Sunday Gaming News – 10/2/2013

February 10, 2013

It’s Sunday, and we all know what that means! Yep, the 12 Hours of Bathurst! Yay! Good luck trying to watch it on TV, though. Wait, what were we talking about again? Oh right, video games…

  • EB Games have broken the street date for Aliens: Colonial Marines. Announced via their Facebook page, the game is available for sale right now two days prior to its intended street date of February 12.
  • After delaying the release of the otherwise-complete Wii U version of Rayman Legends until September to line up with the just-announced multi-platform release, Ubisoft have thrown Wii U owners a bone: An exclusive demo of the game. Uh, yeah. Thanks, Ubisoft.
  • The team behind Wastelands 2 have released a gameplay video, showing combat and the overall look and feel of the Kickstarted title. If you’re looking forward to it, definitely take a look:

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  • Dreamfall Chapters has hit Kickstarter. If you’re fan of the legendary series, then go and help them out so they can finish this sequel, which aims to resolve the unsatisfying ending left by Dreamfall. The project is already over halfway to its US$850000 target with 28 days to go.
  • The discovery of a glitch in Dead Space 3 that allowed players to infinitely access resources used to craft items in the game is, according to EA, not a glitch. The game’s unique microtransaction-based system allows players to purchase crafting resources as they play the game, however, EA are totally cool with players finding places in the game where these resources spawn infinitely, and do not intend to patch it out.
  • Finally, here’s a video charting the evolotion of real-time 3D graphics on the PC since the year 2000. It’s an impressive line-up of NVidia tech demos, benchmarks and timedemos from many games over the years, and shows just how far gaming has come from the stilted, low-polygon graphics of 2000, to the incredible detail that’s available in games today. One can only wonder what another 13 years of hardware evolution will lead to.

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