWER POTS. Oh man. Expect bug fixes and tweaks aplenty.
As a celebration of the update, we thought we’d run a competition rooted in fear. The winner will get a foam pickaxe signed by every member of the team. That’s probably worth a significant amount of money on eBay, if you’re into that kind of thing (shame on you).
Read on for instructions on how to enter, if you dare.
  • Take a scary screenshot in Minecraft. It has to be a screenshot, not a piece of fan art.
  • Make it the the scariest screenshot you’ve ever taken. One influenced by fear, impending danger, pain, anxiety; that kind of thing. You can wait for tomorrow’s update if you like, or submit it right away if you already have something in mind.
  • Submit the screenshot to the Hej Mojang page before the end of October 30th, CEST.
  • Wait for us to judge the submitted screenshots.
  • Cross your fingers and hope you win!
That’s it! We look forward to seeing your entries. Have a nice day!
BOO!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Minecraft 1.4 Pre-release! - All the previous snapshots + more sounds!


Changelog:
Woho, time to get ready for 1.4! This release is the full 1.4, intended to prepare server admins and mod makers. Searge of the Minecraft Coder Pack has already been informed, as usual. This release will be pushed to the public on Wednesday, October 24!

Since the snapshot yesterday we’ve fixed some bugs that were reported, as well as including new sound effects for the Wither, bats, the anvil and finally the Ender Dragon!

Download the pre-release here:
Client: http://assets.minecraft.net/1_4/minecraft.jar
Server: http://assets.minecraft.net/1_4/minecraft_server.jar (or EXE)If you don’t have Minecraft you can download the launcher here:http://www.minecraft.net/download// The Minecraft Team
- Jeb

The new sounds:
  • Placing an anvil makes a loud metal clank.
  • Picking up your new renamed item from the anvil makes the sound of a hammer hitting the anvil three times
  • Bats make small squeaky noises.
  • The Ender Dragon roars as it flies towards you, it's wings now make large heavy flapping noises every time they swoop down, when you hit it it makes a low grunt.
  • When the Ender Dragon is killed you can hear its bones crumbling, while different effects (sounds like a synthesizer) plays in the background, along with roars of pain.
  • Zombies footsteps make squishy noises

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Minecraft Snapshot 12w42a - Repeaters!



Changelog:
Releasing an early snapshot this week because we need to crunch out the pre-release as soon as possible. This snapshot has the following changes:
  • Anvil block has been tweaked (it’s cheaper to create, minor visual changes, and you can repair tools using wood/ingots/diamonds)
  • Bats no longer trample crops or trigger pressure plates
  • Redstone repeaters can be “locked” (fixed output) by having a powered repeater connected to its left or right side
  • Updated language files
  • More bugfixes & tweaks!
Download the snapshot here:
If you don’t have Minecraft you can download the launcher here:http://www.minecraft.net/download
// The Minecraft Team

Heres Jeb's demo video on how the repeater changes work

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Minecraft Snapshot 12w41a - Anvils!


Changelog:

The Pretty Scary Update is almost upon us, with just two weeks until our target release date (October 24th). Here is this weeks changelog:
  • Added a new Anvil block for repairing, merging & naming items
  • Added an option for cape-owners to hide their capes ingame
  • Effects given by the Beacon will be less intrusive on the screen
  • Level-up sound now only plays every 5 levels
  • More bugfixes & tweaks!
Download the snapshot here:
If you don’t have Minecraft you can download the launcher here:http://www.minecraft.net/download
// The Minecraft Team

Mojang are indeed paying close attention to what their fans wants. Today a guy posted this screenshot on reddit:
Titled: "I'm getting very tired of this. I'm sure my rep is terrible because of it."
And the same day mojang releases a fix for his problem




Tuesday, October 9, 2012